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Here I come, Lord.......

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HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
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HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
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This is really a good one for me personally today. Thank you Linda

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May 31, 2012

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



Come into My presence to receive healing and restoration from the demands on your time and energy. I am your source of life and strength, and you must take the time to come to Me to be refreshed and renewed. Resist the temptation to try to find natural remedies to a spiritual condition. Let Me help carry your burdens and make the load lighter, says the Lord.



Matthew 11:28-30 "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

Live in His presence!
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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
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God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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Love God our self and others is the start From there we grow.

I am not pussyfooting around. :)


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My scripture for the day was about His love! :-)

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It's His work that He does in us, He just needs us to surrender to His love.

Live in His presence!
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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
John Paul Jackson"
God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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It's amazing how much we have to filter through. Ah, to be an empty, pure vessel.

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This is really important for me so as not to get side tracked on the wrong road because of my not taking the time to check with Holy Spirit and the Word of God.

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May Gods love help us to Grow.Understand to love And teach us his ways.

I am not pussyfooting around. :)


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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



Beloved, you are in a season when you can grow by leaps and bounds in your discernment. And, it is imperative that you pay attention to the small corrections along the way so that you can make adjustments. The goal is absolute clarity and precision in what you see and hear. Your understanding can get skewed by misinterpretation. Make every effort to stay in the truth of My Spirit, says the Lord.



Revelation 22:1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.

Live in His presence!
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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
John Paul Jackson"
God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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I read this early morning and forgot to comment.

If we listen to Holy Spirit He is always talking to us about us being righteous meaning we now have right standing before our LOrd and can now come boldly into the throne room of grace.

Holy Spirit is always convicting us of our righteousness in God.

That stupid devil is always creeping around seeking whom he may devour who is not aware of being established in the righteousness of God or not yet fully comprehending how we are rooted and grounded in the righteousness of God

Our Lord says in His Word that His people perish for lack of knowledge. It is vital for our faith walk to know the word front wards and back wards and inside out.

We have to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus because that means we are not condmend no matter how that enemy of old may try to make us think and feel that we are.

Very important reminder thanks Linda

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Yes, it's the main tactic that the enemy uses.

Live in His presence!
Linda
"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
John Paul Jackson"
God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
Graham Cooke


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Interesting. We had a 'word' a while back that discussed not giving in to condemnation, etc.

Guess it is rather prevalent?

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May 29, 2012

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



Watch for and resist the temptation that comes to draw you back into condemnation that stems from old places of rejection and failure. This is an attack from the enemy of your soul. Recognize it for what it is, and give no place for the devil. Set your mind and heart on things that build you up and not tear you down. I am for you, says the Lord, and not against you. Look up!



Acts 20:32 "So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified."

Live in His presence!
Linda
"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
John Paul Jackson"
God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
Graham Cooke


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Thank God he works with us.Never make it on our own.

I am not pussyfooting around. :)


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Good one!

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Yes, just wait till He is finished with us.

We are splendid creations in the process of being transformed. I thrive knowing I will not remain the same.

Praise God.

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Bill Yount:
A Work In Progress

Bill YountPhilippians 1:6 (MSG) There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.

Each one of us is a work in progress. God is not through working on any of us. This is one reason we cannot judge one another.

Where I'm living, there is a construction site nearby. I can't escape it. Right when I turn on to the main road there it is. A major four-way intersection under construction causing traffic to stand still and people to go crazy. The bank I'm customers with is right on the corner of it. Going inside the bank you get to breathe dust, as they are remodeling the bank after tearing half of it down to make room for these new sophisticated routes of traveling.

Many Times God Uses a Red Light To Speak To Us

I am not judging the construction workers, but I am convinced that my two flat tires within three days on the same tire was caused by pieces of metal debris picked up from crossing through that intersection. The other day, I was waiting again in a line of traffic backed up what seemed to be a mile. The light changed and, being in a hurry, we began to move slower than I wanted.

Finally approaching the intersection, the light turned red personally just for me right before I could go through. That did it. Sitting there, I felt like getting out of my car and shouting to every construction worker at the top of my lungs, "Would you please stop working on this intersection? I can't take this anymore!" (But I didn't.) Sitting there, waiting for the light to change, there came a moment of stillness and the Lord whispered to me, "But wait till you see when it is finished. Wait till you see when it is finished."

When Things Appear To Be Falling Apart, They Could Be Actually Falling Together!

I believe there are many people right now like me who are a work in progress. The Lord has been working overtime in your life, although things seem to be falling apart and going crazy. You have been tempted to say, or maybe have said to Him, today, "Would You please stop working on me? I can't take it anymore!" But I sense the Lord saying to you, "But wait till you see when I am finished. Wait till you see when I am finished. Things are not falling apart, they are falling together! You are a work in progress."


Bill Yount
Blowing the Shofar Ministries
Email: theshofarhasblown@juno.com

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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
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Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



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Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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I have a 'challenge' coming up tomorrow. Been 'stewing' about it all day.

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JESUS
so many times through out the scriptures JESUS says FEAR NOT

he knows we are human . a weakness of man. fear paralyzes you. like Joyce days
afraid well do it afraid. that is so neat.

i have had computer problems . they are working on creating high speed in our area.

so if i cant get in . your not forgotten.

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YOU WILL FIND REFUGE,HIS FAITHFULNES WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART psalm 91:4


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Jesus is my HighTower and I fear not believe only and am strong, bold as a lion and corageous because of the strength of Jesus living on the inside of me.

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We need Gods protection Even the lord prayer ask that .So true.

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"No weapon formed against you shall prosper." One of my favorites and it is tried and true!



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May 25, 2012

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



I, the Lord, am leading you forward into the depth of My purposes, and I also have your back. I am guiding you into truth and strength of soul and spirit. Your place of safety is in Me, says the Lord. I am protecting you from wicked schemes and plans of destruction against you. Do not be afraid, for I will deliver you from all the works of the enemy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Let faith and trust rule in your heart and mind.



Psalm 32:7-8 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

Live in His presence!
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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
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God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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I am ever so filled with thankfulness of having the one true living God Himself living on the inside of me who continues speaking truth, love and grace into me and my life so that the inside of me is being transformed so as to allow the manifestation of my inward changes to dress me on the outside of me.

Only He and He alone can accomplish all of this for me and all of us who surrender with each new and passing day to become closer to Him in all His splendid glory and Holiness of heavenly living.

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Love and praise the Lord.Our hope and our salvation.

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Such a humble Savior that we serve that He thanks us and calls us beloved. What are we calling Him today? Let us not compromise in our walk. Lord Jesus, You alone are my Love. Amen



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The Principles Of Rendering And Fruitfulness

By Brenda Craig • May 24, 2012
Journals of the Heart


In the very beginning I gave a blessing of fruitfulness to Adam and Eve which was meant to continue on through the generations. However, things were subverted by the enemy…what happened when Adam and Eve believed a lie about who I was and still am. The enemy’s desire was to sabotage, undermine and destabilize all I had given them and lead them into death and not life…into bareness and not fruitfulness. They had to leave the garden, least they live forever in their sin…least they live forever in unfruitfulness dooming all to come to an eternal existence not destined by Me.

Beloved, fruitfulness was and is still the plan for you and all those I love. If not , there would be no need for Jesus to have come to make a way…to rend a path…to give His life in exchange and thereby execute judgment on the spirit of death…to cause you to be by translating you out of the kingdom of darkness into the Kingdom of Light. There would have been no need to take you from being a wasted barren unfruitful field into a watered garden (Isaiah 32:215; Isaiah 55:11).

Today I am coming to render you fruitful and help you to see what is being reproduced in your life. I do not want you to reproduce fruit which brings barrenness to your soul or the lives of others. The blessing still stands. Therefore: one must be careful about what fruit he is producing.

Just as life and death are in the power of the tongue…fruit is birthed out of the soil of your soul and its broken places…its partially formed and shadowy places. Good fruit is born of the spirit when you walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit…when you walk according to the goodness I have proclaimed about you. When you acknowledge said goodness bad fruit falls away for you no longer believe a lie and your actions…your gardening reflects it.

Therefore, I am here to behold you…to capture you within My loving gaze all the while removing those things that cause you to be fruitful in ways that do not give glory to My name. I render your heart according to My great love for you and extract all things not beneficial to the revealing of your destiny. Therefore, cooperate with Me when I bring things to the surface and do so with the understanding that I do not condemn you; I deliver you as you render…as you surrender your heart knowing I am good.

By bringing things to the surface and removing them, the soil of your soul and all it experienced at the hands of the life and the enemy is transformed into the image…the vision I had of you before time was. I am here to deliver you…to make you into the realization of the newness you already are in Me. All the while I am making available everything you need for life and godliness for I have indeed called you according to My own excellence and glory (2 Peter 1:3). Lean into Me as I lean into you and let Me have full sway to render you fruitful in ways that are good and pleasing (Acts: 14:17)…

And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth. (Genesis 1:28 Amplified)

The [uncompromisingly] righteous shall flourish like the palm tree [be long-lived, stately, upright, useful, and fruitful]; they shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic, stable, durable, and incorruptible]. (Psalms 92:12 Amplified)

Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is valued as a forest. (Isaiah 32:15 Amplified)

Yet He did not neglect to leave some witness of Himself, for He did you good and [showed you] kindness and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with nourishment and happiness. (Acts 14:17 Amplified)

Prayer

Lord, please forgive me for believing any lies about You…for doubting Your faithfulness because of my own failings or the unfaithfulness of others. I understand the enemies desire to steal, kill and destroy all with which You have blessed me. This is nothing new. However, because of Your loving words of affirmation, I am more aware of the enemy’s actions in this endeavor. Believing his accusations causes me to plant seeds of doubt and unbelief which lead to hopelessness. Hope in you Lord, does not disappoint. I choose to stay my mind on You and the fruitfulness of Your undying love. There is no other way…nothing else is profitable.

Help me to continue to be aware of the enemy’s devices. I understand he will attempt to sabotage, undermine and destabilize any and all areas of my life if he can. I see the world being shaken, and the destabilization of our economy as well as our government. This can easily give way to fear should I take my eyes off of You and the truth of Your word. Yes, my eyes are set on You Lord. In the midst of darkness, You translated me into the Kingdom of Light and call me a son of God created to bring forth fruit.

Thank You for helping me to walk in the Spirit and not after the flesh, enabling me to bring forth one hundred-fold fruit. May my garden reflect the beauty of the Perfect Gardener, as You prune away all that is unfruitful. How I desire to bring You Glory in all I do and say. How I desire to walk according to all You already know I am. Therefore, I will cooperate with You to bring to the surface all hidden things capable of producing bad fruit. Manifest and destroy every work of the enemy in my life. Enable me…strengthen me that I may walk in Your perfect will all my days…that my whole heart be surrendered for Your service. Amen.

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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
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God can work all things to the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).



Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
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"The Laser-Like Line of Demarcation"

by John & Kelly Sielski 05/23/2012
"The quality of your life and living, and that, including your current state of mind and emotional stability has already been determined by the voice and/or voices you are choosing to listen to and honor, up until this point. If you don't like your fruit, then go back to this root. Where there is confusion and every evil work, there is also envying and strife in your heart; resulting from a conflict of interests between two different kinds of wisdom. Let the love of your Heavenly Father, revealed through the Cross of Jesus Christ; provide you with the Laser-Like Line of Demarcation, so that you are better able to discern the difference. This love of your Heavenly Father is the Wisdom of God."


3 John 2 (KJV)
2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

2 Chronicles 20: 20b (KJV)
20 ...Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established; believe his [*true] prophets, so shall ye prosper.

John 1: 17 (KJV)
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

2 Timothy 2: 15 (KJV)
15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

James 3: 14-17 (KJV)
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Live in His presence!
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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
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Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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The Bible is a wonder full book.The more we read it the more we understand.Each time we read it the more we get from it.Meditate on what you read and God will let you get more understanding I lessen to a c.d .Bible when I go to sleep I meditate what I heard .I get more out of what I read that way.I fall asleep thinking about God.

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Some of the things Rick Joyner has read are frightening. Some of the doctrines derived from reading the Bible are frightening. Same way with what we pass on as truths understood.
We turn to the Wisdom of the Holy Spirit to teach us all things. May we be found blameless in what we teach others and say. More responsibility is placed on us as we grow in the Word.
Keep us wise as serpents and as innocent as a dove, dear Lord. Amen



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Hide And Seek Verses Face To Face

By Brenda Craig • May 23, 2012
Journals of the Heart



Beloved, like a small child, who by covering their eyes believes others cannot see them, you sometimes feel as if you are not being seen…that you are hidden even though in the natural you are in plain view (Hebrews 4:13). It can seem at times as if life is behind you, passed you by or covered you up with its demands and circumstances. When this happens, even in small ways, you have a tendency to think I can’t see you or what is happening to you. For if I could really see or if you really mattered surely I would do something? You do matter and I do care. This type of thinking is not just related to the big crisis of life or to overwhelming situations. It can relate to any need or perceived need. Therefore it is important to know that I am aware of even the smallest detail of your life, both visible and invisible.

Little children cover their eyes to hide for many reasons such as: for fun, hide and seek, out of fear, excitement, or because they feel like they have done something wrong. When they hide their eyes because they feel like they have done something wrong, it is often because they are not sure what will happen to them. Life or people have taught them to be wary. Grace was absent on an experiential level. This is about to change for them and for you.

If they have had harsh treatment, been abused, ignored, or had their self-worth attacked by others, they grow up and use tools of denial in order to avoid shame and guilt at all cost. Many times they are afraid to confess their mistakes because the child in them wants what every child wants, to please their parents, to please others, and if raised in a Christian home, to please Me.

The bottom line when it comes to Me is this; if you are in Christ…if you are in Me…love abounds. I am in love with you for you have been made perfect in Me. Does this mean some of your behaviors and attitudes don’t need to change? No! Of course they do. To ever believe in anyway your behaviors or attitudes have the power to change My love for you is absolute nonsense. Pardon the word nonsense; but, I wanted to get My point across in an implicit but serious way. Simply put, I love you and that settles it. So, do not fear for My love for you will never fail.

Beloved, I am changing everything today…making everything new today. Time has come to forsake childish ways of seeing things, all the while embracing a child like heart full of faith and trust in the goodness I so freely give you.

I am in the process of showing you just how it really is from My perspective. I never want you to fear seeing anything I might show you about any deception or lie hiding in your heart. I don’t even want you to fear discovering what you consider the worst sin of all should it abide in you. Please don’t think just because you have overcome a plethora of things means there is nothing left to overcome. Don’t think just because something might cause you to cover your eyes just enough to make way for you to still have the courage to peek through your fingers it is enough. Only complete trust and freedom of heart is sufficient. I want to look on you face to face and not though cracks and crevices.

Many times I have reminded you how little foxes destroy the vine. I am doing so again because the removal of even the littlest of things can be the “one thing” which opens the way…which causes the enemy’s house of cards to fall.

Therefore, I do not want you to play hide and seek because of any wrong self-perception. I prefer and long for face to face (1 Chronicles 16:11). This is where I bathe you in Amazing Grace…

Seek the Lord and His strength; yearn for and seek His face and to be in His presence continually! (1 Chronicles 16:11 Amplified)

And not a creature exists that is concealed from His sight, but all things are open and exposed, naked and defenseless to the eyes of Him with Whom we have to do. (Hebrews 4:13 Amplified)

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside. (1 Corinthians 13:11 Amplified)

Prayer

Lord, I am fearfully and wonderfully made by Your own hands. I was knitted and fashioned in my mother’s womb to be a beautiful tapestry to display your image. Every detail of my life…every thread of my tapestry matters to You. In fact, you have numbered the hairs on my head and are aware of each and everyone. You have numbered my minutes, days and hours with great anticipation of all I am and will be. All that I am and do is fully exposed before You without condemnation or shame. I simply give my missteps to You. Forgiveness is my portion: past, present and future.

I am so thankful that you do not treat me harshly or in unkind ways for the world and its ways have no place in You. I am so thankful I do not have to hide my eyes and pretend you do not see or that I am hidden from you. I choose to not walk in denial but boldly before the throne of grace to receive mercy in my times of need no matter how small and insignificant they might seem to be. Simply put, You care about me; therefore, You care about all aspects and concerns in my life. Nothing, and I mean nothing, escapes Your care and willingness to act on my behalf except my refusal to receive what You give me.

Lord, You are making everything in my life new, starting with me as You work from the inside out. I choose to respond to the promptings of your voice by taking the blinders off…by removing my hands from eyes. I choose to see what You see regardless of what it looks like in the natural…regardless of whether the enemy wants me to fear…regardless of what others might say or think, and as a result I am free. I am free to love…free to minister…free to be without any repercussions.

Take my heart…my life…my very soul and search me out to see if there be any wicked way…any “one thing” I need to let go of. Show me the next block in the wall which needs to be removed in order for the wall to fall as Jericho did. There will be no more hide and seek…no more seeking You and then hiding when You come in ways I do not want you to or did not anticipate. I choose to trust in the goodness of who You are no matter what. No more hide and seek for me. I come and stand before You face to face in the place of Amazing Grace. Amen

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Understanding the Scriptures - The Path of Life, Part 14
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Week 21, 2012
Rick Joyner



One of the great questions is how people can read the same Scriptures and derive different conclusions, or even doctrines, from them. We have likely all said things that someone would interpret the exact opposite of what we meant, and this happens to the Lord and His Words as well. One question many have is: Why would the Lord allow biblical prophecies to sometimes be so ambiguous or seemingly conflict the way that they do?

One reason is that the Lord obviously has a purpose in separating the real seekers of truth from the pretenders. In short, He does not want them to be easy to understand—He wants those who are trusted with a depth of understanding to have a resolute searching heart that will not give up because they value this understanding enough to persevere through any obstacle. As the Lord told His disciples, this is why He spoke to the people in parables.

When I was a young believer and started reading The Bible, I was profoundly astonished at its depth and brilliance. I had spent years reading Marx, Freud, Jung, May, many of the great philosophers, and ultimately leading to the existentialists like Camus and B.F. Skinner. I concluded quickly that the wisdom of The Bible trumped the most brilliant human wisdom by an insurmountable distance. Yet I had tried to read The Bible before, but it did not make sense to me. After my conversion, I could hardly believe it was the same book. The difference was not the book, but me, and the eyes that I was looking through.

Even so, the first few times I read The Bible there were things I could not understand, and things I thought were contradictions. As I gained knowledge of the Lord, His ways, and matured myself, these went away. Certainly I would not claim that I now have perfect understanding of the Scriptures, though they have been the main focus of my study for 40 years now. I have probably read The Bible more than 50 times, but I’m still a student, not an expert. There is one simple factor that determines whether we can discern God’s Word accurately, and it is found in John 7:17-18:

“If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or whether I speak from Myself.

He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”

The first principle of discerning truth and accurately interpreting God’s Word is that we must be willing to do His will regardless of what it says. If we approach it with preconditions, we will never know the truth. If God is God, then to see Him as He is we must resolve that regardless of whether we understand or agree with it, His standards of righteousness are righteous, His standards of justice are just, and the main goal of our lives must be to do His will and obey Him.

Then the next verse is what will keep us on track. The word that is translated “glory” here is the Greek doxa, which could have been translated “recognition.” If we are going to be true witnesses and stay on the path of the righteous, not just our main purpose, our entire purpose must be to glorify the Lord and honor His name, and never try to use our message to make a name for ourselves. We will only be true to the degree that we keep this as our motive.

Here’s a glitch though—I don’t know how well I’ve done at this. I’ve tried to keep it as a core purpose of my life since I first read this as a new believer, but I would never presume to have done it perfectly. I am constantly challenged by self-seeking motives that rise up, or self-preservation, so I’m sure I have not been perfect and may not have even followed this very well. On the other hand, I may have done it well. I really do not know. I think this is what Paul meant in I Corinthians 4:1-5:

"Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

In this case, moreover, it is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy.

But to me it is a very small thing that I should be examined by you, or by any human court; in fact, I do not even examine myself.

For I am conscious of nothing against myself, yet I am not by this acquitted; but the one who examines me is the Lord.

Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God."

I sometimes feel that the Lord continues to give me challenging, controversial prophecies and issues to address that are bound to be unpopular. I think He may do this to help me stay on the course with my motives because they surely will not be popular with men. Then sometimes the things I thought would bring the most wrath turn out to be most popular and vice versa. I honestly have not figured out how things will be taken, so I just try to focus on simple obedience.

It is my experience that the things I do that take the most faith and courage and I think are the most righteous and just, do seem to bring the most wrath from the religious community. The things I do that require little faith, courage, or devotion and obedience, seem to get the most accolades from the same. This is why I quote Galatians 1:10 to myself almost every day—“If I were still trying to please men I would not be a bondservant of Christ.”

I do not claim to be the most righteous, just, or even a good example of a good bondservant, but I know that when the opinions of others get mixed into my motives, the confusion is unbearable, and I can’t live that way. It is also noteworthy that the greater the works Jesus did, the more the religious community opposed Him. When He started raising the dead, they felt it was time to kill Him—go figure. We are the greatest of all fools and will be tormented our whole lives if we live in the fear of man. True peace and joy can only be found in obedience to God, and it is found in Him regardless of what people think of us.


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The more we grow in God the more we change This a life long journey till the day our life is over. We will never be perfect.We are to build our house on a strong foundation or we can loose our faith in times of trouble or follow the ways of the world.

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We never know how the Perfect One will mold and use these clay vessels. It will be to glorify though and I rejoice in that because I am weak, He is strong.



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Are You Perfect or imPerfct?"
John Belt

A Clean Heart
When you have confessed your sins and wrong doing, you have nothing to to hide, defend or to be ashamed of. That is the power of blood of Christ. It is completely restoring. It is not about what people say about you, but what Jesus says about you that matters. God's peace is yours through a clean heart in relationship with the Holy Spirit. Those who operate under the spirit of the law will never help others, rather they continually point the finger of accusation. They have no peace, rather a spirit of judgement. Jesus had every reason to put Peter on the back burner - he denied the Lord 3 times. But what does Jesus do? 40 days later Peter is the leader of the greatest revival the world has ever known or experienced. On the day of Pentecost it was Peter who preached and immediately 2000 came into the Kingdom of God in a day.
Acts 2:40-41
And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.


The Faithful Life
It was no mistake that God used Peter. God was displaying the extreme power of His grace and restoration as an example for all of us to follow. Was Peter perfect after that? No. He blew it again putting Gentiles under the law. Paul had to rebuke Peter. What does that tell us? Did Peter lose his apostleship? No. It was just another lesson in life being part of the journey that every one of us has to travel. God's grace is amazing. It is by the grace of God that we are restored and live an overcoming life. God is not looking for perfect people. Abraham was not perfect. He committed adultery. David did the same. Both of these are some of the most highly esteemed men of God in the Bible. Abraham is referred to as the "father of faith". The "City of David", Jerusalem, was named after David.

These are just a few examples of the imperfect people that God uses. Although they blew it, God saw the grand view of faithfulness in their lives. They were willing to take responsibility for their mistakes, taking the hard knocks. They were not in denial, but saw their wrong doings. We are not talking about sloppy grace here. God saw that in the overall perspective of their lives that they leaned upon Him. This is what God looks for. Those who are self-righteous God has a hard time using because it is all about them. We cannot take on a "better than you" mindset. We get nowhere if we are finger pointers, accusers and don't know the love of God. I want to be a part of the hall of faith, not the hall of fools. God's love covers a multitude of sins. If we are to walk in His ways we must walk in His love.


The Perfect One
Those who walk in love magnify the grace of God, the perfect work of Jesus and the power of His blood, both for cleansing and overcoming. They allow God to be the Judge. Those who walk in self-righteousness are always pointing the finger for they are under the law. This same law will judge them. The law is all about performance. It is a big show. The show is over when you begin to understand God's grace through communion with His Holy Spirit. If you want God's grace in your life, you will have to give it. The truth is we are all imperfect. Christ in us is the hope of Glory. He is the Perfect One who dwells in those who open their hearts to His love. When you discover your desperate need for Him then His grace flows to you and every other direction through you.

Stay Connected,

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Thanks Bobbie, I just post what I sense the Lord is saying.

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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
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He always shows me certain truths in the problems that I am having that always work foy my advantage. He always has my best interests in His heart.

Linda you do such a good job and are so faithful with this team thank you

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HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
YOU WILL FIND REFUGE,HIS FAITHFULNES WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART psalm 91:4


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With Gods help the picture changes.We see the things God Way not our way .Then true peace comes.We find peace in all kinds of situation .In the bath God put us in.

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May 18, 2012

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



I see those things that are looming before you that have overwhelmed you. I know you're doing your best to be strong and to overcome, but you feel weak and unable to cope. I say to you, that I am your strength in every situation. I am your peace in the storm. And, with Me nothing is impossible. Go forth in faith and with peace I will cause you to not only endure, but to succeed, says the Lord.



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

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Wisdom is what we need when it is Divine.

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SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:



Maintain peace and stay steady. Deal with things as they come; My grace is sufficient for each moment. I will help you and give you the wisdom and strength you need to endure through current difficulties. This is a time when your trust in Me is imperative. Believe that I can and will direct your steps and surround you with a hedge of protection. Do not despair, says the Lord. I am with you.



1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

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Our own wilderness is our inner life.We need God to cut of all the bad branches and prune the good so we will bear more fruit.We need to be thought how to love God our self and others How to obey Gods commandments because the Bible says we will if we love god.Our faith has to become like a little child.God gives us and more of what we meed.We have to become content no matter were we are in our life.We have to do our part clean our house eat right exercise Look after and teach our children.Do what ever work God puts in our life. No one will do it for use.

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that's wonderful things are not falling apart
we do need to grasp that in future things will fall together see the whole picture emoticon

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A Work In Progress - Philippians 1:6 MSG Bible

Posted: 15 May 2012 09:25 AM PDT
Philippians 1:6 "There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears."

Each one of us is a work in progress. God is not through working on any of us. This is one reason we cannot judge one another.
Where we are living there is a construction site near by. You can't escape it. Right when you turn on to the main road there it is. A major four way intersection under construction causing traffic to stand still and people to go crazy. The bank we are customers with is right on the corner of it. Going inside the bank you get to breathe dust for they are remodeling the bank after tearing half of it down to make room for these new sophisticated routes of traveling.

Many Times God Uses A Red Light To Speak To Us

I am not judging the construction workers but I am convinced that my two flat tires within three days on the same tire was caused by pieces of metal debrie picked up from crossing through that intersection.The other day I was waiting again in a line of traffic backed up what seemed to be a mile. The light changed and being in a hurry we began to move slower than I wanted. Finally approaching the intersection the light turned red personally just for me right before I could go through. That did it. Sitting there, I felt like getting out of my car and shouting to every construction worker at the top of my lungs, "Would you please stop working on this intersection? I can't take this anymore!" ( But I didn't because I am a Christian.) Sitting there, waiting for the light to change, there came a moment of stillness and the Lord whispered to me, "But wait till you see when it is finished. Wait til you see when it is finished."

When Things Appear To Be Falling Apart, They Could Be Actually Falling Together!

I believe there are many people right now like me who are a work in progress. The Lord has been working over time in your life although things seem to be falling apart and going crazy. You have been tempted or maybe have said to Him today. "Would you please stop working on me? I can't take it anymore!" But I sense the Lord saying to you, "But wait til you see when I am finished. Wait til you see when I am finished. Things are not falling apart, they are falling together! You are a work in progress."

Blessings,
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~~Make no excuses and believe no lies~~

Sounds like a slogan!

Thinking of printing this out and putting it on my wall.

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wilderness all i can say is , know the word of god. i felt like i was in a bubble for a few
years hearing daily & learning & studying the word of God. i felt one day that the
holy spirit was saying ( it was like the presence of Jesus non stop) would be leaving.

i realized the lord never left me nor forsaken me . but for me it was silent years.
i knew when the holy spirit directed me but it wasnt the same. golden years
test i thought to see if i would go on . test of my trust.

i always say Jesus walked with me i love this emoticon

HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
YOU WILL FIND REFUGE,HIS FAITHFULNES WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART psalm 91:4


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wilderness all i can say is , know the word of god. i felt like i was in a bubble for a few
years hearing daily & learning & studying the word of God. i felt one day that the
holy spirit was saying ( it was like the presence of Jesus non stop) would be leaving.

i realized the lord never left me nor forsaken me . but for me it was silent years.
i knew when the holy spirit directed me but it wasnt the same. golden years
test i thought to see if i would go on . test of my trust.

i always say Jesus walked with me i love this emoticon

HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS FEATHERS ,AND UNDER HIS WINGS
YOU WILL FIND REFUGE,HIS FAITHFULNES WILL BE YOUR SHIELD AND RAMPART psalm 91:4


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Amen!

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"In the midst of His unfathomable glory, power, and majesty, it is His pleaure to spend time with you.
John Paul Jackson"
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Trust is vital to intimacy with Jesus.



"We need to learn how to be transformed and conformed to the nature of God.
Life is not about coming to Christ, it's about becoming Christ-like."
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As much as I never liked the wilderness, I have become comfortable in it.

Stir up a burning desire in us, Lord. Let us move forward toward Your perfect will. Let us hear Your voice and be consumed with Passion. Amen



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Don’t Get Comfortable In The Wilderness

By Brenda Craig • May 15, 2012
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“But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:6-7 NIV)

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Beloved, never get comfortable in the wilderness places of your life. And remember, they are not to be considered as places of abandonment or rejection, but as temporary places of residence conducive to experiencing Me in yet undiscovered ways. When you are in the wilderness you find out who I am and who you are. And yes, you will find out who you are not. Identity is forged in the desert in a way it cannot be accomplished any other place.

Unlike Moses, you may not be living in the palace of a king when the call comes and I woo you into the place of tender love and kind words. It is of utmost importance that you not give in to any thoughts planted by the enemy aimed at convincing you I have forsaken you in any way. Do not let him plant these thoughts. Take them captive to the obedience of Christ and embrace the identity I sacrificed My life for. I have not forgotten one promise or one plan I have for you or for your family. As always, My plans for you are for a future and a hope.

The time of the burning bush always comes in some fashion to all who find Me and love Me. Peer daily into the fire of My presence and you will hear My voice calling you, directing you in the way you should go. I know each and every path, hidden or otherwise, necessary for the progression of your journey. Trust Me.

Make no excuses and believe no lies, only submit to Me. Resist the devil and he will flee. Remember, I always back you up in all I ask you to do. Be quick to respond with a heart of complete trust. You see, obedience is the fruit of trust. Trust in My true nature. Trust in My incorruptible, everlasting, enduring, all encompassing and faithful love. The wilderness is not your home. However, it is your launching pad. Get ready…

Prayer

Lord, forgive me for ever getting comfortable with status quo in any aspect of my life. I refuse to listen to any lie of the enemy telling me I am abandoned or rejected when the heavens feel like brass. Your ear is always attuned to my voice. It is even attuned to my each and every thought. So many times You have spoken kind, tender-hearted words of love to me when I didn’t deserve them. Your kindness is leading me to complete repentance. I embrace the sacrifice of Your life for me and walk accordingly with my head up because You have lifted it.

I release every promise spoken over me and my family into absolute fulfillment. I put You in remembrance for my own sake, for my own encouragement. I look into Your face with utter abandonment and gaze upon the burning bush of Your heart. May I be consumed by the flame of Your burning passion and be quick to respond, quick to GO!

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John Paul Jackson"
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i love to giggle at 63 and i laugh a lot

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I have let go of dreams that were not of Him, but I have never let go of the Word or words spoken to me.



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God Is Not A Man That He Should Lie

By Brenda Craig • May 14, 2012


I spoke to Abram at a time when all dreams had faded and the sound of childish laughter and play were only a distant memory in a life surrendered to Me. Did he ever wonder why? Did he ever blame himself? What questions do you think he had asked prior to the day I spoke to him? He was a man just like you, so what do you think the answer to these questions might be?

What dreams have you held a bay, wondering if they could ever be or if I will remember and do what I have promised (Numbers 23:18-20)? I can assure you I remember and I will bring them to pass. I am aware of them all and like I said, “I am here to blow a fresh breath of life and ignite a fiery faith in your heart. Look up and see the stars. My wind is blowing.”

You are My Abraham, a contender of the faith in this generation. What you do and believe matters, having the power to bring life-changing effects to those around you-those you see and those you will never see until that day.

Therefore, let child-like laughter fill your heart. Do not let it become a distant memory of days gone by. Laughter will do you good like a medicine and your wondering, wandering heart will dance a dance of faith filled praise.

“God is not a man, that He should tell or act a lie, neither the son of man, that He should feel repentance or compunction [for what He has promised]. Has He said and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken and shall He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19 Amplified)
Prayer

Father I let go of the past, let go of self-blame, and press on. I have held on to some dreams in my heart because they seemed way to big for a person like me to accomplish. I have often considered the men and women of the Bible to be bigger than life, yet they are not. Only one thing is required of me, just like one thing was required of them, to be willing. I am willing.

I want what I believe and do to have positive results in the generations to come. I can hear faint sounds of child-like laughter bubbling in the deep recesses of my being and I choose to act on the sounds I hear. Laughter is my portion. My dreams are beginning to laugh in with childish glee. I have the faith of a child as I now dance a dance of praise. Amen

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Our light is with in us let it shine.The Holy Ghost Is our teacher our guide our light Without him we would be in darkness Follow his teaching.follow Jesus teaching.

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