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devotion April 28, 2018

 

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For the past month I have been experiencing feelings come over me of being unwanted and not valued by others. The feelings wash over me. I will be happy and involved one minute and then “whoosh” feel unwanted and unaccepted the next. The feelings are powerful and bring tears to my eyes and an ache in my belly.  I began to seek the Lord about these feelings and believe He has given me a word of knowledge for rejection. I was praying and saw myself standing outside a basketball court in the city. My friends and family were playing ball. They were laughing and tossing the ball back and forth. I was standing with my face pressed against the fence, longing to be included. I turned and Jesus, the Man of sorrows, the One acquainted with bitterest grief, was sitting on a bench behind me. I sat with Him. He placed His hand on my shoulder and encouraged me to release my feelings. I began to blow them out through my mouth. They appeared in front of me as a big soap bubble. The bubble looked blue and sad. I handed it to Jesus. He took the blue bubble up to His mouth and blew into it. It changed into gold. He handed it back to me and I felt happy and warm. In my hands the ball became a golden basketball. I then saw myself playing ball with my friends with the golden ball. Jesus joined us and I set Him up for an alley oop! He swiftly dunked the golden ball and we all ran to give Him high 5’s.

Last night I was at my children’s track meet with my husband. I began to feel the feelings of rejection. I took a moment to close my eyes and imagine blowing the feelings out into the blue bubble and handing them to Jesus. I then received His acceptance as He blew His golden breath back to me. I then was able to interact with others without putting the pressure to accept me on them.  “You see, long ago, even before God made the world, He chose us to be His very own through what Christ would do for us; He decided to make us holy in His eyes, without a single fault. We stand before Him covered in His love. He planned to adopt us into His family by sending Jesus to die for us. We have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.  In this adoption we, become a part of the body of Christ and though we are many parts of His body, we are vitally joined to one another.”  We are accepted and we belong.

If you have experienced rejection from family or friends, from your church, I want to release to you healing and acceptance in Jesus’ Name.

Romans 8:10 “Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God.”

Romans 8:15 “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.”

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devotion Feb 12 2018

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Watch if you become weary, that you don’t isolate yourself from My Body. I’ve created you to belong and you are a necessary part of My church.  I know that you have felt rejected and  like you are not needed. But I have placed you and I have purpose for you. My purpose may not be understood or confirmed by others. But you are My Beloved and are of those who walk by faith and not by sight. You have been brought into My Family for My purposes to be accomplished through you. The weaknesses of others will strengthen your weaknesses. Lean into Me and not on your own understanding and trust that I am directing your path. I will continue the good work I have begun in you, until its completion. ~God

Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, let us grow in every way into Him who is the head-Christ. From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

devotion Dec 7, 2017

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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 3rd 2017

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I have made provisions for you. I meet all of your needs out of My riches in glory.  But sometimes you are blinded by your expectations and don’t comprehend My provisions. I am leading you to newness. In order to see the new you have to step out of the old and be willing to believe that something different will work. If you think that only the old will do, then you can’t embrace the new.  I have new beginnings and today I am releasing to you the faith to believe and hope. I will flood your eyes with light so that you can see the future that I have for you. I will lead out the blind in ways they have not known. I will turn the darkness to light and make the rough places smooth for you. I only ask that you place your hand in Mine and believe. ~ Jesus

Isaiah 42:16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I sill do; I will  not forsake them.

 

devotion Oct 31, 2017

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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.

Devotion Oct 28 2017

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Speak life to your future. The devil speaks death and discouragement and tries to steal your future for his purposes. He uses deception and deceit to produce confusion. You have the breath of life within you, because My Spirit has joined with your spirit. Use this breath to speak My word to your own ears and hear what the Spirit says to His church. As you begin to recognize the messages you have believed of death and discouragement, disease and disaster I want you to call back life, encouragement, health and the promised future I have planned for you. When the thief is caught he is required to pay back double what he has taken. I have told you that you are blessed and to be fruitful and multiply and I watch over My word to see that it comes to pass. ~God

Genesis 1:28 God blessed them and said “be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. Rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and every creature that crawls on the earth”.

Exodus 22:7 If anyone gives a neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and they are stolen from the neighbor’s house, the thief, if caught, must pay back double.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to five you hope and a future.”

Devotion Oct 23, 2017

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Do you believe Me?  Do you know that I have good planned for you?  Do you believe that I Am God?  Why is your soul downcast?  Put your hope in Me.  You will yet praise Me. Open up your heart and believe Me.  You have three choices, three voices speak: My Voice, your own voice and the voice of the enemy.  I speak life to you.  The enemy speaks death to you.  Your voice speaks the agreement you make with either life or death.  Choose life, that you may live and speak LIFE, even when your feelings feel so dead.  The power of your words in agreement with Mine, are more powerful than your feelings.  I speak peace to you today.  In this peace, take a moment to look at your thoughts.  Seek to identify with My life in them.  I am in you and I will help you. Be still and know that I am God.

Psalm 46: (NLT)  God is our refuge and strength, a tested help in times of trouble.  And so we need not fear even if the world blows up and the mountains crumble into the sea.  Let the oceans roar and foam; let the mountains tremble!