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Monday, July 30, 2007

"I will not speak evil of you. I will only speak that which is in love and that which raises up the standard of the Word. If I see you falling in this area, I will do my best to help you up. I will be my brother's keeper. I will not talk badly of others with you, but will always try to speak in love, and love my neighbor as myself, and speak of my neighbor as I would want him to speak of me. With the Lord's help, I will break this habit that I've had. I will fight to turn all my thoughts of others and of you into prayers. Instead of maliciousness, instead of tearing you down and tearing others down, I will lift you up and lift others up in prayer to the Lord, knowing that He will take care of you and He will help you through whatever you're going through, and that He will unite us as a team and make us into the Endtime soldiers that He wants us to be. By the grace of God, I commit this now."

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This is sooo convicting!

Real love has a long, hard, frustrating day where nothing seems to have gone right, yet doesn't get snappy and short-tempered with others. Real love stays sweet for the sake of others no matter what—just because it's the loving thing to do. Real love doesn't mind when someone else gets a better room, or gets to go to a party, fellowship, or meeting that you didn't, simply because real love is glad that the other person is happy. Real love actively fights pride, and actively embraces opportunities to do the humble thing.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007 Wow! Just wow.

The best way to go about making any changes is to come to Me. Dependence on Me is the key. Get Me involved from the beginning and keep Me involved all the way through. Ask Me how to go about changing. Tell Me what areas you came up short in and ask Me for My recommendations as to how you can improve.

I can give you focused counsel on not only what needs to be done, but how to do it.

Just remember that I want to help, I want to see you make it, and so there is no counsel or details that I'll withhold from you. It's practically a given that if you want to make it, you can.

I'm up for it! I'm ready to work, and what I want to see from you right now is two things: That you're hopeful—that you know that it can be done and you're resisting any voices which tell you the opposite; and that you're determined—that you have the motivation to not just talk about change, or dream about it, think about it, or wish for it, but are determined enough to put some elbow grease into achieving your goals and make them realities.

If you can bring those two qualities to the table—hopefulness and determination—I'll bring the rest. That's a promise, and those with faith enough to take Me up on it will experience tremendous results beyond their dreams.


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Sometimes when you're in the midst of a trying time, the battle can seem like an impenetrable wall blocking your way, and all your efforts to break through seem to have no effect. But if you keep forging ahead no matter what, if you keep going and progressing, this wall of resistance will vanish, and you will come through stronger than ever!

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 My goal

(Jesus:) Other important fields of training are education and teaching and professional childcare. The Family—and the world‚ for that matter—is in dire need of dedicated teachers and caregivers. You may feel that, because you grew up in a Family Home and have helped take care of your younger brothers and sisters for as long as you can remember‚ that you are already trained in childcare. But I would encourage you to study all that you can about motivational teaching methods and become an expert in this very fulfilling and challenging field.

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What do I mean by "My joy"? There are many things that contribute to it or are a part of it:

* Peace in your heart is one of them—the stability that comes from knowing I'm in control.
* Expectancy is part of it—expecting that I will fulfill My promises, anticipating what I will do, looking for the signs of My miracle-working power and rejoicing when you see the fulfillment.
* Faith is part of it—faith in My Word, faith in My promises, faith in My love for you, faith in your calling as My disciple, faith in My ability to turn all things for your good because you love Me.
* Hope is part of it—remembering that no matter how bad things might get around you, you're just a stranger and a pilgrim here, destined for a better place, and the more you have to endure on Earth, the sweeter and more rewarding Heaven will be when you get there!
* Trust in Me is a part of it—that rest and comfort and security you feel in My arms, when you know that I'm going to take care of you.
* Happiness is a part of it. Although sometimes you naturally feel happier than at other times, your lives for Me should be happy. That doesn't mean they'll be smooth, but they should be happy. The more you learn to look at things the way I do, the happier you will be!
* Love is a part of it—experiencing My love, noticing My love, feeling secure in My love, and giving My love to others. That is a great part of joy.
* Thankfulness is a part of it. Learning to be thankful for what I bring into your life, and praising Me no matter how hard it gets.
The Enemy tries so many things to steal away your joy: weariness with the battle; stress; trying to get you to take the problems on your own shoulders; trying to get you to look at things in the negative and keep you from seeing the positive; trying to destroy and distort the way I want you to see things and instead getting you to look at what's around you and let circumstances dictate your happiness But, My loves, it doesn't have to be that way. You don't have to let him warp your mindset. You can choose to retain your joy and just not let go of it.


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Friday, July 13, 2007 'Tis painful to be precious!

(Jesus:) You feel that you are weakening, that your ministries are wasting away, that your talents are useless and that there is no place for you in the Kingdom. You feel that your only calling is to be tested and purged, to battle again and again and again. It seems to you that the battles are without end. You wonder if this is all that there is to your life of serving Me. You wonder why it is that you must be so tested and tried and purged, time and time again. So many questions!
It is because I am creating you to be a special tool in My hand. It is as if I am chipping away at a precious stone, like those who tool the stones for royalty. They are tooled so delicately, so carefully. Much time and energy is placed into tooling these special jewels for royalty. Much care and much counseling, much study and much precision is put into the tooling of these jewels, because they will be placed in the crown. Many will look upon these jewels and marvel, for the light will be reflected so beautifully and so magnificently. So even though a lot of time is spent in the hand of the Master Jeweler, in the end it is worthwhile, because the jewel reflects the light so brilliantly and so clearly.
You, My dear child, My precious one, are this jewel in My hand, the jewel that I am tooling and fashioning, chipping away the rough edges and polishing every facet. I am fashioning you as a jewel for royalty, precious and valuable in My sight--brilliant and gorgeous as it sparkles and reflects My light and My love!
Yes, it is a long, hard road, and you must endure the tapping here and the tapping there of the Jeweler's knives. It is painful. You feel the loss, and you feel that your life is useless, that this chiseling and tooling will go on forever, that there will be no end to it. But fear not, My precious one, for I have you in My hands; I hold you in My arms. This tooling and this chiseling is straight from My hand. It is My plan to create of you My special precision tool, rare in quality, beautiful and magnificent.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

When you're asking the Lord and getting His directions and obeying them, you don't miss the mark out of human error, and even when things seem to go "wrong" you're within His perfect will, and thus can have full faith that He's taking care of things and working them out to His glory.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Yes‚ there will be times when the load is very heavy, but you just have to keep throwing it on Me. Yes, there will be times when you're stretched thin‚ but you just have to determine to be faithful with your time with Me‚ do the best you can, and know that I will help you to stretch without breaking. Yes, there will be times when you wish you had more help. But in those times, cry out to Me and your spirit helpers, and you'll feel us right there. Yes, there will be times when it seems impossible—but that is when My miracle-working power will come through

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Monday, July 02, 2007

We’ve all got to fight for our crowns! It’s dying daily and the continual choosing to take
up our crosses to follow Jesus that translates into “that crown”! We may never see our crowns
in a tangible form, so it doesn’t just take fight, but faith as well, to hang on and not give up.
But it’s more than worth it! As Dad said: “There’s no crown without a cross, no testimony
without a test, no triumph without a trial, no victory without a battle, no rose without a
thorn! Praise God, that’s what you joined the army for—to fight and to win! It’s worth it! It’s
worth every fight, every battle, every test, every trial! It’s worth it all!” (ML #551:133-134).
(“Crowns on the Ice!” ML #3465:5–7)

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Sunday, July 01, 2007 This one is for me..Pray for me?

Forgiveness is "selective remembering" --A consciuos decision to focus on love and let the rest go!

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