5/31/2018 The Smallest Things

Even the smallest acts are life-changing for someone. Do not assume that lives are changed only in the big things. Life is shaped in the ordinary, everyday happenings of the world. A single bee pollinates thousands in one day, and your actions or lack thereof make a difference. Your own destiny and that of others are released when you choose to interact with those around you and pollinate flowers for the bouquet of heaven, releasing their fragrance in the earth. Mark 16:15, “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.’”

5/30/2018 I Will Work Good

What I do or don’t allow does not have to make sense to you. Not every storm you face is named. What I long for you to understand is that I AM God, and I love you. Come to a deeper understanding of My character and nature, so that you will trust Me when I tell you that all things will work together to bring about good. It may not be what you wanted, but it will work to bring about a good that is accompanied by My presence, for all that is “good” is encapsulated in Me. Job 38:1-3, “Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said, ‘Who is this that obscures My plans with words without knowledge? Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’” NIV

5/29/2018 Stretched Faith

You have been experiencing yet another great stretching of your faith through new and unchartered experiences. Yes, I have allowed it so that your convictions and trust in Me will strengthen. Fix your eyes on Me. I have gone before you and set the standard of faith that I would have you emulate. Whatever I ask of you, I can and will bring to perfection if you will trust Me to do so. This season of stretching must precede where I am positioning you. Do not doubt – have faith! Joy will follow. Heb. 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” NKJV

5/28/2018 I Remember

There was a woman whose purity of heart and love toward Me prompted her to pour out costly perfume upon My feet. She performed an extraordinary service to Me despite how society viewed her – she counted the cost to herself before she ever opened the vial. There was a man who worshipped with a heart so close to Mine, that through his line I chose to come. His worship was extraordinarily pure and honest. Just as you remember, I too, remember. I remember the extraordinary heart you exhibited toward Me when things were falling around you and you chose to honor Me in your need – the times you blessed me regardless of the cost to yourself, the times you worshiped in the middle of the storm. Be blessed today, dear one, knowing that I am standing before the Father on your behalf and remember you. Matt. 26:13, “Assuredly, I say to you, that wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” NKJV

5/22/2018 Little Foxes

Little foxes spoil the vines – pay attention to them and catch them before the entire vineyard is ruined by their presence. Do not allow even the smallest of offenses to remain in your mind and spirit. An unprotected heart and mind are easily led by the slightest of suggestions and mere shadows, bringing destruction to the tender fruit being cultivated in your life. Be diligent about what you set before your eyes, allow to enter your ears, or exit your mouth. Foxes migrate, and they can move from your mouth to the vineyard of others. 2 Cor. 10:4-6, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” NKJV

5/21/2018 Plans for You

My plans for you are so much greater than those you hold for yourself. Bring your vision into alignment with My own, and as you do you will find doors open that were previously shut to you. You will find that mountains that were difficult to climb, you now soar above. What I have planned for you is good. What I have planned goes beyond your own future into the next generation. Even My thoughts, which are greater than your own, are to bring you hope. You must choose to come into alignment with what I have planned and work in cooperation with My Spirit, listening and searching for Me in every encounter. Jer. 29:11-13, “’For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,’ says the Lord, ‘thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.’”

5/18/2018 Bring Peace

Many are climbing mountains in their lives not knowing how they will survive the trek, and it is your commission to bring My peace to them. You cannot bring good tidings unless you are willing to go to where they are, and that may require that you, too, climb a mountain and bear another’s burdens. Is that not what I did when I came to you deliver the good news of My love? I took the hill that mankind could not, Golgotha, and left with you My peace. Shod your feet with peace, My child, and start walking, delivering to those where I send you My good news. It is a beautiful sight to see peace entering where chaos and confusion have reigned. Is. 52:7, “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” Rom. 10:15a, “And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” NKJV

5/17/2018 Humility, Revelation, Power

Humility precedes revelation and revelation empowers. I reveal Myself to the pure in heart so that they can live the life of an overcomer. Overcomers outmaneuver the thief who comes to steal and lay waste to their lives because they trust in Me. They leap over barriers that the enemy has purposefully set in their path because they know Me. Overcomers are those who acknowledge Me in all their ways, trusting that My Spirit leads and guides them into all Truth regarding My character and nature, as well as their own circumstances. Learn to walk humbly before Me, allowing Me to lead, and I will bring new revelation that will cause you to rise as an overcomer. Ps. 18:27-29, “For You will save the humble people, but will bring down haughty looks. For You will light My lamp; The LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by You I can run against a troop, by my God I can leap over a wall.” NKJV

5/16/2018 Intimacy with Me

My desire is for an intimacy with you that testifies to My identity. It is an intimacy that transcends momentary experience to become a state of being so that you see as I see, hear as I hear, walk as I walk, and everything you do is an extension of My heart to the world. When your heart consistently beats in unison with My own, you will understand what it means to be transformed by Me, to abide in Me, and be an extension of Me to the world.  It is the power of one. John 17:23, “I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” I Cor. 6:17, “He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.” NKJV

5/15/2018 Don’t Look Back

Quit looking over your shoulder. Remember Lot’s wife, who looked back when I had called them out of one place into another – for their own good? Regret and longing for what is in the past can prevent you from stepping into the new thing I have for you, even immobilize you to the point of being ineffective. I am doing a new thing, and I desire that you step forth into it with eager expectation, not giving the past power to affect your future. Be bold! Be strong! Be courageous! Don’t look back! Press forward into what I am placing in front of you now. It is for your good! Phil. 3:13-15a, “No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Let all who are spiritually mature agree on these things.”