PEARLS OF WISDOM
I had a beautiful vision the other day during my quiet time. I was sittng with my feet in a river next to Jesus. My head resting on His shoulder. It was just nice to be with Him. I could feel the warmth of the sun on us, and the coolness of the river. Just in a place of rest. I needed this because I was feeling heavy in my spirit.
I started speaking to Him saying "Lord, it is very difficult to do what you ask of me. To give Your messages and then for most people to just ignore it. It breaks my heart."
The next moment He gave me this beautiful red apple. "Am I seeing correctly here? Why are You giving me an apple?"
"Taste and see", He said.
I bit into the apple and I could taste the sweetness of it. But the next moment as I swallowed it, it became rotten. This made me think of the mannah the Israelites received each day and how it grew rotten towards the end of the day.
"Such is My word, bitter and sweet. Both for the hearer and the giver of the word. Like precious pearls trampled underfoot by swine."
This made me so sad, because what He reveals to me is just so precious to me. I often do not want to share it for this very reason. Sometimes I write in agony as the Spirit comes over me and I feel His heart in me. I often write in tears.
"Do you remember the pearls I gave you?", He asked. (These pearls are the wisdom He gave me in a 40 day fast I did in 2020)
"Have you done what I have told you?"
"No Lord, I love those pearls, but I have not kept them all".
The next moment I saw a string of pearls around my neck. I immediatly knew that these were the pearls He gave me during that fast. They were all different color pearls, with a slight different shade to it. Suddenly I was dressed in a wedding dress and when I looked down I saw that the bodice had gold woven into the beautiful lace and the pearls that were around my neck, were now woven into this as well. So beautiful!
He said, "I beautify My Bride with pearls of wisdom". And then, He gave me a peck on my cheek and said...
"Don't loose My pearls".
The next morning I opened up YouTube and the first thing I saw was a picture of the Bride in a shell, like an oyster surrounded with pearls. I asked Father if this was His way of saying I must share this vision and the pearls of wisdom He gave me.
"What good is wisdom if you only keep it for yourself?"...
With that I am going to type some of the pearls of wisdom He gave me for those who have ears to hear. To maybe place it in a place where you can be reminded of them as you journey further. One would think in the light of the present climate of this world that this could not possibly be important now. And yet, my wedding gown was embroided with these pearls. I want them to move from my neck to my bodice, there where my heart is. I want to beautify myself, and make myself ready for my Bridegroom with the pearls He has given me. Maybe you have collected some pearls through the years that you have perhaps placed in your "jewelry box" and have forgotten about. It is easy to do that in the grand scheme of things. Espeicially if you are in ministry. We forget the "small" in the light of the "big". Maybe it is time to take them out again and search your heart...
Just some scripture to consider:
Proverbs 3: 3
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
Verse 13 - 15
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Psalm 45: 10 - 17
10 Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear; forget also thine own people, and thy father's house;
Pearls of Wisdom
I AM ONLY YOUR EVERYTHING WHEN I AM ALL YOU HAVE
LOVE YOUR FRIENDS, BUT DO NOT PLACE THEM IN YOUR HEART...I WANT YOUR WHOLE HEART.
DO NOT ALLOW OTHERS TO PLACE YOU IN THEIR HEART.
YOU MUST BE ABLE TO WALK AWAY ANY MOMENT I ASK OF YOU.
HUMILITY IS YOUR BEST FRIEND...KEEP HER CLOSE AT ALL TIMES.
DO ALL THINGS FOR THE LOVE OF GOD.
THE ONLY SACRIFICE THAT MATTERS IS THE ONE I MADE.
BE WILLING TO BE MY NOBODY, EVEN FOREVER.
BE THE WORLD'S NOBODY
JUST LIKE I SAVED YOU WITHOUT YOUR HELP, SO I WILL RAISE YOU WITHOUT YOUR HELP
DO NOT TRUST YOURSELF - YOUR HEART IS DECEITFUL
WHERE YOUR FOCUS IS, IS ESSENTIAL - ONLY JESUS
LONELINESS IS A GIFT, NOT A PUNISHMENT
I AM YOUR SOURCE - COME TO ME FIRST, WAIT
SERVE ME, NOT MAN OR YOURSELF
ABHOR THE APPROVAL AND PRAISE OF MAN - YOU ARE NOTHING.
JUST AS HUMILITY IS VITAL FOR HOLINESS, SO APPROVAL FROM MAN IS VITAL FOR PRIDE.
SEEK MY PRESENCE RIGHT THROUGH THE DAY
KISS THE HAND THAT SMITES YOU...RELISH EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DIE TO SELF
BOTH IN ABUNDANCE AND IN WANT THE SOUL IS NEVER SATISFIED.
DO NOT WORSHIP THE WORKS OF MAN'S HANDS.
DO NOTHING IN A HURRY - SLOW DOWN
DO NOT TRUST MAN'S DREAMS AND VISIONS, ALL IS CORRUPTED BY WHAT THEY HAVE NOT YET DEALT WITH.
HOLD EVERYTHING LOOSELY IN YOUR HANDS
COMPARE YOURSELF WITH ME, NOT WITH MAN.
BEHOLD ME WHEN YOU LOOK AT OTHERS - I AM THE STANDARD
THINK LITTLE OF YOURSELF
AS YOU ARE ON THE INSIDE, YOU JUDGE...DO NOT JUDGE
A SAINT MUST WALK ALONE
THERE IS ONLY ONE GOOD - GOD
YOU ARE NOT INFALLIBLE, NEITHER ARE THEY - ACCEPT IT AND FORGIVE
DO NOT BOAST IN MY RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU - BOAST IN ME
THE HEART OF THE LAW IS LOVE
I CAN ONLY BE STRONG FOR YOU WHEN YOU ARE WEAK
THE INFILLING OF THE VESSEL IS FOR OTHERS, BUT THE VESSEL IS MINE
I AM REALITY
DON'T PUT ME IN A BOX, I WON'T FIT
BE SILENT, SPEAK ONLY WHAT IS NECESSARY
DON'T CELEBRATE OBEDIENCE, IT IS YOUR REASONABLE SERVICE
DON'T PRIDE YOURSELF IN YOUR HUMILITY
DO ONE THING AT A TIME
SIMPLICITY IS A GIFT
SOLITUDE IS A GIFT
SILENCE IS A GIFT
TAKE ALL YOUR THOUGHTS CAPTIVE
YOU DO NOT HAVE IT ALL FIGURED OUT
WORSHIP ME IN TRUTH, BUT DO IT IN SPIRIT...I AM SPIRIT
YOU CANNOT WALK AFTER THE WORLD WITHOUT REJECTING ME FIRST
MAKE ME YOUR FIRST AND LAST PRIORITY
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE SIGNIFICANT...ONLY I
YOUR OPINION DOES NOT MATTER...LISTEN RATHER
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SPEAK
I STILL LOVE YOU
I AM NEVER LATE AND NEVER IN A HURRY
FEAR CLUTTERS THE HEART.
POSSESS NOTHING IN YOUR HEART, BUT ME
EAT LESS, AND SLOWLY
IF YOU WANT ME TO SPEAK TO YOU, SILENCE THE VOICES AROUND YOU. IF YOU WANT ME TO SPEAK THROUGH YOU, SILENCE YOUR VOICE.
DON'T SHARE EVERYTHING I TELL YOU
SOMETIMES YOUR OBEDIENCE TOWARDS ME WILL HURT THOSE WHO DO NOT UNDERSTAND
YOUR SPIRITUAL PRIDE STINKS!
A SINGLE EYE LOOKS ONLY TO ME, AN EVIL EYE IS DIVIDED
FAITH IS SIMPLE, NOT COMPLICATED
IN THE MIDST OF A CROWD, YOU CAN BE ALONE WITH ME