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The Reward is the Journey
January 5, 2017
This is a letter that I crafted with the Lord Jesus for those who have started to sail into the deep waters of trust. It is a letter to uplift those who suffer the attacks of persecution. Be encouraged to know, that you are sailing into the destiny of your promised land. It is a place where the expectant hope of faith comes crashing into the solid land of fulfillment.
“As you drift deeper into my love, we set sail for a new journey. It may be unsettling at first, when you lose sight of familiar land. These are the deepest waters that you have ever been to. At times the currents get rough and you feel the rocking all around you. Other times the waters are still, to pause and reflect on my goodness for you.
Those who travel into the sea to experience the depths of my love will see the different weather patterns and who I am for them. They will see the works of the Lord and the wonders of the deep. I command and raise the stormy winds of the sea. They mount up to the heavens and go back again.
When those who search out my love find their souls melting from trouble, I calm the storm, so that the waves are still again. My people are glad as I quiet down the waves and I guide them to haven of promised destiny. Completely rest in my winds to move the waves, letting go completely and trust in me.
When you are afflicted and abused by accusations, say not a word, because I will fight for you. As a man of sorrows I have suffered too. I was led like a lamb to the slaughter, yet I said not a word. If you follow in my sufferings, you will also follow in my Glory. They gave me words pierced with death and poison leaking from their mouths. I had done no violence, nor in my mouth was there any deceit.
Where you have been afflicted with dishonor, I will turn it around and raise it in my Glory. When your heart is stricken and withers like the grass, do not worry, I will put it back together again. I will give you mercy and show you favor. In your place of suffering, I will bless you. I will reveal my power through you, all you must do is yield and allow me to move.
I will crown you with loving kindness and satisfy your mouth with good things. I will restore your youth and give you beauty out of your suffering. It is my pleasure to see that you are blessed. Stones of judgement cast on you, will become gemstones instead and my Glory will shine through. No matter what is used against, you will see my hand promote you higher. No man can stop the power of my Love for you.
I have heard the groaning and the prayers of the destitute, I am rebuilding the places that have been stripped from you. I am the fortress for the weak and the mender of the broken heart. Out of the ruins, I will rebuild you.
I will set the abused up on high. The righteous ones will come and see that the iniquity has stopped it’s mouth. Those who are wise will observe what I do for you and they will understand my loving kindness has been with you.
No weapon formed against you will prosper, when attacks come, find complete rest in me. I will stand at the right hand of the one who was slandered and save him from those who condemn him.
Watch and see what I will do for you. The traveling through deep waters is a time to learn to trust in me and receive the reward that I have hidden for you in the journey. I am always with you, holding your hand. What looks to be a broken road will become the promised land. Many things that you have cried out for are waiting here for you. Let go and see how I turn every attack around to bring my Glory. Waves that crash against you are only for your increase. Your vindication is in me, let me fight for you.
Let’s set sail into the deep blue sea and I will show you depths of my love that you never knew you would see. This is the best adventure of your life. My plans are only good, find total rest in me."
Diamonds from the Dust
My name is Dannette Garza. In my journey I walked through the mud of shame,rejection and betrayal. For the longest time, I let the opinions of others define who I was. Shamefully, I wore the labels of the enemy on my forehead. My soul was bleeding and in pain from the deep wounding of false accusations and the bondage of sin. I was a harlot to God through idolatry and a slave to addictions, as I looked to fill the hunger I had for love with other things.
As I walked down the path of brokenness, I came to know my Father God. Through the shedding of other lovers, I finally came to know the one true lover of my soul. Jesus is the King of my heart and I am his beloved. It took coming to the end of myself to finally find myself in him.
I serve the Lord as his daughter to minister his pure love and to bring his rest to those wounded and weary hearts. It is only through the intentional love of God that I am able know his love and share it with souls hungry for love.
The purpose of my ministry to is share the diamonds that I have found in darkness and the hidden treasures in the Fathers heart. There are treasures to be found in the dark places. God gives beauty for ashes…beautiful new beginnings!
Its is all because of Jesus that I can shine. Without him I am nothing. I never knew someone could love me so deeply. Even when the world hated me, his love powered through every lie. He is the one true God who sees every detail and knows all. He is all powerful. I bow in worship before King Jesus as my life is surrendered to him.