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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

WORD FROM THE LORD
Every day I spend time with the Lord in the morning and He speaks to my heart words that are encouraging, exhorting and sometimes rebuking.

At first, I felt not to share these words with others, but then I realized I am just one of His followers. There are many people who need a word daily from the Lord, but they do not have the time to seek Him. This is why I decided to share the words I received from time to time. The messages are in first person as the the Lord relayed them to my spirtual ears.

FAMILY
We have three sons and nine grandchildren. There is something new happening all the time in the Sommer family. I will post some of these events of interest.

MINISTRY
Tom and I have traveled the world. To find out more about our ministry you may consult our webpage -
http://www.voiceofthesword.com/.
I will keep you updated on future speaking enagements and ministry developments.


Sunday, 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