Come Back To Me 2/27/2021

“The people say, “Let’s return to the LORD! 

He has hurt us, but he will be sure to heal us; he has wounded us, but he will bandage our wounds, won’t he?

Let us try to know the LORD. 

He will come to us as surely as the day dawns, as surely as the spring rains that water the earth.” 

But the LORD says, “Israel and Judah, what am I going to do with you? Your love for me disappears as quickly as morning mist; it is like dew, that vanishes early in the day. 

That is why I have sent my prophets to you with my message of judgement and destruction. 

What I want from you is plain and clear: I want your constant love, not your animal sacrifices. I would rather have my people know me than burn offerings to me.”

‭‭Hosea‬ ‭6:1, 3-6‬ ‭GNB‬‬

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Work of God 2/26/2021

Good Morning!!!  Be yourself; feel the joy!

“Let everyone be devoted to fulfill the work God has given them to do with excellence, and their joy will be in doing what’s right and being themselves, and not in being affirmed by others.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:4‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Everything Is Fresh and New. 2/25/2021

“If we are out of our minds in a blissful, divine ecstasy, it is for God, but if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 

For it is Christ’s love that fuels our passion and holds us tightly, because we are convinced that he has given his life for all of us. 

This means all died with him, so that those who live should no longer live self-absorbed lives but lives that are poured out for him—the one who died for us and now lives again. So, from now on, we refuse to evaluate people merely by their outward appearances. 

For that’s how we once viewed the Anointed One, but no longer do we see him with limited human insight. Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new person. All that is related to the old order has vanished. 

Behold, everything is fresh and new. And God has made all things new, and reconciled us to himself, and given us the ministry of reconciling others to God.

 In other words, it was through the Anointed One that God was shepherding the world, not even keeping records of their transgressions, and he has entrusted to us the ministry of opening the door of reconciliation to God. We are ambassadors of the Anointed One who carry the message of Christ to the world, as though God were tenderly pleading with them directly through our lips.

 So we tenderly plead with you on Christ’s behalf, “Turn back to God and be reconciled to him.””

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:13-20‬ ‭TPT

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Simply Join Your Life With Mine 2/24/2021

“Then Jesus exclaimed, “Father, thank you, for you are Lord, the Supreme Ruler over heaven and earth! And you have hidden the great revelation of your authority from those who are proud and think they are wise and unveiled it instead to little children. 

Yes, Father, you’ve chosen this gracious plan to extend your kingdom. You have entrusted me with all that you are and all that you have. 

No one fully and intimately knows the Son except the Father. And no one fully and intimately knows the Father except the Son. 

But the Son is able to unveil the Father to anyone he chooses. “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. 

Simply join your life with mine. 

Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.””

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭11:25-30‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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“Follow Me” 2/23/2021

The call of Jesus was not about doing better and changing yourself. The call was to follow Jesus. Jesus’ primary concern is not about changing you. Jesus wants far more for you than just change. He wants you to—“deny yourself…follow me” (Mark 8:34). This is personal to Jesus because He personally loves you and wants to awaken you to new life in Him!

There is a difference between changing and awakening. Change deals with what is external. It puts you in a new place, a new relationship, or creates a new look. But the change you need must be deeper to bring you what you really want.

The problems you deal with and the issues you fight against are far more than just external issues that need to be addressed. The change you want can’t be found in moving to a new place, getting back to a new normal, escaping to a new adventure, running to a new relationship, or stopping certain behaviors.

You need something more than self-help hype, religious moral teachings, or the latest YouTube video promising simple steps to a great life.

This is what makes the invitation to follow Jesus so incredible. 

Jesus wants to give you a new way to live – a life lived with Him, following Him. Don’t skip over this incredible truth…Jesus wants you! Not the cleaned-up morally good version of you, but the you who is broken, who is hurting, who has done things that make you feel unworthy of His love. The you who is full of fear, regret, shame and feels trapped. He wants you to follow Him because He wants you.

As you follow Jesus, He changes you. It’s not a simple tweak. It’s not instantaneous. But when you keep taking steps to follow Jesus, you look back on your life and realize that He was changing you along the way.

Change is not just a matter of bending your will to do what Jesus calls you to do, but a total redefining of life altogether. The focus is not on doing something, but on following someone— Jesus Christ.

The change Jesus desires for us to experience is the eternal, abundant, and extraordinary life that can only be found in Him. 

Change is always personal to Jesus because He is the source of change. In following Jesus, you are awakened to the life that you have been looking for all along. Why settle for change when Jesus wants to awaken you to an entirely different life as you follow Him?

Awaken Moment – Take time and pray something like this: Jesus, teach me to keep following You. You are my source of change. I believe that as I follow You, You will change me. I have victory over destructive behaviors that at times I just cannot seem to overcome. Joy that is not determined by the circumstances that I experience. Peace that can endure beyond the stress of my life. Hope that is so rock solid that nothing can crush it. Love that fulfills every need I have for security and acceptance. Power to overcome all things through the strength You give me.

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The Promise 2/22/2021

“Heaven does not work like the human judicial system, seeking all things to be right and just. I can no more figure out heaven than I can describe the width or depth of the cosmos. 

Yet in spite of the paradoxes, the Divine remains consistent. 

We can rely upon the order and the workings of the natural laws. We will all die many times and in many ways over the course of our lives. And we will each rise up as a phoenix, every time, whether we want to or not. 

Our spirits will spark back into life, no matter how many times we fall down. That is the promise of our nature. It is an expression of the benevolent, loving nature of the Divine. 

We are designed to rise again, to recover, to try again, to love again, to reach out to life, and to look up to the heavens for grace. 

We are designed to be under the providential care of the Divine, even down to the promise that we will always spring back to life, even after the darkest winter.”

Excerpt From

Intimate Conversations with the Divine

Caroline Myss

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Love Empowers Us 2/21/2021

“My beloved friends, if you see a believer who is overtaken with a fault, may the one who overflows with the Spirit seek to restore him. 

Win him over with gentle words, which will open his heart to you and will keep you from exalting yourself over him. Love empowers us to fulfill the law of the Anointed One as we carry each other’s troubles. 

If you think you are too important to stoop down to help another, you are living in deception. 

Let everyone be devoted to fulfill the work God has given them to do with excellence, and their joy will be in doing what’s right and being themselves, and not in being affirmed by others. 

Every believer is ultimately responsible for his or her own conscience.”

‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:1-5‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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Divine Encourager. 2/20/2021

““And I will send you the Divine Encourager from the very presence of my Father. 

He will come to you, the Spirit of Truth, emanating from the Father, and he will speak to you about me. 

And you will tell everyone the truth about me, for you have walked with me from the start.””

‭‭John‬ ‭15:26-27‬ ‭TPT‬‬

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