Be Encouraged August 2013

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Be encouraged and blessed this day as you read the Word God has for you and purpose in your heart to put into action the truths you learn. I encourage you to continue growing in the Lord and moving in the Spirit realm. God’s Spirit is being poured out in these days! Holy Spirit is moving through this land and through His people like a mighty whirl wind!

Be Encouraged for August 2013!

I want to share a vision God gave me a few days ago, I feel it is really important to share our testimonies and what God is doing in our lives. For, I believe these experiences are not just for me alone but for all who want to hear of His goodness. This experience brought me to a deeper understanding of the scriptures below. Don’t you love it when the Lord shows you revelation and an expanded view of scriptures as you read them, even when you have read them many times before? Truly Holy Spirit is our teacher and brings us into all truth and reveals the mysteries of God!

Acts 17:24 & 28
Vs. 24 “God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.
Vs. 28 For in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.”

My Vision and experience with the Lord Jesus!

In the spirit I was standing beside my beautiful pond, I call it my pond because it is in my spiritual garden and I go there often. Jesus appeared before me with His arms outstretched and I immediately walked toward Him and was embraced in His arms. The love of God totally covered me and permeated into my inner most being so I was totally wrapped in the love of God inside and out! My feelings were so real and wonderful, I don’t have the words to adequately express… ecstasy comes to mind, yes, ecstasy. Then I totally disappeared into Jesus and I was no longer visible, only Jesus was standing there. Selah!

I heard the Lord say… remember Kay that I am in you and you are in Me! As you totally submit and release yourself to Me, renewing your mind, your will and your emotions in Me, you become more and more like me. You are continually growing into the character and likeness of Christ! Then when someone sees you, all they will see is Me, My Love, My character and My actions, more of Me and less of you. I am in you and you are in Me and we are in perfect unity!

Thinking on this experience, I have been moved beyond words. I keep reliving the awesomeness, the feelings and total love of Jesus in me. I am reminded that is why we are called the church and Holy Spirit lives/dwells in us, in our temple! God is living in us and not in a “building” made with human hands out of earthly materials! What a mighty God we serve and love, that He would reveal this mystery to us. A mystery it is, because those who don’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior cannot even wrap their minds or thoughts around that concept!

We are so extremely special and I love it immensely! In case you haven’t thought about being special lately, I want to tell you once gain “you are extremely special and God loves you with an everlasting love!

Please feel free to contact me with any prayer requests you may have so I can pray with you in agreement. Also, I would like to hear your testimonies and how the Lord is moving in your life too! Be encouraged today!

Blessings and Miracles on your way!
Kay

OBEY don’t DELAY!

Greetings, much love and encouragement to you today!  I pray for wisdom as you make choices for your everyday life! May God reign supreme!

Here we are in March already! Where do the days go? 

The Old Testament is such a wealth of teaching, training and inspiration for us on how to live the life God has ordained. We are to learn and put into practice the lessons we learn from the saints of old.  If we would walk in these truths then we wouldn’t need to “go around the mountain” again, as the saying goes. We are to move forward with the teachings and promises of the Old Testament into our New Covenant with Christ Jesus and Kingdom life!

Lately, the Lord has been giving me “bullet” thoughts! Portions of thoughts will run through my mind. Or maybe specific words like obedience, men’s traditions, religious spirits or prejudices.  Have you ever experienced that? As I have been meditating on these impressions, Holy Spirit has given me scriptures to go along with these thoughts. I have been on a very interesting journey these last few weeks.

As a friend and I were discussing the scriptures in Genesis 25:20-28, Holy Spirit dropped these words into my spirit, men’s traditions and obedience.  We were looking at the account of Isaac and Rebekah.  We had a good discussion and as you know iron sharpens iron!  Later, I looked more closely at these scriptures with the words the Lord had given me in mind. 

There is so much in these scriptures but this is what Holly Spirit wanted me to see.

Genesis 25:22-23 ~ Rebekah inquired of the Lord why she was having a troubled pregnancy. The Lord answered and told her what was happening then and what would happen in the future!  Then she did what we do so much of the time in our lives today…

  1. She prayed and asked the Lord for answers
  2. He answered her questions and gave her a prophetic word for the future which carried some instruction & direction.
  3. As we read the remainder of these scriptures we see that the boys were raised according to the traditions of the day! The instruction the Lord gave to her was not followed!

The tradition or custom of the day was that the oldest son would receive the birthright, the blessing and double portion of the inheritance.  But God had told her that the older son would serve the younger son and therefore it would not be according to their customs. By not heeding God’s Word and raising them accordingly, strife, deceit and deception became a constant companion throughout their lives. In order for Jacob to receive the blessing from his father, Isaac, he had to lie and deceive him and his brother. This was not part of God’s plan and we can certainly learn from their decisions. 

Today we hear from God through His Word, through teachings, His prophets, and Holy Spirit speaking to us in our spirits.  We must be quick to receive from God and be open and teachable to obey what He is directing us to do. It might not be according to the customs of our day!!  Man’s plans, traditions, thoughts and the churches religious traditions don’t always line up with God’s.  Selah!! 

Isaiah 55:8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways, says the LORD.”

Wow, when I saw this I began taking inventory of my life, of my thoughts and of my obedience to His guidance!  How much more peaceful and joyful would our lives be if we would hear the Lord and obey His ways? I will leave these thoughts with you to meditate on for this time.  I encourage you to draw closer to God, inquire of Him, hear his voice and then do what He tells you to do. 

OBEY don’t DELAY !

Blessings & Miracles,

Kay

The Beginning of a New Season

Greetings to you all! I send much love and encouragement to you and pray for wisdom for the choices you make for your everyday life!

I have been hearing the Lord say… “Eventful – this new season will be eventful. This season will be a time of transitions and changes.  Do not have fear; trust Me for I will walk you through your next season just as I have walked with you up till now. The choice is always up to you, for I never leave you. Change and transition with Me will be good and fruitful!”

Then the Lord showed me a huge lion walking boldly through a field and the scripture came to my mind… “be bold, be brave for the Lord your God is with you.”


I encourage you to meditate on this word for the days ahead. Spend quality time with your Father and be eager & open to hear what the He has for you. Hear the changes He wants you to make in your life so that transition comes!

Why do you think He said not to fear?  Because He knows that most of us don’t like the thought of change, we just want to be comfortable! But God’s ways are not our ways!  And, if we choose to move with Him and make the changes and transitions ~ think of the opportunities waiting for us.  He said changes with Him would be good and fruitful!So expect boldness to come as you move out, without fear, to minister as He gives you direction and wisdom!  It is so exciting what the Lord is doing in these days!  I look forward to hearing your testimonies of His goodness and what changes you will make.

You may want to pray with me ~ “Yes Lord, I receive the changes and transitions you have for me and will not fear.  Thank you for your presence and I eagerly look for the initiatives you have for me.  I am expecting much goodness and fruitfulness for the Kingdom of God!!

Blessings & Miracles,
Kay

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Christmas 2012

God’s Everlasting Love
As God’s golden words began to flow
His everlasting love He wanted to show
The Glory of the Lord shown all around
as the heavenly hosts were earthly bound.
Christ our Savior, Lord of all,
was birthed of Mary in a tiny stall.
And the message is now as it was then
 “Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, good will
toward men!”
His Love so abounding to all who receive
His gift flows freely to all who believe.
Good tidings and great joy to you all
As His love, peace and joy on you fall!
Kay Hill
Christmas 2012

Challenges can be turned into great testimonies!


This season of life seems to be one of many challenges!  When my days are full of changes and decisions, my thoughts tend to turn to how am I reacting or acting to each. I take a look at what I am thinking, of what I am saying and how I am reacting. I have learned to trust God for everything in my life. 

However, to be totally trusting I must not entertain thoughts that don’t line up with what the Word of God says. Or I must not react negatively to the circumstances going on around me and allow fear or anxiety to take over.  So each time, each circumstance is decision time for me to cast my cares on the Lord or I can try to figure it out in my own strength.

Sometimes I do find myself leaning into these areas but as soon as I realize that I am drifting, I quickly draw myself back into the presence of God. Because when I am leaning and depending on Him to help me through every step of my life then I have a peace for each challenging circumstance of each day. But when I depend on my own intellect and my own thoughts then that is when God’s presence lifts and I find myself feeling fearful and anxious.


It took a decision to believe that God loves me so much that He would always be with me and always direct my footsteps. He would always take care of me and protect me through each storm of life. But think about it, I am so much better off having the Great I AM for my protector, for my provider, for my healer, for guidance, for my comforter and teacher. You can have His peace also, the peace that passes all understanding! Trust Him for all areas of your life and in all areas of your life!


Oh yes, and when I come through the storms of life to the other side and see the sun shining on me, oh what testimonies I have to share with all who will listen.  My God is so great and He is so big!

I Peter 5:6-7 “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”


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How can we build up and strengthen our spirits?  


One of my favorite scriptures is: “the strong spirit of a man will sustain him in time of bodily pain or trouble.”  Proverbs 18:14 Amp.


Well, how do we build up our spirits and be able to stand strong when trouble comes against us or when sickness attacks? God is so good to always give us direction and plans for us to live in victory!


The Bible also says in Joshua 1:8 “This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth; but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”


God wants us to be prosperous and have success and He has given us the plan for a victorious life.


Here are four steps to build up and strengthen your spirit:


Meditating in the Word ~   “O how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.”  Psalm 119:97


Practicing the Word ~ “Be doers of the Word and not hearers only deceiving yourselves. But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work this one will be blessed in what he does.”  James 1:22, 25


Giving the Word first place ~ “Your testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.” Psalm 119:24


Obeying your spirit ~ “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness; that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”  2 Timothy 3:16, 17


The will of God will be known to you, even in the smallest details of your life if you follow these steps.  For this to happen, God’s Word, not your human reasoning, must dominate your thinking. Holy Spirit has given us the Word so if the Word dominates us then Holy Spirit dominates our thinking!

Now you know how to strengthen your spirit and keep it strong!  Pop Hagin taught on this subject many years ago and it is always good to recall and reflect!!  Amen.


Blessings and Miracles

Kay

Take those thoughts captive and meditate on the Words of God ~ 

I believe that we all experience fear at times in our lives. However, know that we don’t have to accept the fear thoughts that come. Think or mediate about things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, think about good reports. Remember God’s blessings on your life and what He has already done for you!  Remember His faithfulness and that He is the same yesterday, today and forever!!

“The Lord God has not given us a spirit of fear but has given us love, power and a sound mind!”

He has given you HIS Love ~

 He has given you HIS Power ~

He has given you a sound mind ~ the mind of Christ!!

Oh how I love to decree this scripture for if the Lord has said it then it is most certainly true!  Think and meditate on this thought this week!

Blessings and Miracles on you this day!

Kay

the priestly blessing

“And the Lord saidto Moses Say to Aaron and his sons, this is the way you shall bless the Israelites.

Say to them…

The Lord bless you, and watch, guard and keep you;

The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you.

The Lord lift up His (approving) peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).

And they shall put My name upon the Israelites and I will bless them.” 

Numbers 6:22-27 Amplified

I was reminded of this scripture while watching Bill Winston teach at the Southwest Believers Convention in Fort Worth.  While many churches use this scripture as an end to their service; it is actually a blessing and a beginning.  God shows us how to bless by “saying”.  We are to agree with God’s Words of blessing and provision and receive them as our truth!  

Again we see, that we are to speak the Word of God,  we are to agree with God.  We are to speak blessings and not curses, speak life and not death into the atmosphere!

Read this scripture again and see the depth of the meaning of God’s blessing.  The scriptures also tell us that “Holy Spirit leads and guides us into all truth.”  So, when we obey the Word of God, it becomes our pathway for life!  Speaking God’s truths brings His blessings and fullness into our lives.


Choose life, the life of the Word and let it become your life and truth!!


Blessings & Miracles on your day!
Kay

Grace, grace God’s grace…

“For out of His fullness, (His abundance) we all received, all had a share and we were all supplied with one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift heaped upon gift. For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.”  John 1:16 Amp

Think on this scripture… grace upon grace, spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor and gift heaped upon gift.  What a bountiful, abundant God we serve. He gives us grace through Jesus Christ just because He loves us so unconditionally.

We must receive it, believe it, and begin declaring it out of our own mouths. Whatever it is you may be dealing with, just say, “I can overcome this situation because of God’s grace, His divine power in me!”

You are empowered to be victorious in life. For isn’t it written that “greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world.”

Grace is available for love; grace is available for the wisdom to receive whatever we need, including finances. There is grace for overcoming anger, grace for overcoming lust, and every other evil emotion that leads to sin. There is grace to fulfill our purpose and to do what God has called us to do in life.  Yes, we can do all things through Christ Jesus, who gives us the strength.  God’s divine power ~ God’s grace.

May you live in victory because you are in Christ and He is in you. His divine power, His glory is in you providing you with all you need to move forward on the path He has ordained for you to travel!


May you walk in God’s grace and peace this day!
Kay


Know God, know peace ~ no God, no peace!!


Hello again from my swing, on my porch drinking my morning coffee. Ummm, so good! 


I am sitting here meditating on how good life is and how peaceful I am. You know even in the midst of a storm we can have peace…. God’s peace.  We should never forget how blessed we are, blessed in our home, blessed in our workplace, blessed every time we go out and every time we come in.  Everything we put our hand to is blessed!


Yes, God wants us to have a peaceful and successful life.  Do you know that the opposite of peace is worry or anxiety?  So when you commit all of your cares to God and allow Him to direct your steps then you will live in a peaceful state.  But if you continue to try and figure all things out in your own mind then you will have turmoil and anxiety ~ no peace.  I like the saying ~ Know God, know peace, no God, no peace

When we continually think about the problems in our lives we give in to worry ~ then we begin talking those problems!  Know that our character, our actions begin with our thoughts.  Our choices are affected by the things we dwell on, what we think about.

It is so important to think on those things which bring right living and God’s peace. Dwell on the Word of God and allow the power of God to bring peace to you ~ spirit, soul and body.  God is so faithful and He supplies everything we need, always!


Philippians 4:6-8 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


Peace to you this day!


Blessings & Miracles…Kay