Dearest, Sweetest Father: Please help me, Father. Grant me strength and courage.
Barbara, Daughter of My Heart, I am here. Despise not the work I have given you.
But I don’t despise it, Father. Sometimes it feels overwhelming--and I’m afraid that I will do something that is not Your Will. But I don’t despise it.
Be at peace, Barbara, My smallest rose. I am with you and I bless this work you do with such enthusiasm and grace-filled restraint. Never let a day pass when you do not look to Me for guidance and support. Do you not know by now that all I give you is from My hands--only. You are protected, little one. Always protected. Do you wish to give yourself to Me in a new way?
Yes, Father, if this is Your Will. But how? In what way?
I ask you to reveal yourself to Me more fully. What is it you desire in your heart, little one, My own? All is not directives and schedules. No, truly there is more. Examine yourself. Give Me all those areas that need healing and indeed the healing will come. What do you wish most on this night, daughter?
I wish to love You more fully, Father. And that I have some peace with all that is unfolding.
Daughter, know Me and love Me--therein your treasure lies.
But, Father, how do I know you better?
Reveal yourself to Me and I will reveal Myself to you even more.
But, Father, you know all things. Why do I need to reveal myself to you more?
Because in revealing yourself to Me, you know yourself better. Reveal to Me what defines your being. Who are you, little one? Begin to talk to Me of these things.
Please direct me in this, Father. I’m afraid I’ll go off on tangents or become self-absorbed.
Try to see yourself as I see you. And in doing this, you’ll be better able to see how I see others, as well. See with the eyes of your soul. See what your God and Father sees. There you will find me. Shalom.
Acts 18:25—“This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in spirit, spoke and taught diligently the things that are of Jesus, knowing only the baptism of John for with much vigor he convinced the Jews openly, shewing by the Scripture, that Jesus is the Christ.”
Lstar8: I loove this reading! Father is really revealing to us the relationship between Father and child. We are the center of His attention, He wants to hear us, He longs for our nearness and treasures all that we share with Him...all. He wants us to trust Him with our desires so He can fulfill them:). That is the kind of Father I want!
And it is knowing ourselves that we come to know Him and it is in knowing Him that we come to know ourselves. Through reflection and reciprocation we have revelations.
He also wants us to recover from the sense of shame we have accepted about ourselves because it has no place in God's heart or ours. We are children of God! Children of Love!, Life!, Beauty!, all that is Sacred and Good!. etc. etc. Father loves each one of us as if we were His only son, His only daughter. And He wants us to familiarize ourself with this relationship, to know Him as He is and dwell in this treasured existence..the Kingdom of our Father's Heart, our home, now and for eternity.