Entrusted Treasure

But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am sure that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me. (2 Timothy 1:12)

Seek to use in more imaginative ways the use of the treasure entrusted to your keeping.

You are too self-conscious, too immersed in past thoughts, words, actions.

I am giving you a new heart which is pumping more strongly, releasing more energy and vitality to bring you into a healthier container for my treasure – a more beautiful container, and a container more accessible to others.

Relax, it is true: I guard what has been entrusted to you.

Enjoy the indwelling Spirit, rejoice in the indwelling Spirit, allow the Spirit to work unhindered by being so filled with words of scripture that words of doubt and fear and ineptness cannot find room in your mind.

Be filled with the water of the Spirit so that all impurities are washed away as soon as they enter.

Be filled with healthy food so that your body is strong to do my miracles: the world may not perceive the acts of love as miracles – but you know they are miracles for the yielding of your will is so difficult that it is a miracle for it to be sacrificed.

Do not fear for the future, for I have promised to prepare the way for you; if I prepare the way for you, will I not prepare the way for those whom you love and whom I love?

Truly, truly, I say to you no harm shall come to my sheep who follow me. Follow me, and fear not for the other sheep – do not look at them, but at me.

I lead the obedient – and seek the lost, always securing the safety of those who have followed me to the safe pasture.

You cannot guard the treasure entrusted to you by yourself: together we rejoice in it, share it, and protect it.

The treasure you hold is all of the elements of the Kingdom, all of the qualities of the Kingdom.

Do not dilute the value of this treasure with cheap imitations not of God the Creator – do not allow the enemies and spites and sins of self and Satan to be mixed in with the heavenly treasure.

You guard against seeking our own will and seeking to add to or subtract from the treasure, and I will guard against thieves who would stealthily remove treasure from you, and against deceivers who would put in junk with the treasure.

Judge not, forgive if you feel wronged, minister, love, serve: in these ways do you enhance the treasure by keeping it in good order and shining by your efforts. This is all I require of you.

I do not require of you that you peek at other’s treasurers and seek to re-arrange them or change them; develop the concept of treating everyone as a beloved grandchild: precious, to be enjoyed and to delight – to have pleasure in helping develop but not having the responsibility of parenthood. That belongs to the Creator of life.

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