Category Archives: Occasional Thoughts

3/21/2017 Daily Word

Do not allow the enemy to steal your victory gained.  You have come so far, and there is nothing that he would like better than to send you back to the beginning, but you must not give in now.  If you could see time the way I do, you would realize that your finish line is not that far off.  You must continue past the pain into the promise. I, too, pushed past the pain of the cross for the joy that lay before Me – you. Let Me be the promise for which you reach, not the thing itself.  For in Me everything you could ever need is found.  Push past, for I would make your victory complete.  Phil. 3:13b-15, “But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.  All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things.  And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you.”

3/20/2017 Daily Word

Now!  Now is the time to be on the offensive- do not hold back.  Now is the time to pursue, for you will overtake and recover all!  Don’t give into the tactics and lies of the enemy.  Go forth in the strength and power of My might.  For just as all seemed lost at Ziklag, yet as you pursue even as David did, you will find the very thing that you have been mourning the loss of, and you will rejoice, for I have granted victory to you!  Strengthen yourself in Me, and be offensive for now is the time of recovery!  I Sam. 30:6a, 8, “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God…And David enquired of the LORD, saying, ‘Shall I pursue after this troop? Shall I overtake them?’ And He answered him, ‘Pursue, for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.’”

3/17/2017 Daily Word

Diligently guard what I have freely given you, and do not be persuaded to sell it for temporary satisfaction.  Be uncompromising concerning My Word and My work in your life, for what I have already granted you is of infinite more worth than anything you could hope to gain by giving in to the dictates of the world.  You are a Child of the Most High, hidden in Me.  Compromise for you is unnecessary, and to do so is to relinquish power in the heavenly realm.  Remember, My child who you are – Mine – and walk forward in victory.  Gen. 25:31-34, “Jacob answered, ‘First sell me your rights as the firstborn.’ ‘Look, I’m about to die!’ said Esau. ‘What use to me are my rights as the firstborn?’  Jacob said, ‘First, swear to me!’  So he swore to him, thus selling his birthright to Jacob.  Then Jacob gave him bread and lentil stew; he ate and drank, got up and went on his way.  Thus, Esau showed how little he valued his birthright.”

3/16/2017 Daily Word

Let My peace reign in your hearts.  You speak as though peace were a thing to gain or lose, but peace is a Personage whose presence manifests in quietness of spirit.  To the extent that you acknowledge and involve Me, to the same extent peace will rule. There is no room for anxiety and worry in My presence.  Every need is met by My presence in your situation.  I am the resolution to every circumstance, the completion to every purpose, and soundness in the midst of confusion.  Let My wholeness be your peace in the midst of brokenness.  Don’t look at your trial, determine to look at Me.  Col. 3:15, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.  And be thankful.”

3/15/2017 Daily Word

I am the Lord, your God, and I have seen what the enemy has unlawfully stolen from My people.  Today I declare restitution.  I have spoken My Word and it will not be rescinded – your health, your relationships, your finances – all will be returned to you.  For in his heart the enemy has dared to think he has triumphed by stripping you bare, but he does not know, nor does he understand the love I have for My people.  My People, My Overcomers will make of him a laughingstock, and My favor will be evident upon you, for you belong to Me and I AM the One who restores and makes all things new.  Is there anything too hard for Me?  I AM the Last Word in everything regarding you, says the Lord.  Ps. 33:18-22, “Behold the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy.  To deliver their soul in death, and to keep them alive in famine.  Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield.  For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name.  Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You.”

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.”