Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

8/16/2017 Daily Word

I will turn things around.  Yes, I will turn things on their head!  It has been like a rollercoaster ride, where things have been up and down causing your spirit to grow confused and disoriented, wondering if you were in My will or not.  It must stop!  I have decreed a permanent turn-around for you!  I have declared that no longer will the enemy be able to thwart My purposes for your life, but there will be a day in which sudden change comes for I have spoken peace over this storm and stability to your wavering faith.  It will occur rapidly, so do not despair, for I am working on your behalf!  Your tomorrow does not look like your today!  Ps. 118:21-24, “I am thanking You because you answered me; You became my salvation.  The very rock that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone!  This has come from the LORD, and in our eyes it is amazing.  This is the day the LORD has made, a day for us to rejoice and be glad.” 

8/15/2017 Daily Word

I am your Sustainer.  In the midst of every challenge and every trial, I am there to uphold you. Not only have I delivered you, but I am delivering you from your trouble.  You may feel that you cannot do this, but I, in you, can.  All things are possible for those who believe.  You must trust that My timing is perfect, and that I make all things beautiful in its time.  Do not think that because you are standing in a barren place that I have not planted the seeds that will shortly spring forth into a garden in which you will find your rest.  Trust Me, and I will see you through this.  Ps. 3:2-5, “Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But You, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.  I call out to the Lord, and He answers me from His holy mountain.  I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.”

8/14/2017 Daily Word

Live wisely.  Be discerning regarding the times and the culture in which you live.  Be uncompromising in love, confront pride with humility, and do what is good.  It is imperative that My people live above the world in both word and conduct.  As the days grow short, remember that the world has always sought to discredit Me, and it will do the same to you.  As I have overcome, so you will, too.  Live in such a way that when the world scrutinizes your life they must draw close, and as they do, they see only Me.  James 3:13, “Who among you is wise and understanding?  Let him demonstrate it by his good way of life, by actions done in the humility that grows out of wisdom.”

8/11/2017 Daily Word

I am calling My body to unity – a unity of faith and purpose that transcends all barriers.  I have listened to the cries of My people and am prepared to move, but will not discriminate between My body.  It is not My desire to have a body that is disformed or dysfunctional, but a body that works as one and functions in sync with the movement of My Spirit.  I have a body, a bride, that must be pure and blameless and unified to usher in this great harvest.  You are one with Me, now be one with each other.  I will accept no less.  Eph. 2:14-15, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, ‘children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.’ Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky…”

8/10/2017 Daily Word

Why do you doubt the anointing I have given you to step through this new door I have opened?  Am I not God, and will I not do what I’ve said?  Have faith in My faithfulness to assist you in navigating this new opportunity.  I have brought you to this place for the benefit of the body.  You hear My voice and hear it clearly, now step out and trust Me.  Yes, well-intentioned people have discouraged you, but you must learn not to allow the fear that accompanies discouragement to gain a foothold causing you to second-guess My promises.  Trust that My perfect love for you keeps you and will banish your fear.  John 10:27-28a, “My sheep listen to My voice, I recognize them, they follow Me, and I give them eternal life.”

8/9/2017 Daily Word

I am your Redeemer!  I am turning your bitter water into sweet.  Where you once mourned, you will rejoice; where you doubted, faith will arise.  I am changing your situation around as you choose to once again turn to Me and drink of the fountain of living waters.  I am restoring to wholeness the broken cisterns of your life, so that you can not only partake of living water, but also be a conduit of it to others, so that they, too, can be redeemed.  Drink deeply of this gift, My Child, for those who come to Me will never thirst again.  John 4:10, “Yeshua answered her, ‘If you knew God’s gift, that is, who it is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink of water,’ then you would have asked Him; and He would have given you living water.’”     

8/8/2017 Daily Word

I am holding a door open specifically for you.  It is time for you to step out of the threshold of indecision.  It is time for you to shut the door on the past, which cannot be changed, and into the door I am holding open.  It is a door through which impossibilities become realities because of My presence.  It is not a giant step, but you are stuck in the threshold of what might have been, hoping it might still be.  I have already said, “No!”  I have closed that door to you, now you must walk away.  I have something infinitely better for you.  It is a door that I Myself am standing at, waiting to welcome you.  Do not delay! Walk beyond where you’ve been, and step into the future I’ve prepared for you.  Eph. 5:15-17, “Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.  Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

8/7/2017 Daily Word

The world would say “Be true to yourself,” but I say you are to walk in truth.  There is a standard by which to measure yourself, and that standard is Me.  As you remain in Me, you cannot help but be the truest version of yourself, for I am your Creator and Maker.  When you try to be “yourself” outside of Me, you are at best a dull and incomplete imitation of who I made you to be, for you were created in My image.  In Me is wholeness of being and eternal purpose.  Cling to Truth – cling to Me, and in Me discover the living reality of the original that you are.  Col. 3:7,10, “True enough, you used to practice these things in the life you once lived…put on the new self, which is continually being renewed in fuller and fuller knowledge, closer and closer to the image of its Creator.”

8/4/2017 Daily Word

This is a season of alignment for My people.  Although it seems chaotic at times and My movements don’t make sense to you, there are many that are being shifted into new positions.  I am not raising up an individual to bring forth revival, but a body that is made up of many parts, and when this body rises, there will be a release of My glory and power throughout the earth such has not been witnessed before.  Yes, there is an unseen hand at work in the world today, and it belongs to Me.  I am preparing for Myself a covenant people totally surrendered to Me – overcomers – that will march forth in victory to possess the land.  Trust that I am positioning you exactly where you are meant to be.  Joel 2:11a, “The LORD shouts orders to His forces – His army is immense and mighty, and it does what He says.”

8/3/2017 Daily Word

You must get past this idea that life is defined by the sum of your actions.  This is not so.  There is so much lifeless activity that exists only in form and function. Be wary, for the enemy would have you waste your time and energies on that which only functions, but never really lives.  I came that life would be yours in abundance. If you’ll remain in Me, I will breathe My life into the works of your hands just as I breathed life into the works of My hands, and it will not just function, but it will become a living thing that brings Me glory.  Remember – apart from Me you can do nothing. Gen. 2:7, “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”