Tag: Holy Spirit

devotion April 18, 2018

I have experienced some very overwhelming emotions this past week. Some so deeply that I have struggled to focus. I was crying out this morning to the Lord and had such a beautiful image of Him. I saw Him standing on what looked like white concrete. I was bowing at His feet and He was praying for me. Then I saw Him hold out His hands, palms up, with His fingers overlapping. His hands had formed a resting place. He looked up into a bright sky and I saw a Dove descending into His outstretched hands. He took the dove and placed it upon my head. Then He took my hand and prompted me to stand. I was aware of the Dove upon my head, but as I stood I saw that it descended from my head into my belly until I could see my belly glowing. I heard the verse “Let the peace of God rule in your heart”. He then led me back to a painting I did years ago for a friend that I wanted to share. The painting is titled “Remember Me”.

remember meColossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, remembering that as members of the same body you are called to live in harmony, and never forget to be thankful for what God has done for you.

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devotion Nov 9, 2016

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I feel you demanding that I pick you up, demanding to feel My Presence. I see your anger and feel your frustrations. I see you child. Walk confidently beside Me. I have not left you and I never will. I am teaching you to walk by faith, not by what you feel or think. But to trust Me and put one foot in front of the other. It is one thing to believe Me, and another to trust Me. Trusting Me is doing what you believe. Be at peace here beside Me and know that I will help you walk. There is a place of choice in every moment. In this place of choice, there are two teachers, one teacher is your human nature, and one teacher is My Holy Spirit. Human nature teaches you to rely on your emotions, feelings and thoughts and will bring about loss and death. My Spirit, teaches you to rise above these emotions, feelings and thoughts and to live according to My will.  Today I want you to make a conscious choice to walk in the Spirit and reject thoughts of depression, self pity and anger. When you feel these things confess them as part of your sinful nature and I will give you life and direction  in their place and allow you to have peace.

2 Corinthians 5:7 For we live by faith, not by sight.

Zechariah 4:6 Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord Almighty.

Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content.

devotion Oct 14, 2016

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I bring you to the place at the end of yourself. The place where you don’t know what to do. I bring you here and ask you to wait for a time. You remind Me of My caterpillars squirming before I wrap them in their silks. I feel your desire to flee and your overwhelming desire to JUST DO something, but I am asking you to be still. I want you to understand that you do not have the power to do what needs doing. You can’t change these circumstances. I have called you to be still. Being still requires great faith. I ask you, here in your stillness, “have you placed your hope in Me?” Hope in Me is beyond what you can do and know and see. As you are waiting here there are things I have to teach you. One thing for you to learn- is that nothing in all creation can separate you from My love. Another thing- is that in your union with My Son, you will rise above all circumstances. Nothing can keep you down because there is no greater power than Jesus. In your waiting, you, just like My caterpillars, are being transformed. Do you believe Me for things greater than you can hear or see or that your mind can conceive? These greater things, are the things I have for you! God

Romans 8:10,11 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

Romans 8:37-38 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

2 Cor 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

devotion Sept, 9 2016

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I see you on the shore of your struggle. You have been so battered by the waves of life. You set out to sail upon the water and make your way in the world. Even after you met Me, you continued swimming in your own strength to prove to the world who you had become. If they agreed, then perhaps, you thought, it would be true. So you set out to serve, “because the least of these is the greatest”, you said to your unbelieving heart. O sons of men, how long will you turn my honor into shame? How long will you love what is of no use, and run after lies?  Ask of Me, and I will turn your eyes from looking at what is worthless;  and give you life in My ways. When you repent and rest, I will give you revelation. Rest and receive revelation. I will teach you to do My will and lead you on level ground.

John 6:29 Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: To believe in the One He has sent.”

John 14:26 But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit—the Father will send Him in My name—will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you.

devotion July 27, 2016

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I have given you keys to unlock a door of hope in your valley. All creation cries out for you to come through, to be birthed, to be brought back to life. My faithful banner over you is love. I am sending a high tide of My grace, so that you may come through completely. You better believe that the deceitfulness of sin can carry you away from the things I have planned for you, but I have called you to carry the Sword and to cut through completely your connection to the world. I am going to kindle a fire in you, that will convince you to turn all of your affections to Me. My grace is sufficient. My grace is sufficient. My grace is sufficient.

2 Corinthians 12:9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore, I will most gladly boast all the more about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may reside in me.

 

devotion July 26,2016

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There are things in you that lie below the surface. They are content to operate undetected. They cause you to feel hostility to those who want to expose them. They say: “Let me alone” “Let me be”!  They are deceitful and deceive your heart and cause you to withdraw from anyone who catches a glimpse of them.  I HAVE designated the destroyer to remove them from you. I am raising My Mighty Fist against the strongholds of pride in you. I say to that proud serpent. Loosen your grip..Let go of your hold! For this one is Mine! With the shattering strength of My Sacrifice, I am resetting you into the revelation of My Salvation. You will no longer say,  “my own hand has done this, I have worked so hard.”  For you will know that I have delivered you and that I will continue to deliver you. I will help you. Stand still and see the deliverance I bring you because you have taken refuge in Me. Your salvation is from Me. ~Jesus

Jeremiah 6:16 Stand by the roadways and look. Ask about the ancient paths: Which is the way to what is good? Then take it and find rest for yourselves.

devotion July 25, 2016

 

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I am restoring to you the years the locusts have eaten. Open your mouth wide and receive the revelation. It is My pleasure to give you the kingdom. I am preparing you to become a catalyst who will deliver a unique remedy. You will be as a barrier breaker, one who crushes through walls and stands boldly before Me in intersession. You are a branch of peace, offering healing.  Your witness of Me will be as a billboard drawing in others to come and receive, to be carried along, in MY Current of Joy.

Luke 12:32 “Fear not, little flock.  For it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.”