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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.


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