Friday, August 31, 2012
A specific wrong done to you does not justify your giving up on some value. If a close relative or friend commits a wrong, you cannot use that as an excuse to give up patience, to give up love, or to check them off as unworthy of your concerns. All are precious in the Father’s eyes and so important in Mine. My love endures all things but one: those that reject Me.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray for every single one of my family and extended family that each receives your Grace and favor.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
I am often NOT where you think I am. I am often in the unexpected. There ARE many things you can trust to be as you think, but I am also a surprise. All around you the resurrection principle remains active. Something dies and something lives. This explains why I may surprise you like I did the disciples after I raised from the dead. The unexpected happens because the kingdom principles are not the same as the worldly ones. This becomes part of the reason you are to exercise your faith every chance you get.
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord; I am grateful for your generous surprises.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In the higher reality, I have no enemies. Many may treat Me as an enemy, but I love all so that some will become My friends. You are to pray for and love your enemies so they too might become friends. If they do not respond, keep praying positively for them whenever they pop up into your mind. I will do the rest.
Prayer: Lord It is so hard to love those who appear to be our enemies. But I want to do as you say.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
There will be people in this world you do not like, do not want to spend time with. You still need to love them by loving the potential the Father can give to each one. You need to give them the heavenly love for what they can become. This does not mean you will like them because “liking” stays based on similar interests, talents, or journeys together. If you really want to like someone, you have to spend the right kind of time with them.
Reader Prayer: Lord I confess I do not like everyone, but I want to learn all I can about love.
Monday, August 27, 2012
Events will happen when people will hurt you, misuse you, and treat you unkindly. In My word I said that when others do not receive you well, you are to shake the dust from your feet and move on. I did not mean you should ignore them or forgive them part way. I mean do not let the dust of others cling to you in some form of unforgiveness. Forgive completely, and then move on. Do whatever it takes to experience the true forgiveness like your heavenly Father.
Reader Prayer: Lord help us to remember we do not have to forgive all behavior of others. Help us learn to just forgive them as flawed humans.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Remember, a time for talk always presents itself. But there remains a time for stillness. Be still and know Me. Make yourself acknowledge Me. Even when it seems like nothing tangible comes through, know that I am here. Peace and rest I give you. Receive the gift.
Prayer: Lord, I pray for peace within, for those around me and for parts of the world so needed.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
You may have occasions when your faith wavers, meaning you start to rely on worldly principles or possessions to get you through. And, you may be able to draw upon certain resources, like money or a friendship to solve some difficulty. This may not be wrong in itself, but remember, it must be motivated by faith. Depend on Me to see you through any of your incidents of faithlessness. My faith can indeed move mountains. Live by faith and not by fear.
Reader Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for giving us your Son and for giving us faith to accept your word.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
If aspects of your faith disagree with someone else’s facts of reality, are they untrue? Know My scripture and sometimes you need to believe with your heart and not your head. The reasoning of the heavenly dimension may confuse the earthly reality, but I will show you both.
Reader Prayer: Lord help us avoid so much trivia of the world and focus on the things of Kingdom actions.
It has been said, “Whatever gets your attention, gets you.” Often, what gets your imagination gets your action. So, where your empathy, passion, and compassion go, you will follow. Believe on Me to balance a sound mind and heart.
Reader Prayer: Lord remind us today to keep our eyes trained on the needs of others.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Disguised evil stays planned. It takes the form of mild temptation, usually toward something that appears good, like justice or setting things straight. Then, it grows into a little world of obsession which you will think about all the time, causing you to miss My opportunities for you in the kingdom of God. Recognize these subterfuges and turn the results over to Me. For instance, if you cannot lace justice with mercy, then justice itself remains only human. The Holy Spirit cannot be present until the balance of mercy and right doing occur. To show true mercy may mean you pass on human justice by laying the issue at My feet.
Reader Prayer: Lord help us recognize your justice mixed with mercy as we deal everyday with others.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Passion or Reason Aug.21
Many will not admit this, but there are those who believe that unchecked passion creates more spirituality and appeals to your personal intelligence; that the energy of such drama can move you into the correct path. But notice I said, “unchecked.” Passion does appeal, but if it only leads to strong emotional result, your intelligence and understanding are fooled. Strong emotion laced with reason can heal the heart and soul much more than emotion alone. Your heavenly Father’s love may seem unreasonable at times, but remember, His love originates from a realm you do not fully comprehend yet. Faith and obedience in Me are the combinations for harmony of emotion and reason.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me with the right kind of passion laced your divine reasoning.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Do not just trust in your faith, but have faith in trust of Me. Don’t just believe in the idea of Me; believe Me.
Reader Prayer: Lord it remains hard to trust in a world that gives rational explanations to everything. Increase my trust in you.
A Mystery Aug.19
God the Father did not prefer that I go to the cross, but He allowed the sacrifice in order to reach the higher goal of salvation for humanity. This displays no contradiction to the Holy Trinity who can perform as One without going against eternal harmony. You, on the other hand, cannot think in threes without some contradiction. Have more faith in mystery. There are even other vast dimensions you cannot comprehend now. Eternity will reveal all.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me to allow more mystery so I don’t have to know all the answers. Increase my faith.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
The Best Aug.18
To trust your designer remains your best interest. Stone by stone, brick by brick, experience by experience I am putting the pieces together for the kingdom. Whatever stays true, whatever shows loyalty, whatever preserves right doing, whatever becomes pure of heart, whatever embraces beauty, whatever brings integrity; whatever presents itself as praiseworthy in My name, think always on these things.
Reader Prayer: Lord help us with our thinking today, that our thoughts lead to complimenting the kingdom.
Friday, August 17, 2012
It takes time for a piece of rough earth to become a precious, cut stone. Wait long enough and you will reach your potential. But for now, keep struggling with your growth. Any small element, like a seed or child, may start as an ugly mass and still become a beautiful result.
Prayer: Lord help me to smooth out the rough parts of my becoming all you intend.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
When your heart constantly hungers for something more, when you ache for some release, when you wish so much could be different---you are hungry for love. My kind of love excels as the only remedy to fill every void.
Reader Prayer: Lord, sometimes I’m uncertain, but I want to know your kind of love above all else.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I did not promise every act of service would be pleasant. A planted seed does not experience pleasure. The fruit becomes the pleasure. You are to behave like the seed planted. You are to demonstrate the life. You are not to simply hold onto the fruit. You must not hoard the results but share completely all that remains yours to give.
Prayer: Lord help us remember to be generous with everything we possess, including time and talent.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I am He who was sent from above. Look at My words and look at My works and you will see no confusion, no contradiction. All things come together in Me. In Me you can fully trust I will do what stays best for you though you do not see it now. I am Jesus, the name above every name, but I gave you the Eternal’s name: Yahweh Father.
Prayer: Lord continue with us as we search scripture for your reality. Make your words plain and clear.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Being made in the Father’s image, your human personality vibrates as the highest order of being on earth. I am human with you but more than personality. I am the Way.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me to recognize you are the true Path for any Life situation.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Mystery does not mean some reluctant lack of knowledge or understanding. Mystery simply means much more knowledge exists than you can understand at the moment. Don’t take the sting out of certain scriptures you may not understand. Embrace the mystery by faith.
Reader Prayer: Thank you Lord that you have allowed mystery to continue to challenge our lives for growing faith.
If sinful thoughts and actions were the right paths for you, they should feed you. But when you follow their sham, they bleed you.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me to remember that no matter how attractive sin may appear, it deals falsely every time.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Other Centered Aug.10
The Sermon on the Mount needs to overtake the sermon of the shopping mall. Too much consumerism becomes self-centered.
Reader Prayer: Lord remind me to behave today in any way that will keep me other-centered rather than self motivated.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Because you know Me, you live not so much in worldly time, but in My eternity. Choose peace and restful attitude in all the business of the day.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me to take a deep breath and remember you in all my dealings with others.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The whole thrust of technology, whether cell phones, computers, medicine, cloning, electronic gadgets that claim to define life, are all simply forms to imply you can discover life as predictable. Some benefit comes from that. But, the life I give always contains mystery. When you think you have named a thing and defined it, you approach the temptation to take the potential of mystery out of your life. Yet, mystery serves as the true energy that keeps you searching, learning and pursuing personal growth. You will never know enough about any one thing until you reach heaven’s gate.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me to maintain the mystery of your creation along with any knowledge gained for your kingdom.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Solomon, in all his glory, found that the best thing a person can become for life expresses itself as happy in work. Work involves what life has to offer and how you accept it.
Reader Prayer: Lord help me to be good news and affirmation rather than bad news and negation.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
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Friday, August 3, 2012
Do you know why patience becomes so important? Think about an example. Suppose when you die, you receive a new name, a new song, and a new crown designed to show all in heaven your experiences in story form. You then get to tell every angel, every individual-being your story throughout eternity, every detail about serving and honoring Christ. You will know this in the right perspective then. So, it would take an eternity of patience to share with every being, especially as you listened to others who shared as well. Besides, patience motivates the meek. Blessed are the meek.
Reader Prayer: Lord give me the right patience to listen to others.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
When you use your money just for things, you apply it to items that have an end and die. The money and resource become temporary and die. But when you move your money and resources toward the Father’s kingdom, toward helping others in My name, the money and resources come alive. The Holy Spirit can use money to breathe life into others you don’t even know about.
Prayer: Lord, teach me every moment how to use my finances so the Kingdom moves forward.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
In all reality, you cannot live beyond the material nor can you in good conscience live for the material. You must learn to live through the material for something beyond. Behind every material result vibrates a spiritual idea. Think long upon this.
Prayer: Thank You Lord for reminding me that the spiritual life is what really matters to direct us.