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Blessed Beyond Recognition

2 Corinthians 4:16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

The Lord says that in- Christ (because of what He did for you), you are made a new creation, the old has gone, the new is here. Once we surrender to Him and firmly grasp His truth and His Plan for our life, we begin the transformation, the re-creation into the better, renewed and improved being He wants us to be.

May those who knew you, with your struggles and limitations begin to wonder “is this the same person? Why is he/she now so confident, so prosperous and so bold? May they think and say: What happened to him or her? “I want the same growth and blessings to come into my life.”

Let us walk and talk differently from what we used to be and do. Leave behind the idle babbling, the fruitless relationships, the negative habits and time-wasters. While focusing on God’s truth, we become better equipped to identify the lies of the enemy and of our surrounding culture.

As you walk by faith, your Father, the Creator of all that is – wants to bless you and surprise you just like a parent desires to see the expression of shear joy on his or her child’s face.

Take hold of His redemption and His liberty unto eternal life through our Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom came in the flesh. May you be overwhelmed by His promises and gifts on this day.

Draw Near to Him

James 4:8  Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

It is no secret that we are in  crucial times- and it is only in drawing close to the Lord where we will be safe in the shadow of His wings.   The Lord desires to speak to us, His Bride, the apple of His eye.

In going through a notebook,  I found this journal entry dated Dec 1, 2011.    I pray that it blesses you.

Draw near to me and I will draw near to you – to tell you and warn you of the times that lie ahead.  It is through hearing My voice that you will be safe and protected, for I will release My plans and strategies to guard My Bride, and it is in Me to protect and guard her. 

Many have a wandering eye and distant heart, they must turn back to their first love with great passion and desire to hear My voice, and  long to be with Me and to feel My presence. 

It will be I and I alone who  can protect her, guard her and keep her safe, for My plans are unique, different and supernatural.

May this post encourage you to  desire that deeper, intimate relationship with our Abba Father.

May you be richly blessed this day

For everything there is a season

Ecclesiastes  3:1, 7b  For everything there is a season, a right time for every intention under heaven — a time to keep silent and a time to speak.

For years I have asked the Lord to do His work and to be in ministry.  I did not know how this would come about, but nevertheless I continued in my pursuit.  I took courses, read books and studied.

An opportunity came my way and I grabbed it, and began a certain type of ministry training that I  recently completed.  I knew the next step would be exciting and adventurous, but what is also coming was very unexpected.

Besides this area of ministry which I trained for,  my husband and I will officially be part of the pastoral staff at our local church.

Surprised? Yes.  Nervous?  Of course.  Trusting in God?  Absolutely.  Do I let it slip away?  No, even though the thought did cross my mind several times.

So how does one become what their heart desires? For me, I have lived it in my dreams.  I studied, read books, prayed, declared it , and I have seen it. I did 2 Timothy 2:15.   The next step was  to walk it out in faith, trusting God that He will complete what I  have started.

We become what the Lord desire for us  by doing, whether it’s being a parent, a writer, an evangelist, a wife, husband, teacher, electrician, so on and so forth. If we  don’t do, we  will never become.

All of us have some type of dream or vision, God built us that way to desire more of Him and have  His grace, love  and mercy flowing through us to pour out to others.  When we seek Him first and pursue that desire, He is faithful and will complete it.  He will give us  the desires of our heart.  We just need to do our part and make that effort.

When the  time comes, we will present ourselves approved to God, worthy of being His ambassador, and  the  days of being silent will come to an end.

May you be richly blessed this day, and walk out your calling, standing in His authority.

Continue to work on it

Philippians 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling;

Approximately  18 years ago we purchased the property where we are now living.   At first it was just a piece of land.  In time, our home was built, then an extension.  Next came some upgrades  like our  BBQ area.    We now find ourselves building an office/meeting room.

As I began to meditate on the progress we have made, I realize it has not been easy nor has it been fast.  It has taken work.  We have saved money, worked extra,  gone without, prayed,  and many things on and around our home/property have been built ourselves.

Did you know that walking with the Lord is just about the same? When we purchased our piece of land, there was nothing on it except  a few fruit trees. When you begin walking out your faith, there will be many things that you will not have spiritually speaking, but in time you will have them.

The beginning years of my Christian walk, I always admired and looked up to those that could pray eloquently,  knew the scriptures well and  flowed in spiritual gifts.  My land at the time had only a few fruit trees, nothing more.

In time I began to develop my land.  The spiritual gifts began to flourish, I grew in  confidence, boldness, and yes, I could pray like those I looked up to in times past. There were also instances where I had to remove things that were not needed nor beneficial to me.

Am I done? Not by a long shot. Just as  our home  continues to undergo changes, upgrades and cleaning,  so does my spiritual house.

Are you just starting your walk in the Lord? Have hope, because the Lord  wants to develop your land with spiritual gifts, boldness, courage, love, faith, hope, grace and eloquence.   He wants to give you additions and upgrades.

There is just one thing we need to do, and that is to work on it and ask for the gifts you desire to flow in by faith, and He will meet your every need.

May you be richly blessed as you develop your land.

Dialogue with God

Exodus  6:2  And God spoke to Moses and said to him: I am the LORD.

The following is my journal entry from my prayer time.  I rarely share my  entries,  but felt  this one is important.

As I began to pray and thank the Lord for the many blessings, I had my pen and notebook in hand and this is what transpired next:

It’s not about titles, the size of your congregation, that status the world places upon you, it’s about intimacy with Me. I long to have a deep two-way conversation with my children. Many times I can only say one phrase, and my children don’t continue the conversation. They take the phrase and run with it, or get excited and don’t ask for more. I have much to say, much to offer, much to share, and I desire dialogue.

I repent and ask the Lord’s forgiveness for not continuing  conversations that we have had in the past.

Remember I told you, ask away.  Just ask anything of Me, and I will share what is on my heart.

Lord, what would you like to say to your church, your bride?

I desire dialogue, two-way conversation, extended time to be just with Me.  I desire for them to be free from distractions, to seek my will, to be in their presence.

Can you imagine, God want’s to be in our presence, that is how much He loves us!

The Lord did say more, but it’s more of a personal nature.   We know the Lord is coming soon, and it’s only through intimacy we can be prepared.  We will not know the day or the hour of the Lord’s coming,( Matthew 25:13) we are commanded though to be ready and watch.

How will we watch if we don’t have  a relationship with our God,  that two-way dialogue, or even attempt a conversation?

Every one of us is able to hear the voice of the Lord. Jesus has paid a heavy price for us to have direct communication with our Father. Let’s make the most of Jesus’ sacrifice, enter into intimacy with our Father and dialogue, and ask away!

May you be richly blessed this day.

God’s Promises

2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

There have been times in my life where I just cry out to the Lord and ask Him, “What about all the promises you gave us?  Why did it not  happen  yesterday!”  At times I grow weary of the battle, then something rises up in me and reminds me of His word spoken over us.


The invisible realm is superior to the natural realm.  The things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

My present situation is temporary, as is yours.  What we don’t see with the natural eye is eternal.  For that we need to look with our spiritual eyes.  It is with our spiritual eyes we gain insight, hope, a future, and we see the plan to prosper us.

When we look with our spiritual eyes, we gain faith. Faith is anchored in the unseen.

It was mentioned to me once  to remind the Lord the promises spoken over us, to declare them out loud.  Why?  Because faith comes by hearing, and in declaring out loud I am hearing His word spoken afresh.   It is to build up our faith, as God does not need reminding.

It also helps me to clear my mind of the lies of the enemy.  When we submit the mind of man to the things of God, we end up with faith and a renewed mind.

So what am I seeing?  A prosperous future, filled with the blessings of the Lord, walking in victory and freedom. 

What do you see?

May you be richly blessed.

Send me!

Isaiah 6:8  Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying:“ Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”

How many of you have been guilty of procrastination?   I know that I have, and at times find myself falling into it.  Webster’s defines procrastination as  putting off or delaying, especially something requiring immediate attention.

If I procrastinate in certain areas of my life, how many times do I make the Lord wait?  How many times has the Holy Spirit  nudged me to do something, but excuses abound. 

  • There’s no hurry
  • I can do that later
  • There’s time
  • I don’t have the right materials

Yet I procrastinate. 

Wait, I have  better excuses.

  • God does not want me to do or say that
  • I’m not qualified
  • I’m not ready
  • I need confirmation by at least ten people
  • I don’t have room to hold meetings

Can you imagine God’s frustration with me?  I can.

Guess what.  God want’s you, yes you to carry out His work upon the earth.  He is calling His bride, and it is He that has placed that burning desire in your heart.

Jesus is coming back soon, very soon, and God needs us to do the work before His return.

So what set’s us apart from the rest?

We are mature Christians

We don’t drink milk any longer, but eat  meat.  God is the one that qualifies, and not man.  God knows you are ready, willing and able.  God gives us the courage to go forward, and it is He we put our trust in.  God has put our faith and trust in us, and we can go ahead and do what we have always wanted to do, for Him, and for us.  

Yes, there is personal satisfaction that comes with accomplishing something, and that encourages us and motivates us to go forward and do more.

Shake off that procrastination, and gear up and roar like that mighty lion and let His voice be heard throughout the earth.

May you be richly blessed!


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