11/17/2017 Daily Word

Worship is a lifestyle of bending before Me.  Bending your ear to hear My voice, your will to submit to Mine, and your heart to receive what I am imparting.  A worshipper is one who positions themselves in humility before Me, shunning idolatry, and from a position of worshipping at My feet is gathered into My arms to sit in My lap and hear My heart. If you would speak My heart into the lives of people, learn to bend yourself in worship as a living sacrifice unto Me.  Rom. 12:1, “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.”

11/16/2017 Daily Word

There is a joy in living that is found only in Me.  In a world full of chaos and confusion, you can take joy in your daily life despite the difficult situations that you may encounter.  Joy can be found in the smile of another, the laughter of your child, the beauty of a sunset.  Joy is not the absence of trials or even of sorrow, but a conscious decision to rejoice in the blessings I’ve bestowed in the moment, even when all around seems falling apart. It can thrive in trials and tribulation and cause your desert place to bloom.  Choose to walk in My joy and you will find it is a refuge and stronghold for you; a place where you can comfortably rest.  Ps. 5:11, “But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy.  Spread your protection over them, that those who love Your Name may rejoice in You.”

11/15/2017 Daily Word

The reality of who I AM is greater than the shadow of who you understand Me to be gazing from behind your veil.  As you spend more time in My presence, I will lift the veil from before your eyes so that you will see Me as I am and come into a greater understanding of My love for you and the world. I desire that you know the many aspects of My character and be intimately acquainted with Me, as I am with you. This is your glory as My Bride – to know Me and reflect the glow of My light in this dark world, so they, too, might see and find their way back to Me.  I Cor. 13:12-13, “For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  And the greatest of these is love.”

11/14/2017 Daily Word

From the beginning, I loved you.  From the beginning, I planned for you.  From the beginning, I arranged things for your good.  Would I, who did all this from the beginning, then abandon you at the end?  My promises are sure; My ways are just.  All I have done has been to draw you and others unto Myself that I might have the pleasure of relationship with you and bask in purity of worship that comes from a heart in sync with My own.  Rest in the knowledge that I, God of the Universe, am not about to change My mind regarding you.  I am committed to seeing you through – from beginning to eternity. Num. 23:19, “God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?”

©Renée Coventry

11/13/2017 Daily Word

It is My triumph that causes My glory to be manifest through you.  You are Mine, and I have put you on display for the world to see and to read. Let My life be exhibited in you, and My love be the banner that you parade.  I am calling people, one by one, to Me. and My Spirit is drawing them.  As they are drawn to My light shining forth from you and the activity of My Spirit in you, they will see your good works and glorify the Father.  A side note: one does not wear a scowl in a triumphant procession.  Let joy mark your countenance and be your strength.  Even when you do not see where we are going, I am always leading you to a place a victory!  2 Cor. 2:14-16b, “But thanks be to God, who in Christ constantly leads us in a triumphal procession and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of what it means to know Him!  For to God we are the aroma of Christ, both among those being saved and among those being lost; to the latter, we are the smell of death leading only to more death; but to the former, we are the sweet smell of life leading to more life.”

11/10/2017 Daily Word

You are concerning yourself with events that have not yet happened.  Didn’t I tell you not to do that?  Your future is in My hands.  You are not able to change anything by worrying, and to do so is to exhibit a lack of trust in Me.  Either you trust Me with your tomorrow enough to enjoy your present, or you are skeptical of My intentions and love toward you to the extent that you feel you must bear your tomorrow on your own shoulders, not appreciating what I’ve provided today.  My Child, let Me take care of tomorrow’s cares and concerns.  Let Me prove Myself strong on your behalf.  Trust Me, knowing that I will continue to do in your future what I have done in your past and do even now in your present.  Time cannot change any of My loving thoughts towards you. Matt. 6:27, “Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

11/9/2017 Daily Word

Sin is the gap that lies between us, the cross, the avenue that bridges it, and My blood the vehicle that brings you back to Myself.  In My love, I have drawn you to the cross, now you must choose to humble yourself and cover the distance to embrace the restoration I offer. Forgiveness is a gift I willingly bestow upon the one who will choose Me, his Creator, over the love of My creation.  No matter what your past, I await your return with arms open wide, ready to receive you unto Myself.  There is no need to fear My love, for it is everlasting, and My desire is that you would abide in it forever.  Rom. 5:7-8, “Now it is a rare event when someone gives up his life even for the sake of somebody righteous, although possibly for a truly good person one might have the courage to die.  But God demonstrates His own love for us in that Christ died on our behalf while we were still sinners.”

11/8/2017 Daily Word

Today is a new day!  It is time to leave behind the events and emotions of the past and press forward into the future I have for you.  Indeed, this is the purpose for which you were created; all else has been preparation for this moment.  This is Kingdom ministry – to stretch forth your hands to those in need, to walk where I have called you, to say what I have declared, and to do so in compassion and in conjunction with My Spirit.  Do not fear, for My Spirit is with you, leading and guiding in the way you should go, and that way is forward, taking up your cross to follow Me wherever I may go.  Luke 9:23-24, “Then He said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me.  For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for Me will save it.”

11/7/2017 Daily Word

I know you intimately.  I know your desires toward Me and My desires towards you.  I have seen the hidden crevices of your heart, and I have seen that which you have exposed to others.  There is nothing about you that is unknown to Me.  In all that you aspire towards for Me, what I yearn for the most is that you choose to lay bare that which you’ve attempted to conceal from Me, that I may heal you and make you whole.  My aim in your life is not that you would just do good works, but that the good works I’ve prepared for you come from a heart made pure and complete before Me, beating with life renewed by My abiding presence.  My hope is that you will choose to lay the entirety of self before Me, allowing My love to restore the broken pieces you’ve camouflaged in all your “good works,” so abundance of life rather than abundance of guilt can be yours.  It’s time to deal with it, My Child.  Daniel 2:20-22, “Blessed be the name of God, from eternity past to eternity future!  For wisdom and power are His alone; He brings the changes of seasons and times; He installs and deposes kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those with discernment.  He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what lies in the darkness; and light dwells in Him.”

11/6/2017 Daily Word

Gratitude ushers you into My presence, and My presence paves the way for the miraculous in your life.  In remembering and testifying to My work in your life, you edify yourself and glorify Me.  When you enter My presence, there is fullness of joy.  In My presence My strength surpasses your weakness, enabling you to walk in holiness and bless those that are around you.  This is My desire, that you walk in the miraculous, giving glory to Me; that you overflow with joy and strength daily, being a blessing to others along the way – that you be a person of My presence.  I Chron. 16:25-29, “For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared more than all the gods.  For all the gods of the peoples are nothing, but the LORD made the heavens.  In His presence are honor and majesty; in His place, strength and joy.  Give the LORD His due, you families from the peoples, give the LORD His due of glory and strength; give the LORD the glory due His name; bring an offering, and come into His presence.  Worship the LORD in splendid, holy attire.”