SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns

Archive 2014

JANUARY 2014

FOR 2014:This will be a make-it-or-break-it year.
  You have all the tools you need to make it, but if you get lazy or stubborn, you will be broken and humbled.  You will not move forward one inch if you refuse to let go of the past and hang on to things that are no longer relevant to where you are now.  You will be challenged to progress, but you will have to provide the initiative by faith.  It’s up to you; your will is vitally connected to what you make of this season.

If you choose to move on, there will be plenty of grace to enable you in the process.  The difficulties that you faced in the past have slowly chipped away at the foundation of your hope and faith.  But, this can be a time of restoration and a time of rebuilding your faith and trust in Me, says the Lord.  It all depends on where your focus is. 

The old cycle has ended, and a new cycle is beginning.  It will be like a clean and blank sheet of paper ready for you to write your destiny.  Keeping your heart and soul in alignment with My purposes in righteousness will write a destiny of a close and intimate relationship with Me.  But, you must keep yourself undefiled by the flesh and the world. 

Maintain divine order, and stay in the flow of My Spirit if you want to discern spiritually.  This is a time when your discernment can once again take a giant leap forward if you take the time to exercise it.  Spiritual growth and clarity will become the order of the day as you seek My face continually.

I will unveil the places in you that have become religiously stale.  In order to avoid the trap of external, powerless religious exercise, you must recognize your condition and move by faith to internal communion with Me in the Spirit.  Growth is the sign of life, and stagnation is the sign of death.  Be vital and live in Me, says the Lord.  Come to Me, and let Me revitalize you.

Please see the entire article called "Make It or Break It"  at http://ft111.com/destiny.htm

January 2, 2014:  My grace that empowers you to fulfill desire and purpose is abundant.  But, you must access grace by faith and apply it to every circumstance.  Know in your heart that I have already provided every resource necessary for you to accomplish all that I have given you to do, both spiritually and naturally.  As you dedicate yourself entirely to My kingdom, I am with you to give direction, provision, and life, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

January 3, 2014:  Achieve and maintain tranquility, beloved.  Even though the opportunity to be drawn into someone else's chaos presents itself, you must stand your ground of peace.   Refuse to allow anything to disturb you.  Be level-headed and trust Me to give wisdom and to direct your steps in situations that take you off guard.  Keep looking up, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.

January 6, 2014:  In a vision I saw a very large cloud in the west, on the horizon. The inside of the cloud was bright orange like fire. It began to rotate counter-clockwise and formed a sort of funnel that extended down to the ground, much like a tornado. Then, I saw the force of the movement pick up people from the earth, and the cloud seemed to swallow them up. I thought of this scripture:
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.   

January 7, 2014:  In much the same way that you would position yourself and do the work to receive a promotion in the natural realm, it is My desire that you take your place spiritually and do all that is necessary to receive the greatest benefits of My kingdom, says the Lord.  This positioning will take thought and deliberate effort as well as strength of desire and purpose, but you will not regret it.  Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

 January 8, 2014:  Be quiet and stay calm.  Negative emotions will only take you off course and keep you from seeing things as they really are.  Refuse to allow chaos and confusion any place in you.  Allow peace to lead you in everything.  It is a very narrow path that will bring you to know righteousness and wisdom.  Stay firmly on that path, and let Me direct your steps, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:13 "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.

January 9, 2014:  Beloved, I am rearranging certain aspects of your life and being for the purpose of causing you to be more effective naturally and spiritually.  You can think of this process of ironing out the wrinkles or of making rough places smoother.  You might not like this process, but it will be of great advantage to you when it has been completed, says the Lord.  Let me have My way and stay in the flow of My Spirit.  Luke 3:5 Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough ways smooth.

January 10, 2014:  I have prepared an elevated place for you in the realm of the Spirit, but before you can move up, you have to recognize and deal with what is holding you back.  If you are willing, I will show you the proverbial elephant in the room--that thing that keeps you bound and unable to realize your potential.  Get ready for breakthrough, and do not be afraid, says the Lord.  Psalms 51:6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

January 13, 2014:  In a vision I saw a path in a forest.  Part of the path was lit by the sun shining through the tree branches, but most of it was shrouded in darkness and obscured as it meandered through dense vegetation.  And, I heard the Lord say:  This path represents where you are going both naturally and spiritually.  You will not be able to look very far ahead, but as you stay present with Me the path will be clear enough, and I will take you every step of the way in safety.  Trust Me to lead you with clarity.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

January 14, 2014:  Beloved, do not limit yourselfYou are able to do far more than you ever thought you could, but you must first believe that you can accomplish all that I have set before you.  I would have you get at the root of every limitation, and isolate the foundation of the lie that has created unbelief.  This is most certainly a work of the enemy against your soul to keep you from divine potential, says the Lord.  Break out and break forth!  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

January 15, 2014:  Refuse to allow discouragement to undermine your sense of well-being and effective life experience.  Stay balanced by not giving your emotional reactions too much weight or attention.  In your evaluation, there are steps you can take to improve your current situation, but there are also things that are beyond your control.  Do what you can and trust Me with the rest, says the Lord.  Luke 18:27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

January 16, 2014:  Let the cleansing power of My Spirit wash away the defilement of past regrets and disappointments.  Declare this day to be a new beginning with renewed hope and faith that I am the strength of your salvation.  I take great delight in leading you on the path of righteousness and great reward, says the Lord.  But, you must let go of everything that hinders your forward progression.  Proverbs 2:20 So you may walk in the way of goodness, And keep to the paths of righteousness.

January 17, 2014:  Find yourself in Me, says the Lord.  I speak to many of you who seem to have lost your true spiritual identity.  You have been assaulted by too many distractions from the world and too much external noise.  You must quiet your soul, re-establish eternal focus, and rediscover who you really are.  Come to Me in the secret place of the Spirit.  Find strength and the peace that goes beyond your natural understanding.  Come!  Philippians 4:6-7  Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

January 20, 2014:  Get ready to break out of the confines of the past.  It is time to expand beyond old boundaries and borders, says the Lord.  You will find that places of old resistance will disappear like the morning fog, and opportunities will present themselves for growth in many areas of your life.  Prepare your heart by adjusting your faith to take advantage of all that I provide.  Isaiah 54:2 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes."

January 21, 2014:  I see My sheep scattered and unable to focus.  Too many things to consider and circumstances to deal with will spread you too thin and wear you out.  Gather yourself up, prioritize, and get focused on what really matters.  Guard your personal boundaries so that other people don't exploit or take advantage of your time or energy.  But you will also have to separate the legitimate draw on your resources from the frivolous and unnecessary, says the Lord.  Set a watch.  Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.

January 22, 2014: Stay present with Me, says the Lord. I will give direction and wisdom so that you can stay on course. Watch for the lies of the enemy that cause you to lose confidence or feel aimless. Put your confidence in My will and My ability to give you the power and authority to do all that I have called you to accomplish. Be strong and resolute.   John 5:30 "I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

January 23, 2014:  This is no time to get bogged down.  Take life as it comes and deal with the issues that present themselves.  This will require diligence and effort, but will also bring a sense of purpose and freedom.  Procrastination is your enemy, so do what you can to stay on top of the things that require your attention.  Otherwise, you will dig a hole for yourself that could be difficult to get out of.  You will do well to flow with the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent will rule, but the lazy man will be put to forced labor.

January 24, 2014:  You are in a season of preservation.  It is absolutely essential that you protect life of the Spirit so that it is not damaged or destroyed.  Nearly everything in your environment is working against your ability to thrive.  You must fight against everything that robs you of life and purpose in My kingdom, says the Lord.  I will do a deep and abiding work as you use the authority I have established to overcome the forces arrayed against you.  Refuse to allow anything to undermine spiritual reality.
  Romans 8:2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.

January 27, 2014:  Enhance the quality of your life by adding more spiritual content.  I have not called you to be paupers in My kingdom, but to feed sumptuously on My Word and to walk on the path that leads to abundant life.   Many of My people, however, live as though there is not enough to go around.  Continually seek My face, and let My Word and My purposes abound in, around, and through you, says the Lord. 
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.

January 28, 2014:  Set your heart, your faith, and your will to receive all that I have promised.  All that I have made available through the plan of redemption is yours to have for yourself.  But, you must settle that issue in your own heart and to know that My love and blessings are not just for a chosen few, but for all who believe, says the Lord.  Acts 10:34-35  Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.  But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.

January 29, 2014:  Beloved, I want you to be aware that you will encounter situations that require extraordinary patience to get through.  You can't force anything, but you can trust Me to give you wisdom as perfect order is being established.  Open your mind and heart to learn things that you would otherwise not have opportunity to understand.  Never doubt that I am with you and that I am directing your steps, says the Lord.  Isaiah 41:10  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

January 30, 2014:  I know the difficulties that you've encountered and the brokenness that followed, and I want you to stand on the solid foundation of My word by faith.  Nothing is impossible for Me.  I will heal what was broken and bring complete restoration.  I will settle and establish you in a place of peace and safety.  I will bring you up out of affliction and set you on high, says the Lord. 
Psalms 91:14  Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.

January 31, 2014:  I am releasing you to evolve in many ways, says the Lord.  Much of what you have done in the past will undergo an evolution in creativity as you begin to change and develop new ideas, new ways of doing things, and better ways of dealing with problems.  I will give you revelation and wisdom in taking this next step, so there is no need to be afraid.  Just trust Me to lead you to a more complete understanding of how to make the most of your physical, mental and emotional resources.  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.

FEBRUARY 2014:

February 3, 2014:  Maintain stability in the process of change or turmoil by reiterating the truth of My word.  Keep your thoughts clear of unnecessary chatter, and establish yourself in tranquility.  Be steady and stay strong spiritually so that you can face and overcome every challenge that presents itself.  I am with you in every situation to lead you in the path of peace and safety, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

February 4, 2014:  I am extricating you from things that have kept you bound and have kept you from personal intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to things that draw your attention away to fleshly endeavors and away from seeking My face.  Position yourself by prioritizing your time and energy in ways that will bring glory to My kingdom.  I will give you the strength and direction to make the necessary changes that will lead to purity and righteousness.  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

February 5, 2014:  The decisions that you make at this time will produce extraordinary and lasting results.  Take the time to ask for wisdom as you consider the choices you make in this season.  Be sure that whatever you decide comes from a heart of integrity and sincerity.  Be honest about your motives, and keep your conscience clear at all times, says the Lord.  Take full advantage of the opportunities to be built up and not torn down.  Jeremiah 42:10  If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you.

February 6, 2014:  Beloved, give careful thought in how to proceed in the issues that require your attention.  This is a time when you need a clear and unclouded perspective so that you can operate from an overall view rather than focusing on details only.  Let My wisdom be the greatest contributor in the choices you make, and trust Me for guidance and direction, says the Lord.  I am with you at all times.  Isaiah 58:11 The LORD will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

February 7, 2014:  I will go before you to remove every hindrance and to pave the way for you to achieve all that I have set before you.  Refuse to allow uncertainty or worry to undermine your faith or cloud your judgment.  Let Me lead you on this path, for I will do so skillfully.  But, you must stay focused and keep your priorities in order so that nothing can draw you off course, says the Lord.  Walk in the Spirit!  Isaiah 62:10 Go through, go through the gates! Prepare the way for the people; build up, build up the highway! Take out the stones, lift up a banner for the peoples!

February 10, 2014:  The work that is ahead of you may seem daunting and beyond your scope.  But, if you put your trust in Me I will make the seemingly impossible not only possible but plausible.  I will strengthen you and give you the vision to accomplish more than you could have imagined or believed, says the Lord.  Just put one foot in front of the other as you take things one step at a time, and do not be afraid.  I am on the journey with you.  Mark 5:36b  "Do not be afraid; only believe."

February 11, 2014:  Accept and embrace change as you do the seasons.  The changes you face are inevitable whether you receive them with joy and expectation or with resistance and dread.  Make it easy on yourself and be willing to move with My Spirit in freedom and fluidity.  You can trust Me to cause everything to work together for your good.  Let My glory be known in all you do, 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.

February 12, 2014:  Watch for situations that create stress, and set yourself to maintain peace instead.  This is definitely a time when the proverbial molehill can become an insurmountable mountain if you lose objectivity.  Trust in Me to bring you through every circumstance in victory.  Be focused and stay positive so that despair cannot undermine your faith or determination, says the Lord.  Matthew 21:21 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.

February 13, 2014:  Take the time and seize the moment to step back from your troubles and view your life from an objective and greater perspective.  See it through the eyes and truth of eternity, and be grateful.  Remember that you belong to Me.  Know that I have chosen you not only to live in My kingdom, but to be My representative.  You are just a pilgrim passing through all that is temporary on your way to that which lasts forever, says the Lord.  Psalms 26:7  That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all Your wondrous works.

 February 14, 2014:  Beloved, I would have you walk in the Spirit more completely and more consistently.  To do this you must stay in the Spirit and refuse to be derailed by allowing your emotions to rule.  Your first order of spiritual life is to keep your thoughts under control and your faith active.  Trust Me to interact with you in all things and to work on your behalf for your highest good, says the Lord.  Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

February 17, 2014:  I will bring to your remembrance various people who have either mistreated or misjudged you.  This is for the purpose of examination to see if there is something you need to understand from those encounters or need to forgive so that you can be liberated from lingering oppression.  It is My desire that you be released from the anchors of the past that keep you from moving forward in My purposes, says the Lord.  Freedom awaits!  Psalm 146:5-8   Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God, Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever, Who executes justice for the oppressed, Who gives food to the hungry. The LORD gives freedom to the prisoners. The LORD opens the eyes of the blind; the LORD raises those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.

February 18, 2014:  In a vision I saw a woman in deep and sincere worship.  Then, I saw a shepherd with his sheep in a pasture that had been over-grazed.  He began to lead his flock up a fairly steep path until they arrived at a high-mountain valley.  The water was cold and clear, and the meadow was  coming alive with new growth--sweet and tender vegetation.  There was a sense of new life and fresh excitement.  I believe the woman represents those who worship in spirit and in truth, the flock who sincerely follows Christ, the true Shepherd.  The overgrazed pasture represents the stagnation of trying to feed on the same old religious cliches.  It is time to move up to higher spiritual ground where we can find fresh anointing and revelation of the Kingdom of God that will nourish and satisfy.  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.

February 19, 2014:  Spiritual discernment is vital in these times when fraudulent schemes abound.  Set a watch for people who are more than willing to take advantage of you.  They are adept at finding and preying on your places of vulnerability and weakness.  Stand your guard, and remember that when something seems too good to be true, it probably is.  Trust Me to lead you through every maze of deception, says the Lord.  I am the way, the truth and the life.  2 Timothy 3:12-14  Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.  But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.  But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

February 20, 2014:  Let go of everything that has produced stress.  I speak of those things that are out of your ability to control.  I tell you truly that the time you have spent in agitation and worry has not helped one bit, but has actually been a detriment to your faith.  Trust Me with every troublesome and difficult situation that is beyond your resources--physically, emotionally, mentally, or financially.  I will give wisdom and direction in your circumstances, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Psalms 73:28 But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all Your works.

February 21, 2014:  If you will allow it, I will lift you up out of places of despair and confusion.  And, you will know that I have done a great work in you and accomplished through you things that you could not do of your own volition.  But, you must yield yourself completely and let go of the darkness that has kept you from My presence, says the Lord.  If you will do your part, I will do Mine.  Let Me bring you out of the depths and into the light.  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."

February 24, 2014:  I heard the word "practicum" in the Spirit, and the Lord said:  You have studied My Word and learned a lot about what to do and what not to do in order to develop spiritually and make life work naturally.  But, unless you put what you've learned to work in practical experience, you have gained nothing.  Don't be just a hearer of the word, but be a doer also.  Practice what you know to do.  2 Timothy 3:6-7  For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

February 25, 2014:  Keep your eyes wide open and watch as I expose corruption on every level.  But I speak to your hearts, My people, to never take advantage of anyone for your personal gain.  Treat each other with high regard and respect and without prejudice.  Your love for Me is proven in how yu treat others, says the Lord.  Be kind and generous in your attitudes.  Matthew 7:12a  "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them."

February 26, 2014:  Submit yourself to Me completely, and yield to the moving of My Spirit in and around you.  You must do this before you can walk fully in My purposes.  Offer up your own desires that they may be sanctified or set apart for My will to be fulfilled in your life.  Allow spiritual purification to be your pathway, says the Lord.  Re-examine your decisions when you feel hindered and things become too difficult, and let Me show you the way to clarity and victory.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

February 27, 2014:  I hear the words "malleable" and "pliable" in my spirit, and the Lord says:  I want to be able to mold you and shape you like clay in the hands of a potter.  In order for Me to do this, you must make a quality decision to live a surrendered life, which requires your complete trust and realization that I can and will do supernatural and extraordinary things with you.  You are not beyond My reach or awareness, but you must develop an unshakeable faith in the fact that I know you and see you; that I am for you and not against you.   Psalm 139:7-10  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.

February 28, 2014:  You, beloved, are My ambassadors sent to represent Me on the earth.  Make sure that your lives are an accurate representation of My kingdom.  Your true heart will be revealed not just by what you say but by what you do.  See that you treat others with kindness and love, says the Lord.  Be a vessel where My Spirit can dwell.   2 Corinthians 3:2-3  You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.

MARCH 2014--

March 3, 2014:  You can make great progress spiritually at this time, but you must be willing to let go of everything that will keep you where you are.  Your stubborn refusal to let go of whatever represents comfort or security will become a stumbling block to your own personal liberty.  Be willing to rise up from where you've been and soar in the Spirit on your thermals of faith, says the Lord.  Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

March 4, 2014:  When you find yourself in a position of correcting others, make sure that you do not do so from a haughty position, or one of lording your power over them.  Rather, keep an attitude of humility that stems from a desire to help and strengthen others.  Problem-solving is most effective when all parties involved are assured of their liberty and equality.  Exercise your respect for others, says the Lord.  Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

March 5, 2014:  Beloved, let the light of My truth shine in you to expose the darkest recesses of your being.  There are still things hidden that must be revealed for the purpose of setting you free, says the Lord.  Righteousness must be restored before your own light can shine unhindered by the darkness of carnal living.  Set your heart on purity.  Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

March 6, 2014:  This is a time when the fruit of the past five years will come to maturity.  To understand this you may have to examine the theme of that time period and be particularly sensitive and discerning as to what it has produced.  Prepare yourself for a new beginning when old things will lose their importance and your interest.  You will have prime opportunities to turn your thoughts more completely to spiritual things and your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  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.

March 7, 2014:  Take a mental inventory of your life and its various components to determine how you are influenced and how you influence others.  The goal of this examination is to clear out those things that are unclean or impure--things that defile.  Make the internal decision to surrender fully to the leading of My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will transport you into a place of righteousness that you have yet to experience.  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.

March 10, 2014:  Follow the dictates of integrity.  Let righteousness rule in your heart so that you can behave according to your belief in the truth of My Word.  It is important that you, as a representative of My kingdom, can be trusted.  Set yourself to live up to the standards that I have set for you, says the Lord, and I will empower you to do all that I have set before you.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

March 11, 2014:  I am moving My people to higher spiritual ground.  In order for you to be part of that company, you must individually release others from offense and division.  My Body is not fragmented; it is a whole unit.  You must forgive each other and love one another in righteousness from a pure heart, says the Lord.  Only then will you be available to advance spiritually.  1 Peter 1:22  Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart.

March 12, 2014:  I have opened a door to the season ahead of you.  It will be a time when you will be able to see and understand spiritual truth with greater clarity--a season of freedom from bondage and past difficulties that will bring refreshment to your soul.  You stand at the very threshold of a new beginning, but you must first put the past firmly behind before you can move ahead.  Let go of everything that is holding you back, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:12-14  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.  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

March 13, 2014:  Be aware that there is a separation of wheat from chaff--this is a separation of what is relevant and purposeful from the irrelevant.  That which is no longer useful to your spiritual position will be stripped away for the purpose of establishing purity.  Clarity is the result of your process of becoming clear, clean and transparent in who you are and what you do, says the Lord.  Let this process have free rein in your life.  Luke 3:17 "His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather the wheat into His barn; but the chaff He will burn with unquenchable fire."

March 14, 2014:  Take time to examine what I have given you in the way of gifts, talents, and opportunities.  Then, be aware that I will show you ways to move forward by taking those things to a higher and more efficient level.  You will experience growth and greater maturity that can astound you as you extend yourself beyond the barriers of previous expectations, says the Lord.  Let Me transport you to the outer limits.  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."

March 17, 2014:  Make every effort to stay surrendered and spiritually focused.  There is a wide variety of things that can and will take you off course if you let down your guard and allow your mind to wander.  Watch for all manner of seduction that will cause you to deviate from My perfect plan and purpose for your life, says the Lord.  Keep looking up.  Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

 March 18, 2014:  There are plenty of reasons for you to see your life as less than perfect or even very bleak, but I want you to realize that your pilgrimage in the world is temporary.  You have heard the phrase "hope springs eternal", and I want to assure you that I have given you the ability to rise up in hope regardless of your circumstances.  But, you must choose to trust Me and have faith in My ability to bring you through every difficulty.  Position yourself to be an overcomer and believe in Me more than you believe your hardships, says the Lord.  I am with you in all things.  Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

March 19, 2014:  Do not despair when things are hidden from your sight or beyond the scope of your understanding.  This is a time to trust Me with all things because nothing is hidden from Me, says the Lord, and I am your strength and your shield.  It is My power that undergirds you.  I will reveal the truth of every situation in due time.  Establish yourself in peace.  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."

March 20, 2014:  Beloved, it is My desire that you break free from all bondage and access the benefits of redemption, says the Lord.  The price has been paid, and the way to absolute liberty has been opened to you.  But, you must turn your focus from self-interest and selfish ambition to surrender yourself to My purposes alone, seeking things above and not things of the earth.   You need to get your priorities in order if you want to succeed in the things that matter.  Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."

March 21, 2014:  Put away all harshness, and let sensitivity arise so that you will be able to discern spiritual truth and reality.  The gifts of the Spirit do not operate when your carnal nature rules.  Nor, can the fruit of the Spirit grow to maturity in such an environment.  You can be strong without being judgmental, strict, unpleasant and unkind.  Let My nature rule, says the Lord.  John 13:34 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another."

March 24, 2014:  Do not react emotionally to recent and unexpected developments.  Ask for wisdom and yield to My directives.  Stand strong in righteousness, and exercise your authority to bind the works of the enemy.  Resist every form of evil that tries to intrude.  I have given you power over darkness, says the Lord.  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.

March 25, 2014:  Ask for wisdom in your current dilemma, and I will show you how to proceed.  I will reveal pieces of the puzzle that you have not yet considered, says the Lord.  Trust Me to take you in a proper progression so that nothing is lost, stolen or destroyed that is still of value.  My ways always bring life and liberty to all concerned.  Be strong and persevere.  Romans 5:3-4   And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

March 26, 2014:  You have been given the light of the revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord.  There is no reason for you to allow darkness to rule.  Rise up in the strength of truth and life, and push back the powers of darkness that encroach.  Establish yourself in righteousness, for I have given you authority over all evil.  Live in the light!  Luke 11:36 "If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light, as when the bright shining of a lamp gives you light."

March 27, 2014:  Keep your eyes wide open, and do not fall asleep in this time of potential growth and spiritual development.  Watch and be amazed at the signs that I will show you--things that are undeniably My work around you, says the Lord.  And, when you don't understand the meaning of the sign, ask Me what it means, and I will give you the interpretation.  You will be delighted with all that I will show you if you are aware and pay close attention.  Acts 2:19a  I will show wonders in heaven above and signs in the earth beneath.

March 28, 2014:  I am calling you to a higher level of spiritual insight.  But, in order for you to embark on this spiritual progression, you must first purify yourself so that your focus is not compromised by desiring things of the world.  Your desire must be set on kingdom destiny, purpose, and benefits, says the Lord.  Be single-minded!  James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

March 31, 2014:  Go up!  And, as you ascend, things will rapidly begin to change as the chains of the past are broken.  Freedom will  come when you defeat the powers of darkness that have established strongholds in your life.  Then, old bondages will never be able to hold you again.  This is a new day, a new time, and a new season in which you can experience great freedom, 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.

APRIL 2014

April 1, 2014:  I am leading the way so that you can follow Me on the perfect path that I have set before you.  But, you must develop a surrendered heart so that you do not go your own way or from a vantage point of self-interest.  You are Mine.  You are not your own.  I have purpose for your life that you have not yet realized.  Let Me take you to your destiny, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 6:19 Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

April 2, 2014:  Pay attention, for I will reveal the things in you that need attention.  This discovery can lead to a greater understanding of the internal work that must be done before you can move on with your life.  The foundation has been laid for a deep cleansing in areas that have been hidden in darkness until now.  Let faith mature and be strengthened by this process, says the Lord.  1 Peter 1:7  that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

April 3, 2014:  You can now make great inroads that will help in accessing what has heretofore been beyond your reach.  There are things that you needed to deal with before moving on.  You are at the very cusp of beginning a new phase of existence.  Enter it with clean hands and a pure heart, says the Lord.  Psalm 24:3-5  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.

April 4, 2014:  Watch for prime opportunities to have a reality check.  Decisions you have made in the past will now come to a position of harvest, either good or bad.  It is time to rise to a new level of spiritual reality where you can be more effective in doing what is good for you and My kingdom, says the Lord.  Discernment will become clear when deception is removed.  Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, but a man of understanding walks uprightly.

April 7, 2014:  Evaluate where you are spiritually by looking to see where you have been and how far you have come.  And establish
awareness of where you are going.  It is necessary to keep pace with My purposes for you at this timeThese are days of defining moments that will carry you to divine destiny, says the Lord.  2 Peter 1:2-4  Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, 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, by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

April 8, 2014:   Your encounters will reveal situations that would not only become distractions, but could cause you to feel disoriented.  You need to keep your feet planted firmly on what is true and good.  Entertaining any fantasy at all will result in a long and unfruitful ride.  Stay present with Me, says the Lord, and look to Me for guidance.  Be alert!  1 Corinthians 7:35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

April 9, 2014:  Yield to the work of renewal that I am performing in you, says the Lord.  I am calling you to a higher place of strength and life.  Rise up to take your place so that the life of My Spirit may be made manifest in and through you.  Do not doubt this great work, but rather be part of My exhibition to the world of life, liberty, and righteousness.  Romans 6:4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

April 10, 2014:  You are not only about to step into a new day, but a new order as well.  Adjustments will have to be made to accommodate your newness of life.  You will not be able to hang on to old mindsets and advance at the same time.  I will show you the things that must be released before you can be free, says the Lord.  Your part is obedience to do what I reveal to you.  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.

April 11, 2014:  Watch for opportunities in the course of your mundane and ordinary life to be extraordinary spiritually.  The honor you bring to My kingdom will not only be an outward show of your faithfulness, but will definitely be the inward condition of your heart that manifests in every thought, motive, attitude, and action.  Make sure that righteousness rules, says the Lord.  Romans 1:17  For in it [the Gospel of Christ] the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."

April 14, 2014:  The preliminary work has been done, and the door is open.  All you have to do is take the next step.  Do what is directly in front of you to do.  This journey will be taken one step at a time, in which you will focus your entire being--spirit, soul, and body--on that which is immediate.  I will give you wisdom and direct your steps, says the Lord.  Have faith in Me.  Mark 11:22  So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God."

April 15, 2014:  As you continue on your spiritual journey, you must keep in mind that love is the primary thing.  Let your love for Me and for one another override every other emotional reaction and mental response to life and circumstances.  If you will do this first, obedience in all other areas will follow, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

April 16, 2014:  Now is a time when you can leave spiritual immaturity behind and grow up into the strong, unwavering, mature disciple that you were intended to be.  Embrace all that I have prepared for you in My kingdom, since before the foundations of the earth.  I have not only prepared the kingdom for you, but I have prepared you for the kingdom.  Let maturity take its perfect course, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:12-14   For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food.  For everyone who partakes only of milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, for he is a babe.  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.

April 17, 2014:  You may feel like you are flying blind at the moment, unable to see where you're going.  Just wait for My direction before you take another step.  This is a new day and a new time when even what has been familiar will suddenly seem unfamiliar and strange.  This is definitely a time when you must walk by faith and not by sight, says the Lord.  Trust Me!  2 Corinthians 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

April 18, 2014:  I have opened the door to My secret place so that you can come in and learn of Me.  The season you have entered has a mysterious element, but if you come through that door, you will discover that which has been shrouded in mystery.  You will have revelation that transcends your intellectual understanding.  You will be able to walk in the Spirit unhindered, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

April 21, 2014:  This is a time when you can make plans for the days ahead, but after you decide what you want to do, hold your plans loosely.  Hold them in your heart as with an open hand so that I can still have My way with you.  Be flexible, and allow Me to change the details or even your direction.  The facts are not all available to you at this time, but they will unfold with time, says the Lord.  You belong to Me; let Me direct your steps.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 22, 2014:  Beloved, you have now crossed the bridge of transition into the new season and entered through the door that opened to the path ahead of you.  However, you have encountered fog so that you cannot see more than one step ahead of you.  I tell you not to be afraid or allow the feeling of being unsettled to overtake you.  You are in a place of silence, but that will give way to a time of purification and of preparation for what is ahead, says the Lord.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

April 23, 2014:  You are still in the process of bringing all things into order.  This is very similar to the necessity of a computer or equipment upgrade except that it is on a spiritual level.  This is no time to apply a patch to your circumstances; you need to access life in the Spirit in a new way, says the Lord.  The freshness that is available will require your letting go of things that no longer work for you before you can move into the light of truth and purity. 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.

April 24, 2014:  If you ask Me, I will give you viable solutions to difficult problems.  Come to Me, and quiet your mind and emotions so that you can receive inspiration, says the Lord.  I see, know and understand all things.  Nothing is too difficult for Me.  The only difficulty comes when you are in too much turmoil to hear My voice, or so set on your own course that you will not obey My leading.  You must trust Me to help you succeed.  Luke 18:27 But He said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

April 25, 2014:  Take advantage of every opportunity to be particularly sensitive to My Spirit, to people and even to My creation and creatures.  You can only do this if you get away from self-centeredness and see things from an objective point of view.  Objectivity requires that you look at facts or the reality of any situation without emotional investment or selfish motivation.  Let Me help you see as I do, says the Lord.  Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

April 28, 2014:  I am releasing you into a fresh flow of inspiration and creativity.  Be sensitive to this divine download of innovation, which will infuse your life with new interest and excitement.  Now is a time when you can get out of your ruts and old ways of doing things and experience a sense of renovation in your spirit, soul, and body.  Be refreshed and renewed, says the Lord.  Job 29:20  My glory is fresh within me, and my bow is renewed in my hand.

April 29, 2014:  Take time to reconnect with some of those that you have lost touch with.  I will lead you by way of remembrance and give you a desire to communicate.  You can now bridge the gap that has been created through time and circumstances.  Don't be afraid to let others know that you care about them, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at last your care for me has flourished again; though you surely did care, but you lacked opportunity.

April 30, 2014:  Embrace all that brings life and awakens you from spiritual slumber.  I have given you the grace to endure difficulties and uncertainty, but much of what has burdened you is coming to an end and will give way to a season that can bring great joy and peace.  However, you must let go of any grief that has prevailed or set a tone in your life.  Let Me lift you up, 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.

MAY 2014

May 1, 2014:  As new experiences come your way, use your discernment to separate out what is good for you from what is not.  You cannot allow curiosity and a desire to experience new things to lead you astray.  What is good for you is being in the flow of My Spirit as you establish yourself in divine order.  Only then can you fulfill your purpose according to My perfect plan, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 10:23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

May 2, 2014:  Resist the temptation to follow distractions that lead you away from Me.  Not everything that is a diversion from what is normal for you is a distraction.  You will have to evaluate whether or not you are getting further away from relationship with Me or coming closer as a result of your activities.  Let Me lead you in the way you should go, and you will be spiritually strengthened, says the Lord.    1 Corinthians 7:35   And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.

May 5, 2014:  I would have you reflect on the past year.  You were faced with great and varied challenges, but I was with you every step of the way and gave you the grace to overcome.  You are stronger and have exhibited more resilience than you ever would have imagined.  This is growth.  Never forget how I brought you through not only in victory but in a greater understanding and awareness of My kingdom and My presence, says the Lord.  Rejoice!  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.

May 6, 2014:  Watch for open doors that will bring you closer to Me, says the Lord.  I will make a way for My Church to come into perfect order, but each of you as a member of My body must exercise your will and desire to come higher.  Set your heart and mind to get your priorities in order and actually choose to put Me and My kingdom first.  Then, everything else will fall into line.  Ephesians 4:14-16  ...we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

May 7, 2014:  Whatever you do it is up to you and your choices as to whether or not you produce spiritual life and establish peace.  That is the challenge of every day in reaction to each situation and opportunity.  You can either produce life or death.  You can either be kind and generous in your attitudes towards others or not.  Refuse the temptation to be self-centered and insensitive, says the Lord.  Be led by My Spirit.  Proverbs 18:21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

May 8, 2014:  So much has changed that you wonder where you stand, and the enemy will try to exploit this position with an identity crisis and lies.  You must find your identity in Me by drawing closer.  You are entering a new season in which I will use you and establish you in ways you have not considered.  Let Me bring your true, eternal identity to the forefront.  Find your security in your unshakable relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Isaiah 41:10  Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

May 9, 2014:  You can do nothing about the past whether good or bad.  It is time to move forward and release all that is behind you.  There is nothing you can do to change what was.  Some of your decisions resulted in spiritual seeds sown that produced regret.  But, you can make better choices now that will reap a healthier and more robust harvest.  Choose wisely, says the Lord, for you stand on the threshold of a new beginning and new opportunities.  Galatians 6:7  Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

May 12, 2014:  Set a watch for an attack that will bring your honor and integrity into question.  Don't be surprised if the enemy uses someone you have been able to trust in the past to disparage your character.  You can do preventative warfare and break the assignment before it actually causes any harm, but you will have to exercise your discernment and spiritual authority, says the Lord.  Nahum 2:1 He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.

May 13, 2014:  Guard your heart and mind so that you can establish yourself in a place of peace.  You need to be at peace before you can properly discern your spiritual environment.  And, you need to know the condition of that environment before you can do effective warfare against the enemy of your soul, says the Lord.  Use your authority to establish and maintain purity.   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 14, 2014:  The changes that have seemed long in coming will now take place in rapid succession.  Be flexible.  I will carry you through the things that are beyond your ability to control.  Go with the flow, says the Lord.  There is no need to worry or to be afraid because I am with you to speak to your heart and to give you direction.  Yours is only to surrender in obedience.  Job 36:11 If they obey and serve Him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures.

May 15, 2014:  There is a delicate balance between maintaining your independence--being free from the control of others--and at the same time submitting to legitimate authority.  Finding that balance will require an understanding of the security you find in Me, says the Lord, and your subsequent faith and trust.  I am your place of safety and freedom.  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?

May 16, 2014:  Pay attention to the signs around you, for truly I will speak to you in a variety of ways and will show you things that you need to see in the natural realm so that you can understand what I am doing in the spiritual realm.  At this time you can make your plans, but you must hold them loosely as with an open hand so that you can be led by the Spirit.  Your next step, My guidance, and even your safety depends on your ability to follow, says the Lord.  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

May 19, 2014:  There is great strength and sense of purpose when you maintain spiritual connection with Me, says the Lord.  Be one with Me here and now, and refuse to allow your love for Me to become lukewarm.  If your focus shifts to the things of the world, or if you are distracted by circumstances, you will lose interest in things unseen.  Romans 1:20-21  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.

May 20, 2014:  Wake up and be vigilant.  The enemy is going to stir up envy and jealousy, which will cause you to make comparisons between yourself and others.  This will result in unnecessary offense.  But, you can easily escape this trap by getting away from self-focus and emotional neediness.  Walk and live in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Forgive and move on.  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.

May 21, 2014:  Refuse to allow any darkness at all in your soul or spirit.  Walk in the light of truth.  Be kind and do good to everyone in your sphere of influence.  It is time to cleanse your heart of all offense and be a vessel of My love, says the Spirit of the Lord.  Rise up to a new and solid place of peace and righteousness in your heart.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

May 22, 2014:  Take every opportunity to rise above the pettiness and distraction of the issues of life.  You can only do this as you deal with thoughts and emotions that are ungodly.  Look to Me and have faith that I will lead you to a higher place in the Spirit so that your thoughts, speech and actions reflect My character and nature, says the Lord.  Spiritual unity will be the result of establishing yourself in agreement with all that I am.  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."

May 23, 2014:  Even though spiritual and natural storms rage, find the place of peace where your faith and trust are unshaken.  I am with you and for you even in the most difficult circumstances.  Refuse to allow fear or worry to steal your stability in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous, and let Me lead you in triumph.  Luke 8:24 And they came to Him [Jesus] and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm.

May 26, 2014:  The path that has been set before you in your kingdom journey is only found in the realm of the Spirit.  It is always ascending--taking you higher by way of understanding spiritual truth with greater clarity.  I want you to search and find truth in all that you hear, see, and do.  Everything around you contains a vital kingdom principle.  Look for it, says the Lord.  John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

May 27, 2014:  Stay right with Me, says the Lord, and refuse to allow any criticism from others to cause you to become too introspective.  As you seek to have a clean heart and pure motives, I will bring truth and conviction accompanied by mercy and grace.  Good and lasting change can only come by the Spirit and not by some measure of carnal perfection.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

May 28, 2014:  Let the life of My Spirit spring up in you like a fresh flow of pure water.  Let it flood your soul and bring new hope and freedom.  It is time for you to completely let go of everything that has kept you bound in darkness.  Break out!  Rise up!  Be filled with the joy of new life, says the Lord.  John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

May 29, 2014:  Stop before you take another step.  Take an inventory and make an evaluation of where you are spiritually.  Make sure you are awake, alert, and ready to move with Me to the next level.  I have many things to show you, which will require your heart and mind to  be clear and receptive.  You will need to let go of everything that hinders your flow in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Be clear and clean.  Galatians 5:7-9  You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth? This persuasion does not come from Him who calls you. A little leaven leavens the whole lump.

May 30, 2014:  Keep your restlessness and the craving for freedom from restraint within the boundaries of purity and righteous living.  Refuse to allow your fleshly desires or the enemy's seductions to take you outside of the borders of your spiritual habitation, and don't forget who you are in Me, says the Lord.  Maintain peace and stay safe.  1 Corinthians 10:23  All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.

June 2014

June 2, 2014:  Refuse to allow your thoughts to run wild.  You can do this by deliberately focusing your attention on things that will benefit you and those around you.  You can make great strides spiritually if you will set your mind on spiritual things instead of on worldly things.  This is a matter of discipline, but you can do it, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:4-5  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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 3, 2014:  As a member of My Body, set a watch for inconsistency, for it will become a hindrance whether you are inconsistent or those around you lack stability.  This inharmonious behavior will result in a chaotic environment.  You can't do anything about the choices that others make.  But, you can choose to display strong and unchanging spiritual values, says the Lord, and refuse to be subject to those who do not.   1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

June 4, 2014:  Your choices will take on extraordinary meaning and significance at this time, and will have a greater impact on your future than you might think.  Be sensitive and submitted to the leading of My Spirit, and take care to choose wisely and righteously if you want the outcome to be positive.  1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time.

June 5, 2014:  Let Me take you beyond the mundane into refreshing and exciting aspects of My kingdom, says the Lord.  All you have to do is seek the extraordinary and have faith that I will show you things in the realm of the Spirit that transcend your natural mind and your world view.  But, you must set your desire on the supernatural, and trust Me.  Psalms 27:8 When You said, "Seek My face," My heart said to You, "Your face, LORD, I will seek."

June 6, 2014:  Beloved, you are always transitioning from what was into what is coming.  To avoid the confusion that transition brings, you have to stay with what is now.  Stay present with Me to see what I am showing you right where you are.  Take each moment as it comes and be open to the current spiritual work.  Having righteous thoughts, motives, and actions is a full-time job.  Do it well, says the Lord.  Psalms 101:7 He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house; He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.

June 9, 2014:  Exert the necessary energy to extricate yourself from emotional bondage.  Yes, it's been tough.  Yes, you've experienced situations and circumstances that have been devastating.  But, you can't stay where you are and be available to all that I have for you in My kingdom.  Release yourself from the past and let Me bring healing to your soul, says the Lord.  Walk with Me. 
1 John 3:19-21  And by this we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before Him.  For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.  Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence toward God.

June 10, 2014:  Have no regrets.  You have had prime opportunities through your experience to learn something about yourself and about the Kingdom.  Be released into a perfect flow with no striving.  Rather, enjoy the ease of being carried along in spiritual flow.  Get yourself to that place of enduring peace.  Let Me have My way, says the Lord.  Surrender!  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

June 11, 2014:  Be calm and refuse to allow the stress of pressing situations and environments to take its toll.  You don't have to push yourself beyond normal limits, but you do have to trust Me to for help and wisdom in handling difficulties.  I am with you to empower you by grace and lead you in peace, says the Lord.  Psalm 23:1-2  The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.

June 12, 2014:  Some things have been put on hold for a short time so that you can get your heart right with Me in this particular.  I am dealing with selfish motivations and places of disregard for others.  When you recognize wrong attitudes and set things in order, you will be able to proceed, says the Lord.  Love is the order of the day.  Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

June 13, 2014:  Take care to treat others with the same respect you expect.  Weigh your criticism of others to make sure that what you say is not only valid but helpful.  My kingdom is not about critical judgmentalism, but about exhortation.  I call you to extend love, peace, and kindness, says the Lord.  Be a vessel of goodness.  Luke 6:41-42  And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the plank in your own eye?  Or how can you say to your brother, "Brother, let me remove the speck that is in your eye," when you yourself do not see the plank that is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck that is in your brother’s eye.

June 16, 2014:  I heard the phrase, "Steady as she goes."  And, the Lord says:  Do not deviate from your destination.  I have set your direction, and your spiritual development and the outcome will depend on your staying on course.  Refuse to be drawn away by distractions and interruptions to divine flow, says the Lord.  James 1:13-14  Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.  But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.

June 17, 2014:  In your questions about how to proceed, wait until you have a definitive answer.  Any doubt about your direction or responses to circumstances will produce double-mindedness.  If you need wisdom ask, and then wait for an answer, says the Lord.  For, it is my desire to guide your steps and keep you in a spiritual flow.  Let Me lead.  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.

June 18, 2014:  Small corrections can make a big difference, and I am showing you things that need to be corrected in order for you to have a better outcome.  Your tendency will be to over-correct, so it is important that you pay attention to that aspect of your life, says the Lord.  See to it that you don't get down on yourself, but rather recognize that no one is perfect.  You are simply being 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.

June 19, 2014:  Take advantage of the grace available to you to deal with issues that have caused you to procrastinate.  These are things you have dreaded or at least have not looked forward to.  Now is the time to take care of whatever has been a bother so that it will not become a stumbling block, says the Lord.  You will have My help to take appropriate action.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

June 20, 2014:  Beloved, I am calling you to come higher.  I speak in terms of seeking Me with a greater sense of purpose in light of eternity.  Establish your perspective to see beyond the natural world.  That which is temporary must not be viewed as permanent.  Your life and time should be invested in the Kingdom to produce long-term and long-lasting benefit, says the Lord.  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.

June 23, 2014:  Press!  It is not about taking an occasional lunge at walking in the Spirit.  I speak of the constant awareness necessary to live in the Spirit.  This is about keeping your spiritual life active enough to rule over your flesh (carnal nature).  No one is going to do this for you.  This is your responsibility, says the Lord.  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.

June 24, 2014:  Watch and listen, for I will reveal the areas of life where you have gotten stuck.  And, I will give wisdom and direction with regard to your freedom.  It is time for you to move on with bravery and boldness from the trauma and difficulties you have endured.  As you let go of the past, it will let go of you, 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.

June 25, 2014:  You have asked for wisdom to know how to deal with difficult problems.  But, have you listened?  Have you paid attention to My still, small voice urging you to do what you have not considered?  It is one thing to ask and another thing to receive.  You must silence your frustration and self-criticism and be at peace before you can hear, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:6-8  For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints.

June 26, 2014:  Examine the places in your life where you have become overextended.  I speak to you about things that are beyond your control or ability to deal with effectively.  Pull back where you can to avoid the stress that comes with taking on too much.  You would do well to stay within your safe boundaries where you can achieve the effects that you desire and stay spiritually focused, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 42:10 ‘If you will still remain in this land, then I will build you and not pull you down, and I will plant you and not pluck you up. For I relent concerning the disaster that I have brought upon you."

June 27, 2014:  Pay attention, for I will show you where you have strayed from the path that I have prepared for you.  You will have to make some adjustments in order to re-establish your spiritual and righteous course.  There are things that interrupt the divine flow in your life and cause you to deviate from My purposes.  You will know these things by their fruit.  Let go of everything that steals your peace, 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.

June 30, 2014:  You are at a point of spiritual discovery.  If you will allow it, I will reveal greater depth and meaning in the truth of My Word.  However, you will need to yield to the moving of My Spirit and not stubbornly hang on to the traditions of men and the works of the flesh.  Open your heart and mind to receive revelation, says the Lord.  I am bringing you higher.  Acts 26:16 ‘But rise and stand on your feet; for I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

JULY 2014

July 1, 2014:  Beloved, I don't want you to argue back and forth over things you disagree with.  You do not have to prove yourself to be correct or right.  Instead, hold your beliefs close to your heart and examine them with My Word as the standard.  It is not up to you to convince others to be like you or to align their concepts with yours, says the Lord.  Be free and let others enjoy the same freedom of choice.  Romans 14:5 One person esteems one day above another; another esteems every day alike. Let each be fully convinced in his own mind.

July 2, 2014:  Examine those things that have not worked for you, and make the necessary adjustments.  Make sure that all of the elements in your life are working together for your ultimate good.  Refuse to allow things that waste your energy and resources to be a distraction from your spiritual commitment, says the Lord.  Live in the Spirit!  Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

July 3, 2014:  Stop and take a personal inventory of how you manage your resources.  I speak of time, money, energy, and concentration.  Productivity in the world is not the same as spiritual productivity.  You are set in this world to establish My kingdom in all things.  It is My desire for you to become a better steward of all that you have been given and all that you have been given to do.  I will direct your steps, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:24 "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."

July 4, 2014:  Re-establish yourself on the solid ground of faith.  You cannot acquire spiritual benefits without trusting Me, says the Lord.  And, you cannot rely on your efforts in the natural realm to achieve maximum benefits in the Spirit.  You have heard it said that desperate times call for desperate measures.  Do not think of faith as your last act of desperation, but your first choice in getting help.  James 1:6-8  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.

July 7, 2014:  Maintain your vital connection with Me, says the Lord, which will stabilize your life in these hectic times.  Be strong, focused and unwavering, and it will help you deal with the chaos around you.  You will also need to take time to quiet your soul and be still.  Refuse to allow yourself to be drawn into things that steal your peace.  Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

July 8, 2014:  Be quiet.  It is in your best interest to stop worrying and fretting and start putting your trust in Me.  For, I will show you the way and be with you on the journey.  Be sensitive to My leading, and do not rely on your own thoughts and desires.  I know what is best for you, says the Lord.  Have faith!  Psalms 5:11-12  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.  For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

July 9, 2014:  What you say is a direct reflection of your heart, and your speech reveals whether you walk in the Spirit or in the flesh.  Pay attention to the words of your mouth, and deal with the issues within yourself that cause a negative overflow.  I have called you to righteousness, faith, and peace.  When you walk in unity with Me, says the Lord, the fruit will be evident.  Psalms 141:3 Set a guard, O LORD, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips.

July 10, 2014:  Position yourself in My presence, says the Lord, and I will give you directions for solving difficult problems.  But, don't come with your own solutions or good ideas, for that will block true wisdom.  You need to come with the innocence and openness of a child.  Come in faith and let Me lead you.  James 3:13-18  Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.  But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth.  This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.  For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.  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.

July 11, 2014:  This is a time when you can deal effectively with disappointment, but you must first recognize that it stems from presumption and false hope.  I would have you come into spiritual reality through true discernment and not conjecture based on the desires of your soul.  You are in a season of maturity where you can leave childish pretending behind and actually fulfill your kingdom position and do the work I have assigned to you, says the Lord.  Be in the flow of My Spirit.  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 14, 2014:  Be who you are.  Be genuine.  There is no need to try to gain the approval of others through pretense.  True acceptance comes from Me.  A lack of sincerity will derail spiritual discernment and will interfere with your relationship with Me, says the Lord.    Be honest in expressing your feelings, thoughts and intentions.  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.

July 15, 2014:  There are new possibilities on the horizon.  Take this time to prepare yourself by re-evaluating your priorities.  I speak to you in terms of spiritual reality and eternal values, which ultimately must take precedence over all things worldly and temporary.  Rise up to new heights where you can truly live in the Spirit, says the Lord.  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 16, 2014:  In your spiritual progression, you must do first things first.  Just take the next step as I direct you.  Your steps have to be in order.  When you refuse to do that which is in your spiritual flow now, your progress will be hindered or even stopped until you accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord.  Let Me lead you.  Let Me direct your steps.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

July 17, 2014:  It is time for expansion.  Break out of the mold, and transcend old limitations so that you can operate outside the box.  Be done with the fear that is rooted in false assumptions.  Be revitalized.  Be courageous and bold.  Trust Me to lead you in the ways of refreshment and renewal, says the Lord.  You will be delighted with the results.  Psalm 103:2-5  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases, Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

July 18, 2014:  When you push through into new territory, both spiritual and natural, you will have extraordinary experiences and opportunities along with unexpected challenges.  These challenges will either be your impetus for growth or will cause frustration and discouragement.  Your response to your circumstances will determine whether you will be victorious or victimized.  Be strong and courageous, says the Lord.  Let Me lead you to victory.  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.

July 21, 2014:  Get in the river.  Let the flow of My Spirit carry you into My purposes for you.  You can only do this when you trust Me completely, says the Lord, and when you have established a personal and strong relationship with Me.  Don't be afraid of where I might take you because I am for and not against you.  You are My dwelling place.  Psalms 46:4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.\

July 22, 2014:  You can see a path of expansion before you.  Don't obsess about expanding; rather, let Me use My word in and through you to establish a pathway that you will see and follow.  Refuse to be in stress or try to control the progression or outcome.  Watch and be amazed at how I will direct this great drama that will unfold before you.  It will be a production that will be unforgettable.  Be My instrument of divine purpose, says the Lord.  Isaiah 54:2-3 "Enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwellings; do not spare; lengthen your cords, and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left, and your descendants will inherit the nations, and make the desolate cities inhabited.

July 23, 2014:  I am shining a light on things in you and around you, which have been cloaked in darkness.  These are things that you will need to take into consideration before making any significant changes.  You desire wisdom, but this goes beyond what you could have imagined, says the Lord.  Be willing and open so that you can receive all that is available to you.  Psalms 51:6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.

July 24, 2014:  Rise above the clamor and turmoil in the world around you and see that I have put a fresh hunger in you.  This is not a natural hunger but one that can only be satisfied by My word and the revelation that comes from seeking My face, says the Lord.  It is as soft as a light breeze and as refreshing as a rain shower, so you will have to be quiet enough to discern this work and yield to it.  Come to Me and be renewed.  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.

July 25, 2014:  I heard the Lord say, "Go deep!  Refuse to get stuck in what you already know religiously, and look for a deeper spiritual understanding of Who I am and who you are in Me.  Move into the realm of spiritual reality where My Word is not just a fable, but is the plan by which you live your life here and now and for eternity.  You are in a crucial time where you must choose to grow or you will become dormant."  2 Peter 3:18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen.

July 28, 2014:  You are entering a time of exploration and discovery when you can search for Me with all your heart and examine My character and nature in order to know Me on a personal level, says the Lord.  I will show you who I am in greater depth of understanding so that you can discover who you are in My kingdom.  This discovery will expand your spiritual horizons.  Deuteronomy 4:29 "But 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 29, 2014:  Thoughts of people from your past bring another opportunity to forgive and let go of feelings of rejection, betrayal and abandonment.  Do this quickly so that you do not become obsessed with things you can do nothing about.  Stay present with Me, says the Lord, and keep your focus on things that matter here and now.  2 Peter 1:10-12 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.

July 30, 2014:  What have you overlooked?  You cannot continue on the path that I have set before you until you see and understand what you failed to recognize and consider.  If you will be still, ask for wisdom, and look carefully, you will see what it is that I am showing you, says the Lord.  This is a time when you can bring all factors into consideration and tie up loose ends.  Psalms 119:27 Make me understand the way of Your precepts; so shall I meditate on Your wondrous works.

July 31, 2014:  Hide yourself in the secret place of My presence, says the Lord.  You must stay hidden until the onslaught passes by.  I will keep you safe as long as you trust Me to protect you.  Let the unction of My Spirit and My still, small voice lead you away from danger and harm.  I know where you are at all times.  You are the apple of My eye, and I will defend you with My power and might.  Psalms 17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings.

AUGUST 2014

August 1, 2014:  I want you to view this as a new day, a new time, and a new order.  Put troubling things behind you and look for new opportunities to better express My kingdom.  I speak not only of the realm of the Spirit, but also of the natural realm and your sphere of influence.  This is a time when simplicity will be of greater importance than complexity, says the Lord.  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.

August 4, 2014:  Be still and sense the glory of My presence, says the Lord.  I am drawing you closer so that you can gain greater spiritual perception.  I want you to see and understand what I am doing now and in the days ahead, but you must quiet your inner chatter and let Me fill you with light.  Let go of the things that stand in the way of peace.  Psalms 46:10a Be still, and know that I am God.

August 5, 2014:  Growth is the epitome of incremental change, and your desire for spiritual growth requires change.  The only thing holding you back is your resistance.  You can't keep things the way they are and grow at the same time.  Something has to give, and that would be your will.  Be willing to let go of everything that has outlived its usefulness in your environment, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

August 6, 2014:  Maintain vitality in spiritual reality, and refuse to get stuck in the issues of life.  This is a time when you need to rise above emotional responses and all things that keep you in bondage, says the Lord.  It is My desire that you walk in freedom in all things.  Systematically extricate yourself from everything that opposes and prevents your complete liberty.  Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life.

August 7, 2014:  Set yourself apart from all turmoil, and dedicate yourself to My purposes and the assurance that I know you; I know your name, your current situation, and your challenges.  I have heard your prayers.  Be at peace and trust Me to lead you through the maze of circumstances that you now face.  Do not be afraid; I am with you, says the Lord, and I will show you the way.  Isaiah 49:15-16  "Can a woman forget her nursing child, and not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, yet I will not forget you.  See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me."

August 8, 2014:  Work through the temptation to be overwhelmed.  Look at what is immediately before you and take first things first.  If you look at the whole picture, you are likely to get bogged down in the scope of your responsibility.  You have not been given more than you can handle, but the way you deal with it is key to your success, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 10:13   No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

August 11, 2014:  Life becomes tedious at times, but you need to rise above weariness by re-focusing on your spiritual walk.  Stir up a fresh interest in your vital and tangible relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Lift your vision higher!  Deliberately draw near to Me and experience the reality of My kingdom.  It will be good!  Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

August 12, 2014:  You have been in the fires of affliction to be purified and refined like precious metal.  The sin and impurities in your life have risen to the top of your life where you can see them clearly and deal with them appropriately.  Do not despise this process; it is exactly what is necessary for you to be transformed into My image, says the Lord.  Isaiah 1:25 I will turn My hand against you, and thoroughly purge away your dross, and take away all your alloy.

August 13, 2014:  I am perfecting your faith through opportunities that come with challenges.  Your responses to these difficulties will define the level and strength of your trust in Me to perfect those things that concern you.  You will be required to persevere and move through this time with faith and grace, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous.  James 1:2-4  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

August 14, 2014:  In a vision I saw a group of people walking around blindfolded.  They were aimless because they could not see where they were going.  Each one had the ability to take the blindfold off, but they were afraid.  To see clearly would mean they would have to assess their current position and make course corrections that would require solid decisions.  My sense was that they would rather be victims of their blindness and justified by their helplessness than to take responsibility for their condition.  I heard the Lord speaking to their hearts to trust in Him to bring them out of their bondage.  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.

August 15, 2014:  Everything is going to be all right.  I have given you this assurance in the past, but I am bringing it again by way of remembrance.  You will move into a more powerful spiritual reality that will result in destiny fulfilled.  Your destiny will not be haphazard or partially fulfilling; it will be rich and deep.  The process has begun, and I will bring it to completion, says the Lord.  Trust Me!  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.

August 18, 2014:  I am preparing you for the days ahead by strengthening you and giving you greater resolve to take appropriate actions to make things right in your sphere of influence.  Remember that you can only exercise authority where you take responsibility.  Stay within your boundaries and allow My wisdom to guide you in all things, says the Lord.  Ezra 10:4 "Arise, for this matter is your responsibility. We also are with you. Be of good courage, and do it."

August 19, 2014:  Stay in step by not getting ahead or lagging behind.  I am setting a brisk pace for moving forward from the place of spiritual stagnation.  Maintain a constant gait as you stay close to Me, says the Lord.  Awaken now from marginal consciousness to be quick and alert.  Let new life spring forth that will overcome all darkness and complacency.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

August 20, 2014:  You, who are in darkness and despair, step into the light of My presence.  Come to Me.  Do not obsess about the things that plunged you into hopelessness.  Look up and re-establish yourself in a place of faith and trust, says the Lord.  I will bring you through this time of trouble, but you must believe and take the first steps of liberation.  Psalms 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

August 21, 2014:  My desire for you is to walk in the light and to express My glory on earth.  It is impossible for you to do this when you are consumed with the darkness of the world.  Be righteous, and become the most true, authentic version of yourself possible.  You can only do this when you have personal experience in vital relationship with Me, says the Lord.  John 7:18 "He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him."

August 22, 2014:  When you fail to accomplish what you set out to do, refuse to see yourself as a failure.  Rather, see failure as an opportunity to make a course correction instead of sinking in the mire of condemnation.  You are Mine; you belong to Me.  I am with you to show you the way to victory, says the Lord.  Be strong and courageous.  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.

August 25, 2014:  It's not the end of the book, but there are chapters in your life that are about to close.  Do what is necessary to bring closure to areas of your life that have not only been unproductive, but have also been painful.  Now is the time to break free into the liberty that will be necessary before you can move forward.  Do so with confidence, says the Lord, for I am with you.   Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed."

August 26, 2014:  Harvest time is upon you, says the Lord.  You will begin to reap a harvest from the spiritual seeds you have sown, but the enemy has also planted things that you will need to deal with first.  I will show you the things that have tried to overtake the goodness and bounty of this season if you will quiet your soul and be sensitive to My leading.  Matthew 13:30  Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, "First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn."

August 27, 2014:  Have you listened to Me as I have advised you to stop worrying?  And, have you ignored the wisdom of this advice?  It will do you absolutely no good to continue to fuss over things that you have no control over.   It only demonstrates weakened faith.  Let freedom reign in your circumstances by trusting Me with things that cause you to be stressed, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:30-34  "Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.  But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

August 28, 2014:  Watch for small signs that indicate the beginning of breakthrough in various areas of your life.  You are not out of the woods yet, but take encouragement that you are chipping away at things that have represented hindrances to you.  Keep moving ahead, taking one step at a time, until you achieve complete liberty, says the Lord.  Let freedom become tangible.  James 1:25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

August 29, 2014:  Prepare yourself to go with the flow of My Spirit.  I will take you from peace to peace as you follow My leading in the days ahead.  Trust Me with everything.  It is time to begin to move into the new season by letting go of all that does not produce life and strength, says the Lord.  Be brave; be strong, for I am with you.  1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

SEPTEMBER 2014

September 1, 2014:  The new season has begun, and you are on the threshold of a new beginning.  You must be open and flexible if you are to make the most of the opportunities afforded you.  Shake yourself from the slumber of apathy and complacency or you will overlook the possibilities that are available to you.  Many of you, My people, have gotten stuck in hopelessness and despair to the point that you cannot consider an alternative to your situation.  But, I say you must rise up out of the dead ashes of the past and deliberately consider My ability to bring you forth, says the Lord.  Matthew 19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

September 2, 2014:  Take advantage of windows of opportunity as they open in the spirit realm.  They will seem to open suddenly and then close again if you wait too long to act.  Timing right now is everything.  You will need to pay attention and discern the moving of My Spirit if you want to be in the flow and be carried.  Otherwise, you may find yourself striving to move forward only to have to overcome obstacles and hindrances, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

September 3, 2014:  When you feel the need to look back at the people and situations in your life that produced rejection and pain, touch it lightly.  Refuse to allow the enemy to make you feel unloved or inadequate.  You are completely accepted, loved and satisfactory in My sight, says the Lord.  And, if you will offer up the suffering that you have endured I will honor your sacrifice, and it will become a sweet fragrance to Me.  Then, you can access the healing that was made available to you at the Cross.  1 Peter 2:24  [Jesus] who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed.

September 4, 2014:  Darkness and despair abound on the earth, but you do not have to succumb to hopelessness.  I would have you fight against the things that would oppress and depress you.  You can do this by stepping out of spiritual darkness and coming into the light of My love and presence through the expression of heart-felt gratitude for what is right and good.  Light dispels darkness and good triumphs over evil, says the Lord.  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

September 5, 2014:  Beloved, I want you to become more aware in discerning the choices that are before you every day.  Some of you will choose evil by default through passivity and not actively resisting the work of the enemy against you.  You must take an active role in being righteous. You can't always choose what happens to you, but you can choose to put your faith in Me, says the Lord.  I will strengthen you and bring you through adversity.  James 1:2-3  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience [steadfastness, constancy, endurance].

September 8, 2014:  Rise above all chaos and turmoil, and enter into peace.  Even when your circumstances place many demands on your time and energy, you can do all that is necessary and still maintain tranquility.  However, you will have to be focused and stay calm to receive the wisdom you need to get through the changes that this season brings, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

September 9, 2014:  When things seem to no longer work or properly meet your needs, you will have to make some adjustments.  This is a time when you are being re-positioned so that you can maximize the benefits of the new season.  Don't panic when changes are inevitable.  It will be much the same as your eyes having to adjust from darkness to light--they get used to it--and you will begin to see clearly again, says the Lord. 
1 Corinthians 4:5 Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.

September 10, 2014:  Set yourself with great determination to be righteous by keeping your spiritual, emotional and mental space clear and clean.  Your discernment depends on your ability to know the difference between light and dark, good and evil, right and wrong.  And, your well-being depends on always choosing what is right and good.  Refuse the temptation to be friendly towards corruption on any level, 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.

September 11, 2014:  Stay calm and take one step at a time.  Frustration is your enemy and will cause you to make mistakes, so you will have to step back and be sure that you are doing what is necessary to accomplish that which is next in your spiritual flow.  Ask for wisdom, and I will give it.  I will lead you in the way you should go, says the Lord.  Put your confidence in Me.  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.

September 12, 2014:  I am doing a supernatural work in you, My people.  If you will get up to the highest point of your own desire and ability to seek My face, I will take you higher spiritually and give you greater freedom of movement.  You will see and discern with unprecedented clarity and become one with Me in purpose--moving with power and precision, says the Lord.  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.

September 15, 2014:  Embrace change.  For some it will be small things that need to be tweaked, improved, or re-arranged.  For others it will be the need to exchange or replace that which is broken.  And, for others it will be a time of complete renovation.  I speak of your spiritual condition as well as your emotional, mental, and physical environment.  I am preparing you for the days ahead that will require soundness of spirit, soul, and body if you are to make the most of the opportunities that are presented, says the Lord.  Now is the time to get ready to move into the new season.  1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

September 16, 2014:  Keep yourself in righteousness and honor.  I have provided for you sanctification and have set you apart for Myself, says the Lord.  Protect your commitment.   Be established in My kingdom through dedication to My purposes.  Refuse to allow the enemy to steal your peace or undermine your spiritual position.  Set a watch for his shenanigans.  Deuteronomy 4:9 "Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren."

September 17, 2014:  Beloved, I want you to begin to recognize and discern when you are getting off track.  The first sign will be that every effort is blocked as though a door has been shut.  When this happens, stop and ask for wisdom and then wait for My leading.  Do not proceed until you are assured that I am guiding you and directing your steps.  Get in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

September 18, 2014:  Many of you, My children, are conflicted--as though being caught between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings.  This is because there is winding down from the past season and a gearing up for the next.  You are in transition.  What is passing isn't over yet and what is coming isn't here yet.  This is a time when you have to be patient and allow My grace to sustain you, says the Lord.  This too will pass.  2 Corinthians 12:9a  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

September 19, 2014:  These are not easy times, but it is a time when you can learn a lot about yourself and your ability to persevere.  Make a decision to endure and push through the difficult situations that you face, and you will absolutely have breakthrough.  And, when you do emerge from the darkness the light will be brighter, the victory sweeter and the joy more exhuberant.  It will be worth all the effort, says the Lord.  Stay the course.  1 Peter 1:6-8  In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.

September 22, 2014:  I want you to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.  While looking at details is admirable, you can miss a greater understanding that is necessary in accurately evaluating a particular situation.  Take the time to make adjustments in the way you see things so that you have greater clarity of intent and purpose, says the Lord.  Psalms 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.

September 23, 2014:  Stand strong in the face of adversity, for I say to you that challenges will come as devastation seems to rule the world.  It is up to each of you, My people, to establish righteousness and kingdom principles where you are--in your life and circumstances.  You will do this through choosing good over evil, says the Lord.  Set yourself apart to reflect My character and nature.   1 Corinthians 6:15  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a harlot? Certainly not!

September 24, 2014:  Consider where you have been, where you are now and where you are headed.  If your life seems to be on a path that has departed from spiritual commitment and consecration, you will need to make a course correction before it leads to destruction.  Let Me direct you in the way of righteousness and peace so that I can bless you, says the Lord.  2 Thessalonians 3:5 Now may the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the patience of Christ.

September 25, 2014:  The next phase of your spiritual progression is beginning to unfold.  Position yourself for the greatest benefit of the season by getting your priorities in order and developing righteous values.  Move away from self-absorption to consider and esteem one another.  Be honest and righteous in every area of life--relationships, finances, goals and desires.  I am the light that will guide you through the darkness that covers the earth, says the Lord. 
Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

September 26, 2014:  Deliberately deal with things that distract you from seeking My face with a whole heart.  These are critical times in your spiritual development and supernatural progression.  This is a time when you need to get your head screwed on straight--to become clear in your thinking and calm in your emotions so that your attitudes, motives and actions line up with the truth of My word, says the Lord.  Become one with Me.  2 Corinthians 10:4-6  For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 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, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

September 29, 2014:  Hunker down and maintain your spiritual position as you resist the temptation to yield to outside pressure and the opinions of others.  Take a defensive stance against the schemes of the enemy to disrupt.  Be cautious and make sure that your plans do not become a departure from security or safety, says the Lord.  Stay covered.  Ephesians 6:11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

September 30, 2014:  Come here.  Come with Me.  Follow Me.  Many of My people have been given a mantle--a calling and purpose.  But, when things became too challenging, the mantle became contaminated with things of the world and of the natural realm.  The garment is no longer fit for the work of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Come again for a new garment, which will require renewed commitment to do what I called you to do before the perversion of purpose by the flesh.  Revelation 3:18 "I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see."

OCTOBER 2014

October 1, 2014:  Now is a time when you can make the necessary adjustments to get back on track spiritually.  Your course correction will come when you focus on that which brings life, vitality, and eternal perspective.  The requirement is that you move deeper in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord, and stop puddling around in the shallowness of religious exercise.  This is not about getting by, but reaching beyond your grasp.  Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

October 2, 2014:  If you are going to move ahead in spiritual progression, you cannot allow the past to define your future.  Set yourself to begin again now with a fresh, clean slate--uncontaminated by past failures or even past victories.  Let kingdom truth mold your new life, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute.  Establish yourself in vital, intimate relationship with Me, says the Lord.  This is freedom!  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

October 3, 2014:  You are entering a new phase of existence where you have a tendency to feel disoriented.  In order to re-establish firm footing in this new spiritual environment, you will need to stay spiritually aware.  You must pay close attention to the details of where you are and what you do and still see everything through the eyes of the Spirit.  This may feel like multi-tasking, but it will soon become your new normal, says the Lord.  Refuse discouragement.  Proverbs 10:25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, but the righteous has an everlasting foundation.

October 6, 2014:  Whatever comes your way, get on top of it as quickly as possible.  Don't let the enemy's tactics get you down or keep you down.  I have given you authority to gain the victory over every attack.  Trust Me, says the Lord, to lift you up, strengthen you, and cause you to stand strong.  Just don't be afraid.  Hebrews 12:12-13  Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.

October 7, 2014:  To those who have taken a wrong turn and have gotten on the wrong track, I say it is not too late to make a course correction and get back into a solid place spiritually.  What's done is done.  You cannot allow past mistakes to define who you are or where you are going.  Make a concerted effort to get right spiritually.  You must be righteous before the rest of your life will fall into proper order, says the Lord.  Isaiah 60:21 Also your people shall all be righteous; they shall inherit the land forever, the branch of My planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified.

October 8, 2014:  Survey your environment, and take time to assess current conditions.  You will need to quiet your inner chatter in order to be objective so that you can see, hear and discern spiritual reality.  Allow My presence to permeate everything in and around you.  Let your faith become the primary resource in life.  Only then can you act according to My will and purposes, says the Lord.  James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

October 9, 2014:  Breakthrough at this time is not a singular incident as much as a process.  It is a marathon rather than a sprint.  Stay with the process until you know that you have broken through the barriers that have hindered you, says the Lord.  Be diligent, and I will give you wisdom and will strengthen you to do all that is necessary at this juncture.  Continue in your faith.  Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

October 10, 2014:  Watch for feelings of ambivalence.  When you are uncertain and do not know which way to turn or what to do next, you would do well to wait for My direction, says the Lord.  Do nothing until you are more settled.  You might also get mixed signals from others that keep you from knowing where you stand.  Refuse to overreact to what people do or say.  Stay calm and be at peace.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

October 13, 2014:  You have begun to reap the harvest from what was sown during the beginning of the season that is ending.  Some will experience great favor and benefit while others will endure hardship.  Others will fall somewhere between those two extremes.  This is a time when you would do well to learn the lessons of the harvest, says the Lord.  Matthew 13:23 "But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."

October 14, 2014:  Examine your life and determine the aspects, both spiritual and natural, that cause you to thrive.  You must protect those components from any form of destruction if you are to obtain a sense of safety and security.  Your foundation must be solid spiritually before you can build anything that can withstand the onslaughts that come with time and circumstance, says the Lord.  Be deliberate and diligent in your construction.  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."

October 15, 2014:  Make the effort and take the time to establish sure footing.  Even though My word stands forever unchanged and I remain the same, there will be new protocols regarding the assignments that I will give you in the days ahead.  There are things that you need to know and understand before you forge ahead.  Discernment and finesse will be required before you can fulfill all that is purposed for you, says the Lord.  Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

October 16, 2014:  Weep and mourn for those who once walked with Me and have turned again to their own foolishness.  Their eyes have grown dull and their hearts have grown cold to the reality of My kingdom.  Everyone, hear My call to wake up and know the times and seasons and understand the futility of carnal living.  Stir up your faith and rise again to acknowledge My presence and power. Trust in Me, says the Lord.   2 Peter 2:21-22  For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.  But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."

October 17, 2014:  Be aware that you are likely to be uncomfortable and even indecisive in this season.  There will be a sense of urgency to figure out what to do.  You will be tempted to get drastic and be radical in changing your direction.  However, you must persist and stay on track.  Refuse to get upset.  Maintain peace, stay calm and have faith.  This is all about learning to trust Me in the midst of chaos, says the Lord.  Stay the course and see My handiwork.  Psalms 9:10 And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, LORD, have not forsaken those who seek You.

October 20, 2014:  Some of you, My people, tend to trust Me for the big things, but not the little things.  And, some trust Me for the little things, but not the big things.  But, I want you to begin to deliberately come to a place of faith and trust in all things.  Depend on Me for wisdom, direction, and the power to overcome, says the Lord.  James 1:6-8  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.

October 21, 2014:  Cry out from the depth of your heart.  Reach up and let Me pull you out of every darkness of the soul into light, truth, and life.  Your eternal self must rejoice in My availability to you when you reach and search.  Consider life in transition, change and transcendence.  Yield with nothing held back; nothing that I cannot touch, have or possess in you, says the Lord.    2 Corinthians 3:18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

October 22, 2014:  Allow Me to mold you and remake you.  I want to remove everything that opposes truth and righteousness.  Will you put yourself in My hands without protecting your offenses and secret sins?  Will you humble yourself under My might and power to transform you from being natural into being spiritual?  Release yourself from the past and truly become Mine, says the Lord.   Jeremiah 18:2-4  "Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words."  Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel.  And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make.

October 23, 2014:  It is My desire to see you walk in truth.  Righteousness, obedience, and freedom require the ability to know the truth.  Deception can only come when you do not love the truth.  Just because you believe something does not make it true, and your faith cannot work in deception.  The standard is My word and your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Be honest and true.  John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

October 24, 2014:  I am bringing you, step by step, into a more solid position of faith and purity.  Be done with superficial religiosity, and rise above carnality to walk in true relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Be filled with My Spirit so that you can bear the fruit that transcends natural tendencies.  I am calling you to come up here; to come higher in your spiritual walk.  Galatians 5:22-23b  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

October 27, 2014:  The way has been made for you to live according to the dictates of My word and purposes for you.  The only thing that can hold you back is your carnal nature.  You must desire My kingdom, see the truth, and follow where I lead.  I have given you the ability to overcome any obstacle that would keep you from complete unity with Me, says the Lord.  John 17:22 "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 28, 2014:  Life is short and time is precious.  I have separated you to Myself, says the Lord.  Your separations from others rarely feel good, but they are necessary for your growth and development.  Don't lament what is past, but rather learn and progress.  The events of your life are designed for your eternal, spiritual perfection.  Stay focused.   2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."

October 29, 2014:  In a vision I saw a sort of land mass that was being pulled apart; a large part of it represented the past and another large part represented the future.  They were being separated one from another by a very thin land bridge.  We were on that bridge that was getting thinner by the minute, and I knew that it would soon break so that there would be no way back.  We were pressing on quickly.  I realized that this was a picture of where we are currently--still in transition, which causes us to feel unsettled and precarious, but we have to let go of the past and reach forward to what is ahead. Things will not always be this weird, so keep it moving!  Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

October 30, 2014:  Opportunities will present themselves, but you must discern a real and beneficial opportunity from that which is just a distraction.  Ask  Me for wisdom with regard to every new and potential situation.  Do what is right and good, and endeavor to avoid traps of the enemy that will take you off course, says the Lord.  Use good judgment.  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.

October 31, 2014:  Establish and maintain good boundaries.  You belong to Me, and your spiritual structure will cause you to be strong and will give you the ability to stay on course.  Refuse to be drawn away from what you know to be a standard of excellence regardless of the pressures to compromise.  Your worth is not measured in human terms of acceptance, but in spiritual terms of sacrificing carnality, says the Lord.  Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.

NOVEMBER 2014

November 3, 2014:  I am dealing with areas in your life that represent insecurity.  Examine yourself to find those places that need to be submitted to Me for healing and restoration.  It is time for you to be done with feeling inferior and condemned.  Take your rightful place in My kingdom and be who you were designed to be, says the Lord.  I will help you!  Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.

November 4, 2014:  You are in a time of heightened awareness.  It will be possible for you to perceive things that you normally would not discern.  However, you will have to position yourself to pay attention if you are going to notice and realize the nuances of your surroundings in this season, says the Lord.  I will give you the ability, but you must exercise it.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

November 5, 2014:  Be aware of the opportunities that come to make changes in the most basic part of your life.  I am calling to the core of your being to be transformed completely to reflect My nature and values.  It is a work of purity that can only take place through absolute, spiritual surrender.  It will require a renovation of your own value system as you prioritize according to that which will withstand the test of time, says the Lord.  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.

November 6, 2014:   Examine the things that are not working in your life and circumstances.  Your first instinctive reaction to finding something wrong is to overreact.   But, instead of making broad, sweeping changes you would be wise to begin with small, incremental adjustments that will not throw you off balance.  Be strong and remain steadfast in truth and in the things that are working for you, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

November 7, 2014:  Take a stand for truth, and do what is right and good in every situation.  Refuse to allow the enemy to draw you away from a place of conscious awareness of purity.  Let there be no compromise of morality and righteous intention, says the Lord.  You are Mine; you belong to Me.  I want you to be a living, breathing example of life in the Spirit.  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 10, 2014:  If you pay attention, you will know that I am showing you ways to improve your circumstances that will ultimately result in a better quality of life.  I am revealing things that need to be changed and can be changed that will be very beneficial to you, says the Lord.  However, this benefit will not come if you do not do what is necessary.  2 Chronicles 7:14 "If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

November 11, 2014:  Beloved, I want to be able to mold you into My image and for you to so completely surrender that we are truly one.  My desire is to be able to hold you much like a potter holds and shapes clay, says the Lord.  I have much to do on the earth.  Will you be an instrument of My purposes without considering your own goals and personal desires?  I have called, but it is up to you to answer the call.  Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand.

November 12, 2014:  To know good from evil has been given to you through discernment, and I would have you always do what is right and just.  But, I also desire that you help one another when you have opportunity and the ability to do so.  You are My hands extended in support and My mouth to give encouragement and wisdom to those in need.  You are My ambassadors, says the Lord.  Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

November 13, 2014:  It is good to have a plan, but you must also be willing to scrap your good ideas and change course for the sake of staying in the flow of the Spirit, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to My leading as I take you on a path that you have not known nor understood.  There are things that you must experience in order to learn more of My kingdom and purposes, says the Lord.  Be flexible.  1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

November 14, 2014:  When you face life's dilemmas refuse to allow frustration or discouragement to have any part in your process of finding solutions.  Rather, quiet your thoughts and emotions and seek Me for wisdom.  You can accomplish nothing when you find yourself in turmoil.  But, I will show you the way out of impossibility, says the Lord.  Put your trust in Me, for I am the God of possibilities.  Psalms 18:30 As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.

November 17, 2014:  Take a moment to look back and gain perspective of how far you have come and how much you have grown.  Enjoy that moment, but use it as a measuring line of how much further you can go if you set your heart again on your spiritual journey on the earth.  There is much for you to do in the days ahead, and I am preparing you to fulfill your kingdom purpose, says the Lord.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

November 18, 2014:  In a vision I saw a man clearing the rubble from a brick wall that had been destroyed, and when I looked beyond the wall I saw a city in ruins and a few people working to clear the rubble.  And, I heard the Lord say, "This is a picture of the church, which has been ravaged and lies in ruins.  I call to the remnant to clean up the mess and rebuild according to My plumbline and standards.  It will be a great and lasting work." 
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.

November 19, 2014:  Beloved, your prayers for wisdom, direction, and breakthrough have come up before Me, says the Lord.  I have heard and answered your request, and you will soon see your situation become more transparent and understandable.  Things will begin to unfold and what you need to do next will suddenly become obvious as I make a way where there seemed to be no way.  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.

November 20, 2014:  Chaos, confusion and despair are signs of the enemy at work in your environment.  Refuse to allow anything to interrupt your peace and faith.  You will need to be calm and quiet internally and allow My presence and power to permeate your atmosphere.  Stand your ground and maintain all that is good, says the Lord.  Isaiah 32:18 My people will dwell in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

November 21, 2014:  Many things have captured your attention and divided your resources.  If you become aware of what is happening, you will see that there are spiritual lessons to be learned from each event and from the people around you.  There are tidbits of wisdom that were dropped along the way that you now need to pick up again and acknowledge before you can move on, says the Lord.  Be alert.  James 1:2-4  My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

November 24, 2014:  You have made great progress, but this is not a time to let up.  Keep doing what you know is right to do, and you will achieve your goal as well as My plan and purpose for you, says the Lord.  Do not hold back.  I will continue to direct you and help you rise up to your full potential.  Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

November 25, 2014:  Identify specifically the issues that are causing trouble for you.  Do what is necessary to correct those things that you have power to do something about.  Let Me give you the wisdom to know what you can do.  Then, trust Me with the rest.  I can do what you cannot.  Deliberately bring these issues to Me and release them, says the Lord.  Have faith!  Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God.

November 26, 2014:  Stay calm and be at peace as you begin to sort out the details of current situations.  Ask, and I will give you the wisdom to know how to handle every problem as well as potential difficulties.  Allow My light to dawn in the darkness of your soul, for I will certainly give you the revelation necessary to break through, says the Lord, but you must trust Me.  Psalms 112:4 Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness; He is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

November 27, 2014:  It is imperative that you maintain your spiritual position and refuse to allow anyone or anything to distract you from your commitment to My purposes.  I would have you constantly reach to be holy and to be an example of light and right.  I have given you the tools and the ability to serve with integrity in the Kingdom, says the Lord.  Leviticus 20:26   And you shall be holy to Me, for I the LORD am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

November 28, 2014:  Let forgiveness rule in your heart towards all who have insulted you or used and abused you.  It is only pride that keeps you from releasing their sins against you.  Be filled with My Spirit and allow His fruit to manifest fully in you, says the Lord.  Walk in the perfection of peace and come to a position in the Spirit that is safe and secure.  Galatians 5:22-23  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

DECEMBER 2014

December 1, 2014:  Come out from the darkness that has kept you from being all you can be in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Let all oppression become a thing of the past.  Move into the realm of liberty and be free to allow My Spirit to move you from victory to victory.  Truly, many of you have been laboring under unnecessary burdens; let Me take them from you.  Matthew 11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

December 2, 2014:  It is more important than ever that you actually live in Me and become aware of pitfalls.  There is a myriad of distractions that could take you off course if you aren't paying attention.  Establish good priorities so that you can remain spiritually connected.  Do nothing apart from the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  John 15:4 "Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me."

December 3, 2014:  Watch for and take advantage of opportunities to walk in freedom, unrestrained by things that put you down.  I not only speak of your personal liberty, but of your ability to set others free.  If you are to live free from the tyranny of others, you must also be willing to release those who you have had the power to control.  Let go of all bondage, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

December 4, 2014:  Rise up above worldly view--away from your cares and burdens--and seek Me.  For, surely I will be found by you, says the Lord.  True wisdom comes from My Spirit and not from the earth.  Do not invest your life and energy in that which is temporary, but live now in eternity by abiding in Me.  Allow the process of spiritual transformation to take place in your life now.  James 3:13-18  Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom. But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there. 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. Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

December 5, 2014:  Refuse to give up or let up; keep pushing against the powers of darkness until you have complete breakthrough.  I have made a way of perfection in every circumstance.  But, you must stay in the flow of My Spirit.  This is a time when you need to mind your own business and maintain good boundaries for yourself and others.  Stay within the confines of righteous authority, says the Lord.  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.

December 8, 2014:  Be diligent to do all that you have been given to accomplish.  This is not a time to slack off or procrastinate.  To do so would get you out of the flow of My Spirit.  Stay present with Me, and I will give you supernatural ability to perform even the most difficult of tasks, says the Lord.  Be strong and overcome.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

December 9, 2014:  You are in the early stages--the very beginning of the current spiritual season.  And, you can barely tell a difference from the last season; the changes are imperceptible.  But, the subtleties are important and powerful.  Take the time to evaluate what has occurred in the past two months, and you will see more clearly the significance of what I am doing in your life, says the Lord.  Zechariah 4:10 For who has despised the day of small things?

December 10, 2014:  Your recent situations have been a testing ground.  This is a prime time for you to learn from your mistakes as well as from the things you have done right.  Pay attention to the hardships and the victories.  Both are equally important to your spiritual positioning.  My desire is for you to see and understand the difference between walking in the Spirit and living in the flesh, says the Lord.  Romans 5:3-4  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

December 11, 2014:  Although things have not worked out exactly as you had envisioned or hoped, there are valuable lessons in the process.  There are adjustments to be made in your actions and expectations that will be necessary to re-establish yourself in divine order, says the Lord.  Be flexible and wait for My wisdom before you forge ahead.  Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

December 12, 2014:  When you are facing difficulties and disappointments, remember who you are--where you came from and who you belong to, says the Lord.  I have chosen you and called you by your name, and you belong to Me.  I am the King of Glory.  You are being transformed into My image.  Do not live beneath your station, but live by grace in My kingdom.  Isaiah 51:1 "Listen to Me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit from which you were dug."

December 15, 2014:  This is a time of renewal when you need to consider renewing commitments of all kinds.  Don't overlook the necessity of giving attention to this process that will improve, repair, and assure success.  Your deliberate consideration will result in a greater sense of order, says the Lord, and will also renew your spiritual strength.  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 16, 2014:  Cream always rises to the top.  If you will allow Me, I will lead you into areas of expression that will reveal your innermost being and allow your strengths and giftings to rise up and pour out.  But, you must refrain from fantasy in order to allow your true nature to shine.  Stay honest with yourself and refuse the temptation to exaggerate or embellish who you are, says the Lord.  Humility will look good on you.  Psalms 34:2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; the humble shall hear of it and be glad.

December 17, 2014:  I hear many of you, My people, asking, "When will you come, Lord?"  I understand your dismay at world conditions and the spiritual darkness that covers the earth, but the end is not yet.  What you must know is that I am with you in the realm of the Spirit and that I will not leave you.  I will guide you and give wisdom and the ability to gain the victory over the powers of darkness.  It is a great asset to be in My kingdom and to have access through faith to all that I have made available to you, says the Lord.  Be encouraged.  Romans 5:1-4 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.

December 18, 2014:  The enemy has released a wave of confusion and chaos that has created some stress.  However, you can easily rise above this negative atmosphere by staying present with Me and walking in the Spirit.  Refuse to allow anything to come between us, says the Lord.  Quiet yourself and stay calm as you settle yourself on solid spiritual ground.  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.

December 19, 2014:  Be strong and unwavering in times when distractions abound.  Stay connected to Me by not allowing anything unrighteous to rule your thoughts, emotions or behavior.  Then righteousness, peace and joy will be your trademark.  I am calling you to be closer to Me and further from the things of the world than ever before.  You belong to Me, says the Lord.  Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

December 22, 2014:  Refuse to allow grumbling, complaining, and self-pity to inhabit your spiritual atmosphere.  The challenges of this season are many and varied, but I have given you the ability to rise up, overcome, and be victorious in every situation.  Gratitude is a choice.  Allow thanksgiving to issue forth from your heart, and your environment will change, says the Lord.  Be grateful for what I have given you.  Psalms 100:4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

December 23, 2014:  Your hunger for spiritual truth will begin with a desire to learn.  When you think you already have a good grasp and knowledge of My kingdom, you might find yourself at a standstill.  Growth is a sign of life.  This is a time to stir up your sense of curiosity to discover what you do not know and move forward with an excitement for what is yet to be discovered.  Revitalize your spiritual walk, says the Lord.  Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

December 24, 2014:  Set a watch for things that come up that will set you on the road to frustration and resentment, says the Lord.  The trials that you endure can result in greater strength and patience if you have the correct mindset.  Make the necessary adjustments to maintain spiritual integrity and peace.  I am with you to bring you through to victory.  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.

December 25, 2015:  Be quiet and still.  Allow My love, joy and peace to inhabit your atmosphere so that there is nothing else--no worry, fear, rejection or condemnation.  Just Me.  I will be your companion, your strength in weakness, your clarity in the midst of confusion, your contentment in temptation.  Let Me be your all in all, says the Lord.  I am with you!  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

December 26, 2015:  Shake off the things that have kept you preoccupied and tied to the world.  Today is a new day; live it with resolve to seek first My kingdom, says the Lord.  Set yourself to not only know about Me, or know about the spiritual realm, but to experience and live the truth that you have discovered.  I call you to be a true disciple, says the Lord.  Luke 14:27 "And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple."

December 29, 2014:  This is the beginning of a time of elevation when you will need to set your sights on higher ground.  If you will activate your faith in this direction your access to spiritual revelation and growth will be amazing.  You must, however, make a deliberate decision to receive the greatest benefit  of this season, says the Lord.  Isaiah 49:11 I will make each of My mountains a road, and My highways shall be elevated.

December 30, 2014:  I heard your request for fresh fire, and I have made that available to you.  But, you must stop thinking that things are on the decline.  Shift your focus to see life and light.  The most valuable days of your life occur when what you value comes into proper order.  Your values will now align more perfectly with My will, says the Lord.  2 Chronicles 7:1 When Solomon had finished praying, fire came down from heaven and consumed the burnt offering and the sacrifices; and the glory of the LORD filled the temple.

December 31, 2014:  I want you to see the uniqueness of your life and the path that you have chosen.  The paths of others have crossed yours and even been parallel with yours for a certain distance before separation.  But, ultimately, you are responsible for your own desires, choices, and direction.  Refuse to allow regret to overwhelm you nor consider what might have been or could have been.  Do not look back.  Walk with Me into the days ahead with the assurance that I will never leave you nor forsake you, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13-14  Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

 

 

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