God’s thoughts about us

Jeremiah 29:11 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

11 I say this because I know the plans that I have for you.” This message is from the Lord. “I have good plans for you. I don’t plan to hurt you. I plan to give you hope and a good future.

I speak this scripture daily for it brings comfort to me when I am feeling troubled.  It brings peace and helps me to keep my focus on Him.

The Word of God is our weapon against the enemy

The Word of God is our weapon to use against our enemy, the devil.

New Living Translation

Psalm 119:11 

 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:16  

I will delight in your decrees and not forget your word.

Psalm 119:42  

Then I can answer those who taunt me, for I trust in your word.

Psalm 119:74  

May all who fear you find in me a cause for joy, 

for I have put my hope in your word.

Psalm 119:101 

 I have refused to walk on any evil path, 

so that I may remain obedient to your word.

Psalm 119:105   

Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

Psalm 119:130   

The teaching of your word gives light, so even the simple can understand.

Psalm 119:133  

Guide my steps by your word, so I will not be overcome by evil.

Hebrews 4:12  

For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

Ephesians 6:13  

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.

1 Peter 5:8 

 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

God’s Gold Mine

The Vision

The other day, Al was praying in the Spirit and he had a vision in which he found himself standing at the entrance of an old gold mine.  A covered wagon full of angels pulled up to the mine.  These angels were God’s cleaning crew.  They pulled out vacuums, brooms, dustpans, etc. and began to clean the mine’s entrance.  As the angels cleaned, Al saw “doctrines of men” in the shaft like an artery full of cholesterol.  As Al pondered this, he realized this meant doctrines that man created out of misunderstanding  God’s word. 

Going Deeper

Once the main shaft was cleared, Al saw deeper into God’s gold mine.  The shaft divided out from one into many.  Al felt like these shafts represented the many different facets of God’s word.  When these shafts appeared, Al realized that these many facets of God’s word led straight into His heart! God’s word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.  (See Psalm 119:105)  This path is the highway of holiness spoken of in Isaiah 35:8-10: TPT

There will be a highway of holiness called the Sacred Way.  The impure will not be permitted on this road, but it will be accessible to God’s people.  Not even fools will lose their way.  The lion will not be found there; no wild beast will travel on it – they will not be found there.   But the redeemed will find a pathway on it.  Yahweh’s ransomed ones will return with glee to Zion.  They will enter with a song of rejoicing and be crowned with everlasting joy.  Ecstatic joy will overwhelm them; weariness and grief will disappear!

God’s Word

God released this vision to Al to reveal what has been keeping God’s people, for years, from seeing the importance of His Word and understanding the facets of revelation that come from His Word.  The revelation we receive from His word prepares our heart so we can use this lamp unto our feet to find the path of holiness.

Psalm 7:9b TPT:  Reward and prosper the cause of the righteous; for You are the righteous God, the soul searcher, who looks deep into every heart to examine the thoughts and motives.

Our stubbornness, laziness, and lack of faith; mixed with doctrines of men that have been sown as a seed into our lives have kept us from having a passionate zeal to seek to know God through His Word for ourselves.  We have been content to sit and passively listen to a man speak to us about God, rather than stir ourselves up on our most Holy faith given to us at our salvation experience. 

Angels Help

Thankfully, God knows our weaknesses and helps us.  In the vision, it was angels that cleared out our clogged arteries.  (See Psalm 32:7 and 34:7)  The clogged arteries represent what is clogging up the pathway of the Life of Christ in us. 

“For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your soul; for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.” Leviticus 17:11 ESV 

Angels are a spiritual blessing given to us by God to minister to us.  (See Hebrews 1:14 and Ephesians 1:3)  We need God’s help to deliver us and awaken us to zeal and passion for Him.

Al’s Nuggets of Truth

Al says, “It’s time for us to go in to God’s word for ourselves and let the Holy Spirit of God teach us the truth about God’s word; bringing revelation that will produce real faith.  This real faith empowers us to do His will in accordance with His divine word.   We manifest His will and His word through our words and deeds.  And the Lord will go with us confirming His word with signs.  (See 1 John 2:27 and Mark 16:20)

Acquiring Gold

One more thing – Al felt led to call it God’s Gold Mine because God counsels us to purchase gold perfected by fire, so that you can be truly rich.  God is love and that love is a consuming fire.  When you choose to draw close to God; He perfects you by His fire, removing everything that hinders you from being able to search the many facets of God’s Word which puts you on the path of holiness – leading you directly into His heart.  (See 1 John 4:8; Hebrews 11:29 and Revelation 3:18)

We love you all,


PS:  Al says remember, as you draw near to God, He draws near to you.  When He manifests in your life, He brings wisdom, knowledge, understanding and the anointing that breaks every yoke of bondage upon you and everyone else you share God’s revelation to.  So let’s cause things to be on earth as they are in heaven.

PPS:  Did you take the time to read all of the scriptures?  Desire God’s Word.

Your Words Are Powerful

Then the Lord put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth.

Your words are more powerful than you think.  The Lord came to Jeremiah and touched his mouth.  Then in verse 10, the Lord told him what those words would do:  See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms to:

Root out – Pull down – Destroy – Throw down – Build – Plant

This was a specific assignment for Jeremiah.  The point is that it was the words that Jeremiah would speak that God would use to perform His will.

There is power in our words!  Proverbs 18:21 ESV  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

So, choose life and let the power words of life transform you, your family, your friends and everyone you encounter.


Possess your expectations in Christ Jesus

"You cannot possess beyond your expectations" Emma Stark, Glasgow Prophetic Centre

You can never go further than your expectations allow you.  If you are ready to grow in Christ Jesus, you must grow in hope, faith and expectations.  Your inner belief systems are your foundations to life.  You grow as you add to your foundation by experience and by faith in God’s Word.

Let this be a time when you open your heart to the call of the eagle heart of the Lord and SOAR!  We are the only beings who can limit us.  Our own response to fear, past failure and the unknown will decide our future adventures in God.

Isaiah 40:27-31 The Message (MSG)

27-31 Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,
    or, whine, Israel, saying,
God has lost track of me.
    He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
    He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath.
    And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
    gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
    young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
    They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired,
    they walk and don’t lag behind.

Love of God

2 Corinthians 13:14 New International Version (NIV)

14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

1 John 3:1 New International Version (NIV)

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

God loves his creation both human and animal.  Though we think his love is fickle at times, it is not.  He never changes, he always loves us! It is our choice to believe in his love.  He wants to love on you today.  Will you let him?



The choice is yours: Give up? Don’t give up!

Give up?  Don’t give up!

We are making choices at every moment of the day.  Most of them are totally ingrained behavior according to how old we are.  We don’t have to think through most things as we have already made the decisions subconsciously.  For example, we need to go to the store.  We have most likely already decided how we are going, what roads we will take, what we need when we get there…etc.  We don’t get in our car and have to decide to back out of our driveway.  We automatically respond to learned behavior.

When it comes to our lifestyles, most of us follow how we were raised.  We either do like our parents or the opposite if we did not have a good home life.  With the world in the crisis, chaos, and pain it is in now, we do have to stop and make some conscious decisions.  One of them is how we will go forward.  It would be easy for some of us to give up and have a “whatever” attitude.  The problem with that attitude is the results are usually not what we wanted and we spend years trying to correct the results.  All it would have taken was to choose differently.  We can choose to find out the best methods of health care, financial wisdom, relationship-building techniques, and growth in the time of crisis.  Or, we can just float in a haze of worry or indifference and find ourselves in a mess emotionally, socially, spiritually, and financially.

Now is the time to choose-give up or not?  Seek help from experts on the subject of our needs, or allow life to crush our dreams.  Call upon the Lord God for rescue or sit in our whining corner and blame everyone else for our troubles.

I know this is a  strong challenge to us, but we need to be awakened from our apathy and do something positive for our future.  We pray that all of us will trust God for direction and wisdom at this time.  He sees all and knows how to fix all our wrong choices when we surrender to Him.  Be blessed this week as you seek the path to get out of distress and on a path of victory in Christ Jesus!

Philippians 4:13 King James Version (KJV)

13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Psalm 25:5 King James Version (KJV)

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.  

Psalm 143:10 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

10 Show me what you want me to do.  You are my God.
Let your good Spirit lead me over level ground.

Proverbs 1:32 Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)

32 “Fools die because they refuse to follow wisdom. They are content to follow their foolish ways, and that will destroy them.