Tag: Spirit

devotion March 6, 2017

oakofrighteousness

Rest, My weary warrior, for I stand on your behalf. I have fought and I have won. Look upon Me, coming from battle victorious. See the scars on My hands and the blood on my brow. I don’t call you to war the same way I have fought, but I call you to be still and know that I am God. The battle is not yours. The work I have for you to do is to believe in Me. I want you to know that it isn’t from your hand that My kingdom comes. You are human and I am supernatural. I will not give My glory to another. But I want you to see what I do on your behalf. When you know that it isn’t you and humbly ask for My provision, then you will see My miracles. As long as you strive in your own strength, I will resist you, but when you realize that you can’t do it then I give you My grace. My grace is sufficient. I am planting you to display My splendor. I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. ~Jesus

1 Cor 1:30-31 It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God-that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’

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devotion Feb 20, 2016

izzythedog

You don’t need to forge ahead frantic and furious. Your future and My vision for your life will not come about through the sheer force of your effort. It is not by might or by power but by My Spirit. My Spirit operates through faith. I don’t want you captured by your calling; like a woman who turns all of her affection on her children and forsakes her husband. I am the One who longs for your affection. As you are nourished by your communion with Me, your calling will be fulfilled. Come with Me and rest. In resting you reveal your faith in Me. There is great power at work in those who believe and lean into Me.~ Jesus

Ephesians 1:19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of His power to us who believe, according to the working of His vast strength.

Song of Solomon 8:5 Who is this that comes up from the wilderness leaning on the one she loves?

devotion Dec 8, 2016

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I had a vision of woman with beautiful, long hair.  She held a mirror and admired her long locks, for they had grown beyond her and graced the earth as she walked. As I looked I realized she was sitting on a mound of earth. She tried to arise and shine, as the sun beamed down upon her, but shiny, green ivy had begun to grow in her hair. She thought to herself, “O it must have thought me beautiful to climb upon me” so she allowed it to grow.  The sun came out every day and beckoned to her to come up and play. The ivy had grown so, that her time was now spent tending to it. She trained it to grow and was delighted at the work of her hands. She felt the sun’s warmth but never looked up into his face. Fat, full clouds began to cover the sun, but she didn’t notice. Soon rain began to fall. She looked up and questioned “where is my warm sun?” But for now her ivy covered her. Then strong bolts of lightening lit the dark sky and struck the earth. How she wished she could play in the sun. Bound tightly, held to the ground, she could no longer lift her head. She cried and said ” o sun, would you come, I want to play and be warm again.” The sun replied. “I have never left, I am above the cloud, cut off your hair and you will arise and shine and be close to me.” And that.. is exactly what she did! As she was rising, the earth received such a bolt that it dissolved into fine dust and was swept away from sight.

The world is passing away, and all the things that people want in the world are passing away. But whoever does what God wants will live forever. I John 2:17

Set your mind on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:2-4

 

 

Devotion Dec 4, 2016

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So many speak of Me without seeing Me. They speak of times others have seen Me, but they close their hearts to really knowing Me. They take what was given in the past and make a lifestyle around it of traditions and requirements. They keep Me out because they have all they can manage and they fear not being in control. But I am alive and My word is living and active. I have called you to a deeper place with Me. A place of communion with My Spirit, where you see Me and know My heart, where you allow Me to flood over you. A flood is not something you control. But I promise you will never regret allowing Me to flood over you, but those who have kept Me at bay, will regret it. When the Day comes, they will consider all things a loss compared to knowing Me. But you, who have allowed Me to flood your being, will greatly rejoice. Even now, you rejoice for I will cause you to see, to have visions and revelations, discernment and foresight. It pleases Me that you believe that I am and that I reward those who seek Me, and that you delight in Me.

2 Kings 6:17 Then Elisha prayed, “Lord, please open his eyes and let him see.” so the Lord opened the servant’s eyes.

John 5:19 Then Jesus replied, “I assure you: The Son is not able to do anything on His own, but only what He sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, the Son also does these things in the same way.”

Philippians 3:10 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.

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 Jan 12

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Be mindful each day to surrender your body and mind to Me. The spirit of pride seeks to jump on your back. He will ride along holding to a stiff neck,  soothing you. He whispers: ‘you can do this‘ ‘you are strong‘ ‘you will show them‘.  He will tell you to hide and pretend, because you don’t want anyone to see your weaknesses.  He will assure you that I am of no use to you, that you must help yourself. When you succeed, pride is right there patting your back with approval. If you submit to him, he will cover your eyes from seeing Me.  The spirit of Pride, keeps your eyes looking into yourself. You will begin to resemble a question mark as your head bows into yourself. You will seek approval from others, and have to be the center of attention, for you have no room for anyone else. You will have to remain in control because you feel that you are the one who causes success and you think no one else operates has efficiently as you. I am calling you to recognize that you are unable.  You are sons of God through faith in Me. You are sons of pride as you work to achieve. Each breath you take is a gift from Me. Surrender your works and reach out to receive My life and love. ~ Jesus

Galatians 2:19-20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I love by faith in the Son of God.

Galatians 3:11 The righteous will live by faith.

Galatians 5:16 I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.

Proverbs 16:2 All a man’s ways seem right to him, but the Lord evaluates the motives.