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devotion April 19, 2017

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I am your Father who has given you gifts and a calling. I have a desire to see you walking in them.  It is My joy to bring you up into maturity. You are delightful to Me. Your spirit is strong and wise, but there are some places in your soul where you are still a child. These places were places taken early by sin and abuse, they have been locked away and unable to learn and grow. I have redeemed you, all of you. I have been bringing you through training and teaching your childish places to learn to behave. I am calling them up so that you can contain a fuller measure of My Spirit within you. Don’t despise My discipline, for I discipline the one I love, the one I delight in.~God

Hebrews 12:6 for the Lord disciplines the one He loves and punishes every son He receives.

Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and disgrace come to those who ignore discipline, but the one who accepts correction will be honored.

devotion April 6, 2017

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I will bring sight to your blind eyes. I will enable you to see with My Spirit instead of your dying flesh. I am opening your understanding of My love for you and My love for those around you. You are dead to sin, but alive through Me to our Father. You have sought fulfillment and life, but I am calling you to recognize the futility of feeding your dead flesh and to believe in resurrection so that My kingdom comes through you. I ask that you surrender to Me your expectations and rely on My desires for you. I am cultivating in you the compassion that was in Me when I gave My life for others. I desire for you to give daily to others as well. As your mind aligns with My Spirit, this will become a joy for you. I ask for you to let go of your old life and its deceitful desires and to walk after Me. ~ Jesus

Matthew 16:24-26 Then Jesus told His disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”

devotion Feb 24th, 2017

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I am about to shoot you into newness. I have been preparing you through the things you have experienced and come through. I see you in a cannon! A human cannonball with a dramatic flaming cape, catapulted into your future. You are wearing My joy and the flames of My love. Let your faith arise now, and believe Me for the greater things. I am not pleased by one who shrinks back and settles.  You know I have plans for you for good, not to harm you. The enemy will shoot his arrows, but they will not penetrate your shield of faith. I have prayed for you. I am releasing over you now a courage greater than you have yet known. You will not fail. Set your heart now as flint to do my will and know that you will not be ashamed.

Isaiah 50:7 For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.

devotion Feb 21, 2017

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I have given you keys to unlock a door of hope in your valley. All creation cries out for you to come through, to be birthed, to be brought back to life. My faithful banner over you is love. I am sending a high tide of My grace, so that you may come through completely. You better believe that the deceitfulness of sin can carry you away from the things I have planned for you, but I have called you to carry the Sword and to cut through completely your connection to the world. I am going to kindle a fire in you, that will convince you to turn all of your affections to Me. My grace is sufficient. My grace is sufficient. My grace is sufficient.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.

devotion Dec 9, 2016

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Unbelief is a substance. It will cover you, but it will not go into your belly and meet your needs. Believing is a substance that is able to fill you; for I am the bread of life. Doubt is when you see both unbelief and belief and won’t decide which to take. Don’t waver between two opinions. Doubt makes you a double minded person, who is unstable, and wavering. Decide today to believe in Me. Taste and see that I am good. I Am the God of More Than Enough! Come to Me, come to My throne. You think you have nothing to bring Me, but I see your longing and the hunger of your soul. Bring these to Me for they are of great worth in My sight. Ask Me to fill you and to satisfy you. Blessed are the poor in spirit for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Hebrews 4:7 Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts.

John 16:24 Until now you have asked for nothing in My name. Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

devotion Nov 9, 2016

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I feel you demanding that I pick you up, demanding to feel My Presence. I see your anger and feel your frustrations. I see you child. Walk confidently beside Me. I have not left you and I never will. I am teaching you to walk by faith, not by what you feel or think. But to trust Me and put one foot in front of the other. It is one thing to believe Me, and another to trust Me. Trusting Me is doing what you believe. Be at peace here beside Me and know that I will help you walk. There is a place of choice in every moment. In this place of choice, there are two teachers, one teacher is your human nature, and one teacher is My Holy Spirit. Human nature teaches you to rely on your emotions, feelings and thoughts and will bring about loss and death. My Spirit, teaches you to rise above these emotions, feelings and thoughts and to live according to My will.  Today I want you to make a conscious choice to walk in the Spirit and reject thoughts of depression, self pity and anger. When you feel these things confess them as part of your sinful nature and I will give you life and direction  in their place and allow you to have peace.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.

Zechariah 4:6 Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.

Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

devotion Oct 31, 2016

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I dwell within you. I am in the center of your being. This is the place where we are united, I call  it the secret place. I want you to begin to live out of this place. I want you to look around your heart because sometimes your feelings feel through past hurts and mislead you. I don’t want you to dismiss your feelings because I have given them to you to alert you to things, but don’t make judgements based only on your feelings. I want you to look beyond your mind, because My thoughts are higher and many things can not be understood especially when you wear glasses of expectation. Expectations you place on others tend to lead you to disappointment and cause you to sin. I am calling you to look through faith at My glory and begin to do the things you see Me doing. I will meet your needs through this glory and you will no longer need to look at people for what they can do for you. Instead, you will abound in good works, and serve Me by loving others as they are. ~Jesus

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:22 And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.