Sunday, June 17, 2018

Stop Worrying, Open Your Spiritual Eyes, Surrender All, Keep Your Hand to the Plow & Get Back to Doing God's Work (6.17.18)

My Child,
Do not spend any more time pondering on what the enemy has done or said.  When you do that, you give him a foothold to launch another attack closer to home. My child, the best thing for you to do is to pray; commit everything to Me and get back to what I’ve called you to do.  Anything that keeps you from working for Me helps the enemy, and you were not anointed to glorify the enemy.   


Stop worrying about how the picture of your life or ministry looks, or that it may not be what you think it should be. Surrender all to Me and I Will use what you’re going through to redirect you from something far worse.  And at the same time, I Will prepare you for something far better. It is time for you to believe what I said to you in My Word; that I Am a loving Father and that I will never leave nor forsake you.

I adopted you into My Family and nothing can separate you from My Love.  Know that this is true, even when you cannot feel it, for there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.

Open your spiritual eyes and see the problem
     through My Greatness and it will give you the strength
     and confidence you need to finish the work.


My child, I Am doing a great work in your life.

Therefore, do not worry about the enemy when he laughs at what you’re doing and tries to hinder your work.  Let that remind you that I Am going to bless you - exceeding, abundantly, above what you’ve asked; and what he’s trying to do cannot compare to the blessing that’s to come.

Now, keep your hand to the plow
     and get back to work. 




Read and Meditate on His Word:
Romans 8:38-39 - For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of GOD which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

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

Ephesians 3:20 - Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, 

Colossians 3:23-24 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. 

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 1:22 - But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 

Luke 9:62 - And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of GOD.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

#ScriptureReflection - Joshua 2 (6.16.18)

Rahab and the Spies

Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “especially Jericho.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
The king of Jericho was told, “Look, some of the Israelites have come here tonight to spy out the land.” So the king of Jericho sent this message to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you and entered your house, because they have come to spy out the whole land.”
But the woman had taken the two men and hidden them. She said, “Yes, the men came to me, but I did not know where they had come from. At dusk, when it was time to close the city gate, they left. I don’t know which way they went. Go after them quickly. You may catch up with them.” (But she had taken them up to the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax she had laid out on the roof.) So the men set out in pursuit of the spies on the road that leads to the fords of the Jordan, and as soon as the pursuers had gone out, the gate was shut.
Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given you this land and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you. 10 We have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea[a] for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two kings of the Amorites east of the Jordan, whom you completely destroyed.[b] 11 When we heard of it, our hearts melted in fear and everyone’s courage failed because of you, for the Lord your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below.
12 “Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family, because I have shown kindness to you. Give me a sure sign 13 that you will spare the lives of my father and mother, my brothers and sisters, and all who belong to them—and that you will save us from death.”
14 “Our lives for your lives!” the men assured her. “If you don’t tell what we are doing, we will treat you kindly and faithfully when the Lord gives us the land.”
15 So she let them down by a rope through the window, for the house she lived in was part of the city wall. 16 She said to them, “Go to the hills so the pursuers will not find you. Hide yourselves there three days until they return, and then go on your way.”
17 Now the men had said to her, “This oath you made us swear will not be binding on us 18 unless, when we enter the land, you have tied this scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you have brought your father and mother, your brothers and all your family into your house. 19 If any of them go outside your house into the street, their blood will be on their own heads; we will not be responsible. As for those who are in the house with you, their blood will be on our head if a hand is laid on them. 20 But if you tell what we are doing, we will be released from the oath you made us swear.”
21 “Agreed,” she replied. “Let it be as you say.”
So she sent them away, and they departed. And she tied the scarlet cord in the window.
22 When they left, they went into the hills and stayed there three days, until the pursuers had searched all along the road and returned without finding them. 23 Then the two men started back. They went down out of the hills, forded the river and came to Joshua son of Nun and told him everything that had happened to them. 24 They said to Joshua, “The Lord has surely given the whole land into our hands; all the people are melting in fear because of us.”

Friday, June 15, 2018

Your Entire Life is a #FaithWalk - so Believe it, Receive it & Speak it... by Faith!! (6.15.18)

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. By faith, we understand that the ages were framed by a word of GOD, so that the things being seen not to have come into being out of the things that appear. - Hebrews 11:1-3


My Child,
Walk by faith and do not believe those things you see with your natural eyes, nor process them with the carnal mind. It is by faith that your ancestors entered into the promises of GOD. It is by faith that they regarded their circumstances null and void of interfering with My Promises.

By faith, believe that the great I Am is bigger than the circumstances you face.


Do not be intimidated by negative reports, for this will cause you to give up on My Promises and see them as impossible. You know with Me all things are possible to those who believe; therefore, walk in this truth and this truth only -- "You have within you the ability to overcome every obstacle in your way and walk in victory. You have been blessed with the power to rise above the circumstances and to glean from Heaven’s perspective all that is taking place in this day."

I Am the Lord your God.  I Am your Father.  I have not left you alone.  I’ve made a way for you to conquer every foe, to say "no" to temptation, and to discern truth from a lie.

I have given you every tool to outsmart the enemy.
I have given you My Word.

All you need to do is use it, believe it, and walk by faith
     - not by sight.
By faith, conquer every fear by the power of My Word.
My Word is the weapon which will render the enemy
     a defeated foe.
Believe My Word, walk in obedience to it and be
     numbered among the faithful. 


Walk by faith and understand that no weapon formed against you is able to prosper. By faith, believe that every mountain will move in the name of My Son, Jesus. Walk by faith and make the way straight for My Will to be performed in your midst. Walk by faith and not by sight; you will overcome the realm of nature and move into the realm of the supernatural; and no one will be able to defeat you.

It’s a faith walk My child,
     a faith walk.

Believe it, receive it, and speak it by faith.



 


READ AND MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD:
John 20:29 - Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Mark 9:23 - Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.


Mark 11:23 - For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 


2 Corinthians 5:7 - (For we walk by faith, not by sight:) 

Hebrews 10:23 - Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Give Thanks to the Lord, For He Is Good - Reflecting on Psalm 107:1 (6.14.18)

Faith Believers,
The goodness of GOD does not ignore trouble and problems in life.  GOD's goodness brings victory and peace to our lives in the midst of trouble.

It is written in Psalm 107:1 - Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good.  Throughout the psalm, the psalmist speaks of the problems and difficulties in life. Then he tells of how good GOD is, in the midst of those difficulties. We can never fully appreciate the nature and attributes of the Father until we rest in the assurance that He is perfect in His goodness. GOD is so good!

Even when bad things touch our lives,
     we only have to look to the Father.
He is good.

He can even cause bad things to work together for good to those who love Him. When the Father touches the bad situations of our lives, He supernaturally causes good to come forth from those situations. He is a good Father.
The enemy will accuse GOD at this point. the enemy will come to us and show us the evil in the world. the enemy vividly describes the atrocities throughout history. And then the enemy says that GOD is the cause and source of evil. The moment that we begin to entertain that thought, we lose power in prayer.

The Father longs to express His Goodness to His Children. If we are to be powerful in prayer, we must have a clear view of His goodness.
 - Marilyn

~ Prayer ~
Good and Perfect GOD,
You work all things for my own good.
You have a future and hope for me.

Protect me from the doubt and discouragement
     that the enemy tries to place into my mind.

I want the joy and peace You long to give me.
You are a good Father, and my heart will stand
     firm upon that truth!

In Your Son Jesus' Name,
Amen

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

It is Time. Now Go Forth.... (6.13.18)

My Child,
I know your time of transition has not been easy.
You’ve had to walk through valleys, climb wearily up
     mountains, and spend time hidden alone in your cave,
     waiting for your hard place to come to an end.

I saw the time when you lifted your tearful face to Me and wondered why I wasn’t moving on your behalf. My Child, I Am never still.

All you’ve gone through hasn’t been in vain, it was for My Glory.

Let Me explain...  When you entered those hard places, you carried with you things which hindered you from doing what I called you to do. However, you patiently allowed 
Me to strip away the many burdens you carried. The more you dwelled in My Presence, the stronger you became.

Look at the person you’ve become.
You are free, not lacking anything.
Now, you can go to the places
     where I need you to go.

It is time for you to visit My Chosen Ones and
     teach them how to come out of their dark places.

It is time to carry hope to those who are bound,
     so they will believe in Me once again.

It is time.
Now go forth.
 


READ AND MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD:
Job 23:10 - But He knows the way that I take; when He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold. 
 
Isaiah 61:1-3 - The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is on Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to preach the acceptable year of Jehovah and the day of vengeance of our GOD; to comfort all who mourn; to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that He might be glorified. 

1 Corinthians 10:31 - Therefore whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of GOD. 
 
James 1:2-4 - My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into different kinds of temptations, knowing that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing.
 
 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spending Time in Praise & Worship (6.12.18)

My Child,
Come before Me for a time of praise and worship. 

You’ve been limiting the things that I want to do in your life. If you spend some time in praise and worship, it will remove the chains which hold your mind captive.  Don’t allow your daily situations and circumstances to discourage you from pursuing all that I desire you to be.  Don’t allow anything or anybody to hinder or limit the things that I can do through your life.  So, spend some time in praise and worship with Me.


As you praise and worship Me, the dreams and the visions that I have placed within your heart will be rekindled. 

Your time in worship will release My gentle wind of refreshing on your hopes and dreams and will cause such excitement within you that your circumstances and situations will seem insignificant.


As you praise and worship Me, I will remove the limitations that you’ve set in your mind.  I will ignite a spiritual fire in your life so that the dreams and visions I imparted in you will be clear and you will become more focused on reaching them.

As you praise and worship Me, I will lead you to greener pastures, I will lead you beside still waters, and I will restore your soul.  My child, there’s much I want to do through you.  So, it’s important that you spend time in praise and worship to remove the limits you’ve placed on Me.

Let’s praise and worship the Lord.

 
 

READ AND MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD
Psalm 23:2-3 - He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 

Psalm 29:2 - Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which GOD hath prepared for them that love him.


Hebrews 13:15 - 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.

1 Thessolonians 5:18 - In everything give thanks: for this is the will of GOD in Christ Jesus concerning you.
 
 

Monday, June 11, 2018

You will See how Strong You are when You Let Go & Realize that God's Grace is All You Need (6.11.18)

For this thing, I besought the Lord three times, that it might depart from me. Each time he said, "My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness." So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me. That's why I take pleasure in my weakness, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:8-10


Faith Believers,
Oh, what powerful scriptures! 
 
Oftentimes, we fail to recognize the power of this message.  If you are going through a trial or facing a situation where you have tried and tried, yet nothing seems to be working for you; stop and take your hands off of it.

Stop trying to make something happen and ask the Lord
     to give you His Grace to make it through. 

Instead of causing your blood pressure to rise or giving yourself an ulcer, go to the Lord in prayer. Hold your arms out and say, "Lord, I don’t know what to do.  I can't see how I can do this. So, I am letting it go right now, and turning this over to you.  Lord, I surrender, help me to see Your will in the midst of this!”
 

And His Still Small Voice will say:

My Child,
Thank you. Now, leave it totally in My Hands. 

I’ve been standing right here with you, waiting for you to release it to Me.  I have wanted to take that burden, but you've been hanging on to it so strongly that you hindered Me from helping you.

Thank you for finally giving it to Me.  


Now, I can move on your behalf. 
I can do what you were not able to do. 

In your weakness, My strength will be a rock for you to lean on. Your surrender allows Me to release an abundance of blessings into your life.  Your surrender allows Me to bring about the change that you’ve been seeking.

Watch as the most amazing things begins to happen in and around you.   Things will happen all because you fell into My Arms and let it go. 

I Am sorry it took you so long to do this,
     but I’ve been here all the time,
     waiting for you.  

Whatever you've been crying and praying about; it doesn't matter if its finances, healing, family, a relationship, or whatever. If you're tired and worn out from battling day and night and getting nowhere, let it go.

Give it up.
Surrender it to the Lord!
Release it right now.

Admit your weakness to Him and allow Him to move miraculously on your behalf; then start praising the Lord for taking the burden off you, and watch the Lord do in a moment what you couldn’t do in a lifetime. 

You will see how strong you are when you let go.

   -  Marilyn


READ AND MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD:
2 Corinthians 8:9 - For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though He was rich, for your sakes He became poor, in order that you might be made rich through His poverty.

2 Corinthians 9:8 - And GOD is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: 
Ephesians 1:7 - In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace,

Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace you are saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of GOD,

Hebrews 4:16 - Let us, therefore, come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

2 Timothy 2:1 - Therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 



Sunday, June 10, 2018

Wait Patiently for God's Guidance (6.10.18)

My Child,
Be patient.  Be still. 
Wait patiently for My Voice. 

I may not be in the wind, nor in the storm; as I have been in the past.  You will have to be still, listen quietly, and you will hear My Still Small Voice.  I say unto you that you are more than a conqueror, and that you are fully able to accomplish what I have set for you to do. 

So, come to Me and be still.

Wait patiently for My Guidance and when the time is right, I will show you the way to move forward.  I desire for you to grow spiritually in Me. Do not neglect the reading of My Word each day.  This is vital to your growth and nurturing.  I have sent you a Word through My Prophets.  However, this should be confirmation and encouragement to what you’ve already known through spending consecrated time immersing yourself daily in My Word. 


My Beloved, I Am no respecter of persons.  I desire very much to speak and commune with you, but are you listening?  Are you closing yourself off from the noise of the world, as you spend time talking to Me?

Beloved, seek first the Kingdom.
Talk to Me, spend time getting to know Me,
     and watch how I will bring everything to past
     that you have believed Me for.

Come to Me and be still, for these are perilous times. 

I need you to rest in Me, so you will be prepared. 
Resting is part of your preparation. 
Be still, for I Am GOD, and I have not changed.

Come, I Am waiting for you.


READ AND MEDITATE ON GOD'S WORD
1 Kings 19:11-12 - And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the LORD.  And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake.  And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 

Psalm 37:7 - Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 

Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint. 


Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.

Hebrews 6:15 - And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise. 


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


Saturday, June 9, 2018

#ScriptureReflection - 2 Timothy 4:1-8 (6.9.18)

Beloved:
I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus,
who will judge the living and the dead,
and by his appearing and his kingly power:
proclaim the word;
be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient;
convince, reprimand, encourage through all patience and teaching.
For the time will come when people will not tolerate sound doctrine
but, following their own desires and insatiable curiosity,
will accumulate teachers and will stop listening to the truth
and will be diverted to myths.
But you, be self-possessed in all circumstances;
put up with hardship;
perform the work of an evangelist;
fulfill your ministry.

For I am already being poured out like a libation,
and the time of my departure is at hand.
I have competed well;
I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.
From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me,
which the Lord, the just judge,
will award to me on that day, and not only to me,
but to all who have longed for his appearance.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Do Not Worry About Minor Setbacks (6.8.18)

My Child,
Do not allow the minor setbacks to discourage you. These setbacks are just a part of your journey with Me. I want to encourage you and help you to recognize they are only temporary. And I do not see them as setbacks, I see them as opportunities for you to grow into a stronger person.
Allow those obstacles to be the stepping stones which draw you closer to Me. Do not allow obstacles to stop you from expecting divine breakthroughs in your life. Look with the eyes of faith and see brighter possibilities opening before you. 
When you learn to embrace these opportunities instead of resisting them, you will experience immense growth and blessings.

Remember, it's 
just a minor setback, stop worrying about it.

Do not let it stop you, for it's only setting you up to be blessed.

Read and 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. 

2 Corinthians 2:14 - Now thanks be to GOD who always leads us in triumph in Christ,

2 Corinthians 4:16-18 - That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever. [NLT]

1 Peter 5:10 - But the GOD of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you.