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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Leave the Past Behind & Move Forward with God (3.31.15)

My Child,
Today is a new day, for it is filled with brand new mercies,
and this day is filled with My amazing Grace.

Therefore, this day, I ask you to leave the past behind and fully embrace new life. Today, stop hanging on to your yesterdays; and let go of the fear, the regrets, and the pain it produces in you. I am about to release a new wave of glory into My Church, and you cannot bring the old into the new.

So, let go of the things which are holding you back;
move forward with Me and fully embrace
the new thing I am doing.

Today is a great day to start anew, and you
do not have time to mull over things of the past.
Great things are happening in the spirit realm, and I want you to be a part of them.

However, you cannot be in two places at once, just as you cannot serve two masters. You cannot move ahead with Me while holding onto the past. So, stop reliving decisions made, broken relationships and mistakes that will never bless you.

It is time to move on to the new things I have waiting for you.

Today, receive a fresh outpouring of My Spirit, and allow Me to enable you to be a blessing to those around you.
Today, no longer allow your mind to dwell in the past and on things that happened long ago.
Today is a new day and it’s time to begin again.

After all, you have everything to gain
and nothing to lose,
but the past.

MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
Isaiah 43:18-19 - Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.
 

Lamentations 3:22-23 - It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 
 

Luke 5:37 - And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 
 

Luke 16:13 - No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve GOD and mammon.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Luke 10:27. Remarkable Love. (3.30.15)

Love the Lord your GOD with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and Love your neighbor as yourself. - Luke 10:27

Think of a person whose company you look forward to - someone who brings a big smile to your face when you know they’re coming over. There’s a list of things you want to share and you really want to know what they think, too. Being with this particular person is going to be the highlight of your week.

GOD enjoys our company. 

He’s got a whole bunch of things (really good things) He wants to show us, and He really wants to know what’s stirring in our hearts too. 

But do we enjoy His company?

Being a Christian is all about having a close, intimate relationship with the most amazing person that ever lived; and to come to understand Him more and more, by understanding how He thinks, what He loves and even what He doesn’t like.

The more time we spend with Him,
the more He begins to rub off on us. 
His love starts to grow in us day by day. 

It begins to affect our relationships and shift our priorities. We even begin to learn how to be a friend like He is, putting the needs of others first; and forgiving people who don’t even ask for it, even when it hurts. 

Because of the time we spend with God,
We become a people marked by remarkable love.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

It Is Time to be a Doer of God's Word. Procrastinate no Longer. (3.29.15)

My Child,
Do not be passive or procrastinate any longer. 
Now is the time to be aggressive with your praise,
and to lay hold of those things I have given you to do. 

Cast aside any anxiety which has hindered your progress with Me. Come before Me with thanksgiving and praise, and claim all that is yours. Do not let allow your flesh to get in the way of praising Me for the wonderful ideas I have imparted in to you. 

Yes, I gave you those dreams and desires, 
and it is time for you to be a doer of My Word.

Do the things I have shown you. 
Remove all notions of ʺwhat ifsʺ, and ʺif only,ʺ 
that linger in your mind, and lay claim to them with praise. 

If it is wisdom you see, ask, and I will give it to you. It is My Will to give you your heartʹs desire. I am faithful. 

It is time. 
I am waiting for you
to stir the atmosphere with praise. 

When you move and begin to praise Me, you will see the provision for your dreams. 
It will come forth as you step out in faith and trust Me completely. 
There is much that awaits you. 

Oh, if only you would just praise Me and move. 
I am waiting to show it to you. 
It is your move.

I have spoken to you. 
Meditate on My Word, and let Me know you are listening.
Psalm 50:14  - Offer unto GOD thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: 

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


Saturday, March 28, 2015

** The Ten Most Popular Messages This Week (3.28.15) **

  1. God will Provide Exactly What We Need, When We Need It  (3.22.15)
  2. Don't Stop Praying, and Don't Stop Calling Jesus' Name  (3.27.15)
  3. Setting Aside "Impossible Situations" & Turning them over to God (3.26.15)
  4. God's Promise to Forgive Our sins (3.23.15) 
  5. Does Busy Mean "Being Under satan's Yoke"? (3.8.15)
  6. It is God's Desire to Strengthen Us by His Spirit  (3.25.15)
  7. Rise and Shine & Give God the Glory This Day (3.20.15)
  8. God Sees Our Victory (3.5.15)
  9.  Place Your Situations & Concerns in God's Hands (3.9.15)
  10. God Wants to Bless Us, So That We Can Be a Blessing to Others  (7.29.14)

The top ten most popular messages of all time are always on the right hand side.
Feel free to comment & let us know your favorite message.

Walking "Through Life's Fog" with God (3.28.15)

Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life. - John 8:12

Heavy fog is often accompanied by an eerie presence. 
It’s natural to feel alone and afraid. 
One cannot see the dangers that lurk 
and you pay closer attention to everything around you.

Sometimes our lives are encased in fog. 
We may not know where we are going and how we will get there. 

"The fog is one of the means GOD uses to see if we are serious about trusting Him.” - Bob Shank. GOD already knows our past, present and future. He wants to guide us every one of our steps, to show us what to pray for, and how to walk when our visibility is limited. I like to view fog, as a reminder that Jesus is “my everything!”  That He covers me completely with His Presence and wants to make known to me, the beautiful mystery of His Will in my life. 

He says He will fulfill it when the time is right.

He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment – to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. -  Ephesians 1:9-10

Walking in the fog is no longer frightening, 
when you walk with The One
who desires to be “your Everything”. 
_______

Lord God, 
Thank You that the fog in my life
draws me deeper and closer to you.

I confess that when I become anxious and afraid,
I often try to find my own way.

You have given me this fog to visually show me 
that you have the perfect plan for me. 

You know that without this darkness, 
I tend to keep coming up with my own plans. 

I relinquish my life, my future and each day - to You. 

Help me to embrace the beauty of this time, 
because it is where I will experience You as My All and All;
and I will learn to walk closer with You. 

This I pray, in Your precious, holy Name. 

Amen


Friday, March 27, 2015

Don't Stop Praying, and Don't Stop Calling Jesus' Name (3.27.15)

You woke up this morning wondering, "When will the Lord show up and move on my behalf?" Then you said, “How long Lord; how long must I go through this?”
______

Beloved,
I heard you and I am not deaf to your cries; 
nor have I forgotten what it’s like to go through pain. 

Do you remember My prayers to My Father just before I died?

My soul was exceeding sorrowful, even unto death that night. I had already faced some suffering, but I knew the pain that was to come would be almost unbearable.  So, I cried out to My Father, “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me.  Then I told Him, “Nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.”

I knew what I was about to endure was not about Me.
What He wanted Me to go through was for your good,
so that you would always know how much He loves you.

Yes, it was painful, but nothing was going to stop Me
from doing what My Father sent Me to do. 

No amount of suffering was going to stop Me from reaching My destiny.

I want you to understand that what you’re going through does matter to Me, and I care about your pain and suffering just like My Father cares about Me.  Therefore, when there is a great need in your life; I ask you to do the same thing I did when I needed My Father to help Me, don’t stop praying.

Don’t stop praying, and don’t stop calling My name, because I will show up right on time. Don't give up on Me and turn away, just because I haven’t given you what you wanted when you wanted it.  I am not a man that I would lie, or repent for the things I have promised.  Beloveds, I knew your needs before you were born, and I know your needs now.

I won’t, I can’t fail.
I am Jesus Christ and I keep My promises.

Don’t stop praying.
Press your way through the pain as I did.

Don’t stop calling My name,
for I will be there just when you need Me the most.

I will be there to deliver you.
I will be there to comfort you.
I will be there to strengthen you.

Don’t stop praying, and always remember
that at the right time, I died for you.
And at the right time, I will deliver you through what you are facing.

Have faith in Me, and don’t stop praying.
Trust in My timing,
and expect Me to answer your prayers right on time.

MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:

Matthew 26:38-39 -
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.  And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.


Number 23:19 - GOD is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
 
Habakkuk 2:3 - For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Setting Aside "Impossible Situations" & Turning them over to God (3.26.15)

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still - Exodus 14:14

Faith Believers,
You may ask, “What if I have lots to do – deadlines and responsibilities? 
How can I take time to just sit and do nothing?” 

You can take time if it is “divine” nothing. 

When the Israelites were being pursued by Pharaoh’s army they allowed themselves to be overwhelmed by their circumstances, instead of being filled with faith. They panicked and blamed their situation upon Moses. 

Although he must have been greatly irritated at their lack of faith, Moses calmed their fears and told them to set aside their fear. He urged them to let GOD deal with what seemed to be an impossible situation. 

Do you have an impossible situation to set aside today? 

Be still and let the Lord fight for you.
- Marilyn 

Awesome Father, 
Show me how to be still, and wait upon You 
when I find myself in an “impossible situation.”  

Help me to remember that nothing is impossible for You, 
if I will only let You fight for me,
instead of insisting on my own way. 

Fill me with faith to trust in Your ability
to answer my cries for help. 

Amen.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

It is God's Desire to Strengthen Us by His Spirit (3.25.15)

My Child, 
Yes, you are going in the right direction. Now, don’t try to get ahead of Me; and don’t allow your flesh to cause you to say, “I got this now.”  For it is when you step out of the Spirit, and into the flesh, that you will lose your place, and have to start over again.

If you continue to listen to My Voice, and be obedient to My directions, it will keep you on the path that I have laid out for you. And as you journey down this path, do not be surprised when temptation comes to distract you from reaching your destiny. You’ve come too far to allow anything to hinder you. Therefore, keep your eyes on Me, and off of the worldly things that would pull you away from Me.

I am taking you down this path to increase your wisdom and to strengthen you; so that you will be able to resist the enemy when he comes against you. It is My desire to strengthen you by My Spirit.  

Stay on this path, carry My Message and
be a blessing to those who are troubled in their spirit,
those who want to give up. 

I want you to remind them that I Am real, and through this journey, you will show them how you overcame.

Stay on the right path and you will be an inspiration to others. 

Ask Me day by day, and moment by moment, if need be, what to do. I am here for you. I am sending One whose assignment is to bless you, and to walk close by your side. 

I have given you the wisdom to follow the path laid out before you,
so stay on the right path.

MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
Psalm 16:11 - Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. 
Psalms 25:4-5 - Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day

Proverbs 4:14 - Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. 

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.



Monday, March 23, 2015

God's Promise to Forgive Our sins (3.23.15)

…according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions…Wash away all my iniquity…Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity - Psalm 51: 1b, 2a, 9

GOD has not only promised to forgive our sins, but to forget them!  For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more - Hebrews 8:12.  Jeremiah 31:31-34.  Why do you think GOD has gone beyond forgiving to forgetting?  Perhaps He doesn’t want us to think that He is going to hold our sins against us the rest of our lives – a kind of spiritual blackmail, if you will.  

Our Heavenly Father delights in new beginnings, 
and through His Grace, He offers us the gift of a clean slate.

GOD’s grace is beyond our imagining! 
What an amazing gift He extends to us 
so that we may extend it to others!
__________

Father God,

How amazing You are,
in Your ability to not only forgive,
but also to forget our sins!

It grieves me that I forget things I shouldn’t, 
yet I remember the things that I should forget. 

Teach me O Lord, 
to forget the offenses of others,
as You forgive and forget mine. 

Amen