Word for January 3, 2018

Psalm 33: 8 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.

I am in awe this morning of my Creator. As I consider the works of His hands and all that He has made I think, who am I that He should have such love for me?

Maybe you can’t see how much He loves you, I mean really how much. Then take a look at all He has created. Then consider that you are loved more than the stars and heavens and all things that creep on the ground, fly in the air and swim in the oceans.

Word for January 4, 2018

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, shining ever brighter till the fullness of the noon day.

Isaiah 60:1-3
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth in thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

Isaiah 60:5
Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, do you the riches of the nations will come.

Arise, shine! Your Light has come and this, THIS, draws nations (coworkers, unsaved family members) to you, as darkness settles upon the peoples. Everything that is in darkness ALWAYS looks to LIGHT.

Word for January 9, 2018

Isaiah 53:4,5
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed.

One year ago today, I visited my mother in the hospital in Florida, as she was getting ready to have a feeding tube put in. When I arrived at the hospital she was coming back from MRI and told me that she had just seen my recently departed father. My mother told me he looked good and she said that he said life is much better where he is. Then she said to me “Darlene I’m leaving you.“ Though my mothers vitals were still good, she told me that Jesus came to her to give her the news, and that he will be back for her. She was excited. Then she told me to pick up my phone because my brother Tony was trying to call me. I told her that I had my phone in my hand and the phone was not ringing. She kept insisting that I need to pick up my phone because my brother was trying to call me. My niece was in the room with me at the time, and just at that moment she got a phone call. It was her dad, my brother. He asked her, “is aunt Darlene with you I have been trying to call her but nobody answers.”
Apparently I was in a room where I had no connection. About 15 minutes later she told me to pick up the phone again my other brother Michael was calling I looked at the phone again and said nobody is calling me and just then my brother Michael’s phone number appeared on my caller ID.

My mother was seeing in the spirit what had not yet been manifested to anyone else. She saw my father, she saw Jesus on the bed with her, she saw my brothers in another state, trying to call me. She was excited to go see Jesus and her husband. She was not afraid nor did she lament her inability to eat any longer.

I am reminded this morning, about how we can trust the word of God. When He says that we are healed in the present tense yet we do not yet see it, we do not have to keep asking. We can agree and thank Him for what has already been done and what already is.

Grab hold of that.

Word for January 18, 2018

Psalm 138:8 The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; your mercy, oh Lord, endures forever; do not for sake the works of Your hands.

The Lord will perfect that which concerns you. The Lord will make perfect what you feel clumsy about. The Lord will make perfect, what was done imperfectly if it concerns you. His mercy over you is His covering of perfection over your awkwardness, or your feelings of awkwardness And insufficiencies. He who has begun a good work in you is faithful to complete it.

Word for January 10, 2018

Psalm 40:3
He has put a new song in my mouth- a song of praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will put their trust in the Lord.

A new song is not limited to, and I would go as far as saying, is primarily NOT, a praise song we sing on Sunday morning.
It is the song we sing daily in our conversations.

A National Geographic article on DNA, says science has found a way to record proteins in the body and when they are played together there is a song.

Do you remember before you knew the Lord, your “song” Was one of fear? Or maybe constant depression? Or maybe sickness and disease? Maybe it was how poor you were? Your conversations find their way into your DNA by your repeated singing and your body has followed suit.

He has put a new song in our mouth, a song of praise to our God. The new song, is our new conversation. A song of praise in our mouth’s, change our pH, and eventually have effect on all our cells.

Your DNA is a Song


Word for January 11, 2018

“Psalm 71:15
My mouth shall tell of your righteousness and of your salvation all day long; for I do not know their limit.”

Everything pertaining to the creation is measured, and has limits and borders.
Everything pertaining to God is limitless, and Immeasurable. They have no end and no beginning. His righteousness and his salvation have no limit and therefore we can declare it all day until the day that we die and each time it will be fresh. We will not be repeating something over and over again nor be receiving anything from him that is old. This whole Psalm, Psalm 71 is about how we will age, how we will grow old and how our strength will fail us, but the righteousness and salvation of God is continually new and will never end. It is in the declaration of the attributes of God, that we will see our own Strength renewed until the day we are called home.

Prayer of an Old Man for Deliverance.

71 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge;
Let me never be ashamed.
In Your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;
Incline Your ear to me and save me.
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come;
You have given commandment to save me,
For You are my [a]rock and my fortress.
Rescue me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked,
Out of the [b]grasp of the wrongdoer and ruthless man,
For You are my hope;
O Lord [c]God, You are my confidence from my youth.
[d]By You I have been sustained from my birth;
You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;
My praise is continually [e]of You.

I have become a marvel to many,
For You are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with Your praise
And with Your glory all day long.
Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.
For my enemies have spoken [f]against me;
And those who watch for my [g]life have consulted together,
Saying, “God has forsaken him;
Pursue and seize him, for there is no one to deliver.”

O God, do not be far from me;
O my God, hasten to my help!
Let those who are adversaries of my soul be ashamed and consumed;
Let them be covered with reproach and dishonor, who seek [h]to injure me.
But as for me, I will hope continually,
And will [i]praise You yet more and more.
My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness
And of Your salvation all day long;
For I do not know the [j]sum of them.
I will come with the mighty deeds of the Lord [k]God;
I will make mention of Your righteousness, Yours alone.

O God, You have taught me from my youth,
And I still declare Your wondrous deeds.
And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your [l]strength to this generation,
Your power to all who are to come.
[m]For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the [n]heavens,
You who have done great things;
O God, who is like You?
You who have shown [o]me many troubles and distresses
Will revive [p]me again,
And will bring [q]me up again from the depths of the earth.
May You increase my greatness
And turn to comfort me.

I will also praise You with [r]a harp,
Even Your [s]truth, O my God;
To You I will sing praises with the lyre,
O Holy One of Israel.
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You;
And my soul, which You have redeemed.
My tongue also will utter Your righteousness all day long;
For they are ashamed, for they are humiliated who seek [t]my hurt.

Word for January 15, 2018

Proverbs 15:22 Without consultation, plans are frustrated,
But with many counselors they succeed.

I know of very few times where the Lord will give a word, privately or of private interpretation, that is meant to be acted upon without a multitude of counselors.

I believe, that while this has always been true, I sense that the season we are coming into, this will be a life or death word, due to deception which will increase. Surrounding yourselves with people you trust, and taking heed to their counsel, will cause plans to succeed. And will help keep you from falling into deception and taking others with you.

Word for January 16, 2018

Psalm 16:10,11
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will you allow your Holy One to undergo decay. You will make known to me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy; in your right hand there are pleasures forever.

The paths for our lives are not written out in black and white in the scriptures. Sometimes it’s difficult to know which course to take, which road to follow because either direction can be supported by the Word of God. Sometimes you just need to seek the Presence of the Lord and the fullness of joy He brings in His Presence, to know that the path He has for you will be made known, and He will never allow the souls of those He loves to decay.

Word for January 17, 2018

Psalm 17:15
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; I will be satisfied with your likeness when I awake.

As for me…. as for me…. as for me…..
No matter what anybody else is doing, or not doing; no matter how many real enemies I have, no matter who agrees or disagrees,

As for me.

It really matters in this one thing. “As for me.”

As for me I will seek His face and do it in righteousness, satisfied to know that Christ is being formed in me and this is what I long for. To behold Him and see His beauty in His Temple (my heart – can I see Him there? Can you?) Just rising from slumber to see His face over me as my eyes open, this is what I long for.

As for me…..