Thursday, May 31, 2018

One Connection May 31, 2018

 The Lord said:

"You must practice shutting out your taste, touch, sight, smell, and hearing to fully contact Me. Your body will make noises and fight you on this. Try and go to a quiet place; close your eyes; shut out all the noise you can and push your thoughts out beyond your surroundings. Let your spirit soar away from physical connections. This, then, can become your highest form of prayer. A large hole will open among the blackness when you tear through the great rift between heaven and earth. Move in spirit through the hole and linger in My presence.This is an earthly exercise, not some magic."

Prayer: Lord, thank you for continually teaching me ways to form better connection with you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Struggles May 1

And the Lord said,
"When you enter the path of joy or pain, comfort or discomfort, knowledge or questions, the journey may not always be for your direct edification. I, the Lord, seek continually those who need salvation. You may enter a struggle with Me for the sake of someone else. My compassion leads to your passion. Even if you are tempted to fear, doubt or despair . . . remember, I look to save, and you may be traveling with Me. I will lead. You are to pay attention and follow."

My Prayer: Lord, help me remember the Holy Spirit is working always.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Are You There? Apr.20

My prayer today:
Lord, when I rake these leaves, help me talk to you.
When I visit the store, let me take you with me.
When I see a new child, let me talk to you.
When I eat my food, be there with me for conversation.
When I do my work, walk with me through the challenges.
When I have pain, remind me of your joy.
Lord, help me practice your presence in all things.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Gain April 13

And the Lord said to me:

       "You are always trying to get ahead. Instead, get- a- heart, that which you have given Me, the Christ. Any gift to Me, whether large or minor enhances the kingdom. Even tiny gift upon tiny gift upon tiny gift, given in true Love, will support the foundation of what I began from the beginning. Count the gains of this world as loss by giving them away to the Father’s glory."

My Prayer: Lord, help our ambition stay directed toward your light and your love.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Meditation April 2, 2018

And Jesus said to me:

        "On many occasion I told you that if you were thirsty to come to Me and drink. When the body craves water, it yearns for something it cannot do without. When your spirit dries out in drought, it too craves moisture.  When you drink the Holy Spirit, He will indeed cause the living waters to flow from you. Out of your reason and emotions will rush the correct ways of the kingdom. Accurate meditation absorbs your spiritual drink and food."

Prayer: Lord, today, take me to that place flowing with living waters.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Lifestyle March 17, 2018

Here is God's word for today:

Each new day brings a spiritual awakening. Strive to turn around your strategy and adventure. Instead of getting up each day focusing on what will happen physically, think on the possibilities with your spiritual insight. Each principle of heaven undergirds earth. If you seek first the kingdom of heaven, each need will be added to you. I, your Lord, want you to enjoy the physical as you apply spiritual lessons of growth. Advancing your career, making money, any physical necessity can flourish within a gift economy of fun, peace, and delight for others as you cultivate My friendship. When life seems too hard, you have put too much value on the worldly side of interest. Think on Me first in all things.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Bible Reads Us Mar.3, 2018

Just as my cat likes to lay his head on my chest and listen/feel my heart beat---I must lay my head on the heavenly Father's chest through Jesus and hear his heart.

We must let God's word read us and not just us read His word.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Pleasure Feb.13

We often re-invent ourselves everyday through our pleasure principles.

Do not interpret yourself with pleasure and sins of the past. Identify with Christ's forgiveness past, present and future.

 God does delight in our small pleasures because he delights in us through His Son ". . .give us this day our daily bread. . ." Mt.6:11

Monday, January 29, 2018

Dealing with Hurt Jan.29

Psychologists may comfort us.
Philosophers may give us logic.
Preachers may interpret character.
Prophets may inspire us.
    But we hurt deeper than these.
Only the Good news of:
Pentecost.....brings a Savior to bear the deepest hurt.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Take Up Your Cross Jan.22

In Mark 10:21: ". . .go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast . . . give to the poor. . . take up thy cross and follow me." [KJV]

What does it mean to take up our cross?

In context, the literal says do sacrifice our money to the poor and somehow this takes up a cross. And that action is certainly one method.

But I think there is a larger meaning.
If we look closely at the Crucifiction, the whole cross experience, Jesus is demonstrating who God really is. He is a God who meets Sin with love. So when love meets sin, a cross gets erected.

When we act out of God's love, we bare a cross because we open ourselves to a compassion that can be hurt. It's called bearing someone's burden. When this happens, we suffer with Jesus through His love abused. The journey is part of the path of something or someone being redeemed.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Does God manipulate? Jan. 3

A normal, free thinking person does not like to be manipulated to justify another's end result. And yet, as Chritians we are being changed by a means to an end. Christ is the means. Salvation is the end. This is not a manipulation. Change occurs because the Holy Spirit was invited in and accepted as the means. Manipulation uses a forced motivator. God uses love, an inborn pull.

If you lose a sense of purpose in a system you belong to or are paid by, you feel more a slave than a partner. God's true purpose is to say YES to His enterprise and kingdom growth.   SEE: 2 Cor. 1:20.