devotion October 15, 2017

izzythedog

Be the first to do good. Do it because you love Me. I desire that you set aside your pride and stubbornness and be the first to extend love and peace and kindness to others. You can begin this by speaking the things you believe for others out of your mouth. Thank Me for those things even before they come to pass. Begin to look for the new growth and will it forward in your faith. Love never fails. Do LOVE not for a return but because you believe in a City to come. Before you realize it, love will change you. You will love loving instead of love lacking. ~Jesus

Proverbs 18:20 From the fruit of his mouth a man’s stomach is satisfied; he is filled with the product of his lips.

Advertisements

devotion Oct 13, 2017

6-5-13 (3 of 7)

You are accepted in Me, My dear one. Not only are you accepted, you were chosen, hand picked to be Mine. I have promised goodness and mercy to you. As I look on you, I see the seal of My Promise. You are married to Me and I will never break My promises. I know you are weak and have been wounded, but I now see you strong and standing and able through My indwelling Spirit. My Power is at work in you and you have become more than a conqueror. I want you to know who you are to Me, because believing Me protects you from trying to live out what others tell you to be, and even what you think you should be. You are so much more than just a survivor!  I will lead you on in triumph and through you diffuse an understanding of My victory. You are clothed with strength and dignity and can laugh at the days to come.~God

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light.

Psalm 106:5 He brought out His people with rejoicing, His chosen ones with shouts of joy.

Devotion Oct 11, 2017

joseph2

You question My goodness amid your struggles and you rage against the fact that I ask you to praise Me. You look at your life and see shambles and broken down walls and scream ‘if God is so good, why?’ But, the good life, of earth, is a lie. You struggle to build something that is not important to Me. For I am in the broken! I am in your touch to another broken one. I am in your comfort to one crying out. You don’t have to do anything, just by being near, and being filled with My Spirit, I can minister through you. I want you to long for more than the “good life”. And to learn to trust Me with a life that you can’t control. I call you to live beyond broken, with your eyes and heart set toward a new life with Me. For unless I build your house, you labor in vain. I have greater things planned for you. I am enlarging your vision to see beyond this life and your struggles here, to view the mansion I am preparing for you in Heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. ~ Jesus

John 12:29 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

devotion Sept 18, 2017

bigcloudwatercolor

Come daily and surrender. Leave the worries of your heart at the doorstep and come inside in prayer with Me. I work everything out to its proper end. Watch that you don’t become conceited thinking that you know everything and are always right. My ways are higher and I see the end from its beginning. Don’t walk out of your flesh in fear by trying to control everything so that it won’t hurt you. As long as you are fearful you are available for hurt. When your fears are cast out by My perfect love you will know peace. For I will replace your fearfulness with My faithfulness. I will enable you to move beyond your hurts and love one another. Surrender and allow Me to control everything for nothing can harm you as long as you are in My care. ~ God

Galatians 5:6 What matters is faith working through love.

devotion September 4, 2017

fbc4c2c7656dd279281abed80199fcb8

I will establish you and guard you from the evil one. Remember you are in Me and have overcome them because I am greater in you than he that is in the world. I have not given you a spirit of fear but of love and power and a sound mind. Since your youth they have attacked you-but they will not prevail. You have often made your back like the ground and allowed them to walk across you. But I say to you now “Stand up! Shake the dust off yourself!” I am making your foundation on the Rock in righteousness, giving you a firm place to stand. No weapon formed against you will prosper and you will refute every accusation raised against you. For you are My servant and your vindication is from Me.~God

Isaiah 52:23  Stand up, shake the dust off yourself! Take your seat, Jerusalem. Remove the bonds from your neck, captive Daughter Zion!

Psalm 129:2 Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me.

Exodus 33:21 The Lord said, “Here is a place near Me. You are to stand on the rock.”

devotion August 30, 2017

calvinspuddleweb

A cleansing flood is coming. The latter rain.  I intend to turn your heart to Me and give you singleness of mind. I am blessing you. It will be different than what you had anticipated for My thoughts are above and I see the entirety of your purpose and life. I am giving you eyes to see what you have been given.  I have given you benefits.  I daily load you with benefits and My mercies are new every morning. As you recognize the things I’ve bestowed on you as coming from Me, you will no longer allow the enemy to whisk them away. As you look at circumstances I want your first thought to be “The Lord is blessing!” for I have told you that I have good planned and not harm. I intend to prosper you.  Listen to Me. Don’t follow your own stubborn desires or live according to your own ideas. I will subdue your enemies and feed you with the finest wheat and wild honey from the rock.

Psalm 81

devotion August 28, 2017

color  (1 of 1)

I have been aware of the rejection and loss in your life. I have felt the hurts and know of the scars you have received. I have seen you shattered to pieces. I am aware of every single piece, every fragment of your being. I have watched you rise up, in your strength and say in your heart “I will do whatever it takes to never have to experience such rejection again. I will survive!” Instead of following Me, you allow your fears to direct your heart.  You may not even be aware of this because the survival instinct is so powerful. I love you with an everlasting love. I am your Creator. I am calling you back from your grief. O shattered one. I will rebuild you with precious jewels. I have carried your rejections and loss. I was struck down and abandoned. But through the offering of My life you may live.  It is My joy to see you smile. I rejoice over you, My child. Come to Me and drink from My fountain. Give yourself to Me and let go of your survival. I am Life and I will give you unfailing love. You will no longer live in shame, disgrace or sorrow because I am your Husband, your Redeemer.

Isaiah 54, 55