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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

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

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

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

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


Monday, 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