Contractions

For those of you whom this is for, the meaning of this statement will make sense to you:

“Your capacity is not shrinking… its contracting.” Continue reading

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The Storms of Life

Rain. It can be such a blessing. It can bring refreshing, washing everything down, making everything feel clean and vibrant again. Softening the soil, giving life to seed and helping to yield crops that will feed many for months. But when it comes as a violent storm, it can also be one of the most destructive forces known to man. Unyielding and relentless, it pounds its way through, forging new pathways and dragging along everything it comes in contact with.

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A Time To Diversify

“Send your grain across the seas, and in time, profits will flow back to you. But divide your investments among many placesfor you do not know what risks might lie ahead.” Ecclesiastes 11:1-2 NLT

There’s a word I continue to hear from heaven. At first, it began as a whisper, but over the past few weeks, I’ve heard it get louder and louder. It’s simply this: “Now is a time to diversify.” Continue reading

“Wait For My Signal…”

It was spring time, when kings go out to war….

I don’t know if you’ve felt it friends, but we are in a season of strengthening. A season of contending for the promises that God has spoken. He is training our hands for war and our fingers for battle. But even the fiercest of armies, with the most skilled of warriors knows – success is very dependent upon watching and listening for the signal of their leader. Timing….is everything.

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2017: The Year of Recompense Continues

In December of last year, I shared a word the Lord had dropped in my heart for 2017. I stated that this year would be a “Year of Recompense” and there would be settlements released and paid that had been stored up in heaven, gaining interest, until God saw fit to release them. Since then, some of you have written me and told me about unexpected checks coming in the mail, pay raises, backpay being released, and/or inheritances being paid. God is so faithful and it fills my heart with joy when we see the connections between His word and His actions and give Him the glory for what we receive. But here’s the thing, whether you’ve already received unexpected settlements or have not yet, now is a good time for us to revisit that word again, stir our faith to it, believe for it, and keep our eyes and ears open in full expectancy. Because guess what….It’s not over yet! There’s more to come. Continue reading

Light, Both Near and Far

The light that shines farthest shines brightest near home. -C. T. Studd

I heard this quote a few months ago and have held on to it ever since. I instantly got a vivid picture of it and it was as if my soul instinctively knew the value of what was being said. Almost as immediately as I’d heard the words spoken, I reached out to capture them out of mid air. I grabbed at them, hastily, with both hands wide open and like the dove that Noah pulled into the ark, I drew them into the safe chambers of my heart. Then I whispered to the Lord, “Always, let this be true of me. That my light…however far You should allow it to shine…may it always be brightest near home.” Continue reading

Faith Without Works Is Dead

I was just cleaning out my email inbox and laughed when I came across a couple of confirmation emails in there from March 24th of last year. Confirmation emails of something I’d ordered online. I said to myself, “Why on earth have I not deleted these?!” But when I opened the emails, I realized what they were for. And I suddenly remembered why I hadn’t deleted them yet. I had left these emails in my inbox intentionally, to serve as reminders that faith without works, is dead. Continue reading