Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015: Daddy Does It Again

This has been yet another miraculous year of promises fulfilled, thanks to Daddy. God falls no shorter than His word, my friends. Years ago, He told me I would be married again, and I am. Looking down at the five-looped diamond ring He put on my finger last March (attached, of course, to a man I dearly love) fills my heart with confidence for the future. Confidence in His abilities on my behalf. God is faithful.
 
My mother left earth nearly 24 years ago and, before she left, she asked the Lord to please take care of me. He promised her He would, and He has mightily kept His promise.
 
Over the years, deliverance after deliverance has powerfully freed my soul, and it continues serving His purpose for me to this day. Just because we're healed in one area doesn't mean we don't still need healing in other areas; I've known that for quite a while. We're never finished moving from glory to glory and freedom to freedom in Jesus, y'all... and that's a fabulous thing. God's loving hands will always be upon us. That's a guarantee; Hallelujah.
 
O, how I love the Lord! He has taken GOOD care of me, and it delights me to no end to tell Him so "to His Face".

Merciful God, by Your power and mercy I declare that I am never taking my hand out of Yours, for I am warmed and comforted there. You watch over my soul when I am challenged, weary, in pain, and sorrowful... and You alone have turned my trials to Victory and my mourning into shouts of JOY. I love You with all of my being, and my heart is eternally Yours. (I cover all my words with the Blood of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who came in the flesh.)

Beloved, the same God Who has kept me is well able to keep you. I pray this year has been excellent for all of you also and - if it hasn't - I pray God's strength and encouragements to your souls so you will hold on to Him and trust Him in all of 2016 and through the end.

Happy (Gregorian) New Year!

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11a)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Please, don't just "fix" me

God realizes the deep sense of validation that comes from being heard.  Because He needs to be heard, He understands why we need to be heard.

Even though He can "fix" all problems of everyone everywhere, He doesn't bombard us with the solution when we have problems.  Hurts and wounding often need to be "talked out", and Abba understands that.  Many times I'm exasperated when (well-intentioned) friends are so energetically lending solutions to my problems they basically talk on top of my expression of pain.  Emoting (not wallowing) is necessary, IMO, and since God allows me to express myself, I believe He also appreciates the necessity.

Some people just want Him to fix things because that's how they're geared.  At first, I admit I was going to say men just want to solve and be solved, but that's not accurate or fair.  Truthfully, I've encountered the "fix it" mentality in both genders and, while not condemning strictly immediate problem solvers, I must say I'm not that kind of person. I like to talk first about what's going on with me so that - among other things - I can grasp understanding of my own feelings. Sometimes I'm not clear on where I stand unless I talk things out with God and loved ones.  Folks just wanting to squelch my expressions and get on with "fixing" me only stifle the very emotions I'm trying to liberate.

Daddy doesn't do that.

Even though He has all the answers, His heart is intensely relational, and that quality within Him welcomes my intimate sharing.  Just as allowing a wound to bleed-through before applying the salve and bandage promotes healing, God allows my tears to soak His shoulders and my arms to tighten around His waist to bring relief... He lets me just cry first, without even trying to fix me.  That's important.

Certainly, I get sorted out and delivered by Him in time, but it's through the tender process of His considerate strength and counsel; I respond best to that.

I am deeply relational - it's part of the reason I write.  I love to express myself and hear the expressions of others, but not everyone is like that.  Those who are not as relational prefer to have their problems solved, not discussed.  God understands that, too.  So He is tendering me to the needs of people who have difficulty expressing themselves... after all, it's not a sin - it's a difference.  God is amazing.

Let's pray...

Lord, I thank You for always hearing us out. Thank You also, Abba, for supplying gentle, methodic solutions to all of our problems, elevating our understanding in the process.  You are wonderful. You've taught us that we hold no quarter on every expression of emotion or feeling - we are all different, and our uniqueness is precious in Your sight, everlasting. Please help me to receive and consider others as You have received and considered me; in Christ's precious Name...  Amen.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 
DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Don't Forget the "Milk"


As we seriously mature in Christ, it is vitally important we realize that - for the most part - those to whom we minister do not see the folly in clinging to things of the world. God's merciful forgiveness and deliverance has developed tenacious discernment within us, causing us to see clearly the emptiness of fleshly desires; but most of those to whom we minister have not come to that place.

Simply put - it's a process; whether we want it to be or not, it is. Maturing in God takes time, willingness, obedience, and lasting humility.  That's why the words "patience", "enduring", "forbearing", and "persevering" hallmark so much of God's character.

You might be saying, yeah, yeah, yeah... we know all that, Sharon - and that's fine... but do you always apply that knowledge to God's assignments?  Folks who are literally "assigned" to us by Daddy are so for a reason and - since God is the Master multi-tasker - we can be certain fully half of the assignment's benefits will be for us.

For example, a "General" in Christ Jesus (by Abba's definition, one who has earnestly committed to His course and plan no matter the cost) has grown through years of receiving His unconditional love, purging, and cleansing - right? That General has been blood-washed and secured in the knowledge that God will never leave him nor forsake him, and he knows very well what pleases the Father and what does not.

With that in mind, Abba will entrust to that General an immature Christian who's been hurt and wounded, who's angry and shows it, but who truly desires to learn and be healed.  To say the least, that's a challenge for the young Christian AND for the General who God has asked to show forth the same enduring, forbearing, persevering love he is shown.

Mature Christians should realize such cases will constitute the majority of ministry to younger Christians and, certainly, to the lost; so it's up to us NOT to forget the "milk" - the simple, humble, biblical foundations of faith in Jesus Christ that tender us toward "newbie" frustrations, and enable us to love them unconditionally, as we are loved. 

This powerful praise of the Gospel's benevolence always blesses me:

"The law says, 'Go!'  The Gospel says, 'Come...'
The law says, 'Do!'  The Gospel says, 'Done'."

To me, that means Jesus has already supplied everything needed to minister to that newbie through us, and to further grow us through Christ-like obedience.  We don't have to rely on ourselves, because Jesus has done all the work required of us and them; we just have to draw on Him.  Mature Christians, take heart and hang in there!  In confirmed assignments from Abba, our only part is to show them His love in patience, obedience, endurance, forbearance, perseverance and - through all the inevitable processing - don't forget the "milk".

Amen.

DADDY'S GIRL

(Dear readers: You're welcomed to view a video supplement to this post featuring me and my best friend Lynette. To do so, just click here.)

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Friday, November 6, 2015

Married Life is All About "Love"


The reason I've titled this post the way I have, putting "Love" in quotes, is because that wonderful four-letter word is probably the most abused and misunderstood in all of creation. In the past I misused and misunderstood it, too; but the Lord has redefined it for me, yet again.

Love is not love unless it is sacrificial.  God spoke that truth to me long ago, but I am only now becoming acquainted with its true meaning. When we put on and take on Love by Abba's definition, y'all, we put on JESUS.  His life on earth and in Heaven is all about sacrifice; about putting the Father and us first.

Love the Lord with all your everything, and love your neighbor as yourself.  Remember those words?  Whose are they?  They're the Lord's; they're found in the Old and New Testaments, and they are the signet ring and hallmark of God's heart toward us.  In loving, put God and others first. The Lord Jesus is God's greatest Example of unfailing, undying, unconditional, sacrificial Love for mankind and all of creation... and He is our Example in marriage.

Humble, gentle, patient, forbearing, sacrificial Love is what God cultivates between all His kids, but especially between husband and wife.  For agreement in God-ordained, God-defined matrimony is more powerful than any other force on earth; remember that it's reflective of Christ and His Church.

Husbands, how do you want Jesus to treat you?  Treat your wife that way.
Wives, how do you want Jesus to treat you? Treat your husband that way.

I want Jesus to be gentle, patient, forbearing, and sacrificial in His treatment of me, always. (He's already lovingly condescended [that's humility] to enter into relationship with me because of His great Love.) So, I need to treat my sweetie-pie with that same goodness.

There is nothing like marriage and married life to expose deficiencies in us. During the nearly eight months I have been married to Jack, God has shown me many blanks I need to fill by His power... and that's the only way they can be filled, BTW... by Abba's power.  There's no such thing as "my own strength" - that's a pitiful joke.  It's all God, beloved; it HAS to be; otherwise, we will be taken captive by our flesh, and we will NOT show forth Christ and His sacrificial Love to our spouse.

Married life is all about "Love" by God's definition and no other.  And let me hasten to say that when God's definition is applied in humility, gentleness, patience, forbearance, and sacrifice... marriage is indescribable beauty.

Figures, doesn't it? "Love" is Jesus the Christ Who Himself is altogether Lovely and Who made the ultimate sacrifice to restore us to the true Love of the Father. That makes great sense to me.  God honored Christ's obedience, and God will honor you and me. My prayer is I remember that in my deepest soul and spirit every time I look at my husband and that I smile back at Him with the unconditional, sacrificial heart of Jesus every time he looks at me.

God bless, y'all.

DADDY'S GIRL


"...fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Welcome atonement

We welcome the season of repentance and forgiveness, where we leave the past behind in all its offenses and stumbling blocks, and we embrace all that Abba has for us in new beginnings, His compassion, and fulfillment of promises.

We welcome Yom Kippur with a heart of contrition and humility, submission and joy. Father, we receive Your healing balm Who is Christ Himself, and we align ourselves with all He did as our eternal atonement to reconcile our hearts to Your purposes, plans, and desires on our behalf. Hallelujah.

We release and we receive, that our lives will continue to reflect holiness according to Your plan; set apart from the world and its designs and turned, instead, to Your offerings and intentions in focus and fragrance of maturity and sacrificial love.  Father, we want to follow Your Way alone, and we bless Your Precious, Holy Name.

Abba, in the sweet Name of Christ Jesus we render our continued submission and obeisance to You for all Your heart has planned for our lives in Godliness, obedience, and eternal growth.

Yom Kippur, 5776

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Friday, September 18, 2015

All Right

When you've run seriously with the Lord for many years, you grow gloriously familiar with this testimony:  "For My yoke is easy, and My burden is light."

Contemporary Christian music artist Crystal Lewis' new album features a song called "Be Alright", which repeats the faithful focus God has established within her over double-digit years of recording albums praising His Mighty Name and living her life for Jesus.  I listened to it carefully today, and it's so true.  Amen.  I love the truth of His faithfulness to all His children and His words which mightily declare - year in and year out - through every one of our trials, "... it's going to be all right."

Think about it, saints - when has He failed you?  When?  That's right - NEVER! HALLELUJAH!

You get to a point in your walk with Jesus Christ that His maturity settles within you and His Peace is a blanket upon you such that you DO NOT FEAR upcoming circumstances; rather, you discern them with the strength of His Spirit within you and you are NOT at their mercy.  Peace is wonderful, y'all; it's Jesus Christ Himself according to Ephesians 2:14.  Praise His Precious, Holy Name.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever the scripture says in Hebrews 13:7-9a.  When you've seen the love of God permeate obedient lives with successful outcomes over and over again - and when it is powerfully repeated in your own life - it dawns on you that He is indeed the Way, the Truth, and the Life.  You genuinely believe and become rooted and grounded in the truth of His faithfulness and your ultimate safety in Him.  Your lifestyle changes for the better, permanently.  You don't have to battle fear because, in Christ, it is not even a worthy opponent; it's not of God, so it is beneath you from the very beginning.  Ha!

Child of God, rest in the harvest reaped of your tenacity and strength in Jesus; for He has made you strong in faith, giving glory to God - knowing that everything He's promised He is also well able to perform!  Year after year - for the entire life of the faithful, obedient child of the Most High God - one thing is always certain:

"It's going to be all right..."  Amen.

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Where I Stand

As with any sin, I stand against the sin of homosexuality and America's dreadful decision to embrace it. I don't know where the consciences of the Supreme Court judges are or whether or not they've ever truly desired Righteousness in their hearts. But I know that each of us innately knows right from wrong, because the scriptures say so (Genesis 3:22a).


As one raised in the reverential regard and admonitions of Almighty God from birth but who fell prey to childhood molestation and for a great while chose homosexual practices as a way of life, I know first-hand the enemy's intentions to devastate each life via that particular sin. Sins of sexual immorality bring curses upon one's own body like nothing else, but I also know that those sins are not above or beyond Daddy's power to deliver if one is willing to be set free.


I mourn for America, but I can't (won't) "take on" her foul decisions as though they were my own; they're not. Instead, I must look up and lift up my head in these last days, knowing that my redemption draws near.  So should all of you, because we are not experiencing anything the Lord didn't say we would as He spoke to His disciples so long ago in Luke 21:10-19 and also in the Book of Matthew:
But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." (Matt. 24:37-39)
Of the days of Noah to which Christ refers, the OT scriptures say this:
"And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." (Genesis 6:5)
That definitely sums up where the majority of earth is right now, and where my heart would be were it not for the Lord and His great mercy.


Just as God enabled me to make up my mind to flee sin and its lusts, I have made up my mind to continue to pray for this country. However, via this post and my daily living, I am also stating plainly to America and the world that I am on the Lord's side. I agree with Him and with His Destiny, Purpose, Plans, Definitions, and Directives over my life with every fiber of my being. He has girded and upheld my faith with His Wisdom - there is no blindness in me.  I know in Whom I have believed, and in Whom I believe, and in Whom always I will believe. The Lord God Jehovah, Father of my Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, is the Head of me and of my life now and forever.


I realize that many - if not all - of those who render such allegiance to God and His Christ will be killed for doing so.  With each passing day that encroaching reality reasserts itself.  But, friends, I would rather die than betray Him; I mean that with all of myself.  So I've asked Almighty God to enable me to keep my words and remain faithful to Him unto death that I will receive His Crown of Life.  How about you?


Now I feel better for plainly stating where I stand, and I rejoice in Christ Jesus over it all. Hallelujah! Amen!
 "Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy..." (Psalms 107:2)
Unashamedly blessing the Holy Name of Jesus,
DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Jesus' Feet: A Poem

"JESUS PAID IT ALL! ALL TO HIM I OWE!
Sin had left a crimson stain - He washed it white as snow."
(Elvina M. Hall, 1865. Copyright: Public Domain)

Today I was thinking on a conversation my mother and I had many years ago about all the Lord had done for us. (I know now that it was only the beginning of His myriad manifestations of blessing to our lives.) We talked about His joy and healing and His Goodness... about all He had bestowed in rescue and Wisdom, mercy, and recovery...

And then my mother gestured as if in Heaven on that very last "Day", and she tossed her right hand into the air and said, "and then we'll take our crowns and throw them at His feet."

Even all those years ago, my spirit-man leapt and tingled with affirmation.  Friends, I remember the impact her words had on me then, and they still rivet my soul and spirit - even greater and deeper - to the eternal, joyous anticipation of that marvelous Day; for Jesus paid it all, and all to HIM we owe.  Hallelujah!

Here's a poem the Lord gave me, inspired by the beautiful discourse mom and I shared which Daddy has thoughtfully and lovingly preserved in my memory:


JESUS' FEET
I'm looking forward to laying my crowns right at the Lord Jesus' feet.
He's paid it all and destroyed the wall that existed between God and me.

I'm looking forward to mocking and laughing the enemy fully to scorn.
God rescued my soul and returned what he stole right back to the time I was born!

O, Jesus the Christ, the True Lord of my life, I thank You for saving me!
It is my great pleasure to give You the crowns that say to the world I am free!

(Copyright © 2015 by Sharon Joy Palmer. All Rights Reserved.)

DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

We Must Learn to "Receive"

How many people are robbed by their own pride?  Folks like a single mom who can't afford to buy her young son a bicycle yet won't accept the gift of a bike from a generous neighbor.  Her reason?  "We don't take charity."

That's such a pity.

Yes, I know there are often other arrangements made to obtain such things; for example, the youngster might work the cost of the bike off in trade... that should be acceptable, right?  After all, it would allow the mother to "keep her pride", right?

Again, a huge pity.  For, worked out that way, the proud mother likely will never truly learn how to receive.  Subsequently as tragic is the likelihood that Junior - following mom's example - will also struggle with the concept.

Thankfully, God doesn't work that way.  In truth, if the human race had to "work off the price" of salvation, we'd all still be just as lost and hell-bound as we were before Christ's immeasurable, freeing sacrifice!

We didn't have to make an effort of equal value in order to receive salvation mainly because there is no "effort" we humans could possibly make to even come close to satisfying what God required.  Only Christ Jesus could pay the spotless, blameless, sinless price as Abba's sacrificial Lamb.

But, most important, I believe Abba orchestrated the salvation plan exactly to require mankind to shun pride and learn to "receive".  That's all it takes to step from darkness into light, isn't it?  God did all the work He had to do... all the work He could do; but the last part of the plan inextricably requires the humble agreement and cooperation of mankind, or else the power of redemption stands shining alone with Abba Father desperately waving the torch of humanity's only escape from Hell... to an empty stadium.

Beloved, salvation cannot be ours unless we receive it.  Neither can any other of God's mind-blowing plans for the fulfillment of our Destiny in Him. That's the simple, ineludible truth.

If you're heavy into giving and you honestly and absolutely love to give, think about what JOY would be robbed from your heart's storehouses if all those you desire to bless pridefully refused to receive? Like the silly parent who won't "take charity", their stiff-necked inclinations would leave you standing there, helpless and disheartened, unable to bless them in the manner you crave.  Talk about needless exasperation!  And all because a haughty principle is put in place ostensibly to "save face" of those in need and to "keep their dignity".

What a smelly crock...  for dignity is never born of pride.  Neither is bravery or freedom; for it is the Lord our God Who Authors of all of these virtues, and our God "resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." Therefore, only the earnest knee bowed and the humble hand outstretched to Daddy receives His unspeakable gift and stands reconciled and justified before Him.  Only the child-like servant walks into God's personalized Promised Land with his/her feet meekly placed on Daddy's feet.

Hallelujah!

Are you willing to turn your back on pride and humbly allow God to teach you how to receive?  My friends, I certainly pray so.  And for so great a thing the Godhead stands lovingly and eagerly waiting.


DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

50 Years and Counting... By God's Grace


I am 50 years old today.

As by now readers of Daddy's Girl know, even though my Gregorian birthday is May 25th, for the past few years I have celebrated my Hebrew birth date first and foremost, for it is the true date Abba designated (by His calendar) to bring me into the world.

On the Jewish calendar, I was born on the 23rd day of the month of Ziv (a.k.a. Iyar) in the Hebrew year 5725.  Like all days on the Jewish calendar, 23 Ziv falls on different dates on the Gregorian calendar each year, so I have to keep track of it.  This year, 23 Ziv (Iyar) is today.

I have had a wonderful Year of Jubilee and, when it started, I had no idea that it would conclude with the remarriage God had promised me.  It feels good being 50.  During time alone with the Lord, I thanked Him with tears for the mighty long way He has brought me.  We've come this way together - that's been the most important thing for me.  And even when I wasn't consciously "with" Him (during four backslidden years), He never left me.  Daddy's always with me - loving, planning, blessing, and keeping His promises.  His life and mine have mingled into a miracle and a masterpiece of His construction and orchestration, and the best is yet to come.

That's always the way with our Father, folks.  He just gets better and better and better.  As long as we trust and obey Him, nothing in existence can stop His blessings from overtaking us, for His promises indeed are "yes and amen".

Thank You, Father.  By Your grace and power, I am 50 years old today, and I'm smiling... ever smiling... in Jesus.

DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Our God HEARS and Answers Prayer

Whenever I pray specific prayers and then see their answers come to fruit, Holy Spirit focuses me on the truth that Abba hears me personally and specifically when I pray.  That sounds like a no-brainer, but what I mean is that God... Almighty God Who sits enthroned above every universe known (or unknown) to humanity looks right at me each time I offer prayers and bring petitions to Him. That level of intimacy blows me away.


I'm particularly recalling the night I sat at the end of my sofa beside a huge window in my living room and I talked to the Lord like I always do - as He graciously taught me - just as if He was sitting beside me in bodily form... as I would to a trusted friend.  That night I beseeched Him earnestly regarding the two serious relationships I've had with men; one marriage that failed and one near-marriage that also failed.  The two men were a lot alike.  I've realized that wherever I have gained God's authority due to deliverance and healing, God puts me in a place to minister that healing to a man. In other words, I always get a man who suffers with the same structures and protections from which God has delivered me.


For example, I'm tenacious against pride because once I was the poster-girl of it. There are still areas of pride Daddy exposes in me, for I am far from perfect, my friends. Also, I can detect gross fear in men because God has delivered me from being afraid of my own shadow - that's also an ongoing work within me.


In the past two relationships, I had great difficulty at times just getting along with each man. The marriage was especially hard - I needed deliverance from wounds incurred during it.  The second relationship had much fewer trials, but it ended tragically for me, and I again needed God's healing touch.


So, on the couch that night, I beseeched the Lord to please give me a man I could at least get along with while the various protections and structures are being exposed in us both. (Make no mistake, beloved, there are two sides to every relationship, and God is doing a "dual" work within every union.)


That's exactly what He did.


The marriage I now have has its pressure points and areas of protections and structures, BUT...


The love that my husband has for God and his extremely deep desire to know God's heart more closely and vividly has melted my fears and crushed all prideful inclinations within me.  This man wants two things in life, in this order:  The Godhead, and me.  For him, the rest is gravy; for him, learning more about God with me is all there is.  For me, that's a marvelous example in leadership and unconditional love. (I cover every word of this testimony with Christ's Blood.)


What's going on between us has brought me back to that night I sat praying alone.  It's caused me to realize more starkly than ever that, as I sat praying that night, Abba was looking right at me.  He heard every single word I said and understood the agony salted with my tears.  He determined (assuredly even before then) to answer me according to the earnest desire of my heart, and He blessed me with the marriage my soul has been seeking.  Amid everything, Daddy's plans to affect deliverance and healing within us both are being realized day by day.


Beloved, I unashamedly bless the Name of the Lord, for HE ALONE is the God Who specifically hears and answers prayer.


Amen.


DADDY'S GIRL




"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

My Favorite Place in God

I was sitting on my couch yesterday just "thinking" my love to the Lord - you know how that is - and as my eyes welled with tears, I realized I was entering my favorite place... God's heart.

Yahweh is my vision.  He is my soul and its answer to every situation. How can people live without God?  Well, the answer is they don't - they only exist outside of faith in Him. I understand what merely existing is about (like most - been there, done that), and it is not for me.

By God's great mercy, the things of this world have no meaning for me any longer; I have stolen myself away to my favorite places in God, and I visit them regularly.  My heart dwells in Heaven - its eternal name is "Heaven Dweller", and God is bringing that designation to life more and more.  Thank You, Jesus.

When I entered my favorite place yesterday, I was thinking about God's heart towards death.  Yahweh doesn't look lightly on the pain and sorrow caused by death; dying is no joke to Him.  Through Christ's shed Blood He has defeated the sting of death (sin) and separated His Beloved from its devastating hold forever.  Daddy's declaration over the earth and His dear children at the consummation of all things is the total destruction of death and its cohorts.  Our God hates death and dying; He entered into it only to save us because (through sin) we became its prisoners.  Make no mistake, my friends - death is NOT a part of life, it is an enemy of God and man, and it will not escape God's wrath:


"The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death." (1 Cor. 15:26)
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away."  (Rev. 21:4) 

The overwhelming love God feels for all of mankind cannot be experienced by us in fullness while we're connected to the flesh because it would kill us.  But the drops of powerful essence He readily and generously bestows are so rife with intoxicating good will and intensity I am riveted into compliance with His Perfect will and only desire to serve Him, obey Him, and love on Him for eternity.  He is altogether lovely, folks... and He is worthy.

Do you ever escape to your favorite places in God?  Which ones are they?  If you have not stood in the searing light of His heart's all-consuming affection, I recommend it more than anything.  Dare to stand amid the thunderings of love surrounding God's Throne and rapturously inhale the saturating, transforming fragrance of His heart's precious thoughts and desires concerning you. It is a place of unspeakable joy, beauty, honesty, obedience, shelter, peace, passion, courage, delight, security, and power for all who desire to dwell therein.  It is my very favorite place.

Amen.

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."(Romans 12:11b)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

A Personal Declaration of Thanks

Thank You, God, for saving my life last night.  I will not fully realize Your unstoppable provision until I get to Heaven.

You stopped that car - we could have died; there was nothing in our power to be done. But You, my Lord, looked at the death coming and proclaimed over  us, "Not So!"

HALLELUJAH!

Abba, if I was in the wrong place at the wrong time, I am sorry. That's a serious matter - that's an important thing.

I will re-set my mind to ask for every jot and tittle of Your will; I will not assume that I know what to do.

Thank You, God.  Thank You, my God, for saving my life last night. Your GREAT mercy found us and freed us from the gaping maw of death.  We escaped the fowler's snare, and our souls were preserved.

Blessed always be the Name of the Lord!

Amen.

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Parents Should Welcome the "New Thing" in God

Even after decades of service to Abba in a specific area, God can change the direction of the flow of ministry amid a generation, according to His will.

Parents, don't be upset or disheartened in any way if the "song" God gives your children to sing isn't the same as yours.  Just be glad they're serving Him and moving with the flow of His Spirit in these ever-changing times.

There's not a tool or invention of mankind that will ever take Daddy by surprise; He knows how to use all things to His glory (to bring human souls into intimate relationship with Him), and He can be trusted to guide your children with the same faithfulness with which He guided you.  The sovereign, almighty, and righteous attributes of His character are unchangeable.  Amen.

A generation of singers can suddenly bring forth writers hungry to share God's verbal expressions throughout creation via pen and paper.

Five generations of splendid craftsmen can give birth to passionate musicians, and from a breed of televangelists God can spawn a line of souls who desire only to foster His hospitality in the kitchens behind the scenes.

All that is born of Yahweh is holy, and all of it is blessed.

Beloved, our God IS originality and diversity... and He will bestow, impart, and powerfully enable His giftings and honorable abilities anywhere and any way and upon anyone He chooses in whatever timing He desires.

So if your kids aren't expressing their hearts for God in quite the same way to which you're accustomed, don't sweat it.  Let Daddy's will prevail.  If God's got a new thing in mind for them, rest assured, it is in that venue He will impart His passion.  As long as they're following hard after Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who came in the flesh, let them be a butcher, baker, or candlestick maker even if your family has never been involved in such things.  Allow God's Spirit to flow freshly through them in whatever way HE chooses, and be glad.


Here's to the "new thing" in God through Jesus the Christ,
DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Thursday, March 12, 2015

A Promise Fulfilled

I haven't been online posting much in the past weeks because God has brought a miracle to my life through one of His "suddenlies"...

I am married again.

I am still on my honeymoon at this writing, and my new husband and I are enjoying each other and the sincere, honest, heartfelt, joyous love the Godhead has established in our midst.

It's a miracle... a miraculous and marvelous, wondrous answer to prayer, and a mega-promise made by God to me literally years and years ago (after the heartbreak of divorce) has been fulfilledHALLELUJAH!


God is good, Saints, and so much more than that!

To those of you who've put your hope in God alone all I can say is you've got it in the right place.  Keep hoping.  Keep watching.  Keep praying in faith believing His promises, for what He's done for this grateful daughter He'll do for ALL HIS SONS AND DAUGHTERS who believe...

... for He is faithful.

God bless y'all!


(Mrs.) DADDY'S GIRL  =0)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Tried and True

It's important to remember that when we ask Abba to affect change in our lives, and He does it, we will then be tried in that same place to build testimony and to increase our trust in Him.

I once heard Joyce Meyer give an excellent analogy in this regard, saying that the road worthiness of a repaired or replaced bicycle tire can only be proven once it is re-subjected to road conditions and "tried" under pressure.  Amen.  The owner must hop on and take it down the same roads upon which it blew out so that its new-found fitness can be demonstrated.

The same holds true concerning us with God.

Whenever the Father delivers me from temptation or bondage of a recurring sin, an issue of unforgiveness, or the myriad misconceptions of pride... invariably He will allow the same circumstance to come before my face later on to see how I handle it.  Often to my utter amazement and joy (even under the same circumstances)  those areas swept clean and filled by Daddy show forth no more malice, mischief, or malfunction but only the covering love of God.  When that happens and I, like David, seek diligently for the place of evil that used to exist but find it not, I look to Abba and, through the voice of His precious Holy Spirit, I hear Him say... "See what I've done?"  Then, like Vanna White He waves His tender hand gracefully over the cleansed area and says with a smile, "Am I not faithful?" Praise His Holy Name.

Probably my favorite portion of it all is that, once His change in me is proved worthy by trial, the same God Who fixed me rewards me for obediently responding to the work of His own hands! (Who wouldn't serve a God like that?)

My friends, tell me, who is like unto our God? His gentle, powerful lessons learned and applied to life will take us most assuredly from earth to Heaven.  But never is a change or repair made by Him that isn't also tried within us to show forth its strength and the reliability of His healing hands. So, beloved, be at peace in that knowledge when the time of trying comes. Hallelujah!

God bless you.


DADDY'S GIRL




"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Come Up Higher

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Holy Spirit's our Helper; if you want to "go higher" in the Lord, ask for His help.  He will cause Abba's will to be revealed to you so that you can meet Him on the plain He intends.  Remember that going higher in Christ requires greater obedience and greater sacrifice; more focus on the things of Daddy's Spirit and Kingdom, and much less on the world at hand.

Reach up and out to the Father of us all through His Spirit dwelling in you; He knows what level you're on and how to bring you up higher.  Do you want to go?  It's on my heart today to ask this, because our transformation requires our willingness to be transitioned from status quo to something new by God's definition.  Otherwise, we will go to our "familiar" places waiting for God to fellowship with us, but God won't be there.  Friend, He'll be standing on a level above you with hands outstretched, beckoning you to come higher; and you must not be afraid.  My prayers are with you. Don't be afraid to trust Him, beloved; trust Him, take His hand, and come up higher, in Jesus' Name!

Let's praise Him in prayer...

[Oh, my Father, You are the most important Person, place, and thing to us!  You are our passion and our fascination.  True ecstasy lies not only in being constantly amazed by You but in being more intimately acquainted with You, day by day. That's what we want, for You are our life's infilling and overflowing; You are the everlasting and Eternal God.  Through faith in Your Son Jesus the Christ, we call upon Holy Spirit to put our hand in Yours and take us higher!  In Christ's sweet and precious Name we pray, praise, and thank You.  Amen.]

Taking His hand always,
DADDY'S GIRL


"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Choose to Win





It's a wonderful thing to be in a state of heightened faith in the Lord. You feel yourself an impregnable warrior because you are... because God's faith surrounds you and it is faith that makes you whole, well, fruitful, blessed, prosperous, and strong. His faith gives you joy, His joy gives you strength. My faith has been heightened in the Lord, and I am well. I pray you are well, too.

Don't turn your back on faith, turn your face toward it and simply say to the Lord that you choose to have faith, you choose to have hope, you choose to believe that what He has promised He is also able to perform and will perform. Then hold on to that faith and all its fortifying fruit with all of your might; you'll surely please God thereby!


Choose to believe and smile and have joy and strength; choose to do so from the depths of your heart. Choose to be invincible in stunning faith and belief in Him.  As His child, God has already put you in the winner's circle, my friend; so accept and receive the spectacular garland of His faithfulness draped victoriously around your neck, and REJOICE!

Choose to receive the promises; choose to win.
 

DADDY'S GIRL

"... fervent in spirit, serving the Lord."
(Romans 12:11b)