It’s Finally Friday!

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Then at last, eyes that are ready to see will finally be opened! Ears that are ready to hear will finally be opened! The hearts of those who were once hasty to form opinions will finally understand and know. And those with stammering tongues will speak dazzling truths! Isaiah 32:3-4 TPT

I believe that these words spoken long ago by the prophet Isaiah are being seen today by those who long to know and understand their God. Those who sit at His feet to hear Him speak and to intimately know His voice.

Is this your heart as well? Have you heard the call of your bridegroom as He whispers to you, “Come to me, I’m waiting! I long to reveal truth about my Father that you’ve never known. Let me wipe away the religious rhetoric and expose in the light the deep things that have been hidden until this time.”

“Come,” says the Holy Spirit and the Bride in divine duet. Let everyone who hears this duet join them in saying, “Come.” Let everyone gripped with spiritual thirst say, “Come.” And let everyone who craves the gift of living water come and drink it freely. “It is my gift to you! Come.” Revelation 22:17 TPT

May you be drawn into His presence as He wraps His loving arms around you to draw you in. May He shower you with the intensity of His gaze as His love washes over you and may you be forever changed.

Forever His,

Sandy G

Masked Representatives

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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 5:20 TPT

Have you ever read something and find yourself taken in by a word, a phrase or had a ‘wow’ moment.  Here’s a tidbit of trivia for you this morning: Did you know that way back when someone was sent to represent their king to a nation, they wore a mask in the likeness of that king? Yeah, I did not know that! But as soon as I read it, my mind began to go in so many directions on how this applies to us as representatives of Christ our King.

Can you even imagine the intense training involved? I mean, if you’re going to represent someone, you have to know them, share their vision, be loyal and be passionate about their vision. Some have seen a movie depicting the crucifixion and received Jesus as Lord of their lives and don’t get me wrong, thats a beautiful thing, but you can’t represent what you don’t know.

Some of us have known God for years, but we don’t wear His mask, we aren’t committed to His vision of rescuing the world with Love. It’s not a mask you remove when its inconvenient, when you’re weary or you just want to do your own thing. No, once you put it on, you must have the passion to lay down your own life and live for Him.

That’s what the body of Christ is missing today. That’s why there is talk of a remnant who walks the earth wearing the mask of the King of Kings. They look alike because they wear the glory of the Lord. We are blinded by their countenance and it convicts us to lay down our own life and pick the mask of Love.

Father, I have been crucified with Christ. I don’t live any longer for Christ lives in me. My faith in the Son of God helps me to live my life in my body. He loved me and gave himself for me so I will freely put on my mask and represent You today. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

God is Keeping Score

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Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord.  Instead, if your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads. Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good. Romans 12:19-23

Leave it to God to go in the completely opposite way of the world. ‘Bless those who curse you, do good to those who spitefully use you.’  WHAT YOU SAY? Yes, you heard it right. When you respond as the world does you become like the world, but when you respond Gods way, you show the world you’re different. We show them we are children of God.

We’ve all been there and it’s never an easy place to be. To be falsely accused, hated, ridiculed, taken to court, doesn’t seem fair at all, does it? Let me say this, I’ve watched God turn the most hopeless situations around when they responded in love. It didn’t happen right away, it may have taken 10 years, but God will always keep his Word, not in our time, but His.

Trust Him, it will turn out in your favor if you do what’s right. On Gods scoreboard, we’re always winning.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

It’s Just Temporary

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We view our slight, short-lived troubles in the light of eternity. We see our difficulties as the substance that produces for us an eternal, weighty glory far beyond all comparison,  because we don’t focus our attention on what is seen but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but the unseen realm is eternal.         2 Corinthians 4:17=18 TPT

It seems when there is a problem in our lives, it consumes our thoughts and sucks our hopes and dreams out of us as if a tornado had passed over us. Beloved, it’s only temporary. Don’t spend so much time focused on the problem, instead, keep your eyes on Jesus who has all the answers to every problem.

Whenever I run into something that seems impassable or impossible, I think to myself, ‘This is such a small thing to He who created the entire universe. He’s so much bigger than any problem I can or cannot see and because He’s my Father, He will show me the way around it or through it. I trust Him! Even though I can’t see what’s ahead, You do and I’m right behind You.’

After I remind myself of who God is, I begin to praise Him for all He’s ever done for me. ‘Father, thank You for saving me and setting me free from all sin. I was bound for hell, but you set me on the right path. Thank You for the blood of Jesus. That blood didn’t just deliver me from sin, it healed me of all disease, took away the smell of death, gave me the power and authority over all the power of the enemy so that nothing would by any means hurt me. Thanks for knowing all the plans You have for me and leading me down the right path at the right time. There is nothing too hard for You.’

We may not understand our path, but if our purpose is wrapped up in Him and we trust that He directs our steps, than whatever obstacles are found, we have confidence He knew they were there. Stop studying & analysing the obstacle and begin looking to Him to show you the way out. It may not make sense, it usually doesn’t, but obedience will place you in position to overcome & set you up for blessing.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

What’s Your Footpath?

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The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. Mark 4:14 NLT

I was listening to a message the other day when this verse was used in correlation with the things we’ve become so accustomed to, that we’ve accepted it into our way of life.  It’s become resistant to the seed of the Word and so we just don’t bring it up anymore.

Everyone has a footpath. It’s an area that’s been walked on by so many people that nothing grows on it anymore. It could be just a shortcut through your yard that after awhile, there’s no grass there.

When I was in elementary school, we would take a similar path to school through the woods. It would wind around the trees but I could always find it because it was hard. Even in the summer when all the leaves were on the trees and it was hard to see my destination, I could always find that path.

What area of your life has become a hard footpath for you? What is it that’s been a part of your life and you just don’t even bother going to God about it because it’s just who you are?

For me it’s probably allergies. I was born with them and though most have gone, some stubbornly hang on like they have the right. I’ve just tolerated them because after all, it’s just a part of my life. But what if I worked the Word into that hard path until it began to take the seed and begin to grow into something? What if I tilled the soil of my heart, spread some fertilizer, put up a fence to keep out foot traffic? What would happen to that hard footpath?

Verse 20 sums it up; “And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!”

Father, I bring to You my hard heart and ask You to make it pliable again. I want to walk in every promise in Your Word, not just some of them. I don’t want to tolerate any kind of sickness or disease in my body when You paid the price for healing. You are well able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all I can ask or even imagine according to Your power that works in me. Spirit of God, I invite You to transform my hard footpath into pliable soil so that Your Word will continue to produce fruit in me. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen

Until Tomorrow

Sandy G

Friday’s Forecast

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God said to Moses: “All right. Just as you say; this also I will do, for I know you well and you are special to me. I know you by name.” Exodus 33:17 MSG

My friends, your forecast has just gone from gloomy and rainy, to bright sunshine and breezy simply because God knows you by name. He’s saying to you, “Because you have set your love on me, because you have set yourself to serve me, because you believe and trust in my Name and because you draw near to fellowship with me, just as you say; this also will I do.”

He says to you, “You are special to me! I know you by name.” Perhaps you’re not clear about this. God has said He is no respecter of persons. What He does for one, He will do for all. What He said to Moses, He also says to you. Put your name in there. “God said to Sandy: All right. Just as you say; this also I will do, for I know you well and you are special to me. I know you by name.”

When the devil tries to convince you that you’re not important to God and He doesn’t care for you, go right back up to this verse and use it as a weapon to kill the lie he’s trying to put on you.

“Devil, get out of my head! I will not entertain your lies anymore. The only game you know to play is to kill, steal and destroy the plans and purposes God has for me. I’m onto you. I come against you with the Word of God. God loves me so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to die and than raised Him up so He is always standing before the throne of God making intercession for me. I will only believe what the Word says about me. I am loved! God knows my name! He has plans for my success and there’s nothing you can do about it!”

Now that, my friend is a good forecast for your future. It’s a perfect forecast for your Friday and every other day of the week. He knows the things you have need of and has already made provision for it. He’s saying to you, “For I will surely deliver you, and you shall not fall by the sword; but your life shall be as a prize to you, because you have put your trust in Me.” Jeremiah 39:11

What you are facing is no match for the God who knows your name!

Be Blessed!

Until Next Time,

Sandy G

 

 

God’s Shaping Us

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‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ Jeremiah 29:11

This is how God shapes your future, He is constantly speaking over you. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

You may say, “Sandy, these words were spoken over the prophet Jeremiah!” You’re right, they were. But they were also meant for you. God saw you long before you were born because your spirit was born of His Spirit. He has planned for your future, it’s just up to you to believe it, receive it and live it out.

Walt and I were blessed with two daughters. When they were born, we realized that we have the power and authority to shape their future with our words. We could always speak what we saw, or we could speak what HE saw them to be. It was our choice but we chose to see them as God did and speak that into their future.

They may not be perfect yet, but in Gods eyes, they are headed in that direction. Why? Because we continually speak His Word into them and over them. As they grew up, we taught them about the Word and we had the promise that regardless of what they go through or the choices they make, they won’t depart or stray long term from the Truth of Gods Word.

So often I see parents who get so fixated on what is happening, their focus determines what they speak over them. Don’t do it! If you have done it even out of their hearing, STOP! Speak the Word of God over them regardless of what they seem to be doing at the present. You have a God given responsibility to shape their future with your words.

Just as God shaped Jeremiah into the prophet He needed him to be, so your words have the power to shape the future of those God has planted around you. I repeat, your words hold the power to shape those God’s placed around you. Don’t get caught up in calling them stupid because they’re making bad choices. Choose to speak the Word over them and watch God turn them around.

If you need help with this, pray and ask God to show you how He sees them. You can’t go wrong repeating what He says!

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G