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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

When the winner crossed the finish line in the 1968 Mexico City Olympic marathon, officials thought the race was over. Then, an hour later, John Stephen Akhwari, a runner from Tanzania, entered the stadium. Bloodied and bandaged from a fall, he limped painfully with every step.

As Akhwari made his way around the track, the crown began to cheer loudly. When he crossed the finish line, you woud have thought by the roar of the crown that Akhwari had been the victor.

Later, when asked why he had not dropped out, Akhwari replied, "I don't think you understand. My country did not send me to Mixico City to start the race. They sent me to finish the race."

When you're bruised and bloodied by life, press on; your Creator did not send you hear to start the race, but to finish it!

Keep going, no matter what the cost. Keep fighting, no matter what bruises you get. Keep runnning, no matter how many times you stumble and fall. Your cuts and bruises and scrapes and scars are medals of honor in the Lord's sight, signs that you had the faith, keep going, even though it was tough! You may have fallen, but you refused to quit.

At the end of the race, you'll then be able to say like Paul of old: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day" (2 Timothy 4:7-7).

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gulp...soooooooo convicting!!! :(

You should also be seeking Me for the understanding you need. I don't mean only for those you shepherd, but also for those you work with, for those you pass casually in the hall, for those you chat with in the kitchen, for those you witness to, for the children you care for, and the list goes on.

Every one of My precious children needs to feel understood, and a part of that feeling of being understood is what they feel from you. You are only one person, but you affect and influence many others. So it's important for all of My Family members to come before Me and ask Me to help them do better in this area. Understanding and the skills of good listening convey love-My love for the person, which is unconditional‚ forever, and perfect in every way.


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Saturday, October 28, 2006

When you're hearing from Me about everything, there's no such thing as "just another day." Life will not be boring, dull, or routine when you're checking every plan and decision with Me—even those that seem routine. I always have special things to show you, special things to arrange for you‚ special people to bring across your path. Yet only by checking in with Me step by step and making sure you're doing what I want you to be doing at that moment can you en­sure that every piece of My plan and all the things I want to use you for that day will be fulfilled.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006




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Monday, October 23, 2006

Knowing the Bible and having memorized key verses helps you to discern and confirm and interpret what I give you in prophecy. It gives you more faith in what you receive from Me if it is confirmed with the written Word. Thus, memorizing enhances your gift of prophecy.

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Nothing is impossible, amen?

There are few who realize what possibilities are locked up within them until some necessity compels them to attempt something they have always considered impossible.
(Trials & Triumphs)

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorius triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
--Theodore Roosevelt

Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
--Dean Karnazes

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Saturday, October 21, 2006

If anyone acts maliciously against My little ones, if they touch even one hair of one of their heads, then they will move Me to immediate action. Swift and adequate judgment is meted out to those who played any part in the action. It would be better for them to have a millstone hung about their neck and be cast into the sea than for them to touch one of My little ones!

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Man says, "It's impossible! Tie up in port. Retire and rot away. Don't attempt the impossible: you'll sink!" God says, "Launch out into the deep! Cast forth thy nets and I'll give you such a draft there'll not be room enough to hold it! I'll give you the biggest load you've ever had, when you were already to sink without any load!" Man says, "Look at the waves! Look at the wind! Look at the storm! Look at the conditions of your vessel! You can't do it!" God says, "Look at Me! With man it is impossible; with God, nothing shall be impossible, and all things are possible to him that believeth!"
--Faith and Healing, par 27

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Sometimes what is "best" to Me is different than that you think of as "best". Sometimes My "best" means more brokenness, more compassion, more understanding of others, more humility. All of these qualities are part of My "best" in your life, and sometimes they come through breakings, and sometimes those breakings come through the wrongdoing of others.

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Monday, October 16, 2006

I know it's hard to take it by faith, especially in the midst of your battles there on Earth. You grow weary in your fight because "blessings" and "special rewards" don't have a face. You don't see them or know what they are. If you could, it might help you. That's where strength of spirit is made—in the believing, in the faith. That's what's going to overcome the wickedness of this world—your faith.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 God loves us


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Saturday, October 14, 2006 Read it!!

You have a course to run and things to learn on Earth that you won’t learn any other way. And a big part of those lessons and growth and experience come through hardships and things that don’t turn out the way you’d like—things that go wrong, that you have to then decide what to do about; things that stretch you to the limit to see if you’ll still make the right choices.

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Friday, October 13, 2006 The hot air balloon of rise-above power!

You are never beyond the point of being helped by My power and My keys, no matter how you feel, no matter how weak you are, no matter how many blunders and mistakes you make on a regular basis. Don't ever let discouragement push you down and back to a place where I can't use you as much as I would like. Always fight it, My love! Jump into the hot air balloon of rise-above power and overcome, or put on the wings of My Spirit and let Me lift you over every obstacle! You are only as defeated, useless, or inadequate as you think you are. But if you refuse to think that way, but instead think in terms of My power, there is no limit to what I will be able to do through you.


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Sunday, October 08, 2006 From Jesus Life on Earth, Pt 4 -- excellente!!!!

There is no happier place to be than in the center of My will. There is no greater thrill in life than to know that you are pleasing Me and that I am in first place in your life. All other things will pale by comparison when you find the happiness and contentment that comes from doing My will.
When you can truly let go of all that you hold dear—whatever it is that you're desiring or wanting Me to do for you—and you place it in My hands and give it freely to Me, then I in turn will fill you with the true riches and desires that you have only dreamed of!

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Saturday, October 07, 2006 Faith is pretty much the coolest thing ever!

  • Faith is a refusal to panic.
  • Courage is fear that has gone to God in prayer.
  • The greatness of our fears shows us the littleness of our faith.
  • Faith is not clinging - it is letting go!
  • Every tomorrow has two handles. We may take hold of it by the handle of anxiety or we can take hold of it by the handle of faith.
  • Specialize in doing what you can't.
  • You don't know what faith you have until it is tested.
  • He who fears God has nothing else to fear.
  • Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.
  • It doesn't make sense to worry about the future. Why open an umbrella before it starts to rain?
  • Don't worry too much about what lies ahead. Go as far as you can see, and when you get there, you will see farther.
  • Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
  • Faith makes all things possible and love makes them easy.
So on I go, not knowing,
I would not, if I might;
I'd rather walk in the dark with God
Than go alone in the light;
I'd rather walk by faith with Him,
Than walk alone by sight!
- Mary Gardiner Brainard

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Friday, October 06, 2006

If you could see it from My point of view, you'd see that it's really ridiculous! You are merely weak men and women. I am the God of the universe. All power is given to Me. I rule! I keep My promises. I am a faithful, doting Husband, and yet there's so little room for Me in your lives.
You know what that is? It's self-righteousness. It's thinking too highly of yourselves. It's the epitome of the arm of the flesh. Anything and everything that you could ever do is minute, weak and pathetic compared to what I can do. I can do anything! I can do everything! When you really think about it‚ what can you do?

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Thursday, October 05, 2006 And you shall be stretched!....

I’ve put you through a series of tests, a series of stretching and strengthenings, but they are with a definite end. One day you will look back and be thrilled for all that I put you through this past year, for all the difficulties that I allowed in your life – for then you will have a channel with Me that will be clear, a faith in Me that will be strong and wisdom and insight and love that only comes through walking through difficulty.

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When you can truly let go of all that you hold dear—whatever it is that you're desiring or wanting Me to do for you—and you place it in My hands and give it freely to Me, then I in turn will fill you with the true riches and desires that you have only dreamed of!

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If you want the Lord's power, if you want to work miracles, if you want amazing, tremendous, awesome answers to prayer, then live in the Word! Read, study, memorize‚ meditate on, and obey the Word! Become the living Word. Be like Jesus.

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Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Falling down doesn't make you a failure, but staying down does.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006 From Issues 10

The prime time for you to implement the Word and instruction that I have given in the GNs is at the time you read it. When I say to “implement My instruction now,” or to “get on board now,” or “start using this new weapon now,” I’m speaking to you while you’re reading it, directly to your heart—whether the GN came out two days ago or two years ago.
The spiritual principle is that I bless obedience. I bless you when you obey and implement what I show you--either personally or through the GNs--without delay. Those who obey and start moving in the direction that I'm leading right away receive a greater portion of My blessings. That's not to say that if you're a little slow on the draw you won't receive My blessings at all. You will--and abundantly--but perhaps not quite as many blessings as the one who obeyed without delay.
Part of the benefit of obeying right away is that I make the implementation of My Word easier for you. Also, you receive the benefits of whatever it is that you've implemented right away. With many of My spiritual principles, the longer you wait to implement them, the harder it will be.

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