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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.

devotion April 16, 2016

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Repent for the kingdom of heaven has come near! I am calling you to turn from your darkness and step into the Spirit and the truth. I want you to walk in the revelation of My Presence and My Perceptions. I am lighting the path, opening your awareness of Me and My intentions for you. I am causing you to understand that the world and its desires are passing away, but My Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom. The things you have talked about and read and heard about Me are going to manifest.  My Kingdom will come and My will will be done in your life as it is in heaven. No longer will you reason and try to figure out and strive to understand. I am transforming you, renewing your mind, so that you may KNOW Me. ~God

Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.

2 Corinthians 3:18 We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory; this is from the Lord who is the Spirit.

 

 

devotion April 14,2016

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I have created you to have purpose and to know who you are to Me. But so often you look to others or to your performance to tell you who you are. There is danger in this. You have an idea of what you want to be, and you begin to act in a way that will cause people to respond in approval, yet you are becoming untrue to Me. People and things have become idols in your life, and you are serving for their reactions instead of believing what I have said about you. I am asking you to come away from those things and admit that they can’t give you what you are looking for. After your confession, I want you to ask Me who you are to Me and be still long enough for Me to instruct you in the way you should go. For you are MY workmanship, created in Me to do good works that have already been prepared for you.

~God

Colossians 3:10 and having put on the new self. You are being renewed in knowledge according to the image of your Creator.

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of his neighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.

Isaiah 45:18 For this is what the Lord says- God is the Creator of the heavens. He formed the earth and made it. He established it; He did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited- “I am Yahweh, and there is no other.”

 

Devotion March 31

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It is for freedom that I have set you free. I have called you to follow and see what I have planned for you. I have made promises to you, but you must walk forward and believe to receive. I told Abram to leave his father’s house and go to the promise. To leave the idol’s and to walk by faith. Leaving or letting go is a sign to Me that you believe what I have promised you.I told Abram to look up to the stars. Abram believed Me and it was credited to Him as righteousness.   As for you, you must look up as well, to what is above you. As long as you hold on to what your hand can hold or your eyes can see, you are not walking by faith.  I am your comfort and I am your strength. I am your satisfaction. I am calling you to set aside the things that hinder you and to run the race set before you. Run to the promises that I have made you.  Do you believe what I have told you, or do you trust in what you hold in your hand? I have asked you to walk by faith, not by sight. Love to Me is a sacrifice. ~God

Hebrew 12  Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that lay before Him endured a cross and despised the shame and has sat down at the right hand of God’s throne.

 

 

 

devotion Feb 26,2016

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There is a great force of faith released when you are resting in Me. Your faith moves Me. When you grow satisfied in Me and cease your struggles, you will witness My Glory. Unless I build the house, those who labor, labor in vain.  I will help you. I know your nature and your desires. I created you. I will give you grace to grasp onto Me and relinquish yourself. I will give you eyes to see that you are very small and a heart to know that My love for you is very big. It is in this standing, this under-Me-standing, that you will see My face. As you come under Me, I will give to you of My Spirit of wisdom, knowledge, might and an added measure of the Spirit of the fear of the Lord.

Isaiah 11:1-3  Then a shoot will grow from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots will bear fruit. The Spirit of the Lord will rest on Him—
a Spirit of wisdom and understanding, a Spirit of counsel and strength,
a Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. His delight will be in the fear of the Lord. 

devotion Feb 11, 2016

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I require your boundaries to surrender to Me. The “Never Agains” that you have vowed are melting beneath My Sovereignty. My love soothes over them until they are unnecessary and your fears are dissolved. You will look and wonder as you are unable to even recall those tender feelings. My healing will be complete. I am your Redeemer. I am doing a new thing now. Do you perceive it? My Seed of hope was planted within you and it is sprouting and growing towards My glory. Those who hope in Me will not be disappointed.~ Jesus

Hebrews 13:5-6 For He Himself has said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. Therefore we may boldly say: The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid, What can man do to me?

Psalm 33:20-22 We wait for Yahweh, He is or help and shield. For our hearts rejoice in Him because we trust in His holy name. May Your faithful love rest on us, Yahweh, for we put our hope in You.

 

devotion Feb 3, 2016

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I have watched you make decisions for right or wrong like you are on a teeter totter. Some days up and some days down.  But there is always an internal battle for your heart. But I tell you today to count yourself dead to sin and alive to Me through Jesus. Stretch out your faith and balance on this one decision. Believe that you have crossed over from death to life and proclaim loudly “It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me. The life I live in this body, I live by faith in the Son of God”!  My Son, Jesus, gave His life so that you could be free and live and live abundantly! You are a child of the Spirit and you walk by faith and not by sight. ~God

Romans 6:6 For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin-because anyone who has died has been set free from sin.

Romans 7:24-25 What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 8:6 The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.