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devotion June 6, 2016

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I am bringing restoration to your soul. Leading you beside green pastures to rest and quiet waters to drink of My Spirit. I am leading you on paths of righteousness, for you are Mine. The enemy has worked overtime to silence you, but I have come to destroy the works of the enemy. I plan to use you as a weapon-to bring about good when there has been harm. You will know intimately how I bring about this good for you are to be an instructor of My reconciliation to others. I have covered your sins in My blood and I have also provided Power from My Spirit dwelling in you to restore and bring new life into your wounded soul. It started as a simple breath of peace that I blew into you, but My breath will raise you from the dead and even now is raising the dead places of your soul.~Jesus

Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you.

devotion May 24, 2016

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The old things are passing away in your life. Behold newness. I am calling you out of darkness and into light. You have been hiding in a shady place with the god you made up in your mind. The god who feeds you grapes and honeysuckles and laughs as you practice the pretension of religion. But you have grown and have recognized that there is more to Me. I see that you have chosen to walk out into the blazing light, to truly appraise your past, and face your future, even though the ground is hot and the sun burns your skin. You will soon rejoice over the amazing plans I have planned for you. I will reward your courage and faith with hope and a future. I am very pleased with you. I have a city prepared for you. ~Jesus

Declaration: I am not one who draws back and am destroyed, but I am one who has faith and obtains life! In Jesus Name  Hebrews 10:39

 

devotion May 17, 2016

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As you have confessed, I have taken your sins into My body. It is as if you have placed them in a whirlpool and they have flushed down and out of your life as the water swirled. But in this exchange you have received more than you have understood.  You have received My righteousness, not only forgiveness for your sins, but I have imparted to you My standing with the Father.  The Water that flushed you clean, I have also given you to drink. In this I am committing to you the WORD of reconciliation and an understanding in your heart, that old things have passed away. You will now behold that new things have come. Not just in your mind and imagination, but in your belly and reality. I am opening your eyes to see My love and to feel My love for you and you will begin to live now, compelled by this love that I reveal to you. ~Jesus

2 Corinthians 5: 14-15 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died;  and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

2 Corinthians 5: 17-19Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

2 Corinthians 5:21 He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

devotion May 11, 2016

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I will fight for you. You will hold your peace. Nothing in all creation can ever separate you from Me. I know you fully. I know how you look at Me and see your earthly father and mother and doubt because they disappointed you.  I want you to grieve those disappointments and recognize those hurts, but then I want you to come to Our secret place and feel My strength for you. The old has passed away now and the new has come.  I have a hope and a future for you. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. I want you to stop trying to make people into what you think you need. I will drive. You can rest and look at the countryside and believe that I am taking you to heavenly places.~Jesus

Romans 8:6 For the mind set of the flesh is death, but the mind-set of the Spirit is life and peace.

 

devotion May 10, 2016

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I see your striving and worry and strategic planning to fix what you don’t even understand. My peace is better than your understanding. My peace works faster than your planning and striving. I have watched confusion come and grip your mind and I have heard your prayer for peace. I say to you: I love you just the way you are. Your justification is not your responsibility. I am at work in you. I work at My Own pace. I don’t need to hurry. I want you to set aside worry and fears and take in a deep breath of trust in Me. I know you are not perfect and have cracks that still need mending. They do not frighten or turn me away from you. Your weaknesses draw Me closer to you. I delight to show Myself strong for you. My grace is enough for you. Take My grace and know that I AM peace that passes all understanding.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God which passes all understanding, will keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

devotion May 9, 2016

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Do you trust Me? Will you sit at My feet and wait while I meet your needs? Will you allow your faith to feel My presence and be satisfied? You have set your heart on many things to make you happy. You ask Me to come through for you and when I ask you to wait and receive Me instead, you become angry and frustrated. You are like a child who wants his friends more than his Mother. I have these things planned for your future but I wanted this time for you to know that I Am. I Am your Husband, your Friend, your Mother and Father. I Am your Purpose and Position. I Am your Portion and I Am your Prince of Peace. When you know that I Am you will also know that you are. In this knowing you will be brought to the place to receive My Kingdom. So I say to you today: Be still and know that I am God.

Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who is against us? He did not even spare His own Son, but offered Him up for us all; how will He not also with Him grant us everything?

Matthew 3:2 “Repent, because the kingdom of heaven has come near!”

Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that not even death or life, angels or rulers, things present or things to come, hostile powers, height or depth, or any other created thing will have power to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord!

devotion April 29, 2016

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I desire your attention and your affection. I have watched you study diligently trying to find Me. I have counted your steps as you have gone from one thing to another seeking to experience My Presence. I have held you when you were too tired to receive another thing. I have seen you serve and subtly talk about the things you do. It isn’t because you are proud, it is because you seek approval. I know how you have used Me and service to Me to keep from feeling invaluable. O you are precious to Me! How I long for you to sit awhile and be My friend. To look at Me and believe what I’ve told you. It isn’t by works but by My grace. I long for you to value My friendship above all else, for you were created in Me, to do good works, which are already prepared for you. As you sit with Me, I will guide you into all truth. I am the way, the truth and the life. Come now, and know that I have extended you permission to rest, to be still and know Me. Learn from Me what I have for you to do.

Ephesians 2:8 For you are saved by faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift–not from works, so that no one can boast. For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time, so that we should walk in them.