Category: prayers

devotion Feb 12 2016

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Watch if you become weary, that you don’t isolate yourself from My Body. I’ve created you to belong and you are a necessary part of My church.  I know that you have felt rejected and  like you are not needed. But I have placed you and I have purpose for you. My purpose may not be understood or confirmed by others. But you are My Beloved and are of those who walk by faith and not by sight. You have been brought into My Family for My purposes to be accomplished through you. The weaknesses of others will strengthen your weaknesses. Lean into Me and not on your own understanding and trust that I am directing your path. I will continue the good work I have begun in you, until its completion. ~God

Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

 

devotion Feb 11, 2016

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I require your boundaries to surrender to Me. The “Never Agains” that you have vowed are melting beneath My Sovereignty. My love soothes over them until they are unnecessary and your fears are dissolved. You will look and wonder as you are unable to even recall those tender feelings. My healing will be complete. I am your Redeemer. I am doing a new thing now. Do you perceive it? My Seed of hope was planted within you and it is sprouting and growing towards My glory. Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.~ Jesus

Hebrews 13:5-6 For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Therefore we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid, What can man do to me?

Psalm 33:20-22 We wait for Yahweh, He is or help and shield. For our hearts rejoice in Him because we trust in His holy name. May Your faithful love rest on us, Yahweh, for we put our hope in You.

 

devotion Feb 3, 2016

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I have watched you make decisions for right or wrong like you are on a teeter totter. Some days up and some days down.  But there is always an internal battle for your heart. But I tell you today to count yourself dead to sin and alive to Me through Jesus. Stretch out your faith and balance on this one decision. Believe that you have crossed over from death to life and proclaim loudly “It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in this body, I live by faith in the Son of God”!  My Son, Jesus, gave His life so that you could be free and live and live abundantly! You are a child of the Spirit and you walk by faith and not by sight. ~God

Romans 6:6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin-because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

Romans 7:24-25 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 8:6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

 

 

devotion Feb 2, 2016

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There is a place in you where we have joined together. Just as a baby is created from part of its mother and father, a new creation has been born out of our union.  This is a secret place within you, where you can come and be wholly who you are. You don’t have to hide or pretend, but you can be completely bare and honest.  I have made you with this need for intimacy, the need to give yourself and hold nothing back. And I placed in you the desire to be received and wanted. And I want you. I have a deep desire for you to come and  give yourself to Me. I want you to know Me; to know that I Am the One who holds your very life.  I want to fill you with My fullness and cause you to know that I am within you and I am the hope of glory.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old is gone, the new is here!

Ephesians 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

1 Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him, and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy!

 

 

devotion Feb 1, 2016

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Lift your heart and your hands from your many tasks. If you are willing I will release on you a Mary Anointing. The more you do, the less room you have to witness My miracles. But as you let those things go and sit at My feet, you will be witness to My wonders.  You have within you the ability to soar and I see you flying freely, empowered by My Spirit with joy in your heart. Look with your faith at Me, not at your circumstances, begin to discern the direction My Spirit is moving you. Continue in a position of trust, leaning into Me and not on your own understanding, for I will direct you.  I am bringing you deeper into relationship with Me and revealing to you the secret treasures of My being.

Luke 10:41 The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has made the right choice, and it will not be taken away from her.”

Proverbs 3-5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart

 

 

Devotion Jan 29, 2016

 

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You are not caught up in one thing after another. Your feet are not caught up in words and tangled in lies! You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. I will release your feet from the fowler’s snare. You are a prisoner of the Lord! You have been caught and taken captive by the revelation of the Glory of My Son. You walk willingly after Him because His love compels you. I will lead you in a triumphant procession and through you diffuse the fragrance of the knowledge of My Son in every place.  You walk in a narrow way, and are required to balance. I don’t want you to look to the left or right but straight at Me and I will keep you in perfect peace. ~God

Proverbs 13:2 From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.

Ephesians 4::13-until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.  Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace the man whose mind is kept on You, because he trusts in You.

Devotion Jan 27, 2016

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I am before you as you kneel and lift up your hands. Your surrender delights Me because I love you and it pulls at My heart to see you struggling. I long for you to come through the wilderness and into the Promised Land. Your way was blocked because you wouldn’t allow Me to lead.  But as you turn into Me, and accept My yoke upon you, you will move surely forward. I do not slumber or sleep and My strength is everlasting. So I will be with you. I will be an energizing and quickening power within you. I am your inspiration and sustaining Grace. You will move out and go in through My strength. And I will be for you. I am not against you. ~God

II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

Deuteronomy 8:-10 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey. A land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.

Devotion Jan 23, 2016

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I’ve felt your fear and looked for you, but you withdrew. You can’t see beyond what you must face because your fears are bigger than your faith. You only remember how much it hurt. You made vows. Never again. You built walls. Never again. You trust no one except yourself. Your life is an effort to protect yourself. You feel you must remain in control at all times. Those who disagree with you and make you feel out of control, you turn away from.  In this place, you won’t consider trusting Me. But you have asked to go deeper and I plan to honor your request. I am coming to bring you out of your fortress. Perfect love casts out fear. The things you have built won’t sustain you. Because I made you to need Me and to need others. As these things fall around you, you will feel your fears. But in facing them, order will arise out of the chaos. I will rebuild your walls and you will stand as I intended for you to stand… Leaning on your Beloved.

Song of Solomon 8:5b “Who is this coming up from the wilderness Leaning of her Beloved?”

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding; think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.

 

devotion Jan 20

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Stretch out your hands. As I turn them over, I see the callouses. Stand up straight before Me. As you look up, I feel the weariness and strain in your backbone.  These burdens are not from Me. I have heard the Devil’s taunts telling you “If you are God’s child, then do this or do that…” or “If you are God’s child, then why did you do that?” I see you working diligently to prove who you are, but I have chosen you to be Mine, to know and believe Me. Who you are is not based on what you can do. Who you are is based on what I have said about you. It is not by works so that you can boast.  When it is by faith it is certain. When you base who you are by your works, then there is a certainty of failure, because you are human. I want you to lean on Me and My grace. My grace is sufficient for you.  What I have spoken over you is truth. Choose this day to believe and rest in My provision. I will meet all of your needs out of My glory in Christ Jesus.~ God

Matthew 4:3 “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.”

Matthew 4:4 But Jesus answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'”

 

Vision Jan 18, 2016

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I saw a person standing in the shoreline behind a huge rock. It was a stone that was round, about 12 feet tall. It was too large for anyone to lift. It blocked the way out of the shallow water. I understood this stone to be the fears and failures, the shame and sins of this person. There was writing on the stone that said, “You will never remove this stone!” There was a snake like fish with shiny scales swimming coming in from the deeper water. He would raise his head and tell the person, “you can move that rock out of your way, just try, I know you can do it.” The person would bend over and try and the snake would laugh in delight. Or he would whisper, “that is a memorial of who you are, you have come through so much, look how you have suffered. You didn’t deserve to be treated that way.” And the person would bow down in front of the rock. When the person bowed before the rock the snake would swell and appear larger than life. I saw Jesus on the shore. He picked up the rock, lifted it over His head and heaved it completely over the person. The rock crushed the head of the swollen pride snake. Jesus was pounding His chest, with His head held back hollering. He wanted the person to watch and praise Him for what He had done.  As the person praised Him, he began to walk out of the water, for the path was clear. The stone of condemnation had been removed by the power and love of Jesus.

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 62:10 Go out, go out through the gates; prepare a way for the people! Build it up, build up the highway; clear away the stones! Raise a banner for the peoples.

Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.