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.
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)