Tag: dogs

devotion Feb 20, 2016

izzythedog

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?

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devotion Nov 13, 2016

love never fails 2

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 Oct 3, 2016

sailboat painting (1 of 1)

I want you to turn away from what you can do for Me. I want you to turn to the understanding that I Am! I know you think that you know what’s best for you, and you fear surrendering to Me. You want to know and to understand, but, your rest comes from TRUSTING ME, even when you don’t know or understand. I know that those in your past, who were supposed to be FOR you, have disappointed you, but I am not those people. I am Your Creator. Your Heavenly Father. I know you are tired of waiting and have grown weary in the process. I am calling you today to be careful for nothing, but to bring your requests to Me, to trust Me with them. As you give Me your requests, I will give you peace that passes understanding. I am asking you to believe that I know what is best for you. I am the Maker of miracles and I allow you to see them only when you realize that it is not you making them. For you are human and I am supernatural. Be still and know that I am God.

Hebrews 10:35,36 Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great reward. For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Philippians 4:6,7 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Titus 3:5,6 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost: Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our savior.

devotion Oct 15, 2015

labpups2

I haven’t called you into competition with one another for My attention. Nor have I called you to strive to secure your position in My kingdom. It doesn’t please Me when you feel that you have to “one up” or when you try to silence other voices, that have the same gift. These things are from your human nature and lead to death. I am calling you to live from your spiritual nature, where you are united with Me. I want you to grow up into My likeness and love and consider one another as better than yourself.  Know that the things you strive to be, you already are, you need only to believe. Let your land, your house, your being be filled with the knowledge of Me and you will have peace and cease striving. ~God

 Prayer asking for deliverance from human nature: Lord Jesus, enable me to walk in the Spirit and not in the flesh. Help me to set my mind on the things of the Spirit which are life and peace. Lead me, by Your Spirit, to put to death the deeds of my human nature, because I am Your child. I am not a child of human nature, but one born of the Spirit and I cry to You, Abba Father. In Jesus Name  (Romans 8)

devotion Oct 14, 2015

 

7-16-13 (1 of 3)

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.

devotion Oct 13, 2015

churchofthebrethern2 (1 of 1)

You question My goodness amid your struggles and you rage against the fact that I ask you to praise Me. You look at your life and see shambles and broken down walls and scream ‘if God is so good, why?’ But, the good life, of earth, is a lie. You struggle to build something that is not important to Me. For I am in the broken!  I am in your touch to another broken one. I am in your comfort to one crying out.  You don’t have to do anything, just by being near, and being filled with My Spirit, I can minister through you.  I want you to long for more than the “good life”. And to learn to trust Me with a life that you can’t control.  I call you to live beyond broken, with your eyes and heart set toward a new life with Me. For unless I build your house, you labor in vain. I have greater things planned for you. I am enlarging your vision to see beyond this life and your struggles here, to view the mansion I am preparing for you in Heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. ~ Jesus

John 12:29 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Mark 10:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields- along with persecutions- and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Ephesians 1:11,12 In Christ I have obtained and inheritance, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who have trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.