Thursday, May 25, 2017

Doors Are Opening, It's a New Season, You Must Recapture the 'Gifting & Flow' You Once Embraced. (5.25.17)


My Child,
I want you to prepare to make some of the most important decisions of your life, as I present opportunities to you that you could never have imagined. 

You will have choices to make in the days ahead that have the potential to change the landscape of your life forever.  I plan to establish you and bless you in ways that will remove even the vaguest remembrance of your past struggles and disappointments.
 
In this new season, you must recapture the gifting and flow
       that you once embraced.  

Because time, and the circumstances you endured,
       caused you to lose confidence and faith in Me. 
However, the work I began in you, never stopped. 

Now it’s coming alive and is waiting for you to reclaim what is rightfully yours.

Can you see the new doors that I Am opening for you? 
These open doors are bringing prospects for a future you never dreamed of,
      and some are coming by ways that will amaze you.
  
 
It is very important that you continue to stay in My presence, and seek Me for wisdom, so that you can choose wisely.  I will be there to supply your needs; therefore, do not be afraid to ask and seek help whenever you need it.

Remember, you cannot do this alone. 
So, be open and completely yielded to Me in all things
      and your journey through the open doors will go as planned.

 

Read and Meditate on God's Word
Romans 8:18 - For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 

Romans 11:29 - For the gifts and calling of GOD are without repentance. 

Philippians 1:6 - Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 

James 1:5 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of GOD, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 

Revelations 3:8 - I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it:


 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Have Faith in God, Trust Him to Provide and Stand Firm on His Word (5.24.17)

My Child,
I want you to decide in your heart this day to live for Me.
I Am asking you to lay down your life, for the sake of My Gospel.

As you lay down your life,
     you will enter into a new life.

When you give up living for the things this world has to offer, then you will become free to let Me live through you. This is what I am asking of you - that you turn your attention to Me, look away from your troubles and begin to focus on Me. When you do this, your mind will rebuke the negative circumstances and be renewed with hope and faith in Me.

Put your trust in Me and you will not be affected by what you see happening around you.

Delight yourself in Me, and I will give you the desires of your heart. Know and understand that My Ways are high above the ways of man; and that I can make a way, when man says there is no way.  I Am faithful to keep My promises.

So, come to Me, all who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest from the storms that trouble you. 

Have faith in Me.
Trust Me to provide.
Then stand firm on My Word.


Read and Meditate on His Word
Jeremiah  29:11 - For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 

Philippians 3:13-14 - Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of GOD in Christ Jesus. 

Psalm 31:24 - Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. 

Psalm 37:4 - Delight thyself also in the 
LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 

Luke 18:27 - And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with GOD.


Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Jeremiah 17:7 - Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. 


 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Real Danger is Being Unaware of the enemy's schemes (5.23.17)

Put on the full armor of GOD, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes - Ephesians 6:11

Faith Believers,
the enemy of our GOD has become our enemy.
We are not in a neutral position.

When worshippers gather as the church, we become a real threat to satan. We are there to worship, to pray, to teach, to instruct and to encourage one another to live and proclaim the kingdom of GOD; and to proclaim the enemy’s defeat. It is apparent that he will do all he can to prevent that from happening.

The real danger for us is being unaware of the enemy’s schemes. We approach every difficulty in church as though it’s just a natural thing.

When churches divide over whether or not to sing traditional hymns or contemporary songs, it is not natural.
When the flock turns on the shepherd, it is not natural.
When the shepherd lies or misleads the congregation(s) the Lord has entrusted to him or her, it is not natural.
When Christians, who are called to live in love, spend their time criticizing and accusing one another; it is not natural. 
When these things happen, rest assured that the devil has come to church!
  -   Marilyn

~ Prayer ~
Lord,
I know how much You love Your Church.

Because of that great
love, please help us to wake up
    and begin to understand the schemes of the enemy
    against Your people.

Give us insight into the spiritual attacks against the Bride of Christ.

Show us how to pray in a way that sets the devil to flight
     and brings the overcoming power of Your Victory
     into our congregations.

Amen

Monday, May 22, 2017

Things are Happening Suddenly, therefore Be Not Slow to Act (5.22.17)

My Child,
Things are happening suddenly, just like I told you
     they would, therefore be not slow to act. 

Do what I taught you to do, and write things down.  You have important dates and tasks coming, and I don’t want you to forget your obligations. 

Commit all to Me, then trust Me to help you keep your calendar.  A lot of the events are from Me; therefore, it’s important that you take care of those things first.  Some of the things which are not of Me, you will need to discard.  If you are not sure what to discard, ask Me and I will show you.  I don’t want you to spend a lot of time on those things that do not come from Me.



Be at peace, stay prayerful and anxiety will not be able to trouble your spirit.

Follow My Lead and you will accomplish those things which I have decided will be part of your destiny.


 
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Read and Meditate on His Word
Psalm 37:5 - Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass. 

Proverbs 16:3 - Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. 

Romans 12:11 - Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;


Hebrews 6:12 - That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

James 1:5 - If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of GOD, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

 
 

Friday, May 19, 2017

Truly Praying in Faith (5.19.17)

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask GOD, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.  But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind - James 1:5-6

Faith Believers,
GOD does not want us simply to toss requests at him, hoping that some of them will be answered.

He want us to ask, knowing that He is there, claiming what He has promised and trusting that His Will is achieved in our life. That’s praying in faith.

When you ask a person for something in good faith, you usually would not ask for something the person would not be willing to give. Similarly, if you truly know GOD, you should ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you GOD's Will for your life.

If you want to grow strong in prayer and faith; get to know GOD better.
If you want to get to know GOD better, spend time with Him, read His Word
      and following the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

  -  Marilyn


~ Prayer ~
Father,

Draw me closer to You today, so that my requests
   will be in line with Your Perfect Will
. Keep my prayers focused upon
   Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done
   - rather than upon my own selfishness.

I want to know You, Lord GOD!
Give me the discipline I need to study and learn Your Word,
   help me to spend time with You and help me
   to listen to the voice of  the Holy Spirit!  


Amen

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Trust God for Wisdom & Direction; and He Will Show You Which Path to Take (5.18.17)

Beloved, 
I Am the same yesterday, today and forever.

Therefore, when things seem completely beyond your ability, come to Me, the Rock of your faith.

When everything seems to be spinning out of control, make Me your place of peace and solace. Come into My Presence to receive healing and restoration from the demands on your time and energy. Trust Me for wisdom and direction; and I will show you on which path you should take.  

My Child, do not be pressured into doing everything all at once. 
Seek wisdom and pace yourself, taking things one day at a time.

Be strong and remember this, I Am your source of life and strength during your time of need. If you’re not sure about something, seek Me first. Yes, seek Me and you will find solace and directions for the next step. 

There are times when all you will need to do is be quiet
       and take your hands off everything.
The situation you are facing now is one of those times.

Let Me carry your burdens, let Me lighten your load as you bring everything to Me in prayer.  I want you to stay focused on the things that will build you up and not tear you down.

Therefore, come to Me and lay everything down
       at the foot of the cross, as I renew your spirit.



Read and Meditate on God's Word
Hebrews 13:8 - Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.


Psalm 73:26 - My flesh and my heart faileth: but GOD is the strength of my 
heart and my portion forever.

Isaiah 26:3 - Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

Matthew 11:28 - Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Hebrews 12:1 - Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every 
weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Philippians 4:8 - Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. 


 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

God has not Forsaken You. The Father is with You. Hold on to His Hand. (5.17.17)

My Child,
You have been feeling so alone.
I see and feel the hurt and grief of your heart.
Right now, there is no one in the physical to hold you,
      no one to touch or who you can touch.
Nothing could be further from the truth that you are alone.
I have not forsaken you. 
I Am with you.

I know that I Am not there with a body, with skin and bones; but I want you to feel My Presence and know that I will never leave you.  Do not listen to what the enemy is trying to tell you.  I never left you. I never turned away.  I Am with you, and I promised to be with you always. I’ve never forsaken one promise.

Don’t turn away from Me, but cling to who I Am. 
Hold on to My Hand. 

If only you could see and experience the invisible, you would see Me right there by your side, smiling and holding you affectionately, just at the time you need it. 

Let nothing separate you from My Love. 
I want you to know that all is well. 
Even though you cannot see it, and may not feel like it; all is well. 

I Am with you, please do not turn away beloved.


Read and Meditate on God's Word
John 20:29 (NLT) - Then Jesus told him, "You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me."
 
Hebrews 13:5 - Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
 
Romans 8:38-39 (NLT) - And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from GOD's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from GOD's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below-indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of GOD that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.


 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

I Promise.... (5.16.17)

My Child,
I know you’ve been plummeted by many storms, so I want to encourage you
      - this day - to strengthen yourself in the Lord.
Continue to be steadfast; and be not moved from
      what you know to be true... My Word. 
For the seeds of My Promises, which you have been faithfully watering
      with prayer and praise, will soon bloom. 
I promise.

My Word has gone forth, and just as the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return without watering the earth; so it is with what I have spoken to you.   My Word will not return empty, it will accomplish what I desire and achieve its purpose. 
I promise.

I want you to turn your focus away from your limited view of the natural, and look into the eternal truth of My Word.  Stand, and take hold of those promises I’ve given you; for in My T
iming, you will soon see your seeds of faith flourish into full maturity.  

Starting now, welcome your promises from a distance, enter into a spirit of praise and thanksgiving, and greet your promises as if they were already knocking on your door. I've heard your prayers, now stay in agreement with My Word and speak "Amen" to them. 

So, be patient in this present time of suffering, and persevere as Job did.  

For I Am full of compassion and mercy,
      and you will soon see your prayers come to pass.
I promise.

 

Read and Meditate on God's Word
Isaiah 55:11 - So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

2 Corinthians 1:20 - For all the promises of GOD in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of GOD through us.


Hebrews 6:13-15 - For when GOD made 
promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise

 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Mother's Day Prayer (5.14.17)

Most Gracious Heavenly Father,
We thank You for our mothers, to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb.

You have given women the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that blessing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children.

Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your Fatherly Care and strengthen Your love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain; understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt; and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child.
To mothers:
You have been given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child's first teacher and spiritual guide.
Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ.
Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them.
Father God, assist all "spiritual mothers."  Those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others of every age and stage in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women; whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness.

We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers whose hearts may be broken for a child (or children) that have died, are ill, are estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your Tender Mercy and Fatherly Love for all Your children.

We ask for Your Blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood.

May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them.

May they forever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord; and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self-giving love.

May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your Presence in the life to come.

We ask this through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one GOD, world without end. 
 
Amen