Monday, April 29, 2013

A Stork's Delivery


As I was sitting at my computer, I happen to glance outside my window to see the most beautiful stork gracefully walking across my front lawn.

I called to my husband to come and see its beauty. Although it is common in Florida to see them, it was our first stork since we've moved here four months ago.

As we are admiring it, my husband questions its presence.  Instinctively, I said "he has come to deliver a baby"! My husband gives me that questionable look.  "NO! not a real baby! It's a spiritual baby".

Saturday, April 27, 2013

FEAR: A Lack of Trust in HIM



I went for a walk earlier this evening and was just talking to God about certain things that were on my heart.  

I said to Him “Why is it that I fear to do the things I don’t know how to do?  I tend to procrastinate and do everything else beside that certain thing.”

He responded “Fear is a lack of trust in Me”

I let those words sink in and what a revelation.  I never really considered it that way.  Did you?

Thursday, April 25, 2013

An Outpouring of Compassion





Early one morning I had a dream that caused me to look deep within my very own heart.
  
In my dream I was staying in a house with people I didn’t know.  I had just come out of the shower and went to my space of the house which included a sofa.  I was laying out my towels – spreading them across the sofa when a woman entered “my space”.  She was looking for a spot on the sofa to sit and she made her way into the corner.  Within me I was offended that she would invade my area without even asking me if she could.  I was so concerned about her removing my towels – an invasion of my personal space – that I could not see beyond myself to see her troubled spirit.   Suddenly, I felt a flow of compassion for this woman and embraced her.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Promotion Comes After The Fire




“Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to even higher positions in the province of Babylon.”
~ Daniel 3:30 NLT

  
The three Hebrew boys were thrown into the blazing furnace because they refused to bow down before any another god. Despite the accusations spewed against them and the threat of death, they did not fear.

“O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not to defend ourselves before you. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God whom we serve is able to save us.  He will rescue us from your power, Your Majesty.  But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.” (v.16-18) (emphasis added)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Moving Forward in GodSpeed



Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.


The Word of the LORD for the women who are coming out of the wilderness and into their season:  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

YOU ARE FORGIVEN

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, ~ Romans 8:1. In our walk with the Lord, we will find ourselves battling with sin daily. This is the flesh fighting with our spirit. The enemy our accuser will convince us that God will condemn us for falling. That is a lie from the father of lies. The word clearly says there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus...Key word: IN Christ! Therefore do not allow the adversary to keep you from getting back up. Confess, and Repent (turning away from that sin) and be renewed by the Holy Spirit as you are forgiven and covered by the blood of the Lamb.



Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stay Focused


The other day during our "First Fruits" prayer line, one of the women prayed with urgency for God to enable us to be focused women.  Focused on Him and focused on what He has for us to do.

The next day I had lunch at a Chinese buffet with my husband.  It is customary to receive a fortune cookie with your bill.  I had pushed it aside at first but something inside me caused me to reach for it and open it.  This was the message:  "A focused mind is one of the most powerful forces in the universe." You can imagine my reaction when I read this.