Cup of Empowerment
March 4, 2019
It feels so good to sit back,  catch our breath and  savor a cup of empowerment   fro God's Word



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Love Letter From The Lord
Dr. CarolMarie Smith

Here is an intimate Word from the Lord to you!  It's taken from Song of Songs 2 :11-15, Passion translation. (The italics are my comments and insights.)

"Arise my dearest. Hurry, my darling. Come away with me! I have come as you have asked to draw you to my heart and lead you out." (Have you cried out for intimacy and to feel His presence?  Do you want to go deeper in Him?  Are you tired of the dryness you have been experiencing? Are you ready to be led out of where you have felt stuck?)

"For now is the time, my beautiful one. The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone."  (Have you felt barren and dead and wanted to hide?  You may have felt ugly, but He calls you beautiful! It's a NOW time!  It is a NEW season! Get ready for change!)

"The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth."(The very things that felt desolate and gloomy were the rains that will bring forth growth and beauty.  It's a time to sing and trust the pruning!  The Holy Spirit Dove is cooing over you, drawing you close.  The awakening you have desired and that our land needs is in His song of Heaven to guide us!  Cry out, "Awaken me, Holy One!  Awaken the widows, Lord, to establish righteousness!  Coo over us!")

"Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking fourth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers there is change in the air."  (Begin to praise Him for this new day of destiny!  Look for signs of His purposes and plans that He declared are starting to show!  Focus on life!  Choose to smell the fragrance of change and agree with it!)

"Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me. For you are my dove hidden in that split-open rock. It was I who took you and hid you up high in the secret stairway of the sky." (You are not alone!  You are not abandoned or forsaken!  The God of the universe calls you 'His love' and 'beautiful companion'!  He is inviting you to go higher above the problems of life!  You know that hard place where you thought He had left you? It was really a place of protection where He hid you from what could harm you!  You felt alone but God was calling you up higher in Him, above it all!) 

"Let me see your radiant face and hear your sweet voice. How beautiful your eyes of worship and lovely your voice in prayer."  (He thinks you are delightful and wonderful! He wants to hear your voice! He loves everything about you! Look Him in the eyes and tell Him what your heart feels! Worship is the source of your beauty and prayer brings loveliness!)  

"You must catch the troubling foxes, those sly little foxes that hinder our relationship. For they raid our budding vineyard of love to ruin what I've planted within you. Will you catch them and remove them for me? We will do it together."  (It's the little things that you haven't taken care of that hinder your growth!  The cute, little, undisciplined areas that seem like they wouldn't hurt the fruit in the vineyard, could destroy it!  Don't compromise!  God has planted special purpose in you!  It's been watered by the rains of life along with your tears!  Nothing is wasted!  Don't let the cares of this world or disobedient areas of your flesh steal from your destiny!  God is asking for you to deal with them.  And He wants to help you!)

Please read this passage over this week as you seek God fresh this new season!  Increase your time with Him and expect fresh revelation as you lift your face and heart to Him.  Know that you are loved and that He will use all you have experienced for your good as you submit it to Him!  Choose to trust Him!  Ask Him to reveal who you have offense towards. Choose to forgive and keep your heart free so that nothing hinders you from moving forward!  He will help you! His plans for you are good and has much in store for you!  I would love to hear from you!  Send me a note and I will agree with you in prayer!  (  You are important to me also...Dr. CarolMarie

(Scriptures to back up my comments: Ex 33:22; Jer 29:11; Pro 8:17; Pro 15:25; Matt 3:16; Matt 6; John 15; Rm 7:21; Rom 8:26, 37; Rom 13:8-10; Phil 4:13)

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