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SOMMER FAMILY BLESSING

Welcome to the blog for Linda Sommer.

My Blog will cover three subjects:

WORD FROM THE LORD, FAMILY, and MINISTRY.

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

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

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

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


Wednesday, 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