SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND

By Marsha Burns
Archive 2018

OCTOBER 2018

October 31, 2018:  You have every opportunity to see the worst in people or to see the best in people.  Neither position gives you a clear picture in your judgment of others.  Everyone has to endure challenges in life, and everyone makes mistakes.  You would do well to see others through My eyes, says the Lord.  That is to know My love and to apply mercy.  Be generous in your evaluations.  Matthew 5:7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."

October 30, 2018:  Be strong and unwavering in your devotion.  Do not deviate from spiritual truth and righteousness.  Your relationship with Me is the most important aspect of your life, says the Lord.  Guard and protect that connection with every fiber of your being.  Your life depends on it to not only survive but to thrive.  Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.

October 29, 2018:  The issues that you have not wanted to deal with are coming up again for review.  And, you would do well to consider your options in preparation for what is ahead.  The conclusion of these matters may not be immediate, but they will require some planning before the complete resolution.  Trust Me to lead you in the way you should go, says the Lord.  Psalm 143:8 Cause me to hear Your lovingkindness in the morning, for in You do I trust; cause me to know the way in which I should walk, for I lift up my soul to You.

October 27:  The way has been made for you to live according to the dictates of My word and purposes for you.  The only thing that can hold you back is your carnal nature.  You must desire My kingdom, see the truth, and follow where I lead.  I have given you the ability to overcome any obstacle that would keep you from complete unity with Me, says the Lord.  John 17:22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me."

October 26, 2018:  These are the days of breaking through the darkness of your own soul and spirit.  Honest internal work is required before you can actually see what is keeping you from the light of My presence.  It is My will for you to live and walk in the light so that you can actually be the light of the world, says the Lord.  Be done with evil intentions.  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."

October 25, 2018:  Protect and keep yourself from hatred, strife and contention.  My kingdom is about your love for Me and your love for others.  Do not allow anything to derail your compassion and empathy for all people.  Let your light shine in darkness, even the deep darkness that covers the earth, says the Lord.  Glorify Me with your righteous attitudes and good works.  Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

October 24, 2018:  Watch for and resist the deceptions and temptations of the enemy.  Those cleverly designed plans are for the purpose of taking you into captivity.  Sin opens the door to demonic activity.  Your freedom depends on your ability to choose righteousness and stay connected to Me, says the Lord.  Romans 6:20-22 For when you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. What fruit did you have then in the things of which you are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life.

October 23, 2018:  Stay strong and stand on the righteous principles of My word, says the Lord.  There are elements in the world around you that will chip away at your values and morality, but you must maintain your spiritual integrity.  Make a determination to always do what is right and good.  Psalm 34:14 Depart from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

October 22, 2018:  Be aware of the factors in your environment that can derail your faith and spiritual progression.  You must make every effort to anchor yourself on the firm foundation of life in Christ.  It is easy to be distracted, so set your heart and mind on eternal truth, says the Lord.  John 17:3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

October 20:  Some of you, My people, tend to trust Me for the big things, but not the little things.  And, some trust Me for the little things, but not the big things.  But, I want you to begin to deliberately come to a place of faith and trust in all things.  Depend on Me for wisdom, direction, and the power to overcome, says the Lord.  James 1:6-8  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

October 19, 2018:  In the midst of uncertainty, I would have you express honesty and integrity in everything.  Keep things as pure and simple as possible.  It is when life becomes convoluted that you are in danger of compromising the values of Kingdom life, says the Lord.  Stay close to Me and be aware of pitfalls that exist in your environment.  Titus 2:7-8 in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

October 18, 2018:  Endeavor to walk in the strength of My Spirit, says the Lord.  It is My desire for each of you, My people, to walk in the newness of the Spirit instead of falling back on religious rhetoric.  When you stop living and walking in the Spirit, you will find yourself in the flesh.  Seek My face and know My heart at all times.  Romans 7:6 But now we have been delivered from the law, having died to what we were held by, so that we should serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the oldness of the letter.

October 17, 2018:  Beloved, I have created you to be resilient, and I will lift you to a place spiritually where you can bounce back from difficult conditions.  However, you must exercise your will to move forward by not taking the victim position.  Take one step at a time and one day at a time to regain faith and power, says the Lord.  Be strong.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

October 16, 2018:  Refuse to allow the circumstances of life to swallow you up so that you lose perspective.  There are things to do, but everything must be done from a position of order instead of chaos.  Be thoughtful in your process and apply divine wisdom.  Establish and maintain a solid connection with Me, says the Lord, and I will guide you.  Stay calm.  1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

October 15, 2018:  This is a time of preparation in which you can consider the best course of action for your future.  The decisions that you make at this time will produce long-term consequences, so make wise choices.  Ask for the wisdom you need in every situation and be assured that I will answer, says the Lord.  Proceed with the assurance that I am with you.  Proverbs 23:19 Hear, my son, and be wise; and guide your heart in the way.

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

October 12, 2018:  Be done with contention and strife; it will only cause those relationships to deteriorate.  Pay attention to your motivations and attitudes and deal with negativity by getting right with Me, says the Lord.  You will either focus on differences by quarreling in the flesh, or you will live at peace through focusing on life in the Spirit.  One tears apart while the other binds together.  Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.

October 11, 2018:  There are multiple things in your environment that could be the cause for concern.  But, I have already instructed you not to worry.  Worry will not solve any problem, but will only keep you from walking in the Spirit.  Rise up out of the mire of doubt and fear and come into My presence where I can give you true wisdom and direction.  The stress of anxiety will keep you from peace, says the Lord.  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 10, 2018:  Beloved, I want you to be soft yet strong; tender and at the same time tough.  I would have you discern when to be silent and when to speak.  There will always be moments in your life of self-assertion as well as reservation.  As long as you are led by My Spirit, you will express the true response in every circumstance.  I will give you divine wisdom, says the Lord.  Stay connected.  Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.

October 9, 2018:  Be done with regrets over things in the past that are matters of personal history.  You are wasting your time and energy over things you can do nothing about.  Instead, evaluate where you are now and what you can do to be a solid citizen in the Kingdom of Heaven.  There are plenty of decisions to be made that will strengthen your righteous position, 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.

October 8, 2018:  Rise up in renewed hope and set your heart on the things eternal.  Refuse to get bogged down in the difficulties of every day life.  Your hope is in that which transcends what you see naturally.  Set your heart and mind to find spiritual reasons for fresh optimism.  Come up out of the darkness of despair and breathe the fresh air of hopefulness, says the Lord.  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.

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

October 5, 2018:  You may have been on what seemed like a roller-coaster ride, but you will now be able to regain your sense of perspective and balance.  You can slow down and get into a better routine that will accommodate your desire to know Me better, says the Lord.  Just settle down and refocus your efforts and spiritual intentions.  Psalm 107:30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.

October 4, 2018:  Pick up the pieces that resulted from the chaos in the past few months.  Various areas of your life were shaken, but you must come back to the central theme of your life in Christ.  Even though it may seem like you've been displaced, you can quickly and easily come back to a solid position.  Re-establish your spiritual commitment to live and walk in the Spirit, says the Lord, and dismiss everything that keeps you from relationship with Me.  Galatians 5:16 I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

October 3, 2018:  Many of you, My people, need a reset where things have become too complicated.  Make an assessment and start over on a firm spiritual foundation.  Separate the essentials from the trivial, and be strong.  Stay with eternal and godly values as the basis for your decisions, says the Lord.  You will certainly reap what you sow.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

October 2, 2018:  You will begin to see the resolution of difficult problems.  I will impart to you clarity in the  understanding of what you can do to deal with these issues.  Refuse to get mired in possibilities or probabilities.  Rather, seek My face and ask for the wisdom necessary to move forward at this time, says the Lord.  Never doubt that I am with you.  Matthew 7:7  Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

October 1, 2018:  Corruption on the earth continues to gain ground.  But you, My people, must set a higher standard for yourselves.  It must be a spiritual standard that is beyond reproach.  The challenge is to rise above the things of earth to see from My perspective, says the Lord.  Evaluate your life and experience by seeing through My eyes and My point of view.  Psalm 119:37 Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way.

SEPTEMBER 2018

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

September 28, 2018:  Prepare yourself for a spiritual journey.  I will take you into a realm of wisdom and understanding that you have not yet experienced.  The preparation I speak of is one of purity and a genuine desire to know Me more intimately.  You will never reach for anything you do not want, says the Lord.  So, this will be a deliberate and focused process of making yourself ready.  Only those who do so will make this journey.  Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

September 27, 2018:  Stand on the solid ground of truth in every situation and not what you want to be true, but that which is actually true.  The world is full of liars and those who stretch and distort the truth to satisfy their own selfish desires.  My heart is with those who are honest souls who do not yield even for a moment to perversion or corruption, says the Lord.  Revelation 21:8 "But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."

September 26, 2018:  Pursue righteousness.  Go after what is good and right.  Be done with selfish ambition and exploitation.  Refuse to blame others for your failure.  It is time to take a stand against evil no matter where you find it.  Yield to the work of My Spirit in you.  You can only achieve righteousness through supernatural grace, says the Lord.   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.

September 25, 2018:  Do what it takes to set yourself solidly under My protection, says the Lord.  There are still areas in your life that need work in order to eliminate vulnerabilities.  Do what you can do and trust Me with the rest.  You belong to Me and you matter to Me.  Put your faith and trust in My ability to take care of My own.  Psalm 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.

September 24, 2018:  Re-establish in your life those things that are truly important to your spiritual well-being.  You have allowed yourself to slip in areas of chaos and trouble.  There is work to be done to shore up your position of righteousness before you can proceed on the path of truth and strength, says the Lord.  Isaiah 26:7 The way of the just is uprightness; O Most Upright, You weigh the path of the just.

September 23:  I want you to step back and take a look at the bigger picture.  While looking at details is admirable, you can miss a greater understanding that is necessary in accurately evaluating a particular situation.  Take the time to make adjustments in the way you see things so that you have greater clarity of intent and purpose, says the Lord.  Psalm 14:2 The LORD looks down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any who understand, who seek God.

September 21, 2018:  Many of you, My people, have been moving along at a very hectic pace.  It is necessary that you take time to rest and seek My face.  Give yourself a break and be refreshed and rejuvenated, says the Lord.  You will have to be deliberate in choosing to cease from fast and furious activity and slow down to achieve a steady and reasonable pace.  Come to Me, and I will restore 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.

September 20, 2018:  You must not take the attitudes and motivations of those around you seriously.  They are dealing with their own stuff, which has very little to do with you.  Steer clear and do your best to be righteous despite your environment.  Do not take things too personally, says the Lord, stay focused spiritually.  Proverbs 2:8-9  8 He guards the paths of justice, and preserves the way of His saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.

September 19, 2018:  Continue the effort to press through these difficult times.  Do not give up.  I know every detail of your life and heart, and I am with you, says the Lord.  Establish yourself in hope and keep the faith.  You are destined for victory.  This too shall pass.  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.

September 18, 2018:  You are not out of the proverbial woods yet, but the greatest part of the difficulty is behind you.  You have stood strong and passed the test of endurance.  In a little while, you will be able to take the lessons you have learned into the days ahead with a depth of courage you would not have expected.  This time will be remembered as a time of maturing spiritually, says the Lord.  Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

September 17, 2018:  Face uncertainty with the certainty of the power of My Spirit.  The unseen realm is of far greater and eternal consequence than the temporary problems that you face, says the Lord.  Put things in perspective and refuse to feed your anxiety and fear of the unknown.  All things are known to Me, and you can trust Me to take care of My own.  Stand strong and resolute.  Psalm 91:5-9 You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.  Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place.

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

September 14, 2018:  Stand strong and stay calm.  Being upset doesn't help anything.  What will help is for you to shift your focus from the natural realm to the spiritual realm.  Find and stay in the flow of My Spirit, for I will give you wisdom and lead you in the way you should go for the best possible outcome for you, says that Lord.  Do not be afraid.  Ephesians 6:10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.

September 13, 2018:  As I waited on the Lord for His word, I heard these lyrics:  Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, latch on to the affirmative, don't mess with Mr. In-Between.  And, He said, "I want you to have faith that I am with you to do good and not evil.  Be patient and allow My perfect will to unfold in your life."  Numbers 23:19 "God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

September 12, 2018:  Deliberately lean on Me.  Trust Me to provide everything you need whether wisdom, guidance, healing or finances.  Seek Me and I will be found by you.  Talk to Me and I will hear you.  Ask and you will receive.  Know that I am as close as your breath, says the Lord, and that I AM your help in trouble.  James 1:5-7 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.

 September 11, 2018:  You have been looking for solutions and completion in various aspects of your life, and your wait is coming to an end.  These are things that must conclude before you can be positioned to move forward and begin to experience the new season before you.  You will forge ahead with a greater sense of spiritual stability and assurance, says the Lord.  Isaiah 33:6 Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times, and the strength of salvation; the fear of the Lord is his treasure.

September 10, 2018:  Pay attention because I am going to show you what it takes to fulfill your destiny.  This is a time when you, My people, are more aware of your distance from Me.  You realize that your religious culture has let you down and that what you do outwardly to serve and worship Me is meaningless and unfulfilling.  I will teach you that true worship and service is being what you were created to be and not what society dictates.  Only then will you experience a true anointing, says the Lord.   Matthew 6:5 "And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men."

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

September 7, 2018:  Come to Me in times of need.  You do not have to carry your burdens alone.  I am indeed with you to bring you through every challenge and to give the wisdom necessary for perfect progression, says the Lord.  Find your assurance and rest in My presence.  Psalm 23:4  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

September 6, 2018:  Refuse to be irritated and disturbed by delays or lack of progress.  A perfect order and timing are set in motion for your life.  Trust Me to bring forth those things that are important to your progress and well-being in due season.  Impatience will only lead to your being unsettled and distraught.  This should be a time of quiet faith and endurance, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.

September 5, 2018:  Maintain good order in your life circumstances.  When there is chaos, judgment is impaired and wisdom is absent.  Quiet your emotions and be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit in every situation.  Only then can you proceed in truth and righteousness.  Put aside your prejudice, says the Lord, and allow justice to prevail.  1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

September 4, 2018:  Beloved, I want you to come closer to Me.  You have achieved a level of comfort in seeking and interacting with Me, but there is more.  There is a higher level of spiritual understanding and perfection that you have stopped short of.  Press through this barrier of complacency and rise to new heights, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.

September 3, 2018:  There are lessons to learn that will equip you to move forward with grace instead of awkwardness.  It is My desire for you to be equipped and ready for the days ahead and the things that you will be required to do, says the Lord.  I will give you all the wisdom and direction you need.  James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

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

AUGUST 2018

August 31, 2018:  Take a breath and release all tension.  Do your best to simplify your life in every area possible.  Complexities create stress and confusion.  Stay with the basics, and maintain your awareness of My input, says the Lord.  Your relationship with Me is always what counts the most.  Stay connected!  Galatians 5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

August 30, 2018:  You have had to come face to face with difficult circumstances.  It hasn't been fun, but when you break through you will have no regrets about what you did or how you did it.  Stay true to Me alone.  There will be plenty of pressure to have others direct the outcome of this current time, but you must only trust Me to direct your steps and establish a perfect path, says the Lord.  Psalm 16:11 You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

August 29, 2018:  Honestly assess aspects of your life to see and know the relevance of your activities with regard to your kingdom position.  This is a time to separate the precious from the vile--the positive from the negative--and make the necessary adjustments.  Every day away from My presence is a day wasted, says the Lord.  You know the difference between good and evil, and it's time to rearrange your priorities and choose to carry out My will and purposes. Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the LORD: "If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth."

August 28, 2018:  There are obligations and tasks that you have continued to put off.  It would be to your advantage to stop procrastinating and deal with those dreaded issues, says the Lord.  Those things that you have postponed will not go away, so end the stress that comes with dread by doing what you need to do.  Philippians 2:14 Do all things without complaining and disputing.

August 27, 2018:  Leave behind the things that have kept you anchored to the world.  I would have you soar like an eagle into the realm of My Spirit.  But, you cannot do that as long as you are worried and  obsessed with your natural life and circumstances.  Allow Me to bring you higher and closer to Me, says the Lord.  Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

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

August 24, 2018:  Your life has a lot of moving parts that are in process of lining up before you can proceed.  You just need to be patient as you allow all of the pieces to fit together properly.  In the meantime, do not become discouraged or lose hope.  Remember that all things are working together for your good, 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 23, 2018:  Ask for wisdom and move in the direction of solving difficult problems.  It could be a protracted process, so set yourself to do what it takes for as long as it takes to achieve breakthrough.  You have put off taking necessary action, but the time has come for resolution.  Do not be afraid.  I am with you, says the Lord.  Psalm 31:24 Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

August 22, 2018:  Examine yourself to see if you are in the Spirit.  When you get upset or annoyed, it is the operation of your carnal nature, which is actually a position of being haughty.  Now is the time to learn to rise above petty issues and walk in the Spirit.  Stop contention before it causes division, says the Lord.  Psalm 37:8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; do not fret—it only causes harm.

August 21, 2018:  Many things have required your attention and effort, and it has been difficult to maintain spiritual perspective.  But, I would have you put aside the busyness of every day and deliberately come into My presence.  Only there will you receive divine restoration and renewed vitality.  I want you to partner with Me in all that you do, says the Lord.  Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

August 20, 2018:  You are on the road to breakthrough.  Never doubt My ability to lead you to a new place of light and truth.  Even though the path has been narrow and rocky, I am bringing you to greater spiritual heights.  Every thing that you experience is for the purpose of drawing you near to Me, says the Lord.  Prepare to experience a new level of strength and stability.  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.

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

August 17, 2018:  Regardless of confusion and chaos take the time to establish yourself in peace.  I'm not talking about worldly peace; I am talking about the peace that only comes through Me, says the Lord.  It is a  peace that is beyond thought or understanding and only comes by the Spirit.  Be still.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

August 16, 2018:  Unusual circumstances continue to create a sense of instability.  However, I am your firm foundation, the Rock on which you can stand.  Stabilize yourself in Me.  Trust that I will bring you through these difficult days with strength and grace, says the Lord.  Psalm 94:22 But the Lord has been my defense, and my God the rock of my refuge.

August 15, 2018:  This is a time like no other for you to rely on Me and stay close.  Stand strong in faith and be courageous in the face of adversity.  I am your God.  I know you and love you.  You are under My protection, and I will guide you, says the Lord.  Psalm 91:1-7  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

August 14, 2018:  Refuse to get overwhelmed with the things you have to deal with.  This is a new day, and you must take one step at a time as you move forward.  Be deliberate in making choices line up with My Word.  Let righteousness reign, says the Lord.  Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be overthrown.

August 13, 2018:  You will begin to make substantial progress in places that have been hard to navigate.  This is not a time to get discouraged, but rather a time to trust that all things are working together for your good, says the Lord.  You've worked hard to get this far, but your efforts will be rewarded.  Psalm 27:13 I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

August 12:  Life becomes tedious at times, but you need to rise above weariness by re-focusing on your spiritual walk.  Stir up a fresh interest in your vital and tangible relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Lift your vision higher!  Deliberately draw near to Me and experience the reality of My kingdom.  It will be good!   Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

August 10, 2018:  Even though you encounter unexpected situations, you must take things in stride and not allow that which is temporary to interrupt the flow of the eternal Spirit, says the Lord.  The stress of this time will pass and you will be stronger and wiser than you were before.  Every day is an opportunity to see Me at work in your life.  You are truly being transformed, but transformation is sometimes painful.  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.

August 9, 2018:  Ask and I will give you the wisdom you need to solve difficult problems and to set you on the right path to fulfill destiny.  Complexities that are beyond your understanding need My input, says the Lord.  You cannot do this alone.  Let Me help you.  Psalms 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

August 8, 2018:  Be calm and refuse to allow circumstances to upset you.  Remember that I have everything under control, and you need not worry.  This time will require faith and patience for you to get through successfully.  Steer clear of fear and allow My Spirit to guide every step, 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 7, 2018:  It is important that you communicate clearly in these days.  Misunderstanding could create unnecessary problems.  Be open, honest, and willing to listen carefully to others in order to alleviate frustration.  Presumption is your enemy, says the Lord.  Stay with what you know to be true.  Apply the truth of My Word to every situation.  Psalm 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

August 6, 2018:  As landscapes take on different textures with the change of season, so will your life reflect internal spiritual growth.  Move with the flow of transformation.  You have come a long way, but you are not yet perfected.  Internal change will be expressed externally, says the Lord.  Refuse the temptation to suppress who you are becoming for fear of rejection.  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 5:  Growth is the epitome of incremental change, and your desire for spiritual growth requires change.  The only thing holding you back is your resistance.  You can't keep things the way they are and grow at the same time.  Something has to give, and that would be your will.  Be willing to let go of everything that has outlived its usefulness in your environment, says the Lord.  Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.

August 3, 2018:  Let there be an end to whining and be thankful.  I have been with you every step of the way.  I have shown you things that you would never have been aware of.  I have directed you and kept you.  You are My chosen.  Strive to maintain sweet relationship with Me, says the Lord, and access the strength and perfection that I have provided.  1 Chronicles 16:34 Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

August 2, 2018:  Great reward awaits those who have been unwavering and diligent to do all that I ask.  I call you good and faithful servants, and it is time to reap the benefits of your service.  What you have done in secret will be rewarded openly, says the Lord.  Well done!  Matthew 25:21 "His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ "

August 1, 2018:  Stay protected within the boundaries of My will.  Being truly righteous will keep doors to the enemy closed so that you are not vulnerable.  Examine yourself to see and understand the areas in your life where you are spiritually weak.  Stand strong in relationship with Me, says the Lord.  I will direct you away from potential danger and keep you safe.  Psalm 4:8 I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

JULY 2018

July 31, 2018:  You are unsettled about several aspects of your life and undecided about your course of action.  Ask of Me, and I will give you understanding and wisdom in the things that are still puzzling.  Do not despair, but know that I am leading you in the way you should go, says the Lord.  Lean on Me!  James 1:5-6  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.

July 30, 2018:  Internal work is still the order of the day.  I will show you things about yourself that need correction.  Allow the supernatural work to be done that will bring you to a new level of spiritual integrity.  The result will be a genuine change of heart that allows My blessings to flow in your life unhindered, says the Lord.  Micah 6:8  He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? 

July 29:  Thoughts of people from your past bring another opportunity to forgive and let go of feelings of rejection, betrayal and abandonment.  Do this quickly so that you do not become obsessed with things you can do nothing about.  Stay present with Me, says the Lord, and keep your focus on things that matter here and now.  2 Peter 1:10-12 Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  For this reason I will not be negligent to remind you always of these things, though you know and are established in the present truth.

July 27, 2018:  Many of you, My people, struggle to maintain connection with Me, says the Lord.  This is because of the many distractions that draw your attention and resources.  It will take a concerted effort to combat and press through the myriad of things that interfere with spiritual focus.  Earnestly seek My face and move into that place of sweet communion.  Hosea 5:15 I will return again to My place till they acknowledge their offense. Then they will seek My face; in their affliction they will earnestly seek Me.

July 26, 2018:  This is a time when you will reap what you have sown over the past several years.  Many of you will come into an extraordinary season of reward for your faithfulness to Me, while others will reap the unfortunate harvest of spiritual carelessness.  For those who have been diligent to do My will it will be a time of great abundance and joy, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.

July 25, 2018:  You will experience a time of acceleration when life events seem to speed up.  You will be able to accomplish more than usual in a shorter period of time.  All you have to do is rise to the occasion by allowing My Spirit to orchestrate your movements.  Be sensitive to the spiritual flow and keep moving.  This is a time when you would do well to resist the urge to procrastinate, says the Lord.  Acts 17:28 ...for in Him we live and move and have our being...

July 24, 2018:  Go with the flow of change.  I know where I am taking you, and every adjustment is for the purpose of your growth and development in the Spirit.  I am drawing you closer to Me so that your eyes will be open to see.  You will begin to perceive yourself apart from the filter of self-protection and justification, which will help you discern all that is true and good, 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.

July 23, 2018:  When you feel lost and disconnected--not sure of where or how you are spiritually--you must silence your thoughts and emotions, and find a place of peace and quiet in your environment.  Re-establish what you believe.  Examine your heart and repent for deviating from the path of righteousness, and press into My presence.  I will receive and forgive you, says the Lord.  Come!  2 Corinthians 6:17 Therefore "Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, and I will receive you."

July 22:  Get in the river.  Let the flow of My Spirit carry you into My purposes for you.  You can only do this when you trust Me completely, says the Lord, and when you have established a personal and strong relationship with Me.  Don't be afraid of where I might take you because I am for and not against you.  You are My dwelling place. Psalms 46:4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.

July 20, 2018:  Align yourself with My timing.  Your submission and cooperation in carrying out My will are vital as the elements of change fall into place for a smooth transition into the next phase of existence.  Never doubt the ability of My Spirit in ushering you into divine order.  You will indeed fulfill My plans and purposes for your life, says the Lord.  Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

July 19, 2018: You are in a particular season of awareness that will bring to light problem areas in your life that require solutions.  It will be as though the portal of your mind opens wider for you to see and understand that which has remained unnoticed.  Internal work requires an adjustment of attitudes and motivations, but this work will be mostly external and will affect how you do life, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding.

July 18, 2018:  Rise up.  I have opened a door for you to enter into a higher place in Spirit.  To do so, you must leave behind the things that keep you in a place of fear and chaos.  Put your trust in Me to help you through these trying times.  Come into the realm of the sublime, says the Lord.  I have made a way.  Isaiah 45:2  I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.

July 17, 2018:  There are times when you must speak and times when you must be silent.  I would have you speak when it is appropriate, but be silent in My presence so that you can receive My wisdom, especially as it applies to solutions to difficult problems.  You need My help in navigating life's struggles, says the Lord.  Stay close.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

July 16, 2018:  Beloved, when circumstances require your energy and attention, you must still be aware of the impact you have on others.  Do not lose yourself in the process of attending to worldly concerns.  In these days it is of even more importance to maintain connection with Me, says the Lord.  Then, love will flow like a river.  John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

July 15:  There are new possibilities on the horizon.  Take this time to prepare yourself by re-evaluating your priorities.  I speak to you in terms of spiritual reality and eternal values, which ultimately must take precedence over all things worldly and temporary.  Rise up to new heights where you can truly live in the Spirit, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

July 13, 2018:  Refuse to allow unusual circumstances to dump you down into negative emotions.  Take the time to get quiet and regain perspective.  It is easy to get overwhelmed when you have to deal with things you do not fully understand.  But, this is also an opportunity to do some much needed internal work and to grow spiritually.  Trust Me to lead you through this maze, says the Lord.  Psalm 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.

July 12, 2018:  Prepare to make adjustments in your course of action.  Things are not always as they seem, and you must be flexible in order to fulfill your ultimate intentions and stay in the flow of the Spirit.  Optimize your efforts through your willingness and ability to make modifications, says the Lord.  I will give you wisdom.  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.

July 11, 2018:  For you who desire to do My will and follow My lead, you are positioned to make changes that will serve you well.  Do not be afraid to take big steps as you proceed on the path that I have prepared.  I have gone before you to make a way that will both amaze and delight the heart of those who are obedient and faithful to serve Me, says the Lord.  Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

July 10, 2018:  Finding the flow of My Spirit is like finding a fresh stream.  It will move and refresh you.  When you find that spiritual flow you will be able to stay on track with what I am doing in your life.  Then, you can stay on task.  Seek Me for direction in doing My will, for I will indeed show you the way to be the best version of yourself that you can be, says the Lord.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

July 9, 2018:  Do not lose momentum.  You can take advantage of opportunities that are presented to you, and in some cases you can create your own opportunities.  Keep your eyes wide open so that you do not miss what I am doing on your behalf, says the Lord.  The spiritual implications far outweigh natural potential as you continue to focus on the everlasting Kingdom.  Revelation 3:8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name."

July 8:  Be quiet.  It is in your best interest to stop worrying and fretting and start putting your trust in Me.  For, I will show you the way and be with you on the journey.  Be sensitive to My leading, and do not rely on your own thoughts and desires.  I know what is best for you, says the Lord.  Have faith!  Psalm 5:11-12  But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name Be joyful in You.  For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.

July 6, 2018:  There is a shift in your spiritual atmosphere, which will allow you to overcome hindrances that have slowed down or even stopped your progress.  You will now be able to extricate yourself from what has seemed to be an endless wait for breakthrough.  Get ready!  Psalms 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.

July 5, 2018:  Come and present your problems and dilemmas to Me, says the Lord.  When you do not know what to do, I will give you wisdom and solutions to resolve difficult situations.  But, again, you must come to Me; connect with Me.  I will heighten your discernment and cause you to be inspired to do what is right.  Do not be afraid or dismayed.  I am with you.  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

July 4, 2018:  I will make a way where there seems to be no way.  And, I will shine a light on the path before you so that you do not stumble or fall.  Allow Me to be your partner in life and trust that I will open and shut doors appropriately, says the Lord.  You have not been this way before so you will need My wisdom and guidance.  It is My will that you prosper in all that you do.  1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written: "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him."

July 3, 2018:  Set a goal for yourself to know Me more intimately, says the Lord, for I am available to you.  Then, take time every day, one day at a time to come into My presence.  You will be surprised at how much easier life becomes for you as you move forward with wisdom and divine direction.  Jeremiah 29:13 And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.

July 2, 2018:  Do not worry about the days ahead.  You will get overwhelmed when you think about the challenges you face.  But, if you take it one day at a time and do what that day requires, you will fulfill all that I have set before you.  And, know that I will give you the strength and the help that you need, says the Lord.  Matthew 6:33-34 "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble."

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

 

JUNE 2018

June 29, 2018:  Beloved, I want you to be in My perfect timing, which will require spiritual sensitivity and your discernment of the flow of My Spirit.  There are times when you must wait and times when you must act.  Life is like a dance that requires timing and expression.  Do nothing apart from My leading, says the Lord.  Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.

June 28, 2018:  You can now begin to make significant progress in expressing the landscape of this new era.  The changes you make at this time will afford the freedom to demonstrate more fully who you really are in Me and in My kingdom.  You can make a giant leap in fulfilling your purpose and destiny, says the Lord.  I will lead you on the path that is before you as you keep your focus on spiritual reality and truth. Isaiah 26:3 You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.

June 27, 2018:  Make every effort to leave the past behind and rise to new heights spiritually.  Intentionally let go of everything that anchors or torments your soul.  Remember that you are My child.  You belong to Me, and I will protect and strengthen you, says the Lord.  I will both comfort you and give you peace.  Lean on Me.  Matthew 11:28  Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

June 26, 2018:  Disappointment and discouragement leave a dark stain on your soul, which you must bring to the light to be removed.  I am the light, and in My presence all darkness must flee.  Do not allow these stains and darkness to remain.  It is My will that you allow My light to shine in every corner of your being so that you are Mine absolutely.  Let peace and righteousness reign, says the Lord.  1 John 1:5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all.

June 25, 2018:  Darkness is covering the earth, but you must not let it swallow you up.  Remember that I am the light and in Me is no darkness at all.  So, you must make every effort to leave the darkness behind and be one with Me, says the Lord of the whole earth.  Find the light, move into the light, and stay in the light.  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.

June 24:  Watch and listen, for I will reveal the areas of life where you have gotten stuck.  And, I will give wisdom and direction with regard to your freedom.  It is time for you to move on with bravery and boldness from the trauma and difficulties you have endured.  As you let go of the past, it will let go of you, says the Lord.  Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

June 22, 2018:  Many of you, My people, are in a sorting process to determine what you really want and need as opposed to that which has become redundant and unnecessary.  This will be done on every level of life--on the natural physical plane as well as in the area of the soul recognized by thought, feelings, and will.   But, you will also go through this process of separating spiritual reality from religious tradition.  Even though it may seem chaotic, you are on the road to establishing a greater degree of divine order in your life, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 14:40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

June 21, 2018:  You are in a season that will require quality waiting time.  You cannot live in the future; you only have what is here and now.  So, make it count.  You can hope and dream, but your concentration must be on making sure that you are being directed by My Spirit, says the Lord.  I have a plan and purpose for you, and I will guide you expertly as you move ahead day by day.  Trust Me!  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.

June 20, 2018:  I saw in a vision a narrow and rocky trail that was beside a quick-flowing stream.  It led to the third meadow in a series of plateaus, and I heard the Lord say:  "You are on a path less traveled that will lead you to a higher place in the Spirit.  By rising to this new level, you will be more available than ever to do My bidding.  Few are willing to leave the comfort of where they have been to rise to new heights."  Matthew 7:14 "Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it."

June 19, 2018:  Set yourself in a place of quiet strength.  Clamoring will only bring chaos and unwanted attention.  Take the time necessary to seek My wisdom regardless of how elusive it may seem, and wait until you have clear understanding and guidance before you take the next step.  Rest assured that I am with you and will direct you, says the Lord.  Proverbs 17:28  Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.

June 18, 2018:  Presumptions and assumptions will lead you down a path of deception.  Stay with what is right and true.  If you do not know the truth of any situation, wait until you do before acting.  This will require quiet patience.  Maintaining peace and perspective is vital if you want to save yourself the heartache of wrong decisions.  Quiet your soul, says the Lord.  Psalms 107:30 Then they are glad because they are quiet; so He guides them to their desired haven.

June 17:  In your questions about how to proceed, wait until you have a definitive answer.  Any doubt about your direction or responses to circumstances will produce double-mindedness.  If you need wisdom ask, and then wait for an answer, says the Lord.  For, it is my desire to guide your steps and keep you in a spiritual flow.  Let Me lead.  James 1:5-8  If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.  But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.  For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

June 15, 2018:  Never lose sight of the fact that your decisions and what you do will produce consequences, both good and bad.  It is vital to your spiritual growth and well-being that you consider the outcome of choices and actions.  Do not be hasty.  Ponder the possibilities and the logical conclusion of what you are about to do, says the Lord.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

June 14, 2018:  Build yourself up in your most holy faith.  This is a time when compromise is destroying true commitment to righteousness.  It will take a deliberate effort to rebuild spiritual values in the face of worldly corruption on every level.  Set yourself apart.  Separate yourself from everything that weakens your relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:22-24 ... put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.

June 13, 2018:  I would have you build each other up.  When you tear others down, you tear yourself down.  Tearing down is not a way to prosper spiritually, mentally, emotionally or physically.  Turn your criticism and judgment to encouragement and support.  Develop My heart of love towards all people, says the Lord.  Hatred is an evil and destructive force.  1 Corinthians 12:26 And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.

June 12, 2018:  While in the presence of the Lord I felt the exhilaration of hope and new life.  His glory was palpable, and His presence was like fresh, clean, crisp air.  I couldn't help but think of the contrast between the fresh air of the Spirit and the stale air of religion.  I was also aware that internal work is necessary before we can move into this divine hope.  We must deal with the darkness that hides in the corners of our minds and hearts.  Psalm 19:12-14 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. 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. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

June 11, 2018:  Gates will open, but you have to decide definitively whether to go through them or not.  They are doors that can change your life as you depart from your accepted normal.  You will be able to move forward in surprising ways by unexpected avenues, says the Lord.  Do not be afraid to make changes that have the potential of great improvement.  Psalms 118:19 Open to me the gates of righteousness; I will go through them, and I will praise the Lord.

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

June 8, 2018:  Stay with the program despite being discouraged and regardless of how you feel.  What you are going through is temporary.  Things are about to change so that you can sense real liberty, but you have to be patient in the interim.  There are still things that you can learn from current challenges that will give you greater strength to endure in the days ahead, says the Lord.  Trust Me!  James 1:4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

June 7, 2018:  Position yourself under My protection.  You can do this by exercising your faith in that direction.  When you have given yourself to Me and actually belong to Me you are not your own.  And, I protect what is Mine.  Come to Me and I will be your place of safety, says the Lord.  Psalm 91:4-7  He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you.

June 6, 2018:  Move beyond the circumstances that are holding you back from My highest and best in your life, says the Lord.  Deliberately search for Me with all your heart.  Reach higher.  Go further.  You cannot grow spiritually if you are comfortable and satisfied with status quo.  Focus on things that really matter eternally.  Trouble comes from putting too much emphasis on that which is temporary.  2 Corinthians 4:18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

June 5, 2018:  I speak to those who have not made the distinction between legitimate authority and domination.  Many of those who dominate and those who are dominated are under the influence of a generational curse that must be broken before freedom can be attained.  I want you to be free, says the Lord, free to enjoy relationship with Me and express spiritual truth always.  John 8:36 "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."

June 4, 2018:  The puzzling aspects of your life will begin to fall into place to form the image of your purpose and place in life.  The avenue of fulfillment will come into view as the way of progression is made clear.  Set yourself to focus on where you are going instead of obsessing about where you have been, says the Lord.  This is a new day, and everything that is behind is done.  Psalms 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

June 3:  Do not stop; do not lose your forward momentum.  It is important to keep moving because I cannot direct you when you sit down and refuse to take the next step.  Your life has purpose, so do not buy into the lies that bring condemnation.  Believe in Me and My ability and willingness to open up the land of promises to you, says the Lord.  Get ready to advance.  Jeremiah 7:24 "Yet they did not obey or incline their ear, but followed the counsels and the dictates of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward."

June 1, 2018:  This day brings forth a new era with opportunities you might not have considered in the past.  Watch for circumstances to come along that will make it possible for you to do something extraordinary.  When you move into the possibilities before you, do not force anything.  Wait for Me to lead you and make the path smooth for you to travel, says the Lord.  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.

MAY 2018

May 31, 2018:  Separate yourself from those who are divisive and want to pick a fight.  Do not respond to their aggravation.  Walk away from unrighteousness, and find your way into My presence, says the Lord.  I will give you wisdom and the grace to avoid being drawn into chaos and contention.  Guard your heart and mind.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

May 30, 2018:  You may not be able to change the world at large, but you can make a difference in your personal space and environment where you have influence and responsibility.  There is no need to feel powerless.  When you perform one act of kindness or express one act of generosity you sow a seed of righteousness in the earth.  Do not diminish your potential to make things better, says the Lord.  Ephesians 4:32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

May 29, 2018:  Settle yourself.  You are about to enter into a new level of spiritual sensitivity.  But, quieting your inner self is vital to supernatural perception.  You must optimize your position in the Spirit to take advantage of this next phase of growth as you listen and look beyond your natural senses, says the Lord.  Proverbs 8:32 "Now therefore, listen to me, my children, for blessed are those who keep my ways."

May 28, 2018:  Beloved, I am asking you to re-purpose the energy you spend on criticism and judgment to become tolerance and love.  Anger and vitriol will only result in greater darkness and separation from Me, says the Lord.  Kindness and consideration for others will elevate them and lift you up as well.  Remove the veil that separates you and rise up to fulfill My mandate.  John 15:12 "This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."

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

May 25, 2018:  Be diligent in seeking for wisdom to solve puzzling or difficult situations.  Every problem has unique elements that require creative solutions.  I will give you the revelation you need if you will only ask.  I want to help you see and know what to do.  I will not withhold the information you need to move forward, says the Lord.  Psalms 46:1  God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

May 24, 2018:  You will find it helpful at this time to re-organize your thoughts, intentions, and course of action to accommodate new elements that you have not considered.  The challenge is to refrain from stubbornly clinging to the past and old ways of doing things.  Be flexible and willing to move with the flow of My Spirit even when it feels strange or foreign, says the Lord.  Proverbs 2:6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

May 23, 2018:  Refuse to allow your strong convictions to become judgments against others.  No one has yet achieved perfection, and to believe that you are more perfect than others is a function of pride.  I would have you see through My eyes and know that love and acceptance are what you must strive for, says the Lord.  Where the Spirit is there is love.  Matthew 7:3 "And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?"

May 22, 2018:  Do not beat yourself up.  The enemy of your soul does a fine job of that already.  And, I want you to know that if you are doing something against My will and purposes, I always bring conviction so that you can change your mind and heart.  You must forgive yourself so that you can proceed.  You are worthy of relationship with Me, says the Lord.  2 Thessalonians 1:11 Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power.

May 21, 2018:  In a vision I saw someone climbing out of a dry well.  And, I heard the Lord say to those who have been stuck and stagnant:  Use your energy to get up and climb out of your darkness.  Fruitfulness doesn't happen to you, but is the result of your efforts to do what may seem impossible.  Rise up and walk strong.  Rise up and put on My strength, says the Lord.  I will do through you that which you cannot do alone.  Psalms 30:11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.

May 20:  Wake up and be vigilant.  The enemy is going to stir up envy and jealousy, which will cause you to make comparisons between yourself and others.  This will result in unnecessary offense.  But, you can easily escape this trap by getting away from self-focus and emotional neediness.  Walk and live in the Spirit, says the Lord.  Forgive and move on.  2 Corinthians 10:12 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

May 18, 2018:  Do not get sidelined by the fear of failure.  This is one element of life that always works against you.  When temptation comes recognize that if you entertain it, the door will be open to undermine your effectiveness.  Instead of withdrawing or retreating, recognize it as an opportunity to break through the self-imposed limitations into greater freedom, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

May 17, 2018:  You can do this; you can get through this challenging time.  I will renew your strength and help you move forward, says the Lord.  But, you must set your mind on where you are going and not on where you have been.  You can arise to new heights both naturally and spiritually.  You must believe to achieve.  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.

May 16, 2018:  Difficulties are inevitable, but you must set yourself to endure the hardship.  Quitting is not an option.  When you do not know what to do, ask Me and I will answer you.  Trust Me to strengthen you even when victory seems impossible.  Do not listen to the lies of the enemy, and refuse to be afraid.  You will look back on this time as one of momentary, light affliction, says the Lord.  Be strong and resolute.  2 Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

May 15, 2018:  When you walk the road of redemption you are fulfilling My desires and will for you.  Do not deviate from this road of righteousness and peace.  Do not become aligned with those who disparage others, but rather be an encouragement.  Any other position is one of being haughty and against all that is godly, says the Lord.  Develop a heart of respect and kindness.  Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

May 14, 2018:  The changes that you have endured have positioned you for a new beginning.  What has been torn down has effectively made a way for building up that which is more appropriate and vital at this time.  Put the past behind and look to the future, for there are things that you must do to fulfill your purpose and destiny in My kingdom, says the Lord.  Rise up in new hope.  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.

May 13:  Guard your heart and mind so that you can establish yourself in a place of peace.  You need to be at peace before you can properly discern your spiritual environment.  And, you need to know the condition of that environment before you can do effective warfare against the enemy of your soul, says the Lord.  Use your authority to establish and maintain purity.   Luke 10:19 "Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you."

May 11, 2018:  This is an unusual time when you feel like you are out of sync.  But, you need to know that this is a transitional time before you settle into a better place both naturally and spiritually.  Do not despair, but take life one step at a time knowing that the difficulties you experience now will not last forever.  Be patient and lean on Me, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:28-30  "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

May 10, 2018:  My beloved people, refuse to allow your daily grind to cause you to fall into a spiritual sleep.  Remember that your time on earth is temporary and does not even come close to carrying the same weight and significance of eternity.  Take this time to re-evaluate your priorities, and adjust your value system so that you actually develop and maintain personal relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

May 9, 2018:  Live in the light and holiness of My presence.  Find the place of unity in the Spirit and maintain that spiritual connection.  Stay the course as I help you to overcome the distractions and obstacles that take  you from Me, says the Lord.  Be strong and focused, and do not deviate from righteousness, peace and joy.  I am with you and in you.  John 17:22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one."

May 8, 2018:  Beloved, I want you to be available to Me every moment of every day.  Only those who put aside their own, worldly agendas are fit to do My work, says the Lord.  I am looking for individuals who truly belong to Me that I can direct to fulfill My purposes and who do not hesitate to do all that I ask.  Will you be one of those?  Philippians 2:13 for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.

May 7, 2018:  I speak to those who have been overwhelmed and feeling lost.  You need to reset and realign.  Intentionally find your place in the realm of the spirit in relationship with Me, says the Lord.  This is the only place where you belong and can feel whole again.  It is your comfort zone.  Come and take your rightful place in My kingdom.  Luke 17:20-21  Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observation; nor will they say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you."

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

May 4, 2018:  Patiently evaluate your options in every circumstance, and get wisdom.  Diligently take the time to discern spiritual atmosphere so that you can stay in the flow of My Spirit, says the Lord.  There will be a few twists and turns in the days ahead, so stay calm and do not be afraid.  The way has been prepared before you.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

May 3, 2018:  Rise up in newness of the Spirit.  Position yourself to receive all that I have for you, says the Lord.  I have made available all that you need.  Refuse to dump down in the pit of victimization and self-pity.  Set your mind on what you know to be true and good.  I will draw you up from the depths in an instant if you will seek Me with all your heart and trust Me.  Colossians 3:2 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.

May 2, 2018:  Live in the moment and refuse to project out to assume the future outcome of any situation. Stay present with Me, says the Lord.  Walk in the Spirit despite the chaos that surrounds and encroaches on your personal space.  Access the peace and great strength that I have made available to you.  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."

May 1, 2018:  Stand still and be quiet.  The level of your faith depends on your ability to keep your emotions under control in every situation and circumstance.  Do not be afraid.  Establishing and maintaining your spiritual connection to Me is of utmost importance.  Trust Me to keep you safe, says the Lord.  Proverbs 29:25 The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.

APRIL 2018

April 30, 2018:  Trust Me to bring you along what seems to be a narrow and treacherous path.  I tell you honestly that this path will soon take you to a new, rich and abundant plateau.  Know that I am with you every step of the way and I will not allow you to slip or fall, says the Lord.  Be sensitive to the leading of My Spirit.  Psalm 17:5 Uphold my steps in Your paths, that my footsteps may not slip.

April 29:  Embrace all that brings life and awakens you from spiritual slumber.  I have given you the grace to endure difficulties and uncertainty, but much of what has burdened you is coming to an end and will give way to a season that can bring great joy and peace.  However, you must let go of any grief that has prevailed or set a tone in your life.  Let Me lift you up, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:9  Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

April 27, 2018:  You are on the right track, but you have to stay focused and have patience.  Spiritual discernment is more vital than ever in finding your way in the current environment, which is unfamiliar and strange.  Know that I am with you and will bring clarity and direction as you move forward, says the Lord.  1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

April 26, 2018:  Examine yourself to see if you are honestly trusting and believing that I will direct your steps.  When you walk by faith and live in the Spirit, fear will be replaced by the assurance of divine order.  I will prepare the path and lead you in the way you should go.  Nothing is impossible with Me, says the Lord.  Luke 1:37 "For with God nothing will be impossible."

April 25, 2018:  Breakthrough is the hallmark of this season.  But, you have to do your part by putting forth the effort to succeed.  Instead of just allowing life to happen to you, move to the place where you make decisions that will benefit you both spiritually and naturally.  Do not be a bystander as life passes you by, says the Lord.  Rather, be a positive force in your environment.  Psalm 143:10 Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God; Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness.

April 24, 2018:  There are things you can do now that have been impossible in the past for a variety of reasons.  The doors are opening and possibilities are presenting themselves for your consideration.  Be sensitive to current opportunities to move beyond where you have been stuck.  The days ahead must be taken one step at a time instead of one leap at a time.  Prepare for a methodical and consistent process, says the Lord.  Isaiah 42:9 Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.

April 23, 2018:  When you feel uncertain and undone, trust Me.  I know the way you should go and what is best for you, says the Lord.  And, I will prepare the way.  Let Me lead you in perfect timing so that all of My will is accomplished in and through you.  Put away all fear and doubt as you put yourself in My care.  Proverbs 16:9  A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.

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

April 20, 2018:  There are tasks that you need to perform that would be better accomplished if you simplified the process.  Ask Me to show you how that can be done.  I will lead you in the way of efficiency, which will give you hope and strength to get on with it, says the Lord.  This action could give you the new beginning you long for.  Psalm 25:4 Show me Your ways, O LORD; Teach me Your paths.

April 19, 2018:  Find the place where you have peace in your spirit and in your soul and make it a bulwark, a fortified place.  Peace will be a guard against fear and worry.  It will become a place of strength and confidence in My ability to give you wisdom and keep you safe, says the Lord.  Be at peace with yourself and with everyone.  Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

April 18, 2018:  Stand firm on your commitment and dedication to kingdom life.  Things that undermine consecration abound, but you must set yourself apart for My plans and purposes.  When everything around you pulls and exerts a force against sanctification, press in.  Come close to Me, says the Lord.  Let your light shine in the darkness.  Luke 11:33 "No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light."

April 17, 2018:  There are things you have not understood with regard to where you are and what you can do.  It is like pieces missing in a puzzle.  Now, take the time to seek Me for wisdom and direction.  I will show you that which has been elusive, but you must position yourself in neutrality so that My pure word to you is not skewed, says the Lord.  Proverbs 8:6 Listen, for I will speak of excellent things, and from the opening of my lips will come right things.

April 16, 2018:  Hush!  You must learn to quiet your mind and emotions so that you can establish yourself in the flow of My Spirit.  There is too much noise in and around you, and that noise will hinder your ability to hear Me, says the Lord.  Concentrate on getting silent inside, and listen intently for My instructions to you.  It is the only way you can get on track spiritually.  Zechariah 2:13 "Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD, for He is aroused from His holy habitation!"

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

April 13, 2018:  When you seek and ask Me for wisdom, I cause you to be extraordinary.  The impossible becomes possible.  All you have to do is ask believing that I hear and answer your plea.  Do not waver in faith or purpose.  Let Me show you the way to supernatural accomplishment.  I can do in and through you that which you are unable to do on your own, 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.

April 12, 2018:  I am preparing you for the next phase of life.  The past is behind and has become part of your history, but it is not vital to where you are now.  You will benefit greatly by staying connected to Me, says the Lord.  Stay relevant to My plans and purposes for your life, and be sensitive to that which is required of you at this time so that you are free to forge ahead.  I am with you every step of the way.  Psalm 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.

April 11, 2018:  Beloved, it is My wish that you learn to be gentle with everyone.  The world is full of harshness and severity, but you must be kind, tender and understanding.  Only then, will you be led by My Spirit into blessing and abundance.  Remember that what you sow is the substance of your harvest.  Matthew 7:12a  "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them."

April 10, 2018:  Times are changing, and you must adopt a mindset of flexibility.  Be sensitive to My leading, and be ready to make changes that will insure that you are where you need to be.  My path is a narrow one, and your obedience is the key to walking with Me, says the Lord.  Stay close!  Romans 6:16 Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

April 9, 2018:  There are many things that will draw your attention away from Me.  But, you must be like the watchman on the wall who looks for potential danger and takes precautionary action to thwart disaster.  I would have you be awake and alert and ready to overcome the powers of darkness sent against you, says the Lord.  Watch!  Matthew 26:41 "Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak."

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

April 6, 2018:  Be bold and strong.  Resolutely leave the past behind.  Do it on purpose, and set your heart on what you can do to move on.  Nothing will change the mistakes that you have made.  Be finished with regret and the dread that overwhelms you.  Ask for and receive My forgiveness.  I will be with you in your new beginning, 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.

April 5, 2018:  When you find yourself mired in disappointment and discouragement, you must struggle to get free.  Change your focus to find your hope and strength in developing a strong and viable relationship with Me, says the Lord.  My kingdom is your bulwark, a place of safety both now and forever.  Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

April 4, 2018:  When you lose focus do not go the route of condemnation.  Rather, make the necessary corrections that will lead back to the path of righteousness.  Return to Me for wisdom and healing of the heart.  I have not forsaken you, says the Lord.  You are precious in My sight.  Proceed with confidence in My ability to move you in the right direction.  Isaiah 44:22b  Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.

April 3, 2018:  In a vision I saw a pristine landscape with flowering trees.  There were graceful dancers celebrating life—new life that comes with spring and new growth.  And, I heard the Lord say that we are entering a time of new spiritual growth that will be very beautiful yet somewhat fragile.  We need to move softly and with precision so that we can be aware of the change that growth brings and to hear His voice with greater clarity.  We must not take this time for granted but rather worship God with all that we are and all that we do.  Psalms 65:10 You water its ridges abundantly, You settle its furrows; You make it soft with showers, You bless its growth.

April 2, 2018:  In a vision I saw a cooking pot on the stove that was boiling over, and this is what the Lord said about that:  Even though peoples and tribes of all different kinds seem to be boiling over with disputes and vitriol, it should not be so with you.  You belong to Me in a spiritual kingdom where mutual respect and peace exist.  There will be wars and rumors of wars, but you must maintain peace in your heart, says the Lord.  Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

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

MARCH 2018

March 30, 2018:  Can you be trusted with prosperity?  Before you is the spiritual land of milk and honey, but if there is a shift in your focus away from Me the blessing will melt away like the spring snow.  It is easy to obsess about the fulfillment of your wishes and desires instead of making My eternal kingdom your primary point of interest and attention.  You must order your priorities to put first things first, says the Lord.  Numbers 14:8 "If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey."

March 29, 2018:  I speak to multitudes who have seemingly lost hope.  Examine yourself to see what it is that you are hoping for.  Hope in the world or in humanity will always disappoint.  But, if you set your expectations on Me and My kingdom and live according to My will and purposes, I will lead you through the maze of despair.  I will bring you into light, says the Lord.  Psalm 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him for the help of His countenance.

March 28, 2018:  Self-restraint is particularly important in these days.  You must monitor your thoughts, words, and actions.  What you put out will come back to you multiplied.  Stop and assess your current situation as you look to see if you are reaping what you have sown.  If you are feeling judged or persecuted it is more than possible that you have judged and persecuted others at least in your thoughts and words, says the Lord.  Do not delay in making adjustments that will produce a better harvest.  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

March 27, 2018:  Even though the world seems to be filled with evil and hatred, you are not of the world.  You have the ability to create an environment of love and respect.  How you feel and what you do will make a difference in your atmosphere, and it is more propitious to do what is good and kind rather than what is selfish and defensive, says the Lord.  Let My Spirit lead you.  John 17:16 "They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world."

March 26, 2018:  You may be feeling stagnant, but rest assured that this is a time of of preparation and positioning.  You will be tempted to yield to spiritual laziness that comes with stagnation, but I would have you shake yourself awake and sharpen your awareness and discernment.  And, I will show you astounding things, says the Lord.  Romans 13:11 And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.

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

March 23, 2018:  Refuse to stew and pout over difficult situations.  Instead, use those times to learn and practice self-control and patience.  Things may not always work out the way you want them to, but there are always valuable opportunities to do what is right and good despite inconvenience and frustration, says the Lord.  Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?

March 22, 2018:  Protect your personal, spiritual space and refuse to allow division or strife to rule in any part of your life.  Find your place of peace and safeguard it.  Otherwise, you will find yourself in chaos and confusion.  You cannot walk in the Spirit and be angry and divisive at the same time, so you must choose the course you will take, says the Lord.  Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

March 21, 2018:  Beloved, I want to help you see and hear spiritual truth.  To do this you must look without fear, prejudice, or expectation.  You cannot allow anything to color or distort what I show you, but rather take it at face value.  When you see something do not add anything to it or take anything away from it.  Look with eyes wide open, ears ready to hear, and a heart ready to receive, says the Lord.  John 16:13 "However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come."

March 20, 2018:  You can only take one step at a time, putting one foot in front of the other, until you get through this tedious time.  Make the most of every day as you strive to do the best you can do to stay on track spiritually.  You are establishing a foundation on which to build your future in My kingdom.  The foundation is the least interesting yet the most important part of your structure, says the Lord.  Luke 6:48 "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."

March 19, 2018:  My blessings in your life are inevitable if you stay on course and walk with Me, says the Lord.  All you have to do is keep your focus on Me and be obedient to My Word.  Do not be distracted by looking for worldly fulfillment or material blessings.  Set your heart on that which is everlasting.  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.

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

March 16, 2018:  You must exhibit honesty and integrity in all you say and do.  When you profess the saving grace of Christ and do not live up to the Gospel you are not a credible witness.  It is not enough to be a hearer of the word of truth.  You must also be doer, says the Lord.  Only then will you be trustworthy.  James 1:23-25  For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was.  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.

March 15, 2018:  In-depth evaluation is critical to understanding why certain aspects of your life and circumstances are not working according to My will and word, says the Lord.  Be brutally honest with yourself so that you can discern with precision where the problem lies.  Do not be afraid of what you might find.  Then, it will be relatively simple to make the necessary corrections.  Psalms 91:4 He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.

March 14, 2018:  With a little effort you can now put the past behind you.  You cannot look ahead and move forward while still being stuck in the past.  You must choose one or the other.  Just remember that you can do nothing about what has already happened. Focus on what is relevant to your life and relationship with Me, says the Lord.  Freedom awaits!  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.

March 13, 2018:  Even though it seems like the attacks against you have been relentless, you must not give in to discouragement and despair.  Steel yourself and stand strong regardless of your temptation to give up.  Opposing forces will ultimately serve to strengthen you.  I am with you to show you the way to victory.  Trust Me, 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.

March 12, 2018:  I want you to reach higher and go further spiritually than you ever have.  You must do this deliberately.  Do not think that spiritual growth comes automatically.  It takes time and effort move forward, says the Lord.  Focus and seek to know Me more intimately.  Jeremiah 29:14 I will be found by you, says the LORD.

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

March 9, 2018:  Be alert to that which I will bring to your remembrance.  It will have to do with what I have shown you in the past by way of correction.  But, you did not spend the time necessary to actually deal with the underlying attitudes and motivations.  This will be your second time around.  When you truly see and overcome, you will be able to progress, says the Lord.  2 Corinthians 10:6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

March 8, 2018:  Pay attention to what I am showing you about yourself--things that need to be adjusted in the way you perceive and deal with life's circumstances.  It will be beneficial to you and those around you if you just calm down.  Trust Me to give you wisdom.  One of the most important things you will do now is to put everything into proper perspective so that you do not overreact, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

March 7, 2018:  In a vision I saw a man pluck a piece of ripe fruit from a tree.  He ate the fruit and planted the seeds that would grow other trees.  And I heard the Lord say, "You will not only reap at this time, but you will also sow seeds that will produce a long-term, significant harvest that will last for years.  Be thoughtful and deliberate in your planting."  Galatians 6:7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.

March 6, 2018:  Many of you, My people, have been too concerned about what other people think, or about how you think they see you.  That has resulted in an attitude of self-consciousness that will keep you from walking in spiritual freedom.  You have to let it go.  What matters is that you receive direction and correction only from Me, says the Lord.  Stay close.  Job 5:17  Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects; therefore do not despise the chastening of the Almighty.

March 5, 2018:  There are many voices and opinions that would draw you away from truth and purpose.  Be sure that you maintain a strong position in Me, says the Lord.  Put forth the effort and take the time to evaluate and discern what you see and hear.  Make a clear distinction between good and evil, and always choose that which is right and good.  Hebrews 5:14 But solid food belongs to those who are of full age, that is, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

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

March 2, 2018:  I would have you make a distinct separation between the precious and the vile things in your life and circumstances.  Keep and accentuate the good things while you remove those things that are detrimental.  It is My desire that you draw closer to Me, but you must continue to go through the process of purification, says the Lord.  Jeremiah 15:19 Therefore thus says the LORD: "If you return, then I will bring you back; you shall stand before Me; if you take out the precious from the vile, you shall be as My mouth. Let them return to you, but you must not return to them."

March 1, 2018:  You have been through a distressing time, but you must position yourself to move on.  You cannot do anything about the past, but you can embrace My will and purposes for your future.  Go forth with open mind and heart.  You have learned some valuable lessons that enhanced your wisdom with regard to your ability to handle challenges in the days ahead by trusting Me, says the Lord.  James 3:13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by good conduct that his works are done in the meekness of wisdom.

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 28, 2018:  I speak to those who are feeling a little lost, and I tell you that you are not lost from My sight.  I see you and know you.  You are precious to Me, says the Lord.  I will open the way for you to see that you have a hope and a future with Me in My kingdom.  If you make one tiny step towards Me, I will take a giant leap towards you.  Seek Me with your whole heart.  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.

February 27, 2018:  Regardless of what you have had to endure, you must regroup.  Put yourself in My perfect order and prepare for the next phase.  There are things for you to learn and understand, things for you to overcome, and things that will delight your soul.  I am your strength.  Set your heart on My will for you so that you can fulfill your destiny, says the Lord.  Psalm 84:5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage.

February 26, 2018:  Make this a time of rejoicing.  Bring to remembrance all that I have done on your behalf.  And, be glad for what I will do if you ask in faith without doubting.  I have made a way for you in times of despair and in your wilderness experiences.  Even though you have endured times of darkness, light will shine again in your heart and life, says the Lord.  Draw close to Me.  1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.

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

February 23, 2018:  For those of you who feel like you are walking through thick fog, this is a temporary condition.  Let Me lead you through when you cannot see beyond where you are now.  You belong to Me.  I've got you.  Do not be afraid.  Soon the fog will lift, and you will begin to see clearly, says the Lord.  This is a time to trust Me like never before.  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.

February 22, 2018:  Wake up and stay awake.  The days are evil, and this is not a time when you can snooze spiritually through life.  It is imperative that you make a determination to  consciously stay connected to Me, says the Lord.  I am your place of protection and safety.  I alone can lead you out of darkness into light and life.  Refuse to allow anything to disrupt your place of peace in Me.  Ephesians 5:14 Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead, and Christ will give you light."

February 21, 2018:  These are days when life seems to be bittersweet.  You must be willing to take the bitter with the sweet, but also refuse to allow the bitterness to overwhelm you.  Step back from your current experience so that you can see the larger picture.  Only then can your faith be restored and your hope renewed.  Know that I am leading you in ways that you cannot fathom at this moment, but eventually you will look back at this time and see the necessity of it, says the Lord.  Be strong!  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

February 20, 2018:  I saw a wooden boat turned upside down on the shoreline of a frozen lake, and the Lord said, "You have been beached for a season.  The environment has been harsh and you have been relatively sidelined, but the time is near for you to launch out on the waters of My Spirit and do what you have been called to do.  You will begin to navigate life in a way that will fulfill your destiny and be rewarding at the same time."  Psalm 20:4 May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.

February 19, 2018:  The Lord said, "I am releasing a wave of healing for those who have suffered abuse at the hands of others.  You are no less loved or treasured in My kingdom.  You still have scars that will remind you from time to time of past trauma, but you will no longer feel the pain.  I am transporting you above those disturbing experiences to a place in the Spirit where you can trust Me to deal gently with you."  Isaiah 40:11 He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young.

February 18:  In a vision I saw a woman in deep and sincere worship.  Then, I saw a shepherd with his sheep in a pasture that had been over-grazed.  He began to lead his flock up a fairly steep path until they arrived at a high-mountain valley.  The water was cold and clear, and the meadow was  coming alive with new growth--sweet and tender vegetation.  There was a sense of new life and fresh excitement.  I believe the woman represents those who worship in spirit and in truth, the flock those who sincerely follow Christ, the true Shepherd.  The overgrazed pasture represents the stagnation of trying to feed on religion.  It is time to move up to higher spiritual ground where we can find fresh anointing and revelation of the Kingdom of God that will nourish and satisfy.  Matthew 7:13-14   Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it.  Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

February 16, 2018:  It is good to be reminded that your life on earth is temporary and that your life in the Spirit is eternal.  My desire is that you will find Me and stay connected every day.  Seek to do My will in every situation and never stray from the reality of My presence, says the Lord.  Prioritize your days to reflect your relationship with Me.  1 John 2:17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.

February 15, 2018:  Draw close to Me so that you can find a place of peace.  The stress that you have endured is taking a toll and has created a sense of fear and dread.  That is because you have taken matters into your own hands instead of trusting Me to inspire and direct your activities, says the Lord.  You must quiet your mind and emotions as you rise up in the Spirit and relax.  I am with you!  Deuteronomy 31:8 "And the LORD, He is the one who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed."

February 14, 2018:  In a vision I saw bottles of rancid anointing oil, and I heard the Lord say, "Many of you, My people, need a fresh anointing of My Spirit.  You have tried to survive spiritually on the memory of a time when you were aware of My presence.  But, the past does not provide life in the Spirit now.  You must ask again for a new infilling so that you can live and walk in the Spirit presently."  Luke 11:13 "If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!"

February 13, 2018:  Put your confidence in Me because I will never fail you.  Refuse to allow difficult circumstances to undermine your belief and trust.  I will give you the wisdom and strength to overcome.  You can rely on Me to lead you through this time.  It might feel like you are stuck and not moving forward, but very soon you will be able to continue on with a renewed sense of freedom and expectation, says the Lord.  2 Peter 3:14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.

February 12, 2018:  I have told you many times that your strength will be exhibited in simplicity, says the Lord.  And, it is true even now.  I am bringing you to a new level of simplicity in which you must let go of things from the past that have complicated your life and ability to grow and to prosper.  I will show you things that have cast a shadow over you and hindered your ability to fulfill My purposes.  Proverbs 4:12 When you walk, your steps will not be hindered, and when you run, you will not stumble.

February 11: Accept and embrace change as you do the seasons.  The changes you face are inevitable whether you receive them with joy and expectation or with resistance and dread.  Make it easy on yourself and be willing to move with My Spirit in freedom and fluidity.  You can trust Me to cause everything to work together for your good.  Let My glory be known in all you do, says the Lord.  Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

February 9, 2018:  Release yourself from all frustration and come into My rest and peace.  I will make the path ahead of you straight and certain as I lead you in righteousness.  Do not be afraid as you enter new territory that is unfamiliar to you.  I am yoked with you and will ease your burden, says the Lord.  Matthew 11:29-30 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."

February 8, 2018:  Unusual things need to be accomplished before you can move on.  You must be focused and lucid in this narrow time frame because you will be required to do things that are outside of the boundaries of your normal routine.  You will need the wisdom that is beyond your own thoughts and consideration--the wisdom that only comes from Me, says the Lord.  Ask and I will provide answers.  Trust Me.  James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

February 7, 2018:  The bombardment of too many voices and too many opinions will take you out of the place in the Spirit where you can hear My voice.  Stop the outside noise by getting alone with Me in a quiet place, and listen.  Separate yourself from conflict and confusion, and listen.  Be still, and listen.  I will speak.  I will direct you by My Spirit, says the Lord.  Psalm 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.

February 6, 2018:  When your peace is disturbed by circumstances, look to Me.  I will lead you in the way of tranquility.  Even though your soul is in turmoil, I am with you to calm your storm.  I will bring you into quiet rest and establish you in a place of peace.  Be still and deliberately seek My face as you yield to the work that I am doing in you right now.  Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God.

February 5, 2018:  Gather your strength and allow only those things that require your attention to draw from that strength.  This is still a time when you must simplify in order to fortify your life experience.  Keep in mind that I am the source of your strength and the power of your purpose, says the Lord.  I will impart to you a supernatural ability to discern and see with clarity as you make choices at this time.  Psalm 18:2 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

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

February 2, 2018:  Beloved, when things get rocky and cause you to feel unstable, remember that I am your place of stability and security.  Look to Me for comfort and safety in these changing times.  I will help you regroup.  You will be able to move forward with confidence in the fact that I will lead you in the way you should go so that you do not falter, says the Lord.  Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

February 1, 2018:  Do not allow your faith to be shaken by adverse conditions and circumstances.  Stand strong in what you know to be truth.  I am with you and for you.  You are precious in My sight, says the Lord.  Let me bring restoration and healing to your soul.  Let Me raise you up in strength and power.  I am your very present help in times of trouble.  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.

JANUARY 2018

January 31, 2018:  Maintain your confidence in Me, says the Lord.  The enemy would have you condemn yourself for falling short of self-imposed goals.  But, this will only serve to get you out of the flow of the Spirit.  You must repent--change your mind--and receive My forgiveness and then forgive yourself and begin again.  Rise up and walk in the Spirit.  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.

January 30, 2018:  Life's trouble offers teaching moments for you to see and learn.  Difficult circumstances give opportunities to overcome and to grow spiritually.  Nothing is wasted in My kingdom.  Your choices in life produce results.  What you must consider is whether or not you have faith in Me to bring you through to the optimum eternal outcome.  I tell you honestly that you can trust Me, says the Lord.  Mark 11:22 So Jesus answered and said to them, "Have faith in God."

January 29, 2018:  Do not be drawn off course by focusing on Spirit manifestations.  Evidence of My presence will be present when you seek to know Me.  When you only look to find the demonstration and proof of My existence in the natural realm, you miss the true power of relationship with Me in your life, says the Lord.  Set yourself to know Me.  1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.

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

January 26, 2018:  Be alert and watch for doors to open that have been closed for some time.  You can now move ahead in unexpected and surprising ways.  Do not be afraid of getting off track.  I am leading you in ways that will be greatly beneficial to you.  Never forget that I am with you and for you, says the Lord.  Psalms 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.

January 25, 2018:  In a vision I saw a man launch himself off a cliff with a paraglider.  He seemed to be falling, presumably to his death, but then he caught a thermal and was lifted up to soar above the land.  And, I heard the Lord say, "Many of My people have launched themselves into things that seem to be failing, but I tell you honestly that I am with you to cause you to rise above failure into a position of victory."  1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

January 24, 2018:  Stay calm when you are faced with difficult circumstances.  You cannot be led by My Spirit unless you are quiet enough to be directed.  Fear is the first sign that you are not connected to Me, says the Lord.  It is imperative that you rise above emotional responses to a position of faith so that I can show you the way and direct your steps.  Trust!  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.

January 23, 2018:  Do not allow complacency to interfere with the spiritual work being done in your life.  I will bring conviction regarding issues where you must change your mind in order to get on the right track.  Stubborn refusal to give up fleshly attitudes and motivations will result in your getting stuck spiritually.  You cannot progress until you deal with these issues, says the Lord.  Quiet your soul and allow Me to lead you forward.  Psalm 81:12 So I gave them over to their own stubborn heart, to walk in their own counsels.

January 22, 2018:  I am aware of your restlessness, which comes from the atmosphere being somewhat stagnant.  Use this time to put down roots, to dig deep in search of divine mysteries.  Come close to Me, says the Lord.  Let Me speak to your heart and reveal spiritual truth.  Let us have sweet communion.  2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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

January 19, 2018:  I speak to those who have been traumatized by the things you have endured, and I say to you that I am your Healer.  Allow Me to bring comfort and to give you the strength to move beyond the pain.  You will always remember what happened to you, but it will not always hurt.  Set your mind and heart on rising above the things of the earth to walk and live in the Spirit, 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.

January 18, 2018:  Take the time to delineate spiritual reality, and set yourself to stay in the light and truth.  Be done with deception and darkness.  If your desire is to be transformed into My image, you must forget about the past and focus on that which is spiritually relevant and eternal.  Embrace all that is godly, 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.

January 17, 2018:  Many of you are on the absolute threshold of a greater understanding of My kingdom, which is necessary in developing a genuine relationship with Me, says the Lord.  But, you must push past spiritual laziness that becomes an anchor to your soul that restricts curiosity.  It will take desire and great effort to overcome complacency, but the end of that journey will be worth your time.  Proverbs 15:19 The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, but the way of the upright is a highway.

January 16, 2018:  While in the Spirit, I felt the rhythmic motion of being rocked by waves.  Then, I could see that I was in a small boat on a body of water in the middle of a beautiful landscape.  And, the Lord showed me that it was an example of being one with Him.  I was one with the boat, the boat was one with the water, and the water was one with the landscape.  The boat was a symbol of Jesus, the water was the Holy Spirit, and the landscape was God the Father.  Nice!  John 17:21 ...that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me.

January 15, 2018:  I am doing a deep and profound work in your heart, says the Lord, which will take you to new heights spiritually.  It is time for you to progress beyond where you settled for less than is possible.  Discouragement has taken a toll and at times has even paralyzed you.  Now you must get up.  Shake off your self-imposed limitations.  Take the first step in becoming the best version of yourself that you can be.  Deuteronomy 1:21  Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.

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

January 12, 2018:  I am looking for those who will become true seekers in My kingdom.  I am searching throughout the earth to see who desires to come into My presence.  You have to take the first small step in My direction, and I will take a giant step to meet with you, says the Lord.  You must believe that I exist and that I care for you.  Then, you can come. Matthew 7:7 "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."

January 11, 2018:  I speak to those who cannot seem to break out of old cycles of existence.  You are willing to move on, but you are also afraid to take the next step for fear of failure.  This is a time when I will open doors of opportunity, but you cannot seek My face or hear My voice in your current condition.  Fear involves torment, but it will take faith to proceed.  It is impossible for you to live in faith and fear at the same time.  You must choose, says the Lord.  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.

January 10, 2018:  Beloved, it is My desire that you would reach a level of being habitually conscious of My Spirit.  That is to walk and live in the Spirit and never deviate from being one with Me, says the Lord.  This will take deliberate effort and determination in the beginning, but if you persist it will become as natural as breathing.  John 4:24 "God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth."

January 9, 2018:  I had a vision of Jacob's Ladder with angels ascending and descending.  It was as though they were in a dance.  There was a constant stream of those going up as they passed those coming down.  It was a very graceful and  beautiful flow.  And, the Lord said, "I want you to know that I send angels to minister to you in your times of need.  You are not alone."  Psalm 91:9-11  Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

January 8, 2018:  Be at peace and insulate yourself from those who stir up strife and cause contention.  You can only maintain genuine peace when you abide in Me, says the Lord.  Keep the truth of My word close to your heart so that you can develop proper perspective and see with clarity, says the Lord.  Philippians 4:7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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

January 5, 2018:  I am with you to guide you into My will and purpose for you.  Do not be afraid.  I will speak to you in ways that are easy for you to understand.  And, I will direct you.  However, you must position yourself to be sensitive to My Spirit.  Spiritual awareness is developed as you spend time in My presence, 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.

January 4, 2018:  Sometimes you forget about my grace.  You have My full acceptance and favor when you belong to Me.  And, I will help you and empower you to go through difficulties that arise.  Rely on Me to guide you through the maze of confusion and bring you to a place of supernatural strength, says the Lord.  You are precious to Me.  2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

January 3, 2018:  Do not worry about what lies ahead.  You have this moment today to make the most of your life.  Stay present with Me, says the Lord.  Refuse to lag behind by focusing on the past or what might have been.  And, resist the temptation to project out into the future.  Whatever you presume for the days ahead will not be what you think.  Live in the truth of where you are now.  Matthew 6:34a Therefore do not worry about tomorrow.

January 2, 2018:  You have questions about how to proceed, and there are complexities involved in your decision-making process.  However, I will give you wisdom and guidance if you ask.  Ask in complete assurance that I will impart supernatural insights that will take you where you need to go, says the Lord.  I hear and answer the prayer of faith.  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.

January 1, 2018:  Simplicity is a place of strength.  When things get too complicated you lose concentration, and you could even lose sight of purpose.  Just get down to basics--the essence of who you are and what you must do to express yourself honestly, clearly and understandably.  Refuse to allow things in your life to get too complex or tangled, says the Lord.  Psalm 51:10  Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.