“Embrace My Grace In This Hour”

Dear Saints,

I have a deep word from the Father to share with you all.  This word was given through my dear pastor and friend and it convicted me deeply, then gave me hope.

I want to share with you all what this word did for me in hopes that others will also be open to receive it in such an impactful way.

As many of you already know much about my personal journey, I have been waiting a long time for the Lord to bless the business that He called me to.  I’ve been faithful to the business work He called me to, yet I don’t have any clients and haven’t for quite some time.  Also, while I’m waiting for Him to give me clients for this business, He has me completely relying on donations through this blog for my financial support.  And that has been hard because I’m so used to supporting myself, and I enjoy working.  But He want’s to teach me to trust Him alone for provision, and not my ability to make money, which has been very hard for me at times.

To be honest, it has been a sacrifice for me to continue relying on donations instead of getting out into the workforce and providing for myself.   Back when I was working with another business I once had that was successful, I was making very good money.  But now, I live a very modest life and barely get by financially each month.  This has been so hard for me because I still desire to provide for myself and make good money like I once did.  It’s not that I’m greedy for gain, I just enjoy working as a businessman and it’s humbling to have to rely on others for financial support.

Therefore, I have to confess that at times I get off the altar of sacrifice and get anxious for God to bless my business with a client as He has promised me.  I admit that instead of just resting and waiting on His timing and for His will to come to pass regarding what I’m supposed to be doing, I sometimes have my own expectations of what I feel God should be doing for me, i.e. give me a client so I can start making money again.

And it just so happens that recently I went through one of my episodes where I got off the altar of sacrificing my will and started dwelling on my expectations of what I think God should be doing.  Hence, I got anxious for Him to move on my behalf and give me a client.  And this caused frustration and doubt.

However, the very next day my dear friend and pastor sent me this word from the Father regarding this exact scenario, and it convicted me deeply.  So, I repented and once again gave my will completely over to Him.  I choose to rest in Him and allow Him to do the work in Me that He needs to do so that He CAN fulfill His promises to me.  And I will wait for His perfect timing to move on my behalf regarding the business He called me to.

I hope my confession helps others see areas where their will might not be surrendered so they can also benefit from this loving word from our Father…….

 

Word from the Father:

Hear Me My people, as I come to you in a Father’s love. My heart has been touched by many of you who feel helpless in this last hour…I know your thoughts…I know the things that you wrestle with. I will not leave you comfortless, I now come to help you. For I help you in many ways, but at times, you even overlook the ways that I try to help you. You all know that My word declares that My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in your weakness. I said this for your benefit so that you could be set free from the things that hold you down…I said this so that you could stand strong in Me. I need you to hear Me, you must let My grace do what it was designed to do….not what you want it to do.

For many are struggling because they fail to allow My grace to do the work I desire in them…but many want my grace to do as they please. My people, My grace is made perfect in weakness, but many cannot see the reality of what I am speaking of…for many will say they think they are weak, but in reality have a very strong will. They may not even realize this, but if My people would truly examine themselves, they will know the truth regarding this & the truth will set them free. For many look to me as their “sugar daddy”, for what they want me to give them or what they want Me to do for them, but the truth is, that when I look at them, I am waiting on them…for what I desire for them to give  Me or do for me.

For I am wanting to prepare My people for this last day, so I can use them for My glory…I see a multitude of those who have great potential & My wisdom has mapped out what these are to do…but My people must respond to My heart & My will for them, if they are ever to do this. For many just look to the sky, expecting Me to drop things down from Heaven for them, not realizing that they have got to change. I cannot pour out My plans, desires & will upon a people who will steadfastly deny My will…for their heart is still far from Me. This may come as a shock to many, but it is the truth, nontheless. For as long as My people will continue to walk in their strong will, they will miss out on what is for them.

Oh, My beloved ones…how long will you hold on to your own will & own ways? For many see themselves as being obedient & pleasing to Me, but in reality they are only obedient or pleasing to Me in the things that they have decided to in their own hearts. I need My people to embrace My grace in this hour…truly embrace it, in the way that I have said…for you cannot make one hair white or black…only I can change things for you & as long as you continue walking in your own ways, thinking that I am going to give you or do something for you when it is not the time, you will not see those things come. I need you to let go of your will & surrender it fully unto Me, for only then can My grace work a work in you.

Never forget that I know your hearts better then you know them yourselves…I see things as they really are. I see past the self made deceptions & false faith, where you see yourselves walking in My will, when in reality you are only walking in small measures. Yes, you submit many areas of your lives unto Me & many times these are areas that I am not even concerned about…but you neglect to surrender the ones that really matter to Me…the ones that keep you from entering into the things that I have prepared for you. Look at those of old, who I promised many great things…take Joseph as he was in prison…he wasn’t worried about or fretting over when I would fulfill what I showed him in his dreams.

No, he humbly continued doing what he could do there in the prison & when it was time, I took him out of his prison & set him down at the right hand of Pharaoh. Look at Moses, who knew I would use him to deliver Israel…he was a shepherd for 40 years…he didn’t spend those years grumbling about when I would do this. No, he humbled his will unto Me & just continued with what he had to do & when it was time, I took him to that Pharaoh & used him mightily to deliver My people through the 10 plagues & through the Red Sea. I need My people to see that things happen in My timing…not yours. I know many will say that they believe this, but they would show the truth in their lives if this is really true.

Re-read Heb. 11 & see what real faith will do! Are you willing to trust Me to do what I have promised, even if you end up dying, having not received the promise? Remember the great cloud of witnesses that are looking at your faith & compare your faith to theirs, then lay aside every weight & the sin which does so easily beset you & instead run with patience the race that is set before you. If you truly trust Me, you will do this, trusting Me with your lives. Am I truly your Potter & you are My clay? Then you will release your expectations unto Me & instead seek Me for Me. Please don’t continually seek Me for what I can do for you…instead just seek Me for Me…just come & rest in Me & let Me love on you.

For if you would truly set your life on doing this, you wouldn’t be fretting & struggling the way that you do…for in My presence is fullness of joy…at My right hand are pleasures forevermore. If you are honest about you heart, this would show you the way things truly are…for if you were as close to Me as you say, you wouldn’t be struggling…you would be resting in Me, only caring about being with Me & nothing else would matter. My people, I need you to truthfully look within your hearts…I need you to know that I love you with an everlasting love. I desire to do great things in your lives, but you must come to yourselves, see as I see & humbly do as I say…then you will not be disappointed, says the Lord”.

If these words bless you or minister to you in any way, please consider a donation (of any size).  I’m VERY grateful for your financial support.   And, I pray the Lord abundantly blesses those who are faithful in their giving to a brother in need.

Much love and blessings to you all.

Your brother in Christ,

Kevin B.

 

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6 Responses

  1. Kevin,
    This so spoke to my heart. I’ve been where you’re at and I know what you’re talking about regarding the lessons needing to be learned. Thank you so much for posting this. A great reminder…..
    Do you have a P.O. Box? I would like to share some things with you. Or would you email me?
    Holding you up in prayer.
    Blessings my brother,
    Shari

  2. POWERFUL AND ALL TRUTH FROM ALMIGHTY GOD!

    Many of the righteous are exhausted, weary, persecuted and suffering for the RAPTURED return of Jesus. So much debate and bickering over pre-trib,
    mid-trib, post-trib and no-trib. The Lord God does ALL in perfection! Wait with patience because He has an end time harvest to bring into His Kingdom. It is a selfish desire to be quickly raptured so self will no longer endure pain, persecution and suffering when much of humanity are headed for an eternity of hell. HIS WILL ON EARTH AS IN HEAVEN!❤

  3. Hi Kevin,
    This indeed has been a blessing to me in many ways. I cannot say that I have been seeking the Lord just for being my Lord. I have sought Him many times for my own needs. I much more than you have gotten off the altar of sacrifice & walked in disobedience because of my stubborn willfulness. I have had expectations that I have felt have been unmet & I have felt disappointed. And like Sarah of old I have gone in search of solutions that I once trusted in the Lord to provide -what a mess I have made. The lapse of time has a way of pushing us into desperation mode which leads to disobedience. Trust seems easy but I discovered from my disobedience I do not trust Him like I thought I did. Am not sure I know what surrender to His Will & Ways looks like anymore. Any help would be appreciated.

For those leaving a comment: Please understand that the Lord has charged me to give out His warnings to awaken His people to prepare for the days ahead. In this, He has told me to not waste precious time trying to convince any that will not hear, for they have already made their choice. So with that, if your comment is a personal attack, insult, rude, or to argue; then may the Lord bless you and keep you. I will not answer back to any rude comments, nor post them. Blessings to you, Kevin Barrett

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