Joyful Warrior depicts the relentless one strengthened by the One who will never leave or forsake Whose joy is our strength.

  • Nehemiah 8:10 (AMP) …And do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.
  • James 1:2-3 (AMP) Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. Be assured that the testing of your faith [through experience] produces endurance [leading to spiritual maturity, and inner peace].

A Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It is called “Press On.”

1 Timothy 6:12 (NIV) Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Beloved, stand fast in your faith regardless of the attacks launched against you. I AM with you and will never leave you or forsake you. I will not give you more than you can handle and I always provide a means of escape – so look for it.

In that moment where you feel all is lost, remember My grace is sufficient. You have all you need because you have Me. The hosts of heaven are cheering you on and stand ready at My command. Ask Me for help for I AM here and will never leave. Refuse to allow shame or hopelessness to defeat you. The strength that you need to push through is yours already, so press on, beloved. Press on.

Another Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It is called “Walk in Bold Confidence.”

Nehemiah 8:10 (AMP)…And do not be worried, for the joy of the Lord is your strength and your stronghold.

Beloved, stand fast in what you know to be true. Refuse to be moved by feelings of worry, guilt, or shame; they have no part of you for you are Mine – beautiful and forgiven, draped in My grace. Rejoice! And allow that joy to reassure and strengthen you. I AM with you.

I AM your stronghold and the lifter of your head (Rum Rosh). Walk in bold confidence remembering you are a child of Mine. Let that confidence infuse others with strength as they learn and cling to their God-given identities. Believing Me and walking in My truth is a powerful weapon, for it declares I AM trustworthy and speak truth, thus My promises are true – indeed they are yes and amen. So again I say rejoice!

Nehemiah 8:10 (VOICE)…Do not grieve over your past mistakes. Let the Eternal’s own joy be your protection!

A Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It is called “I AM the Righteous Judge.”

Hebrews 10:30 (AMPC) For we know Him Who said, Vengeance is Mine [retribution and the meting out of full justice rest with Me]; I will repay [I will exact the compensation], says the Lord. And again, The Lord will judge and determine and solve and settle the cause and the cases of His people.

Beloved, I AM the righteous judge. I AM Elohim Mishpat (God of Judgment/Justice). Leave exercising judgment in My capable hands and simply focus your attentions on Me. Trust Me to know your causes and see the injustices done and to address them rightly. I see fullness of every situation and the intentions of each heart. I understand why each choice and action is made. I know when to extend grace and when to bring correction (and how to do so most effectively), trust My judgment.

Yielding to My judgment in no way gives a pass to those perpetrating injustice, it simply indicates your understanding that only I know how best to address it and that you trust Me to do so. Simply taking that stand is powerful warfare, for in doing so you declare I AM trustworthy and righteous, and you acknowledge My sovereignty. This both leads others by example and sends a powerful message to the kingdom of darkness making you a warrior of light – beautiful and trusting your King.

Lean not on your own understanding. Look not to yourself for discernment and do not to come to a conclusion in your own mind concerning earthly matters. Rather ask Him first and let Him show you His judgment, His discernment, His decree. Only His eyes judge righteously. Our job is to seek His heart on every matter, yield to His perfect judgment, and stand upon that as truth. Let nothing shake your confidence that He will move in accordance to what He has spoken. Take joy in the fact that He is for you and that, as you wait upon Him, His angels fight on your behalf in heavenly places.

One final Prophetic Nugget from our Dyed4you Ministries blog is connected to this. It is called “Rock of Ages.”

Isaiah 26:4 (AMPC) So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

Beloved, I AM the Rock of Ages – an everlasting fortress and stronghold. I AM your safety and protection, your rear guard, the One who watches over you. Put your trust in Me. Rely on Me. Deem Me trustworthy, and allow your actions to reflect that. Show the world through your bold confidence in Me, that I AM who I say I AM – that I AM God.

Choose Me, beloved, without fear or second guessing. I AM the Lord of Hosts, the Everlasting Arms, I AM your rock – a very present help in times of trouble. Look to Me and know I always provide a way. Simply seek Me and I will guide your feet and make your path sure. For you are Mine, beloved, and I do not desert My own.

Beloved, you see Me and know Me, you believe that I AM. You see My touch in times when many might accuse Me of My absence, but you steadfastly trust Me and believe in Me. I account that to you as righteousness for your unwavering faith is a testimony to who I AM. It declares My faithfulness to the generations. For I AM faithful and righteous, trustworthy and steadfast. Your reliance on Me is where your joy comes from. Your joy like a wellspring of strength rising up from within you. The flow of My Spirit pouring forth from you.

You choose to live as Proverbs 3:5-6 commands, trusting in Me with all your heart and leaning not on your own understanding; in all your ways submitting to Me, as a result I make your paths straight. Your life a testimony to My goodness. Your joy shining brightly like a beacon for all to see – a city on a hill that cannot be hidden. You have chosen wisely, beloved, and My hand of blessing rests upon you.

The name of the silk in this image is Abundant Harvest. The colors in it are: dark red representing the depths of God’s love, amber representing the Father’s heavenly care, golden brown representing harvest, light turquoise representing raging waters cannot quench His love, cream representing childlike faith, and bronze representing beauty of the Lord.

Father, thank You for Your steadfastness. Thank You for Your unwavering love. We choose – continuously choose – to stand fast in our faith of You and You meet us there every time. You are good! We love you and we trust you. Thank You for allowing Your goodness to be demonstrated in our lives. To You be all the glory.