devotion Sept 7 2015

bending tree (1 of 1)

You search for Me diligently and yet you won’t find Me until you are willing to surrender. Surrender is necessary. It is more important than being wise and educated. It is more important than knowledge and service. It is more important than building castles and kingdoms, even if you are building them for Me. I will not be found by those who intend to use Me for their purposes. I want you to bring yourself as a living sacrifice on the altar of surrender. Then you will know My Provision, My Presence and My Purpose.You are blessed as you trust Me. But to trust in Me, you must no longer trust in yourself. ~God

Jeremiah 17:5-6 Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes man his strength.

Genesis 22:8 Abraham answered, “God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”

Genesis 2:14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. and to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

2 Timothy 2:11 If we have died with Him , we will also live with Him.

devotion Sept 5 2016

mourning dove

The letter kills but My Spirit gives life. There is a season of loss and grief that is necessary for you to realize My resurrection in you. As you count yourself dead to sin, you will come to life through My power in you. The Dove came down on Me as I came out of the water of baptism. As you come alive My Dove is released and will lead you as one risen with Me. My Spirit calls to you and says “Arise My darling, come away My beautiful one. The winter is past, the season of singing has come.” Don’t seek to be wise, seek to be surrendered to Me.  I am calling you to allow My Spirit the freedom in you to bring you into a deeper relationship with Me.~Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:6 For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.

2 Corinthians 3:3 It is clear that you are Christ’s letter, produced by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God- not on stone tablets but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Song of Solomon 2:10 My love calls to me: Arise my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.

devotion Sept 4 2015

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I will establish you and guard you from the evil one. Remember you are 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 Sept 3 2015

bluegoldcrab

Your battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers and authorities of darkness. You are of Me and have conquered them because I am in you and I am greater than the powers of darkness. You will not have to fight this fight, other than standing firm in Me. I will deliver you. Be of sound mind and surrender daily to Me. For your strength and authority are only in Me. Victory comes not by your strength but by the power of My Spirit. I am strong for those who cannot help themselves and of those who are wise enough not to try. Wait for Me for your vindication is from Me. I will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies and anoint your head with oil. ~Jesus

1 John 3:8 The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.

Colossians 2:14,15 He set aside the legal brief against us, nailing it to the cross. He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them by Him.

Psalm 17:2 Let my vindication come from You, for You see what is right.

Psalm 18:17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me.

Psalm 18  I love You, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies. He reached down from heaven and took hold of me; He rescued me from my powerful enemy and from those who hated me, for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of distress, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out to a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

Devotion Sept 2 2015

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I am restoring the joy of salvation to you and giving you a willing Spirit to sustain you. Your willingness to surrender gives Me an open door into your being, where My Spirit comes to dwell and empower you to live. Cast aside doubts and unbelief. The devil works at deceiving. Reject the devil, because you are of faith. You are a believer of My promises. I am preparing a table before you in the presence of your enemies. As you surrender, and hear me knock, I will come in and dine with you and you with Me.

Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Psalm 62:1 I am at rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him.

devotion Sept. 1, 2015

7-29 (1 of 2)

My survivor. My servant whom I have made strong. My broken one made whole.  I see you now, I feel your heart and how easily you are forgetting the intense yearning you had when you had no way. How the pain of your losses and destructions have eased. How you no longer fear starting over again.  You look around you and see the struggles of others and thank Me that you are not like them. You say “I now fast and give my tithe. I am alright.” You have taken care of your religion and feel entitled to my blessings. But I call you now into battle for your heart. I call you to remember My sufficient grace. I call you not to turn away from Me, the Living God, your Savior. I have MORE intended for you than your own comfort and healing. No eye has seen, no mind conceived what I have prepared for those who love Me. Return to Me and ask of Me, for I will guard your heart from the evil one, and even from your own complacency! Moving beyond broken is more than just being mended and made whole. For I have intended great purpose for your brokenness! I am calling you to set your eyes upon Me, your Creator and Sustainer, and get out of the boat and walk upon the water! ~God

Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you don’t know.

1 Corinthians 2:12 We have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

Ephesians 2:8,9 For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is God’s gift – not from works, so that no one can boast.

Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life.

devotion August 31, 2015

rest boat with verse2

I want you to have a period of rest. Sometimes you walk with Me. Sometimes you walk the other way. Sometimes you walk in the right direction, but not with Me. In rest, you will come to realize which way you are walking and be able to correct your course. In rest you realize that I provide your strength. In rest you receive understanding that your god is not the work of your hands. In rest, the things that bind you, and cause you to serve the ways of the world, slip from your wrists. I want you to rest and relinquish and remember. For your strength is not in striving, but in remembering and receiving My Son. He is My provision and power for you! ~God

Deuteronomy 30:20 I am your life and the length of your days.

Proverbs 14:30 A heart at peace gives life to the body…

Isaiah 40:31 Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Hebrews 4 (for we who have believed enter the rest)

Isaiah 30:15 In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength.