Why is it that you are so quick to doubt, yet so slow to believe? You believe that man can speak to God, yet you quickly doubt whether God, who has created man in His own image, can speak unto His own children.
Am I a dumb God, that I cannot speak? Shall I give speech unto others, while I Myself am incapable of such? Beloved, is it My voice, or your ears? Is it that I cannot, or will not speak, or is it that you cannot, or will not hear?1 Is it a problem with My flowing atonement, or with your hardened heart? Is it Christ’s blood, or your clogged arteries?
You lust after man, and after creation, and yet you do not have but the smallest spark of desire toward the one who has made both man, and all of creation.2 Where is your treasure? What is truly your heart-treasure? ”For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). Is it any wonder that you cannot hear Me? Look to your heart:
“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” —Matthew 6:19–20
Little one, your heart is forever wandering. Your heart harbors darkness against Me—is it any wonder that you cannot see My light? Darkness to darkness.
Your heart is hardened, as an adamant stone, and you therefore seek to be planted in the stony places of the ground where you can get no rooting in Me—is it any wonder that you cannot feel the softness of My Spirit? Stone to stone.
Can you not see that you are deafened, lo, even carried away and wholly taken with carnality? Child, can you not see this? Where is your heart? What or whom do you desire? You lust and desire for creation, and give no regard to the Creator. What then is greater: the Creator, or His creation? The potter, or the clay?3 The painter, or his painting? Do you see beauty? Do you see goodness? Who has created such things? From whose mind has such things been brought forth?
My dear one, I will not answer you roughly, nor will I discourage you, yet I ask: where is your heart? When you store up for yourself treasures upon this earth, is it any wonder that you cannot taste My heaven? When you look and trust in that which is created, do you not lose a great blessing, even a deep and joyfully pleasant blessing from your Creator? You are lighting matches before a burning sun.
You seek to please your body, and give your soul no regard; you seek to please your soul’s hunger with that which is done in the body. Oh daughter! I have made both body and soul, can I not take care of both? And son, if I have said that I would not only dwell within your heart, but have said also that your body is a temple for My very own Spirit, how much more ought you then to entrust both unto Me?
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” —1 Corinthians 6:19–20
Behold, I have created all things.4 Am I a God over spirits only? Am I not a Lord and God over all the earth? If the body without the spirit is dead,5 how much more shall I be Lord over all flesh?6 Beloved, rest in Me, and put your heart’s trust in Me. Do not give your special affection to another. I have made both body and soul, let Me have blissful and free reign over both.
What? Am I not the eternal and infinite God? Can I not satisfy you? I have created every hair of your head, and every molecule of your body, and every inch of your soul: can I not give you abundant fulfillment? I can give you overflowing joys unto millions of millions in excess. I can pour out My ocean into your thimble.7 Verily, your cup shall run over.8
Think upon your earthly appetite for food: think now upon all the foods and drinks that you have consumed in your lifetime: heaps upon heaps of food, and vats upon vats of drink. And child, for all this, you could not go on even one day longer without hungering.
My special treasure, make not your heart’s desires as earthly food: will you not thirst again after drinking from such a well? And truly, if your very food is sin, then what a sadness and desperation you will have! Yet I am a good well, and I give good waters, of such, that if a man drink, he shall never thirst again.9 I am those good waters that bring the true satisfaction you desire.
“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” —Psalm 34:8–10
Beloved, can you not see that your mind is darkened? Why should you look to another besides your Creator for your heart’s food and drink? My child, how I pity you, and long to make you abundantly fulfilled! Can you not see the error of your ways, and the perversions and confusions of your thoughts? I know your thoughts, and I know your desires. My love, I know what things you have need of even more than you know yourself.10 You cannot think it, and you can hardly bear or stand it, but My ever-beloved child, you need Me. Come now, let us fall in love.
Little one, entrust your heart to Me. Store up treasures in heaven, for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Make Me your heart’s treasure, and without fail you will have the pleasant riches you have long sought for.11 In the world you will have heart-ache, yet in Me you will have heart-joy.12 Amen.
- Isaiah 59:1-2
- Psalm 14:2-3
- Isaiah 64:7-9
- John 1:1-4
- James 2:26
- Jeremiah 32:27
- Psalm 36:7-9
- Psalm 23
- John 4:13-14
- Matthew 6:7-8
- Psalm 37:3-5
- John 16:33