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.
July 15, 2019
The Father’s Heart
You cannot serve two Masters. The choices you make will either entangle you to the world or set you free in my Spirit. If you follow your flesh you will be bound to the flesh. If you truly want freedom you must choose to follow me. I do not allow any gray areas – Live in the light always. As you fight to live in the light, I will make it right!
I Love You ~<3~
Well then, since God’s grace has set us free from the law, does that mean we can go on sinning? Of course not! 16 Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living. 17 Thank God! Once you were slaves of sin, but now you wholeheartedly obey this teaching we have given you. 18 Now you are free from your slavery to sin, and you have become slaves to righteous living. 19 Because of the weakness of your human nature, I am using the illustration of slavery to help you understand all this. Previously, you let yourselves be slaves to impurity and lawlessness, which led ever deeper into sin. Now you must give yourselves to be slaves to righteous living so that you will become holy. 20 When you were slaves to sin, you were free from the obligation to do right. 21 And what was the result? You are now ashamed of the things you used to do, things that end in eternal doom. 22 But now you are free from the power of sin and have become slaves of God. Now you do those things that lead to holiness and result in eternal life. 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Matthew 6:22-23 (Message)
“Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!
July 12, 2019
The Fathers Heart
It is my desire for you to walk in My Spirit of truth. This world is filled with deception and you must stay in my truth in order to expose the lies. The enemy of your soul is always scheming to pull you away from me…he is relentless. Rise up mighty one of GOD, take your stand on truth and live in the light of my freedom. No darkness can cover you when you stay close to me. I rejoice that you are learning who you are in me, believing it and receiving it! That is VICTORY!! I Love You ~<3~
2 Corinthians 4:1-2 (Message)
Since God has so generously let us in on what he is doing, we’re not about to throw up our hands and walk off the job just because we run into occasional hard times. We refuse to wear masks and play games. We don’t maneuver and manipulate behind the scenes. And we don’t twist God’s Word to suit ourselves. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.
Psalm 119:41-48 (Message)
Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised; Then I’ll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word. Don’t ever deprive me of truth, not ever— your commandments are what I depend on. Oh, I’ll guard with my life what you’ve revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; And I’ll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom; Then I’ll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!— relishing every fragment of your counsel.
Romans 1:2-7 (Message)
The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. His descent from David roots him in history; his unique identity as Son of God was shown by the Spirit when Jesus was raised from the dead, setting him apart as the Messiah, our Master. Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ! And I greet you now with all the generosity of God our Father and our Master Jesus, the Messiah.
July 11, 2019
The Father’s Heart
When you call on my name. I listen. I also see the other times when you lean to your own understanding. That’s what fear does. It has a need to control each and every situation. If you would just realize – You Do Not Have CONTROL over anything, life would be peaceful. Have you ever stopped to ponder that I want you to fully rely on me? That is how I become necessary in your everyday life. It would be a blessing to us both, if you would be still and know that I AM in control, and allow me show you just how much I know about your life. Why not try it today. As you go through the day, invite me to hold your hand each and every step – you will be amazed! I Love You ~<3~
But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.
Do not turn to mediums or seek out spiritists, for you will be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God.
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
Romans 12:1-2 (Message)
So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
ENLIGHTENED By The Lord