This is a day and season of pressure. There are many things happening and many things shifting in the environment. These changes and shifts are resulting in pressure being applied to many of you. In many ways this is similar to the pangs of child birth. All this pressure is moving forward toward my final results. So be aware, and look sharp for surely you have already entered into days of struggle and pressure brought about by change and transition. (1)
Continue to make yourself ready. Sit before me and listen to me with all the time you can spare for this is a very crucial and critical time. As always, your time spent in prayer will be time well spent. There are no real or lasting shortcuts. There are no ways to circumvent my processes. There is no quick or easy way to develop your personal history with me.
As you continue to listen to me, I will speak to you and you will come to know me in greater ways. You will come to know me in more personal detail observing, but also understanding, what you did not in the past. I will become less foreign to you, and will gradually become more and more familiar. We will become so close, as you remain faithful tending the fire burning within you. We will be so close together for surely I will draw myself near to anyone who will make the time to draw themselves close to me. If you seek me with your whole heart, with all your might, surely you will find me. (2)
Everything you desire to accomplish will require a very real price to be paid. It will require the process to run its due course. It will require this of everyone, being no respecter of persons. The things you desire most will be knowledge and experience of me. Though you may not know this now, you may not believe it or be aware of it, I am, and will be, your greatest reward and most worthy pursuit.
So understand, this process of sitting before me in prayer is necessary for there is much confusion before, and within, you still. It is my desire to remove all of this confusion from your mind and give you the confidence, security, and clarity you need, but also desire. There is greater understanding I desire to give to you, and there is more I want to reveal to you, but it is going to be birthed by means of a gradual process. (3)
Understand this, for I desire for you to no longer walk in confusion, but to reside in confidence and clarity. I desire to show myself to you, to show you my plans, and to reveal all that is soon to happen, and why. So as you seek me, and begin to know me more and more over the course of time, the confusion will diminish. The questions will no longer perplex you as they do today. Things will make more sense to you, and you will be secure knowing you are safe for these days of transition and pressure will not last forever. (4)
Surely I am authoring a new chapter in your book. Though this season of transition has been a long time in the making, know it will mature quickly and will not disappoint. It will germinate, take root, grow, and bear fruit very quickly.
(1) 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, John 16:21, 1 Peter 5:8
(2) John 10:27-28, James 4:8, Jeremiah 29:13
(3) John 16:13, Psalm 37:4, Proverbs 3:5
(4) 2 Corinthians 3:5, Jeremiah 29:11, 2 Timothy 2:7