"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

W.O.W. ~ "WHISPERS of REST"


I could not just mention this the other day on an added update
and
NOT
share more, especially on
WOW
because
it's a perfect book
with
"WHISPERS"
which is what Weds. is all about
Walks, the Word, His Whispers
 since my copy is on it's way
{but should arrive today}

I decided it'd be worth sharing more
from the author herself
Bonnie Gray
{and just maybe this is the book club for you this summer}
after all we all need

"...40 days of God's Love to Revitalize Your Soul"


Bonnie Gray (if the video isn't here, you can see it at Bonnie's site)

and here's her
Book Trailer


"Whispers of Rest"

This is the Book Club plan:

"Free 6-Week Whispers of Rest Book Club begins June 5th, 2017 This powerful Video Series explores 6 themes in
"Whispers of Rest: 40 Days 
June 5th    1) Being the Beloved: Embrace Your True Identity
June 12th  2) Choosing as the Beloved: Reclaim Your Self-Worth
June 19th  3) Dreaming as the Beloved: Reignite Your Passion
June 26th  4) Healing as the Beloved: Deepen Intimacy with Jesus
July 3rd     5) Daring as the Beloved: Being Known in Community
July 10th   6) Shining as the Beloved: Celebrate Your Calling"

I cannot guarantee that I will share for the 40 days, but if I do have something for any of those 6 parts "... as the Beloved" (each week above) then it will be shared here for WOW! especially the week of June 26th and I'm sure you know why {since this year, "Healing" is God's One Word for me}. Although as I have mentioned, I already have the Beth Moore book "Entrusted" and had plans to do this as my summer study ... I can't resist "being the Beloved" and hearing His Whispers ... so I'll have to do my best to do the rest {I mean, at least these two, out of all those choices I wrote about previously, as much as I'd like to read and participate online, you can only do so much} and yes, I did sign up with Bonnie! Off to get started in the sample chapter I have ... I truly do need to "embrace my identity as God's Beloved" (p.2) which is where this starts:
"... Imagine Jesus noticing you now, moving close, gently placing His hand on yours, to whisper these words: 
"Beloved, Don’t be afraid. You don’t have to try so hard. Lay down your burdens. Let me take them from you. So that you can run free. You’re my Beloved. Come with me to a new way of living. Say yes. I will set your heart free."~Bonnie Gray, "Whispers of Rest..."(p. 13)
Yes, this is the kind of gentle "whisper" I need. Since the sample only includes this Day 1, I can't say for sure that this "whisper" is part of each day, but it certainly seems so. You know I love words written like this ... from God's Word, or reaffirmation of His Word "whispered" ... yet just reading day 1's "Yes" and Bonnie's inviting way of drawing us to God and leading us to "Pray and Rest" ... is enough for me to order yet another book, wait for it to be delivered, then I'll Walk up my small hill to this view ...




... and read as I listen for His Whisper then respond ...
(like Bonnie and Peter, Jesus' disciple) 
with
"YES"
Yes, Lord, I will let down my net
so I can hold on to You!
I want to 
"experience a journey of promise and possibilities"
"where Your Presence will guide me to become as the Beloved"
just like Peter
I wait
{my book should be here today}
Wanna Walk with us On Weds.?


What's in your net?


I  don't know what Bonnie intended with the 'net' analogy with Peter yet, however as I thought about this, nets are meant to catch or gather - but I'm also thinking that a 'net' could also be what we're holding on to and allowing to fill the place that only Jesus can and should fill in our lives. From our net, we begin to think that we can continue throwing/casting our nets, doing for ourselves and not relying and trusting on God (all that Jesus provides) ... continuing in our own way, gathering whatever we can, when we already have His abundance, once we accept Jesus and His way, we are meant to share - put down our nets and follow Him, His way, His Word, His Walk, every day, not only on Weds. 


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

W.O.W. ~ "...PAIN OF YOUR PAST"

Whisper On Weds.
I see as

I HEAR HIS WHISPER...
"My child, I have seen you overcome the pain of your past."


" I have watched and you sought after Me and cried out to Me. You have believed in spite of human understanding and in spite of what surrounds you. Now you are resting in the secure shadow of Almighty, and I am pleased. Faith has won your battle and brought you victory. Yet before you today is a challenge to your faith. Never doubt Me, but move forward and watch Me open new doors for you. I will never leave you nor will I ever fail you when you come in faith to Me.

Continue in the path of peace and let the day bring you more revelation of My strength. Like a gentle rain, the promises over your life will be fulfilled and your prayers will be answered. Watch what I do in the next season of your life to show you My power. I will work in the hearts of those you love, and you will witness My greater love for them. Believe Me today as I give you My heart and My promises. I will never fail you, and those who lean their hearts into Mine will never be disappointed."

from
Brian Simmons and TPT Team

two volumes of the book
"I Hear His Whisper"

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God always seems to send me His
HEALING
through just the right email at the right time
this
WHISPER
came on
May 18th, 2017
working on
"overcoming pains (and poor choices) of my past"
that seem to last
a lifetime
deliverance from your past
brings
God's healing and growth
"Peace for a Lifetime"
(this book too is great for healing)

then on
May 22nd, 2017
God
 Whispers
a little longer one

"There is nothing I will not conquer when you trust Me & look to Me."

"I will deal swiftly with every plan of the enemy to defeat you or to slow your advance in My ways. There is nothing hidden from My eyes. I call you to walk with Me in Light and never fear the darkness. Shadows will never harm you, even if you were to walk through the darkest valley of despair I am there.

The brightness of My presence will chase away every shadow and remove every fear. I am your shield. I will protect you from the fiercest foe that rises up against you.

Come closer to Me and live close to My heart. I will bring you into the Secret Place and give you rest. Let nothing trouble you, for My presence will be your peace.

Lay your head upon My shoulder and rest with Me. I am a secure place and a Safe Room for you. Entwine your heart with Mine until we are one. Give up trying to please Me, for you already are perfect in My eyes. It is the slanderer who will always wound you in your weakness. I will strengthen you in weakness until you stand complete, wearing My robe, My armor.

Liberate your soul before Me. There is nothing to fear, for I have known all about you and your struggles and still I call you My own, My dear one. Leave behind the world of whispering men and live in Me and listen to My whispers and you will be strong. I will be faithful, even when you see your weak and frail heart, I will be faithful to the end.

Did I not come and wash the feet of those I love? I will wash away the sting of your past and the defilement of your life until even your former ways will be forgotten. Enter into the heavenly realm and take your seat with Me. We will live above the fray. By passing into My presence you will enter the realm of divine love, a perfect love that will cast out every fear.

Come as close to Me as you want to be. Choose the place nearest My heart, the place of deepest love, and I will reveal My glorious secrets to you. It no longer matters if you are alone in your sacred quest. For I will cast out loneliness from your heart. I will draw you deeper into My ways and I will meet every need you have. I will be your Holy Friend and Faithful Lover. You will discover that I am enough. Others will come and go, but you will linger and stay with Me in the sacred solitude.

Enter into My holy ecstasy, the joining of two becoming one. Fuse your spirit into Me, and you will experience what only My sacred lovers know, for I am Satisfaction beyond any pleasure and I am companionship beyond any fellowship known on earth. Enter into My cloud-filled chamber and I will give the wine of My love, the joy of My heart, the peace of My kingdom and the power of My Spirit. You will become the echo of My heartbeat as two hearts beat as one. Sacred union in My chamber will make you a dispenser of mercy to those who mistreat you or misunderstand you. Come and sit with Me on My Mercy Seat, where My love is enthroned." (#24, Vol. 2 of "I Hear His Whisper")

So the healing of the past continues
with the healing balm of this
WHISPER
and
such a beautiful invitation
to draw closer

"... With no veil and nothing hindering our intimacy with God, 
we can come with an unbelievable boldness to His mercy-throne 
where we encounter enough grace to empower us through every difficulty. 
We find our true life in His presence."Brian Simmons and TPT team

If I could only allow these words to soak and heal
the past and receive all God offers
but the problem is, my past
is not just mine
-others-
need healing from the past
as well
yet we
who know God
trust and believe
His Promises in His Word
that others have yet to accept
like never before
I have seen and begun
to understand
"hurt people hurt people"
and 
the impact of wrong (or right) choices
that entangle our life journeys
into other's journeys
cycles that continue that must be broken
in Jesus' name
but first
we
need to surrender, admit and accept
Jesus
and
His Mercy seat
meant for all

Come!

[if only Brian Simmons and TPT through Broad Publishing knew how timely these devotional books of God's whispers are because even though I have the books, reading the chosen ones sent by them on a given day, just seem to speak to my heart from God at that time, whereas reading in the books would not necessarily be as timely. The boxed devotionals are not mine, and no copyright infringement is intended. All credit belongs to Brian Simmons, TPT and Broad Publishing. You too can receive these "whispers" in your email or through these two volumes of the devotional books.]

God knows and has control over my emails!
I receive - timely.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

S.O.S. ~ so many GOOD choices

It's been quite some time since I have shared any

S.O.S.

{it's had different meanings}

but most often and lately

it has stood for

Study On SONday

(especially if it's posted Sun. around 6 p.m. like this)
however originally

SOS

A bottle with SOS washed up on the shore

was thought to stand for "help" as in "Save Our Ship" even "Save Our Souls" as a distress signal yet those were after thoughts (known as backronyms) yet on this blog, it stood for

SOAKING ON SONDAY

with a song, scripture, scene and later added sermon and studies

but I have digressed from the reason I've not been sharing any

SOS

it's not because I am not doing any

STUDY
nor that I don't have a song, scripture, scene or something that I'm soaking in/on

it's because I have too many and have gone in 
too many directions
 yet somehow God is weaving them together 
or else I'd be sending out a real
S.O.S.
for HELP from
you and God
as I'm still being
"REDEEMED"
(yes, that is the last study I began sharing 
but have not kept up with that here)

Here are the sessions:

Click here for Session 1.
Click here for Session 2.
Click here for Session 3.
Click here for Session 4.
Click here for Session 5.
Click here for Session 6.

but I now have a worse dilemma: 
I have two or maybe more that I have signed up for this summer
starting soon (I think) in June and 
perhaps you remember that I paused midstream in

"You Are Free"
by Rebekah Lyons

(hoping I'd be able to get back to it and finish it)

so that I could start

"REDEEMED" by Angela Thomas-Pharr

mostly because I can't choose

when I read about the Online Bible Study

I'm sure it's the ONE that God is leading me to do until ...

I read the next one that comes along 

after I already signed up

but

 one of these is one that I purchased quite some time ago

and decided that I couldn't do it because as I opened to the beginning, I felt that I needed the DVDs to go with the study to really be able to do it and now I'll have that opportunity so I don't want to miss out and because it's Lifeway's Beth Moore's:

A Study of 2nd Timothy

(which contains my life verse)

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (NKJV) 2 Timothy 1:7 You see, God did not give us a cowardly spirit but a powerful, loving, and disciplined spirit. (TheVoice)

They ALL are so good and I'm thankful that they are being offered online 
but not all at once ... yet truthfully, I don't think I've ever seen 
a Bible Study that isn't good, just some speak to us more clearly 
in the current season of our life journey and where we're at ...

so I guess this is an indication that I need this other one too

the other choice over at

Faith Gateway OBS

is an excellent one from another excellent author

Anne Graham Lotz


WE ALL NEED 

PRAYER

and

the wisdom offered through the book of Daniel, his prayer and

Anne Graham Lotz
who was Chair of the National Day of Prayer
(if you missed hearing her, I recommend strongly you check this out)


[the National Prayer]
plus over at You Version, I'm working through 
CHANGE and now HOLY EMOTIONS ... 
and I have more saved to read

all of these helping me with
HEALING

which one is for you?
which one do you think is for me?


Pray that I can receive from God what He believes is meant to guide me

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And I can't believe that there is actually ANOTHER study that I must share ...(that's besides Margaret Feinberg's (Philippians) and Bonnie Gray's book club (Whispers of Rest) and probably others too) ... by another outstanding author with the OBS ministry of Proverbs 31: Jennifer Rothschild's "Me, Myself and Lies" ...  boy, oh, boy ... like I wrote above: too many really good and needed studies this summer and very difficult to choose between them for me. God's working overtime to offer so many ways to HEAL ... that's what these studies offer besides the actual study and content - ways to heal and grow beyond where you are with a better understanding of God's Truth. I'm pretty sure that "Entrusted" will take most of my 'extra' time, but I hope to follow along with the others as able.

Join our next Online Bible Study!

{beginning to think I really need Bonnie's on "...Rest..." after all this, so I ordered it}




Wednesday, May 17, 2017

WOW ~ "SPEND TIME WITH ME"

As you can perhaps tell by now, I missed sharing my 
Walk On Weds.
due to 'storms'
tornadoes, thunderstorms
and those other storms
we all walk through
yet even through
these storms
I
heard a special
WHISPER
earlier this week
in two TPT emails
from a book
written by
Brian Simmons
"I HEAR HIS WHISPER"
{there are now 2 volumes}

"...Today's 'whisper' is a love letter from the Father reminding us of His consistent presence; that He holds tight to our heart and soul even when we are in our darkest hour." Brian Simmons &TPT Team

These words are so special to me and I hope you find
a part of this 'whisper' echoes in your heart too
as an encouragement or a much needed
short and  sweet
WHISPER 
of HIS Presence and Love

"I HEAR HIS WHISPER... "Never let go of hope"

"Even in your darkest hour I will not abandon you. Speak these words over your soul: Even in your darkest hour I will not abandon you. I will heal you, I will bring My love and place it over your heart until you can say, "All is well."

Never let go of your confidence, for I will be more than enough for you. There may be a mother that could abandon her child, but I will never abandon you. Your very life is Mine and I have engraved you as nail prints into the palms of My hands. When I look at My hands I remember you and the price I paid to make you mine.
You may pass through the valley of deepest darkness and grief, but I am there with you. Your tears are liquid words and I can read them all. The ways of the world have never brought peace to your soul, but I have. Rest, beloved, in My love this day and know that in your darkness hours I will not abandon you, for we are one. Never let go of hope.from Brian Simmons


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Hebrews 13:5-6 The Passion Translation

"...live content with what you have, for you always have God’s presence. 
For hasn’t He promised you, 'I will never leave you alone, never! And I will not loosen my grip on your life!' So we can say with great confidence: 'I know the Lord is for me and I will never be afraid of what people may do to me!"

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then He invites me (us) with this
WHISPER

"Spend time with Me"

"I give you strength as you give Me time. The moments that you spend to speak with Me and listen to Me are moments filled with eternity. There is no weakness, no wavering, no doubting in My presence. This is where I energize your being, in My presence. Many influences have affected your life and your thoughts, but as you come into My glory I lavish upon you what you need the most, My love and My strength. So easily you are distracted and disturbed, so faithfully you must come and be with Me.

The peace I bring to you is not comparable to the peace known on earth. It transcends your mortal life and streams to you from My river of tranquility that pours from My throne of grace. Peace like a river will subdue your soul and wash away the words of hopelessness and pain. Come into My river of peace and float on My promises, you will never be disappointed. Listen to Me and peace will be your pillow to rest your anxious thoughts.

In My love you are able to do all things, for I strengthen you with My love. People make demands on your time and your thoughts, I wait for you to come and draw you closer when you choose Me above your friends and your family. Come as My dearest one and I will give you grace for your dearest ones on earth, so that you may show them My love.

When you give Me your time I give you My strength. Are you weak? Then come before Me until you are bathed in power. No human can empower you, for their weapons are puny and helpless. Trust in My strength, not in the affirmation of others. Watch Me work in your heart this day as you "waste" your time in My presence. I will pour you out upon the earth as My gift, My treasure, full of My love." from Brian Simmons

Can't think of any better way 
to spend
a rainy or stormy day

(or evening)

I know I need all the strength I can get from Him in the face of every kind of 'storm'





Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WOW ~ "Your breakthrough is near"

I actually have a

WOW

for this week

that

I could not wait to share

- and this Walk On Weds. holds a special Whisper On Weds. -

so it's a double-fold blessing that makes me so ready to

Worship On Weds.

which makes this a three-cord 

WOW

I don't know for sure about you, but I certainly needed this

WORD On Weds.

that came as a welcomed

Whisper

from The Passion Translation by Brian Simmons & team 

                     James 4:6-8 
"He continues to pour out more and more grace upon us! For it says, 'God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.' So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you. Move your heart closer and closer to God, and He will come even closer to you."        ~The Passion Translation

Read and Receive this as I do as

I HEAR HIS WHISPER... "Your breakthrough is near"


{bold type and underline is mine}

"I have opened the heavens over your heart and over your home. You have access into My glory as you come before Me with a tender heart. Many times you have come, but come again! I have heard your cries, your sighs to know Me and to see My glory in your situation. I have opened the skies over your home so that My glory was fall upon you and your loved ones. Trust in Me for your family and for every need that is before you. Have I ever failed to provide for all that you lack? Now trust Me again and watch the miracle be released.

Those who love Me trust Me. Those who have believed in My power to raise the dead know that I am more than enough and always faithful. Rest in the strength of My love for you this day and you will see more and more of My breakthroughs. To break open the way for you is My delight, for I have set My love upon you and will rescue you when you call out to Me. Even as I taught My servant David how to win in every battle, I will come to you and give you victory-keys that will unlock your breakthrough. But come to Me in faith and you will see what I have held in My hands for you -- a triumph and breakthrough no one else can give you! Is there anything impossible when I come to fight for you?

This is a day of might and power for all My lovers who trust in Me. There will many who will tell you to quit, to leave, to walk away. But I whisper into your spirit- 'Come closer to Me!'

The days of heaven on earth will now be revealed. My outpouring and outshining will be seen in the heavens and on the earth. Never fear the reports of men, for I am the God of the Great Reversal, and I promise that the days of many changes will result in the days of many miracles!
So as the heavens open over your home, believe in Me for all that you ask for. There is no one I can cannot touch and convert and transform as you pray to Me. The unveiling of mysteries will be seen in the next few days as you continue to walk with Me. Even now I have sent My angels to bring to the earth the trumpet message of My appearing. Listen to those whose voices are like trumpets and they will gather you into My Sanctuary and speak the words that have been spoken above, for these are the days that I will pour out heaven onto the earth and shake all that must be shaken so that you will come before Me with the purest of faith."~Brian Simmons, "I Hear His Whisper", Vol. 2 - #20

Yes, brokenness lends to some breakthrough

and hopefully much healing

because

"being redeemed is about being changed"

which is a growing-lifelong process

at least it seems that way

for me

however

this "whisper" today

God's Word from the book of James

according to the TPT team

"Don't let daily struggles and hardship dissolve your faith. The book of James is clear such experiences are never a waste, there’s a goal:Spiritual maturity born through perseverance."
Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team

fills me with much

HOPE

in

God's Plan

Yes, Lord You are more than enough and always faithful!

I read this article and decided to listen to

"HEAR I AM, SEND ME"
with
Darlene Zschech

{she always ministers to me}



You would think since I just came home last fall that I'm done "being sent" and I would have had my fill yet I have been praying fervently about this because I attended a meeting at my "new church" for a short-term mission trip to El Salvador this summer (July-August) {I was going to ask for prayers about this but it's happened so quickly for me}and deadline for the first deposit was just this past Sunday and I did not make it. Yet the "mission" there and the hosting missionaries and mission serve both in El Salvador and Guatemala and will still be in my prayers, thoughts and perhaps one day ... a place that God may "send me"... once again ... but, for now, I remain where He's placed me ... encouraged that this "whisper" came on last Friday (which I didn't read until later, as well as the reminder email from the mission trip team leader) so ... I trust that God is at work and a breakthrough is on its way so I wait and trust and give thanks in this waiting season, learning to be content in what is and what will be in Jesus Christ

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always

Peggy