Rest in Me Again

Sometimes before the breakthrough we encounter immense resistance in circumstance, with internal struggles, with mind wars. We may be tempted to throw our hands up and say, “Enough! I’ve had enough!” and turn and go our own way. Even some would say, “I’ve followed God all my life and look where it has gotten me! I’d be better off going the way of the world… Read MoreRest in Me Again

Beyond What You Were

The following Word from the Lord speaks of being transformed from what you were to what He created you to be. May it speak to you where you are to bring you where He wants you to be.       Oh My love, I speak tenderly to thee about this matter. When you walk about in the natural with man’s wisdom and understanding, you are transformed… Read MoreBeyond What You Were

Released to New

Bloom where He plants you, until He has need of you elsewhere. Let Him be your potter, let Him be your refining fire, let Him order your steps. You cannot see when this season will end and another will begin. Our beloved Savior knows the times and seasons. He orders our steps, our steps are secure. It is He who moves us on from strength… Read MoreReleased to New

He Delivers Me

Psalm 18: 1-50 “I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies. The pangs of death… Read MoreHe Delivers Me

Bearing Long with God

How long you have born with Me in this posture: bowed down in submission to others who would treat you harshly, to others who would misunderstand you, to others who would demean and reject what I’ve put in you. I tell you, I lift your head. Like cold water to a weary soul I flood you with the outpouring of My Spirit. You will know… Read MoreBearing Long with God

Awakened to Dream

You lifted my feet from the mire, from the depths of despair and mourning, you set my feet on solid ground – on the heights. You’ve awakened me to dream again. I’ve heard You whisper and draw me to Thee, but haven’t wanted to still myself to hear words of goodness and hope, now at last I quiet myself before You. I’ve feared hearing something… Read MoreAwakened to Dream

Cease Striving

Cease striving. How you effort about doing this and that, come before Me and be ye still. Let Me lead and guide your next steps through My promptings. Carry the realization of My presence with You at all times. Let us walk together. Where are your dreams? Why are you downcast, My love, why is your heart so disquieted within you. Put your hope in… Read MoreCease Striving

God Will Bring About

We can never know what God will bring about when we offer our loaves and fishes (desires, gifts, talents, time, resources, life) to Jesus to distribute as He desires (John 6). We can pray and know that He hears our prayer or the Lord can share a word of wisdom, knowledge, understanding, or even a prophetic vision with us and we may not see it… Read MoreGod Will Bring About

Battle for Purpose

The Lord fashioned you for a purpose. The enemy knows this and has set out to orchestrate a way to hide this revolutionary fact. Every person’s story is different and the means by which the enemy tries to trap, derail, or cover up your purpose is varied. For some it started early in life as something they were blamed for that wasn’t their fault, for… Read MoreBattle for Purpose

Possess the Land

When you face a circumstance that make you weak in the knees and your very flesh tremble. When your spirit groans within you crying out to God with the smallest mustard seed of faith, “We can take this with Your help, Your divine intervention, make a way for us, Oh God.” This is merely the battle of belief. Believe not the jeers and taunts of… Read MorePossess the Land

Needful

What I’m doing now does not look like the promise for which you are waiting upon Me, but what I’m doing now is needful. Isaiah 55:8-11 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.… Read MoreNeedful

Reward in the Open

Prayer: You invite me to enter in. What can You do with my life? At times it feels futile to keep trying for it seems my efforts are not fruitful in certain areas of my life. Beloved, make plain Your path for me. Make my life useful to Thee.      I have good things for you, am I not the Father of Heavenly lights, is… Read MoreReward in the Open

The Smoke Screen

See through the smoke screen of lies and the look of circumstance to My truth about you. Even if man says you are one way – whether your condition, talent, output – believe My truth.  

Be Not Weary of this Age

Be not weary of the noise that surrounds. Do not think you will never be able to comprehend all the technologies of this day. My love, just learn what I set before you. Be guided by My promptings. Be not overwhelmed at the busy-ness of the age – do what I set before you and I will enlarge your area of influence. You will inspire… Read MoreBe Not Weary of this Age

Stop Doubting Yourself

Stop doubting yourself. This is not arrogance, but confidence. Confidence that I have called and prepared you, that I prompt you on all you need to do, that you listen to Me and follow my leading, for I separate the present from the future. I see the way that you take and I lead you on each step. I guide you with the end in… Read MoreStop Doubting Yourself

A Critical Heart

Prayer of Repentance: Lord, I come boldly to Your throne of grace and repent for operating with a critical heart. For ears, I’ve allowed this stronghold to grow so that even my thoughts and the words from my mouth are critical rather than life giving. Thank you for shedding Your light on the pervasiveness of giving way to criticisms and harsh judgments. Your truth sets… Read MoreA Critical Heart

Weary to Refreshed

My love, your arms are weary with sadness but I refresh. Yes, you have identified the stirring in your spirit – for I breathe new life into you. I speak new paths for you to traverse; new platforms on which to pour Me out. Isaiah 61:1-4 “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news… Read MoreWeary to Refreshed

Motionless Before Thee

Prayer: God, I don’t know if what I have to offer is enough. It seems so pointless to offer the little unto You that I have to give of my life, what good will it do? I don’t have all the answers. When I think I do, then my hopes and what I think is full understanding of life is dashed against a stone until… Read MoreMotionless Before Thee

His Glory

Prayer to the Lord: The number of pages written in my journal does not matter. The number of posts on a website means nothing, if You are not in it. One word from You I can thrive on. One breath breathed into me and I can live. You overwhelm with your overflowing abundance, Oh Lord. You care tenderly for me, You desire me to know… Read MoreHis Glory

In Loss, I Praise Thee

Prayer: Why are you downcast, oh my soul? And why so disquieted within me? Put your hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, my Savior and My God. I will praise you, no matter what comes to pass, I will praise You! I do not understand, but I will praise You. When human effort fails and the breakthrough doesn’t come, I will praise… Read MoreIn Loss, I Praise Thee

Release All to Me

As You follow Me, you will encounter troubles of diverse kinds. My love, release all to Me. Come to Me and pour out your heart and know that I bend low to hear you. Release unforgiveness, release bitterness, release even your limited understanding of the situation and release to Me. Let nothing come between thee and Me, even the most precious one in your life.… Read MoreRelease All to Me

Follow Me

Transitions, life changes, unknown future, surrounding catastrophes, bad news from a far off land and near – oh Lord how do I live?  Follow Me. In these two words resides all the power and authority you will need to overcome, shed light, change circumstances, and even transform the environment you encounter daily from chaos to peace – from darkness to light – from unknowing to… Read MoreFollow Me

God’s Sure Promises

The Lord can teach us spiritual truths in every day interactions, even from words that come from our own mouths. Just this morning I was getting ready for the day and my dog, Madison, was laying near me. I said, “We are going to walk at the park!” With immediate perked up ears, she  displayed excitement. I was delayed in leaving, so a few minutes… Read MoreGod’s Sure Promises

I Choose to Worship

Prayer of Adoration: God, You’re so good. I lose all of my doubts, fears, vulnerabilities, defenses, anxieties, imaginations, and dread to surrender myself in worship to Thee. With my whole body, soul, and spirit I praise Your name. In the midst of unknowing, I worship Thee. I worship the Truth of Thee, Lord Jesus. I bow down before you and cry out with deep echoes… Read MoreI Choose to Worship

Atmosphere of Despair

When anxiety surrounds; when inundated with hopeless reports coming through every channel; when even the atmosphere in our homes, office, marketplace, cars, trains, planes, etc. seems to be so filled with a thickness of dread that you could almost reach out and touch it; do not despair! Rather turn your eyes upon the Lord and offer your plight to Him. Worship Him with all that… Read MoreAtmosphere of Despair

God Forgive Me

Past the doubt, beyond the fear, above the self-loathing and self-destructive habits and choices, you will find My forgiveness full and free. Lift your head, for there is more to Me than you’ve experienced thus far, My love. I offered Myself as a pure and spotless sacrifice, so that you would not be condemned. Condemn not yourself any longer. Believe not the condemning thoughts and… Read MoreGod Forgive Me

Pure Motives

Being willing to disappoint others to follow God can seem a scary position as we wonder how such a decision might wreck our social, political, or relational standing with mankind. Do we make decisions based on the leading of the Holy Spirit or how we think our fellow man might view us? Do we give for others to see – such as for the leaders… Read MorePure Motives

I Melt in Your Peace

Your presence woos me. As I busy myself with tasks of the day a still small voice calls from deep unto deep and bid me come meet with Thee. Oh Beloved lover of my soul, you have the words of life, wither shall I go, where else can I find satisfaction and purpose, for you have the words of life. Flow through me blessed Holy… Read MoreI Melt in Your Peace

Beauty in the Staying

Do not grow weary in well doing, bear fruit where I’ve planted you. When it is time to move, I will move you. You will know without a doubt that it is Me who makes your way. You will not need to search to and fro for a way out, for I bring you on a way through. How sweet this walk with Me, knowing… Read MoreBeauty in the Staying

Should I Start Over

To start over or stay? When facing such a life changing decision, seek the Lord. This was a lesson learned over many years. As the Lord leads I will share more, but the following encapsulates the wrestling within and the Lord’s response for this exact question: Oh the feverish restlessness that leaves me unsettled in every area of my life. What others find contentment with… Read MoreShould I Start Over