Sunday, July 5, 2015

Understanding the Importance of Patience (7.5.15)

My Child, 
I have been patient with you in many things,
now I ask you to be patient with Me.

I am more than able to bless you with what you’ve asked for; however, it is My desire for you to grow in wisdom and love, and to understand the importance of patience, before you receive your blessing. When you allow patience to work fully in your life, it will help you to realize that I have a greater blessing waiting for you.

Patience allows you to see things that you cannot see without it. Patience is the key to waiting on Me and receiving a greater blessing.  My child, be patient and wait upon Me with humility of heart and tenderheartedness.  And while you are patiently waiting, demonstrate your love for Me, and let it be seen.

Let the work that I am doing in your life shine through you
and to spill into the lives of others.
Spending time in My presence will empower you to do that.

I know patience tries the heart; therefore, learn to love patience, in the same way that you love good attributes. Let the fruit of patience overflow in your heart and draw you into My presence. And if you need more patience to wait for your blessing, just think about the times I extended mercy and grace to you while I patiently waited for you to surrender all to Me. 

When you reflect upon the many times this happened,
you will realize that your wait has not been that long.

Good things are coming.
Be patient and wait for Me.


Meditate on His Word:
Hebrews 10:36 - For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of GOD, ye might receive the promise.
 

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,
 

James1:4 - But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 



Saturday, July 4, 2015

Showing Everyone Unconditional Love (7.4.15)

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. - Luke 5:44-45

Faith Believers,
Jesus want us to not only love, but to love unconditionally.

To care for, and show kindness, to people we like and dislike.  
Those who love us back, and those who treat us unfairly or cruelly.  

The same passage in Luke goes on to say “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?  And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others?  Do not even pagans do that?”  By contrast, GOD lets everyone enjoy the warmth of His sun, that life-giving, life-enabling source of energy and joy. 

It may not seem fair, but that’s how GOD works.

Do you ever find yourself withholding love or rewards from people
because you don’t like them? 
Have you ever wondered what it might be like to show kindness
to people who are your enemies?
GOD said to love your enemies and do good to those
that hate you and despise you. 

He will repay evil, said the Lord.
            - Marilyn


Dear GOD, 
I can learn so much from Jesus’ teaching
that You warm the backs of evil people and good folks alike.

Help me love everyone too,
even my enemies.
Amen


Friday, July 3, 2015

Rest in Faith & Know it is All in God's Hands (7.3.15)

My Child,
When everything around you is chaotic,
and you can’t make sense of why it’s happening,
take your hands off the situation, give it to Me and rest.

Stop stressing over the situation and rest.
Rest in faith and allow Me to bring what you can’t, to completion.

I will lead you into the peace that is needed to calm the storm.
Let Me relieve you of your burdens.
And I will do what you cannot do.

I am your place of safety, your refuge in times of trouble,
but you must rest in faith.

Allow the peace that I provide to assure you that all is well.
So, remember this the next time things are beyond your ability to perform.

Just turn it over to Me and rest in faith,
knowing that it all is in My hands.


MEDITATE ON HIS WORD
Psalm 37:7 - Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him:

Psalm 91:2 - I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Psalm 107:29 - He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. 


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thanking God for the Closed Doors (7.2.15)

Faith Believers,
We need to learn to thank the Lord for closed doors, as we do an open door.

The reason GOD closes doors is because He has not prepared anything over there for us. If He didn't close the wrong door, we would never find our way to the right door. Even when we don't realize it, GOD directs our paths through the closing and opening of doors.

When one door closes, it forces us to change our course. Then another door closes, and it forces us to change our course yet again. Then finally, we find the open door, and we walk right into our blessing. But instead of praising GOD for the closed door (which kept us out of trouble), we get upset because we judged by the appearances of the door that was not good for us. Sometimes in our own arrogance or ignorance, we insist that we know what is right.

We have a very Present Help in the time of need, who is always standing guard. Because He walks ahead of us, He can see trouble down the road and He sets up roadblocks and detours accordingly.

But through our lack of wisdom, we try to tear down the roadblocks or push aside the detour signs. Then the minute we get into trouble, we start crying "Lord how could this happen to me?"

We have to realize that the closed door was a blessing.
Didn't He say "No good thing will He withhold, from them that love Him?"

Trust in the Lord's decision
when He closes a door
that you thought should be open.

 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

God Loves You (7.1.15)

My Child,
Do you know how much I love you?
And how precious you are to Me?

I love you so much that I know the very number of hairs that are on your head.  And each time that you brush or comb your hair, I know when the count changes. I keep track of every hair, because that’s how precious you are to Me. Therefore, do not allow the lies of the enemy to deceive you and cause you to think that I don’t care about you.

I know what you are going through.
It is My Love that is sustaining you.
And I do care.

My Child - I know it’s hard.  And although you may not always feel like praising Me while you are going through hard times, your actions will not affect My Love for you. I love you and care about you on the days when you don't do a single thing for My Kingdom. I love you on the days when you get so busy, that you forget to pray or read My Word. I even love you on the days when you don’t whisper My Name.

I love you, and the reason that I love you,
is because you are more precious to Me
than you can imagine.

So, come now My precious one, and allow the warmth of My love to settle over you and draw you away from the lies of the enemy. 

Come and draw near to Me and allow Me
to shower you in My goodness
and remind you just how precious you are to Me.

Allow Me to impart more of My love, peace and joy
so deep within you that you will never listen
to another lie of the enemy again.

I love you.
You are so precious to Me.
And I do care.


MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
Matthew 6:26 - Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?
 

John 15:9 - As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
 

John 15:13 - Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 
 

1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
 


July Cover Photo


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do not Entertain the Foolishness of the enemy. Keep Your Eyes Firmly Fixed Upon God. (6.30.15)

My Child,
When you choose to follow me, be not surprised when the enemy tries to tempt you. 

If the temptation doesn’t work, he will try to distract you, and confuse you, with his lies.  Do not be deceived by his lies, and rebuke anything that does not stand on My Word.  You know who I Am. I Am the One - who sends the rain in the dry season. I Am the One - who will give you strength, when you are weak. I Am the One - who will give you a way out, when you are tempted.

I Am your healer and deliverer. 
I will restore all that the enemy has stolen. 
I Am the One - who will provide all your needs.
You know who I Am.

Do not entertain what the enemy is trying to do, that will only cause you anxiety and despair. Instead, keep your eyes fixed firmly upon Me, your Help and your Deliverer.  You know My Promises, and they are Yes and Amen.  You know that I Am the One - who allows the sun to rise, and the sun to set. I Am the One - who will be with you until the end.

I Am that I Am,
and I Am more than able to take care of you.

Therefore, the next time the enemy comes against you, or the next time trials and hardships come your way, look to Me, the great I Am.  Look to Me, and expect Me to demonstrate My faithfulness to you, in the midst of that situation.  I cannot change. It is impossible for Me to become unfaithful to you.  It is impossible for Me to forsake you.

I have promised that My Word won’t return void, and it must be.

So, do not worry about what the enemy is trying to do,
his weapons will not prosper against you.
For greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. 
Know that I am the great I Am and there is no other.
I hold all power in My Hands!!!!


MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
Exodus 3:14 - And GOD said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

1 Samuel 12:22 - For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name's sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people.

John 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

1 John 4:4 - Ye are of GOD, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Build a God-Strong Foundation, that Will Not Be Shaken by the Cares of this World (6.28.15)

My Child, 
Whenever you’re feeling depressed or discouraged; whenever you’re feeling hopeless or filled with despair; do not give up and lie down in defeat. Lift your head up and recognize that you have been listening to the lies of the enemy. Do not let his lies, be the bricks that you use, to build your house with.

Loose yourself from anything that he’s been trying to give you
and choose to use My Word to build a house
that will not be shaken.

What you choose to believe,
is what you will use to build your life with,
and if you don’t choose to use My Words to build your house,
the foundation on which your house is built will not last.

You have a choice to make.
You can either build your house with the solid rock of My Word,
or allow the enemy to feed your spirit lies,
that will cause your house to crumble and fall.

This day, take charge and dispose of every lie the enemy has told you.

Loose yourself from every accusation of the enemy, and believe his lies no more.
Then bind yourself to the working and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.

Listen to My still small Voice,
and replace every lie he gave you
with the Truth of My Word.

Saturate your life, your mind, your spirit with My Words,
and believe what My Word says about you.

When you choose to believe My Word,
your house will not only become wiser and stronger;
but it will also become a foundation that cannot be shaken
by the cares of this world.


MEDITATE ON HIS WORD: 

Psalm 127:1 - A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Matthew 7:24-25 - Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

 

John 8:44 - Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. 


Saturday, June 27, 2015

Step Out in Faith (6.27.15)

My Child,
I am calling on you to exercise faith,
beyond the limits of your comfort zone.

I am calling on you to have great faith, supernatural faith.

If you really believe My Word is true, then step out of the boat.
Step out in faith, step out on My Word and do not allow anything
to hinder you from reaching your goal.

It is My desire for you to be able to stand on the Word
I have given you, and to know that I will
keep My promises.
I am the Lord your God.  I am faithful.

I have tolerated weak faith in My children,
but now is the time to take a stand for My purposes.

Now is the time to make Me known in your life, and the only way
to do that is, to step out in faith and conquer your fears.

I want you to never doubt Me.
You keep asking Me to move in your life,
however, it’s I who have been waiting for you to move.

When you walk in faith, I will make things happen in your life - to the point that you will not doubt my presence. I will cause changes to occur, but first you must move in faith.  Take one step, that’s all I ask..... And if you stumble, My Outstretched Arms will catch you.

However, you will never know what will happen,
if you do not move.

And do not waste any more time worrying about what others are saying or have said.  Yes, I know they are talking behind your back. They are behind you for a reason so, let them stay there, while you keep your eyes on the desires of your heart.

I have already canceled the power of their words by the Power of My Spirit.  
Their words have no weight in your life,
therefore Step Out in Faith - and do not entertain them.

You waited for Me.
Now I am waiting for you.

I am calling you, My Child.
To step out in faith.
Do not look back.

MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we walk by faith, not by sight:

James 2:20 - But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

James 2:26 - For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.