Tuesday

Lord, who dares to dwell with you? Who presumes the privilege of being close to you, living next to you in your shining place of glory? Who are those who daily dwell in the life of the Holy Spirit? (Psa 15:1)

I’d just left Bible College and we were offered a break with some other students in the south of France. Anyway, the Pastor of a small Church asked me to speak some words of words of encouragement at the Sunday service.  

We all prayed most of the night and I was excited. Then, Jesus came to Church… I remember the whirlwind of falling to my knees in abject loathing at myself – all my true thoughts, motives and desires parading in front of me!

The thing is, LOTS of people ran out of the place in fear – the few that stayed were blessed, healed and set free. 

I learned a great lesson that day – GOD is AWESOME! ❤️

Monday

… Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart. (Psa 5:3)

All my heart breaking pieces of: “What can be done for ‘him’ or ‘her?’ And what about this, or that? And what can be done for them…?”

I can either shrug my shoulders in despair at all that’s happening, or talk about it all with GOD our Father, trusting and ‘knowing’ that He has heard and will answer. ❤️ 

Sunday

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. 

Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you! (Psa 27:14)

Why do we give up – because we want our own way?

Why are we impatient – because we’re selfish and want it now!

Why do we separate ourselves from our entwinement – because we’ve learned nothing from Eve and like her, we can be easily led.

Why do we need to be brave and courageous – because we need to learn not to run away from hurt and pain and to stand with Jesus and face whatever stands against us ‘both’ full on!

Why do we need to keep hopeful – because GOD has ‘shown’ us how much He cares and even when he seems to fade away He is still bigger than anything that could ever try and rip us away from Him. 

Bottom line – He doesn’t want robots, He gave us free will and revealed Himself to us so that we could decide for ourselves whether or not we would choose Him. 

So to you – Child of the Living GOD, I say choose Life! ❤️

Sunday

(GOD speaking) “To the one who comes near me, I will show myself holy; Before all the people, I will show my glory.” (Lev 10:3)

When I was first introduced to GOD, I was beside myself. Shame, anger, bitterness flooded me and I just ‘knew’ that all the stupid and ugly things I’d chosen to do (my sins), wouldn’t let me go through.

I remember the immense sorrow that threatened to carry me off and away into the darkness of even more self pity.

Then what Jesus spoke came true for me: “No one comes to the Father, but he comes through me…!” He appeared. He gently led me. I didn’t understand anything about His blood or sacrifice – I knew only of His Awesome Forgiveness and Love for me.

This is my prayer for you and yours today. X

Sunday

(Jesus speaking) “This is My commandment, that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another, just as I have loved you.” (John 15:12)

… ‘just as I have loved you!’

That’s the killer punch. We whine, moan and groan over this command “but Lord, you don’t know what they’re really like! How much they drive us all nuts!!!”

… the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others]… (Gal 5:22)

Holy Spirit, please help me … X

Thursday

GOD spoke to Moses: “Tell Aaron and his sons, This is how you are to bless the People of Israel. Say to them,

GOD bless you and keep you, GOD smile on you and gift you, GOD look you full in the face and make you prosper.

In so doing, they will place my name on the People of Israel— I will confirm it by blessing them.” (Num 6:22)

Thank you Jesus for bringing me every blessing of GOD. Everything I’ll ever need is in you. X

Monday

The Life-Light was the real thing: Every person entering Life he brings into Light.

He was in the world, the world was there through him, and yet the world didn’t even notice.

He came to his own people, but they didn’t want him. But whoever did want him, who believed he was who he claimed and would do what he said, He made to be their true selves, their child-of-God selves.

These are the God-begotten, not blood-begotten, not flesh-begotten, not sex-begotten. (John 1:9)

… but whoever does want him, whoever does believe he is who he claims to be ‘and would do what he says, he made to be their true selves – their child-of-God selves.

YOU …! x