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Victory Won

Accomplishment comes when you least expect it.

Yes, you may set out to accomplish a task and, therefore, may be expecting to see it through and you may well. But not all accomplish what they set out to do. Not all recognize true accomplishment when it happens. I look at accomplishment differently than you, for I see accomplishment from a different view. You tend to see it when a task is done; I see it through a victory won.

You see, the finish is completed first in the heart–long before you start; for you must first ‘see it‘ to finally see it through. If you cannot ‘see’ yourself accomplishing, you will never or will merely, reluctantly, begin.

So get your start in your heart, plan it through. Believe to accomplish what you thought you couldn’t do.

Set your mind to obey your heart, right from the start. For your mind will defeat you every time, that your spirit, soul and body are not in line with My Word and my plan for you.

Now you see that the accomplishment in the heart is far greater than the start, for if your heart is filled with victory, decision will be sure; for the mind, soul and body will ‘follow through’ for the spirit that is sure.

Seeing clearly to follow through, that is accomplishment–that is ‘victory won’–even before you have begun.

“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.” II Timothy 2:20-21

“For it is not the man who commends himself that is accepted, but the man whom the Lord commends.” II Corinthians 10:18

“Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.” II Thessalonians 2:16-17

 

 

Prepare Your Heart

Prepare to receive

Have you prepared you heart to receive all that I have in store for you; Have you read My Word to find out what that might be?

“Great are the works of the Lord, studied by all who have pleasure in them.” Psalms 111:2

So many do not. They pray a prayer in passing–hoping an answer will come but, expecting that it won’t, they barely pause to say what’s on their heart.

Unbelief

Prepare your heart to pray. For if you are praying in unbelief, how is it that you expect to receive? And if you don’t expect an answer, why pray?

Prepare your heart

Find the answer in My Word–it contains the purpose of My Will–then apply My Word to your situation. If you know it is My Will for you, then you may pray with confidence and expect to receive.

Prepare your heart in My Word to believe

Now, prepare to receive. For I AM prepared to give–your answer will come. If you believe, you will receive!

“If you set your heart aright, you will stretch out your hands toward him. If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tents. Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure, and will not fear.

You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away. And your life will be brighter than the noonday; its darkness will be like the morning.

And you will have confidence, because there is hope; you will be protected and take your rest in safety. You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will entreat your favor. But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last.” Job 11:13-20

“As therefore you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so live in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7

“–‘If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” John 8:31-32

“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I Thessalonians 5:16-17

“–Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name. Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name; ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:23-24

“O Lord, thou wilt hear the desire of the meek; thou wilt strengthen their heart, thou wilt incline thy ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.” Psalms 10:17-18

 

 

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 allĀ  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

 

The Wise Ask

Tonight might seem like any other night and yet, tomorrow you may arise different. For if you ask Me for wisdom, I will give it–speak it to you, even in your sleep.

“I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me.” Psalms 16:7

Your spirit, like Mine, doesn’t slumber, it will hear Me, the words that I speak, just as if you were awake, but without all the confusion of daily activities catching you away.

My children often fail to ask for wisdom, believing that it is just given, liberally. But My Word says to ask. I implore you to seek wisdom from above, for it is only through wisdom that the work should be done.

“My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his saints.” Proverbs 2:1-8

“Take my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.” Proverbs 8:10-11

“I have counsel and sound wisdom, I have insight, I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree what is just; by me princes rule, and nobles govern the earth. I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.

Riches and honor are with me, enduring wealth and prosperity. My fruit is better than gold, even fine gold, and my yield than choice silver. I walk in the way of righteousness, in paths of justice, endowing with wealth those who love me, and filling their treasuries.” Proverbs 8:14-21

“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man and he will increase in learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. For by me your days will be multiplied, and years will be added to your life.” Proverbs 9:9-11

“Therefore it is said, ‘Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.’ Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:14-15

“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

“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward being; therefore teach me wisdom in my secret heart.” Psalms 51:6

 

 

The Whole Measure

Measure by measure your faith is made whole. You have been given a measure of faith and, yes, it can move a mountain, but faith comes by hearing and hearing increases your measure.

“–For truly, I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move hence to yonder place,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Matthew 17:20-21

“And Jesus answered them, ‘Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ it will be done. And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.'” Matthew 21:21-22

Measure by measure the more you hear, the more it becomes clear and, the more you draw near, the more measure will be given.

Wholeness–A complete picture

Wholeness–A deeper understanding

Measure by measure a heart will mend; when given a full measure as one learns to depend–on the one who gave it all.

If good measure, shaken together, and running over shall be given to you by men when you give–

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.” St. Luke 6:38 KJV

How much more?

How much more!

When you give your ear to Me.

“But he answered, ‘It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'” Matthew 4:4

“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness.” Isaiah 55:2

“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 4:24-25

“Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” Isaiah 55:3

“As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit, and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.” Matthew 13:23

“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and return not thither but water the earth, making it bring forth and spout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55:10

 

 

The Steadfast Heart

When you are steadfast, you are immovable; convinced that no matter what comes your way you will not change your mind. I approve of this for I AM unchanging.

My Word is steadfast and it does not change

How many there are that allow sin to remain in their life, convinced that I approve. Their thinking is twisted, for I cannot approve sin. This is the deception that gives them permission to sin, but there is no authority in deception. Deception has no permission to give.

Deception does not give it takes

It robs one of life by weaving a web of lies over their mind and eventually their heart–one lie at a time. With twisted truth deception begins; lie accepted, conception wins.

The heart that began to drift with the mind, hungry for suggestions of a different kind. Restless and lonely they seek to be pleased–an open door for Satan’s tease…

The web is weaved one lie at a time–a woven trap that binds in due time. Pleasure is deceitful, beauty is vain.

But for the heart that remains steadfast–

True freedom it will gain!

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10

“The simple believes everything, but the prudent looks where he is going. A wise man is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool throws off restraint and is careless.” Proverbs 14:15-16

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one; but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death. Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” James 1:13-17

I AM here for all things–I AM here to see you through

Look to Me before you leap

Look to Me before you sleep

I will see you through!

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, that through these you may escape from the corruption that is in the world because of passion, and become partakers of the divine nature. For this very reason make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these things are yours and abound, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” II Peter 1:3-8

“For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and preserving the way of his saints.” Proverbs 2:6-8

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:58

“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.” Proverbs 3:5-6

“The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.” Proverbs 14:27

“My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast!” Psalms 57:7a

 

 

A Leading Legacy

A legacy you leave to your children’s children when you live a life of Righteousness, Holiness. These are My gifts–given freely to all who call on My Name. And yet, there are those who gladly receive Salvation but,

from sin they never restrain.

Little ones trust that you are leading the way, and it is you they emulate. They fail to see Me, for your sin blocks the view, of the one who would call them home.

If your life is a measure of good works and pleasure, no sin to captivate thee. The actions you speak are louder than words–an example of one that does seek…

the Father above, be it a gift of love to those children you’d raise to be meek. Therefore, be not wise in your own eyes, but look to your Father in love. For if you believe, that He will receive, your loved ones unto His Throne…

Then you would be wise, to see with His Eyes…

the damage that’s certainly done.

When you no longer think, that your actions can speak–then little ones no longer will learn

that it’s Me they should seek, or their future is bleak–for sin has no rest of its own.

Turn

Be My Example–

Lead My Sheep!

“A righteous man who walks in his integrity–blessed are his sons after him!” Proverbs 20:7

“Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good life let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom. ” James 3:13

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5:1

“For once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” Ephesians 5:8-11

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16

“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and do not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh; for these are opposed to each other, to prevent you from doing what you would. But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.” Galatians 5:16-18

“–the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy peace, patience, gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.” Galatians 5:22-25

“Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption; but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.” Galatians 6:7-8

“As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.” Psalms 103:15-18

“Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies; who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways!” Psalms 119:1-3