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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, 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