Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

6/13/2019 Restoration to Ministry

Many feel as though I am done with them, believing themselves finished with ministry. I am healing the brokenness inside of you and am also restoring the confidence to minister. Your calling is sure, and though you have not stepped into it for a season, this does not mean I have forsaken you or that you have completed all of My purpose for you. As you spend time in My presence, allowing the fragmented pieces of your soul to be made whole, I will provide opportunities. Yes, there are occasions for ministry all around you. Only choose to submit to My plans and purposes, follow My direction, and let Me take the lead. I will show you how to minister while remaining in My rest. This is imperative for all who answer My call. Jer. 17:14, “Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise!”

6/12/2019 See from My Perspective

Seek to view things from My perspective. Revelation, vision, forgiveness, and being perfected to wholeness rely on seeing from My standpoint. None can be accomplished when you refuse to budge and willfully evaluate your life from where you stand. From your viewpoint, life is dire, and people are hopeless, indeed. I am God, and only I can see all as it truly is. You must ascend to My mountain, choosing to release all preconceived notions to Me and allow Me to open your eyes to the truth. When you begin to see correctly, things will start to fall into place and what once was difficult will be seen with eyes that understand and perceive accurately. Is. 40:25-28, “Who will you compare Me to, or who is My equal? Asks the Holy One. Look up and see: who created these? He brings out the starry host by number; He calls all of them by name. Because of His great power and strength, not one of them is missing. Jacob, why do you say, and Israel, why do you assert: ‘My way is hidden from the LORD, and my claim is ignored by my God?’ Do you not know? Have you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding. He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless.” Col. 3:1-4, “So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.” HCSB

6/11/2019 A Change of Landscape with a New Song

Behold, I am changing the landscape! Yes, before your very eyes, I am doing this thing. Release the past to Me – I am doing something new, and while the vision remains, behind the scenes, I am orchestrating a new symphony against the backdrop of My throne room. While it holds the sound of its Composer and contains hints of past works, it is entirely unique. It holds crescendos that will release fire into My people’s hearts while unblocking the flow of the river from My throne and is accompanied by the wind of My Spirit. Do you hear it, My Child? Are you absorbing the new sound and stepping into this new landscape I have painted, letting go of the past’s backdrops? Indeed, the landscape is changing, and My song is rearranging things to align with the river flowing from My throne room. Eph. 5:15-21, “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.” Ps. 150:1-2, 6 “Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty firmament. Praise Him for His mighty acts; praise Him according to His excellent greatness!…Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!” NKJV

6/10/2019 Carriers of Revival

I am not preparing a one-time release of revival fire. No, I am transforming a people who will be carriers of revival within their hearts, spreading it as they go. For those who will seek My face, surrendering all to Me, I will place a fire within them that will burn hot – a passion for My presence, a hunger for My heart, a zeal for My house, and a yearning to be an accurate reflection of Me in the world. All of this will be accompanied by signs and wonders not only in churches but in the marketplace and homes, as well. I am calling forth church fathers and mothers who hear My heartbeat to begin to train up those under them to be these carriers of revival fire – to train My Children to listen and obey My voice, to walk in holiness after the Spirit not the flesh, and to be examples of self-sacrifice and boldness, unashamed of My gospel, understanding it is the power of God to salvation. Rise up, O My people! Rise up, and awaken, putting aside what is dead and embrace the life that is in Me! It’s time for My Bride to emerge! Joel 2:23-30a, “Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you – the former rain, and the latter rain in the first month. The threshing floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall overflow with new wine and oil. So I will restore to you the years the swarming locust has eaten, the crawling locust, the consuming locust, and the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, who has dealt wondrously with you; and My people shall never be put to shame. Then you shall know that I am in the midst of Israel: I am the LORD your God and there is no other. My people shall never be put to shame. And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. And also on My menservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth…”NKJV

6/7/2019 I Will Do What is Right

Will I not do what is right? Cast all your cares upon Me, for I care for you and am just in all of My judgments. I Am God, pre-existing My creation and there is no challenge I am unable to take up, no debt too great I cannot repay, no disease I am powerless to heal, no brokenness I am incapable of binding up. I AM able! Remember, in your weakness, I am strong. I hold your tears in a bottle, and your sorrows are not hidden from Me. All of My ways are true and upright. Let Me keep the concern of your heart, trusting I have your best interest in mind. You will come through to the other side of the storm in one piece – I am with you! Deut. 32:1-4, “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. Let my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, as raindrops on the tender herb, and as showers on the grass. For I proclaim the name of the LORD: ascribe greatness to our God. He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.” NKJV

6/6/2019 Time of the New Wine

Don’t allow past disappointments past to determine the trajectory of your future, for, behold, I am doing a NEW thing. I am releasing the new wine! Now, strengthen yourself in Me, for no one who sets his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God, and I have called you to spiritual fitness. It is time to move forward. Yes, move forward in faith, forgetting what is behind, knowing that all things are possible to those who believe. Matt. 9:16-17, “No one puts a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment; for the patch pulls away from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do they put new wine into old wineskins, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” NKJV

6/5/2019 The Miraculous

No one thought of a virgin birth, walking on water, or even a coin in a fish’s mouth and yet all brought about My purpose. My ways and thoughts are higher than your own, therefore concede your will to Mine that My purposes may be accomplished in you. You have prayed for the miraculous with a preconceived notion of how that will occur. My Child, there are infinite possibilities for My glory to be made manifest in you. The miraculous may not be as dramatic as you would like, but My creative power is often manifest in the simple things, indeed, if you would look, it is already at work in you. If you would have the miraculous released through you, a humble and contrite spirit is non-negotiable. You must learn to bend with the flow of My Spirit. I am seeking out those who will move with fluidity, united with Me, not focused on My hand, but upon My heart to see My purposes worked out in the world.  Eph. 3:20-21, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” NKJV

6/4/2019 Church Alive!

Just as in these times good is called evil and evil called good, so, too, there are churches which are alive that are being called dead and those that are dead being called alive. Remember, I do not look at outward appearances. My church is one that stands apart from the pervasive culture, standing upon My Word, not the world’s interpretation of it. Look, therefore, in hidden places. My church is not what’s popular, but are those bodies daring to speak forth the truth. My church seeks for My guidance and My glory alone, not that of anyone else. I will surprise these congregations! Yes, their prayers have ascended to Me amid these troubling times, and I am going to surprise them with My favor! They have been tried as bodies in the furnace of affliction and been refined. These places I will revive. What seemed so hard before, My Spirit will make it easy for them. Where there was weariness, there will be supernatural strength, and where there was lack, there will be abundant provision. What appeared dead and lifeless, will suddenly be a hub of My glory among the nations and many will stand in wonder at what I, the One who was dead and is now alive, have done!  Rev. 1:18, “I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” NKJV

6/3/2019 Relinquish All to My Care

Make a practice of relinquishing even the smallest things to My care – talent, time, finances, all. In My hands, what little you have is multiplied to bless the masses, where all can sit down, partake, and enjoy in the provision. In the end, I am glorified, and many are satisfied. Yes, you can keep what you have, unblessed and unbroken – I won’t take it by force from you, but when you present it to Me willingly and allow Me to hold it, bless it, and break it, the supernatural occurs. Just as My body was broken for the salvation of all, so too, what you have entrusted to My care will be a conduit of blessing to others with nothing lost. John 6:9-12, “There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish, but what are they among so many?’ Then Jesus said, ‘Make the people sit down.’ Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when He had given thanks He distributed them to the disciples to those sitting down; and likewise of the fish, as much as they wanted. So when they were filled, He said to His disciples, ‘Gather up the fragments that remain, so that nothing is lost.’’ NKJV

5/31/2019 Need Jesus?

Romans 5:8 tells us “While we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” Sin makes us all sinners, but what is sin? It is the violation of God’s person – not recognizing Him for who He is and isn’t, and we are ALL guilty of that. The good news is that Christ came to take care of this sinful condition in us. His was a gruesome death that paid the price and a His glorious resurrection made it possible for us to be reconciled to God, enabling us to enter into a personal relationship with Him. Yes, I said personal! God desires to be involved in your everyday life, and be acknowledged as God: Creator, Restorer, Healer, Provider, the Great I AM. This is not a decision that we can come to lightly, but must with a sincere heart confess our incredible need of a Savior. Without Him, we are destitute. We can accomplish so much by ourselves, but without His life at work in us, all we do is temporal at best. Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundantly. No – it doesn’t mean you’ll never have a bad day or worse, but it does hold within it His promise never to leave you or forsake you. It does mean that when you lack wisdom, you can ask of the One who is all wise, and it also means that you have the promise of eternal life with Him. You can choose to blame those who belong to a church and still do not recognize Him for who He is – that is ultimately between them and God – but when all is said and done, Jesus asks, “Who do you say that I am?” and we must all answer that individually. He is the Christ, Son of the Living God, and all He asks is that we recognize Him in our sinfulness so that we can be reconciled to Him. The words are easy, the ongoing life we live in Him is challenging. He didn’t come to make things easy; He came to make all things new so that we could live the life of an overcomer. Jesus said that those who would follow Him would deny themselves and take up their cross (Luke 9:23). What does that mean? We die to self and live for Him. He is infinitely more in every way than any of us could ever hope to become. He is God, and because of that, we choose to live in and for Him rather than ourselves. Galatians 2:20 states, “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” He has confessed His love for you.  In John’s Gospel, 15:9-13, He states, “As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” He not only spoke the word, He lived the word, and is the Word. Won’t you come to Jesus? He loves you so very much and cares what you’re going through. Acknowledge Him for who He is and allow Him to minister that love to you today!