Tuesday, October 14, 2008

For Whom the Bell Tolls

"Now is the judgment of this world.
Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
John 12:31

I know I just posted here a couple of days ago, but my devotional reading was just so wonderful this morning I just have to share it! Hope it is an encouragement to someone else as well.

"The enemy has no right to hold you back from realizing any of the benefits God has promised you in His Word. They are yours. And yet, it's quite likely that you are vividly aware today of an area of real captivity in your life.

I urge you to come before God with boldness today, asking Him in Jesus' name not to let the enemy steal one bit of the victory God has for you. We must not allow intimidation or fear (
bold lettering mine) to imprison us in any area. Remember, Satan can presume no authority in your life. He will do his best to bluff you. Don't let him. Instead listen closely. The liberty bell is ringing."

There is victory in Jesus. The bell of freedom is ringing today!

(Devotional from "Breaking Free Day By Day: A Year of Walking in Liberty", Beth Moore, copyright 2007, B&H Publishing Group)

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Friday, October 10, 2008


"Therefore I am now going to allure her;
I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her."
Hosea 2:14

The Lord has brought the above verse to me three times in the past week. I really feel like this is what God is doing with me during the two weeks that I have "come home". Not only have I come home to my family, but I have come home to my Father.

"Allure" means "love affair". Don't we as women long for an intimate love affair? We want to be passionately in love and have someone enraptured with our beauty. Jesus is that Prince on the white horse, who has come riding in and swept me off my feet. He has taken me into the 'desert', a good place, a needed place, a place of solitude, with no distractions, and He is daily speaking tenderly to me. My heart is so full. He is drawing me so close that I can hear His heartbeat.

Do you hear the sound of approaching hoofbeats? Does He need a little 'desert time' with you?
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