Tag: watercolor art with verse

devotion August 14, 2017

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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. I will cover you with My feathers and under My wings you will find refuge. 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.

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devotion June 8, 2017

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I have often felt your hurt, from disappointments where you have expected things and people fail you.  But I have also seen their desire to love you. The thing that has come between you is your expectations. But I want you to put your hope in Me, and to be able to love regardless. I am teaching you to let your expectations be known and agreed upon, and even then you will often be let down by people. I desire for you to be quick to listen, slow to speak and especially slow to become angry. How can you love your enemies, if you can’t love your friends?  Every person and thing will disappoint you. I have made you in such a way, that only I can satisfy you. Don’t be under obligation, but be under My direction, and love as I have loved you. Trust in Me with all your heart and lean not on what you think should be. Acknowledge Me and I will straighten and direct your path.

Psalm 62:5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.

Romans 13:8 Do not owe anyone anything, except to love one another, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.

devotion Dec 25, 2016

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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.

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 Nov 14, 2016

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Your shield of faith is alive and empowered through your knowledge of My truths. I want you to know who I say you are. You are My child, My warrior, an extension of My life. I want you to know that nothing can separate you from Me. As you lift up these beliefs, you are protected from the fiery darts that surely come as you enter the battle for My Kingdom. I am training your hands for battle, teaching you to fight the good fight of faith. Your weapons are not angry hands striking, but your weapons are mighty in love and prayer and praise of Me. They pull down strongholds and accomplish much for My kingdom. Your battle is not against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities and dark forces. It is these dark forces that move men to sin. And you have the ability from My Spirit within you to slay these forces and to claim what I have accomplished on your behalf through My death and resurrection. You are more than victorious through Me, more than a conqueror and through you I will diffuse a fragrance of the knowledge of Me in every place. I will preserve you coming in and going out from this day forth, until forever more.~

John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, “He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.

Psalm 47 O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph, Sing praises to God, sing praises unto our King, sing praises. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

devotion Oct 31, 2016

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I dwell within you. I am in the center of your being. This is the place where we are united, I call  it the secret place. I want you to begin to live out of this place. I want you to look around your heart because sometimes your feelings feel through past hurts and mislead you. I don’t want you to dismiss your feelings because I have given them to you to alert you to things, but don’t make judgements based only on your feelings. I want you to look beyond your mind, because My thoughts are higher and many things can not be understood especially when you wear glasses of expectation. Expectations you place on others tend to lead you to disappointment and cause you to sin. I am calling you to look through faith at My glory and begin to do the things you see Me doing. I will meet your needs through this glory and you will no longer need to look at people for what they can do for you. Instead, you will abound in good works, and serve Me by loving others as they are. ~Jesus

Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:22 And in Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

devotion Oct 19, 2016

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I want to encourage you to let go. I see your possessiveness. I am Creator and Sustainer, Author & Perfector, Beginning & End. I am Lord. Your anointing becomes contaminated when you try to control. You say of things “This is mine” “My marriage” “My ministry” “My friends” “My church” “My house” “My life”. When you say “this thing is mine” you are saying that you are in control of its growth and its behavior and you limit and confine it to what you can do with it. But I, The Lord, have plans to prosper you; plans to give you a hope and a future, not to harm you, I will enlarge your territory as you release and recognize that I am in control. I want to peel away this control you use to protect yourself from others. When you allow others to be free around you, even in their ugliness and sin, you will experience perfect love. I want you to know perfect love and to show this to others. Perfect love gives it doesn’t have to take or require anything of others. ~ Jesus