Trust Me Even When The Answer is No

My son, My daughter, I hear that you are asking Me to open doors for you. Understand that certain doors already have received My permission to open at a set time. But there are others I cannot open for you. I cannot open them because behind those doors are things that will break your heart. There are demonic spirits attached to certain doors so it is My will that they remain shut until you learn to overcome in that area that the opportunity that you are seeking for doesn’t destroy you when I make them available to you.
Consider my servant Lot. He saw a land afar off and without asking, he coveted it for himself. He saw riches behind that door. He saw prestige and honor behind that door but when he actually entered through those gates, he experienced the exact opposite of what he imagined. Had he have asked, I would have told him to remain with Abraham but he went on presumptuously and his hasty decision cost him his marriage, his family, his integrity, and almost his life.
So you see My son, My daughter, when you ask Me to open certain doors, I must sometimes say, “No”. My no’s are not to harm you rather they are to protect you. You can’t see afar off. You don’t know the spirits of divorce, heartache, sexually transmitted disease, mental breakdown, ministry failure, and heartbreak that hides behind the doors you want Me to open.

If you trust Me as you say you do, trust My decision to leave some doors shut. Trust Me to never withhold anything from you that is good for you. Trust Me to never slack My hand toward you whether I open the door or not. I am your Father and I know best. Trust Me My child. It is impossible for Me to steer you wrong.

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Let Me Help You

My son, My daughter, when I reveal a thing to you about yourself, I am not condemning you, rather I am informing you. Your success matters to Me for I have created you with an expected end in mind. The things I reveal to you are matters of concern for if those issues remain unresolved, they can become great hindering barriers to your purpose. My desire is that you take those hints, clues, and suggestions to begin improving yourself. You are blessed when you are not offended in Me because it shows Me that you are willing and ready to do whatever it takes to maintain a relationship with Me. When you become offended, pride is ruling in your spirit and it is saying to Me that I am wrong and you are right. This is what caused the war in Heaven and it can cause war between Me and you. That is not the relationship I want with you.
You can’t possibly know how dangerous evil can be to you so I warn you that you can look within yourself to see what is threatening to separate you from Me. I love you enough to always show you and tell you what is drawing you away from Me. I love you enough to send external warnings when you don’t heed the ones I show you personally. I love you too much to leave you alone so I send faithful witnesses from all walks of life to speak to you and reveal My word to you. I do this because I want you to stand and I want you to finish your race as a champion of faith.
So My Son, My daughter, I need you to listen to Me. I need you to watch for Me. I long for you to come to Me with your weakness and ask for My help in overcoming them. Just because I revealed the thing to you, does not mean I don’t want to help you overcome. I am here. I am willing. And I am able. Let Me help you draw closer to Me.

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You Are Too Valuable to Chase Others

Jesus never forced Himself upon anyone. If He was not received, He moved on. We must learn this concept from Him. Quit forcing yourself on people who are not interested in you. Stop chasing and running behind people trying to salvage what is not there. If a person wants you in their life, they will make every attempt to welcome you and make you feel comfortable. If you have to run behind them, harass them, and call them a million times trying to get a response, chances are they don’t want to be bothered.

Jesus was rejected but He didn’t suffer rejection. There is a difference. Just because a person no longer wants you around them does not mean that nobody wants you around them. It could be that your season in their life has ended and it is time for you to move on.

You have worth and you have value. You lose that when you chase others for no one is above the other but when you chase someone you are in essence saying, I can’t live without you. The father of the prodigal son did not chase his son. He waited and trusted God. It it’s real, it will work itself out, if not, it won’t. We must learn this.

You have been fearfully and wonderfully made. If you want to truly be like Jesus, learn the difference between when you are welcomed in a person’s life and when you are not. Spend time with those who value you and appreciate you and stop casting pearls before swine.

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Revealing the HIDDEN MAN Within Us

‘Hidden strongholds’ are the things that Holy Spirit keeps tugging at us about that we need to deal with that we have managed to hide under ‘religious activity’. We have managed to shout over it, preacher over it, and speak in tongues over it trying to persuade ourselves that all is well but deep within there is something ‘hidden’. The thing about a hidden stronghold is that eventually it makes its grand appearance and manifests fully in your life. And more times than not, when it makes it’s appearance, it comes out uncontrollable, like a beast out of a cage, because that is precisely what it has been, a caged beast.

There comes a time when all of us, the anointed one

s, the gifted ones, and the quiet ones need to come to a place in God called REALITY CHECK! We need spiritual examination to determine if there is anything hidden within our character that is planning for us a day of ‘visitation’.

My husband and I were discussing it. How can a person be so sweet and appear so kind, yet have all types of devilment trapped inside of them? It is very possible, for we have multiple biblical examples, don’t we? David had an adulterer hidden in him. Job’s wife had depression and despair hidden in him. Judas had a betrayer hidden in him. Gideon had fear hidden in him. And so forth.

Ask the Father in Jesus name to show you what has hidden itself within you. Find out what is lurking in you that may ultimately cause great problems for you in the future. It is better to tend to a sapling than to control a fully grown mature tree.

You Can Pass Your Test

Photo: For every TEST you will ever go through, remember that God has ALREADY given you the ANSWER KEY! Before you faint and retreat, pause to take a moment to reflect on what it is the Lord wants you to apply that YOU HAVE ALREADY LEARNED. Whether you believe it or not, every test is designed according to the MEASURE OF YOUR FAITH. It is therefore IMPOSSIBLE for you to fail, unless you are unwilling to apply yourself. Your test is another opportunity for God to prove that HIS WORD is alive and well, otherwise how would you know to trust Him? Be confident in knowing that YOUR TEST WAS NOT DESIGNED TO FAIL YOU, BUT TO PROMOTE YOU! -pdl

For every TEST you will ever go through, remember that God has ALREADY given you the ANSWER KEY! Before you faint and retreat, pause to take a moment to reflect on what it is the Lord wants you to apply that YOU HAVE ALREADY LEARNED. Whether you believe it or not, every test is designed according to the MEASURE OF YOUR FAITH. It is therefore IMPOSSIBLE for you to fail, unless you are unwilling to apply yourself. Your test is another opportunity for God to prove that HIS WORD is alive and well, otherwise how would you know to trust Him? Be confident in knowing that YOUR TEST WAS NOT DESIGNED TO FAIL YOU, BUT TO PROMOTE YOU!

Apologize For Those Who Won’t

Photo: There are some of you right now who are rightly owed an apology. You have been abused, deceived, betrayed, taken advantage of, and played like a fiddle. We live in a time now where many are cruel and cold hearted and if you are standing still in life waiting on someone to tell you they are sorry, you will never progress, but the Lord is saying to you today, Child, Move Forward.  Sometimes you have to apologize for the one who owes you the apology. Jesus said whose sins you forgive are forgiven and whose sins you don't forgive are not forgiven (John 20:23). Do THEM a favor and apologize for them.   Father, today I apologize for the one who has hurt me. I am sorry for the that fact that they don't have the mind to make things right and that they don't understand the joy of reconciliation. Today, I release them from offending me so that I can be free. I will no longer sit and wait for them to apologize for that day may never come. Therefore I take the initiative as Your Child to release them from this emotional debt because Jesus paid for all of our sins, past, present, and future. Thank you Father, that I can move on with my life and do greater works that You may be glorified in me, in Jesus name. Amen.

There are some of you right now who are rightly owed an apology. You have been abused, deceived, betrayed, taken advantage of, and played like a fiddle. We live in a time now where many are cruel and cold hearted and if you are standing still in life waiting on someone to tell you they are sorry, you will never progress, but the Lord is saying to you today, Child, Move Forward.

Sometimes you have to apologize for the one who owes you the apology. Jesus said whose sins you forgive are forgiven and whose sins you don’t forgive are not forgiven (John 20:23). Do THEM a favor and apologize for them.

Father, today I apologize for the one who has hurt me. I am sorry for the that fact that they don’t have the mind to make things right and that they don’t understand the joy of reconciliation. Today, I release them from offending me so that I can be free. I will no longer sit and wait for them to apologize for that day may never come. Therefore I take the initiative as Your Child to release them from this emotional debt because Jesus paid for all of our sins, past, present, and future. Thank you Father, that I can move on with my life and do greater works that You may be glorified in me, in Jesus name. Amen.

Bruise the Enemy’s Head



About 16 years ago when I was carrying my second child, I was bitten by a snake. I was leaving church after noon day prayer and was bitten on my left ankle as I got into my car. I ran back into the church where the members called paramedics while the others ran outside the find the snake. Moments later, they returned with the report that the snake had wrapped itself around my front tire which they removed and killed.

I reminisce that day from time to time, especially considering that the two women who killed the snake have gone home to be with Lord, one was my mother in law and the other a close family friend. I am reminded of the enmity placed between woman and the serpent and that even to this day, thousands of years later, the enemy is still bruising our heal and we are still crushing his head. When I see a woman of God going forth in prayer, delivery of the Word or just being a faithful and devoted mother or wife, I am reminded of our everyday battle to crush the enemy’s head. I am also reminded of those women, the Titus women, who come to the rescue and aid of the younger woman to finish off the battles she lacks the strength or the knowledge to fight.

I tip my hat to every veteran in the faith, male and female, who are standing behind, beside and sometimes in front of the next generation of spiritual leaders. May the blessings of the Lord be yours in Jesus name.