Rabu, 27 November 2013

Let me Clean You

Let me Clean You

Have you ever noticed how quickly windows get dirty? They always provide you with a view to the outside if you are inside a house but they get dirty so quickly because they are constantly exposed to what is going on outside.

It is the same with you and your vision, says the Lord. You are exposed to so many things in your daily life. There is so much that is going on around you that your window and your clarity gets a bit dirty.

This is why it is so important that you soak in my presence and feed on my Word daily. As you allow the pictures of my Word to replace your vision with what is around you, it is like cleaning that window with detergent.

Then as you soak in my presence and allow me to reach deep within, it is as if you are taking a nice cloth and rub that detergent into the window. As a result you can see clearly again and all the dirt and grime disappears, says the Lord.

So take the time each day to come to me and find refuge in me. Take time to let my Word speak to you and allow my presence to wash over you!

Time to Leave Dock

Time to Leave Dock

For indeed I have called you, says the Lord. I have chosen you while you were still in your mother's womb and I have held you in the palm of my hand all this time. Now is the time for you to grab hold of what I have given to you and to move forward in your calling, says the Lord.

I have great plans for and with you and it is time now to get moving forward my child. For even as a ship is at dock for a season of reloading and preparation, so have you sat in dock. I have prepared you and I have given you all that you need for the journey ahead but now is indeed time for you to get going. It is time to pull out the anchor and to embark on this trip that I have set before you, says the Lord.

You don't have to be afraid my child, but place your trust in me completely. As you step out in faith, hope and love, my wind will be there to propel you forward and my hand will be around you to protect you from the storms. I am your father and I am with you every step of the way. Come to me now and let me lead you on the way you should go, says the Lord.

Empowered by my Wind

Empowered by my Wind

Even as a windmill only functions when the wind is blowing so do you only function and produce the power you need when you are with me. My spirit is like the wind that turns the windmill. So if you are lacking power today my child, it is because you are not standing in my wind. If you lack direction and you do not know what to do next, it is because you are not in my presence.

I am calling you to come to me even now, says the Lord. I am calling you to come and receive from me so that I may refresh you and fill you up. I want to get you ready to go out there and be a blessing.

I have so much I want you to accomplish but you can only accomplish these things when you stand in me and receive from me, says the Lord. So come now and allow me to give you what you are lacking this day.

Selasa, 26 November 2013

Keep on Walking

Keep on Walking

The road you are walking on my child is the road that I have chosen for you, says the Lord. You may find the odd rock here and there on that road but do not worry about those but rather focus on me and follow me.

Do not concern yourself with every little thing and do not try so hard to get everything perfectly right. I love you so dearly, my child, and I have put you on this path and I will surely take care of you.

If there is something in your way that can harm you, I will make sure that it gets removed. If there is something in your path that is a hindrance or blockage, I will point it out and give you the direction you need to deal with it, says the Lord.

So just focus on the goal ahead and take my hand as I lead you on this path, says the Lord. The enemy is merely trying to trip you up and to make everything so big in your eyes. Look to me and as you do you will know that I have already defeated him long ago. Follow the righteous path I have chosen for you and you will be well taken care of, says the Lord.

Carry Your Yoke in my Power

Carry Your Yoke in my Power

I have said it to you before and I want to say it again, my child. My yoke is easy and my burden is light. I love you so much and I am there to cover you and empower you, says the Lord.

If you are heavy laden and feel burdened, just come to me so that I can give you what you don't have in yourself and show you how to carry the responsibility I have given to you my way.

For yes, you do have a yoke to carry but as you rely on me and give me charge over everything you can carry it successfully. So just come to me afresh today. Just let go for a moment and allow me to paint the right pictures for you.

As you see through my perspective you will be able to press on in power, says the Lord.

Jumat, 15 November 2013

Start out Small

Start out Small

Have you ever seen a fountain that shoots out water high into the sky? You may only see the end result at first but what you forget is how it all started. When the water came through at first it was just a small little stream that tried to push through. And only as it kept flowing did it manage to go high and look so magnificent.

It is the same with you and with you tapping into my anointing and my power, says the Lord. It starts out small maybe with just a little trickle but as you keep pressing forward and as you keep going it will eventually look magnificent and it will be something many see and gaze at.

So do not be discouraged, my child, but press on forward. Just give this your heart and trust in me. I can do all things and there is nothing that is impossible to me, says the Lord. Come and trust in me and plug into my stream of power and anointing and before you know it, you will shoot high up into the sky and many will follow your example, says the Lord.

Senin, 11 November 2013

The Rain Marks a New Beginning


The Rain Marks a New Beginning

Each time a rain storm comes, it is as if the old is washed away and the new is given a chance to begin. Even though rain can announce the end of something beautiful, it also announces a break and gives way to new life to spring forth. It is the same in your life my child. Do not despise when the rain comes and the storm hits. Even though it may make you weary at times, know that it is the beginning of something wonderful.
When the rain falls it gives the ground a chance to rest and to take in all the nutrients that come with the rain. It is the same in your walk with me. When the rain comes take the time to soak up my anointing and my love so that when the sun rises yet again, you are ready for what the new season brings with it, says the Lord.
So embrace the rain and the storms in your life for they are not there to harm you, bur rather to give you the chance to enter into something new says the Lord. As you call on my name and stand in my strength, you will always rise up into all I have for you, says the Lord.

Jumat, 08 November 2013

The Dusk Announces My Peace

The Dusk Announces My Peace

Even as the dusks settles at night my child, so does my peace settle on you at the end of each day. The battle has been heavy and you have pushed through much. As you press on through, stand in faith my child and give it your very best each day.

When that day comes to a close, rest assured that I am in control and that I have made preparations for the night to be a success also, but rest in my arms, says the Lord.

Come and enter into my peace afresh and let me saturate your being. Let me fill you with strength and give you a new vision for the new day that awaits you , says the Lord. I am by your side always and I am with you every second of your day and of your night.

I love you so dearly. So rest assured that I truly do give my beloved rest! I am there to give you all that you need no matter how heavy the battle might seem, says the Lord.

One Building at a Time

One Building at a Time

My child, even as a city is built one building at a time and one structure at a time, so am I building my Church even now, says the Lord. There is much that I want to change and there is much I want to shake, but I will do it one thing at a time. So if you could just stand strong in me and stay close to me, you will see very clearly when to do what and when to press on with what.

For I am restoring my Church and I am using you to do it. You may not feel so important but even when a building gets built there are so many different parts to the success of it being finished. The plumbers need to do their job and the painters need to complete their work. Different workers come in at different times but each one is needed, says the Lord.

So trust in me and walk this walk in faith. Walk this walk now and focus on what I have called you to do so that my city would be built and the Church would indeed become the city set on a hill that I have destined her to be all along, says the Lord. Press on forward now my child, and walk out each season diligently and with perseverance. I am by your side and I will strengthen you each step of the way, says the Lord.

Rabu, 06 November 2013

Water From the Rock

Water From the Rock

It is hard to imagine water coming from a rock, yet this is exactly what my promise is to you today my child. Could the children of Israel imagine water gushing from a rock to feed the multitude? Yet I delight in doing the impossible. I delight in taking the harder route and proving myself to you.

For if you could bring about the miracles in your own power, where would your trust be in me? You would only think that you brought about the changes with your very hand. So do not become discouraged if I seem to be leading you to a rock face. For when you are at the end of yourself and you have no resources left, then I will gush water from the rock for you. When the way is steep and the situation impossible, I will reveal my glory to you.

For then you will know that I am God. Then you will lean on my power and trust in me alone. You will no longer lean on your own strength and abilities. For when you are at this place of weakness in yourself, then you can stand in my strength. So watch then. See the rock at your face and rejoice, for the very thing that looks so immovable today will be the solution to your cares tomorrow says the Lord. Amen

Stand in the Wind

Stand in the Wind

Just as you feel the effects of the wind, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes, so also are my ways beyond finding out. For even if you knew my ways, would this take away from my effects in your life? My child instead of trying to understand everything, stand in faith rather and believe that I am moving on your behalf.

Do not try to understand why or where I will move, only stand and feel my wind blow through your life. See that I am here and that I will finish what I have begun. Have I said it and will I not do it? Do not allow your heart to be troubled today child and do not try to understand my ways. Instead just have faith in me. Trust that I will not forsake you. Trust that even now I am blowing my wind through your life to bring about the changes.

For I will not forsake you and what you do not understand, I understand. What you do not see, I see. So put your life in my hands and stand in my wind. Then you will see the great things I will do on your behalf says the Lord.

See as I see

See as I see

I am a father that will never let you down. I am a groom that will meet your every need. I am a friend that will remain by your side. No matter where you go today and no matter what obstacles you face, know that I am always with you my child.

I take you in the palm of my hand and I see that you are perfectly and wonderfully made. As a proud father, I hold you up to the world so that they can see how precious you are. I cradle you tenderly and as I look at you, I see the treasures and the good things I have put into your life.

So why then my child do you always see the shortcomings and the things that are not good in your life. Why do you continue to see the flaws and the areas that lack? For when I look at you, I do not see the areas that lack. Instead I see the change you have gone through. I see the progress you have made. I see the times you tried with all your heart – even when you failed. Your failure was not important to me, but rather the heart with which you tried.

I see how much you have done in my name and I see the good things you have done. I do not dwell on the evil and so you must also not dwell on the evil. Bring all sin to me and place it under my blood. Then see the treasures I have given to you. See the change and see the precious gem that you are to me. When you do this, you will start to understand the visions I have given to you. You will understand the road I have put you on.

For I have destined blessing for you and not cursing. I see your potential and I am making a way to bring out that potential. I am not leading you into a snare, but into a wide land. So know my heart for you child and see that I stretch out my hand to you in love and not in anger. Take my hand and experience my love and you will then see yourself as I see you says the Lord.

Rabu, 30 Oktober 2013

A New Day


A New Day

Just as the dawn brings with it  fresh fragrance and the promise of something new, so also do I dawn a new day in your spiritual life today my child. Smell and experience the freshness of my presence. Taste and see that I am good. Look up and see that I bare you up on the wings of an eagle.
For I shall open up a new curtain for you and cause the things that are past to remain behind. Instead I will put your foot on a new land and open your eyes up to new opportunities. Where your hand was weak before, I will make it strong. Where your foot stumbled before, I will make it secure.
For the old day has past away. The night has fled and all that remains is the promised of a new day in my presence. The promise of peace and rest. The promise of provision and opportunity. It is here that new things will come together and you will realize that I had you in the palm of my hand all along.
So do not look back at the old day any longer. Look instead to the fresh day ahead and all the possibilities that await you. Then take my hand and walk into the sunshine and experience the peace of my presence says the Lord.

Selasa, 29 Oktober 2013

The Next Step


The Next Step

Not every journey that you travel in your life has a clear destination my child. There are many roads that you have walked where you have known the direction you are going. However there are some journeys where I have kept the destination to myself. I have not withheld the destination to be cruel to you, but rather to protect you.
For the enemy would love to come in and to steer you off course. There are many obstacles that could come up and take your feet off the path that I have destined for you. And so I have hidden the destination, but that does not mean I have left you.
Instead I remain by your side as a lamp to your feet and a light to your path. I remain here to give you the next step that you need to take. This way you do not try to plan the journey for yourself. You do not try to take a new direction that I did not sanction. By giving you just one step at a time, I am opening the way for you miraculously. You do not need to fear then of taking a wrong step, because you only need to follow my direction a step at a time.
So follow my directions as I show them to you. With each small step and change of direction, follow me and see the great things that I will open up to you. Then you will see that I am leading you in a clear path. For soon you will look up and realize that the next step in your journey is in fact your destination and your heart will rejoice. For I have taken everything into consideration and I have forged the perfect plan for you!
Rise up then my child and realize that the next step is waiting. It is a perfect step and as you take it, it will lead you towards the promises I have made. Trust me completely and you will see that I will not allow your foot to slip says the Lord. Amen.

Minggu, 27 Oktober 2013

Run Faster


Run Faster

Look at the tortoise and see how it hides in its shell. When a predator comes, it retreats and locks itself away. Yet because of this protection, it also carries a weight on its back that slows it down.

In the same way, my child, you have found protection in your own shell. When a sign of harm comes your way, you retreat and find safety in a shell. However, this same shell has slowed you down in your walk with me.

Instead of moving forward steadfastly, you carry on your back a weight that is not meant to be there. When you are so afraid of getting hurt, you put so much effort on being fully armed that you forget to just run forward.

Instead, let go of your fears. Who cares if you are exposed and vulnerable without this protection. Without it, you will run faster and be quicker and go further in a short time. But if you remain so conscious of what could hurt you, you will move at a slower pace.
So then, forget about the dangers that may lay ahead, focus instead on the good that awaits you. Focus on the goal and the dreams that I have put into your heart. Instead of worrying about the dangers, stand on my promise to you, that I have prepared a good future for you with an expected end. I have prepared several good gifts along the way, as you race off into a glorious future. Put down your armor of protection now and run with me, says the Lord. Amen.

Every Step you Take


Every Step you Take

Watch as I put your foot on a narrow path my child. For some time it might feel as if you are putting one foot directly in front of the other. There are times when you might feel unbalanced and unsure if you will finish the race that is set before you. However I am right by your side to make sure that you follow this journey through. Even in the times when you feel uncertain, know that I am here like a loving father, holding your hand so that you do not fall.
For you have reached out to me in faith and so I have answered and led you to a narrow road. It is a road that is not well traveled and even though you might feel uncertain about it at times, know that you never walk it alone. I am right by your side, guiding you and making sure that your foot does not slip.
So take my hand and see that I am leading the way. I will never forsake you or cause you to walk the road alone. I will not abandon you or cause you to be in darkness. For even now I hold the lamp to your feet and if you are diligent to just keep walking forward, then you will see a wider path ahead of you.
For this narrow road will not last forever. Soon it will open up to a wider road once again and then you will feel more comfortable. So cling to me. Trust me and know that I will see you through and cause every step you take to prosper says the Lord. Amen

Made in My Image


Made in My Image

Let the sword never be far from your hand, my child. Indeed, I have created you in my image and you are more than a conqueror. I put my character into your very being, that you may have dominion and bring into subjection everything that you desire.

So take up your sword, which is the sword of the spirit, and use it to bring down every stronghold in your life. My Word is powerful and is able to bring about great things. For with one word, I created the heavens and the earth.

I spoke the creation into being. I told the light to shine and it obeyed me. With one word the fig tree shriveled up and died.

So too, does this power lay in you. When you speak in my Name, the same power comes out of your mouth. When you speak, so too, will the storms obey your word. Speak my will and everything around you will obey.
Speak forth the decree and my servants, the angels, will bring it about for your favor. So stand up today and take up your sword. You have what you need already within you my child. You have Me living inside of you and all of the kingdom of heaven in your hands. Speak the word and it shall come to pass, says the Lord. Amen.

Keep Working - it is Worth it!


Keep Working - it is Worth it!

My child, it is the fruit of life that makes living delicious. For even though there are times of labor and times when you must tend to the garden I have given to you, do not forget that it is for a specific purpose. All the work and effort is for the purpose of producing fruit for you to enjoy.
So do not grow weary in doing good. Do not grow weary in pushing through and putting your hand to the plough. For although the ground might feel hard at times and the work long, it is for a purpose! That purpose is to bear fruit that will make your life sweet. As you push through, the seeds you have sown will take root and soon you will see the fruit that you have worked so hard for. So do not be discouraged when you are faced with weeds or other things that need tending.
Rather do the gardening in your life with much joy! Put your hand to the plough and break up the hard ground. Seek my face for the water and the wisdom to do your work. Then as you work in my blessing, trusting me for the increase, I will give you a greater increase than you imagined.
You will sow one seed and you will reap a harvest of a thousand fold. So do not grow weary! Keep working and investing into the seeds you have sown and soon you will see much fruit says the Lord.

Rabu, 23 Oktober 2013

Stop Running

Stop Running

My child, you have run for a long season. You have pushed through and given it your all. However, now it is time for you to stop. Now you are running not in my strength and in my anointing but you are allowing the tricks of the enemy to push you from behind so that you go beyond what I intended.

So stop running now and hop on the car that I have sent for you to get into. Could you imagine how silly it would be if someone were running and they are way past their limit and are totally exhausted and someone would drive next to them offering them a ride so that they could get to their destination more quickly, but they would refuse the help and just keep pushing?

As silly as it sounds, you so often do that my child. So before you reach that point of exhaustion because you are doing it all on your own, accept my help and hop into my car. I have another way for you now and I have new plans for you, says the Lord. So hop on board and let me take you where you need to go, says the Lord. AMEN.

Living Waters Within

Living Waters Within

Come and drink from me, from the living waters that are within you. I am inside of you and always reachable. You just have to reach within whenever you are in need. I am here for you and I will supply all of your needs. When you are feeling down and you cannot go any further, know that I am here and ready strengthen you. Reach in and drink from my waters.

Not only will I fill you up, but I will fill you up with abundance so that you can fill the needs of others. When you are satisfied and filled with my waters, so too will the fruit of my spirit manifest in your life. Then not only will you be satisfied, but others will come to your light.

So come to me now and I will lead you to green pastures and beside the quiet waters. I will fill every void that you have and fill you up to overflowing. Come now my child and drink from the living waters that are within you. Amen.

My Presence Like a Waterfall

My Presence Like a Waterfall

My child, you are so precious to me and I love you so very much. My presence is available to you all the time and you can come and stand in my waterfall even now. Come and allow my presence and my anointing to wash over you and cleanse you from the dirt and grime you got on you from the wearisome journey you are on.

The water will soothe you but it will also put pressure on you to come right. When you look at a waterfall in the natural, it looks so peaceful. However, when you go closer you see its power and you can feel the strong current and the pressure of the water on your skin.

When you come into my presence, this is what you will experience. I will refresh you and cleanse you, but I will also put pressure on you where pressure is due, so that you can rise up and be the best you can be. My anointing delivers and it sets you free but it also calls you to walk circumspectly and in my spirit, says the Lord.

Play Your Part

Play Your Part

I have put you in the place you are right now my child. I have given you the anointing and the ability to fulfill the role you are playing right now. Imagine a team of basket ball players. Each one has their position and each one knows how to fulfill the role in the position they have been given.

Someone who is good at scoring points will not suddenly now run to the back to help out with the defense. If they leave their post, then points will not be scored. And if the defense leaves their post then the opposing team will quickly score points.

You see, each one is placed where they need to be. So stand strong where you are and shine where I have placed you. Rely on those around you and as each one slots into their place, you will see my love bind you together in unity and you will see how everything works together so smoothly.

Do not try to fulfill the function and role of another but press into what I have given you to do. As you do that, the frustration you have been feeling will fall away. As you do that, the weariness you feel will fall away. I have given you the grace to do what you are doing right now.

You do not have to go and win the grace of another, but just stand in what I have empowered you to do. Then you will shine and then you will be a vessel of glory in my hands, says the Lord. AMEN

Trust and Love

Open the Closed Doors

Open the Closed Doors

I put you before an open door that no man can shut today my child. For it is the enemy that would try to trick you and convince you that I have put a closed door at your face. However, if I have led you in a direction, I intend for you to succeed. I intend for you to walk in my blessing. I would not lead you on a long journey only to put a closed door in your face.

So when you know that I have led you and you suddenly find a closed door, know that this is not of me, but of the enemy to discourage you. This is of the enemy to sow doubt and fear into your heart. Do not listen to his lies, but stand up in your authority instead. Command that door to open and it shall surely open and reveal the treasure that is behind it. As you face that door with faith and tell it to open, it will surely obey.

When the enemy is putting a closed door in front of you, you can be sure that my blessing and my answer is behind it, which is why he wants to block it. He wants to discourage you so that you will give up the journey and the direction that I have given to you. He wants to sow doubt into your heart so that you begin to doubt the word that I have given to you. Do not give into these fears, but command them to leave. Bring every thought captive into my will and then face your closed doors and command them to be opened.

For what you loose in heaven, will also be loosed on earth. So face your closed doors today and use the authority that I have given to you my child! Pick yourself up from the dust and push aside the lies of the enemy. For he is the father of lies and there is no truth in him. So when you know that these words and fears are not of me, but of the enemy, then you can know that not a single feeling or thought is a truth!

Reject those lies and hold onto the original truth that I gave to you. When you do this, you will see that door swing wide and my blessing come through. Together we will overcome and you will surely take hold of my promises, says the Lord. Amen

Selasa, 08 Oktober 2013


How do you view the church?

Get Thirsty


Get Thirsty

I am the well of living water and if you come to me, I will give you fresh water that will bring you life. Just like you need to draw the water out of a well in the natural though, so also do you need to take time to draw this water out of me. For I will not impose my water on you or wet you when you are not looking. You do not walk past a well to find it throwing water at you. No rather, you must draw the water out.
In the same way you must come to me and draw the water from me. You do this by coming to me in faith and in love and requesting this life from me. You only need to ask me child and I will give you all the anointing and wisdom that you need. I will water you with all the liberty and peace that you need.
This water is not earned and it is not something that you can gain by working very hard. It can only be drawn out through faith and love. As you come to me and ask in faith and as you open your heart in love towards me, you draw the water out in abundance. Then as you start to receive my living water, your faith and love will increase. So take the portion of faith that you already have and come and ask me for my living water. Come and ask me to fill your heart and to bless the work of your hands.
Come and ask for my anointing. Come and ask for my peace and my blessing. Then as you come and ask in faith, I will pour my water over your head and wash away the dust that has gathered on you. I will fill your heart and refresh your mind. I will cause you to become strong again so that you can walk out this life that I have given to you. So then come. Become thirsty for my presence. Become thirsty for my living water and as you approach me, I will never disappoint you, says the Lord.




Trust Me

Do not be afraid if the view that you see is not what you expect my child, for I have gone ahead of you and prepared the way. Not everything you ask me for comes in a way that you expect. However, I am in control and I will make sense of the new things that I have for you.
For when you go to a new land you cannot imagine what it would look like. Rather you go on things you have heard or understood from others. There is no getting around experiencing it for yourself though to truly see the new land that I have for you. Many times though you form pictures in your mind of how things should go or how I should bless you and when the landscape changes to something unexpected you feel lost or think that you have missed me.
No my child, I am well able to turn everything around for my good. I know what you have asked me and I know how to lead you in the way that I have set for you. So trust me! Trust me even when everything looks too unfamiliar. Trust me when you do not understand and you cannot see the way ahead. Trust me when you are afraid and wonder if you have missed me.
When you trust me like this, even if you did step in the wrong direction, I am able to right those wrongs. It is in that moment that you will realize that I am truly in control of your life and able to turn any situation around for my glory. So come again and make a choice to trust me! Trust me especially when your heart is full of fear or worry.
Replace that worry with trust and you will start to change the pictures. Then as you cling to me the new land will open up and although it might not look like you imagined it, it will have blessings that you did not anticipate. For I know what you need and I will not only fill that need, but your desires as well. Come child – trust me and see that I will not allow your foot to slip, says the Lord. Amen.

Kamis, 03 Oktober 2013

Do Everything With all of Your Heart

Do Everything With all of Your Heart

Have you ever looked at a tree planted by the rivers, my child? If you look at it you feel a deep peace and rest overwhelm you. This tree is not stressed to stand there and take the goodness out of the water.

I desire that you can be as this tree when you come to me and put your roots deep down into the stream of my living water and my refreshment.

You are stressed in your day to day life though and when you come to me you are stressed as well. Instead of enjoying this moment to the fullest you are already thinking of the next thing that you need to do.

My child, I desire that you can do everything that you do to the fullest. Do your work to the fullest of your capacity. Spend time in my presence to the fullest of your pleasure. If you have time to relax then do it to the fullest as well.

If you can do this it will make your life rich. All the stress that pushes you to do things all day long will suddenly disappear and give room to my peace that will capture you like never before. Enjoy each moment of your day and do whatever you do with all your heart. Enjoy it to the fullest and only when you have completed it move on to the next thing and start doing this one with all of your heart as well.

You will indeed become like this tree planted by the rivers that everyone will be drawn to, just because you reflect my deep peace that is so desperately needed in today's world.

Rabu, 02 Oktober 2013

Selasa, 01 Oktober 2013


Grace Covers Me: A Good Pursuit

Posted: 01 Oct 2013 10:00 PM PDT
Most of my thoughts and conversations are full of hopes and dreams.
There are the bright hopes I share with my husband for the future of our marriage, our family, and our church. We look ahead and dream about how we'll celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary. We consider school options for the son who is in his last year of elementary school. We talk about the plans God might have for our church, and how we're eager to see them come to fruition.
There are the yearnings I share with friends regarding their own hopes and desires. We talk about the prayers God hasn't answered yet, and how we struggle to have faith that He'll answer at all. We discuss hardships and how we wish things were different. We hold hands and pray, because we can't give ourselves what we desire most. And sometimes we cry because we hope so deeply and want so much.
There are also the wishes about yesterday that peek their head up every so often. We could have done it differently. Perhaps we should have done it differently. If only...
And then there are the hopes I hold to my heart, the ones that might be tainted or misunderstood if I vocalized them, the ones I don't know that I actually could put to words anyway. Yet my life points toward them always--hoping, seeking, pursuing, grasping for. I want what I don't have, and I want to shed some things that I do. 
This is not always a bad thing. Dreams and hopes are not bad things.
But sometimes they are. When I crave a step forward, but not to stand still, I miss the purest place where God is--the present. I miss the promise of manna, of daily bread, of a day filled with countless joys and countless experiences of God Himself. He will be in my future, whether I live or die, but I experience Him most fully in the present. I experience His gifts to me most fully in the present.
Today is not a vain pursuit. Making a name for ourselves, influence, pleasure, possessions, storing up money, coveting for what others have, increasing knowledge to think ourselves wise--these are all vain pursuits, every single one. When you think you've caught one of these things that you hope for or desire, watch it slip through your fingers like wind because that's what it will do.
Many things we hope for aren't vain pursuits, but our future hopes are not the greatest pursuit for today. A wise man said, "I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives, and also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor--it is the gift of God." After dabbling in everything he could hope for or desire, he said it again in a different way: "Here is what I have seen:...As for every man to whom God has given riches and wealth, and given him power to eat of it, to receive his heritage and rejoice in his labor--this is the gift of God. For he will not dwell unduly on the days of his life, because God keeps him busy with the joy of his heart" (Ecc 5:19-20). 
What is our best hope for today? Joy in God and in what He has given right now. Not what we hope He will give, not longing for what once was, joy in our lot today. This is what the wise, experienced man said, and it is the goal and sweet satisfaction of every wise person who recognizes God's loving heart and sovereign hand. This is for those with deep yearning and those with realized dreams, there is no difference. All are to rejoice.
Sometimes our hopes and dreams lead to entitlement or bitterness or frustration. But the pursuit of joy in God keeps our hearts full and busy recounting God's faithfulness. It is never a vain pursuit. 
We will not once regret it.


You Are Unique

My child, I am shaping you into a vessel that will contain my glory. Not every vessel looks the same and so I just desire for you to trust me and to stand strong in what I have given you. Don't compare yourself to everyone around you. Do not try to be like everyone else and strive to become a vessel like them, for I have made each one unique.

When you are working in the kitchen there is a reason that you have many different bowls and pots and even tools. It is because each one accomplishes a specific task and makes the chef's job much easier. Well, consider me to be the chef in your life. I pull out the right pot at the right time for the right job. When I need a measuring cup I grab hold of it and when I need a frying pan I use that.

It is the same with you. So let me make you into what you need to be. Let me bring out your uniqueness my child. Because then when you are just content to be who I have called you to be, you will be used powerfully and you will stand strong in comparison to the other vessels. No other vessel does what you do and so you are unique in my body.

So stop comparing yourself and just take my hand and remain teachable. Keep the attitude of submission and rely on me in everything you do. As you do that, you will see me work miracles in your life and you will come face-to-face with me like never before, says the Lord.


My word brings light

My Word Brings Light

My Word is a light unto your feet. Where you cannot find your way, my child, you simply have to look in the Word and you will see again, which way you should take.
My Word is like a trail of bread crumbs that leads you to safety and victory and blessing and every good thing in life.
When you feel lost, you only have to reach for my Word and you will find Me there. I have promised that I will never leave you nor forsake you and indeed, I have not and will not. I am always within reach – I am closer to you than your next breath.
So do not feel alone my child, but know that I am here right by your side. Take my promises that I have given to you and stand on them. Believe in what I have spoken to you and live according to it. When you live your life according to my promises, your natural circumstances will also come into alignment.
When you search my Word, you will find Me there, with treasures and secrets, for you alone. You will find gifts with your name on it and you will hear Me speak to you by name.
So come into my presence today and meet me in my Word.
By faith, you can open your heart to hear and indeed you will hear my voice. Come and search Me and I will tell you good things, unsearchable things that you did not know. Where you were lost in darkness, my Word will bring light. Where you were confused, I will bring clarity. Amen.


Run to Me

Draw near to me and I will draw near to you. When you reach out for me, I will come to you in a hurry. I will meet you where you are, no matter where that is.

Don't you see my child that I take delight when you run to me with your problems. When I am the first person that you run to, I cannot help but pick you up into my arms and embrace you.

Yet somehow, you think that you have to figure it out on your own, that you cannot share with Me, what is going on in your heart. Don't you know that I know you inside and out? I created you and formed you and I know your inward parts. I know every hair on your head and none fall to the ground without my knowing.

Why then, can't you see that I also can give you the solutions to your problems? I know you better than you know yourself and before you ask of Me, I know what you will ask and have already done it for you.

Instead of reaching your own conclusions then, my child, come to me and let us reason together. Let me give you rest and understanding. Let me speak peace to your situation and indeed the storms within you will quiet down.

Let me be your Father, that I can take you in my arms and make you strong like Me. Amen.

Mountain, Be Removed

Mountain, Be Removed

Have you been feeling as though there is an immovable mountain in front of you, says the Lord? Do you remember what I have told you in the Word about mountains? If you speak to any mountain and tell it to be cast into the sea and do not doubt in your heart, then you will have what you speak.

My child, if you want the situations in your life to change, then you must speak to them and believe with all your heart that you will have what you speak. I have already given you the keys to the kingdom. I have already given you the victory in Christ Jesus.

Now is the time to take the authority that I have given to you in Christ Jesus and tread upon every serpent and scorpion and power of the enemy. It is time to speak to the mountains in your life and truly believe that they are uprooted and cast into the sea.

When the inkling comes to doubt and feel that you will not have what you speak, stand firm and listen to the words that I have spoken to you. Hear me say that whatever you ask in accordance to my will, I will hear you.

Allow my word to rise up and empower you to continue to believe. Hear that you are more than a conqueror and that you are filled with the produce of your lips. Hear that the power of life and death is in your tongue!

Listen to my truth and refuse to accept the lies of the enemy that have so long deceived the world and the children of darkness. You are a child of the light and you do not have to accept anything that does not come from me, says the Lord.

Senin, 30 September 2013

Let Wisdom Bring Color to Your Life

Let Wisdom Bring Color to Your Life

My child, the understanding you have of my word is good. You have been drawing closer to me and you have been getting a picture of the pattern I have for you, says the Lord. However, right now your canvas has got a black and white picture on it and it is time to add some color. It is time to add some life to what you have received. It is time to add some color to this pattern so that it may come to life even now, says the Lord.

So tap into my Spirit, tap into the wisdom that you have inside for when you act in my wisdom and with my love, it is like adding color to a black and white picture. It doesn't necessarily transform the basic look of things but it adds much life and it adds joy. This is what you need right now my child.

You need to take the knowledge and understanding that I have given you and then tap into the power and the anointing of my spirit to allow it to become wisdom so that your picture can be seen and therefore bring much joy not only to you but to those around you as well, says the Lord.

So come to me now and tap into the resources that are found in my Spirit, says the Lord. As you do, you will rise up to a whole new level. AMEN.

When the Pressure is On

When the Pressure is On

Fly away like a dove to the mountains. This is what my servant David did when the pressures came on him and he could no longer face them. Instead of running away to hide in the things of the world, he came to run away and hide in my presence. In the same way, I invite you to come and run to my presence this day my child.

When the pressures increase and you feel overwhelmed, run to my presence. Fly like a dove does to the mountain of my glory. There you will find the peace that you are looking for. If you run instead to the things of the world or try to get that need met in others, you will only feel more weighed down than before. So run instead into my presence! Run instead into my glory. Then you will see that I have always been here to make your load light.

For when the load gets so heavy that you cannot bare it any more, know that I am here to help you carry it. When you run to me, I can exchange your load for mine. My load is so much easier to carry and you will discover that much of what you are carrying was not of me to begin with. You will only discover this truth in my presence though. So fly to me child! Do not fly to the world or escape into things that will steal your spiritual strength. Rather fly to me and I will be the wind under your wings.

I will lift you high above your circumstances and cause you to soar and feel free once again, says the Lord. Amen

Let Me Build Your Call

Let Me Build Your Call

Even as it takes a builder time and effort to build a solid foundation for a road, so does it take time for me to build that solid foundation for your call in your life my child. Do not grow weary and do not grow impatient for when I do a work, I do it well and I do it in my power and with my anointing, says the Lord. So even though your circumstances seem hard at times and you often feel like you are still at the beginning stages of building that road, do not despair. It is all in my time.

When a road gets built there are several processes that need to be done. There are several layers and different materials involved to ensure that the road that will be built upon it will be secure and will last for a long time. In the same way, I am working in your life, my child. I am making sure that all the tools you need are where they need to be. I am making sure that everything is lined up the way it is meant to be.

So as I am taking you through this process my child, be as a lump of clay and allow me to do what I desire to do. Allow me to shape and mold you. Allow me to form you. Allow me to direct you and allow me to make sure that my work is done in your life.

Just trust in me and submit to my hand so that I can complete the work I have started. All I ask of you is your total surrender and your love. I don't need you to understand the process, I don't need you to even do anything to make the process speed up. Just keep on walking and keep on trusting me and I will surely complete everything that I have begun, says the Lord.

Face Your Red Sea

Face Your Red Sea

Does it seem so impossible that I would part the seas for you my child? You often look in front of you and see the way that you must cross and it looks impossible. You look behind you at the way that you have come and it is filled with the enemy and the pressures that are baring on you. Just like the Children of israel you feel stuck – wondering why the way has not opened up. Sometimes in life when you hit a red sea, it is not because I want to drown you my child, but because I want to drown the enemy!

I have brought you to a place where I can show my glory to you. As you have cried out to me and asked me to help you, so have I answered. As you have reached out and asked me to lead you to a better place, so have I answered. However this journey will take a different route to what you expect. Instead of an open road, I will lead you to a Red Sea and just like the Children of Israel, you might feel trapped and overwhelmed. Now is not the time to wonder if you have heard my voice. It is not the time to wonder if you missed me.

Just because you hit a Red Sea does not mean you missed my voice child! It simply means that I desire to display my glory to you in a magnificent way. It means that I intend to do a greater miracle in your life than you have seen up until now. So rejoice when you see that Red Sea in front of you, because it means that the Egyptians at your heels are about to be drowned! Only then will you feel the peace and release that you are seeking me for. So rejoice then and look forward to the future with great anticipation, for the sea in front of you will soon part and the pressures behind you will soon be a thing of the past.

Come then and take my hand and let us face this Red Sea together, says the Lord. Amen

be Careful what you judge

Minggu, 29 September 2013





Give and You Will Start to Shine


Give and You Will Start to Shine

I have placed so many treasures inside of you my child. They are like little seeds that you can sow into the ground around you. However, they are of no use if you just keep them as a treasure for yourself.

You cry out to me to use you. You see the darkness in this world and in the Body of Christ and you ask me to make you shine as a light in the darkness.

I have already given you everything that you need my child. Therefore do not wait any longer but put your hand deep down into this bag of seeds, pull them out and throw them into the darkness. They will be like little lights, little fires that will ignite the ground they touch.

As you continue to pour out the light will indeed start to shine. As you continue to reach down into everything that I have placed into you and gladly share it with others this light will be spread around.

Give and it will be given to you, a good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over. As you start to give and reach out I will add more and more to what you have. Amen.