Monday, March 6, 2017

God is Talking to US!!



Nope, this isn’t some science fiction fantasy piece. It is about hearing the voice of God, the very God who created the universe and set those stars in place. It still boggles my mind that He would desire a relationship with us as individuals, but He really does. He has expressed this in His Word, the Bible. That is one way He can and does talk to us, through His Word. Have you ever been reading along and had a particular scripture almost jump off the page at you? HE is trying to make something real and clear to you.
The Bible also mentions that God speaks to us with “a still, small voice” – that gentle nudge and knowing in your heart, that peace after prayer about a decision or that unrest when you know this is a turn you shouldn’t take.
Or that person who mentions a scripture and says that they were praying for you and that scripture came to mind. They might not even know what you are praying about and the give you the same scripture which “jumped off the page” while you were reading His Word the day before.
Yes, it sure helps if we read His Word. Then it is fresh in our minds and He can highlight things He really wants us to absorb. It also helps to have praying friends.
Have you ever run and sat in your Daddy’s lap? Just to let him surround you with his arms and hug you close? You still can, figuratively, with your Heavenly Father. Maybe you never had an earthly Daddy you were close to – well, your Daddy God would like to be that Dad even today, the one you thought you never had. He is waiting, ready and willing to hug you close with His everlasting arms.
Following are some scriptures to think about.
Romans 8:7
the sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not submit to God's law, nor can it do so. (NIV)
Romans 12:2
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)
1 Corinthians 14:15
So what shall I do? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind. (NIV)
1 John 4:4
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (NIV)
Psalm 135:5
I know that the LORD is great, that our Lord is greater than all gods. (NIV)
2 Timothy 2:3
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Prayer: Oh, Father God, please help us to be good soldiers.  Help us to be equipped by You to fight the battle in our minds and to pray always without ceasing in the Spirit and in our understanding, to grow up to be like our Jesus.  AMEN.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

REST (Word from the Lord Series)

2-1-17
 
REST in Me
BLEST in Jesus
Child this is your season of change, new ways for new days.
No corner cowering, stand tall in Me.
I AM doing great things in and for you, my Bride. Abide in Me, who set you free, no bondage.
My blood shed for you, price paid in full.
Walk now, released in that fullness of My love.
You are and are becoming "daughter (child) delight, daughter (child) set free". In Me there is liberty for you (all), My Bride, spots and wrinkles going - freshness coming moment by moment as you (all) abide in Me.
 
Setting free, I AM setting free. You can rise up above the snares set, to soar as the eagle, I AM teaching you to fly and to shelter beneath the shadow of My wings.
REST in Jesus, your "I AM".
 
 

 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

ALONE

My Jesus,
He needs You so much
In all the turmoil
That races through his mind

He can no longer lean
On broken crutches
And lies about
Like a body without bones
Yet he still resists You

If he could but grasp
Saying yes to You
Isn't giving up life
But embracing an encompassing peace
Yielding to eternal joy
Becoming aware that he's loved
Like he's never been loved before!
 
 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

From God’s Perspective Whether You Are Frantic or At Peace the Outcome is the Same



 

Imagine watching your child facing something stressful in his or her life. They have a choice to face it calmly or with wringing of their hands. You, their parent, are in charge of the details and making sure that everything comes out “OK”. What would you rather see? Your child without angst and trusting you to pull this off for them or your kid all tied in knots fretting, stressing and looking like a pretzel tied in knots.

 

I was thinking the above after my Lord Jesus whispered to the “ears” of my heart:

 
My little daughter, the confusion you see is of the enemy but I am working through it for your good.

Whether you’re frantic or at peace in me the outcome is the same.

So you can turn it loose to me. I have a plan for you birthed out of love.

Still yourself in Jesus and behold as it unfolds. Trust me.


Psalm 4:5
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD. (NKJV)

Psalm 18:2
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. (NKJV)

Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (NKJV)
 
You mean I really don’t have to get upset, stressed, jumping up and down like a little kid, I simply need to trust You? What a most freeing and incredible revelation!

PRAYER: Dear Jesus, please help me to be at peace in You. Looks like You are telling me that frantic wastes so much time and energy all for no good reason.  I do hear You now, help me to remember when I am in the thick of it next time. AMEN
 
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