Carvings In His Palm is currently being recorded in audio with background music. Please pray for Gary Ellis who is doing the audio portion. Cathy Mart (who has two of the top four most popular songs on SWAP so make sure you go and check her outâ€¦her CDs are available for purchase at CD BABY ) is supplying the music. We are going to make the book available with and without musicâ€¦in individual chapters and letters as well as provide individual devotions for YouTube in order to spread the Good News of the Fatherâ€™s Heart to all who need it. Please pray for a seamless, anointed time in doing this.
You are the apple of My eye…the most beautiful piece of pottery on My wheel…the loveliest garden I walk in…the most fragrant lily of the valley…the most perfect rose of Sharon..the most amazing butterfly I have ever crafted.
Responding with gentleness, the Lord spoke to my awakened heart, â€śYes, just to remind you, though once barren, I took what you had; transforming your life into a watered garden filled with winged abundance. After all, I am Resurrectionâ€¦I am Truthâ€¦and I am Life.
Carl Boberg, a young Swedish minister, wrote this hymn in poetic phrase while walking home from a church service in a thunder storm, nearly a hundred years ago. Imagine his surprise when he heard his poem sung to an old Swedish tune. Some forty years later a Russian pastor named Stuart Hine caught in a similar thunder-storm added to this magnificent hymn. Both men, lovers of God, opened their ordinary lives to leave a great heritage for the upcoming generations.
Do we have unrealistic expectations of what a father is supposed to be? If not, then where are these men? Perhaps this is another one of Satanâ€™s tricks to get us off course so we will feel sorry for ourselves and thus fall into some sort of idolatry by judging all men. After all, it doesnâ€™t seem reasonable that we are supposed to have fathers and canâ€™t find them. However, if Satan could mess with our mind enough to get us to start judging all men, then he has just hit a home run. This would of course cause us to raise our expectation of fathers to standards that are unattainable.
At first glance one might automatically say, â€śOh, this is just the story of when Peter walked on water with Jesus.â€ť However, if we but take a much closer look we see there is so much more that God is saying here. First Jesus sends his disciples out on the boat while he dismisses the others. Now I believe Jesus wanted some quite time with his father. It was something He was fond of doing on a regular basisâ€¦something we could learn from. This is how He could say and do only what He heard and saw Him doing.
Be not afraid or concerned, for regardless of whether you feel or experience My Presence I am still abiding in You. I do not come and make My home in the ones I love only to leave or forsake them and this includes you. All of My sons feel disconnected or afraid some time or another. When this happens, it is important to renew your mind in meâ€¦to take your thoughts captive to My Word and to listen for the whispers of My heart to you. In doing this the enemyâ€¦the father of all lies will flee as My Word takes root to spring upward in you.
Lulu loved the beautiful and fine things in life. She was a rich lady who was one among the best in our company. She was a good friend of mine and we always went together in any company activity. I was surprised when she asked me if she could have my plate and I should instead have the other one. Honest, I was caught in an awkward situation and it made me feel bad. I asked what was wrong with the plate she had. She said, â€śThe design will be covered by the cake since it was right in the middle
This morning God dealt with me on the way to work about DNA. Years ago I received some prophetic revelation on DNA and taught it in Sunday school. He began revisiting what was inside of me in relation to having His DNA or the Determined Nature of the Almighty.
Whether it’s a spiritual staircase you are supposed to climb; an area of brokenness you feel you are supposed to share; a difficult situation you must engage; or a desire of your heart that you finally have the confidence to pursue…it is in these many “different” situations, different lives and different hearts that God is saying the same thing.