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Topic: Retreat (as in quiet time away) (08/01/05)
TITLE: Guidance In The Wilderness of Your Expectations
By Mary Lindow
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In My holy Place, where tears are counted as gold
WHERE HAVE THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS OF ANGUISH BEEN NOTICED?
In the heart of the King who knows of your anguish on a personal level, for I too wept and struggled to do my Father's will.
WHO HEARS THE GROANING AND SOBBING OF THOSE CRYING OUT FOR HELP, FOR SOMEONE TO CARE AND HEAL THEIR ACHING WOUND? I do. The Listener from the heavens. And I have heard every word spoken and unspoken in your heart and have recorded in My book of remembrances.
I DO HEAR YOU CHILDREN. I DO HEAR YOU IN UTTER ANGUISH and longing for your hearts to be comforted and the present pressures to be mended by My voice rising up against the things that are hurting you and are causing you such great weariness.
I SAY TO THOSE WHO FEEL AS IF THEY ARE WEARY OF THE LAMENTS OF THEIR FRIENDS who are in an extended time of refining and anguish, open your hearts to my compassion and watchout what you with hold in their time of need. As you do to them…in your time of need so will it be done to you.
AMONG THOSE NOW IN AGONY, SORROW, AND TRAVAIL ARE THE EMERGING VOICES THAT WILL REFLECT PURE AND CLEAN PERSPECTIVE. They will not merchandise their callings or gifting nor run from difficulty. They will not lay claim to personal greatness, but instead will invest in the greatness of another young generation looking for ethical purity and holy fear of Me.
I KNOW THAT THE HOUR SEEMS LONG IN WAITING AND THAT YOU ARE NEARLY SPENT WITH THE SORROWS AND LOSSES THAT HAVE OCCURRED.
I AM LOOKING IN THE EARTH FOR THE JOSEPHS WHO WILL NOT WITHHOLD FROM OTHERS BUT INSTEAD, HAVE STORED UP FOR THEIR SEASON OF FAMINE. He obeyed me and gave freely in their season of desperation and spared the next wave of leaders and the heritage that was to follow.
I AM SEARCHING FOR THE MARYS WHO WOULD RISK ALL THEY HAVE and who would pour out on the feet of those who have identified with the seed falling into the ground type of death, the precious and lavishly expensive oil, scented with the perfume of refreshing and life. These will receive even more to bless others in the days ahead because of the quality of sacrifice and the knowledge of its value.
I KNOW THAT YOU MIGHT NOT FEEL ME LIKE YOU DID IN THE PAST.
I KNOW THAT THE LIGHT SEEMS DIM RIGHT NOW.
IT IS TO TRAIN YOU TO KNOW ME IN YOU INNER SPIRIT BEING, TRUSTING THAT MY STILL SMALL VOICE IS ENOUGH TO LEAD YOU IF NEED BE…MOMENT BY MOMENT.
I WILL HOLD YOUR MIND TOGETHER, YOUR BODY IN REST, AND YOUR HEART IN MY HAND. I have spoken to those who are to assist you on your way and I am dealing with their hearts to let go of the fear of being used or the fear of letting go. All of this is in my plan.
THE WORLD SHALL KNOW THAT YOU ARE MINE WHEN LOVE, EQUALITY IN SHARING, AND COMPASSION ARE MORE EVIDENT THAN THE PERSONAL SHOUTS OF GREATNESS AND THE OPINIONS OF THE MIGHTY.
I AM WITH YOU.
LAY DOWN IN THE STORM OF YOUR LIFE, NEAR ME…
…RESTING IN THE BOAT...
…UNTIL I RISE AND CALM THE STORM.
WE WILL PASS OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS TURBULENT TIME with songs of rejoicing on our lips and with a greater love for each other strongly forged through obedience.
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