When you behold Me your heart changes to become thankful like Mine. Be rooted and built up in Me. Plant yourself deep in the soil of My Crossâ€”in the soil of My love and receive resurrected life in the midst of trying and burdensome circumstances.
Become established in your faith and abound to overflowing with thanksgiving (Colossians 2:7). Be glad and full of joy. Give yourself wholly to Me at all times. Give yourself over and over with a heart full of good cheer (Philippians 4:4).
Beholding your circumstances more than Me gives them My place. When you behold Me you receive life. When you behold your circumstances, struggles and disappointments, they give you more of the same, causing you to be anxious. Concentration on them robs your grateful heart.
Donâ€™t be anxious or take one negative thought to heart about anything in the midst of suffering. Instead you must wholly give all things and without reservation to vocal and earnest prayer. Your supplicationâ€”your requestâ€”must be brought forth in conjunction with, and accompanied by, gratitude and thanks. Let your heart pour forth grateful language as an act of worship regardless of what you see or feel. In this I am glorified and you are at peace.
Beloved, I extend My right arm to you and ask you to take My hand by faith. All you have to do is reach up in a posture of thanksgiving and I will grab on to you. Let the words of your mouth declare thankful words and let your lips sing a joyful song of praise. I sing over you and desire for you to release this new song over your life. Arise and sing what you hear Me singing. It will change your viewpoint. I am near. I am singing…Read Complete Love Letter…
Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith, just as you were taught, and abounding and overflowing in it with thanksgiving.(Colossians 2:7 Amplified)
Lord, when I behold You my viewpoint changes. I cannot look into Your face and not be changed. I cannot look into Your face and see things the same way as I did. I give myself to You completely and without reserve. I run into You and I am glad. My heart overflows with a goodly theme. I banish every negative thought about Your ability to work in the trials and sufferings of my life. You are very interested in every minuscule detail and nothing escapes Your notice or love.
I bring my every request to You in specific detail and trust You to do what is best in perfect timing. I will not be dismayed or discouraged when things do not happen as quickly as I think they should. Your ear is open to my cry and Your right hand is stretched out to me. I reach up and You reach down. Sing a new song over me and I will hear and sing it for all the heavens to hear. You are near. You are singing over me. Amen
- Have you been beholding Him lately?
- Is it easier for you to behold your circumstances than to behold Him? If so, why do you think you do so with greater ease?
- What circumstances have you been beholding to the degree they have engendered an anxious and hopeless heart.
- Reflect on beholding Him. What is He singing over you?