Tuesday, February 28, 2017

More Than Enough

'My grace is sufficient for you.' (2 Corinthians 12:9)

"The other day I was riding home after a hard day's 
work. I was very tired and deeply depressed, when
quickly, and as suddenly as a lightning bolt, the verse
came to me: "My grace is sufficient for you." When
I arrived home I looked it up in the Word, and it 
finally came to me this way: MY grace is sufficient
for you." My response was to say, "Yes, Lord, I 
should think it is.!" Then I bust out laughing.

Until that time, I had never understood what the
holy laughter of Abraham was. This verse seemed 
to make unbelief totally absurd. I pictured a thirsty
little fish who was concerned about drinking the 
river dry, with Father River saying, "Drink away,
little fish; my stream is sufficient for you." I also
envisioned a mouse afraid of starving after seven
years of plenty, when Joseph says to him, "Cheer
up, little mouse; my granaries are sufficient for you." 
Again, I imagined a man high on a mountain peak,
saying to himself, "I breathe so many cubic feet of 
air every year, I am afraid I will deplete all the
oxygen in the atmosphere." But the earth says to 
him, "Breathe away, filling your lungs forever; my
atmosphere is sufficient for you."

O people of God, be great believers! Little faith
wil bring your souls to heaven, but great faith will
bring heaven to your souls. (Charles Spurgeon)

Reader, I love the men and women who have gone
before us and proved that God is more than enough!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Be Still Before the Lord

"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him."
Psalm 37:7

'Have you prayed and prayed, and waited and waited
and still you see no evidence of an answer? Are you
tired of seeing no movement? Are you at the point of
giving up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the
right way, which removes you from the right plane--
the place where the Lord can meet you. 

"Wait for it patiently" (Rom 8:25) 
Patience eliminates worry. The Lord said he would 
come, and His promise is equal to His presence. 
Patience eliminates weeping. Why feel sad and 
discouraged? He knows your needs better than you 
do, and His purpose in waiting is to receive more glory 
through it. Patience eliminates self works.
"The work of God is this: to believe." (John 6:29)
Once you believe , you may know all is well. Patience 
eliminates all want. Perhaps your desire to receive 
what you want is stronger than your desire for the will 
of God to be fulfilled. Patience eliminates all weakness. 
Instead of thinking of waiting as being wasted time, 
realize that God is preparing His resources and 
strengthening you as well. Patience eliminates all 
"He touched me and raised me to my feet." 
(Dan 8:18)
God's foundations are steady, and when we have 
His patience within, we are steady while we wait.
Patience yields worship. Sometimes the best part
of praiseful waiting is experiencing 
"great endurance and patience...joyfully." 
(Col 1:11)

While you wait, 
"let (all these aspects of) patience have her perfect 
work. (James 1:4)
You will be greatly enriched.'
(CHP from Streams in the Desert)

Reader, this was the perfect word for me today.
How about you?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Are You Listening?

Samuel answered, "Speak for Your servant hears."
                              1 Samuel 3:10)

'The goal of my spiritual life is such a close
identification with Jesus Christ that I will
always hear and know that God always hears 
me. What hinders me from hearing is my 
attention to other things. It is not that I don't
want to hear God, but I am not devoted in
the right areas of my life. God may say 
whatever He wants, but I just don't hear Him.'
(Oswald Chambers)

Reader, there are so many distractions and
so much noise in our modern world that it
is almost impossible to hear that still small
voice throughout the day. Samuel heard the
voice of the Lord in the dark of the night.
His spirit was always awake to the call of
God through the priest, but that night God
had something very personal to share with
Samuel himself. Are you listening?

Thursday, February 23, 2017

He Prunes

"Every branch that does bear fruit he 
prunes so that it will be even more 
fruitful. (John 15:2)

It is the branch that bears the fruit,
     That feels the knife,
To prune it for a larger growth
     A fuller life.

Though every budding twig be trimmed,
     And every grace
Of swaying tendril, springing leaf,
     May lose its place.

O you whose life of joy seems left,
     Of beauty shorn;
Whose aspirations lie in dust,
     Each hope of thine
Will fall and fade; it is the hand
     Of love Divine.

That holds the knife, that cuts and breaks
     With tenderest touch,
That you, whose life has borne some fruit,
     May now bear much.
(Annie Johnson Flint)

Reader, I hardly know anyone who is not
under the knife. I love the line, "With
tenderest touch." Our hope must be in a
God who is working in our lives--for

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Life of Praise

"I am still confident of this: 
I will see the goodness of the Lord in that land of 
the living. (Ps 27:13)

'The psalmist had not yet seen the Lord's answer to 
his prayers, but he was confident he would see, 
and his confidence sustained him.

Faith that believes it will see, will keep us from
becoming discouraged. We will laugh at 
seemingly impossible situations while we watch 
with delight to see how God is going to open a 
path through our Red Sea. It is in these places of 
severe testing, with no human way out of our 
difficulty, that our faith grows and is strengthened.'
(Streams in the Desert)

Dear One, ponder the verse. Speak it out loud.
Write it on your heart. Use it in prayer every
time your heart sinks. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

What Time is It?

That is a very important question because if you don't
know the time, how will you be ready for the next
event in your calendar? God has a calendar also and
if we don't follow His calendar and see the things
coming upon the world as part of that calendar, we
will also miss out.

To know the time is to be wise.

Events seem to be moving at a terrific pace and it
is difficult to keep up on what is happening in a
variety of areas. For instance, the whole
Pacific Plate is moving and the number and the
severity of deep earthquakes is increasing and these
cause shallow stronger quakes. The volcanos also
seem to be more active, some blowing daily. Krakow
has had some activity this week--it was the volcano
that kept the earth in winter for a couple of years.
Recently, a new continent was discovered that is
forming underneath New Zealand. This past week
all eyes have been on California and the series of
storms that have passed over Oroville.

Jesus says, "And there will be signs in Sun and 
moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations 
in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and 
the waves, people waiting with fear and with 
foreboding of what is coming on the world. For 
the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then 
they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud 
with power and great glory. Now when you see 
these things begin to take place, straighten up your 
heads because your redemption is drawing near." 
(Luke 21:25-28

Why would the Lord say to look up? Earlier in these
verses he specifically mentions the sun, moon and
stars and it is here that the story of redemption is

In Amos 5:8 we read, "He who made the Pleiades 
and Orion, and turns deep darkness into the 
morning and darkens the day into night..."
Then in Job 38:31 we read, "Can you bind the 
chains of the Pleiades or loose the cords of Orion." 

In the video I have posted below, you will see so many
things you have probably not known before. Daniel puts
things into perspective; signs in the heavens, events on
earth, how the enemy is messaging as to what time it is
from their perspective. I had to watch it twice and took
notes the second time. I have been watching things
unfold in his videos for a year now. It is truly amazing
what God is revealing to his team and to us on every

"Be on guard, keep awake, for you do not know when 
the time will come." Mark 13:33

See the Radar Update from 2/19 and notice the extra
information in the description box.


Monday, February 20, 2017

The Now of God

The land I do give to them, even to the children
of Israel. (Joshua 1:2)

God is speaking about something immediate in 
this verse. It is not something He is going to do 
but something He does do, at this very moment. 
As faith continues to speak, God continues to 
give. He meets you today in the present and tests 
your faith. As long as you are waiting, hoping, 
or looking, you are not believing. You may have 
hope or an earnest desire, but that is not faith, 
for 'faith is being sure of what we hope for and 
certain of what we do not see. (Heb. 11:1)...
Have we come to the point where we have met 
God in His everlasting now? 
(from Joshua, by AB Simpson)

Reader, the verse at the top was penned before
one battle was fought, or one inch of land taken.
We dwell in the Eternal Jesus where all is in
the now. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

The Hardest Thing

..."If anyone would come after Me, he must deny
himself and take up his cross daily and follow
Me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose
it, but whoever loses his life for Me will save it."
Luke 9:23,24

'Abiding in Christ is something that every believer
has experienced, and yet it seems most difficult
to maintain...

1 Abiding is not something we do, but an 
     awareness that we trust the Lord completely.
2 Abiding is not dependent on us but on Christ.
     It is a faith issue. He is the one keeping us.
3 It is the setting of the mind on things above
     instead of on our self and flesh.
4 Abiding is the beginning point of an abundant
     life, and all hell is against victory.'
(My Weakness for His Strength
      by Michael Wells)

Reader, I am so challenged by what I share. In this
case there is a desperation to yield myself to Him
and to truth, His truth. You see abiding is not some-
thing I do in the morning when I 'read the Bible
and pray' but it is a continuous thing as I empty the
dishwasher and make the bed. The branch has to be
in continuous connection with the vine--or it dies.
Adam had the appearance of life after he declared
his independence from God, but his spirit had died.
We can live out of our own self, our flesh, and look
alive, even as we are fading. May we lean on Him
continuously, who is our Life!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Perfect Peace

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose
mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusts
in Thee. (Isaiah 26:3)

Perfect peace means, Shalom Shalom. 
Shalom in Hebrew: safe, well, happy,
health, prosperity, peace, favor, good
health, rest, welfare, be well wholly.

'If you have never used your mind to place
yourself before God, begin to do it now.
There is no reason to wait for God to come
to you. You must turn your thoughts and
your eyes away from the face of idols and
look to Him and be saved. (Is 45:22) Your
mind is the greatest gift God has given
you and it ought to be entirely devoted to
Him.' (Oswald Chambers)

Reader, we must recognize and act on what
God has done for us which is to place us
firmly into Him. He said, "It is finished."
I can either believe my emotions or my
mind which is all ready stayed on Him.
Then comes peace...perfect peace.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Words of Love

'See what kind of love the Father has given
to us, that we should be called children of
God; and so we are.'  (1John 3:1)

I hear the words of love,
I gaze upon the blood,
I see the mighty sacrifice
And I have peace with God.

'Tis everlasting peace!
Sure as Jehovah's Name;
'Tis stable as His steadfast throne,
For evermore the same.

The clouds may come and go,
And storms may sweep my sky
This blood-sealed friendship changes not
The cross is ever nigh.

My love is oft-times low,
My joy still ebbs and flows;
But peace with Him remains the same
No change Jehovah knows.

I change, He changes not,
The Christ can never die;
His love, not mine, the resting place,
His truth, not mine, the tie.
(Horatius Bonar)

Reader, you are sealed into Him and that
never changes-- on His side.
'Does God seem far away?
Well, who do you think moved?'

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

In Sweet Surrender

"He was pierced for our transgressions;
 He was crushed for our iniquities..."
 ( Isaiah 53:5)

"Surely he has born our griefs
 and carried or sorrows."
 (Isaiah 53:4)

Steve Green set this theme to music several
years ago. I pray that it will calm your spirit
and give you hope. The Lord Jesus loves you
so much.

Broken and Spilled Out


Monday, February 13, 2017


He giveth quietness (Job 34:29)

'He gives quietness in the midst of the raging storm.
As we sail the lake with Him, reaching deep water
far from land, suddenly, under the midnight sky, a
mighty storm sweeps down. Earth and hell seem
mobilized against us, and each wave threatens to
overwhelm our boat. Then He rises from His sleep
and rebukes the winds and the waves. He waves
His hand, signaling the end of the raging tempest
and the beginning of the restful calm. His voice is
heard above the screaming of the wind through 
the ropes and rigging, and over the thrashing of
the waves. "Quiet! Be still" Can you not hear it?
And instantly there is a great calm. "He giveth
quietness"--quietness even in the midst of losing 
our inner strength and comforts....He draws near 
and whispers the assurance of His presence,bring-
ing an infinite calm to keep our hearts and minds.' 
(Streams in the Desert)

Dear heart, Our Lord may not make the storm go
away on the outside but He can still the storm on
the inside.

Friday, February 10, 2017


A sudden warm up is creating new problems for the
community--flooding. It has only been a few months
of upheaval but it feels like months of bitterly cold
weather and interventions to save roofs and make
travel safe. This morning a major ice dam broke up
sending a sudden flood of water over a main road
and into houses. People are being evacuated.

'The everlasting God...neither faints nor is weary.'
Isaiah 40:28 

A good word from Oswald Chambers:

'Continually look back to the foundation of your love 
and affection and remember where your Source of 
power lies You have no right to complain, "O Lord, 
I am so exhausted." He saved and sanctified you to 
exhaust you. Be exhausted for God, but remember 
that He is your supply.'

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Cost of Sanctification

We throw around this word, but what does it mean in
light of the fact that Paul calls believer's saints?

May the God of peace Himself sanctify you
completely...1 Thessalonians 5:23

'Sanctification means being made one with Jesus so 
that the nature that controlled Him will control
us. Are we really prepared for what that will cost?
It will cost absolutely everything in us which is
not of God. The resounding evidence of the Holy
Spirit in a person's life is the unmistakable family
likeness to Jesus Christ, and the freedom from
everything which is not like Him.'
(Oswald Chambers)

Reader, this is not the life for the timid. But then we
are told in scripture that Jesus is our Life and has all
we need to press through!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Spiritual Dejection

"We were hoping that it was He who was
going to redeem Israel." (Luke 24:21)

'Spiritual lust causes me to demand an answer
from God, instead of seeking God Himself who 
gives the answer. Whenever we insist that God 
should give us an answer to our prayer, we are 
off track. The purpose is that we  get hold of 
God, not of the answer.'
Oswald Chambers

Reader, these pithy statements really go
to my heart.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Heavenly Signs

If you have been paying attention to what is coming
on the world, even since the beginning of the
New Year, you are probably amazed at how quickly
things are shifting. Here is a list of some of the
things I have found:

1 Man can now add a third part to DNA
2 The number of big earthquakes is way up
3 Volcanoes in Indonesia, Alaska, Central America
        and South America are blowing almost daily
4 Amazon is using robots instead of people in some
       areas but have plans for robots to replace most
       humans in the near future; China is way ahead in
       substituting robots for humans in their factories.
5 Huge numbers of fish are dying in the Pacific Ocean.
6 Man has found a gene to create the giants of old
7 Soon babies will grow without either a mother or
       a father.
8 Something huge shifted when Trump took office.
9 The Middle East is in great turmoil. See Ez 38,39.
10 There is a move to enhance humans by use of
        technology so they will be transformed into

I am a great fan of Biblical prophecy as I read the
news and then see how things fit into scripture. The
clock started ticking in 1948 when Israel became a
nation after 2,000 years of dispersion. Since then we
have seen major changes in every area of life,
including areas of morality, alignment of nations, and
even in the Evangelical church, where huge differences
are seen and battle lines are forming. The battle is over
Israel, the Palestinians and eschatology. Replacement
of Israel with the church and A-millennialism is in;
Israel as God's Covenant people and the Rapture are

I am in the minority when I say that scripture backs
up an unconditional covenant with Israel in terms of
blessings and the land promised in Genesis 15. Yes,
Israel messed up and paid the price, but God is not
finished with her yet. And, I have studied the early
church Fathers and learned that many of them backed
the rapture of the church, the rebuilding of the temple,
the seven year tribulation, the Anti-Christ, the second
coming and the 1000 years (millennium) where Jesus
will reign on David's throne in Jerusalem.  Some of
you will shut me off about now!

God has not destined His bride to wrath...'For 
the Lord himself will descend from heaven 
with a cry of command, with the voice of the 
archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet 
of God. And the dead will rise first. Then we 
who are left, will be caught up together with 
them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the 
air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
 (I Thes 4:15-18) 

Paul goes on to say in the next chapter:
'Now concerning the times and the seasons 
brothers, you have no need to have anything 
written to you. For you yourselves are fully 
aware that the day of the Lord will come like a 
thief in the night. While people are saying, 
"there is peace and security," (notice it is 'they'
who are saying it. How many times have you
heard these words in the past year!then 
sudden destruction will come upon them as 
labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, 
and they will not escape.' (1Thes 5:1-3)

Jesus said, 'Now when these things begin to 
take place, straighten up and raise your 
heads, because your redemption is drawing 
near. (Luke 21:28)

Daniel Valles is one who believes we are to look up
because God is writing of this time in the heavens.
He has been studying the events on earth and the
celestial movements of the sun, moon, stars, planets,
and has found amazing things. If you would like to
learn about the things that are happening right over
our heads, check out this video on You Tube and
other videos, also the articles he has written which
appear in the description box.


Maranatha--Jesus is coming!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fear Not!

I don't know what is happening in other parts of
the world in terms of fear. I do know that there is
much persecution of our brothers and sisters in
hidden places. I don't know what the future holds,
but I do know Who holds the future and He has
made some incredible promises.

For I am with you. Be not dismayed for I am 
your God. I will strengthen you. I will help
you. Yea, I will uphold you in my hand of
righteousness.' (Is 41:10)

I AM your God--there is no other
I AM with you--I will never leave you
I WILL strengthen you--In this very moment
I WILL help you--I know you are afraid
I Will uphold you--in times of great stress

Five promises from One who cannot lie.
Do you not belong to Him?
Did He not purchase you through His own blood?

God has put 365 'FEAR NOT's' into His Word. A
verse for every day of the year including leap year!

Friday, February 3, 2017

Keep to the Point

Distractions abound in our snow/ice bound world. It is
hard to focus on anything other than the snow, the cold,
and the re-arranging of schedules--for weeks now. You
have no idea how much snow there can be on a roof
when it is four feet high! It has to be re-moved because
of the weight; that which comes down must now be
moved away from the house. A quick thaw will flood
and the lowest point is the crawl space which houses
the furnace!

Paul has a different focus:

...my earnest expectation and hope
that in nothing I shall be ashamed...
Phil 1:20

'It's as if Paul were saying, "My determined purpose is
to be my utmost for His highest--my best for His glory."
To reach that level of determination is absolute and
irrevocable surrender of the will. Shut out every
thought and keep yourself before God in this one thing
only--my utmost for His highest. I am determined to
be absolutely and entirely for Him and Him alone.'
Oswald Chambers

Reader, it is time!