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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 20, 2016

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Repent, for My Kingdom is at hand! Repent from your expectations and see the blessings that I have already placed in your hand. I don’t want you to allow your expectations to control you. ¬†Expectations cannot satisfy. They bring disappointment and disappointment is an open door for depression to enter your life. ¬†Your mind is a gate that opens and closes and allows kingdom activity into the Earth. As you recognize the faulty ways of thinking, especially those your expectations have driven, and repent, you will begin to see My Kingdom coming in your life. There is a time and place where your put aside the way you think others should be and come to see and love them just as they are. This is My kingdom and My will being done on Earth as it is in Heaven. This is seeking first My Kingdom and My righteousness.

Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me; and where I am, there will be My servant also. If anyone serves Me, the Father will honor him. -john 12:24-26