I feel the Lord’s heart over many right now saying, ‘it’s not as terrible as you think’. The enemy’s main skill is using fear and intimidation to get us to back down. That is literally the definition of fear in Scripture – to cause a shrinking back, to paralyze.
Last night I heard in the Spirit, ‘little miss muffet’. I knew it was a children’s rhyme but didn’t recall the lines. I looked up the nursery rhyme to see what the Lord was wanting to say.
Little Miss Muffet
Sat on a tuffet,
Eating of curds and whey.
There came a great spider
And sat down beside her
And frightened Miss Muffet away.
This is a story of an innocent little girl enjoying God’s provision when the enemy comes along to scare her away.
It’s just a spider – you’re bigger than he!
If you ran away, come back and take your seat.
If you were pushed, resist and push back.
If you fell, get back up! Look again, you’re not even bleeding – just a little sore.
I just read earlier this morning we learn to walk by falling down. As adults we think mistakes are failure, but remember we must remain in childlike faith to enter the Kingdom. Many of you are in new territory, and or at a new level so therefore you are like a child in some ways. You’re learning something new, and the Lord wants to remind you there is grace and mercy. As curds and whey are mentioned in the nursery rhyme, they are both made from milk. Symbolically, some of you are just in the beginning phases of tasting the promises in the land of milk and honey. You’re stronger than you know, fight for what is yours.
The time at which I heard “little miss muffet” was exactly 9:36 p.m. This correlates with Scripture in Mark 9:36,37 ““And He took a little child and put him in the center of their group; and taking him in [His] arms, He said to them, Whoever in My name and for My sake accepts and receives and welcomes one such child also accepts and receives and welcomes Me; and whoever so receives Me receives not only Me but Him Who sent Me.” The Lord has compassion on you. He is your safe place to learn and fall. No one else could love you more. In the same way, sometimes we need to look at each other through that same lens, we are all God’s children in some place of process and growth. Sometimes when we are really hard on ourselves, we are hard on others too. We receive the love of the Father and are transformed by its power when we come to Jesus in childlike posture of heart.
Be encouraged today, Heaven believes in you and they are cheering you on, and so am I! (Side note: I get asked often if I was a cheerleader, and the answer is no! Basketball was my best sport and I often ‘took the charge’!) 😅
“Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 AMPC
“For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again, But the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs 24:16 NKJV
“For the lovers of God may suffer adversity and stumble seven times, but they will continue to rise over and over again. But the unrighteous are brought down by just one calamity and will never be able to rise again.”
Proverbs 24:16 TPT