December 11, 2018

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Thought to share: You are the reason for the season. I came for you. I wrapped MYSELF in the frailness of humanity so that you could see the heart of MY Father. I came to earth to restore your connection to MY Father. I lived among you so that you would know how to live. Everything I did was about you. For you. So, as you celebrate ME this season, know that you were the reason for it all.

John 3:16 (TPT) For this is how much God loved the world—He gave His one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in Him will never perish but experience everlasting life.

Mark 10:45 (TPT) For even the Son of Man did not come expecting to be served by everyone, but to serve everyone, and to give His life as the ransom price in exchange for the salvation of many.”

Luke 14:17-21 (NLT) The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to Him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.”

He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at Him intently. Then He began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”

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May 1, 2018

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Thought to share: I know you think it’s a mess. It can’t be fixed. It’s useless. No life left in it. It’s beyond restoration. But nothing is impossible with ME. I make all things new. I can revive your desert places and breath life to those dead things. Invite ME in. Let ME breath life into it. Let ME renew your hope. And soon you’ll find beauty rising from the ashes.

Matthew 19:26 (NLT) Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible.”

Psalm 107:35 (TPT) But He also can turn a barren wilderness into an oasis with water!
    He can make springs flow into desert lands

Isaiah 43:19 (Msg) Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert,  rivers in the badlands.

Ezekiel 37:1-10 (NLT) The LORD took hold of me, and I was carried away by the Spirit of the LORD to a valley filled with bones. He led me all around among the bones that covered the valley floor. They were scattered everywhere across the ground and were completely dried out.  Then He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones become living people again?”

“O Sovereign Lord,” I replied, “you alone know the answer to that.”

Then He said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to these bones and say, ‘Dry bones, listen to the word of the Lord!  This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Look! I am going to put breath into you and make you live again!  I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin. I will put breath into you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.’”

So I spoke this message, just as He told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons. Then as I watched, muscles and flesh formed over the bones. Then skin formed to cover their bodies, but they still had no breath in them.

Then He said to me, “Speak a prophetic message to the winds, son of man. Speak a prophetic message and say, ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Come, O breath, from the four winds! Breathe into these dead bodies so they may live again.’”

So I spoke the message as He commanded me, and breath came into their bodies. They all came to life and stood up on their feet—a great army.