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devotion Nov 9, 2016

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I feel you demanding that I pick you up, demanding to feel My Presence. I see your anger and feel your frustrations. I see you child. Walk confidently beside Me. I have not left you and I never will. I am teaching you to walk by faith, not by what you feel or think. But to trust Me and put one foot in front of the other. It is one thing to believe Me, and another to trust Me. Trusting Me is doing what you believe. Be at peace here beside Me and know that I will help you walk. There is a place of choice in every moment. In this place of choice, there are two teachers, one teacher is your human nature, and one teacher is My Holy Spirit. Human nature teaches you to rely on your emotions, feelings and thoughts and will bring about loss and death. My Spirit, teaches you to rise above these emotions, feelings and thoughts and to live according to My will.  Today I want you to make a conscious choice to walk in the Spirit and reject thoughts of depression, self pity and anger. When you feel these things confess them as part of your sinful nature and I will give you life and direction  in their place and allow you to have peace.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.

Zechariah 4:6 Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.

Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

devotion Nov 7, 2016

 

belle with watermark

Do you understand that I have chosen you? You did not choose Me, but I have chosen you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit. You have had it in your mind, that you decided to come to Me and desire to belong and that I allowed it. This is where your striving begins. But that is entirely wrong. I created you, formed you for Myself. I sought after you when you were not aware of Me and opened your eyes to know the truth. I gave you the faith to believe. As you come to understand this, you will enter My rest and begin to trust instead of try so hard to belong. I appoint and promote and will place you where I intend you to be. The government rests on My shoulders and great is your peace. When I instruct you to get your house in order, I am asking you to recognize Me as Lord, and to cease moving and doing in an effort to earn the right to be included. Be still and know that I am Lord. Purify yourself from anything dishonorable, such as pride and competition, selfish ambition and scorn, and you will be a special instrument, set apart and useful to Me, prepared for every good work. ~God

2 Timothy 1:9 He saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

Ephesians 1:4-6 For He chose us in Him, before the creation of the world, to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us to be adopted through Jesus Christ for Himself, according to His favor and will, to the praise of His glorious peace that He favored us with in the Beloved.

Devotion April 13, 2016

roseareredweb

There are places in your soul where you have small deposits of unforgiveness and bitterness. You have welcomed these deposits through the offense you have taken as others have disappointed and hurt you. You allow them to remain because you believe they  protect you from future disappointments. I Am the One who protects you. I will establish you and guard you from the evil one. You must let down your guard and release bitterness and resentment. For I have called you to Love Others and Do Good to those who hate you, and to bless and not curse. I know that this is impossible for your flesh. But I am asking you to die to self and live for Me. Live by faith in Me, knowing that I gave My flesh as an offering to save you. As long as you live in agreement with the enemy and allow these deposits to remain, the devil has place in you to manipulate and control you. But I have given you the keys to loose these things and to bind to you My risen life instead. ~Jesus

“quiet anger- is a small grudge or harbored bitterness toward someone who has hurt or disappointed you.” Jennie Allen from the Bible Study “Stuck”

Prayer: Holy Spirit I ask You to search me and reveal to me any areas of “quiet anger”.  As He reveals these to you say: “I confess these as sins and I choose to loose offense, bitterness and resentment from my soul, In Jesus’ Name. I choose to bind to my soul, forgiveness and love and faith in My Savior Jesus. Amen.

Luke 6:28-30 Bless those who curse you. To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. 

Matthew 16:19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.