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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 28, 2012

DELIGHTED

If you only knew how delighted I am with you, you would leap for joy.  So many of My beloved do not relaize how deep, how wide, how long, and how high My love for them is.  They think that they have to constantly try to please Me when I am already pleased with them.  How I long for My body on earth to comprehend My love.  My servant Paul prayed that the church at Ephesus would know the length, the breadth, the height and the depth of My love.

The length of My love is My mercy because it extends to all generations.  The breadth of My love is My truth because once people know that I am the Truth, they are set free. They can enter into the great spanse of My Kingdom that is filled with righteousness, peace, and joy in the Spirit.  Where My Spirit is there is liberty.  The height of My love is My grace that pours continually upon you and others.  Grace is the super natural ability for you to do what seems impossible in the natural.  The only thing that blocks you from receiving My grace is your own pride. The depth of My love is My forgiveness.   I have already forgiven all your sins (past, present and future).

Share My great love with others today.

EPHESIANS 1:5-6, 3:16-19

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

TRANSITION

There will be many transitions in your lifetime.  The transition from a dependency upon your parents for provision and protection to adulthood when you are responsible for the protection and provision of yourself and your children.  I am always with you when you make these transitions, and I have sent My Spirit to help you when changes happen in your life.  I am the "Never Changing God," Who you can depend upon even when those transitions seem difficult.

Remember always that I am your provision and I am your  protection.  When you depend upon yourself during these transitions instead of Me, you will most likely become insecure, worried, and even fearful. 

Rest in the truth that I am your "Good Shepherd" Who provides, protects, and lifts you up when you feel cast down.  When you made the decision to make Me Lord and Savior of your life, you trnsitioned from the kingdom of darkness to the My kingdom of light, peace, righteousness, and joy.  No matter what changes take place in this world, you are secure in My Kingdom.

PSALM 23; ROMANS 14:17

Monday, November 26, 2012

WONDERS

When Moses and the children of Israel crossed the Red Sea, he wrote: "Who is like unto thee, O LORD among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?" When Joshua was about to cross the Jordan into the "Promised Land," Joshua said to the  children of Israel: "Sanctify yourself: for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you."

The enemies of Israel had chased them to what they thought was the point of no return.  They had lost all hope, when My Father opened the Red Sea for them to cross on dry land.  Then the Egyptians were swalowed by the sea when the sea waters rolled over them.

You may feel like your enemy, the devil, is winning a victory over you, but tomorrow you will see wonders.  Hold fast to your confidence in Me.  I am your shield and defender.  I am your high tower and you can run to Me in times of trouble.  Trust Me to do wonders for you as you set yourself apart to worship and praise Me in faith believing that I have a great plan of victory for you.

EXODUS 15:11-12; JOSHUA 3:5; HEBREWS 3:6

Sunday, November 25, 2012

POSITIVE

Whenever you see things through a negative filter, you need to take those thoughts captive to Me.  Negative thoughts come from My enemy who desires to keep you weighted down with worry, anxiety, and fear.  My friend Paul knew how to battle negativity.  He exhorted the church in Corinth to take captive vain imaginations and thoughts that exalted self above Me by giving those thoughts to Me.  He also exhorted the Colossian church to set their affection on the things above rather than the things on this earth.  These two exhortations reveal the secret to thinking the positive thoughts that I give you rather than the negative thoughts My enemy gives you.

The moment you are in the negative mode of thinking, give every anxious, worry, and fearful thought to Me.  Then ask Me to replace those thoughts with My righteous, positive thoughts of peace, joy, and love.  My Kingdom includes righteous thinking.  You have My mind.  Submit your mind to Me daily and ask for My anointing of wisdom and understanding, might and council, knowledge and the fear of the Lord.  When  you do this you will not fall into My enemy's snare of negativity.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:4-7; COLOSSIANS 3:2; ISAIAH 11:2

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

THOUGHTS

My servant Paul wrote: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 

Every day can be a day filled with thanksgiving when you think on the things Paul exhorted believers to think about.  When you think on the things that are listed in this exhortation, you will guard your mind against negative thoughts that will open your mins to a spirit of heaviness.

Keep your mind stayed upon Me because I am all truth; I am just; I am pure; I am lovely; I am virtuous; and My gospel is a good report.  You will remain in continuous joy and peace when you keep your thoughts centered upon Me.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NEXT?

When I walked around the Galilee, I was completely dependent upon the Holy Spirit.  I only did what I saw My Father do and I only said what I heard My Father speak to Me.  The Holy Spirit revealed to me the next thing to do.

I have designed you to be completely dependent upon the Holy Spirit.  His duty now is to take the things that I spoke and that I did and bring those things to your remembrance.  His duty is to lead you into all all truth.  He is your guide for the day. 

I know there are many things that you plan to do today.  However, your day will go the direction I desire it to go when you are completely dependent upon My Spirit to lead and guide you.  He can redeem your time and He can put you in the right place at the right time.  Ask Him to help you today and at the end of the day you will thank Me for a fruitful day.

JOHN 14:16-18. 26

Monday, November 19, 2012

DELIGHT

It is My delight to take your burdens.  If you are worried, anxious, or fearful about anything, give those concerns to Me.  I said that My burdens are light.  When you give your burdens to Me, I can shine My light on those things that are a concern to you and I then can perfect them.

You are the sheep in My pasture and there is no way that a sheep can right itself once it is cast down because the wool on it is so heavy.  Burdens weight you down. I am your "Good Shepherd"  Who longs to set you upright when you are cast down and weighed down with worldly cares.

I am your "Good Shepherd" Who cannot wait to lead you in paths of righteousness once you have released every care to Me.  The cares that you give Me are like gifts that I receive with joy.  This morning release every care to Me and then ask Me for wisdom.  I can then lead you in the way you should go with every every decision you have to make.

MATTHEW 11:28-30; PSALM 138:8

Saturday, November 17, 2012

POSTPONE

Many of My beloved postpone things until tomorrow or sometime in the future.  When you are in the mode of putting off things until another day, month, or year, you will miss the opportunities I have for you now.  I urged My disciples to work while it was day because night was coming soon.

The age you are living in right now is the midnight hour.  I am coming soon.  You are living in the last great harvest, and this is why you cannot be in the postponing mode of operation.  Faith can only work in the now.  More than ever, you need to listen carefully to My Holy Spirit as He directs your day. 

Some people say that one day they will work full time for Me when they do not have other obligations.  You are a laborer in My vineyard right now.  The ministry I have for you is in the moment.  Whoever you are face to face with today or whoever you encounter through other avenues is the ministry I have given you.  You are to be a light to all you encounter today.  Pray that your light will so shine before all you meet today so that those you meet will glorify My Father in heaven.

JOHN 9:4; MATTHEW 5:16

Friday, November 16, 2012

RELENTLESS

I am relentless when I deal with your enemies.  I am your protector and I will always take care of you.  It is My joy to do battle for you.  Every day you face three enemies: the world, the flesh, and the devil.  I have already won the victory over these enemies, but now it is up to you to enforce My victory.

You enforce My victory over the world and the flesh when you stay filled with My Spirit.  You stay filled with My Spirit by staying in My Word, singing and praying in the Spirit, singing hymns and psalms and submitting to others in love.  The battle is in the mind, so you must also take captive every vain imagination and thought that causes you to not believe in Me.  Pull down the strongholds of pride and replace those prideful thoughts with thoughts that exalt Me instead of yourself.  You enforce My victory over the devil when you take up your weapons of warfare that are not carnal.  Speak My Word out loud and pray with all kinds of prayer out loud. 

When you do your part in the battle against these three enemies, you will always be victorious.  No weapon that is formed against you will prosper.  Remember to hide yourself in Me.  I am your full armor.  Do not forget to put on the breastplate of righteousness daily. Whenever condemining thoughts come your way, say out loud, "My righteousness is of Jesus Christ!"

1 CORINTHIANS 10:4-6; EPHESIANS 6; ISAIAH 54:17

Thursday, November 15, 2012

PARTAKE

Everything in the age you live in is on high speed.  People want things to be done instantly.  The attention span of people has been reduced because people have lost the art of waiting.

Walking with Me is not an instant walk.  Walking with Me daily takes longsuffering and forbearance, and these fruits cannot be developed instantly. The fruit of longsuffering is developed when you are willing to receive trials with a heart that stays close to Me during the waiting period before the trial has ended.  Forbearnace develops in you when you are willing to accept people even with all of their pecularities.

My disciples sometimes became annoyed with Me because I was willing to take time with people who they considered to be unclean.  They also could not understand why I was not disturbed when we were in stormy seas.  This is why you have to partake of My nature in order to develop longsuffering and forbearance.  Depend upon Me to help you cultivate these fruits of the Spirit in your life.  You partake of My nature when you believe and receive My promises.

2 PETER 1:4

Sunday, November 11, 2012

TRANSFORMATION

I know there are days when you wish that you could be transformed and conformed more to My image.  It is the duty of My Holy Spirit to conform you day by day to be more like Me.  As a man thinks in his heart so is he.  You have My mind, but you are distracted from depending upon My mind within you to make wise decisions.  Daily you can renew your mind by reading My Word.
The renewal of your mind is a process that takes discipline and your willingness to allow My Holy Spirit to teach you as you read My Word.

Today give your thoughts to Me.  Pull down every vain thought that draws you into worldly thinking.  Give your heart to Me and I then will be able to make the transformation process more than a discipline.  It will become a delight.  I told My disciples to abide in My Word because I knew if they were faithful to abide in My Word, their joy would be full and My joy would remain in them.
Look forward to the times when My Holy Spirit will teach you as you study My Word.  Soon your thinking will be centered upon My Kingdom instead of your own plans in life.

JOHN 15; ROMANS 12:1-2

Saturday, November 10, 2012

DISAPPOINTMENT

I know that there are many times when you experience great disappointment.  Things just did not turn out like you hoped they would.  A person who you believed in betrayed your trust.  You sometimes are disappointed in yourself when you fail a test or when you act out in the flesh instead of reponding in the right Spirit.

When disappointments come, I desire for you to immediately think of how much I love you.  Think about how I will never fail you and how I have taken you through diappointing times in the past.  Turn your negative thinking into positive thinking by thanking Me for My faithfulness to you over the years.

Sometimes disappointments can become divine appointments that will cause you to develop in one or more of the fruits of My Spirit.  Never forget that I can cause every disappointment to become an appointment for you to draw closer to Me.  In My presence is fulness of joy and I taught My disciples how to remain in My joy.  Read My teaching to them in John 13-16.

JOHN 13-16

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

FOUNDATIONS

If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?  You are in a time period when it looks like everything that people have trusted in is either not functioning or is being destroyed.  When you look at My Word, you see a pattern throughout history.  When men trust in the arm of flesh, My Father moves to remove those things in which they trusted, so that once again they will trust in Him.

Take heart when you see things crumbling all around you.  Nations will be failing economically.  People will be suffering because of hard times.  The world will seem like it is on a colision course with disaster.  You will be able to take heart when you set your affections on the things that are above and not on this earth.

Understand that you are in a kingdom that cannot be shaken.  When everything else is shaking, you do not have to fear.  Draw near to Me.  Keep loving one another and abiding in My Word, and you will stand out as a light that is shining in the darkest hour. Those who walk in righteousness will see My glory.

PSALM 11:3;COLOSSIANS 3:2

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

INTENTIONAL

Realize in these last days that you have to be intentional in your walk with Me.  You live in an age when darkness is increasing, but at the same time My light within you is shining brighter and brighter.  My enemy will do everything he can to keep you from being fruitful in your walk with Me.  I gave the secret to My disciples of how they could bear much fruit.  They were about to face a very dark hour, but they got through that hour because they remembered My words to them.

I told them on that Passover evening to abide in Me, abide in My Word, and abide in My love.  I gave them those three exhortations because I knew if they did those three things, they would experience My joy and My peace in the future when I would no longer be physically with them.

In the dark days ahead, be intentional to follow those three exhortations.  When you do, you will keep shining for Me even when the darkness increases day by day.

PROVERBS 4:18; JOHN 15

Friday, November 2, 2012

KEEPER

I hear you sigh and exclaim sometimes, "I need a keeper."  You feel like you need a keeper when you lose your keys or you turn in the wrong direction and feel hopelessly lost. Do you forget that you do have a keeper?  I am your keeper.  I prayed to My Father just before I gave My life to forgive you of your sins, "Father, keep them from the evil one."  I prayed this not only for those who followed Me when I was on earth, but also for all those who would believe in Me later.

Not only am I able to keep you, but I have also assigned special angels towatch over you and keep you. Knowing these truths will help you face whatever comes your way this day.  I go before you to prepare your way.  All you have to do is surrender yourself to Me in the morning and I will carry you safely and peacefully through the day.

There are many who do not know My keeping power.  Share this good news with others today.

JOHN 17:15,20

Thursday, November 1, 2012

LEARNING

You spend your life learning.  From the time you were born, you began to learn what would satisfy your physical and emotional needs.  When you were an infant, you learned that by crying loudly, you would get the attention of your mother.  When you were two, you learned that whining sometimes helped you get your way.  When you started school, you began to learn all about reading, writing, and arithmetic.  The one thing, however, that I want you to learn is to fear Me.

Many of My beloved have failed to teach their children to fear Me.  You fear Me when you stand in awe of My might and power and reverence and honor Me with an obedient heart that desires to do My will.

When you learn to fear Me, you will receive many benefits.  One of the greatest benefits you will receive is that you will no longer cry like a baby to have your needs met.  You will live a life of continual thanksgiving and I will see to it that you will have all you need.

PROVERBS 16:6, 19:23, 22:4