Time in a Bottle   Leave a comment

PRISCILLA VAN SUTPHIN – Upstream Ministries, California

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“Time in a Bottle”March 24, 2013

An old song came to mind as the Lord said “time in a bottle”

It was like a love song God was singing to us tenderly. He did design us to spend eternity with Him.

“There is no one else like you, and there is no one else like Me. I value the time we spend together. I’m always looking forward to you talking to Me, and spending time with Me. I love watching you play. I love watching you enjoy your children and grandchildren and I love you celebrating LIFE. I created you to enjoy life. It was sin that made life hard and burdensome. I love holding with Me. I love watching you play. I love watching you enjoy your children and grandchildren and I love you celebrating LIFE. I created you to enjoy life. It was sin that made life hard and burdensome. I love holding you in My arms of love, even when you can’t feel Me, I am there.

So rest in ME beloveds, despite all the turmoil and winds of fear blowing, and the actual winds of destruction. I know what is best for you. Quiet yourself and listen for My voice. Be aware of My presence, that you can hear My instructions. For only I know what is coming. The forecast seems bleak, but TRUTH and LIGHT will prevail over the darkness that is arising. As it arises, My light will shine ever the more brightly from within you. I’m not asking for you to strive. I’m asking for you to come away with ME, and find rest for your souls.

Fear will only cause stress and strife. Come inward into Me. Look for Me within, and rest in the shadow of My wings. Lay all your burdens down at My feet. Lay all the worries at the cross, and leave them there. REFUSE to worry. Refuse to give in to the clamor of the enemy’s voices. For they are many in this hour. Give your heart a rest, on My chest. I will care FOR you.

I am in process of rooting out some deeply seated unbelief in hearts that have been battered and worn. I WILL come through for you. I WILL provide what you need. NOT what you want always, but what you need to do the work I’ve called you to do. I want for you to walk in the light as I am in the light. I want for you to be a follower, not to lead Me. You are followers of Christ you proclaim, so follow, don’t take the lead. Let me lead, and guide you and show you the best way to go. You can’t even get direction if you don’t spend time at My feet. So come to ME when your heart is weary and don’t be swayed by the opinions of others.

I am here for you, and I will always be here for you. I love you as no other can love you. I know every hair on your head. I know everything about you. So who better is there to take all your concerns to ? Only don’t fret over them, just turn them over to ME, and ALLOW ME to work on the problem.

TRUST doesn’t come easy for some of you I know. But there is only one way to learn, and that is to take the first step and wait, and trust in ME. I am here for you and will show you the way to go.

In the garden, alone with Adam and Eve, I walked with them, and talked with them. I came to restore that communication with mankind, that relationship. It was lost in the garden, but alas, I have made you, My church, My garden of reknown, and remember how Mary thought she found the gardener and it was Me, her Lord and Savior ? I am the perfect gardener. I nurture and care for the flowers and plants of all kinds in My Garden. I water My spices, and I water My flowering plants. I water My trees, and shrubs, My fruit trees and My berry bushes. All plants are vital to life. Thus so are you vital to My plan. So don’t let the enemy make you think I’ve forgotten you, or neglectful of you, or have or will pass you by. I will not leave you out of anything. I am here for you, and I want you to be there for Me as well, listening for My voice, for My instructions.

I want you to be obedient as Joseph was, when the angel told him to flee Bethlehem, he obeyed and fled. He didn’t balk at My instructions. So must you be ready to be obedient to do anything I tell you. So listen and know that I have your best interest in mind, I have good things for you. I am a good father who gives good gifts to His children. And like a good father, I also protect My children, by leading them out of harms way when necessary, and leading them away somewhere else when I still have work for them to do.

To be THAT obedient, you know you must lay more of self down and pick up MY plan. That dying to self is not easy. But it is vital to the plan. It is vital to you fulfilling the call on your life. I have the way planned. So listen beloveds, and do not avoid time spent with Me. I love you and am here, even when you can’t feel ME. Cling to ME beloveds. Cling to ME.”

Time In A Bottle Lyrics

Songwriters: Croce, James

If I could save time in a bottle

The first thing that I’d like to do

Is to save every day

Till Eternity passes away

Just to spend them with you

If I could make days last forever

If words could make wishes come true

I’d save every day like a treasure and then,

Again, I would spend them with you

But there never seems to be enough time

To do the things you want to do

Once you find them

I’ve looked around enough to know

That you’re the one I want to go

Through time with

If I had a box just for wishes

And dreams that had never come true

The box would be empty

Except for the memory

Of how they were answered by you

But there never seems to be enough time

To do the things you want to do

Once you find them

I’ve looked around enough to know

That you’re the one I want to go

Through time with

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