devotions

A message from God’s Heart for you

December 4, 2016

“…your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly” Matthew 6:4, NKJV.

“I will reward openly what you’ve done in secret. I see your secret walk before Me, and I will reward you openly. When I do, no one will have anything to say about it. Their only response will be, surely God’s hand is on her life. Surely God is with her. Surely He has blessed her. Don’t you see? I see in secret. In your hiding place, I hear your hidden requests, your secret prayers, your secret whispers in the night. I know you My child and what you’ve done in secret has been seen by heaven, and I will respond. All of My Kingdom and My angelic host has seen your secret walk, stance, words, prayers, petitions, tears, and faith, and there will be a divine response from all of Me. It will be undeniable. My love for you is undeniable. My hand on your life is undeniable. Look at the caterpillar. While in a cocoon it soon turns into a butterfly. You are wrapped in Me, and I am covering you gently. Be patient with My process and you will turn into what I’ve predestined you to be. I am doing a work in secret that will produce great things openly for you. This can’t be rushed and it can’t be hurried. All will see what I see so plainly in you, that you are truly called by Me, loved by Me, a beautiful and blessed flower in My garden and a sweet praise to Me. Says the Lord Who made you.”

Prayer: Father, you know my heart. You know my love. You know my fight of faith. You know my tears. You know my waiting. Thank you for seeing my secret walk with you and rewarding me openly. In you I’m safe. In you I’m changed. In you I’m made new. I’m hooked on your love. Let it be as you’ve spoken. Love, Your Daughter

devotions

A Faith Check

December 3, 2016

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7, NKJV.

Have you ever felt like you were in a stuck place? You feel that God is instructing you to go in that direction, but your feet are not moving? One day I had a heart to heart conversation with the Lord. “Lord, I feel stuck. Why am I not moving forward? Why does it seem like a pause button has been pressed in my life?” The Holy Spirit dropped in my spirit, “When was the last time you stepped out on faith?” Immediately after this, the word stagnant dropped in my spirit. Stagnant means showing no activity; dull and sluggish; not advancing or developing.

The Lord revealed to me how I had allowed my faith to accumulate dust and hadn’t been putting my faith to use. Faith is like a muscle, you have to exercise it so that it will become stronger and firmer. These responses convicted me and encouraged me at the same time. I had a faith check. Sister, my question to you is, “When was the last time you stepped out on faith?” This journey is a faith walk, and without faith we cannot please God.

God desires to reveal more of Himself to us each and every day. How can He do that if we’re not taking a step forward from faith to faith? Sister, we walk by faith and not by sight. We know that God will make a way. God does His part so we have to do ours and simply trust and obey Him.

Prayer: Lord thank you for being faithful in all of Your ways. Thank you that your Spirit searches the hearts’ of your people and that He reveals the truth to us. Lord, help us to increase in our faith as we obey you. We speak against the spirit of fear, doubt and unbelief. You are a good Father and you will never put your daughters to shame. We thank you for making us a living testimony. We walk by faith and not by sight. In Jesus’ name. Amen

( Read John 15:16; Hebrews 11:1; 1 Corinthians 2:5)