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Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:


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.

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.

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


I have given you a divine imagination. When you worship Me, you are able to imagine where I am. You can see Me sitting on the right hand of My Father. You can see the host of angels and saints worshipping around My throne. Through your divine imagination you can join with other saints as they worship Me.

When you worship Me with others, I have promised to be in the midst of you. I join you in your worship of My Father. With your divine imagination you can see Me next to you as you worship. You can see Me with My hands lifted to My Holy Father as we worship Him together.

Hebrews records that "I will declare your name to My brethren, in the midst of the assembly, I will sing praise to You." When you gather with others to worship Me, use your divine imagination to see Me worshipping My Holy Father with you. My angels also surround you as you lift your voice in worship. When you use your divine imagination in worship, I can open your eyes to see into the spirit realm. Picture Me today right before your face all day long. The recognition of My presence with you will bring you great joy.

HEBREWS 2:12; PSALM 16:11

Monday, January 30, 2012


Sometimes you look at life as a challenge. You may think that your job is challenging or that your marriage is challenging. Even learning a new skill can be challenging. However, I am not in the challenging business. I am in the victory business.

Whenever you have a mountain in your life that challenges you and causes you to feel like there is no way that you can meet the challenge to overcome, remember My words, "In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world."

I overcame so that you now can overcome any challenge when you trust in My overcoming power. When your focus is on Me instead of the mountain that faces you, you can stop struggling to surmount the mountain. I will go before you and cause the mountain to melt when you release every challenging situation to Me.

JOHN 16:33

Sunday, January 29, 2012


You live in an age when earthly investments can disappear overnight. Earthly securities are not secure. It is natural for people to want to invest in something that will cause their monies to grow. When people invest in stocks, they expect a return from their investments. They expect great dividends that will insure a secure future for them.

When you invest in the kingdom of God on earth, you add to the treasures in heaven that will be secured for all eternity. Some of My beloved do not have much money to invest in missions and other outreaches, but they can make eternal investments in other ways. I do not look on the amount that is invested. I look on the heart that invests. When you have a giving heart that desires only to further My kingdom on earth, I rejoice greatly. The greatest investment you can make is your investment in people. People are My treasures on earth and they are truly worth the time and the money that you invest in their lives.

The dividends of investing in people by sharing My love for them are great. Whenever you pray with a person, give to help a person who is in debt, disciple and mentor a person, or share My joy, peace, and love with a person, you are making an eternal investment that will grow and multiply My kingdom on earth. Be alert today for the opportunities that I will give you to make secure, sure investments that will guarantee a great and eternal return.

MATTHEW 6:19-21

Saturday, January 28, 2012


There are many places I want you to be and many faces I want you to see. Be sensitive to My Holy Spirit as He leads you to be in the right place at the right time. I depended entirely upon the leading of the Holy Spirit as I walked the Sea of Galilee. He led Me and empowered Me to only do the things that I saw My Father do and to only say the things I heard My Father say.
I led a disciplined life of hearing the Holy Spirit and praying to My Father. I set this example for you to follow. I am God, very God, but while I was on earth I depended upon the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

As I walked on this earth, so are you to walk. Daily ask My Holy Spirit to direct you and to place you in the right place at the right time. There is much work to do in these last days and your fruitfulness depends upon your hearing and obeying that still, quiet voice within you.


Friday, January 27, 2012


I have clothed you with eternal garments. When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, I dressed you in the robe of righteousness and the garments of salvation. I have also given you the garment of praise to lift the spirit of heaviness.

When My Father looks at you, He sees you dressed in pure white linen. He sees you wearing priestly garments because you are a priest in His kingdom. When you recognize the holy garments that you wear daily, you will never doubt your position in Me. You are hid with Me in My Father's heart and you are beloved by Him. My shed blood was the price I paid to purchase these garments for you. You need never feel naked or ashamed in My presence because all of your sins are forgiven - past, present, and future.

Thank Me today for these garments and remember that you wear them every day.

ISAIAH 61:3, 10

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Know with assurance that you are pleasing in My Father's sight because when He looks into your heart, He sees Me there. Once you have invited Me to come live in your heart, your life became My life in you. You are no longer your own. I bought you with My shed blood on the cross.
I redeemed you out of the hand of the devil. You never have to struggle to please My Father.
Instead, just allow My Spirit within you to go out of you to others. This is what Paul meant when He wrote, "work out your own salvation with fear and trembling."

Daily My Father desires for you to work out the finished work that I accomplished for you when I died for your sins. Recognize that salvation is more than just an assurance of eternal of life. Salvation is My name. Salvation is Me. Salvation is wholeness, wellness, provision, peace, joy and love. Paul wrote that it is I who works within you both to will and to do of My good pleasure.
As you trust Me to work through you, you will be doing My Father's good pleasure.

Philippians 2:13

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


I am your "Good Shepherd." I lead you in paths of righteousness for My names sake. Everyday I desire to guide you, and the enemy seeks to ensnare you in his traps. My rod, My Word, will protect you from the devil who is like a roaring lion. He seeks to devour you. I also have a staff. That staff is My Holy Spirit who speaks to you daily and warns you when you are about to fall into one of the devil's traps. This is why you need to listen, listening to that still, quiet voice moment by moment.

I lead you in the righteous path so that others will honor My name. This world is growing darker by the minute, but the My light within you is growing brighter and brighter as the day draws near to My coming again. Today, let Me be your "Good Shepherd." Keep your focus on Me. Do not look at the darkness around you. If you do this, you will stumble and fall. I am the "Light of the World" and in Me is no darkness although I do dwell in the midst of darkness. You have nothing to fear because I am with you. My rod and My staff will comfort you. Go forward on the righteous path today and others will see the light of My glory shining in your life. They will be drawn to the light within you. I am that light. Keep shining for Me today.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I hold the whole world together by My Word. If My Word were removed, the earth would soon be off course. I am the beginning of all things and I am the center of all things. When you place Me in the center of your life - your work, your family, your friends, and all aspects of your life, I will be able to keep your life from falling apart. Your life gets off course, when I am no longer central in your life. When this happens, you cannot blame the devil or anyone else. You have chosen to put Me in a box and have laid that box on the shelf for a season.

My heart grieves when I see a person who has once chosen to make Me central in their life makes that choice to put themselves (their own interests, ambitions, and plans) in the center. I am the "Living Word" Who longs to gather you to Myself. I long to put the pieces of your broken heart together again. However, I cannot do this if you do not come to Me and renew your fellowship with Me.


Monday, January 23, 2012


I love to hear you lift up those who are near and dear to you to Me everyday. I hear those prayers and it is My delight to shield them and help them throughout the day. Some of those you pray for are in desperate need and there are very few people praying for them. Your prayers do avail much, so do not hesitate to daily lift up that list of beloved people to Me.

I want you to be aware of the fact that as you draw near to Me, I draw near to you. I am always near you, but the recognition of My presence is something that I long for you to experience every minute of the day. You are near and dear to Me always. Today be conscious of My presence with you throughout the day. Take time out of your busy day to just rest and soak in My presence. Those moments when you recognize My presence with you happen when you still your soul long enough to receive My embrace of everlasting love. Keep close to Me throughout this day by just lifting your thoughts heavenward instead of keeping your thoughts on the things you have to do today.

ISAIAH 26:3; JAMES 4:8

Sunday, January 22, 2012


An obstacle is anything that stands in the way of something being accomplished or hinders someone from making progress. I recognize that there are obstacles in your life as you make your journey on earth with Me. I had many obstacles when I walked on earth, but I was able to surmount those obstacles as I put My full trust in My Father in heaven. He had a plan for Me. I knew that He would enable Me by the power of the Holy Spirit's anointing upon Me and in Me to
finish all the work My Father had assigned Me to do on earth.

Now you can leap over every obstacle in your life that the enemy sends to hinder your spiritual progress. I live within you and My Spirit empowers you to keep moving ahead. Never look back, and the moment you encounter an obstacle, call upon the power of My Spirit to help you to keep moving ahead. Paul wrote that he pressed on to the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Me. All I ask you to do is to press on in faith, trusting Me completely to come to your aid the moment you encounter something or someone that hinders your spiritual progress. I am the author and finisher of your faith, and rest assured that you will finish your journey on earth well. You will accomplish every work I have designed for you to accomplish.


Saturday, January 21, 2012


I never shame people to get them to repent. Shame is a ploy of the enemy. It is true that godly sorrow can bring a person to repentance, but the godly sorrow spoken in My Word has nothing to do with shame. Godly sorrow comes to you when you are grieved in your spirit because you know that what you have done is not according to My will. My will is that you give thanks in all things and for all things. When your focus is on Me and you remain in thanksgiving continually, the enemy will have no chance to put condemnation and shame upon you.

I came into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Me might be saved.
The truth is that condemation and shame are never sent by Me to cause you to have godly sorrow. Condemnation and shame are instruments of the enemy to pull you down and to cause you to run from Me.

When you know how much I love you and focus on My love for you, those wicked weapons of shame and condemnation will not have a chance to overwhelm you. Know every day that I am pleased with you and that I love you unconditionally.

JOHN 3:17

Friday, January 20, 2012


The world's interpretation to the word, "entitled," means having a right to something. So many in this world are angry because they feel they are entitled to certain rights and for some reason they have been denied those rights. Pride is the center of those feelings. Whenever we feel like we have rights, we are in pride.

I am the "Righteous One." When you come to know Me personally, you have only one right. That right is to be blessed by Me and to be loved by Me. When you know My love in a personal way, you no longer look to gain rights in life, and you are not disappointed when worldly rights are denied you. Instead, you are totally satisfied with what you have because you have the greatest treasure on earth. That treasure is to know Me. That treasure is to know how much I love you.

When I become your righteousness, you never have to fight again for what you think you deserve. I have already given you all and you did not even deserve the precious gift I gave you. That precious gift is total forgiveness for your sins - past, present, and future, and to live with Me for all eternity. When you know this, believe this in your heart, and receive My gift of grace, you lay down your entitlement feelings because you have already gained what no earthly person can give you. You have gained Me - the creator of all things.

MATTHEW 6:25-34

Thursday, January 19, 2012


I know you want to finish well at the end of your life. Rest assured that I will say to you, "Well done My good and faithful servant." You can have that assurance because you are not depending upon yourself. Instead, you are depending on Me to work through you what is pleasing in My Father's sight. As you depend upon Me moment by moment, I will accomplish all the works that I have planned for you to complete before you graduate from this earth into My face to face presence.

I am the author and finisher of your faith. The only requirement I have for you to finish well is to have faith that I will do the work. Paul wrote, "Faithful is He Who calls, Who also will do it.
It is My joy every morning to hear you offer yourself to Me as a living sacrifice, and the members of your body as instruments of My love, joy, and peace. Continue to do this morning by morning and you will see mighty things happen. I cannot wait to use you as My vessel to share My glory with others.

1 Thessalonians 5:24

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


When you look at the word, "rejoice," you see that "RE" is a part of this word. Let me tell you some words that begin with "RE" that will cause you to rejoice. Rejoice because your REwards are great. I have laid up for you treasures in heaven, and I desire to continually bless you with those treasures on earth. You have not because you ask not. Ask big and see how I will move on your behalf. REJOICE!!

REturn - REJOICE because I soon will REturn and there eventually will be a new heaven and a new earth. The devil will be no more!! This should cause you to REJOICE!!

REgain - The day will come when you will REgain all that the devil has stolen from you. REJOICE!!

RElease - I have promised to cause your burdens to be light when you RElease all your cares to Me.

REJOICE!! REJOICE!! REJOICE!! today and every day because I love you with an everlasting love and I RElease My grace to strengthen you today and everyday.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I know that sometimes you feel like you have to do a balancing act to keep life in order in your home or even on the job. You have to make decisions about what needs to be done immediately and what can wait until tomorrow or even next week. Balancing your activities is a job that is too complicated for you to do alone. This is why I sent you the Helper, My Holy Spirit. He is able to bring order out of chaos.

I lived in a day on earth when My life was not as complicated as your life is today. Technology has invaded your life with inventions that can totally absorb your time. Everyone has the same amount of time, but what a person does with the time I give him can reap either good or bad consequences.

Today give Me the gift that is so precious to Me. Give Me your time. Give Me your week. Give Me your day and give Me your moments. When you release your moments to Me, those moments become moments that will be meaningful and fruitful. My Spirit can help you prioritize your time and bring balance into you work day and daily activities in your home.


Sunday, January 15, 2012


You live in a world that is falling apart. The earth is in a state of dying. Ever since mankind
chose to sin, the earth has experienced progressive corruption. The earth right now is groaning like a woman in labor for My return. This is why you see more and more earthquakes, floods, famines, and other natural disasters. I told My followers when I walked on earth that the increase of these natural disasters would be one of the signs of My soon return.

You, however, do not need to be alarmed by what you see happening in these last days. You are safe in My Father's heart. You are hid with Me in My Father. This is why you can remain in complete peace no matter what you may experience. My everlasting arms are around you and will always be until you see Me face to face. I have given you the inheritance of My peace, and I want you to share that inheritance. You have such good news to tell to those who are troubled because of the times. Look for opportunities to share this good news today and every day.

MATTHEW 24:7; MARK 13:8; LUKE 21:11; COLOSSIANS 3:3

Saturday, January 14, 2012


There is something exciting about taking a journey. You enjoy planning the journey and doing all that is necessary to be ready for the journey. You know that you are on the way to a special destination and you have all kinds of imaginations about what you will do and what you will say when you reach that destination.

I desire for you to look at your life as a journey to a special destination. I want you to plan every day to prepare yourself for that destination. The more that you know about your final destination, the more you will have an excitement in your heart about the journey you are on right now.

You are destined to be conformed to My image. That is your destination. When you see Me you will be like Me and you will know Me in all My fulness and glory. This should excite you and I exhort you to transmit your excitement to others today and everyday of your life.


Friday, January 13, 2012


When I was young, I grew in wisdom and stature and favour with both God and man. Later in My life, I was rejected and persecuted and finally crucified. I gave My life freely to clothe you in My righteousness. Now you have great favour with My Father because when He sees you, He sees Me. You are hid with Me in My Father's heart. This is why nothing you ever do or ever say can separate you from My Father's favour and love for you. I suffered to purchase you great favour with My Father.

I desire for you to grow in wisdom and stature and favour with both God and man. Yes, the day may come when you will be persecuted for righteousness sake, but always remember that if My Father is for you, who can be against you. You are eternally in My Father's heart. Knowing these truths should give you great confidence when you have to interface and converse with people. Your very countenance will draw others to you because you shine with My glory. Never fear man because favour always surrounds you as a shield.


Thursday, January 12, 2012


Understand that I accept you just the way you are. You may say, but You do not know what I did yesterday. You do not know the thoughts that I have. I do know everything about you. I love you without exception. I love you and you are precious to Me. My love for you is not conditioned on how much you do for Me. My love for you is not conditioned on what you say. There is nothing that can separate you from My love.

Daily I embrace you with My love. Allow Me time each day for Me to express My love for you. I love you more than anyone on earth can love you. Earthly love has limits, and it is usually conditioned on performance. I love you today, tomorrow, and always without any expceptions.
Receive My love today and walk in that love.

ROMANS 8:31-39

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


There are so many wounded in this world. Sadly, many in My body have wounded their fellow believers. Whenever you judge another or say unloving words to one another, you are doing the job of My adversary. He loves to wound and, even more than that, he loves to wound the already wounded.

Be careful not to shoot the arrows of your own words of condemnation at others. Once again, when you do this, you are doing the work of the devil.

When you see a wounded person, I call for you to act as the good Samaritan acted. He bound up the wounds of the one who the theives had left for dead. I was wounded for your transgressions and I was bruised for your iniquities. I have forgiven you of all your sins. Today, give Me thanks for binding your wounds and setting you free. Then be on the alert to bind up the brokenhearted and to set the captives free. I want to use you as a vessel for Me to transmit My healing to those who are wounded.

LUKE 10; ISAIAH 53:5-6, 61:1

Monday, January 9, 2012


There are many meanings for the word, "transfer." When you are in a job you do not like, you may ask for a transfer. When you are traveling by bus somewhere, you may need a transfer ticket to get you to your final destination. I love the word, "transfer," because this word explains what I have done for you.

When I took your sins upon myself on the tree where I was crucified, your sins were totally transferred to Me. When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, I provided you the ticket that will most assuredly get you to your final, wonderful destination. When you reach that final destination, you will no longer need to go somewherelse. You will live with Me eternally.

Rejoice today because I have forgiven you all of your sins - past, present, and future. You are on your final journey to the place where you and I will be together for all eternity. Set your affections on that final destination and your life in the here and now will be glorious.


Sunday, January 8, 2012


You live in a world that is performance oriented. Employers rate employees based on their performances on the job. Symphony directors rate their members on their performances in a concert. Directors rate their actors on their performances.

I am not performance oriented. When I see you, I do not expect you to show how much you love Me by what you do and say. I do not grade you on how you are growing in faith or how the fruits of My Spirit are developing in your life.

I love you just the way you are. My Spirit is always within you to lead you into all truth and to help you to be conformed to My image. However, your performance means nothing to Me. I am pleased with you always simply because My love is not conditioned on performance. Remember today that I love you just as much as the Father loves Me. Yield to My Holy Spirit and allow Him to help you constantly throughout this day to not be more religious, but to be more intimate with Me. Religion separates, but relationship unites.

JOHN 14:20-21;17:23

Saturday, January 7, 2012


You can usually discern what people are thinking by the expression on their faces. When they do not agree with you, they will sometimes roll their eyes, look in another direction, frown, or snub their noses at you. Physical expressions on faces have great power to communicate. What you express in words also has great power.

I am the express image of My Father. I desire for you to be the express image of Me while you walk on earth. To accomplish this goal that I have for you seems impossible. To be like Me in expression both verbally and physcially is not impossible when you yield yourself to My Holy Spirit. It is the mandate of My Holy Spirit to conform you to My image.

In this New Year, I challenge you to yield to My Holy Spirit daily as He gives you what to say and even how to say it. I desire for My countenance to be so much on your face that others will see the expression of My glory through you. It only takes a few minutes every morning to sit still in My presence. When you take this time, I will be able to express Myself through you all the day long.


Friday, January 6, 2012


I exhorted My followers to not even think about tomorrow because tomorrow will have problems develop or promises fulfilled that you do not have any way of knowing. It is practical to make plans. However, hold those plans loosely because you do not know what your next days, weeks, or years will be. Rest assured that I do know your future. Also rest in the fact that the plans that I have for you are always good and there will be an expected end that will be good.

Thinking too much about what the future holds can often pull you down. As you begin this new year, simply concentrate on your moments with Me. Your ministry to others is in the moment.
Whoever calls you on the phone is the one I want to minister to through you in that moment. Whoever comes to your door is someone I want to minister to through you in that moment. Whoever talks with you in your day on the job is someone I want to minister to through you in that moment. Listen carefully to My leadings in the moment and allow Me to be glorified through what you say and do in the moment.


Thursday, January 5, 2012


You usually make resolutions at the beginning of every new year. You have a determination to change certain things in your life or to break certain habits that are not good. It seems like the more you are determined the weaker you become to activate change in your life. You will always fail to keep resolutions if you are depending upon your own strength. I am the "Life Changer." I am the "Heart Changer."
Whenever your focus is on yourself, you lose sight of Me. Lay those habits at My feet and allow Me to take them away. I know your heart. I want to help you. However, if you do not release every burden to Me, I am unable to activate change in your life. Repentance is simply a change in your mind that eventually allows Me to change your heart and change your life. Ask Me to send you the gift of true repentance. True repentance does not say, "I will keep trying to change." True repentance says, "Without You Jesus, I will never change. I give you my mind to You by taking every tempting thought captive. I give you My heart to you by drawing near to you everyday." When you truly repent, you will see how I can deliver you from every bondage and every besetting sin.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


I am a God of order. When you read My Word, you will see how I odered creation. I created everything on earth in a special order. You may feel like things are totally out of order in your own life. However, never forget that I can bring order into your life when you depend upon Me. Commit your works daily to Me and I will establish your thoughts. Depend upon Me moment by moment and trust Me to put you in the right place at the right time. Commit your way to Me and I will bring My will to pass in your life.
It is true that the whole earth is out of order now. The reason for this is that mankind chose to sin. I came to present order into a dying world. Your life will only be in order as you submit to Me and resist the devil. I know every detail of your life and I am ever present to help you make decisions according to My will. Just as a wife is to fit in with her husband's plans, I exhort you to fit in with My plans for your life.
Lay aside your own thoughts and come to Me. My ways are higher than yours and I know the end from the beginning. Inquire of Me and ask Me to lead you to the next place, the place I have designed for you. That place is where you will bear the most fruit for Me. I do lead you in paths of righteousness for My name's sake. I am your Good Shepherd and I will protect and care for you always.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I truly came to serve you. I did not come into the world to be served, but to serve you and to give My life for you. Every morning when you spend your quiet time with Me, take time to allow Me to minister to you. You love to minister to Me through your praise and worship, but I long to minister to you. Few of My beloved take time for Me to minister to them.
Every morning I want to tell you how much I love you. I want to embrace you with My everlasting love and extravagant love. I want to sing love songs to you. Never doubt the fact that I love you with a love that is unending. Nothing you can ever say or do will cause Me to love you less than I do right now. I came to puchase you for Myself. You are My prize possession. Meditate on this truth today, and and every day allow Me to dispense My love to you.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Before you can entrust your life to someone, you must be able to trust them. I want you to know that in this New Year you can entrust yourself fully into My hands. You can trust Me with all of your heart. It is a natural thing for you to lean on your own understanding, but I have the big picture. Never think that tomorrow will be the same as today. Circumstances can change in the twinkling of the eye. The enemy wants you to think that your future will not be good. This is a lie. I have plans for you to give you a purpose and a hope and an expected end.
Even though right now you feel like you cannot face tomorrow, I am with you to help you get through the next day. Trust Me with all of your heart to lift your burdens from off your shoulders in this New Year. You are My precious saint and I love you with an everlasting love. You can trust every day in this New Year to Me and you can have confidence that I hear your prayers and that I answer them.
PROVERBS 3:5-6; MATTHEW 11:28-30

Sunday, January 1, 2012


My heart is knit together with your heart. Nothing can separate you from My love. Paul wrote that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate My love from you.
A tightly knit piece of cloth has no spaces between the stiches and that piece of fabric will hold together even when others try to pull it apart. There is no space or time between us. We are one in the Spirit. The fabric of your life may seem to be loosely knit, but the truth is that I am the One Who has held you and kept you from breaking apart even through the horendous trials you have experienced.
I am the strength of your life and I will hold you close to Me always. I desire for you to be knit together with others in My love. Pray that this year will be a year of reconciliation between you and those who have hurt you. Allow My love to knit your heart together with the hearts of others in this new year.