Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

2/22/2019 It’s Time to Dance

There is a dance choreographed to the song of heaven for you. It is a dance of freedom and victory. Do not be afraid to move to the rhythm of the dance, for it activates the decree of deliverance I have made regarding you. Step forward into your triumph as My child, acting on that which you have received through faith. I have set you free from the law of sin and death and brought you into life with Me. Don’t be swayed by what you see, rather move to the beat of My heart, knowing that those whom I set free, are free, indeed. May I have this dance? Ps. 30:11, “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” NKJV

2/21/2019 Rejuvenating the Dry Places

Though you are weary, purposefully choose to walk in My Spirit and allow My Word to abide in you. My Word ignites and sustains life and hope in you even as My Spirit brings comfort and peace to you. Salvation, even from your own emotions, is found in Me. As you call from the deep places of your soul, I am answering you from the deep places of My Spirit, pouring cascades of Living Water over you to bring relief and renewal, rejuvenating the dry places of your being. Ps. 42:5, “My soul, why are you so downcast? Why are you groaning inside me? Hope in God, since I will praise Him again for the salvation that comes from His presence.” CJB

2/20/2019 Guard Both Heart and Mouth

Setting a guard over your mouth begins by placing a sentry over your heart. Many have prayed that My Holy Spirit would watch their mouths, while in their hearts they are still holding onto resentment, bitterness, and unrighteous anger. The heart is the gateway to the tongue – out of its abundance, your mouth will speak. Therefore, guard your heart if you would watch your mouth, for it is the wellspring of life, and if it is poisoned what will come forth cannot bring life, but only death. Once such poison is spewed, it cannot be retracted. Align your heart with Mine, and your tongue will follow. When others say hurtful things, look for the source and you will find that it is not a judgment against your heart, but against their own. Be wise in this, My child, for I am looking at your heart and listening to your words, as is the world. Prov. 4:23-24, “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth and put perverse lips far from you.” NKJV

2/19/2019 Retrieve the Dream

Many have been persuaded to abandon the pursuit of promises I have given because of lies spoken over them by others operating in the flesh. What fellowship does the spirit have with the flesh? None! My child, don’t give into the expectations of the enemy who has prophesied his own will over you – reject it! I am even now standing over you to perform My word, and I am telling you it is time to retrieve the dream that you have forsaken. Pursue the plan that I gave you – it is not too late! My word is an eternal word filled with the creative substance that brings life. Though you think it is dead, I declare it has only been lying dormant within you, for I am a God of resurrection power, ready to restore and reenergize all of My purposes in you as you lay hold of all of Me! Heb. 13:20-21, “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever, amen.” NKJV

2/18/2019 My Ark of Safety

There is an ark of safety that I am calling My people to – a place where they are hidden in Me. However, you must choose to come. Enter into this place where you are confined by My presence and live in Me. It’s My desire that all who call Me Lord be found in Me, for there is coming a day when the door to My ark of safety will close, and it will happen by My hand. I do not want you caught unaware. Be mindful of the times in which you live, and do not wait until the last moment. Be like the five virgins who were prepared for My coming – the door of the kingdom was open for them but shut to those who had not planned for My arrival. Matt. 24:37, “For the Son of Man’s coming will be just as it was in the day of Noah.” Gen. 7:16, “Those that entered went in, male and female, from every kind of living being, as God had ordered him; and ADONAI shut him inside.” CJB

2/15/2019 Choose to Flourish

It is My desire that you flourish, not falter. I have presented you with options to walk through a narrow gate or a wide gate, a way that leads to salvation or a way that leads to death, a road that will lead towards closer communion with Me or away from Me. The route of the righteous seems formidable while the way of the ungodly is more easily traversed, but now is the time to decide. Today is the day of salvation. No longer will the two roads converge so that My people waver back and forth depending on their moods or earthly relationships. You must choose one way or the other, for a chasm is developing and the fence so many are straddling will disappear beneath them as the gap widens. A choice will have to be made, and you will either be for Me or against Me – you will either flourish or falter in the eternal purpose based on your decision. Choose life. Joshua 24:14-15, “Now therefore fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” NKJV

2/14/2019 Make Disciples

Many of My people continue to live enslaved, though I have set them free. Did I not call My Church to make disciples? Discipleship is the orientation of the once-enslaved to the freedom of sonship found in Me. It is the understanding of My work on their behalf – that of transforming the corruptible to the incorruptible. Slaves always recognize true freedom. Those who are free walk in the power and authority of a son, not the weights and burdens of a harsh taskmaster. My Child, major in discipleship. Everything else is simply an elective that enhances your walk with Me. Acquire a firm foundation so that when the rains come, your faith is built upon a rock that does not shatter in the face of the storm. Help others to do the same. Matt. 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” NASB

2/13/2019 Feeling Lost?

Feeling lost? My Child, know that you are found! You are not in a place that I need to find you – I already know exactly where you are at, and you are not alone. Rest in My presence, even when you don’t “feel” Me. I am with you, and you are not off-course. This is an attack to cause confusion and set you adrift, disorienting you from My direction. Don’t fear. Take a moment, stop where you are, and get your bearings. Running around in circles is doing you no good. Trust My Spirit, knowing that I am watching over My Word to perform it in you. Ps. 37:23-24, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the LORD upholds him with His hand.” NKJV

2/12/2019 My Judgment

My Child, you have no idea what you are asking for when you plead for My judgment. You are not called to be “Sons of Thunder,” but messengers of Good News to the world. Remember, I do not govern in the same manner that the world governs. I do so with justice and truth, mercy and grace. While righteous indignation is appropriate, your response must be one befitting My Child – that characterized by the fruit of My Spirit. Nothing delights the enemy more than to see My Bride walking in the flesh, rather than operating in the Spirit. The time will come when I will execute judgment. You walk in My ways. If you would judge, judge yourself and then the works of darkness, not those for whom I died. I delight in saving to the uttermost! Acts 17:29-31, “Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained. He has given assurance of this to all by raising Him from the dead.” NKJV

2/11/2019 The Pain of Betrayal

I understand the pain of your betrayal, My Child. Know that while My heart hurts for you and with you, you must let it go. Do not feel guilty because they took an offense, and do not feel shame at your inability to fix it. Leave them with Me and let Me deal with the hurt that caused them to violate the trust you placed in them. Let their actions lead you to the cross where self is crucified so that you can be raised again in resurrection power to continue with the work that I have called you to do. Do not allow their betrayal to open a foothold to the enemy. Remember, My betrayal preceded My greatest triumph. Be at peace knowing that I am aware and at work to both heal and reconcile. Let it go and follow Me. Luke 22:47-48, “And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said to him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?’” NKJV