Burn Like Stars

There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory. 1 Corinthians 15:41

So much to do, so little time. Ever felt overwhelmed with the task at hand? If you could only have more time, just extend the deadline by an hour or a day.

Jesus felt like this when he knew his end was near. He literally downloaded everything he possibly could into the ones who served him faithfully. He wanted to be sure they succeeded in what He’d commissioned them to do.

Today, we live as if we had all the time in the world but my friends, we are not of this world but citizens of the Kingdom of God and our commission is to go into all the world and preach.

What is your world? Where have you been commissioned? If it’s your job, let your light shine. Walk in love so people see Him. Don’t preach to them, but just be respectful and honoring to your boss regardless of how you’re treated.

It’s not about making money, although it’s nice. It’s about that one person who’s been crying out for answers you have stored inside of you. It’s about souls, it always has been, it always will be.

When we lose the ‘me’ mentality and get the ‘them’ vision, we will make the journey with sure steps because we’ll be following in His footsteps not our own. When He sent them, He gave specific instructions to not take anything with them, just the Word, (Matthew 10:7-10) he would take care of the rest.

Our life is a journey with the King, keep your light bright so that when you get to the end you will hear the words, “Well done!”

Sandy G

Great Mercy

“For a mere moment I have forsaken you, but with great mercies I will gather you. With a little wrath I hid My face from you for a moment; But with everlasting kindness I will have mercy on you,” Says the Lord, your Redeemer. Isaiah 54:7-8

There have been times where I felt God was a tad bit angry with me, where I couldn’t hear His voice or feel His sweet presence. But I had to remind myself that He said He’d never leave me or forsake me and I know He never will.

He is a kind and loving Father, always. Whether we feel it or not, He stands ready to show us He’s merciful. Whether we deserve it or not, the blood of Jesus covers our sin and He remembers it no more.

That was a hard concept for me. Because I remember, how could God not? I felt I had to remind Him what I did and when I did it. I remember kneeling by my bed and asking Him to forgive me for something I seemed to do repeatedly. He said, “I don’t remember that!” I laughed and said, “But you have to, you know everything.” He replied, “If you’ve asked forgiveness once, it’s enough. I live outside of time, my forgiveness is forever.”

I never doubted His nature again. He is Love. His blood is enough. His mercies are new every morning. He is forever faithful. If He said it, you can believe it forever.

Sandy G

One Law To Keep

Matthew 7:23 CSB says; Then I will announce to them, ‘I never knew you. Depart from me, you lawbreakers!’

I couldn’t stop thinking about this verse this morning but I knew there was something I was missing, although the intent was plain. I began breaking down some of the words I was seeing. No, I didn’t get my Strong’s out. No time this morning! But see if this resonates with you.

That word ‘knew’ felt like an intimate term, not an acquaintance, but a deep relationship. That word alone says a whole lot. There are people who think they know God, but it’s more of a head knowledge than a heart knowledge.

But the ‘lawbreakers’ or in other translations, workers of iniquity, that just wouldn’t go away. As I meditated on it, I thought about the most important law Jesus talked about in the New Testament and found the answer was; To love the Lord God with all your heart and soul, and to love your neighbor as yourself.

Love is a powerful thing. It should be a deep reflection of what we see when the pressure is on. But if the love of God isn’t in us, than what comes out is critical and judgmental. Love covers, but hatred exposes. Love heals, but hatred wounds.

Just because we don’t see eye to eye or agree with each others point of view, doesn’t mean you should hate me. If you’re frustrated, it’s merely a sign that you’re unable to control me or manipulate me into your line of thinking. It’s ok! I have the Holy Spirit inside of me and He promises to lead me into all truth!

You don’t have to agree with me, or like what I write. Like what He writes and allow Him to peel back the layers of wrong thinking so that you can be free to love and learn to trust in the God who loved us all enough to send us a Savior.

Thank You Lord! Every time I open Your book I’m deeply aware of how little I know You and how much more You have to show me. It’s what keeps me coming back every day, to sit at Your feet and hear Your sweet voice whisper, “I love you! Here’s another part of My love that you haven’t experienced yet.”

So I wait for You, my endless delight.

Sandy G

No Weapon

“Behold, I have created the blacksmith who blows the coals in the fire, who brings forth an instrument for his work; And I have created the spoiler to destroy. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isaiah 54:16-17

I can guarantee the weapons will form, but they won’t proper! I can guarantee you’ll have tribulation and persecution, but it won’t affect your outcome. How do I know this? Because of this verse and many others in the Bible. If He said it, it’s true.

You may be in the middle of a massive attack today. It may be in your body, your mind, or will or emotions. It could be in the area of your finances, your marriage or your family. The point is this, it may be a full scale attack, but it will have an end day. Why? Because He said it wouldn’t prosper and I believe and trust in His Word.

So no matter what the weapon is…..You win! Simply because you trust in His Word, He won’t see the righteous forsaken nor His seed begging bread. Don’t get distracted by the size of the enemy. Remember that David was much smaller than Goliath, but who fell? Goliath.

Let your words determine your outcome and rejoice now for what is coming to your future.

Sandy G

We Have Work To Do

“And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Matthew 16:19 NKJV

“I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.” Passion Translation

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

We must use the keys Jesus gave us to forbid on earth the things forbidden in heaven. What does that key entail? The Word that is in us, even in our mouth and in our hearts. It’s time for the remnant bride, those who have given their complete surrender, to boldly forbid satan from occupying territory he was forbidden to hold.

Your voice is your key. You can use it to bless or curse, but the purpose of your tongue is to declare and decree the things written by the Living Word of God, Jesus our Savior. Satan has attempted to shut the mouth of the Lion by shutting the mouth of believers around the world, but the time has come to release your roar. To come into agreement with what Jesus said and not be afraid, but walk in your authority.

You know that stirring deep down in your heart? The one that prompts you to speak or be still? Declare what He is urging you to say because the timing is extremely important. Don’t say what others are saying, say what the Spirit is telling you to say.

The key to the door in front of you will look different than the key in front of anyone else. Your key opens doors God has placed for you. Use your key (words) to open those doors and use your key (words) to lock up other curses spoken over you.

Than stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.

For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He hears it, He will answer you. Isaiah 30:19

Let’s take it all back!

Sandy G

Accessible Power

This mystery has been kept in the dark for a long time, but now it’s out in the open. God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, so therefore you can look forward to sharing in God’s glory. It’s that simple. That is the substance of our Message. We preach Christ, warning people not to add to the Message. We teach in a spirit of profound common sense so that we can bring each person to maturity. To be mature is to be basic. Christ! No more, no less. That’s what I’m working so hard at day after day, year after year, doing my best with the energy God so generously gives me. Colossians 1:28-29 Message Bible

This mystery is still being hidden, kept in the dark from many of us today; that Christ is in us. He’s not a far away promise, not even an inaccessible deity. He is in us.

You see, after Jesus left the earth, He told us He would send the Holy Spirit and that they were to wait for Him. On the day of Pentecost, He was poured out and they spoke in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. He entered the 120 that had gathered and filled them with power to be witnesses and it says that 3000 followers were added that day.

Today, we’ve been deceived into believing we are powerless, when that same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us! He makes us powerful and that power is accessible in us who believe. What is not seen has become more real than what is seen.

My friend, it’s like priming the pump that brings water from the well; keep pumping and soon the water will come. Keep believing! Keep speaking! The same power is in you and if you continue speaking His Word in your situation, soon you will see the manifestation of that power. It will touch your mind, will and emotions. It will keep you in peace. It will bring provision. Your healing will be seen. Keep believing! Don’t let the lies of the enemy convince you that you are powerless!

Father, we hope in You. We will declare that the power of Your Holy Spirit lives in us and will bring the results we are believing for. Prosperity is in us. Healing is in us. Protection is in us. No weapon formed against us will prosper and every tongue that rises against us in judgement, You will condemn. We are Your people and we trust in You! It’s in Jesus’ name and for Your glory. Amen!

Sandy G

Open The Book

“My son, listen to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings. Do not let them leave your eyes. Keep them in the center of your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.” Proverbs 4:20-22 NLV

“It is the Spirit that gives life. The flesh is of no help. The words I speak to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63 NLV

Did you catch that? The Word brings healing and life. Jesus said that “the flesh is no help”. Gods Word is where life comes from. I’m not just talking ‘life’ as in being alive and not dead, I’m talking about life we live in the Spirit of God bringing overflow onto our flesh. If we’d focus our attention on the most important thing, our spirit, it would bring life to our flesh man.

I think that what we truly miss is the big deception that Satan has tried to get us to buy since the beginning of time and that is, focus on the wrong things. To question what Gods Word really says in order to gain access to our rightful position in Christ Jesus. How better to do that than to keep us from reading and studying the Word of God? If we don’t know the rule book how can we play the game?

I don’t know of any football team that would go out on the field without a clearly defined plan that fell into the perimeters of a rule book. You must study your opponents, know the game and play to win. Well, we as Christians can’t expect to run the race without knowing the advantages we have against our opponent.

I want to run with winners! Those who have my back, who play as a team not in it for themselves. There are too many of us trying to trip up our team members because we want to win. That’s not how its played out and if you’d read the rule book, you’d know this.

We are one body running together, loving the world, winning the lost. Each of us play an important role in the race. If we don’t pray for one another, encourage one another, speak the Word into one another, we’ll be hopping across the finish line with missing limbs. I want to cross it whole, presenting to Jesus a whole bride. How about you? Are you in it to win it?

II Peter 3:14 GNT “And so, my friends, as you wait for that Day, do your best to be pure and faultless in God’s sight and to be at peace with him.”

Sandy G

Children of Promise

Is your life a struggle sometimes? All the time? I was reading in Galatians this morning and realized the reason we struggle is because we trust in the law not in grace. We think that if we do everything right we’ll be blessed, that our obedience in keeping the commands of God will gain his favor. WRONG!

Galatians 4:28-29 “And you, dear brothers and sisters, are children of the promise, just like Isaac. But you are now being persecuted by those who want you to keep the law, just as Ishmael, the child born by human effort, persecuted Isaac, the child born by the power of the Spirit.”

We are born of the Spirit, made free by what Jesus did on the cross. Our obligation is to believe that what He did was enough. Enough to make us free and keep us free. Enough to heal every disease, meet every need, take away our yoke of bondage once and for all.

Paul said it’s a gift that we must receive by faith, not works. Man can’t boast or get the glory for such a freely given gift.

I declare I will not struggle anymore! I’m made perfect because HE is perfect. When you look at me, look really hard because staring back at you is Jesus, my hope of glory.

Sandy G

Remember Who You Are

Now you understand that I have imparted to you my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will harm you as you walk in this authority. Luke 10:19 TPT

God will never answer a prayer for something He’s already done! It’s time to operate in the authority Jesus gave us and command those things that are not yet visible, to show up.

God will never answer a prayer for something He told you to do. Here’s just a few things He said to do;

1. Pray for one another. Stop praying selfish prayers!

2. Give and it will be given to you, pressed down, shaken together and running over will men give you. According to the measure you use, it will be measured to you again. Tiny thinking renders tiny return.

3. Love each other as God loved you and gave His life for you. That’s a sacrificial love right there. What do you normally do with haters? Jesus died for His.

4. Study the Word of God. It’s the only way to know the truth and that alone will set you free.

There are far too many examples to write them all, but I think you’ll agree that the kingdom of God is quite different then the kingdoms of this earth. His are quite opposite. We are taught to pursue riches, but God says to give them away.

Let’s be who God created us to be in the earth; kings and priests, not kings or priests. Just like Melchizedek, Jesus was both and has called us to be like Him. Let’s stop pursuing the blessing and start pursuing the Blesser. Let’s seek Him first and watch as He turns things around in our lives.

Much Love,

Sandy G

Stick With God

God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out, his merciful love couldn’t have dried up. They’re created new every morning. How great your faithfulness! I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over). He’s all I’ve got left. God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, quietly hope for help from God. It’s a good thing when you’re young to stick it out through the hard times. Lamentations 3:22-27 Message

Upon reading this passage, it brought to mind the word ‘persevere’. Upon pulling it up in the dictionary, I found this description: to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.

Is this ability to ‘stick it out’ in the hard times easily taught or caught? I think not. I have found that in the midst of adversity, trials and tribulations, it shakes the very core of my faith. But when I remember how much He loves me and how faithful He has been to me over the years, it causes me to focus on His consistent love and faithfulness. It lifts me from the mire of despair and causes me to shout aloud, “I’m sticking it out with you, Father! You have never failed me and never will!”

I have quietly hoped for miracles and been disappointed time and time again, until I looked over the edge of His arms as He held me afloat in the waves that tried to pull me under. He’s my help in time of trouble and I will trust in Him. The miracle was there, unexpected in it’s manifestation but nonetheless, miraculous.

Jesus said I would have tribulations but that I should be happy in them, He overcame, so I will too. What an example to follow. He loved the Father so much that He trusted Him to carry Him through it all, even unto death. No greater comeback than that!

If extreme pressure creates diamonds, I will wait as He makes me brilliant and wonderfully faceted. I cannot reflect His light until I stick it out through the process.

Much Love,

Sandy G