Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

10/22/2018 Vigilance in Temptation

Be vigilant about not allowing the temptation of the mind to be made manifest in action. My mercy and My judgment exist side-by-side. I judge in loving-kindness, yet My judgment is according to your ways and works. Take captive all of your thoughts, discerning what is true and releasing those that are not in obedience to Me. Choose to think on what is of Me, and let your works be those that I have planned for you. I will always lead you in the way everlasting. Ps. 139:23-24, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends You, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.” NLT

10/19/2018 Focus on Today

Focus on what is before you this day. Don’t bring forward what is behind you, and what is yet to be, you cannot affect unless you move within the present. To worry over either is a waste of this day I have made and fashioned for you. Use wisely what I have gifted you – be joyful, be productive, be My representative in the world, and rest in that I have provided all you require today. I’m your Good Father and will do the same tomorrow. Matt. 6:31-34, “Therefore, do not worry saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” NKJV

10/17/2018 Rest in Warfare

In love, I have called you, and in love, I have sustained you. You are not alone. The battles you have fought and the troubles you have endured have strengthened you, making your spirit unbreakable as you move in My Spirit, according to My power. When you choose to stop doing things in your own way and choose to live according to the Spirit rather than the flesh, you will be able to rest in the midst of warfare, knowing that I fight for you. Yes, you will have burdens, but it will be much lighter because it is Mine. Matt. 11:28-30, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” NKJV

10/16/2018 Limitless Love Releasing Limitless Possibilities

I am not limited by your limitations. You have attempted to hold Me at arms-length because of your heartache and sin, however, I can do more than you dreamed possible if you will allow it. I won’t ignore your will, My Child, however, I would have you know that I have much more for you. You must choose to press through, releasing your painful memories and hurtful moments of regret to Me. The past cannot be undone, but you can choose to have a new future in Me. My Holy Spirit will help you with this. You can choose to forget what is behind and walk forward with Me and the new friendships I have for you, or you can become resentful and stagnant, removing yourself from productive and healing relationships. Don’t hide away. Don’t limit Me. Forgive, and step into My arms and My limitless love for you. I John 4:9-10, “In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” NKJV

10/15/2018 First Things First

Keep the first things first. Many things that you have ignored in your desire to prove yourself are the very things you to which you should be paying attention. Relationships should always take precedence. What does it profit you if you gain the whole world: promotions, accolades, wealth, and lose your soul, lose your relationships, and lose what was the original motivating factor of your pursuits? You have nothing to prove to Me. I chose you. Your family should not suffer the loss of your time and affection because you are so wrapped up in other things. People make up families, churches, workplaces, and nations. How do your actions affect others? Pursue Me and ground yourself in love. Love is an eternal characteristic that can only be practiced towards that which lasts for an eternity – people. All else is temporary and fleeting. Reprioritize My people. When your heart is aligned with Mine, people will be your priority and your actions will follow accordingly. Matt. 22:37-39, “Jesus said to Him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” NKJV

10/12/2018 Uncommon Fullness

My Child, hold your position despite the enemy’s attempts to shake you. Remain steadfast in the place I have put you for now, and do not concern yourself with the future. I have perfectly positioned you in the now for what is to come. I have positioned you for an abundance of life in Me and for eternal Kingdom advancement. Hold fast, for I have called you to a more excellent, yet uncommon fullness of My Spirit that will give shape and definition to where you are and the calling I have given you, as well as peace and joy in the ongoing journey. John 1:14, 16, “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth…and of His fullness we have all received, and grace for grace.”

10/11/2018 Don’t Be Deceived

Stay in step and in tune with My Spirit, for there is a spirit of this world propagating a wisdom of this age that does not align with My ways or My thoughts. It parades itself as new when it is old; its message has not changed, only its tactics. It is characterized by an emphasis on self: self-righteous, self-advancing, self-healing, self-concerned. It is an inwardly focused philosophy promoting itself as outwardly attentive. Don’t be deceived by this. My Child, you were made in My image. Confident in who you are and walking in wholeness, yes, but as a giver: a lover of mankind. It has never been about what you can accomplish yourself (for within self, nothing good dwells), but about dwelling in harmony with Me, being led by My Spirit as a minister of light to those around you. Examine yourself that you do not compromise with the spirit of this age – it will take all and give nothing, leaving you spiritually bankrupt and blind to the truth. Walk according to My Spirit. 2 Cor. 4:1-4, “Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.” NKJV

10/10/2018 Your Problems, My Power

The hindrances that are popping up in your life cannot prevent My promises from coming to pass, however, they can rob you of your joy if you allow it. Stop dwelling on what you don’t see and focus on the possibilities. Which is more obvious to you – your problems or My power? When you feel that you’re in between a hard place and a rock, don’t lament! Remember, I brought water from a rock twice, and I can do the same for you. Mark 9:22b-24, “’But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.’ Jesus said to him, ‘If You can’! All things are possible for one who believes.’ Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’” ESV

Yielded and Contrite

I desire people yielded to Me, who allow Me to move before them in everything. I desire a people who will not rely on their own understanding but will humble themselves before Me, seeking My face. I desire a people who have willingly fallen upon the Rock, whose hearts are broken before Me, for those are the ones whose sacrifices I will receive. Pride has no place in My presence. Set aside all of your assumptions and presumptions and come in brokenness. When you are positioned thus, I won’t turn you away, of that you can be sure. Your sacrifices mean nothing if your heart stands arrogantly before Me when you offer them. Ps. 51:16-17, “For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it; You do not delight in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart – These, O God, You will not despise.” NKJV

10/8/2018 Choose this Day

Do not be troubled regarding people’s reactions to My voice and the move of My Spirit. Today is the day of salvation, and people are either for Me or against Me; there is no “happy medium.” I will not compromise to allow for sin, whether in the church or the world. Those that have a heart to listen will do so, and those that have set their hearts against Me, will not. You serve Me. For those that make Me their priority, for those who place Me above all, I will show Myself strong, and they will be known as My people and I as their God. Josh. 24:14-15, “Now, therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and 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