Archive | August 2013

One Step

Moving forward may seem uneasy to you, when your foothold today is uncertain. Please understand, that if you remain standing in uncertainty, you will certainly fall. For fear will take hold and settle in to crack your foundation; much like a weed growing out of cracked cement–give no place to fear!

Take hold of faith and move forward

I will direct your steps. Your faithfulness will be rewarded, for the steps of a faithful man are empowered. As confidence increases, so does your faith.

Faith accomplishes

One step begins the journey that ends with a smile–a day you will not know, lest you take a step…

See it done

Let us begin, take one step!

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.” Philippians 3:13-15 KJV

“Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he offered his son Isaac upon the altar? You see that faith was active along with his works, and faith was completed by works, and the scripture was fulfilled which says, “Abraham believed God, and it was reckoned to him as righteousness”; and he was called the friend of God. You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone.” “For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead.” James 2:21-24,26

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives to all men generously and without reproaching, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways, will receive anything from the Lord.” James 1:5-8

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” Matthew 5:14-16

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way.” Psalms 37:23 KJV

 

 

Breath of God

Catch a deep breath

Can you keep it? No, what isn’t exhaled becomes absorbed into your system. If you take no further breath, you will die. So it is with…

  • My Word
  • My Presence
  • My Love

If you do not further refresh, you will die. Maybe not physically, at first, but by gradual decay; as a flower fades, your spirit loses strength. And as the flower withers, so stagnation comes to your spirit–your inner man…

The core of your strength

  • Body fails
  • Beauty follows
  • Earth swallows
  • Hope is lost

Catch a deep breath and run to My arms–held wide for you to abide in My ever-present love!

  • All is not lost
  • I’m still here
  • Still near
  • And I still hear

Call upon Me without fear…

While there is yet breath!

“Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.” Genesis 2:7

“For ‘All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, but the word of the Lord abides for ever.’ That word is the good news which was preached to you.” I Peter 1:24-25

“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous runs into it and is safe.” Proverbs 18:10

“In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.” Proverbs 14:26-27

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved. God will help her right early. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.” Psalms 46:1-7

“Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned. If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you. By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples. As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.” John 15:4-11

 

 

I AM Speaking

Adjust your thinking as if in tuning a radio to a frequency, you can adjust your thoughts to be focused in the spirit to hear more clearly, succinctly. I AM not in your mind, but your mind cannot be ‘drifting’ to hear clearly through your spirit. Just as that radio frequency may drift and, though you hear the sounds, you may catch what is being said and yet you may not.

Focus–be in tune

Seek Me until you hear clearly, and then remain focused until I AM finished speaking. Some wander–their thoughts interfering, right in the middle of My statement. Would you be so rude to a friend or would you be attentive? Do you care to hear what I have to say or are you doubting that it is I speaking to you? Would you be upset if I were to only listen to half of your prayer, as if I didn’t care?

I do care

And it is because I care, that I AM patient and forgiving and I choose to speak again. Will you focus?

I AM speaking

And I would like to speak to you!

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Every one who has heard and learned from the Father comes to me.” John 5:44-45

“So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but his who sent me; if any man’s will is to do his will, he shall know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority. He who speaks on his own authority seeks his own glory; but he who seeks the glory of him who sent him is true, and in him there is no falsehood.” John 7:16-18

“So Jesus said, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of man, then you will know that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own authority but speak thus as the Father taught me. And he who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.'” John 8:28-29

“–he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” John 10:2-5

“I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.” John 10:14-15

 

 

Adhere to Truth

Judgment is coming for those who don’t know My Word. For those who refuse to accept My Ways, I will move swiftly at a time that they know not, and there will be no more time to learn of My Ways.

My Word is the Truth

Anything that does not line up with My Word is falsehood. Do not allow yourself to be deceived. Adhere to My Word–keep it ever before your eyes; be proactive, not reactive. Warm, in a cocoon-like setting, I tend to your inner needs as you rest in Me.

The anointing of God is given without repentance to those who Believe

It is not earned–It is freely given

Freely you receive…

Freely Give

Freely give and you will receive!

“The Mighty One, God the Lord, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines forth. Our God comes, he does not keep silence, before him is a devouring fire, round about him a mighty tempest. He calls to the heavens above and to the earth, that he may judge his people: “Gather to me my faithful ones, who made a covenant with me for sacrifice!” The heavens declare his righteousness, for God himself is judge!” Psalms 50:1-6

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive good or evil, according to what he has done in the body.” II Corinthians 4:10

 

 

 

Enough

You have My seal of approval on you; it is My mark written upon your life for all to see. This mark states that you are Mine, and that no one can harm you. It is the same mark as the blood that swathed the doorpost when  the Angel of Death passed through. That blood said to pass by–don’t stop here; as if it had spoken.

You are Mine and you are held fast by My Blood. It is irreplaceable and unshakable–as are you.

Will you then stop questioning who you are, why your are here, and if you are doing enough?

Enough

Understand that when Satan and all demons, principalities, powers of darkness–whatever name you choose to give to those who have rebelled and lost their place–fallen from My Grace; when they see you, they tremble and fear, for it is not you they see but, My Blood. It is written on your forehead as if it speaks and for all the world to see–My seal of approval.

You are Mine!

Any questions?

It is Enough

“For the Lord will pass through to slay the Egyptians; and when he sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door, and will not allow the destroyer to enter your houses to slay you.” Exodus 12:23-24

“It shall be as a mark on your hand or frontlets between your eyes;  for by a strong hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt.” Exodus 13:16

“But God’s firm foundation stands, bearing this seal: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.” In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and earthenware, and some for noble use, some for ignoble. If any one purifies himself from what is ignoble, then he will be a vessel for noble use, consecrated and useful to the master of the house, ready for any good work. So shun youthful passions and aim at righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call upon the Lord from a pure heart.” II Timothy 2:19-22

“Let no evil talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for edifying, as fits the occasion, that it may impart grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.” Ephesians 4:29-30

“If what you have heard from the beginning abides in you, then you will abide in the Son and in the Father. And this is what he has promised us, eternal life.” I John 2:24-25

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish, and no one shall snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” John 10:27-30

“And now I am no more in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to thee, Holy Father, keep them in thy name, which thou hast given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou has given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. As thou didst send me into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth.” John 17:11-19