Take It

The world is not ours, heaven is.

“And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.’”   John 20:22-24

“Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. ”  Jesus in Matthew 11:11-12

 

You Are A Flower

“The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come…” Song 2:12

Old prophecy I received that I am a flower in God’s garden, swaying and smiling in the sun.

I proclaim you’re each special, made for a purpose and God can’t do without you.  Some may look similar, but each unique. Let Him who sees the heart attract and beautify you.

“Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.” Psalm 119:73 (NIV)

Thanks for the beautiful Photo by Kevin Butz on Unsplash!

white vehicle beside multicolored floral graffiti

 

My Favorite Author

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”   Hebrews 12:2

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.”   1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)

A friend listed some of her favorite writers, suddenly I thought, I read the Bible more than even Christian authors. Bibles make great Christmas gifts, too, even specifically for children.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”   2 Timothy 3:16-17 (NIV)

Thanks for gorgeous Pexels pictures!

Keys of Death

“I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death.” Revelation 1:18

“This understanding of death…freed Rich to live…and love people without expectations.” James Bryan Smith relates about Rich Mullins in “An Arrow Pointing to Heaven.”

Such peace and comfort Jesus gives, knowing He keeps our loved ones.

 

“That’s My Dad”

“His name is Daddy,” a little boy informed us on the bus pointing, the man nodded & said smiling, “that’s right.”

The sweetness of the moment and the concerted smiles all around made me wonder, do we know who our Father in heaven is?

Romans 8:15

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.'”

 

 

Miracle Appointment

A friend walked up to me, “Are you going to call?” She said before she left the house, “the Lord told me to agree with you in prayer.” Because she obeyed God, I received the answer I was praying for.  Thank You, Jesus!

Corrie ten Boom says, “love and obedience” in Not I, But Christ.

“But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.” 1 Samuel 15:22 (NIV)

Jesus in John 21:17, “Do you love Me?”

SOAK

Heard this in my spirit the first day after planting starter vegetables in the garden, telling me to provide plenty of water.

A friend recently expounded: “Let the tiny roots find their way and spread out receiving nutrients, giving life to the plant’s growth.”

Mark 4:28 (KJV) “For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.”

“[The Bible training College’s] entire strength lies in the fact that here you are immersed in the truths of God to soak in them before Him.” Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, October 19th.

 

 

 

 

 

Desire — Laura Bon

Visions, Revelations and Messages In this revelation the Lord said to me, “your want for the presence of God must turn to desire.” Desire is deeper than want. Earnest heartfelt desire is what produces result and that desire is hunger and thirst. And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water…

via Desire — Laura Bon

**See Laura Bon’s blogs and the prophecies from the Lord.  This is one more that really touched me.  1 Peter 4:10 (NLT), “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”