Forever Protected

You will be guarded by God himself. You will be safe when you leave your home, and safely you will return. He will protect you now, and he’ll protect you forevermore! Psalm 121:8 TPT

What a beautiful promise that you can take with you as you travel to and from work, the store, the bank or whatever appointments you have today. You are promised God will keep you safe when you leave and when you return.

Sometimes not knowing the promises of God can cause us to speak contrary to His Word. It’s important to read verses like this, to know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we serve a God who protects us. Always and forevermore.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Stay safe. I know I will.

Sandy G

No Limits No Boundaries

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] Eph 3:20 AMP

Not according to our abilities but His! WOW. Just thinking about this causes me to wonder just how much I limit God. Love the last part of that verse; “beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams.”

We can only ask based on our knowledge of what’s available. I can’t go to my bank and ask for a million dollars (yet!) cause it’s not in my account. But I sure can go to my Fathers account and ask ANYTHING because He has a vast and limitless supply.

According to the power that works in me, not my own power, His power. It’s all about Spirit living instead of flesh living. The moment you give up your wants and make His a priority, powerful changes occur.

I surrender all. Every part of the flesh me that stands in the way and I ask bigger than I’ve ever asked. The biggest and bestest thing I could ever want is to be totally filled with You, Lord. Consume me! Transform me! Nothing I will ever do on my own has lasting value but I want my life to count for You. I want to be a conduit of LOVE. On my own I fall short but in You……It’s in Jesus’ name, Amen.

Sandy G

No Doubts Allowed

We can come to God with no doubts. This means that when we ask God for things (and those things agree with what God wants for us), God cares about what we say. He listens to us every time we ask him. So we know that he gives us whatever we ask from him. I John 5:14-15 ERV

No doubts allowed. That means no oscillating back and forth between two opinions. God is a good Father and wants His children well and prospering. If you know the word of God, you’ll have no problem believing what that word says.

So many Christians today opt for giving excuses as to why their prayers aren’t answered. “It was because I sinned!”, but the word says He will forgive their unrighteousness and their lawless deeds He will remember no more. Jesus forgave your past, present and future sins and God doesn’t even remember them. He looks at you through the blood of Jesus.

Doubt and fear the weapons of choice the devil uses, not God. Satan will try to remind you of your failures, God reminds you of your future. Don’t doubt Gods deep love for you and His plans for you are for good, not evil. Believe you receive what you ask for and go on your way rejoicing as if it’s already done, cause it is. It will happen first in the spirit realm before it manifests in the natural realm.

Pushing Doubt Away,

Sandy G

God Loves Being Your Hero

The angel told me to give Zerubbabel this message from the Lord: “You will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by my spirit. Obstacles as great as mountains will disappear before you. You will rebuild the Temple, and as you put the last stone in place, the people will shout, ‘Beautiful, beautiful!’” Zechariah 4:6-7 GNT

I have this personalized and placed on my mirror. I read it like this; “Sandy, you will succeed, not by military might or by your own strength, but by My Spirit. Obstacles as great as mountains will disappear before you. Sandy, you will rebuild the Temple, and as you put the last stone in place, the people will shout, ‘Beautiful, beautiful!'”

Whatever you’re facing may look too big for you, but remember this, this is not your battle, it’s Gods. If He said you will win, then there’s nothing that can stop you! If He said you’re healed, there’s nothing to keep it from you. If He said He’s your provider, go about your business because He’s got this!

God loves being your hero! People might think you’re crazy, that’s ok. They didn’t think Zerubbabel would finish rebuilding the temple, but he did. Against all odds and so much opposition! You will go from ‘nobody’ to ‘somebody’ when you believe and trust in God.

Sandy G

The Blind See

And the crowds marveled with amazement, astounded over the things they were witnessing with their own eyes! The lame were walking, the mute were speaking, the crippled were made well, and the blind could see. For three days everyone celebrated the miracles as they exalted and praised the God of Israel! Matthew 15:31 TPT

Can you imagine following Jesus from place to place, watching as those blind eyes were open, the deaf hearing and lame walking? But He did, didn’t He?!

And that same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in me. It lives in you as well. The same power that Jesus tapped into is available to us as well.

Here is what I have discovered; God is no respecter of persons. What He did for others, He will do for you and me. If He open the blind eyes then, He will open blind eyes now. There is no doubt in my mind or in my heart about that.

I do not pretend to know the mind of God or His plans or purposes. Those are all His! He has things in store for us that we cannot even imagine. We foolishly waste our time trying to figure all that out. His view encompasses a much greater span than I have.

But this I do know, He is a Covenant keeping God. I say it to myself everyday. The blood of Jesus didn’t just save, heal and deliver that day, but everyday since. It doesn’t go out of style. It keeps on working!

Tomorrow I take my youngest daughter for an injection in her eye. On Wednesday, she goes for emergency surgery just to save the vision in her one remaining seeing eye. I’m not angry that God didn’t do it the way I expected. I’m focused on His voice and casting the care of it on Him.

I am watching as her confidence in God boosts my own. She is believing for a financial miracle as well as a healing miracle. So many have lavished love on her, and I’ve watched her be affected by that love in such a positive way.

You see, I’ve come to realize that God has a plan for all these things I’ve been through over the past two and a half years. It is to grow my trust in Him to such a level that it cannot be shaken. I’ve never thought myself to be like Job, but I know that if he gave Job back more than he lost, he will do the same for us. He’s just that kind of God!

I entitled this, The Blind See, but it’s not just physical blindness that needs to be fixed. It’s spiritual blindness in the hearts of His people. He’s crying out to us, “Open your eyes! See me for who I am. I love you with an everlasting love and that will never change. Stop trying to figure everything out and trust me!”

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Do You See Now?

Sandy G

Keep Moving Forward

So don’t be impatient for Yahweh to act; keep moving forward steadily in his ways, and he will exalt you to possess the land. You’ll watch with your own eyes and see the wicked lose everything. Psalm 37:34

Now that’s a tough one to swallow. I’m not sure how you are in the patience category, but way down there on the tatum pole. The reward sounds great though, if we can just stay focused.

I was laying in bed trying to problem solve an unexpected need when I thought, well Sandy, if you can’t figure it out, perhaps you should put it in Gods hands. He seems to know a whole lot more than you do. He can figure it out.

So when I saw this verse, I realized that my job is to keep moving forward. Steadily in His ways, not my own. He sees things differently. His perspective has amazing clarity. That’s all I need to know. Keep moving. Focus on Him. Walk on, Gregory!

I have a bank account—He owns all the banks. I eat beef—He owns all the cattle. Perspective.

Who knew that a simple change of position, stepping behind and following instead of leading, would bring me to a place of receiving instead of striving.

Keep Moving,

Sandy G

Have You Lost Your Way?

Listen, my radiant one—if you ever lose sight of me, just follow in my footsteps where I lead my lovers. Come with your burdens and cares. Come to the place near the sanctuary of my shepherds. Song of Songs 1:8 TPT Bible

There are several reasons I love this verse, but the one I’d like to focus on this morning is that if we lose sight of Him on our journey, all we need do is look for His footsteps and follow them till we catch up with Him once more. Isn’t that a comforting thought?

Distractions happen. Keeping your eyes on the prize isn’t always easy when so much is happening around you. We’ve all been there, done that, bought the t-shirt, wore it out and bought another. That’s just life, right? But to know that at any point, we can pick up His steps and walk on, that’s encouraging.

You can’t walk too far away that He can’t be reached. The mere mention of His Name brings Him into any situation you may face. Jesus. Say it and watch Him rush in.

Today in your current situation, call Him. Call His name, Jesus. Let His presence still the raging sea and transform your current waves to still water. You can bring all your burdens and cares and lay them before you. He cares for you.

Sandy G

Keys That Open Your Door

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind (declare to be improper and unlawful) on earth must be what is already bound in heaven; and whatever you loose (declare lawful) on earth must be what is already loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 amp

When you purchase a home, you’re given a key to that house. How silly would it be for you to tell everyone you own the house but never open the door and move in? What good is a home if you don’t live there?

Jesus gave us the keys to the Kingdom but we don’t use the keys to unlock the gate and live Kingdom lives. We talk about it, but we live outside the gate, pointing our fingers, ‘This is my eternal home. This is where I’m gonna live someday!’

It’s time to begin reading the Word and believing what we read. Lets bind up sickness and disease and loose healing. Lets bind up poverty and loose increase. Lets not pray it once, and say it just doesn’t work for me! Lets use the power given and contend for what is rightfully ours. Lets bind the strong man everyday. Lets worship and give thanks for the Kingdom thats within us!

The End of Your Wilderness

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit up into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. After a fast of forty days and nights he was very hungry. Matthew 4:1 Phillips

Well, I imagine He was hungry. Not only hungry, but pretty weak as well. 40 days? I’d be hungry after a day! How about you?

Have you ever been led to a wilderness in a weakened condition to be tested? Think about it. What kinds of hurdles and obstacles have you had to jump over on your journey? Have you ever gone through something and heard a voice say, “God doesn’t care about you! He doesn’t keep His promises. Maybe for others, but not for you. He’s not going to heal you. You say, ‘I will live and not die and declare the works of the Lord’, but will you?”

That’s being tempted to walk away from what you know deep down in your heart is truth. Even those of us who have walked with God for a long time have faced these ‘temptations’ to let go and fall away. To allow the darkness to consume you simply because you don’t see a way out.

Jesus told us we’d go through trials. He said we’d face hard times but He also said, “Be of good cheer, I’ve overcome the world!” Regardless of where you are, He’s with you. Regardless of what you face, you’re not alone.

Look what happened at the end of the temptation; Then the devil let him alone, and the angels came to him and took care of him. (verse 11) You can look forward to that at the end of what you’re going through, He’ll send His angels to minister to you because God won’t do anything less for you.

Don’t leave till He’s through.

Sandy G

Be Content

Not that I am implying that I was in any personal want, for I have learned how to be content (satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or disquieted) in whatever state I am. Philippians 4:11 Amplified

Have you ever quoted this verse to yourself or someone else with the intent of conveying that ‘you just need to be happy where you are’? I have. But that word is interpreted quite differently here. It’s actually referring to your state of mind while going through something.

Paul said it’s a journey, a lesson learned, a process that goes beyond just satisfied. It’s not allowing the situation you face to shake you, it’s allowing your trust in God to keep you in place of peace that is so deep, it covers all the surrounding turmoil.

So my thoughts on this today are simple; I must not be disturbed or disquieted. Even when the rough waves of the water threaten to zap me of strength to stand against their onslaught, I stand not in my own peace, but His. I trust in the Lord with all my heart, leaning not on my own understanding, but in His. He’s my Father, He loves me, where He leads me will place me where He needs me most.

I will be content,

Sandy G