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devotion Nov 9, 2015

poppys9 (3 of 3)

As you move on, toward the upward call, I want you to be mindful of pressing through when you begin to feel the burn in your faith muscles. So many times you look for an escape, something to distract you from the burn, but the burn is necessary for you to grow. When you press through, you realize that it no longer hurts and you become strong and able to advance to the next level of glory. I have you on the path of life where there is fullness of joy. I am your escape. I am your ability to continue. Set your mind on the things above. Make it your goal to know Me and the power of My resurrection. Seek My glory; for I will supply all of your needs out of My riches in glory in Christ Jesus. The pain is passing and only lasts for a moment, but My Glory is forever. ~God

Philippians 3:10-11 My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead.

Philippians 4:19  And my God will supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

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devotion Oct 29, 2015

1a1a1abirds (3 of 3)

Be a fruit inspector. Be careful what you allow to influence you. You are to call no one on earth father, teacher or master. I alone, are those things to you. A house that is divided will fall. Those who do not have their houses in order will influence you negatively. I have order and there is peace and security in My order. Your surrender to My order reveals your faith in Me. I will bring righteousness to your home and bring you into alignment to receive blessings from Me. Listen to My Spirit that gives you warning and continue to lean into Me. For there is a way that seems right and feels good to your human nature, but in the end it leads to death.~ Jesus

Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravaging wolves. You’ll recognize them by their fruit.”

Matthew 12:25 “Every kingdom divided against itself is headed for destruction, and no city or house divided against itself will stand.”

devotion Oct 28, 2015

bigolecrab (1 of 2)

Speak life to your future. The devil speaks death and discouragement and tries to steal your future for his purposes. He uses deception and deceit to produce confusion. You have the breath of life within you, because My Spirit has joined with your spirit. Use this breath to speak My word to your own ears and hear what the Spirit says to His church. As you begin to recognize the messages you have believed of death and discouragement, disease and disaster I want you to call back life, encouragement, health and the promised future I have planned for you. When the thief is caught he is required to pay back double what he has taken. I have told you that you are blessed and to be fruitful and multiply and I watch over My word to see that it comes to pass. ~God

Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said “be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth”.

Exodus 22:7 If anyone gives a neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to five you hope and a future.”

devotion Oct 27, 2015

flowers (1 of 2)

O you of little faith, struggling to cover you nakedness. In you struggles you have only managed to clothe yourself with jealousy and vainglory, bitterness and strife. Filthy rags, as if you are orphaned and have no father. Stand before Me, My child. I have chosen you, you are dearly loved. Put off these rags and put on compassion, gentleness, kindness and humility. Stand before Me and know Me. In knowing Me you are renewed. In My Presence you know these things are unfitting for you; for you are My Child, whom I have clothed in robes of righteousness and garments of praise. I have a garment of bright white, pure and perfect, fitted for you. Come before Me and place on My provision, place on My Son, He is your salvation and righteousness.

Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

1 Cor 15:53 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable and the mortal immortality.

Colossians 3:9-10 for you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.

Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

devotion Oct 26

st. augustine door (1 of 1)

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 22, 2015

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Turn your eyes from the things of Earth. I have loosed you from the things that have held you captive. But you must walk away from them. You must come out and be separate. You must put down the things that link you to them. You were made for greater things than the elemental things of the world. The world’s desires are limited and lacking and have always tried to hold you. But I have called you to know Me. In knowing Me you are lifted beyond the things of limit and lack. For nothing is impossible for Me, and I am greater in you than he that is in the world. Today, lift your voice and praise Me for the greater things. The things yet to come to you. For I will accomplish more than you can even ask or imagine, according to My power that is at work within you. ~God

Ezekiel 3:12 Then the Spirit took me up and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing saying “blessed be the glory of the Lord from his place”.

1 Peter 1:21 Through Jesus you believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and glorified Him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

1 Cor 2:9 “No eye has seen, no ear has heard and no one’s heart has imagined all the things that God has prepared for those who love Him”

devotion Oct 21, 2015

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If you find yourself in a place of turmoil where there is no peace, cry to Me.  In your mind, imagine your circumstances, and hurts, swirling around you. Look where your eyes are focused. Are you watching your circumstances swirl, trying to figure out how to stop them? Or are your eyes downcast, defeated? I want you to lift up your head; lift your eyes and your focus on Me. Your help comes from Me. I am the Maker of Heaven and Earth. Now in your mind, look again, where are your eyes focused?  Your gaze is hope and faith. I respond quickly to hope and faith.  I hear the cry of the righteous. Set your mind, your eyes, and your focus on things above, and let the peace which passes understanding guard your heart and mind in Me. Your spirit is joined with Mine, and by this Spirit you cry Abba, Father. You are to call no one on earth, father or teacher or master, for you have One Father who is in heaven, one teacher and master, My Spirit. You are no-longer a slave to sin; or bound to earth; or subjected to circumstances, for I am your God. ~

 Prayer: Father, I lift up my eyes and look away from these circumstances that I see swirling around me, and look to You. You are My Help. As my gaze turns to You, I feel faith and hope welling up in me, strengthening me to persevere.  I recognize You as Lord of my life and I enter into the secret place of union with You in my Spirit, for I know in this place, I can dwell in the peace that passes understanding and my life be guarded in You. Thank You for preserving my soul and setting me free. I choose this day to serve You, as You are my Father, my Teacher and my Master. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen

Psalm 121 I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper. The Lord I thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil; He shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forever more.