As I mentioned in a recent blog, Brian Simmons', author of the Passion Translation, writes what he calls, "whispers" twice a day. I can't describe how much God has used these daily to speak to me. This one was from last night and gees it really got me! Enjoy.
I hear Him whisper...
"I am your identity. I am the One who has formed you and defined you. Others will gaze on your weakness and faults, I gaze on your beauty as you are seated with Me in the heavenly realm. I have shaped you with My hands - twice I have perfected you. Once in your mother's womb and once when you came to know Me. You are twice purified in My eyes for you are Mine.
"Your difficulties have shaped you, but they will not define you. I am the One who made you and I alone have the right to define you. I say over you, "You are Mine! By creation and by redemption, you are Mine! I have set My seal over your heart and now I display you to the world as My very own, My masterpiece of love. Can you not see what My love has done throughout your life? Do not look upon your failures and your pain, for in My presence they do not exist. I have placed My glory over your life and call you, My Radiant One!
"We move together as one. When you surrender to Me it is not you that guides your life, but I am the Shepherd that leads us. We work together on earth as holy partners, friends committed to serve one another. I have served you my grace even as you have yielded to Me your heart. As you pray to Me we are one, two spirits that breathe as one. Your voice is sweet and your face is lovely in My eyes as you come before Me. Never hesitate to give Me the desires of your heart and I will bring them to pass.
"I have placed the Spirit of grace upon you. The strength to endure pressure and trial flows from My life within you. Do not say, "I can't handle this test," but say, "I can do all things in the strength of the One who lives in Me." When you speak out of your identity in Me, the surging power of My Spirit will lift you high and you will soar above the pain of the moment and the pressure of the test.
"I am your true Identity. Find your pleasure in My and I will pour My power into you. The more you delight your heart in Me the more free I become to unleash My glory in your situation. Others will find your flaw, I have found your virtue, for you have trusted Me when you had nothing and no one to support you. I know your heart, for I have shaped it with My hands to contain My glory. Never doubt the love that I have placed burning within your soul. In that flame you will find Me and you will hear My voice whisper to you, for I am your true Identity in time and eternity."
⁵Jerusalem maidens, In this twilight darkness--
I know I am so unworthy—so in need!
Yet you are so lovely!
I feel as dark and dry as the desert tents Of the wandering nomads!
Yet you are so lovely— Like the fine linen tapestry Hanging in the Holy Place!
Song of Songs 1:5 TPT