Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

4/11/2018 Consecrate Yourselves

I am calling My church to consecrate themselves unto Me. Be holy, for I am holy. Don’t fear being set apart for Me and My purposes. Yes, there will be persecution, for you are not above your Master. However, choosing to live a holy life empowered by My Spirit is infinitely better than choosing a life of continual compromise that cannot distinguish between good and evil. One brings life, the other death. Choose life – choose Me. Rom. 6:11-13, “Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Therefore, do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts, and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God.” NASB

4/10/2018 Come to Me!

Come to Me! It is no small thing that I, the God of the Universe, beckon you to Myself. From the foundations of the earth, I called you to Me. Are you weary and tired? Come to Me! Are you searching for answers that seem elusive at best? Come to Me! Do you feel as though life has let you down? Come to Me! I AM your hiding place, your answer, your abundance! My heart yearns for you, and I have placed in your heart a yearning for Me that will not be satisfied until you come to the end of yourself and approach Me as you are and allow Me to act on your behalf as I AM – God! Is. 55:1-3a, “Come, everyone who is thirsty, come to the waters; and you without money, come, buy, and eat! Come, buy wine and milk, without money and without cost! Why do you spend money on what is not food, and wages on what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and you will enjoy the choicest of foods. Pay attention and come to Me; listen, so that you will live.”

4/9/2018 Living in Grace

My grace is more than sufficient. It is because of My grace that you can humble yourself before Me, knowing that I am with you and for you. A life full of My grace is a life lived in submission to Me; it is a life that has learned the secret of drawing close to Me and allowing Me to operate through it. It is My love and great desire to see you overcome that prompts Me to pour out even more grace upon you. Don’t be deceived. My grace submits to My Name and causes the enemy to hide from My presence in your life. Successful opposition of the enemy only comes about when a life has received and operates in My grace, posturing itself in humility before Me. Those that bow before Me will always be positioned as overcomers.  James 4:5-8, “Do you think that the Scripture says in vain, ‘The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously’? But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

4/6/2018 Wait and Receive

There is a waiting and receiving that must take place to see My promise worked out in your life. You cannot pray for the promise and then work it out for yourself. You must learn to wait. There is always a time of growth from the time a promise is planted and germinates to the time of its fulfillment. Wait with hope. Wait in faith, knowing that I am faithful to perform My Word. Then once My promise comes, do not refuse to receive and take hold of it because it does not come in the way you expected. Rejoice, and grab hold of it, for within the promise are the seeds of multiplication for Kingdom purposes that are above and beyond what you ever thought to ask, including power from on high to see those purposes accomplished. Acts 1:4, 8, “Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, ‘Which,’ He said, “you heard of from Me…but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

4/5/2018 Beauty for Ashes

I am the God who gives beauty for ashes and turns mourning to dancing. You must choose, though, to walk into the beauty and begin the dance. The things that have brought you sadness and caused you to cloak yourself with sackcloth and ashes are in the past. You must make the choice to exchange it for the garments of praise I’ve provided you. Leave your heaviness with Me, and accept what I have offered you. To see you smile would delight Me. Is. 61:3, “To console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”

4/4/2018 Set a Watch

Keep a watch over the entrances and exits to your spirit. What you allow into your spirit visually and audibly may come out verbally and tactilely. Remember that I have granted you the power to bind and loose, and that is done through the power of the tongue. You do not want to release something that is contrary to My Spirit because you allowed the enemy to gain a foothold. Practice spiritual discernment over your own heart and mind, rapidly shutting the door on what does not align with the My Word or the Spirit of God. Come into agreement with My Word by speaking it out and you will find that heaven moves in accordance with it. Ps. 141:3, “Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.”

4/3/2018 Sacrificial Love

Love and live as I did, sacrificially. It is a lifestyle of laying down yourself so that others might see Me. It is being moved with compassion for the many who are wandering around the world with no knowledge of Me. It is the life of one who quietly slips away to enjoy the presence of the Father, saying what He says, doing what He does. It is a life of passionate perseverance that counts the cost at every turn and chooses to pay it so that the Father is glorified. I John 3:16, “We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.”

4/2/2018 A Consuming Fire

My Spirit is coming as a consuming fire to either purify or consume. It is your decision whether you allow Him to do a perfecting work in you now, so you will be refined and ready for what I will do in the earth, or later. Either way, you will walk through the fire. He will leave nothing untouched in your life and what is left will either be of eternal value worth keeping or what is of no value, leaving only ash. Build in such a way that the rule of My Kingdom expands in your own life and within the world, lifting Me up as Lord. Heb. 12:29, “For our God is a consuming fire.” I Cor. 3:10, “But let each man take heed how he builds on it.” NKJV

3/30/2018 Will I Not Do It?

Am I not God, and will I not do it? For I am the Lord who forgives iniquity, heals disease, and fills you with good things. My person is not far off, neither is my hand short. I am the Resurrected One, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Have I not asked that you come unto Me? I will do it for you, for from the beginning I had set My love upon you. Come, let Me alleviate your burdens. Ps. 103:10-12, “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor punished us according to our iniquities. For as the heavens are high above the earth, So great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

3/29/2018 Love One Another

I love to bestow extravagance upon My children, and I take great delight when My children show extravagant love, as well. This is what draws the world’s attention. Evil they see at every turn, but when there are bursts of light that defy the darkness it is noteworthy. This is My church, and the gates of hell will not prevail against it. Hate-filled darkness is dispelled in the light of love through My people. Love one another. Bear one another up, and so fulfill My law.  John 13:34, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.”