Cast Your Cares Upon Me

It is important to meditate on the words God has spoken to us. We need to write them down so that we can run with them in walking with Jesus. These are words we can war with as we stir up our faith in God, jewels He gives us as reminders of His love and faithfulness.

God’s words are implanted deeper into our hearts as we spend time singing, praying and writing them. We are meditating on the Scripture and “now” words He speaks to our hearts. As we do, the Holy Spirit often brings deeper understanding to our hearts, not to mention His peace and love.

Kirk Bennett has a book on the topic, and this teaching really caused me to see the need to be intentional in doing this. For me, singing and writing are especially key, but for you, it may be speaking the Word aloud or something else. If you want to learn more, look into getting Kirk’s small workbook, Deepening Prophetic Revelation through Meditation.

Below is an example of me meditating on prophetic words given me by the Lord, and Scripture verses He brought to mind as I did:

“…I have taught you to put it in My hand. You DO put it in My hand, but when you leave, you take it back again like you do not trust Me to work out every detail for your good.”  My heavenly Father’s words echo in my mind.

I desire to give it all to You, Father, not taking up again these worries and concerns for the future and the things of this life. I long to just trust You and live day-by-day in connection to You, unafraid of what life holds. You hold the keys to my heart. You hold me together and in You all things consist. I need not worry! You are faithful to my heart! You are faithful to complete the work that You have begun in me (Philippians 1:6).

“Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).” (Psalm 55:22 AMP)

My love is established in you and over you and around you. It is My love that saves you from every attack on earth. It is as I say it is, and you are My daughter, equipped with everything necessary for the plans I have for you. You are complete in Me…”

I remember the deep meaning of what the Lord had spoken to my heart that day, an evening during which I was so deeply in need of His intervening. Just now, the Holy Spirit is bringing another verse comes to my mind:

“…His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue” (2 Peter 1:3 NKJV)

I long to hear Your voice. I love it when You speak to me. I love also to re-read what You have spoken to me, writing it out again as I am now, adding in words the deeper meaning to what You were saying so simply in order to minister to my heart. When You say I am Yours, You reiterate Your jealous love for me, the all-consuming love that comes from the One who Himself is an All-Consuming Fire.

“Let the regrets go; let the mistakes of your self and others go, for to dwell on them does no good at all and brings no change. Your trust in Me will bring the peace you seek. No more do I want you to look behind, but only look forward. Stop second guessing choices made, but pray instead that My hand is upon them…”

Father, help me to not second guess myself, doubt or worry concerning things of the past. Enable me to press on toward knowing Jesus more intimately, releasing to You the past and trusting You with both my present and my future. Lead me and guide me by Your Spirit, that I would not be led by the flesh or worldly thinking, nor by any other voice but Yours, and prosper me in my relationship with You.

…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14 NKJV)

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