Monday, May 18, 2015

Be Still & Know that God Loves You (5.18.15)

My Child,
You do not have to worry. 
You do not have to fret.
You must trust Me when I say all is well.
You must always know and believe that I am with you.
Haven’t I cared for you in the past?
Haven’t I proven Myself more than worthy, over and over again?

I have caused men to give unto you. I have made the crooked places straight. I supplied all of your needs each time you called on Me. I know what your needs are. I know all of them. All you have to do is ask and believe, and I will provide. Believe in My Name, beloved.

Believe in your heart that you have received what you have asked for. Nothing shall be impossible to you, if you would only believe. Everything has a time and season and the time for your blessings are here so prepare yourself for what I am about to do in your life.

Doors will be opened that only I could have opened.
I will open the doors that have been closed for so long.
So please do not worry but trust Me to do what I just said. 

Be still and know that I love you.
Rest in Me, because all will be well.
Be still and know that I am GOD.

So again, I ask why do you worry?

Meditate on My Word:
Psalm 55:22 - Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Trust in God. Wait for His Direction. He will Deliver You! (5.17.15)

My Child,
The voice of the enemy is leading down a wide path. 
Do not heed his voice anymore. 

My paths are straight and narrow, and you won’t have any difficulty finding them if you listen to My voice and follow in My footsteps. Don’t look to man for directions; for I will guide thee and I will direct your steps.  

For it is written, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord," not by man.  All you have to do is trust Me to guide you; be patient and allow Me to bring things to pass in My time. Do not be hasty and do not lean unto your own understanding.  

Rest in Me, and I shall bring it to pass.  

Trust in Me, wait for My directions and I will deliver you from your troubles. 
I will lead you in a more excellent way and bring you out into a better place.  

Wait for My guidance, and you shall receive that which you have desired.

MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
Psalms 37:23-24 - The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. 

 

1 Corinthians 12:31 - Now eagerly desire the greater gift: and yet I will show you the most excellent way. 
 

Psalm 118:5 - I called upon the LORD in distress: the LORD answered me, and set me in a large place


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Continuing to Trust God & All that He is Allowing In Our Life (5.16.15)

Faith Believers,
I decree nothing is going to hinder pure worship coming forth through the body of Christ. What the enemy means for harm, God will turn for our good. All things, no matter what, works together for our good; because we love Him and we are called according to His plan and purpose. The Lord forever intercedes, that we would be one, as Christ and the Father are One! 

No weapon formed against the body of Christ will prosper.
If God be for us who can be against us!

We must keep our hearts pure, and keep pressing in, for the manifestation of the victory in our life. Iron sharpens iron!  What the enemy keeps attacking in the way of relationships shows a real threat to His kingdom. We must not allow him to win at dividing the body!!!!!  In Jesus name!!!

So we must die out to the flesh,
and allow His Spirit to do the necessary work
in us and through us! 

We are going to have breakthrough. The Lord will pour out His glory with signs, wonders, and miracles like never before! We will be a part of greater works! We will raise the dead, heal the sick, open the blind eyes and the deaf ears. When the Lord gets through purging us with fire, even our shadow will bring holy conviction upon those Jesus gave His life for. 

Yes, we must continue to trust Him in all He's allowing in our life!
- Marilyn


Proverbs 27:17 - Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend


Friday, May 15, 2015

Be Thankful in Everything (5.15.15)

Faith Believers,
When things aren’t going the way we hoped they would, the enemy will do all he can to make us ungrateful. We should always have a grateful and thankful heart in everything. For the atmosphere and attitude of thanksgiving is essential for the working of the power of the Holy Spirit.

All the tactics of the enemy were designed with one purpose and one purpose alone, to take away your grateful and thankful heart to GOD; and replace it with a heart of dissatisfaction and complaint. Once the enemy succeeds in this, you are on the road of sin and destruction. Don’t allow the enemy to cause you to focus so much attention on the bad things, that you neglect to give the Lord thanks for the many things He has already given you.

Until you are able to give thanks while in your present circumstances, your circumstances will never change. You must change your attitude first before your circumstances will change.  You must have an attitude of gratitude for the small things the Lord has blessed you with, before He blesses you with greater things.

No matter what is going on in your life, never neglect to offer the Lord a sacrifice of praise. It is not just a little exhortation to keep us happy; it is the key which will bring power and grace to all your circumstances. It is the only way to enter into the road of grace and favor, and it is also the only way to keep you on the road that leads to Him.

Matthew 25:21 - His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

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.

The only thing that Jesus did, in releasing the power for the miracle to feed the five thousand, was in giving thanks to His Father for the five loaves of bread and two small fishes. Therefore, you too must offer the Lord praise and thanksgiving for the blessings He has bestowed on you..  

John 6:9-11 - There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would

If there are times you find it hard to stand in faith, it is because you are holding on by your own strength. Stop depending on yourself, lean and depend upon the strength and grace of our Lord and Savior. The Lord will help you and He will see you through.  He will restore your joy and cause you to sing praises to His name.

Psalm 28:7 - The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
So, I say to you, whatever situation you find yourself in this day,
give thanks to the Lord for what He has provided.

Be thankful for the blessings you have this day.
Be thankful in good circumstances.
Be thankful in bad circumstances.
Be thankful in everything, for this is the will of the Lord.
- Marilyn

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

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Let Go & Trust God, for He will give You Peace, Wisdom & Direction (5.14.15)

My Child,
Let go of everything that is producing stress in your life.  
Don’t hang onto it any longer. 

You keep saying to yourself, “It’s not that bad, and I can fix it," but you have yet to realize that you cannot fix everything. No, I’m not saying to give up and throw it away; but I am asking you to let go of it, and give it to Me.  

I am the One, who can fix it.  
I am the One, who can put the broken pieces back together again,
and cause you to see them in a new way.

You’ve wasted too much precious time trying to fix it and worrying; and it hasn’t improved your situation. The only thing worrying has done for you is open the door to depression, and caused your faith to decrease.  When you worry too much, it affects every area of your life and before you know it, things are out of your ability to control, and it leaves you feeling helpless. 

I don't want you feeling helpless.  
I want you to let go and trust Me
with those things you cannot change.

Trust Me with every difficult situation in your life; 
be it physically, emotionally, mentally or financially.   

If you to let go and trust Me, I will provide the help you need.  I want to help and I will help, if you let go.  If you let go and give it to Me, I will give you peace, wisdom and direction in your circumstances. My child, when you let go and give it to Me, I will be able to restore and make that which was broken better than new. 

So, let go of what’s broken in your life
and allow the Potter to fix it.

MEDITATE ON HIS WORD: 
Proverbs 20:3 - It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

Jeremiah 18:3-6 - Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter. Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying, O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel. 


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

God's Perfect Love & Spirit will Cast out all Fear (5.13.15)

My Child,
You’ve been worrying a lot this month. The enemy seems to have come in like a flood and disturbed the peace you once knew.  You're wondering how this fear could have gained a stronghold over you. Now, you’re asking, "Lord, what have I done wrong?"

My child, you haven’t done anything wrong.  The enemy is unleashing strategies of fear against the ones whom I love; but I say to you, “Fear not, for I am with you."  Rise up against the spirit of fear and stand in My name. Choose to believe that what I have spoken to you is true, and walk in the love that I’ve poured into you.

Draw ever so near to Me, and perfect love will cast out all fear.

Yes, I know you are concerned as to why I would allow such an attack to come against you.  Child, I allowed it because I am teaching you to war.  I am teaching you to stand, to fight the good fight of faith and to destroy the works of the enemy.  I am teaching you to be an overcomer, to be the one who walks in victory, not defeat. And when you stand and proclaim victory, you will learn that fear has no power over you, for you are under My power, and My Spirit is with you.

Therefore, stand on My Word, fear not
and know that I am with you.

Know that My promises are true
and that I have ordained victory for you.

Rise up, My child, and trample over the enemy's tactics of fear that he’s trying to bring against you.  Rise up and know that I have already given you the victory.

Now, go My child and do not let the enemy get in your way.

You have the victory!

 MEDITATE ON HIS WORD:
Luke 10:19 - Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 

2 Timothy 1:6-7 - Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 4:7 - I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 

1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.




Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Letting God's Peace Rule in Our Hearts (5.12.15)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. - Colossians 3:15

Faith Believers,
Our sense of peace can be dislodged and replaced by turmoil and confusion before we even realize it.  GOD’s Word puts it simply. In order to have GOD’s peace in our hearts, we must make the choice to let His peace rule there.

As soon as you recognize irritation or turmoil taking over in your spirit - STOP! Almost without fail, you will find that the peace of GOD gets pushed aside when anything that has “self” as its source, surges forward.
  • Self-defense in a relationship results in turmoil.
  • Self-pity puts you on the slippery slope of discouragement.
  • Self-seeking in business, or even ministry, allows a shallowness to creep in that pushes peace aside.
  • Self-energy, seeking to live the Christian life in our own strength, leads to defeat.

As long as self is the focus in our thoughts and actions, there is little room for GOD to do His Work in us, and His peace cannot rule in our hearts. When we choose to let Him be the focus of all we do, drawing on His energy, His help, His wisdom, His patience and His purposes; then His peace will rule in our hearts. Today, pay attention to what is going on in your spirit.

If peace is eluding you, take a look inside
and see where self-focus has taken over. 

Let GOD’s peace rule in your heart,
by bringing everything in your day
under the umbrella of His care.

It is the best way to live in peace!


Father GOD, 
Today I ask You to forgive me
for the places in my heart,
where I have allowed Your peace
to be pushed aside
by my own self issues.

Right now I place everything I have
and am and ever hope to be,
under the umbrella of Your care and attention.

I choose to let Your peace
rule in my heart today.

In Jesus name I pray,
Amen



Monday, May 11, 2015

God takes Situations meant for evil & Turns them Around to Accomplish His Purpose (5.11.15)

Oh, how great are GOD’s riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways! For who can know the Lord’s thoughts? Who knows enough to give him advice? And who has given him so much that he needs to pay it back? For everything comes from him and exists by his power and is intended for his glory. All glory to him forever! Amen. - Romans 11:33-36

GOD revealed a lot about Himself in the Bible. Yet, because we are human, there is a lot we will not understand about GOD, because He lives outside of the natural world. For a person to know GOD completely in this life, is like an ant learning arithmetic. It’s just not possible. GOD is “transcendent,” meaning above and beyond our understanding.

Here are some results of knowing that GOD is transcendent.

Think about the made-up Greek or Roman “gods.” Along with super-powers, they also had many human-like flaws. They were envious, angry, and they committed adultery and murder. These so-called “gods” were not worthy of worship. In contrast, Paul ends today’s passage with worship: All glory to him forever! Amen! - Romans 11:36. GOD is totally wise and powerful and has no needs; He alone is worthy of our praise.

When we are tempted to think we can tell GOD how to run the world, we should read Isaiah 55:8-9 - My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.

We all wish there wasn’t so much suffering, or evil, in the world – or in our own lives. Yet from Genesis to Revelations, and especially at the Cross, GOD takes situations meant for evil and turns them around to benefit us and accomplish his purposes.

We must trust GOD to do the same in our world today,
knowing that we will someday praise Him for it.

1 Corinthians 13:12 says - For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.   This season, of being unable to understand GOD, will soon come to an end.

We will live with GOD in Heaven, all sin will be completely removed from us, and we will know GOD in a much greater way than we do today; face to face. Wonder and praise will fill our hearts, at that moment – and as we spend eternity getting to know even more about GOD.


~ A Prayer of Thanks ~
Lord GOD, 
Thank you that You and Your ways
are so far above me.

Help me to trust in You,
and Your plan every day;
and to worship you for your greatness and love
You show towards me.

Amen


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Ways to Honor Our Mothers (5.10.15)

Faith Believers,
Many of us know the blessing of a mother who always sought the best for her family. She offered physical care, emotional support, encouragement and protection. GOD desires that we honor mothers throughout their lives.

Consider three simple ways:
  1. Mothers appreciate helpers with a good attitude. But she also values their companionship. The family’s willingness to spend time with Mom while she carries out her tasks will bring her joy. As children become adults, it’s important that they find ways of making their moms a regular part of their lives.
  2. Being the kind son or daughter that desires to meet Mom’s needs in thoughtful, sensitive ways. Young children can do this through respectful speech and obedient actions. Adults can demonstrate respect by hugging Mom and expressing how much they love her. They can also show care through acts of service. Families who live far apart, still need to identify opportunities to assist her. Remember, the older your Mother becomes, the more help she will need.
  3. Ever notice how easily pleased some mothers are? Since she wants her husband and children to have what they desire, Mom often willingly accepts what’s left over. But honoring a mother means meeting her needs first, giving her more than the little she expects, and offering your very best. She is the only biological mother you will ever have. Love her and care for her always, if possible. Mothers truly are special because GOD made them that way.
Our heavenly Father helps us whenever we ask,
and treats us with infinite kindness.
He provides generously for us.

Let us do the same for our moms.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hold On, Faint Not & Don't be Discouraged. (5.9.15)

My Child,
I know this passing season has been difficult. 

At times, it’s even been costly for you. 
I’ve watched you set aside your own needs, 
to minister and care for others.

And because you followed close after Me
and sought My righteousness first,
good things are on the way to you.

I always look after those who look after My Kingdom.
You are blessed and highly favored. 
You are a brave soldier and servant of the King. 

Many good things will begin to flow into your life,
because you have My grace and My favor over your life. 

Continue to stay faithful, press your way through,
and do not allow anything to discourage you. 

Good things are coming your way, hold on and faint not.

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.
 

Matthew 6:33 - But seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 
Galatians 6:9 - And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.