You, Yes You!

Yahweh says, “You are my witnesses, my chosen servants. I chose you in order that you would know me intimately, believe me always, and fully understand that I am the only God. There was no god before me, and there will be no other god after me. I, only I, am Yahweh, and there is no Savior-God but me. I am the only one who revealed this to you. I saved you, foretold the future, and brought it to pass. It was not some foreign god who did this! You are my witnesses that I am God,” declares Yahweh. “From the very beginning, I am the only God! No one can be snatched from my hand. When I choose to act, who can reverse it?” Isaiah 43:10-13 TPT

I like to personalize what I read. Some may think it’s taking scripture out of context, but I believe that all scripture was given to edify the body, by story or by verse. It’s how I’ve been able to convince my spirit of it’s value. You see, although this verse was speaking of the Jews, I’ve been adopted by the blood of Jesus, therefore, this is about me and you.

Let’s begin by saying, He chose you and I to know Him intimately. That is highly personal and deeply private, reserved for one on one time with God. It’s not a group setting, it’s me and Him, alone time. It’s what I call ‘cuddle’ time, where I lay my head on His lap and love on Him, telling Him how thankful I am that He always watches over me and cares for me. This is where I’ve learned to know Him, in the secret place of His presence.

He said to believe Him always. When He says something, it’s settled in Heaven and on earth. We say, “Seeing is believing!” but He says, “Believing is seeing!” It goes against the grain of human thinking into the realm of God mindedness. Sitting in His presence daily, enables me to have the ‘child-like’ faith needed to believe Him always. I am His child, His daughter, and if I want to be like Him, I must know Him. I can’t believe someone I don’t know!

The last point I wish to make this morning is that He is the only God and we are His witnesses. The very fact that we’re alive and breathing is enough for me, but let’s just reflect for a moment. Creator of all the universe, the world we live in and every human being, animal, fish in the sea and birds in the air. He did all that. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sin just so that we could sit with Him and become intimately aquatinted with Him just as He did with Adam and Eve in the Garden.

“From the very beginning, I am the only God! No one can be snatched from my hand. When I choose to act, who can reverse it?” That’s my Father! That’s your Father! I won’t make excuses for how He chooses to do what He does, I will trust Him. My tiny mind will never figure out what He has in store for me, but I know it’s big, because He is big. He told me a long time ago that if I knew what He had planned for me, it would blow my mind. That excites me! It should excite you too! For He is no respecter of persons and what He does for one, He will do for all who are intimate believers.

Mind Blown,

Sandy G

Keys That Unlock Treasure

Here are kingdom revelations, words to live by, and words of wisdom given to empower you to reign in life, written as proverbs by Israel’s King Solomon, David’s son.
Within these sayings will be found the revelation of wisdom and the impartation of spiritual understanding. Use them as keys to unlock the treasures of true knowledge. Those who cling to these words will receive discipline to demonstrate wisdom in every relationship and to choose what is right and just and fair. These proverbs will give you great skill to teach the immature and make them wise, to give youth the understanding of their design and destiny.
For the wise, these proverbs will make you even wiser, and for those with discernment, you will be able to acquire brilliant strategies for leadership. These kingdom revelations will break open your understanding to unveil the deeper meaning of parables,
poetic riddles, and epigrams, and to unravel the words and enigmas of the wise.
How then does a man gain the essence of wisdom? We cross the threshold of true knowledge when we live in obedient devotion to God. Stubborn know-it-alls will never stop to do this, for they scorn true wisdom and knowledge. Proverbs 1:1-7 TPT

I realize this is a lot of scripture this morning, however I felt that it was important to God for us to read and meditate on this today and on into the weekend. I would love it if every senator and house representative would read through this entire book prior to making decisions. Even those holding the highest office of the land could benefit from King Solomon’s words prior to making ungodly decisions that go against not just God’s Word, but moral principles as well.

I may not be able to do anything about others, but I can surely learn for myself. To walk in wisdom and discernment in the everyday choices I make to be obedient to God, and live for God in the role of Ambassador for His Kingdom and glory. Yes, that’s right. We are His ambassadors in this world, demonstrating the way He does things in Heaven, on the earth.

It’s only when we understand who we are and whose we are, can we walk in the signs, wonders and miracles He intended for us to walk in. To discern when someone is under demonic influence and cast that evil spirit out. To lay hands on the terminally ill, knowing that there is no sickness or disease in heaven and that’s how God intends for us to live in the earth. To not just read Psalm 91 as a beautiful Psalm, but as a covenant promise of protection and provision.

It’s time we allow the Word in us to become the Force He was intended to be. To see that we are vessels for Him to display His glory and majesty to the whole world. We must stop limiting Him based on our perception of us. We are His, not our own. We’ve been bought with a great and precious price, the blood of God’s own Son, Jesus Christ.

But you are God’s chosen treasure—priests who are kings, a spiritual “nation” set apart as God’s devoted ones. He called you out of darkness to experience his marvelous light, and now he claims you as his very own. He did this so that you would broadcast his glorious wonders throughout the world.  For at one time you were not God’s people, but now you are. At one time you knew nothing of God’s mercy, because you hadn’t received it yet, but now you are drenched with it! 1 Peter 2:9-10 TPT

Using New Keys,

Sandy G

Let’s Do Some Damage

Deep within me are these lovesick longings, desires and daydreams of living in union with you. When I’m near you my heart and my soul will sing and worship with my joyful songs of you, my true source and spring of life! Psalm 84:2 TPT

I was reminded yesterday of the power my worship has, especially when I don’t ‘feel’ like it. Kat Kerr said that it hurls missiles at the enemies kingdom, wrecking havoc and damages that satan is constantly trying to repair. When I heard that, I realized that was why distractions come. When we’re ‘busy’ looking at the natural realm and fearing what’s going on around us, we’re not trusting God for the outcome He desires.

Keep trusting in the Lord and do what is right in his eyes. Fix your heart on the promises of God and you will be secure, feasting on his faithfulness. Psalm 37:3

This is where I want to be, rooted and grounded in the foundation of God’s promises. If my faith grows from this place, nothing will shake me and His praise will continually be in my mouth and my heart. Praise Your Mighty and Powerful Name! There is absolutely no one in all the earth that can compare to Your Great Name! Hallelujah! I join with the angels as they cry out before Your throne, “Holy! Holy! Holy!”

“Oh but Sandy, don’t you listen to the news? Don’t you know what’s going on?” The only news I listen to is the Good News and the only real things going on are the makings of signs, wonders and miracles. Let God be God and every man a liar! Every day, people are coming to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Focus on that! More and more people are being delivered from addictions. Thousands are being filled with the Holy Spirit and power. God’s Word is still changing situations and circumstances. Even with no jobs, God is providing for His people. He’s still the same God who brought His people out of Egypt into the Promised Land, the same Yesterday, Today and Forever!

Unchanging God. He’s not bothered by who’s in the White House! He reigns supreme over that house and our house. People can snub their nose at Him but He will show them who is truly in control. HE IS! Keep your eyes on Him and worship Him. Don’t let the atmospheric changes bother you. God has a plan and you’re a part of it! Worship Him.

Can I give you a word of advice today? If what you see around you angers you, frustrates you and makes you want to hurt someone, worship. Do damage that will be felt by the demons who are seeking to do you harm and control the narrative. Worship like your hairs on fire. Worship until you run out of words and all that comes out is the babble of unknown tongues. If all you can say is HOLY! Say it until the heavens shake with angel applause.

Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Praise God in his holy sanctuary!
Praise him in his stronghold in the sky!
Praise him for his miracles of might!
Praise him for his magnificent greatness!
Praise him with the trumpets blasting!
Praise him with piano and guitar!
Praise him with drums and dancing!
Praise him with the loud, resounding clash of cymbals!
Praise him with every instrument you can find!
Let everyone everywhere join in the crescendo
of ecstatic praise to Yahweh!
Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Psalm 150 TPT

Doing Some Damage Today,

Sandy G

Run With Passion

I admit that I haven’t yet acquired the absolute fullness that I’m pursuing, but I run with passion into his abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover. I don’t depend on my own strength to accomplish this; however I do have one compelling focus: I forget all of the past as I fasten my heart to the future instead. I run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14 TPT

I typically don’t run unless someone is chasing me, however I know several people who run because they’re passionate about running. As I read this, I heard this question; What are you passionate about and are you pursuing it?

I didn’t have to think long about this because my passion is God and His Word and knowing Him deeply and intimately. There’s nothing that drives me like God. I’m constantly seeking for treasure and rejoicing when I find it. One word from Him gives me a rush of excitement and a desire to share it.

As Paul said above, I haven’t acquired, or amassed the riches of His glory, but I’m well on my way. I’m farther along than I was. As my daddy would say, “Leaves a more taste in my mouth!” I just can’t stop running, I can’t get enough of His presence.

How about you my dear friends? Are you a runner or an observer? He’s given us all a ‘divine invitation’ to participate in this glorious pursuit. You will always talk about what you’re passionate about, so what are you talking about? Every other passion you have, will be birthed out of your deepest passion. Don’t ever flip them around and place them higher then your pursuit of God.

Sweet Father, I’m calling out to You this morning to ignite the passion in the hearts of Your people. Those who know of You, may they burn with a new desire to know You more. Those who’ve lost their light, set them on fire. Give them a peek of what awaits them. May they experience Your power and “run straight for the divine invitation of reaching the heavenly goal and gaining the victory-prize through the anointing of Jesus.” Amen

Always Running,

Sandy G

Suddenly

“Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting.” Acts 2:2 NLT

Can you imagine the scene? 120 people in a room, together, in one accord (that right there was the biggest miracle). They’re longing for the promise, they know somethings coming because in Luke 24:49, Jesus told them the Holy Spirit was coming. What would he look like? What would it feel like? I’m thinking this was the only way they could describe the sound-a mighty windstorm.

I think of times in my life where I felt a storm had come and wrecked havoc on my dreams. When the noise of life had been deafening and I just couldn’t hear clear direction. Suddenly, a still small voice was heard above the roar and like a whirlwind, swept away all the uncertainty, doubt and fear to be replaced with the sweetest peace ever known. Have you experienced that?

It happened once again just yesterday. Something tried to take my peace, shove me off my feet, slam me to my knees thinking it would get the best of me and cause me to be fearful. Little did he know that when you put a blood bought child of God who is filled with the Spirit of God on my knees, it just causes me to pray! Suddenly, the mighty Spirit of God swept all the fear away and clearly assured me of victory. Suddenly, the problem seemed very small and the answer seemed very large.

If you are waiting for an answer, don’t wait for it to get quiet before you hear, allow the Spirit of God to still your soul so that in the middle of all the noise, you hear him loud and clear. I can hear my mom singing an old song, “Oh yes the answer’s on the way this I know. Jesus said it, I believe it and its so. Our Heavenly Father knows our need before we pray and we can rest assured, the answers on the way.”

QUICKLY. That was the word that rose up in my spirit this morning while praying for you. QUICKLY. Doors will open QUICKLY. Needs will be met QUICKLY. Healing will manifest QUICKLY. Debts canceled QUICKLY. Answers QUICKLY. Whatever you’re waiting for, surrender it to God. He’s almighty, creator, provider, protector, deliverer and healer. Stop holding onto what you weren’t meant to carry. He’s moving QUICKLY to cause all the pieces to come together. He’s working on your behalf QUICKLY.

Holy Spirit, do your thing in us today! Quickly! We receive it right now in Jesus’ name and for Your glory. Amen

Until Tomorrow,

Sandy G

Voice Activated

And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and be planted in the sea’; and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6

Did you catch that? It’s a voice activated Kingdom we live in! WOW! Whats that mean to us? SAY IT! DECLARE IT! DECREE IT! It’s not going to happen by itself. You will say! There are times when you ask, but there are times to declare.

God didn’t say, ‘Light, will you come please?’ No, he said, LIGHT BE, and it was! Kings who rule do not ask, they command. If you don’t talk to your circumstances, they will talk to you. Don’t believe me? Try not eating for a few days, your stomach will talk to you!

When Jesus healed the sick, He spoke to sickness. He activated His words to create a different outcome. What sort of outcome do you want? If you knew that your miracle is waiting on you to activate your words, would you stay quiet? I sure wouldn’t!

Pain-you’re dismissed! be gone! I say health come. Nothing missing or broken! I say to Lack-you’re dismissed. Poverty is under the curse and I am under the blessing. Nothing missing or broken in my finances, in my family, in my future! I speak to my destiny, COME! All things are possible to them who believe.

Oh, thank you Jesus for showing us a better way. You didn’t say to ask the mulberry tree to please die, You said it as a command. You speak to your children who are lost in this worlds system and call them back. Speak to whatever you’re facing and have faith that your words, joined with your faith will bring the results you’re saying. Remember this, God backs your words! Good or bad, you can expect to have what you say. Make your words count in activating the supernatural in your life!

Father, You set a great example for us when You created the universe. You showed us with Your words how we are to activate the power of the Holy Spirit in us. I declare Your Word today and come into agreement with it because it will never come back empty or unfulfilled. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Declaring,

Sandy G

Happy Trusting

Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived. Genesis 25:21

At age 40, Isaac prayed for Rebekah womb to be open to bear children. He was 60 when she gave birth to twins. For 20 years he believed God for his children, just as he learned from his father Abraham, he waited to receive the promise.

Jacob loved Rachel from the moment he lay eyes on her when she came to the well to water her father sheep. But her daddy had other plans and tricked Jacob into taking Leah, his oldest daughter first. He had to work another 7 years for Rachel and isn’t it funny how she was unable to bear children as well. There was nothing he could do in the natural, but when Rachel called out to the Lord, He opened her womb and she bore him a son, Joseph.

Whatever you’re waiting for know this, what God has promised will come to pass. It doesn’t matter the amount of time that passes, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, for He is faithful who has promised. It may be a child, a husband, a ministry, a manifestation of healing, a president……the list is endless. But the same God who created all things is well able to do this for you.

Waiting isn’t easy! Especially when injustice has taken place. But God has a plan and the glory He will receive when it happens will blow your mind. Trust Him and His timing, He really sees more than you do. You’re trying to drive in a blizzard and can’t see where you’re going, but God does. Stop trying to make it happen and surrender to the Lord. He will lead and direct your steps.

Happy Trusting,

Sandy G

Imagine What’s In That Seed

So the Lord said, “If you have faith as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be pulled up by the roots and be planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:6

This morning, I want you to imagine what one seed of Faith can do. Have you ever held a seed in your hand and imagined the possibilities? Well, you can keep on imagining all you want because until you plant it, it will never grow anywhere! You can have a seed, hold a seed, encase it in a beautiful piece of jewelry, but until you plant the seed it, water the seed, care for the seed, nothing will ever come of it.

Seeds have a purpose, it’s to reproduce after its own kind. Has your seed of promise remained in your hand and you wonder why it hasn’t done anything? Plant it! I’m not saying toss it onto any old ground and hope for the best. No, I’m saying spend time with God and get some direction. Ask Him where the best soil is for that particular seed! If you want optimal yield, you must learn to listen and obey.

Sometimes you have to look for a better job to replace the one you have. Sometimes you must plant your children (NOT LITERALLY-though at times you may want to!) and totally trust God for their future before you see the slightest bit of change. Don’t be discouraged! Don’t be downcast, oh my soul! My help comes from the Lord!

Even when you can’t see whats going on with the seed, it’s growing. Don’t gage the end result by what you see while it’s still growing. I love what God has done in both my daughters but most of you didn’t know me going through the ‘growing’ part. I had to stop talking about what I saw and go by what I heard from the Lord in the secret place. I had to put on my blinders and speak of things that were not as though they already were.

It was the soil I got dirty in, caring for the seed I had entrusted to the Lord. Water, watch, water, till, weed, water, watch…it’s a long process, but keep remembering that tree is destined to grow and yield fruit! So again I ask you to imagine what one seed of faith can do. Then after you do what God asks you to do, watch God bring the harvest.

Awaiting My Harvest,

Sandy G

He Will Do What You Ask

“I tell you this timeless truth: The person who follows me in faith, believing in me, will do the same mighty miracles that I do—even greater miracles than these because I go to be with my Father! For I will do whatever you ask me to do when you ask me in my name. And that is how the Son will show what the Father is really like and bring glory to him.  Ask me anything in my name, and I will do it for you!” John 14:12-14 TPT

Jesus was trying to convey a truth that we all must remember; we will do what He did if we believe and ask in His name. If that is the case, I believe that man has tried to overcomplicate a very simple thing. It’s not a 10 step program, it’s a 3 step process. 1. Follow in faith 2. Believe 3. Ask

Even His disciples didn’t understand the concept that God was in Him. In the previous verses, Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and that will be all that we need.” All that time and they didn’t understand. Well guess what, some of us don’t understand either. When we believed in Jesus and asked forgiveness of our sins, that took faith. When we received the Holy Spirit as power source, that took faith. But if you don’t believe there is so much more, you’re not doing what Jesus intended for you to do.

We must believe that because God lives in us via His Spirit, we can do all things as well. Yes, we can raise the dead and heal the sick, which draws those who don’t believe into hearing the gospel. All to build the Kingdom of God and bring glory to Jesus.

He has a plan and we are a very large part of it. Ask anything in Jesus’ name and for His glory. Not selfish prayers. I’ve found that as I pray for others, my own needs are tended to. Jesus showed us how, we just need to read, learn and demonstrate.

Always remember how much God loves us, that it’s His nature to give us the Kingdom and the Kingdom of God is in us. What is His Kingdom? Righteousness (right standing with God), peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Everything we need has been provided by His Spirit who lives in us. When the light comes on, ask anything. I dare you!

Asking With You,

Sandy G

Abundant Living

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, we’re a free people—free of penalties and punishments chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. Abundantly free! He thought of everything, provided for everything we could possibly need, letting us in on the plans he took such delight in making. He set it all out before us in Christ, a long-range plan in which everything would be brought together and summed up in him, everything in deepest heaven, everything on planet earth. Ephesians 1:7-10 Message

We are not just barely free, but we are abundantly free. Abundance is a word that just keeps bringing more even when your basket is already full. It’s defined by dictionary.com as; an extremely plentiful or oversufficient quantity or supply: overflowing fullness: affluence or wealth.

If that is the case, why are so many Christians today living just free from sin, but not free from sickness and disease? How about pain? What about poverty, lack, heartache or depression? We find it ‘easy’ to receive forgiveness because that is the message we’ve been given, but there is oh so much more.

Faith is a tiny muscle each of us are given. In order to develop that faith, it must be used constantly and consistently. This tiny muscle (seed) has great potential, but if it lies dormant, it won’t support the work it needs to do. John 6:32 tells us that we will know the Truth and the Truth will set us free. Who is the Truth? In John 14:6, Jesus told us that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life–no one comes to the Father except through Him.

Who do you need to know to get what you need? Jesus! He’s the only way. It’s relationship with He who holds the keys. It’s not about believing in Him, it’s about knowing Him. Anyone can believe. Satan believes. But building that faith muscle is developed by sitting with the Personal Trainer–Jesus. His Holy Spirit will show you that if you trust in Him with all your heart and stop trying to figure it out yourself, He will lead you on a journey of complete surrender. Trust will build faith, it’s the oxygen to the muscle.

Breathe deep through the exercise. It will be exhilarating as He takes you on the most incredible journey of discovery. When you find out what you have access to through the blood of Jesus, you’ll be sorry you settled for just forgiveness of sin.

Living in Abundance,

Sandy G