Slow Down….

Lord, Your magnificent ways are not ours. We bow to You. We are listening. Your Spirit teaches us to walk in Your Way. We rejoice.

PROPHETIC WORD

Sometimes the Holy Spirit “downloads” a word.  As always, it either will resonate with you or it will not.  No one prophetic word is for each person. But there are some for whom God had intended this.  I am human and imperfect.  Pray before you read and as you read. And this is my prayer for you: ”LORD, please lead each reader perfectly and cause them to receive and remember, only that which is from You for them.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.” ~ Elizabeth

Slow down!  Do not run through life.  Walk in balance.  I did not run.  I walked.  No matter how urgent what you are facing looks, the time I provide will be sufficient for it. I say it again: slow down and walk in balance.

Part of your worship is to trust Me for My timing, and not to force your own.  Worship is more than a song.  It is not an arbitrary action, but a heart-attitude, which like a fountain springs forth from deep waters under the ground where no one can see.  Worship springs forth out of an increasing knowing of Me as revealed by the Holy Spirit flowing down from My throne and infiltrating the quiet depths of your soul.  My Spirit knows Me and teaches you about Me. He is there ready and waiting to give you more until you are filled to overflowing (and overflowing) with all that I AM to everyone around you.  It is your blessing; it is your gift from Me; it is your refreshment, your revival and your new life…It is also My purpose.

My Son only did as He saw Me doing.  My Son did not have Hiis own plan which He chose to execute on earth.  He executed Mine.  Who do you think you are to decide your own life?  Are you are follower of Jesus or are you not?  That your decision.  No other.

Do not say I cannot be heard. I can. It is my promise and I do not lie. But I must be sought. What are you seeking each day?  Are you seeking a job promotion as your answer? A spouse? A relationship with a friend?  More leisure or a bigger home, or celebrity?  Are you seeking to be known and recognized and honored by people? Are you seeking to receive great wealth.  What is it that you yearn for?

These are not bad, but they are not your answer.  I AM. They are less than what I AM.  They are immeasurably less than what I offer.  Seek Me and I will carry you so you soar like an eagle which will be your blessing, but is for My glory. Seek Me and I will show you the view of life from My perspective for My ways are not yours.  Mine are supremely higher and better.

I have such  profound, eternal purpose for you each day and not just where you think you yearn to be, but also where you currently are.  But you must let Me direct you. I long to flow through you like a river.  I long to use you more as My vessel than ever before – not just to choose to love others by your power, but to allow My love to pour through you to them in the way I desire, which is not just to refresh them for a moment, but to usher them into the depths of eternal intimacy with Me.  I long to breathe My life into them – to heal their hearts and place them into My purpose.

How I long for more of them to learn to be in Me as I am in the Father and the Father is in Me, for I am the Dwelling Place.  I am the Refuge.  I am the Safe Tower.  In Me all things live and move and have their being.

Be silent and stop moving so hurriedly for a moment.  Seek Me.  Listen.  All creation is declaring My glory by how it is. The tree does not rush to grow nor the flower to bloom. They are all in My perfect timing. They move in harmony with Me so that the sound resounds to My glory in the deepest, most intricate, melodic way.  All creation beyond humanity rests in Me and has My peace because all creation besides you must.  They have no choice to attempt to reject My way or pretend that I am  not in control.  I AM.

Know that I am God and there is no other.  Seek Me and I will be found.

I cannot be found in the hectic.  You must choose to move in a different way.  This does not mean you are to stop everything at all times for I also created You for work and the need to do work through which I provide for you.  But stop rushing.  Trust.  Worship. Drink in My Spirit. Abide.  It is your spiritual act of authentic worship to put Me first.  It is where I am and where I belong. And I will be found by you.

Humbly written down as “heard” on a walk Sunday, March 11, 2012 at 6:15am by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2012

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  (A current outreach is The Japan GRIEF Project.)  For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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