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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

WORD FROM THE LORD
Every day I spend time with the Lord in the morning and He speaks to my heart words that are encouraging, exhorting and sometimes rebuking.

At first, I felt not to share these words with others, but then I realized I am just one of His followers. There are many people who need a word daily from the Lord, but they do not have the time to seek Him. This is why I decided to share the words I received from time to time. The messages are in first person as the the Lord relayed them to my spirtual ears.

FAMILY
We have three sons and nine grandchildren. There is something new happening all the time in the Sommer family. I will post some of these events of interest.

MINISTRY
Tom and I have traveled the world. To find out more about our ministry you may consult our webpage -
http://www.voiceofthesword.com/.
I will keep you updated on future speaking enagements and ministry developments.


Monday, May 31, 2010

VISION

Write the vision and make it clear. Without a vision, people perish. I will help you to envision My plans for you, and they are all good. I plan to give you both a future and a hope. Seek Me with all of your heart, and I will reveal the steps to fulfill that vision. I love to share My plans with you, but I never unveil the full blueprint. If I did this, you would not have to exercise your faith. "Now faith is the substance of things hope for and the evidence of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).

I do not call you to take leaps of faith. I only call you to take one step of faith at a time in obedience to the direction I am giving you by My Spirit and the confirmation I give you in My Word. First I place within your heart a desire. I do give My desires to those who walk in a righteous way. Then you move in faith on that desire, and I will lead you the rest of the way as you remain loyal to Me by obeying those quiet prompting of My Holy Spirit and the confirmations in My Word.

HABAKKUK 2:2-3; PROVERBS 29:18; HEBREWS 11:1; JEREMIAH 29:11

Sunday, May 30, 2010

SAFETY

Your life is hid with Me in God, My Father. What a safe place to be. Knowing this should give you great peace. I have set you in a pavillion far away from the strife of tongues. I am your shield and your great reward. I am your strong tower and refuge in troubled times.

Meditate on these facts about Me daily. When you do I will be able to blanket you with My peace. There also will be no room in your heart for fear or in your mind for worry.

Resist the enemy when he tries to put fear upon you or tries to get you into confusion or worry. Speak these words out loud whenever he tries to atack you: "My life is hid with Jesus Christ in God the Father and My righteousness is of Jesus Christ. Use the weapon of My Word against the enemy. This worked for Me when Satan tempted Me in the wilderness and this will also work for you today and every day.

COLOSSIANS 3:3; ISAIAH 54:17

Saturday, May 29, 2010

LOVE SONG

You are an instrument that I am fine tuning to play in My symphony of love. I love you with an everlasting love and nothing can separate you from My love. I desire for the whole world to hear the love song I send from My realms of glory to Earth each day. However, the Earth is so filled with darkness and destruction that the sounds of that love song are often drowned by the sighing and crying of so many who are filled with pain and anguish. I never wanted it to be this way, but because mankind rebelled against Me, you see the rotten fruits of that rebellion daily.

I desire to embrace all of the suffering ones with My love and My peace, but they refuse to turn to Me. If they could only hear My love song, but so many are just too busy or too within themselves to quiet their souls so that they can hear My love song. They have no idea of the plans I have for their lives.

Play My love song daily to those who are around you. Pray My love song daily for those who could die without hearing My song. Let the symphony of My love resound in your soul today and broadcast it to as many as you can. Pray that many will hear this song and come to Me and give Me all their cares through prayer.

ISAIAH 53:6-7; ROMANS 8:38, 1 PETER 5:6-7

Friday, May 28, 2010

RELEASE

Quit whirling in your mind. When you have anxious or fearful thoughts, give them quickly to Me. If you keep retaining such thoughts, you will soon be overwhelmed by them. You will sink deeper and deeper into the sea of anxiety. Stay your mind upon Me. The moment you have an anxious thought, release that thought to Me, and ask Me to send you My peace. My peace is your inheritance and I want you to receive that full inheritance every day.

It is My delight to perfect those things that are a concern to you, and I am the only one that can do that. Quit trying to work things out in your mind. I do have a plan and I will employ it in your life as you seek Me first. Release every care to Me and see what I can do. Look forward to how I will work things out in your life. As you follow the guidance of My Holy Spirit, things will unfold, doors will open, and I will be able to give you both the will and the power to accomplish the perfect plan I have for you.

PSALM 138:8; MATTHEW 11:28; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-8; JOHN 14:27

Thursday, May 27, 2010

HEART HEALTH

So many seek to be physically fit. They do everything to pamper, prune, and polish the outer appearance. It is important for you to have a good appearance since you are My ambassador on Earth. However, outward appearance should never be your focus.

I look at the heart. Come to Me every morning and allow Me to examine your heart and make it fit. I am the "Great Physician" Who came to heal your heart. If there is bitterness, unforgiveness, resentment, judgment or criticism in your heart, confess this to Me so that I can cleanse your heart of all ungodliness. Ask Me to create within you a new heart, a right spirit. Ask My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with love for Me, love for others, and love for yourself.

PSALM 51:10; ROMANS 5:5, 12:10

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

GROWING OLD

Growing old can be a joy. I understand that because of sin, the body and, in fact the whole world, is in a state of growing older. Always remember that your body is simply a container, a tabernacle for My Spirit. My Spirit indwells you and when you are sensitive to the leading of My Spirit, I can help you make the right choices to sustain your body so that as your days are, so shall your strength be.

The joy of growing older is that the space of time between your enjoying My presence on Earth and seeing Me face to face grows shorter as you grow older. Find out as much as you can about what your new home with Me will be like. When you understand how glorious your new home with Me will be, you will rejoice.

DEUTERONOMY 33:25

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

PRAYER

I have chosen the vehicle of prayer to transport you into My throne room. My shed blood for you has earned you the right to come boldly into My throne room of grace to find help in time of need.

When you offer the sacrifices of praise and thanksgiving during your prayer time, you are privileged to experince My presence not only with you and in you, but also My presence on the right hand of My Father in heaven. It is there that I am seated in My resurrected body. When you pray, you also are seated with Me in that heavenly place. When you pray, you join in with the intercessions that I am making for many.

When you declare My Word in your prayers, angels are activated to help you. When you cry tears over the lost during your times of prayer, those tears are bottled up and will be poured out as blessings upon those you are interceding for. When My goodness is poured out to them in the form of blessings, they will repent.

Climb into the vehicle of prayer daily and see the results on Earth. Pray often, pray without ceasing, pray in the Spirit, and pray to the Father in My name and you will see mighty things happen as a result of your prayers.

HEBREWS 4:16; PSALM 103:20

Monday, May 24, 2010

FACE TO FACE

I know that you cannot see Me with your natural eyes. However, I am face to face with you every day. My face is ever before you. I never turn My back on you. My arms are always outstretched to catch you if you begin to stumble.

I know that you cannot feel My "good morning kiss" on your cheek when I awaken you morning by morning. It is My delight to see you stretch out your arms heavenward to praise Me and then to see you take a deep breath to drink in the fresh living water I supply you through My Spirit.

Each day you live is a joy for Me because I live within you. The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells within your mortal body. Allow My Holy Spirit to flow through you today so that others can come receive a fresh drink from My River of Life.

ISAIAH 50:4; ROMANS 8:11; JOHN 7:38

Sunday, May 23, 2010

TIME FOR ME

Every day is My day, but there are special days that I have set aside for you to rest. This is why I appreciate your taking time apart in the busy hours of the day to refresh yourself. Those times are important for you. Some days you take time to read a book, sit quietly in the sunshine and reflect on the matters of the day, and often you may even take a nap. I am delighted that you take time for yourself and I like what you call those times. You call them "Me Times." Everyone needs those times.

During those times invite My Holy Spirit to refresh you also. Pray in the Spirit, enjoy My presence with you, and sing a song to Me. If you will do these things during your "Me Times," you will be strengthened for the rest of the day. Meditate on My Word also. Remember that you are never really alone. I am always with you and I like to be included in your "Me Times." During those times I want to show My love to you in a special way.

ISAIAH 28:11-12, JUDE 20-21

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DEPENDENCE

Everything in your life pends upon your choice to depend on Me. The pivatal point that you encounter daily is the choice to trust Me or to trust yourself. I exhort you this day to stop leaning on your own understanding. I sent My Holy Spirt to open the eyes of your understanding so that you can apply your heart to wisdom.

As you acknowledge My presence with you moment by moment by depending upon My Spirit to to instruct, correct, and to teach you, My wisdom and discernment will flow freely through you and you will avoid many pitfalls in this life.

PROVERBS 3:5-7

Friday, May 21, 2010

SEEK ME FIRST

Seek My kingdom and My righteousness first and all these things will be added to you. The things that so many seek after have to do with their needs. There is only one thing needful and that is to seek Me with all of your heart.

You seek Me first when your thoughts are continually drawn towards Me. Whenever you are worried, come to Me and talk with Me. Whenever you are fearful, come to Me and talk with Me. I recognize that there are things that you have to do during the day - the routines of life, the work that you do to earn monies. However, these things should never consume your mind. I want to be in on everything that is a concern to you moment by moment.

I want you to turn to Me throughout the day by praying about everything. You do not need to get in a prayer position to pray. Simply talk to Me, ask Me questions, and then still yourself enough to hear My voice. I want to help you, but I cannot if you busy yourself doing your own thing throughout the day.

MATTHEW 6:33

Thursday, May 20, 2010

CONDEMNATION

True humility is seeing yourself as I see you. I never condemn you. You are worth the price I paid with My own blood to save you and to give you My righteousness. There is one who condemns you. His name is Satan and he uses the mouths of others to accuse, criticize, and condemn you.

My encounter with the woman caught in adultery reveals that I did not come into the world to condemn the world, but to save it. After her accusers had dropped their stones and left us alone, I said to her "Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?" She said, "No one, Lord." Then I said to her, "Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more."

If ever you feel under condemnation, remember that I do not condemn you. If your own heart condemns you, I am greater than your heart, and I know all things.

JOHN 8:10-11; JOHN 3: 17; 1 JOHN 3:20

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

WISDOM, DISCERNMENT, PRUDENCE

Whenever you do not know which way to turn, turn to Me. I am always waiting to help you. Ask Me for wisdom. I have given you My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth. He will also be able to give you keen discernment about people who are in your life and effective ways of relating to them. I am a relational God. You are in My sheepfold, and I can protect you from the wolves in sheep's clothing.

Today listen carefully to those gentle promptings My Spirit gives you, and you will make prudent decisions.

JOHN 14:16, 16:13; JAMES 1:5

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

LIGHT AND DARKNESS

You are the light of the world. I am the TRUE LIGHT that gives light to every person who comes into the world. Just as I attend every funeral of a sparrow, I also attend every conception and birth. It saddens Me that so many born choose to walk in darkness.

When I walked on Earth, I did the works of My Father and many were turned from darkness to light. However, there were those who rejected My message. Even many of My Jewish brothers and sisters rejected Me.

On the day of Pentecost, fire fell from heaven and lit those gathered in the upper room with My light. My followers were empowered by My Spirit to be My witnesses and lights shining in this dark world. You are also empowered by My Spirit to be lights. As the world grows darker, your path will grow brighter and brighter until I come again. Walk in the light and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. Keep on fire for Me and let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

JOHN 1:9; MATTHEW 10:29; ACTS 2; EPHESIANS 5:11; MATTHEW 5:16

Monday, May 17, 2010

ABUNDANT LIFE

I came to give you abundant life. The abundant life I give you is found in My Kingdom. My Kingdom is not meat or drink. Instead, it is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. When I gave Myself as a sacrifice for you, I purchased for you with My own blood the gift of My righteousness. The abundance of My righteousness is yours. Never trust in your own righteousness. By that I mean, never try to defend yourself whenever Satan tries to condemn you. Simply say out loud, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ." Satan can only have success in condemning you when you are trusting in your own self-righteousness instead of mine.

When I was raised from the dead, I purchased for you My peace. I left this inheritance to all those who believe in Me. You can have perfect peace in every situtation now because you know that you will one day be resurrected to a completely new life.

When I received the promise from the Father, the Holy Spirit, and sent Him to lead and guide you into all truth. I gave you the power on Earth to overcome temptation and the power to be a living witness for Me. On that special day when 120 of My followers were gathered in the upper room, they received everything they needed to have abundance of joy in My Holy Spirit.
Rejoice today because you have life and have it more abundantly!!

JOHN 10:10; ISAIAH 54:17; ACTS 2

Sunday, May 16, 2010

TRYING TIMES

Everyone experiences trying times in the span of a life time. During those trying times, I want you to turn to Me immediately for help. Every trial you encounter is an opportunity for My glory light to be revealed in the midst of what seems to be a very dark time. Every trial is My opportunity for My peace to calm your soul in the midst of the storm. Every trial is a time when I can be your strength when you feel so weak. I can even be your faith when you are filled with doubts.

Cry out to Me and cling to Me in every trial, and I will supply all you need to overcome every obstacle in those trying times. After the trial, continue to depend upon Me daily. Trying to overcome without depending upon Me during trying times is an exercise in futility. Wait patiently in My presence and you will be strengthened to face each day with the knowledge that I am the "Great I am." I am all you need.

1 PETER 12-14

Saturday, May 15, 2010

STILL YOUR SOUL

I can only instill in you My peace when you take time to still your soul in My presence. When you come to Me, I can teach you meekness. The fruits of meekness are a listening ear; a teachable and obedient spirit; a tender, yet strong, heart that has no fear of man; a gentle tongue that has the law of kindness upon it; a renewed mind that disperses My wisdom and knowledge; a will that is moved by My compassion; emotions that are anchored in My hope; and a heart and mind that are captured by My faith.

I can instill all these fruits in you as you spend quality time in My presence. Take time daily to still your soul from the business of life and quietly wait in My presence. Those quiet times spent with Me will transform your soul to be more like My soul.

PSALM 86:4

Friday, May 14, 2010

THE NARROW WAY

When you read the words, "Enter by the narrow gate for wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it," remember that I am the way. I am the One who will be with you always. Once you have made the decision to go My way, I will lead you the rest of the way.

I am the way, the truth, and the life. I will lead you into all truth. You need to know that your life is hid with Me in God, My Father. The Father and I abide in you by My Holy Spirit. Trust Me to go ahead of you to lead you in My paths of righteousness so that you will glorify Me today and every day in what you do and say.

JOHN 6:13; 14:6

Thursday, May 13, 2010

WORDS OF LIFE

Walking day by day with Me is not hard. When I lived on Earth, I simply walked around the Sea of Galilee and people came to Me for healing and deliverance. I ministered to those who came to Me. When there were over 5,000 people gathered on the hillside, I fed them. This is how you are to walk with Me day by day. Minister to those who come to you and then feed them My Word. It is My Word that heals and sets people free. My Word brings life to people.

Today, hide My Word in Your heart so that you will be ready to deliver My Word to those who you will speak to today, tomorrow, and everyday.

John 6:10-14, 68-69

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

TOUCHED WITH YOUR FEELINGS

Blessing, honor, and glory are due Me. Whenever you praise Me, My heart leaps for joy. When I walked on Earth I felt the agony of soul in the Garden and I also felt the joy of teaching My disciples and seeing people healed and delivered. I know the exhiliration that praise brings and the dispair that comes through rejection. Remember that I was despised and rejected by men.

Never doubt that I do not know how you feel. I know when you have up days and when you have down days. Rest assured that I am praying for you always. I came to Earth to reveal the love of My Father to Earth and to make it possible for you to have eternal fellowship with Me and My Father. I also came to identify with your feelings. When you have a down day I talk to My Father about this and I pray for you. I am praying for you today, so rest every care in My hands and receive My love, peace, and joy.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

GLORIFY

Joy in the morning comes when you wake up and immediately recognize My presence with you and in you. Of course, I am with you always, but often you do not take the time to ackowledge My presence. In you I live and move and have My being.

Your life is hid with Me in God and your life is not your own. I bought it with My own blood and now I have the joy of watching you glorify Me on Earth. This is your major purpose in life - to glorify Me daily or make My presence known to others. You glorify Me whenever you share My love, My joy, My peace, and My Word with others. Today allow the liquid gold of my glory to pour out of your earthly vessel to others.

ACTS 17:28; JOHN 15-17

Monday, May 10, 2010

SET TIME

There is a set time for every thing in your life. There is a time to be born and a time to die. It is appointed to all men to die once and then the judgment comes. There is a "Book of Life" that has been written for you. In that book are written works that you are to accomplish.

When you appear before Me and your "Book of Life" is opened, you will receive rewards for the works I accomplished through you while you lived on Earth. Remember always that without Me you can do nothing and through Me all things are possible.

Ask Me today to empower you to do the works I have called you to do.

HEBREWS 9:27; REVELATION 20:12

Sunday, May 9, 2010

MY WILL

Willingness to do My will on Earth is all I ask of you. When you are truly willing to do My will, I will empower you by My Spirit to do it.

What is My will? When I was on Earth, I did only those things I saw the Father do and I only said those things I heard the Father say. I went about doing good and preaching in parable and in plain words all about the Kingdom of God. Now you have the same charge. You have My Holy Spirit that will accomplish the will of My Father through you. As you daily surrender your will to Me, I will enable you to walk in every good work that I created you to do from the foundation of this earth.

Everyday, lift your body, soul, and spirit up to Me and give Me your will. It is your own will that fights against My will. Remember it is My Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom and He is so pleased when you present His glorious kingdom to others. Do that today and you will be doing My will.

JOHN 5:19, 12:49; LUKE 12:32

Saturday, May 8, 2010

HOLD TOGETHER

My Word was spoken and all creation came into being. Now My Word holds all creation together. My Word is also what will hold your life together when things seem to be falling apart.

When there is a crisis in your life or you encounter what seems to be an unsurmountable problem, turn to My Word. Ask Me to lead and guide you to the specific promises I have made concerning your problem. Pray the promise, not the problem, and this will build your faith.

Also speak My Word out loud whenever temptation comes. If all you can remember to say is ,"Get behind Me Satan in the name of Jesus!" speak that out loud and Satan will flee. At My name every demon must flee. Be faithful to use My Word to speak against Satan and I will be able to keep you from giving into temptation.

PSALM 119:116

Friday, May 7, 2010

LOVE - THE MIGHTY WEAPON

I have provided many weapons of warfare for My saints to use. However, many forget that My love is the mightiest weapon they can wield against Satan. Satan hates it when brother loves brother and sister loves sister. He hates it when husband loves wife and wife loves husband. He hates it when church members esteem one another higher than themselves and never think of their own agendas.

The true mark of one of My followers is "LOVE." "See how they love one another." Those who do not believe in Me become quite discouraged when they see church fights, church splits, family splits and broken relationships among Christians. Satan claps his hands when all of that occurs.

Two steps you can take daily to manifest My love to others is to:

1. Esteem others higher than yourself.
2. Pray and ask Me to help you love with My love and forgive with My forgiveness.

1 Corinthians 13

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MY REST

Enter today into My rest where you can cease from your own works and trust Me to work through you. Whenever you try in your own strength to work things out in those situations that are a concern to you, I am not able to give you the wisdom you need.

I want you to come to Me and ask Me for wisdom. I know the beginning from the end and I will be able to help you to do My will instead of your own will in every situtation. Remember always that I am able to work through you both to will and to do of My good pleasure only when you release every matter that concerns you to Me. I then will be able to perfect everything that is a concern to you.

HEBREWS 4:10; JAMES 1:5; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; PSALM 138:8

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FOCUS

Be still and know that I am God. So few of my saints take time every day to sit at My feet. Beware of business because this is a weapon the enemy uses to draw you away from knowing Me. I am always with you and My Holy Spirit lives within you, but if your mind is absorbed with earthly things, even if such things are worthy of thought, soon you will lose your focus.

Set your affections on things that are above, not on this earth. When you do this, your perceptions of others will be in line with My perspective of them and you also will be able to walk in the works that I have created for you to do today. Be still and allow Me to adjust your spiritual glasses.

Colossians 3:2

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

REJOICE

I cause the evenings and the mornings to rejoice. The birds sing their songs of praise to Me at sunrise and sunset. Listen for them at sunset tonight and join them in their symphony of praise.
They also sing loudly as the sun comes up. Joy comes in the morning. You can rejoice every morning because I have given you a fresh start. Yesterday is past, so do not dwell on anything negative that happened yesterday. Instead, rejoice that My presence is with you today and I will strengthen you to face whatever the day may bring.

Join the birds in their songs of praise as the sun sets. Think about your day and before you go to bed, write down five things to thank Me for that happened during the course of your day. Read a Psalm and you will have a sweet sleep. I desire for you to rejoice always even on the days that you experience many trials.

Psalm 65:8; Philippians 4:4; James 1:2-4

Monday, May 3, 2010

STAY THE COURSE

"Stay the course!" Captains of ships always give this command even when there are stormy seas. I am the captain of the ship of your soul. Today I want you to stay your mind upon Me. When you do this, I will keep you in perfect peace. I also want you stay the course in your mind by pulling down every stronghold. Whenever you have an anxious thought, pray to Me with thanksgiving and I will be able to guard both your mind and your heart from troubling thoughts.

Today I want you to stay the course in the emotional level of your soul by placing all your hope in Me. When you do this, I will provide a sure anchor to hold your emotions steady when they seem to be going up and down with every wave of adversity. Stay the course in your will area also. Surrender your will completely to Me today and I then will be able to work within you both to will and to do what is pleasing in My sight.

HEBREWS 6:19; 2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-5; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7;

Sunday, May 2, 2010

STRENGTH

Lord, give me strength! There are many days that I have heard you say this to Me. I love to hear those words because I cannot wait to help you. This is why I sent My Holy Spirit to encourage, strengthen, and instruct you. He is the "Helper."

So many go through life and never cry out to Me for help. They trust in their own stength and intelligence to get them through the day. My goal for you is for you to depend upon Me moment by moment. When you do this, you will never be dismayed. I will uphold you with My strong right hand and together we will walk hand in hand throughout the day. My strength and My support will carry you through even the days that seem overwhelming. Commit your works to Me today and I will order your thoughts.

ISAIAH 41:10; PROVERBS 16:3

Saturday, May 1, 2010

RESCUE MISSION

From the time I entered the world as a babe and even before the foundation of the Earth, I was on a rescue mission. My mission was to rescue those who were perishing in the sea of rebellion. That stormy sea of rebellion began when Adam and Eve decided to disobey My Father.
Ever since that time, many have perished in that sea of sin.

My prophet Isaiah wrote, "All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned every one to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all" (Isaiah 53:6). When I was crucified, My Father placed the sins of the whole world upon Me and the lifeline to save mankind was thrown to those who were drowning in their sins. The opportunity was given then for all mankind to repent of their rebellion and turn to My Father. You also are on a rescue mission. Pray today for opportunities to share this good news with others and pray for those you know to grab hold to this lifeline.

ISAIAH 53:6