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7.30.2021 – He Gives us Eyes to SEE the NEW Thing

This morning, I spent some time looking through a couple of my journals from 2018, early 2019. And I’ve noticed something… When the Lord leads me into a “journey” back through my old journals, He’s not leading me back through them so that I can dwell in or meditate on something “old“… He’s leading me… Read More 7.30.2021 – He Gives us Eyes to SEE the NEW Thing

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7.28.2021 – Ehud: Unlikely and Out of the Ordinary

Well, the Lord led me to a rather strange bible story this morning. And I have to admit—I don’t remember EVER being drawn to this passage before. It’s the story of Ehud in Judges 3:12-30. As I was reading about this “Ehud”… I couldn’t help but notice how it was pointed out that he was…… Read More 7.28.2021 – Ehud: Unlikely and Out of the Ordinary

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7.27.2021 – The Night Season

I’ve written about this before, but it’s on my heart again this morning… I used to be spooky-afraid of God. And the “Holy Spirit”… well, I didn’t think much about Him—I tried not to. And if I did, I was only spooked at the thought of Him being near. But I didn’t know Him. It… Read More 7.27.2021 – The Night Season

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7.26.2021 – Realizations of His Nearness

“Am I not a God near at hand”—God’s Decree—    “and not a God far off?Can anyone hide out in a corner    where I can’t see him?”        God’s Decree.“Am I not present everywhere,    whether seen or unseen?”        God’s Decree.”—Jeremiah 23:23-24 MSG “Look to the Lord and his strength;seek his face always.”—1 Chronicles 16:11 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were… Read More 7.26.2021 – Realizations of His Nearness

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7.19.2021 – “God wants to prepare us for the GOOD thing He has prepared…”

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.“—Ephesians 2:10 “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;You have anointed my head with oil;My cup overflows.“—Psalm 23:5 “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will… Read More 7.19.2021 – “God wants to prepare us for the GOOD thing He has prepared…”

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7.16.2021 – He Unfolds His Plans

“Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”—Matthew 13:32 Often times the “seed” that God is planting today is meant to flourish in its fullness —to “unfold” —to be “revealed”… Read More 7.16.2021 – He Unfolds His Plans

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7.14.2021 – Setting the Captives Free

“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,    because the Lord has anointed meto bring good news to the poor;    he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,    and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…”—Isaiah 61:1-2 I came across a butterfly yesterday… 🦋 …it was trapped in… Read More 7.14.2021 – Setting the Captives Free

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7.13.2021 – An “Expression” of His Heart

“…God is light; in him there is no darkness at all.”—1 John 1:5 “The eyes of your spirit allow revelation-light to enter into your being. When your heart is open the light floods in. But when your heart is hard and closed, the light cannot penetrate and darkness takes its place. Open your heart and consider my words. Watch… Read More 7.13.2021 – An “Expression” of His Heart

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7.10.2021 – “…if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?”

I was sitting here this morning, and as I wrote today’s date at the top of my journal, I immediately thought of, “Matthew 7:10” (which, I had no idea what verse it was off the top of my head) It says, “…or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?” This… Read More 7.10.2021 – “…if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent?”

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7.1.2021 – He Desires Fellowship and Communion

“We saw him with our very own eyes.     We gazed upon him and heard him speak.     Our hands actually touched him,     the one who was from the beginning,     the Living Expression of God. 2 This Life-Giver was made visible     and we have seen him.     We testify to this truth:     the eternal Life-Giver     lived face-to-face with the Father… Read More 7.1.2021 – He Desires Fellowship and Communion

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Unfinished, Unresolved, In-Process…Being Transformed.

“We can all draw close to him with the veil removed from our faces. And with no veil we all become like mirrors who brightly reflect the glory of the Lord Jesus. We are being transfigured into his very image as we move from one brighter level of glory to another. And this glorious transfiguration comes from the… Read More Unfinished, Unresolved, In-Process…Being Transformed.

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“God’s Spirit Beckons. There are things to do and places to go!”

No coffee for me this morning… ☕️ 😩 …heading in for some fasting bloodwork labs in a bit. But the Lord put this passage of scripture on my heart to meditate on and to share this morning… Well, I actually didn’t know what “Romans 8:13” was going to be, off the top of my head,… Read More “God’s Spirit Beckons. There are things to do and places to go!”

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Spiritual Nourishment

“O God, how extravagant is your cherishing love!    All mankind can find a hiding place    under the shadow of your wings.8 All may drink of the anointing from the abundance of your house.    All may drink their fill from the rivers of Eden.9 The fountain of life flows from you to satisfy me.    In your light of holiness we receive the light of revelation.“—Psalm 36:7-9 TPT… Read More Spiritual Nourishment

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Better than we can imagine…

“I don’t think the way you think.    The way you work isn’t the way I work.”        God’s Decree.“For as the sky soars high above earth,    so the way I work surpasses the way you work,    and the way I think is beyond the way you think.Just as rain and snow descend from the skies    and don’t go back until they’ve… Read More Better than we can imagine…

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“For now is the time to arise…”

This morning, as I spent some time in prayer about the season I have found myself in, and seeking God about the season I am going into, the Lord has led me back to this passage in Song of Songs. I felt I was to simply share it here today… The Shepherd-King 10 The one I… Read More “For now is the time to arise…”

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“…but for now, I will wait for You…”

As I came to sit down at the table this morning, I kept hearing this phrase—like it kept interrupting me in what I was journaling and reflecting on… “…but for now, I will wait for You…” And I wasn’t really sure where this was going, but I sat with it for a bit, and I… Read More “…but for now, I will wait for You…”