9/1/2017 Daily Word

Radiant, exquisite – that’s what you are.  To see you joyous and free is a delight.  This is My desire for you: that as you abide in Me, sincere joy in My presence brings you to the place of authentic awareness of who you truly are and the journey I have planned just for you.  It is a journey that, while filled with difficult challenges, is directed by My Spirit to guide you into precious promises and purpose.  It is a path of maturity, and the more you grow in Me, the lovelier you become.  You cause this Father’s heart to smile.  Ps. 16:11, “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.”

8/31/2017 Daily Word

Directions are changing and old cycles are being broken.  Yes, they are changing and recurring cycles of defeat and lifelessness are ending, both individually and corporately. What has kept you in reverse and neutral will be removed and acceleration will occur.  What was the standard, what was thought of as the “church” or “life” will no longer be, and My Church is going to experience a transition from where they’ve been to an understanding of what it means to abide in Me.  I am coming for My Bride, and I will have a Bride who has made herself ready.  No longer will it be about church strategy, but it will be about My presence, My person, My life infusing her.  I am building My church, holy and triumphant – a glorious church!  Now is the time to arise and seek My face.  Now is the time to move forward, not in despair, but in victory. Now is the time to shake off the things of the past, for I have declared newness of life.  Do not fear the move, but embrace Me in all that I am doing, for now is the time of transition, and those who refuse to move with Me in this will find themselves members of a lifeless institution from which My glory has departed.  Is. 61:10-11, “I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God.  For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.  For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign LORD will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations.”

8/30/2017 Daily Word

I’ve taught you how to fish for men, and I will teach you, too, how to garden.  You must place your seeds in the soil of men’s hearts wisely and carefully water with My Word in just the right amount. You must watch over the seed as My Spirit brings it to germination, for birds of prey will seek to steal that which you’ve planted.  Some seeds will germinate quickly; others will take much longer.  It depends on what you’ve planted and the soil in which you’ve done so.  Be discerning concerning what you plant, for as surely as My Spirit moves to bring forth a seed born of Himself, so the enemy is watchful to see that those things that are not of Me spring forth.  Seeds produce what is within them, so be sure that what you’re planting is of Me, both in Word and in deed.  Also, be prepared to get your hands dirty. You must learn to toil and sweat for the growth of the Kingdom and patiently wait. This is a good starting place. In due season, you will reap if you will persevere.  Matt. 13:23, “The seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it.  This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty, or thirty times what was sown.”

8/29/2017 Daily Word

The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells within you!  He is at work in the world through you – and you think your life is without meaning?  Work with the Spirit in all that He endeavors to do through you, and you will find the abundant, content life of purpose you have been craving.  Don’t ignore His promptings; joyfully respond to them.  Remember, too, that I encountered the enemy and had to fight for a season before being released into a greater public ministry.  It’s foolishness to attempt to fight without the insight and empowerment of the Spirit, for the battles fought in the private place give substance and credibility to our position in the public realm. Who among you desires a ministry lacking substance?  All you do must be done in cooperation with the Spirit.  Choose to embrace the work He is doing in you so that you are prepared to battle for your destiny and the life of holiness it requires.  I Thes. 1:4-5a, “For we know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction.”

8/28/2017 Daily Word

For as high as the heavens, so great is My love.  When I initially spoke these words, people were filled with awe at the very thought of it.  Yet as knowledge has increased and man has sought to soar higher, he has lost the wonder of My love.  It has not changed.  In all your striving, I am an eternity ahead of anything you hope to achieve.  My love is My person.  You could never soar high enough to attain it for yourself or reach it by your own achievement.  It is I who have reached down from above to touch the hearts of mortal man with a mere finger, and in that touch communicated My great love for him.  You don’t have to stretch, standing on tip-toe, rather just humbly stand and receive.  I freely give.  My touch will accomplish more in your life than all your most learned men.  Ps. 68:32-35, “Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth, sing praise to the Lord, to Him who rides across the highest heavens, the ancient heavens, who thunders with mighty voice.  Proclaim the power of God, whose majesty is over Israel, whose power is in the heavens.  You, God, are awesome in Your sanctuary; the God of Israel gives power and strength to His people.  Praise be to God!”

8/25/2017 Daily Word

I am the light in your darkness, the hope in times of despair, your north star when you feel lost.  I am all these things, and I am your God.  Let Me be your first recourse.  There need be no “Plan B.”  I am option Alpha and Omega.  I was there in your beginning, and I will be there as you transition from one season to another.  You were first thought of in My heart, and I have held you there ever since.  Let the assurance of My infinite love for you drive out the fear that torments you.  I am releasing you from the burden that you have long carried, and I have wiped it away with the hand upon which your name is engraved.  You are forever Mine!  Ps. 103:17-18, “But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear Him, and His righteousness with their children’s children – with those who keep His covenant and remember to obey His precepts.”

8/24/2017 Daily Word

I am the Living God and I am breathing life into you and your situation.  You have reached out in desperation, feeling like you’re at the end of your proverbial rope.  Let go!  For where your rope ends, My hand awaits.  While many cry, “Sin!” or “Impossible!” I am declaring over you “Life! Life in abundance!”  Have you forgotten that I make all things new?  This means everything that concerns you. If you will let go, My hand will lift you out of this lifeless ravine, and bring you into a place of great grace, full of promise and abundant life.  Take courage, and let go to fall into the hands of your living, loving God! Ps. 146:5-8, “Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God.  He is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them – He remains faithful forever.  He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.  The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.”

8/23/2017 Daily Word

I’ve called you to a higher place – a secret place.  There are circumstances all around you that seek to hinder your advancement to this new place.  Choose to be the overcomer.  What is happening in the natural is not what is preventing you from coming up, rather it is a preoccupation with life situations.  You must see beyond what is around you and remain focused on Me.  Peter had this issue, and had I not been there, he would have drowned.  If you will keep your eyes on Me, I will bring you up, and you will step beyond the waves of life into a place of intimacy, perspective, and authority that were previously unknown, and the circumstances of your life will become joyful testimonies of waters you have triumphantly trod upon, rather than storms you have scarcely survived.  Ps. 91:1-2, “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, ‘He is my refuge and my fortress; My God in Him I will trust.”

8/22/2017 Daily Word

Allow that My desires for you are greater than the desires you have for yourself, therefore it is to your advantage to align your heart with Mine.  Two hearts only become one over the course of time, consistently delighting in each other.  This delight comes when you choose to be in My presence, trusting Me that even in the worst of times, I will remain faithful.  Learn to feed on My faithfulness, and settle down.  You must settle your heart and silence your mind, and walk in the way that I lead, placing your well-being (and that of others) in My hands.  I will not guide you wrong, but I will bring you to a place where our very desires are united and My heartbeat can be felt by you and radiate through you to the world.   Ps. 37:23-24, “The LORD directs a person’s steps, and he delights in his way.  He may stumble, but he won’t fall headlong, for the LORD holds him by the hand.”

8/21/2017 Daily Word

Stop complaining!  How is it that My people, upon whom I’ve poured My Spirit, murmur and complain about their life circumstances so much?  I hate the sound as much now as when the Israelites roamed in the desert place!  My children, you must traverse the desert to get to the promised land.  The desert is a place of refinement and is meant to be temporary. It becomes a place of punishment when you grumble, stubbornly turning your head from Me not wanting to learn My principles, and then, like a petulant child, set up camp, refusing to budge until I relent.  You should know by now, I am a loving Father, who will not be moved by your tantrums. My Spirit is given to teach and guide you into all truth, so learn from Him, even in the wilderness, and without complaining.  Before you know it, you will be on the other side, rejoicing with gratitude because you have matured in Me and are now capable of entering all I have for you. Phil. 2:13-15, “For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.  Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you.  Live clean, innocent lives, as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.”