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‘His Voice In My Heart’

The Back Cover:

“You don’t have to be behind bars to be imprisoned in life. Life is challenging and feelings can overwhelm. The hurting heart longs to be free–to find destiny and purpose in life.

Your pain is not God’s plan for you. He came to set the captives FREE!

‘His Voice in My Heart’ is a journey that speaks from the Heart of God. Listen as His Love validates you, and speaks messages to heal, confirm, and deepen your relationship IN HIM.

You may not struggle in life but know of one who does. ‘His Voice in My Heart’ will give insight into the journey of another, deepening your understanding of what they face while allowing His compassion to fill your heart for another.

Begin the journey to freedom. It begins in your heart as He speaks to you through His Word and ‘His Voice in My Heart.'”

The Ministry:

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good tidings to the afflicted; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion–to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3

This was Jesus’ ministry on this earth. He came to free each and every one that would receive. In varying degrees we have all been hurt, wounded and oppressed. Some more than others, but I don’t know of anyone who has escaped having times of hurts and wounds in their life. As I was sorting messages for ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ one word arose big in my heart, prisoners. I listened in my heart and knew He had a book in mind for them. He directed me in placement of the messages and one book became two (volume II coming soon). When reading them through, His compassion enveloped me so strongly that tears were streaming down my face. He came to give us abundant life and when we are bound in our hearts, it’s not what He paid for. He longs for you to be free! To whatever degree you have need–He is here, He is able!

 With Great Joy I Announce A New Published Book!

“His Voice In My Heart”

In both of these books, they are not my words. I didn’t create the messages, He did. Listen as He speaks to your heart and takes you on a journey to bring healing and wholeness to your spirit, soul and body. These messages speak His heart but they are not to replace the Word, but serve to amplify and clarify it. Read the Word. Scriptures are included with every message. Take the time to look them up, study the Word. It is the Word that Saves, Delivers and Heals. Jesus IS the Word–He came for you!

‘His Voice in My Heart’

Now available at Nation of Women Publishing, as is ‘Comfort in the Challenge.’ Both books may be ordered from the link below.

‘Comfort in the Challenge’

A book filled with God’s Comforting Messages in times of trouble. All proceeds from sales, for the lifetime of this book, go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you, for being a BLESSING in helping these men to restore!

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanlandministries.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus!

Thank you and God Bless You,

Lori J. O’Neil

Time Builds Trust

Are you desperately seeking answers for questions you don’t even know how to express?

They key word here is desperate.

If you related to the question, then you are not at peace and you don’t trust Me. For trust is willing to wait for answers–wait for circumstances to change–wait on Me.

When you trust, truly trust, it doesn’t matter to you the outcome, for you know that you have My full attention at all times. You know that I have your heart in mind–

I will follow through.

Sometimes it takes years for an answer to develop. But in reality, what is developing is you . . .

  • Your Attitude
  • Your Faith
  • Your Trust
  • Your Strength

Sometimes I wait for you to believe to receive.

Sometimes I wait for you–I wait to trust you–will you trust Me too?

Together, we will be!

“Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.” Proverbs 3:3-8

“Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and shield. Yea, our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name.” Psalms 33:18-21

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus!

Order Today: ‘Comfort in the Challenge’

A book filled with God’s Comforting Messages in times of trouble. All proceeds from sales go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you, for being a BLESSING in helping these men to restore!

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Together in Prayer

This morning I awakened with a really, really bad headache. I asked the Lord to take it from me and that is all I remember. He must have instantly put me back to sleep, for when I awakened again there was a cool breeze rushing through my head and all of the pain was gone.

And then He spoke this message to me . . .

You’re trying too hard, and this stresses you. We are partners, you and I, a team.

Allow Me to carry you.

I carry your concerns–right to the Throne and I speak them, even as you speak them. I speak of you, even as you speak of Me–to the Father, you are bound to Me.

So I ask you to bear down, but I will push through–together, we will birth what’s stirring in you!

The strain, the headache, come from works.

I ask you to rest, as prayer flows through you.

It is My Strength, you rely on, and My Power in you–together we see this thing through.

Together–I AM in you!

“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, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrated myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth. I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me. Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world. O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me. I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:15-26

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus!

Order Today: ‘Comfort in the Challenge’

A book filled with God’s Comforting Messages in times of trouble. All proceeds from sales go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you, for being a BLESSING in helping these men to restore!

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

To One of the Ninety-Nine

Dear Little One,

I have heard your heart’s cry, though you think I AM far away.

I see your fear, I feel your strain, and I know you have lost your way. But My Heart, it’s oh so very tender toward you; though you feel the Heavens are as brass.

In times of chaos and unrest, I ask you to step into the Cleft. Hidden in the Rock, is where I bid you come. Now is not a time to search by feelings, for ‘feelings’ would betray you. Now is not a time to ‘hunker down,’ although the isolation would seem to put you there.

Now is a time to search, for the lost are everywhere.

My child do you see, that but for I go thee? For you too were once lost. I ask you to remember. It is easy, so easy to forget, that that was once you!

The fear, the stumbling in the dark. A heart that feels clenched, for there’s no foot-hold; no path to lead the way–show them, for you know. You have the light, and the path you do see–that path that leads to Me.

Imagine what you face today, without a trace of Me.

And then run to another, do whatever you can do, to show them the One who is True.

Please bring them to Me, for I love them too!

And so, you thought it was you that was lost. For you didn’t feel or see Me. No, you were given a gift–a glimpse into the heart of another, of one that doesn’t know the way.

I leave the ninety-nine, to seek the one that is lost. Will you come with Me–would you join Me? Your place is inside of Me, hidden in the Cleft.

Come we must seek, for the days are bleak. Many are lost today. Not one, but many are lost today.

PRAY!

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:4-7

“I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word, that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” John 17:20-21

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, who abides in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.’ For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence; he will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and a buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.” Psalms 91:1-6

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus!

Order Today: ‘Comfort in the Challenge’

A book filled with God’s Comforting Messages in times of trouble. All proceeds from sales go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you, for being a BLESSING in helping these men to restore!

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Book order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

 

 

Flying Safe!

A plane may have flown a thousand flights, with an experienced pilot at the helm, yet could easily crash and burn without outside guidance.

Some decisions must not be made on your own; you need guidance from above, from one who sees the whole picture and your future.

You must pray!

Do you understand that, without Me, you wouldn’t have an inkling of where to go? Many fly on autopilot and don’t realize I AM guiding.

Be more aware of My guidance in your life–My direction.

Be actively involved.

Pray with an expectation to hear, for I AM here and I wish to speak to you. I wish to be involved in your process, not just called upon when you are hurting or have lost your way.

I AM Friend.

I AM Family.

I AM the Voice you hear–tune in so I AM clear!

When you consider the way–I AM!

“Yea, thou dost light my lamp; the Lord my God lightens my darkness. Yea, by my God I can leap over a wall. This God–his way is perfect; the promise of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. For who is God, but the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God? The God who girded me with strength, and made my way safe. He made my feet like hinds’ feet, and set me secure on the heights. He trains my hands for war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. Thou hast given me the shield of thy salvation, and thy right had supported me, and thy help made me great. Thou didst give a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.” Psalms 18:28-36

“Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love, for in thee do I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to thee I lift up my soul. Deliver me, O Lord, from my enemies! I have fled to thee for refuge! Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God! Let thy good spirit lead me on a level path!” Psalms 143:8-10

“Blessed be the Lord! For he has heard the voice of my supplications. The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him. The Lord is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed. O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their shepherd, and carry them forever.” Psalms 28:6-9

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus!

My first book ‘Comfort in the Challenge,’ is now available for purchase from the publisher! Click on the New Book tab at the top of the page or from the drop down menu above for book details. From there you may click on the publisher link to purchase or on the link below.  All proceeds from sales go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you, for being a BLESSING in helping these men to restore!

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Book order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

 

 

It’s Getting Dark, Got Light?

Just as in the days of Noah, people were eating and drinking; unconcerned about the times and the seasons. So shall it be at the end.

Many will fall, for they were not watching.

Many are watchful, but do not warn.

“What will they think of me if I say too much?”

“I don’t want to make them uncomfortable.”

It is for comfort they fall, but, then, where will they find comfort?

For Comfort is in Me.

Truly, you who finds My Comfort, awaken those who are near AND those who are afar. For one might not receive from one who is near, but would believe one from afar. Another may not trust one from afar, but believe those who are near.

Cast your bread upon many waters. Sowing, morning, noon and night.

Alert those you know and those you don’t, as the day turns quickly to night!

“But of that day or that hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in charge, each with his work, and commands the doorkeeper to be on the watch. Watch therefore–for you do not know when the master of the house will come, in the evening, or at midnight, or at cockcrow, or in the morning–lest he come suddenly and find you asleep. And what I say to you I say to all: Watch.” Mark 13:32-37

“But what does it say? The word is near you, on your lips and in your heart (that is the word of faith which we preach); because 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.” But how are men to call upon him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without a preacher? And how can men preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes by the preaching of Christ.” Romans 10:8-17

“For thou, O Lord, art most high over all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods. The Lord loves those who hate evil; He preserves the lives of his saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to His Holy Name!” Psalms 97:10-12

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus!

My first book ‘Comfort in the Challenge,’ is now available for purchase from the publisher! Click on the New Book tab at the top of the page for details and to purchase or order from the link below. All proceeds from sales go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you for BLESSING these men and helping them to restore!

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

What Were They Thinking?

Sadness is not a condition of the heart, it first begins in your mind.

Your mind, when left unchecked, will multiply thoughts quickly; clouding your process of thinking; blocking your understanding–

eventually enveloping you, to develop your mood for the day.

If you allow this to continue, it can become your way of life. Before you even realize it, you’ve worn it like a garment. A cloak then becomes a badge of honor when defensive; as others try to bring you back to the ‘you’ they know and care for.

Don’t start.

Guard your mind and your heart; for the two will collaborate and design a new life for you, that you may not wish to live.

Too many lose their life to their thoughts. “How could this be?” their loved ones say to me. “I was just with them–they seemed fine.”

But, left alone with their thoughts. . .

A fortress can build right quickly to change the course of your day, and even your life if you let these thoughts build. It is not a fortress to protect, but a fortress of neglect.

  • Brilliance does not come from confusion.
  • Joy does not arise in a cluttered mind and heart.

Think with purpose–think thoughts from above.

Tell your mind not to wander, and think on love.

I AM Love–think on Me!

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:1-4

“Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 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 4:6-8

“O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” Psalms 107:1

My First Book is Now Available

‘Comfort In The Challenge’

“You don’t have to look far to find someone coping with a challenge. It may be a friend, co-worker, parent or child. Maybe you need only to look within. The list of trials in life is endless–the challenge within. But God knows the need, and He knows the heart of the one you love–He knows YOU!

‘Comfort in the Challenge’ is filled with messages spoken from the heart of God. Inside you will find that God loves you and He cares about you, personally, and what you care about matters to Him. He wants to take that care, in exchange, with His thoughts of Love, Hope, Healing, and Direction. He speaks to the need, He speaks to You, to bring you–‘Comfort In The Challenge.'”

© 2019 Lori J. O’Neil

Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

All royalties for the life of this book will go directly to the ministry, Canaanland, of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland, takes in men that have lost control of their lives to addiction and crime. Their tremendous (40 year) success rate has often prompted the judges of the surrounding area to offer, Canaanland, as an alternative to jail time. But, Canaanland, is not a bail from jail; it is a golden opportunity for those who truly want a new life! I have met some of these men and they are so full of joy that they absolutely shine–truly transformed by the love of God.

Canaanland charges nothing for a year stay; including room and board for their families as well, if necessary. I find the true dedication of Canaanland, in surrounding these men with love, and the life-changing power of the Word of God, to be unsurpassed. All is made possible through the dedication and hard work of these men, and generous donations of partner support.

It is their vision, to have a ‘Canaanland’ in every state, and my vision for this book, to help them realize this goal. Will you join me in helping these men and their families receive a new life? Will you consider purchasing ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ for your friends, loved ones, for yourself–for Canaanland? The books are beautiful and I am over-the-top excited for you to receive yours!

Click this link to Order Today: http://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com  Please note:  It is best to link from a computer; their website is not responding properly via smartphone.

Thank you, and God’s Blessing upon you always!

Lori J. O’Neil

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Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com