Have I Not Commanded?

While reading in the Old Testament this week, I felt God highlighted a particular scripture to me.  I want to share it with you today. It is found in Joshua 1:9. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God […]

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God’s Expected End

For the past few days I have been thinking about something I once heard. I had been watching an old western.  One of the men was on his death bed.  He was talking with a friend, his final statement was so profound. He said, “My end was not what I hoped, but it was what […]

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Prisoner of Hope

It was early Saturday morning when I heard the ding of an incoming text on my phone. I picked it up to read a message from a friend. One that would start my day with encouragement. The text read… “We the Kingdom won top contemporary gospel artist of the year at the Dove Awards and Graves into […]

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Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus

Taking a deep breath, I absorbed the words the Holy Spirit was speaking to my heart. Peace washed over as I heard this familiar phrase. “Eyes on me.” I remember the first time I heard these words. I was watching a movie about a teacher whose students weren’t listening. Snapping her fingers, she emphatically said, “eyes on me! […]

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His Grace Extended

A few weeks ago, God gave me a dream. In it He spoke to me and said, “Things are going to get easier.” I shared this dream with our readers and I wrote an article, Prophetic Word: Things Are Going to Be Easier, detailing this vivid dream from the Lord, which published on IFApray.org. I didn’t presume to […]

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A Time of God’s Rest

I would almost bet, upon reading the title of this writing, you were bewildered. If you look at our natural world today, the last thing that would come to mind would be rest. However, God’s ways are not our ways, neither are His thoughts our thoughts. He looks ahead in time and sees what is coming and that […]

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The Sunshine after the Storm

One thing I have always loved is the morning after a storm. I woke up early one morning after an overnight storm. The storm had been intense, so much so that we lost power. We had a great deal of thunder and lightning, and high winds. I wasn’t sure what I would wake up to the next morning. As I […]

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Becoming a Generous Source of Blessing

But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 I was meditating on this familiar verse when a thought came to me… “I wonder if I am a generous giver?” More importantly… I wonder if GOD would consider me a generous giver? I began […]

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Dressed for War

It has been said, “Some peace only comes after war.”  This statement came to mind as I listened to a riveting story from a marine who had been given an assignment from his command during a time of war. His instruction was to visit front-line soldiers. The number of casualties was growing daily. His commander […]

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Setting Boundaries

As the warm weather turns to crisp, cool mornings, we know that Fall is here.  I love Fall.  It’s probably my favorite season of all.  It’s a time of chilly mornings, leaves falling, hot cocoa and bonfires.  I love it all. However, it is also a busy time.  A time to prepare for the winter […]

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The Power of Remembering

The Power of Remembering – Monday   As I drove home late Sunday, I began to think about the past few weeks.  While my mind drifted to the events of the season, I thought, “this needs to be a buttered noodle kind of night.” For those of you who have been with us a few […]

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Preparing the Heart

Preparing the Heart  – Friday   Upon waking one morning, I began quietly talking to God.  Praying and listening. After a few moments He spoke three words to me… “Preparing the heart.” I knew this was to be my subject of study for the day – so I began. What is preparing the heart?  After […]

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Seeds Already Sown

Seed.  Time. Harvest.  Seed…Time….and then…Harvest. This week Breanne and I were talking about vehicles.  I shared with her how a Jeep was my favorite vehicle.  It’s not what I am driving now, but it is my favorite vehicle and I shared with her how I would have another one day. As we talked, she began […]

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Come Into the Light

This morning I read the Marsha Burns word and it spoke to me. October 12, 2021:  The earth is shrouded in darkness and death, and you must resist the temptation to dwell in that darkness. Break out of bondage and the spirit of death to be renewed in body, soul and spirit. Receive restoration and […]

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The Choices We Make

I was driving home, lost in thought.  I began to think about how this day began. I awoke with a heavy heart. The weekend was spent officiating the funeral service for my aunt and taking care of the family things afterward.  Although that was behind us – heaviness still loomed. I knew I could spend […]

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Never Settle

This past week God asked me if I wanted to have this one thing.  After thinking about it for days, I realized while I did like the thing God was asking me about, if I could choose, it wouldn’t be my first choice.  It would be my settled for. God taught me years ago if […]

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Breathe on Our Harvest Lord!

I once read a word that was quite profound.  One I believe relates to many seasons in our life. The word was… The enemy has been and is attacking the very area God is breathing upon in your life. So be encouraged that great increase and fruitfulness is being released in that part of your […]

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The Truth I am Standing On

It was early Wednesday morning, I was preparing to go and sit with my aunt who was quickly slipping away from us. I really didn’t want to face another day of it.  I took some time to pray before I headed out for the day. Just after praying, a song came on that I had […]

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Power in Perfect Peace

Years ago, I listened to a teaching by Pastor Dave Roberson. This teaching greatly impacted my life – from that day to now. It was called, Peace, The Aggression Weapon of God. When I first began to study this subject, I wasn’t clear on how peace could be a weapon. Especially an aggressive weapon. However, I […]

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God is Enough

There is a scripture that has been on my mind a lot this week.  It is found in 2 Corinthians 12.  I am sure you are familiar with it. And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, most gladly I will rather boast […]

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