Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

1/12/2018 Laugh!

I am going to fill your heart and mouth with laughter! Yes, laughter! For too long you have been in a place of sorrow, stress, and shame, and now it is over! Begin with a smile. Smile over what I have done, then sing for joy and declare your release with boldness and confidence. Follow it up with laughter and throw in a dance or two, for I have done a great thing for you! Laugh over the chains that are no more, and dance into your future! This is My prescription for you, and as you laugh, you’ll find I am laughing with you. Ps. 126:1-3, “When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, ‘The LORD has done great things for them.’ The LORD has done great things for us and we are glad.

1/11/2018 Meditate & Do

Disbelief, disregard, and discouragement. All are a battle fought within the mind, all are of the enemy, and all will cause you to wilt spiritually if you allow it. Rise up, I say, and fight! You must choose the path of life. Where there is doubt, let faith arise. Where there is disregard, choose honor. Where there is discouragement, encourage yourself in Me. These things you know, now do! You can take this ground. With Me all things are possible!  Phil. 4:8-9, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” NKJV

1/10/2018 Validation

Many have felt left out and forgotten in My move, and many have felt misunderstood and falsely criticized in their calling. Do not fear, I am going to validate you. Yes, I will validate your ministry and call in ways that others are going to stand in awe of Me, and those that have been skeptical will see My hand at work through you. Continue to do as I instruct, walking obediently and humbly before Me, and then watch and see what I will do. Be careful that you remain humble before Me, for I am the One who called you, and it is I who will validate you. Rom. 8:31b-33, “If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the One who justifies.” NKJV

1/9/2018 It Matters!

How you walk before Me matters. It matters to Me because I AM God, worthy of all worship, and will not share My glory with another. It matters to those around you because they are watching your walk, desiring authenticity and truth. Any hypocrisy will be shunned by us both. The freedom you have in Me was given that you may walk into all I created you to be and do with a purity of heart that glorifies Me. Examine yourself, repent, and adjust your walk accordingly. It matters. Col. 1:9-10, “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may walk worthy of the LORD, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God…”

1/8/2018 Still Waters

I take no delight in your brokenness, therefore I am delivering and restoring the entirety of your person. I am leading you to a place of stillness before Me where My Word can penetrate the deep places of your very being. These are the still waters where all is safe from battle. Your home will be a habitation of peace where you can refresh yourself and feed on My continual faithfulness. I am not only going to heal what is broken, but restore you to wholeness, and in rest become free to truly live! Ps. 23:1-3b, “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.” NKJV

1/5/2018 New You!

I AM your God, and behold, I will do a new thing in and for you. My Spirit is at work on your behalf, blowing upon the embers of your soul. It is not a fiery wind to overtake you, but is a gentle breath of life that speaks peace and defines your being. It is a transforming and freeing wind that will encompass you, and this same life that originates from Me will radiate forth from you in ways you’ve never dreamed about. It will be new, yet altogether you according to My definition. Is. 43:19, 21, “Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert…This people I have formed for Myself; they shall declare My praise.”

1/4/2018 Eternal Questions

Do not fear the questions. Too many fear to reason. I have placed the question of eternity in the hearts of men that they may seek out Truth and in seeking, find Me. The questions about Me are of Me, and the answer is found in Me. If you will ask, I will answer. If you seek wholeheartedly, you will find. Before you were born, I knew you. I want you to seek to know Me – the great I AM, and in understanding Me represent Me boldly to the world. Eccl. 3:11 a, “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart.”  I Pt. 3:15, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

1/3/2018 Praise Me!

Praise is restorative! Are you weak? Give praise for My strength! Are you sick? Give praise for My touch! Are you depressed? Give praise for My joy, that is your strength! I inhabit the praise of My people, and My presence extinguishes the darkness of your life with its light. In whatever you are experiencing, choose to praise Me! 2 Chron. 29:30b, “They sang praises until they were filled with joy, and they bowed their heads and prostrated themselves.”

1/2/2018 Healing Wounds

I am going to heal wounds incurred in the past that have been hindering your current progress. It feels to you that every time it has begun to heal that something or someone has come along and yanked the scab prematurely causing fresh pain and anxiety. I am going to cauterize these wounds so that the enemy will no longer be able to take advantage of these festering sores. It will be uncomfortable and cause momentary pain, but it will not linger as it has in the past, and you will be able to move forward in freedom. Ps. 30:1-2, “I will exalt You, LORD, for You lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. LORD my God, I called to You for help, and You healed me.”

1/1/2018 Perspective

There are many ways that will seem right in the coming year, but seek to do what is right according to My perspective. My view is eternal, and I would have you see things from an eternal perspective as well. My ways and thoughts are much higher than yours and if you will take the time to seek My counsel and do things according to My ways, I will cause you to succeed. It is much preferable for you to await My directive than to pursue a temporal plan that has no eternal purpose. Ask and wait, then listen and do. Is. 55:8-9, “’ My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the LORD. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.’”