July 31, 2019
My Dearest Friend,
You try to have all the answers before you truly need them. Trust me – you will not mess us by allowing me to be free in your heart. I will protect you. You will not have egg on your face. It’s not about them – stop looking to them and keep your eyes on me. Treat them as if they were me. How differently you would serve them, love them, need them and want them. I say to you this day whatever... WHATEVER you do to the least of these you have done it unto me. They may give you the least, but you giving them the most will bless the Heavenly Host! I Love You ~<3~
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
1 Peter 3:15
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
Matthew 25:37-40 The Message
“Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’
July 30, 2019
My Dearest Friend,
Time is nearing the end. Are you satisfied with the way you have walked with me? Is your life pleasing to me? Are your spoken words sweet as honey? Are you reacting by your flesh or ruling by faith? If you will tap into my Spirit and truly submit to me I will be your advocate. You will not be anxious or angry. I will removed the offensives and it will be as if it never happened. I will daily renew your mind and you will no longer have obsessive damaging thoughts. I will wipe your slate clean. You must allow me to do that for others that you’re holding to a higher standard. When you refuse to forgive and let go you are saying in your heart the cross of JESUS and the blood HE shed was not enough. Can you truly look upon the bloody, brutally beaten body of CHRIST and say it’s just not enough? The same blood that takes away your sins, can remove their sin. You are not the judge of who is or is not worthy to receive. Let this go, so you can move and operate in a higher place with me.
I Love You ~<3~
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
2 Corinthians 4:16
So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.
And to be renewed in the spirit of your minds,
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
But if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
July 25, 2019
My Dearest Friend,
Why are you feeling like a victim? You are only a victim if you choose to be one. Don’t allow the enemy of your soul to trick you into feeling victimized. Don’t give over to that label that society will try to put on you. Stand tall, square your shoulders and walk in the authority given to you. You are called and equipped to live victoriously. The choice is yours to make. I see you as a blood bought overcomer with power surging through you from on high. I Love You ~<3~
1 John 5:4
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.”
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the LORD.
July 24, 2019
My Dearest Friend,
Today I want you to focus on relaxing. You have allowed trouble and turmoil to fill your mind, and this brings separation from me. When you try to control situations you are leaning to your own understanding, and this says to me that you know better than I. In this life, you are going to have troubles, but you do not have to react in your flesh. You have my power within you to be more than an overcomer – you can rule over your emotions, and have stability in your life. Lean on me….
I Love You,
Your Friend - Holy Spirit ~<3~
Job 11:13-20 (Message)
“Still, if you set your heart on God and reach out to him, If you scrub your hands of sin and refuse to entertain evil in your home, You’ll be able to face the world unashamed and keep a firm grip on life, guiltless and fearless. You’ll forget your troubles; they’ll be like old, faded photographs. Your world will be washed in sunshine, every shadow dispersed by dayspring. Full of hope, you’ll relax, confident again; you’ll look around, sit back, and take it easy. Expansive, without a care in the world, you’ll be hunted out by many for your blessing. But the wicked will see none of this. They’re headed down a dead-end road with nothing to look forward to—nothing.”
Like a city that is broken down and without walls [leaving it unprotected] Is a man who has no self-control over his spirit [and sets himself up for trouble].
Proverbs 3:5-6 (TPT)
Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. 6 Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
July 23, 2019
My Faithful Friend
Let me introduce myself to you. I am Holy Spirit. Your comforter, teacher, corrector, director, protector, and best friend. I long for conversations with you and intimacy. When you ask questions, I will give you answers. I am all knowing. You may have never given much thought about me, or tried to dismiss my power. I hear your prayers and I want to add power to them. But, I must be invited into your space. I am a gentleman, and I will not force myself on anyone. If you ask me for help, I will respond. If you need to feel loved, I am here. I can fill that loneliness inside of you. Reach out by faith and speak to me. I will bring revelation to your heart. I am your Best Friend. I Love You ~<3~
But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.
Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,
And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.”
July 22, 2019
The Father's Heart
I see and know your wants and needs. You are never out of my sight or reach. There is an important key to unlocking your prayers. It is worship. If you will worship through your wants, you will find all you truly need is me. Seek ME, and you will find me, when you seek with ALL of your heart. You may find it difficult to trust with all your heart because of past hurts, and being misled. You have my word I will never abandoned you, I will keep my promises to you. Give me ALL of your heart, withhold nothing from me. You will find what you have been searching for, when you turn and look my way. I Love You ~<3~
The Lord says: “These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Let your character [your moral essence, your inner nature] be free from the love of money [shun greed—be financially ethical], being content with what you have; for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
From The Mama's Heart
By: Staci Holland Pealock
This day ten years ago is marked as a defining day in our family. For several year we dealt with the spirit of rebellion in our home. Rebellion is ugly, hurtful and mean.Like seeds it is planted in the heart, and if watered and nurtured it will grow and one day come to harvest. Our rebellion and I say our because it affected everyone in our home. I had my stuff to deal with, and that is why I do not begurde going through this season. We learned several things from rebellion:
1) It must be confronted; not coddled.
2) Jesus will fight for you, even when you're quite
3) God will bring back the prodigal - trust HIM
4) Worship in the middle (don't wait till the end)
5) LOVE LOVE LOVE - NEVER FAILS
Loving anyone through their struggles is the key that unlocks the broken heart. And trust me, rebellion breaks the heart. God will break your heart to steady your soul.
What I learned as a Mama from rebellion:
1) often times I created what I hated (my suspicious nature built walls - I had to deal with my mind)
2) I had to take my hand off so GOD could put HIS on (this confronted my lack of faith and trust in GOD)
3) Loving while still dirty (This was HUGE!! My love (hard to admit) was conditional - make me look good you get my love...God took me on a journey of learning UNconditional love. regardless of what it looked like I chose to LOVE. )
4 LOVE WINS....ALWAYS!
If I can leave one thing for your heart to ponder.... Do you want to be loved for "who" you are or "what" you do? I had to separate the "Who" from the "Do" - I knew who my son was....I had planted the word in his heart from childhood. The Lord spoke to me "Call forth those seeds to harvest" - as his Mama I had authority, and I began to use it. It kicked the devil out and brought MORE of JESUS in our home.
The scriptures tells us - We do not wrestle with flesh and blood. Remember this...Fight the true enemy...It's not your family!
Today, our family is strong in JESUS. My daughter Ansley, her husband Jared have a precious daughter Abigail (19 mths). I often watched them nurturing Abigail and think how blessed they both are with gracious and gentle Spirits. My son, Andrew, his wife Mikaela are the proud parents of Zella (6 1/2 mts). She is very pleasant and smiles all the time (like her dada). Andrew and Mikaela are blessed with tender, kind and compassionate hearts. Both our grown children love serving JESUS and one another.
I am of my children. I tried my best...
JESUS, well.... HE did the rest!
I Love You ~<3~
July 18, 2019
The Father’s Heart
Life seldomly goes the way you plan it. That is why you have to trust me as you journey along here. I promise you, I do have plans for you and they are good, better than you can imagine. Will you let go of what you want to receive what I have for you? I realize letting go is not easy, especially something you have wanted all your life. When you surrender it too me, and trust me with ALL your heart, I will reveal my plans for you one step at a time. It is a journey of faith, and it is beautiful to me! I Love You ~<3~
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit." Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. Instead, you ought to say, "If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that."
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
Job 42:2 (NLT)
I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.
Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from violent men Who have purposed to trip up my feet.
Galatians 2:20 (AMP)
I have been crucified with Christ [that is, in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body I live by faith [by adhering to, relying on, and completely trusting] in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Galatians 3:22 Amplified Bible (AMP)
But the Scripture has imprisoned [a]everyone [everything—the entire world] under sin, so that [the inheritance, the blessing of salvation] which was promised through faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe [in Him and acknowledge Him as God’s precious Son].
Hebrews 11:5-6 The Message (MSG)
By an act of faith, Enoch skipped death completely. “They looked all over and couldn’t find him because God had taken him.” We know on the basis of reliable testimony that before he was taken “he pleased God.” It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him.
July 17, 2019
The Father’s Heart
Study my Word to show yourself approved. There are many deceivers in the world, and it is imperative that you know what my word says. Don’t settle for a good word, only seek GOD’s word. When you study, you are investing time into our relationship, and that is the true purpose of being a Christian…to be Christ like. You can trust my word, it will not let you down, it will accomplish what it sets to accomplish, and it never returns void. Don't follow your feelings, come to me for your fillings! I Love You ~<3~
2 Timothy 2:15 (Message)
Repeat these basic essentials over and over to God’s people. Warn them before God against pious nitpicking, which chips away at the faith. It just wears everyone out. Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed of, laying out the truth plain and simple. Stay clear of pious talk that is only talk. Words are not mere words, you know. If they’re not backed by a godly life, they accumulate as poison in the soul. Hymenaeus and Philetus are examples, throwing believers off stride and missing the truth by a mile by saying the resurrection is over and done with.
1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation--
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
2 Timothy 3:16
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
July 16, 2019
The Father’s Heart
It is time for you to reestablish good borders and boundaries. You are living to close to the edge of the world. Back up your borders, and set Godly boundaries. Your salvation walk is not about making it to heaven, the true purpose is to show how to live a life of Victory to the unsaved. If you look like the world you will not have Godly influence. Again, I say reestablish your borders and boundaries. Look ahead at me and leave the world behind you. I Love You ~<3~
Psalm 16:5-9 ESV
The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance. I bless the Lord who gives me counsel; in the night also my heart instructs me. I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
Galatians 6:2 ESV
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Proverbs 19:19 ESV
A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Proverbs 22:24 ESV
Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,
Psalm 147:14 ESV
He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
Philippians 4:8 ESV
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
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