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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

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

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

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

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


Friday, 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