Tag: gift

devotion August 9,2016

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I had sinned. I was ashamed. I spoke to the Lord and asked His forgiveness. I saw Him, in my mind, sitting. He was holding a tiny white lamb. I felt His love for the lamb. It was very dear to Him. Jesus was wearing a long white robe, not a fancy robe, more like a Shepherd’s robe. He had a crimson, blood red, sash around His neck. As I looked, I saw that the sash had a golden glow about it. He turned the lamb around with His hands so that he could see into His eyes and I knew at that moment that I was that lamb. He took off His sash and tied it around my neck. And I knew. I knew in my heart what it meant. I was forgiven, because He had died in my place. I saw the Lamb with joy  in his face wearing the scarf, as a banner of love.~ Me, a sinner saved.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for the wrong things we did. He was crushed for the evil things we did. The punishment, which made us well, was given to him. And we are healed because of his wounds.

devotion Feb 27, 2016

I want you to look at My people the way I have looked at you. I want you to love them the way I have loved you. They are not projects. They are not numbers that reveal your importance. They are Mine. They have My eyes and My heart beats within them.  Do you love Me? Feed My sheep. Give Me a drink of water!  I have clothed you in righteousness and shod your feet with the gospel of peace. My Holy Spirit has poured out My love in your heart. You have everything you need to abound in good work for My Grace is sufficient for you. And remember it is not you working, but I work in you, both to will and to do according to My good pleasure. When your eyes can see the need of the people as bigger than your need to give, then you will be on a mission. If your mission for Me is bigger, then it is your god.~Jesus

2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make every grace overflow to you, so that in every way, always having everything you need, you may excel in every good work.

John 4:10 Jesus answered, “If you knew the gift of God, and who is saying to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would ask Him, and He would give you living water.”

1 Corinthians 13 If I speak human or angelic languages but do not have love, I am a sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so that I can move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I donate all my goods to feed the poor,
and if I give my body in order to boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.

devotion Jan 20

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Stretch out your hands. As I turn them over, I see the callouses. Stand up straight before Me. As you look up, I feel the weariness and strain in your backbone.  These burdens are not from Me. I have heard the Devil’s taunts telling you “If you are God’s child, then do this or do that…” or “If you are God’s child, then why did you do that?” I see you working diligently to prove who you are, but I have chosen you to be Mine, to know and believe Me. Who you are is not based on what you can do. Who you are is based on what I have said about you. It is not by works so that you can boast.  When it is by faith it is certain. When you base who you are by your works, then there is a certainty of failure, because you are human. I want you to lean on Me and My grace. My grace is sufficient for you.  What I have spoken over you is truth. Choose this day to believe and rest in My provision. I will meet all of your needs out of My glory in Christ Jesus.~ God

Matthew 4:3 “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become bread.”

Matthew 4:4 But Jesus answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.'”

 

devotion Jan 5, 2016

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I am aware of your lack of vision and how your hope is dying. I have watched you turn back to Egypt and I have seen how the things of the world have left you longing. Somehow you have learned that you were intended for more than the world offers, but you don’t understand how to access the hope and future that I have for you.  I have you waiting, because I want you to minister from a position of strength. I have asked you to sit awhile with Me so that you can realize that I Am your satisfaction. The things you seek will require your strength and if you haven’t understood that I am your source, you won’t be able to stand in your blessings. I love you, you access Me by believing this and allowing Me the position of the One Who Loves you. I am for you, not against you. ~God

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”

devotion Dec 26, 2015

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You have struggled in your pride to make your own way, even to the point of death, you have refused Me. I stand here behind the lies you have believed and My heart longs to hold you and gather you in My arms.  Your quest to know and to prove there is a way without Me is an empty way of life that you have inherited from your earthly fathers.  It is time for you to humble yourself and call out to Me. I am releasing over you a spirit of faith, to deliver you out of the darkness and into a Marvelous Light.

I have redeemed you from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, through the blood of Jesus, My Son. As you become united with Him, His blood qualifies you to share in His inheritance.   His inheritance is a hope and a future, a certain resurrection.  But, without faith it is impossible to please Me, for those who come to Me must believe that I am and that I reward those who seek Me.  Will you come?  I know that it is difficult for you to say that you can’t make it on your own, but that’s all it takes.  Will you come and take My Provision and let go of your struggle? ~God~

James 4:10 Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

1 Peter 1:18-19 For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ. 

1 Peter 1:8-9 You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of you faith, the salvation of your souls.

devotion Dec 10, 2015

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Remember Me. In visions and dreams and in ministries and your daily life, don’t become so enamored with these things that you forget Me.  I long for you to sit with Me and enjoy My Presence.  Only one thing is needed. Come receive what you need! I Am that substance!  Visions and dreams and ministries are only vehicles that move My substance.They come from your relationship with Me, but they are not to be objects of hope. Your object of hope is Me. My substance filling you will cause rivers of living water to come from you and you will be moved by this flow. This flow begins and ends in Me.

Romans 5:5 This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 

2 Peter 1:21 because no prophecy ever came by the will of man; instead, men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

devotion Nov 26

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You are not saved by your strength or ability. The circumstances you try to manage and make happen will not bring your deliverance. To hope in them will be a disappointment to you. I want you to move forward from fullness, from a place of contentment in Me. I don’t want you to speak from want or lack. I am teaching you to be content in whatever circumstance. I want you to understand that I am with you, and to  trust Me to supply all of your needs from My riches in glory. As you come into knowing this, the things you long and hope for no longer take the place of Savior, and you move from a taking posture into one that gives to others. Your gift will open the doors.

Philippians 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.

Proverbs 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men. 

devotion Sept 17 2015

 

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I am calling you to come to Me. Come away with Me. Lay down your strategies and lay down your fears. I have accepted you. I want you to be with Me, to come and rest in the secret place of My strong hand. You are unable to secure yourself and your methods bring harm to you and to those around you. But I have provided a shelter in My Son. He is a strong tower around you because He has fought and won your battles. I know you are afraid and feel forsaken by those you thought were strong. But I have allowed these things so that you will learn to depend only on Me. So that you will come to the only One who can truly love you. Once you know true love, you will be able to give it back. To give it back freely, just as you received it. There is strength in the knowing of My Love. In knowing My Love you can find the courage to face the things that need changing in you. I am calling you to come to Me, just as you are! I am calling you to ask Me to be your strength, to be your wisdom, to be the One who is always for you. Because I am.~God

Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 26:12 Lord thou will ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves therefore under God’s mighty hand, that He may exalt you in due time: Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.

Romans 15:13 May the God of all hope fill me with joy and peace as I trust in Him, so that I may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

devotion Sept 7 2015

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You search for Me diligently and yet you won’t find Me until you are willing to surrender. Surrender is necessary. It is more important than being wise and educated. It is more important than knowledge and service. It is more important than building castles and kingdoms, even if you are building them for Me. I will not be found by those who intend to use Me for their purposes. I want you to bring yourself as a living sacrifice on the altar of surrender. Then you will know My Provision, My Presence and My Purpose.You are blessed as you trust Me. But to trust in Me, you must no longer trust in yourself. ~God

Jeremiah 17:5-6 Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes man his strength.

Genesis 22:8 Abraham answered, “God Himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.”

Genesis 2:14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. and to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

2 Timothy 2:11 If we have died with Him , we will also live with Him.

devotion Sept 5 2016

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The letter kills but My Spirit gives life. There is a season of loss and grief that is necessary for you to realize My resurrection in you. As you count yourself dead to sin, you will come to life through My power in you. The Dove came down on Me as I came out of the water of baptism. As you come alive My Dove is released and will lead you as one risen with Me. My Spirit calls to you and says “Arise My darling, come away My beautiful one. The winter is past, the season of singing has come.” Don’t seek to be wise, seek to be surrendered to Me.  I am calling you to allow My Spirit the freedom in you to bring you into a deeper relationship with Me.~Jesus

2 Corinthians 3:6 For the letter kills, but the Spirit produces life.

2 Corinthians 3:3 It is clear that you are Christ’s letter, produced by us, not written with ink but with the Spirit of the living God- not on stone tablets but on tablets that are hearts of flesh.

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to remove His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”.

Song of Solomon 2:10 My love calls to me: Arise my darling. Come away, my beautiful one.