June 21

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control].

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.

Psalm 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

Ecclesiastes 8:12 Though a sinner does evil a hundred times, and his days are prolonged, yet I surely know that it will be well with those who fear God, who fear before Him.

May you seek the Giver of life, that you may live. 2 Kings 1

May you humbly approach God in reverence and fear, realizing your personal inadequacies and fully aware that you represent no authority or power that can stand in the presence of the Creator of the universe, acknowledging His majesty in praise and worship before making your requests known. 2 Kings 1

May you follow the path of righteousness as the Spirit leads, never stopping when tired or turning back when struggling, but remaining focused amidst the distractions, knowing that you will receive the promise of God if you endure to the end. 2 Kings 2

May you bring the presence of God into every situation you are in, seeking His face and speaking His praise, changing the atmosphere as the light and the fragrance of God is imparted to those around you through the power of the Spirit and the love of the Son, sweetening bitterness in relationships and make barren hearts productive. 2 Kings 2

May you teach the young by example to respect all and honor those who are occupied with showing compassion to those God loves, so that the ones who will listen may preserve their lives. 2 Kings 2

My child, know that My abundance is available for the asking, My wisdom is provided freely when requested, My gifts are given without repentance, and My strength is within reach of all. My disciples preached salvation through My name first to the Jews at Jerusalem, the chosen, the ones who bore My name, before ever going to the Gentiles. Many Jews received Me in faith and rejoiced, but those who rejected Me were often the ones whose earthly needs were so well-supplied through entrenched tradition that they could not see the spiritual needs they shared in common with all people. I was then received gladly by the Gentiles who knew they were in bondage and rejoiced to see My light in their darkness. 

Even so today, My hard-worker, you find many who are called by My name rejoicing to find that a deeper walk with Me is available, but so many who profit from the form and tradition that has been established around My truth refuse to see their own need, not realizing they are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked in their spiritual walk. Those appointed to salvation have often been mistreated and rejected by the world system, pushed to the fringes, hungering and seeking for more than they could find in tradition. 

Do not be blinded by your natural sight, My dear one, but learn to see as I see, understand with My understanding, and recognize the seeker for My truth within the battered frame before you. Learn to trust My Spirit when you hear the whisper and feel the nudge to speak to someone who has followed a different path than you and bears the marks of their journey. They have stepped through doors you have eschewed, and can reach others who will not listen to you. Do not call common or reject as impure those who are heeding My call and seeking My path, for I have accepted them, and who can gainsay My choice?

May your words be sweet and your heart toward God, so that when God moves in a new way, you will not be found resisting the Lord or following the flesh. Acts 13

May you try the spirits in any dissension, not looking to the personalities, but seeking the purposes of God, to know the way you should follow. Acts 13

May you be filled with the strength of His joy and the power of the Spirit when following Christ in the discipline He leads you through. Acts 13

May you speak boldly in favor of the Lord when you minister in the face of opposition, for He will confirm the message He gives you with signs and wonders, polarizing the people who hear. Acts 14

May the Lord search you and know you, from your sitting down to your rising up, when you are traveling and when you are at home, perceiving your thoughts from afar, and understanding all your ways intimately, knowing your intentions completely before you say a word or take an action, for you are the apple of His eye, and He desires to be known by you even as He knows you. Psalm 139

June 20

Proverbs 20:7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Revelation 2:26 He who overcomes, and he who keeps My deeds until the end, to him I will give authority over the nations;

1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Romans 8:34  Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us

Ephesians 4:2-3  I…entreat you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing forbearance to one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

May your fellowship with the wayward not extend to include their ways. 1 Kings 22

May you minister in love to the material needs of those God brings to you before you speak His truth in kindness to minister to their spiritual needs. 1 Kings 22

May you walk in the grace of God, restrained and motivated by the Word of God, so you will respond from the Spirit when attacked in the flesh, for the sinful nature is always hostile toward God. 1 Kings 22, Romans 8

May you know that, though you are basely used by the wayward, God’s judgments against their sin are inescapable apart from repentance. 1 Kings 22

May you do good in the eyes of the Lord, not following the ways of those who do evil by causing others to sin, but serve and worship the Lord God Almighty, knowing that the enemy of your soul will be provoked to anger. 1 Kings 22

May your ministry be of Christ, Who was crucified by men, buried by friends, and resurrected by God, giving victory over death and the hope of eternal life. Acts 13

Just as David served his generation, may you serve yours in the strength and the power of Christ, Who has served all generations, shedding His love abroad through all who yield to and follow after His will. Acts 13

May you first know, and second share, the forgiveness of sin through faith in Christ’s atonement without injury to God’s honor, and the justification from guilt, which the law gave awareness of, but the gospel gives atonement for. Acts 13

My child, the enemy desires to separate you from Me as a farmer sifts the husks from the grain, but know, My precious one, that I am in charge of the flail and I control the winnowing basket. Be assured that the chaff will be burned in My fire, but not the least grain of My harvest shall fall to the ground to be lost. 

There is much separation going on in your life, My dear one. I have spoken of it, and it must come to pass. In the field of your heart, My enemy sowed tares, and you have struggled to know why the springs of your heart bring forth both fresh water and salt. The growing season is not the time of separation, but the harvest is the time appointed. I have been drawing you by My Spirit to a closer walk, a deeper relationship, a more intimate knowledge of Me, not just knowing My acts, My near one, but understanding My ways. You have responded, My eager one, by growing and maturing, storing up the richness of My Word and gathering the strength and life of My Spirit, ripening into a bountiful harvest that I can rejoice over. The husks and chaff are those who have no grounding, who have sought the entertainment and joys of the flesh and emotions; but as you have sought Me, you have formed full, solid grains that will not be blown about by every wind of doctrine which scatters.

There is, at the same time, a separation among the people in your life, My caring one, for though I have allowed the young plants to grow mixed in the field, those who have chosen repeated and persistently to reject My water of life and My sun of strength, are destined for separation, binding, and burning. The grief in your heart for those headed that way is My grief, My sorrowful one. Allow it to express itself in tears and sorrow, with intercession and prayers for mercy and grace, knowing it is My Spirit crying through you in effectual, fervent prayer, for in this manner will the last harvest be the greatest, and many will be saved, as by fire.

All who will receive Me will be kept, for they are precious to Me, just as you are. No more than a shepherd would lose a sheep, a jeweler a single diamond, or a mother one of her children, however many she has, so I gather each of you under My wings in love. Do not let the striking of the flail be a terror to you, nor the ups and downs of life which blow the chaff from you. Cleansing is needed, My love, but as you cling to Me, you are in no danger.

May you praise the Lord, the Almighty God, with all your heart and sing praise to Him before those mighty in the world and possessing authority among men, bowing down in worship to the Father Who, through His love, has defeated all His foes and, through His faithfulness, has rescued you from the grave, for He has exalted above all things His Name and His Word, making you bold and stouthearted when you call upon Him. Psalm 138

May the words you speak unto the kings of the earth about the glory of God bring forth praise from them to the Lord, Who is great. Psalm 138

May you walk before the Lord, Who is on high, in humility, for He looks with favor upon the lowly, though the proud He knows from afar. Psalm 138

May the Lord preserve your life, though you walk in the midst of trouble, for He stretches out His hand against the anger of His foes and will save you by His right hand. Psalm 138

May the Lord fulfill His purpose for you, for the love of the Lord endures forever and He will not abandon the works of His hands. Psalm 138

Even as you have found Christ to be the Friend Who is always loyal, loving at all times and closer than a brother in times of adversity, may you express the same bonds of love, compassion, grace, and acceptance to those who need it, as He leads you and works through you. Proverbs 17:17

May you look to God for wisdom in your decisions and compassion in your actions, seeking the way which leads to life and not relying on your own understanding of good and evil. Proverbs 17:18

June 19

Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

Matthew 25:29 To all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away.

Luke 12:31 Seek [God’s] kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

Luke 6:30 Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

1 John 4:18-19  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because He first loved us

James 1:22  Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

May you humbly accept that God will move sovereignly in your circumstances, not because you are deserving or worthy, but to show to all that He is Lord. 1 Kings 20

May you be willing to let God work in new ways in your life, taking a different approach than normal, relying on the untried and untested, that He may reveal Himself Lord, strong and in control. 1 Kings 20

May you understand that if you take up the name of God and bear it before the world, He will defend His reputation against the outside attacks of the enemy, and will also purge you of all that is not of Him, for He is holy, and will not allow His name to be handled unworthily. 1 Kings 20

May you fully obey the Lord in the battle for your soul, leaving nothing undone that He has spoken, and yielding fully to the purging of your heart as you surrender to His love, releasing all to Him that you may receive all from Him. 1 Kings 20

May you be content with that which God had allotted you, whether it be a palace or a prison, for that honors God, and frees you from the grip of vexation and anxiety, leaving no entry for the enemy to attack. 1 Kings 21

May you commit the keeping of your life, and living, to God, trusting Him to safeguard you from evil and uninformed zeal, knowing any injustice will be used to His glory and the strengthening of His kingdom. 1 Kings 21

May you not consider the one who brings you the rebuke of God’s word to be an enemy or adversary as Ahab did, but accept the word with repentance and the messenger with honor as David did. 1 Kings 21, 2 Samuel 12

My child, remember, it is My will that shall be established on earth, just as it is in heaven. My Holy Spirit is given to you that you may have a teacher Who will show you how to align your will to Mine, and comfort you in the process as you experience the trials and tribulations of being at cross-purposes with the world’s system. My promises are fulfilled in Christ, and as you leave behind the former lusts and appetites, which were yours in ignorance, and grow into maturity to bear My image, taking your place in My Body, you realize and receive the benefits of those promises. 

Do not think it is for your personal rescue and ease of discomfort that the might of the legions of angels will be turned, or that the consequences of poor judgment and bad choices will be erased without turning a hair, for walking that out is the time of the most useful training and most effective learning, My special one. The bruises to your ego and the sprains to your pride are moments of clarity and times of choices; however, know with certainty, My dear one, that none of the bones of your character, faith, or hope, or love, will be broken but, instead, will grow stronger. The times of silence between My promise revealed and My promise received are times of discipline and duty, not of displeasure. 

My kingdom principle is still the same as when My servant, Paul, wrote in his letter, “I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.” It is the principle of love, just as when I walked the earth in flesh, to empty yourself and accept the will of the Father over your own, considering that the sufferings of this present time of learning and growing and working are not worthy to be compared with the glory that I will reveal in you. Then, all the forces of heaven and authority from the throne will be available to meet the responsibilities of the assignments from the Father, for I have chosen you from before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Me in love.

May the Word of God flourish and multiply in your life, renewing your mind and cleansing your heart, strengthening all who share your company. Acts 12

May the Spirit of God sanctify you for the work to which God has called you, making you both able in His power and willing in your heart. Acts 13

May you be ready and willing to speak the truth in love, as guided by the Spirit, and not in the passion of the flesh, allowing the Spirit of God to touch each heart in the way needed to achieve His redemptive purpose in their lives. Acts 13

May you steadfastly rejoice in the Lord through your suffering, giving God the freedom to complete His work in you and bring defeat and vengeance to His enemies, resolutely relying on His grace to bring you through into the victory of His kingdom. Psalm 137

May you never forget the Lord, Who dwells in the city of God, and may you consider it your highest joy to dwell with Him in the presence of God. Psalm 137

May you have a heart for learning and a desire to get wisdom from the Lord, for He gives generously to all who ask, without finding fault or criticizing Proverbs 17:16, James1

June 18

Ephesians 2:8 By grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.

1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.

Galatians 5:14 For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 These three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Psalm 103:11-12  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.

2 Corinthians 6:18 “And I will be a father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me,” says the Lord Almighty.

Though you may fear for your life when the enemy threatens, may God provide you strength and meet with you in a quiet place, hearing you and giving you wisdom, understanding, and direction, not allowing you to be distracted by outside events. 1 Kings 19

May you know with certainty that honest work and hard labor does not disqualify you from God’s calling, for if your heart is open to Him, you will recognize His voice when He speaks to you, so seek Him daily, draw near through His Word and pray without ceasing lest you be distracted and inattentive when the moment comes. 1 Kings 19

May you be willing to accept the call and anointing of God when it comes, embracing the changes and counting the cost as not being worthy to be compared to the glory which is soon to be manifested in you. 1 Kings 19, Romans 8

May you be confident in the Lord, trusting His care and provision, accepting His will and purpose for you, even when circumstances constrain you, for through the grace of the Father and the prayers of the saints, you will be brought out into a broad and open place where you can stand firm in the Lord and be about the Lord’s business. Acts 12

My child, I have opened the way for you to come before the Father. The separating walls have been removed, the obscuring veil has been rent, the forbidding statutes have been fulfilled, that you may approach the mercy seat and find grace to help in times of need, joy to strengthen in times of fellowship, and authority to overcome in times of battle. Do not back off or be reticent to approach, for you are fully accepted in Me, the Beloved of the Father. You are clothed in My righteousness, which is not of obedience to the law, but of faith in Me; you are right that you have not earned it, but only pride would insist that you must. 

Humble yourself as a servant, acknowledge you own nothing of worth and possess nothing of value, and that the only things you have which are of any use come from your Lord and Master; then realize that because all which you have has come from Me, the salvation, the redemption, the sanctification, the faith, the fruit of the Spirit, the righteousness, the armor and weapons, the wisdom and understanding, you have the best, the strongest, the most efficacious there is in heaven and earth and under the earth. There is no place for proud refusal or false modesty, simply honest acceptance and obedient progress.
Just as the moon willingly uses the light of the sun to have dominion over the night, so My Body, and each member individually, faithfully stewards the light of My grace with those in need, and the radiance of My glory to push back the works of darkness, not claiming it as your own, or trying to hold on it for later, for the sun has no shortage of light.
My love for you, My child, is not based on performance. You are of Me, My precious one, created in My heart, shaped by My hands, ever in My thoughts. Even if a mother could forget her child, still I could not forget you or stop caring for you. Trust Me for My promises toward you, even as you have accepted My works for you. I do not change, and My compassion for you will never die. All that I am, king, priest, prophet, shepherd, captain, physician, even man, is for you and to your benefit. Do not hesitate to call on Me for all you need, and keep calling as often as you need, for there is no one who cares for you as I do.

May you give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His love endures forever. Psalm 136

May you give honor to the God of gods and the Lord of lords, Who alone does great wonders and, by His understanding, has made the heavens and spread out the earth upon the waters, placing the sun and moon to govern the day and night. Psalm 136

May you humbly revere and respectfully obey the One who destroyed the strength of the world’s system in your life and redeemed you out of it with a mighty hand and outstretched arm, making a way where there was no way and leading you through it, closing off and cutting free all ties with the enemy which tried to reclaim you. Psalm 136

May you joyfully and gratefully follow your Commander, the Captain of the hosts of heaven, into battle as He trains you in the desert, striking down great powers and disarming mighty principalities, giving you His victory as your inheritance, making you more than a conqueror. Psalm 136

May you walk in the temperance and self-control of the Spirit, demonstrating the meekness and humility of a child of God about his Father’s business, for against the fruit of the Spirit there is no law. Proverbs 17:14

May you walk in agreement with the judgment of God, for two cannot walk together except they be agreed. Proverbs 17:15

June 17

Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Psalm 68:5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.

Romans 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.

Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better.

Psalm 68:4 Sing to God, sing in praise of His name, extol Him who rides on the clouds; rejoice before Him — His name is the Lord.

May you not be as Ahab, who worked hard caring for his animals, but cared nothing for the condition of his heart, searching across miles through the heat for grass to endure the drought, but taking no time to seek God in repentance to end the drought. 1 Kings 18

May you know that God will always have His remnant, in places both high and low, as His Spirit draws those who, in faith, will love and fear His Name. 1 Kings 18

Even as you do the works of God, as Obadiah did, may you continue to grow in the knowledge and understanding of the ways of God, so that your love for God will banish all fear and you can obey His word faithfully without struggle or worry, never doubting. 1 Kings 18

May you steadfastly express your faith in and love for God, never halting or wavering between two opinions, nor varying in your obedient service to your Creator and Savior, not merely convinced that the Lord, He is God, but converted to follow your Master and Redeemer whole-heartedly. 1 Kings 18

May you gladly honor the Father as He requires, in discipline denying the flesh’s appetites, in worship speaking words of praise and affection to the King, in faith deeply desiring to bear the image of the Son of God, in obedience expressing His love for the souls of all people, in humility seeking the glory of God and the good of His people. 1 Kings 18

May you seek the Lord as you serve Him, trusting He will answer your obedience, so that the people will know that He, the Lord, is God and that He is turning their hearts back to Him. 1 Kings 18

My child, the called are many, but the chosen are few. You know tales of those who heard and heeded the call of the sea or the call of the wilderness, the call to battle or the call to service; the only ones who hear those calls are those whose spirit, or nature, identifies with, and resonates to, what is calling.

My call, however, expresses My nature, not yours, and comes to you in undeniable, manifold witness through many channels, isolated from each other, known, heard, and received only by you, the one it is directed to, and is unrelated to your qualifications, experience, or temperament.

As you submit to My call, yielding obediently to the Spirit, you find that the expression of My call in your life is in a different direction than you would have selected, for the way you have gone before is the way of the carnal mind, which is enmity to the Spirit and caters to your fleshly comfort. The way My calling leads you is one that brings Me glory while denying the frantic warnings and urgent pleadings of your own earthly understanding and experience.

Once you settle in your mind that I, the Lord, am leading you in love and guarding you in grace, you find that the intrinsic, basic, often suppressed and ignored, needs and innate yearnings of your spirit are satisfied in ways you have never known before by the expression of My compassion and righteousness through the ministry I bring you by the Holy Spirit. I call forth that which I have formed in you, and you find that I have placed abilities, shaped talents, and given gifts within your spirit and soul that have never been expressed in this way until My redemption restored them to their intended use and original purpose under My will and to My praise and glory.

“Worthy are You, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they exist, and were created.”  Revelation 4:11

May you not be nearsightedly critical of abandoned traditions and broken boundaries when God’s mercy and grace has overflowed them, sweeping them away to show His love to others in new and bountiful ways. Acts 11

May you rejoice when others gladly receive God’s truth, though you would not have chosen them, and God’s blessings richly embrace those you would not have selected, and His power is seen in the lives of those you thought were beyond His reach. May you embrace the love of God which brings unity among the diversity of His Body. Acts 11

May you praise the name of the Lord as you minister in the house of the Lord as servants to the people of the Lord, for the Lord is good and it is pleasant to sing praise to His Name, the One Who has chosen us for His own, His treasured possession. Psalm 135

May you know that the Lord is great, high above all other powers and principalities, and He does what He wills, doing what pleases Him in the heavens, on the earth, and in the seas and their depths, sending His servants the clouds, the winds, and the lightning with the rain from His storehouse to execute judgments of His mercy to lift up the downtrodden and His grace to humble the haughty. Psalm 135

May you receive the vindication of the Lord to His people and God’s compassion on His servants wherein He has destroyed the strength of the world through His signs and wonders, and struck down the nations, consuming the enemies of God, which exalted themselves against the glory of God, giving the territory they controlled back to His people as their eternal inheritance. Psalm 135

May you praise the Lord with reverential awe and respectful obedience to the One Who is in Zion, dwelling in Jerusalem. May you spurn the idols of the nations, made of silver and gold by the hands of men, unable to speak, see, or hear, and completely without the breath of life, for those who trust them will be like them. Psalm 135

May you set a watch on your emotions and a guard over your passions, walking in the wisdom of God and the understanding of the Lord, lest you give free rein to your carnal nature and cause more harm than a mother bear robbed of her cubs. Proverbs 17:12

May you return good for evil, blessing for cursing, showing and sharing the compassion of God the Father, for those who need it the most often seem to us to deserve it the least; then God’s favor will abide on your house. Proverbs 17:13

June 16

Psalm 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust.

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

John 3:16 God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Ephesians 3:14-15 Paul wrote, “I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name.”

Psalm 103:13 As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.

2 Corinthians 1:4  …so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

May you not be zealous in purging sin from others which you allow in yourself, lest you receive the same judgment you mete out, but humble yourself before God in repentance, allowing Him to cleanse you by His Word and His Spirit that you may walk in the righteousness of Christ, purchased by His blood, and show His mercy to others. 1 Kings 16

May you be willing to move in the times and seasons of the Lord’s work, for when He says to go and speak, it is time for obedient action, but when He says stay and rest, it is time to wait on the Lord and possess your soul in patience. 1 Kings 17

May you have eyes to see in truth God’s provision through His ministering spirits, though they come in the fashion that men’s tradition and custom declares is unclean and undesirable. 1 Kings 17

May you realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts men from every nation who fear Him and do what is right. Acts 10

My child, the law of Moses and the words of the prophets spoke of Me to the Israelites. It showed My love and mercy which leads you in the way of escape from the judgment which was inevitable once the Fall occurred in the Garden of Eden. “Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, to love the LORD your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Because of the hardness of many hearts, restrictions were specified and the “do nots” were detailed. 

The Israelites were not a unified people, of one mind and one accord, My child. Many came out of Egypt reluctantly, looking back over their shoulders, taking the idols and appetites of their slave-masters with them. “He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”  To keep the Law is to love Me with your entire being, heart and mind, soul and spirit, and your neighbor as yourself. Those who did so when I walked the earth, could recognize the Father’s voice when I spoke and received the Father’s words when I taught. 

My way is not one of lists and processes and traditions; rather, My way is out among the highways and byways, in the market place and work place, the homes and the schools, wherever there are those who still need to know that My hand is stretched out, open, willing, inviting, accepting. My congregation, My assembly, is not a building, but wherever two or more come together, in My name, to honor Me and encourage one another to good works by the word of their testimony, for there, I will be, also. “Can two walk together unless they have agreed to?” No longer be childish, My dear one, but be childlike. Abide in Me by My Spirit, as I abide in you.

May you bless the Lord, praising Him as you serve Him, even as you minister in the house of the Lord during the night of the world’s darkness with your hands lifted, for the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth will bless your from Zion. Psalm 134

May you not keep track of wrongs or feel resentful, for love covers a multitude of sins. Proverbs 17:9, 1 Corinthians 13, 1 Peter 4

May you be receptive to rebuke and reproof from God through His people as a wise and discerning person is, allowing the work of righteousness to bring peace, for the heavenly wisdom is peace-loving and pure. Proverbs 17:10, Isaiah 32, James 3

June 15

2 Corinthians 4:6 God who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” … has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Mark 16:15 [Jesus] said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.”

Proverbs 19:21  Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but the counsel of the Lord, it will stand.

John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.

Psalm 121:2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

May you not seek to know your fortune, but desire that God reveal your fault, that by turning from it in repentance to God you may fulfill your duty as you receive the whole counsel of God. 1 Kings 14

May you keep an account of God’s mercies before you, always offering praise to the King Who cares so abundantly for you, that you may walk in thanksgiving toward the Lord and live in the blessings He bestows on those who acknowledge Him as their Source and obey Him as their Master. 1 Kings 14

May you ever exercise care and practice caution regarding your heart, realizing that simply being present when others seek God, and walking in traditions that once held meaning, will not keep you close to God, yet a single, honest, sincere cry to the Savior will never be drowned out or lost, for the King of kings is always alert to your needs and has prepared a way out when you turn to Him in repentance, desiring to know and obey His will. 1 Kings 14

May you do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, cleansing the temple of your heart and rooting out those things which are contrary to the worship of God, that you may trust Him in times of testing and peril, having learned of Him and drawn close by obedience. 1 Kings 15

My child, I have given you gifts, precious gifts, of great value and rare beauty. They are a part of your life, and, in so many cases, you have grown accustomed to them, thinking nothing of them, treating them as common-place, ordinary, and of no account. You ask yourself, “They have always been here, what benefit can they have?” You use your gifts, your talents, your innate skills for amusement to entertain or in a trade to earn a living, but you do not look to Me in acknowledgement as the Giver and in thanksgiving for receiving your gifts. This is a part of your redemption, My valued one, that the functionality which the potter shapes the vessel to have may be realized as it is placed in the part of the house it was made for and used as it was designed. 

That which is done through your talents is blessed, for I am the Source of what you have, but so often it is squandered on your lusts and given away to satisfy your appetites, bringing no lasting results or eternal changes. Do you think that those who rise to the top of their field do so on their own, My curious one? No, they have turned that which I gave them to the obedience of their own will and gone their own way. The world recognizes it as greater than their own ability, and honors it in their own way, but is not turned to Me for it was done in the flesh.

Quiet yourself, calm yourself, draw near to Me and receive the peace that comes from submission to My Spirit and cease from your efforts. Learn of Me, and know My voice, that you may follow in humility. A pitcher does not pour itself lest the contents go all over the floor and be wasted, My dear one. Instead, it waits until the host pours to offer refreshment to a guest. Let Me fill you, and let Me pour you out, that others may know the true living water that brings cleansing and comfort to their troubled souls, and joy to your heart.

May you be willing to follow the leading of God outside of the boundaries of tradition so that you may discover pure and undefiled devotion where you would least expect it and be enriched by the unity of the Spirit as the prayers and mediation of Jesus brings the Body of Christ together. Acts 10

May your heart be always toward the Father, attentive and listening, always thankful, that you would not miss what He has to say by His Spirit and His Word, giving no room to doubts or prejudices, but in humility, as a servant, accepting His directions and learning His ways that His kingdom may be established and increased. Acts 10

May you dwell together in unity with God’s family in the anointing of the Spirit for that is where the Lord bestows His blessing of life forevermore. Psalm 133

May lying lips and false utterances be as inconsistent and unbecoming to you as refined speech and eloquent words are to a godless fool. Proverbs 17:7

June 14

Psalm 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: My God; in Him will I trust.

1 Peter 1:24-25 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.

Galatians 6:14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

1 Peter 3:13 Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?

Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? … No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

Job 4:10  The lions may roar and growl, yet the teeth of the great lions are broken.

May you not turn from God’s provision when you receive God’s promise, for the power of man’s arm or the wisdom of man’s mind cannot safeguard God’s blessing. 2 Kings 12

May you seek God for His answer to the problem of the heart, not just a cure to the symptom, that you may be set at liberty to continually follow His will and persistently obey His commands in the fear of the Lord. 2 Kings 13

May you learn self-denial in obedience to the discipline of the Lord that you may live and prosper, even as your soul prospers. 2 Kings 13, 3 John 1

May you discern the heart behind the words, as God gives you grace to know His truth and His ways. 2 Kings 13

My child, will you choose to know Me by the Spirit in My truth and My fullness? To see Me is to be renewed in your mind and refreshed in your spirit. To walk with Me is to turn your world upside down and to upend all your values. To draw near to Me is to have old things made new, broken things made functional, worn things made fresh, useless things become useful, that which held no beauty is filled with beauty. It means that those things which once were gain in your life become loss, the things you treasured turn into rubbish to be cleared away, that which you thought solid enough to build on turns out to be shifting sand. 

To know Me in the power of My resurrection requires that you walk in My sufferings and death to self. To put on the mind of Christ is to empty yourself of all rights and privileges, making no demands or claims, striving for nothing but to speak as you hear the Father speak and to do as you see the Father do, being obedient through the rejection and slander, despising the shame and being conformed to My death. For what hold has sin over one who has suffered the death of his carnal mind, and what power has evil over one who has crucified his fleshly nature that once was his sole and only concern in life? 

My grace is poured into your life, My willing one, as the budding of a new life in the service of your King and will flower into the glory of one doing the mature work of My kingdom. When I ask, “Who will go?” your heart will hear and be free to leap at the words. When I say, “Follow Me,” you will step forth, under no compulsion but willingly and joyfully, into all that My Father has prepared for you to do.

Though you are wise to be cautious, may fear never choke off charity, as you obey God’s command to extend His love to all He brings to you. Acts 9

May you know that your acts and your works will speak of you and for you when you are unable to, so let God’s love be your motivation and His grace give you skill as His mercy guides your steps in all that you do. Acts 9

May you desire nothing more than to make your heart a dwelling place for the Lord, the Mighty One of Jacob, allowing no sleep to your spirit and giving no rest to your soul as you press in with worship and thanksgiving, being clothed with righteousness and singing for joy in His presence. Psalm 132

May you rejoice in the name and presence of God the Father, seeking His face, learning His ways, and obeying His commands, so that you may be a source of joy and honor to Him. Proverbs 17:6

June 13

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

Colossians 3:13  bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.

Ephesians 6:13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Romans 6:13 Do not offer the parts of your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness.

Psalm 63:1,6-8 David wrote, “God, … earnestly I seek You; I thirst for You, my whole being longs for You, … On my bed I remember You; I think of You through the watches of the night. Because You are my help, … I cling to You.”

May your confidence never rest in what the strength of man can complete, or in what the wisdom of man can conceive, or even in what the gifts of God can accomplish, but may you only and ever rest your confidence and security, your trust and your faith, in God alone, acknowledging that you cannot stand in your own sufficiency, always soberly dependent on God’s grace, ever watchful for the traitor in your own heart. 1 Kings 11

May you be a servant to the people and serve them as the Lord directs, walking in His ways and sharing His wisdom in compassion. 1 Kings 12

May you use the times of inactivity that come your way as preparation for the next season, for after Saul was three days without sight, and fasting, he immediately began to preach after he regained his sight and strength. Acts 9

My child, I am a God of relationships. I do not desire your offerings; I long for you. 

Your money is no substitute for your time, My busy one. By your efforts, you can make more money, but time is My gift to you. 

Slow down, breathe the breath of life that I give you, and take time to turn and align yourself to Me. Just as a compass seeks the north, so you will find that you know the way. Let My Spirit bring you in tune with My heart. 

Time is an irreplaceable treasure, My special one. Where you spend your treasure, there your heart will be. Let your heart come before Me, My seeking one; know that there is no better place or way to invest that which you cannot make or keep than in My presence, knowing My heart, touching My face. 

I will be your shelter, My fragile one, during the time of the storm. I will be your defender, My bold one, when I send you out to do My work. Know Me, so that you will be able to recognize Me when you look in the eyes and listen to the heart of others I bring you to. You cannot trust the arm of man, My confident one, but you can rely upon My Spirit in those who are Mine.

May your heart be humble before the Lord, and your eyes not be haughty, lest you concern yourself with great matters or things too wonderful for you. Psalm 131

May your heart be pure and washed clean by the Lord so that you will heed and obey the truth in righteousness. Proverbs 17:4

May you know the compassion of Christ toward the poor, sharing the sorrow of those who weep, that you may be the hands of His love extended. Proverbs 17:5

June 12

Isaiah 55:8,9  For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways, declares the LORD. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts

Psalm 19:1-2 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.

Romans 12:16  Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.

Romans 2:11 For there is no partiality with God.

Psalm 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, until He has mercy on us.

James 3:9-10  With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this should not be.

May the Lord hear the prayer and plea you make before Him as you seek to make your heart and mind a suitable dwelling place for His Name so that His eyes and His heart will always be there. 1 Kings 9

May you walk before the Lord in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing all that He commands and observing His decrees and laws, for then He will establish you firmly, forever in His presence and fellowship. 1 Kings 9

When others hear of God’s work in your life and come to ask hard questions of you, may you answer in God’s Spirit with words of truth and life rather than your own reasoning and understanding, that they may give praise to the Lord, Who has delighted in you and placed His grace and authority on you. 1 Kings 10

May your heart be right before God, without bitterness and free from sin, that you may do your part in His work of the ministry. Acts 8

May the Spirit of God lead you into divine appointments, such as Philip had with the Ethiopian eunuch, that His kingdom may grow and His Name be praised. Acts 8

My child, just as gold and silver are found in the earth, so do I seek in the world for the precious hearts that value Me. Even as the treasure which man seeks for is locked in the rock and must be separated and purified, so the treasure of your soul is combined with the carnality of your flesh. 

The ore is broken and ground small so that the fire does not have to burn so hot; the breaking I bring into your life is a mercy to bring you through the fiery trials quicker. So often lead is found combined with the silver that is sought; they are similar in appearance, but one is so dangerous and the other is so valuable. 

It is only the fiery furnace that can separate them, My child, and they go in together, but the lead melts first and runs out to be removed. Then the furnace is heated hotter and the silver is gathered to be kept. It is so precious because it is so useful in the hands of the Master. 

Think it not strange, My dear one, when the fiery trial comes upon you, for the poisonous elements are being burned away, leaving the purity that the Lord can use. Fret not about all that is lost, for it is not needed; what is left in your life will be more precious than before, for it will be free of the death that it carried, and will bring life and joy to others. 

As your circumstances shift, you will be able to understand more, for you will see what you could not before. So much of your heart and mind is not known by you until events bring it to the surface. Never feel despair over what is revealed in your thoughts and feelings, for you have the full assurance from My Spirit of the promises in My Word that I know you completely and accept you fully. 

Allow My work in your life and rejoice as I lead you in the work you are able to do, deeper and richer each time you are refined by My fire and My Word is made life to you, and through you.

May you cry to the Lord when you find yourself in deep, for He will hear your voice and be attentive to your cry for mercy. Psalm 130

May you reverently honor the Lord, for with Him there is forgiveness in which we can stand since He does not keep a record of sins. Psalm 130

May your soul put your hope in His Word, more than watchmen long for the morning, as you wait on the Lord. Psalm 130

May you put your hope in the Lord for with Him is unfailing love and full redemption because He Himself will redeem us from all our sins. Psalm 130

May you serve the Lord in humility and wisdom, dealing prudently in the Father’s affairs that you may be honored with authority over a son who behaves disgracefully, bringing shame to the Father and to his brethren. Proverbs 17:2

May you accept, willingly, with understanding of the joy to come, the discipline and testing of your heart which, though it shows weaknesses and demonstrates shortcomings, allows you to separate yourself from them, and being filled with God’s Spirit, be transformed more and more into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ, just as gold and silver is fired and melted in the crucible to remove dross and slag, becoming purer and more valuable, and able to be shaped by the skillful hand of the Master Artisan. Proverbs 17:3