SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns
Archive 2016

JANUARY 2016

January 30:  If you are to establish My kingdom in your own life, you must walk in the light--the light of truth, righteousness, justice, and peace.  Do not allow the darkness of the kingdoms of the world to overtake you in any way.  Stand resolutely in the anointing and glory of My presence, says the Lord.  Make the decision to walk in the light of My Spirit in every situation and circumstance.  Matthew 5:14-16  You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.  Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

January 29, 2016:  I call you to take your proper position in My kingdom.  You cannot do this as long as you remain self-focused and interested in looking good and finding acceptance.  Your position has to do exclusively with having an honest and vital relationship with Me in the Spirit, says the Lord.  It is up to you to awaken yourself spiritually in order to become all that I have destined you to be.  John 3:6 "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit."

January 28, 2016:  You have come a very long way, but you must resist the enemy's attempt to draw you back into old, irrelevant places.  More than ever you need to stay present with Me in the here and now.  This will be vital in your spiritual progression to the next level of growth and development in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute.  Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down."

January 27, 2016:  Feeling disconnected is part of the widening gap between My people and the people of the world.  You cannot walk in both places; you are either part of My kingdom or not.  Those who are righteous by the blood of Christ will become more aware of this disparity.  And, it is up to each one to stay on the path of light and life, says the Lord.  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.

January 26, 2016:  Most of you, My people, are still transitioning into the spiritual and natural position that I have prepared for you.  Stay flexible and alert to the leading of My Spirit, for it will be as though I am taking you by the hand so that you will not miss a step, says the Lord.  I am with you.  Hebrews 13:5b  For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you."

January 25, 2016:  You are coming into a time that promises to be one of the most significant of your life.  It is imperative that you move through this time with precise discernment.  Make yourself available to Me, and be ready to go with the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  I will take you to spiritual heights that you could have only dreamed of until now.  Isaiah 41:18 I will open rivers in desolate heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys; I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.

January 23:  Let all defilement of flesh and spirit be removed from you, for you are being prepared to move into a time of spiritual purity.  If you will allow it, I will send a cleansing flow of My Spirit.  You will be purged and washed and made ready for an elevation in righteousness so that you can receive greater revelation of My kingdom, says the Lord.  Trust Me and yield.  Psalms 51:7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

January 22, 2016:  This is a new day, and if you will yield completely to Me, says the Lord, I will put everything right.  There are things that still require your attention and will be brought to the forefront so that you can see clearly how to proceed.  Trust Me with everything that concerns you.  I am for you and with you. Isaiah 40:4 Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth.

January 21, 2016:  You are about to launch out on a brand new beginning, which will be filled with exploration and discovery.  You can move ahead when you have sufficiently left the past behind.  Refuse to allow anything to hold you back from this exciting and spiritual adventure.  Fear is your enemy, and faith is your friend, 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.

January 20, 2016:  You have been presented with certain unexpected challenges, which have resulted in a setback.  However, this too shall pass.  You have not gotten off course, nor has your spiritual focus changed.  You will soon fall into a rhythm with a comfortable stride, says the Lord.  Just keep pressing through and refuse to get discouraged.  2 Corinthians 4:17-18  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 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.

January 19, 2016:  Your persistence in faith and your obedience in action will now begin to pay off.  Nothing is impossible to Me, and all things will be possible for you as you walk and live in My Spirit, says the Lord.  Be diligent to stay connected and to always seek My face.  Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

January 18, 2016:  The tests that you have endured in recent weeks have prepared you to be stronger than you thought you could be.  In all that you have overcome you will find greater clarity that ever.  This strength and clarity will serve you well in your spiritual progression.  Rejoice in your victory, says the Lord.  Habakkuk 3:18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

January 15, 2016:  I will show you things that you need to recognize from your past--things that will reveal a need for correction.  But, you must not dwell on times of rejection and reproach, which could cause you to lose heart.  Rather, review your life's difficulties objectively with an eye to make adjustments, says the Lord.  This is an opportunity for freedom and greater spiritual strength.  Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."

January 14, 2016:  Surround yourself with good things--good people, good spiritual environment, truth, and faith.  There are troubling situations around the world, and evil abounds, but you are not of the world.  You belong to Me and My kingdom where you can thrive in spite of worldly conditions.  Be strong in your convictions and dedication to all that is right and good, says the Lord.  John 17:14 "I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."

January 13, 2016:  You are not alone.  When you do not know where to go from here or what to do next, all you have to do is ask.  Ask Me for wisdom and direction, says the Lord.  I am not a God who cannot hear.  I see where you are and I know all things about you.  You cannot hide from Me.  Allow My intervention into your circumstances, and you will have no regrets.  James 4:2 You lust and do not have. You murder and covet and cannot obtain. You fight and war. Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

January 12, 2016:  Pay attention to the things that disrupt your peace.  You must quiet your thoughts and emotions in order to be restored.  Peace is the platform of the soul from which you can access My presence, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow chaos of any kind to interrupt your ability to stay calm.  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!

January 11, 2016:  The enemy will use control and manipulation to enforce his will and violate personal space.  You can either be a victim or perpetrator.  You must refuse the urge to control others.  And, do not allow others to manipulate you.  As you maintain personal freedom from fleshly impulse and demonic forces, you can be clear enough to follow My leading, says the Lord.  Mark 8:34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me."

January 8, 2016:  Establish and maintain good boundaries so that you are under My spiritual protection.  The enemy will do what it takes to exploit your time, energy and finances.  Set a watch, and refuse to allow deception and nonsense to invade your personal space, 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 7, 2016:  Issues will arise that require your objectivity before your discernment will be accurate.  Put aside your personal prejudice in every matter and see through eyes of the Spirit.  Only then will you find the truth.  When you are emotionally invested, you will only see yourself, 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.

January 6, 2016:  You will begin to enjoy the fruit of your obedience in following My instructions over the past few months.  The rewards will be subtle at first and then become more pronounced and finally will become a way of life.  Do not discount the power of sowing and reaping, says the Lord.  It is a spiritual law.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

January 5, 2016:  I was in the Spirit and saw two mountains with a valley running between them.  Someone was standing on an outcropping, a high place overlooking the valley below.  Conditions were perfect for his own voice to be echoed back to himself.  He began to shout things to encourage himself.  He shouted conditions and attitudes that would create victory over his circumstances.  He shouted words of faith in God.  He shouted what he wanted to become, and strength came into his spirit, soul, and body.  The more he shouted, the more he believed, and the stronger he became.  1 Samuel 30:6b ...David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

January 4, 2016:  In a vision I saw several people in a large, open place looking for conditions that would be exactly right to fly their kites.  I believe that the kites represent us discerning our spiritual atmosphere in order to rise up into the realm of the spirit to receive instructions for life experience and conditions.  We must deliberately test our discernment to see if we are in the Spirit or not.  1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

January 1, 2016:  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.  John 3:21 "But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.

FEBRUARY 2016

February 29, 2016:  Refuse to allow your faith to be diminished by circumstances.  Fear and doubt will create unbelief and keep you from receiving what you need.  Rise up in the realm of the Spirit and let your faith soar so that you can access what I have already provided, says the Lord.  Romans 5:2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

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

February 26, 2016:  Circumstances and changes in your life have left you feeling a little unstable and unsure of where you are.  However, if you will examine your current position, you will see that you are actually much better off than you think.  What you had to do was inevitable and vital to spiritual advancement, says the Lord.  Continue your upward climb and be thankful.  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.

February 25, 2016:  I see you beginning to rise up.  Don't stop.  The temptation will be to think it's too hard or that you have too far to go.  But, I tell you that when you make a move towards Me, I move towards you and meet you where you are, says the Lord.  I am with you to help you overcome all obstacles.  Establish your faith in Me.  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.

February 24, 2016:  Let there be light in your place of darkness and despair.  Let the light of My Spirit illuminate and eliminate shame and regret.  It is not My will that you live in sadness and lack of hope.  I have made a way of escape, says the Lord.  Look up and get up.  Arise from fear and failure.  Believe in Me and trust Me to extricate you from desperation.  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.

February 23, 2016:  Your feelings of being displaced are hard to shake, but as soon as you come into divine order and get in the flow of My Spirit, you will feel right at home.  Refuse to allow lingering regrets and condemnation to plunge you into darkness.  As soon as you leave the past behind and move forward, you will see that you are all right, says the Lord.  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.

February 22, 2016:  To those of you who are feeling disconnected and lost, I admonish you to come back to a place in Me where you find safety and security.  In the world you will have trouble and difficult situations to deal with, but in Me there is peace and tranquility, says the Lord.  Come!  John 16:33 "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

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

February 19, 2016:  Remember that you have embarked on a new era.  You have come full circle and will have opportunities to begin again.  But, you will have to take every opportunity to make more righteous choices this time around.  Keep your focus clearly on doing what will produce the best outcome morally and spiritually, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow selfish ambition to drive you.  Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.

February 18, 2016:  Discouragement will kill your faith.  This is no time to give up; it is a time to renew your hope and faith.  Remind yourself of what you know to be truth through My Word and by way of experience.  There is plenty of negativity to go around and things to bring you down, so you have to make the effort to be uplifted, says the Lord.  Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

February 17, 2016:  Watch for the enemy to try to bring confusion or fear.  This will be an effort to take you off course by getting you out of the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Do not overreact to current circumstances.  You must take the time to re-establish yourself in peace and faith.  I will guide you through this maze.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

February 16, 2016:  In a vision I saw a boy watching a baseball game through a knothole in a fence.  I realized that looking through a knothole represents a position of focus without peripheral distractions.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I want you to focus on things of importance without being distracted by things that the enemy will use to divide and conquer.  Your eternal perspective is vital to a successful outcome in your current situation."  Proverbs 4:27 Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.

February 15, 2016:  Many of you are spiritually groggy or sleeping.  I am nudging you to wake up to the reality of what I am doing in the unseen realm.  I never sleep.  I am always preparing those whose hearts are actually seeking to know Me.  Look away from the natural scheme of things and seek Me in spirit, says the Lord.  Psalms 121:4 Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

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

February 12, 2016:  You have an opportunity to be great.  But, greatness doesn't happen to you, it happens in you.  You can make great choices to put Me first, to live a life of faith, to be honorable, to have integrity, and to treat others with respect and dignity.  Who you are externally reflects who you are internally.  Come to Me in the secret place, in a private chamber, and let Me transform you, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:6 "But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."

February 11, 2016:  To those of you who do not know what to do or what your next step is, you must ask Me for guidance and direction.  And then, wait quietly for My leading, for surely I will move you forward as you yield to My will, says the Lord.  I will show you the way that will result in what is best for you long-term.  Trust Me.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

February 10, 2016:  Refuse to get stuck in this in-between place of uncertainty.  You do not necessarily have to take giant steps in the face of the unknown, but you can take the next small step while still remaining cautious.  Above all, you can trust Me to give you wisdom and to direct your steps.  You are not alone, says the Lord.  Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

February 9, 2016:   Use caution in forming new connections.  Things are not as they seem.  Discernment is  necessary if you are going to avoid being taken advantage of.  You cannot trust systems or people that you personally do not know are reliable.  If it seems too good to be true, it usually is.  Ask Me for wisdom, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:3-6  Yes, if you cry out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding, if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

February 8, 2016:  I am releasing you from situations that are no longer beneficial to you.  You will know what I am referring to when you are able to see what causes stress in your life or makes you feel obligated.  I want you to be at peace with yourself, your environment and with Me, says the Lord.  I will show you the way out of places where you feel trapped or entangled.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

February 6:  Come to Me in spirit to that place that is set apart from the world. Come near to Me, says the Lord, where I will hide you and keep you safe. This is the place where provision and favor originate. It is an environment where you can thrive and grow exceedingly. Come to this place of peace and rest where your faith and trust is undeniable. Matthew 6:33 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."   

February 5, 2016:  Listen for the sound of silence and be comfortable with it.  When nothing is stirring you to deep thought or action, you must stir yourself so that you do not lose your edge.  Take the initiative through a desire to know Me more personally and intimately.  Explore the depths of spiritual truth and delight yourself in the light of revelation, says the Lord.  John 8:32 "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

February 4, 2016:  I know that you have been feeling a little off balance with a sense of instability.  But, I tell you the truth, you are in My hands and I am completely reliable.  You can put your trust in Me to bring you through this rocky time.  Do not be afraid.  I know all about your situation and the fears that have risen up to shake you out of faith, says the Lord.  I am with you.  James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.

February 3, 2016:  For those who have ears to hear, I tell you that I am giving you a chance to be extricated from the bondage of troubling circumstances.  Your freedom will eliminate stubborn distractions and afford you the opportunity to dedicate yourself to My kingdom and to serve Me more consistently, 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.

February 2, 2016:  Beloved, I want you to consciously exercise your will with purity of purpose.  Your decisions will dictate the outcome of your life in the days and weeks ahead.  Only the foolish believe that they can get away with unrighteousness without having to pay a price.  Stay spiritually and morally focused so that you can have the best possible results, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

February 1, 2016:  What is it that is holding you back so that you are not taking your rightful position in My kingdom?  Examine yourself to see what is hindering your progression.  This is a time when you can decide to let go of everything that is keeping you from victory, says the Lord.  Psalms 25:2 O my God, I trust in You; let me not be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me.

MARCH 2016

March 31, 2016:  Take advantage of opportunities to be creative--in your thinking process and problem solving and in artistic expression.  There is extraordinary grace at this time to do things beyond your normal routine.  Allow My Spirit to heighten your senses and abilities, says the Lord.  This is a new day of adventuring with Me.  Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

March 30, 2016:  For those of you who feel like your life has stalled out or is going nowhere, you have been in a time of distillation.  This was a particular test and necessary in finding and understanding the essence of who you are.   You can now go forward with greater purity and efficiency because of this valuable spiritual process, says the Lord.  Prepare for greater things.  Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

March 29, 2016:  I know the difficulties that you face and the dilemmas that you encounter, and I want you to be aware that I am with you to give you wisdom and direction in every decision.  But, you must deliberately seek Me in all things.  Let Me show you the way that you should go, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."

March 28, 2016:  You feel and act like you have a fire shut up in your bones. Let that fire express itself in kingdom truth instead of finding a flesh outlet to relieve the restlessness. This is a time when you can learn to know the difference between flesh and spirit and be able to choose righteously, says the Lord. Jeremiah 20:9b But His word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not.

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

March 25, 2016: I saw a mime in a vision, and I asked the Lord what this could mean. He said, "I want you to demonstrate truth and spiritual reality. To do this you will have to keep your mouth shut and show through your actions that which others need to see to understand. There are too many mouths and not enough demonstrators. Let Me do My word through you." John 10:37-38 If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.

March 24, 2016: In a vision I saw a light that was about as big around as a pencil; it reminded me of a laser beam. Then, the light began to grow so that it seemed to engulf my entire body. From there it spread out to include my immediate surroundings and kept growing to illuminate the entire room. And, I heard the Lord say, "Let My light shine through you until all darkness is banished from your environment." Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.

March 23, 2016: Your desire to be special or to stand out in some way is misplaced. Selfish ambition will derail your spiritual journey and is founded on insecurity. Find your sense of value in being in the secret place of My presence, says the Lord. Your motivation for doing what you do must be pure and righteous. Humility is a very attractive characteristic. Psalms 91:1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

March 22, 2016: You cannot stay in the flow of My Spirit and still obsess about your own perfection or lack of perfection. Your self-focus will keep you tied to flesh and will prevent your spiritual progression. Now is a time when you can exchange the temporary for the eternal, which is necessary to your well-being. Let go of everything that keeps you tied to worldly concerns, says the Lord. Matthew 16:26 "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"

March 21, 2016: Keep your emotions in check and refuse to allow discouragement to drag you down to the depths. Do not let anything get you down and keep you down. Take every opportunity to encourage yourself by believing My word, says the Lord, and rise above the temporary to embrace that which is eternal. 1 Samuel 30:6 Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God.

March 18, 2016: Temptations will come to regret past decisions and actions, but I tell you that you must leave it all behind. You cannot change the past, but you can make changes that will affect your future. Go forward with the faith that I have a plan and purpose for your life. Get in the flow of My Spirit and let Me lead the way, says the Lord. Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, and crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, and not forsake them.

March 17, 2016: Take your rightful position in My kingdom by believing that you belong to Me. If you are indeed born of the Spirit, then you need to live as though you are. Do you profess to believe and have faith in Me, and yet fail to demonstrate righteousness in your life? Be done with hypocrisy. Live and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord. Proverbs 11:9 The hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous will be delivered.

March 16, 2016: Beloved, it is My desire that you occupy the spiritual space that you have been given authority over. Be present and active in this space. Permit no evil to violate your boundaries. Resist and depose the enemy and his works where you find him. Establish and maintain your borders for as long as it takes, says the Lord. "Luke 19:13b Occupy till I come."

March 15, 2016: These days will require strength and focus for you to make it through successfully. And, when things become difficult you must resist the temptation to give in to stress. Be calm and lean on Me for all that you need. I am with you and for you, says the Lord. Do not despair. 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—

March 14, 2016: I speak to the many who have forgotten that you are not victims. You must stop wallowing in self-pity. Get up, dust yourself off, and begin to move forward with strength and confidence in My ability in you to overcome, says the Lord. Be strong! 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.

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

March 11, 2016: When you are afraid that things will not work out the way you hoped or imagined, just be quiet. Silence is a space in which I can bring truth that will overcome assumptions. Know that you belong to Me, and I will cause you to see what needs to be done in every situation. Let me lead you out of this maze of confusion and fear, says the Lord. Psalms 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with his mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

March 10, 2016: Refuse to allow worry to overtake you in your current situation. Instead, put your trust completely in Me to do what you cannot accomplish on your own. There are things that are beyond your control that require divine intervention. Let Me bring light into darkness to reveal all that you need to understand, says the Lord. Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?"

March 9, 2016: I will give you the wisdom and ability to press through current restrictions into a time of acceleration. You will only be able to do this through righteousness and purity of heart. If you will position yourself in the flow of My Spirit, you will be able to accomplish much more with less effort, says the Lord. Take the next step of elevation. 2 Timothy 2:22 Flee also youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

March 8, 2016: When your forward momentum seems to have stalled, be still. Flailing around will only set you back. There is no need to worry that you have lost ground. This is just a "selah" moment to pause and reflect. You must allow what you have learned to become part of who you are before you push forward again, says the Lord. Psalms 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

March 7, 2016: Frustration is your enemy. You cannot accomplish what you wish when you allow your emotions to take over in any situation. Quiet your soul, and let Me bring the wisdom you need to do all that is necessary. Listen for My instructions, says the Lord. Proverbs 17:27 He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.

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

March 4, 2016: Regardless of the chaos and bluster in the world, I would have you walk in perfect peace as you stay present with Me. This is a new day, and you can make it a good day if you will walk in faith and embrace My power to accomplish all that I have set before you at this time, says the Lord. Stay focused on spiritual reality and give no place for the works of darkness. Psalm 91:5-6 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.

March 3, 2016: Some reorganization is required for you to live at optimum health and benefit. I will show you what you can do to eliminate things that waste your time, your resources, and your energy. But, you must be willing to put forth the effort to make the changes that will be beneficial in the long run, says the Lord. Your well-being is important to Me. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

March 2, 2016: Take inventory. There are things that have gone undone in your life and circumstances, and you will need to make adjustments at this time. Doing what requires your attention will clear the path ahead for you to make progress. Whatever you refuse to take care of now will create distractions that will keep you from vital spiritual focus in the days ahead, says the Lord. Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

March 1, 2016: Position yourself for correction. You have done things that haven't been right, but that can still be fixed. This is a time to take advantage of every opportunity to put the things in order that are brought to your attention, says the Lord. This will ultimately give you the freedom to move forward with a clear conscience. Revelation 3:19 "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore be zealous and repent."

APRIL 2016

April 29, 2016:  In reflecting back, I would have you consider and rejoice in your victories instead of lamenting your places of failure and defeat.  Your mistakes have helped shape your character, but your ability to overcome has developed strength.  Encourage yourself in remembering that I have made you victorious in all things, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

April 28, 2016:  Many of you, My people, need to rest--not just physically, but spiritually.  Your rest will come when you cast your burden on Me and trust Me to undertake on your behalf.  Stop striving.  Stop worrying.  And, come into a place of solid faith; not hoping, but knowing that I am with you to help and strengthen you, says the Lord.    Isaiah 38:14 Like a crane or a swallow, so I chattered; I mourned like a dove; my eyes fail from looking upward. O LORD, I am oppressed; undertake for me!

April 27, 2016:  Take time to review all of the changes that have occurred in the past year.  In doing this, you will be able to see more clearly the texture of the future.  You won't know the details, but you will be able to see a trend, says the Lord.  Be assured that I am leading you.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

April 26, 2016:  Be on high alert when things seem to be difficult or falling apart.  The enemy of your soul will try to blind-side you to get you off track and to cause you to question what you thought you knew.  Go back to the fundamentals of what you believe about your situation and why.  You will have to regroup and make sure you are still on the right track, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 3:14 But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them.

April 25, 2016:  Hunker down and get serious about serving Me, says the Lord.  The days of complacency must come to an end before you can forge ahead in newness of life.  Life in the Spirit will be more rewarding than you ever imagined, but you must make the decision and put forth the effort necessary to achieve this position.  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."

April 24: I will show you ways to get in order so that you will be more efficient and effective in all that you have been given to do. Simplicity is the order of the day. Be open and sensitive to My leading in this regard. I would have you be unencumbered to the extent that you can focus more fully on spiritual matters and spend more time with Me, says the Lord. I am calling you to come and dine. Revelation 3:20 "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me."

April 22, 2016:  Position yourself in a place of peace, and completely let go of the fears that you have secretly nurtured.  Fear is neither productive nor will it yield positive results.  Calm down.  Get your thoughts under control, and put your trust in Me, for I will bring you through this time, says the Lord.  Let Me lead you out. 
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

April 21, 2016:  You are about to move out of the doldrums, but you may need to adjust your mindset and make corrections to your attitude in order to make the best of your circumstances.  Open your mind and heart to new things even when you are afraid of being vulnerable.  Put your trust in Me to protect you from real danger, 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."

April 20, 2016:  It is important that you position yourself in the Spirit to move into the next phase of existence.  Positioning is vital to your readiness and progression.  Establish yourself in right relationship to Me, and allow Me to give you the wisdom and knowledge you need to know where you are and where you are going, 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."

April 19, 2016:  I want to show you the wonders of perceiving the world around you from a spiritual perspective.  Your inclination is to see everything from a natural or worldly point of view, but I want to take you higher and help you see and understand spiritually.  Set your heart to allow Me to transform you into My image, 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.

April 18, 2016:  You are on the right track, but circumstances will arise that have the potential of getting you  sidetracked.  Stay focused and keep your objective clear.  This truly is a new beginning, but the enemy will do whatever he can to cause you to make the same mistakes you made in the last spiritual season.  Seek Me for wisdom in all things, says the Lord.  Deuteronomy 5:32  Therefore you shall be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

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

April 15, 2016:  Just when you seem to be breaking through, challenges will seem to arise that will test the strength of your intentions.  Do not give up at the first sign of difficulty, but push through until you get through.  Be resolute in your faith and trust, and do your best to maintain your forward momentum.  Instead of relying on other people, lean on Me, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

April 14, 2016:  You have been through a rough patch, but the problems you encountered are being sorted out.  Lift yourself up and look through the spiritual lens of hope and faith.  That is what will bring you through in victory, says the Lord.  Refuse to get bogged down in the negativity of the past.  Be strong and of good courage.  Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."

April 13, 2016:  This is a new day.  Put the past firmly behind you and look to Me for guidance and direction for the future.  You will need My wisdom and the ability to exercise spiritual discernment so that you can know what to do and how to handle situations that arise.  Stay connected to Me.  Your life in the Spirit is everything, says the Lord.  Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

April 12, 2016:  The road to My kingdom is narrow and the way is sometimes rough.  Many of you have become compromised and lukewarm.  I am the strength of your heart and the Savior of your soul.  There is no way to eternal life except through Me, says the Lord.   Take this opportunity to renew your commitment.  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."

April 11, 2016:  Listen.  Hear My voice calling you to come up here.  Rise up from worldly and carnal concerns to focus on things that will affect you for all of eternity.  Concern yourself with establishing yourself in My character and nature, and My image, says the Lord.  I will help you do this, but you must come up.  Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

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

April 8, 2016:  Consider what I have given to you, says the Lord, the knowledge and wisdom of My word and the power of My presence.  Guard closely the purity of My Spirit within you and do not cast your pearls before swine.  Exercise your discernment to know when to speak and when to shut up.  Let Me lead you in all things.   Matthew 7:6 "Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces."
 

April 7, 2016:  Refuse to allow your life to be defined by loss and grief.  Push through to new horizons and possibilities of what can be rather than getting stuck in what has been.  You will have opportunities to bring positive definition to your life by coming to an understanding of what it truly means to have your life hidden in Me, says the Lord.  Colossians 3:1-3 If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.  Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.   For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.

April 6, 2016:  Define that feeling of restlessness.  When you do, you will find that there is something you need to do or consider doing.  It is a nudge to get you moving in the right direction.  Quiet your inner being so that you can allow Me to show you the way you should go, says the Lord.  Rise up in confidence that I am your very present help.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

April 5, 2016:  Watch for opportunities to help someone else.  I speak to nations of people who have become self-focused and concerned about their own needs and desires.  I would have you deliberately rise above selfishness to develop kindness and generosity.  Remember that reward always exceeds sacrifice, says the Lord.  You will not regret becoming a giver.  Luke 6:38 "Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you."

April 4, 2016: Things that have been out of order that you have not yet dealt with have kept you from complete spiritual liberty. Be obedient in taking care of the things that I bring to your attention, and you will discover greater freedom. You will experience the anointing of ease as you position yourself to flow with the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord. Colossians 2:5 For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.

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

April 1, 2016:  Take stock of your life before moving ahead.  You have been able to correct many of the things that have held you back, but there are still things to be done.  You will need to address old habits and patterns of behavior that continue to keep you in bondage.  This work must be done honestly and internally before you can put the past behind you once and for all, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

MAY 2016

May 31, 2016:  The spirit of antichrist has been loosed to accuse and test you, My people.  You must stand strong in what you know and believe and not be shaken by accusations.  Know that this is an attack of the enemy that you can quite easily rise above if you walk and live in the Spirit and refuse to dump down into flesh reactions, says the Lord.  Be strong!  1 John 2:18  Little children, it is the last hour; and as you have heard that the Antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have come, by which we know that it is the last hour.

May 30, 2016:  I am leading you into unfamiliar territory so that you can see things you have not seen and learn things you have not known.  Do not be afraid.  Rather, proceed with an adventurous attitude.  This time will result in a spiritual growth spurt, which you cannot move forward without, says the Lord.  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.

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

May 27, 2016:  Be alert and pay attention to the small things.  Knowing the details will make all the difference at this time and can be extremely important to the outcome of situations you encounter.  Exercise your discernment so that you can avoid costly mistakes.  Know that I am with you to take you in the right direction, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

May 26, 2016:  It will take some effort to stay on course.  There are many things in your environment and circumstances that could interrupt your focus on the long goal.  Remember who you are in Me and My purposes for you, says the Lord.  Distractions at this time could be deadly.  Psalms 63:6 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches.

May 25, 2016:  When you step out of your routine be sure to be in the flow of the Spirit.  You will definitely be out of your comfort zone, but refuse to enter the danger zone.  You will need to be more aware spiritually than ever.  Take the time to consider your surroundings and position and let Me direct every step, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

May 24, 2016:  Re-set.  There are areas of your life that lack control, and you need to get back to a place of optimum safety and security in every area of life--spiritually, physically and in your soul.  Find yourself on solid ground by setting your will to always do that which is of greatest benefit to you and those around you, says the Lord.  Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known by his deeds, whether what he does is pure and right.

May 23, 2016:  Carefully consider and evaluate your thoughts and actions.  You can make this determination by what you say and do.  Make sure that everything emanates from your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  These are times that require your undivided attention in following My ways.  Psalms 18:21 For I have kept the ways of the LORD, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

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

May 20, 2016:  There is a spiritual storm coming, says the Lord.  There will be shaking, sifting, and scattering.  Expect the seeds you have sown to bring forth a harvest, whether good or bad.  Many who have deceived and exploited others, will be deceived and exploited.  This storm is necessary to awaken those who have fallen asleep or become complacent.  My people who are already awake must stay awake spiritually to avoid destruction.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

May 19, 2016:  Examine yourself to see where you need to make adjustments.  Your standard is My word, says the Lord.  And, you must not only read and hear spiritual truth; you must become an example of what you know is right and good.  Walk in the light.  Live in the Spirit.  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.

May 18, 2016:  Be flexible, says the Lord.  Some of the resources that you have depended on in the past will no longer be viable.  Do not react emotionally to these changes, but rather be creative in finding alternative sources and solutions.  Remember that I, your God, am your dependable provider.  And you can trust Me to meet your every need and to give wisdom and direction.  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.

May 17, 2016:  In a vision I saw a tiny speck of light in the distance that began to increase in size and intensity.  And, I heard the Lord say, "I am giving you opportunities to increase in revelation and wisdom.  You must no longer dwell in darkness, but reach for My light and let it encompass you and permeate your entire being.  This is a time for you to emerge and move out in faith and victory."  James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

May 16, 2016:  There are many ways that you can get sidetracked at this time.  You must be spiritually focused to make the most of this season.  When you are too busy with things of the world, you can miss what I am trying to reveal to you, says the Lord.  And, that could make you vulnerable.  Proverbs 5:1-2  My son, pay attention to my wisdom; Lend your ear to my understanding, that you may preserve discretion, and your lips may keep knowledge.

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

May 13, 2016:  Many of you, My people, have revisited old places of failure and pain.  This is not productive for you, says the Lord.  Much of how you perceive the past is subjective as you can only see with flawed vision, distorted by your feelings and opinions.  You cannot change one thing about the past, but you can go forth in the power of My Spirit.  This is a new day in which you can choose to walk in the Spirit.  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.

May 12, 2016:  Your time of transition is almost over.  You just need a little more patience and staying power before you can begin the next leg of your journey.  Allow expectation to be a motivating force as you position yourself to progress.  Establish and maintain purity, says the Lord.  Resolutely seek the moral and spiritual high ground.  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.

May 11, 2016:  Ask Me to reveal your faults.  If you will be absolutely honest with yourself and with Me I will help you position yourself to walk in greater clarity of soul and spirit, says the Lord.  If you seek spiritual purity this internal work is a requirement.  You cannot walk in the Spirit when you maintain pretensions and facades.  Psalms 139:23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

May 10, 2016:  Fortify your power mightily!  Many of you have forgotten that I have given you authority over the powers of darkness, which have exerted control over your life.  It is within your ability to be determined to overcome.  You must exercise the power that I have given you to fight your way to freedom, says the Lord.  You are well able to gain the victory.  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 9, 2016:  You have had many and varied opportunities to establish yourself in divine order, and you have done so in many areas.  But, I want you to be alert to the process of fine-tuning where things will come up that demand your attention and willingness to bring correction and perfection, says the Lord.  I will lead you in this process.  1 Corinthians 14:40  Let all things be done decently and in order.

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

May 6, 2016:  Deliberately seek a quiet resting place in the Spirit.  Remove yourself from all chaos and confusion, and refuse to get emotionally invested in things that do not produce life and light.  You need to stay protected from circumstances and conditions that interrupt the peace of your heart, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

May 5, 2016:  Be careful of making assumptions based on limited information.  Those assumptions will lead you down a path to a dubious outcome.  You will eventually have to retrace your steps to get back on solid ground.  In the meantime, you will have a difficult time knowing the difference between what is true and what is false.  If you find yourself in this shadowy place, reconnect and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.  1 John 4:6 We are of God. He who knows God hears us; he who is not of God does not hear us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.

May 4, 2016:  Step into the light by leaving all darkness behind.  Those things that result in condemnation, oppression and depression do not come from Me, says the Lord.  When you begin to walk in the Spirit instead of entertaining the flesh, light will prevail over all darkness.  Let your light shine!  1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.

May 3, 2016:  I speak to those of you who feel as though you have been wrapped in a cocoon.  This position has shielded you from experiencing life as it really is and has kept you from the freedom that you crave.  I tell you truthfully that it is now time to break free from this silent, inactive place to realize your potential.  It is My desire that you become the best version of yourself possible, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

May 2, 2016:  Pay attention to what is going on around you spiritually.  Get sharp and stay sharp.  This is no time to miss the details of what I am showing you and doing with you.  If you will do this, your discernment will come into clear focus, and you will know things that otherwise would have escaped you, 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.

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

JUNE 2016

June 30, 2016:  Put your issues aside and stop fussing over things that are basically inconsequential.  Quiet your soul and find your place of peace.  Begin again with a clean slate, leaving behind all the things that have kept you in turmoil.  You have very little authority or control over most of the things you worry about.  Re-establish spiritual perspective, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

June 29, 2016:  Keep yourself from defilement.  This may require pulling back from activities and relationships that are not beneficial to you.  Stop and consider what and who influences you the most and make sure the input is positive and not negative.  Your relationship with Me, says the Lord, requires time and spiritual effort as you allow Me to be the greatest influence in your life.  Psalms 62:7 In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.

June 28, 2016:  Quickly review your obligations according to what I have called you to.  This evaluation is necessary if you are going to put yourself in My flow and order, says the Lord.  You will be tempted to either step aside or go beyond My will and optimum purpose in your life.  Establish your priorities.  Romans 8:9 But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His.

June 27, 2016:  Many of you, My people, are still skimming the surface.  You have a form of godliness through religious exercise, but you have not developed relationship with Me in the Spirit.  It is time for you to dig in, get connected, and find the place of spiritual truth and the actual flow of the Spirit, says the Lord.  2 Timothy 3:5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.

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

June 24, 2016:  If you have lost your way and cannot seem to get your bearings, the only thing to do is calm yourself and be silent.  Do not allow turmoil and chaos to rule.  Find peace and allow My presence to fill your being and your surroundings.  I am with you, says the Lord.  I am your everlasting partner in life.  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 23, 2016:  This is a time when you must deal with things that have been ignored because they could impede your progress.  You must enter this phase of your journey with a clear head and heart.  Clarity is vital to your ability to interact with circumstances as they arise.  You will either learn and grow through the challenges or you will allow your emotional responses to drag you down.  Rise up in faith that there is purpose in all that you encounter, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

June 22, 2016:  You are embarking on a new journey that will seem strange and unfamiliar.  You will need my wisdom in navigating the uncharted waters of your life and circumstances.  Unbridled faith and trust in Me will be required at this time as you leave the past behind and launch out into newness of life, says the Lord.  Draw near to Me.  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.

June 21, 2016:  Hide yourself in Me, says the Lord, when it seems as though you have no control over your circumstances.  Refuse to allow your emotions to take you off course.  Set yourself in a position of faith that I will give you the necessary wisdom to get you through this difficult time.  I will help you, but you must quiet your soul so that you can receive spiritual direction.  Isaiah 26:20 Come, my people, enter your chambers, and shut your doors behind you; hide yourself, as it were, for a little moment, until the indignation is past.

June 20, 2016:  You will overcome the obstacles that you have recently encountered.  It has been a struggle, but you have fought the good fight, and victory is assured.  Stay focused and keep your eyes on the prize.  The destination will be worth the journey, says the Lord.  Refuse to get discouraged!  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

June 17, 2016:  Live in Me!  Never depart from My presence.  Relationship does not consist of having a brief, one-sided conversation in prayer once a day or once a week and then going about your life in the flesh.  You can say that you love Me and that you belong to Me, but the proof of that declaration is in the depth of your life in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

June 16, 2016:  I will bring light to the shadowy areas of your life--those places that you justify as not being so terrible because what you are doing in the shadows is not as bad as other people you know.  The light will reveal those areas for what they are so that you can make better choices, says the Lord.  Be righteous!   Job 12:22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow of death to light.

June 15, 2016:  This is a time of discovery when you can search and find out many things about your nature and character that you can either encourage and expand or overcome.  It is a valuable time to optimize your good traits and minimize your negative traits, says the Lord.  This is all about being transformed, says the Lord.  I am revealing many things that have been covered.  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 14, 2016:  There are attitudes and motivations that you have held firmly to in the past that must be given up before you can move into the position I have prepared for you.  There can be no trace of stubbornness in your heart that would prevent your perfect obedience to the moving of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid to let go.  1 Samuel 15:23a  For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

June 13, 2016:  You are very, very close to coming through the recent time of transition.  Because you have not lost heart or given up, I will bless you with extraordinary grace to begin anew with fresh focus, hope, and strength, says the Lord.  Prepare to move forward.  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.

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

June 10, 2016:  Just as you are the apple of My eye, I want to also be the center of your life and everything that exists in it.  Your place of safety is in your ability to allow Me to be your all in all.  Let everything in your sphere of existence be in accord with My word and My presence.  Give Me preeminence, says the Lord.  That is the place where you can be in health and prosper in all things.  Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commands and live, and my law as the apple of your eye.

June 9, 2016:  Guard your spiritual and mental space from the enemy's intrusion just as vehemently as you would guard your home from intruders and robbers.  Do not forget that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, and it is your job to keep that temple in such a way as to allow My Spirit to not only inhabit, but to take charge, 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?

June 8, 2016:  Many of you are afflicted with a wandering mind so that you entertain whatever thought that comes along even when it takes you away from Me, says the Lord.  Staying in My presence is a discipline that is vital to your spiritual growth and stability.  Keep Me always in your thoughts, internal conversation, and in your heart.  Psalms 119:10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!

June 7, 2016:  You, My people, are My ambassadors on the earth.  I want you to exhibit My character and nature in every situation.  Where there is vitriol, let there be grace; where there is hatred, let there be love, where there is lack, let there by charity.  Allow Me to work through you in unprecedented ways.  The world needs righteous people more than ever, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 3:2 You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men.

June 6, 2016:  I will shine a light on your heart so that you can see clearly your spiritual condition.  I will show you where you need to make adjustments and how you must proceed.  Do not bemoan your errors and short-comings.  Rather, allow the corrections to be the platform to reset your spiritual compass, says the Lord.  Proverbs 29:17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.

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

June 3, 2016:  I would have you learn and practice the language of love.  Make the effort to speak love fluently.  Do not allow hatred to cause you to live in darkness.  With love comes light and life, but it must emanate from the heart without hypocrisy, says the Lord.  Let it be a genuine expression of My presence in you.  1 Corinthians 13:13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

June 2, 2016:  I speak to the multitudes when I say that you need a fresh anointing.  You can no longer rely on an old word, or your relationship with me as it was months or years ago.  You need to be revitalized and seek My face for current revelation and guidance.  You cannot live in the past or continue on in religious exercise where there is no life, says the Lord.  I call you to rise up and live!  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.

June 1, 2016:  Do not waste your time and your life worrying.  Have faith in Me, and take the necessary steps to move forward with your life in constructive ways.  This may require a change in your mind sets and attitudes, but it will be well worth the effort you put forth to do so.  Change what you can, and trust Me for the rest, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:27 "Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?"

JULY 2016

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

July 29, 2016:  This is a time when you should reflect on how you handled your most recent challenge.  Did you get afraid and lose your composure?  Or, did you quietly stand on your foundation of faith and trust Me to bring you through?  How you responded will tell you something about where you are spiritually and could lead the way to victory in the future.  Be honest with yourself, says the Lord.  Colossians 1:21-23 And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight—if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

July 28, 2016:  Watch for flesh reactions that open the door to the enemy; he is always looking for an opportunity to establish discouragement, hopelessness, and disability in your life.  Defeat him at the first sign of his work, or he will work to defeat you at every turn.  Remember that I am greater than he is, says the Lord, and when you abide in Me you are also greater.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

July 27, 2016:  If you will come into My rest and find the peace that I provide, I will be able to show you the things that hinder you.  I will reveal places of bondage that were established long ago that you have not yet released yourself from.  I will show you the way to a level of freedom that you have yet to attain, says the Lord.  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.

July 26, 2016:  Refuse to allow the issues of life to overtake and debilitate you.  I have given you the power to overcome every attack of the enemy, even that which has the potential of taking you down.  Be strong.  Move in the direction of breakthrough in every situation, says the Lord.  Know that I am with you to strengthen you.  Romans 12:21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

July 25, 2016:  I see your heart and know your desires for true relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Your faithfulness to Me and My people will be rewarded with My presence.  Refuse to be distracted from spiritual pursuit.  Stay on course and be steadfast.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

July 24:  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 22, 2016:  You are in the third wave of the storm that began some time ago.  Just when you think you can move on, you can't.  The storm is for the purpose of giving you opportunities to deal with issues in your life that prevent spiritual elevation.  Look beyond the raging storm to see what is keeping you from living and walking in the Spirit, says the Lord.  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."

July 21, 2016:  Watch for new opportunities that could bring variety and interest to your life.  However, not every opportunity will be right for you.  You must exercise discernment to know what is right for you and what is not.  Choosing that which is right will enhance your life and give it fuller meaning as opposed to being a burden, says the Lord.  Choose well.  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.

July 20, 2016:  I have brought you this far, and I will take you the rest of the way, says the Lord.  Be who you are, and do not try to be something you are not.  Allow My character and nature to be developed in you.  It is more important than ever for you, My people, to exemplify spiritual reality and represent Me in a tangible way.  Be true to yourself and others.  Ephesians 6:24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

July 19, 2016:  Be watchful, and don't let your guard down even when you experience a time of relative peace and quiet.  The enemy will exploit your vulnerabilities when you least expect it.  Stay strong and exercise spiritual discernment in all things, says the Lord.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

July 18, 2016:  The decisions that you make in the coming days and weeks will have extraordinary influence.  Give careful consideration to your choices at this time and rely on Me, says the Lord, to give you the wisdom necessary to secure your position both spiritually and naturally.  1 Thessalonians 5:6 Therefore let us not sleep, as others do, but let us watch and be sober.

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

July 15, 2016:  The demands on your time and energy have made you feel scattered, and you would do well to take inventory to define what is really important to you.  You may have to let go of things that are unnecessary and that reduce your level of effectiveness.  Deliberately prioritize your to-do list in order to preserve your peace of mind, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

July 14, 2016:  Take the time you need to rejuvenate and gain strength.  The storms have been relentless and difficult.  But, you have been able to find shelter and a place of safety in Me.  Continue to return to your safe haven in times of trouble.  I am your safe habitation, says the Lord.  Psalm 46:1   God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

July 13, 2016:  Establish yourself in a position of eternal perspective.  Your values and activities should reflect your spiritual commitment.  Never lose sight of who you really are.  Your relationship with Me is the solid foundation on which you build your life and future, and it is the only place of safety in the storms of life, says the Lord.  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."

July 12, 2016:  I see your heart, and I know that you are feeling a little disoriented and lost.  World conditions and the tragedy of man's inhumanity to man is disconcerting to say the least, but you must find your place of peace and safety in Me, says the Lord.  Your strength comes from your relationship with Me as you walk in spiritual reality.  Make a difference where you can by extending kindness to others.  Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

July 11, 2016:  I make all things possible to those who really believe.  I speak of those whose faith has been activated and there is no doubt, unbelief or fear.  When you are afraid and live in worry, your faith in Me is thwarted, says the Lord.  Remind yourself of My goodness.  Mark 9:23 Jesus said to him, "If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."

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

July 8, 2016:  Examine yourself to see where your faith is.  I tell you truthfully that many who think they are in faith are actually in presumption.  Your faith must be solid and real so that you are not merely hoping, but knowing.  There is no doubt or fear in faith.  There is no speculation in faith, says the Lord.  Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

July 7, 2016:  For those who have been dedicated and obedient to what I have asked, you are very close to moving into new spiritual territory.  It will be a level of understanding the mysteries of My kingdom and the wisdom to proceed with greater power and anointing, says the Lord.  In the meanwhile, stay quiet and be alert.  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 6, 2016:  You may have experienced a setback, but you must not allow isolated incidents to bring spiritual confusion.  Your instinct is to exaggerate the significance of a personal affront instead of just taking it in stride.  The world is not perfect, you are not perfect, and people around you are not perfect.  Give yourself and others a break, says the Lord.  Trust Me to bring you to a place of wholeness.  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.

July 5, 2016:  Position yourself to receive and walk in the new anointing that has just been released.  It is available to you, but you must access it by faith.  This anointing is for the purpose of making you more aware spiritually in order to fulfill more completely all that I have given you to accomplish, says the Lord.  This anointing will cause you to be more effective in kingdom work.  Romans 5:1-2  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.

July 4, 2016:  In a vision I saw a door across the room.  It was shut, but there was such a bright light on the other side of the door that the cracks around the door framed it.  It was very inviting.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Open the door to bring light and life.  Do not stay in the darkness of present circumstances.  Allow My light to bring the next revelation and the wisdom that follows into your life in a more powerful way."  Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light.

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

July 1, 2016:  Consider your vulnerabilities--those places in you that can be exploited.  You must protect yourself to keep others from taking unrighteous advantage of you.  You can do this by hiding yourself in Me, says the Lord.  When you live in the Spirit, you will have the necessary discernment to see trouble before it comes.  Ephesians 6:13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

AUGUST 2016

August 31, 2016:  I have set you to be light in the world that disspells spiritual darkness.  As the darkness abounds more and more, your light must shine brighter and brighter.  When you maintain relationship with Me, you will not walk in darkness.  Push back the darkness where you find it, and do not allow it to overtake you, says the Lord.  John 8:12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life."

August 30, 2016:  Your spiritual foundation was founded on Christ and is still solid.  What you built according to the dictates of men and religion is being torn down so that you will be ready to build again according to My Spirit, says the Lord.  You are about to begin again, and this new beginning will surpass every other beginning.  There will be a tantalizing sense of mystery founded on hope and promise along with an excitement of expectation of My purposes being fulfilled.  This newness of life will go beyond anything you have imagined or believed.  However, the power of the cleansing that you have experienced internally and externally must be maintained.  1 Corinthians 3:11 For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

August 29, 2016:  Sharpen your awareness so that you can see clearly the direction that I want to take you in.  You will only know the significance of your thoughts and actions of this time when you begin to bear fruit.  Pay close attention to the unction of My Spirit, the still small voice that will direct your steps, says the Lord.  Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, and He delights in his way.

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

August 26, 2016:  Look to your circumstances to see what is broken, for there is a parallel condition spiritually.  I am showing you signs in the natural that mirror your spiritual state.  Make the necessary adjustments on all levels so that your life will be in good working order, says the Lord.  You will be able to perceive the reflection of the unseen realm through what you can actually see.  Psalms 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us.

August 25, 2016:  Press through the hindrances in your life and reach for Me, says the Lord.  Freedom is your right in My kingdom, but you must not allow the enemy to keep you from reaching your goal.  Take the time to identify and define the reason your are not moving higher spiritually.  Then, do all that is in your power to overcome.  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."

August 24, 2016:  This is a time to prepare for the days ahead.  This preparation will include cleaning up and clearing out your spiritual, emotional and mental space so that you enter the next phase of your existence with only that which will produce good fruit, says the Lord.  Consider those things in your life that have become a hindrance to blessings and make the necessary changes now.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

August 23, 2016:  Pay attention!  I will show you the way and give directions as you gear up for the new spiritual year.  You must quiet your soul so that you can perceive My signals, says the Lord.  Be particularly still, alert, and receptive.  Position yourself by faith to hear My still, small voice.  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!

August 22, 2016:  Know that when you are going through a rough patch it is for the purpose of learning something valuable about yourself as you relate to Me, says the Lord.  Look for the silver lining in every dark cloud, and appreciate the opportunities you are given to grow and gain spiritual strength.  Job 12:22 He uncovers deep things out of darkness, and brings the shadow of death to light.

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

August 19, 2016:  Take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself to be kind and considerate of your fellow human beings.  Be generous in your attitudes towards others, and be helpful when you can.  But, I say, do this from a heart that has been regenerated through My love for you.  Recognize and understand My grace and great mercy, says the Lord.  Do not forget that you are being transformed into My image.  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.

August 18, 2016:  Establish your faith in Me by learning what I will do.  Bolster your faith by remembering what I have done in the past.  Remember that you cannot be in fear and have faith at the same time.  You must trust that I hear and answer the prayers of the righteous, says the Lord.  Activate your faith by believing I will do what I have said in My word.  Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

August 17, 2016:  Step back for a moment from the intensity of being on the front lines to gain perspective of your overall position.  Know that where you are now and how you deal with current issues will be a determining factor in the direction and outcome of your future.  It is not often that you need to make this assessment, but this is one of those times, says the Lord.  I will help you see where you are.  Jeremiah 33:3 Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

August 16, 2016:  I will lead you to victory in the days ahead.  You will know without equivocation that I am with you to show you the way to optimize your potential benefits, says the Lord.  I will give you strength and renewed hope in fulfilling your purpose.  Move forward knowing that My grand design is being worked out in your life.  Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

August 15, 2016:  Be attentive, and I will show you all that you must do.  Do not underestimate My ability to break in on you and give you the wisdom and understanding necessary to deal with your current situation.  I know you.  I know your heart.  I know what is best for you, and I will reveal My plans to you.  Pay attention, 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.

August 14:  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 12, 2016:  When you ask for wisdom and direction, do not be afraid that you will not receive it.  Your fear puts you in a position of being double-minded, and you will most certainly not receive.  Rather, ask for wisdom and be confident that I will give you what you ask and will show you the way, says the Lord.  It is My good pleasure to speak to you in ways that you can understand.  Be bold.  Psalms 138:3 In the day when I cried out, You answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul.

August 11, 2016:  Beloved, you are still in a very dry time spiritually as you finish up what you started some time ago.  You have to get through this time before you can find the fresh anointing for the next season.  Don't get ahead of yourself.  Take one step at a time and deal with one thing at a time to get through this tedious place that will require patience and perseverance, says the Lord.  I will give you the strength to endure.  James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

August 10, 2016:  Let your light shine in the midst of a dark and crooked generation.  You can't change the atmosphere of the whole earth, but you can make a difference in your sphere of influence.  Refuse to allow evil to rule where you have spiritual authority, says the Lord.  Be righteous in all things.  Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

August 9, 2016:  Put away from you the things that prevent your coming to Me in simplicity of faith.  I speak of those things that you stress over and worry about.  You must let go of everything that hinders your walk in the Spirit.  You cannot live in fear and be in the Spirit at the same time.  You must choose the better position in order to have sweet communion with Me, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

August 8, 2016:  When life's circumstances become too complicated and convoluted, you must get back to basics.  It is time to get back to the word of God and redemption through the Cross of Calvary.  Establish yourself again in things that actually matter in terms of eternity.  Refocus and regain your sense of simplicity, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 1:18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

August 7:  Be especially diligent to be aware of opportunities that arise to cause you to be insecure or feel powerless.  Any place of unworthiness in you will cause you to vacillate between My acceptance and condemnation.  I have not rejected nor abandoned you.  You are Mine, and I am your place of strength and security, says the Lord.  Yield to My mercy and grace, which is sufficient for any situation.  2 Corinthians 12:9a  And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness."

August 5, 2016:  The old season is beginning to wind down.  This process has to be complete before you gear up for the next move of My Spirit, says the Lord.  This is a time to clean up and clear up lingering issues of the past two years in order to be ready for what is next.  Search your heart and mind to know what needs to be done.  Galatians 6:4 But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another.

August 4, 2016:  Take every opportunity that presents itself to adjust and correct situations that have been difficult and wrong.  Adjustments will open the way to move forward without hindrance, says the Lord.  But, you will have to deal with things that would be easier to ignore.  Set yourself on a path of truth and righteousness.  Proverbs 4:18 But the path of the just is like the shining sun, that shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

August 3, 2016:  For those who can receive it, you are about to embark on a new spiritual journey.  It will present unusual risks, but will also have the potential for great reward.  This journey will require the kind of determination that is born out of a struggle for life and freedom.  I will give you the strength necessary to achieve your goal, says the Lord.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

August 2, 2016:  Monitor your reactions to changes that are forced upon you.  Do not overreact, but rather take them in stride and stay in peace.  Most of what is changing at this time will be beneficial to you in the long run even though it is a bother and irritation to have to deal with now.  Trust Me to give you the strength and wisdom to do all that is necessary, 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.

August 1, 2016:  Make sure you nourish your spirit with that which is pure and holy.  Be diligent to feed on the truth and righteousness of My word instead of things that disrupt your peace, says the Lord.  You are what you eat!  Psalms 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.

SEPTEMBER 2016

September 30, 2016:  Take a deep breath and clear your mind of all the turmoil that keeps you from living a focused life.  You have allowed too many things to encroach on your walk in the Spirit.  And, you have spent too much of your energy and life force on temporary, worldly issues.  Your circumstances can only change when you change your mind and position yourself in faith and trust in Me, 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.

September 29, 2016:  You are like a race horse waiting for the gate to open.  You think you are ready to run, but it will only be right when you see the opening.  Don't be impatient.  Be still in the core of your being.  Rest on faith that My purposes for you are true and set.  But, you must not get out ahead of Me.  Wait for My direction, and when I lead you out you will have developed a steadfast heart, says the Lord.  Psalms 112:7 He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.

September 28, 2016:  In this time of being challenged by difficult situations, you must persist in order to break through into victory.  There are lessons to learn that will benefit you in the days ahead if you will take the time to evaluate honestly where you fell short.  You must jump this hurdle before you can be fully ready to embrace all that I have prepared for you.  Stand strong and resolute in the face of adversity, and trust Me to lead you into your destiny, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

September 27, 2016:  Beloved, I want you to remember that condemnation is a work of the flesh in response to the conviction of the Spirit.  Condemnation will paralyze you spiritually and keep you from receiving wisdom and direction.  To avoid this trap, you must walk in the Spirit, receive conviction, take correction, and make a  change, says the Lord.  Rise up out of that place of guilt and shame and leave the past behind.  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.

September 26, 2016:  Search your heart and be objective in finding those things in you and in your circumstances that have kept you from being able to move forward to accomplish what I have set before you, says the Lord.  Make the changes necessary to position yourself to be confident, strong, and able.  Ask Me to help you.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

September 24:  This time of transition and turmoil has caused you to experience the feeling of being disconnected.  That does not mean that you are actually disconnected, but rather that this new spiritual territory is unfamiliar.  You are not yet comfortable, but you will settle in and continue to gain and maintain a level of ease.  You will have more opportunities to grow and gain revelation through your experiences, but it will be much less chaotic, says the Lord.  Draw close and stay connected to Me.  Hosea 6:1 Come, and let us return to the LORD; for He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

September 23, 2016:  You, My people, are in the process of spiritual refinement.  You are being tested and purified so that I may find you fit to carry out My purposes in you and your place on the earth.  No one can take your place or do what I have intended for you.  You alone can carry out your singular objective as you yield to the work of My Spirit, says the Lord.  Isaiah 48:10 Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.

September 22, 2016:  Come close to Me, says the Lord, and I will speak to your heart.  I will direct you to where you need to go and what you need to do.  Let Me be your navigator.  I will warn you when you are getting off track and steer you back to the correct course.  But, you must trust Me and allow My intervention into your life.  Quiet your soul, and let Me lead.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

September 21, 2016:  You are coming to an intersection in life where you must choose the direction your life will take.  The choices will be clear, and you will be able to distinguish between the two.  One path will draw you ever closer to Me, says the Lord, and the other path will take you further down the road of worldliness and self-interest.  Choose wisely.  Deuteronomy 30:19 "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."

September 20, 2016:  Take a stand against evil.  You will have opportunities to compromise this stance for the sake of not being rejected by the world.  But, you must make a conscious decision to maintain a position of righteousness regardless of the cost.  The spiritual reward for your dedication and commitment will far outweigh the worldly benefits of compromise, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

September 19, 2016:  Make your witness and testimony sure.  Your testimony is not credible when you quote My word and yet do not exhibit My character and nature.  Your witness of the gospel message is more powerful when not just spoken but demonstrated.  Do not be a hearer only but a doer of the word, says the Lord.  1 John 1:5-6 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. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.

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

September 16, 2016:  I heard in my spirit the phrase "patient continuance."  And, the Lord said, "Stay on course.  Do not deviate from your purpose in My kingdom.  Distractions will come that would cause you to lose focus and drift, but you must remain steadfast and immovable.  Deliberately choose to be loyal and faithful to Me."  Romans 2:5-8  But in accordance with your hardness and your impenitent heart you are treasuring up for yourself wrath in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God, who "will render to each one according to his deeds": eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but to those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness—indignation and wrath.

September 15, 2016:  Keep your thoughts and emotions under control so that you do not open the door to attacks from the enemy.  Make sure that you are in complete unity with Me and under My protection, says the Lord.  Pay attention to the things you say or do that keep you from being righteous and that prevent you from walking in the Spirit.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

September 14, 2016:  Watch for opportunities to update things that are outdated or to fix things that are broken.  This is a sign in the natural realm of a necessary process before you can move forward with clarity and purpose in the spirit realm.  Be diligent to wrap up the old season so that there are no loose ends to be dealt with before stepping into the new spiritual year, says the Lord.  Proverbs 13:4 The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall be made rich.

September 13, 2016:  Walk with Me as you would walk with a dear and trusted friend.  I will lead you in the way of spiritual experience that will result in greater understanding, faith, and maturity.  You are in charge of this walk.  You can choose your own path.  You can choose not to walk with Me, but you would be missing out on a vital opportunity to know Me, says the Lord.  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.

September 12, 2016:  Just when you think the changes you have made are sufficient, you will begin to see that your transformation is far from over.  Outward corrections have been a sign of the need for internal work.  You will soon see that the essence of the time ahead of you is spiritual and significant.  Allow this work to lead you into complete unity with Me, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.

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

September 9, 2016:  Many of you, My people are vacillating in your position of faith.  Establish yourself in unwavering faith in order to transcend your flesh or carnal nature.  It is through righteousness and by My power that you overcome the works of darkness.  You must walk in the light to get free and stay free, says the Lord.  1 John 5:4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

September 8, 2016:  Self pity is your enemy.  Get up out of that place of weakness and infirmity and allow My strength to sustain you.  You have to change your mindset before your body can respond to strength and wholeness, says the Lord.  You are not a victim.  Let victory lead the way into each day.  Nehemiah 8:10b Then he said to them, "Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength."

September 7, 2016:  You have made some headway even though it seemed to be slow going.  I want you to be aware of the significance of your victories both small and great and take heart.  Be encouraged.  Small steps can also take you the distance if your are diligent to stay the course.  Be strong and refuse to give up, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

September 6, 2016:  Do whatever it takes to get ready to move on.  Many of you, My people, are about to be extricated from difficult conditions.  You will have an opportunity to be released from all manner of restraint that has kept you from living in complete freedom.  This is true naturally, but it is especially true supernaturally.  I want you to live the ecstasy of spiritual liberty, 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.

September 5, 2016:  Rise up out the rubble of destruction, disappointment, and discouragement.  What once was is no more, and you must press on to that which is ahead of you.  Do not bemoan your loss, but as you look to the future know that you can trust Me to be with you and that I will help you.  Now is a time to regain spiritual perspective, says the Lord.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

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

September 2, 2016:  Precision is your friend.  The more precise you can be in your intentions and requests, the better.  You can avoid misunderstandings by being clear and direct in your communications.  I speak not only of the natural realm but the spiritual realm as well.  Be specific in your prayers and be sure that you ask from a position of absolute faith and trust; no doubt or unbelief, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

September 1, 2016:  In a vision I was on a lazy and smooth stretch of a river.  Yet, I could see just ahead a change to rapids, and I knew I needed to prepare myself by being alert for that which was before me.  And, I heard the Lord say, "You have been in a relatively quiet time spiritually.  Steady yourself and get ready for things to change in rapid succession, and trust Me to bring you through safely."  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.

OCTOBER 2016

October 31, 2016: Beloved, I am going to reveal things that have been hidden in obscurity so that you can see and understand with clarity. This will affect you personally, My church corporately, as well as the general population. It will be like the fog being lifted, says the Lord. You will need to proceed with fresh spiritual perspective. 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 30: I saw a house that had been ravaged by storms. The outside structure was still intact and the foundation was firm, but the inside of the house needed to be completely restored. I then saw builders come in and tear out all that had been damaged and construct a new and better interior. It was beautiful and so much better than what had been destroyed. And, the Lord said: There has been much chaos and destruction that has challenged your very existence in some cases. But, I have allowed this for the sake of establishing strength and order in every area of your life. Jeremiah 31:28 "And it shall come to pass, that as I have watched over them to pluck up, to break down, to throw down, to destroy, and to afflict, so I will watch over them to build and to plant, says the LORD.

October 28, 2016: Stay on point, and refuse to deviate from what I have set you to do and to be. Your worldly existence is fraught with diversions that will cause you to deviate from what matters. And, those distractions will not produce spiritual fruit. Renew yourself in what you know by the Spirit so that you can get on track and stay the course, says the Lord. Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established.

October 27, 2016: To those who are in need of a different outcome, you must make adjustments to your method of operation. These are days when it is imperative for you to look through the lens of truth and reality regardless of how compelling deception becomes. Begin with being honest with yourself with regard to how you have carried out your responsibilities. Do not blame others for your shortcomings, says the Lord. Proverbs 12:19 The truthful lip shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

October 26, 2016: Renew your faith by remembering what I have done for you both historically and personally. In this time when darkness is so prevalent, you must pull yourself up spiritually to believe that I am for you and with you in all things. Refuse to be sucked down into hopelessness. Rise up and walk in the light. John 12:36a "While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light."

October 25, 2016: Pay attention to what you speak. When you make accusations against another you must remember who the accuser of the brethren really is. Let your words have their foundation in grace and peace. Allow Me to cleanse your heart and mind so that what you say is pleasing to Me as well as to those around you, says the Lord. Revelation 12:10 Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down."

October 24, 2016: Take the time to think things through. You will be inclined to make assumptions that will lead you down the wrong path. Push your potential decisions out to discover their logical conclusions before you act. Stay within the parameters of walking in the Spirit and keeping righteous boundaries, says the Lord. Psalms 119:40 Behold, I long for Your precepts; revive me in Your righteousness.

October 23: Release yourself from all worry, doubt and fear. These emotions stand in stark contrast to faith and trust in Me, says the Lord, and will take you where you do not want to go, actually hindering your walk in the Spirit. Set your face towards peace--inner peace, the peace that surpasses what your circumstances look like. Walk by faith and not by sight. Be strong and unwavering. Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

October 21, 2016: In a vision I saw a carousel going round and round with the horses of various, bright colors going up and down as the music played in the background. I asked the Lord what the vision meant, and He said that the circus of life and circumstances are like this carousel. It seems exciting and fun at first, but it becomes very monotonous and routine. You can get off of this merry-go-round any time you want to and be about My business. But, you will have to do so deliberately and refocus your attention. Acts 17:28a "for in Him we live and move and have our being."

October 20, 2016: Review the stand that you have taken and the goals you have established. This is a time when you can make adjustments that can take you to your destiny. Be sure that you walk and live in the light of My Word and My purposes for you, says the Lord. Do not deviate from all that is right and good. You can do this as long as you live in the Spirit. Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

October 19, 2016: I will lead you up to a high place in the Spirit, says the Lord. Progression will be your theme as you move with Me. I have things to show you, but you need to make sure that your reach is beyond your grasp; that your expectation is beyond what you can see in the natural realm. That which seems impossible will become possible when you align your will with Mine. Are you ready? Micah 4:2 Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

October 18, 2016: In a vision I saw large groups of people who were asleep. They were yawning and stretching as they tried to wake up. Many of them were so groggy that they couldn't get on their feet. Some of them began to deliberately shake their hands, arms and legs to get the blood flowing, but it seemed as though their eyes were still stuck shut. They were doing what they could to be fully awake. But, others just rolled over and went back into a deep sleep. And, the Lord said that the people had been drugged into complacency. Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

October 17, 2016: Do all that is necessary to maintain integrity regardless of the darkness that covers the earth. You do not belong to the kingdoms of the earth, you belong to Me, says the Lord. Cling to the principles that represent My kingdom. Take a stand for righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Isaiah 58:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

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

October 14, 2016: Build yourself up in your most holy faith. When your faith lies dormant it becomes nothing more than a memory of what you once believed and does not produce fruit. True and vital relationship with Me requires the activity produced by your belief that I exist and that I am with you, says the Lord. Examine yourself to see what you actually believe. Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

October 13, 2016: Many of you, My people, have become disheartened as corruption seems to prosper more than righteousness. And, I tell you truthfully that deep darkness covers the earth, but light dispels darkness and truth is more powerful than lies. Refuse to allow the darkness to bring discouragement. Encourage yourself in the knowledge that My kingdom will be victorious over all the works of the enemy, says the Lord. Isaiah 60:2 For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.

October 12, 2016: There is a widening chasm between the righteous and unrighteous, which has changed the dynamic in personal relationships. This interruption will continue into the new season as some people that you have been in touch with in the past will just seem to fade away while others will move away. But, some of these separations will be very difficult and can even result in bitterness. You must rise up and walk in the divine flow of My Spirit. Otherwise, you will try to fill the void created by these changes apart from My will, says the Lord. Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

October 11, 2016: Take heart, My beloved. Quiet your mind and emotions to be spiritually aware, and you will find the seed of hope. Position yourself in hope, for the journey before you is one that will present many opportunities to be optimistic. Even as you endure storms and darkness there will be times of inspiration. Make every effort to stay close to Me, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

October 10, 2016: I had a vision of a man wearing a long coat with heavy weights attached to the hem of the garment. He was trying to climb a steep mountain, but the weight was more than he could bear causing him to be too tired to make any progress. And, I heard the Lord say, "You, My people, cannot go higher spiritually when you are held back by the issues of life, which open the door to a spirit of heaviness. Release yourselves from those burdens and your climb will be one of freedom and ease." Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

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

October 7, 2016: One day at a time, one step at a time--this is the way you proceed. The path is before you to ascend. Come up. Come higher spiritually. Seek My face continually. Listen for My voice intently. I will show you the way, says the Lord. Refuse the temptation to stay in old places of complacency and comfort. Rise up and be on your way. Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

October 6, 2016: Yo, you who are asleep, wake up! You closed your eyes for a moment to rest and have fallen asleep. But, you must shake yourself awake and get up so that you can be aware of what I am doing in the earth and with My people. These are dangerous times to be unaware. Rise up and come into My light, says the Lord. Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

October 5, 2016: Deliberately set yourself to be clear and alert. The enemy has released a spiritual fog that will cause you to make incorrect assumptions. Take time to examine what you think you know and look for evidence that will prove the validity of what you assume is correct. Clarity and precision are necessary at this time, says the Lord. Psalms 19:13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, and I shall be innocent of great transgression.

October 4, 2016: I speak to many who have been struggling in grief and sorrow. You must understand that leaving your grief behind is not a betrayal of those you grieve for. Your tears are sacred. But, this is a new day in which you can re-position yourself in the hope of new beginnings. Be renewed by allowing life to spring up in you, says the Lord. I am with you. Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

October 3, 2016: Reevaluate where you are spiritually in comparison to where you want to be. This is the first step in moving forward in My purposes, says the Lord. There are things you can do to make your journey on the earth more meaningful; all within your grasp. Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

NOVEMBER 2016

November 30, 2016:  In a vision I saw a small plateau on the way up a mountain.  It was peaceful, and we were calm and happy.  The sun was shining and the air was clear.  It was beautiful.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Enjoy this time of refreshment as your spirit is being renewed.  This won't last forever, but the strength and encouragement that you receive now will help carry you through days of adversity."  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

November 29, 2016:  In the world darkness abounds, but I have called you to walk in light and truth.  Allow Me to bring light where there is darkness and truth where there is error.  Do not deviate from that path.  I will show you the way that produces life, says the Lord.  John 12:46 "I have come as a light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness."

November 28, 2016:  Search your soul for unrighteousness; find that place of darkness in your heart and repent.  Know that your repentance is real when you are horrified and mortified at your sin.  Seek Me for deliverance, and I will forgive and restore you, says the Lord.  Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

November 27:  You live in times of great evil and adversity. Your only place of escape is in Me, says the Lord. You must come and hide yourself in truth and righteousness so that the enemy cannot touch you and nothing can dissuade you from My purposes and your life in Me. This is a deliberate commitment and takes effort to maintain, but I will give you the help and strength you need. Don't get caught up in the issues of life and worldly concerns; keep eternal focus. Psalms 27:5 For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.

 November 25, 2016:  Stop and take a deep breath.  You have been in a spiritual whirlwind, but now I want you to consider where you have been and how far you have come.  Let this be a time of reflection and rededication to the kingdom and of allowing My word to propel you forward into faith and righteousness, says the Lord.  Refuse to allow worldliness to steal your peace and joy.  Romans 14:17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

November 24, 2016:  Refuse to react emotionally to upsetting circumstances.  I will show you ways to deal with stress with peace and civility, says the Lord.  Trust Me to give you wisdom and direction in all things.  But, it will be up to you to exercise self-control.  Galatians 5:22-23a But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

November 23, 2016:  It is more important than ever for you to walk and live in the Spirit.  Opportunities will arise to deal with those who intrude into your personal space.  And, you might also have to evaluate your intrusion in the personal space of others.  Watch for issues of manipulation and control, and be sensitive and gracious as you endeavor to keep the peace while establishing and maintaining good boundaries, says the Lord.  Romans 12:18  If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

November 22, 2016:  Where is your love?  I speak to many who started your spiritual journey with true love in your heart for Me.  Then, you allowed that love to fade into religious tradition and service.  I would have you remember the love and stir yourself up not only to love Me, but to know Me, says the Lord.  My love for you has never changed.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

November 21, 2016:  To those who have been facing difficult issues as yet unresolved, I say to you that you must trust Me to show you the way to resolution.  This is not something that will resolve itself.  It will take your cooperation, but I will give you the knowledge and wisdom that you need to move forward, says the Lord.  Isaiah 30:21 Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

November 20:  When your emotions tend to be like a roller coaster ride, stop and let My truth prevail.  Stand on the firm foundation of My Word and refuse to allow discouragement or disappointment to plunge you into darkness.  Stay in the light.  I am with you to establish you in peace and strengthen your heart, says the Lord.  Be strong and determined to press through!  Psalms 7:9 Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; for the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.

November 18, 2016:  Beloved, I want you to understand that you are not alone in your struggle.  Everyone struggles, each with his own conditions and issues.  But, you must also realize that it is the struggle that has the potential of propelling you into My kingdom, says the Lord.  Your relationship with Me requires the knowledge that the world does not and will not bring fulfillment.  Psalms 33:8 Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

November 17, 2016:  You have reached a brief plateau in your spiritual ascent in which you must allow what you have learned to become part of who you are.  The pieces of information and wisdom that you have acquired on your recent journey will come together as you allow the Spirit to do His work in you, says the Lord.  All you need to do is be quiet and stay put until you are released to proceed.  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!

November 16, 2016:  Rest, recuperate, and rejuvenate.  Understand the relevance of where you have been to where you are going.  Capitalize on this opportunity to make necessary adjustments that will enable you to move forward successfully.  You may need to cut and run from certain situations that have dominated your time and energy without producing desired results.  Evaluate by discerning good and evil, and take a righteous position, says the Lord.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

November 15, 2016:  Expect to have to make adjustments in your routine.  Change is the one thing you can depend on in life.  Your environment is always in a state of flux, and you need to yield to the moving of My Spirit so that you can walk in the newness of life.  Find the correct and righteous flow and be at peace, says the Lord.  Psalms 5:12 For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

November 14, 2016:  Rise up in the realm of the Spirit and observe that you are in the early morning hours of the new day.  The spiritual landscape is shrouded in fog so that you cannot see clearly.  The path of life stretches out before you, but you cannot tell where it goes.  And, you are not yet out of the woods of bleakness and uncertainty.  But, I tell you honestly that I will bring you forth in the strength of My purposes and in the power of My blessing, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:16 I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.

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

November 11, 2016:  Resist the temptation to project out and make assumptions.  What you have is today.  Make the most of your time through making good decisions and by choosing good over evil in all things.  Allow My nature to prevail in your thoughts and actions, says the Lord.  Let there be no unrighteousness in you.  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."

November 10, 2016:  Get ready to move forward.  The season of transition is nearly over.  Prepare yourself to be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit.  Do not rely on your own wits and emotional reactions to circumstances.  Rather, listen for My voice and watch for My signs.  I will indeed direct your every step, says the Lord.  Psalms 119:133 Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me.

November 9, 2016:  You, My people, are at a tipping point.  What you do at this time will change your lives forever.  You are at a point of no-return.  Take every opportunity to draw near to Me so that you can receive instructions for the next season.  I will show you how to be righteous in the midst of a crooked generation, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Philippians 2:14-15  Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.

November 8, 2016:  In the Spirit I could both hear and feel the sounds deep in the earth calling forth the purposes of God to manifest.  I could see people begin to be sensitive to the moving of the Spirit of the Lord, but great darkness fought against the light and righteousness.  The war raged between good and evil in a more profound way than ever.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Stand on the ground of 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.

November 7, 2016:  In a vision I saw the face of a clock, and I could hear it ticking.  I would turn away and look back and the time had barely advanced.  And, the Lord said, "It may seem like time is almost standing still because you are so anxious to move into the next season, but it is not yet time to make significant progress.  It is a time of transition and of waiting.  Some of My people are bored.  Some feel aimless.  Be content with this transition.  I will show you things internally that must be dealt with right now so that you do not carry those things into the future."  1 Timothy 6:6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain.

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

November 4, 2016:  Beloved, I want you to look beyond what you can see naturally into what I will show you spiritually.  The natural scheme of things can only obliterate your possibilities and potential.  You must reach beyond where you are now to realize all that I have prepared for you, says the Lord.  Psalms 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us.

November 3, 2016:  The main thrust of the season in which you had every opportunity to simplify and fortify is in the past.  However, this process will continue on some level for the next few years.  It is not too late to get in on the benefits of simplicity.  Complexities in the world abound and create an incredible amount of pressure and stress, but you can and must stay in peace regardless of the chaos that is all around you, 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.

November 2, 2016:  When you feel restless, come into My presence and seek My rest, which is far above the fray.  Come in spirit and be refreshed and rejuvenated so that you can effectively face the days ahead energized and with confidence.  Establish yourself in peace, says the Lord.  Hebrews 4:10 For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.

November 1, 2016:  You have been in a holding pattern where there seems to be no change or progress.  This time of waiting can either be fruitless or fruitful.  You can do nothing, or you can take advantage of this time to examine your attitudes and motivations and make positive and lasting changes.  Do not let this opportunity pass you by, 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.

DECEMBER 2016

December 30, 2016:  Look for and receive My blessings.  It is My heart's desire to bless you more than you could even imagine.  You belong to Me, and I will look after you as long as you will seek Me with a whole heart and allow Me to intervene into your life, says the Lord.  Let Me bring correction when necessary as you live and walk in the Spirit.  Ephesians 3:20-21  Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.

December 29, 2016: There are problems to be solved and situations that need to be resolved, but you cannot do this alone. You need My help and My wisdom. Seek Me before you proceed in any endeavor and wait until you have clear direction. I will show you the way, says the Lord. James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

December 28, 2016: Listen with your heart to what I want to tell you, says the Lord. It is time for you to leave behind disappointments and regret. The situations that have evoked a feeling of failure and hopelessness will not serve your best interests in the days ahead. It is time to move on from where you are. Remember that your hope is in Me and not in your circumstances.  I am with you to elevate you above the mundane into the sublime. 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 27, 2016:  This is the beginning a new trend of identification.  You will develop your personal identity with greater precision and express yourself more completely apart from outside influences.  The result will be that you will know who you really are; who you are in Me and who I am in you, says the Lord.  This will be a dynamic revelation that will carry you into a new era.  Philippians 3:10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death,  if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

December 26, 2016:  Step aside from the hustle-bustle of the world to come into My presence and establish yourself in a place of peace.  Come and commune with Me.  Let go of all anxiety and chaos and allow Me to bring healing and restoration to your soul, says the Lord.  I am your God, and you belong to Me.  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 25:  In a vision I found myself in an old house that was in need of repair. I heard the bells of destiny and was suddenly engulfed in a whirlwind of the Spirit of God that removed the structure of the house from around me. There I stood in midair with the things of the earth that weighed me down removed from me. The light of God was all around me and above and beneath me. I felt light as air; without hindrance. I was aware of a unity with God that manifested without any effort on my part. It was beautiful, exhilarating, refreshing and revitalizing. My youth was restored. And, I heard the voice of the Lord:  "Beloved, I see and know your struggles and the weariness you have experienced.  But, I tell you truly that a time of restoration and healing is upon you.  Relax and receive all that I have for you."  Isaiah 40:31  But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

December 23, 2016:  Position yourself to be an instrument of My peace, which transcends conflict and confusion. You are My people, called by My name to be representatives of the eternal kingdom. Do not squander opportunities to manifest the ministry of reconciliation. Be kind to one another, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

December 22, 2016:  I have opened a window of opportunity for you to forgive and release those who have been against you.  They need this, but you need it more.  When you hold others in bondage, you yourself are in bondage to an even greater degree.  This is a particularly good time to set things straight in your mind and heart, says the Lord.  Let My love flow through you.  Matthew 6:15 "But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

December 21, 2016:  Good boundaries are important to your safety both spiritually and naturally. Stay close to Me, says the Lord, and let Me speak to your heart as I direct you to safe habitations. I have good things in store for those who are obedient to the leading of My Spirit. This will require a level of vigilance that you have yet to experience. Take the next step.  1 Peter 5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

December 20, 2016:  Your desire to rise up and access the next spiritual level is in accordance with My will for you, says the Lord. But, you must release yourself from restrictions that hold you back or make you afraid to let go of the past. You can move on from here; set your heart to do so. Breakthrough is imminent. 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 19, 2016:  You will be tempted to give up and walk away from what I have called you to do and to be.  This is because the enemy has released a wave a complacency across the land that will cause you to feel ineffective and irrelevant.  Stay put and wait.  This too shall pass and then I will take you to a new level of life and expectancy, says the Lord.  Stay the course.  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 18:   I am calling to those whose hearts are spiritually hungry--those who desire a closer relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Come to Me; come up higher.  Set your face like flint to see My face, not deviating from the way into My presence.  Refuse to allow distractions to take you away from your First Love.  If you truly are in love with Me, you will not stray.  Be single-hearted and single-focused.  Psalm 107:5-9   Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.  Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.   And He led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city for a dwelling place.  Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!   For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.

December 16, 2016: I have opened a path before you that will enable you to maneuver through hindrances and difficulties that you have endured for quite some time. You will be able to experience a new level of freedom that has been almost impossible to attain. You cannot do this on your own, but with My help and guidance you will now be able to move on, says the Lord. Prepare for breakthrough.  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.

December 15, 2016: Be aware of My input into your life and thinking that will result in simplicity. You will be able to achieve your desired goal without having to deal with complex procedures. I will show you how to simplify processes that have become more difficult and convoluted than is necessary, says the Lord. Jeremiah 10:23 O LORD, I know the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man who walks to direct his own steps.

December 14, 2016: There are those who follow and those who lead. Do not follow someone who can't lead. But, I call you to allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in all things. You can rely on Him to take you in the right direction and to show and teach exactly what you need to find and know. You cannot put your faith in humanity, but you can certainly trust My Spirit to bring you by the way of destiny, says the Lord. Matthew 15:14 "Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch."

December 13, 2016:  It may seem that what you have built spiritually is tenuous--that you may be hanging by a thread.  This is because you must be tried and tested from time to time as to your true nature and character.  What matters the most is the strength of your foundation in Me, says the Lord.  Make sure that your relationship with Me is firm and strong.  Luke 6:47-48  "Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show you whom he is like:  He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was founded on the rock."

December 12, 2016:  Set yourself apart during these busy days to rest and to be grateful.  Gratitude is a strengthening spiritual force that is vital to your well-being.  Don't forget who you are in Me or your purpose and destiny.  Take the time to regroup and settle yourself in peace and quiet as you reconnect with Me, says the Lord.  Job 22:21 "Now acquaint yourself with Him, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you."

December 11:  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 9, 2016:  No matter the turmoil that seems to prevail around you, I would have you find the peace that is only found by being one with Me, says the Lord. Refuse to allow chaos to define your life, but rather be defined by your relationship with Me. And, establish yourself in quiet resolve. Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: "In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength."

December 8, 2016: Your struggle to stay in the flow of My Spirit is the result of a divided mind and heart. There are too many things that compete with your sense of loyalty and kingdom focus. It will take a supreme effort on your part to prioritize expenditures of thought and energy and to pay attention to matters of greater importance, says the Lord. 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.

December 7, 2016: You can now look back to see how your decisions have affected your current position. You have had multiple opportunities to respond to life's circumstances through walking in the Spirit instead of reacting emotionally and mentally. The goal is for you to walk in unity with Me, says the Lord. And, the result will be spiritual maturity. 1 Corinthians 14:20 Brethren, do not be children in understanding; however, in malice be babes, but in understanding be mature.

December 6, 2016:  So many of you have been too hard on yourself, and it has amounted to self-deprecation.  It may feel like humility, and you might even believe that you deserve it.  But, condemnation is not from Me.  Conviction is not the same as condemnation.  Forgiveness is not just for others, but must be extended to yourself as well.  Rise up and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord.  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.

December 5, 2016: Be sensitive and aware of those things that bring weakness to your body, soul, and spirit, and fight to stay strong. This will be your battle, but you are well able to overcome by and through My Spirit, says the Lord. I am with you to usher you into the realm of victory! 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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

December 2, 2016:  Many of you, My people, need to re-organize your thought process to exclude the mental clutter that has made you feel scattered.  You can do this by focusing on that which is actually important to your life and spiritual well-being.  The things that demand your time and attention are many and varied, and you would do well to prioritize and establish yourself in peace, says the Lord. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

December 1, 2016:  Issues will arise that demand your attention.  In dealing with these circumstances seek Me for wisdom and direction.  Refuse to allow unexpected situations to derail you.  Keep your faith strong and establish yourself in the peace that is beyond your understanding.  Let Me lead you with the assurance that I am with you and for you, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

 


 

 

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