2/14/2018 Tumultuous Waters

Before you were, I AM. I am the God that stands with you in the storm, that brings you out of the storm, and the One who calms the storm. Your focus should not be the storm and survival, but rather on Me. I may not be where you expected, but I am never far off and am infinitely close; a call of help, an arm’s reach away. You were not meant to face life’s difficulties alone, but to embrace life in all its facets knowing that I am with you always. Let us walk the tumultuous waters together and get to the other side. I assure you, there is another side. Matt. 14:26-32, “When the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I. Do not be afraid.”  Peter said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come.” …But seeing the wind, he [Peter] became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped.” NASB

2/13/2018 Seek, Find, Estimate

If you would understand the Kingdom, you must be like the merchant, who willingly travels great distances, or like those seeking treasure, who understand great things must be unearthed. Are you willing to go the distance and dig deep to obtain it? My Kingdom and all that it offers is there for those who will search diligently. Are you waiting for My Kingdom to come so that My will is done on earth, in your home, in your congregation? I say, the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. If you seek, you will find. Then you must estimate of what value it is to you. Many find, but few willingly give up all to see it manifest in their lives. Matt. 13:44-45, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. A man found it, hid it again, then in great joy went and sold everything he owned, and bought that field. Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant on the lookout for fine pearls. On finding one very valuable pearl he went away, sold everything he owned and bought it.”

2/12/2018 Speak!

I want to use your voice to share My love. Begin where you are at and do not fear, for I am with you. My Words are alive and powerful, even as they come forth like a fountain out of you. Declare it! For I would that many hear My Kingdom has come, and that I am calling them from a place of darkness into light. When you don’t know what to say, listen, for I will assist you, only do not be ashamed. My words will bring life to those who accept them. You just be faithful to give them.  Matt. 10:19b-20, “When the time comes, you will be given what you should say. For it will not be just you speaking, but the Spirit of your heavenly Father speaking through you.” CJB

2/9/2018 Making Whole

Do you feel that there are broken pieces within your life or that many pieces are missing altogether? I am the God that willingly and in painstaking detail puts together the pieces of your life. Not only do I put the pieces together, I am able to change and reshape them. You have thought there is no restoration or hope in your situation, but I am enlarging the border of your life that has so puzzled you and am designing new pieces that make sense of the old. What was in the past an eyesore to you will come forth a thing of beauty. If you despair, come to Me, for I am the God that brings everything to wholeness and completion, and I desire to do so for you. Luke 4:18-19, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are oppressed, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

2/8/2018 Go Through

Did I not tell you that in this world you would have trials? Trials come in many forms, and it is not a matter of if, but when they come. However, I have created you to go through those “when” trials. You are not meant to live there, but are called to go through them knowing that I am walking with you. You belong to Me, your Savior. Fear has no place in you – you have already been set free. In every adverse situation you face, choose to declare that you are going through, and that it is through to a place of victory! Is. 43:1b-3a, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, Nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.”

2/7/2018 Take Rest in Me

I came to reveal the Father to you and to release you from the exhaustion of unrealized expectations and spiritual anxiety. I came that you may have life abundant in finding rest from your burdens. You must learn to rest in Me, for it is in walking consistently in My rest you are able to receive revelation of and understand the Father’s heart toward you. You must release the burdensome expectations you have of yourself and wait in quiet expectation for Me. I want to bring balance to your life and reveal how joyful and light it can be when you will choose to rest in Me. Matt. 11:27b-30, “No one fully knows the Father except the Son and those to whom the Son wishes to reveal Him. Come to Me, all of you who are struggling and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light.”

2/6/2018 Press Into the Kingdom

I desire a church who so greatly desires My Kingdom to come that they willingly press into it with earnestness. My Kingdom and Lordship is not easily established within the heart of man though it be filled with the fruit that he craves – love, joy, peace, and more. It requires the total surrender and violent death of your flesh to My Spirit. You must be prepared to push past insecurities, relinquish your rights and resolutely take a stand under My banner no matter the opposition. It is a banner of love, a standard of faith, a covenant based on mercy and grace. It is the Kingdom for which you were created. Matt. 6:9-10, “Our Father in heaven! May Your Name be kept holy. May Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.”

2/5/2018 My Name

My Name is holy, separate from all others and powerful. At My Name mountains fall, and at My Name the nations tremble. My Name is above all others, and you are Mine. Seek to understand this: that you belong to I AM. If you will hallow My Name, living in reverence of it with fear, in every instance when you are not, you will walk securely knowing that I AM. Ps. 86:11-12, “Teach me Your way, O LORD; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your Name. I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and will glorify Your Name forever.”

2/2/2018 Authority in Me

I am calling you forth from a place of weakness to that of strength, from timidity to boldness, from fear to faith. You are My child, and you are called to walk in power and authority over all the works of the flesh and the power of the enemy. Do not doubt that this is true. The same Spirit that raised Me from the dead dwells in you! As you begin to take authority over the small things, you will find that you are more confident in your calling and ability as My representative in the earth and will be able to exercise authority and dominion within your sphere of influence, indeed, even over the nations. The Spirit is your teacher in this. Listen and obey. Luke 10:19, “Remember, I have given you authority; so you can trample down snakes and scorpions, indeed, all the enemy’s forces; and you will remain completely unharmed. Nevertheless, don’t be glad that the spirits submit to you; be glad that your names have been recorded in heaven.” CJB

2/1/2018 Remain in Me and Live

Remain in Me. Even now the battle is intensifying between the flesh and the Spirit, between the carnally minded and the spiritually minded. To abide in Me is to be one with Me. To be one with Me is to set your mind to know truth. Carnality lives in a state of constant compromise, whereas the spiritual man walks in truth. Truth is confrontational by nature, for there is only one. You must stand in the liberty that Truth brings and not bargain away the freedom you’ve gained in Me by trying to find the so called “middle ground.” Have I not said that you cannot two masters? Truth sets free, the Spirit brings life, but carnality only brings certain death. I am your Father and I desire only life for you. Remain in Me and live. Rom. 8:13-15, “For if you live according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are the sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, ‘Abba! Father!’” NASB