Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

2/22/2017 Daily Word

Choose to be a person that covers others with love and choose to bear their burdens.  Cover their shortcomings and weaknesses without exposing them to the criticism of those around them, just as I carried your sin to the cross in My love for you.  This is part of loving each other. You are called to sustain one another in the midst of turmoil, and to willingly put yourself in a position of carrying the load that they do.  Simon assisted Me in carrying the cross so that I could redeem mankind.  If I, the Son of God, needed help, so do others.  Be someone who willingly takes up the cross to get others where I want them to go.  Gal. 6:2, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

2/21/2017 Daily Word

It is a good thing for you to construct altars of remembrance in your hearts to remind you of My faithfulness.  Choose every day to remember something I’ve done for you.  My intervention on your behalf is continual, and remembrance will build up your faith in My faithfulness.  When you choose to walk in an attitude of thankfulness, it is a sweet smelling fragrance to Me, opening My heart to the aroma that comes only from you and releases covenantal promises from My hand.  It is the same for those around you.  Gratitude opens the hearts of others to you, and they will be willing to invest even more in you and the ministry to which I’ve called you.  Be thankful in all things – this is My will for you.  Gen. 8:20-22, “Noah built an altar to the LORD…the LORD smelled the sweet aroma, and the LORD said in His heart, ‘I will never again curse the ground because of humankind, since the imaginings of a person’s heart are evil from his youth; nor will I ever again destroy all living things, as I have done.  So long as the earth exists, sowing time and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, and day and night will not cease.”

2/20/2017 Daily Word

Grace requires your faithful obedience.  Noah was granted grace, and yet was required to build the ark by faith.  You, too, have been granted My grace. My grace empowers you to walk by faith into the unknown.  My grace enables you to withstand the ridicule of those who would mock your efforts on behalf of the Kingdom.  My grace keeps you afloat in the midst of the storm and causes you to land in a safe place.  My grace is sufficient for every step and act of faith you take, as you trust Me to perform My Word over your life.  Gen. 6:8-22, “But Noah found grace in the sight of ADONAI…God said to Noah…”Make yourself an ark,”…This is what Noah did; he did all that God ordered him to do.”

2/16/2017 Daily Word

Keep your ear open to My voice.  Wait patiently for what I would say to you.  There are many voices vying for your attention, but tune your ear to the frequency of My Spirit, for it alone is Life and Truth. I have ordered your steps, and in quiet discourse with Me you will know the way in which you should go and find the strength necessary for obedient action.  Luke 10:27-28a, “My sheep listen to My voice, I recognize them, they follow Me, and I give them eternal life.”

2/15/2017 Daily Word

I AM your strength.  When you feel overwhelmed trust that I AM able to sustain you.  I AM your salvation in every difficulty, your comfort in every distress, and your champion through every trial.  I have prepared a place for you, so that where I AM, you, too, may be.  I AM in peace.  I AM in victory.  I AM in joy.  Position yourself to be where I AM.  Let My life infuse yours, so that your state of being is a mirror of My own.  As you do, your life will be characterized as that of an overcomer.    Ps. 118:13-15, “I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me.  The LORD is my strength and defense; He has become my salvation.  Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous:  The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”

2/14/2017 Daily Word

Beloved, how I delight in meeting with you in our secret place!  To hear your voice in the morning and know that you have come to hear Me is My treasure.  To share with you the purpose of My heart and know that you listen is My reward.  Know, now, that I see you in this desert place, and how you have clung to Me in the midst of it.  Because you have made My Kingdom your priority and have remained steadfast, I am calling you forth from the desert into a lush valley of fruitfulness.  Where once was dryness, living water shall flow, rehydrating you, spirit and soul.  For I have not forgotten, you, whom I love, and fruit shall abound because of your faithfulness to Me, abundance and increase shall be your portion.  Is. 35:1-4a, “The desert and the dry land will be glad; the ‘Aravah will rejoice and blossom like the lily.  It will burst into flower, will rejoice with joy and singing, will be given the glory of the L’vanon, the splendor of Karmel and the Sharon.  They will see the glory of ADONAI, the splendor of our God.  Strengthen your drooping arms, and steady your tottering knees.  Say to the fainthearted, ‘Be strong and unafraid!  Here is your God’…”

2/10/2017 Daily Word

My purpose dwells in you.  Even before you were conceived, I had plans for you.  Don’t despair regarding what I’ve called you to, for it is already within you, and in due season it will shoot forth to bear fruit.  Right now you are developing roots that will secure your person and purpose in cultivated soil.  Though it is not yet seen, yet it is already acting upon My Word.  Be encouraged, and be patient, for it shall spring forth suddenly and grow to yield fruit.  Rom. 9:10b-12, “In the case of Rebecca, both her children were conceived in one act with Isaac, our father; and before they were born, before they had done anything at all, either good or bad (so that God’s plan might remain a matter of His sovereign choice, not dependent on what they did, but on God, who does the calling), it was said to her, ‘The older shall serve the younger.’”

2/9/2017 Daily Word

In the day of trouble, I will hide you.  In the day of your despair, I will deliver you.  For I have seen how the enemy has ravaged My servants, My beloveds, My holy ones, and I will not tolerate any more.  I have seen those who have faithfully served without just recompense, and I am even now rebuking the enemy over your life.  Even now I am declaring victory and healing.  I am the Great Restorer and the Great Rewarder – you will see.  I am coming and My reward is in My hand for those who’ve fainted not. Is. 49:1a-4,“ADONAI called me from the womb; before I was born, He had spoken my name.  He has made my mouth like a sharp sword while hiding me in the shadow of His hand; He has made me like a sharpened arrow while concealing me in His quiver.  He said to me, ‘You are My servant, Isra’el, through whom I will show My glory.’ But I said, ‘I have toiled in vain, spent my strength for nothing, futility.’ Yet my cause is with ADONAI, my reward is with my God.”

2/8/2017 Daily Word

Dear One, how very much I long for you to know My love perfected in you.  It is in dwelling within the reality of My love that fear, in all of its forms, is banished.  Some have experienced the excruciating pain of the kiss of a betrayer, and because of this do not trust My love.  My love doesn’t send you to the cross, My love went there for you.  My love does not run in the midst the chaos, but stands firmly at your side through turmoil.  My love doesn’t initiate your storms, but calms them.  My love provides a place to hide. My love forgives and embraces, not exposing, but covering your sin.  My love grants sufficient grace in all things that pertain to your life.  Trust that My Love is true, My child, and allow its expression to fill your heart and bring peace to your inner turbulence.  I John 4:18, “There is no fear in love.  On the contrary, love that has achieved its goal gets rid of fear, because fear has to do with punishment; the person who keeps fearing has not been brought to maturity in regard to love.”

2/7/2017 Daily Word

I never fail!  Your definition of failure and Mine are quite different and you must change your mindset to come into alignment with Mine.  I AM the God that transforms the enemy’s best work into My masterpieces, for your good and My glory. My children, I want to deliver you from a mindset of simply surviving failure to failure, but one that walks forward in confidence knowing that My desire for you is that in everything you thrive, precept upon precept, glory upon glory.  Yes, sometimes you fall, but know that when you do, it is straight into the arms of One who will always catch you, always love you, always sustain you.  You are the apple of My eye, and I have declared success for you.  Stand as My Masterpiece to the world – a testimony to Me!  Eccl. 3:11, “He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.”