Tag: church

devotion Feb 12 2018

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Watch if you become weary, that you don’t isolate yourself from My Body. I’ve created you to belong and you are a necessary part of My church.  I know that you have felt rejected and  like you are not needed. But I have placed you and I have purpose for you. My purpose may not be understood or confirmed by others. But you are My Beloved and are of those who walk by faith and not by sight. You have been brought into My Family for My purposes to be accomplished through you. The weaknesses of others will strengthen your weaknesses. Lean into Me and not on your own understanding and trust that I am directing your path. I will continue the good work I have begun in you, until its completion. ~God

Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

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Devotion May 2, 2017

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I see you come to Me in your desire for relief. I see you asking that I arrange your life to make you feel secure. You think you need these things to breathe, and you doubt Me. As you doubt me, you hold a tight fist and determine to do what needs doing! You then come to Me asking Me to give you energy and strength to do what you feel you have to do.  But I long for you to sit awhile with Me, to seek My heart for your day. I want you to spend time with me in a peace, knowing that I am good and believing that I can satisfy you. You don’t have a need for these things you so desperately seek. I want you to let me show you that I am enough. Be still and know Me. The things you say about me, are only true to you if they can be true for you in your pain.  I want you to come to know Me well enough to know that I am all you need.  You must believe that I Am and that I will reward you when you earnestly seek Me.

Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

devotion Feb 22, 2017

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I am restoring to you the years the locusts have eaten. I have purchased and redeemed them through the blood I shed on the cross. Open your mouth wide and receive the revelation. It is My pleasure to give you the kingdom. I am preparing you to become a catalyst who will deliver a unique remedy. You will be as a barrier breaker, one who crushes through walls and stands boldly before Me in intersession. You are a branch of peace, offering healing. Your witness of Me will be as a billboard drawing in others to come and receive, to be carried along, in MY Current of Joy.

Luke 12:32 “Fear not, little flock. For it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”

devotion Nov 13, 2016

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The clamor of men is a swirling black smoke covering the nations. I am God, all powerful in My restraint, waiting for the fulfillment of My words. I am above, seated on My throne, but I am also sealed in your heart. This connection is as a white beam of light, revealing you as Mine to the world. This beam is unbroken and cuts through the smoke and clamor. As you unite with others who are mine, this light becomes brighter and begins to take the form of My Bride. I Am the head of the church, your bridegroom. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars for ever and ever. Put your hope in Me for My word is certain.

Psalm 33:20-22 My soul waits in hope for the Lord; He is my help and my shield. My heart rejoices in Him, because I trust in His holy name. Let Your unfailing love be upon us, O Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

Psalm 67:1-2 God be gracious to us and bless us, and make His face shine upon us; That Your way be known on the earth, Your salvation among all the nations.

devotion Dec 28, 2015

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for I, your God, am with you wherever you go. You have been sheltered for a time, so that I could renew your strength. You know that I am your satisfaction and you know that nothing else can fill you as I do. Now, I am calling you to move towards wounded people, to walk among their fears and failures.  I yearn to be with these people because I love them. My Spirit is dwelling in you and as you set aside your fears and draw near to them, I can touch them.  I have not given you a spirit of fear, but of love.  Love came down. I am asking you to do the same. ~Jesus

Philippians 2:5-8 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death-even to death on a cross.

 

 

devotion Oct 26

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I came to the door of your heart. You heard My knock and welcomed My Presence. I dwell in you now. Your body is a vessel that houses My Spirit. I dwell in you and you dwell in Me. This is the secret place. I am showing you how to live each moment through My Presence in you. This means looking up out of your problems and beyond your circumstances to a greater awareness of My ability and provision.  My grace is sufficient and I do work all things for your good. I am able to do immeasurably more than you can ask or imagine according to my Power that lives and works in you. Because I live in you, you can do all things and be more than victorious and nothing in all creation can ever separate you and Me. ~Jesus

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.

2 Samuel 22:36,37 You make Your saving help my shield; your help has made me great. You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.

devotion Oct 14, 2015

 

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I bring you to the place at the end of yourself. The place where you don’t know what to do. I bring you here and ask you to wait for a time. You remind Me of My caterpillars squirming before I wrap them in their silks. I feel your desire to flee and your overwhelming desire to JUST DO something, but I am asking you to be still.  I want you to understand that you do not have the power to do what needs doing. You can’t change these circumstances.  I have called you to be still. Being still requires great faith. I ask you, here in your stillness, “have you placed your hope in Me?”  Hope in Me is beyond what you can do and know and see. As you are waiting here there are things I have to teach you. One thing for you to learn- is that nothing in all creation can separate you from My love. Another thing- is that in your union with My Son, you will rise above all circumstances. Nothing can keep you down because there is no greater power than Jesus. In your waiting, you, just like My caterpillars, are being transformed. Do you believe Me for things greater than you can hear or see or that your mind can conceive? These greater things, are the things I have for you! God

Romans 8:10,11 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

Romans 8:37-38 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

2 Cor 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.