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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.


Friday, January 31, 2014

JOURNEY

Very few people start a journey without knowing what their final destination will be.  However, I chose Abraham to establish the Jewish nation because of two aspects of his character that I observed.  He was faithful to his family and he was a man of faith.  He was willing to obey Me in almost every situation even though he had no idea of the destination of his journey or what the outcome would be if he carefully obeyed My instructions.

You need the faith of Abraham as you journey through your life.  The good news is that you have the faith of Abraham.  When you received Me as your Lord and Savior, I and the Father came to indwell you by My Holy Spirit.  You now have My faith residing in you.  Whenever you seem to lack faith, remember to tap into My faith by thanking and praising Me for the gift of faith that resides in you. All you need to do to activate My faith within you is to speak My Word and obey My Word.

The good news also is that unlike Abraham, you do know with assurance what your destination will be.  You are destined to be conformed to My image by the power of My Spirit, and you know that one day you will see Me face to face and live with Me eternally in the new heaven and the new earth.
These are sure facts that you can believe today, so rejoice along your journey in life.

ROMANS 10:17

Thursday, January 30, 2014

TASKS

There is no way that you can escape the mundane tasks that you face day by day such as the preparation of meals; cleaning clothes, places, and yourself.; driving to work or other events; and catching up on what was not done on your "To Do List" yesterday.  There are always tasks that must be accomplished in a day's time.

Do not let your daily tasks rob you of the awareness of My presence with you all the day long.  When you are doing your tasks, focus on Me.  For example, when the cleaning tasks are done, think about how I have made your clean and spotless through My blood.  When the driving tasks occur, pray at the red lights instead of becoming annoyed because of their delays.  Commit your daily works to Me and allow My Spirit to establish your thoughts.

Look forward to how My presence and My Word can be woven into your daily activities.  Always remember that your main task is to glorify Me in what you say and what you do all day long.  Rejoice today because this is the day I have made and it is a day that we can enjoy together.

 PROVERBS 16:3;:PSALM 18:24

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

TESTS

I know how you always dreaded tests when you were in school.  You often doubted whether or not you had studied the right notes and read all that you need to read to pass the test.  You are definitely right now in the eternal school of learning.  Your teacher is My Spirit and your textbook is My Word.

I do give pop quizzes often, and this is why you need to abide in Me, abide in My love, and abide in My Word.  I told my followers that if they abided in My word that they would indeed be My disciples,  and I promised them that they would know the truth and the truths in My Word would set them free.

Daily I give the invitation to My beloved to spend time with Me and time in My Word.  I know that when they daily stay in My classroom that they will always be ready to pass every test, even those tests of faith that confront them with little warning.  The good news is that if My beloved fail a test, I always will give a make up test.  Only I know what you will face in a day's time.  I know you will be prepared to get through whatever difficult trial you may face when you stay close to Me and meditate on My Word.

JOHN 15, 8:31-32

Sunday, January 26, 2014

WARMTH

I know how you like to snuggle in a warm, cozy comfort when you sit by your fire on these cold winter days..  When you are sitting before the fire, think about the warmth of My love.
I love you with an extravagant love that can envelop you and warm your heart on the coldest of days.

You will feel the warmth of My love as you spend time with Me and worship and praise Me.  The warm oil of My anointing will flow on you as you yield the members of your body to Me daily as a living sacrifice.  Thank Me today that I am the One Who works within you both to give you the will and the way to do My will every day and share the warmth of My love with others today.

PHILIPPIANS 2:13; ECCLESIASTES 4:11 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SUPPLICATION

My beloved Paul wrote that you are to make your prayers and supplications to Me with thanksgiving.
I know that you have wondered why he made a distinction between prayers and supplications.
As you know there are many types of prayers.  There are prayers of intercession, prayers of praise, prayers of worship, prayers of petitions, and warfare prayers. You have used every form of prayer during your lifetime.

All kinds of prayer that you lift to Me are part of your full armor.  Paul ended his description of the full armor of God with these words, "Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for the saints" (Ephesians 6:18).

Supplications are requests or petitions made to Me with loud crying.  You supplicate when you cry out for My mercy when you face what seem to be impossible situations in the natural.  Supplication is the most intensive form of prayer.  When I was in the Garden just before I was crucified, I supplicated.  My prayers to My Father were made with loud crying.  Supplicating prayers happen when My Spirit takes over your natural ability to pray.  Suddenly, you find yourself crying out to Me about a need in your life or a need in other people's lives.  I love to receive this type of prayer because I know that you are praying with persistence and intensity.  Ask My Spirit today to move upon you when you are in prayer to supplicate - make your requests known unto Me by crying out to Me.  Remember to thank Me before I send the answers to your prayers.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7; EPHESIANS 6:18

Friday, January 24, 2014

ASTOUND

There are many things in this life that can astound you.  However, most of the astonishing things in this life and the next can be found in My Word.  I know you were astounded when you read how those I called to be My disciples dropped everything and immediately followed Me.  They followed Me without questioning because they were astounded by My extravagant, compelling love.  I want you to be astounded daily by My extravagant, compelling love towards you.

I know you were astounded to read that when I died on the tree that I not only forgave you of all of your sins (past, present, and future), but I also took your infirmities and bore your sicknesses on that tree of sacrifice.  I daily want you to be astounded at My ability to touch and heal you day by day.

Even more astonishing is the fact that one day your mortal body will be raised and given immortality.  The facts in My Word are almost too much for the human mind to comprehend, but I have given you My Spirit to help you comprehend, receive, and believe the astounding facts and promises in My Word.

MATTHEW 4:18-20, 8:17; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:51-54; JOHN 15:26

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

LASTING

When you have experienced something wonderful, you want that experience to last forever.  I love to bless you daily with something wonderful.  I love to hear your thanksgiving and praise after you experience My wonders. 

When you focus on Me daily, you can experience lasting wonderful experiences because I am the "Wonderful One."  Meditate today on how My Father paved a way through My sacrifice on the tree to reconcile you to Himself and to Me.  Think about the wonderful things that My saints are experiencing in heaven right now.

I have heard you sing this song, "Heaven came down and glory filled my soul."  I desire for you to set your affections on the things that are above, instead of clinging to the things on this earth.  The earth will pass away, but My Word, My Father, My Spirit, and Me will last forever.  You will have a day of lasting wonder as you see yourself seated with Me on the right hand of My Father in heaven.
Have a wonderful, glorious day!

COLOSSIANS 3:2; EPHESIANS 1:3































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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

RECOMPENSE

I have recompensed your sins.  You may not understand what this means, but when you have an understanding of this word, you will rejoice.  To recompense means to make repayment for a loss.  When Adam and Eve disobeyed My Father, they lost their close relationship with My Father.  The wall of sin was raised up between them and My Father,

When I died on the tree to provide the perfect sacrifice acceptable to My Father, I made a repayment for what Adam and Eve lost when they sinned.  My righteousness bought back what was lost by Adam and Eve's unrighteousness.  I expect nothing from you in return for My payment for your sin.  You receive what I have done for you by faith.  By grace are you saved by faith and even faith is not of yourself.  It is a gift to you from My Father.

Rejoice today because I have reconciled you to My Father.  You now can have close fellowship with Me, My Spirit, and My Father.  Everything that has been lost through sin has been recompensed.

LUKE 14:14: EPHESIANS 2:8



Monday, January 20, 2014

CLARITY

Your life is filled with circumstances and situations that need clarity and wisdom.  I sent My Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth.  As you focus on Me, My Spirit will be able to give you My perspective concerning those things that are a concern to you.

You never have to be in the dark about anything that you face in a day's time.  Whenever you encounter a situation where you need clarity, call upon My Spirit.  Then listen carefully to the instructions He gives you.  It is so easy for you to have a nearsighted view of things.  My Spirit knows the future and He knows the consequences that will occur when you make certain decisions each day.

My Spirit is called "The Helper."  So few of My beloved call upon His help daily.  When I gave the invitation to come to Me with every burden that you have, I told you that My burden was light.  This means that I can shine a light on every burden you have when you release those burdens to Me.

MATTHEW 11:28-30

Sunday, January 19, 2014

WARFARE

I know you do not like to think that you are in a war, but every one of My beloved faces a war daily.
When you became a believer in Me, you enlisted in My army.  Before that time, you were not a threat to My enemy, but now you are.  However, I never want you to be anxious or fearful about the spiritual war that you encounter daily.  I have given you every weapon necessary to overcome My enemy.

Those weapons are not carnal, but they are mighty through the power of My Spirit.  The war is in your mind, and this is why My friend Paul exhorted m My beloved to take every thought captive whenever those thoughts are negative or are contrary to My Word.  My enemy loves to get your focus on yourself, and he will give you all kinds of fearful, anxious thoughts.  The minute this happens, give your thoughts to Me and allow Me to do battle for you.

The battle is not yours to fight.  The battle belongs to Me.  However, to come out victorious in every battle, first you must give your thoughts to Me and then have faith that I will send My peace to you to mount guard over both your mind and your heart.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Saturday, January 18, 2014

LIFT

If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto Me.  I was lifted up and nailed to a tree over 2,000 years ago.  I provided the perfect sacrifice that was pleasing to My Father and all those who believe in Me and receive Me into their hearts will be drawn to know Me and My Father.

My Father and I long to fellowship with you daily.  As you spend time with Me, My Spirit will display My love through you to others.  When you lift Me up in praise and worship early in the morning, you set the sail of your soul to ride above whatever waves of adversity that you might encounter during the day. 

I was able to lift the boat over the stormy waves when My disciples encountered that horrific storm on the Sea.  When I said, "Peace be still!," the storm ceased.  Today, rest assured that I can lift you above every troubling circumstance in your life.  It is My joy to do this and it is My pleasure.

JOHN 12:32

Friday, January 17, 2014

LEARNING

Sometimes you can learn from the mistakes you have made in the past.  However, I have given you My Word to help you make wise decisions.  I am also made unto you all wisdom.  I want you to daily operate in My wisdom. 

You can daily operate in My wisdom when you spend time with Me and inquire of Me about those concerns you may have in a day's time.  You know what you will be facing during the day.  However, I know even the interruptions and the sudden, uninvited things that will happen in the day you are facing.

Give your day to Me and allow My Spirit to guide you through the day.  Listen carefully as My Spirit speaks to your spirit.  When you have ears to hear what My Spirit is telling you,  you will accomplish what My Father wants you to accomplish during the day.  Always check to be sure that what you are hearing is not contrary to My Word.  My enemy also can put thoughts in your mind that are not My thoughts. As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.

PROVERBS 23:7; PSALM 37:5. PROVERBS 16:3

Thursday, January 16, 2014

CONFUSION

I am not the author of confusion.  Whenever you are confused, I want you to right away commit your works to Me and I will establish your thoughts.  You allow confusion to have it's way in your life when you no longer have your focus on Me.  Refocus the moment you are confused and know with assurance that I know your thoughts and that I can get your thoughts in order.

I have promised in My Word that when you do not know which way to go that you will hear a word behind you saying, "This is the way, walk in it."  I am the One Who shines a light on your path.  Trust Me to lead you step by step by My Spirit.  My Spirit is orderly, and My Spirit will direct and lead you into all of My truth.

Give your mind to Me at the beginning of the day.  Pray immediately when you become anxious about anything because anxiety does open the door to confusion.  I want to protect your mind from thoughts that are not from Me, but in order to do that you take those thoughts captive that do not agree with My Word.  My Word says that the steps of a good man are ordered by Me.  I will order your steps.  It is My delight to do so.

PSALM 119:133; 37:23

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

ASK

Most of the mistakes My beloved have made from the time of Adam and Eve to the present time have been made because My beloved failed to inquire of Me.  Whenever you are in doubt about any concern that you have, I want you to immediately ask Me for wisdom.  Ask Me to shine a light on what you need or say in any circumstance of life.

As you know, I answered most questions that were presented to Me as I walked on earth with another question.  Listen carefully to Me when you ask Me to help you make a decision. I may ask you to tell Me more.  This is a part of unburdening yourself to Me and that is what I am here for.

My burden is truly light.  It never burdens Me down to have you share your concerns with Me by asking Me questions and by waiting for Me to direct you in your decision making.  Always remember that I know what is ahead of you so My answers usually are to prepare the way for My Father's will to be done in your life in the future..

JAMES 1:5; MATTHEW 7:7

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RECOMMENDATIONS

You live in an age when people depend upon other people's recommendations.  Sometimes those recommendations are wise and sometimes they are unwise.  I want you to depend only on My  recommendations.  My recommendation is that you read My Word daily because it is My Word that will enable you to know whether or not the recommendations others give you are wise or unwise.

I also recommend that you spend time in My presence daily.  By that I mean that you stop whirling around in your head all the things that you have to do during a day's time. Instead, spend some quality time with Me.  During that time I want you to inquire of Me about every concern that you have.  I will give you wisdom and discernment as you discipline yourself daily to do this.

The recommendations that others give you are often of value, but the recommendations that I just gave you is of eternal value.  Think about that today as you face today's busy schedule.

PSALM 16:11

Monday, January 13, 2014

TRUST

Trust in Me with all of your heart; and lean not to your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I shall direct your paths.  Trust is different from faith. 

Faith can only function in the present.  By faith the worlds were framed.  The Word was spoken and the earth was created.  Faith always speaks.  Faith is speaking forth My Word in the present and acting upon the words that I have spoken to you through what is written in My Word and through what you hear by My Spirit.

You exercise your trust in Me when you are willing to wait with patience and unwavering faith for the answer to come.  Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.  Trust is based on what I have promised in My Word.  Abraham was a man with great faith, but in a moment of weakness, he tried to make what I had promised him to come true even though he was fully persuaded that what I had promised him would eventually come true.  I want you to have unwavering faith and patience to wait, trusting in Me with all of your heart, for the fulfillment of My promises in your life.

PROVERBS 3:5-6; HEBREWS 11:1

Thursday, January 9, 2014

HEARING

My enemy will try most everything to distract you from hearing My voice.  Hearing My voice and obeying My instructions are the two things necessary to produce a blessed life.  My enemy is a blessing robber.  He wants you to get in a worry wad about your circumstances, your health, and your relationships.  When you are anxious and worried about these matters, you will not be able to hear My voice as I give you wisdom and instruction.

Take those worrisome thoughts captive and give them to Me.  It is natural that you be concerned about these matters, but I never want you to be anxious about them.  Pray about these matters with thanksgiving and release these concerns to Me.  I will perfect everything that is a concern to you.

Today the moment you begin to worry, release what you are worried about to Me.  Know that I have gone before you; that I am beside you; and that I am your rearguard.  You are hid with Me in My Father's heart, so what are you worried about?

PHILIPPIANS 4;6-7; PSALM 138:8

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DESIGN

I am the Master Designer.  I am the Master Interior Decorator.  You are My building.  I made you, and you are fearfully and wonderfully made.  I know every part of your being.  I know every nerve, every muscle fiber, every part of your digestive system, your bones, and your brain. 

I  designed your body.Trust Me daily with your body.  Offer your body to Me as a living sacrifice.  If you do not feel well in your body, ask Me for wisdom to know what you can do to make yourself feel better.  Inquire of Me about your diet and exercise.  Also ask Me as the Captain of the Heavenly Hosts to send healing angels to minister to you throughout the day and night.

I know also every part of your inner being.  I know the thoughts that you have in your mind.  I know the feelings that you have emotionally.  I know the desires you have in your will.  I have decorated your inner person with all the fruits and gifts of My Spirit.  Let the glory of the knowledge of Me shine out of your inner person and do with your body those things that will glorify My Father in heaven.  I want you to be in health as your soul prospers.

ROMANS 12:1; 3 JOHN 2


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

AGREEMENT

I said to My followers that "if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."  This is quite a promise.

Agreement in prayer is a powerful weapon to use against My enemy who seeks to always divide and conquer.  When you gather with others in My name, I am with you and I will help you know how to pray.  My Holy Spirit will give you insight and discernment about what you should ask My Father in My name.

Use this weapon of warfare daily.  In the multitude of counselors there is safety.  Whenever you do not know what to ask for when you pray, pray with another believer.  Together ask Me for wisdom.
Then wait for a period of time silently in My presence, and I will speak to you both what is My will concerning the matter that you have presented to Me.  Then share together what you heard from Me. When you are in agreement, begin to pray believing and receiving the answer from My Father.

MATTHEW 18:19-20; PROVERBS 11:14

Monday, January 6, 2014

CONSTANT

I know it seems like nothing is constant in your life, and often changes in your life come uninvited. However, you can rest assured that My love never changes.  I am an unchanging Savior.  My love for you is constant and is never measured by your performance.

When you make a conscious effort to acknowledge My presence with you moment by moment, the uninvited changes in your life will be easier to accept.  I will see you through every change with My strength and My peace as you focus on Me instead of the circumstances.

I know you desire that your love for Me would be as constant as My love is for you.  That is impossible unless your allow My Spirit to fill you daily with My love.  Ask My Holy Spirit to fill your heart with My love today and you will be amazed at the strength and peace that will guard your heart and mind all the day long even when you encounter change.

PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Sunday, January 5, 2014

DISPERSE

As you spend time with Me and learn of Me, recognize that what I share with you is to be dispersed to others.  I want you to scatter abroad all that My Spirit teaches you through the words that you speak to others and through the words that you write.

Soon after I ascended into heaven My disciples began to share throughout every region the good news about Me.  I chose Paul to extend the good news about Me to every nation.  Later I allowed My Jewish brothers and sisters to be dispersed throughout every nation.  The day will come when I will gather them together again, but until that day they are evidence to the nations that I have chosen these people to represent My sustaining power to the nations. 

My hand has always been on My Jewish brethren.  I have not forsaken them.  The fact that they still exist is a testimony to My faithfulness.  Your life also is a testimony of My faithfulness.  The sign of My coming is when My good news will be preached to every nation.  Daily disperse the news of My love and faithfulness to others.

MATTHEW 24:14

  

Friday, January 3, 2014

BODY

At the first of creation, Adam and Eve's bodies were perfect.  Father and I wanted mankind to live forever in bodies that would last.  When sin entered the world through Adam and Eve's disobedience, slowly, slowly the years mankind lived grew less and less. Moses wrote that a man is promised seventy years and eighty if by reason of strength.

With today's modern medicine people can live past their nineties and some even to past one hundred years.  I know it is your desire to live as long on earth as is possible so that My light within you can shine on many lives.

Place your body in My hands daily by offering your body to Me as a living sacrifice.  This is an act of worship to Me that pleases Me greatly.  Trust Me with your body and receive My fresh touch of healing daily.  Speak these words out loud, "As My days are so will My strength be."

PSALM 90:10; DEUTERONOMY 33:25

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

FRESH

I know how you always look forward to fresh starts.  I remember how you were so excited to get new clothes for Christmas.  You wanted to make sure you were fresh and clean before you put those new clothes on your body.  You even washed your hair.

I give you a fresh start each day that you live.  I never want you to look back at your past mistakes and sins.  However, I do love for you to review the past times in your life when you have seen My plan worked out in your life and when you have allowed Me to fine tune you to be an instrument of My love, joy, and peace.

As you enter this new year, treasure each day as a fresh start - a time when you can give yourself fully to Me to be My instrument that displays My glory.  This year let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify My Father in heaven.  Have a blessed New Year and enjoy all of your fresh starts this year.

MATTHEW 5:16