Ever wonder what God might have to say to YOU today? Here are things to ponder, and things to receive into your heart. If you have a question, put it in the comments. I respond as much as I can.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

I'm Closer than the Next Room

Many of you think I'm really far away.  I'm not.  If you don't feel Me close, it's because you're not tuned in to Me.  Here's what some of my servants have said, as they realize how close I am. "In Him we live, and move, and have our being."
"When I awake, I am still with you." "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, You are with me." "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, You are there."
I say the same things about Myself:
"I will never leave you, or forsake you." "I fill heaven and earth."
Think for a second about what this means, children:
"When you walk through the fire, I will be with you."
"When you are in darkness, you can rely on Me."
"When you are surrounded by your enemies, I'm with you, and I take care of you."
"You are engraved on the palms of My hands."
My Dear Son said the same thing:
"I am with you to the end."
"Every time two or three are gathered together in My name, I am with them."
In other words, "I'm right here." No need to go somewhere to find Me, unless you need to quiet your own spirit, or focus on Me.  I'm already wherever you are.
If you pray,
I'm next to you, listening.
If you hurt,
I'm holding your hand.
If you are happy, and filled with fun and excitement,
I'm enjoying everything with you (I love happiness!)
If you are confused,
I'll guide you.
If you're struggling,
I'll help (sometimes I even carry you!)
Whenever, wherever, no matter what, I'm where you are.
If you want to believe in Me, and receive eternal life from Me (not everyone has it), then all you have to do is call on Me, and the gift is yours. You do have to ask, though, because I have special plans for people who have learned to ask me for My "salvation," and in fact, the best things in time and eternity come to you when you do that.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I never give up on you...

Others will.  They'll count you out, tell you that you're "all done," and gloat over your problems. David called people like this his enemies, because they attacked him personally, and said,
"God will never help him again;" God won't fix this mess for him;" (see Psalm 3), but David knew Me. He knew that I would never stop helping him; he knew that I would defend him, and relieve his depression, and restore him spirituallly.
David's secret was that he saw Me as I really am. David's enemies saw Me as if I was them, and they thought my response to David would be what they would do. They were wrong, because David was one of My special children, whom I will NEVER forsake. You are the same, and if you call to Me, I will answer.
Here's what David said:
"I cried out to the LORD, and He answered me;"
"I rested and slept; I awoke; the LORD protected me."
"The LORD will deliver me."
I'll do the same for you.  I'll answer you when you call; I'll give you rest and peace in the midst of trouble; I'll relieve your fears, your worries, your depression; I will deliver you.
I stood by David when it seemed everyone was against him. I'll stand by you, no matter what.