“My motivation is love. No matter what I do, if it’s not done with love, it’s not worth doing.”
Be love today.
Today’s word is “Sprinkles and Showers”.
I saw a map of the United States and then I saw a salt shaker above it. I saw the shaker begin to sprinkle salt all over the map, as it fell, it covered the map like snow. I heard the Lord say, “This is My Glory, which I will reveal to this nation in due time.” I then saw a shower of leaves begin to cover the map as well, and I heard the Lord say, “These are the leaves of Tree of Life from which I will heal this nation.” I then saw rain clouds forming and a great storm cloud opening up over the map, bringing a deluge of fierce wind and rain, but the salt and leaves were not moved and protected the map from water damage. I then heard the Lord say, “Do not be afraid of the wind and wave, do not be fearful of the sudden terror, I have not forsaken you and I AM able to protect you. Partner with Me as I do the necessary work. Stay close to Me, trust in Me, stand with Me. Stand in the gap, watch and guard the gates, and trust Me to reveal streams in the desert places and rivers of refreshing across the parched land. Be strong and of good courage, I have not forsaken you.”
It flowed down the center of the main street. On each side of the river grew a tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, with a fresh crop each month. The leaves were used for medicine to heal the nations (Revelation 22:2 NLT)
Season all your grain offerings with salt to remind you of God’s eternal covenant. Never forget to add salt to your grain offerings (Leviticus 2:13).
When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation (Proverbs 10:25).
“I am chosen by God and I am blessed. The Lord’s showers of blessing are upon my life and makes me rich. I am daily loaded with benefits. For this, I sing songs of praise to God.”
Now go, share, bless. 🙂
“I give praise to God, the father of my Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because I am united with Christ. I pray for others, asking God to give spiritual wisdom and insight so they will grow in the knowledge of God, and that their hearts will be flooded with light in order to understand the confident hope He has given to those He called – His holy people who are His rich and glorious inheritance.”
It’s an awesome thing to pray for others. Go bless someone with prayer today!
Today’s word is “Don’t grasp too tightly”.
The Lord showed me a picture of a little girl trying to grab a dandelion puff unsuccessfully. Every time she grabbed the puff tightly, she would open her hand and there would be nothing there. I then saw a dandelion puff blown off the flower in the slightest whisper of a breeze.
I heard the Lord say “Don’t grasp things too tightly, hold all things loosely. Trying to hold on to things that do not matter in My Kingdom is like gripping the wind. You must judge all things you desire to hold tightly to in the light of My Presence and its worthiness in My Kingdom. I AM here to help you choose; ask Me.”
Matthew 6:19-20 “Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal.”
Too often we strive to maintain the hold and grip we have on various things – people, situations, places, jobs, ministries, etc. – the list could go on and on, and we fail to realize God wants to keep us in motion-moving forward, going from glory to glory and strength to strength. When we stay rooted in what we hold tight to, we are very difficult to move. It is in this position where we can become complacent, apathetic, judgmental, and weary. We forget to ask ourselves and God the ever important questions: Is what I’m doing now, or what I’m holding on to, really going to matter in X number of years? Is it moving me forward, or am I stuck because I’m comfortable? Am I really comfortable, or am I simply holding on because I am afraid to move forward?
I’m also reminded of the “plateau” in the exercise realm. God has many plateaus for us, and He desires us to move from one to the other without getting stuck. In fitness, one hits a “plateau” when exercises no longer have the desired result. Our spiritual fitness can also hit a “plateau” when we grasp too tightly to what God wants us to move on from. Anything we hold tight to can be a “treasure” in the sense of the Scripture, and when we ignore the Holy Spirit’s urging to move forward, we can bring about the destruction by moth and rust of these treasures. Treasure, in the spiritual realm, is meant to be joyfully shared. When we refuse to let go and share, we do ourselves a grave injustice and we risk having all we “treasure” ripped right out of our hand.
Don’t grasp things too tightly, hold all things loosely; God wants us to share what He’s given us in order to keep us in motion.
“Because of Christ, I am awesome! There is nothing impossible with God, there is nothing too hard for Him to do, and He lives in me! If He’s awesome, then that means I am too!”
Celebrate awesome today!
“I will dance in the river under the shade of Your trees, for when I search for water and there is none, and my tongue is parched from thirst, then You, the Lord, will answer me. You, the God of Israel, will never abandon me. You will open up rivers on the high plateaus. You will give fountains of water in the valleys. You will fill the desert with pools of water. Rivers fed by springs will flow across the parched ground. You will plant trees in the barren desert—cedar, acacia, myrtle, olive, cypress, fir, and pine. You do this so all who see this miracle will understand what it means—that it is the Lord who has done this, the Holy One of Israel who created it.”
Today’s word is “Garment of Praise”
This is what the Lord showed me today: I was standing on the platform in the sanctuary at church watching people come in for service. As they passed through the doorway to the sanctuary, I saw angels remove their heavy backpacks and drape cloaks around each person. From my viewpoint, it looked as though each person was being wrapped in a blanket or mantle cloak. Not one person entered the sanctuary that did not receive the covering, and when I looked at us on the platform, I noticed we were also wearing them.
I hear the Lord say, “I have removed the spirit of heaviness and given you a garment of praise. I have heard your cries and your supplications and I AM telling you to wear this garment daily. There are places that I will send you and only praise and thanksgiving will reveal the doorway to step through; there are storms on the horizon that My garment of praise will protect you from. I AM perfecting My good work in you, when you wear the garment of praise, you partner with Me in this work and allow it to bear fruit. Wear this mantle well, the enemy will try to remove it and soil it. Remember, I AM with you and you can do all things in My strength.”
Isaiah 61:3, 10-11 “To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified….I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. For as the earth brings forth its bud, As the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, So the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.”
I’ve had the words “harvest” and “bold” in my spirit for the last few days. They’ve been prevalent words in my prayers pertaining to many things, however this morning the Lord put them together in this way: Bold Harvest.
I saw a field of various crops, each crop ripe and ready for harvest. Along the outskirts of the field were several different machines used for harvesting, and there were people dressed and ready for the reaping, as if they were waiting for the “go ahead”. There was a wind blowing across the field and the crops swayed along, those that were heavy with fruit bounced back slower than those with lightweight fruit. The crop dance in the wind was a magnificent sight; it was as if they were celebrating something bigger and greater! Suddenly there was a great gust of wind, and I saw people in the field gathering the harvest and they were not dressed appropriately for the activity of harvest. They joyfully filled their baskets and bushels, passing them along as if on an assembly line. They moved throughout the field this way, gleefully picking fruit and celebrating the harvest. After a time, the people on the outskirts of the field joined them, but not one machine was fired up and sent out to the field. Each plant was harvested by hand.
The Lord is getting us ready for a great harvest. There is revival coming, the wind of the Spirit has begun to move. This will be an up close and personal event since the machines in my vision only stayed on the sidelines. The workers are coming from all areas of life – there is no distinction, and as the Spirit moves, we must be prepared to boldly jump in and put our hands to the plow. This is a diverse and momentous harvest, our territories have been enlarged and we have been given the hand tools we need to reap the fruit.
To see the harvest, The Lord has planted seeds within us in the form of big dreams and enlarged vision. He will make the connections necessary for us to walk in the purpose He has laid before us. We must pray through what God has shown us, we must discern the times and allow the wind of the Spirit to carry us forward. We are each a part of a bold harvest, indeed!
Found this channel on YouTube the other day, and this song is the newest one in my arsenal.