I believe I had heard the following today on December 23rd, 2016 concerning what the Spirit of the Lord is wanting to do in the life of His people for the year of 2017.
First and foremost, I believe I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying, “Slow down. There’s so much I want to teach you and so much I want to show you in this time, but I need you to be still. I want to give rest to your souls. I want to teach you contentment and I want you to experience radiant peace. I want My peace to radiate off of you. I want to use you to create atmospheres of peace in this day and time. There’s so much anxiety and worry in the world and I want to teach you how to carry and release what’s inside of you. I’m going to make you come into greater contact with the kingdom of God within you - the kingdom of peace, joy, and righteousness.
I’m going to show you where contentment really comes from. I’m going to teach you how to put on the breaks and hit the pause button. I’m going to give you rest for your souls. So many of you have been plowing and sowing and reaping in your own minds and in your own lives that I’m prescribing to you a sabbatical rest from the racing of your mind and the busyness of your life. It’s time to let the land rest. It’s time to once again return to the art of fascination, to the art of being still.
I want you to learn to enjoy Me. I want to deepen trust within your heart like never before. In order to do that, I have to break the places of false trust within you, the things you turn to in order to find what I want to give you.
I want to fill you with who I am and I want to take you up on your desire for more of Me, but in order for Me to do that, I have to make room. I have to break you. I have to break you in order to access who I am within you. I have to break you so that My Son spills out of you. I have to break you so that what’s precious within you can saturate the world around you. I have to break you to get you to think rightly.
It’s time to let your roots run deep in who I am. So many are preoccupied with the fruit of the matter, but I want you to be concerned about the root of the matter. Slow down. Seek and find. Seek and find.
I’m wanting to teach you how to be one with the moment and one with Me. I want you to learn how to cultivate intimacy, because I’m making you fit for use. I’m breaking what needs broken and readjusting what needs readjusted. I’m redirecting your focus from the temporal to the eternal. I’m opening your eyes to see what’s been passing you by. Too much of the temporal has occupied your thinking. Too much of what’s here today and gone tomorrow has played too big a role in your happiness and joy. It’s stolen your peace. It’s given you a false sense of satisfaction and purpose. The things you thought were a big deal are becoming trivial and the things you’ve taken for granted are becoming important.
I want to teach you what to say ‘yes’ to and what to say ‘no’ to. I want to teach you how to trim the fat and free your life of distraction. Only one thing is necessary and I’m revealing it to you.
I’m opening the airwaves of communication. I’m coming. The days and the times reveal this fact. I’m coming to individuals to reveal Myself. Will there be room in the inn? Will someone answer the door when I knock? It’s time for a tune up. In the same way automobiles get recalled because of faulty manufacturing or malfunctions, I’m recalling you in the spirit. I’m recalling you to do the deeds you did at first. I’m recalling you to BE with Me. I’m calling you to be and not do in this time. There’s so much I want to show you and so much I want to teach you, but you must respond to Me in the right way. Now is not the time to be in a panic or in a hurry. Now is not the time to get busy. I’m asking you to slow down and invest in what counts. I want to reinvent you, but I need you to let Me do it.
This is a time of character formation and discovery. I want to bring you back to the former things where My love for you and your love for Me were the only things that mattered. I want to accelerate growth in you this year. I want you to rest and receive. I want you to be more concerned about being than doing this year.
You’ve born fruit, but now I want to strengthen and grow your roots. I want you to be firmly planted and established. I want you strong for the days ahead. I want you to be able to contain what I want to give you. Learn the art of fascination. Become overwhelmed with who I am. Let the ground in your soul rest. Let the ground of your activities rest. Cease plowing. Cease striving. Cease sowing. Eat of the produce of what you have. Enjoy what I have given you. Let those around you eat from the fruit of your tree while I seek to deepen your roots in Me. Let the ground fallow so that at the right time it can be broken and receive what I want to give you”
“The wicked man desires the booty of evil men, But the root of the righteous yields fruit.” - Proverbs 12:12
-Loose Transcipt of a word given by Brian Connolly on Sunday, January 1st, 2017
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