What’s Polluting Your Well?

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But you who are known as the Pharisees are rotten to the core! You’ve been poisoned by the nature of a venomous snake. How can your words be good and trustworthy if you are rotten within? For what has been stored up in your hearts will be heard in the overflow of your words! Matthew 12:34 TPT

“…what has been stored up in your hearts will be heard in the overflow of your words!” We read this verse and think, those Pharisees just didn’t get it! They were so deceived. My friend, have you ever taken the time to listen to what comes out of your mouth? Take a day, two days, and pay attention to what you’re saying to others or about others. Listen to your self talk. Who’s been influencing you?

I’ve always been intrigued by this very simple fact; we are what we eat. That’s not just physical food, that’s mental food. The well we draw from and drink from, it possesses the ability to keep us healthy and whole or spread disease in us and to others. What are you giving others to drink?

It’s time for some of us to awaken to the fact that the things we’ve allowed to fill our hearts, have indeed polluted our wells. It’s time to repent and ask the Father to purify our hearts and cleanse us inside and out. To pay close attention to what we’ve allowed to speak to our heart. To tighten the reigns of self-control and not enter into any type of perversion.

One step too close to the edge of the cliff, causes a fall that was never meant to happen. One decision to allow the wrong influences into our lives, can cause us to slip into doubt and unbelief. That’s why Paul admonished the Corinthians:

Don’t continue to team up with unbelievers in mismatched alliances, for what partnership is there between righteousness and rebellion? Who could mingle light with darkness?  What harmony can there be between Christ and Satan? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?  What friendship does God’s temple have with demons? For indeed, we are the temple of the living God, just as God has said: I will make my home in them and walk among them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. For this reason, “Come out from among them and be separate,” says the Lord. “Touch nothing that is unclean, and I will embrace you.  I will be a true Father to you, and you will be my beloved sons and daughters,” says the Lord Yahweh Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Don’t allow this to be the only time you think about the things of God. Allow Him to consume your thoughts and flood your heart with the reality He has created for you. Remember, the Pharisees were lovers of God, but refused to let go of the law to embrace Grace. Don’t refuse to let go of things that keep you from receiving everything Father has for you.

Until Next Time,

Sandy G

Son, Don’t Eat The Fertilizer!

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Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. Genesis 2:15

A farmer took his son out to help him plant a garden. He explained to him that what they planted in the spring, they would eat of through the fall and winter months when things don’t grow.

Together, they pulled out the rototiller and began to work up the hard soil. Row after row, preparing the ground to receive the seed. After raking, they placed stakes at each end of the garden and tied string to the stakes to form a straight row, and meticulously planted rows of corn, peas, beans, potatoes and carrots.

As they worked quietly together, the son asked, “Dad, why do we put manure on the garden?” The father replied, “Son, it’s fertilizer and it helps the garden grow.”

His son looked at him thoughtfully and after a long pause, he asked his father, “Daddy, should I be eating manure to help me grow?” His father chuckled and ruffled the sons hair with the palm of his hand, “No son, don’t eat the fertilizer! It’s good for the ground to help the veggies to grow so that we can eat the veggies and grow strong.”

Everything has it’s purpose. Know the purpose and value of what you have and use. The ground has a purpose. The rototiller has a purpose. The stakes have a purpose. The string has a purpose. The seed has a purpose. The fertilizer has a purpose.

What part do you play in the Kingdom of God? Do you know your purpose? I believe the Spirit of God is beginning to awaken in you your purpose. He’s been preparing you, honing your skills, applying pressure, working patience, creating events to strengthen your trust and it’s all for His harvest.

Others need what’s in you, my friend. You were created for His purpose and His alone. We are closing in on harvest time where all will partake of what is in you. Stay the course. He knows the plans He has for you!

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

No Talent No Problem

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Now remember what you were, my friends, when God called you. From the human point of view few of you were wise or powerful or of high social standing. God purposely chose what the world considers nonsense in order to shame the wise, and he chose what the world considers weak in order to shame the powerful. He chose what the world looks down on and despises and thinks is nothing, in order to destroy what the world thinks is important. This means that no one can boast in God’s presence. I Corinthians 1:26-28 GNT  

This has been in my spirit for awhile so please allow me to share. I have a dear friend who has always stated to me that she has no talent and no gift, how could God ever use her? I know many of us feel that way, right? I have! 

You know, if it was all about us, we would never need God. It’s not about our talents, it’s about our ability to allow Him to work in and through us for His pleasure. I heard the Lord say, “The emptier the vessel the more room for containment of my Spirit.” How cool, right?

Well, as I was talking with my ‘no talent’ friend, I heard that again and this scripture popped into my head. She was sharing how God was dealing with little tiny thoughts or feelings that didn’t line up with the Word. I saw how God was preparing her to walk in the supernatural, teaching her to hear his voice clearly. God merely wants vessels He can use who will not take His glory but give it back to him. WOW!

I don’t care who you are, you could be in a hospital bed, paralyzed, with absolutely no
education, disfigured, incapable, homeless, jobless, do you see where I’m going? It’s not about you, it’s about HIM. If we will just seek His face, not for what is in His hand, but what is in His heart, and allow Him to change us into an empty, flexible vessel, He will fill us with His new wine and do great exploits though simple you and me.

What hope! What promise! I’m so excited! Get ready for greater signs, wonders and miracles as you simply pass by someone and the Spirit of the Lord that is in you changes their circumstance for them. Just like Peter and John walking by the cripple man in the temple but you won’t even need to say a word, just give God the glory.

Remember, Gods kingdom is backward from ours. Stop thinking, start listening and obeying. Do what you see the Father doing! Say what you hear the Father saying. Be open for more of Him.

Inhale

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I open my mouth and inhale the word of God because I crave the revelation of your commands. Psalm 119:131

Here’s a revelation for you this morning; if you don’t inhale, you will die! You thought that was going to be a deep truth, right? Well let me just say that this is the deepest truth you will hear all day.

If you don’t inhale the Word of God, your spirit will die! You simply cannot survive this life without inhaling the life giving oxygen of His truth. When you think that 5 minutes without air causes brain damage and that without a miracle, it’s permanent, how much more important is it that our spirits get the same?

I know you’re probably thinking, not the same, Sandy! Totally different! Really, you think so? Let’s look at John 6:63; It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. The very next verse, Jesus said, But there are some of you who do not believe.

Father, Your word is life because I’ve found it, it’s health to my flesh. It’s the joy in my sorrow, it’s the peace in my storm. You are the air I breath. You give me life, not just enough life, but abundant life. You never do anything small, but way beyond my expectations. I would have died long ago if I had not filled lungs up with the Your life giving Word. As I exhale today, may others be touched by the same air that energizes me. It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory, Amen.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

Well Shut My Mouth

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I am your only God, the living God. Wasn’t I the one who broke the strongholds over you and raised you up out of bondage? Open your mouth with a mighty decree; I will fulfill it now, you’ll see! The words that you speak, so shall it be! Psalm 81:10 TPT

I’m always so curious about the power of our words. I’m aware that we are speaking spirits just as God is a Spirit, we are all spirits, living in a body. This knowledge is so important to have if I am to operate as He designed me to.

We can have thousands upon thousands of words floating in our heads, but it’s the speaking of those words that create the pathways we walk out. We must learn that as God created with His words, so we can create with ours. Most of us are walking out what we’ve spoken without realizing it, simply because we have no idea the value our words have.

I remember years ago, Walt had returned from a conference where the speaker had illustrated the power of words in such a simple but powerful way. As he shared the demonstration, he had me stand with my arm out from my side and had me repeat the words, “I am weak, I am weak, I am very, very weak!” ten times. Then he placed his hand on my arm and was easily able to push it down.

Next he had me in the same position, say the words, “I am strong, I am strong, I am very, very strong!” ten times. He pushed hard on my arm and with no effort, I resisted him and he was unable to lower my arm. He smiled and said, “Isn’t that cool how your words make such an impact?”

Your words do make an impact on both things seen and unseen. You can change your outcome by changing what goes out of your mouth. Not convinced? Have you ever said, “I’m afraid I’m going to get the flu,” and sure enough, you got it? Did you ever think that when you said it, you invited it to come? You came into agreement with what the medical community projected, or you had a friend who came down with it and you set yourself up by your words to have those things you say.

Hey, I’m not trying to condemn, I’m trying to get you to see that whatsoever things you say and believe, you can have. It’s what Jesus said. All things are possible to them that believe. All. Get it?

Remember when God said to the Israelites, “I place before you blessings and curses, life and death, choose life!” That’s what He’s saying to us. “It’s your choice! Choose to come into agreement with My Word. Line up with My Word. Listen to My voice. Speak life, not death. Speak health, not sickness. My Son shed His blood so that you could have not just life, but abundant life. It’s your choice!”

Father, if my words were seeds planted in the garden of my life, what would I be reaping today? Would I spend my days weeding or feeding? Forgive me for the many weed seeds I’ve planted and make me more aware of the ability You’ve given me to create good with the words of my mouth. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

 

 

Return to Praise

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Once and for all, end the evil tactics of the wicked! Reward and prosper the cause of the righteous, for you are the righteous God, the soul searcher, who looks deep into every heart to examine the thoughts and motives. God, your wrap-around presence is my protection and my defense. You bring victory to all who reach out for you. Psalm 7:9-10 TPT

For some odd reason, when I read “Once and for all, end the evil tactics of the wicked!”, I heard, “Off with their heads!” I’m not sure what movie that was from, but it was a mental image of the end of what has dragged on and on and on far too long!

Are you there with me? I’m thinking of a song we used to sing from Psalm 3; Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, there is no help for him in God. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter of mine head. I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousand so people, that have set themselves against me round about. For thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter of mine head.

Father, even where I am, in the middle of the bad reports, the predicted storm that has unsettled my peace, You are a shield for me. I take refuge in the knowledge of who You are and that nothing, absolutely nothing is too hard for You.

It may look like I’m surrounded by thousands of demonic forces trying to steal my peace and the Word hidden in my heart, but with me is 10’s of thousands more angels You have sent to rescue me from the pit of despair. I will trust in You for You have never failed me. I will keep my eyes on You for You have never left me. I will praise Your Name which is above any other name that would try to crowd my view of You.

Now and forever, You reign. Your Word will never return to You without doing what You sent it to do. On the other side of this pit lies a promise, and the blood of Your Son has bridged the gap. As David trusted, so will I trust in You for as he discovered through the journey he took with You, I have discovered, You will not forsake Your own.

Praising Is What I Do,

Sandy G

Delightfully Loved

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Delightfully loved ones, if he loved us with such tremendous love, then “loving one another” should be our way of life! No one has ever gazed upon the fullness of God’s splendor. But if we love one another, God makes his permanent home in us, and we make our permanent home in him, and his love is brought to its full expression in us. 1 John 4:11-12

According to dictionary.com, that word delight means a high degree of pleasure or enjoyment; joy; rapture. Did you know that He takes pleasure in you? Psalm 149:4 says that the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the afflicted ones with salvation.

How can we not be love to others if Love lives in us? It’s all about overflowing onto others that which has overflowed onto us. If we are spending time in His presence, His presence will overflow. Do you get it?

We are His permanent residence. When He leaves, we’re going with Him! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord but His presence is in us to overflow. It doesn’t matter how you feel, you’re overflowing. It doesn’t matter what you see, you’re overflowing. What matters most is what He says.

His love is brought to its full expression in us. It must free flow for others to be recipients of that love. If it’s stopped up with the cares of this world and the deception that the things of this world will satisfy us, we won’t ever be free to love. It can be stopped up by unforgiveness or bitterness, whatever is standing in the way of the manifested presence of God from flowing through us, repent of it quickly because time is short, Jesus is coming soon and we MUST be about our Fathers business.

Let’s be aware of His love toward us today. Don’t hoard it, because freely you’ve received, freely you must give. Don’t allow your vision to be so shortsighted with what you see in the natural causes you miss the opportunity to be a living expression of His love.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G