Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I am reminded of a story about the great evangelist Smith Wigglesworth. He tells the story of him leaving his home town to go preaching where the Lord had called him to go. He knew many of his friends and family would be accompanying him to the railway station, and he also knew he didn’t have the funds to pay for the train ticket. As he was having a hard conversation with the Lord, God spoke to him and asked him to trust Him, and act as if he was going to catch the train.
So he went to the station along with his friends and family. He stood in the queue for the ticket office knowing he didn’t have enough money to pay the fare. Just as he got to the counter a friend came and pressed some money into his hand. By the time he got on the train he had been given sufficient money for the entire trip. He trusted the Lord, took God at His word and He came through for him just as He had promised he would. In this very same way, as we trust God, He will always deliver what we need today. Even though it sometimes seems to us that God is late, or comes at the very last minute, just know this HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME.
So he went to the station along with his friends and family. He stood in the queue for the ticket office knowing he didn’t have enough money to pay the fare. Just as he got to the counter a friend came and pressed some money into his hand. By the time he got on the train he had been given sufficient money for the entire trip.
He trusted the Lord, took God at His word and He came through for him just as He had promised he would. In this very same way, as we trust God, He will always deliver what we need today. Even though it sometimes seems to us that God is late, or comes at the very last minute, just know this HE IS ALWAYS ON TIME.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
John 20:29 (NLT) "Then Jesus told him, "You believe because you have seen me. Blessed are those who believe without seeing me."
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
When you focus your attention on Me I will show you the distractions in your life. I will minimize the things that you don’t need to concern yourself with in this season. But in order to do that you must dwell in the secret place and abide under the shadow of My wings. This is where you will find peace, joy, love and protection.
As you release all your worries over to Me, trust Me to carry all that concerns you for My love flow freely over your life. Watch and wait for My timing on all that is coming forth. All the power you need is provided by the same Spirit that raised My Son from the grave. Yes, I have provided all that you need in order to do My will.
As you dwell within My secret place you will begin to receive My provisions, and grow stronger in your walk of faith. My covering on you is all that you need. Trust Me, rely on Me and stop trusting in your own strength and abilities. Know the depths of My love for you. Believe that My power will accomplish your destiny for My kingdom, and supply all your needs
Now come and dwell with Me in My secret place.
Psalm 91:1-4 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler's snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
DON'T GIVE UP ON GOD, HE HASN'T GIVEN UP YOU
Have a Jesus filled day,
Friday, March 15, 2013
The enemy of your souls seeks to discourage you. He will do whatever he can to get your eyes off of Me and on to a myriad of problems. He wants to overwhelm you and make your heart weary. So don’t spend your time and energy listening to his lies. Instead fix your mind on Me and allow Me to encourage your heart.
Let go of the things that pull you away from Me. Draw into Me, wait upon Me, and your spirit will grow in Me. Then you will begin to see and delight in the work that I am doing in your life. You will find strength and not grow weary, for I will sustain you. You will find a melody in your heart, for I will cause your spirit to sing and I will refresh you in ways that you cannot imagine.
So lift your head up, be encouraged this day, and see that My plans for you are good.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
DON’T GIVE UP ON GOD, HE HASN’T GIVEN UP YOU
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I know that you are tired and weary and that you feel like there is no more strength or faith left in you right now to believe again in the words or the vision I spoke to you so long ago. I know that you have seen many false starts and then you what little came to pass seem to fly away before your disappointed eyes. All that has left you discouraged and despondent, and now you find yourself too weak to stand up one more time. But I want you to know that even now in your weakness and your inability you will see, I am still able to breathe new life into the vision that I have given you.
There have been times that you have felt like Joseph, waiting alone in loneliness and isolation, and even whispered "what's the use in all this?, it always just comes to nothing". But I would tell you this day that I have wrought a death in you so that My new life can be breathed into you.My power and words can and will take you from the prison in which you felt you have been in to the palace in just a day.
I speak to those who are going through a faith crisis. Your circumstances are causing you to doubt if you have any kind of faith. I know it’s not that you don't believe in Me or believe My word. It’s just that your situation and symptoms are speaking louder to you than your faith. I want you to stop right now and consider recognize who I AM.
I am THE GOD that created the Heaven and the Earth, and all that is there in. I am THE GOD which created you and knows all about you. There is nothing too difficult for Me. Rise up and strengthen yourself in My word. Resolve to trust and truly believe Me for complete deliverance and restoration in this particular situation. Refuse to allow fear to have any place or control in your life. Let faith rule and reign in every circumstance. Hold on to what you know is true... MY WORD, and I will hear your prayers and answer you.
Don't ever forget that I am your stronghold, your fortress, your high tower. Be strong and immovable in the faith of My word. Then you will see My glory and be amazed at what I will do in your life, says the Lord.
Get ready; good things are on the horizon. It is a time of expectations in the Lord. What has been next to impossible for you before will begin to be possible and likely. I am the God of increase. In all I do, and I seek increase for My children. Isn’t this also the desire of your heart, to bless and give to those you love the most? So turn loose now of the strings of poverty thinking, and be strong in the grace that is in Me. For you have been thinking of lack far more than thinking increase and plenty. It’s time you ask Me to bless you with a mind for increase.
Years ago you began to pray for your needs to be met with a little left over. Now I want you to pray for and begin to claim increase and overflowing. Let your giving match your expectation of Me. You house is about to be enlarged. Prepare to receive it.
Isaiah 54:2-3 (NLT) "Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities."