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Saturday, August 31, 2013


My prayer:

Thank you for a wonderful day of rest God. It was just what I needed. I had a good time playing tonight. I don’t do that enough. I am anxious to hear your voice…

What God Said Tonight:

Play is important. Joy is important. Laughter is important. I know that there are many serious things in your life right now but don’t forget to play and enjoy the pleasures I have given you.

Blessings are not blessings if they are not used. Joy is an empty word if it is not expressed.

Enjoy your life.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Never alone...

My prayer:

Wonderful YOU! Thank you God for spending time with me every day. Thank you for being with me always but thank you especially for letting me experience your presence and hear your voice every day.

I would be so lonely and lost without you. I don’t ever want to be without you again. Life is too hard to live it alone.

What God Said Tonight:

You are never alone with me in you. You know me and you know my voice. You have invited me to live inside of you. You keep me first in your life and you always take some time to focus on me, to seek me each day.

That is a recipe for a strong relationship. That shows me that you are invested in our relationship. That is what will keep us close forever.

I love you and I will never leave you. Your ability to recognize that depends almost entirely on you. Seek me and you will find me, every time, I promise.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Identity battle...

My prayer:

Wonderful Father. Thank you for today. Just about the time that I am convinced that I have no idea what I am doing and everything seems to be sliding down hill, you bring along an encouragement to let me know I am getting at least some stuff right.

Thank you for the gifts you have given me, the talents and skills. And, thank you for showing me how they can be used to help others and your kingdom. I am glad you made me the way I am, flaws and all. Not that I don’t want to improve and be better, because you know that I do. But, I am happy for the way you have made me.

You are a wonderful Father.

What God Said Tonight:

I am in a battle over you right now. Your enemy wants to hurt you and kill you. He wants to keep you from your destiny. Your discouragement has been directly from him.

I am fighting him off. He can’t have you. You need to stay strong in me.

Don’t believe the lies about you. Believe only what I say about you. You are a king and a priest and you are the head and not the tail. You are redeemed and perfect in my sight and that is all that matters.

Your enemy cannot have you and will not. Hang in there for the duration, keeping your mind set on who I say you are and you will come through stronger and better equipped for the next thing in your life.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


My prayer:

Mighty God. I love you for who you are and I thank you for everything you did today. Now, I just want to hear what you have to say tonight.

What God Said Tonight:

I want you to consider perspective tonight. When you look at the night sky and see the millions of stars, they are beautiful alone and as a whole. You see them as individuals but also as a part of an aggregate.

When you are on one of those stars (use your imaginations) all that you can really see is that star. That star becomes your whole world. You may still see the other stars in the distance but you do not see your star as a part of that system.

Sometimes, the things that seem so big and important that are right in your face are really part of a bigger plan that you can’t see from your perspective. I ask that you always remember that and remember that I have the bigger perspective and I am on your side, always. With those two things settled, you will know you can trust me and you don’t have to live a life of fear and what if.

I love you.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Prepared for success...

My prayer:

My God, you are an awesome God!! I love you. I love what you do in my life. I love how you work EVERYTHING out for my good. And, I love how you work everything together. I truly get to live in victory because you are in my life. That is AMAZING!!

Thank you God for opportunity, timing, blessing, lessons, and amazing people in my life. YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I love you more than I ever thought was possible!!

What God Said Tonight:

Life, your life, is like chain mail. It consists of thousands if not millions of small circles which link together to form a fabric and an armor that keeps you from being harmed. That armor keeps you safe in the battles and allows you to fight. Every day I add more links and they prepare you for what is next.

I will see you protected so you can see and do the future I have planned for you. I have great plans of ultimate priority for you and you must be fully protected to go into it. Your life, your experiences, your struggles, your friends, your mentors, your pastors, your enemies, all prepare you for what comes next. Your life to this point is a preparation for what you experience today. Today is preparation for what you will experience tomorrow.

Your life is a continuum and will never be over. Remember to celebrate the little successes. They lead to big successes.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Hamster wheel in my head...

My prayer:

Awesome God. I would really like to turn off my brain for just a little bit tonight. Too many thoughts, too many things happening, too many things to try to figure out. I need a brain break.

You know your scripture that talks about taking every thought captive? How do we do that? How do we take thoughts captive? Does that mean that we are able to stop thinking about them? If so, I would really like to be able to do that.

I waste so much time thinking about things that I have no control over. And, even when I realize it, I will let that same thought, that same problem just roll around again and again in my brain. It is completely useless and annoying.

Sorry for whining and complaining God. Fact is, you have given me such a wonderful life and blessed me with so many opportunities, I should be jumping for joy not complaining that it is too much. Sorry for the rambling. LOVE YOU!

What God Said Tonight:

You cannot stop thinking about something by trying to stop thinking about it. The only way to stop thinking about something is to replace it with something more important to you.

When your thoughts go astray and into areas that you do not want, focus on me. Think of me. Fill your mind with me. That will block out the thoughts that are not producing benefit in your life and will fill you with purpose, and direction.

I am your go to. I am what brings you peace and I am the one who loves you enough walk you out of every storm. Even the ones that you create.

I love you, I love you, I love you. Think about my love for you. Think of what I have done for you. Keep your mind stayed on me and I will clarify your mind. I will give you rest from the hamster wheel in your head. I am your peace and I will not leave you.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Off track?

My prayer:

Well God. Here was another day that did not go according to my plans but worked out pretty wonderful anyway. That seems to be happening a lot lately. Maybe I should stop making plans? I guess I could try but you know that would be hard for me. Maybe it is just important to be flexible and ready to switch to your plan when it is different?

I don’t know God. Truth is I have very little of this thing called “Life” figured out and I am almost constantly looking for clues and reassurances that I am in your will for my life. That is all I really want, to live in your will. As long as I know you are charting my steps, I can walk through anything.

I love you God. Please keep me in your perfect will for my life. For your sake, for others’ sake and for my sake. Thank YOU!!

What God Said Tonight:

Why this doubt coming in tonight my daughter. You know that I guide your steps. You know that I am a light unto your feet and a lamp unto your path. You now that I have a plan for your life and that plan is good. You know the promises I have over your life. Why are you doubting that tonight?

My plan has not changed. My will has not changed. You seek me and you earnestly seek my will. I have told you that when you seek me you will find me. You know the promises, both from my word and from my direct promises over your life. I have a plan and a purpose for your life that will change the world. That has not changed.

Trust me, if you start down a path that is out of the will I have for you, I will let you know and I will not be subtle. I love you and I am on your side. I want to see you victorious and I will do everything I can to give you an advantage. One of the things I do to give you that advantage is to let you know when you are off track. Listen to me always and I will warn you when you start to veer.

Trust in me to be big enough to work out he plan and the details. Listen to me and I will tell you what comes next. We are in this together and I will not leave you to figure it all out on your own. I have sent you the Helper, my Holy Spirit, just for this reason. We will go in together.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


My prayer:

Today was pretty wonderful God. All day with you. Thank you for hanging out with me today.

I have something I need to talk to you about tonight but I don’t know how. I don’t know what to do or even what to want in this situation. I don’t know how to pray about it. I don’t even know exactly what to call it.

I ask God, that you listen to my heart tonight and help me. I am tired of sweeping this under the rug and hoping it will go away. I need a plan or I need deliverance or I need wisdom…something. I need something so I can get past this.

Thank you God in advance for your help.

What God Said Tonight:

Not everything can be described. Not everything can be reasoned away. There are some things in this life that are only experienced and there are some things that are only conquered through the power of the Holy Spirit on earth and in you.

You have an ugliness, a thing in you that you don’t like. You can’t get rid of it on your own, you have tried and you still have it. You have tried to reason with it and it is still there. You have tried to accept it and it is still there. You have tried to defeat it and it is still there.

What is left? The only thing left, the only thing you can do is to trust me with it.

I know your issues and I know your weaknesses. I won’t ever exploit your weakness. I will only guard your weakness. Your enemy wants to hit you where it hurts. I want to shield you where it hurts. I want to heal you where it hurts.

I have a plan for you and for the ugliness that you worry about. I will see you delivered from this thing. But this one, this one will take a while. I want you to be whole. I want you to be complete. To do that will take some time. I could just remove it but that would leave you with a piece missing and you should have it all. You are my child and I want to see you fully blessed.

So, trust me with this. I know that you can’t do it and it is ok. I know that you need me to fix it and I will. Trust me no matter how long it takes.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fill me up...

My prayer:

Wonderful Father. Friday nights are starting to seem like a victory! Just making it through the week to Friday night seems like an accomplishment.

Thank you for bringing me through again. Thank you for your grace and mercy ALL week. Thank you for the opportunity to mend a broken relationship, help a friend or two, and pray for some of your kids. You are the reason God and you are what makes the work worth it.

I love you.

What God Said Tonight:

I will lead you by still waters. I will give you rest.

I appreciate your efforts to get the work done today so you can rest tomorrow. Your rest is needed to do what you do for me.

Focus on me tomorrow. Spend time with me. Don’t just rest and don’t get distracted with life. Spend some time with me that I can fill you up again. Spend some time in my presence so I can heal the wounds of the week. Spend some time in my arms that I can love you like you should be loved.

I am all yours tomorrow if you want me. I want you.

Thursday, August 22, 2013


My prayer:

I am not in balance right now God but I don't know what to do about it. There is too much to do and not enough time to do it. I need your help.

I am sure that I should be saying no to some things, which you know is hard for me in general, but, especially now when everything is so good. All the things that need to be done are things I actually want to do. I am just out of time to do it all. 

I need your help.

What God Said Tonight:

I want to help you and I will help you. I am your ever present help. 

You may be surprised by how I help. It may not seem like help at first but I am in it and I will make sure it works for your good. 

Follow my lead, even when it seems impossible and I will guide you through. 

Today was a day of beginnings, you just don't know it. One day, when you see all that has been happening behind the scenes in this time period, you will be amazed. It will make a lot more sense then I promise. In the meantime, trust me, follow me, and don't give up.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

God's hope...

My prayer:

Today was definitely different than what I expected God but it was good. Seemed like I was making minor adjustments all day. Thank you for showing me alternatives when the original plans did not quite work out.

One of the many things I love about you God is that you always have options which means I can always have hope. No matter how many doors are closed, you always have another door that is open. Always.

I can’t imagine trying to live this life without the benefit of your hope or the hope I can have because you are in me and in my life. I don’t want to.  Love you! Thank you! I remain in awe of you!

What God Said Tonight:  

I have hope for you. I always have hope for you because I am always taking you to the next level. I am always taking you into your future. But please don’t forget that I am in this thing, this place with you today, right now, right here and I will bless you in the middle of it. You don’t have to wait to live in my purpose and plan for you. You don’t have to wait to be blessed. I will meet you right where you are, love you, bless you, and use you right now and right here.

Yes, you have an amazing future that I have carefully planned since the beginning of time and you will be blown away by all that we do. I want you to be excited about it. But, I also want to be with you right here and right now. I want you to see how amazing and wonderful today is. I want you to see the beauty and the glory and the purpose all around you right now today.

There will be a time when you look back on this season and you will see so clearly how exciting and wonderful it was to be on the cusp, waiting in hope and finishing preparation. One day in the future, you will look back at this time and say, that was good.

What I want you to do, what I hope for you, is that you start to see the value of this time and this season while you are still in it. I understand that it is not always comfortable but it is so valuable. Your experiences today, yesterday and tomorrow are truly making a difference for you and so many others. You do not recognize the echoes of your actions but you will one day.
Today, rejoice in your partnership with me and know that nothing you do is in vain. Everything has a purpose. Love you sweet daughter.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Investing God's blessings...

My prayer:

God, today was kind of tough, no doubt about it. But, you got me through it and in the end, looks like you are working it all to my good, like usual.

You are so wonderful to me God! Sometimes I wonder why. I know I don’t deserve all of the wonderful things you do for me. When I ask about it you always tell me how much you love me which is also wonderful.

Then, I talk to folks, wonderful people who love you, people that I love, who can’t seem to catch a break.  No matter what they do, they can’t seem to find your blessings. I feel horrible for them. When they ask me what they should do differently, I don’t know what to tell them.

My blessing is a result of your love. You love them just as much. Why do I see your promises manifest in my life so often and these wonderful people, people much better, smarter, more loving, than me can’t seem to find your blessings? What can I tell them? What can I do to help?

What God Said Tonight: 

My blessings are truly all around. You have to look for them.

Remember the story of the talents. To one I gave five talents, to one I gave two talents and to the last one I gave one talent? Well, in that story, the men who I gave five and two talents to both saw the value of the talent but also saw that the real value was in how they could multiply that talent to be more than what it started as. To each of them I gave more. They truly appreciated the gift and knew how to make more of what they were blessed with.

For the man I gave one talent, he hid it. He saw the value of the one talent but did not see its true potential. He did not appreciate the gift.

When it comes to my blessings, you have to look for them first. Then you have to recognize the worth of that blessing and how, if you invest it, if you pass it along, if you do something with it, it will multiply in your life. That is the key. Recognize the blessings around you and then invest them to see them grow.

I promise that I have blessings in every one of my children’s lives. They just have to begin to recognize them and invest them. Anything you invest in my kingdom will grow. 

Monday, August 19, 2013


My prayer:

I am trying to be patient but I am failing tonight God. It took me awhile to believe that you really wanted to do this huge thing that you have placed in front of me. But, now that I am fully convinced it is your will, I want it now. I don’t want to wait anymore. It is TOO EXCITING! All day it was hard to concentrate wondering if today was the day.

But, I also know that your timing is best. I know from experience that if I try to rush it, I will ruin it.
God, now more than ever, I pray your will and your timing be accomplished not matter how impatient I get. I would rather be impatient than to rush your timing.  I would rather have your full and complete will in my life under your terms than to rush it and get only part of what you have for me.

So, even though I feel REALLY impatient, I am going to choose to be patient and wait on you. I love you God and I trust you.

What God Said Tonight:

Timing is critical. Many moving parts, many people with their own decisions and fee will. I have to find and pinpoint the exact timing to ensure that this comes together perfectly.

I will tell you that you do have to wait but I promise I will not make you wait any longer than necessary. I will tell you that I knew the timing of this from before we ever started on this path and I am not worried. Everything is on time even though it feels late to you.

I promise that I am in charge of you and your life and I will lead and guide you always. Rest in the assurance that I have it all covered and you will see it done.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Trust the open door...

My prayer:

God, I don't need to talk tonight. I have been talking for days now. Ha! whose kidding who! I have been talking since before I was born, at least according to my Mom! 

I do need to listen. What is on your mind.

What God Said Tonight:

There is nothing that you are walking into that I have not prepared you for. There is nothing that I will ask you for that I have not already given you. I first provide and then I ask. 

The problem is, your fear comes in when you can't see what I see. You can't always see how the things I have put in you, the experiences you have been through all work together in the prefect formation to handle the next season, the next assignment I have for you. It is always clear to you in hindsight but not always before you start. 

That is where faith comes in and that is where your trust comes in. Trust in me and step into the open doors I put in your life. I put them there for a reason. I do not have a trap door on the other side. I have your future, your assignment and my blessing for you on the other side. 

Trust that I know what I am doing. No, really trust what I am doing. Even when you can't see how everything will work out. I know that goes against your nature. You want to figure everything out before you step into it. But, not this time. 

This time, there is too much for me to show you now. Your mind could not contain it. But, trust me, trust my direction, trust the open door, and you will begin to see a future that you have only begun to recognize. 

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Lightening rod...

My prayer:

I am in complete awe of you God. What a day, what a night, what a life you have given me! I could spend a couple hours just talking about the amazing people you surround me with. Then, we I look at how you put all those people together into your leaves me with only one word "WOW"!

Then, when I look at how you have directed my life and my steps, using every experience (good, bad and indifferent) and turned it to my good, leading me to this time and this place, on the edge of monumental opportunity..."WOW"!

I could keep going but the result of all of it will always end with... "WOW"!

Thank you GOD!!

What God Said Tonight:

I have made you into a lightening rod. At one point, I had you as my lighthouse. You were reflecting my light to the world. Now I have made you a lightening rod which will attract my light and conduct it to others. 

It is is time to take things up a notch. I don't need for people to simply see my light. I need them to experience it. I need them to be struck with it. I need it to change and electrify their lives to take them into these final days and this final season. 

I have prepared you for this. Get ready to experience more and more connections. Get ready to conduct and connect people who have my light with people who need my light. 

I love you daughter. This is going to be GOOD!

Friday, August 16, 2013

On purpose...

My prayer:

What a great night God! I expected to be half dead tonight after this crazy and ridiculously busy week but here I am, full of energy, full of your Spirit after another amazing night of prayer and worship with my brother and sisters. I even got a run in today! Now that is a miracle!

I want to thank you for so many things tonight. The two big ones are thank you for making impossible things possible and thank you for making connections that will change the world. You are fascinating God and the way you work  everything together truly blows my mind. LOVE YOU!!

What God Said Tonight:

I enjoy blowing your mind. I enjoy you. I enjoy doing things with you. I enjoy worship time with you. I enjoy prayer time with you. I enjoy simply being with you. 

I created you just as you are because I wanted you in my life. I wanted you to fill a perfect place and space. 

I do everything on purpose. I have no accidents. I am the creator of coincidence and I use every one of them for the good of my kingdom and my people. 

I will never stop working for you. I will never stop loving you. I will never stop finding ways for you to live out your purpose in me. 

You have a big day tomorrow. Time to rest.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Team GOD...

My prayer:

Did my best today God. Hope it was good enough. 

What God Said Tonight:

Your best is all you can do. I am the one who makes you victorious. I am the one who turns all things to your good. I am the one who determines your success. You do what you can and I will d the rest. 

We are a team and together we can change the world. But I need you just as you need me. I am God and I can do all things. But, I created you as my child. I created you to have a relationship with you. Without you, I am half of what I should be. Just as you are empty without me, I am empty without my children. 

Each missing child is like a piece of my heart missing. There are too many pieces missing. 

But for those of you here, with me, I love you and I will see you prosper. Follow my lead and we will do great things. Live in my arms and you will never be harmed.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Power and authority...

My prayer:

Awesome God, I come against evil in the name of Jesus Christ and I bind it and cast it to the pit of hell. There is no place for evil in the lives of your children. I proclaim that your will shall be accomplished and nothing can stand in the way of the perfect will of you. 

Mighty God, I know who wins. There is no one and nothing that can defeat you. SO, in this and in every situation in my life, for the rest of eternity, I claim your will and I stand against anything that is not of your will through the authority and power given to me by Jesus Christ, Son of God!

Thank you God for being my victory. Thank you for being my strength. Thank you for giving me the authority and power to stand against evil.

What God Said Tonight:

There is no power in heaven or hell that is greater than my power and the power I have given to you. I gave you the power and authority knowing you would need it in this life. 

I will stand with you and I will be a hedge around you. There is nothing more powerful than our agreement on any thing. 

I love you daughter and I will see my will accomplished in your life. Now and forever my love.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Blessed and More...

My Prayer:

I am blessed. I am Blessed! I AM BLESSED!!!! I am blessed of the Lord! God I shout to the mountain tops that I am blessed!!! You are so amazing and so wonderful and so much more than I can imagine on my own. I try to wrap my mind around your goodness and I get stuck in the limits of my imagination. You are more than I can imagine. I LOVE YOU!!!! I AM BLESSED BY YOU!!! I CELEBRATE YOU!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What God Said Tonight:

I have more I have more I have more for you.... this is just he beginning. I love you and I will shower you with goodness, joy , blessings, favor. I will see you victorious in all that you do. I will make your way prosperous. 

I will do it all because you are mine and I am yours. We have walked a long road together but our time is just beginning. We have eternity to live out your purpose. We have eternity to accomplish my purpose in you. 

You are SO PRECIOUS to me!!! I will never stop loving you. I will never be against you. I will never forget my promises to you because you are mine and I am yours, forever!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What God wants...

My prayer:

Amazing Father. I had a clarity and a clearer perception today than every before. It was kind of like how I feel after a long fast, but I didn't have to go without food this time. 

God I love you wisdom. Thank you for still taking time to teach me. I pray God that this new understanding, this new knowing get planted deep, rooted firmly, and grow into more than I can imagine.

What God Said Tonight:

My blessed child how I love you. How I want to see you prosperous and walking in your complete purpose in me. 

I want to take you places you have never heard of and give you things you never imagined. I want to show you things that cannot be possible and I want to celebrate with you. I want to spend all eternity with you doing, saying and being. 

I will give you the strength. You already have my righteousness. I will protect you from the daggers and the evil that will come against you. Your battles are my battles and your struggles are my struggles. Your pain is my pain. I will bring you victory. I will bring you healing. I will bring you everything you need when you need it forever. 

You and me forever.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

On the edge of freedom...

My prayer:

Mighty and awesome God. I feel like I am on the very edge of understanding something about you but I don't yet get it completely. The message tonight was amazing and life changing. If I can really get in my heart, my mind, my soul...then this lifelong battle with perfectionism and performance will finally be done! 

I know in my head that you love me no matter what. I know in my head that nothing I can do can take your love from me. I know in my head that nothing I can do can earn your love. But I don't act that way. 

Truth is, the way that I live is, if I try my best to live a good life for you, follow your instructions, be kind, loving, generous, that you will love me and bless me. 

But you tell us that our 'righteousness' is like filthy rags. You tell us, very clearly, that we can never be good enough and that is why you died for us. It is the sick person who was healed, the person who did something horrible who was forgiven, the person with nothing who is provided for...those are the people who have experienced a true move of God in their lives. They are the people who understand your love for them. And, that is the point of your grace and mercy.

You knew we needed it, you gave it, and through that giving, I get to experience first had your love and your power. 

It really has nothing to do with me trying to do right. It has everything to do with, when I mess up (which I will whether I want to or not) and humble myself to receive your forgiveness (which I don't deserve), I get to experience your love in a real and powerful way. Which then brings me closer to you.

So, does that mean I should go out and try to mess up since that will give me an opportunity to experience your love? No. But, whether I try to or not, I will mess up eventually. No guilt or condemnation when it happens. Just the blessed assurance that you will be there and you will forgive me and I will experience your love, grace and mercy at a whole new level.

God, I am not sure if I got this all right or if I used the right words but I can feel how VERY IMPORTANT this is. I pray God that you give me the full revelation of this and that you plant it so deep in me that I never forget it. 

God, this is the freedom from the control freak, people pleaser, performance based battle that I have fought every day of my life and I want that freedom! 

What God Said Tonight:

I would do anything for you. You are so deep into my heart. You are the apple of my eye and the purpose for all that I do. Hear it, believe it, live it and everything else falls into place. 

I LOVE YOU completely and with all that I AM.

Friday, August 9, 2013


My prayer:

Wonderful God! It is FRIDAY!!! I made it!!! 

Thank you for grace and mercy to get through the week. Thank you for the tremendous favor you continued to shower on me in the midst of crazy stress and pressure. Thank you for the moments of peace. Thank you for amazing friends who knew just what to say, text, do to strengthen me through the week. And thank you that I get a whole day to relax tomorrow!!! YEA SABBATH!!!! 

I am celebrating survival and celebrating you tonight God. I LOVE YOU!

What God Said Tonight:

This life, your life is so much bigger than your realize. There is so much more purpose and so much more influence in what you do, say, think than what you realize. 

There is a circle of influence around you that sees you, listens to you, models you. As a child of mine, I have set you on a platform so people can know what it is to live for me. Remember that role. Remember that position. Remember that the choices you make effect much more than just you. 

Be real, don't ever lie about what you are going through or when you fail. Those failures and how you fight them with me are as important or more important than successes. But just remember your position. Remember, when you think it is too hard and you want to give up, you not only are giving up your future which I have designed for you but you are interfering with other people's opportunity to the future I have for them. 

I don't mean to pile on guilt or put on more pressure but it is true and important. Your life is not just for you. Mine wasn't for just for me either. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Check your fruit...

My prayer: 

Wow God, another day of hanging on my fingernails but all day, just when I needed it most, you sent me encouragement. Whether a text from a friend, a great song, time to exercise out the stress, an inspirational video...all day long you brought me just what I needed when I needed it. Thank you!

I could never make it through the rough times in this life without you and, without your favor, all the time would be rough times! LOVE YOU!!

What God Said Tonight:

I want to teach you something tonight. You know how every fruit has seeds. That is part of what defines a fruit as a fruit. Well it is true of the fruits of the Spirit as well. If you have the fruits of the Spirit, joy, peace, goodness, kindness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, self control, and love... and if they are truly fruits, they will have seeds which will grow. The more you put them out into the world, the more you use them, the more you plant them in people's lives, the more they will grow. Then the fruit that they grow will also have seeds and grow where it is. 

If you are not seeing growth, if you are not seeing multiplication, take a second look. Something is not right. You should see the fruits multiplied around you. If not, you either do not have the fruit or you are not planting it. If you consume all of the fruit and never give any away, it will never grow. If it is not actually fruit and has no seed it will not grow. 

I love you and I want the best for you. I want my fruit to live and grow in your life and the lives of those around you. Check your fruit.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

God's timing...

My prayer:

Wonderful Father. Thank you for all of your help today. It was another challenging day but it seemed like I came out on top of the challenges more often than not today. I was able to help a few people which is always awesome. Still in survival mode for sure but felt like I was the head more often than the tail today. 

How was your day? Did anything great happen? Did any of us remember to bless you? 

I love you God and just in case no one said it today, you are wonderful, amazing, incredible, and everything I could ever hope for!

What God Said Tonight:

Back to basics. Sometimes it is important to revisit your foundational learning and shore up your base. Remember who you are and who you belong to. remember that no matter the circumstances you are the head and not the tail and that I will destine you to succeed. I am always o your side. 

My day was good and filled with blessings and challenges. And, my day is not over. My day is never really over. I am the God of the universe and the Father to humankind, I am omnipresent, at all places at all times. It is always day somewhere so my day never ends. 

That is one thing that you will want to understand. I know you have questioned the timing in my word and you have questioned my timelines. One of the reasons we don't think of time the same way is that my day never ends and my night never ends. I am continually present in both time periods at the same time. I am everywhere at all times. It is why I can say I will never leave you. Where you are, I am. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Practice being a blessing...

My prayer:

Ok God. So, you definitely warned me that a challenge was on the way but I didn't realize you meant today! Weehaw today was ridiculously crazy, hard, and whatever other word for bad that I can't think of right now because I used every brain cell I had today just to survive. Maybe we made it through and tomorrow will be easier? I hope so. 

I pray for your continued help God. 

The thing that I hate about days like this is it drains me so much that I have nothing left to give away. I don't treat people with the love and care that I want to and I should. I am so busy trying to survive and make it through that I don't have time, energy, or power to help anyone else. I don't like me when I get like that. 

God, please make me a blessing to the people around me. Otherwise, why am I here?

What God Said Tonight:

Practice being a blessing. Practice being kind, and thoughtful and giving. The more you practice that during the good times the more likely you are to act that way, out of instinct, in the hard times. 

You don't have to be in a good mood to be generous. You don't have to have overflow to give to someone else. It is easier, absolutely but not necessary. 

As long as I am in you you will always have something more to give. Keep me in you. Let them see me in you, even when you are not at your best. Especially when you are not at your best. Put on my armor and let them see me. 

Your challenges are not over but neither is my help. I will be with you every step of the way, now and forever. Be at peace and know that I am God, I am on your side, and I will see you victorious every time.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Wisdom for the challenge...

My prayer:

Wonderful teacher. Every time I turned around today, people who I care about and who care about me were praying for me to have wisdom. Which is wonderful, I can always use more wisdom. But, it makes me wonder what you are up to or what I am up against next. What is it that is going to require me to have all this wisdom? 

I guess I am not really expecting you to tell me but it makes me curious. Then again, I am almost always curious. Maybe those two things go hand in hand?

Either way God, I will gladly and gratefully receive all the wisdom you want to pour out on me. Thank you for always giving me just what I need just when I need it.

What God Said Tonight:

I do have a challenge coming up for you but I am preparing you for it. You will have every tool and every weapon you need for this challenge. You will have the wisdom you need. You will have the strength you need. 

All you will need to do is stay focused on me, use the gifts I have given you and you will walk through the battle with no harm and no serious effort. You will walk through it already triumphant. 

Those that cheered you on in the past will be silent and those who were against you will rally behind you. It is not going to make a lot of sense to your rational mind but use the wisdom that I will give you and you will understand. 

You will know what I know about the activities in this spiritual realm. You will see in the places that no person can go. You will walk into the prophesies from the past. You are paving the way for the future.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Grow where you are...

My prayer:

Thank you for a wonderful day with family today God. Thank you for healing Mom's shoulder on the trail. Feeling you pop it back into joint was very cool! 

I have a lot of other thoughts running through my mind tonight God but nothing worth talking about. I would rather just listen to you. I love to hear your voice.

What God Said Tonight:

Every where you go, you see the plants of this earth growing. Even in areas covered in concrete, they find a way through. Why do they work so hard to grow where there planted and my children, who have many more gifts and abilities, fail to grow where they are planted?

I hear your prayers, 'move me, put me in position, guide me.' Tonight I tell you, grow where you are. I will move you in time. I will guide you always. I will position you for greatness. Those are all things I have promised and I will come through for you. While I am working those things you, grow where you are planted. Do all that you can right where you are. Find the opportunities and open doors that I have right now right in front of you. 

It may not be the immediate fulfillment to your dream but it will work you toward it. Your diligence and your faithfulness to what you have now will make a way for you to your future. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

I need more...

My prayer:

I want you to be enough for me. Nothing missing and nothing lacking. But I need more. I need more than I have right now. Maybe that means I need more of you. I don't know but I need more. 

I ache God. I feel like what I need is just beyond my fingertips and I can't or won't grab onto it. What is blocking me God?

What God Said Tonight:

I have left a legacy for you . I have left a purpose and a plan for you to live out in whatever way you want to. I have given you gifts and talents with the hope you will use them for my kingdom but I don't require it. 

There are many things that are clamoring for you attention and you time. There are many things that want to take you from me right now. You make the choice. All of it is your choice. I am not a prison warden. I have no desire to shackle you to a path that you do not want. I want to see you running free in the field. I want to see you living out your dreams. I just hope that I am in your dreams. 

I know you want me to lead you and guide you. I know you want me to give the answers that you are missing right now. But, sometimes the journey of discovering the answers is as important as having the answers. I will show you the way. And, if you choose to follow, you will have the answers you seek. You will fill the hole that you feel. 

I could fill the hole tonight. I could fill it right now. But you would be deprived of the experience of seeking and finding the answer that will last the rest of eternity. I want to see you healed fully. I am not interested in band aids. You are so desperate to have the hole filled but the hole makes you humble and vulnerable and that makes you teachable and lovable. 

Friday, August 2, 2013

My forever God...

My prayer:

THANK YOU GOD!!! What you did for me today was so amazing!! You redeemed my mistake so wonderfully!! You said to leave the closed door closed, I did and you made it all ok. Better than ok, you got all the money back plus a free upgrade!! THANK YOU!!! 

You are so good to me God. I love you and I am in awe of you. I am so crazy grateful that I get to be with you for an eternity. I never have to say good bye to you. Everyone, everything else in my life, at some point I will have to say good bye. Either for a temporary period of forever, I will have to say good bye. You are forever. I never have to say good bye to you. YEA!!!

What God Said Tonight:

I am your forever God. I was, I am and I will always be. My commitment to you, my covenant is for eternity and will never end. My love for you will outlast all existence. I am yours now and forever. 

You only lose me when you walk away away from me. When you choose to say good bye. I don't ever leave and I will be right here waiting for you when you come back. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rambling with God...

My prayer:

Awesome God. I have no idea what to talk about tonight. 

What a wild week. I am grateful that you have gotten me through to nearly Friday. I will definitely need your help tomorrow. Several challenges that I know about (probably lots more that I don't know about). 

God, I am so dependent on you. Sometimes I feel weak because I know I can't do anything worthwhile without you. But you say that being totally dependent on you is a good thing. You tell me that it is when I am completely reliant on you, that we can do the impossible together. And, since I seem to have impossible situations in my life on a regular basis, it is a good thing you are there to make the impossible possible. 

Ok, I am rambling now. I should have stuck with "I don't know what to talk about." Fact is, I am crazy about you and so unbearably grateful for you in my life. My life has no meaning, no purpose, no power, and no joy without you. Love you Daddy!!

What God Said Tonight:

You can ramble with me anytime my daughter. Truth is, I simply enjoy spending time with you. You are the apple of my eye and I am happiest when I get to spend time with my children while they are focused on me. 

I am interested in every thought that you have. I am invested in every desire of your heart. I am a part of every emotion that you experience. When you hurt, I hurt. When you celebrate, I celebrate. 

I love you more than you will ever know. It is a love that goes deeper than actions and will last forever. I will always work on your behalf because you are my beloved. 

You may find yourself doubting most everything in life at one time or another. You will question what is real and what is not. The one thing that you do not ever have to question or wonder about is my love for you. My love for you is more real than the chair you are sitting on. My love for you will last longer than the mountains. My love for you is rooted in our relationship and will only grow stronger and bigger the longer we are together.