A Decided Heart

I decided to go down to the valley streams where the orchards of the king grow and mature. I longed to know if hearts were opening. Are the budding vines blooming with new growth? Has their springtime of passionate love arrived? Song of Songs 6:11 TPT I have been pondering the question, “What does it…

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Let There Be Light!

Light-seeds are planted in the souls of God’s people,Joy-seeds are planted in good heart-soil. Psalm 97:11 MSG I’ve been thinkin’ lately… quite a bit about seeds, and gardening, and Jesus. Jesus had a lot to say about planting seeds. And, anytime Jesus has a lot to say about anything–I try to pay attention. (I figure…

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Decree Victories

They did not conquer by their own strength and skill, but by your mighty power and because you smiled upon them and favored them. You are my King and my God. Decree victories for your people. Psalms 44:3-4 TLB As I thought about the above verse (and writing this post) I began wondering what the…

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Planting Trees In Israel

I’ll plant the red cedar in that treeless wasteland, also acacia, myrtle, and olive. I’ll place the cypress in the desert, with plenty of oaks and pines. Everyone will see this. No one can miss it—unavoidable, indisputable evidence That I, God, personally did this. It’s created and signed by The Holy of Israel. Isaiah 41:19-20 Msg.…

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Throughout The Night

This is why I wait upon you, expecting your breakthrough, for your word brings me hope. I long for you more than any watchman would long for the morning light. I will watch and wait for you, O God, throughout the night. Psalm 130: 5-6 TPT C. S. Lewis wrote, “The time when there is…

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On My Knees

Then a hand touched me and set me on my hands and knees. I was so afraid that I was shaking. The man in the vision said to me, “Daniel, God loves you very much… Then the man said to me, “Daniel, do not be afraid. Some time ago you decided to get understanding and…

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Days Gone By

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12 KJV We are not meant to linger endlessly in our past–but, I believe, we are to learn from our mistakes. Not, to “get stuck” there–but to honestly evaluate our wrong choices, so that, “we may apply our hearts…

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Speak Your Words Through Me

The Lord God has given me his words of wisdom so that I may know what I should say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will. Isaiah 50: 4 TLB Well, here we are. We come to the final prayer for our new beginning…

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Clarify My Message

Go ahead—sing your new song to the Lord!Let everyone in every language sing him a new song.Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous!Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is.Give them the good news of our great Savior.Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation.Tell them about all the amazing…

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Enlighten My Eyes

For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. Psalm 18: 28 KJV Enlighten is one of those words I have to look up to know exactly what it means. Here’s what Google had to say: Verb: give (someone) greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation. Give someone…

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