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Sunny Skies

I will be stable in the midst of the storm.

When it seems that you are engulfed and you don’t know where to turn–don’t turn!

I AM right here. I never left and I never will.

“Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer; from the end of the earth I call to thee, when my heart is faint. Lead me to the rock that is higher than I; for thou art my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.” Psalms 61:1-3

“He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly moved.” Psalms 62:2

I want you to stay steady when all is chaotic around you, for you are not to take orders from the press around you. Rather, stand firm–give no place; for your place is resting in Me in the midst of the storm.

Face your greatest fear and say–peace, be still.

“And a great storm of wind arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him and said to him, ‘Teacher, do you not care if we perish?’ And he awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, ‘Peace! Be still!’ And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?’ And they were filled with awe, and said to one another, ‘Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?'” Mark 4:37-41

For if your perception of that storm has changed, then you are no longer in faith and you have relinquished your authority to fear.

Have no fear!

Gather up your faith again–hear My Word and speak to the storm to be still.

I remind you that if you step out of love, you leave an open door for fear to enter. Perfect love casts out fear–

  • Check your heart
  • Repent
  • Forgive
  • Get back into love

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love.” I John 4:18

Cast out the fear and move on. You’ll find the storms will change right quickly if you check your heart right from the start; it is your weather forecaster.

Clear skies ahead–sunny instead; that’s what love brings; that’s what a clear heart sings

Sunny skies ahead!

“Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you receive it, and you will. And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against any one; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.'” Mark 11:23-26

“‘Every one then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house upon the rock; and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat upon that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.'” Matthew 7:24-25

“Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” I Corinthians 13:4-7

“For you shall go out in joy, and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12

 

 

 

Exhale to Breathe

An empty heart is quiet and feels nothing–as if numb. You think you cannot go on and you really don’t care anymore for you are weary–spent.

There is so much hope for you, for you are in the best position to be filled!

For there is room for Me.

You see, when one is casting about–struggling with feelings, thoughts and emotions, I AM just more noise in the midst of their chaos.

I lead My sheep beside still waters that they may drink.

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.” Psalms 23:1-2

You cannot drink in the midst of your struggle. You must be calmed, quieted. For you to be filled, I must be welcomed–invited.

Empty out that I may come in.

Releasing all the turmoil, struggles and fears to immediately receive My Peace, Comfort, and Hope is like exhaling to breathe again.

Fresh Air–No more despair.

The exchange that must be led by you.

For I do not force Myself upon you; I wait for you to realize that you need Me. I lead you to a quiet place, then offer you a drink.

“As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee, O God.” Psalms 42:1

Fresh water–the substance of life; It is and–

I AM

“How precious is thy steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge in the shadow of thy wings. They feast on the abundance of thy house, and thou givest them drink from the river of thy delights. For with thee is the fountain of life; in thy light do we see light.” Psalms 36:7-9

“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.” Psalms 51:10

“Teach me thy way, O Lord, that I may walk in thy truth; unite my heart to fear thy name. I give thanks to thee, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify thy name for ever.

For great is thy steadfast love toward me; thou hast delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.” Psalms 86:11-13

 

 

Think On Me

Be still and know that I Am God.

“Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him–” Psalms 37:7a

You have My full attention…Think on that.

Take time to rest in Me. Be aware of My Presence within you. Do you sense the stirring in your spirit?

I AM

Chapter upon chapter your life is written; some are fleeting, and you wonder where the time went; some cause you to wonder if hardship will ever end. But all are written for only you.

“Thou has kept count of my tossings; put thou my tears in thy bottle! Are they not in thy book?” Psalms 56:8

Many are the thoughts a man has in a lifetime–you would be astounded at the count. Just as astonishing is how very few of those ‘counts’ are directed toward Me and yet–

  • I AM Savior.
  • I lift burdens.
  • I ease the yoke.
  • I give purpose and meaning to your life.

“From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides thee, who works for those who wait for him. Thou meetest him that joyfully works righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways.” Isaiah 64:4-5

You think that your thoughts rate your experience but, in reality, your thoughts guide and sometimes set your experience. You have the ability to rethink your path–set your course.

Control your tongue, that there be no remorse.

Your mind controls the actions of your body. If your spirit controls your mind and you are submitted to Me, your actions will be good. Allow your mind to reign, and it will soon be, that confusion and blame are all you see.

So, as you write your life, realize that your mind directs your pen. But you have the power in your spirit to direct your mind. You can live your life helpless–later to ‘read’ where you have been, or command your thoughts to flow with where your ‘pen’ shall go.

I AM your Guide.

“And I will lead the blind in a way that they know not, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16

Be still and know that I AM God!

“Be still, and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth!” Psalms 46:10

Think on Me.

“–the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day. The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.

My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to him who finds them, and healing to all his flesh.

Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.

Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.

Take heed to the path of your feet, then all  your ways will be sure. Do not swerve to the right or the left; turn your foot away from evil.” Proverbs 4:18-27

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8

 

A Vessel of Honor

For a vessel to be filled, it is more than simply praying a prayer. When you pray the prayer of repentance, seeking new life, you are indeed given a new vessel–a vessel of honor, given by My Blood, given by My Love.

But, that is only the beginning.

To walk in this ‘new life’ you must be filled, but first we clean the cup. You see it is out of the heart of a man that proceeds words that defile, therefore, the heart must be clean–purified.

“For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, fornication, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a man.” Mark 7:21-23

It is My Word that cleanses, My Word that makes whole, the soul of a man rendered clean. It is the exchange of the old for new–that which is True; replacing all that demeans.

To some this takes a lifetime, for others it is quick work; it all depends on you.

For I AM always willing, always here to help and see you through.

The cleansing is imminent, there is no way around the process that must be completed. An active willing heart is always seeking Truth; Truth that awakens, to exchange old habits for a new posture of living. But, I’ll tell you a secret–I’m sharing My Heart with you, for I truly want to see you through–

  • Be willing
  • Be hungry
  • Be open
  • Be seeking
  • Be surrendered
  • Be honest

These are choices that you can make–actions you can take to hurry the process along. The beginning must be built upon, line upon line, but first let us scrub the cup; the old must go to make room for the new.

Prepare to be filled…

prepare to overflow.

For that is I AM, and you are a Vessel of Honor.

“Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.

Flee also youthful lusts; but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” II Timothy 2:19-22 KJV

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.” Luke 5:37-38

“Your eye is the lamp of your body; when your eye is sound, your whole body is full of light; but when it is not sound, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a lamp with its rays give you light.” Luke 11:34-36

“Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean; remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes; cease to do evil, learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; defend the fatherless, plead for the widow.

‘Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord; though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.

If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken'” Isaiah 2:16-20

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalms 19:14

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

 

 

Ask for Me

The essence of God is His Being, spread abroad in the hearts of men. He does not hold back of Himself, but gives freely to all who call upon Him. Rich or poor, smart or simple, all are invited to come partake of the True nature of God, that of His Son, Jesus Christ. His abilities then, become your abilities. His Divine Love, becomes your love. The balance of body, mind and spirit–complete.

  • Rest for the weary.
  • Food for the hungry.
  • Peace for all mankind.

Come, worship Him. All men have been given the ability and inclination to worship God, for His great love for you, created you, that you may love.

“Oh come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker!” Psalms 95:6

Love Him.

Love others.

Love the unlovely.

Love–this is the essence of God placed in the hearts of men. If you give it away, it will only increase; don’t give and it will die.

“And he said to them, ‘Take heed what you hear; the measure you give will be the measure you get, and still more will be given you. For to him who has will more be given; and from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away.'” Mark 4:26

The dormancy of love is death.

Those who do not love have chosen to live out of their mind and have thus hardened their heart–quenched their spirit, smothering the love within. They lay blame to others, but the choice is theirs.

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Choose to open your heart again. Knock and I shall come in. I will flood your heart with a love you’ve never known. For those who do not love, do not know Me, for I AM Love.

“And I tell you, Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. for every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” Luke 11:9-10

The heartbreak you have experienced will be removed; The raw wounds soothed, for I AM Comfort. I AM your ability to live again.

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

Peace, be still and know that I AM God.

Call upon Me and I will hear. Call upon Me while I AM near. You will live to love again.

I Promise.

Ask for trust that you may believe.

Ask for Love that you may receive.

Love–it’s who I AM

Ask for Me–It’s where we’ll begin.

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:29

“In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He reflects the glory of God and bears the very stamp of his nature, upholding the universe by his word of power. When he made purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high–” Hebrews 1:1-4

“The promise to Abraham and his descendants, that they should inherit the world, did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” Romans 4:13

“No distrust made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith, as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised. That is why his faith was ‘reckoned to him as righteousness.’ But the words, ‘it was reckoned to him,’ were written not for his sake alone, but for ours also. It will be reckoned to us who believe in him that raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was put to death for our trespasses and raised for our justification.” Romans 4:20-23

“Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God.” Romans 5:1-2

“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.” I John 4:7-8

“Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. so we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.” I John 4:15-16

“And this is the commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also.” I John 4:21

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any one hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20

 

 

Faithful to Completion

A misstep is not a lost step; simply look back and see where you missed it; You are aware of what you were told to do. There are times when it may be too late, but if you find the account still echoing in your heart, then seek Me to see it through.

Often I’ll give a task to one, but if it isn’t done, I will find another.

One that is willing.

“But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may accomplish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24

Yes, you are busy and things get in your way, but I have work to be done and will continue to seek until I find someone who will accomplish the task I ask.

You may think there’s another day, but you will stay where you’re at until you complete the assignments given.

Faithfulness brings more.

“From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.” Proverbs 12:14

Likewise, more brings growth and maturity…

you decide.

You are the one making the choice to stay or grow. I’ll find another if your answer is no. But I’d like it to be you. Will you choose? If you choose to agree, we will proceed and we will see it through to completion.

We will see it through!

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 3:10

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.” Proverbs 19:20-21

“What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him? If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled,’ without giving them the things needed for the body, what does it profit? So faith by itself, if it has not works, is dead. But some one will say, ‘You have faith and I have works.’ Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith.” James 2:14-18

“Blessed is every one who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands; you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.” Psalms 128:1-2

“–‘Do not be afraid; henceforth you will be catching men.’ And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.” Luke 5:10b-11

“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.” Proverbs 16:9

 

 

Welcome Home

I can’t deny that I want My children to be the best that they can be.

Do you not hope for this for your own children? As you watch them grow, you have aspirations for them, hopes and dreams that they will be happy, successful, find love?

Yes

This is what I want for you. It is what I made for you to be, when I made My way to the Cross–it was for you.

My life didn’t change–but for you.

That moment in time when My Father denied My right to see His face. Without a trace of Love extended to Me, I pushed forward knowing you would take My place–His extended Grace unto thee.

“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, la’ ma sabach-tha’ ni?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why has thou forsaken me?'” Matthew 27:46

I became your sin, that you might know Him, that’s how much you matter to Me.

“Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:4-6

My Father called you in, that you may begin a new life, sinless and free.

“No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:44

That is Love.

Have you sacrificed for your children, to then watch them walk away? Not even knowing if you would know or see them another day?

Maintain Love.

For many I have died for, yet few who would receive. Yet all that I live for is for all who will believe.

“But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, ‘You know nothing at all; you do not understand that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation should not perish. He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation, and not for the nation only, but to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.” John 11:49-52

Maintain Love.

I wait for all My children to be grafted in; those turned away to return again to the fold. I trust and believe the best for them and that we can be a family, once again…

Welcome Home!

“Lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery, brethren: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of the Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, ‘The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob’; ‘and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.'” Romans 11:25-27

“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near in the blood of Christ. For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making  peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby bringing the hostility to an end. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near; for through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” Ephesians 2:13-18

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to  your call, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all. But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift.” Ephesians 4:4-7

“–if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For man believes with his heart and so is justified, and he confesses with his lips and so is saved.

The scripture says, ‘No one who believes in him will be put to shame. For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and bestows his riches upon all who call upon him. For, ‘every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.'” Romans 10:9-13

“–‘How many of my father’s hired servants have bread enough and to spare, but I perish here with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and I will say to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me as one of your hired servants.’ And he arose and came to his father.

But while he was yet at a distance, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.

And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; I am no longer worthy to be called your son.

But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet; and bring the fatted calf and kill it, and let us eat and make merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to make merry.” Luke 15:17-24

“Beloved, we are God’s children now; it does not yet appear what we shall be, but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. And every one who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.” I John 3:2-3