I hear the Lord saying:

“My Spirit within you makes you MORE than a conqueror–so don’t settle for just getting by.

My Spirit within you equips you to do GREATER works than I did while walking this earth–so don’t underestimate your value in the kingdom.

Stop trusting your ability and start trusting MINE!

I AM calling you…”


Barometer or Thermostat?

[sigh]. Why do we have to lose electricity every time there is a rain storm or there is one close by. (It’s not even raining here!). 😟

And I feel the Lord giving me a spiritual application:
We can be affected by what is going on around us – even if it’s not happening to us directly! The spiritual atmosphere can cause spiritual consequences. So, the solution?


May we be thermostats and not simply barometers. May we not only discern what is going on spiritually – but may we change the spiritual atmosphere and temperature! 

 Yes, Lord!!!


Our past experiences help to make us who we are today. Those experiences that we look upon as “good” and those experiences that we label as “bad” all work together to bring us into the place we find ourselves today.

It is so comforting to know that no matter what experiences we have had, God can use all of them for our good.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”       ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

We all learn from the good times we have had and from the bad. It is easy to look back with regret…wishing we had done things differently…but, we can’t allow the enemy to trap us in that place of regret.  God can use even our regrets to change our future.

It is easy to look at things that we consider the “high points” of our lives and want to drag them into our today and dwell in that place of good feeling and accomplishment.  But, God wants to open up new “high points” for us!  We mustn’t allow our past accomplishments to take the place of all that God wants to do in and through us NOW!

Beloved of God, we learn from our past but we don’t live there.  God has so much MORE that He has planned for you!  Glance back…but keep your focus and attention firmly ahead!!

Your future is manifesting in the present – don’t miss it!


How are you today, Beloved of God? Are you fighting a battle that seems like you can’t win? Are you still waiting for breakthrough? Does it seem like God is far away?

You are not alone! The Lord is very near! He feels everything you are feeling. He sees everything that is trying to break you down. He is ready to deliver you from the snare of the enemy!

Be encouraged and be strengthened to go forward armed with the Lord’s Love and Victory!! HE SEES YOU!! HE LOVES YOU!! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!

“The LORD sustains all who fall and raises up all who are bowed down.”   Psalm 145:14