If you return and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair,
then I will give you a settled place of quiet and safety,
and you will be My minister.
JEREMIAH 15:19 THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE
I know you better than you know yourself—
you cannot fool Me with verbal veneer or pious platitudes.
My Holy Spirit x-rays your heart, and I see everything perfectly clear.
Do not feel I am so busy managing the cosmos, I ignore your thoughts.
I search your heart and convict you of offensive trends I find there.
I inspire you to toss out ephemeral garbage and invest in eternal gold.
In My Presence, do some serious introspection and prayerful reflection.
Clean up your act—adjust your attitudes.
Turn from your distrust—
Commit the unknown future into My omniscient hands.
What I am looking for above all else is faith—
a little will transport you to heaven; more will bring heaven to you.
When you are tempted to quit the struggle, look again to the cross—
remember who died for you, and then get back to living for Him.
Turn from your despair—
Believe My promise to make the future bright and glorious.
Drop your despondency at My feet, and let Me carry burdens you cannot.
I am not a mirage; I am an oasis of joy and peace in a desert of gloom.
Listen hopefully to My future melody, and dance faithfully today.
Turn from your discouragement—
Cooperate with Me, and I will empower you to persevere in ministry.
Cheer up—down-in-the-mouth living misrepresents My Kingdom.
Voice the prayer of Amy Carmichael, My missionary to India:
Let me not sink to be a clod; Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.
Turn from your doubt—
Take Me at My Word and share My message with all willing to hear.
Whether welcomed or rejected, unflinchingly repeat Scripture’s Truth.
From the pulpit of your personality, tell My never-ending Love story
(c) Pastor Johnny R. Almond
Day 276, Gentle Whispers from Eternity