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.

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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.