HE LOVES YOU!

As I was walking into Walmart after church one day, I found myself entering on the heels of four teenage boys – laughing and decked out in low-riding jeans and tattoos.

I found myself overwhelmed with the Love of God for them.  So much so, that I felt that I should tell them how much He loved them.

But, as we walked into the main entrance and began to separate, I kept silent.  They went to the left and I went to the right.

Feeling a little guilty, I said to the Lord, “Okay, if You want me to tell them You love them…bring them across my path again, Lord!”

Well, within 10 minutes, there they were walking almost beside me as I was going down an aisle!

I walked into the middle of them, smiled, and said, “As I was walking behind you as we were coming into the store, I was overwhelmed with the Love that God has for you!  He wants you to know that He loves you very much!  Have a great day!”

As I was walking away, I heard one of them yell after me, “Thank you!”

Later, as I was in the car, I began thinking that I should have talked to them longer.  I should have found out if they knew Jesus.  I should have…

But, then the Lord interrupted my thoughts. I heard Him say in His quiet, loving voice, No, I just wanted them to know I loved them.

Sometimes we try and complicate and over-think things.  Sometimes He just wants us to let people know that He loves them…

Show His LOVE!!

I believe there will be many opportunities to “pass judgment” in the coming days. The enemy would love for us to be a harsh, judgmental people. He would love to use us in his position as “accuser of the brethren”. 

Oh, Beloved of God! We are called to LOVE! To love our friends…to love our enemies…to love the “saved”…and to love those that are being wooed by the Holy Spirit to become a part of the Redeemed!

Show the Love of God to that person that is not acting in a loving manner. Show the Love of God to those that you don’t agree with. Bring the Love of God into all places; in all circumstances; to all people. 

The world shall know us by our LOVE!!!

God LOVES You!

“But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging and comfort. Anyone who speaks in a tongue edifies themselves, but the one who prophesies edifies the church.” 1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:3-4‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The Lord has called us to speak His heart and His vision. We are to walk in His Gifts with His Love. If someone gives a personal prophecy and it tears that person down; releases a spirit of condemnation upon them; and makes them feel less than who God has called them to be — then I would question if it was from God. 

I have had correction from the Lord…indeed God corrects those He loves. But, even in the correction, I have felt God’s Love flooding over me. Correction is not condemnation. 

I speak GOD’s LOVE over you dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ! No matter where you are in your walk, please know that God has a plan and purpose for you – and it is GOOD! He hears your prayers. He SEES you. Nothing is hidden and He loves you. He draws alongside of you and takes your hand…He looks deeply into your soul and spirit and He loves you.   

I feel someone’s fear and shame today and I say, “Lift your head and behold your God! He will never leave you or desert you. You can TRUST HIM!

HE LOVES YOU!!

Use Me, LORD!

Good morning, Lord!

Thank You for this day full of opportunities to love You and to show others Your love for them.

I rejoice in having another day on this earth to be used for Your Glory! I look for divine appointments…times that You set into place for a specific purpose.

Open my eyes, Lord, that I may see! Anoint my ears, Lord, that I may hear You more clearly! Anoint my mouth, Lord, that I may speak Your will!

Use me, Lord, for Your kingdom purposes this day! I am Your vessel! I surrender all I am and all I will be to You!  I love You!!

I AM WITH YOU!

Beloved,
I am with you!
I hear your heart cry
I feel your confusion and pain
I see your sad countenance.
I am with you!
Lift up your head
Turn your face towards Me
Quiet your mind and emotions
And listen for My Voice.
I am with you!
Feel My heart
Feel My love
Know that I know you
From the inside out.
I am with you!
Will you search for Me?
Will you seek Me?
Will you trust Me?
Will you listen?
I am with you!

GOD’S WILL

There is such joy in knowing that we are following God’s will for our lives! I don’t have to know it all at once, Father…just show me the next step…

And how do we know that we are following God’s will?

Are people encouraged, challenged, and equipped to walk in greater love and commitment to the Lord by your actions and words?  Then I would say to you that you are walking out the will of God!

Do you have a heart of compassion for others…to the point that you are willing to not only cry out to God on their behalf…but also to add “action” to your prayers?  Then I believe you are following God’s will for your life!

Do you look to God as the ultimate authority and guide in making decisions that arise in your life?  Do you seek Him more than the opinion of others?  Are you willing to make the “hard choice” when you know it is God’s choice?  Then I would say you are following God’s will for your life!!

There are more indicators than these that show God’s will is being manifested in our lives. God’s word is full of guidelines on how to “walk out” our love for God and our love for others. Please share on how you are following God’s will for YOUR life.  I celebrate with you in your serving and ministering for His glory!!  God bless you!!

Lord, help me to be aligned with your will!  Help me to show love as I journey with You! May I be Your voice, Your hands, Your feet!  Use me, Lord, for Your Glory!! 

“Teacher, what is the greatest commandment in the Law?”  Jesus replied:  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  Love your neighbor as yourself.”  (Matthew 22:36-39 NIV)