Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Everything You are Going Through is Working Out for Your Good. Rejoice! (10.22.14)

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed: We are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; Cast down, but not destroyed. - 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Beloved,
Just as Paul suffered in his ministry, and I suffered in mine,
so shall you suffer in the walk you have chosen.
After all you have chosen to follow Me.
Yet, I want you to be just as faithful as
My servant Paul, he didn’t give up.
Trouble surrounded him many times,
but he knew at all times I could see him through.
Why?  Because, Paul knew that trouble doesn’t last forever.

I must allow you to suffer as My Father allowed Me to suffer.
I never said it was going to be easy, but I always promised
you that I would be with you.
Remember, I told you I would never forsake you,
nor leave you.  My Words are true.
I am always watching over you.

My prayer in the garden wasn’t just for Me,
it was for all of My sheep.
I cried out in the garden; I cried out to My Father three times.
It was there I told My Father, nevertheless. Say it with Me.
NEVERTHELESS. NEVERTHELESS.
That is your word, your breakthrough word, use it with My name.
My name is JESUS.

Now press your way through Beloved.
Each test has a purpose, and each test will make you
wiser and stronger. I want you to be more like Me.
Everything you are going through is working out for your good.
Yes, it hurts. I know you want to give up,
but you can’t, because trouble won't last forever.

Think it not strange when a fiery trial comes upon you,
as though some strange thing has happened. It isn’t strange.
Look at how My disciples suffered, and how they were changed.
Oh, look at how suffering changed Job. Rejoice!
Push your way through the storm. Rejoice I say rejoice!
Trouble won’t last forever.

Again, I know it’s hard, but you have to know that I am with you;
and guiding you through the storm.
Think of how bad it would be if I wasn’t with you,
in the midst of the storm, holding back the winds and the waves of the sea.

Stop looking at the situations and the circumstances
of this life, and focus on My glory. 
Yes focus on Me, because I am the only one
that can change your situation.

Lift your eyes up and look unto the hills
from whence cometh your help, because trouble won’t last always.

You should know, that at the end of the storm will be your blessing.
Yes, there is a Lily in the Valley,
and it is as bright as the MORNING STAR.
There is a ROSE OF SHARON springing up
in the midst of your desert,
because your breakthrough is HERE.
Your deliverance is HERE.

The time has come for you to be blessed. 

~ Prayer ~
Heavenly Father,
I am so grateful that trouble won’t last forever.
I know, that as long as I have You in my life,
I will always be victorious.

I am so grateful for your amazing Grace,
and even though things sometimes seem to be unstable,
I will rejoice in your Holy Name, in spite of.

I know you are with me because Your Word said,
You will never leave me nor forsake me.

Thank you Lord God for all trials,
because I know I will overcome them all,
in Your name.

I offer this prayer in Your Son Jesus' name,
Amen


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Release Past Issues; Embrace a Life of New Season & New Changes (10.21.14)

My Child,
In this season, I am going to open many doors before you. 
But in order to embrace what I am about to open and reveal to you,
you must shut the doors of your past that have held you in bondage. 
Release those issues and people that have held you back for so long.

I have brought people and situations into your life for a reason.
The season has arrived where I will remove those things
that are not in line with My Will for your life.
So embrace the new change which is about to take place.
I have promised to bless those who love Me and obey My Word. 

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.

Faith Believers,
I pray your day is blessed, 
Always thank GOD for what you have,
and trust GOD for what you need.

  - Marilyn Chaney 


Monday, October 20, 2014

God Loves a Humble Heart (10.20.14)

If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth. But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness - I John 1:8-9

Imagine that a well-known preacher has just spoken at your church service. 
The preacher is wearing nice clothes and people are crowding around him
so they can shake his hand.  Then just a few feet away, you spot a criminal
who has recently been released from prison. He is poorly dressed,
smells worse than he looks, and no one wants to go near him or talk to him.

As the preacher talks to his admirers, you are surprised to hear him say things
 such as: “I am a really good person, because I preach really good messages
and never break any of GOD’s rules” - or - “People should follow my example.
I do not break the law, like that bad criminal over there.”

As you draw closer, you notice the criminal is crying.
He buries his face in his hands and falls to his knees.
He cries out to GOD and says, “Lord, please forgive me for all I have done!
I am a terrible sinner, and I need You to change my life.”

Who would you rather be like? The preacher who showed up
to GOD’s House bragging about his own goodness?
Or the humble criminal who knew he was unworthy,
and desperately needed GOD’s forgiveness?

Remember, “The sacrifices of GOD are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart…” (See Psalm 51:17.)

GOD loves a humble heart.

If you want to repent, the first thing you must do
is recognize your sin. After you recognize your sin,
humbly confess your sin to GOD and agree with Him
about how serious it is.

The last step to repentance is to thank GOD for His forgiveness,
and ask Him for the Holy Spirit’s power to turn away from that sin.

• Confess your sins to GOD, so He will forgive and cleanse you.
• Give thanks to GOD for His forgiveness of your sins.
• Ask GOD to change your life so that it pleases Him.
• Ask GOD to humble your heart as you seek His forgiveness.
• Allow GOD and not sin to rule your life.



Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Goal of Prayer is to Glorify God Our Father (10.19.14)

And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father - John 14:13

The goal of prayer is to get what we pray for, right? Wrong.
The goal of Christian prayer is to glorify the Father through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. GOD is glorified through the accomplishments of His will and the advancements of His Kingdom on earth. The Father is glorified by our obedience, spiritual growth and deepening relationship with Him.

Since we often ask for things outside of His Will, things that will not advance His Kingdom; we must develop our spiritual maturity and enrich our relationship with Him.  Unanswered prayer is a part of the normal Christian life. It is not an indication that GOD isn’t listening to us. Nevertheless, most of us persist in thinking, "there must be some way to get Him to give me what I ask."

More than a few are convinced that "things" such as: good works, offerings, vows, extreme discipline, praying at “holy” places, using blessing cloths, oil, icons, candles, persistence (repetition), and getting "large numbers to intercede" will incline GOD to listen to their prayers. Such ideas assume that there are "ways" to get “spiritual leverage” and apply “power” or “authority,” to facilitate receiving the answers that we “want.” There is no evidence in scripture that this is the case.

Does GOD lack, of course not.
Is He dependent on anything we might give, devote,
vow or sacrifice to and for Him? He is not.
The Bible says GOD doesn’t need anything 
we promise or give to Him. 

Is there any way we can obligate Him?
The Bible clearly says, we can never obligate, manipulate or control GOD. 
GOD controls all things and is all powerful!!! 

If you are praying for something and GOD has not answered,
it could be that what you are praying for is not His will for your life. 
Our Father know what is best for us.
For from him and through him and to him are all things: 
to whom be glory for ever. Amen - Romans 11:34-36, ESV
________
 
Awesome and Loving Father,
You don’t need anything I have to give, and yet,
You have promised to give me everything I need!
Your Word is clear, that all things are under Your control,
and that my prayers should always glorify You.

Help me to continually look for ways to bring pleasure to Your heart;
and to always be aware of  Your holy presence.

May my life be set upon the things that are upon Your heart,
attentive to whatever You call me to be
and to do in and for Your kingdom! 

In the name of Your Son Jesus,
Amen


Friday, October 17, 2014

It is a Faith Walk. Whatever We Confess is What We Shall Receive (10.17.14)

Faith Believers,
GOD’s method for us to receive His blessings is found in Joshua 1:8 - This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” In addition, in Mark 11:24, Jesus said, “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” 

In order to receive, we must believe and confess what we read. 
Our faith in GOD’s Word comes from hearing 
and hearing by the word of GOD. (See Romans 10:17.) 

GOD has already provided us with the key to receive what we desire from Him. 
However, if we don’t use the key, the door will never open. 
We will never have more than what we believe and confess. 
For with the heart, we believe; and with our mouth, 
confession is made unto salvation. (See Romans 10:10.) 
We can’t believe beyond what we are saying out loud. 
Our Lord and Savior operates on faith-filled words. 
Whatever we confess is what we shall receive, 
and if we choose to confess the wrong words, 
we are neglecting the faith we should have in the Lord.

You may find yourself saying, “I just can’t make up my mind,
whether I will confess His Word or anything else,
however nothing seems to be working.” 
Well, the Lord said in His Word that He knows you,
He knows your works, and He would rather you make a choice.
However, you don’t know if you want to be on fire
with His Living Word, or cold and dead.
That’s ok, because the Lord will decide for you.
He has said that because you are lukewarm and straddling the fence. 
He doesn’t want anything lukewarm in His mouth, 
therefore, He chooses to spit you out of His mouth. (See Revelations 3:15-16.)

Just as your negative confession will bring negative results, 
a neutral confession, which is not a confession at all, 
produces the same as a negative confession. 

GOD operates on Faith Words. 
If we want to experience the blessings of healing 
and the abundant life that Jesus hung, bled and died on the cross
to give us, then we must repent and renew ourselves
with the divine plan that GOD has established for us
to receive His blessings.
Now, we know what we should be doing; 
therefore, let us start confessing His Word out loud, daily.

One more thing, confessing His Word is not all that
we have to do to receive the blessings and benefits
that Jesus has already provided for us.
We must HOLD FAST TO OUR PROFESSION OF FAITH,
WITHOUT WAVERING, FOR HE IS FAITHFUL
THAT PROMISED. (See Hebrews 10:23.)
This means, when the blessings don’t come when we expect it;
we must not allow doubt to come into our heart and
cause us to speak flesh-filled, not spirit-filled words.

Remember, what you confess, is what you will possess;
and His Word said, “Ask in faith, nothing wavering.
Let not that person think that they shall receive anything of the Lord;
 for a double-minded, person is unstable” - James 1:6-8.
We confessed and believed in the Lord to receive salvation.
Therefore, let us confess and believe in the Lord
to receive His blessings. It’s a faith walk.

We must begin to speak what GOD has said concerning our life,
and allow Him to show us the power behind His Words;
so they will manifest in our life as reality.
Let us return and follow the plan the Lord has laid out for us, His Children.
After all, He left us with plans to prosper, to give us hope and a future.
(See Jeremiah 29:11.)

I don’t know about you, but I would rather have His plans, than mine.  

Bless & Be Blessed,
     Marilyn Chaney


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stand Firm on the Rock of Faith, Establish Your Heart & Just Believe (10.16.14)

Faith Believers,
Be reminded this day that JESUS IS OUR ROCK,
and let us STAND FIRM ON THE ROCK of our salvation.
Bless & Be Blessed,
     Marilyn Chaney

My Child,
I want you to rise above the circumstances that created a place of despair in your heart. Regardless of the attacks that have caused you to fear, I Am the Lord Your God.  And I Am still the Rock of your spiritual foundation. I Am holding you up, even when you feel you can’t even lift up your eyes.
I Will bring you through your current dilemma.

I Will give you wisdom, direction and I Will bring people 
into your life that will help you through this difficulty. 

Stand firm on the Rock of Faith and believe. 

I want you to have faith and stand, 
even when it seems that there is no place to stand. 
I want you to stand when the world seems
to be crumbling around you. 

Stand and rest in the assurance that I AM who I AM.

Take the time, in the days to come, to re-focus and 
turn your concentration - from 'stressing over what you feel you can’t do,'
to the victory that comes through obedience, to finally trusting in My Word.

Establish your heart in absolute faith and do not doubt.

Turn your heart towards the Rock and pray in faith for My intervention.
I will hear your cry.  And I will answer.
__________
 
Isaiah 65:24 - It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear

Psalm 62:2 - He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes unto the Hills - Psalm 121:1 (10.15.14)

My Child,
You have seen others that are blessed beyond measure
in the natural, and you sit and wonder why not me?

Those same people being blessed in the natural,
are looking at others, wondering the same thing
about their spiritual blessing.

Remember, My rain falls on the unjust and the just.

Therefore, make every effort to keep yourself
set apart from jealousy and envy.
Please do not compare yourself with
what others possess or have attained.
Keep your eyes focused on Me,
and in due time you will reap in the natural
just as you have in the spiritual.

I want you to invest your time, money
and all that you are in Me.
My ways are not your ways,
however My ways are always what is best for you.

So, lift up your head to My hill, for I AM
where your help comes from, and I will
supply all that you need.
___________

Psalms 121:1-2 - I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.  My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth."

Matthew 5:45 - That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Ephesians 1:3 - Blessed be the GOD and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
 



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

God's Grace is Bigger than any Failure, Move Back into His Presence & Open Your Heart to Him (10.14.14)

My Child, 
Before you were formed in your mother's womb, I knew you.
I chose you and I brought you into this earth.
I have held you in the palms of my hand
from the beginning of time, and I have never let you go.

If you feel frustrated, and you feel that I am miles away from you;
My Child, it is not I who moved. 
I have been there all along and I have watched over you
from the beginning. You have moved.
If you desire to feel My closeness, all you have to do is reach out.

Let go of everything that is stressing you out and drawing you
away from Me; and just reach out and touch My hand yet again.  
As you come to Me in faith, I will meet you. 
As you reach out to Me in hunger, I will fill you with every good thing. 
You are so very precious to Me.
I have planned your path, every step of the way,
and even if you take a wrong turn sometimes,
My Grace is bigger than any failure.

I love you and I delight in being there for you.
Even if you have sinned and you are full of the flesh,
My arms stand wide open to you.

I want to help you break free and put you on a new path.
A path that will lead you to victory and blessing.
I do not intend for you to crawl along in life, and just make it!
I want you to live in abundance.

So grab my hand afresh and open your heart to Me,
so that I can do what I desire to do.
I want to bring healing.
I want to set you free from bondage.
I want to meet the desires of your heart.

I love you dearly, child.

Move back into my presence now,
and I will begin a work that will result in
a vessel more beautiful than the world has seen before,
says our Lord.



Monday, October 13, 2014

Put Your Trust & Hope in the Lord Our God; Have Faith & Believe. (10.13.14)

My Child,
Put your trust in Me and you will not be affected 
by what you see going on around you. 

Put your hope 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. I will make a way, when man says there is no way. Come to Me, all who are heavy laden, and I will give you rest from the storms that trouble you.  

I, the Lord your GOD, am faithful to keep My promises. 
So, let your hope be in Me. 
Trust Me to provide your every need. 

Have faith and know that I am GOD,
and that I hold all power in My hands.

When you trust and believe in Me,
I will bless you by giving you the desires of your heart.
________

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

Psalm 42:5 - Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

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

Romans 8:25 - But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. 


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Learning Faith Lessons from the Apostle Paul (10.12.14)

Faith Believers,
Scripture states that our chief enemy is satan. “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”- Ephesians 6:12. Therefore, we should recognize that behind our flesh and blood enemies ultimately satan is at work.

The Apostle Paul probably understood this concept more fully than any of the disciples or other believers. At one time, he persecuted the followers of Jesus, even casting his vote to have many put to death, while he watched in approval. A case could certainly be made that Paul considered all believers to be his enemies, and vice versa. 

But when GOD got Paul’s attention on the road to Damascus, which ultimately led to Paul's salvation through Jesus, Paul grasped for the first time, the mercy of the Lord. He understood that the followers of Jesus were not his enemies, and at that moment, GOD gave Paul tremendous insight about the real enemy – satan.

Paul went from being an enemy of GOD, to a child of GOD; through a personal encounter with Jesus. Paul described the difference, from personal experience to the Philippian church: “For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven” - Philippians 3:18-20a.

It is also important to remember that, like Paul, each of us was at one time an enemy of GOD: “Since we now have been justified by His blood, how much more shall we be saved from GOD’s wrath through Him! For if, when we were GOD’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled shall we be saved through His life? Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in GOD through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation” - Romans 5:9-11. 

Because we have experienced the mercy of GOD, 
should we not also extend it to others?

Bless & Be Blessed,
     Marilyn Chaney

Merciful Father,
My life is whole and new, since I began a relationship with Jesus,
even when I go through disappointments and struggles.

There are so many who believe You to be their enemy,
when satan is the one who is making their lives
miserable and dysfunctional.

Please use me to bring Your light and mercy
into the lives of those around me
who are in the midst of difficult circumstances.

In the name of Your Son Jesus,
Father I pray.
Amen