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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.


Friday, December 31, 2010

CLOUDS

I ride on the clouds. When you see a bright blue sky with white puffy clouds, think of Me. I am in the heavens, and I am also within you. Wherever you are, I am with you. I am omnipresent. I fill all in all.

My strength is in the clouds. Think about this whenever you have to travel by plane to a destination. Even on a day that is overcast, My sun is still shining. Even on the days that you may feel dreary or weary, I am still shining within you.

Draw upon My strength today. I am the light of the world Who can penetrate all darkness. I will lighten and brighten your countenance today as you turn to Me. You never have to have a cloudy day in your soul because I am your strength, your joy, your hope, your peace and I am all love. Meditate on these truths if ever you feel a little down. I am the glory and lifter of your head. Never forget that truth.

PSALM 36:5, 68:34; PSALM 3:3

Thursday, December 30, 2010

CHALLENGES

Challenges are a part of life. Whenever you are challenged to step out in faith, I am there to catch you. To meet every challenge successfully simply keep your focus on Me, not yourself. Grace begins when your own self-effort ends. I will supply all the grace you will need to move ahead in your walk of faith with Me.

Remember that I have gone before you and I have met every challenge and overcome every challenge that life can offer. I can make what seems to be a mountain to you melt in the warmth of My presence as you look to Me. My grace is always sufficient to meet every need and My throne of grace awaits to hear you cry out for My help in your time of need.

2 CORINTHIANS 12:9; HEBREWS 4:16

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AGREEMENT

Where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am in the midst of them. I love to see two people agreeing together in prayer. Their prayers of agreement avail much. I told My disciples that if two agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

The Christian walk is not designed to be a walk alone. I created you to have fellowship with one another and with Me. A friend sharpens the countenance of another friend just as iron sharpens iron.

Whenever you desire to have a breakthrough in prayer, pray with someonelse about the situation. Spiritual warfare prayers are more effective when two come against the enemy in prayer. Remember one can put 1,000 to flight, but two can put 10,000 to flight.

MATTHEW 18:19; PROVERBS 27:17;

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

FILLED FULL-FULFILLED

"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled." I said those words to My disciples and those gathered around them before I went to the cross. When I died as the perfect sin sacrifice, I fulfilled all of Father's requirements for righteousness and now I can impart this gift of righteousness to all those who believe in Me. I became sin so that you might become the righteousness of God in Me.

No longer do you have to hunger and thirst after righteousness. I have given righteousness to you as a free gift. This good news is what I want you to share with others so that they too might receive My righteousness.

I fulfilled every requirement for righteousness so that now you can be filled full of My Spirit. I do desire that you hunger and thirst for more of Me. When you do, I will feed your longing soul with My Word and quench your thirst with My Spirit.

MATTHEW 5:6; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:21

Monday, December 27, 2010

REFLECTION

It is that time of year when you reflect on past Christmas times with your family and friends. During these days of quiet reflection, remember My faithfulness to you over the years. Recall the many answered prayers and the warmth of My presence with you moment by moment.

My mercies are new every morning and you can look forward to many more mercy-filled mornings with Me as you praise and worship Me. In the evening recall the events of the day and how I graced you with My strength and gave you My wisdom. Great is My faithfulness to you.

Each day with you is a joy and I look forward to many more days with you now and into eternity. Remember always that you are here on Earth to reflect My glory to others. Let Me fill you afresh with My mighty anointing each day and continue to delight yourself in Me.

PSALM 89:24

Sunday, December 26, 2010

MOMENTS

Live each day as though it will be your last day on Earth. Never let the moments swallow you up into any kind of strife with your friends or family members. Whoever is in your presence at the moment is the person I have given to you as a gift. I want you to share My love with that person. Think about what you would say to that person if you knew you would never have a chance to speak to that one again. Then speak those words and let your speech be filled with grace.

Relish the moments I give you. Praise Me throughout the day. Soak in My love and the beauty of My nature. Each minute counts for eternity. Remember that.

COLOSSIANS 4:6

Saturday, December 25, 2010

BIRTHDAY PARTY

You look forward to this day all year. Pray for those who have never heard about Me. There are still many in the world who need to hear My good news.

On this day when you celebrate My birth, I desire only one present. I desire for one more soul to come to know Me in a personal way. I rejoice when I see you share My truths with others because I know that My truth will set them free from bondage.

Liberated souls are gifts to Me that make Me rejoice. The angels rejoice with Me when one soul receives Me as their Lord and Savior. All heaven has a birthday party when one sinner repents. Thank Me today for the day of your new birth and always be ready to invite others to know Me.

LUKE 2

Friday, December 24, 2010

VICTORY

This is the victory that overcomes the world even your faith. John wrote those words several years after My death and resurrection. I purchased that victory on the cross for you. I purchased complete victory over sin for you when I died as the perfect sin sacrifice.

You cannot see Me, but by faith you can know My presence with you daily. I was so real to the psalmist David that he wrote that My face was ever before Him.

Exercise your faith today. Use your divine imagination as you take time to sit in My presence. See Me by faith on every page of the Bible as you read My Word. If you lack faith to believe a promise given to you in My Word, ask Me to give you the gift of faith. You will always be victorious in every trial as you keep your heart and mind focused on Me and see Me with eyes of faith.

1 JOHN 5:4; PSALM 41:12

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ONENESS

I prayed to My Father for all those who believe in Me to become one even as I and the Father are One. The possibility of that oneness was purchased for you when I gave Myself as a willing sacrifice for your sins. The way to have complete righteousness with My Father was paved because of My atoning blood. Without the shedding of blood there is no remission for sins. At oneness with Me and the Father is My gift to you.

Those who believe in Me today can be one with Me and the Father. Also My Holy Spirit can give you the power to be at one with fellow believers. This does not mean that you will never disagree with them. This means that My arms of love are big enough to embrace you and other saints and gather you all to Myself. It is not man's doctrines that bind those who believe in Me together. It is My love.

My love also extends to all those who do not yet believe in Me. I wept as I looked at Jersualem because I wanted to gather them all to Me as a mother hen gathers her baby chicks, but they would not. Pray for those who do not yet know Me to stop their busyness just long enough to receive My love.

LEVITICUS 17:11; JOHN 17:11; MATTHEW 23:37

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

RELATIONSHIPS

Sometimes relationships can be difficult. However, it only takes one person in a relationship to infuse peace into any argument or disagreement. You never have to prove your point or win an agrument. Be willing to allow the other person to have his/her view and listen. Most people just want a listening ear.

I had a listening ear when I walked on Earth. I never had to prove My point because I knew Who I was, where I was going, and what I was called to do. I was secure in My Father's will. When you are secure in Me, you do not have to prove anything because I have already proved everything. I am the Truth and truth always wins every battle.

JOHN 14:6

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WINTER

I undress the trees in the season of fall so that they will be ready for their new clothes in the spring. The winter trees appear to be dead. They have no outward signs of life. Yet, I am daily feeding them the nutrients they need to blossom and bear fruit in the spring.

It may seem to you that you are in the winter season of your life when you feel you are not bearing fruit. However, the truth is that you always bear fruit as you abide in Me. I am the vine and you are the branches.

I created you to be a tree of righteousness that bears fruit no matter what season you experience in this life. As you meditate on My Word day and night, you will be a tree planted by the rivers of water and your leaves will never wither. Never forget that I am your sustaining power Who causes you to be fruitful in every season.

Thank Me today for My nourishing power that surges through you at all times.

PSALM 1

Monday, December 20, 2010

ETERNAL EXPERIENCES

Experience is one of the qualifiations employers look for in a perspective employee. Experiences in life often shape the way you think and act. However, there is only one experience in your life on Earth that will change your life for all eternity. What you experienced when you accepted Me as the Lord and Savior of your life will last eternally and will change both the way you think and act.

When you accepted Me as your Lord, the door was opened for you to have experiences with Me for all eternity. There is no other experience that the world offers that compares to the experiences you have with Me. Your alone times with Me pave the way for you to experience My love, My joy, My peace and all that My kingdom has to offer you moment by moment.

Thank Me today for the experience you have with Me as you pray and read your Bible. Look forward to all the experiences in the future that you will have with Me eternally.

ROMANS 5:1-11

Sunday, December 19, 2010

WRAPPING IT UP!

"That wraps it up!" This is an expression used by many to convey that they have finished a project. When I was wrapped in swaddling cloths and laid in a manger, I had many projects to accomplish. When I willingly gave My life as the perfect sacrifice to pave the way for mankind to be reconciled to My Father in heaven, I cried out, "IT IS FINISHED!!" On that day I had completed the works Father had assigned Me.

I was resurrected from the dead and forty days later ascended into heaven. On that day, I sat down on the right hand of My Father. My work was completed and your work as a believer began. You and all those who believe in Me are daily given assignments by My Father. I do the work through you as you daily submit your body to Me as a living sacrifice.

Today ask Me to reveal those works the Father wants to accomplish through you. Then ask My Holy Spirit to empower you to do those works. Never forget that I am the One Who works through you both to will and to do of My Father's good pleasure. Work for the night is coming when you will not be able to work.

JOHN 17:4, 19:30; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, December 18, 2010

GLORY

Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has entered into the heart of man the things which I have prepared for those who love Me. If you could have your eyes opened to see the wonders of My glory and what awaits you when you leave this Earth, you would be satisfied with nothing less than dwelling moment by moment in My presence. In my presence is fulness of joy.

The things of this world offer only temporary pleasure, but I offer eternal pleasure. I put a longing in your soul for Me and that longing can only be satisfied as you abide moment by moment in Me. The glitter of this season fades quickly, but the glory of My presence with you never dims.

Allow My light to permeate your soul today and your soul will be satiated with My lavish love.

I CORINTHIANS 2:9; ISAIAH 64:4 65:17; PSALM 16:11

Friday, December 17, 2010

GOODWILL

When the angels announced My birth to the shepherds, they exclaimed, "Glory to God in the Highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men!" On that great day the glory of the highest heaven came down to Earth. I am that glory. On that day the way was provided for mankind to have peace, love and joy in their hearts and good will towards others. I am that way.

When I died as the perfect sacrifice for sin and was raised again, I provided a way for all those who believe in Me to have peace and to abide in My love for all eternity. Your assignment now is to share these truths with others so that they also can be translated from the kingdom of darkness into My kingdom of light.

LUKE 2:14; 1 PETER 2:9

Thursday, December 16, 2010

SILENCE

"Silence is golden." This is an expression that many use today. Truly silence is golden because I can speak to you and reveal My glory to you in those golden moments of silence. Never be so busy that you neglect to spend just a few minutes in My presence in the morning before the business of the day interferes with your hearing from Me. I am speaking to you throughout the day, but you will be able to hear from Me clearly when you sit quietly in My presence in the morning.

Sitting in silence for just a few minutes in the morning can be compared to fine tuning a radio to hear your favorite radio station. I am able to strengthen you for the day in those quiet moments that you seek to hear My voice. That quietness will give you confidence to meet the day with My strength, not your own.

Remember how your parents used to exclaim, "Will you please just be quiet and still just for a minute so that I can tell you something!" I am saying that to you today. Take just a moment of quiet each morning and allow Me to infuse you with My strength, peace, joy, and love. In that moment I can give you a word from Me that will help you get through the day.

ISAIAH 30:15

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

EBB AND FLOW

Observe the ocean and how the waves come to shore and then recede. So it is with life. There is an ebb and flow to life. Sometimes there will be waves of adversity that crash on the shoreline of your life. There can also be waves of glory that overwhelm you as you spend time with Me. There may be times when your life seems to ebb under the pressures of your daily routines.

I have prepared the River of Life that flows from My throne room just for you. Every morning when you spend time with Me, ask Me to set the sails of your life to flow peacefully on that River. When you pray this way, My peace, joy, and love will overwhelm you during the day and your emotions will be stabilized by My hope. The wind of My Holy Spirit will help you sail through whatever storm you may encounter during the day.

REVELATION 22:1-5

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

RECOGNITION

Recognition of My presence with you always is the secret to abiding in Me. I am more real than those friends and family you may see today. I know you cannot see Me, but I am near to you and want to care for you during this day.

Acknowledge My presence with you by taking time in the day to thank Me and praise Me. Talk with Me even when you are doing the most menial tasks. Communication with Me leads to communion with Me and this confirms My union with you. In Me you live and move and have your being. Without Me you can do nothing. When you recognize that you are totally dependent upon Me, I am able to give you the blessings of My wisdom and strength throughout the day.

What a joy it is for Me to see you set your affections on the things that are above rather than the things on this Earth. When you do this, heaven comes down and glory fills your soul.

JOHN 15 and JOH 17

Monday, December 13, 2010

SNOW

Every snowflake that falls has a different design. There are trillions of stars, and I have named each one. My creative powers are beyond your understanding. However, there is something you can comprehend about Me.

Paul prayed that believers would be able to know the width, length, depth and height of My love. I desire for you to comprehend My love in a deeper way each day. This is impossible without the help of My Holy Spirit because only He is able to unveil My love to you moment by moment. You would be overwhelmed if the full force of My love was released to you at one time.

I pray that you will abide in My love each moment and allow My Holy Spirit to reveal those aspects of My love that you need to receive each day. Look forward to this week as you receive a greater understanding of My love.

EPHESIANS 3:17-19

Sunday, December 12, 2010

HEARING

Hearing is so important if you desire to glorify Me daily. When I walked on Earth, I often said, "He who has ears, let him hear." Of course, most of the people in my audience had physical ears. I was speaking about spiritual ears. Every believer has two sets of ears - physical and spiritual.

I want you to tune your spiritual ears to the sound of My voice daily. I am always speaking to you Spirit to spirit, but so often you allow the sounds of this world to drown out My voice. Today and every day pray, "Lord, give me ears to hear moment by moment what you are saying to me.
When you do this, you will be led by My Spirit and also you will understand what I am conveying to you through My Word.

ISAIAH 50:4-5

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SACRIFICE

No longer do you have to offer physical sacrifices of animals to cover your sins. However, I do require one physical sacrifice. I desire for you to daily offer your body as a living sacrifice. When you tell Me daily that you desire for Me to use the members of your body as instruments of My love, peace, and joy, I am so pleased.

I am also pleased when men and women are willing to lay their lives down to protect their country and their loved ones. No greater love has someone than he lay his life down for others.
You may never be called to serve in the army of your country, but you are called to serve in My army. When you are willing to go the second mile to show My love to others, I am very pleased. Look for opportunities today to lay your own plans down in order to serve others.

ROMANS 12:1-2

Friday, December 10, 2010

DECISIONS

Take those things at hand and give them to Me. There are decisions you need to make each day. When you release decisions into My hands, I have the opportunity to direct you and to give you wisdom. Come to Me with every concern. Listen to My still, quiet voice throughout the day, and you will be led to do the next thing.

I lead you one moment at a time. Your life with Me is an unveiling of what is written in your book of life. There are works that I have prepared for you to walk in even before you were born. As you trust your moments to Me and your decisions to Me, I will accomplish those works through you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, December 9, 2010

BURDENS

The burdens you have are truly My burdens. Never hold on to your burdens and feel like you are weighed down and overwhelmed. Those burdens are to be given to Me as gifts for Me to open and use for My glory. Those who watch your life will stand amazed at how you are able to withstand the trials and temptations.

I call you to stand in the midst of heavy spiritual warfare. However, remember always that the battle belongs to Me, and the victory is yours. I do not allow those trials and temptations in your life to cause you to be oppressed, depressed, and overwhelmed. I allow them for two reasons - that I might be glorified in the midst of every fiery ordeal and that My character might be formed in you.

When you go through difficult times, many will ask how you are able to have faith and hope throughout those times. You can then answer that I am your hope and I am your faith.

MATTHEW 11:27-28

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

GREATNESS

Greatness in My kingdom is not determined by wealth or power. Greatness in My kingdom is determined by My Spirit. My Spirit is able to look into the hearts of men to see their motivations, their desires, and their imaginations.

My Father sent the flood because He knew that the hearts of men had become desperately wicked. He sent Me to cleanse the hearts of men and I love to do this. I am able to uproot all that is not pleasing to My Father. After I uproot bitterness, unforgiveness, idolatry and many other selfish roots I cleanse and heal the heart.

Turn your heart over to Me today and every day, and you will have a heart filled with My glory and My greatness. The greatest person in My kingdom is the servant to all.

1 JOHN 1:6-10

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GATHERING

I am gathering My family together. I know what a joy it is for you to have your children and their children all under your roof for special occasions. I experience the same joy when I see My children gathered together. I love to hear their conversations about Me.

I love for them to sit at My table where they can feast on My Word and drink from My Holy Spirit. I am delighted to serve them not meat and drink, but My kingdom. My kingdom is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Enjoy your meal today and allow Me to serve and minister to you.

ROMANS 14:17

Monday, December 6, 2010

FLASH

When I return there will be a flash of light in the sky. It will appear to be lightening, but soon My glory will be revealed. I am the light of the world, and until that day I am the One Who lights your path. I am the flashlight that shines a light on the next step you need to take. I only show you the next step.

Just as a flashlight cannot provide light without a battery, My light needs battery power to shine. That battery power is My Holy Spirit. I want you never to miss the time of recharging that My Holy Spirit provides as you come to Me faithfully at the beginning of each day. Give Me your day and receive My joy. My joy will keep you moving in My light, step by step, all the day long.

Never worry or fret about the next step. All I require of you is that you come to Me and receive a fresh anointing from My Spirit. When you do this you will be able to accomplish all those works I have for you to do that day.

JOHN 9:5; EZELIEL 1:15-14; MATTHEW 24-27

Sunday, December 5, 2010

AWAKE

I awaken you morning by morning to hear My voice. You think that the birds singing at sunrise are the sounds that awaken you. However, I am the One who kisses you on the cheek and whispers in your ear, "It's time to get up." All creation praises Me at sunrise and sunset. Those are precious times for you also to join in with their symphony of praise. From the rising of the sun to the going down of the sun, My name is to be praised.

Praise Me seven times during this day, and you will see a change in your attitude. An attitude of gratitude will take over any complaints you may have and soon My joy will strengthen you.

I long to hear your praises throughout the day. Listen for My whisper tomorrow morning and then awake to give Me praise.

ISAIAH 50:4-5; PSALM 113:3

Saturday, December 4, 2010

JOURNEY

You are on a journey with Me. Sometimes you ponder which direction you should take. When those times come, cry out to Me for wisdom. I have already prepared a path for you, but understand that the enemy wants you to veer off that path. My wisdom will help direct your steps, and it is My joy to direct you.

I will lead you in paths of righteousness and to places where you will be the most fruitful in My kingdom. The moment you have any fear or worry about your future direction, spend time with Me. Be silent and listen to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit. Peace then will flood your soul because My wisdom always brings peace.

PSALM 23:3; ISAIAH 30:21;JAMES 4:17

Friday, December 3, 2010

BRIGHTNESS

When Moses came down from the mountain where he saw My glory, he had to cloak his face because his face was shining so brightly with My glory. When I was transfigured before Peter, James, and John, My face shone like the sun. When My glory appeared to Paul, he fell and the brightness of My glory blinded him for several days.

When I prayed for My disciples and those who would believe in Me after them, I told the Father that I gave them the glory which You gave Me. You now have that glory within your earthly vessel. The moment you received Me, Father commanded the light of My glory to shine into your heart. The light of the glory of God no longer just shines from My face. That same glory will shine forth from your face as you submit your body to Me daily as a living sacrifice.

Let My glory in you today beam from your face and others will ask you, "Why does your face shine?" You will then have an open door to share My good news with them.

JOHN 17:22; ACTS 9:3-6; MATTHEW 17:2-3; JOHN 17:22

Thursday, December 2, 2010

REFLECTIONS

I desire that you take time to reflect every day. I long for you to reflect on Mygoodness, My longsuffering, My unfailing love, My faithfulness, My mercy, My grace and so much more.

As you reflect on My character your life becomes a reflection of Me. I live within you, but whenever you forget to thank Me for My life within you, My character through you cannot be fully evidenced to others .

Reflecting on who I am will cause you to lead a life of worship and praise. I have given you the gift of salvation. That gift needs to be opened daily as you worship and praise Me throughout the day. No one can see what is inside a gift until it is opened. This is why Paul wrote, "work out your salvation." Truly, I am the One who works within you both to will and to do of My good pleasure.

PHILIPPIANS 2:12-13

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WARFARE

I have won the war. Yes, you daily have battles, but I am the Captain of the Heavenly Hosts. I do battle for you. All I require of you is that you pick of your weapons and use them to resist the enemy. I have given you all authority in My name and by My blood over the enemy. However, before you resist the enemy, submit to Me.

Dress yourself in the full armor of God. That full armor is Me. You are hid with Me in God. Recognize your position in Me and also see yourself seated with Me in heaven far above all the principalities, powers, rulers of darkness and wickedness in heavenly places. You are above, not under. From that position take your authority in My name and bind demonic spirits with My blood. Command them to go where I will deal with them.

Angels hearken at the voice of My Word so the moment you pick up your weapons and use them angels go into action to assist you. Make sure that you humble yourself before Me by casting all of your cares upon Me. If you are burdened with anxiety, fear, or worry, you will be unable to freely wield the weapons I have given you. Come to Me first and give Me all that is a concern to you. I will perfect those concerns. Remember always I am for you and so no weapon formed against you will ever prosper. Believe these truths and you will have great success in every battle.

EPHESIANS 6; ISAIAH 54:17