As these days continue to progress, and as you continue to follow the path marked out for you, you will come to know me more and more by my spirit. There will be many things you will not be able to understand. There will be many things that will confound your natural mind, but my spirit will speak to you, and you will know me by my spirit. We will walk together, hand in hand, and you will see me moving, and discern the climate of the day. (1)
Though your mind will not always understand, your spirit will discern. If you have take the time to cultivate a life with me it will be no surprise to you the way things unfold before you. Your spirit will discern my spirit, because you will know me, though you cannot see me with your eyes and do not always understand my ways or my timing.
As you grow in your security and stability of my spirit, you will see my activity more frequently. You will see me in all the little ways I have shown myself to you that you did not recognize before. You will see where I have revealed my plans, desires, and heart for you even though you did not see it before. As you do, you will see me demonstrate my plans, and my love for you. You will see what you could not see before, and you will know what you could not know before. (2)
All these things will take time. All the things you are learning and collecting will take time to accumulate. It is with consistency in mind, I want to encourage you to remain faithful day after day. Even though you may feel you are making no progress at times, know I am working my process within you and it will surely bear its fruit in the due course of time. As you remain faithful understand more and more will be given you, little by little. It will not happen quickly, but it will happen. (3)
There will be seasons of rapid advancement, and there will be seasons of holding steady. There will be days of heat and stress, and there will be days of rest and refreshment. All these different days and seasons are part of the total process, achieving their work within you.
With this in mind, do not allow your feelings, or your limited perceptions, to discourage you or hinder the move of my spirit upon you, for you will not always have adequate perspective to be able to fully understand all that is transpiring. The path laid out for you will most definitely require you to walk by faith, so do not allow the absence of significant details to hinder you. Do not allow days when it seems as though you are not making any progress to discourage you, or sway your zeal or commitment, for surely these days will come. (4)
With this in mind, understand one of the key strategies for your successful navigation will be to remain steadfast. Remain faithful day after day. Keep steady day in, day out, even if it seems monotonous and even if it seems as though you are not making any progress whatsoever.
In these days of discouragement, and times when you are lacking motivation to continue, call out to me, for you are not alone, and you are not in this life all by yourself. Reach out to me and I will meet you where you are. I will answer the call of those who love me. I will hear your cry, and make myself known to you. I will pour my love upon you and I will refresh you. I will give you new hope, new perspective, and new strength. I will make the obstacles seem small, and distance seem short. I will give you understanding from my perspective and your hope will be restored. (5)
When you are feeling lost, worthless, or fatigued call out to me. Ask for perspective and I will give it to you. I will renew and strengthen you, and hope will arise within you and you will persevere. You will remain true and steadfast, for you will be found faithful. (6)
(1) John 16:13, 1 John 4:13, Zechariah 4:6
(2) 1 John 4:1, Galatians 5:16, 1 John 4:8
(3) Psalm 90:12, Proverbs 16:9, Matthew 13:12
(4) Colossians 3:2, 2 Corinthians 4:18, Galatians 6:9, Romans 15:13
(5) Colossians 3:23, 1 Corinthians 15:58, John 17:26
(6) Isaiah 41:10, James 1:5