Spiritual Tests

Taking a spiritual test today? Your Great Teacher is in the classroom with you and watching over you in a silent presence. Just as He was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in their fiery furnace when Nebuchadnezzar declared “Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God” Daniel 3:22


1 Peter 1:6-8 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory

Hearing God’s Voice part 2

The Law of Multiplication for His Kingdom.

Dear Father

I pray today that the seed which you have placed in me will grow to fruition in my life, and that the seed will multiply as my life bears the fruit of the spirit that I may have seeds to give life to others.

Others cannot be influenced by or see the seed, but they can see the fruit. Help me, this day to walk and grow in a way that others may see your life in me.

Dear Child,

You cannot sow seed in others’ lives if there is no fruit in your life. The law of the universe is to bear seed after its own kind. If there is life in a seed, it will grow, blossom and bear fruit, which is filled with seeds after its own kind.  

There is resurrection life in the seed which I have planted in you, yield that it might grow, blossom and bear fruit, that you may have spiritual seeds to give to others.

                                                Thus saith Papa

A seed that does not germinate, grow and bear fruit will remain only one seed. But if the seed which God planted in our lives does germinate, grow and mature to the fruit of the spirit we will have abundant seeds to sow into other’s lives which is the law of multiplication for His Kingdom. 

Genesis 1:11-12  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

CHALLENGE: What seeds are you sowing into the lives of others by your words and actions?

How Awesome!

On our two hour ride down to Philadelphia today for a checkup with my cardiac surgeon we drove through some beautiful winter scenery. The dark dreary winter suddenly became a sunny winter wonderland with boughs hanging low laden with fresh fallen snow against a backdrop of clear blue skies. How awesome!

It was a window to my soul from my heavenly Papa where He had taken my dark dreary winter of years of heart problems, surgeries and stroke to a sunny day when the boughs of my life would be laden with blessings against the backdrop of a total clean bill of health from the surgeon today.

I can look back on those days praising God for, as Andre Crouch penned “If I never had my problems I would never know what faith in God could do.” How awesome!

Overcoming Anxiety and Stress

Matthew  6:34 Be not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

In a world that is filled with worry, anxiety and time deadlines I want to encourage others how important it is to invest precious quiet time with God through my book “DEVELOPING A SECRET HISTORY WITH GOD”. Available from Barnes / Amazon

Page 118 of the book reads “When I learned to yield not only myself but also my time to the Lord, I began to understand the purpose of those few still moments. I prayed this prayer: 

During these quiet moments of intimacy with You each day, the stresses and cares of this world seem so insignificant, as I spend some time with You in your time zone of eternity. Help me today to redeem my time and be a wise servant during my pilgrim walk in the earthly time zones that I am restricted to. 

The Lord exhorted me with this word: 

In eternity there is no time, and therefore no time limits or deadlines, there is only eternity. Only in earthly time zones are there limits and deadlines to meet, which brings stresses and anxiety. Through this testing, child, learn the lessons of balance, responsibility and priority. Learn to live according to eternity and keep your spiritual eyes on the “big picture” and fix your heart on Me, for only I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.There is nothing of worth outside of Me, there is nothing of value outside of eternity.
Thus saith Papa.”

Philippians 4:6-7 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus.