I am pleased with your baby steps, but now you must shake off guilt and condemnation and keep moving forward. My mercies are new every morning. Great is My faithfulness. You have what it takes because My Spirit lives in you.
I do not want you looking behind or becoming frustrated at how long it is taking. I knew where you would be at this moment in time. I am the God of acceleration and this is a season where you will be moving forward, sometimes at lightning speed! That is why you are going through this training. Learning immediate obedience is critical for My army, so that I can trust you to follow through on My orders regardless of how you feel or what you think. You must fear no one except Me!
This training is going on throughout My body, for My bride will be pure and spotless. Keep your eyes fixed on your Beloved. Gaze deeply and you will see My love for you and the world, for it can melt the hardest of hearts. I give you My eyes to see with and My ears to hear with. I give you My hands and My heart to touch with. My fiery love can burn through any defense.
Deuteronomy 12:28 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
If you obey these laws, you will be doing what the Lord your God says is right and good. Then he will help you and your descendants be successful.
John 5:30 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
I cannot do anything on my own. The Father sent me, and he is the one who told me how to judge. I judge with fairness, because I obey him, and I don’t just try to please myself.
2 Corinthians 4:7 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
We are like clay jars in which this treasure is stored. The real power comes from God and not from us.
Psalm 5:11-12 Contemporary English Version (CEV)
11 Let all who run to you for protection always sing joyful songs. Provide shelter for those who truly love you and let them rejoice.
12 Our Lord, you bless those who live right, and you shield them with your kindness.