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Clare du Bois: The Lord bless you, Heartdwellers.
The Lord’s message is a follow-up, really, of yesterdays message It’s been pretty much in my heart, the whole idea of going out and talking to people. I’m certainly seeking Him on my end as to who He wants me to talk to and how.
This morning in worship when I was with the Lord, I felt so strongly that His heart was aching for those who are lost and in the darkness, like the woman who prayed to the universe for a stove to keep her house warm.
“There is nothing more wonderful I can do for You but to tell them about Your love. Yet I do not know where to begin.”
JESUS: "I am in this moment de-mystifying, de‐Bible thumping, brow beating and removing all the impediments the enemy has placed in all of your ways.
"My ways are so simple, they are the ways of love. The enemy has made a rote method out of what I always meant to be a sincere act of fellowship and love.
“Many of You are scared to death to introduce Me to others. But nothing could be more simple, if You go about it as My friend and theirs.
Then He began to offer a suggestion on how to approach them: “Let me introduce you to My friend, Jesus. He is with you everywhere you go, He listens to every cry and shares in all your laughter. He rejoices with you in the springtime...when new life is budding out of the Earth. He rejoices with you as you lie in piles of golden leaves and with the wild lavender asters that dot the fields in the Fall.
“He laughs with you at the antics of the new puppy, and cries with you when you must say good bye to your beloved pet. Oh, He is so present to you, my friend, so familiar to you, you don't even notice Him -but He is here. When someone passes away, He upholds you with infusions of peace, allowing you to go through the steps of saying good-bye to your loved one. He slowly releases the sorrow in you, so you are not overwhelmed. When He brings a new life into your womb, He provides all that is needed to raise that child.
“Oh, everything He does is underpinning Your life, and He is so close...and so much a part of you, you don't recognize Him, until it is His time to reveal His presence to you. Then the joy of discovery is there. ‘You WERE there when my mother passed! You WERE there when I made that career decision that changed my life! You WERE there when I went to the pound to get a kitten. You have ALWAYS been there, and I never knew it. You were there in the ER when I thought I was dying, and You held me securely so that fear did not overwhelm me. You were there when I was all alone after that abusive relationship. You were even there during that, waiting for me to say 'enough!'
“You gave me the courage to begin a new life! You encouraged me that I COULD do it. You were there when I walked into the thrift store needing new clothes with only a few dollars and You filled my bag with everything I needed and then some! In fact, You were the one who inspired the wealthy lady to get rid of those beautiful clothes she never wears. You even measured the timing, so I would walk in just as they were putting her clothes on the rack.
“You knew I needed a car, and You brought me just what I needed, and then when it broke down You gave me favor with the mechanic to repair it for less than the going rate. You even moved on his heart so that I could manage payments.
“You have been with me, all along, and I've never known it. Even when life seemed unfair, You were with me encouraging me to move on without looking back. You were there in the glorious sunset and there when three deer walked out into the meadow. You even arranged that cardinal singing outside my window, sparkling with frost in the early morning light.
“Yes, You do all things well and now You have come to invite me into Your world, never to feel alone again? Amazing!”
“Do you see, My children, how very easy it is to introduce Me to others? Don't take your Bible, take your heart overflowing with love as I infuse you every morning. People can argue with the Bible, but they can't argue with My Love. Soon the walls will come down and you can safely introduce My Words as love letters, not an erroneous list of do's and don'ts'.
“You see, people are tired and burnt out on religion. But if you've been living your life out of My Heart of love, they will be drawn to you. ‘Something's different about this one,’ they’ll say. ‘Something personal and caring.’
“In the past they have seen their name notched on your salvation gun and heard the celebration that ‘another one's been saved from the fires of Hell.’ Do you know they never got deep enough to believe there was a Hell? First you must convince them of your sincerity and real-‐ness, then as My love soaks into their heart and grace begins to move, they will be hungry for My words and not be interested in all those arguments about who wrote the book.
“They will be alive to My Spirit and hunger and thirst for righteousness and My words of life. This is a new season of salvation, My People, a new and fresh anointing of love that reaches right through all those barriers of the past. It is My Love that leads to repentance and you cannot give what you do not have. That is why everything must spring from your time with Me when I fill you to overflowing.
“I am de-mystifying religion and the faith. I'm taking men's ways out and infusing you with My ways. As you study My life you see that I went around doing good-‐go and do likewise. Bring them to the altar of My Caring and let Me give you insight into their souls. I will be with you in this endeavor, but you must be real, not looking for a way to inject Me into the conversation, rather let My Spirit flow from within you. Did I not say, "...do not worry about how to respond or what to say. In that hour you will be given what to say?"
“You can feign interest in them to get their confidence, or you can be genuinely loving and they will be captivated by My Spirit working through you. The rest...well...have confidence. All will flow through you without effort on your part. You take the first steps and I will meet them with My Grace.”