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Irresistible Jesus

A few days ago I was speaking to a woman who is helping to plant churches all over Russia. It was incredible to hear her speak of the wonderful strategies that the Lord has given her. But one thing she said to me stood out among everything else. She said that when she goes into a...

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Joy of the Lord!

I had a dream last night where I was sharing with a group of Believers from Nehemiah 8:10: “…do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” I was sharing with them over and over that no matter what you are facing today, His joy is your strength. Somewhere in the middle of my...

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The Father Wound

I have ministered to countless numbers of adults (as well as teenagers and children) that have a wounded heart because of the father they had (or didn’t have) growing up. I have such a heart for these dear ones as I myself lost my father to cancer when I was only 12 (he got sick when I was 7,...

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Are You Weary?

Today I feel like the Lord is wanting to remind you that He is here to lift off your heavy burdens and the weights that you are carrying! 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Pour out all your worries and stress upon Him and leave them there, for He always tenderly cares for you.” TPT This is for you today....

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There is ALWAYS a Reason to Praise God

In a very troubling time in David’s life, he penned these words in Psalm 34:1, “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” King David was gifted at playing musical instruments but that’s not what made him a worshipper or one that praised the Lord. But...

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What Do You See?

One person sees a blank canvas while another person sees a masterpiece. One person sees a blank sheet of paper while another sees a novel. One person sees a pile of clay while another sees a sculpture. One person sees an instrument while another sees an orchestra. One person sees a hot, sticky...

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He Is Good

Today I wanted to remind you that our Father in Heaven is good. He was good yesterday, He is good today and He will be good tomorrow. He loves you so much. Father is for you and not against you. No matter what you are facing today, you are loved, cherished and adored by Father. He is not only...

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Cold Campfires and Saltine Banquets

There is so much religion in the world…and we need less of it. We don’t need more religion, we need a deeper, more passionate, loving, joyous relationship with Jesus. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says it like this, "Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." Everything in...

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Passion or Passivity?

The Lord spoke to my heart recently that there is much passivity among the Body. Here’s the definition of passive: accepting or allowing what happens or what others do, without active response or resistance. Lacking in energy or will. Static. Motionless. Idle. Uninvolved. Unfortunately, this...

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Receiving Father’s Love For You

“I love each of you with the same love that the Father loves Me. Let My love nourish your hearts. If you keep My commands, you will live in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commands, for I am nourished and empowered by His love. My purpose in telling you these things is so that the joy...

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