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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.


Thursday, September 30, 2010

THOUGHTS

Capture your thoughts and give them to Me. Give any thought that is negative or contrary to My Word to Me immediately.

When you set your affections on the things that are above, you will have a Kingdom view. For example, when you are worried and concerned about finances, transfer your thoughts to My Treasure House in heaven. I own the cattle on a 1000 hills. When you have thoughts that cause you to fear, think about My love and protection. My perfect love casts out all fear. When you remain in My perfect love, fear must go.

Dwell and abide in Me, My Word, My love and your thoughts will be Kingdom thoughts. The Kingdom view is filled with righteous, peaceful, and joyful thoughts.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7; ROMANS 14:17

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GIVING

I am a giver, and I have called you to be a giver. I love a cheerful giver. There is such liberty in giving. Freely you have received, so freely give. I have a bountiful treasure house in heaven, and I am the doorkeeper to that treasure house. You have not because you ask not. Never hesitate to ask. You never have to beg. No good thing will I withhold from those who walk uprightly with Me.

I taught My disciples to ask Father for their daily bread. It is My delight to meet your daily needs. As you seek My Kingdom first and My righteousness, I will meet your daily needs for clothing and food.

You are already clothed with My righteousness, but you seek My righteousness when you offer yourself as a living sacrifice to Me. Daily offer your body to Me and the members of your body to be used as instruments of My righteousness, love, peace, and joy. The only gift I require from you is YOU. When you daily commit your whole being to Me, I am committed to grant your requests. I grant the desires of the righteous. You will ask rightly when your greatest desire is to do My will.

PSALM 37:4, 25; 84:11; LUKE 12l31; 2 CORINTHIANS 9:7

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

TREATMENT

I know how you love to be treated with kindness. I know how you appreciate those in your life who always give you an encouraging word. You love to have people extend their forgiveness to you. You love to have others strengthen and pray for you in your times of trial. You love the tender touch.

Everyone loves to be treated well. Think about that today as you go through your day. Do unto others exactly how you want them to do to you. As you sow loving deeds of kindness and words of encouragement to others, you will reap the same. To obtain mercy, you must show mercy.

MATTHEW 5:7;

Monday, September 27, 2010

LATTER RAIN

Pray for the latter rain that will precede My coming again. The prophet Zechariah wrote, "Ask the Lord for rain in the time of the latter rain" (Zechariah 10:1). James compared believers to farmers who wait patiently for the former and latter rain. I exhort you today to be patient and establish your heart for My return.

This is a time when you must intercede for the lost. My Spirit is moving quickly in these last days to gather this last great harvest. However, He needs your cooperation. Your intercession will bring forth a great harvest. Cry out for the lost. Pray for more laborers who will take My good news to those who have never heard.

This is not a time to be slack in your spiritual disciplines of prayer and Bible study. There is much work to do. Keep working in the fields and establish your heart in Me. There will be much trembling and shaking of the Earth in the days ahead, but do not be shaken in your belief.
Be patient. It is with patience that you are able to receive all I have promised you. Establish yourself in My Word because My Word will be your sustenance in the days ahead.

For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return there, but water the earth, and make it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower and bread to the eater,

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:10-11).

JOEL 2:23-28, 2 PETER 1:4; HOSEA 6:3

Sunday, September 26, 2010

RIGHTS

Some people feel like they have certain rights and are entitled to be treated a certain way. When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, I gave you every right that I have. You have the right to the Kingdom of God, the right to My full inheritance, and the right to have a continual relationship with Me and My Father by the Holy Spirit. My Kingdom is not meat or drink, but it is peace, righteousness, and joy in the Holy Spirit. I purchased you the right to be clothed in My righteousness so that you now can have immediate access to My Throne Room in prayer.

Meditate on these rights I have given to you today. You did not have to earn these rights. They were freely given to you. The greatest right I gave you is to love Me with all of your heart and to love others as I love them. That means that I have given you the right to love those who are insisting on their own rights. I know those are difficult people to love, but I have given you the Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love.

Enjoy the rights I have given you and above all, present these truths to others. Those who insist on their own rights have not yet come to the realization that I am the One Who daily gives them bread and breath to live their lives. Pray for those who have not yet entered My Kingdom.

ROMANS 14:17; HEBREWS 4:14-16; ROMANS 5:5

Saturday, September 25, 2010

LONELINESS

There are many holidays when families gather together to celebrate and dine together. My Father ordained the Feast of Tabernacles to be one of those holy days when families dined in booths for seven days. I attended every Feast, but right before I was crucified I attended the first few days of the Feast of Tabernacles in secret. It was not My time yet to reveal Myself. Even My brothers did not believe in Me and they wanted Me to show Myself openly in Jerusalem.

They did not know it, but I did attend the Feast. I stood in the shadows as I watched My family enjoying their fellowship with one another. The loneliness I felt then was almost unbearable. However, that loneliness I felt then was nothing to compare to the loneliness I would soon feel when My Father had to turn away from Me for a moment as I took the sins of the whole world upon Me. Father has purer eyes than to behold evil, and the sin upon Me caused Him to turn away. I cried, "My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?"

On that fateful day when I died on the tree, I paved the way for all those who are rejected and lonely to be healed. As the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas soon approach, pray for those who are lonely and include them if possible in your celebrations.
There is still time to include those who do not have family to join you as you continue to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles.

JOHN 7:1-10; MATTHEW 27:46

Friday, September 24, 2010

WORDS

I appreciate every morning when you pray the prayer, "Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to You, O Lord." Whatever is in your heart will eventually come out of your mouth. My servant, David, knew this. He wrote: For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether (Psalm 139:4)

I know what you are going to speak before you speak it because I know your heart. This is why it is so important to meditate on My Word all the day long. When My Word comes out of your mouth, lives can be changed. At the same time, the enemy will give you words to speak during the day that could harm those you encounter during this day. The enemy will have no success in doing this, if your mind is stayed upon Me and you meditate on My Word.

The best defense against the enemy is a great offense. The enemy wants to use your mouth as a gun to fire harmful words like bullets to others. Once words come out of your mouth, they cannot be retrieved. The harm done is done.

I urge you today to give your heart to Me and allow Me to speak to you My words all the day long. Worry is negative meditation. Instead of letting your mind get into a worry whirl, meditate on My Word day and night and I will cause your way to prosper and your day to be fruitful.

JOSHUA 1:8

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FAMILY REST

There seems to be such an unrest in families today. As I look into the homes of those who even believe in Me, I see strife, busyness, and a total lack of peace. How I want to say to them, please look up and keep your eyes on Me! Stop hurrying and worrying!! I am your "Good Shepherd," and I bid you to come to the waters and drink. I want to lead you to green pastures, but few take time for Me to minister to them.

Pray for families. This is to be a day of rest as ordained by My Father many years ago. It is the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles, and it is to be a day when thoughts turn heavenward. Take this day and cease from your own works. Come into My presence with singing and rejoicing. Lay every care upon Me. As your good Shepherd, I want you to be care free. Sheep are carefree because they trust their shepherd to go ahead of them and prepare the way. They follow his lead. I want you to follow My lead today, but first you must spend time with Me. How can you obey My instructions without spending time in My Word and time in My presence?

You will have a peaceful day and a joyful day if you will pray about everything and be anxious in nothing. The enemy's plan is to distract you from the awareness of My presence with you. Avoid strife at all costs and see those in your family as My treasures. Treat them as such and you will have a fruitful day.

PSALM 23; PHILIPPIANS 4:4-7

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

FEAST OF TABERNACLES

I love a party. When you read about My life, you soon discover that I love to attend parties and I attended every Feast prescribed by My Father. Some people see My Father as a stern, taskmaster. This is such a wrong image, and I came to Earth to reveal His true character of mercy, love, and grace. Mercy and judgment met together when I was on Earth and I am now assigned to judge all things. My sacrifice paved the way for you to be delivered from sin and eternal death.

My Father appointed several feasts that included dining. Sukkot is one of those feasts. Today Sukkot, the Feast of Taberncacles begins. This is a time where families gather under their sukkahs to have meals together for seven days. This Feast is the most joyful of all feasts.

My Father and I want to dine with you daily as you feed yourself the "Bread of Life," by enjoying My presence with you and reading My Word. Remember I said, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him and he with Me." I give you that invitation today and I look forward to celebrating Sukkot with you.

LEVITICUS 23:33-42; REVELATION 3:20

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

POSITIONS

During your lifetime you may experience the following positions - slipping, sliding and gliding. I know this seems strange to you, but let Me explain. You will avoid slipping off the path I have prepared for you daily if you will every morning slip into My arms. I know you cannot see Me, but allow Me to minister to you and give you a good morning hug when you spend time with Me in My presence. Trust the day to Me and know that I will support you throughout the day.
The awareness of My presence with you will keep you on track.

Avoid sliding downward. You backslide when you return to old patterns of thinking and behavior. Allow My Spirit to lead you moment by moment and you will avoid backsliding. As you follow His lead, He will help you glide through the day.

Bind hindering spirits in My blood and tell them to go where I will deal with them. The enemy would love to block your path. However, when you know with assurance the position I have purchased for you, you will have victory over the enemy. You are seated with Me above all those demonic spirits that would seek to hinder you.

Allow My Spirit today to cause you to soar above all hindrances. Keep your mind centered upon Me throughout this day and you will be able accomplish all that I have for you to do today.

EPHESIANS 2:6

Monday, September 20, 2010

GET SET

"Ready, get set, go!" is the command given to a runner at the start of a race. If the runner goes ahead of the sound of the starting gun, he has to line up again because he had a false start. I do not want you ever to have a false start to each day.

To be ready for what is ahead of you each day, you need to wait patiently for the sound of My voice. I have much to tell you at the beginning of each day, but unless you take time to read My Word and to listen to My voice, you will miss My instructions and exhortations.

My promise to all those who take the time to wait upon Me is that I will renew their strength. They will run and not be weary and they will walk and not faint. Every morning, take time in My presence. Wait quietly so that you will not miss the starting sound of the day - My voice speaking to you Spirit to spirit.

Never run in the power of your own self-effort. When you do this, you will get worn out. When you take time to wait upon Me, I can redeem your time throughout the day and at the end of the day you will thank Me for a fruitful day. When you take time to wait upon Me, you will run with the wind of My Spirit behind you and the joy of My presence before you.

ISAIAH 40:31

Sunday, September 19, 2010

HEART

"Rend your heart, and not your garments." Before I was crucified, the high priest tore his garments and then accused me of blasphemy. As the high priest, he was never to tear his garments because those garments were holy. I wanted his heart to turn to me, but instead he accused me.

When I died on the tree, I paved the way for you to wear a righteous robe. I have made you a priest in My Kingdom. That righteous robe will not be torn. It is an everlasting robe that will go with you into eternity. Your heart is what is important to Me. You are a priest unto Me, and because you wear this robe, I call you to love as I love and to forgive as I forgive. Whenever your heart is hardened by unforgiveness, envy, anger, or pride, I want you to remember that you wear My righteous robe. Give your heart to Me and ask Me to cleanse your heart of those things that hinder My love from flowing freely through you.

You have just completed the "Days of Awe," a time of reflection and repentance. I desire to change your heart in this year of 5771 according to Hebrew calendar. True repentance always is proven by the fruit it produces. The fruit of My love is what I want to produce in you. Ask Me to create in you a clean heart and a right Spirit and loving attitude towards others.

JOEL 2:12-14; MARK 14:60-64

Saturday, September 18, 2010

ATONEMENT

All over the world today My Jewish brothers and sisters are observing the "Day of Atonement." This is a holy day to be observed for all generations. It is a day to confess your sins and to break curses and vows.

For you it is a day of rejoicing because you received My blood sacrifice for your sins. When I died on the tree, My shed blood provided more than just a covering for your sins. When you believed in your heart that I died for your sins, was raised from the dead, and now sit on the right hand of My Father, you received forgiveness for your sins - past, present, and future. I removed your sins and I remember them no more.

You can rejoice because you know with full assurance that your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. Father accepted My perfect sacrifice, and My shed blood purchased the great joy of being made righteous in My Father's eyes. You now can be one with Me and My Father. Remember to pray today for all those who do not yet know Me as their Lord and Savior. Pray that they will read what I did for them in Isaiah 53. I am unveiling the eyes of many Jewish people today, and they will know Me as their Messiah.

LEVITICUS 17:11; ISAIAH 53; ROMANS 10:8-10

Friday, September 17, 2010

RIVER OF LIFE

The life in the Spirit should be a constant flow of My power through you. I give you an opportunity daily to receive a fresh drink from My River of Life that flows from My Throne Room. As you pray in the Spirit, you tap into that River and a refreshing comes and you are edified.

Paul, My friend, knew the secret to daily being filled with My Spirit. He made melody in his heart all the day long and he sang in the Spirit continually. It was that daily refreshing from My Spirit that gave Him strength to face every trial.

There are some days that you forget to draw from the wells of salvation within you. I give you the invitation today and every day, "Come to the waters and drink." Out of your belly shall flow rivers of living water that will refresh not only you but also all those you encounter today.

REVELATIONS 22:1; EPHESIANS 5:19; ISAIAH 12:3

Thursday, September 16, 2010

DESIRES

Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart. When you delight yourself in Me, I am able to plant My desires in your heart. As long as look inward to yourself instead of focusing on Me, your desires do not match with My desires for you. You open yourself up to the worldly desires of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the lust of the pride of life.
These worldly desires can only be met in worldly ways.

To counter this downward spiral into worldly thinking, let your praises to Me resound in heaven and offer your body daily to Me as a living sacrifice. I love your praises, but the hightest form of worship is to fulfill My will on Earth. You cannot do this if your mind is filled with worldly desires or inward thinking. Set your affections on the things that are above and you will never be pulled down by the world around you.

PSALM 37:4; 1 JOHN 2:15-16; COLOSSIANS 3:2;

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

AGREEMENT

Agreement is so very important as you labor in My Kingdom on earth. I said to My disciples that if two are agreed as touching anything and ask it of My Father in My name, He will do it. Of course, there are conditions that must be met for this kingdom principle to work. The two who agree in prayer must make sure that when they are praying that they have forgiven all everything. Forgiveness and faith are two ingredients that produce effective prayer.

I also said that where two or three are gathered in My name, I will be there. Every day you have an opportunity to agree in prayer with another believer. Take a few moments daily to do this, and you will be amazed at the results.

The reason why two agreed in prayer is so powerful is that My love flows between you and your prayer partner. As you make your requests known to Me, the flow of My perfect love between two believers will always put the enemies of My kingdom to flight. My love is the most powerful weapon against the evil one. When someone gives you a prayer request, take time at that very moment to agree in prayer for that request.

MATTHEW 18:19-20; MARK 11:25;

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

OUTLINE

Outlining the things you have to do each day is a good exercise. You set your priorities in a 1, 2, 3, or an A,B,C, outline. I love to see you care that much about the day that I have given you as a gift. However, never forget that I am the "AUTHOR and FINISHER" of your FAITH.

I also have an outline for your day. I have already written the works that I want you to accomplish through Me each day. I wrote those works in your "BOOK OF LIFE" before you were even born. Pray daily that you will be on the same page that I have written. Be willing always to be ready for the suddenlys that I may allow to altar your own outline.

Come to Me every morning before you begin the acitivities of the day and inquire of Me. Ask Me what I have planned for you that day. Commit your works to Me and I will order your thoughts according to the outline of priorities I have written.

REVELATION 20:12; HEBREWS 12:2; PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, September 13, 2010

CONVERSATIONS

Sometimes when you have conversations with others, you ask yourself, "Will this conversation ever end?" During such a conversation, you are thinking, "Let's get on with it! I have things to do." Remember always that relating to people in conversation is something I loved to do and still love to do. I am always speaking to you throughout the day, but so often you are not listening. I desire to have an unending conversation with you, but many times you break that communion with Me to do some menial task or to go somewhere.

Keep in mind that I can speak to you no matter what you are doing at the time. Even when you are cleaning the house or on the computer at work, I am speaking to you. Tune your ears daily to hear My voice and you will save yourself time and also receive the joy of My presence with you.

I am the best conversationalist ever known to mankind. There is so much I want to tell you.
Give me a chance!

JOHN 15:11

Sunday, September 12, 2010

STOREHOUSE

There is a great storehouse in heaven. I have the keys to that storehouse. When you pray to My Father in My name and ask Me to supply all of your needs according to My riches in glory, I open that storehouse.

I have promised to clothe and feed you when you seek My Kingdom and walk in righteousness. Sometimes there are hindering spirits that prevent the quick delivery of your needs. Take authority in My name and bind those hindering spirits in My blood and cancel out their assignments against you.

It is always My desire to meet your every need. Never doubt that. Just as a loving Father or a loving husband sees to the provision of his family, I see to your provision. I am Jehovah Jirah, your provider.

MALACHI 3:10; MATTHEW 6:25-34

Saturday, September 11, 2010

TRAGEDY

Tragedy is no respector of persons. Because you live in a world that is on a steady course to destruction, there will be tribulation. You are now experiencing the times that I called, "The Beginning of Sorrows." You would think that such tragedies that are happening in the world today would cause many to repent and turn to Me. However, the self-filled life only thinks of self at these times. Such a life asks this question, "Will I be safe?" There is only one place of safety in this life on earth. That place is in My Father's heart.

Remember always that your life here is but a vapor. Eternity, however, is forever. Pray for those who seek safety and security from what the world has to offer. I offer so much more. I offer peace in the midst of the storm, joy in the midst of sorrow, and love that never fails no matter what is going on in the world.

I exhort you to pray for the suffering, but most of all I urge you to pray for those who are perishing spiritually because they have never known Me. Pray for My laborers who I send to those places where natural disasters and wars exist. Those laborers need your undergirding in prayer. Never have your mind absorbed with what will happen if tragedy strikes you? Instead, get out of that selfish mode and comfort those who mourn, weep with those who weep, and give the gospel to those who are perishing spiritually.

MATTHEW 24:8; 1 THESSALONIANS 4:14-18; JAMES 4:13-17

Friday, September 10, 2010

TIME

Never allow time constraints in your life. I know that there are deadlines you have to meet at your work place, but My life within you is not bound by time. Think about My life while I was on Earth. I simply prayed to My Father and gave Him My day. Then Father would lead Me by His Spirit.

As I walked the shores of Galilee, Father would put Me in the right place at the right time to teach or to minister to those who were in My presence. I did not think about time. My heart and My mind were always on doing My Father's will.

Each morning when you spend time with Me, ask Me to put you in the right place at the right time. Then follow the lead of My Spirit as He gives you gentle impressions throughout the day. When you walk in the Spirit, you are on My Father's time schedule, not your own.

JOHN 4:32

Thursday, September 9, 2010

TRUMPETS

The Feast of Trumpets is a glorious time of celebration for My Jewish people. It is a time for all believers to meditate on the day when the trumpet sound will usher in My return. Everyday, however, should be a day to look forward to My return. Live each day as if it will be the time for you to be with Me forever. Let the sound of the shofar stir your heart and remind you that you are here on earth for only one purpose - to glorify Me.

As the Days of Awe begin, remember that I have provided for you not only a covering for your sins, but a complete removal of them because of the blood I shed when I died on the tree for you. What a joy should fill your heart to know that your name is written in My Lamb's Book of Life.
I am the sacrificial lamb Who has provided complete right standing for you with My Father.

Let this be a time of repentance, but most of all a time of rejoicing. Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be white as snow.

NUMBERS 29:1; ISAIAH 1:18

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TASTE

Taste and see that I am good. It is My will that you enjoy every moment of every day. Does this mean that you will never have trials or temptations? Of course not. I told you that in the world you will have tribulation.

Remember that the devil only left Me for a season. He will try daily to steal your joy, but do not let Him. You are in the world, but not of the world. This is why My friend Paul exhorted those who believe in Me to set their affections on the things that are above and not on the things that are on this earth. When you consistantly do this throughout the day, you will experience a taste of heaven moment by moment. The things of this world will grow strangely dim in the light of My glory and grace.

I am the bread of life and when you read My Word, you have an opportunity to dine with Me. I have prepared a table before you in the midst of your enemies. Come dine with Me today and taste and see that I am good.

JOHN 16:33; PSALM 23:5; COLOSSIANS 3:2; JOHN 6:35

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

REFLECTION

The New Year for My chosen people will begin at sundown tomorrow. Rosh Hashanah services will be observed by many. After this exciting celebration, a time of reflection begins. My desire is that you join with My chosen for ten days of reflection over this past year. The year 5771 will begin at sundown tomorrow. This will be a key year for Israel. I urge you to pray daily for the peace of Jerusalem. The Ten Days of Awe is a crucial time for Israel. Pray for the protection of My land and pray for the unveiling of the eyes of many to see Me for Who I am.

The shofar that is blown to usher in the New Year is a call for repentance. Pray for My Spirit to reveal those things that you need to confess to Me and to turn away from. Repentance is a turning away from the old ways and the chains of the past that have bound you. Most people understand that repentance is a turning away, but few understand that repentance is also a turning towards. Pray for all those you know who need to turn towards Me in the next year. Only I can give them the gift of repentance and I do respond to your intercession for them.

LUKE 5:32, 24:47; ACTS 20:21; 2 CORINTHIANS 7:9-10; 2 TIMOTHY 2:24-26

Monday, September 6, 2010

LABOR

Labor to enter My rest. This seems to be a strange exhortation, but I do have a rest that awaits all those who labor in My vineyard. Every day you eat, drink, and hopefully exercise. I know how you often leave off physical exercise. That seems to be last on your list of priorities. When you leave off physical exercise, you become weak. The same is true when you leave off spiritual exercise. Your spiritual exercise is prayer. Daily you feed yourself My Word and drink from the River of Life, My Holy Spirit, but sometimes you do not pray about everything.

My servant Paul exhorted believers to not be anxious about anything, but to pray about everything. When you do this, you will not get into a "worry whirl." Anxiety will cause your soul to be in a state of unrest and the "worry whirl" will wear you out.

Today make your spiritual labor your first priority. Cast all of your cares upon Me in prayer and you will find rest for your soul.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; MATTHEW 11:28-29

Sunday, September 5, 2010

TRYING

Trying harder is not what I want you to do. The walk with Me is not one that requires your own self-effort. Victories will come when you yield yourself to Me and recognize that without Me you can do nothing. I am your strength, joy, peace, and love.

Give yourself fully to Me today and you will see that I am the One who both gives you the will and enables you to do My pleasure. My greatest pleasure while I was on earth was doing My Father's will. Great pleasure will come to you when you moment by moment yield to My Holy Spirit as He guides you through this day.

Know that the "King of Glory" dwells within your mortal body. I am that "King." Make Me "King for the Day" by offering your body to Me as a living sacrifice and the members of your body as instruments of My peace, love, and joy.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; JOHN 16:13-14; ROMANS 12:1

Saturday, September 4, 2010

RECOLLECTION

Whenever you are having a hard time collecting your thoughts, use that time to recall all. David, My psalmist, went through extremely difficult times. His life was one of fight or flight. Yet, he was able to get through these times with My strength because He knew the secret to recalling all the times I had helped him through difficult times. As he reflected on the times that I had given him victory in various trials, his heart was encouraged. He knew the secret to encouraging himself in Me.

Never rehearse the hard times and never rehearse the hurts. You will be brought low when you do this. Instead recall all that I have done for you over the years. See My hand helping you and holding you through the hard times. I have been present throughout your life. I remember the day you took your first breath and the joy I experienced then. I will be with you on the day your take your last breath. On that day you will know and see how I have held you close to Me through the years.

Fight negative thoughts. Do not dwell on them. Whatever is lovely, pure, virtuous, uplifiting and worthy of praise, think on these things. When you can give Me thanks for everything and in everthing, the enemy will have no success with you.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Friday, September 3, 2010

PLANS

I allow resistance to plans that you make without inquiring of Me. This is for your benefit. Just as I sent the angel to stand in the way of Balaam, I do send My angels before you to keep you on the path I have for you. They watch over you and surround you to protect you. Sometimes that protection means that they will block you from going down the wrong path.

Understand that all I do for you is for your good. There are demonic forces also that work against you, but I am over them. Everything in your life is either ordained or allowed by Me as you seek to walk in righteousness. You are always in a safe place when you hide yourself in Me every morning. Remember always that you are hid with Me in My Father's heart today.

NUMBERS 22: 21-35; COLOSSIANS 3:3

Thursday, September 2, 2010

SOUNDS

I made the seasons for your enjoyment. I know how you look forward to the fall of the year when the sounds of summer cease and a quiet, stillness blankets the earth. Allow Me today to still your soul and spirit. I speak with a still, quiet voice and you will only hear as you wait quietly in My presence. Few take time to do this. It is in those quiet moments that you can hear Me sing to you. I do rejoice over you with singing and it delights Me when you are quiet enough to tune into My songs.

There are so many sounds during the day that compete with My voice. Even when I lived on Earth when there was no radio or TV, the sounds of the noisy crowds sought to drown out My Father's voice. This is why I had to take time apart to commune with Him.

I know there is no way that you can completely tune out the various sounds you encounter daily, but train yourself to take moments apart with Me during the day. It is in those moments that you will hear My songs over you and I also can hear the melodies in your heart to Me. It thrills Me to hear your songs of praise.

ZEPHANIAH 3:17; ISAIAH 23:16; EPHESIANS 5:19

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SECURITY

Look to Me, not to others for your security. In Me is found all you need. Do you need a financial miracle? I can supply it. Do you need a healing? I can supply healing for your broken heart, healing for your troubled soul, and healing for your body. Do you need peace? I can supply the peace that passes your understanding. Do you need joy? I can supply joy unspeakable and full of glory. I can supply all of your needs according to the riches in glory that I have.

I am the keeper of the storehouse in heaven. In that storehouse is all you will ever need on Earth. You have not because you ask not. Ask in faith and you will receive. However, when you ask make sure that you have forgiven all everything. Also make sure that you have confessed those sins that so easily beset you.

Knock on the door of my treasure house today. Ask Me to search your heart to see if there is any wicked way within you. If My Holy Spirit reveals something to confess, do not hesitate to confess your sins. I can then cleanse your heart and you can receive my forgiveness. Ask, knock, seek today and you will find that I am all you need.

PHILIPPIANS 4:19; MARK 11:25; LUKE 11:9