Friday, September 19, 2014

God is Calling You Out to Come Closer to Him (9.19.14)

My Child,
I see you're anxious and you're worried. 
Why is this when you have Me?

 Don’t you know all things are in My hands? 
I know everything you have endured. 
I know how you chose to stay with Me, 
even when it was easier for you to walk away. 

Come to Me and tell Me what troubles you so much. 
I am watching over you and walking with you, 
although you think I am not there. 

Beloved, I would never leave you nor forsake you.  That is My promise.

I am calling out to you to come closer to Me. 
I desire to give you rest, in the midst of the storm that surrounds you. 
When you find yourself weak and weary, come unto Me, 
and lay all that troubles you at My feet. 
I shall lift the heaviness; and then restore, strengthen, and heal you. 

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. 
If you believe that I am GOD, then come to Me now. 
Allow Me to release all that is weighing so heavily on your mind. 
All good and perfect gifts are from My hands, 
and I shall not withhold anything good from you. 
All you have to do is ask. 

Heavenly treasures are waiting for you.

Come closer and allow Me to bless you. 
Come, and I will refresh you. 
My Child, let Me pour My refreshing spirit over your weary soul. 
Why worry when I am in your presence? 
Have faith in Me and trust Me to deliver you. 
Come closer, do not worry and feel the refreshing coming over you, 
bringing peace in the midst of the storm. 

Come closer and do not worry.
 
Meditate on God's Word: Luke 12:25, John 14:1, John 14:27

~ My Prayer Confession ~

Heavenly Father, 
Thank you for always being with me
and being my strength when I am weak.

You are my Rock, when I need a place to lay my weary head.

I thank you Lord for staying close to me
and drawing me nearer to you.

Thank you for pouring a fresh anointing over my life.
Lord, I bless Your Holy name
for You are more than worthy to be praised! 

In Your Son, Jesus' Name,
Amen



Thursday, September 18, 2014

Finding a Way to Bring Peace to Your Spirit, In Order to Hear God Clearly (9.18.14)

My Child,
I know you are going through a lot right now.
Yes, times may be difficult, but you will learn and gain 
so much by not giving up on Me. 

I know the thoughts that are going through your mind. 
You are desperately trying to find a solution to your problems. 
Your mind is running to and fro, thinking that you need 
to do something right now. Please let go of those thoughts. 

The challenge that is before you is one that I have allowed. 
Yes, I have allowed this challenge to come to you, 
just as I did with Job. Right now, it seems difficult and 
may look like there is no way out.  
However, if you endure to the end, you will see that this trial 
will lead you to the blessing that is waiting for you.

My child, find a way to bring peace to your spirit, 
so you can hear Me clearly.  Reading more of My Word will help you. 
Allow My Word to saturate your spirit, in order for you 
to make it through this current challenge, 

My Word must be rooted and grounded in your spirit. 
And at that point, you will be amazed, as you see Me
turn your trials around.
____
Meditate on God's Word:

Job 1:6-8 - Now there was a day when the sons of GOD came to present themselves before the LORD, and satan came also among them.  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then satan answered the LORD, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth GOD, and escheweth evil?

Job 42:12  - So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning:



Wednesday, September 17, 2014

God has Called Us to Pray for Our Enemies (9.17.14)

Faith Believers,
The Lord our God is the “GOD who gives life to the dead 
and calls things that are not as though they were” (Romans 4:17b).

Sometimes it is hard to imagine that our enemies could ever
turn away from evil and come to God,
but He has called us to pray for them.

What seems impossible to us,
is possible with God (reflect on Mark 10:27).
What greater love could there be
than to pray that GOD
draws them into His kingdom? 

Below are some passages from the book of Colossians that you may pray on their behalf:
  • Pray that GOD will rescue them from the dominion of darkness and bring them “into the kingdom of the Son He [the Father] loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” - Colossians 1:13-14.
  • Pray GOD will make known to them His glorious riches through the mystery of Christ (reflect on Colossians 1:27).
  • Pray that they may “know the mystery of GOD, namely Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” - Colossians 2:2-3.
  • Pray that they will “put to death whatever belongs to their earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry” - Colossians 3:5.
  • Pray that they will rid themselves of “anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from [their] lips” - Colossians 3:8.
  • Pray that they will become one of GOD’s children, holy and dearly loved, clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience (reflect on Colossians 3:12).
  • Pray they will come to know and possess the love of the Lord (reflect on Colossians 3:14).
  • Pray that they will come to know the peace of Christ and that it will rule in their hearts (reflect on Colossians 3:15).
~ A Focused Prayer ~
Loving GOD, 

Teach me to pray for my enemies, 
and show me how to love them as You do! 

Free them from darkness and draw them into Your light! 

Make Yourself known to them, 
so that they will become Your precious children, 
clothed in holiness. 

Fill them with Your peace!  
And continue to use me as a conduit 
for Your love in their lives!


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Your Circumstances & Difficulties are only for a Season. Stay Focused on God & Speak Words of Faith. (9.16.14)

My Child,
Do not focus your attention on your circumstances and difficulties, 
for they are only for a season. They have no power over you. 
The only power they have is the power you give them. 
Therefore, do not give them any power by glorifying your pain. 
Keep your mind focused on Me instead. 
Speak words of faith and glorify Me at all times.

As the Lord Your God, I will cause you to stand firm through your storm. 
Make a commitment to seek and pursue Me. 
Believe Me and trust in My Word. 
Do not listen to the many lies the enemy has placed 
in the current storm that is swirling around you.  

Expect Me to bless you through all of this, 
and know that the things I have promised will come to past. 
Remind yourself of this daily. I am not man that I should lie. 

I am almighty, all powerful and I can do all things; 
so keep your eyes fixed upon Me for I am the One 
who will cause the wind and the storms to cease.

Believe.  Have Faith.  Trust.
_________

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.

Mark 4:39-41 - And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Hebrews 12:2  - Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of GOD. 


Monday, September 15, 2014

Instead of Avoiding Storms, Embrace the Winds, Trust God & Sail to Your Destination (9.15.14)

My Child,
As a ship is tossed about in the ocean, too often you may 
feel tossed about by your circumstances. 
However, you may fail to realize that these same waves 
contain the power to take your boat to its destination. 
Those strong, powerful winds will catch the sails and transport 
the vessel through the rough waters, and although it may not be comfortable, 
it will reach its destination. 

You complain about the strong winds blowing, and the discomfort they bring;
however, these same winds hold the power to push you to your destination. 
You are so focused on the discomfort, 
that you are not harnessing the power of these situations. 
Instead of fighting against them, embrace them and learn to ride them.

Learn to ride waves and the situations that challenge you. 
If you learn how to use the challenging circumstances in your life, 
you will rise above them. 

Then, once you do this, you will look up and see 
that I am the One at the helm of your ship. 
I am the One steering you. 
And yes, I will at times steer you into the wind 
so that My sails can catch you. 
And take you where I need you to be.

Therefore, My Child, stop struggling and learn to yield 
to what I am doing in your life. 
Learn to stand in My name and face these situations, 
knowing that Your Captain is in control of your ship. 

Learn to rise above fear 
and use faith in these circumstances. 

Instead of avoiding the storms, 
embrace the winds, and sail through to your destination.

Then, when you get your place of victory, 
you will see that you are much stronger 
than when you first started your journey. 

You will see that your circumstances pushed you 
beyond what you could have ever imagined. 
You will see that only the Lord 
could have done this thing in your life. 

I say to you, learn to ride the storm, 
embrace the strong winds blowing in your life, 
and sail on to victory, with Me.
_____

Acts 27:30-31 - And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

God Will Restore, Strengthen & Heal You. Keep Your Eyes on Him & You Will Have the Victory. (9.14.14)

God wants you to know that He loves you.
He cares about you, and He is watching over you.
Our God knows the trouble you have been through
and that you have chosen to stay the course,
in spite of your hardship. 

The Lord says, now is the time of your reward.
- Marilyn Chaney

________

My Child,
I watch over you.
I walk with you, even when you do not understand I am there.
I am the Lord your God, and I am watching over you
through your many questions, even when you think I do not care.

I have spoken in My Word that I would never
leave you nor forsake you.  My beloved, is the truth.
I am calling out to you today to come closer to Me.
And do not worry.

I am watching over you, and I shall give you rest
in the midst of what you are going through.
When you find yourself weary and without strength;
bring your burden to Me and I shall lift it from you.

I will restore, strengthen and heal you.
Rest assured I am watching over you.
Keep your eyes on Me and you will have the victory.
______

Meditate on God's Word: 

Matthew 6:25-26 - Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?  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?

Matthew 6:30-33 - Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?  (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 


Friday, September 12, 2014

Set My Heart on a Peaceful Path (9.12.14)

Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is Mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good - Romans 12:17-21

Faith Believers,
How will the unsaved most likely come into GOD’s kingdom?
Through your revenge, or by your loving acts and prayers for them? 
This is an extremely important concept to grasp, and very important to teach children.
A child's first response is often to hit back, think up revenge, cease friendship, etc.;
rather than praying, continuing to be kind, etc.

Have you ever said unkind things to your spouse or friends 
that you normally would not say?
Do you feel guilty when they do not respond to you in the same manner? 
Or they answer you with a kind loving word? 
How do you feel when this happen? 

It should make you go to GOD and repent.
Then go to your friend or spouse and apologize.
How many arguments or hurtful situations in your family
could have been avoided by simply responding kindly
instead of fighting back – submitting to GOD, instead of
to our natural human sinful flesh!
It really works!

I feel terrible for hurting my friends feelings,
or lashing out at them because I am angry.
If they responded back to me in anger, I doubt
I would feel very repentant.
But because they respond in love,
it brings me back into a right relationship with them, and with GOD.

May your heart be filled with peace,
- Marilyn

Loving Father, 
I know that praying for the people I love, 
and for those who are lost, 
is Your way of accomplishing Your plans and purposes 
in their lives! 

Set my heart on a peaceful path 
when I am angered or upset…
or when I have forgotten to pray for those 
who have not yet stepped into the light 
of Your glorious Kingdom! 

Keep me from succumbing to feelings of anger, 
outrage or revenge. 

Help me to live at peace with everyone! 
Set my desire upon loving all people,
and desiring Your best for them!

Keep me from being overcome by evil,
so that I may continually overcome evil with good.

In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ,
Amen


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Look Up, Look Up & Receive God's Joy. And Do Not Stop Believing. (9.11.14)

Beloved,
It is time for My people to rise up, and stop looking down at their ashes,
counting their woes and pains.
It is time for them to lift their heads and look to Me.

Where does your help come from?
Your help comes from you God, the maker of heaven and earth!
I am the One who has healed you,
who has removed sickness from your midst,
who has removed oppression from your life,
who has brought you joy amidst pain.
I am the Lord your God, I am the One who will do it again!

Many of you are asking, "When Lord?"
And I am saying, "It is already yours. 
Believe you have received what you prayed for."  

I am calling My people to rise up and continue proclaiming the truth
of what is already theirs.  Do not allow the enemy to sow seeds of fear
and lies into your lives, but SPEAK in faith to your circumstances.
And don’t stop speaking when things don’t happen 'on your time',
but be faithful in prayer like Daniel and stay before Me.  Watch the power
of My Word change your situation.

Rise up from the ashes, for they will not bring you freedom.
They will only push you deeper into oppression, and fear.
Many of you have heard the words 'new day,'
and have been wondering when is this new day coming?
When will the sun rise on my circumstance?
I speak to you today; do not be discouraged
just because the day has become darker instead of brighter.
Haven’t you heard; it is always darkest before the dawn?
The sun is about to rise on many of your lives and circumstances.
I am fighting for you.
Continue to stand on My Word.

Remember, that no harm shall come to you and no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Continue standing in faith and don’t allow fearful thoughts to enter your mind.  Take every thought captive, and no matter how your body feels, no matter how your circumstances look -- STAND.  Stand firm on My Word, and continue to confess your breakthrough. 

Continue to confess victory in the face of the adversary.

The breakthrough is so close, don't give up now. 
You have heard it said that it is coming.
Well, it is closer than you think. 
The darkness has increased 
because it is about to turn into the dawn. 
Step up out of your ashes. 

Look up, look up and receive My joy, 
and do not stop believing.
 ______

Meditate on these scriptures:
  • Psalm 73
  • 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.
  • Daniel 10:12 - Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy GOD, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
  • Mark 11:24 - Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 
_____

Remember this; there is nothing that you will face today
that the Lord can't bring you through. 

Thank GOD for what you have.
Trust GOD for what you need. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

God Wants Us to Be Strong, Confident & Unbreakable; Always Trusting in Him, Never Giving Up (9.10.14)

My Child,
It seems as though you are tested at every turn. 
I see you hanging onto hope, wondering when is this pain going to end. 

Oh My Little Ones, I know you do not understand 
what you are going through right now, 
but it is only a test. 
Please do not give up. 

This test will strengthen you and build character. 
I am preparing you for greater things coming your way, 
things that you are not ready to handle right now. 
You were not chosen by chance, but rather with a purpose. 
I know the plans I have for you.  
And My plans for your future are good.

Stop entertaining discouragement and self-pity, 
for those things are not of Me. 
You do not have time for that. 

Cast all your fears upon Me, I will not disappoint you. 
Do not give up. If you lose hope, you will lose your vision, 
and the enemy will win. 
The enemy knows if he can cast a spirit of fear upon you, 
he can hinder the plans I have for you. 
If you allow this to happen, others who are waiting 
to be blessed through you, will be lost. 

My Child, you can make it. 
For it is only a test.

During this test, do not expect others to keep you encouraged. 
They are busy fighting battles of their own. 
It is time for you rise up and encourage yourself. 
That is what David had to do when the enemy attacked him. 
Your battle will be won when you enter your prayer closet and pray. 

In our secret place, I will be waiting for you 
with divine instructions. 
It is there you will hear from Me; and will be strengthened. 
It is there I will teach you how to press your way to victory. 
I want you to be strong, confident and unbreakable; always trusting in Me. 
Again, I say unto you, never give up. 

It's only a test. 
Now, rise up in faith!
_____________

Scriptures to Meditate on:


1 Samuel 30:6 - And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his GOD.

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy GOD: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

1 Peter 1:7 - That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise, honour, and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ