Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

9/20/2017 Daily Word

In all your ways acknowledge Me. Wherever you go, whatever you do, and in what you say, acknowledge Me.  If you will recognize the importance of My presence in your life, listen for Me, and heed My voice, then, without fail, I will make straight that which is crooked and illuminate the way you are to take.  My path for your life is pleasing and upright.  Although not without its challenges, it is outfitted with everything you need to prosper; everything that will give you a future and hope.  Indeed, My paths are teeming with life!  However, you must acknowledge Me – all that is Me – including My omniscience, My sovereignty, and My love. Trust that though My way is sometimes unfamiliar, My wisdom is greater than your own and I will never send you down a path that I am unwilling to walk with you. Prov. 3:6, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

9/19/2017 Daily Word

You fill up My senses!  You are the apple of My eye, continually before Me.  I’ve engraved you on the palm of My hands.  Your voice lifted in praise is the sweetest of fragrances to Me. I listen to your prayers that I may act on behalf of My righteous child.  Indeed, I rejoice over you with singing.  To give you abundance of life is My delight.  How I love you, My child!  Can you say the same of Me?  Do I fill up your senses and permeate the atmosphere around you?  Child, do you love Me?  Zeph. 3:17, “The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

9/18/2017 Daily Word

You are My child, and I have given you authority.  Use it!  You are a spirit-being able to move in the supernatural, thereby impacting the natural world around you to bring glory to Me. So many have been operating in the natural attempting to change what is taking place in the heavenlies.  This is why so many are battle-worn and tired, dropping out of the fight.  Your understanding is skewed, and you must change your thinking.  You are only empowered for works to the extent that your faith has been energized by remaining in Me, walking in My Spirit and allowing Him to direct every action. Gain wisdom and insight by fighting on your knees first, then you can confidently stand knowing that the battle belongs to Me.  This is the life of an overcomer.  This is a transformed nature.  Rom. 8:5-10, “For those who identify with their old nature set their minds on the things of the old nature, but those who identify with the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.  Having one’s mind controlled by the old nature is death, but having one’s mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.  For the mind controlled by the old nature is hostile to God, because it does not submit itself to God’s law – indeed, it cannot.  Thus, those who identify with their old nature cannot please God.  But you, you do not identify with the old nature but with the Spirit – provided the Spirit of God is living inside you, for anyone who doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ doesn’t belong to Him.”

9/15/2017 Daily Word

Trust My character and My nature.  My love that went to the cross for you is a love that will go the distance.  One of the enemy’s tactics is to make you believe you have been separated from it through fear and intimidation.  If I am for you, who can be against you?  You must believe that there is no condemnation in Me.  You spend more time thinking that I have come into agreement with you instead of endeavoring to come into agreement with Me.  By far, I am more loving towards you than you have been towards yourself.  Embrace the love I have for you and walk in it.  It is a healing, delivering, saving love that enables you to overcome and be all that I have called you to be.  Rom. 8:31-39, “If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare even His own Son, but gave Him up on behalf of us all – is it possible that, having given us His Son, He would not give us everything else too?  So who will bring a charge against God’s chosen people?  Certainly not God – He is the One who causes them to be considered righteous!  Who punishes them?  Certainly not the Messiah Jesus, who died and – more than that – has been raised, is at the right hand of God and is actually pleading on our behalf!  Who will separate us from the love of the Messiah?  Trouble? Hardship? Persecution? Hunger? Poverty? Danger? War?  As it is written, ‘For your sake we are being put to death all day long, we are considered sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are superconquerors, through the One who has loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers, neither what exists nor what is coming, neither the powers above nor powers below, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God which comes to us through the Messiah Jesus, our Lord.”

9/14/2017 Daily Word

There are so many things that vie for the number one spot in your life.  Have I not said there are to be no other gods before Me?  How often I spoke a word of direction, a word to bring peace immediately, but you didn’t hear Me because you were distracted, and then you blamed Me for My silence.  Have I not told you that I long to be intimately involved in your life, and have you not prayed for power to overcome?  Power is a result of My continuing presence in your life.  Draw close to Me and I will draw close to you.  You must make a conscious effort to move beyond all that would jockey for position in your life and learn to abide in Me.  This is part of the overcoming life – a life that chooses Me above all else. Jer. 16:19-21, “ADONAI, my strength, my fortress, my refuge in time of trouble, the nations will come to You from the ends of the earth, saying, ‘Our ancestors inherited nothing but lies, futile idols, completely useless.’ Can a person make himself gods? (In fact, they aren’t gods at all.)”

“Therefore, I will make them know, once and for all, I will make them know My power and My might.  Then they will know that My Name is ADONAI.”

9/13/2017 Daily Word

Your anxiety has been for naught.  I have declared acceleration and expansion, and the tension you are feeling is your tent pegs being stretched to make room for the greater influence and authority I have ordained for you.  That for which you’ve prayed is coming to pass, and I am expanding your boundaries.  Just as I say to the ocean, “This far and no more,” so I am controlling this Kingdom expansion in you.  I know its timing and its boundaries, and I know you.  Rest in Me, and submit to the tug of My Spirit, for I have nothing but good thoughts toward you to provide a hope-filled future.  Is. 54:2-4a, “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.  For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.  Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.  Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.”

9/12/2017 Daily Word

Do not be surprised, My beloved, when many harden their hearts against what I am doing in you and what I am doing in the world.  It has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with Me.  You must remain steady and firm, trusting that I am able to see you through anything that a hard heart can conceive.  Did I not differentiate between My people and the Egyptians when Pharaoh became hardhearted and would not heed My Word?  So too, in these last days, will I bestow favor upon My people and deliver them in the time of trouble, for you belong to Me and the insolence of the enemy that is rising up against you will not go unpunished.  Be at peace; I am for you.  Ex. 14:13-14, “Moses answered the people, ‘Stop being so fearful!  Remain steady, and you will see how ADONAI is going to save you.  He will do it today – today you have seen the Egyptians, but you will never see them again!  ADONAI will do battle for you.  Just calm yourselves down!’’

9/11/2017 Daily Word

My Word is power!  It is sharp and will make a distinction between soul and spirit.  You must remain in My Word so that you, too, can distinguish between them and obtain the power to overcome. My gospel is one of good news!  It has power over every work of the enemy that would seek to harm you as My child.  Speak forth My Word!  Speak forth My good news of deliverance over those areas in your life where the enemy has tried to enslave you.  Even as he has sought to kill, steal, and destroy you in body, soul, and spirit, I have come to give life, freedom, and restoration. My Word has declared your salvation!  Don’t be ashamed to cling to it, for it is your deliverance and sets you free to worship Me.  Rom. 1:16, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:  for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

9/8/2017 Daily Word

Just as I led the children of Israel as a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night to bring them into their promised land, in whatever season you find yourself, I will make Myself noticeable so that you can follow My lead.  You have at times wondered where I am at, but if you will take the time to look for Me, I will not only be found, but I will lead you in the way in which you should go.  There are many distractions that vie for your attention and many ways which may seem right to you.  It is not a matter of the right or wrong way, the good or bad path, but rather the true path.  I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  No matter how “right” a matter or way seems, it can crumble when confronted with the weight of who I AM.  In Me is the surety you desire. Look for Me, for I desire to show Myself and those who seek Me will find Me.  Prov. 14:12, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

9/7/2017 Daily Word

If you would have heaven on earth, then you must learn to cultivate the atmosphere of heaven around you.  It is one of continual praise and worship – one that recognizes and rejoices over My holiness.  Heaven recognizes My omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence.  You can walk in that recognition now.  You can choose to acknowledge that I am ever with you and know all that concerns you – indeed, able to move on your behalf.  You can create an atmosphere of holiness by taking every thought captive to obey My Spirit and watching what you allow to enter your life and home.  Heaven on earth is something that requires the effort of My people, for it is an invasion of the strongholds of hell. You must realize that it is a cooperative effort.  When your life is centered more on Me than on you, heaven on earth is within your reach.  How I long to answer this prayer and for My people to walk in total confidence in My Person all of the time, so that My will can be accomplished on earth as quickly as it is in heaven!  Matt. 6:9-13, You, therefore, pray like this: ‘Our Father in heaven!  May Your Name be kept holy.  May Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as in heaven.  Give us the food we need today.  Forgive us what we have done wrong, as we too have forgiven those who have wronged us.  And do not lead us into hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One.  For kingship, power, and glory are Yours forever.  Amen.’”