Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

5/2/2017 Daily Word

Don’t react so quickly to the stimuli around you.  Sudden movement can throw you off balance spiritually, especially if you respond emotionally rather than according to My Spirit.  The best thing you can do is take a step back from your situation and seek to see it from My perspective.  You must learn patience and discernment. Just because it came upon you unexpectedly does not mean that it took Me by surprise.  My response is perfect, but you must take the time to seek it.  Respond only when you are assured of My will, and you will find I have a place of stability and rest for you in the midst of the unexpected.  Ps. 37:3-5, “Trust in the LORD, and do good; settle in the land, and feed on faithfulness.  Then you will delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you your heart’s desire.  Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him, and He will act.”

5/1/2017 Daily Word

Recognize that all are at fault before Me – everyone has sinned against Me, their Creator.  The difference is that some have received My love and sacrifice, My mercy and grace, while others have not. Your receptiveness is what holds you apart from the world.  My love and mercy were exemplified in My sacrifice on the cross and is renewed every day in your life. My grace is made manifest daily as you exercise dominion over sin.  Even as I walk in love with mercy and grace towards you, so you must grant it those around you.  Just as I was moved with compassion for you, you, too, must learn to walk in compassion towards those both inside and outside of My covenant.  Sacrificial love, mercy, and grace characterize My Kingdom.  You’re right – judgment, too, will come, but for now, learn what it means to be perfected in My love, so that in your sacrifice they will see Me, and you will have given testimony to the mercy and grace I have bestowed upon you.  Eph. 2:4-7, “But God is so rich in mercy and loves us with such intense love that, even when we were dead because of our acts of disobedience, He brought us to life along with Christ-it is by grace that you have been delivered.  That is, God raised us up with Christ Jesus and seated us with him in heaven, in order to exhibit in the ages to come how infinitely rich is His grace, how great is His kindness toward us who are united with Christ Jesus.”

4/28/2017 Daily Word

Be joyful!  Joy is a result of the choice you make to walk in My Spirit.  It is of benefit to your whole being – body, soul, and spirit.  Joy is not contingent on your circumstances, but rather the daily decision to remain in Me, to walk righteously before Me, and to be at peace with your brothers and sisters.  You cannot be in disagreement with My Body and walk in true joy.  This is what the world should see – that you love each other and are joyful in the midst of the trials you face.  My desire is for you to be at peace in every situation and to walk in joy!  For your own good, choose to walk with in accordance with My Spirit.  Rom. 14:17-19, “For the Kingdom of God is…righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Anyone who serves Christ in this fashion both pleases God and wins the approval of other people.  So then, let us pursue the things that make for peace and mutual upbuilding.”

4/27/2017 Daily Word

I AM the Light of the World.  My light is warm, exposing the dark places of people’s lives, not to condemn, but to bring to salvation.  My light illuminates your path and guides your next step with wisdom.  Do not fear My light, but rather embrace it, and allow it to unmask what you’ve kept hidden, inspire your repentance, warm you with My love and forgiveness, reveal the path of holiness, and bring forth life in you.  If you are going to seek for Truth in your situation, you must be courageous enough to welcome all of what it illumines, including that which you would rather leave in the dark. My Light and Truth do not deal in parts, only in the whole.  John 8:12, “When Jesus spoke to the people again, He said, ‘I am the Light of the World.  Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  I John 1:7, “If we are walking in the light, as He is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of His Son, Jesus, purifies us from all sin.”

4/26/2017 Daily Word

Speak life!  Wherever I am, there is life, and wherever I encounter death, I bring life.  By My Word, Jairus’ daughter was awakened, and Lazarus was raised, along with countless others! I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life – and Life is My Way and Truth.  It is the essence of who I AM. It is the enemy who brings death to a person – their dreams, their purpose, their destiny and life.  I have come, and I am present, that you may have life in abundance in every area.  Remember, the very same power that raised Me from the dead is at work in you to restore and recreate in you what I have spoken, and I only speak forth life.  Awaken, oh man, oh woman, to life!  Rom. 8:11, “And if the Spirit of Him who raised Christ from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.”

4/25/2017 Daily Word

Some of you feel as though you’ve been pruned back too far.  As though too much has been cut away for productivity.  Do the trees of the orchard tell their gardener how best they grow?  Do you know better than I what you require to bring about fruitfulness in your life?  No!  Do not be discouraged, My child.  This time that you are experiencing is so that you will flourish and bring forth fruit for My Kingdom.  I love you too much to allow disease to infect the whole of what I have lovingly nourished in you.  Be patient, for what has been cut away will again grow and bud, bringing forth more fruit with seed worthy of planting in the garden of your God.  Job 14:7, “For a tree, there is hope that if cut down, it will sprout again, that its shoots will continue to grow.  Even if its roots grow old in the earth and its stump dies in the ground, yet at the scent of water it will bud and put forth branches like a young plant.”

4/24/2017 Daily Word

It is true that My eyes search throughout the world for those whose hearts are loyal to Me. They have rested on you, and I have heard your cry.  Do not behave foolishly and trust in your own understanding or that of others, but remain steadfastly reliant upon Me.  That which I will do for you is unlike anything that another could.    Time and again I have brought about mighty deliverances to My people.  I will deliver you from your troubles.  I will set you in a high place.  Continue to do what is right in My eyes, and follow all that I have given you to do.  Indeed, My thoughts are higher, and My wisdom is greater.  Trust, My child!  You are in the palm of My hands, and I am transporting you to a place of victorious rest and reenergized purpose.  2 Chron. 16:9a, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward Him.”  Ps. 34:15, “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.”

 

4/21/2017 Daily Word

Some of you have been misguided into believing that it is the younger generation alone that will usher in My glory.  Yes, it is a mighty generation, called by Me for a specific purpose to break through strongholds and bring deliverance. But you, remaining generations, I have a plan for you yet unfulfilled.  Rise up, oh fathers and mothers of the faith!  Rise up, and declare the fulfillment of your dreams and their visions. Speak forth the victory now and for generations to come.  Be preparers of My Way!  Make ready the way in your society, churches, community, and nation by your prayers, by your training, by your love.  Teach My children the way in which they should go – the way which will lead them to Me and to victory – and as they grow older they will not depart from it.  Together you will take ground that has been held by the enemy for so long.  Do not allow the enemy to deceive you that your generation has failed, or that you are too old for the battle!  Have I not declared success for My people?  Step forward into the destiny to which I have called you, forgetting what is behind, and press forward into My high calling.  Refuse to allow the enemy to keep you from participating in this eternal triumph! Let My Calebs take their mountain, and My young people take their nations – together as one!  Ps. 148:12-14, “Young men and women alike, old men and children.  Let them praise the Name of ADONAI, for His Name alone is exalted; His glory is above both the earth and heaven.  He has increased the power of His people, granted praise to all His faithful, to the descendants of Isra’el, a people close to Him.  Halleluyah!”

4/20/2017 Daily Word

Don’t walk so hurriedly on this journey you are on.  Take time to observe those that are also travelling, not just casually glancing as you pass them by, but seeing what is transpiring in their lives.  Some are fighting immense battles, some are weary, some need encouragement, and some feel alone.  Don’t be so impatient and hurried that you miss the people – that is why I came, and they are the ones to whom I sent you.  Remember, churches, communities, and nations are made up of people.  You cannot have concern for the one, without being concerned for the other.  You must make a choice to empty yourself out on behalf of people, knowing My Spirit is consistently filling you. This is what I meant by rivers of living water flowing through you.  So many people are broken, but how can they be restored unless someone bring them to Me? Phil. 2:4-7, “Look out for each other’s interests and not just for your own.  Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah Yeshua:  Though He was in the form of God, He did not regard equality with God something to be possessed by force.  On the contrary, He emptied Himself, in that He took the form of a slave by becoming like human beings are.” 

4/19/2017 Daily Word

Like the dew of the morning and a fresh breeze awakening you to a new day, so now is My Spirit is awakening you – softly, gently, and with tenderness – to a new season.  Allow My Spirit to refresh you and strengthen you, as you take time to bask in My Presence.  In My Presence you will find the guidance you need and the wisdom necessary to walk this next road that I have ordained for you.  Breathe deeply of the Spirit, so that with every exhalation, you are bringing Me glory and in every step you are at peace.  Deut. 32:2-3, “Let my teaching fall like the rain and my words descend like the dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.  I will proclaim the name of the LORD.  Oh, praise the greatness of our God!”