BLOOM!!

Good morning! I had this plant on my porch but wanted to enjoy it more…so I brought it inside.

As I’m typing this, I feel the Lord saying that He is getting ready to move some of you to a different place. It isn’t necessarily a “big” move…but a repositioning. He will be moving you to a place of greater influence and ministry for Him!

HIS Beauty will shine through you and that will not only give Him greater joy but also those around you!

As I placed the plant, I found myself turning it so I could get the greatest view of its blooms. The Lord causes a “turning and shifting” in our lives that will bring Him the greatest glory!

Brothers & Sisters! YOU are a beautiful planting within the Lord’s Garden! Let the Master Gardener do His work!!

May you BLOOM where you are planted by God Almighty!!

I Forgive You…

Are you like me and sometimes have a hard time forgiving yourself for mistakes you have made? It may be something that was said that we wish was unsaid; or not saying what should have been said; or doing something that caused pain; or not doing what we should have… the sins of commission and omission.

I remember a time when I had said something I wish I hadn’t. I went to the Lord in a spirit of repentance asking for His forgiveness. But, a week later, I still felt “condemnation” and went to Him asking for His forgiveness again…and again…and again. I was walking under a heavy cloud of condemnation that I couldn’t seem to shake.

After about a month of this torment, the Lord spoke:

“I forgave you the first time you asked…so why won’t you forgive yourself?”

Dearest one, are you walking under a cloud of condemnation – condemnation you have put upon yourself or condemnation that the enemy is tying to destroy you with? If you have gone to the Lord asking for His forgiveness, be assured that you have it!!

…as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Beloved! In the mighty Name of Jesus, YOU ARE FORGIVEN!

Now, forgive yourself and go forward in the love and strength of the Lord!