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    An Encouraging Word From Our Heavenly Father

    Seems pretty cheeky to say one can hear from God and even cheekier to share it with others. But if there's a chance of this soothing hearts and encouraging us to trust God when we're discouraged, then I'm sharing. Feel free to pass this on if it resonates with you. Blessings, y'all.

    The text of the above message:

    Dear children,

    I love you with an everlasting love. You are mine. I see your pain. The pain you hide from even yourself. Fear not. I will not leave you comfortless. I have broken the chains but the pain is so near it eclipses your view of My face. Right now, I shatter those chains from you. I empower you and lift you up from the mire. Those things that held you captive have made you strong. As you experience my restoration and freedom you show forth that possibility to those around you in this hurting world. Fear not. They shall not overcome you. You shall overcome evil with holiness, and fear with joy. I am your strong foundation. I speak and the earth trembles, the prison doors crumble, the chains fall away and the cell doors fly open. I am your freedom. I am your fresh start. As you walk with me every day and renew your mind with My truth, your vision clears. Hope arises. Those dreams and callings you believed to be dead are resurrected. It is no longer you who live with the weakness of the flesh but Christ who lives in you--the one who has conquered sin, the grave and all corruption. Trust my deep work on your soul. Trust me with your hidden wounds and shames. My every thought toward you is for your good and your future and never for evil. Rest in my arms and receive love that fills the deepest hidden parts, that soothes the most excruciating pain and breaks open every stronghold and digs up every rooted evil, no matter how deep or longstanding. In my arms of healing you soar to unimagined heights. Old quarrels are forgotten. Unfathomable forgiveness releases your enemies and the poison no longer affects you. Speak to those mountains in your path. Proclaim new life over death. Proclaim joy for mourning. Proclaim adoption for the orphan spirit.

    I light a wildfire in your midst. My holy fire springs up and every hindrance, every fear, every curse, every mountain erected in your path is cast down. Rise, my bride, and take my hand. What do those wounds of the past have to do with you anymore? Nothing. They are fertilizer in your field of harvest. They become beauty in my hands rather than ashes. Your family, community, church, country and nation are on the brink of the greatest revival this world has ever seen. Arise. Shine. For your light has come and the glory of the Lord shines upon YOU. Proclaim my love. Proclaim my peace. Proclaim my resurrection over my bride. Rejoice and celebrate before my throne. Shout my praises and kingdoms crumble, families are restored, chasms of division are healed and sickness flees. In the light of my glory, evil melts away and is no more. This is the hour. My wounded bride stands to her feet, looks in my eyes and hears my song of love and eternal home.The grave clothes fall away and the pure robes of brightest white blind the eyes and break the chains of deception. For now, it truly is My Kingdom Come & My Will Done on this earth as it is in Heaven!

    Chana Keefer is wife of one, mom of four and best selling author of five. (Check out her new #1 Bestselling Family Classic Annabelle: A Ghostly Texas Tale)

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    God's Way--Simple And Profound

    As I was praying this morning and asking God to work through me to touch lives and help spark major revival, He said something surprising, unexpected and yet so “Oh yeah, I get it.”

    He said, “The fact that you keep on, day after day, in spite of the obstacles and confusion is a miracle in itself. You just keep doing what you’ve been called to do, calmly writing your stories that bring a piece of heaven to people, and let me handle what you’re not able to do.”

    All that to basically give me encouragement and to say, “keep it up.”

    It just sounds so simple. Ya mean I’m not supposed to adopt five kids and start prayer rooms and focus on conquering the internet and/or Amazon?  Not that there’s anything wrong with those things, but my calling is to get up each day and Pray, Listen, Write.

    As Mark got up to prepare for his workout, I thought of the stars, how they just keep shining every night, how they stay where they are doing what they’re supposed to do. I had to laugh because if that was me I’d be thinking, “Shouldn’t I be streaking across the sky or doing something a bit more flashy?”

    It’s very hard to unplug from the world’s way of thinking that flashier is better—that making people go “Wow!” is better than being like the reliable source of energy hidden in our walls that tends to be there when we plug in—when we need it—without calling attention to itself or using all that energy for one big lightning strike into the sky.

    I’m not called to be impressive—to make an impression—but rather to be faithful, steady, reliable and fulfilled in my Father’s pleasure.