This is what the Lord says—your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” (Isaiah 48: 17)
You may spend time going your own way, following your own desires. You may enjoy a good life; however, it may not be My best for you. Listen to My voice. I will instruct you and show you the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. Hear My words. I will teach you what is best for you, I will direct you in the way you should go. When you pay attention to My commands, you will experience peace like a river. Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to Me; trust in Me and I will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Be still before Me and wait patiently for Me. I am delighted in the way I make for you; your steps I make firm. Though you stumble, you will not fall, for I uphold you with My hand. I am with you always. Do not fear the way unknown, for it is not unknown to Me. I will direct your steps. My Word will be a lamp unto your feet and a light unto your path. You know My voice. Listen and follow.
(Also see Psalm 32:8, Psalm 37:4-7, 23-24, Psalm 119:105)
Because you are [daughters], God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a [daughter]; and since you are a [daughter], God has made you also an heir. (Galatians 4:6)
My precious daughters, I cherish you and hold you in the deep places of My heart. You are eager to hear my voice. You should know that I already speak to you. My Spirit within you relays My messages of love and wisdom to you. You need only quiet yourselves enough to hear the still, small voice of your Lord. I love you, my child. I am your Abba, Daddy. Climb into my lap and listen to Me as I whisper in your ear. You are my beloved one, made in my image. I am a kind and gentle Spirit. Let my kindness and gentleness flow from your heart also. Allow My Spirit within you to guide your emotions, your actions, and your words. Model my love and grace to those around you. Be a reflection of me, a bright light in a dark and weary world. Listen to My words. They will be a lamp to your soul and a light to your feet. I am your Daddy and you are My girl. I love you with all my heart.
Today, Lord, you woke me in the middle of the night to David Phelps’ song, Break Free. These lyrics played in my head:
Step out of the darkness and into the light
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. (1 Peter 2:9)
My child, you are my chosen one, you belong to me. Declare my praises for I have brought you out of the darkness and into my wonderful light. The chains that once held you in captivity have been broken by me. Leave them behind and step into my freedom. Do not be bound again by a yoke of slavery with the evil one. Trade that life for a new one. I have made all things new. You are a new creation in Christ Jesus. The old is gone, the new is here. I am your lamp. I will light your way. Walk in the light of my glory and glorify me. Let my radiance be reflected in your countenance. Let my Spirit be your guide. Listen to my voice within you. I am your GPS—God Positioning System. I am your true North. I am your Bright Morning Star. Follow me into the light.