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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.


Saturday, December 31, 2011

GLORIOUS

The greeting given by most people at the beginning of another year is, "Happy New Year!"
Some may say, "Have a blessed New Year!" I greet you on this New Year's Eve with this greeting, "Have a glorious New Year!" You truly are My praise and My glory. Paul gave this exhortation to husbands, "Husbands, love your wives just as I have loved you and gave Myself for you that I might sanctify and cleanse you with the washing of water by the word, that I might present you to Myself a "glorious" bride not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that My body (the church) should be holy and without blemish."
The word, "glorious," in this passage means "splendid and gorgeous." You glorify Me when you allow My splendor and My beauty to shine forth from you. I pray this blessing over you as you begin a new year: May the light of My glory shine through you this year and may you daily allow My light to so shine through you that men may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven. By the way, you are already gorgeous in My eyes.
EPHESIANS 5:25-27; MATTHEW 5:16

Friday, December 30, 2011

RECEIPT

A receipt is a written acknowledgement of a purchase. When you go to take back some of your Christmas gifts to the store, the first question asked by the salesperson usually is, "Do you have your receipt?" If you are returning a Christmas gift, you probably do not have proof of the purchase.
When I died for your sins, I purchased eternal life for you and total forgiveness for your sins - past, present, and future. This was My gift to you . I purchased this gift for you with My own blood. The receipt you received as proof of My gift to you is My Holy Spirit. On the day you received Me as your Lord and Savior, My Holy Spirit wrote this on your heart, "Eternal, extravagant love." My love for you is eternal and extravagant. Father gave this love gift to the whole world when I died on the tree for the sins of the world. However, so many have not received this wonderful gift. I am so thankful that you received Me as Lord, and I know that you will never seek to exchange this gift or return it.
JOHN 3:16

Thursday, December 29, 2011

RACING

This is the time of year when people are racing to the malls to purchase material things for half price. Everyone likes a bargain. I have a bargain and the price of that bargain is free. However, it is free because I freely gave Myself and shed My blood to purchase this free gift for you. Of course the free gift is My righteousness. The free gift also is My Word. My Word is a bargain because My Word will change your heart and the way you live.
When you receive My Word into your heart and allow Me to give you the strength to obey My Word, you will have blessings, upon blessings, upon blessings. All those Who hear My Word, recieve My Word, and obey My Word will live a blessed life.
Instead of racing to the mall during this after Christmas season, consider racing to the bargain that will change your life. You can purchase this bargain at most stores, but hopefully you already have it sitting near your bedside. What use is there to have a bargain if you do not use it. This year make it your goal to read, meditate, memorize, speak, pray, and do My Word . If you fulfill this goal, you will never want to exchange or take back this free gift.
PSALM 119

Monday, December 26, 2011

FAITHFUL

You live in a world where loyalty and faithfulness is not displayed in marriages or business.
On that fateful day when I died to forgive your sins, only the disciple I loved and My mother and Mary were with me. All the rest of My followers left Me because they were afraid.
Fear will always rob you of faithfulness to Me. People become unfaithful because they fear intimacy. They are afraid of deep, committed relationships because they fear that they will become vulnerable. They resist giving themselves fully to another person because they fear rejection.
You can be faithful to Me always because when you come close to Me, I will come close to you.
You can be yourself around Me. I do not judge you nor do I ever condemn you. You can give yourself fully to Me without any fear that I will ever reject you. I love you with an everlasting love. You can trust Me. Come to Me today with all your cares and allow Me to embrace you with My love.
MATTHEW 11:28-30

Sunday, December 25, 2011

PRESENTS/PRESENCE

I know you can think back to the many Christmas mornings when your heart was pounding with expectation as you ran to see the presents under the tree. The thrill of that moment was exhilerating. Once you opened the presents, you could not wait to start using them or wearing them.
This is a morning when many gather around the Christmas tree and open presents. All who are gathered cannot wait to see what someone has given them. However, few take time to recognize My presence with them. I long for those gathered to look up for just one moment to thank Me for the greatest gift I gave them over 2,000 years ago. I died on a tree to give them presents that are eternal - eternal life, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, love, peace, and joy.
This Christmas morning, take time to recognize My presence with you and also to thank Me for those eternal presents I have given you.
JOHN 3:16-17

Saturday, December 24, 2011

GLORY

The message the angels gave at My birth was, "Glory to God in the Highest and on earth, peace, good will toward's men!" What a night the shepherds had when My heavenly hosts surrounded them and made this announcement. I denied My Kingly glory to come to earth so that you can receive My glory. I am your hope of glory and now I dwell in you.
This is a time of the year when many are sad instead of joyful. Some have lost loved ones and will experience their first Christmas without their loved one. Others are lonely and have no one to be with them on Christmas Day. Pray for those who are sad, and when possible share the glad tidings of great joy that they too can experience My glory with them and in them.
LUKE 2:13-14; COLOSSIANS 1:27

Friday, December 23, 2011

HEAVENLY GIFTS

Everyone is so busy with their shopping for others and it is great and thoughtful to give gifts to others. When I was born the wise men from the east gave me some precious gifts. You can give me those precious gifts today even though you may have no money to purchase them.
What are those gifts? The wisemen gave gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gold is the basis of all wealth. Gold represents your time, talents and possessions - all that causes you to make money in this world. This is a gift you can give Me. You can give Me your time, talents, and possessions.
When you give Me this kind of gold, I will cause you to prosper.
Myrrh was used to embalm the dead when I lived on Earth. Myrrh represents death. You can give Me the gift of myrrh today when you die to yourself and live for Me. Your body daily given to Me as a living sacrifice is one of the most precious gifts you can give Me.
Frankincense was poured on to the fire when sacrifices were made in the early days of the tabernacle and temple. Frankincense made those sacrifices have a sweet smell and My Father loved to smell those sacrifices. The altar of incense in the tabernacle represents your prayers that ascend to Me daily. You can give Me the gift of frankincense today when you offer your prayers to Me. What a joy it is for Me to hear your worship, thanksgiving and petitions to Me when you pray.
Thank You for offering these gifts to Me today. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive, but when you give these gifts to Me, you will receive a blessed life in Me.
MATTHEW 2:11

Thursday, December 22, 2011

DIRECT

I know how you love direct shipping with no charge. You also love direct flight connections with no stops. When I was born on earth, My Father shipped me directly to earth with no charge.
I am a free gift that has no hidden fees. Many on earth have not received my free gift of life. I came to offer abundant life and life in My Kingdom to everyone. Father so loved the world (that means everyone in the world) that He gave Me, His only begotten Son, to live on earth for 33 years and to die for your sins. I was raised from the dead to give you newness of life and eternal life. What a gift with no hidden fees and direct shipping!
When you receive Me as your Lord and Savior and you die, you will have a direct flight with only one connection. That connection is with Me. I am your eternal Savior. I love you and always will love you. When you are connected to Me, you can enjoy My total inheritence. When you die, you will have a direct flight with no stops right into My Holy Presence. For now, enjoy My presence with you today and every minute.
JOHN 3:16

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DELIGHT

As you delight yourself in Me, I will give you the desires of your heart. This means that I will plant the desires that I have for your life in your heart, and what I plant, I grant.
You are My delight! Do you believe this? This is true. Meditate on this today and know that if you had been the only person on Earth, I would have died for you. You are that important to Me. I know that in this world, you feel often that no one cares, but the truth is that you are a member of a Holy Family Who cares about you and cares for you daily. My Father, My Holy Spirit, and I am on duty night and day to help you through even the hard times. I love you.
PSALM 37:4

Monday, December 19, 2011

STRENGTH

Listening for Me to speak to you throughout the day is so important. I sent My Holy Spirit to be your helper and He always stands ready to help establish your thoughts during the day and to energize you as you do your various tasks. I have also sent My Holy angels to minister to you all the day long. Angels listen for you to speak My Word. When you speak My Word, they come to attention and begin to move on your behalf.
Start your day with this good confession, "I can do all things through Christ Who gives Me the strength." Paul wrote this about Me many years ago, but these words still have the same power. Whenever you are overwhelmed with what you feel is too much to accomplish in one day, simply take a few minutes to soak in My presence and then declare this verse out loud. You will be surprised at how you will sail through the day without being overtired.
PHILIPPIANS 4:13

Sunday, December 18, 2011

BLESS

My servant David had a practice of blessing Me every day. I loved it when I heard him review all the ways I had blessed him. Every day you have an opportunity to review how I have blessed you and when you review those many ways out loud to Me, I am blessed and you are blessed also.
You can bless Me when you speak out loud these ways that I have blessed you. You can bless Me and thank Me for all My benefits. I forgive your iniquities. I heal your diseases. I redeem your life from destruction. I crown you with My loving kindness and tender mercies. I statisfy your mouth with good things. I renew your strength. I execute rightousness and justice for all who are oppressed. My mercy extends for generations and generations.
Speak out loud today and give Me thanks for the many ways I have blessed you. When you do this, your strength will be renewed and your soul will rejoice.
PSALM 103

Saturday, December 17, 2011

PRESERVATION

I am not only the Creator of all things but I am also the preserver and sustainer of all things. By Me, for Me, and through Me everything was created. It is sin that is making everything on earth deteriorate, but when you hide yourself in Me, you will never deteriorate. Yes, you will grow old because the aging process is also a result of sin. However, your spirit will be preserved eternally.
Never fear these destructive times. Only fear Me because I am the only One Who can destroy both soul and spirit. Even the devil cannot do this. You are mine, and I will see to it that your spirit will be preserved for all eternity. This should give you great comfort. You can only see your outward man today, but day by day I am renewing and preserving your inner man.
COLOSSIANS 1:16; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:16

Friday, December 16, 2011

PERFECT

Many long for a perfect life. However, I told My followers that they would have tribulation simply because they live in the world. This world is not perfect. There is a perfect realm where you can dwell daily. When you dwell there, nothing in this world will cause you stress or disturb you in any way. That world is My Kingdom. When you make Me "King for the Day," you will have undisturbed composure, peace, joy, love, and you will never doubt your right standing with My Father.
When you make yourself "King for the Day," you will be overwhelmed with the negativity that is all around you. You make Me "King for the Day" when you keep your focus upon Me all the day long. You set your affections on the things that are above, not the things that are on this earth. You can live in perfection in an imperfect world simply because you live in Me and I live in you.
I am the only One who can perfect you because I am the only One Who is perfect.
COLOSSIANS 3:2

Thursday, December 15, 2011

HEART TO HEART

I said that out of the heart a man speaks. I also said that out of the heart (belly) will flow rivers of living water. When your heart is joined to My heart, grace words, not critical words will flow out of your mouth. When your heart is joined to My heart, love words, not harsh words will flow out of your mouth. When your heart is joined to My heart, kind words, not unkind words will flow from your mouth. When your heart is joined to My heart, encouraging words, not discouraging words will flow our of your mouth. When your heart is joined to My heart, edifying words, not destructive words will flow out of your mouth.
Join your heart with My heart today and allow Me to speak My words through you.
MATTHEW 15:18

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

SANCTIFICATION

Many of My beloved look at sanctification as a level to reach in their walk with Me. I have even heard the term, "I am a sanctified saint." Sanctification simply means that you are set apart from the world to serve Me. The truth is that you were sanctified when I shed My blood for you. None of your works cause you to be sanctified. It was My grace work on the cross that offered you the joy of being set apart out of the world to serve in My Kingdom. Not everyone will receive this beautiful gift. However, I chose you from the foundation of the earth to live a sanctified life.
You may ask, "How can I live a sanctified life?" The truth is that you cannot. Only when you are in Me and I am in you are you able then to be set apart from the world. Remember always that sanctification is not a work. It is an ordination. I ordained you to be sanctified even before you were born. The writer of Hebrews exhorted believers to sanctify Me in their hearts. You sanctify Me in your heart when you put Me first in your life. Do that today.
HEBREWS 13:12; 1 PETER 3:15

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

FRONTLINE

Many who believe and trust Me think they are on the frontlines and they compare themselves to others. They think that the reason they are being so heavily attacked by the enemy is because they are making an impact in evangelism or spiritual warfare. This view is not scriptural. Yes, it is true that Paul and all the apostles were continually persecuted because they were righteous.
I said, blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake because their's is the kingdom of heaven.
The truth is that all who believe in Me are on the frontlines because they are continually persecuted for righteousness sake. When Satan and his demonic troops see that you are wearing My robe of righteousness, they do try to hinder you from reaching others with the gospel. They know that you carry within you My very glory and they do not want My glory light to shine through you. It is unwise for you to compare yourself with others.
Keep your focus on Me and the fact that I have forgiven your sins, past, present and future when I died on the tree and took your punishment for sin. Humble yourself before Me by casting every care upon Me and when hinderances come your way, simply surrender completely to Me, resist the devil, and I will do battle for you. Knowing that I do battle for you will cause you to even be bolder in your witness for Me. Never fear the enemy. I am over him and greater am I within you that he that is in the world.
MATTHEW 5:10; 1 JOHN 4:4
MATTHEW 5:10

Monday, December 12, 2011

RIVERS

As you study My Word, you will find the word, "river," mentioned many times. There is a river of life that you will see one day. This river flows from My throne room right into your heart.
On the Feast of Sukkot I stood near the Temple steps and declared, "If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart (belly) shall flow rivers of living water." Then I told the woman at the well that I could offer her water that would quench her thirst forever. I told her that the water I could give her would be a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.
Daily drink from the river of life that I can give you. My Holy Spirit is that refreshing water. Draw from the wells of salvation within you by praying in the Spirit daily. You will receive a refreshing and you will also receive power to live this day in victory.
JOHN 7:37-38, 4:13-14

Sunday, December 11, 2011

CAREFREE

Most people long to have a carefree life. It is the cares of this world - pleasures, riches, and worries that choke out the fruitfulness in a life. I always give you the invitation to cast every care upon Me. You can only cast your cares upon Me when you stop trying in your own strength to overcome adversity when it overwhelms you. Whatever is a concern to you is a concern to Me.
I give you this invitation this morning. The first step is to humble yourself and recognize that without Me you can do nothing. The moment you feel anxious about anything, pray. The moment you are overwhelmed with things that need to be done in your job, commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts. The moment you lack direction about your future, commit your way to Me. When you surrender totally to Me, I then will be able to see you through even horendous trials.
COME TO ME TODAY AND CAST YOUR CARES UPON ME. I CAME TO UNBURDEN YOU.
LUKE 8:14; MATTHEW 11:28-29; 1 PETER 5:5-7

Saturday, December 10, 2011

TRYING

How many times have you said, "I tried that and it did not work?" Sometimes this statement is made by people who are trying to get over a bad habit or even some kind of bondage. Try and try as you may, you will never break a habit or receive liberty from a bondage if you keep trying to do this in you own strength.
Trade your trying for surrender. When you surrender whatever you are bound by to Me, then I am able to strengthen you to overcome and win the victory. When you try to overcome only by fleshly means, you will never receive freedom. I am the captain of liberty and only through Me can you be delivered from all that comes your way to oppress you. Daily surrender your body to Me as a living sacrifice and you will then have success in overcoming. I will do battle for you. Keep your focus upon Me, not your bondage. Focusing on your bondage will just pull you down. I am the glory and the lifter of your head and oppression will leave when you look to Me.
ROMANS 12:1; PSALM 3:3

Thursday, December 8, 2011

EVERYWHERE

My beloved David asked Me, "Where can I go from your presence? People continually try to run from My presence, but that is impossible. I am eveywhere. I see all and I know all. One day you will understand how this works, but until then, just know that I am with you always, and that My face is turned towards you always.

Pray for those who try to run from Me. They run away from My presence because they think that I will require them to give up all in order to serve Me. They think that their lives will no longer be their own. Those fears are well founded, except for one fear. I never require someone to serve Me or to give themselves totally to Me. However, when people mak the decision to surrender their lives to Me, I am then able to bless them with My grace that will enable them to day by day commit their bodies to Me as a living sacrifice and to surrender their minds, wills, and emotions to Me. When they do this, My unhindered blessings will flow in their lives. In My presence is fulness of joy.

PSALM 16:11

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

LIGHT

I am the reason for this season, but so many have forgotten this. This is your season to share My love with many. Before you go to do your Christmas shopping, ask Me to put you in the right place at the right time. You will be amazed at the divine appointments I will give you.

Remember always that I have ordained you to be a light shining in this dark world. Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.
When you enjoy the Christmas lights this year, think about Me. I am the light of the world. Take every opportunity to share this good news with others. Many have no hope and you contain the hope that they need. I am your hope of glory and as you shine for Me , people will ask you the reason for the hope that you have even in these dark times.

JOHN 1:6

Monday, December 5, 2011

KINDNESS

I am the only One Who can enable you to love others as I love them. My love is unconditional. My love never requires a response. My love is freely given and sincerely given. One of the fruits of My love is kindness. Allow this fruit of the Spirit to so develop in you that you will naturally and sincerely be kind to others. It is not in the nature of your flesh to be kind and tenderhearted towards one another, but this fruit is in My nature within you.
Daily pray that the law of kindness will be on your tongue always. Daily pray that My Holy Spirit will stop you from saying something unkind to others. You are the only love letter from Me that is read by many. Depend upon My strength to help you display kindness towards others.
EPHESIANS 4:32; PROVERBS 31:26

Sunday, December 4, 2011

STABILITY

You live in a time when nothing seems to be stable. The whole earth is groaning and in labor for My return. I am the "Stable One," Who you can count on to calm your soul in the midst of these troubled times. I am your high tower. I am your unmoveable rock. I am the same today, yesterday, and forever. There is nothing to hard for Me.
The moment you feel even a moment of fear because of these horendous times, come to Me. Lay every care upon Me. I will then be able to give you the assurance that truly I am in control of your life. When the enemy comes in like a flood, you need never be overwhelmed. I am the standard of victory that you can raise the moment you feel anxious about anything.
ROMANS 8:22; ISAIAH 59:19

Saturday, December 3, 2011

WALKING

You get where you are going by taking one step at a time. This is how you walk in My Spirit. I do have the power to unveil the future to you, but then you would not have the opportunity to exercise your faith and trust in Me. Faith is not seen. Faith speaks and faith acts. It is faith that pleases Me. You cannot see Me, but I always go ahead of you and My face is ever turned towards you. I never turn My back to you. My arms are outstretched to catch you if you begin to fall.
The walk in the Spirit is a simple walk. Simply trust My grace to empower you to take the next step. Sing praises, psalms, and make melody in your heart as you walk along the path of life with Me. Make sure also that you allow My love to flow through you to others. The next step is always a step when you can demonstrate My love by what you say and what you do.
HEBREWS 11:1; EPHESIANS 5:18-21

Friday, December 2, 2011

WAIT

The word "wait" can mean many things. When Isaiah the prophet wrote, "But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint," he was conveying the importance of taking time daily to wait upon Me. Those times of waiting are not just times when you still your soul. Those waiting times are also times when you can minister to Me through your worship and your praise.
Worship and praise are two spiritual sacrifices that bless Me and as I receive the sweet incense of your worship and praise, I send you refreshing and strength in return. When your focus is entirely upon Me and not yourself or your circumstances, I am able to take your cares, bundle them up, and lay them before My Father.
Your burden will always be lightened when you spend time in My presence. The things of this world will pull you down, but when you set your mind upon Me, those things will grow strangely dim in the light of My glory and grace. In My presence is fulness of joy and pleasures forever more.
ISAIAH 40:31; PSALM 16:11

Thursday, December 1, 2011

LIMITING

When I died on the tree for you, grace and truth met together. The full potential of My grace was reached when I rose again from the dead and delivered My Holy Spirit to My followers at Pentecost. My grace is My supernatural ability dispensed by the Holy Spirit to you to do the impossible. Some of My followers limit My grace when they focus on their own abilities rather than My supernatural ability in them.
I give grace to the humble and I do resist the pride. Whenever you focus on yourself, you are in pride. Turn your focus to Me by casting all of your cares upon Me. Rest assured that I will take care of all of your cares and I will also give you the supernatural ability of My grace to help you overcome every difficulty. Meditate on these truths as you go to bed tonight and you will have sweet dreams.
2 CORINTHIANS 9:8; 2 PETER 5:5-7

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

HIDDEN

There is something secure about the word, "Hidden." I remember when you were a child and you played "Hide and Seek." I was with you as you found your favorite hiding place and waited for your playmate to find you. I know you felt secure in that place because you knew no one would be able to find you.

Now that you are all grown up, I am still with you. Now that you have received Me as your Lord and Savior, I am also within you, and you are hidden with Me in My Father. You are now in the safest place you will ever be for all eternity. Meditate on this truth and you will never have anything to fear.

EPHESIANS 1:6

Friday, November 25, 2011

TRADING

When I died on the tree for you I traded many things on your behalf. I traded your rejection for My acceptance. I traded your confusion for My peace. I traded your illness, for My health. I traded your sadness for My joy. I traded your pain, for My balm of Gilead. I traded your fear for My confidence and love. I traded your judgment for My righteousness. I traded your emotional trauma for My peace.
Yes, when I died for you, always remember that I had you on My heart and you were in My thoughts when I bled and died. Also remember that I had you on My heart when I rose again from the dead. When I died, all of your sins died with Me. When I rose from the dead all of your life now could be lived through Me.
Today, meditate on what I traded for you and rejoice. It was worth My death to purchase you with My shed blood because on that day I received great reward. You are that reward.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

CRITICISM

When you see qualities in others that do not glorify Me, do not say anything critical about that person or to that person. Discernment is given to you for the purpose of intercession, not
criticism. Pointing out the faults in others is a way of avoiding the issues in your own life.
Yes, I understand that others have mistreated you and that because of their mistreatment, you have suffered much. However, remember always that you only have one enemy and that enemy is Satan. He often uses the tongues of others to criticize you and to condemn you.
You do not fight against flesh and blood. Never return criticism or condemnation by others toward you with crticism and condemnation of that person. When you receive criticism, say out loud, "No weapon formed against me will prosper and every tongue that rises against me in judgment, I condemn. Then declare, "My righteousness of of the Lord." Satan cannot come against My righteousness within you. However, if you are self-righteous in your attitude about others, Satan will take advantage of you.
ISAIAH 54:17; 1 JOHN 5:16

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

THANKSGIVING

In the early days priests in My Father's Temple could never enter the Holy Place without an offering or a sacrifice. Because I gave My life for the remission of your sins, you are now able to daily come to My Father boldly. However, there are still offerings and sacrifices that you can present to My Father as you enter into that Holy Place with Him.
Thanksgiving, praise, and worship are the spiritual sacrifices you can offer daily to My Father.
You can enter His gates with thanksgiving and then enter His courts with praise. The highest form of worship that you can give My Father is to do His will daily.
The greatest offering you can give My Father is your body. Daily offer your body to Him as a living sacrifice and the members of your body as instruments of My righteousness, peace, joy, and love. You are part of My royal priesthood and I love it when you daily offer these spiritual sacrifices.
ROMANS 12:1; PSALM 100:4

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I know there are days when you feel like you are out of energy. Those days are filled with planning, preparing, and providing. Sometimes you feel like no one is helping you. On those days I want you to remember that I sent My Helper, My Holy Spirit, to help you. Instead of rushing ahead to get your "To Do List" done, ask Me for help. Look at your list and then ask Me to order your thoughts. When you do this, I will prioritize your day. There are always things that can wait to be done until another day.

My Spirit can energize you and My angels stand on duty to give you assistance throughout the day. When you feel weak, just call upon Me and say, "I am strong in the Lord and in the power of His might." My Holy Spirit is the very power of My might and He longs to distribute that power to you and that might to you whenever you ask Him to strengthen you in those weak moments. I am "The Finisher" and "The Replenisher."

JOHN 14:15-18

REPLENISH

Friday, November 18, 2011

THIIRST

Blessed are those who thirst for they shall be filled. Many try to quench the thirst in their souls with worldly things that only temporarily satiate their souls. I have the living water that will satisfy souls for all eternity. Since I now live within you, you also contain My living water that can refresh and quench the thirst in others.

Every morning take a fresh drink of My living water, My Holy Spirit, and then ask Me to place you in the right time and in the right place to refresh others with My living water. When you do not fellowship with others, you will soon become so self-centered that the wells of salvation within your own soul will become stagnant. Always keep My living water flowing out of you to others. Even when you are not able to get out of your dwelling, you can call someone or write someone a word from My living Word that will quench the thirst in their souls. As My Spirit flows through you to others, you also will be refreshed.

JOHN 4:10

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

SATURATE

I recognize that you go through dry times when you feel that I have distanced Myself from you. When those times happen, remember My words, "I will never leave you or forsake you." It is natural for you to feel distant from Me from time to time because there is so much in this world to distract you from My presence with you.
Those dry times will become less and less in your life when you allow Me to saturate your soul with My Word and with My presence. Daily take a few minutes to just sit quietly in My presence and allow Me to minister to you. Remember I said that I came to serve, not to be served. Daily I sing love songs over you, but the busy moments during the day drown out the songs.
When you wait upon Me by stilling your soul, I then will be able to saturate your soul with My joy, peace and love. In My presence is fulness of joy.
PSALM 4:4, 46:10, PSALM 131:2

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BLESSING

I want you to join the blessing club. I told My followers that they were even to bless their enemies and do good to those who do them wrong. People are hungry everywhere to receive a blessing. So many have never had anyone pray a blessing over them. There are very few people who would refuse for you to pray a blessing over them. Of course, I understand that you cannot just go up to a stranger and pray a blessing over them, but you can quietly pray a blessing over those you meet during the day.
Praying blessings over people releases My redemptive power and I long for that power to released to all on earth. Today when you go through your daily routines and encounter people, pray a silent blessing over them. You may even want to say out loud to them, "God bless you."
Remember that every day I pray blessings over you. Have a blessed day!!
MATTHEW 5:44

Thursday, November 10, 2011

COMMENTS


When I walked on Earth I did not comment on what others said. I listened and usually responded with a question. I only said what My Father told Me to say, and He does not comment. He commands. He exhorts. He teaches. He declares and proclaims. When you feel that you need to comment on something someone has said, that feeling is usually rooted in pride. You want to add your view on something. Few people really want you to comment on something they have just said. They just want you to listen and receive what they said with a gracious heart instead of a judgmental heart. Remember always when you are in a conversion with someone to pray quietly to yourself while you are speaking them to them and then My Holy Spirit will give you the words to say that will have an impact upon that person's heart.
JOHN 8:29

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

DRAMA

When you see a drama presented on a stage, you see the actors who have spent hours memorizing their lines. You see actors who have practiced and practiced for the final production.
Yet, you know that those on the stage are just acting. They are not the real characters in life that they are portraying.

I have chosen you to be in a drama. However, you are not pretending to be someone you are not. You are not saying lines that you have memorized. The drama of life for every believer is a life that is surrendered totally to Me. I am your life. You have life because of Me. By Me, for Me and through Me were all things created that are created. You are My chosen creation who will display My glory to others. Like it or not, you are always on stage. Others watch you and they sometimes do not understand your faith. However, as you remain in My Word, My words will flow through you. You are not an actor. I am the One Who takes action through you to reach a dying world.

The curtain has already gone up. People are watching what you do and what you say. Your life can reflect My love or it can reflect your own flesh. I have called you to respond to others in love always. It is only when you react to others with your own fleshly words and deeds that I am not glorified in you. Ask Me today to speak through you the words I want you to speak. Ask Me today to do through you what I desire to do. This is how I lived out the drama of My life on Earth. I only did what I saw My Father do and I only said what I heard My Father say. I have chosen you to do the same.

COLOSSIANS 1:16; JOHN 5:19-21

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

GENEROSITY

When you live in the anointing of My grace, you will be gracious and you will be a giver. You will be a cheerful giver. When my feet were anointed with that costly perfume by a woman, those gathered in that house were shocked. One upbraided Me for allowing her to use that costly perfume when it could have been sold and given to the poor.

This woman generously gave to Me something very costly. I gave My grace generously to you. I have forgiven you of all of your sins. I love you just as much as My Father loves Me. You are much loved. You can demonstrate your thanksgiving to Me by giving to Me something that is very precious to Me. As you worship and praise Me and pray, your prayers are a sweet fragrance to Me.

This morning take time to generously bless Me with your prayers, worship, and praise. This is how you can return to Me the love I have generously given to you. I love to hear your voice.

MATTHEW 26:7-13

Monday, November 7, 2011

LONGSUFFERING

When you know and really understand that a great part of My character is longsuffering, you will never give up praying for those you know who need to come into My kingdom and also for those who have temporarily turned away from walking in My Spirit.

Keep praying, keep pursuing My Word, keep praising Me for hearing and answering your prayers. I did not give up on My servant Paul even when He continued to persecute Me. It was the prayer of Stephen and the rest of My friends who continually blessed their enemies that opened the door in the spirit realm for Me to bless Paul.

Your prayers are effectual. Ask My Holy Spirit to pray through you the prayers that need to be prayed and then begin to praise Me for hearing and answering your petitions. The phrase, "Give up," comes from the enemy, not Me. Never give up praying.

EXODUS 34:6; PSALM 86:15; ACTS 7:60

Friday, November 4, 2011

TROUBLE

There will always be trouble in this life. I said, "In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world." Understand that simply because you live in a fallen world, there will always be trouble. This is why I exhorted My disciples and all who believe in Me to not let their heart be troubled. Trouble can only affect you if you allow it to.

Immediately after I urged My disciples to not let their hearts be troubled, I drew their attention to what awaited them. I told them that I was going to prepare a place for them and where I was they also would be. I said that in My Father's house there are many mansions.

On that day when I shared these words with My followers, I gave the one of the secrets to enjoying life no matter what the circumstances are. Whenever trouble comes, draw your attention away from the trouble and focus on Me. Set your affections of things that are above, not on things that are on this earth. When you do this, you can be of good cheer no matter what happens to you.

JOHN 14:1-4; JOHN 16:33

Thursday, November 3, 2011

FALLING

I am able to keep that which you have committed to Me from falling against that day. Never have anxiety over your future. Yes, I know that sometimes you feel like you are not the best you can be for Me, but I do not see your failings. I only see your fallings, and when you fall, I stand ready to pick you up.

Every one of My believers have occasions when they fall short of My glory. It is during those weak times when your flesh seems to be showing up and showing out, that I want you to call upon Me. I will rescue you from your fleshly lusts that try to pull your attendtion away from Me and direct it to worldly things. When this happens, know that I am face to face with you always. I stand ready with My arms outstretched to catch you.

When you think you are failing Me, understand there is no way you can fail Me. I live within you and I am able to keep you from falling away from Me. Keep moving forward in Me and keep your focus on Me today and you will see how I will work within you both to will and to do of My good pleasure.

2 TIMOTHY 1:12; PHILIPPIANS 2:13; PSALM 37:24

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SEEK

I exhorted My followers to seek first My kingdom and My righteousness and then all of these things would be added unto them. The things I mentioned that would be supplied to you were clothing, food, drink, and all of your basic needs. I said that you were not to worry about those basic needs.

Later I shared these words with My followers: "Fear not little flock, for it is My Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Let Me share with you now exactly what the My kingdom is. Paul wrote that My kingdom was not meat nor drink. It was, however, righteousness, peace and joy.

When you seek Me with all of your heart and ask Me to use the members of your body as instruments of righteousness, love, peace, and joy, I will take care of those things that you care about. It is never My will for you to be overburdened with the cares of this world - what you will eat, what you will wear, and how you will pay your bills. I have an endless supply and when you seek Me first, I will see to it that you daily needs are met.

MATTHEW 6:25-34; LUKE 12:32

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CHERISH

I cherish you. Do you believe this? It is so difficult for many of My beloved to know how much I love them. Many desperately need to receive My love. Often there are blocks like rejection that keep them from experiencing the fulness of My love. This revelation comes gradually for some and for others it can happen in a moment.

My love is lavish. My love for you is extravagant. My love for you is unchanging. My love for you is everlasting.

Today meditate on My love and allow Me to have moments during the day just to wrap you in My arms and cherish you. I know you cannot see My arms around you or feel My tender touch, but know with great assurance that I am always with you and that I cherish you with unfailing love.

EPHESIANS 3:14-21

Monday, October 31, 2011

WRESTLING

Jacob wrestled with Me until I blessed Him. Sometimes you wrestle with Me when you have a decision that needs to be made. I know that you know in your heart the right thing to do when someone has offended you or when someone requires something of you that you are not at the time willing to do. However, your wrestling with Me will always end quickly if you will follow the two commandments - to love Me with all of your heart and to love others with My love.

When you make the choice to bless even your enemies with My love, you will have peace in your heart. You no longer need to wrestle with Me because the moment you show love to another, you also will receive My blessing.

GENESIS 32:24-32

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CHALLENGE

You face challenges everyday. On some days, your challenge may just be to get out of bed and face the day. On other days, your challenge may be to get a relationship that has gone sour mended. Some days you are faced with the challenge of meeting your bills and paying off your credit cards. These challenges often seem overwhelming. However, I am the One Who can meet your every challenge.

I invite you daily not only to cast all of your cares upon Me, but also to ask Me to help you face every challenge. Your responsibilty is just to do the next thing as you release the moments of the day to Me. You only become over burdended when you look too far ahead. I know what will face you in the days ahead, and you do not. This is why I exhort you to trust Me moment by moment and to just do the next thing. My Holy Spirit will lead and guide you as your release the moments to Me.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; 2 PETER 5:7

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

TRIUMPH

My Father always leads you to triumph through Me. You are more than conqueror through Me and I deeply love you. When the trials of this life seem to overwhelm you, meditate on these truths. The plan of My Father is to help you conquer whatever adversity you face when you trust in Me. When you try to overcome in your own strength, I will not be able to infuse you with My strength.

Triumph is the celebration of a victory already won. I won total victory over the devil when I died on the cross and became the perfect sacrifice for your sins. You are now able to celebrate this victory by declaring what I have done for you.

Meditate on the provision of My atonement for you and then you will see how I can turn what seems to be an impossible situation into a great triumph.

2 CORINTHIANS 2:14

Monday, October 24, 2011

COMFORT

Now that you are experiencing cold weather, I know that one of your favorite things to do is to climb under your soft comforter and warm yourself. I sent My Holy Spirit to you to be your comforter and whenever you feel the cold of adversity coming your way, I want you to come to My Holy Spirit and receive comfort. Climb into that pavilion He has prepared for you that is far from the strife of tongues.

Take time to rest in Me especially on those busy days when you think you do not have enough energy to keep going. Take time to hear My still, quiet voice telling you that you can do all things through Me because I will give you the strength to do it.

Picture yourself daily wrapped in the comfort of My Holy Spirit and also engergized by Him.
He is always on duty to help you because He is "The Helper."

JOHN 14:16; 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9; PSALM 31:20

Saturday, October 22, 2011

DETERMINED

There is only One who can determine your future. Many seek fortune tellers and other mystics to find out what their future will be. Their efforts are futal because I am the One Who determines the future of nations and individuals. There is within everyone born a desire to worship something or someone. I placed that desire within them. I made all men who dwell on this earth and I have determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek Me and find Me.

So many do not realize how near I am to them for it is in Me that they move and have their being. The day will come when I will raise the dead and judge the world. Rest assured that your days are in My hands and know with confidence that you will only be judged for reward. You are not appointed to wrath so do not be afraid of these times. Surrender your body to Me daily. Commit your works and your way to Me daily and then I will be able to lead you to keep the divine appointments that I have designed for you to make.

ACTS 17:24-32

Friday, October 21, 2011

DISCERNMENT

Discernment is so necessary in the age that you live. I warned My disicples that in the last days there would be false prophets who would declare that they are Me. Too many of My beloved are allowing their lives to be overwhelmed by this prophecy and that prophecy. All of those prophetic messages may are may not be of Me. I would exhort you and all My beloved to spend much time in My Word and less time watching various teachers and reading a multitude of messages on the internet. When you are overwhelmed by information even when it is the right spiritual information, it keeps you from your intimacy with Me.

Check everything you read, hear, or receive on the internet with My Word. Only as you absorb My Word within your spirit will you be able to discern what voice is speaking to you. My sheep are designed to hear My voice clearly and they will if they allow My voice to drown out the many voices that clammor for their attention today.

JOHN 10:4-5

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

PROVISION

Tomorrow will be the last day of the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. This was My favorite of all Feasts because I was able to be with My family under the Sukkot. When I was just about to be betrayed, My brothers wanted Me to go up with them to Jerusalem to celebrate this Feast. My brothers even mocked Me and urged Me to go and show miracles in Jersusalem. They did not believe that I was their Messiah. I did go up, but I went secretly.

I stood on the outside in the shadows while My family enjoyed their meals under their Sukkot. I know the sadness and the rejection people experience when they feel like they are on the outside looking in at those who have family and friends. I came for the lonely and rejected. I came to heal their broken hearts.

Today, pray for those you know who have broken hearts. I can provide everything they need. I am their provision. I can supply their financial, emotional, and spiritual needs. Encourage those who lack in any way and direct them to focus on Me instead of their problems. I will then be able to lift them to a higher place in Me. I am the glory and lifter of their heads.

JOHN 7; PSALM 3:3

Monday, October 17, 2011

NEARNESS

I know there are times when you do not feel that I am near you. That feeling is very common among those who know Me. Intimacy with Me does not depend upon your feeling My presence. Intimacy with Me depends upon your knowledge and understanding of My Word, My promises, and your inheritance in Me. When I said, "I will never leave you or forsake you," you were upermost in My mind even though you had not been born yet. I was with you even when you were in your mother's womb and also before that time.

I am eternal life and when you received Me as your Lord and Savior, I shouted for joy because at last you knew My all embracing love. I embraced you when your were just and infant, but you did not know this.

Today feel My embrace. I love you with extravagant love. Never doubt this, no not even for a moment. I love you, have loved you, and always will love you. Sit in My presence just for a moment and allow Me to overwhelm you with My presence. Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you.

JAMES 4:8

Thursday, October 13, 2011

FALLING

I am able to keep what you have committed to Me from falling against that day. There will be a day that I will reward you for the work you did through My power while you walked on earth.
Each day you live is an opportunity for you to reveal My glory to others. This is why I desire for you to daily submit yourself to Me. Commit your body to Me as a living sacrifice and the members of your body to Me as instruments of My love, righteousness, peace and joy. Commit your works to Me so that I can order your thoughts. Commit your way to Me so that I can bring My will to pass in your life.

When you commit these things to Me, I am able to keep you from falling from My will that day. It is so easy to get wrapped up in the things of this world . This is why I exhort you to commit your whole being to Me and your works and way to Me every morning so that I can smooth your way during the day. The world is like an uneven carpet that will cause you to fall. I will go ahead of you and make your path straight. Trust Me today to keep you from falling. My arms are always outstretched to you and I am always face to face with you. I never turn My back on you. If I see you are about to fall, I will catch you before you do if you trust Me today and every day.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3; 2 TIMOTHY 1:12

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ROUTINE

People usually have a routine. Those who work have a routine that they follow at their work place. Those who attend school have a routine that they observe while they are at school. Even you have a routine when you are at home all day. I understand that you really need to have a routine, but I desire for you to be open all day long to My divine appointments. Be willing to set your routine aside when you hear My Holy Spirit guide you.

I have designed your day and there are works that I want you to accomplish. Sometimes the work is as simple as listening to a friend who calls you on the phone. Look for My divine appointments every day. You may be in the market place and your heart will be drawn to speak about Me to the person who is checking you out.

Your days will be fruitful when you tune your spiritual ears to hear My voice. I will tell you what to do next. Faith is now. Today and now may be the day of salvation for someone you may encounter. Listen carefully to My voice today and pray for Me to put you in the right place at the right time.

LUKE 19:9

Monday, October 10, 2011

HUNGER

I said, "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled." So many on Earth try to fill the emptiness in their souls with the things of this world - pleasure and riches, and all that the lusts of this world have to offer - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. The things this world has to offer will never give lasting satisfaction.

I came to provide abundant life to all those who believe in Me. I came to fill the hungry souls of the whole world, but many do not know why they still have an emptiness even after they have sought to fill their lives with worldly things. I am the bread of life. I offer the only sustaining food that will fill the longing soul.

Pray for those today who are seeking to fill their lives with worldly pleasure, riches, and things that satisfy their flesh instead of their souls. Share this sustaining food I offer with others. My Word will satisfy those who have hungry souls and My presence will give them joy and pleasures for evermore.

MATTHEW 5:6

Saturday, October 8, 2011

FAINT AT HEART

I know there are times in your life when you are faint at heart. Today is Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement. Many honor this day by doing no work on this day and they also fast from evening to evening. It is a day to lift your soul up to Me. It is a day to confess any sins of the past year. Because I shed My blood and became the perfect sacrifice not only to cover your sins, but to remove them, this should be a day to rejoice. Yes you can rejoice because as far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions.

What a joyful day. It was meant to be a solemn day before I gave My life to purchase your eternal life. Today you can rejoice on this day. People are observing Yom Kippur in synagogues and temples all over the world today. They read the book of Jonah during their services. Jonah was faint at heart when he was in the belly of the great fish, but He looked upward to God and said this, "I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay what I have vowed, Salvation is of the Lord."

Today give thanksgiving to the Lord for the salvation that is yours through Him. Lift up your soul and rejoice because your sins have been placed in the Red Sea of His blood. That Sea is a sea of forgiveness and forgetfulness. The Lord will remember your sins no more.

JONAH 2:7-9

Friday, October 7, 2011

ATONEMENT

Tomorrow Yom Kippur - the day that My chosen confess their sins to Me. They read the story of Jonah and how he disobeyed Me, but later he turned to me even while he was in the belly of the great fish I had prepared for him.

Sometimes you may feel like you are in the belly of a great fish when you are going through a great trial. This is the time that you need to remember My perfect sacrifice to purchase you "at onement"with Me. What a privilege it was for Me to give you the gift of salvation when I died on the tree for your sins.

There are still many who have not received this gift and also many who have not even heard that this gift is free and that they can receive it by faith. Pray for those you know who have not received My love gift to them. Pray that they will at last be at one with Me.

JONAH 2

Thursday, October 6, 2011

LOVING THE UNLOVELY

I know that sometimes it is difficult for you to deal with difficult people. When you encounter difficult people, just remember that I dealt with many difficult people when I was on earth. I upbraided the Pharisees and scribes because of their legalistic ways. They cared more about keeping the law than they did showing love to people. It was their lack of love that grieved Me.

I love you with an everlasting love. My Father is love and I expressed His love while I walked on earth. I was moved with compassion many times. I do not ever upbraid you when you fail to demonstrate My love to others. However, I do exhort you to love your neighbor as yourself. When you understand that I died to forgive the whole world of their sins, you will see people in a new light. My sacrificial blood was shed to forgive even those people who are difficult.

If you encounter difficult people today, call upon Me to help you love them as I love them. It is impossible for you to be loving and kind to others in your own stength. Allow Me to tenderize your heart so that My love will pour from your heart to others. Know this truth. I love even those who have rejected Me. My compassion for others will flow even to those who are unkind to you when you rely on Me to love and forgive through you.

EPHESIANS 4:32

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

DONATION

When you think of the word, "donation," you usually think about a gift of money given to a charitable organization. Many give donations in order to receive a tax deduction on their income. There is a donation I desire for you to give to Me and when you do, you will receive something more valuable than a tax deduction. You will receive My power, My love, and a sound mind.

Daily I desire for you to present to Me what I consider the most valuable gift you can give. That gift is "You." You are a gift to Me that I desire to open daily and enjoy. Present your body to Me as a living sacrifice daily and I will give you a fresh anointing for the day. Present your heart to Me and I will fill your heart with My love. Present your mind to Me and I will renew your mind and give you a sound mind. You have My mind, but your mind needs to be renewed daily as you read a portion from My Word.

When you give every part of your being to Me each morning I will deposit in you My dynamite power, and you will be able to do the works I did while I was on earth and even greater works than I did.

2 TIMOTHY 1:7

Monday, October 3, 2011

JOY

I know you have often heard others teach on how to remain in joy. Some teach that joy will remain in you when you put Me first, others second, and yourself last. They show how joy can spell - J (esus), O (thers), Y (ourself). Selflessness is good. However, you will never remain in My joy if you do not daily receive My boundless love for you. First and foremost in your walk with Me is your relationship with Me. When you abide in My love all day long, you will remain in My joy.

I taught My disciples the night we had our passover meal together many things. I taught them that in order to remain in My joy and to be filled with their own joy they had only to do three things - Abide in Me, abide in My Word, and and abide in My love. You will overflow with joy and love when you daily are doing these three things. You abide in Me when you are aware of My presence with you all the day long and you are listening and obeying My voice. You abide in My Word when you read, speak, and do My Word. You abide in My love when you take time to allow Me to embrace you every morning with My extravagant love.

JOHN 15

Friday, September 30, 2011

TIME OUT

Remember how you used to give your children a time out when they were not behaving. I know that you sometimes wish you could have a time out when things seem to be piling up in your life. The good news is that you can have a time out. Step out of the busy moments of your life and then step into My throne room. These time outs with Me will engergize you to do the next thing.

Time spent with Me are moments that are precious to Me. Listen to My still voice within you during those times, and often you will hear the encouraging words of My Spirit. He usually gives you this verse, "I can do all things through Christ Who gives me the strength." My joy is your strength. Any time you feel like you are running out of steam, take a few moments to just sit down and receive My loving thoughts towards you. You may even hear the love song that I sing over you everyday.

The invitation to come to Me is open to you all the day long. Even when you miss your quiet time with Me, you still have time to come to Me and be refreshed. Take a deep breath and receive the refreshing of My Spirit. This only takes one minute, but it is a minute that will enable you to rely on My strength instead of wearing yourself out in your own strength.

MATTHEW 11:28-29

Thursday, September 29, 2011

AVOIDANCE

I know there are times that you avoid spending time with Me. You busy yourself with other things and skip that special time I desire to have with you. Never feel guilty about the times you miss with Me. Simply know that I long to have fellowship with you anytime during the day.
When you intentionally try to avoid our times together, ask Me to reveal to you why you are feeling this way. Sometimes you may not want to face Me just as Adam and Eve did not want to face Me in the Garden because they knew they had done something I told them not to do.

Know with an assurance that I have already forgiven you for any disobedience to Me at any given time - past, present, or future. Confession of sin is not for My sake. It is for your sake so that then you can receive My cleansing of that sin. Forgiveness from Me is always available, but cleansing is a process that includes some pruning of your flesh. Remember that pruning is a good thing because it makes you more fruitful.

Come to Me always with your whole heart. Hold nothing back. Especially do not hold back your time of being honest with Me about your sins. I love you and stand ready always to help you get back on the track of obedience.

1 JOHN 1:7-9; MATTHEW 11:28-29

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WHAT IF?

There are certain questions in life that I do not desire for you to ask. One of these questions is "What if?" There are no "ifs" in my kingdom. "If" is one of the favorite words of your enemy. Faith has no "if's." Faith is "now." Whenever your mind gets into the mode of anxiety because you play the "What if" game, give your anxieties to me in that moment. I will then give you the faith you need to take the next step in your life.

Today I want you to use the moment. Do not think about the "what if's" that may or may not happen today and tomorrow. One of the tactics of your enemy is to keep you condemned for your past and anxious about your future. Rest all of your cares to Me today. I love you and it is My delight to take your cares. State your cares in prayer and then I will take care of your every care. My peace will then flood your soul.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Monday, September 19, 2011

RIGHTSIDE

Whenever you have a morning when you just do not feel like facing the day, I hear you say, "I believe I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning." You may feel that way, but do not go by your feelings. Feelings are so very deceptive.

The truth is that you always wake up on the right side of the bed because you are hid with Me in My Father's heart and I am seated on the right side of My Father in heaven. I have made your righteous and I have given you the right to stand before My Father without condemnation or judgment. Dwell on these truths today and tomorrow when you wake up, rejoice. Rejoice because My Father sees you as righteous before Him. You are accepted by Him and loved by Him and loved by Me.

Tomorrow when you arise, begin to praise Me because you are living on the right side because you are living in My Kingdom today.

COLOSSIANS 3:3

Friday, September 16, 2011

DEBT

You live in an age when many are in financial debt. They are in bondage because they owe so many and they are unable to pay. I have a treasure house in heaven where you can receive from Me the sufficiency you need right now. I am able to meet all of your needs through My riches in glory. I am able to make you abound in all the grace you need to have all sufficiency for every good work that I want you to accomplish.

Come to Me with boldness and make your petition known to Me with thanksgiving. Rest the care of your financial burden on Me. I will supply.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:8

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

READY YOURSELF

You live in the age that I called "The beginning of sorrows." The whole earth is travailing as it awaits the manifestation of the sons of God. You and every believer are those who are destined to mature in Me. I see every believer right now as complete in Me. However, at the same time, you are being sanctified daily when you take time to have your mind renewed by My Word. As My bride, it is up to you to ready yourself for My second coming.

You may ask, "How can I ready myself to receive My Bridegroom." Just look at how a bride readies herself for that big wedding day. She usually tries to trim down in her weight. That is what I want you to do. I want you to lay aside every weight of sin that so easily besets you.
A bride usually spends a lot of time getting her face to look beautiful for her bridegroom. I already see you as beautiful, but you become more beautiful as you look into My face daily. When you take time to seek My face, I change you from glory to glory even to shine like I shine.

A bride also works to get her wedding garment completed. The threads of your wedding garment are the very works of righteousness that you allow Me to do through you. These are just a few ways you can ready yourself for My return. Do not look at your preparation for My return as a burden. I want you daily to be just as excited about My return as a bride is about finally being One flesh with her future bridegroom.

MATTHEW 24:8; ROMANS 8:18-23; REVELATION 19:8

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PROVOKE

The word "provoke" can be used as a verb that stirs up anger in a person or love in a person. My desire is that you provoke one another to love and good works. Paul desired to provoke his Jewish brethren to be jealous of his relationship with Me because he wanted them to come to know Me as their Messiah. The word "provoke" is a strong verb.

Daily you have the opportunity to provoke others of love or to anger and jealousy. Pray daily that you will not provoke others in a negative way. I never want you to provoke your children to anger or for that matter anyone else. Pray today that your actions will provoke others to act in faith, love and grace.

My Spirit within you will help you to provoke others in a postive way. Call upon Him to help you today.

HEBREWS 10:24

Saturday, September 10, 2011

STERLING

I have heard you say, "That was a sterling performance." By that I know you mean that the performance was excellent. The good news is that I see you as sterling silver and even gold right now. My view of you does not depend upon your performance. I love you just like you are and I am refining you like gold and silver is refined, but I already see you gleaming with My glory. You gleam with My glory daily as you take time to look into the mirror of My Word. I change you from glory to glory as your mind is renewed by My Word.

I also change you from glory to glory as you seek My face daily in prayer. I so look forward to those times when you are just still in My presence. It is at those times that you can hear My love song to you. Never become performance oriented. That is not what life is all about.
Simply yield yourself daily to Me and let Me shine you up so that your face will gleam with My glory.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:18

Friday, September 9, 2011

TRACKING

There are all kinds of tracking devices that are used in this age in which you live. I know you feel like big brother is watching your every move. The internet has opened the door to no secrets. How can you ever doubt then that I know your every thought? I know what you will pray even before you pray.

Then you may ask, "Why do I even pray?" You pray so that things on earth will get done. If you do not give My Word voice on earth, nothing will move in the spirit realm on your behalf. Remember the moment Daniel prayed, I heard him and things were set in motion in the spirit realm to deliver the answer to his prayer. The same is true today as you pray.

Prayer does not move Me. Prayer delights Me. When you care enough to make your requests known with thanksgiving to My Father in My name, I take your prayers and make them perfect before My Father. As you voice My Word in your prayers, angels come to attention and begin to work on your behalf. I exhort you today to pray without ceasing. By that I mean commune with Me all day through prayer and declare My Word often during the day.

DANIEL 10:12; 1 CORINTHIANS 4:5

Thursday, September 8, 2011

CONDEMNATION

The devil has the assignment to condemn you and make you feel guilty. Whenever you feel condemnation - self-condemnation or the condemnation and judgment of others, say this, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ.

It is My righteousness that the devil can never condemn. I have made you righteous through My shed blood, and no weapon formed against you will ever prosper because you are the very righteousness of God through Me and in Me. Never forget this and you will never feel guilty or condemned. My love for you never changes. Yes, you may do things that in the natural would deserve condemnation from others and judgment from others, but do not receive their words. Condemn their words of judgment. This is your inheritence as My servant.

ISAIAH 54:17

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

EXTRAVAGANT

My love for you is extravagant. When Father sent Me to earth, He wanted to demonstrate how much He loves you. When Adam and Eve submitted themselves to the subtle temptation of Satan to doubt Father's goodness and His love for them, Satan thought he had won.

He still thinks he is winning, but the truth is that I defeated him when I died for your sins and was resurrected. Satan is self-deceived and he seeks to put others in that same bondage of self-deception. His first attack is to make you doubt My love and the Father's love. This is why I cautioned My disciples to abide in My love always. When you daily abide in My love, there will be no room for doubt in your heart about how much I love you.

Receive My love today in a fresh, new way. Allow Me to lavish My love upon you. Do not wait till you see Me face to face to receive the empowering strength of My extravagant love. When you are rooted and grounded in My love, the enemy will never have success with you.

JOHN 15; EPHESIANS 3:14-19

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

FAMILY

Those who have family are so blessed. However, there are many who have family members far away. Think of those who are fighting for your continued freedom as a nation and pray for them.
Think of those who are facing horrific trials without family support and pray for them. Think of those who have lost a father, son, mother, or other loved ones who fought for our freedom. Remember those family members who are left still on earth with the full responsibility of support and nurturing those children who remain. Think of them and pray for them.

You are so blessed to have family around you. Pray for those who do not have this support. Pray that the lonely ones will come to know that they are never alone. Those who believe in Me are set in My family. I am their Elder Brother Who loves them with an everlasting love. My Father knows their every thought and sent Me to identify with all those who are lonely. I make intercession for them continually. My Holy Spirit is the One Who is with them now. He takes everything I ever said and did and brings those things to their remembrance. He is the "Comforter," Who comforts them when they are sad and lonely. He is the "Teacher and Leader into all truth."

Convey this message to the lonely ones. I said, "I am with you always even to the end of this age." They are never alone and neither are you.

MATTHEW 28:20

Thursday, September 1, 2011

COMPLETE

You are always so relieved and satisfied when you finally complete a project that you have been working on for a long time. Even long after you have completed the project, you look at it with a sense of joy because you finally got that thing done.

When I died on the tree for you sins, rose from the dead, and ascended to sit at the right hand of My Father, I had such joy uspeakable, full of glory. At last the project or plan of redemption was complete. When I cried out, "It is finished!," on the cross, I was saying that everything that needed to be done to purchase your redemption from sin and and deliverance from Satan was complete.

Now you are complete in Me. When you received Me, you entered into My Kingdom and My plan for you was completed. That plan was that you would live with Me in all eternity and that you would come to know Me as I know you. So many use the phrase, "Be patient with Me, I am still under construction." This is true in a sense. You are continually building a house. You are that house designed to contain My Holy Spirit. However, I see you as already completed. I see you spotless and without blemish. When you catch a vision of My provision for you, you will have joy unspeakable, full of glory. Others will see your joy and ask you the secret to remaining in that joy.

1 CORINTHIANS 2:9-16

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ABIDING JOY

Just before I died on the cross, I said many things to My disciples at our last Passover meal together. I told them to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love. I also told them the results that would happen in their lives if they did these three things. If you abide in Me and My Words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. My Father is glorified when you bear much fruit. You abide in My love when you keep My commandments - to love Me with all of your heart and to love others.

I spoke all of these things to My disciples and I speak these things to you today. When you abide in Me and My Word and also abide in My love, the results will be remaining joy. Your own joy will be full and I will give you My abiding joy. This joy is your strength and it is what will get you through every trial.

A good prayer to pray daily is Father, in Jesus name, I ask for You to empower me by your Holy Spirit to abide in You and Your Word and to abide in Your love.

JOHN 15

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

PROCEEDURE

There are many proceedures in your life. Proceedures are ways of doing things. Each day you have certain ways of working at your job or doing your daily routines. Sometimes when people interrupt your regular way of doing things, you get frustrated. At other times people want you to change your way of doing things and this may annoy you.

You would not have these frustrations if you release your day to Me. Hold lightly to the way you are used to doing things and be open for Me to change your day. Frustration is a fruit of pride. You want to do things your way and you feel that no other person can do things just the way you do them.

When you give Me your day and commit your works to Me, you can rest in the fact that I will order your day. The interruptions that come your way are usually divine appointments that I want you to keep. Living in the Spirit simply means that you listen and obey Me moment by moment. You cannot do this if you have not given your plans to Me. Today and everyday release your plans to Me. I will give you wisdom to carry out what is necessary for you to do that day and I will anoint you to do My will.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3

Monday, August 29, 2011

TRIUMPH

I made a show of every demonic spirit when I died on the cross. My death and resurrection brought total victory over Satan forever. I disarmed Satan of every weapon on the day I died for your sins. Then why, you may ask, do I have so much trouble with Satan today.

No weapon formed against you will prosper because I have purchased you complete victory through My shed blood. However, you do have a weapon that Satan can use against you.
That weapon is your tongue. What you say with your mouth gives him access to harm you and others.

Be careful today about what you say. Do not give Satan ammunition to use against you. He who keeps His lips, keeps his soul from troubles. Triumph is the celebration of the victory I have won for you. Celebrate that victory today and use your tongue to praise Me.

COLOSSIANS 2:15; ISAIAH 54:17; PROVERBS 18:7, 21:23

Sunday, August 28, 2011

REST

The seventh day of the week was a day designed for My beloved to rest from their usual labors. It was a day to center your thoughts upon Me. Today people look at Saturday as a day for football and a day to party. If you observe this day as a day of rest, you will find that your body will not be overtired during the week. When you take this day of rest to receive refreshment from My Spirit, your spirit will be nourished and strengthened. I said that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. I created this day of rest for you.

For centuries Sundays have been considered the Lord's Day. Many go to their places of worship to hear My Word and to receive spiritual nourishment and fellowship with other believers.

There is no time or space in eternity. I desire for you to rest your entire being in Me every day. When you awaken to begin each day of the week, I desire for your thoughts to be centered upon Me all the day long. I know this is difficult because your mind also needs to be on the work that is set before you that day. It is possible, however, for you to sing songs and make melody in your heart to Me all during the day. When you do this, I will be able to keep your mind at perfect peace and you will be able to receive My wisdom for your daily tasks.

MARK 2:27-28; EPHESIANS 5: 19; ISAIAH 26:3

Friday, August 26, 2011

ENTITLEMENT

So many in the world feel like they are entitled to have certain privileges and rights. Those who look to the world's system to fulfill what they feel they are entitled to will often be disappointed.
I long for those who have not yet believed in Me to enter My Kingdom. I gave up My title as King of Glory and humbled Myself to live on earth. I did this so that people on earth would be entitled to become right with My Father and also entitled to inherit all that belongs to Me.

As you honor and revere Me with a heart that is ready to obey Me, you will be able to receive all that I have to give you. You are a joint heir with Me. I will never disappoint you. Because you believe in Me by faith, you now are entitled to My full inheritance - righteousness, peace, and joy in My Holy Spirit. Thank Me today for your inheritance and receive by faith the bounty that I desire to give you.

PHILIPPIANS 2:3-11

Thursday, August 25, 2011

UMBRELLA

I have heard you sing the chorus, "There will be showers of blessing." There are always showers of blessings flowing from My Throne Room. I love to bless My people. I have an unending supply of grace for you each day. When you believe that grace and truth came by Me, you are saying that I am the truth that opens the floodgates of grace for you.

What is the problem then? Are there days in your life when you feel like I am against you rather than for you? If you feel this on any given day, you have lifted your umbrella of pride and that umbrella blocks My grace from flowing to you. I do resist the proud and I give grace to the humble. I came to teach you meekness and lowliness of heart. A meek heart relies totally upon Me for everything. A lowly heart is an obedient heart that desires to do My will always.

Humble yourself before Me daily by offering your body to Me as a living sacrifice. Offter the members of your bodies as instruments to deliver My love, joy, and peace to others. I have made you righteous by My blood. Thank Me daily for what I did for you when I died to remove your sins and you will take the umbrella down and lift up to Me a basket of gratefulness to receive all of My grace. My grace is sufficient to meet your every need.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-11; JAMES 4:6; MATTHEW 11:29

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

RELINQUISH

I understand mankind and I know that one of the major problems that hinder people from glorifying Me in their words and deeds is the inability to relinquish ownership of their lives to Me. I often hear phrases like, "This is my money" or "This is my life." I want you and all of My beloved to understand that I own everything. I own the cattle on a thousand hills. I own the universe. When I died on the tree to forgive you of all your sins, I bought you with a great price. That price was My very own blood.

Your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart. The "me" and "mine" has to go in your life. Your life is not your own because I own your life. However, I do not see you as a slave that has been bought for service. No! I see you as a friend and as beloved adopted sons and daughters. When you release your ownership of everything to Me, then you position yourself to receive grace upon grace, upon grace. The only thing that stands in the way of your receiving the grace from Me that will supply your every need, is your desire to hold on to things and your desire to even hold on to those your love. Relinquish all to Me and you will see the unending power of My grace supplied to you. Relinquishing all to Me means that you can receive all from Me.

2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-14

Monday, August 22, 2011

TRUST

You have probably heard a multitude of messages on "Faith." Without faith it is impossible to please Me. Everything that I did for you when I died on the tree and was ressurrected has to be received by faith. You cannot see these things, but you know them because the events of My life are recorded by My faithful ones, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

You are also My faithful one. Once you believe in Me with all of your heart, there is one more step you must take. I want you to trust Me with all of your heart. The only thing that stands in the way of your trusting Me with all of your heart is your own understanding. You may study My Word daily, but it is My Holy Spirit Who gives you the understanding that bridges the knowledge you obtain with the wisdom I desire to give you.

You trust in Me with all of your heart when you release all into My hands even when you do not understand what is taking place in your life. You cannot forsee the future, but I can. I am way ahead of you always, but I am also as near to you as your own breathing. Satan wants you to play the "What if" game. Lay that aside and trust Me with all the "whats" in your life. When you do this, you will have the peace that passes all of your own understanding.

PROVERBS 3:5-6; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Sunday, August 21, 2011

INSPIRATION

Look at this word, "inspiration," carefully. It has a root and that root is spirit. Every day you live I desire to inspire your spirit. That is how we communicate with one another - spirit to spirit. The level of our communication together is friend to friend, lover to lover, spirit to spirit. I desire for our communication and communion together to be just as it was in the Garden of Eden before Adam and Eve sinned. It was such a delight for Me to walk with them in the cool of the evening . When the dawn came I instructed them and they received what I said with listening ears.

Today and every day is a day for you to allow Me to speak to you spirit to spirit. I told the woman at the well that the day would come when people would worship Me in spirit and in truth. If you will take time to communicate with Me daily, I will even inspire your worship. I will sing songs to you in the Spirit that you can sing out loud. I will pray through you prayers that are not based on natural thinking, but prayers that are inspired by My Spirit. Look forward to your times with Me and be inspired and strengthened.

JOHN 4:22-23; ROMANS 8:26

Friday, August 19, 2011

THE TRIGGER

James taught about the power of the tongue. He compared it to a fire, the rudder on a ship, and the bit in a horses mouth. The tongue is truly a small member of your body. However, it is the member of your body that can do the most harm. Your mouth is like a loaded gun. Your lips are the double barrel of the gun and your tongue is the trigger. The words you speak are the bullets.

Today and every day, commit that unruly member of your body to Me. Ask Me to put the law of kindness on your tongue and ask Me to speak through you the words I want you to speak.
Paul exhorted believers to think on only good things - those things that are true, pure, noble, just, virtuous, lovely and of good report.

Think on Me today. I am pure, true, noble, just, virtuous, lovely, and read the good reports about Me written by those who witnessed My journey on earth. When you do this, you will only speak those words that edify and minister grace to the hearer.

JAMES 3; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION

During that 31/2 years when I was on earth, there were only two occassions when I was angered. I had righteous indignation when the Pharisees and Scribes came against me for healing the man with the withered hand on the Sabbath. This was the only time that it is recorded in the Scriptures that I was angry. The time when I took a whip to clear the temple of the money changers was a time when I had righteous indignation.

Some people excuse themselves after they become angry with people by saying that they had a right to be angry. They say that they had righteous indignation. Truly, I am the only One capable of having righteous indignation because only I have the ability to see into the hearts of men. Paul wrote that we should be kind and tender hearted towards people. He wrote:

"Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:29-32)."

I said, "Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven....(Matthew 5:44)." There is never an excuse to be unkind to another person or to speak harshly to them. Pray today for Me to help you develop the law of kindness in your mouth.

EPHESIANS 4:29-32; MATTHEW 5:44

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

CONNECTION

I know it is hard for you to understand that I am fully man and fully God. This is a truth that only can be received by faith. My relationship with the Father is your connection with My Father. I gave you the revelation of My Father while I lived on earth. Look carefully and what I did and what I said, and I will reveal to you even more about My Father.

No man comes to the Father except I draw him and I draw him by My Spirit. Some people call the fact that I am in God; God is in Me, and you are in Me the "divine mixup." I am in the Father, you are in Me, and I am in you. Accept this by faith and just rejoice that you are the very temple of My Holy Spirit and that in Me you live and move and have your being.



JOHN 10:38, 14:4, 9, 20; ACTS 17:18; REVELATION 3:20

Sunday, August 14, 2011

PLACES

I go to prepare a place for you that where I am you may be also. That place is with Me in the heavenly realm, but I also go before you to prepare places for you on earth.. I go before you to prepare places for you to fellowship with other believers. I go before you to prepare places for you to meet those who can help you get a future job. I go before you to prepare places for you to minister healing and deliverance to others. I go before you to prepare quiet places for you to share private times with Me. I go to prepare places for you to just enjoy My creation.

I hold the keys to David that can open doors that no man can shut and I shut doors that no man can open. Know with assurance that I always go before you to open doors for you to share the gospel with others and I close doors that would hinder you from sharing My good news with others. I am with you always. I am with you in whatever place you are. Ponder these facts today and rejoice that I am always present with you.

REVELATION 3:7

Friday, August 12, 2011

SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY

When you see the splendor and majesty of a royal wedding on earth, you are watching things in the natural. I do not call you to observe things with your natural eyes. Yes, you are awed by what you see as a royal bridegroom speaks his vows to his bride. The beauty and regality of that ocassion is magnificent. However, I want you to open your spiritual eyes to the wedding I have planned for you. Nothing on earth compares with that wedding when I will take My bride to Myself and embrace all those who are beloved by Me. What a day that will be when you see Me face to face.

Whenever you feel like things in the natural are just overwhelming, I want you to focus on the majesty and splendor of that great day when I call all believers to join Me at My wedding feast. Take time daily to allow your holy imagination to leap to that time, and when you do everything on this earth will grow strangely dim in the light of My glory and grace.

REVELATION 19:5-9

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

TRYING

You are living in trying times. This, however, is not a time for you to keep trying in YOUR OWN STRENGTH to overcome whatever trial you are experiencing. I am the Overcomer. During trying times, I deisre only one thing from you and that thing is for you to give up. Does that sound strange? I desire for you to give up on yourself and give all into My hands with complete trust.

When things seem to be hopeless in your life, place all your hopes in Me. Hope in Me is like a refuge that you can run to and be safe when you feel Satan is attacking and chasing you. Hope in Me is like an anchor that you can drop in the midst of the waves of adversity.

Hope is the confident expectation of good. When you put your hopes in Me, you can confidently expect good because I am a good God. Do not try. Instead trust and put all your hope in Me.

HEBREWS 6:11-19

Monday, August 8, 2011

Surrender

It is time for you to raise the white flag of surrender. For centuries the white flag waved during battle meant that one side made the willful decision to surrender. I want you to raise the white flag of surrender because unless you do, I will not be able to do battle for you. To win any spiritual battle, you have to surrender your whole being to Me. I am the One Who does battle for you, but if you hold on to anything, you will block the work I want you to do in your life.

What is it that I want from you. I desire only one thing from you and that one thing is you. Everyday offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice. Lay yourself, and I mean your whole self on the altar, of My grace. Hold nothing back. Understand that it no longer is your life. Understand that you possess nothing. All comes from Me and without Me you can do nothing.

As you wave the white flag of surrender, also wave the banners of My love and My Word. Ask Me daily to help you to love as I love. Winning souls is My business, but loving is your business and as you love, others will come to know Me. Lift My Word up to Me in praise and extend My Word into the atomosphere where My Word will put to flight every demon that has an assignment against you. Remember, today is not your day. It is My day to reveal Myself in you and through you to others.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Friday, August 5, 2011

PURPOSE

So many on earth walk aimlessly about without purpose and without goals. Their aim is to please themselves. They spend their lives trying to climb the ladder of success only to find out that they have been climbing the wrong ladder.

Your life with Me is not without purpose. You have one purpose and that is to glorify Me. Your life is not aimless. Your aim is to walk with Me on earth step by step. Those steps are taken by faith. One step at a time. I will never unveil my full plan for your life, but you can trust Me to show you the next step.

The purposes I have for you will be fulfilled. All you have to do is the next thing. As long as you inquire of Me when you do not know what the next thing is, your life will be a flow of continual joy and peace. Even when circumstances seem to overwhelm you, I am with you and I will lead you. Stay in the pavillion of My peace continually and you will be able to hear My voice clearly telling you, "This is the way, walk you in it."

1 THESSALONIANS 5:24

Monday, August 1, 2011

REQUIREMENT OF READINESS

Every day when you arise from your sleep, I desire for you to be ready for whatever the day will hold for you. Remember always that I have gone ahead of you and that I have already prepared works for you accomplish each day. You might ask, "How can I be ready always to do these works?" Let me share how simple it is for you to be ready.

First, offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice.

Second, offer the members of your body to be used as instruments of My righteousness, love, joy, and peace.

Third, ask for My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love and to anoint you with My wisdom, understanding, knowledge, might, counsel, and the fear of the Lord. I obeyed My Father while I was on earth because I was filled continually with the Holy Spirit and My heart was filled with awe and reverence for My Father. This caused Me to walk in the fear of the LORD.

Pray this simple prayer every morning: Father, in the name of Jesus, I offer My body to you as a living sacrifice and the members of my body to be used as instruments of your love, peace, righteousness, and joy. I ask for you to anoint Me anew with your Holy Spirit so that I will operate in Your wisdom and understanding, Your might and counsel, Your knowledge and Your fear of the LORD.

ROMANS 6l13, 12:1-2; ISAIAH 11:1-2

Thursday, July 28, 2011

PLEASANT PLACES

The psalmist David wrote, "O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; you maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance."

I led you to this psalm this morning because I want you to know what a great inheritance I have given you. It is My Father's good pleasure to give you all of His Kingdom. His Kingdom is not meat or drink, but it is righteousness, peace, and joy in My Spirit. What more could you want?

You are a joint heir with Me. You can lay claim to all I possess. You can lay claim to My joy, peace, and love that is manifested in gentleness, kindness, longsuffering, self-control, goodness, and faithfulness. Receive this inheritance today and you will experience pleasant places in My Kingdom all the day long.

PSALM 16:5-6; ROMANS 14:17; GALATIANS 5:22-23;

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

TEMPORARY

I desire for My beloved to dwell in the eternal, not the temporary. Whenever you experience trials, always know that they will pass. There are two things that you can trust will never change and will last forever - those two things are the Godhead - My Father, My Holy Spirit, and Me. We will not change and we will always be with you even until this earth ends. The other thing that will never change is My Word. My Word is eternal.

When you really understand that I am eternal, that your relationship with Me is eternal, and that My Word is eternal, you will want to spend more time with Me in prayer and in receiving fresh manna daily from My Word.

There is one thing, however, that is changing. Physically, your body changes completely every seven years. Spiritually, you are being changed from glory to glory to be more like Me. Understand when you go through heavy trials that you need to press into Me more than ever. When you do this, I will be able to press more of My image in and through you.

COLOSSIANS 1:27; 2 CORNITHIANS 3:18

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

KINDNESS

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as My Father has forgiven you because of Me. Paul exhorted believers to be kind. When you are unkind, My heart is grieved. There is never any excuse to be unkind to anyone. I hope you understand that.
I am no respecter of persons. I see everyone as someone who I gave My life for to save them from their sins.

The key to good relationships is kindness and respect. When you always esteem others better than yourself, it will be impossible for you to be unkind. There is no excuse for rancor, strife,
arguing, and abuse. If your desire is to glorify Me, then be kind to everyone you talk to or see in person.

Those in the world do not see you when you pray and read your Bible. However, they will always take note when you are kind to them. Remember that today.

EPHESIANS 4:32

Monday, July 18, 2011

FINISHED FORGIVENESS

When I died on the tree, all of your sins were placed upon Me. That means every sin you have ever done or will do was paid for when I became the perfect sacrifice for your sins. When I cried out, "It is finished," I was declaring that the devil's hold of sin in your life was released. I released you from all condemnation.

You and every believer still sin and fall short of My glory. However, My precious blood that was shed for you purchased you complete remission of your sins. If you say that you do not sin, you are a liar and My Word is not in you.

You do not have to confess all of your sins to Me to have those sins covered by My blood. It would be impossible for you to list every sin - sins of the heart, sins in your thought life, and sins of omission and comission. All I want you to do now is to receive by faith My forgiveness and then allow Me to cleanse you and give you a fresh start.

1 JOHN 1:5-10

Sunday, July 17, 2011

REMEDY

Whenever you have a physical malady, you usually describe your symptoms with a doctor so that he can prescribe the right medication for you. You trust your doctor to know what he is doing and your hope is that soon you will be totally free from that malady.

I am the Great Phycisian. I am also the remedy for every malady you may have. I died and rose again to make it possible for you to receive healing of your mind, body, and spirit. I was rejected so that you will no longer have to receive the pain that rejection brings. I was wounded in my body. Every area of My body was touched with pain when I died for you. I was touched with every feeling of weakness (physical, emotional, and mental) so that I can now be strong in you when you are attacked by Satan.

Whenever you have any kind of malady, remember that I purchased the cure with My own shed blood. All you have to do now is receive by faith the complete work I did for you when I died for your sins and was raised again from the dead. Receive the remedy today.

HEBREWS 4:14-16

Friday, July 15, 2011

SHAKING

The whole earth is in labor as the time of this age winds down. I told My disciples about the days that you are experiencing now - earthquakes, famines, pestilences. You should not be at all fearful about these times. I have ordained you to shine with My glory right now. I have chosen you to be alive in these days for one reason. That reason is to glorify Me in your words and deeds.

What you do with your days now is crucial. Seek Me. Seek My Face. Guard your heart with all diligence. Look for opportunities to share My good news with others. Offer your body to Me daily as a living sacrifice. I do not want you to tremble or shake during these times when everyone else is trembling and the whole earth is shaking. Fix you gaze upon Me. I told My disciples that when they see these things come to pass, look up because their redemption draws nigh.

LUKE 21