Renewed Purpose!

I am sitting here the day after my birthday feeling a renewed sense of purpose. I desire to be all that God wants me to be! I don’t want to hold myself back with my own limited expectations. I want to live out GOD’S expectations of me.

LORD, I place myself in Your hands! Empower and Anoint me for the days ahead to be Your vessel of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”.

May You be honored in everything I say and do. Forgive me, Father, where I have fallen short! Manifest Your purposes in and through me, O LORD!!

I’m willing…I’m ready! I stand with an open heart, an open spirit, an open mind, and arms opened wide! Fill all of me with YOU, LORD!

I worship and adore You!!

Never Alone!

So…I’m sitting in the airport in Atlanta all alone. Alone except for the droves of people going here and there to eat or catch a flight. But, everyone has their attention on their destination and not really on what is happening around them.

I feel like I’m on an island in the heaving waters of the ocean. So much activity around me…but I am on an island of calm.

I feel the sweet, calm presence of the Lord as my companion. I talk to Him silently as I watch the people pass by; I talk to him as thoughts drift across my consciousness; I share with Him my joys and my concerns.

And best of all – He shares His thoughts with me! He tells me of His joys and His concerns; He shares with me His plans for what is coming in my life and ministry.

I am so thankful and humbled that God actually wants to hang out at the airport with me! WOW!! What an awesome God we serve!

No, I’m not alone…I’m never alone! 💥❤️

BE STILL

Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10

Sometimes we get so busy doing things for the Lord that we forget to take time and just “sit” in His Presence.

When we still our bodies, our minds, and our spirits and focus only on Him…we begin to feel that sweet Presence that draws around us like a cloak of Love.

In our stillness, we can feel God moving in us and around us. We can tune out all of the “noise” of the world and hear that soft whisper flowing in our minds. Peace that passes all understanding begins to settle upon us. Strength that seemed to be gone begins to rise up in us. The guidance that we have been searching for begins to unfold.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh…can you sense His Presence, Beloved of God? He is drawing us closer and closer to His Heart.

He wants to be as close to us as the next breath. He IS our breath! Breathe Him in all who are weary…breathe Him in all who are ill…breathe Him in all who feel lost.

He is so ready and willing to BE all that He has promised us He would be in our lives. He is so ready and willing to DO all that He has said He would do in our lives.

May we BE STILL and draw near to Him. He has promised that He will then draw near to us.

The time is now!! He WILL be exalted among the nations and He WILL be exalted in the earth!

May we choose this day to exalt Him within our “temples”…our body, soul, and spirits.

Be still and KNOW that HE IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!

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EYES OF FAITH!

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV

May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.

May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.

May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.

Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!

May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!

Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:

WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!

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STORM PREPARATIONS

I kept getting notifications on my phone that significant storms/weather were coming to my area.  I could see the flashes of lightning and hear the rumbling of the thunder in the distance.  As I was listening, the thunder got louder as it moved closer.

Past experience has taught me that during storms my electricity has a good chance of going out.  With darkness coming, I began to make my preparations in the event this happened.

As I began my preparations, I heard the Lord speaking:

A SPIRITUAL STORM IS SWIRLING IN THE ATMOSPHERE!  ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS?

I AM CALLING MY WATCHMEN!  I HAVE GIVEN YOU EYES TO SEE AND EARS TO HEAR WHAT’S COMING.  STAY ALERT!  SOUND THE ALARM WHEN THE ENEMY IS DRAWING NEAR TO THE GATES.  CALL FORTH THE ARMY!

I AM CALLING MY WORSHIPPERS!  GO BEFORE THE ARMY WITH SINGING AND DANCING.  SING A NEW SONG!  DANCE A NEW DANCE!  A NEW SOUND IS GOING FORTH THAT WILL BREAK STRONGHOLDS AND BIRTH DESTINIES!  RELEASE THE SOUND!

I AM CALLING MY PROPHETS!  LAY ASIDE YOUR OWN AGENDAS AND TAKE UP MINE. SEE WHAT I SEE AND HEAR MY VOICE.  I AM RELEASING MY PRESENCE IN A GREATER WAY.  SEEK ME…DRAW NEAR TO ME…FEEL MY HEART.  SPEAK FROM THIS HEART CONNECTION YOU HAVE WITH ME.

I AM CALLING MY PEOPLE!  DO NOT REACT TO CIRCUMSTANCES GOING ON AROUND YOU WITH FEAR, ANGER, HATE, AND DIVISIVENESS.  DON’T LET EARTHLY CIRCUMSTANCES DRAG YOU DOWN, BUT LET ME RAISE YOU UP!  RISE UP LIKE ON THE WINGS OF EAGLES AND SPEAK MY WORD OVER EVERY CIRCUMSTANCE.  SPEAK LIFE! SPEAK PEACE!  SPEAK RECONCILIATION!  SPEAK RESTORATION!

A SPIRITUAL STORM IS COMING!  ARE YOU MAKING PREPARATIONS?  DRAW NEAR TO ME, BELOVED.  TAKE MY HAND AND LET US FACE THE STORM TOGETHER.  MAY WE SPEAK TO THE STORM IN ONE VOICE!

STAND UP!  HEAD UP!  EYES FORWARD!  MY BANNER OVER YOU IS LOVE!  ONWARD & UPWARD, MIGHTY WARRIORS OF LOVE!

Prayer…

Asleep at 12:00 and awake by 4:00am. I guess there is just too much going on…

Lord, may Your peace settle upon me and all who are reading this. May Your Presence gently touch all who are hurting…all who are depressed…all who are crying out for You!

Father, I intercede for all those who just have no words to pray. Hear their hearts, Lord, and may they feel Your Love!

Flow, River, Flow into the deep valleys and into the dry places of their lives! May their spirits, souls, and bodies soak in Your precious life-giving Water!

Thank You, LORD, and Amen!