Devotion Oct 11, 2017

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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.

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devotion Sept 18, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

devotion Aug 18, 2017

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What do you think it means where it says in My word, that if you give your goods away and even allow your body to be burned, but have not love, it profits you nothing? What do you think it means to “have not love”? I am telling you that I am love. Having love is knowing this. Having love is a relationship with Me. It isn’t manufacturing a service up to others, or even to Me. Having love is learning of My heart for you. Having love is learning of My sacrifice for you. Having love is believing what I say to you. I know how you work. I know how you serve Me. I have seen you give. But I have this against you, that you have left your first love. I am asking you to remember where you were. To take note of how desperately you needed Me. Remember how I forgave you and gave you love when you were unable to even lift your head. Remember and repent of your pride. Return your heart to it’s first love. Have My love. I am here and I am knocking at the door. Open up and have Me come in. I have chosen you as My witness. I want you to know and believe and understand that I am love. ~Jesus

Revelation 2:1-5 “These things says He who holds the seven stars in His right hand, who walks in the midst of the seven golden lampstands: 2 “I know your works, your labor, your patience, and that you cannot bear those who are evil. And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars; 3 and you have persevered and have patience, and have labored for My name’s sake and have not become weary. 4 Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. 5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.”

devotion Aug 17, 2017

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Do you realize that I didn’t settle for you? I didn’t just allow you to come alongside Me. I chose you. I chose you before the creation of time to be Mine.  I gave Myself to have your heart. I am devoted to loving you. I have covered you completely and nothing the enemy says about you penetrates the view I have of you in Me. You are My Bride. My beautiful Bride. I am covering you with My feathers and spreading My garment over you. I want you to know that you are Mine and begin to unfold your heart under My shadow.  I long for you because you are such a part of My heart. Come to Me and as you say “I do” I will lift the veil and show you My glory.

2 Cor 3:7 “But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.”