Tag: beauty for ashes

devotion Oct 7, 2015

torch

There is a secret place in you. A place beyond your mind and tangled thoughts, a place above your heart and the heavy hurts. It is a place of your spirit where you are united with Me. A place where you can understand that you are a citizen of Heaven and are in the Earth but not of it. As your circumstances crowd around you, take time to believe My promises. Stop dwelling on mistakes and regrets.  Stop trying to escape and know that I have called you to these places for a time, so that you can glorify Me. I will provide the grace you need. You have a pursuing enemy, but I have overcome. And I am greater in you, than your enemies.  I take you from glory to glory and with each place in your life I strengthen your faith and enable you to praise Me. Praising Me is your testimony and you conquer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of your testimony. ~ God

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

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

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look new things have come.

Romans 4:20 He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.

devotion Oct 1, 2015

love never fails 2

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.

devotion Sept 29, 2015

ocean life 10

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.