devotion Oct 1, 2015

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You used to dream of being in a dark room and running to switch on the light. When you flipped the switch, it remained dark and you would feel deep terror. As you came to know Me, in this dream, you would flip the switch and feel terror and turn and find comfort in Me. As you grew, you would flip the switch and only feel disappointment. Eventually you would flip the switch and feel nothing, until one night you were content to sit with Me in the dark and not even try the light. Then you no longer had this dream. I have been teaching you this same principal in life, through your brokenness. I am causing you to see the treasures of darkness and the beauty of brokenness. For a broken and contrite heart is of great worth to Me. I want you to set aside blame and especially un-forgiveness and open your eyes to find Me in the darkness. I am always with you. I always give you hope. I never give up on you and I ALWAYS LOVE YOU. ~Jesus

Psalm 91:9 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High will abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 23:4,5 Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Isaiah 45:3 I will give you the treasures of darkness and riches from secret places, so that you may know that I, Yahweh, call you by your name.

Psalm 139:12 even the darkness is not dark to You. The night shines like the day; darkness and light are alike to You.

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devotion Sept 30, 2015

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I saw you slip off the rock and into the river’s current. I was behind you and pulled you back. I am stronger than the current. I placed your feet back upon the Rock and I have held them there so you can regain your strength. I have made provision for you and will continue to supply My grace.  You can know peace as you rest in My sovereignty. You can know safety as you come under the shadow of My wings. And you can do all things through My strength for My grace is sufficient for you. My grace is not a blanket that you pull up over your head, but it is the actual power to accomplish what you are unable to accomplish in your own ability. I have pulled you out of the water and placed your feet on the Rock. Now, I am calling you to stand up! Lift up a shout of praise, even in your distress, because you are being delivered from your enemies. You will see My goodness in the land of the living! Don’t despise your brokenness, because it is beautiful to Me. The religious spirit that seeps into My churches will tell you that broken is wrong, that broke is ugly, but this is an absolute lie! Broken is beautiful to Me. A broken and contrite spirit I don’t despise!  Standing in your brokenness is your testimony of Me, of My faithfulness. I love you. ~Jesus

Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness.’ therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

1 John 5:4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

devotion Sept 29, 2015

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I am aware of everything that touches you. I go before you and I am behind you. I have hemmed you in. I am aware of your feelings and thoughts even before you think them. I know that you feel cramped and even crushed by your circumstances. But I have placed you here so that you can learn how to navigate among the structures of earth and man. So that you can learn that you are in the world but not of it. So that you can learn how to humble yourself under My mighty hand so that in the right time I can lift you up. I’ve not called you to rebel but to surrender to Me, and to receive Me in every place that you find yourself.  As you receive Me in your circumstances, you will come to know the peace that passes all understanding. In My peace, in Your circumstances the new creation, of you and My Son, will grow and will outgrow your circumstances and have to move to a larger place. Don’t despise your brokenness, remember it is beautiful to Me. ~God

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

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Philippians 1:6 Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth.

devotion Sept 28 2015

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I am bringing you into wholeness and am calling you to minister from your broken places. I am not pleased by any religious spirit. So often broken hearts hide behind a religious spirit. A religious spirit tells you to present yourself as healed and holy and will try to convince you that because of your service and efforts that you are healed and holy. Until you are aware of being broken you will not be healed. A tree is known by its fruit. Your heart feels safe behind a religious spirit, hiding under good works. But I know your heart and see your broken life. I want you to look and know the truth of where you are. To acknowledge to yourself that you are broken and in need of My healing. I want you to recognize that you can’t make it right and lean into Me in your need. As you come into revelation of where you are, then I can begin to lead you beyond, to redemption and restoration. Don’t despise your brokenness. When I see it, I see something that is truly of worth. A beauty that believes in Me and knows that I work all things together for good.~ Jesus your Redeemer and Friend

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 wonderful light.

John 3:21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

Psalm 51:17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.

devotion Sept 24, 2015

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Cain approached Me, with the offering of what his hands had toiled from the ground, but Able came to Me with what I had provided, recognizing that his sin needed to be forgiven. I am calling you to do as Able, not to strive and take pride in what your hands have built but to accept what I have offered in the sacrifice of My Son. You have been applauded for your works since childhood and you now feel frantic if you aren’t receiving the praise of men. But I have come to set you free and am placing you in a spacious place without those boundaries. I am bringing you into a place of rest where you can see that I have provided all that you need.  Your striving and toil grieve Me, because by them you say that you don’t believe Me. I want you to bring Me an offering of belief not one of fear, knowing that everything that does not come from faith is sin. I want you to recognize that you are unable and cease striving and to come to Me, asking forgiveness and receive the sacrifice of My Son. For I loved you so much that I gave Him to pay for your sins so that you can believe and have everlasting life. ~God

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God.

Romans 14:23 and everything that does not come from faith is sin.

1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

Hebrews 9:14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

devotion Sept 23, 2015

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Rest, My weary warrior, for I stand on your behalf. I have fought and I have won. Look upon Me, coming from battle victorious. See the scars on My hands and the blood on my brow. I don’t call you to war the same way I have fought, but I call you to be still and know that I am God.  The battle is not yours. The work I have for you to do is to believe in Me. I want you to know that it isn’t from your hand that My kingdom comes. You are human and I am supernatural. I will not give My glory to another. But I want you to see what I do on your behalf. When you know that it isn’t you and humbly ask for My provision, then you will see My miracles. As long as you strive in your own strength, I will resist you, but when you realize that you can’t do it then I give you My grace. My grace is sufficient. I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. ~Jesus

1 Cor 1:30-31 It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’

1 Peter 5:5-7 All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but  shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s might hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all you anxiety on Him for He cares for you.

Isaiah 59:19 From the west, people will fear the name of the Lord, and from the rising of the sun, they will revere His glory. For He will come like a pent-up flood that the breath of the Lord drives along.

devotion Sept 22, 2015

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I see you seeking out others thinking they will be a strength to you. You begin to idolize them and follow hard after them in a way that you should only follow Me. When I allow you to see their weaknesses and faults you are broken and hurt. You come up fighting and judging with blame and accusations. Anytime you lay on a foundation of sand it will be washed out from under you. I am your foundation. I am a Rock that withstands the storms. After you confess your idolatry and after the pain of your disappointment recedes, after the death of a thing, new life emerges. I will enable you to love what IS not what you thought should be. And through this Christ-Like love a transformation occurs because LOVE never fails. Don’t give up when all feels lost because in this place of winter, this place of disappointment, at the end of your hopes is where I do My greatest works! And you will reap a harvest if you do not give up! ~ God

John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall live.

Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.

John 12:24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

1 Samuel 2:2 There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no ROCK like our God.