The Gift of Love

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“No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us. If we love each other, God’s love has reached its goal—it is made perfect in us.” I John 4:12 ERV

Your love, oh Lord is a gift to me. Each day, I wake up with promises that you speak into my spirit. Each day you keep those promises. You never leave me, even when I wander down the wrong path, you show me the way back to you.

I have found that the gift of Love is not mine to keep, hoarding it as though there will be no more. You have filled me with Love so that I can Love others, giving away what I have each day so that you can fill me up again.

So this morning, I will purpose in my heart to leak out all the Love in me to those who enter my sphere of influence. Perhaps I can make a difference. I present myself to your service of walking in Love.

Your Daughter,

Sandy G

My Infinite God

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Ephesians 3:20: “Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Limitless. Like someone yanking up the speed limit signs and allowing us to drive as fast as we want to go. Through His mighty power at work within us. How can THAT much power work in me? Inconceivable.

It’s THAT kind of thinking that limits God from doing what he needs to in and through us. If we can’t get our minds out of our own little earthly dimension and into his limitless one, we will be stuck in the ‘barely enough’ zone forever.

To accomplish infinitely more. That word, infinite means; unlimited or unmeasurable in extent of space, duration of time, the boundless regions of space. My favorite, straight from the dictionary; the Infinite (Being), God.

We were meant to be filled with the Spirit of God, but not just filled; filled to overflow. God fills broken vessels so that whats in them spills out onto others. We weren’t meant to stop ourselves up like a jeannie in a bottle. We were meant to be poured out or yielded. And guess what? We all pour out differently because we’re all different vessels.

Father, I give you glory! You are able! Your mighty power IS at work in me. You’re changing my mindset, growing my trust in you, filling me so full of your Word so hard and fast that I spray out your glory on the earth so that YOU might be seen BIGGER than I can imagine. Take the limits off me so that you can accomplish your purpose on the earth. I don’t care what people think or say about me. It’s what YOU think about me that matters. My checkbook only has so many checks, but you own all the banks. HA! and YOU’RE my father! Take THAT, itsy, bitsy, tiney, weenie devil! My God is INFINITE!

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

It’s Pretty Clear

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Living within you is the Christ who floods you with the expectation of glory! This mystery of Christ, embedded with us, becomes a heavenly treasure chest of hope filled with the riches of glory for his people and God wants everyone to know it! Colossians 1:27 TPT

What is it that God wants us to know? That the fact that Christ is in us, is all we need, a never ending supply of power the world will never know.

Let’s take a good look at the word embedded. Dictionary.com says it like this: to be or become fixed or incorporated, as into a surrounding mass.

Do you see what Paul was trying to show us? Jesus is firmly planted inside of us and what He brings into our lives are treasures we must discover how to use. How do we do that? Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the light. No one comes to the Father but by me.”

When Jesus said, “Greater things than this will you do,” he meant it. Not just the shear fact that there are millions of Christians in the world today, but what a powerful force if we simply recognized the power we contain.

Yes, we are full of power! Just as Paul said, “This same power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you.” Think about that for just a moment. There is no greater power in heaven or earth than the power that is at work in us. Power to heal the sick, cast out demons and raise the dead and so much more.

I believe that Satan has worked overtime to keep us blind to what we possess. Just as we’ve been blind and deaf to what’s happened in our world, we’ve been deceived into believing we’re powerless. Wake up saints! Jesus gave us all power over all the works of the enemy and nothing will harm us. The key to access all of that is we must believe, for nothing is impossible to those who believe.

I think that’s why God spoke to me to declare over the earth, “EYES OPEN!” He’s made it clear to us that we are His sons and daughters. It’s not just in our DNA, it’s embedded deep within us and can’t be removed. But it’s got to go from head knowledge to heart knowledge. We must know that we know, fully persuaded, than believe that the Word that is in us will heal, save, raise and deliver.

Let’s clean off our lenses so we can see clearly.

Sandy G

 

Unimaginable Happenings

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“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will answer you. You will seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13 GNT

He who created me, has plans for me. GOOD plans. BIG plans. IMPORTANT plans. RICH plans.

I can call on Him and He will answer me. What a promise! Yes there have been times when I thought that God had forgotten about me. I saw things happening for everyone around me but it was like I was invisible to miracles.  But something happened when I shifted my gaze off what I was expecting, to who I was expecting them from.

God gives us dreams that are bigger than we can imagine so that when the unimaginable happens, we’ll know only a BIG God could do that. We’ve all heard the saying, “A watched pot never boils!” Well, I submit to you that a watched problem never resolves. Get busy focusing on God, worshipping him, loving on him, proclaiming his goodness and leave the big stuff to the BIG God.

He reminded me again this morning, “I’ve got this, faithful worshipper! You stay busy doing what I designed you to do and let me handle this for you!” I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a GOD plan to me!

I’m crazy in love with You, Lord. I daydream about Your goodness. I get so full of joy I feel I may burst open and spill out all over everyone around me. I’ll leave this mess to You that I may live to testify of Your great grace on my life. I’m experiencing Your unimaginable plans for me.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

Who Ordered This?

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One of my very favorite verses is one that David penned in Psalm 37:23; The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Anyone who knows me has heard me quote this multiple times.

It’s hard to believe that this journey was actually ordered by someone. What was He thinking? Did I actually sign up for this? Yes, why yes I did! The moment I made Jesus Lord of my life, I said yes to His will and ways. I allowed Him full access to my life and allowed Him to take me on a journey that would best suit His plans for me in His Kingdom.

Remember Joseph with his coat of many colors? Now that was a trip! I’m pretty sure when he was on his journey, he probably felt some of the same things we do at times. Tricks and traps, slavery and prison, hurt and betrayal, never looked a thing like the dreams God had given him. But he knew his covenant and trusted God’s plans.

If it was something he could have done on his own, he wouldn’t have needed God. But his trust in God’s plan made every dream a reality. God simply took him on a path he could not walk down alone. His paths and plans may be unfamiliar, crooked and rough, but it is to simply prepare us for a deeper level of trust in Him.

Father, I trust in You. With all my heart I seek You. You alone are my strength and shield, to You alone may my spirit yield. You alone are my hearts desire and I long to worship You. As I rest in Your loving arms this morning, I thank you for the cadence of your heartbeat. All the unknowns and the unfamiliar is hidden in the thing I’m most accustomed to; Your love.

I will end my week with a note of encouragement to you, my dear friends. If the road you’re on looks strange, unfamiliar and uncomfortable, you’re on the right road. If in the distance you see the image of a fellow traveler, shout out to them, “Keep going! You’re almost there!”

May His Kingdom come and His will be done in us, in the earth, on our journey.

Sandy G

His Intentions Are Good

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This God! His way is perfect!
    What the Lord declares proves true.
        He shields everyone who flees for protection to him! 2 Samuel 22:31 ISV

When things don’t go as we expect them to, we have the tendency to complain and question. But if we truly trust in the Lord with all our heart, we won’t question. Why? Because we know as sons and daughters of God, our steps are ordered by Him and He takes great delight in the plans He has for us (Psalm 37:23).

Think about it. When you get on an airplane, you trust the pilot to get you where you need to be, right? You don’t even have a relationship with them, yet you trust them to get you safely to your destination.

There are hundreds of stories in the bible we can reference, but do you remember when the children of Israel made their exodus from Egypt? They were led by a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night until they arrived at the Red Sea and set up camp. They complained that Moses brought them there to die, but God had a plan to do something so great that there would never be another doubt that He was their deliverer and all or their enemies would know He was Lord!

We’ve all faced ‘Red Sea’s’ before and wondered, “Did I make a wrong turn? Should I go back? I don’t understand! I can’t see! Which way do I go, Lord?” When I come to that place and the ‘wonder why’s’ hit me in the face, I get quiet before the Lord and simply say, “I trust in You! I’m just going to worship You and listen for Your direction. You’ve shown me what to do in the past and I believe You’ll do it again!”

So even when you don’t understand, rejoice in him! Lift up your hands to God and say thank you! For His intentions are always for good and not evil.
Don’t allow fear to derail your blessing.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

Do You Have Room For More?

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Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38

As I sat in the booth enjoying the last of my breakfast, the waitress stopped by with what looked like a fresh pot of coffee in her hand. “Top it off?” she asked. Never being one to turn down a refill, I pushed my cup to the edge of the table and watched as the hot liquid poured into the cup.

“You don’t need to leave room, I drink it black.” So she filled it all the way to the top, so far that to the unpracticed, unsteady hand, it would of spilled all over when it was lifted to drink from.

I laughed and told her, “No worries! I’m a pro at drinking from full cups. Thank you!”

The fullness of that cup reminded me of the verse in Luke 6:38. As you empty your cup, it simply makes room for more, and more, and more. It would make no sense to try to refill an already full cup.

Soon the Holy Spirit began to speak to me. “I cannot bless what is full. If you hoard what you have, there is no opportunity to refill it. Emptying out what is in your hands builds trust in knowing I will do it again and again. My supply is limitless.”

There’s a reason God asks us to give, to make room for more of his blessings. Even a little becomes much when God is in it.  Every time you give an offering, you make room for more. Every time you help someone, you make room for more. Giving out causes more to come in. Investing in the Kingdom is NEVER a bad investment.

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G