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.

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devotion August 27th 2015

9-21 (2 of 2)

The Pharisees are polished and they are proud of it.

They look down on you

for not being what they have worked so hard to attain.

I have been a Pharisee. 

A whitewashed tomb.

2 Corinthians 1:9,10 We had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves  but in God who raises the dead, who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us;

in whom we trust that He will still deliver us.

“The spirit of debt in your life is of the Devil. For the debt you owed has been paid. I have given payment freely and called you to receive freely. I ask that you extend this same mercy to others. Anything you feel is owed to you is out of alignment with the truth. For your actions and nature were deserving of death. But I loved you and I willingly paid what you owed My Father. I want you to recognize Me as your Savior and to remember that you did not save yourself in your own strength. I am calling you to turn away from your ideas of entitlement and to begin to turn your eyes to Me the author and perfector of your faith. I want you to live out of the recognition of the grace that has been given to you. Remember the work of God is this: To believe in Me, the One He sent.” ~Jesus

Psalm 130:7 O Israel, hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.

Galatians 5:5 We through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ has forgiven you.

Galatians 6:14 Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

devotion August 26, 2015

oak righteousness web

I am calling you to get your house in order.  The first thing that needs to be done is setting your affection in the proper place.  I want you, as My Bride, to long only for Me. There is no need to seek affirmation from anyone else because My Spirit bears witness with yours and will affirm that you are Mine.

I feel hunger in your belly. I am aware of your need to be filled.  I have watched you work for food that spoils and does not satisfy. I have watched you labor and seek to be appreciated and noticed only to be cast aside by the pride of others.  There is no one on earth, who will appreciate you enough. There is nothing on earth, which can satisfy you completely.  I will not allow it. You are Mine, and I am jealous for your affection.

I am coming to bring order to My church. I am coming to command righteousness. I will turn your eyes from looking at what is worthless, and I will give you life in My ways. Keep your mind set on things above, for the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings.

Psalm 119:37 Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in your ways.

Colossians 3:1-4 So if you have been raised with the Messiah, seek what is above, where the Messiah is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on what is above, not on what is on the earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with the Messiah in God. When the Messiah, who is your life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

Philippians 3:20 but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 119:18,19 Open my eyes so that I may contemplate wonderful things from Your instruction. I am a stranger on earth; do not hide Your commands from me.

devotion August 25, 2015

original weeping

There is life and glory after the death of a thing in your life. When you give up things that mean so much to you, things that have taken My place, you will grieve. Because setting aside falsehood feels like death. But I have called you to take up your cross and follow Me. I promise you life after death.  After you have surrendered and mourned your loss you will begin to experience My power at work bringing forth newness and hope. I want you to set aside your mistrust of Me and believe Me. The things you can hold in your hands are lies that will harm you. They can’t satisfy you. Only I can satisfy you, for you were made for Me. I don’t have plans to harm you. I have plans to give you a hope and a future.  ~Jesus

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.

Isaiah 55:2 Why spend money on what is not bread, and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen. Listen to Me and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.

 

Devotion August 24, 2015

peir one crab

           I want you to remain mindful of your source of strength. Sometimes you are aware of me. Other times you walk out from under me. When you walk out from under me, you are pelted with the enemy’s arrows. I have provided protection and given you authority, but it is only found under me. My grace gives you the ability to turn back into me. It is sufficient power to secure your victory. If you are under a storm of hail, I have given you the ability to step under my protection. But you must step out and over through faith. Life will always come to this place of choosing your way or my way. I hold out my hand to you, but you must take it because I have always given you the freedom to choose. I long for you to choose life and put away the things that bring harm to you because I care deeply for you. I long to gather you in my arms and shelter you. If you believe me, I will make your feet like hinds feet in high places. ~God

Psalm 27:5 For He will conceal me in His shelter in the day of adversity; He will hide me under the cover of His tent;

Deuteronomy 30:19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Choose life so that you and your descendants may live, love the Lord your God, obey Him and remain faithful to Him. For He is your life, and He will prolong your life in the land He swore to give to your fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Psalm 106:24 they despised the pleasant land and did not believe His promise.

1 Corinthians 1:25 because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Habakkuk 3:19 The Lord God is my strength; and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.

Devotion August 22

old toshiba (3 of 4)

I am not obligated to you apart from My promises to you. So often you are disappointed because you feel that you have given more than you have received. I am not interested in the things you can do for Me. I am drawn to weakness and humility. I say ‘blessed are the poor in spirit’. There is a great idolatry-of service to Me, in My church. For it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith. It is not by works –so that no one may boast. I am eager to fill empty vessels, who by faith are waiting for their redemption. It is not by might nor by power but by My Spirit. So that you can say “I no longer live, but the life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” ~God

Matthew 5:3 The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs.

Romans 6:14 For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law but under grace.

2 Cor 13:4 In fact, He was crucified in weakness, but He lives by God’s power. For we also are weak in Him, yet toward you we will live with Him by God’s power.