Category Archives: Choice

Rewarder

jasmine- onlineAll you give up for My sake will reap a greater reward: you cannot out give Me. My blessings and rewards come in many forms – some you may not even be aware of, such as the car I prevented from hitting you, your resources lasting longer than anticipated, situations diffused, open and shut doors. There are even those things you think are bad and wished did not occur, yet they are a blessing in disguise by something else it prevented or allowed to happen as a result. As you learn to give Me praise in all situations you will become more aware of My moving on your behalf.

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Invitation to Freedom (d)

23621364_10212631202127447_5913033803280976148_nThe invitation has been given – come. Come to Me all who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest as you allow Me to carry the heavy burdens you weren’t meant to carry. There is no need to pick up burdens and carry offenses that are not yours, leave them alone, they weigh you down and serve no purpose for you; they rob you of your own peace and joy, let the one responsible for them carry their own and deal (work through) with Me regarding them. Sometimes love means saying no and letting them face their issues being dependent on Me – not you; then you will be free to love, encourage, and support them from a different (higher) perspective as you are not bent over, looking down, under the weight of their problems.

Today’s the Day

Rita - church topNow is the time, today is the day, why wait to seek Me. Seek Me while I may be found, the invitation is open. You want the more of Me – ask; you want the breakthrough – I have the answer. What desire is on your heart – none is too great or too small to bring before me. I care about you and what’s on your heart.

 

A Better Way

Sunrise - mainCheer your heart, put off the clothes of sorrow and regret; this is a new day, a day to rejoice in. A day to turn back to Me with all your heart, soul, and mind, to seek Me whole heartedly and unashamedly. You have a deep desire for more, far beyond where you are or have been; it is possible to go there, leave the past strongholds behind, let them go, be free to pursue your heart’s desire for Me. Breakthrough is possible for those who will abandon their excuses, lay down their pride, give up control and wanting it their own way, and follow after Me with abandonment of one’s self-rights. Those who give up their life, their self-will, will find a better way, Mine.

Life Awaits

Sherry Flower - yellow.Don’t let fear stop you from what I desire to do through you. Fear is an enemy trying to hold you captive and keep you bound. It’s time for a breakthrough for yourself and family, to shed the weight that has been on you so that you can move in freedom and liberty; life awaits, true life and one of abundance I came to give you.

Crossing Over

100_7311   As we cross over into the New Year with resolutions, plans, and intents in hand it may seem like we are facing the Jordan river, crossing over into something new; as we are still (silent) before the Lord we can almost sense Him saying, be strong and very courageous, there are times that are going to be tough, they will not always be easy or necessarily pleasant at the time, yet you will be able to rejoice in the outcome of what I do and how I use you. Be strong and of good courage for I am with you. Don’t back down in the face of opposition, stand your ground, stand on My word, quiet your inner thoughts so you can hear what I am saying, see what I am doing, then let Me speak through you (give you the words to say). Take courage, I’m with you not against you when you are walking in My will.

   Can we say as Joshua did when there was a choice to be made after crossing over, “as for me and my house we will serve the Lord”? In the New Year can we let our words be full of life, hope, and encouragement, spoken with genuine care and concern for the individual – even when they are different than us; words that lift them up and not bring them down; that the only thing being torn down by our words are the works and plans of the enemy as we release truth, expose the adversaries’ plans, and love others with the love of the Lord?

   Let’s not fear what others will think as we share what the Lord would have of say, He’s got our back and He backs up His word. We do not need to fear what is ahead, fear is of the enemy to try and stop us. We need to go forth but not go it alone, we need go with the Lord guiding us through; He knows the way, the pitfalls, and undertows. We make better decisions when we choose to do life with Jesus be at the center of all we do; as we go with the Lord his banner of love flies over us.

   As we cross over into the New Year let’s be strong and very courageous, choosing not to be silent or serve other gods. As God was with Joshua, so he will be with us.

Battles

armour-onlineRise up O’ daughter, rise up O’ son, it is not a time to slumber or sleep but to gird yourself for battle in My service. You fight many things because they do not feel good to the flesh – yet not a battle with a heavenly perspective. It’s best to fight battles that I am engaged with you in so you don’t fight alone expending your own energy to gain little. As Moses did not want to go where I was not going to be, let him be an example for you.

Attitude

arms wide open - onlineThe attitude with which we approach our time with God is important, it can open or close the door. Approach Him expectantly and with reverence.

Waiting

shout-onlineAre you ready? I am!                                                                                           I’m not going to barge in – I am waiting for your invitation. How much of My presence do you want? A trickle, a brief feel good moment, or a sustained outpouring? The choice is yours; I wait for your unified invitation.

Crazy Situations

   193My neighbors and I were evacuated once again this year; first time was for a potential dam failure, this time for a ruptured main gas line just over 100 steps from my front door. At first we were instructed to move down another three doors, you know – just in case. So there we sat underneath a big oak tree in camp chairs enjoying a nice cool breeze, a friendly chat, bottled waters the fire department brought us, and the whooshing sound of releasing gas as we watched the hub-bub around us.  It was later decided the cities electricity would be turned off; the power sub-station just happened to be at the same corner as the leaking gas line; a spark would not have been a good thing, could have made our small town smaller.  We were instructed to evacuate the area during repairs; we needed to leave – without our vehicles. Our street has been under construction for few weeks leaving us no driveway access, so we’ve been parking in the church lot, which yes – also happens to be located at the same corner as the leak, so on foot we left. Forget reality TV, I’ve had enough of reality life out my front window the past month that you just can’t script. So what do you do with such circumstances?
   We are faced every day with crazy situations. Some might wonder if they have a target on their back inviting chaos to take aim. Granted this may sound like an over exaggeration to some, while others might say “Yup, that sums up my life alright”.  
   How often do we hear remarks such as: Why me? What’s next? I can’t catch a break? It’s not fair! I can’t handle one more thing! If somethings going to happen – it will happen to me.
   Is it possible to invite peace and rest into our lives or turmoil and unrest by the thoughts we entertain? Does what we focus on and the meaning we give to it have negative or positive impact? Ever notice if we are discouraged or upset that that we are more sensitive to everything; that molehills seem like mountains? Yet, when we are joyful or thinking positively, the same situations appear to roll off our backs like water on a duck and we can take the chaos in stride with peace of mind.
   So what are we focusing on, is it the negative aspects of the situation or looking for the silver lining? In troubling situations are we able to honestly say “God, I’m not going to stress over this, I trust you to work all this out for the good”? We are advised to “Let not your heart be troubled”; “let not”, sounds like a choice. A choice to take our thoughts captive, to think upon whatever is praiseworthy, lovely, noble, of good report (positive),…
   What will be your focus?