devotion Sept 16 2015

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I am calling you to a deeper walk with Me. As the bonds that have bound you are broken, you will grieve. As the people who you have so trusted disappoint you in their human-ness, you will be broken-hearted and know sorrow. But I am maturing you and bringing you to a place where your dependence is only on Me. When people forsake you, know that I will take you up. And I will give you perfect love that casts out fear. And I will heal your broken heart. My redeemed will return and come with singing and everlasting joy shall be upon their head. They will have gladness and joy for sorrow and mourning will flee. I am Spirit and where My Spirit is there is freedom. As you look and contemplate on Me you will be transformed into My likeness with ever-increasing Glory.

2 Corinthians 3:17,18 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

Psalm 27:10 Even if my father and mother abandon me, the Lord cares for me.

Psalm 27:13-14 I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous. Wait for the Lord.

Deuteronomy 31:8 The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.

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devotion Sept 15 2015

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I will enable you to love and forgive. I will bring reconciliation as you bring your heart to Me. I only ask “Are you willing?”. Remember what My forgiveness cost Me, as you are struggling to surrender your rights; especially after you have been trampled. But do this, in remembrance of Me. For My body was broken and My blood poured out for you. You have been called to this fellowship with Me as you share in My sufferings. You have been called to the breaking of bread and the communion with My Spirit! This is your participation in My body, in order that you may share in My glory.  Do not harden your heart and allow the deceitfulness of sin to capture you. Be quick to forgive so that no bitter root will grow in your heart. Let My love rule in your heart.

Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the one who is always reverent, but one who hardens his heart falls into trouble.

Matthew 5:44-45 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father in heaven.

1 Peter 4:1 Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin.

1 Peter 4:8  Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:13 Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory.

1 Peter 4:19 So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.

devotion Sept 14 2015

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Be careful to surrender daily to Me. I am in your surrender. As you release your own efforts and worries and learn to rely on My Strength you will come to know that I AM FOR YOU!  It is dangerous for you to operate in your own strength because your enemy prowls around like a lion seeking whom he may devour. But I am the Good Shepherd and have laid down My life to protect you. In your surrender you come under My protection. The blood I shed speaks over you. You are My sheep and know My voice. You will not recognize the voice of a stranger. Faith, hope and love remain, but the love speaks the loudest and it never fails. It is patient and kind. It does not envy or boast or insist on having its own way. This is how you will recognize who My children are, because everyone who loves is born of Me.  I AM FOR YOU and no weapon formed against you shall prosper and you will refute every tongue that rises against you. This is your heritage as My servant, your vindication from Me. After the shots are fired and the foundations laid bare, and you think you have won, the GREATEST battle begins. It is the battle to love and forgive and live again!

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Isaiah 43:18 Forget the former things; do not dwell in the past.

Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

devotion Sept 11 2015

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Everything you have lost has been taken into account. I am your Redeemer. I hold your tears close to My heart. There is power in your tears. They will turn to fat, golden raindrops and will nourish your future. Your tears are to you as a woman’s water breaking before her delivery. Your time of delivery has come and I am calling you to begin to push. You have suffered but you will see satisfaction.  From your pain and sacrifice you will help others. You will see your future and will forget the anguish of your labor.  For I suffered and sacrificed to make you righteous. I have ransomed you. I have redeemed you. And because of My blood, I am restoring and repaying what was lost to you. Your redeemer lives! And be sure that all things work for good for you, because you are called to My purposes.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of His soul, and shall be satisfied: by His knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for He shall bear their iniquities.

John 16:21 When a woman is in labor she has pain because her time has come. But when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the suffering because of the joy that a person has been born into the world.

Psalm 56:8 You Yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your records?

Isaiah 41:13 For I, Yahweh your God, hold your hand and say to you: “Do not fear, I will help you.”

devotion Sept 10 2015

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I will bring you through and you will praise My name. I will not leave you in darkness. My Spirit is oil for the light of My word. Take time to soak in My Spirit- for you are a burning wick. As you spend time in My Presence, your being becomes saturated with the Oil of My Spirit and are able to behold My Glory. I want you to be with Me. You are a testimony of My eternal faithfulness, a light in the darkness. I want you to pull your affections away from the things on earth and seek Me above all else. Set your mind on things above. The earth shall pass and the wars will cease. My enemies will be thrown into the lake of fire. But I have a glorious reception for My chosen ones.

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Isaiah 51:9 Wake up, Wake up! Put on the strength of the Lord’s power.

Isaiah 52: 12 I -I am the One who comforts you. Who are you that you should fear man who dies, or a son of man who is given up for grass?

Revelation 12:11 They conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they did not love their lives in the face of death.

devotion Sept 9 2015

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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.

2 Corinthians 1:22 Now it is God who makes us stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set His seal of ownership on us, and put His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.

2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the knowledge of  Him everywhere.

devotion Sept 8 2015

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I see you on the shore of your struggle. You have been so battered by the waves of life. You set out to sail upon the water and make your way in the world. Even after you met Me, you continued swimming in your own strength to prove to the world who you had become. If they agreed, then perhaps, you thought, it would be true. So you set out to serve, “because the least of these is the greatest”, you said to your unbelieving heart. Now I see you face down in the sand. The strain of service a bitter taste in your mouth. I’ve tasted this defeat as well, as I hung on the tree and surrendered and look where it brought Me. And it is here now on this shore that I ask you…Do you believe?

John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: To believe in the One He has sent.”

Romans 8:31,37 If God is for us, who can be against us?…..In all these things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Isaiah 43:10 “You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe and understand that I am He. Before Me no god was formed, nor will there be one after Me.