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 manifest until months or even years later. For a time, we may see the opposite… God 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 others it was an acute circumstance where they were humiliated or hurt, for others it… Battle 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 the circumstance nor what others around you, who lack courage to stand, may say or… Possess 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. For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, and do not return… Needful

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 not every good and perfect gift from above coming forth from My hand. I have… Reward 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 others, for are they not too overwhelmed at the noise. Display what I’ve created you… Be 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 mind. Would this not produce confidence enough. You can stay confident and humble – humility… Stop 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 free as you transform me into Your image. A critical heart grows from seeds that… A 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 to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom… Weary 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 the wind is knocked out of me. I stand empty and unknowing looking only to… Motionless 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 Thee. How ravished I am with Your love. All the great works I may do,… His 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 You. I will trust that Your heart is good. Your mercies are new every morning,… In 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. Offer to Me with a thankful heart and see what I will do. Fret not,… Release 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 resting secure. Beloved I have finished the work of salvation and even the healing of… Follow 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 later she came up to me and began to beg and whine. I knew she… God’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 of My soul. To you belong all glory, honor, and praise. Strength is in Your… I 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 is in you and give Him the battle.  But you say in your heart, “But… Atmosphere 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 feelings from the enemy. Look not at man’s condemnation as your reality, for I am… God 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 of a certain organization to see how generous we are – or do we give… Pure 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 Spirit as You desire. Pour through the gifts You have given me. Make me unafraid… I 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 with every cell in Your body that it is I who lead you. What a… Beauty 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 this heart struggles with feeling entrapped. Maybe I’ll find what I seek in another job,… Should I Start Over

Cost of Anointing

I came across a powerful video on YouTube entitled, “The Cost of Anointing” by David Wilkerson (1931-2011), who was an American evangelist who left an amazing legacy that continue to change lives. May the truth of his words answer the questions within your heart.  “All true ministry comes out of intimacy with Christ.” -David Wilkerson

Led by God

In our world of expected immediacy waiting can often be frowned upon, especially if we have the ability and means to get things done. We can take for granted the privilege of being led by the Almighty in the great and small areas of our lives. Some may even ask, “Does God want to lead me?” Oh yes, what a delight to Him those who are guided by His promptings. I make you fruitful and abundant where I lead you… Led by God

Fear of Stillness

After a long and intense season of seeking to be elsewhere than where He had me, the Lord posed the following question: Why do you fear stillness? My simple and authentic answer to this question was, “Because I want to do what I want.” I’d been living in a pattern of seeking to be elsewhere – finding no contentment in current relationship, vocation, location, circumstances. Even in a crowd of friends in the most fascinating of diversions, I would find… Fear of Stillness

Purpose from Intimacy

When we face a place of great change, questions surface from deep within our hearts such as: “Why am I alive? What do You want to do with my life? What do I do now?” Our purpose is to live and move and have our being in Jesus (Acts 17:28), for here we experience the deep sustaining satisfaction of His purpose while we are transformed into His image. Everything else is distraction if our efforts are not birthed from communion… Purpose from Intimacy

Sound of Our Praise

As a base social need, when we sing in front of others we generally desire affirmation that we have a voice that is enjoyable to hear. However, in this case, we are focusing on a different aspect of the “sound of our praise” entirely. We are exploring the act of raising our voice in praise to God Almighty and letting come out of our mouths the pure sound of awe as we worship before Him. Never say, “I can’t sing.”… Sound of Our Praise

He Orders My Steps

The Lord will call some to a foreign land to bring forth His Kingdom on earth through various forms of mission work. That does not mean the rest of us are left home without purpose. For all those called by His name, at home or abroad, in our everyday lives – in the humble roads and even the exalted paths – are fields ripe for harvest. Everywhere we go and make our lives are hungry souls longing for Him. Think… He Orders My Steps

Longing & Blessing

Newness, newness I declare over you. You have let go/released the blockage in your heart and now I flow freely through you and upon others. How heartbroken have you been at the outcome of things, but now there is prepared grounds for growth and cultivation of new seeds. Watch what I will grow in you. Watch what I will bring forth in your letting go. Even though signs and wonders will come forth in and around you and even from… Longing & Blessing