still remains that you can find thankfulness from any of your opposing
experiences. But, I your Lord, also want you to trust happiness in Me. Life,
light, nature and any experience with Me can give you joy. As you remind
yourself to pray and work through Me, celebrate your relationships. Stop and
feel. Give thanks for all the little unmentioned things.
Prayer: Thank you Lord, for family, friends and work that you send my way.
If I, your
Savior, show you a need, if I let you see it clearly, the ability to see it
becomes the Spirit’s urging to take some action and meet the need. You may not
meet every need, but work the one most clear. Discern the Spirit.
Prayer: I pray today you would help me see and meet someone’s need.
wonder why I do not keep you feeling My presence all the time, every
waking minute. Your flesh would burn up. I can only expose you to absolute
purity for brief moments, only small amounts your spirit can accept and absorb.
Even one like Moses had to hide his face from the people because My glory
shined too bright after being with Me a length of time.
Prayer: Lord, teach me to handle your power and glory, one step at a time.
kingdom bears its own fruit because it joins the proper soil. You are the soil.
You are to become plowed anew, enriched and readied for the seed of the
kingdom. I, your Savior, give the life energy to grow the fruit, but you have
to be ready to receive the proper seed. If you rebel, you grow the weeds that
take place in the good soil. Weeds wither and die. Only the kingdom-type plants
Prayer: Lord, sometimes it is scary being the soil and knowing we get plowed up,
but give us courage to allow the right seed.
walked with My twelve disciples and ate grain from the stalks in the field, I
was challenged by man’s law “to not gather grain” on the Sabbath. Then, I posed
the question: “Was man made for the Sabbath or the Sabbath made for man?” In
other words, was a person made for the environment or the environment made for
a person? Be aware that your circumstances
do not control you, but you control your circumstances. You have lasting decisions
to make so your job, friends, or even family do not over run you.
Prayer: Lord, help me with clear, specific decision making concerning every aspect
of daily living.
on, do not view any person from a worldly point of view. See each person as a
potential for My kingdom reconciliation. Do not see them as rich or poor,
educated or not, clean or dirty, smart or dumb, good or bad. View them as
potentially a new creature I can make in My love.
Prayer: Lord, I do pray you would help me see others through your eyes.
The Little Thing Sept.23 Every little gem of wisdom I pass to
you comes from the Father and exists like a drop of fresh water to parched lips
of the soul. Share often all you can. Today, especially, be faithful in the
small things of the kingdom: give a compliment, help someone smile, encourage
the down-hearted. Your effort takes no more energy to be kind than to be rude. Prayer: Lord, thank you for reminding me to treat
others as I would want to be treated.
One of your church leaders said that
you face a generation trying to drink its way to prosperity, war its way to
peace, spend its way to wealth, and ride a road of pleasure into heaven.
Prosperity does not come by artificial endeavor. War remains only war. Spending
more only works if it’s a gift of yourself. Only enjoying your way to heaven
may mean you missed struggling occasions that are opportunities to grow.
You do grow more through the challenges, and then you rest in Me.
Prayer: Lord, sometimes the challenges seem too much, but help me to see the
growth in all of them.
Take a moment and think on this question.
Can any ambition that yearns so much for praise and place, demonstrate the
gospel of the Son, who cared not for any reputation and lived the life of a
servant? You need only holy ambition that buries itself in serving others for
the kingdom’s sake.
Lord, I do want to think more of helping
people than only helping myself. Let any interruptions become you sending me
someone to help.
reason away some emotions. You must learn to trade the bad emotion for a better
one. For instance, perform conscious effort and trade your anger for love. Let
the emotional and chemical quality of love neutralize to renegotiate anger. I,
the Lord, will help turn negative anger into the energy of redeeming love. Pray
now to make the trade.
Prayer: Lord, help me to know your love in practical ways and to be willing to
trade any negative feeling for your unselfish love.
have told you specifically there are, at least, three qualities of human nature
that belong to the kingdom of the Father. You must become poor in spirit. You
must enter My realm as a little child. You must be willing to endure suffering
in my name’s sake. Poor in spirit means to renounce your self-will and turn to
Me. You are to remain childlike with trust and faith. You must learn to couch
your discomfort in My name. Any of these possess the kingdom and the kingdom
Heavenly Father, help me remember the
Kingdom is now and not just in the future.
Do you not realize how important you are? I
left the joy of heaven as the second person of the Trinity to come to earth,
bear the Cross, and go back to heaven with a new joy because I take you with
Me. I left behind the Holy Spirit to partner with you in all things. Use your
faith I’ve given you to claim what already exists. Turn over all non-faith
matters to Me.
Lord, help me to know the difference
between the faith issues and the non-faith issues in your kingdom.
the Lord of All the universe, want you to experience joy each day. No matter
what circumstances prevail. How? You may ask. Let your expectations be
defined by My possibilities. I send opportunities everyday. Look for and expect
My little surprises each day you live and know that you live eternity even now.
Help me today stay open to the kingdom
possibilities and not let negative circumstances rule.
finances get you down, start saying a prayer over every bill you send that it
becomes used to help others as a living event in the kingdom for God’s glory.
Even if you’ve spent the funds unwisely, pray the pay back will redeem both you
Lord, help me remember, all finances are
yours and they are extensions of our personalities.
The whole creation waits eagerly for you to
be revealed because you have trusted Me. The world yearns for redemption like a
parent aches for a child. The creation was restrained by the will of the
Creator because the process adds to the hope of freedom from bondage. You move
toward freedom from ruin and decay, toward honest participation in the glory of
the Father. As a child of God, part of you groans along with creation because
you wait for your final position as adopted into the kingdom. All creation will
be saved that is supposed to be saved.
Thank you Lord, that you re-created us
when you gave us the Holy Spirit.
are truly blessed because you see what I teach you. You see the kingdom of the
Father. In older days, kings and prophets wanted to see what you see but could
not. They wanted to hear what you hear but could not. They wanted to feel what
you feel but could not. You have the Holy Spirit’s presence to guide you
always. Depend on Him.
Lord, help us remember the Holy Spirit
remains always our school within our hearts.
You have seen in Luke 8 how I healed the
Gadarene from many demons. He wanted to journey with the disciples and Me. I
told him to go back home and tell them what God had done. This man had on
borrowed clothes to shield his earlier nakedness. He had been the cause of
several pigs receiving the demons and dying. Do you wonder what he did? He
could now go home and find work to pay for the clothes and the pigs. This can
be your testimony to the world. The kingdom principles of kindness, of putting
back and giving when you don’t have to go the extra mile, remain your goals.
Prayer: Lord I pray for balance in
all things, but with my footing on your
must start with other centeredness. Resentment, envy or anger, coveting, or
fear can throw up roadblocks to compassionate growth. Practice taking one day
every week and do something nice for everyone you meet. Give some money; say a
kind word; smile; compliment; do some good action and do not expect any thanks
in return. Extend the action to two days. Stretch the days so your goal happens
every week. Blessed are the merciful.
Lord, help any passion I have turn to
compassion when needed.
of becoming inefficient from over activity of what others may think goodwill.
They can rob you of your time with Me. In My name, say NO. Although you do not
see one of My challenges, remember, your significant quest remains your own
growth and legitimate causes for others. Keep seeking My spiritual insights.
Keep me, Lord, seeking the right things
for the kingdom sake.
capacity to love God the Father will point to your ability to hate evil. If you
try to hate the evil without the right love, you enter a self-righteousness
that tends to break Our clear fellowship. When you enter some action, major on
love. If you err, do so, on the side of My loving power.
Oh Heavenly Father, teach me today to
maintain love more than I cherish any hate.
specifically today for clear insight and courage of discovery to see yourself
openly. You may be trying to cloak resentments with garments of piety. Any
resentment or subtle anger will gain a foothold in your life and ruin any
purpose. Do not harbor any pretense, but be completely honest with yourself and
others. The great I AM vibrates within you.
Reader Prayer: Lord, help me today to be truly honest about
Because you have the ability to foresee, you
have a great capacity to solve problems that happen and you are more than your
present circumstances suggest. You can move into what you can become. For
instance, an animal may run to a dead end cliff, either stop or fall off. You
may run to the same dead end and try to figure how to build a bridge across.
The Father gave you the capacity to rework your conditions. Keep enduring and
use Me as your guide.
Lord, help me stay completely guided by
your Spirit in my mind, emotions, spirit and body.
Remember, faithfulness and self-control
remain fruits of My Spirit. The Spirit gives strength. He will amplify your
trust quality. He can give you perfect power of silence along with your
self-control. Then, you are not to judge the hearts of others, but you can have
a part to manage better decisions for them.
Prayer: Lord, especially remind me today to bridle my tongue.
If you appear competent to yourself and
others based on some human excellence, then you have only the potential
of all a human can do. The Holy Spirit writes upon the tablet of your human
heart. If you draw your capability from Me and I have it from the Father, you
may claim extraordinary proficiency. I have made you complete as a bearer of
the New Covenant. I remain an assurance of the Spirit who gives life abundantly.
You may proceed with self-assurance. Others may call you vain or haughty, but
stay in the confidence of the Spirit.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, remind me daily
that I am more than the sum of my parts.
Remember, no day remains totally wasted
when you have been even a minor part in enhancing the Kingdom on earth, such as
a word spoken, a spiritual truth discovered, or a simple deed done. Results are
My domain. Logic of it all stays My mystery. Connections are My concern. You
just LIVE aware.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord that the Kingdom functions now and not just
in the future.
You have a place, an individual position
that remains yours alone. It lingers as a hiding place and continues as a location
of rest, overshadowed by the most High. Bathed and covered with love, no one
can go there but you. I am there with you always.
ReaderPrayer: Lord, remind me every
day to enter that secret hiding place you have for Me.