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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 30, 2019

HOSTS

I am the captain of the heavenly hosts.  I could have called down legions of angels to rescue Me the day I hung on the tree, but I knew that I had to complete My mission on Earth.  My mission was to become the perfect sacrifice for the sins of the world.

Now you are a part of the hosts of believers all over the world.  One day you will see the hosts of angels and the hosts of saints as they worship continually in the presence of My Father and Me.

Until that time, you can join this heavenly hosts in their eternal worship as you daily set your affection on the things that are above instead of the things on the earth.

COLOSSIANS 3:2

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

THANKS-GIVING

When you have grateful hearts for all the blessings I have given you, you place yourself in the position to receive more of My blessings.  The whole cycle of sin that My friend Paul described in his letter to Rome began with ungratefulness.

Those who hearts have been darkened may know God as creator, but they do not give honor to My Holy Father, and they are ungrateful for what He has created.  My Father released all those who were ungrateful to Him to their own lusts ( sexual impurity and the degrading power of sin).

This Thanksgiving, enter the gates of heaven with thanksgiving and into My courts with praise.  Make it your goal this next year not to complain or murmur, but to give thanks to Me continually.

ROMANS 1:21-24; PSALM 100:4

Monday, November 25, 2019

PRODUCTION

I have heard the expression, "Do not make a big production out of this!!"  People say this because they do not want something someone said or did to explode into a big problem.

My adversary wants to make a big production out of the negative words you may have heard spoken during a stressful or strife-filled moment.

My enemy loves to accentuate the negative experiences and words you have had and heard to such an extent that your mind becomes absorbed with those negative words and thoughts.. I want you to be on guard against this tactic, and refuse to worry over negative reports, words, and accusations. Worry is negative meditation. Keep your mind stayed upon Me and you will always have peace of mind.

ISAIAH 26:3

Sunday, November 24, 2019

BOUNDLESS

My friend Peter shared about the boundless mercy of My Father.  As you read those words this morning, you could not thank me enough for what My sacrifice has purchased for you.

My sacrifice purchased the right for you to receive all the grace and mercy of My Father. It was the boundless mercy of My Father that caused you to be born again, renewed spiritually and set apart for My service.

The boundless mercy of My Father chose you to experience the everlasting hope and confidence in My resurrection power.  Because of the mercy of My Father, you now contain that exact resurrection power in your earthen vessel. The next time you exclaim," Oh God, have mercy!!!", remember the true fact that My heavenly Father has enough mercy to get you through every trial in life.

1 PETER 1:

Saturday, November 23, 2019

ADVANCE

You love to go on retreats when you have the opportunity to fellowship with other believers and enjoy praying with them for several days.  Those retreats should be called advances because usually those gatherings give a platform for you to advance spiritually.

There is usually a great deal of time between those retreats.  I want you to know that it is possible for you to advance spiritually daily when you take time to commune with Me through prayer and to read My Word. 

Every day you are invited to fellowship not only with Me, but also with My Father and My Holy Spirit.  Whenever you have your personal retreat in our presence, My Holy Spirit, Who is the best counselor and teacher, will help you to discover the hidden treasures in My Word.

JOHN 14:26

Thursday, November 21, 2019

HIDE

It is the tendency of every human being to want to hide their sins from others.  Until those sins are confessed and brought into the light, there is not much hope for anyone who has secret sins to be delivered from whatever bondage they are experiencing.

James, My brother, exhorted believers to confess their sins one to another so that they might be healed.  If you hide iniquity in your heart, God will not even hear your prayers.

David was a man after God's own heart because he confessed his sins to God.  The one time he hid his sins of murder and adultery, God was merciful and sent Nathan, the prophet, to expose his sins.  After this happened, I believe David spent more time than ever in My Word.  He wrote: "Your Word have I hid in My heart that I might  not  sin against You."  The one thing you do need to hide is My Word in your heart.

JAMES 5:16; PSALM 32:5, 119:11, 66:18

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WIT'S' END

There have been times when you have been at your wits' end.  David was at that place when he wrote Psalm 107.  He was hiding from King Saul who wanted to kill him.  David was in a cave when he wrote this psalm.

What do you do when you are at your wits' end? The answer is found in this psalm. You are to give the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare My works with rejoicing.

By offering the sacrifices of thanksgiving to Me and declaring My works with rejoicing, you will gain strength because My joy is your strength.  When you declare My works, your focus will be on Me.  I will then be able to keep you in perfect peace when your mind is stayed upon Me.

PSALM 107:22; ISAIAH 26:3

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

BOUNTIFUL

You are approaching the Thanksgiving holidays when families in your nation take time to gather with their families to thank Me for so many things.

This holiday started with the pilgrims who came to America for religious liberty.  They bowed their heads in thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest they were finally able to receive.

I want everyday of your life to be a thanksgiving day when you have the opportunity to acknowledge that by Me, through Me, and for Me everything was created that is created.  The psalmist David was very low many times in his life, but he always turned his thoughts heavenward.  He wrote how I had brought him out of prison to praise his name and how I had dealt bountifully with Him.  It is My delight to deal bountifully with you every day.

COLOSSIANS 1:16; PSALM 142:7


Monday, November 18, 2019

CRY

I honor the prayers of those who cry out to Me.  My servant David shared in many of the psalms he wrote how he cried out to Me, and I heard his cry.

My word says to make your supplications known to Me with thanksgiving.  One of the meanings of the word, "supplication," is loud crying.  When you cry out to Me, you can also thank Me because you can have confidence that I heard your cry and that I will answer.

I am not hard of hearing, but when you cry out from your heart to Me. you are expressing your faith in Me, and I am pleased.  Without faith it is impossible to please Me.  Extend your faith to Me today and cry out for those who are experiencing so many trials that they are too weak to cry out to Me.

PSALM 107; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Sunday, November 17, 2019

FORGOTTEN

There are many forgotten people in the world.  So many of these people are homeless and cold during the winter.  Others are in nursing homes with no family members to visit them.  Many are in prison and have been estranged from their families.

I do not want you to forget these people.  Probably not many are praying for them.  I know you already have a long list of prayer requests, but I want you to remember these people in prayer.  There are not many who care enough about these forgotten people to pray for them.

I spent many hours in prayer with My Holy Father when I walked on Earth, and one of the major assignments I have in heaven is to intercede for others.  When you lift these forgotten people up to Me, I hear your prayers and I am able to dispatch angels to minister to them.

HEBREWS 7:25

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