God Needs You

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It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from or your education level, God needs you! If you surrender to Him, He will use you in the weirdest places in the strangest ways. Take on His nature of love and you will shine in the darkest places.

It’s time to put hands and feet to the Kingdom of God and be His witnesses in our work place, our community and homes. We all have talents and abilities, skills that God can use to show that famous Love.

You may ask, what can I do? Take an inventory of what you’re able to do and add Gods ability to it. He will use your little, multiply it and make much out of it.

Walt and I have always looked for ways to help those who have less or are going through a tough time. We take what little we have and bless them with it. Just a can of soup can make a meal. Just a smile and word of encouragement can give someone strength to take another step. Just praying God’s peace over someone may be enough to change their lives.

Change your ‘but I don’t’ to ‘I can do this’ and watch God give you opportunities to love. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

Father, I ask for divine opportunities to show Your love today. In the middle of my busyness and business, may I constantly be looking for ways to show others Your deep abiding grace and goodness. Its’ in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Fridays Praise

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I thank you, Lord, and with all the passion of my heart I worship you in the presence of angels! Heaven’s mighty ones will hear my voice as I sing my loving praise to you. Psalm 138:1

There is no place I’d rather be than in the presence of the Lord, but I don’t just experience that at church on Sunday morning when the worship is in full swing and everyone has their arms raised singing and praising Him. Long ago I realized that I am a carrier of worship, a carrier of the oil of the Holy Spirit.

Everywhere I go, He goes. Everything I do, I do with Him. Everything I need is found in Him. I am constantly changed in His presence so it is there that I will remain until He who has began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it.

Every morning when I rise, I give Him thanks. All through the day I praise Him for who He is, for His direction and grace. He creates paths around road blocks, bridges over rivers. He parts the sea and multiplies loaves and fishes. Is there anything He can’t do? The answer to that is a resounding NO. God is able to complete what He started. He may not share His plans with me, but He won’t leave me stranded.

Come and lift your hands and praise Him with me. He is more than able. He’s willing!

Favor Like a Shield

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“For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12

We ask for your favor, Lord. Not that it rain down on us, but that it would wrap around us as a shield, protecting us, keeping us, directing us.

Favor that touches every aspect of our lives, health, relationships, connections, business, finances, family. Favor on our jobs, in our homes, on our pastors, our churches.

Open doors that previously remained stubbornly closed, allowing us to move forward in your plans and purposes.

Victory for battles! Promotion Transfer! Lord, let our ears be attentive and our mouth in agreement.

I prophesy favor, as you have told me to do, now great provider, do as only you can do. Blow from the north, the south, the east and the west. May every front be affected and transformed.

I will stand this day and see the salvation of my God for You are faithful to Your Word and You are moved by my faith and trust in You. You will not allow my enemies to triumph over me.

It’s in Your great name and for Your glory. Amen

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

The Word Has The Final Say

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I will give them a single purpose and put a new spirit in them. I will remove their stubborn hearts and give them obedient hearts. Ezekiel 11:19 GW

I’ve been observing a whole lot of people who seem to have a whole lot of time on their hands to talk about other people. They voice their observations as if reinforcing what they see through the words they speak.

“Things are so bad and seem to be getting worse!” “So many hard-hearted people who refuse to hear the truth!” “Can you believe that happened?” “Did you hear?” “Did you see the news last night?”

The only way things will ever change is when we change what we see and say. It’s the nature of God to speak things into existence and we are His children. We shouldn’t be moved by what we see in the natural world, we should be moving the natural world by speaking the Word over it.

If what is coming out of your mouth doesn’t line up with what God has spoken, you’re being moved by the wrong things. Set your heart on things above, not below. Meditate on the Word of God and allow it to trump the situation you’re facing. Stop allowing your spirit to be overwhelmed by your flesh. God is bigger than that!

Instead of saying, “I fear for this generation!”, begin to say, “Thank You Father for putting a new spirit in them and exchanging their stubborn heart for obedient ones.” Nothing changes until you change how you see things!

Read Philippians 4:8-9 so that you know what you’re to think on. Change your thoughts and you’ll change your words. Nothing is impossible with God so stop limiting Him by the way you think because of what you’ve heard. Train your brain to think right! Train your mouth to speak right! Change your expectations and your results will be different.

Until Tomorrow!

Sandy G

Be Strong! Be Strong!

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Again, the person who looked like a human touched me, and I became stronger.  He said, “Don’t be afraid. You are highly respected. Everything is alright! Be strong! Be strong!”

As he talked to me, I became stronger. I said, “Sir, tell me what you came to say. You have strengthened me.” Daniel 10:18-19

Daniel was pregnant with vision and didn’t know it. He’d never birthed anything before, yet his spirit cried out. 21 days of labor that grew in intensity. Until one day the angel of the Lord stood before him with a word from God.

Daniel began with a desire to understand. He humbled himself before God and cried out. It says that the very first day, God heard and sent the angel with a message but he was detained by Satan who was trying to keep the answer from him. He even had to send for angelic interference so that he could get to Daniel with the message.

I sense there are many around the world who are waiting for an answer. You’ve cried out day after day after day and felt as if God has turned a deaf ear to your cries. My friend, you couldn’t be further from the truth! He has heard and has already sent the answer.

There is something about sitting in the presence of the Lord and allowing His voice to speak into your spirit that causes strength to come. Moments of deep intercession that drain you are instantly infused with unspeakable peace. In this season of waiting, allow the Spirit of God who is in you to strengthen you.

I have a word for you in the form of a song my mom often sings:

“Oh yes the answers on the way this I know! Jesus said it, I believe it and it’s so. Our heavenly Father knows our need before we pray, and we can rest assured, the answers on the way!”

Thank You Father for the answer! Thank You that even when the cares of this life and the deceitfulness of riches try to drown out Your voice, I hear You whisper, “Hold on child, it’s almost here!” Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path, showing me which direction to take and which to avoid. I will wait in Your presence for that is where my help comes from. It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen

Until Tomorrow!

Sandy G

Before All That

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“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5 GW

With all I’ve been through in my life, sometimes I need to be reminded of how God sees me. I need to remember that way back, I mean way, way back, before I was a gleam in my daddy’s eye, long before he was even born, God knew me and had purpose for my life in the earth.

And it’s not just me. You too! Most of you wouldn’t give me a cursory glance if you saw me at the mall but God knows me by name. That gets me excited! Of all the people on the earth, when I call on Him, He answers me. He’s not confused or left wondering at my voice. He knows exactly who I am.

And here’s another great wonder to remember and ponder on today; His Holy Spirit has been deposited in me so that we can share life together. He doesn’t just walk with me and talk with me, He’s in me constantly telling me things about Him and His deep love for me.

When I need a doctor, He’s mine! When I need a provider, He’s mine! When I’m feeling alone, His Presence fills me up until I overflow with joy. Oh and when He needs hands, I’m His. When He needs arms, I’m His. When He needs a voice, I’m His. When He needs feet, I’m His. Just as I have access to all He is, He has access to all I am.

You’ll have to excuse me now as I’m a bit overwhelmed with His glory as He’s just shown me another aspect of what He has planned for me today.

Until Tomorrow!

Sandy G

Fridays Free-For-All

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I’ve learned that there is nothing perfect in this imperfect world except your words, for they bring such fantastic freedom into my life! Psalm 119:96 TPT

That verse just says it all! His Words are true forever. His words formed the universe and keeps everything hanging and rotating with precision. His words are alive and powerful. His words are forever working. His words bring peace. His words satisfy and strengthen.

And the fantastic freedom it brings into my life when I place my trust in His Word! Now that there is the frosting on the cake, the ice-cream on the cone, the grand finale of the fire-works display.

Makes me want to just get on my crazy praise, my dancing shoes and shout praises to the God whose Word has made such a difference in my life and set me in a safe place where I can see what’s going on around me, but it just doesn’t affect me or take my peace away.

I will sing unto the Lord for He has triumphed gloriously! The only true and living God! I will continuously praise and glorify Your name for You are good, Your mercy is everlasting and You will never leave us or forsake us! Praise Your mighty name! AMEN!