Saturday, March 31, 2012
What if a friend said he wanted to take you on an exciting adventure, but did not tell you all the detail. As you traveled you became anxious and afraid your resources would run out. He kept saying the expense was his. All will be all right. All was planned, just enjoy the trip. Could you let go of control?
I, your, Lord Savior am your friend. Learn to wait and trust for today. Let us proceed on the adventure together.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the spark of life that makes the living of it worth it all.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Death is an intruder. It can strike like lightning or be as slow as running oil. The direction remains unpredictable. It is a painful reminder of your mortality. I, Jesus, know the pain with you. We are strugglers together in the time of uprooting surprise. But after the crushing darkness, a healing light will break through. This will be a reminder that I have overcome the Intruder. The Father stays merciful, for that you can depend.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for given us beauty and life to overcome death.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Pay attention to all those around you. Prov.27:17. You will learn from others, just like iron sharpens iron. Even pay attention to your interruptions. They may come from the Spirit. Any awareness without faith and understanding produces fear and distrust.
Prayer: Lord, help me be patient with the disruptors of life.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Micah 6:8. I, the Lord, remind you what I require of you: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with the Father. His justice is His mercy and His mercy is His Justice. There exists no contradiction. His love sees to that. Fellowshipping completes the link. As you speak to Me, take time to listen back.
Prayer: Lord, help me to balance mercy and justice by your ever present guidance.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Mystery of Disease Mar.27
The Father is willing that none should perish, but there exists disease. And yet, the Father heals all disease. You see, there are unique disease qualities. One is attitudinal and functions more from the mind. Perception and conditioning create illness from environment and circumstance. These are event illnesses, functional in nature.
Other diseases of the body, like cancer, attack the very body structure. These are at least treated, if not cured, by medicines, surgeries, or technology.
Then, combinations exist of illness which attack mind, body and spirit. These are so complex that often one area gets treated only to have another area destroy.
You may see a miracle or not. But, remember, when a cure does not happen as you thought, the Father has provided a final cure in your resurrection.
At times I ask you to live in the holy tension and let mystery stay a mystery. The Father’s ways are not always your ways.
Prayer: Lord, I accept your healing in whatever form it takes.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Faith Now Mar. 26
The future may stay hidden from you because Faith remains too precious a commodity to trade in for acquired knowledge.
When you seek revelation, let it be for more faith kind of knowledge in Me, your Lord. Faith remains sometimes living with non-answers.
Prayer: Lord, increase my faith and understanding to go with it.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
My needs are different than yours.
Yet, do I, the Messiah, have need? I need holy Solitude.
You need solitude.
I need Love. You need love.
I need the Father’s Affirmation. You need affirmation.
We remain companions in the kingdom on earth. Walk and talk with me.
Prayer: Lord, the one thing I know for sure stays constant that I need you every day.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
There exists a connectedness to all things. I know them all. Many are praying for you that you know not of. Trust in Me. Treasures of the kingdom will come to you: Hope, Assurance, Joy, Security, and Rest. Your courage reminds My heart to give. I, your Lord, have planned your journey.
Prayer: Lord, continue to offer us courage in these struggling days.
I, the Lord Holy Spirit, flow through you, washing away the negative past, like fresh rain cleansing a brook. Let the flow happen. Build not dams of past regret, remorse, or guilt. All remains forgiven since you asked.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for your forgiveness past and present.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
As you go about your daily routine, raise your hand to others and silently say: “In Jesus name. . . Love, Joy, and Peace.” Blanket prayers enrich you and the Kingdom.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, you have made prayer such a ready access.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Trust Me for everything . . . not just some of the religious things.
Does not a good parent pave the way for a child? Does not a concerned parent provide food, clothing, and shelter, any reasonable and possible desire?
The Father had a Son Jesus. I am a partner with you.
I provide all for you.
The Father will even supply your finances, especially if you direct all your resources into understanding His gift economy. He gives not to receive, but to spread enrichment. Work to arrange your finances so you can give unreservedly.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for any abundance that comes from you.
Rest in My words . . . for they have the power to put into action what they actually say. And lo, I am with you always.
Your task requires you make Me real. I will carry out the work in you. How do you make me real? Practice My presence daily. Talk to Me daily in your self-talk. Discuss with Me every little detail, no matter how ordinary it may seem. The Holy Spirit remains your constant friend, always with you.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the constant guide of the Holy Spirit.
I, Jesus, will carry any load for you. Do not be like the person who struggles and becomes weary carrying a heavy load along the road, when all the while being robbed of good humor and the beauty all around because of being tired and burdened.
When trying to bear your own burdens alone . . . a tree, a flower, a bird--- all become obstacles in your path.
When you turn to Me to help bear your burdens: a tree displays life of resurrection, a flower becomes the beauty of divine creative goodness, a bird produces the music of God’s creation.
Ask for Me to walk alongside you and all of life comes generously alive.
Prayer :Lord, thank you for reminding me to take pleasure in all the little things of your creation.
No other religion or celebration can claim the unlimited Grace the Father gives to any who would receive. Whenever you start to feel Grace draining away from you, pride sneaks in to take its place. Accept His word that Grace remains available, but you must trust.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, for without your Grace we would be nothing.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
A Parable Mar.17
Remember the parable of the Sower in Mt. 13. Most emphasize the Sower and the seed. But think about the ground. There was the shallow path; the birds ate the seed. There stood the rocky places; not much soil. Some seed fell among ground with thorns, which choked the good plants, but then some fell among good soil where good crops produced. You need to ask: What makes the difference in the soil?
The Holy Spirit gives Love (faith), Joy (laughter), and Peace (openness) to plough and cultivate the soil. Cultivate the way you live your life.
Prayer :Lord, help me remain the right soil for kingdom growth.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Heavenly Stories Mar.16
If while in heaven, you had the chance to tell each angel a story of your experiences and each would hear it as new and each angel could feel the experience, would you be able to share events that called for your best potentials? Would those episodes establish worth in eternity?
A significant goal remains when you see what you are potentially, then, this begins to determine what you can become in actuality.
Prayer: Lord, help me to overcome any past and set my mind upon the possibility of what can happen for the kingdom.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
What is Right? Mar.15
The end and object of any work to which the Father can commit Himself must end in His glory. Any work needs to answer the question: Does the work bring glory to the Father or to individuals only? There exists a divine principle: The greater a work’s true value to the Father, the less human gratification. [Eph.1: 6; 12; 14.] Any work becoming effective in the divine purpose must be conceived by the Father.
Prayer: Lord, help us remember to attempt our best efforts to bring glory to your Son in any of our personal works.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Unimpaired Contentment Mar.14
James 1:4 shows astonishing insight. If you can feel content in your will for all that the Father does, then that peculiar ease becomes the substance of all your perfection. You may then vibrate in love, faith, grace and endurance.
Prayer: Lord, I do pray to recognize any defects that would hinder the kingdom of God.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Err in Love Mar.13
While venturing in this earthly dimension, you may reach the Heavenly Father with love, but you will never reach Him with knowledge. If you must err and you will, try to err on the side of love.
Prayer: Lord, help us learn the importance and power of your love.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Renewed Patience Mar.12
Because of your earthly, linear time that continues straight ahead, many holy desires actually grow by delays. If your concerns seem to diminish by delay and lose specific momentum, they may have entered a different time frame or not have been holy in the first place.
Prayer: Lord thank you for reminding me our time is not the same as your heavenly time. Increase our patience.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Soul Need Mar.11
Sometimes you hunger for solitude, a time to float, collect self or make quiet the internal noise of your everyday strivings. At the same time, you wish for like-minded souls to whom identity happens, the kind that creates feelings of community. When you have too much solitude, you cry out for community. When too much community exists, you thirst for solitude. For your soul’s sake, a deliberate balance can breed contentment. You choose the behavior.
Prayer: Lord, help me harmonize solitude and community today.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Some believe My angels have no need of praying. Let Me tell you, they remain in a constant state of what you call meditation and attitude of prayer, for they will to serve Me. You should pray as you breathe. It’s done best when you set aside your personal will.
Prayer: Lord, give me the will for constant praying.
Heaven stays filled with angels and saints with new songs. Stretch your spiritual ears to hear the harmony of the chorus. The music extends to your world in the spiritual realm. The Father wants you to hear their peace.
Prayer: Lord, help me listen more deeply today, with my heart.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Forward Motion Mar. 8
The Father, the great creator stays interested in forward movement. When spending life, you have three choices: backwards, status quo, forwards. Backwards means dwelling on past failures or accomplishments. To get hung in the status quo brings stagnation. Sometimes God will allow you certain sideways, lateral moves, but only so many. So when making decisions about your future, interpret solid Christian growth with forward movement, that is, a new adventure, your striving for a new potential, a specific goal to spiritual enrichment, anything to glorify God. The Holy Spirit wants to stretch your otherwise earthbound spirit. “Go . . . go . . . go you into the entire world....”
Prayer: Lord, help me see the present as yesterday’s future and move forward in your kingdom goals.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Authentic Christ Behavior Mar.7
“Spiritually prosperous are they who.....” [Mt. 5]
Need..............meet another’s need, maybe spiritually or financially.
Compassion.....ride the flow of hurt with another.
Meek................let someone else take the credit.
Appetite............do a search for right doing.
Mercy...............act fair to another who isn’t fair.
Cleanness........do a pure thought with behavior.
Harmony..........rest in Holy Spirit peace.
Loyalty.............do absorb someone else’s anger.
Perseverance…..endure pain and also rise above by using it.
Give something away every day, all in My name, and you will experience the kingdom of God.
Prayer: Lord help me be generous today in all things.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Which REALITY? Mar.6
With every spiritual principle, there exists a physical equivalent. Gen.1:1 and 2:1 promotes Creation came from nothing. Spiritual energy issues from the Father Himself and He was not created. Heb.11:3. Everything made has come from the invisible. What does this have to do with you? You live in a processed world, that is; everything gets evaluated, measured and processed for its worth. How you view truth becomes very important. Two basic aspects of truth exist. First, the physical reality occurs, for example, a chair. But behind the actual physical, the idea of sitting remains which lasts forever. Millions of ideas and principles flood your world each day. You are to grab hold of these and find channels to translate them into your world. Your task includes making the intangible become tangible---the invisible to become visible. The Father’s creative genius is in you. His Word strengthens your life-map for your own creations to glorify Him.
Prayer: Lord, help me today glorify your name with any of my ideas.
Monday, March 5, 2012
“. . . entrusted with the secret things of God” [1Cor.4:1]
Some ask what secret things good stewards like Apostle Paul keep?
1. What lurks behind the universe? What’s it all about?
I Am behind the cosmos. I Am a non-created Being who watches you (the created) with complete attention. I do not leave you in darkness but deliver light (insight) from the Father’s Word.
2. What shows the purpose of life?
You have been shown by example: the main stream of life-purpose continues as love and light. Even with all of life’s struggles and dilemmas, I display meaning to help you realize someone loves you unconditionally.
3. Can all your mistakes really be taken care of sufficiently?
The scripture reveals the secret---forgiveness is the central core of love. Freedom follows closely. Any given day you can start over with fresh anticipation.
4. How can you keep going sometimes when you’re so tired?
You have the power of the plus-factor from the grace of God. His limitless grace gives you the faith you need to endure, get better, or reach some new potential for Him.
5. What is the true purpose of your living in this world dimension?
The world offers you adventure, some growth, some school. But the Kingdom of God among the hearts of people becomes your true schoolroom. Each day class begins. Each end of day brings rest, class can end. But the Holy Spirit does not rest as you do. He still teaches you in your sleep.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for answering the major questions of life.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
“All things cohere in Him...” Col. 1:17
If you will believe that I, Jesus am the source and sum of all you do--then every practical behavior and action can be a praise to the Father‘s name. Your breathing, your eating, your essence actions---all are yours because of Him, thus, when you do these, they can serve as conscious acts of praise and honor to His name. Your recognition of this fact truly matters. Maintain conscious effort every day in remembering that I, the Christ, can be honored by the little things as well as the large. This makes all the difference in attitude and your ability to rest in the Father. Pay attention to His Presence in small issues and you will hear His Spirit more often.
Prayer: I do praise your name for loving me unconditionally.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
The secret of the Christian’s daily walk finds itself embedded in a magnificent quest. The quest becomes energized for spiritual revitalization. You are to re-evaluate, renegotiate, and daily review the strategy of what the Father continues to do in your universe, your town, your home. What is the secret of what God is doing? It is only a secret to confound the proud and haughty. For you who search, God’s strategy becomes abundantly clear: He birthed a world; He birthed a Son; He continues now birthing a new group of people. This new line of people has a special redemptive view of this planet, the universe with other galaxies and even the dimension called infinity. All things are to be made new. The new people are to be called Christian, Christ followers, and as a part of this fellowship of concern, you are to learn to out-think, out-love, out-suffer, out-perform, out-do those who do not know Me, the Christ. For you have the plus factor of the Holy Spirit to help you become a demonstration to a lost and hurting world. No other earthly challenge presents itself great enough to command all your potential. I alone can do that.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for letting me be a part of the new people.
Friday, March 2, 2012
How you see life molds your present and future. It is a universal law that you cannot see one thing and produce something entirely different. So as a person thinks in heart, so establishes beingness. Natural seeing stays different for everybody. One person may drive to town, seeing road signs and businesses. Another drives to town, seeing desert mountains and scrub trees. They both get to town with a different idea of what the world looks like. So, when I say, have eyes to see I’m talking about another kind of seeing, a view that has spiritual content, flavored with MY mind of Christ. What is that flavor? It has the main quality of Salt and Light, absorption and penetration. You must look beyond the obvious and see unlimited spirit at work. In this striving to see “more than”, you will get glimpses of the Father.
Prayer: Today Lord, give me the eyes to see your Spirit desires.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
“Lo, I am with you always”
Accountability is not a harsh word. To hold you answerable is like a good parent holds a child, lovingly with only the best in mind. I AM not only with you in spirit, but standing beside you through all your experiences. I AM a very human Jesus who understands your weaknesses and who knows your difficulties and your need to overcome.
Do not forget the reasons I came: to be a champion for the weak, to feed the hungry, to heal the sick, to set the captives free. My followers are taught to do these all and not just to friends but to everyone.
When I gave my disciples the command to feed the multitudes, they were responsible and accountable to me and to the principle of Divine Involvement. To offer concern to the needy without an active remedy remains useless. Where the dynamic of your concern goes, you must go. Remember this when thinking of your own needs and the needs of others. The servant does not outrank the master.
So even in the midst of negative trials or outstanding joy, I will supply all your need, not reluctantly but with all abundance.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, for staying with us through all of life experiences.