Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

3/14/2017 Daily Word

If faith is the engine that drives your hope, then My Spirit is the fuel that empowers it!  Do not settle for anything less than a hope that is motivated by Me, so that your faith can soar to even greater heights.  Do not allow the counterfeits of wishful thinking and the spirit of this world to deceive you, causing you to compromise.  True faith dares you to reach for the impossible, while providing quiet assurance that I AM the God who specializes in making the minutest possibility a reality. True faith never explores answers apart from Me, for in Me you live and move and your entire being is made whole.  Only, have faith!  Hope in Me!  Heb. 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things on seen.”    

3/13/2017 Daily Word

Choose to remain connected to others.  I designed community for your benefit.  In it you have relationship and support for your life.  In it friendships are built that will encourage you in your trials, motivate you to ministry, and build up your faith.  A life removed is ineffective.  A life abundant is one lived in the presence of others and for others. Look purposefully for those whom I have placed in your path, and be diligent in pursuing those whom I have sent to enrich your life, while seeking to enrich their lives as well.  The abundance of life I have for you cannot come outside of relationship.  Heb. 10:24-25, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”     

3/10/2017 Daily Word

You are not going backwards, but forward.  You are not retreating, but advancing. Though the scenery looks the same, rest assured that the outcome is not.  You have been brought back to the place where you once were to break past what so easily ensnared you.  To confront your past and be able to see the truth is advancement.  Learn to recognize truth in your both your successes and failures – in other words, learn to see Me.  There have been instances in which all you saw was failure when it was Me closing a door you were not to enter.  If you can learn to judge according to Truth and to be truthful with yourself, you will not see failure, for every circumstance and situation will be viewed from My point of view.  Deut. 32:4, “He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are judgment: a God of Truth and without iniquity, just and right is He.”

3/9/2017 Daily Word

Give Me the anxiety you carry today.  Give it to Me tomorrow, and every day.  Learn what it means to live in quietness and humility.  You can do nothing with the worries and concerns you currently carry – it is only by My Spirit’s power at work that resolution will come.  Humility admits that you can no longer carry it yourself and won’t.  Who is stronger – you or Me?  You allow Me to carry your burden for a while, until you have rested, and in a moment of pride, take it back on yourself only to find you aren’t strong enough.  Let Me do this for you, and you will find your strength and spirit renewed.  Abandon your concerns and relax, knowing that I AM God.  Ps. 46:10-11, “’Desist, and learn that I am God, supreme over the nations, supreme over the earth.’ The Lord of Hosts is with us, our fortress, the God of Jacob.”

3/8/17 Daily Word

I AM the Lord – righteous, holy, and true.  There is none beside Me.  From before the beginning of the world I AM, and at My Word life is created.  Today, I call forth new life from within you!  I call forth the gifts, talents, and resources that I have allowed to lay dormant, that I placed within you at birth.  What I have hidden, I now call forth into the open.  I am, this day, calling forth a greater manifestation of My anointing from you.  Walk forward in the fear of Me, knowing that for such a time as this I created you.  As you do, My plans for you will begin to unfold in greater clarity.  Only be faithful, and obey.  I Cor. 1:6-9, “Indeed, the testimony about the Messiah has become firmly established in you; so that you are not lacking in any spiritual gift and are eagerly awaiting the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ.  He will enable you to hold out until the end and thus be blameless on the Day of our Lord Jesus the Christ – God is trustworthy; it was He who called you into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.”

3/7/2017 Daily Word

“Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered.” Today, I am arising on your behalf.  Today I begin to scatter the enemies that have fought against My beloved ones.  Do not doubt that I am for you, for I will use what the enemy has meant to defeat you as an opportunity to strengthen you and bring glory to Myself.  Remember, I am He who took captivity captive, and the One who frees you.  Refuse to listen to the voice of the flesh and believe, knowing that I am a God of the supernatural, at work even now on your behalf. Ps. 68:20-21, “Blessed be ADONAI!  Every day He bears our burden, does God, our salvation.  Our God is a God who saves; from the Lord our God comes escape from death.”

3/6/2017 Daily Word

You have been wandering in a desert place and, seeing no relief, you have allowed hopelessness a home because you feel I am far off.  But I say to you, don’t be afraid, get up!  I have been with you the entire time.  I have heard your torment.  Get up from where you’ve been wandering.  Lift up your eyes and look!  See, I have provided wells in the midst of your desert from which you can drink of living water.  Allow this water to refresh and encourage you, for I have plans for you, but you must endure the desert a little while longer to reach the place of promise.  Let My Word be your compass, guiding you past the place where you are into the future I have for you.  Ps. 25:4-6, “Make me know Your ways, ADONAI, teach me Your paths.  Guide me in Your truth, and teach me; for You are the God who saves me, my hope is in You all day long.  Remember Your compassion and grace, ADONAI; for these are ages old.”

3/3/2017 Daily Word

The purpose of My promise is that in and through your blessing, My Kingdom is multiplied. Though My gift is small in your eyes, it is but a seed that when planted will grow into a mighty tree under which many will find shade and rest from the battle.  For I have already placed within you everything necessary for growth.  You have been hidden away, but in this hiding place you have been establishing strong, healthy roots that will ground you. You are now at an important stage, for the sapling has come forth, and the enemy seeks to rip uproot you.  I will not allow that to happen, so stand firm.  Growth will now emerge quickly as I shower down My rain upon you.  Be encouraged that where you are now is not where you will end up, but this time is necessary for your growth.  Jer. 17:7-8, “Blessed is the man who trusts in ADONAI, ADONAI will be his security.  He will be like a tree planted near water; it spreads out its roots by the river; it does not notice when heat comes; and its foliage is luxuriant; it is not anxious in a year of drought but keeps on yielding fruit.”

3/2/2017 Daily Word

Mighty to save, am I!  I AM able to do exceedingly above what you have asked!  You have said in your heart, “If only You would just…I could at least…”  I say I AM going to do more than just, so that you can do more than your least!  You are going to thrive in Me!  Do not listen to the proud boasting of the enemy, who says your life and ministry are nothing!  Have faith and believe, for I AM calling you forth out of this place, and your life and ministry will prosper, and you will do more than you’ve done before.  Many will say, “Is this the same person?”  No!  You will not be the same – you will come forth My mighty victor; a great overcomer able to speak deliverance over others. You are Mine and My purpose will be fulfilled in you!  Ps. 91:14-16, “Because he loves Me, I will rescue him; because he knows My name, I will protect him.  He will call on Me, and I will answer him.  I will be with him when he is in trouble.  I will extricate him and bring him honor.  I will satisfy him with long life and show him My salvation.”

3/1/2017 Daily Word

A specific word, for a specific person from the Lord:

You have surrendered some land in order to keep peace among your brethren, but I say that I have given you that land, and you will recover all.  For the cause of unity, you have given up portions of the promise I made to you, and it has not gone unnoticed.  Because you have loved even as I loved, I will restore, and not just in part, but in whole.  As I temporarily exchanged the glory of heaven for earth to bring redemption, so too, your surrender is temporary.  I have not forgotten, says the Lord.  Gen. 13:14, “ADONAI said to Abram, after Lot had moved away from him, ‘Look all around you from where you are, to the north, the south, the east and the west.  All the land you see I will give you and your descendants forever, and I will make your descendants as numerous as the specks of dust on the earth – so that if a person can count the specks of dust on the earth, then your descendants can be counted.’”