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devotion Feb 27, 2016

I want you to look at My people the way I have looked at you. I want you to love them the way I have loved you. They are not projects. They are not numbers that reveal your importance. They are Mine. They have My eyes and My heart beats within them.  Do you love Me? Feed My sheep. Give Me a drink of water!  I have clothed you in righteousness and shod your feet with the gospel of peace. My Holy Spirit has poured out My love in your heart. You have everything you need to abound in good work for My Grace is sufficient for you. And remember it is not you working, but I work in you, both to will and to do according to My good pleasure. When your eyes can see the need of the people as bigger than your need to give, then you will be on a mission. If your mission for Me is bigger, then it is your god.~Jesus

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.

John 4:10 Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

1 Corinthians 13 If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor,
and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

devotion Feb 20, 2016

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You don’t need to forge ahead frantic and furious. Your future and My vision for your life will not come about through the sheer force of your effort. It is not by might or by power but by My Spirit. My Spirit operates through faith. I don’t want you captured by your calling; like a woman who turns all of her affection on her children and forsakes her husband. I am the One who longs for your affection. As you are nourished by your communion with Me, your calling will be fulfilled. Come with Me and rest. In resting you reveal your faith in Me. There is great power at work in those who believe and lean into Me.~ Jesus

Ephesians 1:19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.

Song of Solomon 8:5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness leaning on the one she loves?

devotion Feb 17, 2016

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I am releasing over you the Spirit of Adoption. I am giving you understanding and revelation that you are Mine. I have chosen you. By the Spirit of adoption you cry Abba Father. That cry is to Me as a baby’s cry to its mother. Like a tractor beam that draws Me to you.  I will supply your needs and fill your hungry mouth. I am setting you free from the bondage and struggle of trying to belong, to fit in or to feel needed. You are My chosen, My beloved. My glory will rest in your countenance because I have heard your cry to Me.~ God

Romans 8:15 For you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

 

 

devotion Feb 11, 2016

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I require your boundaries to surrender to Me. The “Never Agains” that you have vowed are melting beneath My Sovereignty. My love soothes over them until they are unnecessary and your fears are dissolved. You will look and wonder as you are unable to even recall those tender feelings. My healing will be complete. I am your Redeemer. I am doing a new thing now. Do you perceive it? My Seed of hope was planted within you and it is sprouting and growing towards My glory. Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.~ Jesus

Hebrews 13:5-6 For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Therefore we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid, What can man do to me?

Psalm 33:20-22 We wait for Yahweh, He is or help and shield. For our hearts rejoice in Him because we trust in His holy name. May Your faithful love rest on us, Yahweh, for we put our hope in You.

 

devotion Feb 2, 2016

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There is a place in you where we have joined together. Just as a baby is created from part of its mother and father, a new creation has been born out of our union.  This is a secret place within you, where you can come and be wholly who you are. You don’t have to hide or pretend, but you can be completely bare and honest.  I have made you with this need for intimacy, the need to give yourself and hold nothing back. And I placed in you the desire to be received and wanted. And I want you. I have a deep desire for you to come and  give yourself to Me. I want you to know Me; to know that I Am the One who holds your very life.  I want to fill you with My fullness and cause you to know that I am within you and I am the hope of glory.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; The old is gone, the new is here!

Ephesians 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

1 Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen him, you love him, and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy!

 

 

Devotion Jan 29, 2016

 

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You are not caught up in one thing after another. Your feet are not caught up in words and tangled in lies! You will know the truth and the truth will set you free. I will release your feet from the fowler’s snare. You are a prisoner of the Lord! You have been caught and taken captive by the revelation of the Glory of My Son. You walk willingly after Him because His love compels you. I will lead you in a triumphant procession and through you diffuse the fragrance of the knowledge of My Son in every place.  You walk in a narrow way, and are required to balance. I don’t want you to look to the left or right but straight at Me and I will keep you in perfect peace. ~God

Proverbs 13:2 From the fruit of his speech a person eats good things, but the faithless desire the fruit of violence.

Ephesians 4::13-until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of God’s Son, growing into a mature man with a stature measured by Christ’s fullness.  Then we will no longer be little children, tossed by the waves and blown around by every wind of teaching, by human cunning with cleverness in the techniques of deceit.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace the man whose mind is kept on You, because he trusts in You.

Devotion Jan 27, 2016

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I am before you as you kneel and lift up your hands. Your surrender delights Me because I love you and it pulls at My heart to see you struggling. I long for you to come through the wilderness and into the Promised Land. Your way was blocked because you wouldn’t allow Me to lead.  But as you turn into Me, and accept My yoke upon you, you will move surely forward. I do not slumber or sleep and My strength is everlasting. So I will be with you. I will be an energizing and quickening power within you. I am your inspiration and sustaining Grace. You will move out and go in through My strength. And I will be for you. I am not against you. ~God

II Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.

Deuteronomy 8:-10 For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with flowing streams, with springs and underground waters welling up in valleys and hills, a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey. A land where you may eat bread without scarcity, where you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron and from whose hills you may mine copper. You shall eat your fill and bless the Lord your God for the good land He has given you.

Vision Jan 18, 2016

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I saw a person standing in the shoreline behind a huge rock. It was a stone that was round, about 12 feet tall. It was too large for anyone to lift. It blocked the way out of the shallow water. I understood this stone to be the fears and failures, the shame and sins of this person. There was writing on the stone that said, “You will never remove this stone!” There was a snake like fish with shiny scales swimming coming in from the deeper water. He would raise his head and tell the person, “you can move that rock out of your way, just try, I know you can do it.” The person would bend over and try and the snake would laugh in delight. Or he would whisper, “that is a memorial of who you are, you have come through so much, look how you have suffered. You didn’t deserve to be treated that way.” And the person would bow down in front of the rock. When the person bowed before the rock the snake would swell and appear larger than life. I saw Jesus on the shore. He picked up the rock, lifted it over His head and heaved it completely over the person. The rock crushed the head of the swollen pride snake. Jesus was pounding His chest, with His head held back hollering. He wanted the person to watch and praise Him for what He had done.  As the person praised Him, he began to walk out of the water, for the path was clear. The stone of condemnation had been removed by the power and love of Jesus.

Romans 8:1 Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 62:10 Go out, go out through the gates; prepare a way for the people! Build it up, build up the highway; clear away the stones! Raise a banner for the peoples.

Psalm 100:4 Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.

devotion Jan 13, 2016

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Now that you have set aside your efforts to impress Me; Now that you have rested from trying to prove that you are good enough; Now that you have surrendered your abilities- I am about to impress you! I am giving you eyes to see and ears to hear the things that you haven’t seen or been able to comprehend. It is My desire to show Myself strong on your behalf, and to press onto you a revelation of Who I AM. I am awaiting your praise! Allow Me today to kiss you with the kisses of My mouth, to reveal to you the truth of Who I AM. I am placing hope in you today, the hope of glory. Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.~God

Song of Solomon 1:2 May He kiss me with the kisses of His mouth! For your love is better than wine!

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: no eye has seen and ear did not hear, and what never entered the human mind- God prepared this for those who love Him.

Ephesians 3:18-19 I pray that you may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, and height and depth of God’s love and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God.

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us- to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen 

devotion Jan 11, 2016

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Do you hear My Voice? I am speaking in a whisper, after the mighty wind, the earthquake and the fire.  After you have been burned, shaken and disappointed by others. After your bitterness and unforgiveness; I am the Voice that tells you to love again, to love anyway. I am the whisper in your heart that reminds you that you weren’t destroyed by what you most feared. I Am the Voice that strengthens what remains. I say to you “Arise My love and come”  He who overcomes I will give the crown of life. You can love again. Love never fails.~ God

James 1:12  A man who endures trials is blessed, because when he passes the test he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

1 Kings 19  At that moment, the Lord passed by. A great and mighty wind was tearing at the mountains and was shattering cliffs before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake there was a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire there was a voice, a soft whisper.