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devotion May 10, 2017

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I have compassion on you. I see you as a sprout in the edge of the ocean trying to grow up under pounding waves. I have compassion on you. You are mine. I will scoop you up and carry you with me. I plan to plant you in a spacious place, where you can grow and become an Oak of Righteousness to display My splendor. I have compassion on you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Stand and see the deliverance I am bringing to you and be of good courage, for I am strengthening your heart. Don’t look to others or even to yourself, for I AM your saving strength. Be still and know that I AM God. The process of maturing will happen speedily as you let go of your own efforts and look only to Me. When you hear My voice, don’t harden your heart and resolve to solve your own problems. Don’t say “I think or I know” but rather, in all your ways, acknowledge Me, and I will direct your path.  I have compassion on you.

1 John 4:18 (AMPC)There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].

devotion March 6, 2017

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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.’

devotion Oct 8, 2016

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There is a secret place in you. A place beyond your mind and tangled thoughts, a place above your heart and the heavy hurts. It is a place of your spirit where you are united with Me. A place where you can understand that you are a citizen of Heaven and are in the Earth but not of it. As your circumstances crowd around you, take time to believe My promises. Stop dwelling on mistakes and regrets. Stop trying to escape and know that I have called you to these places for a time, so that you can glorify Me. I will provide the grace you need. You have a pursuing enemy, but I have overcome. And I am greater in you, than your enemies. I take you from glory to glory and with each place in your life I strengthen your faith and enable you to praise Me. Praising Me is your testimony and you conquer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of your testimony. ~ God

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

Philippians 3:20 but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look new things have come.

Romans 4:20 He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.

devotion Oct 5, 2015

6-5-13 (2 of 7)I want you to turn away from what you can do for Me. I want you to turn to the understanding that I Am! I know you think that you know what’s best for you, and you fear surrendering to Me. You want to know and to understand, but, your rest comes from TRUSTING ME, even when you don’t know or understand. I know that those in your past, who were supposed to be FOR you, have disappointed you, but I am not those people. I am Your Creator. Your Heavenly Father. I know you are tired of waiting and have grown weary in the process. I am calling you today to be careful for nothing, but to bring your requests to Me, to trust Me with them.  As you give Me your requests, I will give you peace that passes understanding. I am asking you to believe that I know what is best for you. I am the Maker of miracles and I allow you to see them only when you realize that it is not you making them. For you are human and I am supernatural. Be still and know that I am God.

Hebrews 10:35,36 Cast not away, therefore, your confidence, which hath great reward. For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Philippians 4:6,7 Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God, and the peace of God, which surpasses every thought, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Titus 3:5,6 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost: Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our savior.