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I Am Enough

My Words are Life. When you feel as if the humdrum of everyday life threatens to eliminate your joy or sense of adventure, turn to Me and listen. When you feel something is lacking, look to Me. I am everything you need.

Do you not know how I long to infuse your life with sweet and intimate Romance? How the plans I have for you are uniquely designed to fulfill your longing to be a part of something greater than yourself? I fulfill the hearts desire to be swept up into a magnificent adventure. You have been rescued and delivered by Me, your Conquering Hero, set apart and made holy by My blood, trained and equipped to be sent forth as part of my Kingdom army.

My children that seek Me first find in Me all of the strength they need to apply the victory I secured for them through My sacrifice on the Cross. You are more than a conqueror!

Do not measure success as the world measures success. Follow Me. Learn of Me. Look to the Cross. I have plans that are perfectly designed so that nothing in your life has to be wasted. I have a strategy to turn all losses into gains.

Come to Me. Keep bringing your focus back to Me. Look to Me. Listen for My voice in all things. Oh how My heart longs for you to put your confidence in Me alone. My heart is blessed when you trust securely in my great love for you and My desire and ability to meet all of your needs.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me. -Revelation 3:20

A Vision of Victory

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I had a vision of a blindfolded expert swordsman fighting with a sword in his left hand; feigning a yawn with his right before casually folding it behind his back. A group of rough looking bandits fall one by one as they breathlessly, and with all the strength they can muster, attack from every direction.

Enemies slain, he pulls the handkerchief away from his eyes and proceeds to step over and around the bodies, dabbing the ever so small drops of swear from his brow.

No big deal. Never a doubt. All his enemies under his feet.

The Desires of Your Heart Will Come to Pass

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My Word to you today is abandon. Abandon your plans for success to Me. Show me that you trust Me by laying down your preconceived ideas about what success is. It hurts my heart to see you being so hard on yourself because of your perceived ‘failures.’ I know you better than you know yourself and I see your heart; your desire to please Me in all things. This desire pleases Me more than you can imagine. When a mother sees the effort of her young child striving in love and in a desire to please, does she resent or distain her children’s less than perfect efforts? No. Neither do I see in your earnest efforts to please Me any fault.

Daughter, abandon your ideas of what is beautiful. You have spent far too much of your life considering yourself of average beauty and judging your feelings of attractiveness by the worlds standards. You carry within you the reflection of My beauty. I created you to reflect to the world the feminine aspects of my nature. Where others have labeled you as overly emotional, I have seen the beauty of your tender heart, precious in My sight. You have considered your easily wounded heart as a burden, but I know the truth. Your heart is like the womb of a mother, filled with the possibilities of what the people and circumstances you encounter could be. The distance between what is and what could be is a matter of your willingness not to abort what I have deposited inside of you and instead nurture and nourish it through prayer and obedience. Your eagerness to labor and push at the appointed time, until what was once only the seeds of life are fully matured and birthed out of the supernatural into the natural world where their reality becomes visible to the human eye, pleases Me.

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I have seen what you have carried within your heart in nights of weeping and days of fasting. I can see what is taking place in the unseen realm because of your faith and obedience to Me, even though you often feel there has been no return for your efforts to surrender all these years. Many of My most faithful disciples worked behind the scenes in my Kingdom, never having seen the great impact they were having on My world, but for you, My daughter, a day is coming and is very soon near when a harvest will be reaped in Your life that will lay to rest all of your doubts that the voice you have been following has been My voice and that the promises you have been clinging to were in fact, as you have always known in the depths of your being, My promises to you personally and specifically. From the moment I told you to ‘Wait’ and you said “Yes, Master’ I have not ceased working to bring about the miracles for which you have been waiting.

I know that you have not always waited as patiently or as perfectly as you desired to wait, but I see how you have, in each season and trial I have walked you through, sought the better part, the best that I have for you. The burden has been overwhelming for you at times I know, to the point that you have doubted your very sanity in believing Me and My voice, but your mind and your doubts have not stopped you from plowing ahead, sacrificing what seemed like your very sanity if need be to believe that which I have spoken to you will come to pass. Hold on because it is coming soon. The labor pains have been great. The lack you have perceived in your life seem like your constant reality. But I am coming with the provision that has been held back from you for these long years. When I move I will wipe away all lack and you will stand in awe of the harvest that is coming. The cornucopia of blessing that you have tasted in your inner life will be breaking forth into the natural realm.

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You have held back from me long enough what is most useful to be used for the furthering of My Kingdom in your life, the things that you find most repulsive about your past. The flaws that you most despise in your life are gold in my Kingdom and can be used to purchase entrance into the lives of many of my wounded and lost children. Do not be ashamed any more. I have redeemed you. I have redeemed your past, your flaws, and your life. Climb out of your shell and put on the new life that I have died for you to have, full of provision; mind, body and spirit. No more eating the crumbs from the table. Pull up a chair and feast with me. I no longer call you a servant, but a friend. Today is the day that you step into your destiny. Ask whatever you will. Anything you need I will provide because I know that your desire is to be close to me always and to accomplish the work that I have prepared in advance for you to do. I crown you with new life. I am breathing on your life and all of the ashes of yesterday are being scattered to reveal the gold buried deep within you. Take your place at my side. Stop apologizing to Me and to yourself for all that you aren’t and focus your attention on all that I Am. Watch and see what I will do.

The desires of your heart will come to pass.

Is Your Advice Harmful or Helpful?

‘Mourn with those who mourn’ should be applied to when someone is sharing their burdens and prayer requests with you. Its happy, faith filled Christians, myself included, that are most likely to offend in this situation. Love sometimes is best shown through just listening with empathy. Every time someone comes to us with a prayer need we don’t have to give our opinion or unsolicited advise. For starters, unless we are speaking the very words of God in and for that situation we may just be puffed up with pride believing we have all the answers. When someone is trusting us enough to share their heart and struggles with us its important that we show them respect enough to listen in humility and not jump on their position of vulnerability as a captive audience to spout off cliche Christian statements and affirmations or to preach about what they could be doing differently (that we often believe we are already doing better; after all we don’t have the problem they are sharing with us!)

It’s not always pride that motivates this annoying habit; genuine concern, coupled with enthusiasm for the things of God can cause us to blurt out whatever first pops in our head if we are not walking in godly wisdom.

This is not to say God’s Spirit will not nudge us to give a word of knowledge or even correction, but lets begin to take a moment to listen to people’s hearts and bear each others burdens when they are entrusted to us and not immediately jump to the conclusion that a prayer request is automatically an opportunity to council. Pause for a moment before plowing ahead with words and wait for discernment. Then, if the Spirit has a timely word for the person, speak it. Otherwise, remain silent and pray as was requested.

‘After they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned…strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”’

-Acts 14:21-22

‘Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Jesus Christ,” said Paul to Timothy in 2 Tim. 2:3.

I believe it is a fallacy that every bit of suffering and setback is due to something we are lacking spiritually speaking. God’s ways are often unfathomable. Lets encourage each other in The Lord. Instruction and rebuke have their place in the body of Christ but I am not so sure that their place is always to be in the moment when someone is hurting or lacking and shares a prayer need. Let’s be compassionate. If we must speak, perhaps a timely word about a situation where we have also been hurting or in need and how God carried us through would be most appropriate and helpful.

-Emily R Lewis, July 4th 2014

“Let Go’ Prophetic Word 4th of July, 2014

A vision: I see a roller coaster. I am riding it and the people riding with me are exuberant, filled with joy and excitement, hands up in the air, laughing and screaming. There are a few that are gripping their safety bar with white knuckles, looking pale, faces filled with anguish and fearful anticipation, hoping the ride will soon be over. Not me though; not most of those around me. It dips and turns and soars quickly up to mountainous heights, plummeting down the other side before zipping around a corner and then another.

‘Let go if holding on to something too tightly because it is perceived as bringing a measure of safety to what seems like a season of danger. There are things in this season that are coming one after the other with non stop bombastic force. Do not fear. Do not dread. Put your hands up in the air in praise. Shout for joy. Laugh and love. There is no real danger! Where is your sense of adventure? Embrace the things in your life that make your heart skip a beat because of the unexpected bends and turns; yes, even the unexpected peaks and valleys. This is a season of celebration. It may feel scary but if you will change your perspective you will see that you are completely secure on the track of My choosing. I am using this season to build your courage. Trust Me with all of your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding.’