First Things First


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Mark 1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.”

Jesus, you are my example. Strengthen my resolve. Work in me both to will and to do this so I may please you, your Father and the Holy Spirit.

Child – Come to Me while it is still early. That is when you are quiet and the cares of the day have not yet intruded into our time of fellowship. You are mine and you need to dwell on that thought. You will then have a solid base on which to stand when any wind of trouble comes your way.

Each day is a chance to love and honor Me or ignore Me. Which will you choose? I am your source of power and life. All good flows from Me. Why would you foolishly choose to ignore Me?

Rise early. Come to Me first. I will bless you and strengthen you for the day’s coming events. Only I know what lies ahead. Rest in Me and my love. Allow yourself to be filled with my Holy Spirit. Then you will be able to triumphantly face whatever the enemy has in store for you. The armor is a protective and an enabling gift. Make wise use of it.

I am your life and my Word is your guide. Read, listen, meditate and obey. This is the way to full joy. I love you, child, and I choose you to be my loving companion today. Bask in that love and enjoy Me! I am with you and will empower you through each situation you face. Trust Me.

Love you bunches,  Abba

Matthew 6:33; Ephesians 6:10-18


Rest with Celebration!


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Hebrews 4:11a So let us do our best to enter that rest.” (NLT)

Father Please teach me about rest. Is it a ceasing from activity or a celebration or both? I need clarification…

Child – Think about this. To rest from your labors and to walk in mine as I work through you should be cause for celebration. When you enter the land of promise, I promise to be all you need and to give you everything necessary for what you will face as you walk forward following my lead.

Your task is to allow My Spirit to do the work through you. Full provision will be given to do whatever you are called to do. Therefore you can easily rejoice in your position as a child of the King! Lacking nothing! What a promise! And yet so few of my children grasp the totality of that supply.

You have died with Christ and I now live in and through you. I possess all that is needed for every situation and I will provide it. That realization should bring rest as you cease from your struggles and allow Me to accomplish what I desire.

Rest and celebration. They do go together quite nicely if you will only believe and accept what has already been done for you.

Love you bunches,  Abba

Hebrews 4:9-11; Philippians 4:19; Romans 6:8

Bought and Paid For


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1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “…You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.” (ESV)

Child – You are mine. I created you for myself. I delight in you and our relationship. I provided the way for you to be free from the control of sin and able to be a blessed member of my household.

When sin entered the world in the Garden of Eden, all creation was tainted by it. But I have provided the way to cleansing and restoration of holiness through the sacrificial death of my son, Jesus. Nothing less than a pure blood sacrifice could right the wrong of sin, but it has been accomplished once and for all!

Jesus is my way, my truth, my life given to the world to free it from sin’s hold. When one believes in Him and His finished work they move from death to life – new life given by Me now and for all eternity.

Without Jesus’ sacrifice, the debt of sin could never be fully paid by anything you tried to do. But He has paid it once and for all! Your part is to realize you need His deliverance and to accept it. Nothing else can set a person free from sin’s power.

Take heart. I have provided all anyone needs to walk in victory each day. Your salvation has come! You can now be fully accepted in my Beloved. He is the firstborn of our family. Come join the celebration!

Your Provider,  Abba

Romans 5:12; John 14:6; John 19:30; Romans 5:8; Romans 6:6