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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Focus...

My prayer:
Awesome, amazing God I worship you. My focus is you tonight God. Sometimes I get so tied up in my own stuff, I forget to enjoy you. Tonight is about enjoying you, worshiping you, loving you. 


God, how do I describe you? How do I describe that experience like no other where you fill me, fill the atmosphere, and create something beyond the natural experience. 


God, my life is good; but, if I had this exact same life without you in it, it would be worth nothing at all. "Life" without you is not life at all. 


God I feel you here tonight. I hear you God. You are always welcome God, wherever I am you are welcome. If I am there, consider yourself a VIP guest. Well I guess you can't be a guest since you created, own, and are God of everything. You are and will always be my +1 God. If they invite me, they better understand you are coming with me. We are a package deal. 


Thank you for being you and being in me God. I love you so much. What is on your mind tonight.


What God Said Tonight:
I am your one and only and you are mine. I am so jealous over you. I hate it when you lose your focus off of me. Not because I need it but because you need it. You need to stay focused on me or things start going south in your life. 


Whenever I see you let things get in the way of you and me, whether it is worry, business, friends, TV, work or just general sin, it hurts me so much. Then I get angry. The pain I feel is more for you and what those choices will do to you. The anger is about satan getting foothold in your life. He has no right in your life, but when you lose focus you open the door to him and he will always take more than you offer him. He never leaves empty handed. 


I can't stand to see you give pieces of yourself to him. You belong to me. All of you. I love you so much, I love all of you. I don't want you to be less you than you are because you let him in. Keep the door shut on him for your sake and mine. 


Keep your focus on me and we will do great things. Carry that focus throughout your day and we can start having fun again. It has all been pretty serious lately which is ok. We all need serious time. But I am ready for some fun. I am ready to have some fun with you again. You are everything to me and I love you.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Banish the dark...

My prayer:
God, my God who I can bring anything to. God, thank you for never getting tired of me bringing stuff to you to handle. Thank you for hearing me and taking care of it all. 


Father, it has been a tough couple of days but I trust you. I trust that you are going to turn it all to my good. I trust that you will never leave me. I trust that you have a plan and a purpose for my life and it is good. I trust God that this season, like every season is only temporary. I refuse to get stuck here. 


God you are so good. You bless me, you keep me in divine health, you provide for me, you teach me, you save me from myself time and time again. Grateful is too little of a word. Thank you is not enough. 


God my life is yours now and forever. Show me what you want me to do and what you don't want me to do. Show me what I need to change. Show me how to be everything that you need me to be. Help me to be the blessing. 


I love you so much God. Even in my most discouraged moment, I haven't lost hope in you and knowing that you will bring me out. I believe we have many more days of joy to live out together. I believe that we have a lot more to accomplish. I will encourage myself God and I will follow you out. In Jesus name, amen.


What God Said Tonight:
That is better. Think on good things. Think on the promises not on the struggle. You know what to do. You have been taught. You don't have to stay in the season of doubt for one more second if you don't want to. 


I have not given you a spirit of fear. I have given you a spirit of power, love, and a sound mind. Take that power, love, and your sound mind and use them. No weapon formed against you is going to prosper. I have taken care of it. Trust my promise. 


The evidence, what you see, is going to lie to you for a little while longer. Trust me and not what you see right now. The darkness is trying to overshadow you. You can see and feel it out of the corner of your eye. It cannot prosper. It cannot have you. You are light. You live with my light inside of you. And, where there is light, there cannot be darkness. The darkness will be overpowered by the light every time. Live in my light in your life. Trust my light to lead you and guide you. Trust that people see the light. The light is truth. The dark is the lie. 


The dark has already fled while we talked here tonight. Can you feel the new lightness in you? Rejoice, celebrate it! We are coming out on the other side of this thing unharmed and stronger than ever. I love you daughter. You are stronger than you think. Stay in the light and banish the dark.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Edge of doom...

My prayer:
I am pretty crazy about you God. I know I have been feeling a bit sorry for myself lately, seeing the things that I don't have in my life, seeing the lack in me, etc. But fact is, having you in my life, living, active, and manifested in my life is better than anything or anyone I could ever imagine. You really are everything I need. 


I am so tired of these cycles where I feel like I am one bad decision away from massive failure. I don't know where they come from. Most of the time, fear of failure isn't a problem anymore.  You have shown me how failure is really just an opportunity and most of the time that is how I see it. But every once in awhile, I start feeling like something really horrible is right around the corner. I get to feeling that I am about to mess up so big, it will be really tough to get over it. 


The thing is, almost all of the time when I feel like this, nothing happens. That let's me know that it is a lie and I should ignore it. But I start to think, what if this time it is you trying to warn me about something. What if this time, it is true. Uggh! I said I wasn't going to go here tonight God but I guess it is still weighing on my heart. 


Help me God to see and know the truth. Help me to make good decisions. Help me God to pull out of this. I really don't like it. Forgive me God for whining tonight. I don't like that I am doing that either. I am sorry.


What God Said Tonight:
Can you mess up big enough that I can't fix it? I am God. I am the ruler of the universe. I am the all powerful and mighty God. Could you ever, even if you tried really hard, mess up big enough that I couldn't fix it? Of course not. The only decision you can make that would keep me from fixing it is if you chose to keep me out of your life. Otherwise, as long as I am in your life, I can fix anything you get wrong. 


That being said, don't go about and try to do things wrong. There are consequences, natural consequences for actions and I don't want you to suffer if you don't have to. But big time mess ups, they are well within my ability to turn them around to your good. 


When I give you a warning about something bad coming your way, I will always give you the answer of how to deal with it. I will never leave you with just the impending doom and worry. If all you have is worry and fear, you know who those are from. He is spending a lot of time on you right now. In this battle, I need you to remember everything you have learned. Even more, I need you to trust me to fight it. 


Keep bringing this stuff to me. I can only truly help you when you bring it to me. If you hold onto it because you are ashamed or because you don't want to complain, then I can't address it directly, which is always the most effective approach. 


I love you daughter. You are not on the edge of doom, you are on the edge of your breakthrough. You are on the edge of the next level that will be glorious. I am already celebrating where you are going. I am celebrating your future. Trust me to be big enough to take care of you and all that you do. I will guide you and lead you but not through fear. I will always guide you through peace and hope. I love you so much. Trust, rest, and keep praying. 

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Not good enough...

My Prayer:
Awesome Father. I am kind of lost in my own thoughts tonight. Today was wonderful. Thank you for giving me a rest day. I really needed it. This week was a bit tough. 


But now, having gotten rested, I have so many thoughts going through my head. I am trying to focus on the things that really matter. So much of what is running through my head doesn't matter. It is stuff I barely care about and I know it is stuff that you don't care about. And, if I know that you don't care about it, why do I care about it at all? 


God, sometimes, like now, when I look at myself, all I see are the flaws, the spots. All I can see is where I fall short. All I can see is the things I didn't do or the the things I didn't do right. 


I worry at times that this is the real picture of me.  That this is how other people see me. That people only see me as a messed up screw up. I worry that I have hurt people that I don't even realize I have hurt.  I worry that I am blind to my areas for improvement.  I sure am using that worry word a lot tonight. 


God, to sum it all up, I worry that I am not good enough and that I am a poor reflection of you. You want me to show people how amazing it is to live with you and I am trying, but sometimes I worry that what they see is me messing things up instead of seeing how amazing you are. 


God, I know that you tell me I am the head and not the tail, I am above and not beneath and I am a royal priesthood.  And, I know that through Christ, I am all of those things, at least in the spiritual realm.  But in the day to day, when I go to work, when I hang out with friends, when I go to the grocery store, what do they see? Am I the reflection you want me to be or am I still too much of a mess dealing with my own stuff? 


Dear God, make me a blessing to everyone around me.  Don't let me mess up anyone else's life because I am still dealing with my stuff. Please make it all right. I love you Father!


What God Said Tonight:
Interesting prayer tonight daughter. I thought we were through this. Someone has been beating up on you good. He has no right you know. He has no right to accuse you. He has no right to even talk to you. You are my daughter, bought and paid for, and satan has no place in your life or in your thoughts. 


You are all of the things you knew I would say that you are and more. I cannot let you talk badly about my precious daughter. You are my heart being shown to the world. If you think that is ugly, than you think I am ugly. I am reflected in you, in every word and in every action I am reflected through you and that is beautiful. 


You are living under some false beliefs tonight. You are listening to lies. I know that you know what those lies sound like and who lies to you. He has done it so many times in your past. You know his voice. Don't listen to it. Don't listen to the lies. 


Do you have areas to work on, you bet and we will always be working on areas to make you the best reflection of me that you can be. But, like with your own child, they are not less precious and amazing just because they don't know how to ride a bike yet.  They will learn and that will  be great when they do. But, until they do, it doesn't make them less wonderful. 


You are the best you that you can be for what you know today. Tomorrow, you will know more and you will be an even better you. As long as you remain open and teachable, we will never have an issue around this. 


I love you right where you are. I will love you tomorrow. I will love when you learn to "ride a bike" and I will love when you haven't yet learned. I will tell you right now that you are precious and that you are the reflection I need you to be. Be real, be transparent, and people will see this life we have together and that will be more powerful and attractive than you can imagine. It is beautiful, you are beautiful, and we are beautiful together. I love you so much. Renew yourself in that love tonight.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Living with God...

My prayer:
Mighty God you are everything to me. I rely on you so much. I can't imagine making it through a single day without you. I don't know how anyone does it. The people who don't yet know you, what do they do when the world turns upside down in their lives?


God, I pray for every person who doesn't know you yet or who hasn't learned how to rely on you completely yet. I pray God that you draw them in and show them how amazing you are.  God show them in a very tangible and real way how you are our ever present help. God, please show them that life doesn't have to be so hard when you are in it. 


I love you so much and I am so grateful that no matter what life throws at me, I have you to lean on and to go to for answers. I am so grateful that not only do you comfort me but you also make everything work to my good. Even the really tough stuff, you somehow find a way to make it turn out for my good. THANK YOU! LOVE YOU! PRAISE YOU!


What God Said Tonight:
What more do you want me to do to convince them daughter? I have done miracle after miracle. I have spoken to them through my witnesses and sometimes directly. I cannot force them. I will not force them. I want then to choose me, for their sake and mine but I won't force them. 


You must my daughter continue to reflect me, continue to show the world what it can be like to live life with me. Show them what it is like to deal with the struggles and the joys of life with me in it. Show them. I will continue to work on their hearts. I will continue to do everything possible to catch their attention but I need you to show them. 


They won't believe me at first because they don't trust me. They know you and they trust you. Show them the reality of a life with me. Don't sugar coat any part of it. Show them everything. You will be amazed at how many people will come to me just because they saw you, they saw me in you, and they saw what their life could be.  That is why it is so important that you show our real life, never cover up. 


Shine bright and people will see.  Some of them will decide to come to me just from seeing a life lived for me. I say "some" but really, it will be a lot, more than you can count or keep track of. Go, rest again and we will be together again tomorrow!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Get out of God's way...

My prayer:
Awesome, powerful, all knowing, loving God! Thank you for today and every opportunity. I love living for you. I love living a life of purpose. I love living a life that shows you off and blesses other people. 


Less of me and more of you God. It is something I am really starting to notice God, that when I post these blog entries and I am completely wiped out, actually falling asleep as I type, those are the nights that seem to have the biggest impact on the most people.  I am pretty sure that's because on those nights, there is none of me and it is all you.  


God help me to get out of your way more. Help me to follow your lead better.  Help me to not always jump in to do what I think I should do but to wait a minute to hear what you want me to do. I love you so much God. Help me to get out of your way more. In Jesus name, amen.


What God Said Tonight:
You are not in my way but your surrender to my will always turns out better than trying to assert your own. I gave you free will for a purpose and I want you to make choices.  One of those choices can always be to jump on my train and go with me to the next destination.


I will guide you always. I will always let you know where I want you to be and what I want you to do. Listen for it. Breathe every once and a while as you are doing things and hear my voice. I am talking to you all of the time. You aren't always hearing me but I am still talking. Listen in and join me. 


The more you do, the farther we will go, the more people we will touch, and the more we will accomplish for my kingdom. You are an essential piece of the kingdom of God. I need each of my children to be in place as we move into this final season of this earth. Be in position and follow my lead. I love you more than you know. I love what you can do. I love what we can do toghether when you listen. Sleep,recover, and restore again tonight. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

God is with me...

My prayer:
Awesome day God. Awesome small group tonight God. So tired I can't keep my eyes open. Tonight is all you God. What is on your mind? 


Love that you are my peace, my teacher, my Father and my Lord. I love how you love me God.


What God Said Tonight:
I am with you here, right now. Do you feel my presence? I want you to understand me tonight. I am always with you. I am with you when you are hiding away from the world and I am with you in front of crowds. I am with you when you are doubting yourself and me and I am with you when you walking full of strength into the next challenge. 


I will never leave you, ever. I am yours forever. The bond we have is stronger than any bond ever measured. My love for you is greater than what can be measured. 


My intention for you, my plan is bigger and more powerful than you may ever realize. Even in the middle of it, you will not fully understand he impact. I need to shield you a little from the full spread and success of what we are about to do. I need to protect you from it corrupting you. You will look back some day and understand the impact. That will be a good day. But now while you are in it, I can't show it all to you or it would mess you up. 


I love you too much to leave you to the fate of anyone but me. I love you too much to let anyone but me have a piece of you. I am everything that you need and I will protect and keep you from unsafe things. I love you with a passion that I can only express through sacrificing my life for you. 


I love you daughter. You get rest tonight and we will handle tomorrow as it comes. I will bless you.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Simple...

My prayer:
Amazing God. I have a lot of stuff on my mind tonight God but I don't know if any of it is worth talking about. 


Life is complicated but living life for you is pretty simple. I think, because you are so awesome and so big that sometimes I start to think that living right, living for you has to be complicated; but when I really think about it, it isn't. You really summed it up in two instructions: Love you with all my heart and love my neighbor like myself. Nothing complicated in that. No denomination mentioned in that. No church politics in that. No judgement in that. No dress code in that. 


God, help me to get back to basics and not get distracted by the details, rules, and ideas that are not from you.  Help me to remember the simplicity of you and your gospel. Help me to do those two things, love you with all my heart and love my neighbor as myself, every moment of the rest of my life.  Help me God to love better.  Help me to express that love better. 


I do love you with all of my heart. Now and forever God, you and me and our family!


What God Said Tonight:
Simple principles, simple instructions. I have tried to make it all so plain. I even wrote it down to make it plain and yet there is still so much confusion in the world. 


I don't want you to struggle to know my will and to know what I want you to do.  That would be like a boss at work never telling you the expectations of you in your job and then slamming you in an evaluation. I am not unfair. I am a loving God that wants you to know everything. I want you to be fully equipped to live this life with all of the very best. I want you to know. 


I am not mysterious. I am literally an open book. I just need you to read it. 


It is all very simple. When in doubt love. When you are afraid, love. When you are worried about your future, love. When you are happy, love. When you are sad, love. Love is always the right response. 


I love you sweet daughter and I love our time together. I love being with you and I love talking to you. Be specific in your expression of your love. Show people you really mean it. "I love your willingness to serve me" is much more meaningful to you than "I love you," right? Get specific about your love. Rest and get up tomorrow with renewed hope born out of our love.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cycle of blessings...

My prayer:
You continue to bless me God! I love it so much and I feel so unworthy of it. Every time I turn around you are blessing me again. Whether it is success at work, or answering a prayer request for someone else, or the people you bless me with, every time I turn around there is new blessing. 


It is getting so I am not surprised anymore. I am still unbelievably grateful. I am still in awe. But, it doesn't surprise me anymore. Like today with the call with the potential client. They had already decided they were going to contract us before we ever got on the phone. We really didn't have to say a thing. We talk details on Wednesday and they want to get started right away. At the end of the call, all I could think was, "Yep, that's how my God rolls!" 


I love you God. Being spoiled by your blessings is amazing. Help me to keep it all in perspective. Help me God to never lose the understanding that the blessings may be great, but you are my focus. Help me to remember the principles of your Kingdom and what I sow is what I reap. Thank you God for every opportunity to be generous. Thank you God for multiplying that generosity back to me that I can give even more. The cycle of blessing is a pretty good way to live! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!


What God Said Tonight:
I am glad that in looking back on today, you are reflecting on the blessings and not the challenges.  There were both. There were a few pretty tough moments but your mind is focused on the good. 


That is a key to living life in my will. Think on the good things. If your focus is on me and on the good things, you will see clearly and live free of so many other entanglements. Worry is an entanglement. Fear is and entanglement. Pain is an entanglement. If you keep your focus on me, you will live free of these entanglements. 


You are so very precious to me and I love to bless you so much. Sometimes I get carried away but I know it is going to good ground and will produce more fruit. It is easy to give when I know it will be given in return. The same as it is for you. Once you realized that you would never miss any money you gave to me and my kingdom, it was a lot easier to give. 


I wash you clean tonight my daughter. Sleep well for another day of surprises and laughter tomorrow.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Dream big...

My prayer:
Awesome and mighty God. I can't believe the weekend is over already. Back to work tomorrow. I am excited that I get to teach again tomorrow. It has been awhile. I pray God for your favor and help to make the information understandable and to engage the students. 


Thank you God for all of the opportunities you have given me to use the gifts you have given me. To think, it wasn't that long ago that I wasn't even sure if I had any gifts from you, let alone how to use them for you. I remember so clearly that series at church about finding and following your passion and thinking, "I have no idea what my passion is!" You definitely took care of that! 


Thank you God for showing me my passion and my gifts. Thank you for positioning me in so many opportunities to use them. My God this life is so much more fulfilling because of that. 


I love God that when I die (or the rapture comes) that I get to live forever with you in heaven or on the new earth. That is a gift that can never be repaid. But, beyond that, I am so grateful that you love me enough to make this life so full and wonderful. 


I love you God. Thank you for passion, for gifts, and for opportunities to use them. Make me a blessing to everyone around me this week God that they see you in everything I do.


What God Said Tonight:
I have a purpose and a plan. I always have. I planned this night from the beginning of time. I planned this time with you. You are so important to me, so vital to me. I love you so much and blessing you is all that I want to do. 


I will bless you with work all the days of your life, not because I need you to work but because I know the fulfillment that work, good work has for you. I will never stop bringing you the opportunities to use your gifts for me. 


We are in this together. You can jump right in to pretty much any opportunity that comes your way at this point. I have a safety net around you. You can think of it as a fluffy cloud layer that will keep you from being hurt when you step out. I have a lot of opportunities that will require you to step out in faith. I need you to be ready and willing to step out quickly. So, I want you to know that I have a protection around you right now. 


This is the time to stretch and experiment. This is the time to go beyond what you think is possible. This is the time to dream big. I will protect you. I will cushion you. I will not let you fall. Step out and trust me. You are going to love it, I promise. I love you daughter. Keep going on this wonderful path of life you are on and trust in me. 

Saturday, May 21, 2011

God's plans...

My prayer:
Today was simply a good day God and I am grateful for it.  Nothing miraculous or super eventful; although I think you may have protected me from some stuff that could have been pretty bad.  That car almost ran over me today when I was crossing the street and I don't know what was down that one trail but you pretty clearly told me not to take that one. God thank you for everything that didn't happen today as well as everything that did. 


My mind is distracted tonight God. I love you and I want to be here with you completely; but, the truth is, my mind and heart are wandering.  There are a lot of possibilities for tomorrow and several of them are not good possibilities. God, I put it firmly in your hands and I pray God that your will be done in every situation.  I pray God that your perfect will is accomplished in my life. God I pray that you continue to show me what I should do but that you accomplish everything that you have planned tomorrow in your perfect timing  


I pray God that you help me not to get in the way of what you want to do but to be a part of making it happen, if possible. Help me God to be a blessing. Help me to be the person you created me to be. Help me to see things through your eyes. I trust and believe that you have brought me to this exact time and place with these exact circumstances for a reason. You don't make mistakes. There is a reason and I will trust you until I understand the reason knowing that you love me and you want only the best in my life. 


I love you God. Help me not to mess up your plans.


What God Said Tonight:
I am glad you don't want to mess up my plans but the truth is you couldn't if you wanted to. I have a plan and a purpose and I will see it accomplished.  You are not big enough or powerful enough to mess up my plan. 


Now, you can either choose to be a part of my plan and therefore be blessed or you can choose not to be a part of my plan and you will struggle miserably. Those are the only two choices. You are with me or you are against me. No middle ground. 


I love you and I work very hard to keep you safe. You have a lot more to do and you will only accomplish it when you are focused on me. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

God knows...

My prayer:
Well awesome and amazing God, I made it to another Friday night! Thank you God for bringing me through this week. Thank you for amazing friends and family that remind me what this life is about when I get distracted or a little lost.  Thank you God for all of the amazing blessings of this week! My God the favor you have shown me completely humbles me. 


Mighty God you are so incredible! You are constantly making the impossible possible God and I don't understand it but I LOVE being a part of it! 


I just had a thought God...you knew all of this was going to happen in my life. You knew the plan all along. During all of those nights when I was crying out, feeling like I was in a dead end job, stuck in a rut, not serving you like I knew you wanted me to and I knew you had gifted me to, during every prayer of "God help!", you knew about this season. You knew that there was a plan and a purpose that would lead me to this time where everything I touched would be blessed, when my job would feel not so much like work but something pretty cool that I get to do every day, when I would be able to flow in ministry and reach your people all over the world with your message. You knew this was coming. You tried to tell me. I wanted to believe you but it was so hard when I didn't see any evidence of it coming. 


God help me to remember, next time I don't see the way out, help me to remember this time. Help me to remember that you know the outcome and if you are saying it will all be ok, it will be. Help me to remember that my life is ordained by you and you are guiding me.  I love you so much God. Thank you for everything.


What God Said Tonight:
I am awfully glad you got that epiphany sweet daughter. I really do know the end from the beginning and I really do have a plan. I don't say those things just to hear myself or to give you false hope.  I tell you those things because they are true and you can trust them. 


We have a lot left to do in your lifetime and there will be many times when you can't see the purpose and the plan.  There will be many times when you will have to trust me beyond what you can see and believe. 


I am ready to take you to a new level. I talked to you about the preparation, the fire. Now you have a new level of understanding. Now we are ready to move. 


There is a opportunity coming that I have waited a long time for you to be ready for. The time is here and the time is now. Don't be frightened by the new level and the opportunity. It is time. Don't miss out because of fear. Trust me and it will be amazing. 


As good as your life is now, I have more to give you. I have more blessings for you. This is only preparation for what I have planned for you. I love you and your obedience and study have made a way for you. Your prayer has  molded you. Your service has guided you to this time and this place with me. 


Get ready and we will walk into the new stage, the new thing together. Take my arm and I will escort you in. I will be your host and your guide in this next thing. You are royalty and you are well prepared for this next season. Walk into it with your head held high. 


I love you sweet daughter. Don't forget what you have learned. You will need it all.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fog with substance...

My prayer:
Lord of my life, I love you. That's it really. I love you. I don't want to ask for anything tonight. I don't want tonight to be about me. I just want to hear your voice. I just want to experience you. I just want you God. Please come, be with me, talk to me, show me.


What God Said Tonight:
I am here.  I am always here with you. I know that sometimes you recognize me more clearly than at other times, but that doesn't mean that I am more or less with you.  I am always with you completely and fully.  


The only thing that can take me from you is you.  You are the only one who can choose to separate from me. I love you too much to force you, so, if you tell me to back away, I will.  But otherwise, I am always here.  I am always loving you. I am always surrounding you with my love, my protection. I love you so much. I spend my time surrounding you, not just because I want to protect you but also I want to encompass you, to feel and be a part of all that you are.  I love all of you and I want to be a part of everything that you are.  


I surround you like a fog with substance. I want to be in complete contact with you. I want to seep into every nook and cranny of who you are. I want to know all of you so I can bless all of you.  Don't hide from me.  I know everything already anyway.  Open up to me so I can heal the broken places, strengthen the strong places and love every part of you.  


I love you and there is no part of you that is exempt from my love. That is what my sacrifice did for us.  It allows me to wash away your sin and love and experience all of you. Those that came before did not have that benefit.  


I am saving you daily. I am healing you daily. I am loving you daily. I am your God now and forever. I will love all you forever.  I will love you at your most unlovable. 


Sweet daughter, I receive your worship and it is a sweet fragrance to me tonight. I really love this time with you. I look forward to it all day, knowing we will spend this time together. To know that I get to end every day talking to my child that I love, that is good. Rest in me. I am all around you and I will keep you safe and loved forever.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Miracle Healing...

My prayer:
Awesome healing GOD!!!! You are so amazing! I love how you heal us!!! Tonight was fantastic GOD! Watching you and feeling you heal my two friends tonight was so perfect and wonderful! I never get tired of seeing you heal people. It is one of my most favorite things in the entire world! At some point, I will stop using exclamation points but I can't help it! It has been a couple of weeks since I have gotten to see you do that immediate healing and I have missed it!

You are such a miracle working God! Help me to always remember God that your miracles are for today, your miracles are for us, your miracles are for me.  I was so tired before small group tonight God but I made it and it was so great, I felt so energized and then you showed up and started healing everybody! Now that will wake a girl up! I feel more awake, alert and energized right now than I have in weeks.  



LOVE YOU SO MUCH GOD!!! THANK YOU!!!!


What God Said Tonight:
This is what it is all about.  You have been a little lost and forgot the purpose of your ministry for a little bit.  You forgot why we do this.  Tonight, you are remembering and your celebration is echoed in heaven.  The angels are dancing with you. They are laughing and singing and praising me with you.  You feel the celebration in your spirit and in your soul.  


You are privy to and witness to the miracles of my presence and you appreciate and celebrate it. You recognize my power in this world and we will be able to do much because of that.  You faith, your ability to recognize my power in this world, and your willingness to see it accomplished, open that window allowing me to step in and make it happen. 


I could do it without you but I love doing it with you.  I love when we get to do these things together and celebrate together.  Celebration is always a lot more fun when you have someone to celebrate with.  I will shout from the roof tops that I am God and I will reign forever.  Come shout it with me and the two voices will be stronger than one. 


I love you daughter and tonight was fun! I love to celebrate with you.  I love to see you get excited about what I am doing. I told you today would be amazing!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Show up...

My prayer:
Thank you awesome God for the amazing rest last night.  Today was busy but not quite so overwhelming.  Thanks for lining everything up!  The way you continue to bless me and pour out favor on me is beyond explanation.  I love you so much and I am so grateful.  


God I am also exhausted again and I ask that you give me that supernatural rest again tonight so I can accomplish everything you have for me. God I want to say more but I am not sure I can stay awake much more.  Please God, hear my heart tonight and know that I love you more than anything and I am yours.


What God Said Tonight:
I don't need you to have a lot of words all the time.  I just need you to show up. I just need you to be available to me.  I need you to be open to hear me and to do what I tell you to do, even when it doesn't make sense to you.  


You will rest tonight and you will have more to do tomorrow.  We are in that kind of season. But in the midst, remember to take time to listen to me.  In the middle of chaos remember that I am your peace.  In the middle of business, remember that I am the reason and the purpose for your life.  Keep me at the center of your life and everything else wll revolve around us like clockwork.  Everything will fall into place and you will not have to stress or to strain.  


The struggle with following my direction is always in the decision to do it.  Once you decide you are with  me, I will make the way straight.  I will always make a way for you.  You just need to decide that you want my will and then be open to what I tell you to do.  Pretty easy on the one hand but can be the hardest thing in the world sometimes.  


I am here and I will always be here. However, if you want more out of life, you will have to sacrifice.  The increase comes from sacrifice.  I will love you forever.  I will prosper you when you sacrifice.  


I will never let you down.  Trust me now and forever and I will take you where you need to go, give what you need to have, and love you above everything else. Rest now for tomorrow is amazing.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Overwhelm...

My prayer:
Awesome God, I don't know what to pray about tonight.  I spent all day just trying to keep up. No sleep last night, 9 hours of straight meetings at work, 2+ hour meeting at church tonight, more things on my to do list than I have paper to write on...I need your help God. I am not complaining, seriously.  I am grateful for every opportunity.  I am grateful for the intense favor you have on my life.  I just need some help getting it all done. I am exhausted and it is only Monday! Help please God.


What God Said Tonight:
Rest.  Come to me and rest.  I will provide rest and restoration for you.  I will give you everything you need to do everything that I have called you to do.  If you are not getting it all done, maybe I haven't called you to do it.  


Be careful though.  Right now you are feeling overwhelmed but if you look at it, you are getting it all done.  You are fulfilling every obligation and you prospering.  Your feelings can deceive you into thinking it is more than you can take.  Look at the facts though and you will be able to know when you are out my will and taking on more than I have for you. 


I know you daughter and if I don't give you seasons like this, seasons where you have more to do than you think you can accomplish, you get bored.  


Trust in me, lean on me, rely on me.  If I asked you to do it, I will equip you to complete it.  Stop trying quite so hard and trust in me to guide you to the next thing.  I will put in front of you the next thing I need you to do as I need you to do it, just like I have in the past, and we will accomplish more than you ever thought was possible.  


This blessing to overflow situation is affecting all areas of you life right now, including opportunities.  Open wide and take it all in. Rest and trust in me. We can do this.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nurture the relationship...

My prayer:
Awesome and incredible God. I am sitting here tonight and it just kind of hit me, the incredible honor of being able to have a relationship with you. A relationship with God.  That is kind of crazy when you think about it.  How is it possible that seriously flawed me gets to have a relationship with you?  How is it possible that you love me? 


I know, I am covered in your blood and that makes it possible, but how in the world did you decide I was worth dying for? I know I have been taking my relationship with you for granted lately.  You have been so awesome and blessing me left and right and I have been grateful for it all.  But in the showers of blessing, I think I kind of forgot the awe of being able to know you, being able to talk to you, and being able to hear from you.  


I found myself saying earlier tonight, "Well, anyone can hear from God." which, while it is true, I was somehow implying that made it less special, less amazing than it is.


God, thank you for letting me have a relationship with you.  Thank you for loving me.  Thank you for providing a way for me to know you, hear from you and spend time with you.  Thank you God for letting me in. Life would not really be worth it without you in it. I love you God!


What God Said Tonight:
I need you to listen carefully to me tonight daughter.  You need to understand that there is nothing more important than our relationship.  You need to understand that it is through that relationship that everything else is possible  


I am all about relationships.  There is more power in one relationship than is produced by the sun in one year.  There is more power and more ability to effect change in one relationship than in anything else.  Your relationships with each other are very important.  You relationship with me is most important.  When we are in covenant, when we are closely aligned, on the same page, and agreeing with each other, nothing can stop us. We can take on the world and win every time.  


When you get distracted by life, by religion, by other people, that is when we start to run into trouble.  Relationships need nurturing and attention.  A plant, once planted, needs attention water, food and sunshine, or it will die.  If it is missing just one element for a long enough time, it will die.  


The same is true of our relationship.  It needs attention.  It needs to be fed with the word.  It needs to be watered with my spirit and with worship.  It needs the light of my truth.  It needs time and attention to grow.  If it is missing one of these things, it will wither and die.  I need you to nurture our relationship.  I need you to take special care of it right now.  It is under attack but it will all come out fine.  The attack is only proof that we are going to a new level.  


I love you so much daughter.  Give attention to our love.  Give attention to the things that keep us close.  I will love you now and forever because you are mine and I am yours.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Security detail...

My prayer:
Awesome protector. Every once in awhile I get a little insight into some of the stuff you have protected me from God and I am amazed.  There are so many things that could hurt me, even kill me, that I don't have to face because you protect me from them. There are so many threats that you fight off for me. Half of the time, I don't even realize there was a threat until it is over! 


There is that scripture that says no weapon formed against me will prosper. Tonight I am getting some fresh insight on that one. There are the physical threats that you have protected me from like nearly drowning, daily threats on the road, and sickness. And then there are the more subtle threats.


Not that I have never been hurt. You know that isn't true.  I think that is where fear comes in.  When I look back and see the times that I have been hurt, sometimes hurt badly, I get scared that I will get hurt again. But, if I think about it, ever since I started living my life for you, the few times I do get hurt, the hurt doesn't last.  You are always there and pull me out.  You always give me the comfort I need.  You always bring around me the people I need to love me through it. 


Thank you God for every threat that you have protected me from, both the ones I know about and the ones I don't know about. Thank you for protecting me physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.  Thank you for being my protector.  Thank you God that you make sure that no weapon formed against me will prosper.  Thank you God for healing the few hurts that get through to me. Thank you God for loving and protecting me.


What God Said Tonight:
Waking up in the morning takes courage.  Getting out of bed and facing the world takes courage.  Sweet daughter, I am glad that my protection provides the courage you need to face the world.  That is a big part of why I do it. The biggest reason why I protect you is that I love you so much I can't help myself.  What Father would allow harm to his daughter if he could protect her from it?  


There are times when for one reason or another, some amount of pain has to be experienced.  It is related to the sin of the world.  I promise though that I will always be there to heal the pain.  I promise that I will always find a way for that pain to benefit you and the people around you.  You will never suffer for no reason.  


I will always keep my angel armies around you.  You have a security detail that goes with you wherever you go.  Your President is not better protected than my sweet daughter.  


Part of me is glad that you don't always recognize that protection.  It means that you trust me enough to protect you that you don't have to think about it.  But, times like tonight are also good to remind you that I am here and I will not let the weapons formed against you prosper.  They will not accomplish what they were designed to accomplish. I will deflect every attack against my children.  


I love you. Rest in the assurance of my protection tonight and always.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Promises...

My prayer:
Awesome and mighty God.  It is so good to be back here with you tonight! I missed this time with you, even though it was only one night. 


God, there is an intensity and a fire in me tonight and I don't know what to do with it. If there were people here I would want to start praying for them, laying on hands and watch you do miracles.  It is that burning anointing that is here with us tonight but I don't know what to do with it. 


Life, this life you have given me is so INCREDIBLE God! I look at my life and I can't help but smile. Not that it is perfect. There is a lot for me to learn and change. There is more that I want.  You know those secret dreams God.  You know those places that I still ache. But to even bring them up seems so ungrateful! When I look at all that you are doing and all that you have done for me, I think I have no right to ask for more. 


I am so blessed. I feel and see your love for me every day. I have such amazing people that you have put in my life.  You have truly destined me to succeed in EVERYTHING that you have given me to do. Your blessings and favor are so tremendous that I am sometimes afraid to tell people about all of it. 


That is the stuff I need to focus on.  The other, the missing, will come or not. Maybe I need that missing piece to keep me humble?  Maybe I would be truly intolerable if I had it all?  I don't know God but I know that I love you with every ounce of who I am.  I know that I am beyond grateful for all that you have done in my life.  I know that I am overjoyed watching you work in the lives of people around me.  I know God that as long as your will is accomplished in my life, I cannot hope for better.  Your will is the best there is.


What God Said Tonight:
Wishing is different than hoping. Hope is filled with faith. Hope is based on the reality of a promise.  Wishing is based on a desire. Your hope is in me.  Remember my promises for you and trust in those.  


I have promised to open the windows of heaven and pour out a blessing that you cannot contain.  You have said, even recently, that I have done this.  You can trust my promises.  I have promised that you are the head and not the tail and that I have destined you to succeed.  You have succeeded in everything that you have put your hand to.  You can trust my promises.  I have promised that by my stripes you are healed and you live free from sickness.  You can trust my promises.  I have promised to take care of you always and I have.  You can trust my promises.  


I have given you some more personal promises.  You can trust them as well. I am not a God of lack.  I am of God of plenty.  I am a God of completeness.  You will have all, if you trust my promises.  


I know it is hard to trust promises.  So often, in the world, promises are no better than a flash in the dark, here one second and gone the next, making you wonder if it was ever truly there.  But my promises are forever.  My promises are real and true and I will never let you down.  I am God and I will fulfill every promise on your life.  I love you. I have made these promises out of my love.  


I am not a man that I should lie.  I cannot lie.  It is not possible.  Therefore, every promise from me is true and will be accomplished.  Trust me.  Trust the promise. I am your hope. Just as I have worked out so many things in your life, I will work out the lack, the missing piece.  I promise.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A love story...

My prayer:
God I love you.  When the world is going crazy around me, I love you. When problems pile up higher than mountains, I love you. When I am overwhelmed with blessings I love you.  When you do miraculous and amazing things, I love you.  When you stand back a little and let me grow, I love you.  When you talk to me, I love you.  When you are quiet, I love you. No matter what you do or how you do it, I love you. 


God, I will do everything I can to never falter in my love for you.  I pray God for your help to remain strong in my love for you. God I will try to do at least one thing every day to demonstrate my love for you. I am overwhelmed with my love for you tonight God! You are my hope, my answer, my teacher, my father,my husband and my everything. My love for you is forever.


What God Said Tonight:
Ah, we are going to have a love story tonight.  It starts with the creation of a precious child.  This child was created with all of the hope and promise of the future in her.  This child was created with a promise and a purpose on her life.  This child was created to be a blessing. 


As this girl child grew, she was bruised and beaten.  She was abused and torn up. As she got older, she developed an armor so thick that no one could recognize her.  I came looking for her. I missed her.  I wanted to know what happened to my sweet creation. I found her, in her armor, in the dark, cut off and without hope. I began to knock on the armor.  Slowly, she began to come out of the armor.  First she slid open the eye panel, then removed the helmet, the leggings, and finally the chest plate.  


When she was uncovered, she felt vulnerable but she was so beautiful to me.  She felt at times like she was too scarred and too beat up to be beautiful, but to me, she was the very epitome of beauty.  


I began to show her my love again.  She didn't trust it at first.  It took a lot of convincing.  After time, she began to believe me.  She began to let me be closer and stay longer.  She began to listen to me when I spoke.  She began to follow my direction.  I loved her beyond measure when I created her. My love for her, for you , is no more now than it was then.  But in addition to the love, after having gone through so much together, there is also a trust and a respect for who you are becoming.  I love you beyond measure but I also really like you.  


I am your God, Father, your everything.  You are more valuable to me than all the riches in the world.  I will never give you up.  I waited too long for you.  I will hold you close forever.  I will keep you with me forever.  I love you beyond measure my sweet creation.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

For better or for worse...

My prayer:
Powerful and mighty God. I have so many things running through my mind tonight. Today was super busy. Thank you for every opportunity you brought to me today God.  Every opportunity to serve you, to pray with your people, to encourage those without hope, to demonstrate your favor and to trust you to be big enough to take care of it all.  I would so easily get overwhelmed by the serious trouble that people have to live through if I didn't know that you were bigger than any problem and you have answers to them all.  I can't imagine what I would do if I did not have the hope of you, who can make a way when there is no way, to offer to people.


And then God, what amazing music tonight! Music is SO POWERFUL!!! What an incredible gift you gave us in music. It nourishes my soul. It helps me to express things and feelings that I have no words for. It energizes me, centers me, relaxes me and most importantly, provides an amazing outlet to worship you with my whole gut. Thank you God for music. 


And then God, I just can't get over the incredible favor you are pouring out on my life! I have never experienced anything like this!! I love it and I am SO GRATEFUL!!! People all around me are starting to notice. Help me God to make sure that everyone who notices, understands that it is not me and is all about your favor and blessing! THANK YOU FOR THIS SEASON GOD! It is a really great one!!


I told you my thoughts were all over tonight...I think I should stop now and listen.  I love you God!


What God Said Tonight:
It is good to see you excited and happy! I rejoice when you rejoice.  I cry when you cry.  I am with you in every situation and I feel what you feel.  That is why my time on earth was so important...well one of the reasons. 


I am in this thing with you completely.  I will not stand back and watch you suffer.  I will not stand back and watch you rejoice.  I will sorrow with you and I will rejoice with you.  I will experience this life with you. When you are in the deepest pit I am there with you.  I have to be or how will you get out?  Whenever you are in the pit and you are ready to come out, you only have to reach out to me and I am right there to bring you out. When you are rejoicing, reach out to me and I will be there.  


For better or for worse, I am with you now and forever.  I am your answer and I will never leave you. I am your hope and I am never far away.  Your pain is my pain and your joy is my joy. I will be as close to you as you allow me to be.  Wherever you put the boundary, wherever you put the wall, I will be just on the other side.  Someday, we will live where there is no separation, no boundary, no wall at all.  When that happens, it will be hard to differentiate my thoughts from your thoughts.  It will be hard to see where your will ends and where mine begins.  We will be completely one. I long for that day with you.  


I love you so much and I am in this thing called life with you. I am not leaving. I am with you always. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Forgiveness...

My prayer:
Mighty God, full of mercy.  God, after reading about King David again tonight, I am reminded of how grateful I am for his life, his humility and that you put it all in the Bible for us. I love how he messed up all the time.  I love even more how, as soon as realized he messed up, he immediately admitted it and asked for forgiveness. He never tried to explain his way out or justify his behavior.  It was always, I messed up, I am sorry, and forgive me God. 


That is what I want to be like God. I want to have open eyes and a humble spirit that allows me to recognize when I am messing up, not get defensive about it but just own up to it immediately and ask for your forgiveness.  


I think that is how you want us to deal with our sin and I think, if I can ever get there, my life will be so much better! How did King David get to be that way?  Was he always like that or did he learn to be that way? Was it because he came from such humble beginnings and he never forgot it? I guess it doesn't matter how he got there.  All that really matters is that I need to get there. Please help...gently if possible this time?


Thank you God for your continued favor on my life and at work.  You are AMAZING and I love you!


What God Said Tonight:
King David and I have a special relationship because he took time out for me.  He took time to worship me.  He took time to seek my will.  He took time to sit in my presence and get to know me.  


Part of why he knew he could ask for forgiveness was that he knew me.  It is like your mom when you growing up. You pretty much knew that no matter what you did, as long as you were truly sorry, fessed up to it and asked for forgiveness that it would all be ok in the end. Sometimes there would be consequences but you knew she wouldn't stop loving you and you were pretty sure she wouldn't throw you out.  


That is the assurance you can come to me with. You can come knowing that my love and my sacrifice cover you. They are there to wash away the wrong in you and in your life and leave you spotless, leave you bright and shiny and new.  You have very little time to waste on guilt and self punishment.  We have a lot to do.  Repent quickly so we can move on.  


I will highlight your sin.  Look at it honestly. Talk to me about it. Ask and receive your forgiveness and move on. I will give you the first steps.  What I need from you is to keep that image of David in your mind to be open to see and receive.  


I love you daughter and I can't stand it when there is anything separating us.  Sin separates us. Don't let it stay between us one more second than it has to.  Mmmm, I truly do love you. Rest my sweet daughter and we will hit it again tomorrow.