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Thursday, March 31, 2011

On the edge...

My prayer:
Awesome, amazing, excellent, Father God!  What a great day!!! Thank you for the immense favor you give me!!!! 

Right now, I am so tired, I can barely sit up though and we have another big day tomorrow.  I ask God for your help tomorrow.  I am nervous about the filming.  I am afraid I won't do a good enough job.  You have shown me what this can be and I want it to be so good for you.  Please, help me, anoint me, speak through me so your people are blessed.  In Jesus name God.  None of me and all of you. 

Now, I better stop and listen to you before I fall completely asleep.  What is on your mind?

What God Said Tonight:
You are on the edge of something great but you will have to step out in faith.  Understand that I am not counting on your skill or your talent in this next assignment.  I am fully prepared to speak through you.  I am fully capable and prepared to get my message out there but trust me.  Give in to me.  Relax and let me take the reins.  You will know it is me. You will get your mind quiet and let me take it. 

I want this next project even more than you  It is going to be a huge blessing.  It is going to help so many people.  I need to get this message out.  I am actually glad that you are nervous and that you recognize that I am asking you to do something that you are not "good" at.  This one needs to be all me.  I need you to be my hands and feet but I need you in complete submission to me and my will so we can get it right. 

Trust me to show and fulfill the vision I gave to you.  It is going to be a blast and you will be shocked at the reach and the effect that it will have.  I have such great plans for you.  Sometimes those plans mean that you need to relax back and let me do my thing. 

I love you and am glad that this day is finally here.  Your faith will serve you well and will be increased as you step out of the comfortable and into my grace.  I love you. Rest now and trust me.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

God, the plumber...

My prayer:
Awesome Teacher, King, Lord, God, Father, Redeemer, Brother, Friend, Husband, Protector, Lover, Peace, Joy, Light, Hope, Healer, Provider,  Creator, Judge, I love you for all that you are God!  You bless me just by being who you are.  To have a God like you in me, directing my life, loving me...I don't deserve it but I am so thoroughly grateful. What is on your mind tonight?  What do you want to talk about?

What God Said Tonight:
I speak peace to your troubled heart tonight.  You have a lot of unspoken needs tonight for you and the people around you.  I hear the burdens of your heart and I will speak life into each situation. 

To you, I speak peace.  Always remember it is not your responsibility to fix things.  That is my job.  Your job is to call me.  It is kind of like when you have a problem with your plumbing, a serious problem not just a plugged toilet that you can plunge your way out of but something really serious.  You wouldn't expect that you would be equipped to fix it.  You would call a professional and have them fix it.  Consider me the plumber. 

For all of those situations that are bigger than what you can fix, call me and let me repair the situation.  You are feeling overwhelmed by the needs tonight and you are feeling that way because you are taking on the responsibility to fix it.  Stop it, call on me. 

I appreciate your worship and I revel in your praise.  I have heard both and because of the door opened by your praise, I have also heard the burdens on your heart. 

I love you daughter.  Remember to let me do my job and you do yours.  You rest now knowing that I will take care of every last issue.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Self worth...

My prayer:
My amazing God.  Father, it is so easy for me to get caught up in what people think of me.  I know that I shouldn't care what people think about me, that it is only what you think of me that really counts.  I know that in my head but I forget it sometimes in my heart. 

I get so tied up in making people happy and judging my worth based on what they think.  It is a loser's game.  I know that looking in the mirror that other people provide will always end badly.  I pray and ask God that you help me exchange the mirror of other people's opinions with the mirror of who you say that I am. 

I know that I am nothing without you.  But with you, I am that royal priesthood, the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, more precious than gold or rubies.  Help me God to remember what you think of me and who I am in you. 

Help me to see the true reflection.  And God, where there are things in me that I need to change, show me those too.  Show me what you want me to change so I can be a better reflection of you. Show me where there is pride, fear, unforgiveness and anything else that you don't like.  Purify me God and make me what and who you need me to be.  I am all yours God.  Thank you for hearing me tonight.

What God Said Tonight:
What a great prayer and what an easy request to grant. You my daughter are all of those things through me and more.  You are so precious to me I cannot express it to you in this world.  My love for you transcends your ability to experience it.  You are perfect in the covering of my blood. 

Are there things that we can change that will make this life easier on you and allow us to do more while you are still on the earth? Absolutely. We will continue to work on those things.

The self esteem issues that you are struggling with tonight have a root of pride to them.  You were beat down for many years and had to learn to fight for your own self worth.  Now you feel like you still have to fight to prove your worth. You don't.  You have your worth in me now. You don't have to fight to make yourself or others believe it.  You can rest knowing that your worth is solid and cannot be challenged. Once you can truly accept that, you won't worry so much about what others think.  Freedom from that worry will allow you to truly grow and advance. 

Once you don't have to prove your worth, you will find yourself doing more and achieving more than you ever thought was possible.  Once you stop putting energy into proving your worth, you will have so much extra energy to accomplish things that really matter.  You will have more to give to me, to my people.  You will have more left for yourself. 

I love you daughter.  Just as you are, I love you.  I also love that you want to continue to grow.  Without growth there is death. And you my girl have everlasting life.  Grow, live, thrive and I will be with you every step of the way.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fun stuff ahead...

My prayer:
Amazing, wonderful, loving God.  I was reading over the titles of the last several nights and there seems to be a theme.  I seem to have gotten a bit whiny lately God.  I plan to stop that tonight. 

I am so grateful for all that you are and all that you do.  Forgive me God if I forgot for one minute to be grateful, if I forgot for one moment how completely blessed I am with you in my life.  I am sorry God that I forgot for a minute what life was like before I had you in it and in charge.  My life is only worth anything, I am only worth anything because of you in me.  I love you so much. 

Thank you for your forgiveness and salvation that you have provided for a sinner like me. Thank you God for putting up with me and be patient with me as I fight my way through life. 

What God Said Tonight:
I am not concerned with your sin tonight.  Your sin is forgiven and forgotten.  I have thrown it into the sea of forgetfulness.  The only reason I even bring it up is to let you know that it is not an issue. 

We have some really fun stuff ahead.  I know these last weeks have been tough, I told you that they would be.   But we are through the worst of it and you are poised for the beginning of one of the best times in your life so far.  We are going to have a blast and it is going to be all joy.  It is going to be a celebration. 

You are going to be able to accomplish things you haven't even dreamed possible.  And you will give it all back into the Kingdom where I can multiply it out and multiply it back to you.  You should get ready and get excited because this is the beginning of something big. You will love it. 

I do have a plan and a purpose for your life and it is good. Get ready for the time of your life.  No more tears for now.  No more worry for now.  No more fear for now.  Now is a time to celebrate!  It is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!!  I promise.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Open your eyes...

My prayer:
God, my awesome God.  The love that I can't get enough of.  The joy and peace in my life.  God you are truly my everything.  God, I am so in love with you.  I am shocked by it.  I am shocked by the love that I have for you. 

I am willing to do anything for you God.  I don't say that lightly.  I have thought it through and truly anything you want, I am willing to do.  I am so thoroughly convinced that you have my best interest at heart and that you love me that I am completely willing to be obedient to any and every thing that you have for me. 

God, my God and Lord and Teacher and Saviour and so much more, I am all yours. But, tonight, I could use a hug.  I could use a couple of arms around me telling me that everything is going to work out, that they love me and that they are on my side. God, I love it when you tell me those things and when you make me feel them.  It just comes down to that old saying, sometimes I need Jesus with skin on.  I wish I didn't.  I wish that you, just you, were enough.  That would make life a whole lot easier.  I can trust you.  I don't have to worry about whether or not you truly love me.  I don't have to worry about whether you are telling the truth.  Those are all things that I have to wonder about when it comes to people. 

Life would be a lot easier if your love was all that I needed.  I pray God that you either make that be enough or you show me where I can get the love with skin on.  Either way,  right now, I am feeling the lack and I don't want to.  I want to be completely satisfied with you.  You are the God of more than enough.  That should be enough for me.  God I love you so much.  Help me with this empty spot please.

What God Said Tonight:
At what point did you I say that life should be easy?  When did I give you that  impression? Life is not designed to be easy. 

You are surrounded by love.  You are surrounded by people who love you so much.  You are just not seeing it tonight.  You are so caught up in what you don't have that what you do have is staring you in the face and you can't see it.  Your life is and will continue to be filled with love.  Love from me and love from the people around you. 

You have to open your eyes.  You have to see what is so clearly all around you.  You are missing what I have already provided. I can't bring you more until you recognize what you already have. 

Think just for a minute. How many times did people say "I love you" to you, just today? More that just a couple.  People don't say that  for no reason.  You have the love that you seek, just open your eyes.  You will be amazed a the love around you, even right now if you just open your eyes. 

Open your eyes and see the love I have surrounded you with.  Receive that love and be filled up.  I love you more than you will ever know.  I could tell you every minute of every day for eternity and still not reflect the love that I have for you.  You are the reason I am here and the reason that I stay.  Rest in the cushion of love around you.  It will cradle you and strengthen you.  It will let you rise to that next level, if you just open your eyes.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Give up...

My prayer:
Awesome and amazing God.  There is so much to say and so few words to say it with.  Sometimes, there is so much to pray for and about that I don't even know where to start.  There are so many who are sick, there are so many who are in danger, there are so many who don't know you yet, there are so many that need food/shelter, and there are so many who need your love.  My God, sometimes it is overwhelming to me.  I know you are big enough to handle it, but to me, it is more than I know how to pray for. 

It is times like this where I just want to throw my hands up to you and cry out, EVERYTHING GOD, PLEASE TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING!!! I don't know what else to do. In Jesus name, please take care of everything.

What God Said Tonight:
I have everything under control sweet daughter, although I know it doesn't seem like it to you.  You can't see the big picture that I can. You can only see form your vantage and from there, it seems like a dark overwhelming shadow that is about to engulf you. 

Your instinct is still right though.  Give it to me.  I am big enough and I will take care of it.  As you give it to me, I will give you the peace that you seek.  I will take care of everything.  I know that there is a lot right now and the sooner you know that you can't handle it, the sooner you give it to me, and the sooner I can take care of it.  Surrender everything to me and I will take care of it. 

Your best way of helping right now is to give up.  Give it up to me.  I know you and I know that you want to jump in and try to make it all better but don't. You cannot help that way.  You can help By giving up and giving in to me. 

Rest in complete peace knowing that I will not let you down.  I will not let go.  I will not allow my children to be forsaken or begging for bread.  Give it to me. 

Any part that you hang onto is a part that I can't help with.  And, therefore, by hanging onto it and trying to help them yourself, you are actually being selfish and keeping the help that they need from them.  I can help but you have to let go. Give it all to me.

I love you and love that you want to help.  You know I will always ask you to pitch in, but I will ask it only after you have given it to me.  Then, I will ask you to be my hands and feet but in the way and manner that I know will be most effective.  You see the immediate need.  I see the root and the future of every decision.  I see it all.  That lets me be able to develop the solutions that have lasting effects.  Let me handle it and I won't let you down, ever.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Worn out...

My prayer:
My God, you have answered so many of my prayers lately.  Thank you for meeting every need, every issue so quickly.  I love seeing you change people's lives.  I love that I get to be a part of it.  You are so amazing and wonderful. 

God, the fact is, this was a long week and I am simply worn out.  Mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually worn out.  I am so ready for a sabbath tomorrow.  I really need it this week. I ask God that you renew and revive me tomorrow.  Thank you for giving us that day, the one day to rest each week. 

God, I love you but I can't think of anything else to say tonight.  Can you take over?  I want to know what you want to talk about tonight.

What God Said Tonight:
Quiet your mind.  I want to tell you just a couple of things before you rest.  I want to tell you about how I made you.  I want to tell you how I feel about you.  I want you to know that there is nothing more precious to me than my children.  There is nothing more precious than you.  I treasure you.  I place your value and your worth above everything else, even my own life.  I love you and I find you beautiful.  I love you and I find such great value and worth in you. 

I can't wait to see you in this new level.  It is almost here and so many things have already been put into motion.  Pay attention, there will be things that happen that you will miss if you are not concentrating, if you are not fully focused on me. 

You are my precious amazing creation and I am watching over you until you are perfected.  I will love you and I will keep you safe. I will revive and rejuvenate you and I will rest with you.  I will celebrate with you.  I will cry with you.  I will be with you always if you let me.

Go and rest.  Tomorrow is a new day.  Rest in my love again tonight.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fear exchange...

My prayer:
Awesome and mighty God.  It seems like there are a lot of powerful and significant things happening right now. Life is exciting and a little frightening.  I am trying to remember what you have said, that you have it all under control and I should trust you even when it looks like things are not working out.  I would say that I can do that about 95% of the time.  The other 5% I am freaking out a little. I guess it is in the 5% that faith comes into play. 

God I love you and I trust you.  I believe that you have my best interest in mind and that you will guide me always as you have promised.

God I cannot be more grateful for you hearing our prayers today and keeping my friends and family safe from the Broken Tree fire.  It is not often that we see a fire that is blown back in on itself and then snowed on! You are amazing.  THANK YOU for keeping and continuing to keep everyone safe. 

I love you God, now and forever.

What God Said Tonight:
Fear not, do not fear, you have not been given spirit of fear. You do not need to fear any thing.  No weapon formed against you will prosper.  I say these things and I promise these things because I understand how frightening life can be.  I remember the feeling of being swept along by circumstances and the need and wondering, is there another way?  Part of why it was so important for me to come live with you for awhile, to live as a man, was to help me better understand these very feelings. 

Bring those feelings to me.  Bring me your fear.  Bring me your self doubt.  Give me your worry.  I will take it on and return to you peace.  I will return to you confidence in a future that is assured.  I will replace your worry with a confidence and a hope that you are where I have placed you.  You are on a path ordained by me.  You cannot be driven off of that path.  I made it just for you.  I made a future just for you.  I made a dream just for you. 

Everything is coming together perfectly.  You don't need to gloss over you fear.  You don't need to pretend it isn't there.  Just give it to me.  You have heard the saying that courage is taking action even when you are scared.  Well, the action I need you to take is faith in me to work it all out.  The action I need you to take is to bring me your fear and worry.  Let me replace it with strength hope and peace.  You  are mine and I will not let you down. 

I love you, now and forever.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rebuilding...

My prayer:
I am beyond amazed with you God!  Today was pretty phenomenal with the opportunities to serve you.  Thank you for alerting me to a friend who was having a rough day.  Thank you for the opportunity to help create another training program.  Thank you for an amazing small group experience and for all that you are doing in our small group.  God I am so very honored to be your hands and your feet.  You are the BEST BOSS EVER!!!

I don't really have much more to say tonight God.  I see you working everything out and I just pray that your will is done God.  I am smart enough to know that your will is best and that if I just stay out of your way, you will accomplish amazing things and provide incredible experiences for me. 

There are still a lot of needs God, both in my life and in the lives around me.  But I am so completely confident tonight that you are taking care of each and every one of them, I can't do anything but thank you and praise you.  I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!

What God Said Tonight:
I am showing you new depths.  I am taking you to new places.  Don't be afraid.  It is the unknown, but I am with you and I promise you will love it. 

Be wise, be discerning, listen to my voice and let me guide you.  There will be some distractions along the way but stay focused on me and I will take you to places you can't even imagine.  I will take to heights that you have only dreamed of. 

I want to dream with you my daughter.  I want to build with you.  I want to walk and be with you forever.  There are areas of the Kingdom that have fallen into disrepair.  The buildings that once stood so tall and regal have fallen into ruble.  I want to rebuild them, better and bigger than before.  I want to build them with a new plan that is stronger and will withstand the test of time.  Will you help to build them with me?

I want to show you my restorative power.  You have been experiencing my creative power and now I want you to experience my restorative power.  I want to build it all back up with you. 

I love you daughter and I am so glad we get to share this stuff!  Be blessed and rest. Tomorrow is a GOOD day!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

How to know God...

My prayer:
You God are so amazing. 

I am sitting here tonight imagining what it would be like to try to describe you to someone who had never heard anything about you.  How do I describe someone who created everything that ever was or ever will be?  How do I explain that they may likely never see you in this life but that your presence is more real and more powerful than anything else, ever?  How do I explain a God who knows everything but wants to hear from us anyway? 

How do I explain that you are all of these things and more and somehow, you still love each of us.  Somehow, with everything you are responsible for, you are concerned about whether my meeting was successful, if I enjoyed my time with my friend and what I had for supper.  You have numbered the hairs on my head.  That is how much detail you care about when it comes to us.

God, fact is, you don't make a lot of sense.  There is no one like you so there is nothing to compare you to.  You are greater than anything else ever, so there is nothing, truly, to relate you to. 

The only way to understand you, to know you, is to invite you into my life. Bottom line, that is the only way and then suddenly, everything that didn't make sense, begins to make sense.  God, that is a big leap of faith though.  I am so grateful that you got to me as a child when I didn't need everything to be so logical.  I think I would have had a harder time making that leap of faith as an adult. 

Obviously, God, despite you not making sense to people who don't know you yet, despite my inability to adequately describe you, somehow you still touch people's hearts so they can decide to invite you in.  I guess that is the key.  My attempts at explaining you and "convincing" people about you are completely inadequate, but that is ok. When it comes down to it, you are the one that convinces them.  Maybe my feeble attempts open a door?  I don't know. 

What I do know is that you are more incredible and amazing than anything else ever and I love you more than I thought was possible. 

What God Said Tonight:
Ah daughter, you know my heart.  You know what is important to me.  You know that what I want more than anything is for all of my children to know me. 

I know that it is not easy.  I know that I am outside of the "normal" and natural experience, but that is kind of the point isn't it?  Who would want a God that is no more than they are. 

I am what I am and people come to know me through many different avenues.  Sometimes it is because someone tells them about me.  They might be curious or they might just be ready. Sometimes it is because of a life that they witness, the life of a true believer that lives for me and reflects my love.  That can convince more people than you know.  Sometimes it is an event.  You might think, and I know that you my daughter do think, that miracles convince a lot of people that I am real and that I am God.  Funny though, they don't really.  Sometimes they will, but only when the person was already close to believing anyway. 

What is more convincing is seeing someone who loves me and lives according to my will in their life.  When people see real faith, real trust and real love, that is what convinces them.  When people feel that love from you, they begin to believe it might be possible that there is a God that loves them. 

You were right to think that your talking to people opens a door for them to choose.  It does.  But so does your every day life.  When someone cuts in front of you at the grocery store check out line, how you react effects people's opinions of me.  When you give or don't give to others, effects people's opinion of me.  You effect what people think of me.  Remember to live a life that helps people to trust me and to want to know me. 

I love you daughter.  You are my billboard, my lighthouse.  Shine for me.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Burned out...

My prayer:
My awesome Lord, God, Father.  How are you?  How was your day?

I had some things not turn out like I had expected but I am fully trusting you knowing that you have a purpose and plan that is better than any thoughts I may have had.  I am waiting in anticipation for all that things you have talked about.  I can't wait to see what you have planned.  I am ready for Spring God.  I am ready for the next season.

I need to ask your help with wildfires here tonight God.  The smoke was so thick coming home.  I pray and ask God that you put out the fires tonight.  I pray God that you protect your people and their homes.  I give this situation up to you God.  I thank you God for hearing my prayers earlier today and keeping the fire from "M's" house. 

I am kind of all over the place tonight God.  I am having trouble focusing and my thoughts are just wandering all over.  I love you and I trust you to take care of it all, including me.

What God Said Tonight:
The fires are not here to destroy but they are here to clear some things out. Much like your life, there are some things that need to be cleaned out, burned out, before we can move into this new season.  The new season is all about new growth and I need the field to be cleared so the new growth has room to grow without being choked out by the weeds of the past. 

I am not meaning to be cryptic, but sometimes the pictures of what is happening and going to happen are clearer than the straight words.  I want you to understand what is happening.  I don't want you to be afraid.  I don't want you to worry that it is going all wrong.  Everything is happening just as I have planned it. Everything. 

Trust me and the process.  We will get these things cleared out and the stage will be set and clear for the new Act to begin.  You are right where I need you and everything is perfectly lined up.  I love you daughter.  Trust my love.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring out of darkness...

My prayer:
God my God.  Today was awesome, amazing, incredible and every other word for great that I can't think of right now.  Three miracle healings that I know about at our church today!! Other people who tithed for the first time.  I can't wait to see what amazing blessings you pour out on them!!!

God you are awesome.  You are so real and amazing and your power is for today, not just for "Bible Days" and I am so grateful that it is.  Life would be so boring, dull, painful and worthless without your active power and love working in my life everyday.  God you are so amazing.  You should be the definition of amazing.  When we look up amazing in the dictionary it should just say "God."  Thank you so much for all that you did today and for letting me see and be a part of some of it! 

I love watching you work God!

What God Said Tonight:
I am about to bring life out of darkness.  There has been a dark hole that you thought was dead and lifeless.  You thought it was a vacuum and that nothing could survive in it, but I am growing life from it right now and you are about to see the evidence of that growth.  You are about to see the plants sprouting and growing from the darkness.  The darkness was not dead and it was not a vacuum.  It was an incubator for a precious new life that I have been working on. 

There is new fruit, new growth that is going to come from the incubator, the dark place and it will be so good.  It is fresh new life, spring green.  There is a reason that I have waited for this time and this place to bring it about.  You are about to experience a spring not only in the physical world but in your emotional and spiritual life as well.  All is going to be fresh new and green. 

I am bringing this about and it will be good.  You have been prepared and you are ready for this.  I can't wait to show it to you.  It is not long now.  Just a tiny but more of patience and you will see the new life that I have for you.  You are going to love it.  Rest well for the challenge of tomorrow.  I love you.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Your core...

My prayer:
My amazing God.  I don't deserve you God. I don't deserve your  blessings, your protection, your healing and your salvation.  I don't deserve it.  I am VERY GRATEFUL for it but I don't deserve it. I don't deserve any good thing really. 

Where you say my righteousness is like filthy rags...I know what you mean.  I am not deserving and yet you saw something worth saving.  You saw something you could use.  You saw something in me to love. I don't know how you saw through all of the garbage, the hurt, the yuck to see something worth saving but THANK YOU for seeing it! 

Thank you for not giving up on me.  Thank you for teaching me how to be better.  Thank you for changing my heart and showing me how much better life is when I live it your way!! I love you God.  Thank you for finding a way to love me.

What God Said Tonight:
Loving you is not so hard.  At the root of you, the essence of who you are, there is me.  I am the model that you were created from. I created you in my own image.  Your core is in it's very essence, good.  Your core is love.  Love can't help but be drawn to love.  Has life covered up that love with a lot of layers of garbage?  You bet, but the core is still love.  That is the root of who you are.  I love the love that is in you.

When in doubt, love.  When you want to please me, love.  When you want to be in my will, love. When you want to feel better and more in touch with me and yourself, love.  It is the core of everything really.  Love, true love, is the core, the purpose and the meaning of it all. 

Can you love for no reason at all?  Try it.  I promise you will like it. It is what you are made out of and what you were made to do. 

I love you my sweet daughter and I find a lot of worth in you.  I value who you are.  I value your core and your experiences.  I value the decision you make every day to live for me. 

I love you daughter.  Don't ever forget it and that love gives you your worth. You are loved by the Most High God and the Creator of the Universe.  What more do you need?  Your worth is more than rubies and more than gold.  You are mine.
 

Friday, March 18, 2011

God's thoughts...

My prayer:
My Father and my healer, my protector and my Lord.  How are you tonight God? What is on your mind.  It has been all about me, my needs, the needs of my friends for awhile now.  What do you want to talk about?  I love you Father.

What God Said Tonight:
Yea, it has been about you but I asked you to share you stuff because the stuff you experience is the same that all of my children experience at one time or another.  Your sharing is helping me to talk to them too.  Until they are ready to hear me personally, this let's me talk to them and encourage them. 

I am thinking and doing the things that I am always thinking and doing.  I am loving you above all.  I am thinking about your future and how amazing it will be.  I love to think about my children and to see them grow and excel.  It is one of my favorite things. 

I am thinking about the children that are still lost.  I am thinking of new ways to reach them. I am thinking about how I can speak to them so they will hear me.  I am almost desperate for them to hear my voice and to make a decision to live for me.  What happens if they don't is unthinkable in many ways. 

I am thinking about the past the present and the future.  They are really all kind of the same thing for me.  I am thinking about the big picture and I am thinking about the smallest being. I am omnicscient and I can think of all things at once. 

I am devoted to you, to my children and I am keeping you first.  Can you keep me first?  That is enough for tonight, you rest now and we will talk again tomorrow.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

God armour...

My prayer:
My God, Lord and protector.  I am here tonight and I am a little nervous about tomorrow.  Did I make the right choice?  Is it going to be ok? Is this your will?  Is it ok? 

God, I know you have not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind.  I know that, but it doesn't really feel like it tonight.  God, I am in your hands. 

Thank you for always taking care of me.  Thank you for amazing people who surround me with love and with prayer.  Thank you for making everything work to my good.  Thank you for being God, almighty Father and King.  I love you God.  I praise you God. I worship you God.  I am truly crazy about you God.  I am truly nuts about you!  I am in your hands God.

What God Said Tonight:
No fear my daughter.  No weapon formed against you will prosper.  You know that I am bigger than every attack and I will make it all work for your good.  I have promised and I stand by my promises. 

Be assured tonight that you are mine and that I will ALWAYS take care of you.  I will never let you go.  I will be your covering and your shelter.  I will defend you to the end of the earth.  I will protect you against all enemies.  I will never let you down and I will never let you come to harm.  I am a shield for you daughter.  I am your helmet and your breastplate.  I am your sword and I am your belt.  I am your armour for this battle called life and I will cover and protect you for ever. 

I love you so much.  No weapon formed against you will prosper.  I will never allow them to touch you.  I am so in love with you. I love you with a violence and a fervor that makes it impossible for any harm and evil to touch you.  You are completely covered by me daughter and I will not let you be exposed.  Rest assured tonight and walk with confidence into tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More weirdness...

My prayer:
Another weird but glorious day God! So MANY things trying to come against me today but you worked everything out perfectly! You are such a perfect and amazing God!  I PRAISE YOU AWESOME LORD!!!  I want to hear just from you tonight God.

What God Said Tonight:
Today was more of the weirdness that is trying to throw you off track.  We are so close to the promises that you have been waiting for and today was more of those attacks I told you about. 

You did well today, you did not panic and you came to me with it all.  You trusted me and that is so good.  Keep trusting me and I will make ALL things work to your good.  The attacks and the blessings.  I will make all things work to your good.  You realize that means every thing.  Every act, every word EVERYTHING, I will make every thing work to your good. 

You are a blessed child of mine and you are set up for such greatness in your life. You ...I don't want to say more because I don't want to ruin it for you.  I want you to experience it in its fullness including the surprise of it. 

Keep the faith girl, it is right around the corner.  Be prepared for anything and trust me in every thing and I promise I will work it all out for your good! 

You rest now daughter, you should be pretty tired after this day!  Love you and sleep sweetly.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The power of choice...

My prayer:
Mighty and powerful Father God. My thoughts are all over the place tonight.  I am so grateful for all that you are doing in my life and the lives around me.  Thank you God for bringing "D" her job! She has been waiting for SOOOOO long.  Thank you for providing for her God and hearing our prayers. 

You so often decisively answer our prayers God and I am so grateful for that.  Sometimes it takes a long time for your answer or your provision to come through and although the waiting is hard, I can understand why it is good for us to wait sometimes. 

The ones that I have a hard time understanding are the ones where you don't seem to answer.  I am sure that it is just that I don't understand what all is going on, but like the baby we prayed over in the hospital; the report is that the baby is brain dead, not healed like we were believing for.  Now, it could be that the report is wrong.  It would not be the first time.  And, I will believe your report on the matter, not the doctors report, by choice, but it is hard.  It's hard for me to understand why sometimes, with something I am so sure that I understand your will, like in the case of healing where you have said that it is your desire that we live in divine health and that by His stripes we are healed, and we pray for your will over sickness and sometimes they don't get better. 

I know that we have talked about this in the past and you have taught me a lot about it.  But truth is, I still have trouble with it.  I have trouble understanding why sometimes they are not healed.  I want to understand so I can know that I am doing or not doing everything I should be doing or not doing for them. 

You are the healer God and you are all knowing.  Therefore, I really should let it go, knowing that you always know best and I should leave it at that but I haven't figured out how to do that. 

Huh, when I started this prayer tonight God, I didn't think I had much to talk about...guess I was wrong.  Thank you God for never getting tired of my questions.  I wonder if I will ever run out of questions.  Seems unlikely.  I love you God and I thank you for everything.  You are incredible!!

What God Said Tonight:
Walking in faith is not easy. If it was, everyone would do it.  Being with me, trusting in me, loving me, doesn't always make sense.  I know you want it to, but that just isn't the way it is. 

I am who I am.  I am not what you think I should be.  I am, and that is what you have to understand.  There are things about me that can't make sense to you because they are bigger than what your mind can reason out.  There are aspects of me that seem confusing because you can't get beyond your experience of life and your experience of me. 

I am who I am.  I am the great physician and it is my desire that my children live in divine health.  I will heal every time, when I can. I have placed and given some power to you as my children.  I have given you the power of choice.  I have given you the ability to choose to be with me and to choose not to be with me.  I have given you the choice to accept my presents to you and I have given you the choice to refuse them.

People so often refuse the gift of healing.  They are afraid to believe or they think that the healing stuff is crazy and not for them...there are many reasons why they chose not to be healed.  Then there are times when people choose for them, like in the case of a baby.  They don't mean to make a choice that ends in death or sickness but they don't believe that the gift is real.  They don't believe that I still heal. 

You have seen it multiple times in multiple people and multiple situations, so you are more likely to believe it and to receive it than some.  But for someone who has not seen it or experienced it, it sounds crazy.  It is easier to believe in death and sickness.  They are so completely in your face.  There is no subtlety in death or in sickness.  They get right up in your face so you can't see anything but them. 

The more you talk about my miracle healing power, the more likely they are to believe and to begin to accept my gift.  Don't be quiet about what I do.  Talk about it, share it and help people to believe; I am real, I am here and I am theirs.  I love you daughter and don't ever stop asking questions.

Monday, March 14, 2011

The complete package...

My prayer:
God I am so excited tonight!!! I am so excited by what you are doing and what you are about to do!

I really should have trusted that you had a great plan, and I kind of did, but part of me wondered how much yuck I had to go through to get to the good stuff.  I know I probably shouldn't think about it that way but sometimes I do. 

It is always worth it.  The joy that you bring the things you do are always worth the struggle in the end.  I just wish I would get  better at remembering that in the middle of the struggle.  I wonder if I will ever get to that point where "I count it all joy," where I find a way to even enjoy the struggle?  Now that would be something.  That would be a true life of joy if I could find a way to enjoy even the tough parts! 

But, back to the good stuff...I am so excited about the directions you are taking us, the new things you are doing with us, the new partnerships you are creating and that I get to be a part of it!!!!  Thank you God for letting me be a part of what you are doing.  I am SO GRATEFUL!!!! Ok, you are probably getting sick of the exclamation points but it is hard to dance on a blog!!! Love you so much God!!!!!!

What God Said Tonight:
You are cute daughter.  I love seeing you excited, exclamation points and all!  You are getting a glimpse of the future and it is so bright.  I am so exited about taking you to this new level, this new place.  There is so much we can do together in this new place.  You will continue to be amazed. 

I want to see you stretched beyond your limit and trusting in me.  I want to see you trusting me in the things that you know you are not good at.  I want to see you letting me fill those gaps you have and make you complete.  I want to see you accepting all of this willingly and not thinking less of yourself for the lack but thinking more of yourself because you know that I am in you and with you and accomplishing all that you cannot. 

You are more because I am in you.  You are more complete and capable of so much more than you ever would have been on your own.  But with that, never forget that it is me in you that is accomplishing it all.  With me, you are the complete package, you are a royal priesthood and the head and not the tail. You are all of these things because of me in you.  I am the glue that holds you together, the covering that makes you stronger. 

Tomorrow is better than today and the day after will be better yet...so much to do and the perfect amount of time to accomplish it all, if you trust and follow me.  Love you sweet girl.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Words...

My prayer:
Awesome God, I am lost in my own thoughts tonight and I am having trouble putting words to them.  I need to start sketching again because sometimes words are simply not enough. 

There are thoughts and feelings that transcend words.  Like the first time you see the ocean or snow, how do you explain that feeling.  Or like the first time I fell in love, words are not enough.  Like the first time I felt you in my heart and in my spirit, words do not exist. 

God I love you and I trust you even though life is very weird right now.  I trust that you are in control despite all of the weird things that are happening.  My life is completely yours and I am at your disposal God. 

What God Said Tonight:
Words are not enough but words are a start.  I communicate with you in words but they are more than words. 

Words are powerful and they create reality.  Words create the world around you.  The power of words is truly undeniable if you pay attention. I have infused words with power.  I spoke the world into existence.  I used words.  Don't discount the power of words. 

You are right that some experiences transcend words, but you must find the words in each situation. It is the task I have for you at this time.  Find the words, create the reality and spread my word throughout the world.  We are running short on time to get the message out and I need you to be serious and targeted in your ministry.  I need you to use the words I give you to show as many people as possible the salvation and joy that I have for them  I need you to explain how amazing our relationship is.  I need you to tell them in a way that makes them want it for themselves. 

You find the words and I will anoint them with the power to touch their hearts.  Together forever my girl.  I love you and those are words with a lot of power.  Rest now and get ready for tomorrow.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

In the dark...

My prayer:
God of all creation, mighty healer, provider, teacher, lover, Father, best friend, peace maker, protector, ever present, all powerful, all knowing, warrior, creator, King and Lord, you are my everything.  When I feel lack in my life, I just have to remember that you truly are my everything.  When I get stuck in thinking about what is missing, I just have to focus on all that you are and all that you bring to my life. 

You are truly more than enough God.  You are nothing missing and nothing lacking.  You are the reason I get up in the morning.  You are the purpose in my day.  You are the joy and peace that I ride in on the way home and you are the comfort that I rest in at night. 

I love you God.  I love how you love me.  I love your power.  I love your completeness.  I love your gentleness.  I love that you are always the answer to whatever is going wrong. 

Speaking of answers, I am confused by my dreams lately.  Last night in particular with the weird broken finger that didn't hurt but I kept getting side tracked on my way to get it fixed...do these weird dreams mean anything or should I be more careful about what I am eating before bed?  If they have meaning, I need your help to understand them.  You know I am usually pretty good at picking up on dream meanings but these...well, I can't figure these out.  You tell us when we lack wisdom to ask, so I am asking. 

Thank you God for being there for me always with whatever I need.  I love you God.  It is pretty easy to give my life to a God is everything I will ever need.  My life is yours God.

What God Said Tonight:
What is it that you need to know that I haven't already told you?  The details are not as important as the understanding that I am in control and that I have a purpose and a plan.  If you knew more of the details you would try to make it happen on your own.  I know you dear daughter.  You are a doer, I made you that way.  But because there are some things that I need to do for you, I need to keep some things hidden until the appointed time. 

I need you to trust me with the details and trust that when it is time for you to act and time for you to understand that I will give you direction and understanding.  I will never leave you in the dark for longer than is necessary.  It is uncomfortable, but it builds your faith when you don't know the details of what is next, when you have to trust me to make the way.  Like many things that are good for you, things that make you grow, it is uncomfortable, but necessary. 

I love you so much daughter.  I treasure you and our time together.  I treasure your trust, I treasure your praise and worship.  It is truly a sweet fragrance to me. 

I see your doubt. I see you self doubt. I see your troubled mind, which is spawning these weird dreams and I am speaking to each of them tonight and saying peace, be still.  I tell you daughter that you do not need to live in fear or live in self doubt.  I have you firmly in my hand and I will not let go.  I will never give up on you.  You are my precious gem that I treasure and hold dearly and close to my heart.  You are what I hoped for.  You are my child and I am pleased.  Experience this new peace and you will find a new level of joy in this life.  I love you my sweet.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Inheritance of peace...

My prayer:
Awesome God, my purpose and the meaning of my life.  God, I found us some new music like you asked and it is pretty awesome; but I just found out the man who recorded it was killed in a car accident last December and I am writing with tears in my eyes.  He was clearly a believer and I have no doubt he is with you in heaven, so I shouldn't be sad.  It is just odd to have just found his music and find out he is already gone...It leaves me feeling odd mixture of loss and joy that he is with you.  Weird that I can miss someone I have never met.

On another note, thank you for the great opportunities to serve you and your people,  Great opportunities to pray and connect. I also finally finished the Prayer Campus materials! That took longer than I expected but I am really excited about what you have given me for that God.  I think it is going to be awesome and help a lot of people.  I can't wait to see what you do with it.

On the world scene tonight, there was the earthquake and tsunami in Japan today.  I pray God that you take care of your people.  Help them find the way out.  Help them find shelter and provision.  Comfort them and give them peace dear God.  I place them firmly in your hands Lord where they will always be safe.

Locally, we have a pretty big wildfire burning here.  I ask God that you put a hedge of protection around your people and their homes God.  I pray that you keep them from harm.  I pray that you provide for them and give them peace.  I thank you God that you, as the Prince of Peace, provide us with a peace that passes all understanding.

There is a lot going on tonight God.  Thank you for being big enough to handle it all.  I love you God.  What is on your mind?

What God Said Tonight:
Wait a little longer and you will see the plan and purpose coming together.  I have had a plan for a long time now and it is all coming together right now. 

You have prayed for peace for a lot of people today.  It seems like a theme and there is a reason for that.  It is times like this when it seems like everything is falling apart and in chaos that you most need to trust me and lean on me. 

I will bring you peace.  I will be your peace in the storm.  I will quiet the waves and calm the winds.  I will create a place where you can sleep in the presence of your enemies knowing that I will protect you. 

I love you and I have a plan that is being lived out every minute.  I am in control of your life and I will not let you crumble or fail. I will raise you up and you will be held high. You will be held above the harm and above the crowd.  You will be safe in my protection.  You, my children will be safe now and forever. 

I wait in anticipation of the day when we can live freely together, above the chaos in my perfect peace.  I love you daughter.  I will protect you and provide you with peace.  You and all of my children have that inheritance of peace, now and forever.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Perfect love...

My prayer:
Awesome God, my healer, my teacher, my Lord, my Father, my everything.  I am distracted tonight and I am having a hard time figuring out what to pray about.  I am not sure why. 

This was a really good day.  You healed me, you healed other people that I had the privilege to pray for (thanks again God!!).  You gave me favor at my job. You blessed me all day.  You protected me. You were awesome to me all day God. 

I love you. Those words seem so paltry.  I often say those words throughout  the day and I mean them every time but with you...it seems like there should be a different word for my love for you.  Just as it seems like there should be a different word for the love you have for me.  It doesn't seem like enough to say "I love you."  Do I say it enough? Do I show you in my actions and in the life that i live? Do I make you feel loved?

Teach me to love and express love better God. I know it is one of the most important things you have told us to do.  Help me to be better at it.  Teach me how to love and show love better. Thank you Jesus, amen.

What God Said Tonight:
Watch me and learn to love. I will teach you perfect love if you want to know it. I will teach you how you love a people who put you to death.  I will teach you to love the very people who beat you and torture you.  I will teach you how to love the robber next door who wants nothing more than the attention being diverted from him for a minute so he can escape. 

I will teach you how to love the most unlovable.  Thank you for being willing to learn. Love, real love, will change the world.  Study, theology will never save on it's own.  It is the love that makes the difference  It is perfect love that is never jealous, always supportive and always there.  You can count on this kind of love.

You are falling asleep on my daughter, but I love you and I will teach you my perfect love.  You are very close in many cases. I believe you will be a quick learner, again.  I love you sweetheart.  Stay safe and whole and find us some new music.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Protected from attacks...

My prayer:
My mighty and awesome Lord! Today was a whole new revelation of how everything is temporary and I am not promised tomorrow.  Kind of a wake up call.  It helps me to remember to be so very grateful for every day.  It helps me to remember that every prayer request is an awesome opportunity for me to serve your people. It helps me to remember not to waste time but to cherish it.  God, thank you for helping me to remember and thank you for healing me. 

You are so amazing.  I don't know what you have planned for the next week or so but it feels like something big is on the way.  I can't wait to see what you do! I love you God. Thank you for the reminder today.

What God Said Tonight:
Today was not what it seemed.  You were not in the danger that you thought you were and I am fully protecting you, especially right now. 

There will be great attacks waged against you in the next several weeks, but I will protect you.  The attacks cannot succeed.  You are safe in my arms.  The car yesterday was part of the the attack.  The physical symptoms today were part of the attack.  There will be more but do not be afraid.  I am with you always.  We have much to do yet. 

There will be a day when your time on this earth is over and we will be together in heaven forever.  That will be a time to celebrate and not to mourn because it will happen when you have achieved all that I have for you to do on this earth.  It will be a time of joy and reconciliation.  It will be wonderful but it will not be premature.  It will be in my time and with my purpose. 

Your purpose and my plan for your life is assured.  I love you so much daughter.  Trust me and do not be afraid.  I will protect you always.  I will guide you always. I will NEVER leave you.  You are in for some truly great times, some amazing things that you have longed for are about to happen.  But, in the meantime, there will be these attacks.  Feel free to laugh them off because they cannot touch you.  I love you daughter.  You are safe.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A good day...

My prayer:
My God, my Lord, my everything.  How are you doing tonight?  I have been so focused on me and what is going on in my life, I haven't asked you how things are for you in a long time.  How are things going?  Did any of us do anything that blessed you today?  Were you able to get accomplished what needed to be accomplished today?  Do you need anything?  Do you want to talk?  I love you God and I am here for you.

What God Said Tonight:
It is a wonderful thing when your kid actually remembers to ask you how you are doing!  I had a really good day.  There were many things and many people who blessed me today.  There were people who fed others who didn't have food.  There were people who gave homes to those who had no where to live.  There were people who visited other people in prison.  There were people who loved the people around them and the love made all the difference.  There were people who loved a young girl, who you know, and kept her from making a bad and irreversible choice. 

There were these things and so many more.  I am blessed by my children every day.  I am blessed in their praise, in their worship.  I am blessed in their obedience.  I am blessed in their service and in their giving.  I am  blessed by their faithfulness.  I had a good day. 

There were other things today too.  Things that were not such a blessing.  Those things are the reason we still have so much work left to do. Those things are the reason that I need you to continue the course that I have set for you.  Those things are the reason that we cannot rest until every single person has heard about me, about salvation, and has had a chance to make the right choice.  It is soooo important.  I cannot tell you.  It is truly the only thing that matters. 

Without that salvation, without my ability to cover you and wash you clean in my son's blood, all is lost.  There is no coming back from a life that is not covered in the blood of Jesus.  There is no way for me to truly help without that covering.  Every person gets a choice. 

Be my hands and feet and give them that choice.  Don't miss another chance.  Give them the choice. 

I love you daughter.  I am blessed by you coming to meet me here each night.  We have so many nights together left.  You and me for all eternity.  Thank you.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Grace...

My prayer:
Awesome God, I wish I was a better person.  I did not handle this day very well.  I would like to be that person who always loves, who always understands, who is infinitely patient, but I am not that person...At least, not yet.  I would like to always think of others before myself.  I would love to give more than I receive.  But I am not there yet. 

Instead, I am the person who has days like today, when every little thing seems to get on my last nerve until I get frustrated with myself and I am no good to anyone.  I wish I was a better person. 

God, I ask that you make me a better person. Keep working on me God.  Keep changing me.  Keep making me into someone that you can use. 

I love you God and I am very grateful that you helped me keep my cool and not actually "go off" on any one. I pray God and ask for help making tomorrow better than today.  Make me better tomorrow than today.  Thank you God.  In Jesus name. amen.

What God Said Tonight:
Today wasn't so bad but your attitude gave you a tainted view of the events.  It clouded your vision of the day. Today, there was a lot of laughter.  Today you blessed more than one person.  Those are the things that you can focus on.  And, yes, you did not "go off" on anyone which is a huge improvement from not that long ago. 

You are not what you hope to be but you are much farther along in who you need to be than you were last year or even last week.  You are constantly growing.  You are constantly in the process of becoming all that I will have you be. 

It is good to want to be the best you can be, but it is arrogance to think you will achieve it on your own or even in this lifetime.  Your responsibility is to try and to recognize that all have sinned and fallen short of my glory.  You are a part of that "all." 

This perfection you so constantly seek is not very useful to me.  I need you as you are, striving to be all you can be and falling short, relying on me to make up the gap.  You and I, remember, we are in this together. 

You are so busy pulling yourself up by your bootstraps that you are forgetting to lean on me.  You are forgetting that I am here for you and I want to help you.  You are forgetting that I love you and I will help you and guide you always.  I am your ever present help.  Rely on me for that help.  Stop trying to do it all on your own and you will not get so frustrated. 

I am yours now and forever and I will always be here for you.  Relax and rest in me tonight so I can help put some things right.  I will make sure that your path is clear and straight.  You will know what steps to to take tomorrow.  I will make it plain. Trust me to guide you and trust me to make up the difference of where your ability drops off and my grace kicks in.  It is there for you.  I love you daughter, please don't forget that.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Scars...

My prayer:
Mighty Father, guide me, direct me, teach me and make me what you need me to be.  I love you God and know from experience that what you want for me is better than what I imagine for myself.  So, I officially let go tonight God.  Not my will but your will God.  We, I say it all the time, but tonight I mean it in a whole new way with a whole new level of sincerity. 

God help me to see the things you want me to do and to change and help me to do and change them.  God help me to see your people as you see them so I can always find love and compassion for them.  Help me God to be a blessing in people's lives.  God help me to help them become all that you want them to be.

In the immortal words of Tiny Tim, God bless us, every one!  Bless every one of us God.  In Jesus precious name, amen.

What God Said Tonight:
I love my children so much. I know that sometimes it is hard to see why. Sometimes it is hard for others to see why I love you so much. 

Life scars, scratches and mars my people.  I never meant for that to happen.  I never meant for life to be painful and damaging, but here we are.  When you look past the scars, you will find beautiful fresh, new skin.  You will find a tenderness of a person who just wants to be loved and accepted.  That is at the heart of every person. 

Depending on the depth of their scars, you may never be able to see their true need and they may never be able to tell you.  Depending on the thickness of their scarring, you may never be able to reach them.  But, I can.  Given the opening, I can. 

Continue in your gift my daughter and pray.  Pray for those that hurt you, pray for those that love you, pray for those who ignore you, pray for those who don't even know you yet.  Pray and open the channel for me to reach through the scars and heal them. 

There are some people with scars that run so deep and so thick that nothing but the power of the Holy Spirit can penetrate them.  But, give me the opportunity and I will heal.  Give me the chance and I will make them new and whole.  Give me the chance and I will make you new and whole too my daughter. 

It is my hope, my desire that all of my children live in divine health.  That is not just physical health.  Divine health is a health of the body, mind and spirit.  It is a wholeness, a completeness that allows you to be all that you can.  It is my great desire that each of my children know this wholeness. 

Will you open the channel so I can come in and heal?  Do not grow weary, do not get tired of doing good.  It is worth it, every time. Tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities.  I am with you now and forever and we will see such great things.  Rest now and be made whole.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

River rafting...

My prayer:
My Father God.  I know you told me that I needed to reflect and move on today.  I need some help with the moving on part. 

In reflection, I just found myself missing lost things more and more instead of focusing on all of the amazing things you have done.  I miss my cat, I miss friends, I miss, well you know all the things I am missing tonight.  Wallowing in this is definitely not good and not what you want.  So, I need your help God. 

I ask for your help to look forward and not backward.  I need your help to focus on all that I have and all that you have done instead of the things that are gone, either temporarily or permanently.  Basically, I just need your help.  You have always said when I need help to call on you.  I am calling on you God. 

I love you God.  Thank you for always being there for me and never leaving. 

What God Said Tonight:
All things, except for me are temporary.  If you are going to get stuck in the past, stuck in missing the things that are gone, you are going to be miserable your entire life.  You will never see the future I have for you as long as you mourning what is gone. 

You have great things in your future, but those things will be temporary as well.  You must learn to appreciate what you have while you have it and let it go when it is gone.  I have great plans for you but the harder you hold on to things that I have allowed to leave your life, the harder it is for me to put the new things into your hands.  You have to empty your hands before I can fill them.  Let it go so I can give you the new thing. 

You will always have opportunities, people, pets and love in your life, but it won't be from the same people, animals or circumstances.  Life, by definition, is transient.  You know that even your own body is dust waiting to become dust again.  But I am permanent, unchanging and will never leave you.  I am the ONLY thing that is permanent. 

So, hang onto me.  Don't ever let  go of me.  Let everything else come and go and you will live the full life I have planned for you.  When you think of the people and things that have come and gone, appreciate them for what they were and what they brought and know that there will be new things, people experiences in the future that will bring to you as much or more.  

Living life is like riding the rapids of a river. Sometimes you race down the river, sometimes you float, but the scenery, the things around you are always changing.  The only thing that is constant is the boat, the thing that is carrying you.  I am your boat and I will not leave you. Let It go tonight and I will fill your life tomorrow.  I love you daughter now and forever.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Endings...Beginnings...

My prayer:
Awesome God.  I am not sure what to pray tonight.  This has been a wild week with great highs and great lows.  I am glad that it is over and I am looking forward to rest tomorrow. 

God I feel like you are preparing me, us, for a new season.  I feel like we are right on the edge of some new great thing.  It is exciting and a little frightening. 

Your will be done God.  Nothing more and nothing less than your will. It really is that simple God.  I trust you completely and want your complete will.  If I have learned anything in the last year it is that your plans for me are so much better than anything I come up with on my own. 

So, I am in complete submission to your will God.  Not our of a feeling of defeat but out of a place of faith and joy knowing that what ever you have for me will be amazing.  I love you Father.  What is on your mind?

What God Said Tonight:
You came through this week and did not lose your faith.  That is good.  That is not something you could have done not so long ago.  You have been on a journey to increase your faith.  You have been on a journey to bring you closer to me.  The journey is not over but it is time to reflect and see how far you have come. 

You will never be done growing or learning.  It is a part of life that you will always be able to learn more and be more.  You will always have goals and direction.  You will always have me to dream the big dreams for you. 

This is the end of one thing and the beginning of something new.  Take a moment to mourn the ending but move quickly to celebrating the new thing. 

The future is bright.  Your future is limitless.  I am going to take you to new places, new levels and new experiences that will be incredible.  Reflect on where you have come from but don't get stuck in reflection.  By the end of tomorrow I need you forward focused again.  Ready to take the next steps. 

I love you daughter and I love the journey with you.  Giving you a big hug right now my girl.  Sleep and rest.  The time for the new season is nearly here.