Saturday, December 31, 2011
Even the light of burned out stars travels throughout the galaxies without stopping. What if every word you spoke lasted forever, throughout eternity? Think long and hard about this.
Reader Prayer: Lord, direct my words as they should be.
Friday, December 30, 2011
When you read in scripture the stories of the Prodigal son, Mary and Martha, the workers of different talents, and the occasion I told Peter not to worry about John’s business of growth, there remain hints of the underlying factor motivating the kingdom and supernatural forces. Does there seem to be inequality in the kingdom principles? In a sense there is and the main justification for it vibrates as a risk factor. The Father took the chance for loss for his Son. The Father withstood the loss. I, the Son, withstood the loss. The supernatural order risks all for salvation. Risk becomes the motivator for the kingdom principles. Lose yourself and behave what seems to be impossible.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me to recognize the correct risks for the sake of the Kingdom.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Any day that you can clarify a spiritual truth, means the day was not wasted. I do not expect you to keep carrying the full load of life. I will carry the load. You just handle the small moments of a day, and then give the entire load to Me. My accepted burden makes your burden light.
Reader Prayer: Lord, I am so grateful you share our burdens when we recognize your presence or not.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Go out of your way today to help one other person. Give away a kindness, a smile, a joyful word, an encouraging idea, or an act of mercy. Think how I have forgiven you. Each day can be new.
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord for the newness opportunity of every day.
When I told My disciples to follow me, I did not mean just to follow certain rules or laws. I meant to relate to Me, form an intimate connection. Then you can filter all your personal involvements through our relationship. My love remains the foundation of our connected state. Work all your involvements with love as motivation. You may not feel love, but just be love.
Reader Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving us, when we do not even know what we need.
Sunday, December 25, 2011
You may now be released from your fears and move toward fellowship. You can be released from shyness to sound confidence. You may be released from any guilt and move to My guidance. With Me by your side, turn your efforts toward others’ achievement and fullness. Help someone today get the credit you may deserve.
Reader Prayer: Father, help me keep my eyes open for others.
On this special day, your life may not be off track just because you do not “feel” Me. Other signs point to you still remaining My follower. For instance, any unselfish act could display an attempt to be My disciple. Any act of mercy shows Me. Some small move toward kindness expresses My love. Persist in the belief I am with you, no matter what’s happening around you.
Reader Prayer: Thank you for letting us know you were actually born on a special earth day.
Blessed are the poor in spirit for they can be freed from earthly temptations. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall receive an eternal comfort. Blessed are the gentle for they can be trusted to inherit the earth and share its rewards.
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord, for the guidelines to follow you more fully.
Friday, December 23, 2011
Often times life exists as a school and not just time to spend any way you want. School means you look for and expect homework and perform your lessons as best you can. I remain your teacher. Pay attention and I will show you the way. Today’s lesson: Simplify your life. Get rid of the clutter.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me spend any of my resources on those things pleasing to you.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Today, channel your resources to others in active ways: listen to the unlovely, speak to the timid, give funds where needed, give your time and talent in ways that others might receive the credit. Then, your light will shine brighter as you have prayed.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help us recognize our opportunities today.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
As the scripture states I was born of a woman under the law [Gal.4:4]. This includes all law. The universe revolves around a Moral set of laws, like the four seasons, or gravity, or life and death. You are to learn to live alongside these laws. If you go against them, you will be wounded and finally crushed. The law of My love supersedes all other laws but does not eradicate them. They are meant to harmonize.
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord for the forgiving law of love.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
If you begin your life with large interests and then try to come closer to Me, you will find this proves backwards. I do not want you grudgingly accepting My will. Start each day with wanting more love not forcing My will. Move to the inner circle of My love with the small interests. I will expand what you need later. I don’t want you just to be something or to do something, I want you to belong for good.
Reader Prayer: Lord, thank you for making a way to become a vital part of your kingdom forever.
Monday, December 19, 2011
No one lived before Me. I am the Way and the Way stays all around you. When you see a child laugh, you behold the Way. When you discover a brilliant flower, you see the Way. When you see someone offer mercy; you behold the Way. All creation gives hint of the Way. I, your Savior, am the Way. I did not come to create the Kingdom. My Kingdom was already here. I came to provide a doorway through the Way to the Kingdom of the Father.
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord, for showing us a true Path to your kingdom.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Self-centered love gives to someone or something in order to receive back a greater portion. True love maintains a yearning to give only goodness to the object loved without expecting a return. To always expect a return tarnishes love. However, love given properly becomes its own reward. The Father will show you true love.
Reader Prayer: Lord, teach me to love with more other-centered motives.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Continue to pray to overcome the weak points in your life that cause you jealousy, envy, or strife. You do not need to spend so much time praying to overcome negative people or situations. I will handle them. I am still in control. Just look to yourself and make sure the negative people don’t cause your weak points to emerge. Stay walking in the kingdom principles.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me today, to appreciate those who seem to prosper, whether I do or not.
Friday, December 16, 2011
You are always wondering which voice speaks to you. You say, “Is this or that of God? How do I know for sure?”
There remains a constant test to know if I am asking something of you instead of the negative forces. Ask yourself: Will what I’m about to say or do glorify the Father? If the answer is “no” or “I don’t know” wait until you can answer “yes.” I help you combine spiritual thoughts with spiritual words to arrive as a partner with the Holy Spirit. If your activity or one you’re about to do doesn’t honor the Father, you may not need to give it up, but rather, turn it into God’s glory. If that can’t be done, then give it up. Your ultimate goal in life remains to move everything you do into glorifying the Father and the Kingdom.
Reader Prayer: Lord, keep showing me how to test the spirits.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
When the Roman soldiers came to take Me out of the garden and away from My disciples, I did not say to My followers, “Ok, now let Me teach you the principles of the Sermon on the Mount.” I do not try to teach you the best when you are going through turmoil or struggles. You may gain insight but My best teaching and your best learning occurs when you are relaxed. Find that resting attitude, relax and learn more of Me. Take time to absorb our conversations.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me through the day maintain my devotional thinking with you.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Surrender Doubt Dec.14
This becomes the time of year to surrender all that does not line up with the law of love I have given you. Love your neighbor. Allow your faith in Me to arise and challenge any question of your limitations.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me work today to love those that are hard to love.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Make sure the enterprise you step into comes by faith through Me and I will send the appropriate resources you need. Success remains measured by My viewing how you enrich the Kingdom and its people. How do you measure the enterprise? Ask: Could you perform the task without My help? Does it honor the Father by applying His true Love? If you can answer these properly, resources will flow to you like living water.
Reader Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that you measure success in a different manner than the world.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Just as I fed the hungry and mingled with the world’s problems, you must find your place to do likewise. My feeding and mingling was My spiritual essence at work. You must not totally separate the secular from the spiritual. Make as many things whole in Me as possible. Serve the material with right doing so you grow in holiness which becomes whole. All of My creation needs My stamp upon it. You are the ink, the salt, and the light.
Reader Prayer: Lord I do pray for wholeness in you.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Just because something was done a certain way in the past does not mean it must duplicate itself the very same way in the present. Don’t let your worship of Me become such a habit that you overlook what may happen now in the modern world. Technology continues to change many things. I may not change My love, but circumstances continue to change. Move with the flow but keep Me at your center.
Reader Prayer: Lord, I certainly don’t want to be stagnated in any of my attempts at worship and understanding the changes.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Love Close-up Dec.10
You may love Me from a distance. But if you want to love Me close-up, remain IN LOVE with Me, then look to your fellow Christians. Practice loving them no matter what. Leave their unworthiness to Me. Give yourself to them. This shows My Glory.
Reader Prayer: Lord, thank you I’m still learning about your kind of love.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Half -Truths Dec.9
Be careful of half-truths. Your culture promotes a universal principle; that is, you tend to believe immediately 50 per cent of something when you know little about the subject. For this reason, people believe horoscopes, polls, and certain advertising statistics. KNOW your facts. KNOW your data. Do not live on half-truths. KNOW ME and I will give you 100 % understanding.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me not rush into the half-truths so easily.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Love Test Dec.8
I know you can love individuals, especially if each strikes your interest. But you do not experience My full love until you can love the uninteresting, unlovely multitudes that are blind, unfeeling, and lost. Expand your compassion by opening yourself to the larger world around you. You do not always have to be right. Practice kindness and with love, absorb their misdirection.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me pay attention today to those persons who seem not to care about your kingdom.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The Grand Purpose Dec.7
Look around you. Your surroundings, your circumstances, Nature and the whole universe maintain intention and value. Certain values remain constant and important, like gravity. What kind of universe would let all your trials and struggles mean nothing at your end? Can death just wipe all away? For some, it might seem so. But death cannot exhaust My love. I will not let your life become a mockery. You have immortality. You will live on and grow. Take comfort in your present purpose. Know My intention will never be in vain because it continues. I am your eternal valid purpose.
Reader Prayer: Lord, thank you for reminding me that through your Son’s love, you gave me worth.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
No Guidance Dec.6
If you feel 98% no guidance from Me and only 2% direction, follow the 2% because that remains better for you than operating on the larger amount without Me. If you feel NO guidance, then listen to the silence because often I am leading in the non-guidance. Trust becomes the goal.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me to act on the smallest amount of belief in you and the kingdom.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Clear Truth Dec.5
The whole universe stands behind truth. You do not have to justify, make confusing rules, or complicate truth. You will have to complicate lying to cover any sham. But truth stands alone and verifies itself. Let your “yes” become “yes” and your “no” become “no.”
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord, for reminding me that all truth comes from your essence.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The Way Dec.4
All around you vibrates the Father’s Way. So it is not, “where there’s a will, there’s a way.” It is rather, “where remains God’s Way, there resides a will.” All of creation ripples with the effects of God’s way. Look for it. Allow His will to become your willingness.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help that part of me that wills decisions to filter all through your plan.
Continual Resolve Dec.3
By contacting and talking to Me daily, you build up a kind of reserve. When a crisis comes you can then respond automatically because you have accumulated this storehouse of habit. Your nature changes more into My nature and genuine love can reign.
Reader Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for the Holy Spirit who rises up within us to show your genuine love.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me to understand if I take from life at some point, I need to put back.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Affirming a Day Dec.1
The future possesses hidden treasures, couched in eternity. Still, your daily issues continue to be guided by your Heavenly Father. You chose your daily battles, but continue to lean on Me.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me know which battles to enter and which to avoid.