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.