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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, February 19, 2020

EXTREME

The weather this past season has been extreme.  Also the climate in Washington has also been extreme.  I want you to always remember Who is in control of the weather and also Who puts leaders in high places.

As you read My Word, you will see that it is within My power to withhold rain and to send it.  It is also in My power to promote or demote leaders.

I have the power to soften extremely hard hearts.  Remembering that I have extreme control over everything.will encourage you to release every burden and care to Me.  I am the author and finisher of your faith.  As you face this day, know without a doubt that I care for you.

JOB 12:15; PSALM 84:11, 75:6

Sunday, February 16, 2020

SAVINGS

Most of your financial planners advise that you keep a certain amount of money in a savings account as an emergency fund  to be used whenever something needs repair in your car or your house..  This is good advice for your earthly finances, but I have the best savings, emergency fund that you can draw from at any time.

 I counseled My disciples to store up treasures in heaven rather than on Earth.  I have a treasure storehouse in heaven that I can easily access for you when you have an emergency.

 As you are faithful to tithe into My storehouse in heaven, I will rebuke the devourer for you so that you will not have many household emergencies.

MATTHEW 6:19; MALACHI 3:10-11

Saturday, February 15, 2020

FORCE

There are angel armies all around you.  You cannot see them, but they are there.  I am the Captain of this heavenly hosts.  I do not want you to ever feel alone.  Thank Me daily for the angels I have assigned to you.  One day you will meet them.

Elisha's  servant was frightened because a great army was coming against them, but then I opened the servants eyes to see the hosts of angels in chariots all around them.

Thank Me today for this heavenly force that is around you.  It is true that My adversary is the prince and power of the air, but I have an air force that is much more powerful.

2 KINGS 6:15-17

Friday, February 14, 2020

CONTROL

So many people think that they are in control of their own lives and that they can control other people's lives.  No one on earth is in control or their life..  Every day you have two choices.  Do you want Me to be in control of your life or do you want My adversary to be in control of your life?

If you choose to have Me control of your life, you daily need to surrender your life to Me.  First you must surrender your will to Me just as I surrendered my own will to My Father's will when I agonized in the garden just before I died to forgive all of your sins.

If you choose not to surrender your will to Me, then you will do your own will which will be influenced greatly by My adversary.  When you walk in the flesh, you are an open target for My adversary.  Today choose to surrender your will to Me, and you will not fulfill the lusts of your own flesh.

GALATIANS 5:16




Thursday, February 13, 2020

INVITATION

I give you My personal invitation to come before My throne room daily.  It seems strange to Me that people turn down that invitation to communicate with Me.  Who in the world would turn down an invitation to present themselves before an earthly king?

I am your Heavenly King who flung the stars of the universe into place and Who named every star.  I am able to turn hearts towards Me just as I am able to turn the waters in the river courses. 

When you do answer My daily invitation, I want you to pray with great confidence that I not only hear your prayers, but I also will answer your requests.  When you pray anything according to My will, I will always respond with the answer.  Do not miss your audience today with Me, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.

1 JOHN 5:14-15


Monday, February 10, 2020

RUSH

People seem to be in such a rush these days.  They seldom take time just to sit down and communicate with Me.  Of course, you can communicate with Me throughout your day because I am with you always.

There is great value in taking maybe 10 minutes every two hours in your day to reflect upon My nearness to you, and to be refreshed by My Holy Spirit.  I recommend that you take some time while you are having your first cup of coffee to ask My Spirit to remind you of a song or a hymn, a Psalm,  Proverb, or a promise that you can meditate on throughout your day.

This morning I gave you the old hymn: "Take Time To Be Holy."  The first verse is: "Take time to be holy. Speak oft with your God. Abide in Him only and feed on His Word."  Good advice for you on a Monday as you begin your work week.

PSALM 16:11, 138:2


Sunday, February 9, 2020

SPARE TIME

When I walked on Earth, I had much more spare time than you have.  Busy housewives have to clean, wash clothes, cook and shuttle children back and forth to lessons and sports events. Men work 8 hours a day.

I never had to cook, wash clothes, clean my home because I did not have one and My only work was doing the will of My Father..  People like Mary and Martha took care of my needs.  I told someone who wanted to follow Me that I did not even have any place to lay My head.

Everyone is given the same amount of time, but what you do in your spare time will make all the difference in your life.  It is important to take some time for yourself like reading a good book.  May I suggest that the best book you can read is the Bible.  You also need to have fellowship with others, but do not forget to fellowship with Me.  In fact, you do not need spare time to do that because I am with you always.  Just talk with Me throughout your busy day.

MATTHEW 8:20

Saturday, February 8, 2020

GOOD

I want you to keep looking ahead with a heart filled with faith.  Faith resides in your heart. Even though your faith can only be demonstrated in the present moment, I do want you to stretch out your faith by expecting Me to be your "Good Shepherd," Who will lovingly care for you in the future.

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen. Hope is the expectation of good.  When I walked on Earth,  a man, called Me "Good Master."  I asked him why he called Me good, and I told him that there was none good but God.

The good news is that you are hid with Me in My Father's heart.  This means you are doubly blessed because My Father's goodness can now live within your heart because My love can fill your heart to overflow.  Good fruits will come in your life when you depend upon My goodness within you.

HEBREWS 11:1; MATTHEW 19:16-17

Friday, February 7, 2020

CONSCIENCE

When Adam and Eve were created, they did not know good and evil.  They only knew good.  They walked in the Garden with My Father without fear or shame.  Their souls (minds, wills, and emotions) were totally submitted to My Father.

The moment Adam and Eve ate from the Tree of Knowledge, conscience of what is good and what is evil developed. After that time, shame and fear began to rule their emotions.  Their minds were turned to themselves instead of to My Father.

Every person since that time is born with a sense of what is good and what is evil.  Today lift up your soul to Me, and I will empower you by My Spirit to choose and to do those things that will please My Father.

GENESIS 2:16-17; PHILIPPIANS 2:13

Thursday, February 6, 2020

CHALLENGE

Daily you may face challenges.  The challenge may be as small as accomplishing your "To Do List" or as large as finding a new job or a new place to live.

Whatever your challenge may be, I want you to remember that you can do all things thru Me as I give you strength.  You will gain strength if you look at your challenge with My eyes.  I am the author and finisher of your faith, so I know exactly how to help you meet every challenge with both peace an joy.

You will gain strength as you spend time with Me before you face the day.  In My presence is fullness of joy and My joy will strengthen you to meet every challenge.  You also will be able to face challenges with great peace as you pray about these challenges and thank Me ahead of time for mounting guard over your heart and mind as you take steps to meet those challenges.

HEBREWS 12:2; PSALM 16; PHILIPPIANS 4:6-7

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

FOREVER

While you are on Earth, it is good to know that nothing lasts forever.  I have heard people say that their favorite verse of Scripture is "It came to pass."  Heaven, however, is your eternal home, and it will last forever.

When you know these truths, your will be able to see the importance of investing in things that will last forever.  The things that will last forever are My Word and the souls of people.  These are the forever heavenly treasures that will last for all eternity.

One day all that is on Earth will be burned.  You might ask yourself today, "Why do I spend so much time taking care of ashes?"  Commit your works to Me today, and My Holy Spirit will establish your thoughts so that you will spend your time on Earth wisely.

2 PETER 3:10; PROVERBS 16:3





Tuesday, February 4, 2020

ELIMINATE

There are things in  your life that I want you to be intentional to eliminate. I want you to eliminate all judgement from your thoughts and speech.  I warned My followers to judge not lest they be judged with the very same judgement that they judged others.  I want you to see people as I see them.

You can judge the fruits in the lives of others, but be careful not to judge them or presume to judge the motives of their hearts  I am the only One Who can completely know the hearts of others.

The other thing I want you to eliminate in your life is negative speech and negative thinking.  My promises are not negative. My adversary's strategy is to consume you with negativity.  When you have a negative thought about someone, do not verbalize it.  Instead give that thought to Me, and allow Me to share with you how I see that person.

MATTHEW 7:1-2


Monday, February 3, 2020

EMPTY

When a relationship is broken, there is an emptiness that settles into your heart.  I am the only One Who can fill that empty void in your life.  I came to heal broken hearts, and part of that process is to enter into a deeper relationship with Me.

Communicate with Me your emptiness, and do not deny the feelings that you have.  A feeling of loss in your life will cause you to grieve for a season, but I am a Man of sorrows Who is well acquainted with grief.  Only I can turn your mourning into dancing and restore My joy and peace in your heart.

I gave the invitation years ago to come to Me when you are heavy laden, and I promised then to give you rest.  That rest will come when you take My Yoke upon you and learn of Me meekness and lowliness of heart.  In fact, that is what I am teaching you this very moment as you grieve your loss.  Yoke yourself to My Holy Spirit, and He will teach you all that you need to know through My Word.

MATTHEW 11:28-30