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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, June 30, 2012

JOY

These are hard times that you live in today.  As the days draw closer and closer to My return, the world will become darker and darker.  I promised that in the world you would have tribulation, but I also exhorted My followers to be of good cheer because I have overcome the world.  I truly have overcome the world and My light within you will grow brighter and brighter as the world grows darker and darker.

The one sustaining power that will get you thru these times is My joy.  Just before I was betrayed when I had My last Passover meal with My disciples, I told them three things that would guarantee that My joy would remain in them and their joy would be full.  Those three things were: To abide in Me; to abide in My Word; and to abide in My love.  When you do these three things, you will be able to be strengthened for the days ahead because My joy will be your strength.

Praise is the devil's death knell.  Praise Me seven times today and let Me strengthen you with My joy.

JOHN 15, 16:33; PROVERBS 4:18;

Friday, June 29, 2012

RELIANCE


When you rely on people to give you support, comfort, encouragement, and help in other ways, you will often be disappointed.  One of the characteristics of the flesh is instability.  The attitude people have towards you can change from day to day.  This is why you are never to take things personally.
The changes in how people treat you often have nothing to do with you.  If a person you have related to becomes cold and indifferent, understand that this person more than likely is experiencing some kind of hurt.  Hurt people hurt other people. 

I am an unchanging God.  I am the same today, yesterday, and forever.  My attitude towards you is one of constant love.  My love for you is not measured by what you do.  I love you just because you are who you are. 

You can rely on Me to give you support, comfort, encouragement, and help every minute of the day.
When you encounter difficult and challenging days, pray often during that day.  Call upon Me for help.  I am the glory and lifter of your head and I am also your strong tower.  Allow Me to lift your head to behold Me, the unchanging God.  Run to Me throughout the day and I will raise you up to see things as I see them.  My supply of grace, love, joy, peace, love, and even faith is unending.  Trust and rely on Me today.

PSALM 3:3, 61:3; HEBREWS 13:8

Thursday, June 28, 2012

REINFORCEMENTS

The walk you have with Me is not a walk alone.  I have designed you to be in fellowship.  When you look at My life, you see how I had the twelve around Me or someone with Me as I walked the Sea of Galilee.  I knew the dangers of walking by Myself.  When you look at the early church, you see how Paul almost always had a companion with him during his travels.  Those around Me and around Paul reinforced Me.  They were with Me to encourage Me and to share their own thoughts with Me. 

Fellowship with other saints is so important in these last days.  You are exhorted in My Word not to forsake the assmembling of yourselves with others as the day draws close to My return.  The reason for that exhortation is that the battle in the end days will be severe.  You need reinforcements.  You need more saints who are praying for you and who will provide accountability for you.

Father always saw to it that I had people around Me Who knew Me intimately.  I was not beyond hearing the input of others even when I knew they did not fully understand Father's plan for Me.
Pray for those who are not in fellowship with other saints in these last days.  Exhort them to stay in touch with others.  A one on one relationship with Me is important, but the fulness of the reality of Me cannot be seen without My body - living stones around you.  What I lead you to build in these last days cannot be built without other living stones around you.

1 PETER 2:4-5; HEBREWS 10:23-25

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

STRESS

Even though I knew that Satan wanted to kill Me before My time and that he was constantly using the religous leaders of My day to come against Me with their false accusations, I remained calm and at perfect peace.  Even when I was walking that walk to My execution, My body was under physical stress, but My mind was stayed upon My Father and upon you.  I knew that My sacrifice would provide an inheritance that would guarantee a fruitful life for you.  That inheritance is My peace.  Yes, peace is yours right now because I live within you.

When you are stressed out, frustrated, worried, confused, you are under the pressure of the devil.  He seeks to press you under with financial woes and relationship worries.  Do not allow him to do this to you.  You contain within you one of the most powerful weapons against him.  That weapon is My peace.

My peace passes all your understanding.  My peace is able to sustain you through horendous trials.  You need never be stressed out.  The moment you feel stress, give whatever burden you are worried about to Me.  The moment you are under pressure, press into Me.  Receive My peace.  The world can never offer you peace because the world is in constant stress.  Only I can give you the peace that surmounts all pressure.  Draw from My peace today and receive rest for your soul.

JOHN 14:27; ISAIAH 9:6; ISAIAH 26:3

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

CONSIDERATION

You live in a day when people are so busy with their own lives that they forget to be considerate of others. Paul wrote, "Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as I have forgiven you."  This can only happen when you have a heart that is rid of all bitterness and self-seeking.

When you have a bitter heart, bitter things will come out of your mouth and you will wound others with your words.  When you have a selfish heart, you will always put yourself first.  Esteeming others higher than yourself will not be your pattern of relating to others.

I forgave you when I died to take away your sins.  When you allow My forgiveness to flow through you, you will see others as I see them.  When your perception of even those who come against you agrees with My perception of them, you will be able to be considerate and kind to them.  When you consider the fact that I shed My blood to save those in your life who have wounded you, you will have a tenderheart that has been transformed by My love.

EPHESIANS 4:30-32

Monday, June 25, 2012

SHARE

One of My greatest delights when I walked on earth was sharing with others.  Yes, I taught many in synagogues and on hillsides, but I enjoyed the intimate times I had with the twelve who I chose.
We shared fishing stories together, meals together, camping out together, and walking along the Galilee together.  That fellowship was so very rich and the input My disciples shared with Me about their own spiritual lives was uplifting.  I could see the battle Peter had with his pride and the continual ambition of the sons of thunder to reach the highest position with Me.  I truly was acquainted with the weaknesses of each of the twelve and I also knew that one would betray Me.

The weaknesses of these men did not discourage Me.  On the contrary, I could see their potential through the weak areas in their lives.  I saw that Peter's pride would be transformed to power when My Spirit came upon Him.  I saw that the sons of thunder would be elevated through suffering to positions in Me that they could not envision.

I see your weak areas. The weak areas in your flesh give Me the opportunity to become strong in you by the empowerment of My Holy Spirit.  Share your weak areas with Me today, and do not focus on what you cannot do.  Instead, focus on what I can do through you.  Where you are weak, I am strong.  Never try to be someone you are not.  I love you just the way you are and I am pleased with the faith that you have in Me to keep changing you from glory to glory.

2 Cor. 12:10, 3:18 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

ASK

Many of My beloved ask why they have so many problems.  They ask why they go through trials.  I designed mankind to be inquisitive.  That trait distinguishes mankind from the beasts of the field.  Be thankful that you do have the ability to ask because when you ask Me, I will give to you.  No, you will not have all the answers to your questions on this earth.  However, when you see Me face to face, there will be no more questions.  "Why?" you may ask now.  There will be no more questions because I am the Answer to your life.  I am the way, the truth, and the life.

I want you to ask Me about even the small things in life.  However, when you ask Me to help you do My will, I want you to ask big and think big.  If you knew deep down in your heart the resources I have given you through My Holy Spirit within you, you would ask for His help constantly.

Today, do not try to do things on your own.  Ask My Spirit to help you.  I sent Him to guide, teach, encourage, and energize you.  When you encounter problems in this life, ask Me for wisdom and ask My Spirit for help.  You have not because you ask not.

LUKE 11:9; JAMES 1:5

Saturday, June 23, 2012

GRIEF

When I walked on earth I was acquainted with grief.  Grief is a result of sin just as guilt is a result of sin.  I only shook hands with grief when I lived on earth, but when I died on the cross for you, I bore all of your griefs and sorrows.  What does this mean?  When My soul was greatly troubled as I spent time just before My crucifixion with My Father in the Garden, I knew that grief of soul was seeking to overwhelm Me.  I could not allow this because I knew that I had to live until My death on the cross.

The end of overwhelming grief is death because overwhelming grief is sin and sin always leads to death.  Even when you experience great loss, do not allow grief to envelope you completely. Yes, you will grieve, but quickly turn your grief into mourning by giving Me the pain of your grief.  When you mourn, you are trusting Me to comfort you instead of trusting in yourself to overcome the pain of grief.

I won the victory over Satan when I did not allow him to overwhelm Me with grief to the point of giving up My life before it was time. He wanted to kill Me with that grief.  I won the victory again over Satan when I bore your griefs and sorrows on the cross.

ISAIAH 53:4;

Friday, June 22, 2012

NEVERTHELESS

I am the "GOD OF THE NEVERTHELESS.  It is true that trials will come your way during your lifetime.  I told My followers that in the world they would have tribulation.  Why?  Tribulation comes because there are many who have not surrendered their wills to Me.  They go their own willful way and as they go their way, they hurt many others who they encounter.  You also live in a world that is slowly dying.  The economic conditions and ecological conditions of this world will experience more and more chaos before My return.

NEVERTHELESS - I also promised to be with you always.  I told you to be of good cheer no matter what you may encounter in this life.  Look at My Word and see the many times that people encountered horrific trials, but then I intervened with the "NEVERTHELESS."  Look at My servant Paul's life.  He listed all the trials he encountered - stoning, left for dead, shipwrecked. imprisoned, but he knew Me, "THE GOD OF THE NEVERTHE LESS."  After he listed all of his trials, he said that he could boast only of all of his weaknesses.  Why?  He knew Me, THE GOD OF THE NEVERTHELESS.

Yes, today you may feel so weak.  You may have lost a relationship that you expected to develop into a deeper relationship.  You may have lost a loved one to death.  You may have a prodigal son or daughter who has still not returned to Me.  You may have financial needs that are overwhelming.  Never forget that I am the "GOD OF THE NEVERTHELESS.  I will be with you always even until the end of the age.

2 CORINTHIANS 11 and 12; JOHN 16:33; MATTHEW 28:20

Thursday, June 21, 2012

OWNER

I own the cattle on a thousand years.  I also own you.  You are My precious pearl and My richest treasure.  I see you as a jewel that shines brightly as you reflect My glory to others.  This is My perception of you and of all those who believe in Me.

Even though you are My possession, I am not possessive of you.  I do not force you to do My will.  I wait patiently to have you come to Me with your burdens and to seek Me for wisdom.  I long to help you daily.  I told My disciples that I came as a servant to serve them and I still am filled with joy when I can serve you and all who believe in Me.

Everything that was created was created by Me and for Me.  You truly do not own anything, and I always rejoice when I see that you have released all into My care.  Those who think that they have earned the right to own riches and possessions do not recognize that they are only stewards of what I have freely given to them.  I have the power to cause people to gain wealth.

Today enjoy the security of knowing that I own you.  I purchased you with My own blood and I will always take care of you My precious possession.

PSALM 50:10; 1 CORINTHIANS 6:20; MATTHEW 13:44-46

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

MINUTES

As you age, the minutes seem to speed up.  The days go by and before you know it, you are suddenly an elderly person.  When you were a teenager, the minutes went by so slowly.  You thought you would never be married, have a family, and be out on your own.  You may ask Me, "Lord, have you shortened the minutes or are they spinning faster and faster by me?

The answer is simple.  I have not shortened the span of a minute, but you see your days differently as you age.  Everything in your body slows down as you age, but the minutes seem to flee by you.  My servant Moses wrote, "Teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts to wisdom."  This is very good counsel.

Give your minutes to Me.  There is still much kingdom work to do.  Look at each moment as a time to recognize My presence with you.  Take the moments and release them to Me.  Commit to Me the works that you have planned for the day, and I will redeem your moments.  You will find that you have enough time to do everything that I have planned for you to accomplish.  The clock is ticking, but My grace is pouring through every moment of your life.  My grace is the supernatural power to do what is naturally impossible.

PSALM 90:12; PROVERBS 16:3

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DELIGHT

You are My delight.  Nothing you could do or say can ever make Me not delighted in you.  When you receive this truth, you will never be open to the devil's condemning thoughts.  You are truly the righteousness of My Father in Me.  That means that Father sees you as perfect and complete because I dwell within you.

When I walked on the earth in the flesh, Father was delighted in Me because My goal was to give you the gift of righteousness when I died for your sins.  Father looked forward to the day when people would stop trying to earn His love and affection.  Instead, they, at last .could just receive His love and give thanksgiving and praise for His abundant grace.

When I said I came that you might have life and that you might have it more abundantly, I was telling you what My goal in life was.  My goal was to give you the robe of righteousness. You can now stand before My Father without any blame or condemnation because of My shed blood for for you.  I am beloved of My Father.  My Father is delighted in Me.  You are beloved of My Father and My Father is delighted in you.  My Father loved you before you ever knew or received these truths.  When you receive these truths deep into your heart, you will live each day in the abundance of My grace.

JOHN 10:10; EPHESIANS 1:3-6

Monday, June 18, 2012

RELIANCE

When a person enters a relay race, he has to rely on others.  If the person he hands the baton to is not standing ready to receive that exchange quickly, precious minutes will be lost and that person could lose the race simply because the person he expected to do well and continue the race was not trained and prepared to finish the race.

I have set a race before you that is designed specifically for you. I want you to go for the prize.  However, if you rely on others to help you finish the race and win the prize, you may be disappointed.  To finish the race of life well, you must rely upon Me alone.  My Holy Spirit is your trainer and He will help you train and run the race of life well. 

It is true that you need others to encourage and help you, but I am the only One Who can enable you by My grace to finish the race well.  Keep your focus on Me, not others.  When you place all your expectations in Me instead of others, you will never be disappointed.

HEBREWS 12:1-2

Sunday, June 17, 2012

RELEASE

Faith is different than trust.  I have given you the gift of faith.  I chose to give you the faith to believe in Me.  When you came to know Me, My Father drew you to Me by the power of My Spirit.  When you heard My Word and believed that I came to forgive your sins and that I was raised from the dead to give you eternal life, you began your journey with Me.  You have never seen Me in the flesh, but you believe in Me simply because My Holy Spirit opened your eyes and ears to see Me and know Me by faith.  You believe in Me because of My Word.

Faith had its beginning in you simply by My grace.  Now your walk with Me involves trust.  Trust only occurs when you release all into My hands.  Every day you have two choices - to go My Way or to go your own way.  When you release your day to Me and all those you love to Me, I am able to bless you and all those you love. 

Never be possessive of anything - people or things.  Everything belongs to Me and those you love also belong to Me.  You can trust Me with everything.  I own everything and I am the caretaker of everything.  Trust Me to take care of you today and those you love. Release all to Me and I will cause blessings upon blessings to flow in your life and all those who you love.  Trust is the key that opens My treasure house of blessings in heaven.  Cast every care upon Me because you can always trust that I care for you and all you that you care about.

EPHESIANS 2:8-10; MATTHEW 11:28-30; 1 PETER 5:6-7

Saturday, June 16, 2012

CROSSING

Everyone has crossings in their life.  When you were so young, you were taught by your mother how to cross the street.  She cautioned your to look to the left and then to the right and then to the left again before you crossed.  You still do that today when you have to drive across an intersection.

Throughtout your life there are intersections you will have to cross.  I have given you My Holy Spirit to help you cross those intercections of life.  The intercection you may face is when you lose a loved one; you lose certain abilities as you grow old; or you encounter an intercection in a relationship.  When you encounter those intercections where the street you were on suddendly forces you to turn another way, depend upon My Holy Spirit to make that turn in life.

When you do not know which way to turn, turn to Me.  When you turn to Me you will hear a word behind you saying, "This is the way, walk in it."  One of the greatest gifts I can give you is direction. You can rejoice because I always will direct you in the paths of righteousness for My name,s sake.

ISAIAH 39:21;PSALM 23

Friday, June 15, 2012

SPACE

There is something wonderful about space.  Men and women for generations have wanted to conquer space whether it be walking in space on a tight rope or traveling in space to the moon.  Why is there such an interest in venturing out into space?  It is man trying to build a way to Me, the Creator of the Universe.  Nimrod tried to build a tower that would reach into space.  This was when I chose to confuse the language of man because it was not My eternal plan for man to reach up to Me.  It was My plan for Me to reach down to mankind.

When I came to earth as a babe, I reached down in love with the plan to redeem the world from sin.
I walked with mankind and I identified with them.  I became a man so that I could translate man from darkness and pride to light and humility.  I humbled Myself and denied My glory to be with you.

Now you can reach your hands in praise and worship to Me.  Always remember, however, that I now live within you.  You do not need to seek glory by almost supernatural fetes.   I am your hope of glory and your are My glory.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:31; 2 CORINTHIANS 3:18

Thursday, June 14, 2012

DRAMA

As you read My Word, you will see how My Father is the director of every drama that is portrayed in My Word.  He not only is the director, but He also is the producer and the script writer.  The drama portrayed in My Word is not a pretend drama created to please an audience.  It is a living drama about life and about My life.  As you read the pages of My Word, look to see My Father's hand in what you read and also see how He has assigned Me to be the "Author and Finisher" of your faith.

Faith is the thread that joins every drama portrayed in My Word, and faith is what pleases My Father the most.  Just before I was crucified, I told Peter that "Satan had asked to sift Him like wheat."  I knew Peter would be tempted to deny Me and I also knew that he would give in to that temptation.
I told Peter that I had prayed that his faith would not fail Him.

Rejoice today because I also pray that your faith will not fail you.  I am able to give you the gift of faith when you are weak.  You may fall from time to time in your walk with Me, but I stand ready to pick you up and get you on My path of righteousness once again.  Never forget that you live by My faith, not your own.  My faith never fails. My faith later was demonstrated in the drama of Peter's life.  My faith will also be demonstrated in your life continually.

HEBREWS 11; LUKE 22:31-32; HEBREWS 12:2; GALATIANS 2:20

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LITTLE

Keep in mind that it is the little things in this life that can keep you emotionally and mentally in turmoil.  Throughout your lifetime, you will have huge waves of adversity.  Keep in mind that many are the afflictions of the righteous, but I do deliver them out of them all.  Those big things, whether it be trial or tragedy, do not happen daily.  It is the little troubling thoughts that occur daily that can pull you under if you do not come to Me with those thoughts.

Do not allow the small foxes (nagging thoughts) to spoil your fruitfulness.  The victory comes when you keep your focus always on Me.  When something small begins to trouble your soul, give that small thing to Me immediately.  Release that care to Me.  The small thing may be a word someone said, an incident that caused some anxiety, or a fear that wants to grow in in you.

My enemy loves to make mountains out of mole hills.  Do not allow him to do this in your life.  Release to Me your every care and draw your attention once again to Me when a negative, troubling thought comes to your mind.  Focus and release are the keys to victory when those little things trouble you.

SONG OF SOLOMON 2:15; 1 PETER 5:6-7; MATTHEW 11:28-29

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

LACK

When there is a lack in your life, come to Me.  I am the One Who supplies.  I have promised that if you seek first My Kingdom and My righteousness, that I will provide your needs everyday.  I did not promise to supply your wants.  Your wants may not match up with what I desire for you to receive.
However, there is one way that you can guarantee that your wants line up with My desires for you.

When you want only to do My will each day and you commit your body to Me as a living sacrifice and the members of your body as instruments of righteousness, peace, and joy, and love, then I am able to plant My desires for you in your heart.

I grant the desires of the righteous.  What I plant, I grant.  Rejoice today that I am able to supply all you lack.  I have a treasure house in heaven and I hold the key to that treasure house.  The keys that you hold are called the "Keys to the Kingdom."  Because you believe in My blood sacrifice, you hold these keys.  Those keys are the right I have given you by My shed blood to bind and to loose.  Satan wants to keep you in lack.  You have the right to bind every hindering spirit that is assigned by Satan to keep you in lack.  Use your keys and you will see My treasure house opened to you.

PSALM 37:25; MATTHEW 6:33-34

Monday, June 11, 2012

BEAUTIFUL

How beautiful are the feet of them who bring good news.  My Father and I always see you as beautiful.
You are beautiful because you contain the greatest treasure that anyone could ever contain.  When the Father looks at you He sees Me within you.  You are the very righteousness of God in Me.  I gave you that gift of righteousness over 2,000 years ago.

Never think of yourself as unworthy or unlovely.  You are worth My death on the cross - My very blood shed for the remission of your sins.  You are beautiful to behold.  Father commanded His light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the knowledge of the glory of God in My very face. 

Today your face can show forth My glory to everyone you meet.  Not only are your feet beautiful as you bring My good news to others, but your face also is so very beautiful.  Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.

ROMANS 10:15; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7; MATTHEW 5:16

Sunday, June 10, 2012

INCENSE

Your prayers are a sweet incense that wafts its way to My Throne room.  I love to hear your prayers.
You can talk with Me anytime during the day.  In fact, I would love for you to talk with Me all the day long.  I can see everything that you do daily, but I long to hear your voice praising Me, singing hymns, and spiritual songs to Me.

In the old days the priests offered incense and blood sacrifices to Me.  Today your spiritual sacrifices to Me are your prayers of thanksgiving, praise, and worship.  David praised Me seven times during the day. You might want to try this.

You can praise Me before the sun comes up and praise Me when the sun goes down.  Then you can praise me before you eat your three meals a day.  You can praise Me during your break times at work and you can praise Me just before you go to bed.  When you talk with Me all the day long, you will be aware of My presence with you moment by moment and you will have joy throughout the day no matter what circumstanes you may face.  In My presence is fulness of joy.

PSALM 119:64; PSALM 16:11

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SILENCE

I always sought My Father in prayer early in the morning.  I woke up from My sleep a great while before dawn and talked with My Father.  It was during those times that I heard what My Father had planned for Me that day.  I submitted Myself totally to My Father for Him to use Me that day in whatever way He chose.

I chose that time to seek My Father in prayer because that time provided total quiet for Me.  I knew that as soon as the sun came up, I would be busy about My Father's business and there would be little time for Me to be still and quiet.  During the day, however, I was able to go to that quiet, secret place within Me and it was there that I communed silently with My Father.
 
So few of My saints seek Me early.  If they spent just a few moments communing with Me before the day's activities began, they would see a great difference in their days.  I urge you to never miss those silent times with Me when you can just sit and be still and silent in My presence.  Climb into that secret place early every morning and then you will be able to dwell in the secret place of the Most High all the day long.

PSALM 91:1

Friday, June 8, 2012

GOOD

I truly am good all of the time.  My plans for you are also for good.  I plan to give you hope and an expected end.  Sometimes you may not understand how I could work good out of a trial or tragedy in your life.  Keep in mind that I see things from an eternal perspective.  Your life on earth is so brief compared to eternity. 

When you learn to set your heart on eternal things rather than temporal things, you will have the eyes of your understanding opened to comprehend how all things work for good to those who are called according to My purpose and who love Me.

Rest in the fact that I am a good God Who loves you with an everlasting love. 

ROMANS 8; JEREMIAH 29:11

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

WONDERS

I am a wonderful God Who longs to do wonders for you.  I told Joshua to sanctify himself and to tell the people to sanctify themselves because tomorrow I would do wonders among them.  You do play a part in receiving what I have to give you.  I am a giving God and a blessing God.

There is nothing you can do to earn salvation.  Your salvation is a gift to you. You cannot earn salvation and, as you well know, you do not deserve it.  However, there is a way that you can place yourself in a position to receive My best for you.  That way is to set yourself apart to do My will.

Sanctification does not mean that you have to do certain things and act certain ways to please Me.  There is only one thing that pleases Me the most and that one thing is your faith.  You sanctify yourself by believing with all of your heart that My plan for you is good, not evil.  I plan to give you a purpose and a hope and also an expected end.  You sanctify yourself by setting your focus completely upon Me and My goodness and by having a willing heart to do My will.  Never doubt that I am in control of all and that I love you with extravagant love. When you believe this by faith, you will see My wonders both today and tomorrow in your life.

JOSHUA 3:5; EPHESIANS 2:8-9; JEREMIAH 29:11

Sunday, June 3, 2012

KNOWING

I can cup all the waters on earth in My hand.  I can span the heavens with My open hand.  I named all the stars.  When you meditate on My greatness, you stand in awe of Me.  However, My love is so intimate for you and so extravagant that I number the hairs on your head and My kiss wakes you up every morning.  When you receive these truths into your heart, your days will be filled with the knowledge of Me.

Knowing Me better and better everyday is a daily goal.  Receiving My love and passing that love to others is a moment by moment goal in your life.  Submitting yourself to Me daily to be trained to rule and reign with Me for all eternity is a life time goal. 

One day you will know Me even as I know you.  Until that day, enter My sabbath rest daily and receive My love.  Allow Me to do the rest through you.

ISAIAH 48:13; PSALM 137:4; MATTHEW 10:30; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, June 2, 2012

COURAGE

You will need courage in these last days.  Just as My disciples faced much persecution as they boldly proclaimed My good news, you will also.  Remember, however, that you are blessed when you are persecuted for righteousness sake. 

I am able to deposit courage in your heart when you trust Me completely with the moments of the day.
Meditate on the fact that I am your Good Shepherd Who leads you in paths of righteousness for My name's same.  I will put you in the right place at the right time to share My good news with the right people (people who have prepared hearts).  My Spirit will lead you to open your mouth and I will fill it with My Anointed Words as you trust Me to lead you to those who are ready to receive My Words.

Remember all of those in prayer now who are being persecuted for My sake.

JOSHUA 1:7,9,18; 2 CHRONICLES 32:7

Friday, June 1, 2012

RECONCILIATION


My Father was in Me and through Me the way was paved for those who believe in My death and resurrection to be reconciled to My Father.  I offered Myself freely as a sacrifice for your sins to give you the gift of righteousness.  Now you can stand before My Father in My righteousness, not your own.

I have given you the ministry of reconciliation.  This means that you have the great privilege of sharing the good news that all who believe in Me can be reconciled to My Father.  I also call you to be reconciled to others.  As I have forgiven you, you are to forgive one another and be reconciled to them.
I am the One Who can forgive through you even those who have deeply wounded you.  Look to Me whenever you are having a hard time forgiving another.  Make the decision to forgive that one and then allow Me to empower you with My love and forgiveness.  When you release your bitterness to Me, I will shed abroad My love in your heart for all those who have wronged and hurt you.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:18-21;EPHESIANS 4:31-32