Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Stuck Dec.11

And the Word came:
"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 Christ 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 the center of My love, but circumstances continue to change. Expressions of love do change. Move with the flow but keep God at your center."
Prayer: Lord, I don’t want to misread any world changes or be stagnated in any attempts at worship.

Monday, December 10, 2018

The Grand Purpose Dec.10

And the Spirit said:
"Look around you. Your surroundings, your circumstances, Nature and the whole universe maintain intention and value. Certain values remain constant and important, like new life and growth. 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 the Father’s love. He will not let your life become a mockery. You have immortality choice in Christ. You will live on and grow. Take comfort in your present purpose. Know God’s intention will never be in vain because it continues. Christ’s way is your valid eternal purpose."

Prayer: Lord, thank you for reminding me that through your Son’s love, you gave me worth and purpose.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

No Guidance Dec.8

And Jesus said:
"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 what seems the non-guidance. Faith and trust become the goals of intention."
Prayer: Lord, help me to act on the smallest amount of belief in you and the kingdom.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Clear Truth Dec.7

The Spirit said:
"The whole universe stands behind truth. You do not have to justify, make confusing rules, or complicate truth. You have to complicate lying, lie after lie, to cover any sham or pretense. But truth stands alone and verifies itself. Let your “yes” become “yes” and your “no” become “no.” In love, tell the truth to each other."

Prayer: Thank you Lord, for reminding me that all truth comes from your essence.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Miracles Dec.6

Gal. 5:24

My words:
When we accept Jesus as Savior, His Holy Spirit starts to grow in us an ethical intelligence, the potential to know right from wrong.
So, in this growth process, the Holy Spirit guides us just so far and then turns us over to our own moral and spiritual intelligent thinking.
If we expect miracles in everything, we weaken that intelligence because if many miracles would happen, we would start thinking God’s way was some kind of magic.
Faith is God’s way. Magic robs faith.
If God does a miracle, we must not glorify the result, but glorify the One who makes it possible for reasons we may not yet understand. Even a miracle needs to increase the right faith.

Prayer: Lord, help us pay attention to any spiritual intelligence you give us.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

The Way Dec.4

Jesus said:
"All around you vibrates the heavenly 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 is a will.” All of creation ripples with the effects of God’s way. Look for it. Allow His will to become your willingness. Your willingness houses your decisions. The Father is reclaiming His creation as He grows people."
Prayer: Lord, help that part of me that wills decisions to filter all through your plan.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Extravagance Dec.4

One day Jesus said:
"You must understand I do not condemn extravagance as long as it is extravagant love for Me, extravagant joy, giving, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, and mercy. If you must err, then err on the side of extravagant generosity."
Prayer: Lord, help me to understand if I take from life at some point, I need to put back.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Affirm the day Dec.3

Jesus reminds us:
"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. The Holy Spirit is within."
Prayer: Lord, help me know which battles to enter and which to avoid.

Friday, November 30, 2018

A Combination Nov.30

Holy Spirit said:
"Righteousness and intelligence should go together when understanding Kingdom of God principles. A person who guides only with intelligence and no right doing should be avoided. A person who tries to lead with righteousness and no intelligence cannot be as trustworthy either. Intelligence may only point to worldly conclusions. Righteousness alone tends toward emotional bondage. Trust the person who uses both energies to bridge an understanding in your Savior."
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, that the Holy Spirit does not trick us with thoughts or emotions like some people.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Which Faith? Nov.27

Holy Spirit said:
"Faith becomes active, when you graciously accept, that to which you already believe. Quit trying to faith and trust. For instance, The Prodigal son’s older brother let anger get in his way of forgiveness. Anger portrays nothing but hostile fear. Fear opposes faith. Make conscious effort to trade your anger for peace because peaceful ease creates genuine faith. Then, practice adding to your faith resolution, resolving you will endure, maintain self-control, and promote the Father’s kindness with all humanity."
Prayer: Lord, with conflict and strife, help us avoid planning our lives from fear motivation. We want to trade fear for love.

Monday, November 26, 2018

The First Cause Nov.26

Jesus said:
"When I said, “I am the Way” I referred to the fact I am the first designer. I am the moral center of the universe, the ultimate reality. See Me in the glow of a fire. See Me in the stirring branches of the wind. See Me in the richness of the soil. See Me in the sparkle of water. I am not within these things. These things reflect I am the Creator and first cause of these. I am the first beauty of all things."
Prayer: Lord, keep our eyes upon the divine beauty around us, instead of any twisted beauty.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Today’s Growth Nov.22

Jesus said:
"When you first met Me, you were bursting with the wonder of first impressions. Nothing seemed impossible. Then, came a longer time of learning and experiences that punched away at your faith, but those times helped to strengthen you. You entered a place of questions whether your joy would ever return again. With more and more of your journey in and out from Me, you wonder if you’ve lost your sense of wonder. You have not lost it. Joy will come more strongly today. Watch for the experience."
Prayer: Lord, I am still amazed at your Grace for us.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Links Nov.15

And Jesus said:
"Because of the connection of all things in the universe, the Father delights in working out every detail to bring honor to your trust and commitment because it brings honor to Him. The Holy Spirit will bring to pass your needs and desires when you rest in Him. Start each day talking to me and look for what I will work out to your benefit. You may not see connections at first, but believe in My ability to tie things together. The journey can be its own reward."
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the control and directions you give our lives. We are truly lost without you.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

How big is the Father's love? Nov.11

And Jesus said:
"I have said that the Father’s love has length, breadth, height, and depth. To this you are connected. His length remains His everlasting, non-ending being. His breadth shows His love as extending to all people what He wills for Himself and others. His height displays His power, so you can pray with all the energy of your spirit. His depth stands for wisdom of all the Spirit knows and dwells within those who have ears to hear."
Prayer: Lord, thank you for helping us understand your all-embracing love.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Love Essence Nov.9

Holy Spirit said:
"Your heavenly Father does not just do love. He IS love! He does not function without love motivation. Everything that happens to you remains fused with His love because you are in Me and I am in you. You may not always understand the consequences. On the surface or the immediate moment may seem harsh or unloving, but that’s because you cannot see the whole picture of all the connections in the universe. Let love work through every experience. I have loved you more than any person or object that receives your highest passion."
Prayer: I don’t always understand but thank you for your special love.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Perfection Nov.7

The Lord said:
"When I said for you to be perfect even as My Father in heaven is perfect, notice the verses before which dealt with love. So, strive for perfection in your love. Love those that misuse you, those that misunderstand you, love your enemies. Love Me. Through Me your love may be perfect even if your experiences and expressions of that love are not yet perfect. Remember, the Christ-like character you grow is on-going, not just a state of being. You continue a magnificent work in progress."
Prayer: Father, thank you for your astonishing love you share with us.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Simplicity Nov. 6

And the Lord said:
"Nothing remains insignificant because I can connect all things. Remember, you live in this world and My kingdom at the same time. You need to flavor everyday events with kingdom joy. When you greet someone give them a kingdom smile. When you see someone on the street, send them a kingdom prayer. No occasion, no contact stays too small to enhance the kingdom principles. Even though you do not see anything on the surface, trust that I am working underneath. Blessed are you when you hunger and thirst for the kingdom in every word and deed. My kingdom is a kingdom of service, not self power."
Prayer: Lord, keep reminding me every moment, I am to serve gladly in any circumstance and any who cross my path.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Poor in spirit Nov.5

The Lord said:
"Blessed are the poor in spirit means to renounce yourself being totally in control. It does not mean to dishonor the self. I do not want to rule over a ruined self but a surrendered one. What happens when you renounce your Self? You are left with an emptiness to be filled. The Holy Spirit can now make you aware of your God need, God dependence, and God origin. You can accept the Father’s grace and lean fully on him. Without the emptying of the self, you would still be filled with all the worldly clutter. That clutter pushes out the Holy Spirit, silencing his inner message. In modern terms, crucify your false self so your true self can be resurrected."
Prayer: Lord, I do pray you would help me be more other-centered.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Accountability Nov. 1

The Lord gave thought:
"When I said, “Lo I am with you alway,” I meant for you to pay close attention to all the daily details you experience. My Holy Spirit may break through to you at any minute because the time and circumstances merge together for my immediate presence."

Prayer: Lord, increase my awareness of your incoming messages.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Satan Blinded Oct.30

And the Lord said:
"There exists a secret, which remains a secret, which the Holy Spirit reveals to you as a subtle knowing: the I AM love remains fixed, does not change. The negative forces do not accept or understand this."

Prayer: Thank you Father, for keeping some things away from the evil one who tries to fool us all the time.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Try Again Oct.22

And the Lord said:
"The amazing truth still exists: God, the Father, in all His wisdom and knowledge - - -loved you. As the Father created Me, Jesus, you can recreate yourself with me every day. The choices you make may be eternity's treasures."
Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving us every opportunity to start new.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Spiritual Appetite Oct.19

The Lord said:
"Your appetite follows from your essence, who you really are. Sin is your nature and clings to the essence of you and sins are the results that become the appetites. If you are a thief at heart, you'll have an insatiable need to steal something. It takes the power of the Holy Spirit to change your nature and thus change appetite. I did not take away your appetites, but I am changing them to move toward the Father. The greatest appetite of all vibrates Love."

Prayer: Thank you, Lord, there really is a part of me that hungers for your right doing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fear Dissolved Oct.17

The Lord said:
"Some threatening fears linger as the fear of losing your identity, the fear of not belonging, the fear of someone taking your place, and the fear of having no place. You will have these fears enlarged if you tie to earthly endeavors to define who you are. In Me and My kingdom, you are already SOMEBODY. You have eternal place and identity because I’ve loved you into the kingdom of the Father. You need not be anxious about fear because it melts away with the Father’s love. I and the Father are One."
Prayer: Heavenly Father, turn all my fears into faith.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Surprises Oct.13

The Lord said:
"I am not some kind of reluctant Savior, meaning you must beg each day for my attention. In fact, every day I plan a new surprise, a new gift for you which contains My joy. Are you listening to receive? Pay close attention. My ways are not the world’s ways. Often, through opposite thinking or action, I am sending you a blessing. It may appear as some hardship, a health issue, a financial message, a family event or a pleasant surprise. Potentially, any activity may become My channel because I love to give."
Prayer: Lord, help me remember you have injected your love in every cell of my mind, body, and spirit; that every neuron fired in my brain is bathed in your love.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Your Divided Self Oct.10

And The Lord said:
"Surrender your divided self into My hands and make certain what you give yourself to can sustain you with kingdom principles. Any appeal to your energy needs to call out your best potential. If some issue only brings out the worst in you, it is not of Me. The Father’s Will promotes the best in you."

Prayer: Lord, help me know the difference between selfish non-best and legitimate self-interest toward the best.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Most Important Oct. 9

The Lord said:
"As you live in this world, what becomes the most important result of knowing Me, the Savior? Is it heaven? Is it peace? Is it abundance? Is it virtue? Is it hope? Is it you will have your own kingdom? All are true and resting on one thing becomes difficult, but if you follow Proverbs 2 and gain its treasure, I will bestow a guide most precious: wisdom. Clearly there are two kinds of wisdom. One leads to selfish ambition and stays earth bound, not of the Father. The other comes from heaven and upholds Me, while it nurtures by the fruit of the Spirit. How is the correct wisdom attained? Proverbs tells you to start by accepting the entire word of the Father. In that acceptance comes good sense and better insight into life, relationships, and humanity."
Prayer: Lord, grant me the wisdom to choose the right wisdom for you.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Influence Oct.2

The Lord said:
"You may not see what is left behind from your involvement with others. But because I give you everlasting principles that sustain heaven as well as earth, your influence will also be eternal. Each word or act in My name gives off cosmic energy that outlasts earthly time. Stay alert to what you say and do every day."

Prayer: Lord, I stand amazed that something I might say could last eternity. Let the Holy Spirit filter my mouth.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Spiritual Presence Sept.27

The Lord said:
            "Often, you 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 those amounts your body and spirit can 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.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Joy Sept.16

And Jesus said to me:

    "I, 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 every day. Look for and expect My little surprises each day you live and know that you live eternity even now."

Prayer: Help me today stay open to the kingdom possibilities and not let negative circumstances rule. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Good action Sept.12

And the Lord said:
    "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, still are your goals."

Prayer: Lord I pray for your balance in all things, but with my footing on                   your solid ground.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Good verses bad Sept.9

And the Lord Said:
"Your capacity to love God the Father will point to your evaluation of hating 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."

Prayer: Oh, Heavenly Father, teach me today to maintain love more than I cherish any hate.      

Friday, September 7, 2018

Endurance Sept.7

And the Lord said:

    The Holy Spirit helps you 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 ability to rework your conditions. Keep enduring and use Me as your guide.

Prayer: Lord, help me stay completely guided by your Spirit in my mind, emotions, spirit and body.    

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Unexpected Aug.29

And the Lord said:
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 stays active. Something dies, and something lives. This explains why I may astonish you as I did the disciples after I returned from the dead. The unexpected happens because the kingdom principles are not the same as those of this world. This is part of the reason you are to exercise your faith every chance you get. You live in the kingdom of service and surprise.
Prayer: Thank you Lord; I am grateful for your generous surprises and opportunities to serve.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Technology Aug.6, 2018

And the Lord said:

            One big purpose of technology, whether cell phones, computers, drones, medicine, cloning, electronic gadgets that claim to define life, is to imply you can make life predictable and therefore feel comfortable. Some benefit comes from that. However, the life I give always has the mystery of faith. When you label some instrument like a computer and expect it to solve all problems, you water down faith quality. You approach the temptation to take the mystery out of your faith when relying on a label to be an only solution, and yet, mystery creates an energy that keeps you searching, learning, and pursuing personal growth. Allow mystery----the I don’t know of life. You will never know enough about any one thing until you reach heaven’s gate.

Prayer: Lord help me keep the mystery of your creation along with any specific knowledge gained for your kingdom.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Joy July2018

Psalm 16:11
"You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy." [NEV]

God doesn't just give us part joy and leave us to struggle through our other thoughts and emotions. He gives us the opportunity of FULL joy in Christ.

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.