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Refreshed Through Fasting

All of my life I’ve struggled with food. Eating was a source of pleasure to celebrate, a source of comfort when sad or frustrated, or a source of entertainment when bored. For years and years I prayed to be set free from this burdened way of walking, I repented for the sin of gluttony time and time again. So many attempts I made in my own strength only to fail. I sought diets, deliverance, and counseling. Each time my freedom seemed to slip further and… 

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Unafraid of Days Ahead

How precious are your thoughts, Oh God, how vast is the sum of them. If we would count them, they are more than the sand (Psalm 139). While sitting before the Lord praying and worshiping, I received the following word of wisdom. I hope it brings you much hope and comfort. You look at keepsakes of those things dear to you in your life past – these treasures, accomplishments, memories. My love, you think that is all of life and how tight you must hold… 

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Through the Chaos

When the chaos of the world seems overwhelming, we who are the children of God are to be unmoved by the look and sound of it all. When we go to Him in prayer we may eagerly long and somewhat expect to receive new revelations of what is to come or marching orders telling us what to do next. Our expectations can remain unmet, yet our hearts can be calmed, our spirit’s refreshed, and our faces shine with hope with a reminder of His faithfulness.… 

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Be Ye Refreshed

Come to Me, you who are weary and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, for My yoke is easy and My burden is light. You feel overwhelmed at times and so you turn your heart numb to face the days. My love, this feeling is birthed from a lack of perspective. Were you to see what I was doing on your behalf, were you to see the whole truth of the matter, were You to see things from My perspective how… 

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Our Only Responsibility

I wanted to share the video below from Eric Gilmour via YouTube. This truly is concise and encouraging. Hope the message blesses your heart and shines light on your path.   

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Just Follow God

Prayer: Your word gives me understanding, Oh God. You have called me to Yourself, to deny myself and follow Thee. You enlarge my perspective to see each day of my life as a longer plan reaching throughout eternity. Life is not for what I can gain or do or become, it is about walking with You and living and moving and having my being in You. It is to be found faithful at the end of my days doing exactly what You would have me do,… 

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What Should I Do

I became distracted by the noises of the now from people of all walks of life. I heard messages on the state of the world and even proclamations of days to come that made me shake with fear. I felt overwhelmed and thought, “What can I do? How could good prevail in the face of such uncertainty?” After inquiring of the Lord, he replied with so simple a command. It brought peace to my heart, clarity to my mind, and hope for days to come.… 

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Rebuild the Walls

Following is a video on YouTube by Christy Johnston which is a powerful word from the Lord over the USA of revelation and hope. Oh beloved children of God who are called by His name and those who will be, take heart and put your hope in God through Jesus Christ.    

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Season of Awakening

This has been a time of awakening, sober reflection, and seeking God with all of our hearts. God’s people are praying and beseeching His presence in their lives and intervention to bring forth His will on earth as it is in Heaven. God is good and every good thing comes down from the Father of Heavenly lights. The works of the enemy is to kill, steal, and destroy. Lord Jesus, bring forth light in this dark season and draw all mankind unto You. Following is… 

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Confident Expectation

What would you have me do with you? Do I not use the simple things of this world to confound the wise. It is not that your workings will be simple, but that they are imparted by Me which makes the whole difference. None can move you, none can demean you, none can thwart you for this work is sanctioned by Me. I give you means, strength, and wisdom to stand in what I’ve placed in your heart to do. I give you the ability… 

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Heal Our Land

Our standing in Jesus Christ makes us a child of the Most High. So we can stand before the Father and ask what we will, in Jesus name, and He will answer. Prayer: Lord, we repent, heal our land, change us into Your image. Pour out through all those called by Your name to give a word in season, to build up, to declare the ways straight, to walk in the greater works you said we would do with Holy Spirit living in us. Make… 

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Proclaim

When the darkness seems to rush in like a flood or a tide that cannot be turned back, wait upon the Lord. Lift your eyes unto the hills, from comes your help? Your help comes from the Maker of heaven and earth. Wait  upon Him not in fear or dread, but in perfect, unmovable faith. Wait upon Him not with words of doubt or proclamations that make the hearts of your fellow mankind melt like wax with fear and trembling. Rather proclaim the goodness of… 

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Be Refreshed

Do not let your hearts be troubled, for Jesus has overcome the world (John Chapters 14-16). What if days of blessing were ahead for those who were called according to His purpose? What if Jesus’ Body/Church were to change the course of the current situations we hear about? What if we weren’t to fear? What if we weren’t to dread? What if we began to pray and proclaim God’s refreshing to cover the earth in place of the despair that is running rampant? “Ask anything… 

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I Am Near You

Prayer: I feel so far from You, so disconnected from my purpose in life. That is not the truth, even though I feel it. Even though it seems real. Proclamation: The truth is, You – Oh God – are my life, my breath, my strength. Without You I can do nothing. Without You there is no good thing. You are my very great reward. The tormenting lie that sounds so loud I am distracted says, “You are far from God.” But I counter every lie… 

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I Call You Plentiful

The Holy Spirit prompted me to come away from the tasks of my day and take some time to focus upon His presence. I obeyed, worshiped Him, and prayed and after a time received the word below. The Lord always desires to pour out and impart, but I would have missed this had I chosen to stay busy. Five minutes before the Lord can change everything! You will lend and not borrow. You have chosen not effort but waiting in My presence, abiding in worship… 

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Live Without Noise

While waiting before the Lord, a strong desire surfaced from deep within to have no part of the noise of today, to work only in the niche that God has called me to and nothing else, to learn the technology He would have me use, to operate in the realm He has prepared for Me, with no additional angst. For such a time as this, I have made you. The deep utterance of desire comes from your spirit mingled with My spirit within you. You… 

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Unoffended

Let us guard our hearts against offense. It is a flaming arrow of the enemy in this season. Our flesh can be offended by those around us even though their intentions are pure. The twisting of words can also cause offense. Stop it quickly and live at peace with all, walk in forgiveness, and build others up with words of encouragement. Love others deeply with the continuing debt to love. Jesus could have been offended by so much when He walked the earth on His… 

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I Am Your Certainty

While spending time with the Lord, He poured out the following Word. Thank you, Jesus, that You always desire to speak to us. You are our refreshment. Thank you for those rivers of living waters that pour forth freely in limitless supply. You’ve said in your heart, “The Lord feels far from me. I am alone and undone. All of my sins are ever before me. Will I ever feel His presence again?” My love, do not react to feelings, but to My truth. Proclaim… 

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Lay it Aside

Get rid of the noise. Lay aside those things that so easily beset and live the life God created you to live. What are these distractions, hindrances, and strongholds? I name only a few, just let the Holy Spirit reveal to you those areas that you are to let go and go on with Him. Anything worldly ties or crutches that we depend on to give us peace, pleasure, or purpose. Recreational choices that are not of God, what we watch on television, fantasies we… 

Fragrance of His Presence

Rich blessings overflow with every encounter with You, oh Lord. The rarest treasures of life are found in Your truth. Nothing brings the soul such sweetness as seeking Your living words. We do not fear the days ahead for You are with us. There is more You desire to pour out and show other Your might, goodness, and beauty. Be one with Me and I will prompt you to do as unto Me. This is a place of the beloved. My beautiful one. It’s not… 

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Live a Different Way

After a time of worship, prayer, and communing with the Lord received the word for the Body of Christ. Take heart, beloveds, Jesus loves us beyond our understanding! Joy, delight, unshakeable faith I speak over you. Do not  fear what they fear, do not dread what they dread. You are mine, you have a new and living way to follow. Put your thoughts on Me, saith the Lord. Be about My business, seek first, seek FIRST My kingdom and My righteousness, and all these things… 

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Don’t Panic

When our world seems turned upside down, the Lord is still enthroned. Those who are called by His name are overcomers. Those who want to be called by His Name, just call on the Lord and you will be saved. Jesus is Lord, so don’t panic. Look to Him only, delight in Him, and be not swayed by what sways man, for Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God – believe also in Me. In the world you will have… 

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Suffocating Voices

Following is a video of Hosanna Wong entitled I have a New Name. For all those struggling with identity, rejection, purpose this is powerful and freeing. 

Move with Me

My love, how I delight to meet with you. I long for our time together when you will come to meet with Me, turn away from all that goes on in the world, and around you to focus your eyes focus squarely upon Me. I have so much to pour out, I have so much to impart to you beyond what you can imagine even now. Come to Me and set aside specific time to meet with Me and see what I will do. I… 

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Proclamation for Healing

We move from strength to strength and glory to glory in our walk with Jesus. Sometimes we are too caught up with the noise of our own lives to wait before Him and seek His face for wisdom, revelation, and His truth in a matter. Instead of walking in the Spirit, we operate in our own understanding and fight in the strength of our flesh, which leads quickly to frustration as we don’t see the promises of God fulfilled. It is so important that we… 

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The Letting Go’s

As you learn to follow my promptings and walk with Me, it is like a dance. When you first learn a new dance, the steps can feel awkward. When you first learn to lift your voice in authentic praise to Me, you may miss a few notes. When you move as I prompt you in your life  or deliver a word in season inspired by My Spirit, your speech may be imperfect. These letting go’s of yourself can feel humiliating. Some can feel insecure in… 

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You Are Not a Failure

Do not give up, you are not a failure! The enemy would skew our perspectives to render us unable to see the accomplishments in our lives while highlighting our failures and missed opportunities. During such battles of spiritual warfare, we can feel like all future attempts at trying to make something of ourselves is futile. Let us take on God’s perspective in this matter. I intricately formed you and called you forth from your mother’s womb. I surrounded you with My creation, for does not… 

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Work for God

What am I doing with my life? What is my purpose? How do I accomplish it? These questions can surface when we lay down to sleep, are awakened during the night, or in the early morning hours when all is quiet. Are we living the lives God created us to live? Living on purpose is not about accomplishing a specific task or building a legacy out of efforts of our own making, it is about what we create out of relationship with the Father in… 

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Recalling Times Past

During certain holiday seasons, some hearts swell with joy and others with worry by remembering times past. For those who wrestle with the idea that the best days have gone and the now is bitter, do not fret or dread for the days to come are brighter than anything we could have experienced in the past when yopu are one with Jesus Christ. Call upon His name and you shall be saved. Keep going My love, your reward is closer ahead than holding to the… 

As for your steps, know that I delight in You. What would you do if you believed this, how would you respond to the mundane and great? Are not these voice an onslaught right before My orchestrated breakthrough. I can make you the head and not the tail in a moment.

Best Life Lived

The voices causing doubt and despair are from the enemy. You look at another and compare your life and wonder, “What if I had made this or that choice years ago? Is this my best life lived?” My love, you have offered your steps to Me and I direct them faithfully. Do not let the momentary circumstances weigh down your heart. When you offer your life to Me and surrender each choice, each step, and make decisions being guided by My voice and peace then… 

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Your Perfection

Beloved you have at last learned this valuable lesson. You are surprised for you think back to so many times when you have not walked in it in perfection. I am your perfection, yours is only to offer your will. You come to Me asking what the next steps are in your walk. I have led you step by step, I have protected you even with the onslaught of the enemy. The battles have raged about you fiercely, yet you always cry out to Me.… 

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Just Thee

While passing through a season of questioning if I am doing enough for God my answer to myself was that I’m falling short in every area – I don’t pray enough, study His word enough, worship enough, serve others enough, and the list goes on and on. It is a familiar sound – this voice of condemnation. This is an endless nagging that feeds my soul’s wound. This ancient whispers proclaiming, “No matter what you do or don’t do, it’s never enough.” This is not… 

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Yet I Can Resurrect

After a long time of laboring in my own understanding and hoping for a breakthrough in a particular area, I let go of what my interpretation of the circumstances and how I thought they should work out that would be justice in an unfair situation. I finally stopped toiling and fretting, turned on some worship music and began to repent, worship God, dance before Him, and pray in the Spirit. I let go all my own preconceived ideas and just entered into His presence. After… 

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I Am Your God

When we know not how to interpret a circumstance, when our hearts begin to lose courage, when we must hold overwhelming thoughts or feelings at bay ours is to proclaim His word, for it will not return to Him void. Find a passage that speaks to your Spirit, for His word is active and living, and repeat it out loud – meditate on it, let it become the chord that binds us to our anchor – Jesus Christ. This is the fight of our lives… 

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Seemingly Futile Efforts

A succinct and timely word from the Lord to all those with weary hearts who are facing their Goliaths while being compassed about by the Holy Spirit. Do not give up, do not faint, for the Lord is with you. Follow His leading to the very detail and the enth of your strength.   Not one effort of what you created from the breath of My creativity will be cast aside, devalued, or go unrewarded by Me.   Psalm 118:1-9 “Give thanks to the LORD,… 

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Childhood to Sonship

When God grows us from childhood we are transformed from glory to glory. He is the author and finisher of our faith. continue to seek Him and follow His promptings and He will make alive in you the beautiful transition from childhood to sonship. There are many notable differences. A child is a delight and a joy to watch as they grow and take mastery over themselves. A child must be hemmed in to not cause harm to himself or others – even if the… 

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Mercy or Justice

 Rather than a word of justice, I give you a word of freedom to give life and strength to a weary heart. I change you with My kindness, not my justice. There will be a time when mercy is no more. Be found to give mercy upon mercy to others, for how easy it will go with you when you stand before Me. Fear not walking in grace and love toward others, for many believe they will not be paid in full or that another… 

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Best Version of Me

We have a picture in our minds of the best version of ourselves that we can imagine. We walk around with it and believe it is true until something happens and we have to come face-to-face with the fact that reality is in stark contrast to the image we hold in our minds. We strive for obtaining this – best version of ourselves – as our normal, yet daily fall short. This can ignite a feeling of hopelessness within, for it makes us feel that… 

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The Point of Life

What is the point of our existence? To live and move and have our being in Him, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, who was and is and is to come. All else falls away – every striving, disappointment, self-doubt, anxiety, fear, fruitless or fruitful effort, success or failure, even our  conception of what we thought our lives should be. Everything blurs from view when we hear Him whisper to our spirits with His gentle and all encompassing voice that resonates in every cell:… 

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What I Am About to Do

Beloved, what I am about to do, I do quickly. This I advised the betrayer, when before I spoke this it was in My acceptance of the way I needed to trod, but now I speak these words to you in delight and with hope. With you I speak it as an invitation to paths of adventure we will skip along together, paths that grow brighter and brighter until the full light of day. My love, how you have stood and stood and stood until…