These posts are simply taken from my daily prayer journal. I find that the words He speaks to me in my private prayer time are usually for others too...

Friday, October 30, 2009

As Unto Him

This morning I feel Him reminding me that we bring honor to Him when we do every little thing as unto Him. It's no wonder we get frustrated with our lives... our jobs, our families, our duties, when we aren't doing it as unto Him. When we look at things in that perspective, it doesn't matter if others aren't pulling their weight or treating you right or whatever else we may feel is unfair in our lives... we're doing it unto Him! I can remember a specific personal experience on a past job (long ago... many days gone by!) when I felt extreme frustration over unfairness. God reminded me of this verse and I changed my outlook and attitude. It was amazing to watch what God did in that situation... completely turned around to my favor! It works! His Word is powerful!

I Corinthians 3:17 from the Amplified: "And whatever you do [no matter what it is] in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and in [dependence upon] His Person, giving praise to God the Father through Him."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

God of the Processes

As I've said before, I try to walk every morning after I drop the kiddo's off at school before I go to work. This morning as I was pulling up to the church, I felt a very specific word for a lady in our church. Like I've said before, anything I feel Him nudging me with, is usually for more than one person, so... here's what I felt:

"Don't be afraid of the processes. I am in them. Don't be frustrated by them. I have everything in My control."

Here's the really cool part. This person is usually at Thursday morning prayer meeting so I thought I would go find her. She wasn't there. I had every intention of emailing her or calling her. When I got into my office... well, you know... the rest is history. I got distracted with morning duties. About 10 minutes into my daily routine my phone rang. It was her. She NEVER calls me. The minute I saw her name, I didn't give her a minute to speak. I just explained all that had just happened. She began to sob. She had asked God to give her a specific word. She just felt to call me. I have no idea what she is facing and didn't ask her for details. God is such a gentleman that He didn't even require her to pour out the details. He gave the word and let her keep her needs in confidence. God is so powerful, so real, so tangible!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Heart Cries

Psalm 37:4 "Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."

We read this verse and assume we can just love the Lord and have exactly what we want... like a magic wishing well. It's not quite that simple but He takes whatever we give Him... even if our motive is wrong. He knows that if we start moving toward Him, delighting in Him, our hearts and motives WILL change. Suddenly, we are wanting the things of His Kingdom. Our heart's desires are the desires He has planned.

I journaled this in prayer last week... what I felt Him speaking that particular day:

I fulfill your heart cries. I define the cry of your heart. When you align yourself with My purpose you will begin to see what those desires are. Every Kingdom desire that you have will be accomplished. I ordained those desires. As I work on you, in you, I am working on your children... birthing dreams in them. Unselfish desires is the way of My Kingdom. I hold you in the center of my will. I won't let you drift too far from my perfect will once you've truly set your heart on me. I will lovingly pull you back in line. Those moments of deep travail you feel... those are all from me. I am working in your entire family in ways you can't even see.

There it is... it's hard to share such personal things but I know that it isn't always just for me... so if you are worrying over children, loved ones, friends... just know that as you make the journey, He takes care of all the ones you hold so near and dear to your heart.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Process

Sometimes it seems that I am posting the same things over and over. If I am, it's only because that's what I feel Him saying to me. Sometimes we don't get the message the first TEN times or so that He tells us.

The last week or so I have felt Him saying: "I talk to you through your circumstances. I use all things in your life to relay messages. ...not just to you but to those you will share my words with. Obedience is the key. If you allow yourself, you can find joy in every occurrence in your life. Your perspective is the key. Seek to gain my perspective. Just as optometrists realign your outlook when you have your eyes checked, you must let me daily realign your outlook. The trials are irrelevant. The outcome will be as I've ordained it to be. It's what you learn in the midst of it. I will bring things about to your favor when you are trusting me and seeking my words in the midst of all things. Don't be so quick to seek the 'fix'. Just rest in knowing I have already taken care of every detail. I just want to remake you in the processes of your life. My words to you can be a life source to someone else. Don't lose the wonder of my words. I want to be a part of every conversation."

Romans 8:28 "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Last Days

I know... I'm a dreamer. I once heard a message called "Don't Kill the Dreamer"... it referred to Joseph and how his brothers despised him for his dreams. God brought all of it to pass though.

So, call me the crazy dream lady. I don't care. It doesn't bother me a bit! :) Last week I had a dream about a particular lady in our church and I shared it with her and she confirmed that it was completely from God. For her sake, I won't post the details here, but when I took it to God in prayer, I felt Him saying that he is raising up intercessors and godly leaders for His purpose. ...those who set themselves apart for Him. There's no room for flesh in His last day revival. He needs those who are not about their own agenda. He exalts and He brings low. He brings down fleshly kingdoms. I need my people to have My vision for this End Time!

2 Timothy 3: 1-3 "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good..."

Skipping down to verse 14 "But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."

This whole chapter is amazing... does it not describe the world we are living in? So many have been deceived! I want to be about His Kingdom... doing my part to help save a lost world before His soon return!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My Every Moment

I have neglected blogging... not because I don't have anything to post. I just haven't made the time to sit down and put it here. I'm hoping to catch up this week.

I'm so amazed at God's guiding hand. Last week I was reflecting how He has led my every step. I remember as a young girl, probably around 12 years old... He taught me about intercession. I didn't realize that I was interceding or what significance it would have in my life. What I learned in those quiet times in my room in the wee hours of the night have stayed with me my whole life. It was around that time that my brother had started to "dabble" into things that would later lock him in chains of addiction. I didn't know this until years later. He was always with what we thought were "safe" people. I would feel compelled to pray for Him and would end up praying in an unknown tongue, losing track of time.

As years went by, I got older and worried more about finding my place, fitting in...and went through a season where I didn't have as "intense" a prayer time as the earlier years had brought. It was never far from my memory though. Then, as a teenager, I remember a recurring dream where I was on an airplane sitting next to the window. Beside me was someone who made me feel safe, loved, and absolutely complete. I had this dreams at least 6 or 7 times over the course of a few years. It wasn't until many years later on a flight to Atlanta with Bryan that God reminded me of those dreams. We had flown together many times, but on this particular day as I was sitting by the window looking out, I became flooded with that feeling again. I turned to him and shared that dream. God knew way back then who my "soulmate" would be. He had a perfect plan for me.

There's so many more stories but I just had to share this. I'm so thankful for a God who sees and holds our every moment.