SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

Archive 2013

 

JANUARY 2013 --

January 1, 2013:  This is a time when your choices will produce greater consequences than ever.  Take the time necessary to make decisions that will produce the best outcome possible, both spiritually and naturally.  Make the effort to break free of all entanglements that keep you from positive spiritual progression, says the Lord.  Seek Me for strength and liberty from all bondage  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

January 2, 2013:  Be on alert for the tendency to make assumptions about people or situations that make you uncomfortable.  It's okay to feel awkward, but you must resist the temptation to carry that feeling into presumption.  Your best tactic is to hide and watch it work itself out.  Not everything is about you, so don't take things too personally or take yourself too seriously, says the Lord.  Keep looking for spiritual reality in everything.  Psalms 5:3 My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning I will direct it to You, and I will look up.

January 3, 2013:  Look for consistent breakthroughs that will begin with small and less significant things.  It will be like the breaking of a dam that begins with a trickle and ends with a constant flow.  I would have you to move freely in an unrestricted spiritual flow and unhindered by ungodly intrusion.  Come into that place by faith where you know that you are walking in liberty, says the Lord.  1 Chronicles 14:11  So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, "God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water." Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim.

January 4, 2013:  The way is open for you to come boldly before My throne of grace, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid or hesitate.  Come and let Me speak to your heart, for you need wisdom and direction for the days ahead.  Listen for My still small voice, and you will hear.  I will guide your steps, and lead you to victory.  Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

January 7, 2013:  Let Me deal with those places where you have something to prove. This stems from pride as a way of dealing with insecurity and rejection. But, you are neither insecure nor rejected in My kingdom. Let your trust in Me become as solid as the cornerstone of your foundation. I am your strength in weakness; your help in times of trouble, says the Lord.  Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.

January 8, 2013:  Beloved, refuse to allow difficulties to outweigh your sense of victory.  You must not give in to self-pity or feeling like a victim.  Rise up in the strength I have provided to overcome.  You will recognize that this is a supernatural work and that I am your God, your Deliverer, and your Healer, says the Lord.  Be strong as you set yourself to break through.  Psalms 70:5 But I am poor and needy; Mmke haste to me, O God! You are my help and my deliverer; O LORD, do not delay.

January 9, 2013:  This is a time when the enemy will do what he can to cause you to be overwhelmed by your circumstances, responsibilities, or finances.  You would do well to see this time as momentary.  This will not last forever, and I will bring you through in victoryRefuse to overreact emotionally, and trust Me to give you the necessary resources and wisdom, says the Lord.  Psalms 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

January 10, 2013:  Take one step at a time and one day at a time to accomplish what is set before you.  I am with you to empower you to meet every challenge and to overcome adversity, says the Lord.  This is a time when your hope can become faith, and faith can become fact.  This will ultimately be a strengthening time for you, a landmark that you will refer back to as a pivotal point in your spiritual growth.  Be strong and resolute.  Psalms 119:116 Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; and do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

January 11, 2013:  Beloved, I would have you be aware of issues that may arise that would take you out of the flow of My Spirit by taking on responsibility for things h are not yours to deal with.  Stop and think before you act.  Not every act that seems good and kind is beneficial to you or to those around you.  Ask Me for wisdom and confirmation of what you set your heart and hands to do.  I will reveal My perfect will in every situation if you will sincerely seek My heart, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:21 "Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven."

January 14, 2013:  In a vision I saw people walking up a narrow and rocky path in single file, and I heard the Lord say:  The road is long, and the way is narrow.  You must pay attention to every step and be careful to not impede your own spiritual progression or the progress of others through careless disobedience or walking in the flesh.  You must walk and live in the Spirit.  Your safety depends on it.  Matthew 7:13-14  "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

January 15, 2013:  Please listen carefully and guard in your heart what I will say to you.  You are in a time of extreme importance when I will impart wisdom that will establish your path and direction.  I speak to many who feel aimless and lost.  You must let go of everything that has caused you to falter, and get ready to move on with new perspective.  Let Me lead you out of this valley of weeping into a place of great joy, says the Lord.  Psalm 84:5-7 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.  As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools.  They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

January 16, 2013:  There is an issue that you must settle in your own mind and heart.  There are just some things that you cannot fix or make different.  You can only make decisions about the things that are yours to deal with, and that does not include other people and their choices.  There is little or nothing you can do about much of what torments your soul.  Do your best to choose well, and trust Me with the rest, says the Lord.  Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

January 17, 2013:  Take time to deal with the things you have put off because of dread.  Your life requirements and responsibilities are not going to suddenly go away.  The longer you delay the more overwhelmed you will be.  If you will face your circumstances squarely and deal honestly with procrastination as an escape mechanism, you will be able to overcome and have victory, says the Lord.  And, you will be able to embrace freedom.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

January 18, 2013:  There are still problems in your life that seem to resist a proper solution, but I tell you truthfully that the steps you take in solving your dilemma will give vital understanding with regard to the source of the problem.  This understanding will also impart true perspective where you once operated in presumption.  In the meantime, you must stand against the temptation to get discouraged or to be defeated.  You will be victorious, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

January 21, 2013:  I am bringing you through a time of testing and adjustments.  There are corrections to be made to your path of life, and those corrections will begin to bear fruit as soon as you let go of the things that have been a distraction and a hindrance to your progression.  You will now be able to see with greater clarity and understanding, says the Lord, as you walk in the Spirit.  Proverbs 10:17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses correction goes astray.

January 22, 2013:  Beloved, bring your burdens to Me alone in the secret place of My presence.  And, there in that place where we commune together, I will answer your prayers and bring you to a place of spiritual strength and courage.  Release your faith and know that I have heard you, says the Lord.  Otherwise, the bitterness of your soul will become a defilement to those around you.  Hebrews 12:14-15  Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled.

January 23, 2013:  Stop and discern.  Realize that you have stepped into a new spiritual flow.  You are leaving behind the chaos and difficulty of the past ten weeks, and you will now have greater freedom and clarity.  You will be able to deal more effectively with any trauma you sustained in that period of transition.  I am releasing you into an anointing of ease if you will receive it by faith, says the Lord.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

January 24, 2013:  I speak to those who feel like you have been moving through mud.  Let all defilement of flesh and spirit be removed from you, for you are being prepared to move into a time of spiritual purity.  If you will allow it, I will send a cleansing flow of My Spirit.  You will be purged and washed and made ready for an elevation in righteousness so that you can receive greater revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Trust Me and yield.  Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

January 25, 2013:  Draw near and stay close to Me, says the Lord.  Renew your commitment to Me in your heart, and fulfill your dedication through keeping your intentions pure.  Watch diligently and overcome temptations that are designed to take you off course.  These are indeed perilous times, but I have chosen you for such a time as this to live in truth and righteousness.  You are Mine, called by My name.  1 Peter 2:9-10  But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.

January 28, 2013:  I am in the process of removing unnecessary burdens from you.  I will strip away those things that have been an inordinate requirement of your time or sapped your energy and other resources.  The result of this process will be a more complete focus on your purposes in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Be willing to let go of everything that has become unproductive.  John 15:2 "Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit."

January 29, 2013:  Beloved, I would have you get to the place of truth, righteousness, and transparency with nothing to hide.  This will require you to turn from all sin and iniquity--everything that produces shame and dishonor.  I will show you what you need to deal with through conviction of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Nothing is hidden from My view; everything is exposed.  There is no place you can go where I don't see you.  Psalm 139:7-12  Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?  If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.  If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me.  If I say, "Surely the darkness shall fall on me," even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

January 30, 2013:  I want you to focus; I need your attention so that you can be an instrument of My will.  Quiet your soul so that you are positioned to fulfill My purposes and not strive to fulfill your own desires.  Rise up in the realm of the Spirit where you can live in My presence, says the Lord.  Do this deliberately.  I take great delight in your sanctification and dedication to Me. Acts 17:26-28  And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, "For we are also His offspring."

January 31, 2013:  If you are to establish My kingdom in your own life, you must walk in the light--the light of truth, righteousness, justice, and peace.  Do not allow the darkness of the kingdoms of the world to overtake you in any way.  Stand resolutely in the anointing and glory of My presence, says the Lord.  Make the decision to walk in the light of My Spirit in every situation and circumstance.  Matthew 5:14-16  You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

FEBRUARY 2013 --

February 1, 2013:  You are entering a time of change, and things will never be the same.  This is the beginning of a new era when you can begin again.  Use the lessons of the past as a guideline in your methods of operation.  You already know what worked and what didn't work in your life.  You are better equipped than ever to calculate your responses to situations and to use better judgment, and I am with you to pour out wisdom when you ask, says the Lord.  James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

February 4, 2013:  You who have ears to hear, listen as My call echoes throughout the land.  It is a spiritual call.  It will tug at your heart and become a desire for you to know Me and to serve Me.  It will transcend all other voices or desiresYou will not be able to follow Me completely until you answer My call, says the Lord.  Matthew 22:14  For many are called, but few are chosen.

February 5, 2013:  There are things that will demand your attention and things that need to be adjusted to function properly.  Your test is to determine whether or not you will get frustrated with the process, which will make things worse, or trust Me to give the wisdom you need to establish the necessary order.  You must take the time required to accomplish what is set before you as a necessary step to be taken before you can proceed, says the Lord.  John 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

February 6, 2013:  Take the opportunities you are given to regroup.  The battle has been fierce, and your fight has taken a lot of energy both spiritually and naturally.  Now is the time when you can be renewed and restored.  Stop and consider where you have been and where you are going to regain perspective.  Draw near to Me, says the Lord, for I am your place of strength and safety in troubling times.  Psalms 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

February 7, 2013:  I speak to those who are facing a faith crisis.  It's not that you don't believe in Me or believe My word.  It is that your symptoms are speaking louder than your faith.  Stop and consider that I am the God that heals you.  There is nothing too difficult for Me.  Strengthen your resolve to truly believe for complete healing and restoration in this particular situation.  Be strong and immovable, says the Lord.  Psalm 107:19-22 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.  Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!   Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His works with rejoicing.

February 8, 2013:  Stay focused.  Your thoughts have wandered from things that are relevant and have brought up the past to instill a sense of failure and condemnation.  There is little if anything you can do about old issues.  Don't dwell on the past or allow regrets to hinder your walk in the Spirit.  Release yourself from torment, says the Lord, and be free.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

February 11, 2013:  Beloved, do not allow the enemy to bring condemnation in matters that are beyond your realm of responsibility and out of your control.  These are times when your faith must be firmly fastened to the fact that nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord.  Trust Me to share your burdens.  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."

February 12, 2013:  Let faith rule and reign in every circumstance.  Refuse to allow fear to have any place of control.  Hold on to what you know, and I will hear your prayer and answer when you call.  I will give divine direction that leads to spiritual perfection.  You will see My glory and be amazed, says the Lord.  I am your stronghold, your fortress, your high tower and safe harbor.  I am your Rock!  Psalms 31:3 For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me.

February 13, 2013:  I speak to those things that seem inaccessible.  As much as you try and regardless of the effort you put forth, you are not able to attain what you desire.  Beloved, this is a matter of exercising faith according to My will.  I speak to many when I tell you that much of what you desire is presumptuous and apart from My will.  And, it is impossible to exercise complete faith, without being double-minded, when your will is not aligned with My will and purposes, says the Lord.  Take the time to give honest evaluation to unfulfilled desires.  1 John 5:14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

February 14, 2013:  Refuse to allow fantasy or presumption to cloud your spiritual perspective.  Stay in the reality of the spirit realm and My kingdom, says the Lord.  Add nothing to it, and take nothing away.  Let your faith be the mainstay that will keep you on the path of righteousness.  Carnal thinking and emotional reactions to situations and circumstances are the things that will undermine your strength and vitality in the Spirit.  Be strong!  Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer.

February 15, 2013:  Prepare yourself to make adjustments, and yield to the process of change.  The changes you make at this time will serve to more effectively exemplify the establishment of My kingdom.  Much of what you do now will be a sign of the separation that must take place, for I will certainly bring forth those in whom there is no compromise.  I am calling forth a people who are truly set apart to serve Me, says the Lord.  Matthew 3:12 "His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."

February 18, 2013:  The call has gone out.  Did you hear it?  Can you hear it?  It will stir your heart to the depths and create desire that cannot be denied.  It is the call to seek My face; to access new spiritual heights; to establish yourself in new spiritual territory.  Only those who have ears to hear by the Spirit will heed the call, says the Lord.  Listen!  Matthew 13:43 "Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!

February 19, 2013:  You've taken a pretty big hit as the enemy has done his best to take you down.  But, that is not the end of the story.  Your faith has prevailed, and truth has overcome lies.  Let your heart be strengthened in victory over the devil's plans.  You will continue to overcome as long as you keep the faith and eternal perspective, says the Lord.  Press through!  Isaiah 42:13 The LORD shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies.

February 20, 2013:  I am taking you up to a high place in the spiritual realm so that you can see with clairty what I require of you before you can move beyond the things that have hindered your walk with Me in the Spirit.  And, when you see and understand the work of the enemy against you, the power to overcome will be present with you.  Behold, I give you power over all the works of the devil, says the Lord.  Luke 10:19  19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

February 21, 2013:  Seeking Me with a whole heart must be your number one priority if you are to come into the fullness of what I have prepared for you in this season.  Don't be afraid to come; the path has already been forged and the way has been made for you to find Me, says the Lord.  Pull out all stops and let nothing hinder your spiritual growth.  Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

February 22, 2013:  You must rise above the circumstances that have created a place of despair in your heart.  I have gone before you to establish your freedom from all darkness.  But, you must access this liberty through faithTake the time to re-focus and turn your concentration from obsession with difficulty to the victory that comes through obedience to My word, says the Lord.  With Me all things are possible.  Luke 18:27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

February 25, 2013: Regardless of your circumstances or the attacks that have caused you to feel insecure or unstable, I am still the Rock of your spiritual foundation, says the Lord.  Come to Me in times of crisis and uncertainty, and I will establish you again in truth and wisdom.  1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

February 26, 2013:  Pay attention to the flow of My Spirit, for I am taking you on a journey that will change your spiritual life.  I am causing a separation between religious tradition and truth that comes from walking and living in the Spirit.  Bondage comes from religious exercise, but liberty comes only in the Spirit.   You will be transformed if you will be sensitive to this work and yield to what I am doing in, around, and through you, says the Lord.   2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

February 27, 2013:  Beloved, rise above fear and dread by way of reminding yourself that I will bring you through your current complex dilemma and perplexity.  I will give you wisdom and direction and bring people into your life who can help you through this difficulty.  But, you must stand in the firm belief that I am with you and for you.  Refuse to give into despair and discouragement.  Establish your heart in absolute faith, says the Lord, with no doubting.  James 1:5-8  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

February 28, 2013:  Even when it seems that there is no place to stand where you can feel sure and stable, and when the world seems to be crumbling around you, I want you to rest in the assurance that I am with you.  Turn your heart towards Me and pray in faith for My intervention.  I will certainly hear and answer and bring you into undisputed victory, says the Lord.  Be strong!  Isaiah 65:24 "It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; and while they are still speaking, I will hear."

 

MARCH 2013 --

March 1, 2013:  Beloved, refuse to allow discouragement from any source to undermine your faith or keep you from victory.  Stand strong in the work of My in your life, which will cause you to rise above the circumstances that would otherwise shipwreck your faith, says the Lord.  I have not appointed you to failure or ruin.  You are destined to overcome.  1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

March 4, 2013:  Release yourself from the thoughts, worries, and concerns that keep you earthbound.  For, you must rise above all that keeps you from absolute faith in Me, says the Lord.  You cannot operate in the realm of faith and be in fear at the same time.  Pay attention to your thoughts and make the necessary adjustments to demonstrate faith.  2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

March 5, 2013:  You, My people, are on the verge of breaking through into higher ground.  It is as though you have been sleeping, and you are trying to wake up and open your eyes.  You are just now being stirred to greater awareness of the spiritual realm and activity.  Press through this period of virtual hibernation with the strength of your desire to come higher, says the Lord. The time is now.  Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

March 6, 2013:  I heard in the Spirit the sound of a trumpet blowing.  And, the Lord said,  "A call is going forth to awaken those who have been asleep spiritually.  Only those who have an ear to hear will heed the call, and not everyone will understand the call.  It is an awakening to new life and renewal that will bring restoration.  Those who hear will begin a journey in the Spirit.  It will be hard to let go of the past in some cases, but a desire for more of Me will be strong motivation to move on." 
Exodus
40:36-38 Whenever the cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle, the children of Israel would go onward in all their journeys.  But if the cloud was not taken up, then they did not journey till the day that it was taken up. For the cloud of the LORD was above the tabernacle by day, and fire was over it by night, in the sight of all the house of Israel, throughout all their journeys.

March 7, 2013:  Let truth rule and reign in your heart, and be done with the presumption that comes with projecting yourself into the future.  No matter how much you think you know about what is ahead, you only have a glimpse of that which has not yet become reality.  And, the truth will be exaggerated and distorted by your imagination.  It will benefit you greatly if you can get real and stay real right here and now, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 13:9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

March 8, 2013:  Beloved, face every challenge by faith in the strength of My Spirit.  My power is enough, but you must believe that it is.  Do not allow difficult conditions, negative reports, and out-of-control responses to undermine your faith in what I am able and willing to do on your behalf, says the Lord.  Trust Me completely.  Jeremiah 39:18 "For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me," says the LORD."

March 11, 2013:  I am doing a work in you to reveal your true motivations in your interactions with other people.  I will show you the places where you manipulate people and situations to gain acceptance.  And, if you will allow it, I will purify your heart and re-establish innocence, for I will have a people whose only desire is to do My work and please Me, says the Lord.  Psalms 32:2 Blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.

March 12, 2013:  The restlessness that you are beginning to experience is the moving of My Spirit to wake you up spiritually and bring you to a new level of awareness.  It would be a mistake to try to satisfy this sense of boredom externally by trying to satisfy the flesh.  Rather, I would have you to pay closer attention to spiritual activity, says the Lord, and discern what I am doing.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

March 13, 2013:  If you will allow it, I will take you to a high place where you can see your life objectively, apart from emotional investment, to gain a broader perspective.  From this view, you will be able to see My work in your life more clearly and completely.  And, you can rejoice in the mercy I have shown you, the favor that has surrounded you, and the grace that has empowered you to accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord.  This outlook will also distance you from the past and release you to move ahead unencumbered.  Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

March 14, 2013:  Pay close attention.  Listen and look for My wisdom that will bring solutions to problems, some of which are long-standing.  Because you have thought the problem was difficult and complex, you presumed that the solution would also be complicated.  But, now you will see that it is really quite simple--an obvious answer and perfect fit.  Receive it with joy, says the Lord.  Psalms 20:6 Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.

March 15, 2013:  I speak to those who have yielded to the fear of deprivation.  Do not allow your fear to override faith in My provision.  Put your trust in Me to bless you and to meet your needs.  You belong to Me.  Am I not able to do what is necessary to get you through a time of leanness?  I AM, says the Lord.  Psalm 24:1-5  The earth is the LORD’S, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein.  For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the waters. Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

March 18, 2013:  Beloved, I am doing an internal work in you to show you the way of walking in the Spirit.  There is a place of certainty already established in you where you can express spiritual reality in power.  But, you must do it internally before you can manifest it externally, says the Lord.  Luke 6:45 "A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks."

March 19, 2013:  The enemy is doing his utmost to cause you to focus on the things that discourage you, but you must refuse that temptation.  There are things that you do not yet understand; things that have not yet come to light that will make it easier to stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be patient and stay alert.  I will guide you through this maze of confusion.  1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.

March 20, 2013:  Beloved, find and maintain peace in Me, says the Lord.  From that place nothing can take you off course.  And, regardless of the issues of life that would rattle you, eternal perspective will be your mainstay.  This is imperative as you strive to stay on the narrow path that leads ever higher in the realm of the Spirit.  Stand firm; be strong and resolute.  It is in your best interest to do so.  Proverbs 4:23  Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

March 21, 2013:  Come close to Me and yield to My intentions.  If you desire to do My will and submit to that desire, you will walk in truth and power.  Let your worship and your prayers be the pure and undefiled work of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Now is the time to be lifted up in righteousness and true discernment.  Psalms 89:16  In Your name they rejoice all day long, and in Your righteousness they are exalted.

March 22, 2013:  I want you to set yourself to truly love from your heart.  When you do this there will be no offense or division.  Envy and jealousy will suddenly seem ridiculous.  And, to some the idea of loving your enemies seems impossible.  But, if your love for Me is perfected, the love for others will be your only recourse, says the Lord.  I will help you as you yield to My purposes.  Matthew 5:44 "But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you."

March 25, 2013:  Pay attention and be aware.  I am releasing new insights into your spiritual progression so that you can see more completely how to cooperate with the work that I am doing in your life, says the Lord.  This may not be an easy journey, but it will be fruitful if you stay on course.  Take every step in faith that I am with you and completing the good work I have begun.  Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

March 26, 2013:  In a vision I saw a giraffe with its already long neck stretched up to eat the most delicate and scrumptious new growth at the top of a tree.  And, like the giraffe, we are stretching way up to devour the fresh word of truth by the Spirit.  And, I heard the Lord say:  Don't stop reaching.  This is a time of excitement and revelation that will bring new spiritual experience, which will need to be defined and stabilized by My Word, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

March 27, 2013:  Maintain clear perspective, and refuse to allow interim disturbances to dissuade you from strong and abiding faith.  Look beyond these short-term difficulties by not giving them more power or significance than they deserve.  I tell you truly that this too shall pass, says the Lord.  Step back from your focus on trouble to see the larger picture of blessings and victory.  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

March 28, 2013:  You will find yourself in situations that require extraordinary patience.  Take a deep breath and let the process have its way and do its work.  Otherwise, you will find yourself out of the flow of My Spirit and in the throes of frustration and stress.  However, a change in mindset will help you maintain peace in all things, says the Lord.  James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

March 29, 2013:  Beloved, rest in the assurance that what you are dealing with currently will provide ample opportunities to learn from your mistakes and make the necessary corrections.  Know that as you yield to this process it will result in greater strength, wisdom, and victory, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid or lose heart.  You are not alone; I am with you every step of the way.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

APRIL 2013 --

April 1, 2013:  Draw close to Me.  Let us be one, with no separation or division between us.  My desire is that your heart and mind would come into complete unity with Me, says the Lord, for this is the place of absolute righteousness and peace.  You can choose to position yourself to be in this perfect union so that you are never in opposition to My will.  John 17:21  That they all may be one, as you, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

April 2, 2013:  Approach uncertainty with faith that I am with you directing your steps.  Nothing is uncertain to Me or in My kingdom.  I know the beginning from the end, and you can trust Me to lead you in the way you should go.  I am for you and not against you.  Maintain peace in all things, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

April 3, 2013:  Your time of transition will be over soon.  Just a few more points of preparation will put you in a position of moving ahead.  Take a solid stand of faith and trust in Me, says the Lord, and face the final steps of this process with patience, assurance, and certainty that My will is being accomplished in your circumstances.  2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.

April 4, 2013:  Do not despair, I will make a way even in the midst of your wilderness experience.  You are a pilgrim passing through, and this is a temporary matter.  In terms of the eternal kingdom this is momentary.  Refuse to give this situation more prominence than it deserves.  Let Me lead you through this time of correction and need, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

April 5, 2013:  Beloved, examine and enumerate the issues that are a concern to you.  Then, deliberately release them to Me, with faith in knowing that I will bring those things to completion in perfect order; just as I am also revealing those things in you that must come to justice and correction, says the Lord.  Do not despise this time of sanctification and purification.  Psalms 138:8 The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; do not forsake the works of Your hands.

April 8, 2013:  I am bringing you to another level of commitment, but you must abandon religious exercise and man's traditions to seek life in the Spirit.  I am opening the treasures of walking in the Spirit as you choose to be obedient to the revelation of spiritual reality being unveiled.  The blessings will be beyond what you could think or ask if you refuse to go back to what is familiar, says the Lord.  Luke 12:48b  For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more.

April 9, 2013:  Make a special effort to stay present with Me, says the Lord.  Resist the temptation to dwell on the past, and deliberately let go of all failures and regrets.  Walk with Me here and now even though your tendency will also be to race ahead and try to see what the future holds.  There are things that you need to see and deal with right here where you are now.  Let me show you and give you wisdom.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

April 10, 2013:  Be on the lookout for weapons formed against your soul, particularly your emotions.  The enemy wants to not only distract you from spiritual endeavors, but wants to disable your desire to walk in the Spirit.  Watch particularly for depression, condemnation, frustration and outrage.  You will feel completely justified in allowing these expressions to manifest, but it would not be in your best interest, says the Lord.  Exercise self-control.  Isaiah 54:17  No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn.  This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord.

April 11, 2013:  Don't give up!  Hold on to your faith.  Even though the path seems unfamiliar and even treacherous at times, you must continue on.  I have gone before you to make the crooked places straight and to remove dangerous obstacles from your way.  Be strong and unwavering in your belief that I will perfect those things that concern you, says the Lord.  Isaiah 45:2  I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.

April 12, 2013:  You are about to have significant breakthrough in a number of areas in your life and circumstances.  But, you must believe that I am telling you the truth, says the Lord, and position yourself spiritually for success.  You have had to face many challenges that have been not only difficult but daunting.  Now, you will begin to move out of that wilderness experience.  Hosea 2:15 I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.
 
April 15, 2013:  Beloved, I call you out of darkness into light; from despair to hope.  You don't have to minimize the difficult days of the past, but you must leave those days behind and move forward in the faith that prevails over the powers of darkness and oppression.  Look up, and let your spiritual vision be restored.  I will lead you to victory, says the Lord.  Matthew 9:29 Then He touched their eyes, saying, "According to your faith let it be to you."

April 16, 2013:  I would have you take the land for My kingdom, says the Lord.  But, I speak to you in spiritual terms.  There are parts of your heart that have become bitter and hardened because of the difficulties you have faced.  Those hard places of discouragement, rejection, and frustration must be plowed up like fallow ground and planted with seeds of faith and trust.  You must take the ground of your own heart before you can do the external work.  Hosea 10:12 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

April 17, 2013:  Continue to follow Me and do what is right in every situation.  You know the difference between right and wrong, and you can choose to be righteous.  Refuse to give in to any temptation that would result in attitudes or actions that are contrary to My character and nature.  I have called you to be one with Me, and when we are unified My thoughts will be your thoughts, and your actions will follow, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

April 18, 2013:  Everything that manifests outwardly begins in the heart.  Don't allow your heart to become defiled by hardness or bitterness of soul.  Be purified and liberated from everything that would hold you in bondage, says the Lord.  Let sanctification and honor have its perfect work as you take control of your thoughts and emotions.  Matthew 12:33-37 "Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or else make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.  Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.  But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment.  For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."

April 19, 2013:  I am bringing greater clarity in distinguishing the difference between faith and hope.  Your prayers must be established in absolute faith, without any doubt whatsoever; according to My will, says the Lord.   If you find that you are in a double-minded position, take the time and effort to suss out any place of fear or unbelief that would undermine your faith.  Then, make the necessary corrections so that whatever you ask in My name will be done.  James 1:5-8  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

April 22, 2013:  Do not allow provocation to cause you to react in the flesh or set you back spiritually.   Wrong attitudes and behavior patterns will take you out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  The test is to see whether or not what you proclaim or believe is genuine.  You are My living epistle, an open book for all to read.  Let others see Me in you.  2 Corinthians 3:2  You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.

April 23, 2013:  I will show you ways to get in order so that you will be more efficient and effective in all that you have been given to do.  Simplicity is the order of the day.  Be open and sensitive to My leading in this regardI would have you be unencumbered to the extent that you can focus more fully on spiritual matters and spend more time with Me, says the Lord.  I am calling you to come and dine.  Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

April 24, 2013:  Come into My peace, says the Lord.  Do not allow stress to take you out of spiritual perfection and flow.  Be calm and trust Me to perfect those things that concern you.  I am with you and will bring you through in great victory.  Let your heart erupt in praise and thanksgiving for that which I am doing.  I am your shield and your exceedingly great reward.  Do not be afraid.  Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!

April 25, 2013:  These are pivotal times when there will be a decided break from the past as I open the way to a new phase of existence, says the Lord.  You will be able to move forward more freely as old restrictions are removed.  I will give you the wisdom necessary to restructure portions of your life so that you can operate more completely in the realm of divine order.  You are My beloved, and I am with you.  Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

April 26, 2013:  Submit to My process, for indeed I am bringing you forth in strength and power.  You are chosen and precious in My sightThere is nothing hidden from Me, and I see your heart and your desire to walk in perfection in My kingdom.  I tell you truly that I am with you to bring you into a more perfect union with Myself, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous, and let faith and trust be your shield and staff.  1 Peter 5:6-7  Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.

April 29, 2013:  Look up and out from where you now stand spiritually, for there is an expansion of insight and understanding underway.  Look beyond where you are and rise above those things that have been dark and gloomy.  There is no cause for discouragement or depression.  Rise up now to seek and to know My will and purposes.  What's done is done, and now you must change your mindset and position, says the Lord.  I am with you to guide you through the maze of emotions that have kept you in darkness.  Colossians 3:2  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

April 30, 2013:  Look alive!  Be alert!  I am opening the eyes of your understanding to see and comprehend that which I am now doing.  I am releasing new hope for the hopeless and light where darkness has prevailed.  Position yourself to receive this blessing.  Now is the time for your spiritual vision to become clear and unclouded.  Let freedom reign, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.
 

MAY 2013 --

May 1, 2013:  Go ahead and make your plans, but hold them loosely.  Be willing to allow Me to make the necessary adjustments in your thoughts and desires to keep you in the perfect movement of My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will direct your steps, but you must first yield completely to My will.  Do not allow the stubbornness to get your own way to prevail.  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

May 2, 2013:  Watch for distractions devised by the enemy to keep you from exercising your power to stop him.  I have given you the authority to trample him underfoot, but you must be alert enough to discern his attacks and resist him, says the Lord.  He will try to convince you that his work against you is your fault.  The devil is a liar!  Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

May 3, 2013:  Beloved, take the time to come into the secret place and be shut in with Me until this difficulty is over and the indignation is past.  I see that trouble has overwhelmed you in many ways and caused you to despair, but know that I am with you to help you overcome and obtain the victory, says the Lord.  Be strong and unwavering in your faith.  Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

May 7, 2013:  Be flexible.  I will begin to restructure many areas of your life to enhance the spiritual aspects of your existence.  You will be pleased with the results, but only if you yield in complete obedience to this process.  You will be tempted to drag your feet in response to change, but things will go much better if you will embrace this fresh wind of My Spirit with a whole heart, says the Lord.  John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit

May 8, 2013:  It is important for you recover from recent stress by leaning on Me. Be strong. Don't give up. All things that represent problems are only a stepping stone to understanding the work of My kingdom more completely. Keep looking up, says the LORD. Never forget that I am leading you to victory. Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

May 9, 2013:  Let the moving of My Spirit be your motivation as you navigate through the next weeks and months. You will be required to make some changes to accommodate this new level of spiritual experience. Stay calm and maintain your peace, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

May 10, 2013:  Know, My beloved, that I have been with you and protected you; even carried you in times when you were not able.  Discouragement is not an option.  Faith and trust will sustain you and open the door to victory.  Be courageous and strong.  Refuse to let your circumstances take you down the slippery slope of despair, says the Lord.  Psalms 20:2  May He send you help from the sanctuary, and strengthen you out of Zion.

May 13, 2013:  If you will pay close attention, you will see that you are experiencing vital, life-changing opportunities that will give greater spiritual perspective.  These times are to be valued and not wasted.  Embrace and optimize every chance given to grow in wisdom and understanding, as well as to advance in the spirit realm, says the Lord, and be grateful.  Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

May 14, 2013:  The time of change has come.  You will never be the same again, but I have things to teach and to show you that you could not have received until now.  These will be times to remember and to cherish even though they seem to be beyond your ability to fully deal with presently, says the Lord.  It's not your power that will bring you through; it is Mine!  Zechariah 4:6b "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit," Says the LORD of hosts.

May 15, 2013:  I would have you, My people, walk in sincerity and without pretense.  Be who you are in Me, and that will allow the manifestation of My Spirit to flow through you unhindered.  However, if you are afraid to be rejected and seek acceptance and approval, those around you will only see your insecurity even when you try to be religious.  These are times when you can experience greater freedom on all levels, says the Lord.  1 Timothy 1:5 Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.

May 16, 2013:  Beloved, I am doing a unique and powerful work in you that will change how you see not only My kingdom, but the world.  It will be as though a fog has lifted.  You will be able to see with greater clarity than ever and to move forward with certainty.  Presumption will melt away as you begin to see everything for what it is and how it relates to you.  Press through your self-focus into the spiritual light of truth, says the Lord.  Psalms 117:2  For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

May 17, 2013:  I am making a very clear distinction between responses that come by way of My Spirit and those that emanate from religious culture.  I will bring to light and reveal every expression that does not come from a pure spirit, says the Lord.  The time of regeneration will begin with awareness and a willingness to follow Me with a heart of love.  Be transformed!  Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

May 20, 2013:  Brace yourself for shaking.  Everything that can be shaken is being shaken.  This is a time when everything that cannot withstand this spiritual earthquake will be torn down and become rubble.  You will be tempted to try to keep things together and protect what cannot be saved.  Let the storm have it's way and come to completion before you try to rebuild, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

May 21, 2013:  I have given you the right of passage through these dire straits and difficult ways.  I will show you the way through every situation with precision and extraordinary discernment and insight.  These are days to keep your mouth shut and learn to look and listen so that you can see and hear spiritually, says the Lord.  Trust Me to lead you to safety.  Psalms 12:5 "For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise," says the LORD; "I will set him in the safety for which he yearns."

May 22, 2013:  Take time to re-evaluate your life.  Take stock to see what is really important to your well-being on every level.  But, remember to put first things first, and that would be your spiritual wellness.  I am doing a particular work in this season to prepare My people, says the Lord, to be dedicated to My kingdom and consecrated to do and to be all that I have called you toThis is not a work according to man's doctrine or end-time scenarios.  This is a true spiritual work that will begin and end with your vital connection with Me.  Psalms 10:17 LORD, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear.

May 23, 2013:  Beloved, I know that your flow in the Spirit has seemed distant and undefined.  This is because your have been out of your comfort zone and at times felt like you were out of control.  The truth is that you are in the flow of My Spirit, but this particular flow is not what you have become accustomed to.  You are in a time of intense training to develop a deeper level of discernment.  Let Me take you deeper, says the Lord.  Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."

May 24, 2013:  I am uncovering that which has been hidden.  I will bring all pretense and hypocrisy to light so that you can be free to have a vital and genuine connection with Me, says the Lord.  Our relationship depends on complete honesty and pure motivations.  You cannot see things around you in the light of truth and in accurate discernment when you are keeping things hidden in darkness.  Come to the light!  Matthew 10:26 "Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known."

May 27, 2013:  Set a watch for those who would put you under the burden of obligation.  I would have you be free to journey on with Me.  I call you to that place of freedom to be led by My Spirit to just do the next thing, without a sense of obligation or duty to fulfill the expectations of others.  Refuse to be a man-pleaser, says the Lord, but rather seek to serve Me with sincerity of heart. 
2 Corinthians 1:12 For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you.

May 28, 2013:  You are making progress whether or not it is apparent to you.  The real key is that you stay in absolute, unwavering faith in Me to bring you through this difficult process to perfection.  Your attitude will reveal the true nature of your belief.  Stand strong in what you know to be the truth of the situation, and refuse to allow fear to have any place in you at all, says the Lord.  Know that I am with you and for you.  Psalm 91:1-7  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.  A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

May 29, 2013:  Even though change is sometimes frightening and difficult, you will begin to see the advantage in the changes that are now taking place.  Things that are no longer relevant or advantageous to your walk in the Spirit will suddenly be removed.  And, you will be relieved and free rather than experiencing a sense of regret or loss.  Set your heart to be willing to let go, says the Lord.  Ecclesiastes 3:1-8  To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to gain, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to throw away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

May 30, 2013:  You will be required to do things that are outside of your comfort zone, but I am with you to help you do difficult things.  I will show you the way and give you the wisdom necessary to accomplish all that is necessary.  Put aside all fear and dread and face your challenges with bold assurance that you are well able to do all that is required, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

May 31, 2013:  This is a time when you must persevere.  There will be snags and setbacks, but you can gain the victory as long as you refuse to view yourself as a victim or a failure.  Don't give up or lose heart.  Stay calm.  Press on with determinationI am the source of your strength and your ability to do what is set before you.  Put your confidence in Me, says the Lord.  Psalms 118:8 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

JUNE 2013 --

June 3, 2013:  The enemy is doing a work against you to cause you to lose hope and become complacent.  But, I tell you that your hope is in Me, and I will do all that I have promised.  Do not despair, but stand strong in your faith for victory.  I will give you the strength to overcome all adversity, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

June 4, 2013:  You are about to throw out the proverbial baby with the bath water.  But, I tell you that you need to exercise patience and make small adjustments that will be consistent with flowing in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Overdoing correction is the result of being out of control emotionally.  Settle down, and trust Me to give you the wisdom to do the right thing for the right reasons.  Ephesians 4:26 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath.

June 5, 2013:  Beloved, rejoice in small victories and little breakthroughs, for they are signs of a greater triumph.  Your praise will be like a seed sown in good ground that will grow into a rousing shout of joy, says the Lord.  Your faith will also grow as you recognize and appreciate the small steps of progression instead of waiting for the final outcome to give thanks.  Gratitude is a mighty weapon against discouragement and defeat.  Psalms 5:11 But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You.

June 6, 2013:  Don't worry.  There are yet more changes for you to embrace, but I will give you the wisdom and guidance that will usher you through the unfamiliar.  I am truly walking with you every step of the way, says the Lord, and you are never alone.  Rest in that assurance.  Just be calm and take one day at a time; one thing at a time.  You belong to Me, and you are Mine!  Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

June 7, 2013:  Your circumstances will require you to make decisions at this time.  Yet, the choices you have will not seem to be anywhere near ideal.  You need to understand that what you choose will only be a stepping stone to the next phase of this process, but will not be the final outcome.  It will most certainly, however, be vital to your progression, says the Lord.  Trust Me to bring these concerns to perfection and completion.  Psalm 18:30-32 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.  For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.

June 10, 2013:  I see your dilemma; you are feeling disconnected from Me and from others, says the Lord.  But, I tell you the truth,  this is an attack of the enemy to seduce you to believe lies in order to get you out of the flow of My SpiritThey are lies of failure and of not measuring up.  Their root is found in condemnation, which you must resist and refuse.  You must take those thoughts captive.  2 Corinthians 10:5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.

June 11, 2013: Beloved, I want you to develop a different attitude towards failure.  It is My desire that you see failure not from a position of discouragement or hopelessness, but from the perspective that it is an opportunity to make the necessary adjustments and corrections that will produce a different result.  Ask for wisdom and seek to find the sweet spot of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

June 12, 2013:  This is a time when you can establish or re-establish good personal boundaries so that you neither take advantage of someone else, nor allow others to take advantage of you.  This process is vital in obtaining and maintaining good relationships.  And, relationships with one another is only secondary to your intimate, personal relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Set your priorities in order.  Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

June 13, 2013:  In a vision I saw a group of people, whether a family group or otherwise connected I did not know.  And, there were sounds from heaven sent to awaken them spiritually.  Some were too occupied with their tasks to hear the sweet, melodious tones.  They dashed around as though time was running out and their work of vital importance.  There were others who were not hearing the sounds because they couldn't conceive  of such a thing.  The thing that mattered most to them was the material world, money and belongings.  Still others had a very high opinion of themselves and deemed themselves to be smarter than most.  Others could not hear the sounds because they were unfulfilled, disappointed, depressed and unhappy.  And, others couldn't hear the sounds because of worry, fear, and condemnation.  But, there were those whose hearts were humble and open.  They desired to see and hear beyond natural things; beyond the confines of things taught by men; beyond places of bondage and restraint.  They heard the ethereal sounds and were transformed.  Matthew 13:9 "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!"

June 14, 2013:  Watch for significant progress in areas that have been a concern to you.  Your trust in Me is not displaced.  I see your heart and know that your faith is strong and your trust is unwavering.  Stay calm and allow My work in you to be perfected, says the Lord.  I am with you to guide you to a victorious outcome.  Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice, a God of truth and without injustice; righteous and upright is He.

June 17, 2013:  I am going to reveal attitudes and motivations that the enemy is still able to exploit.  These are days when the revelation that I bring at this time will remove pitfalls that you have fallen into time and time again.  Prepare yourself to yield to this important work through an honest evaluation of your own carnal nature.  Be ready to move higher spiritually, says the Lord. 
1 Corinthians 3:3  for you are still carnal. For where there are envy, strife, and divisions among you, are you not carnal and behaving like mere men?

June 18, 2013:  Set a careful watch for those who will do their best to drag you down into their emotional responses to life and circumstances.  Set good boundaries, and refuse to allow anyone to exploit your better nature.  Strive to stay in the sweet spot of My Spirit, for that is where true life, love and liberty exist, says the Lord.  Live in the peace of unity with Me and others.  Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

June 19, 2013:  Be strong and stay focused on things that actually matter--things of eternal value.  Do not get distracted from abiding in My presence, says the Lord.  Stay present with Me.  Then, everything else will be taken care of as you move in the power of My Spirit.  Put first things first every hour.  Feed on things that have spiritual substance.  Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

June 20, 2013:  Be still.  Be vigilant.  There are signs that will be revealed through your circumstances of a paradigm shift taking place.  These signs will be indications of what I am doing in and through My people.  The church, as you have known it, has the opportunity to be transformed into My bride without spot or wrinkle.  Your work is to prepare yourself by letting go of everything that does not produce spiritual life, says the Lord.  Ephesians 5:27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.

June 21, 2013:  I speak to your body, soul and spirit to be strong.  Rise up and receive the strength that I am pouring out even now to bring you to a level where you can thrive in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Let your heart and mind be focused on eternal reality instead of allowing your current situation and circumstances to sap your strength and vitality.  Yield to this mighty work of redemption.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

June 24, 2013:  Beloved, it is My desire that you begin to thrive in My kingdom.  The days of just getting by are over, but you must press in to that place of intimate relationship with Me in order to prosper spiritually.  And, you must prosper spiritually before you can truly thrive in all the other areas of your life, says the Lord.  Ezekiel 16:7a "I made you thrive like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful."

June 25, 2013:  I speak straight to your heart in order to awaken you in the realm of love for your brothers and sisters in the Kingdom.  But, before you can be regenerated in this area, you must stop speaking against one another.  This is a choice you can make.  It is a necessary decision.  In addition, I would have you set a watch against taking on the offenses of others that establish a place of bitterness in your own heart.  I call you into a place of purity in the Spirit, says the Lord.  1 John 4:12 No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us.

June 26, 2013:  Yield to the process of sanctification, for indeed I am perfecting those things in you that need to be reclaimed for the Kingdom of God.  I speak of those places where the enemy has continued to maintain a stronghold.  These are days of redemption to liberate you from all demonic oppression and to free you from all bondage.  Surrender to My work in you, says the Lord.  You will not be disappointed.  James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.

June 27, 2013:  I am leading you in a steady progression to achieve all that I have prepared for you.  You must, however, maintain the level of patience that keeps you from getting discouraged.  The pace that I have set is in the perfect flow of My Spirit, says the Lord, and will bring you to the greatest success and victory.  Be strong, and don't give up.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

June 28, 2013:  Keep an overall sense of where you are and what I have called you to do.  Refuse to allow the enemy to get you bogged down by paying too much attention to details.  The most important thing is to maintain spiritual focus and constantly strive to put My kingdom first in your life, says the Lord.  Everything else will follow in perfect order.  Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

JULY 2013 --

July 1, 2013:  Do not falter at this critical moment, for you are in a time of specific progression to an explicit place in the Spirit.  It is important that you refuse to get discouraged in this process and that you resist and overcome the urge to quit.  Be strong and take the time to renew your faith in Me to bring you through every challenge in victory, says the Lord.  I am the victorious one, and you belong to Me.  Matthew 12:20 A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench, till He sends forth justice to victory.

July 2, 2013:  I know that you trust Me, says the Lord, because I see your heart and know your love for Me.  But, now I am opening a door of hope that will lead to the specific resolution of the issues you have been dealing with for some time.  Move in the power of My Spirit and let hope rule in your heart.  I am with you to become strength in your weakness.  Let the weak say,  "I am strong!"  Hosea 2:14-15  "Therefore, behold, I will allure her, will bring her into the wilderness, and speak comfort to her.  I will give her her vineyards from there, and the Valley of Achor [trouble] as a door of hope; she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt."

July 3, 2013:  Beloved, don't despise the process.  There are still things I want to bring forth from your life that have not yet matured.  Discern and refuse the temptation to be intolerant or impatient.  This progression will take time to develop, so settle that factor as part of your pattern of advancement.  Don't be in a hurry; savor the moments that bring revelation and spiritual growth, says the Lord.  Your harvest is undeniable.  Mark 4:26-29 And He said, "The kingdom of God is as if a man should scatter seed on the ground, and should sleep by night and rise by day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he himself does not know how.  For the earth yields crops by itself: first the blade, then the head, after that the full grain in the head.  But when the grain ripens, immediately he puts in the sickle, because the harvest has come."

July 4, 2013:  Keep your spirit clear and maintain peace.  These are days when the enemy will bring all manner of temptation and distraction, but you must not deviate from truth, righteousness, and spiritual focus.  Set your heart to be in complete unity with Me and My kingdom, says the Lord.  I am yours, and you are Mine.  Treasure these times when, faced with temptation, you overcome!  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

July 5, 2013:  It is important to your well-being for you to stay in the Spirit.  You must not evaluate your circumstances, indeed your very life, according to how you feel.  Exercise control over your emotions by rising up spiritually where you can be objective.  Otherwise, prepare for the roller-coaster ride that will be the result of emotional instability.  Abide in Me, says the Lord, and I will be your place of strength and stability.  1 Peter 5:10 But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.

July 8, 2013:  Even though it might seem to you that you have been taking one step forward and two steps back, you will now enter a season of acceleration where you can see that your progress is actually significant.  The struggle has skewed your sense of perspective and the proportion of progress to setbacks.  Be assured that I am with you every step of the way to bring you through to complete victory, says the Lord.  1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

July 9, 2013:  Pay attention and watch for valuable insights that will prepare you and facilitate your spiritual development.  You are ready to proceed and take the next step in a series of actions and understanding necessary to this vital process of spiritual growth.  I have called you, My people, to a closer walk with Me, and that will require that you leave behind the hindrances that keep you from intimacy with Me, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

July 10, 2013:  Be aware of an attack from the enemy to try to establish discouragement that would undermine your effectiveness.  The main goal will be to cause you to become disheartened and to give up.  But, I tell you truly that you are closer to breakthrough than you know.  Refuse this attempt to weaken you, and stand strong in your faith and resolve to overcome, says the Lord.  Victory is assured.  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

July 11, 2013:  Beloved, I have encouraged you to love one another.  Yet, there is still so much offense and division among you, My people.  You can't make someone else love you or forgive you, but you can exercise your own will to love others, forgive them, and release them, says the Lord.  You are all equal recipients of My mercy and grace.  Be kind and love one another.  John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

July 12, 2013:  Hindrances are often those things of your own making.  You cannot progress until you deal with everything that keeps you from actively seeking My presence.  I would have you search yourself to identify that which occupies your thoughts and fuels your actions so that you can deliberately re-order your priorities and remove those things that hinder your spiritual process, says the Lord.  Colossians 3:1 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.

July 15, 2013:  Search your heart and activate the desire to know Me in a personal way.  Seek Me in the same way that you would attempt to find valuable treasure.  That is, with concentrated effort and single focus.  Let nothing interfere with your quest to find Me, says the Lord.  Be determined and resolute.  Deuteronomy 4:29  ...from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

July 16, 2013:  I am calling to you from a spiritual high place to come up here!  Many of you have lost hope and have become disappointed because you have not received what you desire in the natural, physical realm.  But, I say to you that your investment in life must not be in temporary things that will soon pass away, but rather in being one with Me, says the Lord.  When your faith is in what you want Me to do for you instead just wanting Me, it is misplaced.  Now is the time to have a change of heart.  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.

July 17, 2013:  You are on a path that is unfamiliar and at times seems very precarious, but you must not be afraid.  I am leading you and directing your steps.  Open your eyes and see how far you have come.  Don't stop here, for you still have a ways to go.  The path is narrowing and demands more of you than you thought you could possibly endure.  But, with Me all things are possible, says the Lord.  Keep pressing on.  Psalms 18:33 He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.

July 18, 2013:  Plant yourself firmly in the strength of My Word, and digest the truth as nourishment to your spirit and not something that your flesh can argue against.  Rise up in the power that I have provided and given to you to overcome all the works of the enemy.  You, My beloved, are not without help, for I am with you to bring you to perfection.  You are My prized possession and an example of holy redemption, says the Lord.  Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.

July 19, 2013:  This is a season when you can try new things that will broaden your horizons.  However, you need to make sure that you stay in the flow of the Spirit.  Otherwise, you could overextend yourself and take on more than you can effectively handle.  You will need to evaluate and discern what is appropriate for you and set the necessary boundaries, says the Lord.  The decisions you make will either bring greater freedom or create unnecessary bondage.  Choose wisely.  Psalms 65:4 Blessed is the man You choose, and cause to approach You, that he may dwell in Your courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, ff Your holy temple.

July 22, 2013:  Sin brings darkness to your soul and spirit as well as to your environment.  It is never too late to repent and be forgiven.  Then, you must rise up out of the darkness into the light of My presence and into new life--life in the Spirit.   And, establish peace and light in your environment, says the Lord.  John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

July 23, 2013:  Beloved, be very deliberate in your walk with Me, says the Lord.  You can't rush through your religious duty and establish your part of our relationship.  The value you place on knowing and loving Me must take priority and requires constant awareness and care.  Believe My great love for you.  Allow My love to penetrate even the deepest darkness and greatest despair.  Jude 1:21   Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

July 24, 2013:  Come into peace.  There are many things that require your attention and capture your emotions, but all of these things serve to bring stress to yourself and your environment.  Stop where you are and reconnect with Me spiritually.  Align yourself with My strength, wisdom and intentions.  Let My presence wash over you like warm oil and rest.  I am with you, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, and will say, ‘Destroy!’

July 25, 2013:  You, My beloved, are on the cusp of breaking through into a new season.  You have been tested and tried beyond what you would have believed you could endure, and the result has been a radical circumcision of the heart.  Your flesh is being cut away so that you can move with inward purity to be one with Me, says the Lord.  Those who continue to live in the power of My Spirit will be made strong and will stand fast.  Those who can't go forward will go back to an outward form of religion.  Romans 2:28-29  For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh; but he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.

July 26, 2013:  Be alert and stay on task spiritually.  What I am doing in, around, and through you is not only according to My purposes, but also is for your own personal good and in your best interests.  It is time to align yourself completely with My kingdom, says the Lord.  Trust Me in all things, and be done with complacency.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

July 29, 2013:  This is a time of re-gathering.  Many things have caused you to be scattered.  Your attention has been divided by your interests, your responsibilities, and your ambitions.  So, I say, gather yourself to Me and get focused again on that which is of eternal importance.  You will have to re-order your priorities and gain fresh perspective before you can align yourself with My will and My order, says the Lord.  Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

July 30, 2013:  I am bringing everything to a place of very specific and detailed order in your lives if you will allow Me to do so, says the Lord.  When I finish, there will be no loose ends as all things come into divine perspective and purpose.  Your part is to embrace change and trust Me.  It will be like pieces of a puzzle that suddenly fit and cause the greater picture to come into view to be seen and understood.  1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

July 31, 2013:  You have asked for wisdom for very specific things, and if you will be on the alert you will find that I am giving you the answers you need and the clarity you desire.  Your part is to not get discouraged or decide that I don't care, says the Lord.  I know everything about you, and I understand your needs.  I am with you and for you; it is not in My nature to ignore you.  Be still, quiet your soul, and wait in faith.  The answers will come.  Matthew 6:8  ...your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.

 

AUGUST 2013 --

August 1, 2013:  Stay grounded in the truth of My Word, says the Lord.  You are in a time of acceleration when many things can happen in a relatively short period of time.  But, you must exercise your discernment in your pursuits to know what is real and good.  You must learn the difference between treasure and junk both spiritually and in the natural.  Otherwise, you will find yourself distracted from the path of My pleasure.  Stay the course.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

August 2, 2013:  When you need wisdom, listen for My voice and direction.  The problem you will encounter is that there are too many voices--too many opinions that are conflicting, and it's hard to know who to listen to.  Let Me lead you and direct your steps, and then peace will reign in your heart.  You can trust Me to show you the way that will bring about all that is in your best interests and fulfill your purpose in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Ephesians 1:11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.

August 5, 2013:  Stand your ground and refuse to give in to the temptation to either be offended because of accusation, or to offend by accusing someone else.  Watch out for a haughty spirit that will cause you to make comparisons between yourself and others or to dump down into jealousy.  The open door in your own heart is insecurity with regard to who you are and where you stand.  But, I tell you truly, that there is no need to be insecure because you belong to Me.  Find your proper place in unity with Me, which will lead to unity with others, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

August 6, 2013:  Take it slow and easy.  Do not be hasty, but rather be thorough, and I will lead you through this maze of confusion and chaos into a solid victory, says the Lord.  Be deliberate in your decisions by choosing righteousness, peace and joy in My Spirit.  Pay attention to the checks in your spirit man that require you to stop before you make a mistake in judgment or put yourself in harm's way.  I am with you to direct and protect you.  Trust Me.  Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

August 7, 2013:  You will be dealing with things that need to come into order, and you must pay attention to details for this process to be smooth.  You cannot rush through the things that need your attention if you want good results from your efforts.  Be humble and refuse the temptation to jump to conclusions or allow presumption to take you off course.  Take responsibility for your own mistakes instead of trying to blame someone else.  Let Me lead you, says the Lord.  Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

August 8, 2013:  Be especially diligent to be aware of opportunities that arise to cause you to be insecure or feel powerless.  Any place of unworthiness in you will cause you to vacillate between My acceptance and condemnation.  I have not rejected nor abandoned you.  You are Mine, and I am your place of strength and security, says the Lord.  Yield to My mercy and grace, which is sufficient for any situation.  2 Corinthians 12:9a  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

August 9, 2013:  Be attentive to your attitudes and motivations with regard to those around you.  I would have you love one another and not use or abuse or take advantage of any relationship.  Ask, and I will instill in you a generous heart that will be merciful and will extend favor and blessings instead of criticism and judgment, says the Lord.  Be honorable.  Proverbs 24:17-18  Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, and do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; lest the LORD see it, and it displease Him, and He turn away His wrath from him.

August 12, 2013:  I heard the LORD say:  I am opening up new vistas—new vantage points and new ways of seeing and dealing with life’s challenges.  If you will only believe, I will cause you to have revelation that will bring about accelerated spiritual growth.  But, you must focus your attention on spiritual aspects of living instead of natural attributes.  You have been wondering how you fit and where you belong in the grand scheme of all things.  Let me show you.  Colossians 3:2  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

August 13, 2013:  There are still things in your life that are out of sync with the flow of My Spirit, but I will give you wisdom and direction that will bring these things into complete order.  You must, however, be obedient to My leading and not resist change.  Change is the order of this season, both small and great, before you can move into the perfection of the next phase.  Keep your heart and your spiritual ears open and ready to yield, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

August 14, 2013:  Many of you, My people, are still puffed up in the knowledge of My Word, and your religiosity causes you to be cold and unapproachable.  But, the essence of My kingdom is love, which edifies.  When you begin to establish yourself in true relationship with Me in the Spirit, you will no longer be focused on what you know and what you can do, but you will become a servant of all, says the Lord, which is pleasing in My sight.  1 Corinthians 8:1a-3  Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies.  And if anyone thinks that he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know.  But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.

August 15, 2013:  Come into My presence and rest; no more stress or striving.  Just rest.  Let Me relieve you of your burdens.  Trust Me to lead you into peace, says the Lord, when everything around you is chaotic. I am your place of safety, your refuge in times of trouble.  Trust Me to do what you cannot do.  I am well able to bring you through.  Psalms 59:16 But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; for You have been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble.

August 16, 2013:  These are days of total surrender as you yield to the moving of My Spirit to bring into order all things that need clarity, purpose or safety.  Everything is being shaken to show places of weakness or vulnerability where you could be taken advantage of by enemy forces.  Be flexible so that you can move quickly to tweak or make the changes necessary to improve your position and situation, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

August 19, 2013:  I recently had a dream of the end of the world and of spending my last day on the earth, and I heard the Lord say:  I want you to consider where you are spiritually.  Are you where you need to be, or do you need to make some adjustments in your priorities?  I want you to live every day of the rest of your life considering that it may be your last and being ready for My soon return.  Don't spend one more day in complacency.  Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

August 20, 2013:  I am calling to you, My people, to stir yourselves up in the realm of the Spirit.  Refuse to allow complacency and distraction to take you away from the vital work that I am doing in you at this time.  I want you to be spiritual fire-starters so that you not only stir the embers in your own hearts to get on fire for Me, but that you speak the words that will cause others to do the same, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to the moving of My Spirit.  Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works.

August 21, 2013:  Beloved, allow humility to be your hallmark so that your character and nature will exhibit goodness, kindness, compassion, honesty, integrity, generosity, respect and love.  You will not be judged by religious culture but by how you treat others.  Become one with Me, says the Lord, and let Me do a work in your heart to establish righteousness and peace.  Then, there will be no condemnation.  Proverbs 21:23-24  Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.  A proud and haughty man —"Scoffer" is his name; he acts with arrogant pride.

August 22, 2013:  The enemy has released an attack against you, My people, to hinder your purpose and progression in My kingdom.  You will need to resist by the power of My Spirit, and deliberately move forward in faith, breaking through everything that threatens to delay or stop you.  And, when you don't know what to do, ask Me.  I will give you wisdom, and I will direct your steps so that you are walking in perfect harmony with Me, says the Lord.  This is not a time to sit down, give up or go back.  Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

August 23, 2013:  Release yourself to Me so that I can establish order where there are still things that remain in darkness and disorder.  This process will be for your benefit, and I tell you truthfully that I will bring all things into the light and provide solutions to problems that you have never considered.  Set yourself to trust Me, for I will bring you through that which seems to you to be a maze of chaos and confusion.  Indeed, I will strengthen you and establish you on solid ground, says the Lord.  Psalm 18:30-36 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.  For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?  It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect.  He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places.  He teaches my hands to make war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.  You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great.  You enlarged my path under me, so my feet did not slip.

August 26, 2013:  In a vision I watched two different men try to re-create a momentous occasion, one of which was a marriage  proposal.  In each case, even though they went to great lengths to make sure the details were correct, they could not re-capture the moment.  And, I heard:  Even your fondest memories cannot be re-lived.  Leave the past alone and stay present with Me, says the Lord.  You can do nothing to live again or change any part of what is behind.  But, you can live the rest of your life to its fullest capacity with dedication to My kingdom and a heart of thanksgiving.  Romans 13:11  And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

August 27, 2013:  I see your heart, and I know that as much as you try to lift yourself up and be strong that there is still uncertainty and even a measure of instability in your soul.  But, I say to you, that I am your strength.  I am your very present help in times of trouble.  You cannot accomplish what you desire by the strength of your own soul.  You must allow Me to undertake on your behalf, says the Lord.  Let Me do what you cannot do.  Lean on Me and trust in My help.  Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

August 28, 2013:  Beloved, the discomfort of this season will soon be a thing of the past.  Keep your mind on spiritual things--things that cause your faith to be strong.  For, I will bring you through this awkwardness, and you will gain the victory.  What you learn at this time will be most valuable in the days ahead, but you must endure and persevere, says the Lord.  Trust Me!  James 5:11 Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

August 29, 2013:  The road has been rocky in a rugged terrain, but you are being trained and strengthened by this difficult journey.  I have been with you every step of the way to point out the lessons that you must learn in this season, which will be of great benefit to you as you progress.  I am preparing you for the next spiritual level that awaits those who are truly willing to yield to the voice of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:13-14  "Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

August 30, 2013:  I see your waffling, not knowing whether or not you are in the flow of My Spirit.  Settle the issue today, once and for all.  Have I not been with you in these times when change brought about order?  It was I who brought about the circumstances that required change that resulted in divine order.  Let your faith rest in the assurance that nothing escapes My notice, and when you call for help I am there to give wisdom and direction.  I am with you, says the Lord.  Be strong and unwavering.  You are precious in My sight.  Jeremiah 33:3   Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.
 

SEPTEMBER 2013 --

September 2, 2013:  You are still in a period of adjustment as the changes that have taken place become reality.  The test is still to see if you will trust Me when your foundation is shaken, says the Lord.  Be strong in your faith and resolute in your focus and spiritual intentions.  1 Chronicles 19:13 "Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the LORD do what is good in His sight.

September 3, 2013:  I heard rumbling in the foundations of the earth, and I knew it was the sound of the LORD establishing His purposes.  He is bringing forth His work--His order--out of the chaos that Satan is creating in the world.  Then, I saw people planting seeds, and I heard the sounds of hope and faith for a bountiful harvest.  I also saw bees going forth from their hive to pollinate the flowers to become fruit and to make honey--the sweetness of the season.  And the LORD said, "Everything is being done in My order and by My design.  Your part is to sow the seeds that will produce the desired harvest.  Now is the time to consider what you sow into your own life and into the lives of others.  Will your harvest be sweet or bitter?  You get to choose."  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

September 4, 2013:  I saw a man walking around the perimeter of a town as he surveyed the damage, which reminded me of Nehemiah. He was sorrowful at the destruction he could see and was calculating what it would take to rebuild and restore what once was a holy habitation. And, I heard the LORD say, "You are My holy habitation. You too have been broken and some of you, My people, still lie in ruins. Yield to Me, and I will restore and renew all that has been broken." Then, I could feel the re-positioning or a shift of my spirit in union with God and the alignment of my internal energy with health, life and purpose. John 17:22  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one.

September 5, 2013:  In a vision I saw people hanging in mid-air. It reminded me of parachutists in mid-air, but they were not falling. They began to reach out and touch one another and join together. And, I heard the Lord say, "My desire is for you, My people, to reach out, interact with each other and join together on a spiritual level rather than just on a natural level."  Ephesians 2:19-22  Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,  having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

September 6, 2013: 

Even though you have been through a time of tearing down when it seemed like you endured one loss after another in many ways, yet now I will begin to build you up.  But, it will not be by your own design or your carnal desires; it will be according to My plans and order.  For, I say honestly that there were things that needed to be adjusted, and those adjustments could not have come without a dramatic upheaval with regard to the things that needed to be changed.

Do not mourn for the things you’ve lost, but rather look up and yield to the work of My hands in your life and circumstances.  A new and divine order will no longer tear you down, but will build you up and you will be strong!

Now is the time for you to “strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and to make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.”  (Hebrews 12:12-13)

You may feel lame, but your attitude and outlook will bring strength and healing.  This is certainly no time for you to get stuck in being a victim of this house-cleaning process.  It has been good for you spiritually whether you know it or not.  And, I will certainly lead you in a way that you have not known and make the crooked paths straight before you. 

Take your rightful and strong position in this new season and set yourself by faith and in hope to both sow good spiritual seeds and reap a great and bountiful harvest.  Do this consciously and deliberately, for the time has come for the changes you have endured to set the stage for divine order in your life and circumstances, says the Lord.

Isaiah 42:16  I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

September 9, 2013:  Watch and pay attention as I continue to provide opportunities for change that will ultimately result in a higher spiritual standard.  Yield to these adjustments, for they will make your life better, and you will become a more accurate and effective example of life in the Spirit, says the Lord.  I will tweak everything that is out of alignment with truth and life.  Be willing and flexible; I will do the rest.  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

September 10, 2013:  I have called you to be a beacon for those who sit in darkness so they can catch a glimpse of what it is like to be in the light.  I want you to be an example of Kingdom Dwellers so that others may come in.  This is going to require discipline to make sure that darkness has no place in you, says the Lord.  This is a time when you can rise up and take your rightful position as a witness of My love.  1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

September 11, 2013:  Now is the time to begin to settle into the changes that have brought order.  You are being positioned for maximum strength and effectiveness both in the natural realm and in the spirit.  What seems like loss was simply dross, for you are being purified on every level.  And, you will begin to realize the power and anointing that comes with greater purity, says the Lord.  Stay the course!  Daniel 12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand."

September 12, 2013:  When you have done your best, and it doesn't seem to be enough, rest!  After you have done all you can do, then stand in faith that I will bring this process to completion.  I will do what you cannot do, says the Lord, but you must trust Me.  There will always be things that are beyond your scope and ability to perform--where only time and grace will bring you through.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

September 13, 2013:  You have reached a plateau in the realm of the Spirit.  Yet, it feels like you are precariously perched on a pinnacle with not much room to move.  The truth of the matter is that you have to establish yourself here so that what seems to be dangerously unstable will become solid ground with enough space to accomplish all that I have set you to do, says the Lord.  It is true that your experiences have been fraught with difficulties, but this new place will become a position of safety for you.  Lean on Me!  Job 5:11 He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

September 16, 2013:  You are going to find yourself feeling the final crunch of things that are coming into perfect order before you can move on, some of which will be somewhat unexpected.  But, you will know that you are in the flow of My Spirit when these things are not initiated by you.  You will be able to see divine intervention, mercy and grace as I give you wisdom in many areas of your life.  Trust Me, says the Lord.  Acts 17:29 "Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising."

September 17, 2013:  Beloved, examine the motivation behind your commitments.  My desire is that when you commit it is motivated by your love for Me, says the Lord, and not your need for approval or position.  I would have you come into the secret place before Me with a pure heart and righteous dedication.  Refuse to allow the enemy to establish selfish ambition or corruption in your reasoning and subsequent actions.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

September 18, 2013:  In a vision I saw three different people with an open wound in the area of the heart.  They were told that they had to sew their wounds up in order to stop the bleeding.  The first person knitted a covering for the wound, but it was still bleeding underneath.  The second person's stitches were too loose and had to be tightened up to stop the bleeding.  The third person was trying to figure out some kind elaborate cross-stitch instead of just closing the wound.  I believe the vision is about wounding in the soul and spirit.  The first person represents those in denial about the seriousness of the wound and just try to cover it up.  The next person represents those who have the right spiritual concept, but they still have some work to do before healing begins.  The last person represents those who are focused on doing a great job in the flesh to gain approval instead of doing by the Spirit what needs to be done. And the Lord says, "Release and forgive completely those who have wounded you, and then trust Me to bring healing and restoration."  Exodus 15:26 and said, "If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."

September 19, 2013:  You already know that everything that could be shaken has been shaken.  This has been necessary to bring you into divine and lasting order.  Now, you are in the beginning of a healing process where the things that remain will be strengthened.  Cooperate with this process as you let go of the things that weaken you spiritually and that do not bring a strengthening quality to your life both spiritually and naturally.  Whatever does not make you stronger is likely to make you weaker.  There are decisions you must make with regard to letting go of those things that suck the life out of you, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot be shaken may remain.

September 20, 2013:  The power of righteousness will be your best weapon against the enemy.  Take your position in faith and resist him without wavering.  Stand strong.  Be resolute.  Do not be afraid.  Know, My beloved, that I am for you and with you and that no weapon of any kind can be successful against you when you are established in right standing with Me, says the Lord.  Stay close.  Stay connected.  Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.

September 23, 2013:  This time of transition and turmoil has caused you to experience the feeling of being disconnected.  That does not mean that you are actually disconnected, but rather that this new spiritual territory is unfamiliar.  You are not yet comfortable, but you will settle in and continue to gain and maintain a level of ease.  You will have more opportunities to grow and gain revelation through your experiences, but it will be much less chaotic, says the Lord.  Draw close and stay connected to Me.  Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

September 24, 2013:  I heard this phrase by the Spirit.  "Deep calls to deep."  And, I could feel and know that the Spirit of the Lord is expanding our spiritual borders--deeper and higher.  He is deepening our hearts' capacity to love Him, to receive Him, and to live in Him.  He is taking us higher in our ability to see, discern, know and understand His will and purposes.  This is a supernatural work beyond the flesh or anything we can accomplish in and of ourselves.  He will cause our own spirits to resonate in harmony with His Spirit, producing life, liberty and clarity.  Psalms 42:7-8 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; all Your waves and billows have gone over me.  The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night His song shall be with me—a prayer to the God of my life.

September 25, 2013:  In a vision I saw the heavens open up, and streams of light came down to us as revelation of who He is; a revelation of His heart and love for His people.  And, I could see the spiritual blessings being poured out in such magnitude that we could not contain them or keep them for ourselves.  It was the gift of God to all who could receive it by faith, and it had to be shared with those who had ears to hear and a heart to receive.  Malachi 3:10  "Bring all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and try Me now in this," Says the LORD of hosts, "If I will not open for you the windows of heaven and pour out for you such blessing that there will not be room enough to receive it."

September 26, 2013:  You are in a time of revelation for the purpose of bringing everything into the light and leaving nothing hidden in darkness.  This will be experienced on every level, but it will begin with your own soul as you have opportunities to do an internal work that creates a cleansing, empowering flow within.  Release yourself completely to this work; it will be of great benefit to you and those around you, says the Lord.  Mark 4:22 "For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light."

September 27, 2013:  Beloved, stay on track.  Don't let anything derail you from your focus on things that really matter--things of eternal value and importance.  The enemy will do all he can to cause confusion, condemnation, and distraction.  It is up to you to resist the attacks of the enemy, keep your thoughts under the rule of My Spirit and to control your emotional impulses and responses.  Then, trust Me to give you wisdom and direction in all things, says the Lord.  I am for you!  Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me

September 30, 2013:  In a vision I saw people sitting on a very long fence that reminded me of how blackbirds sit on a power line.  Being on the fence represents trying to be in the world and in the kingdom of God, but not actually living in either place.  And, I heard the Lord say:  Now is the time to make solid and sound decisions about your dedication and commitment to Me.  The times you live in will require you to make a serious and lasting choice.  2 Timothy 3:1-5  But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:  For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

 

OCTOBER 2013 --

October 1, 2013:  In a vision I saw an ancient scribe seated at a table with quill in hand.  There was a light shining through the only window in the room.  He was focused and wholly given to the task at hand as he was very careful to write only what the LORD was giving him.  It was a word of encouragement from God to His people to not give up, but to stand fast in truth, power and anointing, and to live in Christ continually.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I am doing a deep and profound inner work in My people that will produce purity of heart and life in the Spirit."  Psalm 24:3-4   Who may ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who may stand in His holy place?  He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who has not lifted up his soul to an idol, nor sworn deceitfully.

October 2, 2013:  Let the dust settle after the flurry of recent developments.  Take time to breathe and gain new perspective of where you are and where you're headed.  Be calm and maintain spiritual strength, never forgetting that I am the sustainer of your strength.  Be bold and courageous and bide your time in faith, says the Lord, for I am with you at all times.  Psalms 27:1  The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

October 3, 2013:  Beloved, regardless of circumstances and chaos around you, I would have you find the place of peace within you--in the Spirit.  Establish yourself in complete faith and trust that I have heard your prayers and will direct your steps according to My perfect will.  Be alert to the spiritual revelation in these times that will build character and inner strength, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

October 4, 2013:  Let your yes be yes and your no be no according to all that is right and good.  Beware of those places of rebellion in you where you stubbornly refuse to yield to the truth of any matter or situation for the sake of saving face.  Be honest on every front, and choose righteousness.  You are in the process of testing so that you can see yourself clearly in the light of purity, says the Lord.  Matthew 5:37 "But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.

October 7, 2013:  In these times of stress and uncertainty, it is imperative that your faith be strong and your focus intact.  You must rely on Me when things seem to be out of your control, says the Lord.  Nothing is impossible with Me, and you can do all that is necessary when you put your trust in Me.  Be steadfast!  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

October 8, 2013:  Position yourself for a new beginning that will follow the changes over the last months that have brought you to a place of order and in alignment with My plans and purposes.  Yield at this time to the moving of My Spirit as I bring you out of a spiritual desert.  And, trust Me with your life, your purpose and destiny, says the Lord.  You are embarking on a new day!  Psalms 118:24 This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

October 9, 2013:  In a vision I saw a man navigating a mine field.  Every step was calculated and deliberate as he searched the landscape for even the slightest or most subtle signs of danger.  His senses were heightened so that nothing could escape his attention.  I watched as he was able to follow the invisible path through difficult terrain.  And, I heard the Lord say:  Even though you are making your way through what seems to be ominous circumstances, I am with you to direct every step and bring you through to victory.  Do not be afraid.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

October 10, 2013:  You are entering a season of recovery--a time when you will have opportunities to recover all that has been lost.  You must not dwell on your losses, but have faith in this new beginning.  For, I tell you honestly, that what is done is done; what is past is past.  You can do nothing to change what has been; you can make the most of the days ahead by allowing My Spirit to be your Guide, says the Lord.  Put your trust in Me.  John 10:10 "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

October 11, 2013:  You must quiet your soul and clear your mind and emotions of everything that is upsetting.  Refuse to allow the lies of the enemy to permeate your thinking, for this will keep you from being able to walk and live in the Spirit.  It is of vital importance to stay calm and collected if you are positioning yourself by faith to receive all that I have provided for your well-being, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous!  Romans 4:20 He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.

October 14, 2013:  Many of you, My people, are awakening to a new level of intimacy with Me, says the Lord.  But, you must be alert and aware that the enemy of your souls will release lies and a spirit of lethargy to convince you that it takes too much effort to walk in the Spirit.  Refuse to go back or give up.  The discipline that it takes is well worth the progress that you are making. 
Proverbs 15:19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway.

October 15, 2013:  In a vision I saw what appeared to be Elijah in the cave.  He was at the point of having been through the fire, the wind and the earthquake, and God was asking him what he was doing there.  I knew this scene was representative of us (God's people), and I heard the Lord say:  I know the challenges and difficulties that you have endured, but truly the worst is over.  I am going to send you on your way to My destination for you.  Take heart and release the past.  You must do this before you can move forward in divine progression.  1 Kings 19:11-13 Then He said, "Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD." And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"

October 16, 2013:  Beloved, refuse to allow anything to undermine or destroy your faith.  I know that you have wondered if your faith and hope are enough to break through your challenges.  And I tell you, Yes.  It is enough to sustain you.  Don't waver in your belief that there is spiritual, invisible help available to you in every situation.  Put your trust in Me, and be strong, says the Lord.  Luke 17:6 So the Lord said, "If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you."

October 17, 2013:  You are indeed entering a new season where old things are coming to a conclusion.  Take time to remember and be grateful for those who have been a help to you along the way, and be ready to move on to the next phase of your life.  This phase will also have challenges to face and victories to win, but you must go forth with courage and faith in order to make the most of it.  I am with you and for you, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:9  Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

October 18, 2013:  Rely on Me, says the Lord, for I am your strength when you feel weak and unable to rise to the occasion.  When you cannot raise yourself up, let Me lift you up.  Nothing is too difficult for Me.  Believe that I will intervene on your behalf and do that which is beyond your human energy or ability to achieve.  Your faith will make it possible.  Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God."

October 21, 2013:  Establish spiritual presence where you live and everywhere you go.  Let the light of My Spirit shine through you to exhibit righteousness, peace and joy, says the Lord.  This is your first and most enduring witness of My kingdom.  In order to do this, you must deal with the thoughts and emotions that do not exemplify spiritual integrity.  Go forth in purity. 
Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

October 22, 2013:  I heard the heart of God calling to us.  At first, my flesh wanted to respond religiously, but when I did I could no longer hear His call.  So, I went back to the place of purity in the Spirit.  Then, I could hear my own heart echoing His heart, and I responded by rising up towards Him and becoming one with Him.  There were no longer two hearts (His and mine), but One.  After a time, this unity began to affect my body and soul with alignment, organic healing and deep, profound order.  John 17:20-23   I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.  And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:  I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.

October 23, 2013:  Stay calm and keep your emotional responses under control.  There will be opportunities to react inappropriately, but if you maintain spiritual awareness and self-control you will come through unscathed.  This will also be a test to see if you will take things personally and be rejected.   Instead, you must forgive quickly, receive My love, and go on.  Let Me lead you to a place of security in Me, says the Lord.  2 Peter 1:5-7  But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

October 24, 2013:  Beloved, it would be good for you to take another look at the things you deem important.  What and who do you love?   What is the object of your desire?  What are your goals and objectives?  Now is the time to re-order your priorities so that you truly put My kingdom first and your love for Me above all else.  But, you must make this choice in earnest and not as a purely religious notation, says the Lord.  Then, you will be blessed in other things as well. 
Matthew 6:33  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

October 25, 2013:  I see exploitation everywhere, and there are those who will try to take advantage of you.  Be alert and set good boundaries, but I want to develop in you a generous heart so that even when injustice occurs you are always just.  Be righteous and allow My love to flow through you as a witness of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Psalms 106:3 Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times!

October 28, 2013:  Beloved, take the time to get in touch with what has inspired you to live for Me, says the Lord.  Use this memory to be revitalized in the Spirit and to awaken a fresh enthusiasm for My kingdom.  Darkness has increased in the world and in the natural realm, but you must rise above all that is temporary to find and maintain all that is eternal.  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.

October 29, 2013:  In a vision I was looking through a small rectangular window at a starry sky, and I watched the moon begin to rise above the horizon.  I realized that it was a full moon, coming into full view, and giving its full light.  It was so bright that the stars were eclipsed by its light.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Behold My Church!  She is rising to her manifest destiny.  Her light is the reflection of My glory."  Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

October 30, 2013:  I saw a house that had been ravaged by storms.  The outside structure was still intact and the foundation was firm, but the inside of the house needed to be completely restored.  I then saw builders come in and tear out all that had been damaged and construct a new and better interior.  It was beautiful and so much better than what had been destroyed.  And, the Lord said:  There has been much chaos and destruction that has challenged your very existence in some cases.  But, I have allowed this for the sake of establishing strength and order in every area of your life.  Jeremiah 31:28 "And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the LORD.

October 31, 2013:  Be strong and steady as you watch and are amazed at the work I am doing in, around and through you, says the Lord.  A deep work of healing and restoration is beginning and will be brought to completion.  When this work is finished the trials and tribulations that you have endured will only be a memory and the pain will be gone.  Trust Me to bring you through with a sense of wholeness and conclusion.  Go forth in faith!  Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
 

NOVEMBER 2013 --

November 1, 2013:  Things are not always as they seem.  Take care not to presume or make assumptions based on what you see or don't see.  This will only lead you down the path of error and inappropriate mental and emotional responses.  Rest in what you know to be reality both in the spiritual realm and in the natural realm.  Maintain and protect your faith in Me, says the Lord.  I will lead you in the way of truth.  Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

November 4, 2013:  Many of you have experienced somewhat of a lull, which seems like stagnation.  But, this has been a time for you to rest and regroup.  It has not been a time for you to get lazy spiritually, however.  I want you to be alert and use your discernment so that you have greater depth and understanding of your spiritual environment, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

November 5, 2013:  Beloved, I have set you on a course that will result in a more intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord.  You will begin to notice greater clarity and precision in your walk in the Spirit, not to mention a deeper understanding of My purposes for you.  But, this "walk", and progression will be one step at a time as you deal with bringing everything that I show you into perfect order.  Luke 9:57 Now it happened as they journeyed on the road, that someone said to Him, "Lord, I will follow You wherever You go."

November 6, 2013:  I was in the Spirit, and I heard what sounded like groaning, creaking, and expanding.  These sounds came from what looked like a dark sphere.  As the groaning continued, light began to pierce the darkness with pencil-thin rays to reveal cobwebs and dust from times of neglect.  I could feel air currents in a swirling pattern like a gentle breeze begin to renew the atmosphere.  There was a freshness--newness of life--that was almost crisp; bringing order, perfection and precision.  Yet, a deep internal work in our very foundation continued.  After some time, the dark sphere gave way to full light and a palpable presence of God surrounded by His angels--bright, holy, righteous!  It was incredibly refreshing, and I could smell the sweet fragrance of our Lord.  The call of His Spirit went out to urge us to yield to His work that is beyond what we can now comprehend; to go higher and yet deeper in spiritual awareness and submission.  Romans 8:22-25 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.  Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.  For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?  But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

November 7, 2013:  Watch out for negative thoughts and feelings, which could undermine not only your faith but righteousness.  It is imperative that you strive to maintain purity of the soul in order to walk in the Spirit.  This is a choice.  When you choose to activate self-control, you will not regret your decision.  Stay focused, and refuse to be distracted with the chaos around you, says the Lord.  Trust Me to help you stay on course.  Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

November 8, 2013:  Beloved, I would have you bring light and truth to all aspects of your being and living.  Generate life in every interaction and conversation.  Spiritual darkness covers the earth and deep darkness the people, but you have seen the Light.  By your faith you have pierced the darkness.  Let your light shine, says the Lord.  Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

November 11, 2013:  If you are in a conundrum and do not know what to do, seek Me for wisdom and direction.  Trust that I will show you the way.  As you reflect on times past when you got off track, you will be able to see more clearly the errors in thought and feelings that misled you, says the Lord.  Be willing to change your methods of operation.  Isaiah 48:17 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, Who teaches you to profit, Who leads you by the way you should go."

November 12, 2013:  Be sensitive and discerning.  I will show you errors in judgment by revealing presumption, and I will show you errors in logistics.  Correction will be an easy thing as long as you stay in the Spirit and refuse to beat yourself up for not being perfect.  Be humble and stay flexible, says the Lord.  This is no time to take a defensive posture.  Psalms 25:9 The humble He guides in justice, and the humble He teaches His way.

November 13, 2013:  Order is still a theme for this season, and I will bring everything into a divine perspective so that you can discern between those things that are flesh and have only temporary value as opposed to that which is eternal with lasting value.  Whatever seems to be lost will very often be a stepping stone to fulfilling the greater value.  Trust Me to lead you to a higher, more substantial place spiritually, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

November 14, 2013:  Stand your spiritual ground, and refuse the temptation to go back to places where you have already gained victory.  I speak of self-indulgence, pride, competition, greed and the like.  Take the time to get re-focused on walking and living in the Spirit.  Do not give fear or insecurity a place in you that would open a door to the enemy.  Rise up and re-establish yourself in faith and purity, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

November 15, 2013:  Your victories will come one skirmish at a time, one battle at a time until you win the war.  Remember that I am not only on your side, but I empower you to see the enemy for who he is and what he is doing.  I have given you the authority you need to win.  Righteousness is your most effective weapon against the devil, says the Lord.  Be obedient to My Word.  1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.

November 18, 2013:  Breakthrough will come one small step at a time as you get the wisdom necessary to gain victory.  Expect to go from strength to strength in many and varied aspects of your life.  You would do well to consider how discouragement kills faith and to do all that is required to overcome, says the Lord.  Psalm 84:5-7   Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.  As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring; the rain also covers it with pools.  They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.

November 19, 2013:  Pay attention and know that hindering assignments have been sent against you to impede your progress.  Watch for the areas of life where you have lost momentum or have stopped moving forward in spiritual progression.  You will need to resist the forces set against you.  It may take extraordinary work to press through, but it will be worth the effort, says the Lord.  Freedom awaits!  James 4:7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

November 20, 2013:  Stay in the flow of My Spirit by allowing Me to direct you.  I will lead you by My peace, so you need pay attention as to whether or not your heart is at peace in any situation.  Evaluate by using your discernment to determine the difference between right and wrong; good and evil, and make every effort to stay on the path of righteousness, says the Lord.  I will protect you there.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

November 21, 2013:  Watch for the seductions that come from presumptive intrusions into your life and circumstances.  You must protect your spiritual integrity and be willing to reject whatever takes you off course or diverts you from the path that I have put you on.  Anything apart from My purposes will only lead you away from your walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Be careful and be discerning.  Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

November 22, 2013:  The forces of darkness are at work to infiltrate every part of the world and world systems.  Your exemption from this corruption is only available by My Spirit, and you must choose light over darkness and good over evil.  You must take a stand for all that is righteous, regardless of the pressure to choose otherwise, says the Lord.  It will take effort, but you are well able to do right.  Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," Says the LORD.

November 25, 2013:  Many of those who have been scribes of My prophetic voice have become dull of hearing and are not pressing in to hear My voice or to discern the moving of My Spirit.  Yet, they continue to want to be seen, heard, and recognized as being vessels of honor.  There will be a clear distinction between those who honor Me and give Me glory and those who seek their own glory.  Those who are true seekers in My kingdom will discern truth and error, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 23:26 "How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart."

November 26, 2013:  Look how far you have come!  The difficulties that you have endured and overcome have instructed you and driven you to find Me in a more meaningful and concrete way.  Your days of trouble are not to be disdained; they are to be recognized as a necessary part of your growth process.  Don't lament, says the Lord.  Rejoice for where you are now and where I will take you from here.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

November 27, 2013:  To those who believe they have to be elaborate and extraordinary to be appreciated, I say that the way of the Spirit is humility and simplicity.  As you come more completely into divine order, I will be with you to help you simplify many aspects of your life and circumstances.  This process will be beneficial in your desire to give yourself wholly to Me, says the Lord.  Let Me bring you to perfection.  Matthew 5:48 "Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.

November 28, 2013:  Keep yourself and refuse to allow emotional responses to rule.  As you face various challenges, you will also find opportunities to choose to either let your carnal nature react or to walk in the Spirit.  Choose wisely, says the Lord, and let Me rule and reign in your heart.  Allow My nature to shine through you into the darkness that surrounds you.  Proverbs 4:20-26  My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.  Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart;  for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.  Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.  Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you.  Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you.  Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

November 29, 2013:  In a vision I saw myself running and jumping with renewed life and vigor.  I also had acquired a white horse that, even though it was full sized, was just weaned from its mother.  This horse was ready to get out of its enclosure and run.  It was just waiting for a good opportunity to escape its limited space.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Get ready to run!  Leave behind the things and places that have represented restriction and bondage, and be free!  Be aware of the wind of My Spirit as you are propelled into an era of rejuvenation."  Psalm 19:4-5  Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoices like a strong man to run its race."

December 2013 --

December 2, 2013:  You are going to experience a sharp learning curve, for I am teaching you and showing you new things that will be necessary in the days ahead.  Be flexible and willing to go where I direct you and do what is before you in the way of progression.  Never doubt for a moment that I am with you every step of the way and that I will give wisdom when you ask, says the Lord.  James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

December 3, 2013:  Let My peace be the constant in your life so that when peace is disturbed you make the proper adjustments.  Spiritual reality must be your priority rather than the chaos of the world and world systems.  Peace will be the result of putting your trust in Me, says the Lord.  Know that I am for you and with you to bring you through every difficulty.  Stay close.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

December 4, 2013:  You must do the work required to come into order in every phase and function of your life.  I have provided the avenue for you to be in My flow spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and in your circumstances, but you have to do your part and cooperate with My work.  This requires concentrated effort and spiritual focus, which you are well able to do if you want to, says the Lord.  Be diligent.  John 7:38 "He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water."

December 5, 2013:  The process of restoration has begun.  Move with it in faith that what has begun will come to a full completion.  Trust Me to help you move forward with strength and in the power of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow fear to derail your progress.  Stand unwavering and be resolute.  Deuteronomy 3:24   O Lord GOD, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your mighty hand, for what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do anything like Your works and Your mighty deeds?

December 6, 2013:  If you will release the issues of life and trust Me, I will release you from bondage.   And, you will experience more spiritual freedom than you ever thought possible.  It is My desire that you be absolutely free--free to be all that I have created you to be and to do all that I have called you to do.  Let go and be free, says the Lord.  You will never be the same.  Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

December 9, 2013:  Distraction is your enemy.  You must work twice as hard as in any other season to keep your spiritual focus.  Refuse to give in to the noise and the frantic pull of obligations.  Stay quiet and maintain composure.  Do whatever it takes to gain eternal perspective, and separate yourself from everything that steals spiritual life and vitality, says the Lord.  You belong to Me!       2 Peter 1:3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue.

December 10, 2013:  Stay the course.  Continue to move ahead at a steady pace with your eyes fixed on your destination.  Refuse to be drawn away from that which is vitally important to your spiritual well-being.  Even as many things demand your attention and resources, you must continually guard your heart, says the Lord.  Maintain integrity and be true to yourself.  Psalms 26:11 But as for me, I will walk in my integrity; redeem me and be merciful to me.

December 11, 2013:  In a vision I saw a small child running up and down a flight of stairs.  It seemed to be an effortless and joyful  exercise.  Then, I saw the same child swinging in a home-made rope swing hung from a tree.  Again, the swing took the child on a long and high path that was both exhilarating and liberating.  And, I heard the LORD say, "Come to Me as this child, and allow Me to restore innocence and purity in you.  I want you to be able to ascend and descend effortlessly as you access the spiritual realm.  Be released into the liberty that is available to you by My Spirit."  Luke 18:17 "Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it."

December 12, 2013:  Let go of everything that is beyond your ability to control.  There will be things that will not work out the way you desired or intended, but My ways are higher than your ways.  I know the beginning from the end, and I am giving you opportunities to align yourself with My purposes for your life.  Move with the flow of My Spirit to come into divine order so that My purposes will be established in, around, and through you, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Isaiah 55:9  For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

December 13, 2013:  Be one with Me, says the Lord.  Let My heart become your heart and My nature become your nature.  Only then will the spiritual become natural, and what you do deliberately will become instinctive.  Choose to be a doer of My Word from a pure heart, and let your responses to life and circumstances come from a place of righteousness where you always choose good and resist evil.  Matthew 7:24-27  "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.  But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell.  And great was its fall."

December 16, 2013:  You have a small window of time to make changes that will have an unusual and lasting effect on your life.  Let Me move you by My Spirit into that opening, and I will give you the strength and wisdom that is necessary to accomplish that which is set before you.  You won't have to force anything, for I will lead you through this transition like threading a needle, says the Lord. 
Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

December 17, 2013:  The season of adjustment is upon you, but you will have to mentally and emotionally let go of things that tie you to the past before you can move forward in My purposes.  If you will take this step of faith you will come into a place of liberty and fulfillment that you have not known before.  Trust Me to bring you through this awkward transition with great grace, says the Lord.  All you have to do is be willing and flexible.  2 Corinthians 12:9a  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

December 18, 2013:  I am calling to those whose hearts are spiritually hungry--those who desire a closer relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Come to Me; come up higher.  Set your face like flint to see My face, not deviating from the way into My presence.  Refuse to allow distractions to take you away from your First Love.  If you truly are in love with Me, you will not stray.  Be single-hearted and single-focused.  Psalm 107:5-9   Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.  Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.   And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place.  Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!   For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

December 19, 2013:  Persistently and methodically press through obstacles that have prevented you from moving forward in smooth progression.  This will require patience and even extraordinary effort in some ways, but the end result will be worth your time and energy.  Certainly, your resilience will be tested, but I am your help in times of trouble, says the Lord.  Ask for My help, rely on Me, and trust Me.  Psalms 50:15  Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.

December 20, 2013:  Take the time necessary to re-establish yourself in faith and to position yourself spiritually to be moved by My Spirit.  The winds of adversity will continue to blow across the land.  But, if you will stand in the place of protection through righteous obedience, you will come through unscathed.  Let Me lead you in the right way, says the Lord.  I am your compass!  John 3:8 "The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit."

December 23, 2013:  You are about to enter a season of triumph when the harrowing experiences of the past can be put solidly behind you.  Take this time to calm and quiet your thoughts and emotions and establish peace in your heart.  Your well-being depends greatly on your desire and ability to do this, says the Lord.  Diligently seek Me, for this is a time when you can truly be done with the past and move by faith into your new beginning.  Psalms 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.

December 24, 2013:  This is a time of reflection.  Think and consider where you are.  This time of reflection will take you deeper into My plans and purposes for you and will reveal the places where you got off course.  You will see yourself more clearly in relationship to Me and your level of dedication in establishing My kingdom in your place on the earth.  You can now make decisions that will have far-reaching consequences, says the Lord.  Proverbs 27:19 As in water face reflects face, so a man’s heart reveals the man.

December 25, 2013:  In a vision I found myself in an old house that was in need of repair. I heard the bells of destiny and was suddenly engulfed in a whirlwind of the Spirit of God that removed the structure of the house from around me. There I stood in midair with the things of the earth that weighed me down removed from me. The light of God was all around me and above and beneath me. I felt light as air; without hindrance. I was aware of a unity with God that manifested without any effort on my part. It was beautiful, exhilarating, refreshing and revitalizing. My youth was restored. And, I heard the voice of the Lord:  "Beloved, I see and know your struggles and the weariness you have experienced.  But, I tell you truly that a time of restoration and healing is upon you.  Relax and receive all that I have for you."  Isaiah 40:31  But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

December 26, 2013:  I call you, beloved, to ignite a passion to live in My kingdom and to move in the flow of My Spirit without compromise.  This will require a concentrated and fundamental effort to make that dedication a priority and to put everything else as secondary to My purposes.  But, doing this is the only way to grow spiritually and experience personal, vital relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Draw near!  Acts 17:28 "For in Him we live and move and have our being."

December 27, 2013:  There are things that still need to be brought into order before you can be ready for the next great spiritual season.  You must fulfill the requirements of coming into order before you can yield to the rule of My Spirit.  Prepare your heart for changes, whether easy or hard.  I am preparing and positioning you now, says the Lord.  Your flesh will resist, but in your overcoming, your spirit will yield.  Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

December 30, 2013:  Think outside the box and be willing to allow My Spirit to lead you even when you have to leave your comfort zone to do so.  Be sensitive to your spiritual environment so that you will know when changes occur.  This is a time to awaken spiritually, discern with clarity and respond purposefully, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 1:9  (Jesus) has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began.

December 31, 2013:  Be renewed in faith, in hope, and in peace.  The work of the enemy to tear you down has been formidable, but I will restore what has been torn down.  I will strengthen what has become weakened through attacks on your body, soul and spirit.  Yield to My power to build you up and prepare you to fulfill My purposes in your life.  Yours is to overcome the despair that has developed as a result of relentless difficulties and begin to look to better days, says the Lord.  Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.