Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

4/25/2018 Come Deeper

Deeper. I want you to come to a deeper place of intimacy with Me where I will bring deeper understanding and revelation to you. Know that the deeper you go in Me, the greater the surrounding pressure. However, you can handle it. Take the plunge and come deeper. For there are many things that I would reveal to My Bride if she would but come away with Me to a deeper place. Song of Songs 2:10, “My darling speaks; He is saying to me, ‘Get up, My love! My beauty! Come away!”

4/24/2018 Be Ready

A state of readiness is a life lived in expectation of My coming – it is a life that is fulfilling its purpose and destiny in Me. To expect Me is to be prepared for Me. Are you prepared to receive Me? Will I find you doing what I have asked of you? Will I find that you have been faithful? This is the life of the blessed – the one that lives, eagerly awaiting My entry into every aspect of their life at all times. Matt. 24:44-47, “Therefore, you too are always to be ready, for the Son of Man will come when you are not expecting Him. Who is the faithful and sensible servant whose Master puts him in charge of the household staff, to give them their food at the proper time? It will go well with that servant if he is found doing his job when his master comes. Yes, I tell you that He will put him in charge of all He owns.” CJB

4/23/2018 Cultivate Patience

Patience is a difficult fruit to develop because it requires careful cultivation on your part. Its aim is to develop maturity and bring you to completion. The difficulty that so many experience in partaking of this fruit is that growth and maturity require something of you, but I say, seek to cultivate it. Patient people are easily able to guard their hearts and attitudes while waiting for My promises and purposes to manifest and they walk with great peace because they have learned the secret of waiting. Let patience have its perfecting work in you! James 1:4, “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”

4/20/2018 Be Still

Be still and know that I am God. Rest in the fact that you know and are known by the Creator of the Universe, your Maker, your Redeemer, your God. I have not abandoned you. Rather I AM what you need at this moment and all the subsequent moments that comprise this temporary life. Relax and know that the God who judges all things is aware of you at this moment, and do I not always do what is right? I want you to exchange the heaviness of your heart for the lightness that I offer. Relief of your burden is found in Me. Ps. 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.” KJV

4/19/2018 Rebuking the Devourer

The enemy has been working to kill that which you have planted so that it doesn’t bear fruit. He is out to destroy the harvest and is working against you personally to bring weariness, discouragement, and condemnation into your heart. He wants you to give up, but DO NOT DO IT! For I have declared the work of your hands will bear much fruit, and the seeds that you have sown will grow. Continue to plant, continue to grow, for I am rebuking the enemy’s work over you because you have been faithful sow into My Kingdom even in your times of drought! Mal. 3:11, “I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, So that he will not destroy the fruit of your ground, nor shall the vine fail to bear fruit for you in the field,” says the Lord of Hosts.” NKJV

4/18/2018 I Have Named You

Many are allowing themselves to be defined by a name given to them by the world, and that name is a cheap counterfeit at best. I, however, have placed your destiny within the name I have called you by – Mine. What you have been hoping and searching for is not found around you or in you, but in Me. As you begin to fully realize to Whom you belong and the benefits of being My child, you will find that there is much awaiting you. Boldly step forward as the you I’ve created and named into the realm of faith – full of potential and possibilities! Dan.1:7, “The chief official gave them different names: to Daniel, he gave the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.”

4/17/2018 Guard Your Heart

Guard what and who you allow access to your heart. Many are the schemes of the enemy to turn disappointed hopes into offense, giving bitterness a foothold in a heart created to worship Me. When you allow him to succeed, what should have been a gentle well-spring that was meant to provide life to those around you, becomes a torrent of bitter water that others will spew out of their mouths and reject. A wise sentry only allows that which sweetens and enhances the source of life. Acknowledge disappointment and send it on its way; do not befriend it. It comes in as a sympathetic fellow but will quickly become a giant to be slain if you allow it.  Prov. 4:23, “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the springs of life.” NASB

4/16/2018 Revelation of Me

You have prayed to know My heart and to understand My ways, not just My acts. For those who have eyes to see and are willing to look, My Spirit is giving the revelation of both. Revelation into the heart of the Father is a gift that is given to those who will treasure it and those who will exemplify and share it. Yes, it is a gift for all believers, and with it comes great responsibility. Who would walk in revelatory power from on high? Who would know the desires that flow directly from My throne and then move in cooperation with My Spirit to see My will done on earth as it is in heaven? Oh, I long to share with and show you My heart! The preparations of My heart towards you are great and My ways to accomplish them are greater than your own. I Cor. 2:9-12, “But as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, and no ear has heard, and what has never come into a man’s heart, is what God has prepared for those who love Him.’ Now God has revealed them to us by the Spirit, for the Spirit searches everything, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the concerns of a man except the spirit of the man that is in him? In the same way, no one knows the concerns of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God, in order to know what has been freely given to us by God.” HCSB

4/13/2018 Breathe Life

It is I who breathe and cause life to come about, from dirt to dry bones, and it is I who will once more blow upon the Earth to revive My people. I am breathing new life into My church to bring about an awakening. Awaken from your slumber, breathing My life into all around you! Let your life be a conduit of Mine to those that are surrounded by death and fan the flame of eternity that I have already placed within their hearts so that every tongue, tribe, and nation will praise Me!  Acts 17:24-28, “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands, nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are His children.’” NASB

4/12/2018 Restoration is Coming

Restoration is imminent and has even now come! It is not in My nature to leave incomplete that which I have started. For those who have been broken by life circumstances or those that have faithfully persevered even when it seemed hopeless, I am reviving, renewing and restoring. No one will be able to say that the enemy was able to steal anything their God didn’t restore, or that I did not recreate new life for those who came to Me shattered. I AM GOD! For those that have spiritually miscarried, I will cause to birth newness of life in multiples. I will turn back on the enemy’s head the evil he meant for you. Expect it, for I have decreed it, and will I not do it? I Sam. 2:2-4, 9-10, “There is no one holy like the Lord, Indeed there is no one besides You; Nor is there any rock like our God. Boast no more so very proudly, Do not let arrogance come out of your mouth; For the Lord is a God of knowledge, And with Him actions are weighed. The bows of the mighty are shattered, But the feeble gird on strength…He keeps the feet of His godly ones, But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness; For not by might shall man prevail. Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth, And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed.”