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Monday, November 30, 2015

God made...

My prayer:

Wonderful Father. I am feeling a bit out of place lately. There are things about me that just don't fit in with the norm and I am not sure if that is ok or if that is a sign of my damage. Part of me likes my uniqueness but part of me worries that I am missing something and I will wake up one day and realize what a mess I really am.

I pray God that you heal anything that needs healing in me, physical, emotional, spiritual, whatever needs healing God, cover it with your healing power. Thank you Jesus.

What God Said Tonight:

I made you perfect. Life made you damaged. I made you mine. I will make you whole.

You are who you are and I love you just like you are but, I won't leave you like you are. I will continue to heal and grow you. I will continue to root out the deep hurts and replace them with love. I will continue to peel back the layers of your defenses so that you can more fully experience life and the relationships I have brought you.

Most of all, I will love you always.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Contradiction...

My prayer:

Awesome God. It seems like the theme of my life right now is contradiction. Everywhere I look, everything I am experiencing, even my own thoughts all seem to be contradicting each other. Not in a confused way but in a way where two things that seem contradictory are both true at the same time.

I am sure there is a greater message and understanding for me in this. I can feel that it is just out of my reach. I almost get it but not quite.

I ask for your help in understanding this. I think it is important. Thank you mighty God.

What God Said Tonight:

Contradiction is not always a bad thing. It is not always something that you want to avoid. Sometimes contradiction is what brings out the deeper truth of a situation. Sometimes contradiction is what opens your eyes to a new level of wisdom.

I have said that I would prefer you to be hot or cold rather than lukewarm. Part of the reason for that is you can tell the difference between hot and cold. The one helps define the other. Lukewarm is not either and not defined within itself. It is nothing.

Revel in the contradiction and use each side to help define the other. You will find greater truth in the struggle.

Friday, November 27, 2015

God's building project...

My prayer:

Awesome God. You know that I don't normally like to come to you with a big list of requests but tonight, I kind of have a big list of requests.

We have had really cold weather for several days now and there are too many people here without homes. God, I pray for your provision for them. Lead them somewhere safe and warm.

Today, more people near me were shot in violence. Several died and more were injured. I pray and send your word of healing to those who were hurt. I pray for the family and friends of all of the victims that you comfort them and give them strength. I pray for the man who did the shooting that you heal him at the core of whatever hurt, dysfunction, and/or curse that led him to this act today. I pray for core healing for all who were traumatized.

God, I pray also for courage for myself. I ask that you give me the courage to live a life that has greater impact than the one that I am living now. Help me to see and take every opportunity to be a blessing. Give me the wisdom to make the right and best choices.

I could keep going but I think that is enough for now. Thank you God for listening. Thank you for always being there and always helping. You are amazing and I am beyond blessed to have you in my life.


What God Said Tonight:

You know how sometimes at the beginning of a hike, you look at the mountain ridge and think there is no way that you can make it all the way up there. But then, you start taking one step after another and before you know it, you are on the top of the ridge, looking to the next ridge.

Life, your life, is a lot like that. Each challenge, each struggle, each tragedy seems greater than what you can bear or get through but each time, taking one step after another with me, I will bring you through. And, when we are on top of that thing, your focus will not be looking down at where you came from. Your focus will be the next ridge, the next challenge, the next accomplishment.

Your life with me is a constant building project that never is done but is always higher and more beautiful today than it was yesterday. I will conquer every mountain with you my child. I love you.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gather round...

My prayer:

Today was not the Thanksgiving holiday I planned but it turned out pretty wonderful anyway. I have so much to be grateful for because of you God. We talked about a lot of them today. Above all, I am grateful that you are who you are and you are the center of my world.

What God Said Tonight:

It is a time and a season to gather round with those you love. Find your roots and cherish them.

As you do, remember that I loved you first and I love you best.

Gather round me and spend time in my presence. I promise you will never regret it. I can always welcome one more home.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Needing God...

My prayer:

Amazing God. Thank you for all of your help again today.

Continuing from our conversation this morning, is it important to you that we, that I, need you? I know it is important to you that we love you but it also seems like it is important to you that we need you. The whole concept of "without faith it is impossible to please God" seems to imply that our faith in you to do what we can't is important. But, even as I type that I realize that I am adding the part of "to do what we can't". That is not part of what you said.

But logically, when we love someone we often need them as well, Not always, but those closest to us, we need them at least in some aspect. Is that why it is important to you? Is it just evidence of the depth of our love for you?

I only ask because it seems like often, things in life are a lot harder than they could be. There are things, hassles, tragedies that are hard and require that we lean on you which brings us closer to you, which is good. But, sometimes, I wonder why it has to be that way. Can't we get and be close without all the trauma and drama?

I am rambling at this point God but I really am interested. I think if I could understand this a little better, it would be easier for me to wait out your timing on things...maybe.

I love you!


What God Said Tonight:

Needing someone,needing me, is not weakness. It is inherent in how I made you that you will need others to help you to be all that you can be. Your need of me is normal and makes you stronger, not weaker, when you allow me to be your strength, your guardian and your Lord.

I love when you recognize your need of me. It makes it easier for me to help you. When you don't recognize that you need me, I have to work harder to convince you to let me in. I love you and your need of me.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The small stuff...

My prayer:

THANK YOU GOD! You make me succeed in the most difficult situations and I am VERY GRATEFUL!

Having you on my side is so amazing. I wish I could find a way to help people who don't know you truly understand the favor involved in being your child and choosing you. Not that everything is easy, but you always, always make sure I win in the end.

YOU ARE AWESOME!

What God Said Tonight:

You're waiting for an opening, an open door. You're waiting for that next big opportunity. I tell you, it is coming and when it does it will be bigger than you can imagine but in the meantime, right now, I am providing you with so many opportunities to work in my Kingdom and be a help to those around you.

The opportunities are not flashy. They aren't things that a lot of people see and know about. But, I see. I know. And to me, they are enormously important. They are opportunities to bless and help my kids. There is nothing more important than that.

So, while you wait for the big stuff, understand that I get the greatest joy from seeing you be obedient in the small stuff. I get the greatest joy when you bless people for no reason. I get the greatest joy seeing you succeed.

I love you.

Monday, November 23, 2015

God knows you...

My prayer:

I really don't know how to put my thoughts into words tonight God and if I tried, it would probably just sound like whining. So, instead, I think I will focus on you for a bit.

Thank you God for always knowing what is best. Thank you for always giving me hope for the future. Thank you for protecting me (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and for giving me the peace to know that you always will protect me. Thank you for counter acting the critical voice in my head with your words of love. Thank you, most of all for loving me even when I don't know why.

What God Said Tonight:

I hear the anger you don't express. I hear the fear you don't admit. I know the dark thoughts that camp out in your mind. I know the very worst of you.

I know you and you are mine. All mine. I take you, just as you are, lock stock and barrel into my Kingdom, into my arms. And, once you are in, I don't let go.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

God's guidance...

My prayer:

I have a lot running through my mind tonight God. I am not sure where to start.

So many wonderful people going through so many struggles. My prayer God is, HELP. I pray for your help. We can't do this without you. We are out of strength, knowledge, understanding. We need you. I can't even say what we need you to do because I have no idea how any of these situations "should" work out so all I can do is say, please HELP.

Thank you Jesus.

What God Said Tonight:

If you are going down a road that someone else has traveled and they have landed where you want to be, then, by all means talk to them. Find out what they learned. Learn from them. But if the person giving you advice has not arrived at a place you want to be, you may want to consider if that is the direction you want to go.

I will lead and guide you always. In that leading, understand that sometimes that means me leading you on a path that is not well traveled. Sometimes that means taking you on a path that you and the people you love do not understand.

I have not abandoned you. I am right here. I will see you to the end of this journey and beyond.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Set aside...

My prayer:

Sweet Father. It is good to meet you here again. I have missed this time with you the last couple of nights. It has made me think of some of the other things that we use to do together that we don't now. It is crazy how easy it is for me to let everyday life get in the way of spending quiet, quality time with the one who is most important in my life. It is easier when the weather is nice because we have our hikes and our trail runs. In the winter, we don't get that time together. I need to find a way to set aside that kind of extended time to hang out with you in the winter.

Anyway, all of that just to say, I can't wait to hear what you have to say tonight...

What God Said Tonight:

I have skimmed the cream off of the top and set it aside. I have gleaned the wheat and sorted out the tares. I have sifted my people to see who could stand.

Now, those I have set aside, will be called upon to spread my word in a new way. They will be called upon to stand up for me in the face of death. They will be called upon to see the end of this era and the beginning of the new era.

Those who are set aside will not have it easy but they will be celebrated for eternity for their faith and their courage in the face of great terror.

I have called you to a purpose. I have set you aside and prepared you. I will soon call upon ou to move out in the fray. But, don't be afraid. I am with you, I will see you succeed. I will go before you in every situation and prepare a way for you. I would not send you into a hopeless battle. I will only send you to victory.

Your love is not in danger. Your life, your eternal life, is not in danger. Your peace is not in danger. I am yours and you are mine and that will never, ever change.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Safe...

My prayer:

Awesome God. Every time I turn around right now, it seems like someone is getting shot. This world seems to be getting more and more dangerous.

I pray and ask God for your protection around me, my family, my friends, and all of your kids around the world. I pray that you surrounds us all with your angels of protection.

I pray for your peace to fill us. I come against fear, in the name of Jesus, and in His name I cast fear into the pit. Holy Spirit, come and fill us with your comfort.

Thank you Daddy for taking care of us!

What God Said Tonight:

I have prepared a place for you in this time. I have set aside an area in the Spiritual realm for my children in this time of great upheaval.

I have wrapped you in my arms, there is no safer place.

I did not bring you this far in life to allow you to be taken prematurely from this world. Your time and your mission are determined by me, not by a random act of violence.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Beneath the cover...

My prayer:

Thank you God for your dramatic answer to my prayer this morning. You take such wonderful care of me. Thank you! Being your kid sure has its privileges.

As always God, I can't wait to hear your voice tonight. Your guidance, wisdom and above all love is like air to me. I need you to live.

What God Said Tonight:

You have seen beyond the cover. You have looked beneath the surface. And while some have been afraid, you now see that there is only love and freedom under the cover.

That is my perspective on things.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Time to shine...

My prayer:

Awesome God. I come tonight with no agenda but to listen. Love you!

What God Said Tonight:

I have been picking flowers for our garden all day. I want to bring you new flowers. I want to bring you joy. I want each day to be your golden and gem award for being my child.

I have seen you struggle long enough. Now is the time for you to shine in my glory. Now is the time for the world to see the grace on you. Now is the time for the world to know my grace through you.

I have little more to share. I have shown you all although not all can be understood. I have a stake in your success. I will not see you fail.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

Love is the cure...

My prayer:

God I pray for your peace and your help to show us how to love each other. We don't know how to treat each other with love and with grace and it is literally killing us.

Help us God, help me, to love people with the love that you have put in me. Help me to treat people with kindness and respect. Help me to have compassion for all people.

I love you God and I think things in this crazy world are likely not going to get better until we learn how to love each other better.

What God Said Tonight:

Love is not always pretty. Sometimes it can get quite messy. To love someone, you have to be wiling to lay down beside them. You have to be willing to walk in their shoes for a bit.

But call on me, every time, and I will fill you with the love you need. Call on me and I will teach you how to love the unloveable.

Violence is a disease that spreads quickly. But love, love is the cure that spreads even more quickly. I have the power of love planted in you.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Free will...

My prayer:

I am feeling a bit cynical tonight God. It has been coming on or awhile, off and on. The horror of what we do to each other in this world leaves my heart cold and hard sometimes.

God, I pray for your protection for your people. I pray for your comfort. I pray God that your will is done on earth as it is in heaven.

What God Said Tonight:

Free will is as much a curse as it is a blessing sometimes. The hard thing about free will is that everyone has to have it. If only some people have it, it is not truly free.

The problem with everyone having it is that everyone, I mean EVERYONE, has it. The decisions of one or two people can have devastating effects on the lives of so many.

I can't promise you that nothing bad will happen to you as a result of your or someone else's free will. You already know that is not true. I can promise you restoration. I can promise you healing. I can promise to guide you always. I will steer you around every problem that I can.

I love you daughter. Don't let the decisions of others harden your heart. Don't let them steal the joy that I have given you. I am yours and you are mine forever.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nothing is impossible...

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My prayer:

What a night God. I am inspired and tired in almost equal amounts. Thank you for the reminder that all things are possible with you. You bless me like crazy.


What God Said Tonight:

I am yours. That's it, but that's everything. Nothing is impossible.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Shifting...

My prayer:

Awesome Father. I had one of those days where everything felt a bit off center. Something fundamental was not right today but I could not put my finger on it.

I pray God for your sovereign power in my life, that you put everything right and that you work everything or my good.

I pray also for my friend tonight God who is struggling. She doesn't know you yet. I ask God that you give her a personal experience of your love and power tonight. She needs you so badly. Thank you Jesus.

What God Said Tonight:

I have put some things in place that will take some time to settle in and feel normal. I have shifted things in the spiritual realm and you are noticing the difference.

The difference is not bad, it is actually very much for your good. However, it might be a little uncomfortable for a little while.

I love you and I love your friend. I will come as  close to her as she will allow tonight. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Burdens...

My prayer:

Awesome God. I could really use some help. I feel a load of burdens and concerns weighing me down, bending my back. I would like to hand them over to you tonight.

You are strong enough and smart enough to take them on and find the answers. I am out of ideas and out of strength. I hand them over to you. Thanks God.

What God Said Tonight:

I am here to bear your burdens. I am here to take your worry and fear. I never intended for you to feel these things. From the beginning I only wanted to help you and I have never stopped. 

Helping my kids is one of my favorite things to do. You have given them to me, now I can really start to work things for your good.

You relax for a bit. Rest up because as these get resolved, we have new levels of joy, celebration and new challenges.

I love you.

Monday, November 9, 2015

The mysteries of God...

My prayer:

Thanks for your favor today God. Life is a whole lot easier when I follow your lead. The challenges were still there but I just followed your peace and everything worked out.

That is the crazy wonderful thing about you (one of the crazy wonderful things about you). You always work things out. Little things, big things, you always work it out.

Thank you for being the solution, every time.

What God Said Tonight:

Seek and you shall find. There, in front of you are all the mysteries of the world. Seek me and you will find the answers.

I know you love having the answer; but even more, you love discovering the answer. Seek and you will find my child.

There is no knowledge that I will withhold from you. I might have to delay the answers sometimes, that is a different conversation, but I will always tell you the truth. I will always give you the answer.

The "mysteries of God" are mysteries only to those who don't know me. There is nothing unknown that you will not know in the right time.

I love you sweet daughter.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

God of multiplication...

My prayer:

My thoughts are a bit scattered tonight God but they all center around love and friendship. True friendship and love is so profoundly valuable. It really means more than anything else, except for my relationship with you, which is really the example of ultimate love and friendship.

God, thank you for true love and friendship in my life. Please make me a better friend to the people you have put in my life. Please continue to teach me how to truly love and be a true friend.

What God Said Tonight:

I have the power of multiplication but it always starts with something. I can multiply anything you do. I can multiply anything about you. I need you to give me something to start with. It is like the fishes and the loaves story. I multiplied the food to feed thousands, but I needed something to start from.

It is not that I can't create it from scratch. I am the God of all creation. I can and have created things from scratch. But, when I do, you have less appreciation for them. My children appreciate what they have more if they gave up something to get it.

The idea of sacrifice is real but it is not exactly like you think it is. Your sacrifice is brief and transient. You give me what you have, what you want multiplied, and I will multiply it. I won't take it and run. I will bring it back to you multiplied.

Never be concerned for loss in your life. I am the God of restoration. Never be concerned about what you give up to me, I will multiply it back. I am yours and you are mine forever.

Friday, November 6, 2015

See the good aorund you...

My prayer:

I love you God. Thank you for today. I feel a little spoiled. You are an awesome daddy! I thank you and trust you to guide and direct my life.

What God Said Tonight:

Great things are happening here and around the world. Many great things. Many breakthroughs, many healings many celebrations.

It is easy to get caught up in the reports of evil. It is easy to think that good has left this world. But, that is not true.

This world is the home of my creation and it will live again in the state that I intended it to. And, you will live in it as I intended you too.

I have great dreams of walking in the garden with you. I will see you there someday. In the meantime, see the good around you. Don't get overwhelmed by evil but look to and focus on the good. I love you.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Barriers...

My prayer:

Too tired to talk but never to tired to listen to you God. What is on your heart tonight?

What God Said Tonight:

Do you feel the barrier? Do you feel the pressure as you brace yourself against the thing that is holding you back?

There is great tension in the experience of pressing up against barriers. One of two things happens...well, one of three things happens. You either give up, get crushed, or break through to the other side.

I am on your side. With me on your side, what do you think will happen? I will bring you to your breakthrough. I will not see you crushed. Just, don't give up, please.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Big plans...

My prayer:

Awesome God. I could use a little perspective tonight. I have been so focused on getting everything done that I have lost track of the big picture and purpose of life.

I ask for you help to see things from your viewpoint instead of my very limited viewpoint. Thank you Jesus.

What God Said Tonight:

I have a big plan for your life. I have a greater purpose for you than you realize.

I am working out the steps, but, I am not in a rush. I have all eternity with you my sweet child. We can take our time in this marathon and get it right.

In the meantime, you keep doing what you are doing but do it with the realization that everything you do, everything that happens is part of what I am working out for your good. Even the smallest of things have purpose. It is my job to line them all up to benefit you.

I only ask from you your trust. I hope for your love. I appreciate your obedience.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

When life doesn't make sense...

My prayer:

Wiped out. This day took everything I had, and then a little more. I pray God for restoration tonight. Thank you for your divine health and healing in me. Thank you for your strength when mine wears out. Thank you for rest.

What God Said Tonight:

I was working hard on your behalf today. As much as you saw going on, there was so much more behind the scenes.

Don't ever forget that what you see is the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more reality that is outside of your sight. The spiritual battle that rages constantly is as real as the hair on your head. And its power reverberates into the natural world in unforeseen ways.

When life doesn't make sense, know that you don't have all the facts. I love you daughter and I am all yours.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Forgotten prayers...

My prayer:

Such amazing peace today God! Thank you!! It was not that things were peaceful. Things were crazy as ever today. But, all through the day I had your peace and it was wonderful.

I have told you lately how wonderful you are and how incredibly grateful I am for you? I can truly never tell you enough. I understand why the angels praise you all day, everyday for eternity. It is what you deserve. You are more wonderful than my words can say.

What God Said Tonight:

Your time has nearly come. There are things you have been waiting on that are so close.

That is part of the tension you have been feeling. You can sense that there is something right around the corner and you are right.

It is a matter of a little more time and then you will see. You will see what you have been waiting to see. You will have what you have wanted.

I have heard your prayers. Even the ones you prayed so long ago that you have forgotten them. I love you.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Courage...

My prayer:

God I ask for the deep down awareness that you will work everything out for my good. I pray for your peace. 

 

I am trying to trust you but I am experiencing fear. I am afraid of how things could turn out. I am afraid of this crazy and violent world we are living in. I am afraid of tomorrow. 

 

Experiencing fear is not something I normally have to deal with and when I do, I don't let anyone know about it. But, I need your help. I need your assurance. I need you tonight God.


What God Said Tonight:

Courage comes from moving forward in the face of fear. I am with you. I am always with you. Know that and walk anywhere with confidence.