Wednesday, August 20, 2014

We Should Always Live a Life of Praise, No Matter Our Circumstances. Rise Up & Bless the Lord. (8.20.14)

Many times we miss GOD and do not recognize our blessings because they do not happen the way that we expect them to happen. Sometimes we become upset, frustrated or disappointed; and this clouds our ability to be grateful and appreciate the blessings of GOD. We must come to the point in our walk with the Lord that we realize that GOD is the one who sees the total picture. We only see a small part. 

We must stop seeing our delays as denials. 
We must stop feeling as if we are alone and forsaken.

GOD is a loving Father who does not neglect His children. 
GOD's ways are not our ways and GOD's thoughts are not our thoughts. 

We often try to figure out solutions to our situations, according to what we see. Nevertheless, when we trust GOD, He may cause things to go in a different direction; in order to avoid a disaster that we cannot see. We must be willing to trust GOD no matter what and stop trying to take things into our own hands.

We should always live a life of praise and thanksgiving to GOD. 

GOD no longer desires lip praises; He wants heart praises. David said, let everyone that has breath praise the Lord. Yes, you are hurting, but praise GOD anyway. No, you do not see the money for the rent or the mortgage, but praise GOD anyway. So what, you got a very negative report from the doctor, but praise GOD anyway. I know the boss is being very unfair, and it seems like the person with poor performance is getting a promotion, but praise GOD anyway.

We have to come to a point, where we understand and believe that what GOD has for us, no man can take from us; and when GOD opens a door for us, no man can shut it. You might be saying to yourself - that is easy for you to say because you are not in it. We all have our seasons, and the Bible tells us that what each of us go through is common to man. There is nothing unique about our trials. Your fire may not be my fire, but fire is fire; and all fire burns. We must not forget that the grace of GOD will always be sufficient.

Why should we thank GOD when it seems like things are just getting worse? We should thank GOD for holding back the fire and making a way of escape. We should thank GOD for being our deliverer. We should thank Him for being our refuge and our strength; our very present help in this time of trouble. Regardless of what the situation looks like; we should thank GOD, and know that He is GOD and He is still in control. He knows about the situation, He hears your cries, He sees your pain. 

He is a mighty GOD who has promised not to give you more than you are able to bear. 
He is always with you, even when it seems like you are all alone.

Today, I encourage you, to rise up and bless the Lord. 

Give GOD thanks and give Him praise. 
GOD has been good to you. 
If it had not been for the Lord, who was on your side, where would you be? 
It is because of the mercies of GOD that you are not consumed. 
GOD is a great GOD. 
He loves you and He cares about you. 

Give GOD thanks and praise today.
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Psalm 34:1 - I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.

Psalm 150:6 -  Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Lamentations 3:22 - It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

1 Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but GOD is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. 



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Father God, What Am I Going to Do? (8.19.14)

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

By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to GOD continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name. - Hebrews 13:15  






Heavenly Father,
I am troubled on every side,
yet you are keeping Me from being distressed.

I am confused, because I don’t know which way to turn,
yet, you won’t let Me be despaired.

My family and friend have persecuted Me for no reason.
But thank you GOD, for you have not forsaken Me.
I have been cast down, walked over, pushed aside.
But you have kept Me from being destroyed.
So, what am I going to do?  
  
I am going to Praise You, for all I am going through.
I am going to Praise You, because that is what I am supposed to do.
I am going to Praise You.
Praising You is what I will do.

Amen


Monday, August 18, 2014

The Honor & Power of Astonishing Prayer (8.18.14)

But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness - Hebrews 3:13

May I suggest a short prayer that you and/or your family
can lift up each and every day?
“Lord, show us the people You want us to help or encourage today.
Lead us to those who are hurting or in need,
and we will trust you for the means to do something about it.”


I can promise you that our loving Father will answer,
if you will listen and obey.
He will trust you with small things first and then He will stretch you 
to be obedient in His bigger plans and purposes.

Being the answer to the prayers of others
is one way to be used by GOD. 
Being the answer to our own prayers is an astonishingly powerful privilege. 

There may be situations in the lives of people you know, 
or perhaps He will choose to use your prayer to work 
in the lives of those you may never meet. 

Prayer is a great mystery, 
but GOD has chosen to use us to be His agents of answered prayer. 
Knowing this, makes prayer such an honor. 
It encourages us to pray more and to listen better! 

We should always be ready to stand in the gap 
when the Lord places a burden or need on our hearts. 
He may not always use you in certain situations, 
but because of your prayers, He may have touched the heart of others to respond. 

A good prayer when those you are praying for are far away is,
“Lord, would you put one of Your willing servants
into the path of this person today who can be a blessing to them?” 

The family of GOD is extensive and worldwide. 
He will use every heart that is willing to listen to His voice.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

God is Smiling Upon the Life You are Living. Rest, Reflect and Be Patient. (8.17.14)

My Child,
When you do not feel My presence, 
do not feel as though you have done something wrong. 

Why are you feeling as though you are not going forward in your walk with Me? 

Those thoughts are not from Me; let them go. 
The enemy wants you to think and feel that way. 
He wants you to doubt you ever heard My voice. 
Know I am allowing you this time to rest in Me; 
while I prepare your body for your next mission. 
Do not allow the enemy to confuse you. 
Do not worry that you are not kept busy all the time. 
You must know you are with Me, and I am with you. 
The life you are living is being smiled upon. 
Take this time to pray to Me, to worship me, to learn of Me, 
to come and sit at My feet. 
Learn to be patient. 

While you wait in silence, or what you think is silence, 
this is My chance to give you new life. 
Some things take time for Me to show My children. 
Some things My children will not fear. 
If I gave you what you are asking for on your time, 
you would not be ready to receive it. 

Remember, all things work together 
for the good of those who love Me, 
and are called according to My purpose. 

I know that you love Me, and you know that I called you, 
so please be patient. 
Please, do not call our quiet time together wasted time. 
I do not waste one second. 
If you are patient, I will turn all your reversals into rehearsals for My Glory.

Rest in this and be patient. 
Use this time to meditate with Me. 
What you consider as a move backward, is necessary in My process. 
I am controlling all of your time. 

I see all your moves; I know all your thoughts; I know all your ways. 

For I know the plans that I have you, 
plans to prosper you and not to harm you, 
plans to give you hope and a future. 

Remember how you trusted Me in the past to work in you? 
You were so pleased with what we accomplished, 
so please trust Me now. 
You have come too far.  
Do not doubt Me now.

Do not worry; I have not broken one promise. 
And stop thinking that I do not need you. 
Please tell Me, why you think I don’t need you? 
Things have not changed. 
I have not changed. 
I cannot change. 
Please be patient with Me, 
for I will bring to pass all that I have promised, for I am GOD. 
I changeth not.
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Hebrews 10:36 - For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of GOD, ye might receive the promise.

James 1:3 - Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

James 1:4 - But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.



Friday, August 15, 2014

Go to the Peaceful Waters in Your Spirit, Rest and Embrace God's Peace (8.15.14)

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. - John 14:27 

Beloved,
There is something that you are going through and it is troubling your heart.
I see how this situation has disturbed even your quiet time with Me.
You don’t know how to return to the peacefulness you had before it all started.

My Child, why have you allowed trouble to invade your spirit in this way? 
Did I not promise that I would keep you in perfect peace if you
kept your mind on Me?
I need you to go to where the peaceful waters are within your spirit.
Once you go there, angels of peace are waiting to minister healing
to your troubled heart.
However, you must be still in order to receive it.
Can you be still?
Can you come to the still waters
and allow the angels to minister healing to your heart?

Receive the peace I am imparting unto you.
This peace, My peace, is forevermore. 
Selah.

Relax now, take a deep breath and embrace My peace.
I freely give it to you, because your soul needs rest.
Forgive yourself and all that you have gone through. 

Forget about the pain of the past, every trial, every tribulation, 
and allow the healing grace of My love to come in and minister through you. 
As you forgive yourself, forgive those who have hurt you. 
You will feel better once you have forgiven them.

Allow My love to strip away layer after layer of your hurt, pain and unhappiness. 
Let the Angels continue to minister My love, My healing and My peace to you. 

Give to me your troubled heart and I will replace it with My peace. 
A peace that surpasses all understanding. 

Come now.  Let Us enjoy this peace together.



Thursday, August 14, 2014

Do Not Be Tempted to Lose Heart. Keep Pressing Forward. Keep Believing. (8.14.14)

My Child, 
You are feeling pressure from all around and
you are being tempted to lose heart. 
Please do not let that happen. 

The enemy is creeping around you; sneaking in the dark; 
seeking ways to kill, steal and destroy everything about you. 
he never sleeps nor rests from his diabolical plot against you. 
This is old news. Nothing is new about his tactics; 
and you should not be surprised by anything that he tries.

You have power over the enemy, Beloved.
I gave it to you when I rose on the third day. 

You must begin to use the authority I gave you 
to defeat him every time he comes around. 
Remember this; his greatest weapons are lies and deceit. 
he has nothing new to use. 
he would love to see you give up and sit down;
for that would mean certain victory for him. 

However, I did not create you to quit. 

When I rose the third day, I gave you victory over the enemy. 
The enemy of your soul is already defeated. 
Do not allow him to gain any advantage over you. 

Stand your ground against him.
Refuse to give him any satisfaction.
he has no authority over you.

Remember, to watch and be prayerful. 

Never give him a place in your life through
unrighteous thoughts, words or deeds. 
That is the only way he can win. 

The blood of the Lamb and your testimony make you an overcomer. 
You have all the authority you need to stand, and resist the enemy.

So, do not be tempted to lose heart.
Keep pressing forward.
Keep believing.
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Meditate on God's Word:
1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Hebrews 3:14 - For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end;

1 Peter 5:7-8 - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:



Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Peace that will Keep You Calm in the Midst of Your Storms. Trust in God. (8.13.14)

Faith Believers,
Do not let nervousness and depression set in. 
The enemy is trying to break you. 
He is trying to make you give up. 
You cannot give up.

Hear what the Lord has to say:
My Child,
When you worry, you take back your confession of faith. 
You begin to doubt if I will fulfill My promises. 

And yes, you have doubted Me.
Repent and say, “Lord, I believe, Help thou mine unbelief.” 
I have not forgotten you Beloved. 
I AM RIGHT IN THE MIDST WITH YOU. 

Release to me all that concerns you. 
I see what you are going through. 
I know all about your troubles. 
Trust Me, and I will make a way where there seems to be no way. 
Do not worry about how it will be done, 
just trust that it will be done. 
All I ask is that you, TRUST ME!

Stagger not at My promises through unbelief, but be strong in faith. 
I AM able to deliver. I have worked it out already! 
Be thou comforted by these words today, 
for surely I know what you are going through. 

I have never taken My eyes off of you. 
I have been with you in the midst of the fire 
and now I have come to set you free. 
Believe in My Word. 

The COMFORTER, which is the Holy Spirit, has come to give you Peace. 
I speak Peace over you this day. 
Peace, not as you know it, but My Peace, 
a Peace that surpasses ALL understanding. 

A Peace that will keep you calm in the midst of your storms.

In the name of my Son, Jesus Christ, I speak PEACE over you this day.

Meditate on God's Word:
  ~ Matthew 6:25-34
  ~ John 14:27


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This is a Faith Walk. Reach Out, Take God's Hand and Do Not Let Go (8.12.14)

My Child,
Please stop looking at the storms
and at how hard the waves are blowing in your life. 

Do not allow these things to cause you to think 
that I will not answer on time. 

Do not look to the left nor to the right. 

Instead, lift your head up and look to Me. 

Seek My face, seek only My face.

Reach out and take My hand; and do not let go. 
I will guide you every step of the way. 
Although, things appear to look dark, 
and you may feel like you will never make it through the storm,
know that I am with you. 

Press on through, you will make it. 

I am here to help you. I will protect you. 
You must stand strong and press through the trials of life. 
In this life you will have trials and tribulations, 
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the things of this world.

This is a faith walk. 
Everything you do must be done by faith, in Me. 
If you keep your eyes focused on Me, you will not fail. 
I know each thing you must face, 
because I have already faced them for you. 

So, My child, do not be afraid. 
I will not let you be harmed. 
I will guide you every step of the way. 
My right hand will protect you. 
Know that I have prepared the way for you. 

Just trust Me and press on through.

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 ~  Meditate on God's Word  ~
John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

1 Peter 4:12-13 - Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.



Monday, August 11, 2014

Listen to God, Fear Nothing, Stand in Authority & Walk Through the Open Doors (8.11.14)

My Child,
Today, I put before you an open door that no man can shut. 
The door is open. 

Listen for My voice so you will know your next steps. 
In the past, you were not listing to Me and walked right past the door. 
Please do not do that this time.  
Listen to Me and walk through the door. 

There are things assigned to you that are waiting behind the door, 
that you must pursue. 
There are things I want to show you and will teach you. 
There are also things that others need to hear. 
These words will be life changing for their good.

Reject the lies of the enemy, and do not doubt that it is I, 
the Lord your God, who led you to this door. 
The enemy does not want you to advance. 
he does not want you to receive your blessings. 
Do not allow his spirit of fear to stop you from advancing in the Kingdom. 

Listen very closely to what I am saying. 
There is nothing to fear. Walk through the door. 
I have never led you astray. 
Stand up in the authority I have given you.
Step out in faith.  And walk through the door.

My Child, I am with you. 
I will be walking before you every step of the way, 
leading you in the way you should go. 

Together, we will overcome every obstacle that tries to block your way. 
Together we will be victorious. 
Now, do not pass by the door, but walk through the door in faith,
knowing that your blessings are on the other side. 

I am waiting.
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Isaiah 30:21 - And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.

2 Timothy 1:7 - For GOD hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

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



Sunday, August 10, 2014

Trust God. Come to Him. And Allow Him to Take Control of Your Life. (8.10.14)

 Beloved,
You have sought Me for a while; 
and asked Me to bring renewal and restoration into your life. 
You cried out during the midnight hour for a change to come into your life. 
Circumstances have once again taken over.  And you are discouraged. 
You are on your face saying, “Where are You Lord?” 

My child, can't you see that I am right here for you? 
I never left you.  And I never will.
I am right there by your side,
and I have been working on your behalf.
I never stopped.

My child, have you closed your heart
because you have not received exactly what you wanted from Me?
I desire to bless you abundantly, beyond anything you can imagine.
I want to give you far more than you can imagine,
if only you would let go and let me do what I promised!!
You feel you have to have things a certain way.
I need for you to let go of your imaginations.
I need you to take the limits off Me.

I am the Lord your GOD and I know what is best for you.

Trust Me. Come to Me.  And allow Me to take control of your life.

I have everything you will ever need.
I have the perfect plan already laid out for you.
Open your heart once again to see things through My Eyes.
Why did you stop looking through the Eyes of Faith anyway?

You came to Me.  And you cried to Me.
But your heart was not open to see what I truly have for you.

It is My desire to bless you.

Wake up and see that I have not left you.

Open your heart to me and start trusting Me.
As you do this, you will feel My touch come upon you like never before.
And you will rise up out of your slumber.

Meditate on My Word: Isaiah 43:18-19