“My Hand Follows My Face” – A Word By Karen C. Jones
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“My Hand Follows My Face”
By Karen C. Jones
“Why do you doubt My love?”
I was startled. “I know You love me,” I replied. And immediately in that moment I knew what Peter felt like when he and Jesus had that whole conversation going on about love and feeding sheep.
“If you knew it, you’d be more at peace and at rest. You’d know deep inside that I AM always with you. I have a solution for EVERYTHING. You need to REFOCUS your eyes on My love for you that is shining in My Eyes and going into your eyes. Do not be so frantic grabbing for My hand to move for you. My Hand follows My Face.”
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What could I say? My Lord was right. Like Martha, I allowed myself to be troubled by things Jesus wasn’t troubled about at all. I found myself busy doing life and in the process started letting the things I was doing with my hands take the lead over stopping and staring into His Face. All of my doing was getting in the way of my being. Do you get what I’m saying? Gotta fix that. Gotta get this done. There are just some things that I must accept I cannot change. All my efforts to control things are powerless unless I stop and stare into those Eyes of love. I had chosen doing before just being.
I finally got it though. I thought Martha always got a bad rap. Nothing’s wrong with doing things for the Master. Nothing’s wrong with preparing and taking care of the things of God. If Martha didn’t work, it looked like nothing would have gotten done. The thing is the Master is the One Who is waiting for us to take a breath and just pause. He already knows what He’s going to do. He has us covered. Sit a spell and listen to Him. I just had to stop and ask God to simply help me. I was seeking Him about all those things weighing on my mind that I wanted Him to fix through my own methods! And I was at the same time trying to prepare things to suit the way I thought best. Oh, so I’m by myself on this one?
It was then I heard those words:
“Why do you doubt My love for you?”
Here’s what I sense our Lord is saying to us. God wants us to use our hands. He also desires His Hands to move on our behalf. He does want us to do things and take action. But He’d much rather we choose to be with Him at any given moment. Drop the broom and go be with Him. Then, afterwards get up and get at it. He doesn’t want our doing to be at the expense of being in His Face. It’s in the Eye to eye moments with Jesus that with one look of His Eyes, the worries, stressors, anxieties, fear, torment, distress, confusion, the wondering, the furtiveness….all of it just melt away.
Instead, with one look of His eyes as we stare into His Face, He infuses into us what is inside of Him…He burns into us His love, joy, peace, purpose, rest, destiny, calmness, clarity, strength, fortitude, champion’s heart, more than a conqueror mindset, His ability, His grace, His power, His life, His thoughts, His plans….Himself!
Those face to Face and eye to Eye moments are intended to remind us that His image, His likeness, His DNA are who we really are. The intense, immeasurable love of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is what I needed to cling to on when He spoke those words to me. I just had have a reminder that looking into His Face of love always triggers His Hand to move. And that can never be taken away from me. His Hands really do follow His Face.
“There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.”
Luke 10:42 – NLT
Lord, when you said to me, “Seek my face,” my inner being responded, “I’m seeking your face with all my heart.”
Psalm 27:8 – TPT
Karen C. Jones
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A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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