Quiet Confidence

The world has collectively witnessed events with the ability to shake us to the core of our beings. I’ve been very aware of the presence of fear trying to unsettle me. I have also been keenly aware of my need to move beyond it, and break through it, arriving in the place where the enemy has nothing in me in the very same way he had nothing in Jesus.

I’m intent on learning new responses both internally and externally to walk in this dimension on a consistent basis. It’s a combination of increasing how I see my Heavenly position and what I am saying to reinforce it.

Holy Spirit reminded me of these powerful, prophetic lyrics from The Alan Parsons Project, “I see the world, and I’m looking from a higher place, way above it all, standing on higher ground.” There is an urgency to contend for and remain in this rightful position next to Jesus. It’s what Dad wants for His kids, and He wants us to step into this place now.

 

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Photo Credit: Laurie Hilgers

 

Earlier this week, He suggested that I write a piece called, “Quiet Confidence.” I agreed. Those words are from a verse Holy Spirit brings to me whenever anxiety or fear threatens to take my peace. When I read it or speak it out loud, I go deeper into His perfect love. The enemy has no access in this place. Fear is cast down when I say, “I trust You, Lord.”

Isaiah 30:15 NKJV

For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel: “In returning and rest you shall be saved; In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” But you would not…

When I read this verse recently, my eyes were drawn to the last 4 words: “But you would not…” Clearly, we have to consciously choose quietness and confidence to have strength.

As I sat with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit this morning, Father began to speak:

“We are at a pivotal time in history.

My children, I want you to choose well. I want you to see the glass half full.

I want you to see My glory, and I want it revealed in you.”

He also showed me the word, “valiant.” Synonyms to valiant include, “brave, courageous, heroic, fearless, noble, gallant, intrepid, bold.

We are all these things because greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.

We are all these things.

Our strength is found in quiet confidence.

Our confidence is found in our identities as sons and daughters of God.

Did you just feel the shift in your spirit? Truth has that effect.

Heaven is calling us higher, encouraging us to choose quiet confidence.

Hear the cloud of witnesses cheering and applauding. They know what is coming and they’re so excited for us.

We have promises to receive and a Kingdom to expand.

I bless your ears to hear the sounds of Heaven.

I bless your eyes to see that there are more for us than there are against us.

I bless your heart to be valiant, brave, courageous, heroic, fearless, noble, gallant, intrepid and bold.

When chaos is all around you, dive deep into that well of peace within you.

Dive deeper into His perfect love.

Shift your focus at light speed. Say His Name. Jesus!

Lift your arms in worship.

As you do, you become a refuge for others, an open portal to Heaven.

Praise past it all and bless the Son!

I included several other confidence verses to build you up.

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. Hebrews 10:35

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:5

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. 2 Corinthians 3:4

It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:26

Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14

I bless you with unshakeable, quiet confidence.

With love from Portland,

(Copyright Laurie Hilgers 2016)

 

 

About withlovefromportland

Hey there! Welcome to my blog! I’m so glad you stopped by. I’m a 50-something woman living in the West Coast version of Narnia. The flora, fauna and people of Portland invite new adventures every day. I encourage you to plot our coordinates and visit this beautiful piece of the Earth. Creation is amazing here! You’ll also find a St. Arbuck’s or local coffee shop on nearly every corner. It rains here in winter. A lot. We like our coffee. As you read through my pages, I hope you find healing, hope and relationship with the One who radically loves and adores you. Some call Him Heavenly Father, others know Him as Daddy. You’ll find your own term of affection for Him if you don’t already have one. He’s shown me the depths of His love for me, yet I know it goes deeper than what I’ve explored. Every day is an opportunity for us to BE with Him, to love and be loved, to learn and grow, to heal and to help others heal. My intent is to encourage you to draw near to God. My prayer is that your heart is willing to let Him in. Once He’s in your heart, well, that’s when your story really begins. It’s when you begin to learn and experience who He is for you now and Who He wants to be in every circumstance you face in this life. Why does this matter, you ask? It matters because each of us was created in His likeness and image. It matters because He has given you gifts. It matters because He has given you a destiny to fulfill, lives to touch and heal, love to pour out into others. It matters most of all for you. You get to learn how beloved you are. You get to have an off-the-charts, one-of-a-kind amazing relationship with Daddy God, with Jesus and with Holy Spirit. You don’t buy it? You don’t think any of this is real? Okay. I’m good with that. I’m not here to convince you otherwise. I do, however, ask you to do this one thing of you: Ask God to make Himself more real to you than your own right hand in front of your face. That’s all. Then go about your life just like you did before you stopped by my blog. If you think of it, though, could you stop back some time to let me know how you’re doing? I’d like that. Again, I welcome you. Grab a cup of something comforting to drink and join me whenever you like. We need each other. With love from Portland
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6 Responses to Quiet Confidence

  1. Selah Vita says:

    oh, my friend, this is an amazing post!! you have heard from heaven and i will rejoice with the words spoken here…it’s that “quiet confidence” that brings us to a higher place…a stronger place…a place of power,revelation, authority and wisdom!
    you have caused my taste buds to perk up and desire to eat of the words you’ve spoken…
    Laurie, you are a mighty voice, one like john, who cried out in the wilderness…your words bring life and lift those who have ears to hear to a higher place…
    i thank you for arousing the sleepy giant in me and hopefully in others to take refuge in that confidence, knowing He is right in the midst of it all…
    thankfully, i will shift my focus, dive in deeper and lift my arms in worship…
    ty ty ty…love you girl!!!

  2. Selah Vita says:

    no, thank YOU…you’re a breath of fresh air in a stagnant arena of naysayers! it’s a wonderful feeling to hear what other’s have to say and they listen to your words as well…
    one day, yes, we will share a time (or times) together…i’m looking forward to it 😉
    ahhhh, to share a cup with a friend, hmmmm, isn’t that just what Daddy did? our time will come…….soon….hopefully, very soon 🙂

  3. debbielking says:

    Omg! This so touched me! In a place where we r shifting, changing going on, family members fallen away, good & bad. While listening to the music, I was taken up! Nothing else mattered! God says,” I’ve got this”! I’d love to have a CD of your music if u have it! Ty for sharing! Blessings to u, Debbie

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