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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.


Sunday, September 29, 2013

CHILD

Except you become as a little child, you cannot enter My Kingdom.  A child does not have to know everything before they trust anyone.  They simply believe what others tell them because they feel like those who are older than they are know more than they know.

I want you to have childlike faith.  When you are able to trust Me without knowing all about Me, I am pleased.  It will take you a lifetime to learn all there is to know about Me.  In fact, it will take all eternity to know Me with complete knowledge.

Trust Me every day to lead and guide you because I do know more than you know.  I know what is ahead of you, and I can lead you daily to be in the right place at the right time.  I will lead you with My strong right hand.  Whenever you raise your hands to praise Me, I take both of your hands and draw you close to Me.  When you draw closer to Me, you will get to know Me better.

JOHN 3

Saturday, September 28, 2013

MIND

I want you to always remember that you have My mind.  I am your wisdom and your understanding.  You may draw from My wisdom and understanding whenever you ask for wisdom.  My Holy Spirit is able to cause the knowledge you gain when you read My Word to travel from your head to your heart.

Understanding is that bridge.  Remind yourself daily to ask for a fresh anointing of My Spirit.  When you do this, you will receive My Wisdom and My understanding.  The knowledge you will gain is the knowledge of Me.  When you know Me in a deeper way, you will be able to trust Me with all of your heart.

ISAIAH 11:2

Friday, September 27, 2013

PAUSE

I have seen you press the pause button on your remote when you have to leave a movie on TV.  We did not have such inventions when I walked on earth.  However, My life was very much like a movie.  My Father was the director and I was the One who was on the scene to display His glory to the world.  I was not acting, but I did pause continually throughout the day to ask My Father what He wanted Me to do.

As I was in the world, so are you.  I desire for you to display My glory daily.  However, in order to do that, you need to be completely dependent upon My Holy Spirit as He directs your day.  He is always waiting for you to ask for His help.  When you pause to ask Him what you should do next, He will be faithful to direct you.

Press the pause button on the movie of your life moment by moment.  In Me you live and move and have your being.  As you pause just a few minutes to consult My Spirit before you do the next thing, you will be amazed at how your days will flow and how you will always be at the right time at the right place.

ACTS 17:28

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CONCERN

Always know that I am more concerned about every detail of your life than you are.  Not only that, but I am able to perfect those things that concern you.

That is My plan for you today and every day.  All I ask of you is that you cast all of your cares upon Me.  I hope you understand that you never burden Me with your cares.  I love to take every care so that then I can make perfect intercessions about those cares.

I want you to have rest for you soul always.  Come to me daily and just pour out your concerns to Me.  My peace will then envelop you throughout the day.

1 PETER 5:7

Monday, September 23, 2013

EXHORTATION

Daily I want you to exhort others to love and good works.  It is My desire that everyone who believes in Me to take every opportunity to encourage and exhort not only believers, but also people who have not yet come to know Me. 

People long to hear words of praise and encouragement.  I have placed in every human heart the desire to worship and praise.  However, many will never use that gift or they may use that gift in the wrong way.  Many believers run to get worldly counsel when they feel weak.  I have given the anointing of might and counsel to enable everyone who yields to My Spirit to be able to give the words in season that will draw out the gifts that I have placed in people.

When My body on earth exhor others to love and good works, people will be strengthened by My spirit of might and counsel.  They will not have the need to seek worldly counsel.

HEBREWS 3:13; ISAIAH 11:2

Sunday, September 22, 2013

DAYSMAN

My friend Job longed for a "Daysman" between God and himself. The word "Daysman" means a mediator who can bring people together.  I am that "Daysman."  I am that "Mediator."  I came to reconcile the whole world to My Father.  However, only those who believe in Me will be reconciled to My Father. I am the High Priest Who bridges man with God.

I want you to know with full assurance that every day you live is a day that I will be your "Daysman" as you yield to Me.  I want your relationship with My Father to be close and unhindered.  I died to cleanse you and forgive you of all sins so that now you can ask anything of My Father in My name, and I will do it.

Rejoice today because I have paved the way for complete fellowship with My Father.  I also can mediate every relationship in your life that is strained and not complete.  Give those relationships to Me, and see how I can bring you once again into a reconciled relationship with that one that you love.

JOB 9:33

Saturday, September 21, 2013

SCHEDULES

I know how you like to schedule things in advance.  However, sometimes those schedules are interrupted with emergencies and unexpected events.  This is why I want you to hold on to your schedule lightly.  Give your schedule to Me and commit all that you have to do to meet those schedules to Me.

My Holy Spirit is a great administrator.  He sees ahead.  As you give your days to Him, He will order your steps.  You may think in your mind that you just have to do something right away.  Whenever you feel pressed and hurried, that is a good sign that you are operating in the strength of your own flesh.  This is why you get weary.

When you give your moments to Me and release your plans to Me, there will be a flow in you life.  One thing will lead to another in an orderly way.  I know your future, so only I know the best order of your scheduling.

PROVERBS 16:9

Friday, September 20, 2013

CLOSURE

Most everyone likes to have closure on trials and circumstances that have been difficult.  I know how you like to finish a project.  I always hear you exclaim, "Thank You God, I have finally finished that!"

There will be no complete closure in your life until you see Me face to face.  When you see Me face to face, I will say to you, "Well done, My good and faithful servant.  Enter into the joy of My Kingdom."

Until that day, continue yielding yourself to Me moment by moment.  Listen to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit as He leads you to do the next thing.  There is still much work to do in your life.  Look forward to the final closure of your life and pray daily that I will accomplish through you every work that I have planned for you to do from the foundation of the world.  I am the author and finisher of your faith.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; HEBREWS 12:2

Thursday, September 19, 2013

NEW

Remember always that old things have passed away and all things have become new.  When I died to reconcile you to My Father, you also died.  You are in Me and I am in you.  Daily reckon yourself dead to sin and alive to Me.  Your old man was buried in baptism, and now you are a new creature in Me. You still have to deal with you flesh, but give those fleshly desires to Me.  I will do battle for you.

Take each day as a new day.  Love takes no thoughts of suffered wrongs.  Also love takes no thought of past sins.  So far as the east is from the west, so far have I removed your transgressions.  I have forgiven you of all of  your sins - past, present, and future.  Now I see you are complete in Me.

Take each moment as a gift from Me.  I am your life, and I plan to use you in new ways everyday.
Look forward to dwelling in My presence moment by moment and every day will be filled with expectations of the new ways that I will reveal My love to you and the new ways I will lead you to reveal My love to others.

GALATIANS 2:20; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

SAVINGS

I know how you love to go to a store and discover that there are some great sales.  You rejoice over all the prices that are lowered, and you can't wait to count up all the money you saved.  I love to give you savings too. 

I love to save you time and money.  When you yield yourself to My Holy Spirit, I can redeem your time.  Give your moments to me every morning and pray that I will put you in the right place at the right time.  When you invest monies into My Kingdom, you receive great dividends that are delivered to you in many ways.  The blessings that you receive from giving liberally are too many to mention.

It cost Me everything to purchase your salvation with My own blood, but all the riches in glory were restored to Me once I ascended into heaven to sit on the right hand of My Father.  Never forget that I am able to supply all of your needs according to the riches of My glory.  Look forward to the savings that I have for you.

PHILIPPIANS 4:19; EPHESIANS 1:18,3:16

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

SENSES

I created mankind with five senses - touch, taste, see, hear, and smell.  These five senses were created for you to enjoy all of My creation.  These five senses are the gateways to your mind.  What you touch, taste, see, smell, and hear every day will determine whether or not you will stay close to Me during the day.  I want you to taste My Word every day.  It is your spiritual food.  When you read My Word and digest it by meditating on it all the day long, My enemy will not have a chance to seduce you into worldly thoughts and actions.

My enemy wants to use your five senses as gateways to tempt you.  The lust of your own flesh is one of his favorite doors to your soul that he wants to open.  Be on guard against his tactics.

The most important gateways to your mind are your ears, mouth, and eyes.  What you see; what you speak; and what you hear will affect your walk with Me.  Today, make it your goal to listen to the still, quiet voice of My Spirit.  Set no evil thing before your eyes.  Speak only those words that edify.  When you do this you will enjoy My presence all the day long and you will also enjoy My creation.

1 JOHN 2:15-17

Monday, September 16, 2013

LOVE

My Word says that you should love Me with all of your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.  This is the first commandment, and then I gave the second commandment that you love your   neighbor as yourself.  I further defined this second commandment when I exhorted My followers to love one another as I had loved then, that you also love one another

There is no way you can keep either of these commandments until you receive My love for you.  When you know how much I love you, I then will be able to express My love through you to others.

A good prayer to pray is, "Lord, help me to love others as You love them."  When you surrender your heart to Me, then the Holy Spirit will fill your heart with My love and My love will then naturally flow out of your heart to others.

MATTHEW 222:37-38; JOHN 13:34; ROMANS 5:5

Sunday, September 15, 2013

RECONSTRUCTION

I have heard people say, "Be patient with me.  I am still under construction."  It is true that daily My Holy Spirit is conforming you to My image, and that often is a slow process.  However,  My Spirit can not only construct you, but He can also reconstruct you.  After you have failed miserably and have given into your own flesh, My Spirit can reconstruct what strongholds have pulled down.

My Spirit can help you pull down those strongholds that have put pressure on you and that have spoiled some of the construction process in your life.  It is never too late to surrender your life again to the work of My Holy Spirit.

When you yield to My Spirit, He can form the characteristics of My nature in you.  You can speed this process by studying the promises in My Word and by claiming and proclaiming those promises in your life.

ROMANS 8:29; 2 PETER 2:2-8

Saturday, September 14, 2013

REVERENCE

There is something missing in your culture today.  That something is what causes people to respect one another and to care for one another.  That something is reverence.  When you revere someone, you will respect and honor them because you esteem them higher than yourself.

A sense of reverence is often missing in believers as they gather to worship Me.  It pleases Me to hear songs of praise and worship.  However, if the songs of praise and worship are not offered to Me with a reverent heart that is prepared to obey Me, I am not pleased.

The heart of true worship is to obey the will of My Father.  If you just mouth words without focusing on Me and revering Me as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you have missed what true worship is.
True worship only occurs when you are willing for My Holy Spirit to shed My love abroad in your heart to such an extent that you greatly desire to lift your voice up to Me in praise and worship because you recognize how much I love you. 

Today offer your praise and worship to Me with a willing heart that is ready to receive My love and thereby obey My will.

ROMANS 5:5

Friday, September 13, 2013

WATCH

I gave two important exhortations just before I left earth.  I told My followers to watch and pray.  The exhortation to watch has many meanings.  First I wanted My followers to behold Me daily.  I had been with them in a physical way, but soon they would only be able to see Me in the Spirit.  I wanted them to watch for My presence and behold My face in the Spirit.  There are many exhortations in My Word about seeking My face.  When you behold Me in the Spirit, you become more like Me day by day.  I exhort you today to spend time in My presence to behold My glory.

Paul wrote that you have a treasure in your earthen vessel.  That treasure is the light of My glory that you will see as you behold My face in the Spirit.  I am always face to face with you, and I love to behold  your face daily.  I especially rejoice when I see My glory shining through your face.

I also exhort you to watch out for My enemy especially as the days draw nigh to My second coming.
He is seeking to devour whoever he may.  Watch out for his subversive and seducing ways.
Keep My face ever before you as David did, and I will then be able to protect you from giving into temptation.

MATTHEW 26:41; 11 CORINTHIANS 4:6-7

Thursday, September 12, 2013

ARRIVING/ LEAVING

You spend your life arriving and leaving.  It is wonderful to arrive on a new job that is just the right fit, but when you have to leave that job, you are anxious about finding another job.  It is exciting to move to a new location, but when you have to move again, you dread having to establish yourself in a new community.  These changes in life are usually difficult.

You arrived on this earth as a babe who was totally dependent upon your parents to sustain you.  When you leave this earth, you may be totally dependent upon your children to sustain you. 

I want to comfort you with these words as you think about arriving and leaving events in your life.
I hold the key of David, and I go before you to open doors that no man can close and to close doors that no man can open.  I am the One Who will lead you throughout your life.  I am the One Who will put you in the right place at the right time.  Rest in Me and look forward to the changes in your life.  I am the One Who will sustain you throughout your times of arriving and leaving.

REVELATION 3:7

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

LISTENING

As you read My Word, you will see how many times I said, "He who has ears, let him hear."  Most everyone I created has physical ears.  However, you have not only physical ears, but you also have spiritual ears.  I want your spiritual ears to ever be on the alert to hear My voice.  My sheep hear My voice.

Many of My believers have not come to the place in their lives when they can clearly hear My voice.  I relay My voice to you in many ways.  One of the main ways is as you read My Word.  My Word is a lamp to your feet to help guide you as you go through life, but My Word will even give you more direction if you will allow My Holy Spirit to narrate My Word to you as you read it.

I sent My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth.  Depend upon My Holy Spirit as you read My Word and let Him give you a deep understanding of My Word.  He also will help you apply My Word to your life.  Faith comes by hearing and hearing by My Word.  The next time you sit down to read My word, listen to the still, quiet voice of My Holy Spirit as He gives you understanding, instruction and direction.

LUKE 14:25; JOHN 10:27; ROMANS 10:17

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

REVIEW

There is great value in reviewing your life to discover the many ways I have strengthened you and helped you along your life's journey.  My enemy always seeks to cloud your memory of the times when I have done battle for you and given you the victory. 

The psalmist David knew the value of reviewing past victories and also reviewing My goodness and the various aspects of My nature.  Whenever you feel down and think that I am not answering your prayers, take time to review how I have answered your prayers in the past.

I love for you to review some of the promises in My Word that have been fulfilled in your life.  Speak those promises out loud and you will soon find yourself in an attitude of gratitude.  Thanksgiving to Me then will not be a sacrifice, but instead it will be a delightful offering to Me.

PSALM 27

Monday, September 9, 2013

REPORTS

I want you always to believe My reports and not the reports of this world.  Most of the reports of this world are negative.  My reports are always positive.  Some of the My reports are as follows:

I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly.
I love you with an everlasting love.
My grace is sufficient to supply strength in those times that you feel weak.
I will supply all of your needs according to My riches in glory.
There is nothing to hard for Me.
I send My Word and I heal.
I always order the steps of a good man.
You are hid with Me in My Father's heart.
I am always present with you and will never leave you.
Greater am I in you than he that is in the world.
Call upon Me and I will always answer you.
I give you My peace, not as the world gives, give I unto you.
I am the bishop of your soul.
I am your hope and your ever present help in times of trouble.
I rejoice over you with singing.

These are just a few of My reports.  Meditate on these reports and add to this list today, and your soul will be filled with joy.

PHILIPPIANS 4:8 

Sunday, September 8, 2013

THRILLS

I know exactly how human nature works.  One of the reasons that I had to tent Myself in flesh and come and live among the people on earth was so that I could identify with humankind.  When I was on earth, I was touched with all the feelings that people have with the exception of lusts (the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life).

I know every weakness that you have, and this is why I want you to always call upon Me when you are tempted to give in to one of your worldly lusts.  My enemy wants to seduce you by promising you thrills if you will give in to his temptations.  Every person has a desire to experience thrills in their lifetime.

The truth is that there is nothing in life more thrilling than living a life submitted to My Holy Spirit.  My Spirit has adventures planned for you that will fulfill your need to experience thrills.  Submit to His guidance daily, and you will be amazed at the thrills that await you.

HEBREWS 4:15

Saturday, September 7, 2013

CALCULATE

I know how you try to calculate in your mind those things that you need to do in the days ahead.  It is good to plan, however, some things in your mind just do not add up.  You see things from a temporal view so often, but I have an eternal view.

Instead of trying to figure things out in your mind like an accountant calculates a balance sheet, release your plans to Me.  I can do exceedingly, abundantly more than you could ever ask or think, according to My power that works within you.

Look forward to the surprises I have in store for you.  I go ahead of you to prepare all things, and My calculations never fail.  My plans for you are for good, not for evil to give you a purpose and a hope in this life and an expected end.  Trust Me with your future and rest your mind from these constant calculations.

EPHESIANS 3:20; JEREMIAH 29:11

Friday, September 6, 2013

POSSESSION

You are My precious possession.  I purchased you with My own blood.  I have already paid the bride price to have you as My bride forever.  Meditate on that fact today. 

So many on this earth want to accumulate possessions.  However, the more you have the more you have to take care of and worry about.  I want you to simplify your life so that you can spend more time focusing on Me instead of the things of this world.

There is one thing that I want you to possess.  I want you to possess your soul.  By that I mean that I want you to be careful to not let the things of this world crowd out your thoughts of Me in your mind and your praise and worship of Me with your soul.  Lift your soul up to Me daily and with patience possess your soul.  It is the busyness of this world and worldly cares and worries that will choke out your fruitfulness.  Keep your mind stayed upon Me and your soul will be at peace all the day long.

LUKE 21:19; ISAIAH 26:3

Thursday, September 5, 2013

COMPARE

It is not wise for you to compare yourself to others.  Others may seem to be more advanced in their spiritual walk with Me than you, but always remember that I have no pets.  Every believer is precious to Me, and I never compare one with the other. 

My desire is that you only focus on Me as you go through your life.  You have your function in My body, and I will enable you to fulfill that function.  I am faithful to call each believer to position themselves to do My will as they labor with others in My Kingdom.  I am not only faithful to call you,  but I am also faithful to do My will through you.

I am the One Who works through you both to give you the will and the enablement to accomplish the works that I have planned for you to do.  As you depend upon Me moment by moment, you will be amazed at how fruitful in My Kingdom you will be.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:12; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

REMARKABLE

You have experienced many remarkable events in your life, and you will continue to experience even more remarkable occurrences in your life.  The reason for the remarkable events in your life is because I am a remarkable God.  As you pray daily to be led by My Spirit to be in the right place at the right time, you will see how I have already prepared the way for you to walk in daily.

I know your heart is to minister to others, and I will see to it that you have those opportunities.  When I walked the Sea of Galilee, My Father led Me to the people who had prepared hearts to receive His powerful touch through Me. 

When you drive your car, you are always looking down the road to be sure that you do not encounter any dangers.  My Father always looked down the road for Me and He does the same for you. When you give your day and your moments to Me, you can look forward to the remarkable appointments with people that I have ordained for you to make.  Pray daily not to miss out on any of the divine appointments that I have designed for you.

JOHN 16:13-16