Jewels From Judy
Friday, March 28 2008
An Exhortation From The heart Of The Father To Yours: Perfected Love
Child, you worry too much.
Have I not told you to come to Me and cast your burdens onto Me?
What so many do in My Body is they bring something to Me then they take it back. They bring it - they take it back; bring it - take it back. As if I were playing a game with them! I Am not playing games. I will take off the yoke of slavery if you will release it to Me. I remove it from your midst completely if you will but leave it with Me.
Let Me give you an example. You bring to Me the problems you face with your loved ones and I tell you to leave them at the Cross. Then at the first sign of trouble you rush in to try to fix what has gone wrong. This is where you need discernment to know what requires your help and from what you should refrain. This way you will not interfere with what I am doing and you will operate in the fruit of self-control which flows from My love.
Remember the story Jesus taught about the son who took his inheritance and left his father for wild living? (Luke 15:11-32) That story was an example of My love. The father let the son get to the end of himself and to the point that he knew he needed his father or he would die. That father loved him enough to allow him not only starve, but to sin. (Many allow their children to sin but not starve.) The father hoped his son would indeed "come to himself" and return to his waiting arms. This gave the father the chance to show not only great mercy to the wayward son but also to show him what love that had been perfected looked like, felt like and acted like. The father treated not only the son who left with tender mercy but also the one who remained.
In the Garden of Eden I could have rushed in and kept Eve from being deceived, I could have ripped the forbidden fruit out of Adam's hand, or I could have made sure the serpent never entered the Garden in the first place! There was a greater truth at work and had I rushed in to help I would have thwarted that greater work.
Did I know that Adam would eat of the fruit? Did I know Eve would listen to the lies of the serpent? Of course I did. I saw the bigger picture. I saw mankind, and if Adam and Eve would not have eaten of the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, someone down the line would have. I gave Adam the choice to obey Me just like I have given every person the choice. I have given everyone the choice to obey Me but it is more than that. I give mankind the choice to love Me. If you love Me you will obey Me out of that love. What My heart longs for is your love.
"If you love Me you will obey My commandments." (John 14:15)
In My love there is no fear. Perfect love casts out fear - that is to say love which has been perfected will dispel all fear. In fear there is torment but in love there is security and trust. In that love you can live and move and have your being.
Worry is akin to fear. They are close relatives. You know Beloved, faith and fear do not mix. Without faith it is impossible to please Me but without love your faith will fail. This is why the "greatest of these" - faith, hope and love - is love.
Love is the first fruit and with love you have joy and with joy you then have peace. How could you have patience without peace? Patience reveals kindness and out of kindness goodness flows. From goodness comes faithfulness and in faithfulness you become gentle. With all these in focus and working in cooperation then self-control will be ever present. Now we are back to what I told you at the beginning. You will be able to leave those whom you love at the Cross when all the fruit of the Spirit is operational in your life. You will trust Me to work in their lives so that have has its perfect work and fear is cast out. Cultivate the fruit, Beloved, be as a gardener and watch over the fruit and guard it with all diligence. It all starts with love. My job is to love you. When you fully receive My love you will be able to turn and love others. So receive My love. Its My love, its My love, its My love. Everything that I do I do from the perspective of My love for you.
Allow My perfect love be worked in your members and all throughout your life. Permit the yeast, the Leaven of Heaven, raise you up to a new Standard. Jesus is your Standard! Let Him bring a lightness to your life and sweetness to your lips. This way when you speak you will be speaking My words and not your own. Be anxious for no thing. Allow My water to cleanse you, My oil to anoint and heal you, My fire to purify you and My love to transform you.
Ask for wisdom and ask in faith. I will give it to you freely and abundantly as I Am generous. Ask for My perfected love to cast out ALL your fears. If you have fear in any area of your life, it is an area that needs My perfected love to be worked into it. Perfected love is perfect love in progress. It is a process, Beloved. Allow yourself to be cultivated as this is the goal. You look forward to "arriving" but I look forward to the journey. Enjoy the process even though it is painful at times. This is where you learn to turn and strengthen your brethren. If you came through the process quickly, you would expect others to as well. So embrace the process.
Let Me knead out fear, doubt and unbelief like a baker kneads the dough before letting it rise. My perfected love is what you need to bring you out of the wilderness of anxiety and into the peace that surpasses all understanding that will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.
You are forever in My love,
1 Peter 5:7; 1 John 4: Philippians 4:4-7; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 6:2; 1 Corinthians 13:13; James 1:2-6; 3:13,17,18; Matthew 13:33; Luke 22:31,32
The Lord gave me this word while my husband was in surgery. Right as I typed in the last sentence the nurse came out to tell me he was awake in post-op! Our Father is so wonderful! In His love, Judy