devotion May 3, 2017

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I have fought for you. I have won. I sense your worry and see you fretting. These things prevent peace from filling you. Remember that I have won. I want you to change your perspective from worry to a thankful heart. Speak to your mind, tell it to think on whatever is true, honorable, whatever is just, pure and lovely.  Train your mind, speak to it, command it to listen and hear My word. Practice this. Practice this until it becomes part of you and I will be with you. If you grumble and complain you will remain in the place of grumbling and complaining, but when you become thankful it opens the door for so much more. To those who have, more will be given, and they will have abundance; but to those who don’t have, even what they have will be taken from them.

Matthew 13:12 Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them.

Devotion May 2, 2017

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I see you come to Me in your desire for relief. I see you asking that I arrange your life to make you feel secure. You think you need these things to breathe, and you doubt Me. As you doubt me, you hold a tight fist and determine to do what needs doing! You then come to Me asking Me to give you energy and strength to do what you feel you have to do.  But I long for you to sit awhile with Me, to seek My heart for your day. I want you to spend time with me in a peace, knowing that I am good and believing that I can satisfy you. You don’t have a need for these things you so desperately seek. I want you to let me show you that I am enough. Be still and know Me. The things you say about me, are only true to you if they can be true for you in your pain.  I want you to come to know Me well enough to know that I am all you need.  You must believe that I Am and that I will reward you when you earnestly seek Me.

Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

devotion April 26th 2017

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I am releasing the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord over your life today.  I Am the Lord who made the heavens and earth and I alone am to be feared. As this understanding settles over your spirit, you will release the things your hands hold. As you regard My Presence, you will stop regarding man in whose nostrils is breath, for what account is he?  My kingdom is coming into your life, for I have seen your seeking and I have heard your desire to release the things of this world. You have shown Me your desire for the things of Me, as you have laid down your sins. I have seen your repentance. I have heard your cry of Abba. My heart is moved to nourish and sustain you. Taste and see that I am good.

2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient with us, not wanting anyone to perish, but for all to come to repentance. 

1 Thessalonians 2:4,6 Since I have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, let me speak not as pleasing men but God, who tests my heart. May I not seek glory from men.

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 14, 2017

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I have created you to have purpose and to know who you are to Me. But so often you look to others or to your performance to tell you who you are. There is danger in this. You have an idea of what you want to be, and you begin to act in a way that will cause people to respond in approval, yet you are becoming untrue to Me. People and things have become idols in your life, and you are serving for their reactions instead of believing what I have said about you. I am asking you to come away from those things and admit that they can’t give you what you are looking for. After your confession, I want you to ask Me who you are to Me and be still long enough for Me to instruct you in the way you should go. For you are MY workmanship, created in Me to do good works that have already been prepared for you.

~God

Colossians 3:10 and having put on the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Isaiah 45:18 For this is what the Lord says- God is the Creator of the heavens. He formed the earth and made it. He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited- “I am Yahweh, and there is no other.”

devotion April 12, 2017

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See to it that you are not taken captive by the deceitfulness of sin, which so easily entangles. There are things that attempt to lure you away from your devotion to Me. Things that are good for food and pleasing to your eyes, even things you do in service to Me. I don’t want you conformed to this world. I want your mind transformed and renewed so that you may know what My perfect will is. Ask of Me and I will give you eyes that see and ears that hear what My Spirit says. I want you to consider My Kingdom coming as more important. As you make this decision, this consideration, you are counting  or considering yourself dead to sin but alive to Me.

Luke 9:23 Then He said to them all, “If anyone wants to come with Me, he must deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow Me.

Luke 9:24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his live because of Me will save it.

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?”