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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, November 16, 2019

MURMURING

Paul exhorted the church to do all things without murmuring and disputing. It is so easy to get into the flesh and begin to murmur when things do not go your way.  The children of Israel were in the wilderness for forty years because they constantly murmured.

Murmuring is complaining to someone else.  If you have a complaint, I want you to take your complaint to Me.  David, the psalmist, was a man after My heart because he poured out all of his complaints to Me.

I welcome your complaints.  If the children of Israel had come to My Father directly with their complaints instead of murmuring to one another and complaining to Moses, their stay in the wilderness would have been shortened.  If there is anything that you are not happy about, talk to Me about it and also pray about it.  I welcome every time you communicate with Me.

PHILIPPIANS 2:14

Thursday, November 14, 2019

FLESH

The word, "flesh," is mentioned many times in My Word.  In most cases this word means the soul of man. You are a spirit. You have a soul (mind, will, emotion) and you live in a body.

I told My disciples to watch and pray while I went aside to pray the night I was betrayed.  I found them sleeping when I returned and I told them that "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. I was saying that the human part (mind, will, and emotion) of their being was weak.

Your soul is weak in the areas called lusts.  Lusts developed when Adam and Eve sinned.  The lust of the flesh (seeking to satisfy your five senses in an addictive way), the lust of the eye (greedy longings and vain imaginations in your mind), and the lust of the pride of life (trusting in yourself more than you trust in Me) cause your flesh to be weak.  Call on Me to fight your battle when Satan tempts you in these weak areas.

MATTHEW 26:41; 1 JOHN 2:15-17

Monday, November 11, 2019

STATION

I want you to station yourself in the place of thanksgiving, praise, and worship all day long no matter where you might be during a day's time.  Do not limit your time of thanksgiving, praise, and worship to your quiet times with Me.

The place of thanksgiving, praise, and worship is like a safe pavilion that keeps you from the strife of tongues and stress.  You enter the gates of My presence with thanksgiving and my courts with praise.

I am always with you, but you will only recognize My presence with you when you focus on Me.  Your thanksgiving and praise will lead you into worship where you forget about yourself and concentrate on Me. People in your day have a phrase, "I need to go to my happy place."  The happiest place you can be is in My presence where I will infuse you with My joy that will give you strength for the whole day.

PSALM 100:4











































Sunday, November 10, 2019

REVEAL

My Word is full of truths that will set you free from any bondage that you are experiencing today.  I told My disciples that if they continued in My Word, they would be set free.  This is what I want you to do.  When you continue in My Word, you truly will be My disciple.

My enemy wants to divert you from the truths of My Word.  Have you noticed how often you miss reading My Word in a day's time?  This can be avoided when you keep a Bible in your car, your office, and every room in your home. 

It only takes a few minutes to read a chapter out in My Word. Before you begin to read My Word,  pray first.  Ask My Holy Spirit to breathe His anointing upon the words you read.  My Spirit will then be able to not only reveal My truths to you, but He also will help you apply those truths.

JOHN 8:31-32


Thursday, November 7, 2019

DECLINE

As you age, it is human to begin to see how your strength seems to be declining.  You cannot do what you used to do either because of age, an injury, or a health issue.  When  you notice any decline physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually, this is the moment to tap into My strength.

My strength is made perfect in your weakness.  You may ask Me how you can tap into My strength.  Here are a few verses that you can declare out loud and as you do this, strength will come:

"The joy of the Lord is my strength (Nehemiah 8:10)."
"The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength....(Psalm 18:2)."
"It is God Who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect (Psalm 18:32)."
"The Lord is the strength of My life; of whom shall I be afraid (Psalm 27:1)."
"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart (Psalm 27:14....)"

There are many more declarations that you can make out loud when you feel weak. Look them up and declare them.

ISAIAH 41:10-11

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

TRUST

Trust is the foundation that relationships are built upon.  If trust is not established between two people, there will always be the doubt that the promises that are made will not be kept and the acceptance of one another is not sincere.

Your relationship with Me is built upon trust.  You can have strong confidence that I will fulfill My promises to you.  In fact, all the promises that are revealed in My Word are "yes" and "amen" through Me. 

My enemy's strategy is to get you to doubt My Word.  He is successful when you are leaning on your own understanding.  I want you to trust Me with all of your heart, not your mind.  Faith and trust are a matter of the heart, not your mind.  Ask My Spirit today to open the eyes of your understanding so that you can receive and believe My Word. 

PROVERBS 3:5; ISAIAH 11:2

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

DAYLIGHT

It seems that the days go by faster when you are aging.  Remember when you were a teenager, and you thought you would never reach that magical age of sixteen. 

I am not bound by time.  Yesterday is as one thousand years in My sight.  The day will come when there will be no night.  When you reach the New Jerusalem, My light will envelop you for all eternity.

I am the light of the world and on the day you were conceived, I was present.  I am the light Who lights every person who comes into the world.  Now I have chosen you to be My light that can shine even in the midst of dark times.  I commanded My light to shine out of darkness into your heart to give you the light of My glory in My face.  Release the warmth and light of My love to others today.

PSALM 90:4; JOHN 1:9; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:6

Sunday, November 3, 2019

PRESENT

In your younger days, you would get nervous whenever you had to present talks in front of people.  This happened because you were trusting in yourself to deliver a talk. 

After you committed your life to Me, you entered into My rest which occurs when you cease from your own works and instead trust Me to live My life through you. After that commitment of yourself (body, soul, and spirit), you trusted Me to help you do My Father's will each day of your life.

There are days when you forget that commitment, and you once again begin to worry and be anxious because you are trusting that you can overcome obstacles in your life on your own.  When this happens, renew your commitment to Me and allow Me to work through you both to give you the will to do My will and the way to accomplish it.

HEBREWS 4:9-10

Friday, November 1, 2019

UNTIL

You often put off things until later, especially if you do not want to do something.  The truth is, there may not be a later.  I want you to live in the moment because faith is now and it can only work in the moment.

Many believers say I will wait until later to go full time for the Lord.  That means they will make serving Me in My Kingdom on Earth full time when they have more time.  I have given everyone the same amount of time. The truth is that the time to serve Me is right now.  The time to witness to another is the moment you are speaking to them by phone, computer, or in person. 

The time is now.  Everyday I want you to place the moments of your day into My hands.  My timing is perfect, yours is not.  You can pray this prayer, Lord, I want to give you every minute of this day, and I want to fulfill your will for me moment by moment.  Put me in the right place at the right time and help me to remember that My moments are ordained by you for a purpose."

HEBREWS 11:1

Thursday, October 31, 2019

ARISE

On these dark mornings before the time changes, it is hard for you to arise out of bed.  You want to just stay cozy in your warm bed.and get up later when the sun comes out.

I want you to fight this temptation to stay in the bed most of the morning because you will not only miss a good part of the day, but you will also miss having that quiet time with Me when everyone in your household is still asleep.

It was My practice to get up before dawn so that I could have fellowship with My Father.  Those times of communion with My Father strengthened Me for the day and helped Me to focus My will on doing His will throughout the day.  Tomorrow, try getting out of the bed to spend a few moments of quiet with Me.  You will find that hearing My voice as you pray in the morning will help you hear My voice all the day long.

MARK 1:35

Monday, October 28, 2019

TABLE

So many families you know seldom have dinner around a table.  Family devotions around the dinner table or breakfast table often are not enjoyed.  

There is something special about gathering around a table to fellowship with family and friends.  The day will come when you will enjoy fellowship around a table that I have prepared for you.  I will be the One Who will serve each individual at that table.

That table is called the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.  The invitation to this supper is open to all those who will believe in Me and accept Me as their Lord and Savior.  Look forward to that time with Me.  In the meantime, be intentional to gather frequently with your family and friends around the table where you can fellowship as you eat a meal together. I will always be present at your table.

PSALM 23:5; REVELATION 19:9

















































































































Thursday, October 24, 2019

JERUSALEM

I know how many times you have traveled to Jerusalem.  When you leave Jerusalem to return home, you feel like you are leaving your home.  Your heavenly home is the New Jerusalem, and one day I will be sitting on the throne in Jerusalem on Earth where I will rule the nations.

The good news is that all believers in Me who have never had the opportunity to travel to Jerusalem while they lived on Earth will one day be residences of both the New Jerusalem and the physical Jerusalem on Earth.

My Father will send Me to rule and reign on Earth at the appointed time.You will not have to pack to make your trip to the New Jerusalem because you will leave behind all earthly possessions. Make sure you are ready to make your final journey to the New Jerusalem.

REVELATION 21:2

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ORDER

Daily events are happening so fast that there seems to be no timely order.  You may try to find a time line that will give you some ideas about when I will return, but this will happen at the command of My Father.

My friend Paul thought I could return in his lifetime, but I did not.  He had an urgency to travel as many places as he could to share the gospel of My kingdom.  Now the technical capability of sharing the gospel throughout the world is at your finger tips.

Rest assured that My Father is a God of order, and things will not be out of order when I return.  People will still be getting marriage, going to work daily or school.  Then suddenly, like lightening, I will return.  I could return tomorrow, so keep your house in order and keep sharing My good news.

LUKE 17:24

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

VANISH

Sometimes you wish the pictures of unhappy memories would just vanish from your mind.  When those pictures are replayed in your mind, you often feel the pain and the same feelings you had in that moment of trauma.

I came to heal those who are broken in their hearts. Part of that healing involves healing those memories of the past that keep coming back to your mind. 

The next time that scene appears again in your mind, I want you to picture Me in that scene.  I was there because I have been with you always.  As you picture Me there with you, ask My Holy Spirit to help you see what I was doing in that scene.  Was I reaching out to you to comfort you?  I desire to heal that memory, so give that memory to Me and allow Me to replace it with a good memory. 

ISAIAH 61:1

Monday, October 21, 2019

FAILURE

I do not ever want you to feel like a failure.  Whenever you feel this way, your concentration is on yourself, not on Me. 

Remember, your life is not your own.  You were bought with a price (My own blood) and you are My special treasure.  Because I live within you, you will never fail.  You will always triumph through Me.

The victory that will help you from focusing on your failures is My faith within you.  This is the victory that overcomes the world and even overcomes what you perceive as failures.  That victory is your faith in Me.  When you doubt for a moment that you have failed Me, tap into My faith that dwells within your heart.  I have enough faith to get you through every trial.

2 CORINTHIANS 2:14; 1 JOHN 5:4

Sunday, October 20, 2019

ASSIGMENT

When you were in school, you always prayed that the teachers would not give many homework assignments.  I give you fresh homework assignments every day.

Your home in in heaven, and you are just passing through this Earth.  Heaven is your real home, so all of your homework assignments have to do with manifesting My kingdom through your life as you live on Earth.

You often pray the prayer I taught My disciples: "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven." Your  daily assignments are to display My glory, My love with all of its fruits of the Spirit, and to impact and inspire those you encounter with My Word.  These are your homework assignments.  By the way, I give you even more homework assignments as you age because the day draws closer to the time when you will no longer be on Earth to be My ambassador. 

LUKE 11:2

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

ADVENTURE

Every day can be a new adventure with Me.  I know how excited you are when you anticipate a trip to see new scenes that you have never encountered.  You can receive this same excitement when you look forward to the scenes that you will see with your spiritual eyes as you read My Word.

Today as you read My Word, ask My Holy Spirit to paint the scene for you.  Your spiritual eyes then can behold the beauty of the Sea of Galilee, and your spiritual ears can hear the rush of the falls at the head waters of the Jordan River.  You do not have to visit Israel to enjoy all the scenes I encountered when I walked on Earth.

I want you to enjoy My walks by the Sea.  During those walks by the Sea, I encountered all the people My Holy Father planned for Me to minister to and to meet.  As you walk today in the grocery store and shops, anticipate the divine appointments that I want you to have.  Be ready for that adventure by preparing yourself in the morning to be a light shining in a dark world.

MATTHEW 5:16

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

CHAPTERS

I have already completed all the chapters in your "Book of Life."  I did that even before you were born. I chose you from the foundation of the Earth, and you still have work to do in My kingdom.
This message is for all those who are entering what they believe is their last chapters of life.

No matter what your age, I have work for you to do in My kingdom.  This is why I want you to daily listen to My Holy Spirit as He leads and guides you to do the next thing.  This is how you walk in the Spirit.

Fruit always comes as you obey My Word and pray and listen for my voice throughout the day.  I promised that your latter days would be more fruitful than ever.  Hold to that promise. Paul prayed that believers might walk worthy of Me and in all things please Me, and that they might be fruitful in every good work, and increase in the knowledge of God. This is also My prayer for you.

JOHN 17:24; COLOSSIANS 1:10 

Friday, October 11, 2019

LIFETIME

My Word promises everyone 70 years of life and 80 more if by reason of strength.  You are approaching the last chapters in your "Book of Life."  You realize that every day is a gift.

I want you also to recognize that every person in your life is also gift.  The value I place upon each person in this world is tremendous.  I  died and was raised again to give each one the opportunity to be forgiven of all their sins.  I was present at every conception, and I watch people grow both physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

I have ordained the people in your life to be friends, family, and extended family.  You are in My family, and I hear you giving Me thanks everyday for the treasures I have brought into your life.
Take every day as a day to pray for those in your life, and seek Me as I lead you to pray for each one individually.

PSALM 90:10




Thursday, October 10, 2019

ADJUST

It is difficult for you to adjust to the routines of life after being on vacation or away from your home for a season.  When I walked on Earth, the only routine I had that made a difference in My entire day was the time I spent in prayer with My Father.

During those times, I received wisdom and direction for the day.  Our communion together was always enlightening.  In the morning,  I also received His joy to strengthen me during the day.

When you leave the routine of daily prayer and reading My Word in the morning, you will notice how it seems that nothing of eternal significance is accomplished in that day.  Resolve today not to miss those times with Me in the morning so that at the end of the day, you can see My anointing upon you throughout the day.

MARK 1:35

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

CONTEMPLATE

Today is the Day of Atonement.  It is a day dedicated to fasting, praying, and contemplating those sins committed in this last year.  If we could count the sins committed, it might take all day.  However, you know that all of your sins are forgiven (past, present, and future).

It is good to keep short accounts with Me.  I have promised that if you confess your sins, I am faithful and just to forgive you of your sins and to cleanse you of all unrighteousness.

Confession is not for My benefit.  It is for your benefit.  When you come to Me with a truthful heart and a heart that desires to obey My Word, you then can receive the cleansing that I have already provided through My shed blood.  Nothing can hinder your relationship with Me. However, when you do not come to Me and confess your sins, often you run from having fellowship with Me.  Today, be honest about your sins with Me, and we can have sweet fellowship together.

1 JOHN 1:7-9

Thursday, October 3, 2019

PAST/PRESENT

There is no way that you can undo your past.  The damage done by your past words and behavior is done.  However, I do not want you to condemn yourself for the past.  I do not condemn you. I do want you to confess the sins of your past and to call upon Me to help you change.

I have already forgiven you of all of your sins (past, present, and future).  When you confess your sins to Me, you place yourself in the position for not only My cleansing, but also for change in your life.  Repentance is turning away from sin and turning towards Me.

The good news is that even through you cannot undo your past, you can redo the present. I gave Peter a redo when I asked him if he loved Me.  I asked him three times because he denied Me and lied three times.  Everyday I offer you a redo.  This is why change will happen in your life as you spend time with Me and allow Me to help you complete the walk of repentance.

LUKE 22:58-60; JOHN 21:16-17

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

LYING

Why do people lie when they know that eventually their lies will be brought to light.  There are many reasons people lie.  My friend Peter lied three times because he was afraid he would be arrested. 

Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac all lied because a generational spirit of lying had been passed down from one generation to another.  When I died to save the world from sin, I made it possible for the power of generational sins to be broken

Other people lie about their sins because they are ashamed of them. Shame and fear are usually involved when people cover their sins.  The psalmist, David, was careful to bring his sins to light.  He wrote that he did not hide his sin, but instead he confessed his transgressions (sins against others) to them and to the Lord.

PSALM 32:5

LIES

You live in an age when it is difficult to know the actual truth in a situation.  Even current news is slanted to appease certain people.  What causes a person to lie?  There are many reasons.  As you know My friend Peter lied three times because he was afraid he would be arrested just as I had been.

Three of the patriarchs in My Word lied.  Look at the lives of Abraham, Jacob, and Isaac.  This was a generational lying spirit that was passed on and never broken.  Because of My sacrifice for sin, a lying spirit does not have to repeat itself in the next generation.  It can be broken.

Other people lie because they want to cover up their sin.  As long as sin is not confessed or brought to the light, a person cannot be delivered from a pattern of lying.  David acknowledged his sin.  He did not hide it and he confessed his transgressions (sinning against others) to those he sinned against. Solomon wrote. He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesses and forsakes them shall have mercy.

PSALM 32:5

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

REGRETS

Whenever a loved faces death, our hope is that we will have no regrets.  We ask ourselves these questions: "Did we do all that was needed to be done to help that loved one who was ill."  Did we go to bed with anger in our hearts towards that loved one and did we manifest that anger to our loved one the next day.  Did we esteem that loved one higher than ourselves, or were we so selfish that we did not even see the needs in the loved one's life?"

These questions can haunt a person, and I do not want that to happen to you.  When I walked on Earth I lived in the present.  Faith can only be manifested in the moment.  Do not allow yourself to wallow in the past.

Condemning yourself will lead to depression and builds a platform for My enemy, Satan, to attack you.  What can you do about the past?  You can ask forgiveness for the times you have failed, but most important, you can ask Me to help you to change.

PSALM 32

Sunday, September 29, 2019

TORMENT

The fruit of fear is torment.  The platform that opens the door to fear develops when we have not been honest with ourselves or others.  We are afraid that others will find out who we really are.

Another platform the devil uses to create fear and torment in our lives is unforgiveness.  If we cannot forgive ourselves and remain in self-condemnation, we will be vulnerable to Satan.  He is a liar, and he loves to send condemning thoughts to you.

The way out of fear is to forgive all those who have wronged and hurt you and also to forgive yourself.  When you recognize that your life is not your own, but you were purchased by a loving God Who cared enough to send Me as the perfect sacrifice to give you the opportunity to receive My righteousness, you will have a foundation for faith instead of fear.  Trusting in your own righteousness will never work.  Whenever you are afraid, say out loud, "Thank You Lord Jesus for being My righteousness.  What times I am fearful, I will trust you with all of My heart and not be afraid."

MATTHEW 18:21-35

Saturday, September 28, 2019

COMPLAIN

Many people complain often about the weather conditions they are experiencing, but even more people just find a multitude of reasons to complain. 

My friend Paul wrote this exhortation to the saints in Philippi: "Do all things without murmurings and disputings (Philippians 2:14).  The children of Israel spent 40 years in the wilderness because they continually complained. 

Paul learned to be content no matter what circumstance he was experiencing.  He never complained. This is how he was able to maintain his joy and retain My joy.  Today, make it  your goal not to complain, and I will be able to strengthen you to face future circumstances with joy.

PHILIPPIANS 2:14, 4:11




Friday, September 27, 2019

INSIGHT/INSTRUCTIONS

There are always instructions on how to use whatever you purchase.  It is wise to follow those instructions.  However, you often fail in your first attempt to follow the instructions.  When this happens, pray and ask for My help instead of becoming frustrated.

My Word is your instruction manual for life. It is so easy to surface read those instructions.  When you do this, you are unable to apply the wisdom given in My Word to your every day life.  You need understanding.

Understanding is the bridge between knowledge and wisdom.  Without understanding, you cannot apply the principles given in My Word to your life.  It is My Holy Spirit (the Spirit of Truth) Who can give you the understanding you need.  Call upon Him today as you read My Word, and He will lead and guide you in My truths.

ISAIAH 11:2; JOHN 16:13


Thursday, September 26, 2019

CLOSURE/DISCLOSURE

People want closure after someone dear to them has died.  Sin always brings death to your soul. James wrote that I tempt no man, but that men are led astray by their own lusts and then tempted. He added that when "lust is conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death."

The only way to stop this cycle is to confess your sins and repent (turn away from sin). Unconfessed sins and unforgiveness give My enemy the platform to accuse, condemn, and destroy.

Closure to the death that sin brings in your life can only be brought about when you disclose your sins first to Me and then to others (especially those you have wronged and hurt by your sin).  Darkness can not dwell in your life when you have brought your sins to light.  My light will then be able to shine through you.

JAMES 1: 12-17; 1 JOHN 1:5-10




Wednesday, September 25, 2019

PREVIOUS


I want you to review the previous days of your life. You will soon discover that My hand has been upon you even through your many trials. Keeping a  journal of how I have answered your prayers is of great value because then you can express your gratefulness to Me for those answers.

My servant David, the psalmist, often reviewed his past.  His life was filled with flight, fight, and fright.  However, as he reviewed his life,  he saw how I brought him through to victory in both his physical and spiritual battles.

Today, take time to review your past.  When you do this, you will be in awe of the faithfulness, grace, peace, joy and love that I extended to you during your many trials and tests. You will also be blessed as you remember the precious moments in your life.

PSALM 61, 62:5-8

Monday, September 23, 2019

EMBRACE

When people are asked, "How are you doing?"  The response often is, "I am doing all right under the circumstances."  There will always be circumstances in your life that are hard to accept and hard to go through.

When difficult times come in your life, I do not want you to be under the circumstances.  I want you to accept the circumstances and embrace them with the full confidence that I am in control. You are not.

Hard circumstances in your life gives Me the opportunity to reveal to you My extravagant love. You can embrace those hard times with thanksgiving and praise because My love will embrace you and carry you through every trial.

1 PETER 1:3-7

Sunday, September 22, 2019

LINE

Sometimes when you go to buy something at a store, I hear you exclaim, "I always pick the wrong line."  I am at the very last of this line!!"

There is one line that you can, rest assured, is the right line.  That line is the line of those who will stand before Me on judgment day and who will hear Me say, "Well, done My good and faithful servant.  You have been faithful over a few things, I will make  you ruler over many things: enter you into the joy of your Lord (Matthew 25:21)."

This line is different than most worldly lines because the last in this line will be first.  Those who are willing to humble themselves by serving others instead of pushing upward to climb the ladder of success will be first in line.  Thank Me today because as you serve others with a pure heart, I will elevate you to a higher position in My Kingdom.

MATTHEW 25:21




Friday, September 20, 2019

COUNTERFEIT

Often it is difficult to determine whether or not someone is a true believer or a counterfeit.  The only way to discern the difference is by the fruits that person displays.  However, My enemy tries to counterfeit even the fruits of My Spirit.

My enemy offers a superficial peace based on feelings only.  My peace surpasses all the peace the world offers.   It passes human understanding. My joy also is far superior to any happiness or temporary joy that My enemy can offer.

Pray for those who have settled for counterfeited peace, joy, and love.  Also make sure that you do not get seduced by My enemy who will try to satisfy your senses with worldly pleasures and peace.

JOHN 14:27; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Thursday, September 19, 2019

WEARY

Hot summer days sometimes will cause you to be weary.  You have been looking forward to Fall when there will be a break in the heat.

It is during those weary times that I want you to call upon My strength.  It is My joy that will give you strength.  Today your strength was restored by simply singing a song out loud about My loving kindness.

My promise is always that I can strengthen you.  I never grow weary.  I am the Creator of the ends of the earth and I faint not.  Come to Me when you are weary, and I promise always to give  you rest.

ISAIAH 40:28; NEHEMIAH 8:10; MATTHEW 11:28

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

INGREDIENTS

You live in an age when there are many kinds of food and multiple ingredients in the dishes that are served.  Sometimes food can become a real distraction that keeps you from experiencing the most important ingredient in life.

I am the bread of life. I am the vine that supplies nourishment for you to bear fruit. I am the living water. I told My disciples that except they eat My flesh and drink My blood, they have no life in them. This shocked My followers and many left Me.

What I was telling My followers was that I am the most important ingredient in their lives.  In fact, I am their life and without Me they can do nothing.  Today, I ask you these questions: Are you digesting My Word daily?  Are you drinking from the wells of salvation within you daily?  My Spirit can supply you living water that will quench your thirst forever and for all eternity. Spend time today partaking of My eternal menu.

JOHN 6:51 53-66

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

REVERENCE

There are many songs in your age that emphasize My friendship with you.  There was a time in My walk on Earth when I called My disciples My friends.  You are My friend if you do whatsoever I command you.

I want you to daily live in the fear of  Me.  This means that you are aware of the greatness of My power and that you are willing to humble yourself before Me with an obedient heart that is willing to do My will.

I want you to reverence Me today because you know Who I am.  Without Me you can do nothing.  Today worship Me as not only your Lord and Savior, but also as your Mighty Creator.

JOHN 15:14-15, 5


Monday, September 16, 2019

DOCUMENTS

When I walked on Earth, I did not have to keep precious documents.  Most all transactions were done by word of mouth.  However, there was one precious document that I read daily.  That document was the Torah.

As you study My teachings in the gospels, you will discover how many times I quoted from the Torah.  I taught in the synagogues throughout the Galilee and in the Temple in Jerusalem.  I even gave My autobiography as I quoted from the scroll of Isaiah in the synagogue in Nazareth.

I trust that your most precious document is the Bible. So many, however, put the Bible on a table and never read it.  They do not realize that My Word is the manual that relays the wisdom they need to live a fruitful life.  Read this precious document today and everyday.

LUKE 19:47, 21:38, JOHN 8:2; LUKE 4:16-21

Sunday, September 15, 2019

STOREHOUSE

There is a storehouse house in heaven.  I am the door to that storehouse.  I know how you rejoice when all your bills are paid and when deposits are made into your earthly account from sources that you did not expect.

You can rejoice every day because I keep good records.  When you give to the poor, I debit your account in heaven.  When you intercede for others, I debit your account.  When you share My good news with others, I debit your account.

There are so many ways that you can store up treasures in your heavenly bank account.  My Word says that when you bring all your tithes into this heavenly storehouse, I will open the windows of heaven and send you an abundance of blessings.   Expect blessings today.

MALACHI 3:10


Saturday, September 14, 2019

OVERWHELMED

I know that there are times in your life that overwhelm you.  You can be overwhelmed when you are  trying to fulfill the obligations on your calendar at work, school, or the routine tasks you face daily.  Also, you can be overwhelmed when adversity comes your way.

My friend David, the Psalmist, knew where to go when he was overwhelmed.  As you know he was overwhelmed by the battle with Saul and all the battles he had to fight.  He was overwhelmed with even his friends who turned against him.

He prayed this prayer when overwhelming circumstances came his way:  "When my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the Rock that is higher than I."  I am that rock.  I am you strong tower and your shelter.  Praise Me today for being your Rock in overwhelming times.

PSALM 61:2-3

Friday, September 13, 2019

FOUNDATION

A building will not withstand earthquakes or horrific storms if its foundation is not strong and deep.  You are My building.  I am the Master Builder Who seeks to construct your spiritual life to withstand every adversity that may come your way.

I am also the strong, deep foundation that you can build your day upon.  Instead of structuring your day according to your own plans, structure  your day according to My plans.

I want you to recognize that I am the Master builder of your day.  I have definite plans for you each day.  Come to Me in the morning and submit your day to Me.  When you do this, you will be strengthened in your faith and thereby be able to strengthen others.

1 CORINTHIANS 3:9

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

LIBERTY

Where My Spirit is there is liberty.  Of course, My Spirit is omnipotent.  My Spirit is always present.  However, the liberating power of My Spirit is only ignited when people are open to receive the presence and power of My Spirit.

My Spirit is a gentleman, and He will never force His way into a church service or into a person's life unless He is welcomd.  I want you to be aware daily that the same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells in you.

I have chosen you to be the temple that houses My Spirit.  Do not take for granted the great power I gave you when you were born again. You can liberate the manifestation of My Spirit in your life when you pray, praise, and worship Me.  Today use that resurrection power I have given you to liberate others.

2 CORINTHIANS 3:17; ROMANS 8:11


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ATTENTION

I want to draw your attention to Me daily, but often you are so busy with the routines of your daily commitments that you forget that I am ever present with you.  I have promised in My Word that if you draw near to Me, I will draw near to you.

Today and every day I want you to be intentional to draw near to Me even when you are at work or at school.  This can be done by staying filled with My Spirit all the day long.

You stay filled with My Spirit by speaking to  yourself in psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to Me and remaining in thanksgiving to Me throughout the day. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you stay filled with His Spirit when you begin each day.

EPHESIANS 5:18-21

Monday, September 9, 2019

CAPTIVE/CAPTIVATED

Paul exhorted the church in Corinth to do spiritual warfare by pulling down the strongholds in their minds.  The mind is truly the battlefield that My adversary loves to make his playground.

I have given you mighty weapons to pull down the strongholds in your mind.  Paul advised My followers to take every thought captive.  Whenever you have a negative word,a vain imagination, or a worldly thought, take those thoughts captive and give them to Me.  I will then be able to do battle for you.

The greatest weapon that I have given you to pull down every stronghold is My love.  When you are captivated by My love, your focus will be on Me and not the world.  Today, be intentional to focus your thoughts on how much I love you, and you will not open your mind to fleshly thinking.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:3-6.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

NEW THING

"BEHOLD I WILL DO A NEW THING; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:19)."  Do you feel like you are in a wilderness right now?

I am able to create a new thing out of the chaos in your life.  As you seek Me first in your life, I will do a new thing.  What seems so painful to you right now is bringing healing.  Pain usually brings forth healing for deep hurts in your life.

I am the "GREAT I AM" Who can be what you need in your life right now.  Look to Me. BEHOLD Me, and you will discover how I am holding your hand throughout the chaos in your life.

ISAIAH 43:19; EXODUS 3:14

Saturday, September 7, 2019

EXCEEDING

My friend Paul used this adjective to describe the joy he experienced when he went through tribulation.  He said: "I  am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation".

How can anyone be exceeding joyful in the midst of tribulation?   Paul gives the answer in his letter to the Corinthians. He shared that the light affliction he  and his companions experienced that lasted but a moment worked for them a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

I want you to know that it is possible for you to retain My joy and maintain your joy in the midst of the tribulations you experience in this life.  When you have the big picture (the eternal view), you also will be strengthened by My joy within you and your joy will remain full.

2 CORINTHIANS 7:4, 4:17

Friday, September 6, 2019

GOALS

When a runner is training for a cross country race or a marathon, the runner sets goals that he or she wants to reach before the big day of the race.

My friend Paul had only one goal in mind when he ran his race of life.  That goal was to win the prize of the high calling that I had given him.

That high calling was to share the gospel with both the Jewish people and the Gentiles.  This is also your calling and every believer's calling.  Some believers excuse themselves by saying, "I am not called to be an evangelist.  That is not my gifting."  The truth is that all believers are evangelists.  They are gospel letters that others read.  What are those around you reading about your life today?

PHILLIPPIANS 3:14; ROMANS 1:16;2 CORINTHIANS 3:2

Thursday, September 5, 2019

PROGRESS

Spiritual progress is measured differently than earthly progress.  Progress in your job is measured by how high you can go in obtaining top positions in your company.  Worldly progress always depends upon your own self-effort in disciplining yourself  as you seek to gain promotions or study for higher grades in school.

Spiritual progress does not depend upon self-effort.  Spiritual progress is determined by how dependent you have become upon Me for you daily emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical needs.
The discipline needed for spiritual progress is surrender.

Today surrender your day, your way, your works, your will, your emotions, yourself and your family to Me.  Then trust Me to work in all those aspects of your life.

PSALM 18:2,30, 28:7

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

WELLS/RIVERS

The largest percentage of your body is made of water.  This is why it is so important to drink plenty of water so that you do not become dehydrated.

There is a spiritual dehydration that I want to talk to you about today.  Did you know that you have wells of salvation and rivers of living water within your spirit? I am that living water. I am salvation.

When you fail to drink from the river of life  and the wells of salvation within your spirit, you will become spiritually dehydrated.  I want you today to joyfully drink from these sources of spiritual water.  When you spend time in My presence in prayer and read and heed My Word, your spiritual thirst will be quenched.

ISAIAH 12:3; JOHN 4:14

Monday, September 2, 2019

CHARGE

"Charge it" is the expression used by millions in today's economy. This spoken expression has gotten millions in debt.  We had no such expression when I walked on Earth.  There were no charge cards then.

We did have a system, however, of paying monies forward.  My friend Paul did not depend on a salary.  He trusted Me to supply his needs, and he also had the vocation of tent making.  Paul was chargeable to no man, and this gave him complete liberty to speak My truths boldly.

So many of the preachers in your day are dependent upon salaries.  Often, this causes them to please people rather than Me. Pray for the pastors today who have fallen in the trap of pleasing people.  The fear of man can become a serious stronghold that prevents them from doing My will.

2 CORINTHIANS 11:9

Saturday, August 31, 2019

MEMORY

As you grow older, long term memory usually stays the same, but short term memory begins to fade.  There are ways to fight this.  Let Me share.

My Word is able to renew your mind.  I know there are all kinds of prescriptions out there to enhance memory, but the best prescription to increase your short term memory power is to abide in My Word.
Just a few minutes in My Word daily and reaching the weekly goal of memorizing at least 5 verses a week out of My Word will help.

What are you waiting for?  Today is a good day to form this habit before your short term memory fades more.  Remember, I sent My helper, (the Holy Spirit), to help you.  Submit to My Spirit daily and this will help. He will bring all things to your remembrance.

ROMANS 12:2; JOHN 14:26


Friday, August 30, 2019

COUNT

Before you purchase anything, you always count the cost.  The redemption price I paid to redeem mankind from sin was worth the cost to Me.  It was for the joy that was set before Me that I was able to endure bearing the sins of the world.

You are worth the price I paid.  You are more than worth My sacrificial death because the love we share together daily is priceless.

Meditate on how much I love you, and count every day as worth spending time with Me to receive My love throughout your day.

HEBREWS 12:2; 1 PETER 1:18-19


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

TURN

Sometimes you get to a point in your life when you do not know which way to turn.  When this happens, I want you always to make the right turn.  The right turn is to come to Me for direction.
I sent My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you into all truth. I am all truth.

It is the plan of My enemy to keep you in confusion. Do not allow My enemy to confuse your mind.  Turn to Me in prayer and listen to My Spirit as He guides you to do the next thing.

My Spirit knows what lies ahead of you.  Keep moving forward as He guides you, and do not look back.  I have put your past under My blood and dropped your sins into the ocean of My forgetfulness and forgiveness. Sometime painful memories, however, need to be healed.  Trust My Holy Spirit to provide that opportunity to heal past hurts.

JOHN 16:13


Tuesday, August 27, 2019

HEART OF THE MATTER

I have heard the expression: "We need to get to the heart of the matter."  It truly is the hearts of people that matter to Me.  I said that  those things that proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies (Matthew 15:18-19)."

After I told Peter that he would deny Me three times, I said, "Let not  your heart be troubled: you believe in God,  believe also in Me (John 14:1),"  It is up to you to not allow your heart to be troubled.

I want to touch your heart every day with My love, but if you have not guarded your heart with all diligence, it will be impossible for Me to touch and heal your heart. Open your heart up to Me today,
and believe and trust Me to heal the hurts in your heart.

MATTHEW 15:18-19; JOHN 14:1;PROVERBS 4:23; ISAIAH 61:1

Monday, August 26, 2019

CONSTRUCTION

I have heard the following expression by many of My beloved: "Be patient with Me.  I am still under construction."  This is a true statement because daily My helper (the Holy Spirit) is conforming you to be more like Me.

Before you were even born, I predestined you to be conformed to My image.  The day will come when you see Me face to face that you will be like Me.

Until that glorious day occurs, I want you to be patient with yourself.  Every day I am downloading into you a page from your "Book of Life."  You will be able to accomplish the works I have designed and destined you to do when you pray this prayer with a willing heart: "Jesus, today help me to be on the same page in my "Book of Life."

ROMANS 8:28

Sunday, August 25, 2019

REFLECT

When  you look into a mirror, you will see your reflection.  Some people love what they see and others even hate what they see.  I want My beloved ones to love what they see.

Often you begin to look like the person with whom you spend the most time and also you even begin to speak like that person.  As you spend intimate times with Me, you will begin to reflect My countenance (My face) to others and you will speak words that edify others.

What is My countenance?  My countenance is filled with peace, joy, and love.  As you allow Me to minister to you My love and you open yourself to receive My love, you will begin to reflect My peace, love, and joy to others.  I want you to love what you see when you look into a mirror because you are My glory and My praise. This is what I see when I look at you.

ACTS 2:28; PSALM 42:11, 43:5, 89:15

Saturday, August 24, 2019

RESCUE

When you experience an accident or any kind of incident that could lead to death or injury, you are so relieved when help comes to rescue you.  I came to rescue the world from the bondage of sin.

The bondage of sin always leads to death.  Yet, so many have never heard the good news that I can free them from this bondage.  There are still many unreached peoples in the world.  Pray for those laborers who have been sent to reach these people.

Also I have called you to bring My good news to many.  Ask Me daily to give you divine appointments with people. You are My ambassador wherever you to through out your day.  Be alert to My Spirit as He leads you to people who have prepared their hearts to receive My good news.

ROMANS 6:23

Thursday, August 22, 2019

CANCEL

You rejoice when a debt you have owed is canceled.  You have the opportunity daily to cancel debts.  I do not mean monetary debts.

When I died on the tree, I said, "It is finished."  I was saying that your debt had been paid.  I canceled the debt of sin that you owed Me, and I offered the world the opportunity to be forgiven.  I became the perfect sacrifice that satisfied My Father as a payment for the sins of the world.

Now, because you believe in Me and receive My forgiveness, you can pay this forward by forgiving those people who have sinned against you.  Then pray a blessing over these people. You then will rejoice.

JOHN 19:30; LUKE 11:4;

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

REMIT

You are a royal priest.  I know this is hard for you to believe, but that is what My Word says about you.  After My resurrection, I appeared to My disciples and breathed into them My Holy Spirit.  I said, "Receive the Holy Spirit." This is when they were born of My Spirit.

After I breathed My Spirit into My disciples, I said, "Whosoever sins you remit, they are remitted unto them, and whosoever sins you retain, they are retained."  Only I can forgive sins, but as My priest you can forgive others with My forgiveness.

I have given you that priestly role. Whenever you retain another person's sins instead of forgiving them, you will be bound. Confess their sins, forgive, and release their sins to Me and you will be free.

1 PETER 2:9; JOHN 20:23


Tuesday, August 20, 2019

FATE

I often hear this phrase, "It is just fate that we met."  When you are in My kingdom on Earth, and you are seeking to do My will daily, nothing in your life is just fate.

I have plans for you and they are all good.  They are designed to give you a purpose in life and a beautiful destiny.  During your life on Earth, I am daily performing My will through you.  I am daily helping you complete the works I have prepared for you to accomplish.

I want you to look at each day as My day to show forth My glory thru you.  Every day I have chosen you to share My love and good news with others.  Remember fate had nothing to do with the people you meet during the day.  I am the one who gives you many divine appointments with others.

JEREMIAH 29:11

Monday, August 19, 2019

COMPROMISE

When people compromise, they are willing to meet someone half way. Hidden in this word, "compromise" is the word, "promise."  There are many promises in My Word, but in order to have those promises fulfilled in your life, you cannot compromise.

Some of the promises in My Word are unconditional, but many of them require that you do your part.  For example, I promise to draw near to you if you will draw near to Me. This is one promise that I do not want you to compromise.

My commandment is that you love Me with all of your heart and that you love others as I have loved you.  My love is unconditional. In order to love others with My love, you need to daily ask My Holy Spirit to fill you with My love.

JOHN 15:10; ROMANS 5:5


Saturday, August 17, 2019

ADMIT

It is not easy to admit that you were wrong.  Sometimes you even have to admit that you have hurt others by your behavior.  However, My Word says to confess your sins to one another so that you may be healed.

Healing of past hurts in your own life and the lives of others that you have wounded is not easy.
What do you need to do when you know you have hurt others and even condemned yourself for doing so?

Confess you wrongdoing.  Ask those you have hurt to forgive you. Then release them to Me and pray for them.  Only I can heal their hurts. You will dig a well of discouragement in your soul if you keep replaying what you have done wrong in your mind. This is what My enemy wants you to do. Pray for them daily, and do not allow My enemy to condemn you.

JAMES 5:16


Friday, August 16, 2019

EXCEPTION

It is the nature of human beings to take exception to direct commands because they do not want to follow direct orders.  Often they seek a way to disobey.

This has been the case since the fall of mankind.  Adam and Eve were given a direct order not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Immediately My enemy gave them the idea that My Father was withholding something good from them.

I gave a direct order when I said to love one another as I have loved you.  You need the help of My Holy Spirit to do this.  If you do not make exception to this commandment and ask My Holy Spirit to help you to love others as I love you, My peace, joy, and grace will abound in your life.

JOHN 13:34


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

DETERMINED

I determined the works that you are to accomplish in life before you were born.  I want you to be determined to accomplish those works before you come to be with Me.

Daily, I want you to commit your works to Me so that My Spirit can establish your thoughts.  Then inquire of Me before you make decisions about what to accomplish in a day's time.  Your schedule may change completely, but be open to the change.

You are in the last days, and I have prepared the hearts of many to receive My good news.  Many of those who trust Me also need a word of encouragement.  I want to use you as My messenger.  Let My Spirit lead you today.

EPHESIANS 2:10

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

FAITHFUL

My disciples were not faithful to Me or My Father as the days drew near to My crucifixion and even after My crucifixion.  Often fear will rob us of our faith.  Such was the case with My disciples.

After My last Passover, I was betrayed by one of the twelve and the rest of My disciples fled and hid. Peter denied Me three times because he feared for his life.  Fear is usually the first weapon My enemy forms against his victims.

After Pentecost, however, My disciples became fearless and faithful.  They were immersed in My Spirit. The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead raised them up to boldly and fearlessly declare My truths to the world. That same resurrection power is within you.  Meditate on that truth. today.

MARK 14:66-72; EPHESIANS 2:4-7

Monday, August 12, 2019

APPOINTMENTS

There are some weeks when your calendar is filled with appointments.  You may think you will have no time to spend quality time with Me.

I want to challenge you to take time no matter how busy your week is.  Take just a few minutes in the morning to review with Me the various appointments you must make that week.   Then commit each day of that week to Me.

When you commit your works to Me, My Holy Spirit will establish your thoughts and you will not have to be stressed over your full calendar.  You will receive a great reward when you spend just those few minutes with Me.  You will receive My joy because in My presence is fullness of joy and My joy will strengthen you each day.

PROVERBS 16:3; PSALM 16:11;

Monday, August 5, 2019

PERFECT

Sometimes when you receive a criticism, you often respond, "Well nobody is perfect!!" Your response is true.  Nobody is perfect except Me.

I provided the perfect sacrifice that ushered the way for the whole world to be saved from sin.  However, few have received Me as their Lord and Savior.

Because I am the perfect One, I am able to perfect everything that concerns you. Talk to Me today about your concerns, and then release them all to Me.  Your only concern then is that you continue to stay close to Me.

1 CORINTHIANS 13:10; PSALM 138:8

Sunday, August 4, 2019

FOCUS

With all the distractions you encounter, it is difficult for you to focus.  One of the main strategies of My enemy is to keep you from spending intimate time with Me.

You have to be intentional in order to carve out a quiet time that provides one on one communication with Me.

Most of the problems even the patriarchs encountered deveoloped because they failed to enquire of Me, and they also failed to wait to hear My voice before they made decisions.  When you ask, seek, and knock, I will open the door to your heart so that you can hear Me speak to your Spirit.

MATTHEW 7:7


Thursday, August 1, 2019

AGEING

Remember when you were a teenager and how slowly the days and years went by. Now that you are aging, time seems to speed up.  The days and months go by and suddenly you are celebrating a new year.

How you feel about time is important to Me..  Paul felt like I would return very soon, and so did My disciples.  Believing that time was short gave Paul and My disciples an urgency to spread the gospel throughout the world.

No one knows when their appointment with death is, but I do want you to live out your days according to what is written in your Book of Life in heaven.  Until that appointed time, I exhort you to live each day as if it were your last on Earth.  When you do this, your days will be fruitful.

HEBREWWS 9:27

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

WEARY

I do not want you to become weary in well doing.  One of the strategies of My enemy is to wear you  out so that you will lose your effectiveness in sharing My good news with others.

Whenever you reach the point of weariness, I want you to increase your quality time spent with Me.  I want you to wait silently in My presence, and be expectant to hear My voice.  I have words of encouragement to give you.

My promise is that if you wait upon Me, you will become like an eagle. An eagle waits for the wind and then glides on top of the wind. When you wait upon Me, you will run and not become weary because the wind of My Holy Spirit will infuse you with My joy and My joy will give you strength.

GALATIANS 6:9; ISAIAH 40:31

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

ASSIGMENTS

Remember when you were in school, and your teacher gave you homework assignments.  How well you did on your final grade often depended upon your faithfulness to complete your homework assignments.

You now are in the school of life.  My Holy Spirit is your teacher and guide throughout your life.  He has kingdom assignments for you to do daily.  My desire is that you complete those assignments.

I will not count it against you if you fail to complete your kingdom assignments, but you will miss the joy that comes when you see others blessed when you fulfill your assignments. Today, ask the Holy Spirit to help you to complete your assignments.  I have sent My Spirit to be your helper.

JOHN 16:13

Monday, July 29, 2019

ANXIOUS

You live in an age when many people are anxious.  They are anxious about their finances, the weather, their families, their nation, and many other things.

My disciples had many opportunities to be anxious. Think about how anxious My disciples were just after I died on the tree.  They had no idea what their future would hold without Me.

I gave them three exhortations that would insure them that My joy would remain in them, and that their joy would be full. The exhortations I gave them at My last Passover with them were: Abide in Me; Abide in My Word; Abide in My love.  When you do these three things, you also will have no reason to be anxious.

JOHN 15; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Sunday, July 28, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

There was great rejoicing in heaven when you were born, and the angels also rejoiced when you were born again.  You had a fresh start on both birthdays.

When you enter the next your of  your life after your birthday, I want you to remember that your life is hid with Me in My Father's heart.

You have an opportunity in the year following your birthday to enjoy being a co-laborer with Me as we work together in My kingdom on earth.  Also remember that I am working within you both to will and to do of My good pleasure.

COLOSSIANS 3:3; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Saturday, July 27, 2019

NEWS

Not many people like to hear or watch old news.  Everyday new reports are conveyed to millions.
There are reports, however, that never grow old.

When you read your Bible, you are reading reports and stories that happened centuries ago, but those stories of old all have modern day applications.  When you look at the character traits of My disciples, I am sure you can recognize some of those character traits in yourself.

When you read your Bible daily, I want you to envision yourself in the scenes.  I want  you the read the Psalms and Proverbs out loud to yourself and then ask My Spirit to show you how you can apply those principles to your own life.  My Word is living and powerful.  It is sharper than any two edged sword, and it can give you discernment about what thoughts come from Me, your flesh, or the devil.

HEBREWS 4:12

Friday, July 26, 2019

ALLOW

Many ask the question, "Why did I allow something tragic to happen in their lives?"  I said, "In the world you will have tribulations, but be of god cheer, I have overcome the world." The story you heard recently explains one reason why there is tribulation in the world. The story begins:

"A barber was walking down the street with a pastor.  The barber asked the pastor, "How can a loving God allow such evil in the world?"  About that time, they passed a man whose hair and beard were tangled and dirty.  

The pastor asked the barber, "How can you allow a man who is so unkempt to walk on the streets?"  The barber replied, "It is not my fault.  That man never sat in my barber chair."  The pastor replied, "Many people have never sat in God's presence or even know there is a God."  Evil exists in the hearts of those who have never come to Me for salvation.

JOHN 16:33

Thursday, July 25, 2019

WALLS

Walls usually serve two purposes: Outside walls are designed to keep people out, and interior walls are used to separate rooms.

Sometimes you will encounter emotional walls that people have placed between themselves and others.  Such walls serve as a protection against emotional pain and hurt.  I came to heal those who have been bruised by others.

Emotional wounds can only be healed completely by Me.  I came to heal those who are broken hearted because of rejection or physical, mental, or emotional abuse.  Pray for and also share My love with those you know who have withdrawn themselves from others because of such wounds.

ISAIAH 61:1

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

IMAGINATION

I created the imagination to help you visualize My throne room, and the beauty of heaven when you worship Me.  Today, My enemy is trying  to capture the imaginations of even small children through television and computer games.

My enemy is constantly sending images into the minds of  many, and often those images become strongholds in their lives.

Paul exhorted those who believe in Me to pull down vain imaginations and every high thought that exalts itself against Me. I want you to guard the eye gates and ear gates to your mind daily.  It is what you see and what you hear that will influence your imagination.

2 CORINTHIANS 10:5-7

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

PRISON

I came to open prison doors and to set the captives free.  I came to set at liberty those who have been bruised.

There are many who are locked in an emotional prison, and they do not know how to get out.  That prison is unforgiveness.  When I said that "I am the way," I was saying that I am the way to escape all emotional prisons.

When you are unable to forgive God, yourself, or your circumstances, you are in prison. When I said, "I am the door," I was saying that I opened the door for you to forgive all those who have wronged and hurt you.  Are you willing to forgive?  If  you are, you can begin today by asking Me to help you to forgive.

ISAIAH 61:1; JOHN 10:9

Monday, July 22, 2019

CARES

Most people long for freedom from health cares, emotional cares, family cares, and many other cares.  I came to set you free from the cares of this world.

Today, I want  you to cast every one of your cares upon Me.  I am truly your care taker, but I cannot be in that position unless you release your cares to Me.

Maybe you feel that you just cannot release certain cares to Me, because you doubt that I can do anything about such cares.  Two things are needed in order for you to release every care to Me.  First you must humble yourself and realize that you alone cannot take care of those cares.  Second, trust Me as your "Good Shepherd," Who will perfect everything that is a concern to you.

1 PETER 5:6-7; PSALM 138:8; PSALM 23

Friday, July 19, 2019

KEYS

Some people ask the question, "If God is so powerful, then why doesn't he get rid of the devil?"  The devil did come to steal, kill, and destroy.

I am all powerful, and I am sovereign.  The devil gained some legal rights against mankind when Adam and Eve sinned.  However, My Father dealt with the devil when I died on the cross to forgive and save mankind from their sins.

When I said, "It is finished" as I was dying, the work to destroy the works of the devil was finished. The devil and his demons still exist, but you now have the weapons of warfare through My name and My blood to bind wicked spirits and send them to Me.  I gave you the keys to the kingdom  (whatsoever you bind on earth is bound and whatsoever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven. Use those keys today.

JOHM 19:13; MATTHEW 16:19

Thursday, July 18, 2019

FORBEARANCE

My friend Paul wrote about forbearance.  As a believer, you are called to forbear with one another in love.  What does this mean?

When you forbear in love, you are willing to overlook the faults of others.  A good way to develop forbearance in your life is to ask Me to help you see others as I see them.  This will help you to not judge others or criticize them.

So often, especially with a marriage partner, you tend to see the faults of your spouse.  Love covers a multitude of sins.  I want to challenge you to forbear with the peculiarities that people have.  Everyone is unique, but never forget that they are also treasures to Me.

EPHESIANS 4:1-2

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

SKY

The next time you look at the night sky and see the various constellations, I want you to look at them carefully.  My Word says that the heavens declare My glory, and they also declare My story.

I know you have asked many times, "Where is heaven?"  Paul speaks of a man who traveled to the third heaven.  I dwell in the third heaven.  The first heaven is the blue sky you see daily.

My enemy dwells in the second heaven, and also in the atmosphere around you.  No one likes to think that there are spiritual beings observing what they do and listening in on what they say.  However, My Word confirms that this is true. Your prayers are able to penetrate both heavens and enter My throne room in the third heaven.  Pierce the darkness of the second heaven today by declaring My Word as you pray.

PSALM 97:6; 103:11, 20; 2 C0RINTHIANS 12:2

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

SEARCH

So many search and search to find the answers to their problems, and they usually become frustrated because their search fails to provide the answers.

When I said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," I was declaring that you need search no longer if you make the decision to come to Me.  I am the way that all of  your problems can be solved.  It is through the truths that you find in My Word that you will find an answer to every problem you are
experiencing.

Real abundant, fulfilling life can only come through Me.  In fact, when you acknowledge Me as your Lord and Savior, My life comes within you and you enter My kingdom of righteousness, peace, and joy.  Give every problem to Me today.  I not only have the answers, but I also will show you the way out.

JOHN 14:6

Monday, July 15, 2019

COMMUNITY

It is so important that you experience community.  You need people around you who know Me, and also people who have not yet come to know Me in a personal way.

I had both believers and unbelievers who surrounded Me.  I had my intimate group of 12 who accompanied Me in My travels.  I was discipling them.  This is a pattern that I want you also to follow.

There are many single people who have no children to disciple, but if these single people are intentional, they can find many to disciple.  Watching My disciples grow in the Spirit gave Me great joy. Find someone you can disciple, and you will also receive great joy.

PSALM 68:6; 107:41


Sunday, July 14, 2019

BROKEN HEARTS

I came to heal the broken hearts and liberate those who are bound. Healing the hearts is something that only I can do.  However, I use people in My body on Earth to assist Me as I heal hearts.

The process of healing hearts includes healing hurts and removing guilt, fears, shame and other wounds in the soul. I have chosen some in My body to be nurses in the Spirit who deliver the surgical tools I use in this surgical process.

These nurses in the Spirit listen carefully to My voice and are able to relay what they hear to those who have been willing to have their hearts healed.  Often, habits and strongholds in the flesh need to be cut away. A surgeon's knife is two edged and My spoken Word is the two edged sword that can cut away fleshly bondages and hurtful memories in the soul.  Pray for people you know who need their hearts to be healed and also pray for the nurses in the Spirit Who are called to assist Me.

ISAIAH 61:1; HEBREWS 4:12

Friday, July 12, 2019

OBEY

Some parents want their children to have instant obedience.  When a child does something that is not acceptable, the parents will give one warning. If the child does the same thing again, the child is punished.

I want you to praise Me today because one of My main characteristics is long suffering.  I am willing to give you a chance to repent more than one time when you disobey Me.  I am a God of justice, but I also am a God of great mercy and grace.

I want you to obey Me simply because you love Me.  I do not want you to obey Me out of fear.  My perfect love casts out all fear.  You are My precious child, and I will always hold out My arms to receive you when you return to Me with a repentant heart.

1 JOHN 4:18

Thursday, July 11, 2019

FRIENDS

The day came when I told My disciples that I would no longer call them My servants, but I would call them My friends.  After they had been tested in their obedience to keep My commandments,, they entered a new phase in their relationship with Me.

My disciples learned to communicate with Me without pretense.  Earlier when they walked with Me, they wanted to impress Me with their dedication to Me. However, the day came when they just enjoyed walking with Me day by day.

I want you to never obey Me out of duty or out of a desire to impress Me.  I want you to enjoy My presence with you daily.  I am your friend, but never forget that I created all things. That includes you. This truth should cause you to stand in awe of Me and to revere Me.

JOHN 15:14-15; COLOSSIANS 1:16

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

YESTERDAY

I want you to live in the present day by day.  What can you do about what has happened in the past?  You certainly cannot undo people's actions.  However, you can forgive those who have wronged and hurt you in the past.

I want every day you live to be a fresh start.   Come to Me in the morning and confess anything you need to confess and receive My cleansing.  I have already forgiven you.

Faith can only work in the present.  Call upon My Holy Spirit to lead and guide you throughout the day.  He will then be able to tell you the next thing to do.  Living in the Spirit means doing the next thing by faith.  Your day will unfold effortlessly and will be fruitful as you yield to My Spirit moment by moment.

HEBREWS 11:1

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

BREEZE

There is nothing more welcome on a hot summer day than a cool breeze. That small moment of relief is all you need to carry on with your activities during the day.

There is another breeze that I want you to enjoy every morning.  That is the gentle breeze that My Holy Spirit provides to refresh you when you spend time in My presence.

At Pentecost My Spirit was manifested like a mighty wind.  When you get to heaven, you will feel the gentle breeze of My Spirit with you always.  Why wait until you get to heaven?  Enjoy the fresh anointing of My Spirit that comes with that gentle breeze every morning before you begin the activities of the day.

ACTS 2

Monday, July 8, 2019

PLEASURES

The word, "pleasures," is a word that everyone loves to hear.  Even the word is pleasant to our ears.  There are many ways that people have chosen to pleasure themselves.  During the summer time,
many go on vacations to enjoy the pleasures of getting away from the routines of life.

Few people, however, understand where they can discover pleasures that last for all eternity.  I have promised that when you spend time in My presence, I offer you pleasures for evermore.

When you desire to walk in My ways, I can show you the path of life.  My right hand will hold you on that path of life, and the pleasures that you will encounter are My joy, peace, and right standing with Me.

PSALM 16:11




Friday, July 5, 2019

STORIES

The early part of My Word was passed orally from one generation to the next.  Then Moses recorded those true stories.  When I was on Earth, I told many stories.  Most of those stories were in parable form to illustrate My teaching.

I want you to become a story teller.  When you relay My Word in story form and are careful to include the content correctly, people will listen.

I also want to challenge you to write those stories in a form that can be passed from generation to generation.  Relay My mighty acts to in your own life to others, and you can begin this project today. Remember that you can overcome Satan by testifying about My blood and by your own testimony.

REVELATION 12:11


Sunday, June 30, 2019

STIMULATION

I created your five senses to receive the stimulating sounds of the waves as they crash against the shore, the stimulating beauty of a starlit night, the stimulating smell of fresh mowed grass, and the stimulating tastes of delicious food.

The age you live offers a multitude of activities that will satiate your thirst to fill your five senses,  and often those activities will draw you away from My beauty and the beauty of the world I created.

One of the main weapons My enemy uses to seduce you is distractiion.  Do not love the things of this world.  Instead, set your affections on the things above.  I have peace and love to offer you as you spend time with Me.  Take time to receive those gifts from Me and allow Me to fill your senses.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

Friday, June 28, 2019

RAISE

I told My disciples that on the third day I would be raised from the dead.  At that time, they could not comprehend what I was saying.

The same resurrection power that raised Me from the dead is able to life you spiritually today.  I am the resurrection and the life and I have sent My Holy Spirit to raise you when you feel down in your spirit.

Today ask for that same resurrection power if you are feeling down and dry.   My servant David lifted  up His soul to Me.  I want you to do this also.  When you do, all heaviness will leave you.

MATTHEW 16:21; ROMANS 8:11; PSALM 86:4

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

AHEAD

I have heard people use this phrase, "I just want to be ahead of the game."  They are saying that they want to have everything in order before an event like a vacation or a work project is completed..  To be ahead of the game, you have to review all of your plans and also imagine what the finish of those plans will look like.

I want you to be "ahead of the game" spiritually.  There are no short cuts for you to understand what the future holds for you.  My Word reveals what everyone's future will be.  There is a designated design for everyone on this Earth. However, few know what that design is.

When you study My Word and obey My Word, you will always be ahead of the game.  Today, spend time in My Word and discover that I have plans for you for good, not for evil, to give you a purpose and a hope and an expected end.

JEREMIAH 29:11

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

WAY

Before you had the latest technical aids to give you the exact roads to take to reach your destination, you often lost your way.

There is a road that I want you to travel daily, and you do not need directions to find that road.  Every day you have the opportunity to travel this road and when you do, you will enjoy the journey.

That road is called the Faith Highway.  When you climb into the vehicle called "Prayer," you can begin your journey into My throne room in heaven.  This highway is paved with a substance called "Hope." You will never have a rough ride if you put all of your faith and hope in Me and My Word.

HEBREWS 11:1



Sunday, June 23, 2019

RETREAT

The many retreats that you have enjoyed are times of refreshing and spiritual growth.  Retreats offer you the opportunity to spend quality time with Me.  Some consider this time a chance to forget the problems of the world.

In the world you will have tribulation.  This is one of My promises, but I do want you to always be of good cheer because I have overcome the world.

When you return from retreats, do not forget to pray for those in the world who do not know Me.  Intercede for the leaders in your church and nation and minister to those in need.  I never escaped from the world.  On the contrary, I faced the world with all of its problems, and I always met the needs of the people.

JOHN 16:33; 1 TIMOTHY 1-2

Saturday, June 22, 2019

RECREATION

Recreation is helpful to keep you in good physical condition.  Look at the word carefully:"re-creation." Most everyone enjoys recreation times, but few understand that bodily exercise profits little.

I want you daily to enjoy a different type of recreation.  You are a spirit. You have a soul (mind, will, and emotions) and you live in a body.  The condition of your entire well being does not just depend upon physical recreation.

Daily, I want you to lift your soul up to Me, and allow Me to minister My love to you.  When you do this, I can-re-create the joy you first had when you were saved.  Also feed yourself with the bread of life, My Word, and then I can re-create the thought patterns in your life so that your thoughts will exalt Me instead of the things of this world.

1 TIMOTHY 4:8;  1 THESSALONIANS 5:23





































































































































Friday, June 21, 2019

APPOINTMENTS

I know how frustrated you become when you miss an appointment.  You just cannot believe that there was such a mix up in the calendar that you keep.

There is one appointment, however, that you will surely keep, and there will be no mix up on My calendar.  That appointment is written in My "Book of Life".  The writer of Hebrews said that it is appointed unto man, once to die and then the judgment. (Hebrews 9:27).

David, the Psalmist, wrote that "all the members of his body were written in the "Book of Life." I know your days, and I know the exact time that it is appointed for you to die.  Until then keep working to further My kingdom on Earth.

HEBREWS 9:27; PSALM 139

Thursday, June 20, 2019

SHOWERS

I  have heard people sing a song about showers of blessings.  It is always My desire to send blessings your way.

Today and everyday I want you to expect Me to bless you. Often you miss the small ways I bless you because your mind is absorbed with earthly things.

When you set your affections on the things above rather than the things on Earth, you will be aware of even the small ways I bless you.  During this season of summer showers, think about My blessings that are being poured upon you daily.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

SOUNDS

I know how you love the sounds of the summer.  The tree frogs and many other creatures form a harmonic symphony.  Every season I created has distinct sounds like the crushing sound of leaves as you walk in Fall woods.

The sounds you hear on Earth do not compare to the sounds in heaven.  When your mother visited Me in heaven, she first heard bells announcing her visit and then she heard beautiful music like she never heard before.

It was not your mother's time yet to be with Me in heaven, and I am so glad she lived four more years.Never forget what I told her to tell the people on Earth.  I told her, "Tell the people that prayer is very important."  Remember that prayer breaks bondages and ushers in My Holy Spirit. Pray unceasingly.

1 THESSALONIANS 5;17; ROMANS 1:9


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WRAP

I know you are experiencing hot weather this summer, and you usually do not need to take a wrap as you leave your home.  However, there is something that I want you to wrap yourself in daily no matter what is the weather.

I want you to wrap yourself in My love and in Me.  You wrap yourself in My love when you spend time in My presence and allow Me to speak or sing My love songs to you.

You wrap yourself in Me when you abide in My presence all the day long.  This simply means that you communicate with Me throughout your day and are aware of My presence with you. Doing this daily will help you to never feel abandoned, rejected, or alone.

JOHN 15:4,10

Monday, June 17, 2019

WATCH

I exhorted My disciples to watch and pray.  These two instructions are what I want you to follow today.  Watch for My second coming, but also watch out for My enemy because he knows that his time is short.

I am sure that you have noticed how many in My body on Earth are under attack.  More than ever, you need to watch out for the subtle strategies of My enemy to destroy My kingdom on Earth.

I also want you to fast and pray more as the days draw closer to My second coming. One of the strategies of My enemy is to divide and conquer.  The spirit of antichrist has the assignment to cause division in nations, homes, churches, and friends. Resist this spirit by praying spiritual warfare prayers based on Matthew 18:18.

MATTHEW 25:13, 26:41; 1 JOHN 2:18; 1 JOHN 2:22, 4:3


Sunday, June 16, 2019

ADOPTION

When you accepted Me as your Lord and Savior, you became a member of My family. That family includes My Heavenly Father, Who loved you so much that He sent Me to Earth to forgive all of your sins (past, present, and future).

I am Lord of all, but I also can be like an elder brother to you.  My Spirit is like a mother to you because He is the comforter and the great teacher Who helps you understand My Word.

I chose to adopt you.  You will always be in My family.  Many people on Earth have never known their earthly fathers and others have been abandoned by their mothers.  I came to heal such people from their broken hearts.  Pray that such people will enter My family as you did.

ROMANS 8 :15

Friday, June 14, 2019

VALUE

What do you value the most?  When you look at your checkbook, you will discover what you value the most?

When you give generously to the poor, to further My Kingdom, to help others in distress, and to purchase things for your home and children that will make life more pleasant, you are valuing what is important to Me.

You are of highest value to Me.  When you see others also of great value, you then have My heart.  My Father expressed what He values the most when He was willing to offer Me as the perfect sacrifice to save mankind from sin.  God so loved the world, that He gave Me to redeem you from sin.  Never doubt your value.

JOHN 3:16-18

Thursday, June 13, 2019

PLANS

I have heard people say, "When man makes his plans, God laughs."  My Father would never laugh at you if you are desiring in your heart to trust and obey Him.  However, the plans of mankind often fall short of the glorious plan that I have for them.

At the end of time, your works will be judged.  My Father has works for you to do that were designed even from the foundation of the Earth.  His plans have always been for your good, not for evil, to give you a purpose and a hope in life and an expected end.

Today, pray that you will fall short in no good work that I have planned for you. Pray that you will be on the same page in your "Book of Life" that I have written.  My Father knows the rest of the story, and as you seek to do My will, He will empower you by My Spirit to accomplish those works.

EPHESIANS 2:20; JEREMIAH 29:11

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

FORGET

As you walk with My Spirit through the gospel accounts  of My life on Earth, you will soon discover how forgetful My disciples were.  Most of them forgot what I told them about My soon coming death.  They remembered those things I said after I came to them in My resurrected form.

There are some things in life that I want you to forget, and there are things in life that I never want you to forget.  I want you to forget past hurts.  The only way to do this is to forgive the person who hurt you.  Holding on to hurt will damage you physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Give Me your past hurts and forgive those who have wounded you.  There is something that I want you never to forget and that is how much I love you.  It is My love that will help you forgive others.

MATTHEW 16:21; EPHESIANS 4:32

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

DELAY

Sometimes you may delay doing the things you dread.  You put off accomplishing works that you do not enjoy doing.  You question, "Why do today what I can wait to do until tomorrow?"

I never want you to delay in making things right with someone you have offended.  My Word says clearly that if you remember that someone has ought against you, do not even leave an offering, but go your way and be reconciled to this person.  Then you will be free to give your offering.

When you delay going to the person who has ought against you, that person could remain angry with you and thereby give place to the devil.  The devil is just waiting to give more negative, accusatory thoughts about you to the one you offended.  A root of bitterness could even develop in the one you offended.  Do not delay.  Go with an attitude of humility to that person and ask forgiveness for the offense.

MATTHEW 5:23-24; EPHESIANS 4:26-27

Monday, June 10, 2019

MINUTES

As you grow older the minutes begin to fly.  Everyday is important in My kingdom no matter what age you may be.  I came to redeem the world of sin, but I also can redeem the minutes that you spend with Me.

Minutes spent in My presence will give you the anointing and  the energy to get through the day no matter what the day may offer to you.  I do know what your day will offer, so you can trust Me with every minute of the day.

I can redeem whatever time you spend with Me, and I can organize your day in such a way that you will always accomplish the works that are written in your "Book of Life."  You have probably heard the saying, "Inch by inch is a cinch, but mile by mile will take awhile."  Commit your works to Me, and at the end of the day, you will rejoice over My faithfulness to accomplish My will in your life.

PROVERBS 16:3


Sunday, June 9, 2019

KINDNESS

My Father revealed His kindness towards all mankind when He sent Me to redeem the world from sin. My Father's kindness was also revealed to mankind by what I did and said while I walked on Earth.

People in your age do "random acts of kindness."  The acts I did while I walked on Earth were not random.  They were orchestrated by My Father.  I did only the things My Father told Me to do and I only said the things I heard My Father said.

You have the opportunity daily to be kind to others. As you listen carefully to the promptings of My Spirit, you can reveal My kindness towards others. Look for those divine appointments today.

EPHESIANS 2:4-10; JOHN 5:20, 30, 36

Friday, June 7, 2019

JOURNALING

Taking time to record your thoughts and your activities in a day's time is valuable.  Also recording the prayers that you prayed and the answers you have received is rewarding.

When you look back over the years as you read your journals, you can relive those days and also see how My hand was upon your life in many ways.  You will see the divine appointments I arranged for you, and the way I saw you thru many trials.

The Bible is a journal of My activtity in the lives of many people.  It was written not to just inform, but also to inspire you to see how I always fulfilled My promises to people.  Today, think about the promises I fulfilled in your life, and spend time thanking Me for seeing you through so many difficult trials.

2 TIMOTHY 3:16

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

CONSTANT

You live in an age when there is constant change.  Just when you think you have the latest model of a certain product, that product soon becomes outdated. 

Life was simple when I lived on Earth.  Even the food we ate  was not varied.  When I fed the 4,000 and the 5,000, the food that was multiplied was the same - bread and fish. 

You may ask, "Is there anything in this life that is constant and will never change?"  You can count on My love for you to always be the same.  My love for you is everlasting.

2 THESSALONIANS 2:16

Monday, June 3, 2019

HEART

People often question, "What is the heart?"  My commandment was given to love Me with all your heart.  The heart of man is the very core of his being,  It is the inner man, and this is the part of you that I want My Spirit to invade.

It is impossible for you to love like I love without a holy invasion of My Spirit.  Paul wrote that My Holy Spirit is able to fill your heart with My love..

I understand that there are difficult people in your life who are hard to love.  Today pray and ask My Holy Spirit to invade your heart with My love, and you then will be able to transmit My love to even those who are difficult to love.

ROMANS 5:5

Saturday, June 1, 2019

REPEAT

When people have a hearing problem, they usually have to ask the one speaking to them to repeat what was said to them.  You do not have to repeat what you say to Me in prayer.

David, the psalmist, wrote: "I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears."

Whenever you cry out to Me, I hear you, and I answer.  Daniel cried out to Me, and I heard him the first day he began to pray, I heard him, but his answer was delayed because there was warfare in the spirit realm.  The next time you pray, have total confidence that I hear you the very first time you offer your prayer to Me.

PSALM 34:4; DANIEL 10:12

Friday, May 31, 2019

ADVANCE

When an army is in a battle, the officers in charge are the ones to give the orders to advance or retreat.  The orders to retreat are only given when the enemy  is advancing at such a fast pace, that the troops battling the enemy have to retreat.

You are in a battle, and as the days draw closer to My return, My enemy's goal will be to stop your spiritual progress.  I have given you all the weapons you need to overcome the enemy.

I want you to always keep advancing no matter how fierce the battle gets.  Keep advancing.  The plowman never looks back. He keeps sowing the seed.  Keep sowing My Word and I will win the battle for you.  The battle is mine and the victory is yours.

AMOS 9:13

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

ABUNDANT

I came that you might have life and have it more abundantly. The abundance that I promised has everything to do with my kingdom on Earth.

My kingdom on Earth is not meat and drink. Instead it is My righteousness, My peace, and the joy that comes from My Holy Spirit. I exhorted My followers to seek My righteousness and My kingdom first.

When  you seek My kingdom first, then the abundance of everything that you need daily will come.  This includes what you will eat, what you will drink, and what you will wear.  These material things will be supplied if you put Me first in your life.

JOHN 10: 10; MATTHEW 6:33; ROMANS 14:17

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

SCHEDULE

Scheduling your day always takes some thought.  I want you to not just schedule your quiet time with Me in the morning, but I desire for you also to keep asking Me what is the next thing that I have to do.

I do have works for you to accomplish in a day's time and also divine appointments that I want you to keep. 

Keep asking me to speak to your heart the next thing to do, and you will be amazed at the end of the day what I have accomplished through you.  Fruitfulness in My kingdom will result when you follow this mode of operation.

PSALM 37:5; PROVERBS 16:3


Saturday, May 25, 2019

PRIME

Prime time in your age means that orders of merchandise will be delivered the next day or soon thereafter.  There was no prime time when I walked on Earth.  Transportation was limited, and most everyone except the very rich traveled on foot.

It was on one of those occasions after a long walk with My disciples to the upper room that I washed the disciples dusty feet. I told My disciples then that soon I no longer would be with them.  They did not understand what I said.

That evening, I promised My disciples that I would return and take them to the place I had prepared for them.  Ever since I made that declaration, people have been looking for that prime time when I will return.  Only My Father knows this time, but I want you to be always ready for that prime time.

JOHN 14:1-6