Sunday, September 15, 2013

Don't Lose YOUR Voice

A while ago someone praying over me told me that I was getting back the voice that I had lost.  I didn't understand what she meant at the time so I filed it away and asked God about it every so often.

This morning I heard Pastor Mark Redner teaching about taking dominion over things, situations and circumstances and the light bulb went off.

Somehow, through discouragement I had allowed myself to quit walking by faith.  The Bible says that we are supposed to walk by faith and not by sight but can I tell you that sometimes your sight can overwhelm your faith?

I never would have thought it could happen to me, but it can, even to seasoned faith talker like me.

The accusations of people, the niggling thoughts about nothing's changing, the self doubts that the enemy plays in your head all attack the promises and destiny that God has for you.

We need to be ever vigilant to take those negative thoughts captive and to make the effort to hang out with other people of like mind.  An analogy that fits is, 'one coal by itself will soon go out but many coals together keep each other burning.'

We are in a real war.  I need, we need to act like soldiers.  As difficult as that can be we need to remember that we are bought with a very high price and we are not our own.

"Calling things that be not as though we are" is not a habit  that we can let slide.  If we ever want things to change we have to keep on doing the things that have brought us this far.

The other thing that Pastor pointed out that I thought was really appropriate was that we can't wait for our friends or family to get fixed before we go on with God.  As tough as it is we have to let them wallow in the  pigsty if that's what they choose to do.  You can only hold your hand out so long before you'll get a crick in your back.  If they are that insistant that they want to live their lives the way they choose-- then that's their choice.  We have to honor that freedom to choose and move on with our lives.

Is it difficult to do this?  You bet! Especially with family members!  All we can do is keep decreeing the promises of God over their lives and bind the enemy and leave them with the Father.  That's what faith does.  

Nothing is worth sacrificing your fellowship with the Lord. Nothing.  Without him we are nothing and apart from him we can do nothing! (John 15:  )

On that note I got out my  thankful confessions this afternoon and started speaking them out loud.  Hallelujah!  Do you know that I've seen lots of breakthroughs  because of these confessions?  Yes.... it's really true.  Someone once said, "We make our habits, then our habits make us."  I want good habits, so I can leave a legacy of encouraging words, videos and people healed and delivered.

Impossible?  Nope!  Nothing is impossible for God!  He loves impossible situations!  It's his opportunity to shine brightly in your life.

So What do you think?  Has anyone or anything stolen your voice for a season?  Are there promises of God that you have put on the shelf?  I hope I've encouraged you to take all the land that God has promised you!

For Meditation:
Heb. 6:12 ... "Be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises."
Gal. 6:9 "Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not faint."
 Isaiah 40: 29-31"He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.  Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." 
"So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised" (Heb 10:35-36)

Have a great day with Him!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Thursday, September 12, 2013


I have heard a lot of stuff in my fifty years and I have seen a lot of stuff go wrong in relationships.

I have seen seemingly good relationships fall apart for the most minimal reasons that became mountains somehow.

Because I value relationships above money I have watched and learned a few things to protect relationships.  Here's one big tip...

When you go on a trip or a joint venture with someone before the end of it always ask if the money obligations are satisfied.  You do not want them walking away feeling used or shortchanged.   My friend was really good about that and I so appreciated her bringing up that sensitive topic.

You see, I made the mistake of going on a holiday with someone and wrongly assumed that they would bring money to cover their share of the motel, food, gas and some spending money.  What a shock when I found out that she didn't bring a cent!  Spent her money before the trip no less!

So now I know to communicate more, rather than less.   This can be very difficult especially if the other person is 'too busy' for you.... but you have to try.

When a friend was planning on going on a 3 week holiday with two of her  friends I suggested that she discuss in advance what the itinerary was going to be, how many events they wanted to take in, who was going to drive and how the expenses were going to be paid for.   After the trip my friend phoned and thanked me many times for that piece of advice because the trip was great, there were no headaches and their friendships were still intact.

You see,  some people have the idea that Christianity doesn't affect their spending habits  They are Christians, all right-- they just haven't gotten a revelation about kingdom priorities.

In the Kingdom of God we are warned not to cause  any of God's little ones to stumble.  God values you and I --not money.

If you are on the receiving end of some financial abuse... take heart!  God hears your cry and he will pay you back.

That's not to excuse the other person's behavior.   They will end up having to retake the test another time.  Your priority is to keep your heart clean before the Lord.  That's a big enough assignment!

I hope this tip saves you some grief.  I am still learning of course and I welcome your feed back.

Have a great day with HIM!
Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson

Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Voice of the Father

I always wondered what the Father's voice would sound like when I actually heard it.  I have been pressing into worship and seen lots of stuff in visions of God.  As I've gotten closer to the throne room of Heaven I've been wondering when I would get to hear his Voice.

There is so much music in Heaven.... it takes a bit of getting used to.  Everything is singing.  Even inanimate objects have a song resonating in them.  If I pause and stand and focus on the music I can see the notes appear in the air.  Amazing stuff.

Anyhow, I was getting stuck in the groups of worshipers that wait their turn in front of the throne level.  They are all so excited to be able to worship at the throne in Heaven.  I remember saying, 'help' in my head and all of a sudden I had a back stage pass in my hand and in a blink I was behind the throne area.

Now when I worship it's like I go to the back of the throne area immediately and there are all these angels and living creatures on that level.  There's a huge angel with wings that are at least 10 ft long at the top of the dais and he's curled his wing around me a time or two-- when the glory got to intense for me to stand in it.

Lately, I've been getting closer and I keep seeing this angel that's glowing with fire all over him.  When he moves fast he leaves a trail of fire.  He's looking at me and then looking back over his shoulder to the Father. I know he's got something for me.  I just know it!  He's waiting for the right moment.

Anyhow.... I was watching the Father intently and he was motionless, sitting on the throne.  I was awestruck with his majesty and power. I thought to myself, "All I want to do was to sit and watch him run the comos."

I heard Holy Spirit talk to me and I said, "I love you Holy Spirit but I'd really like to hear the Father's voice." and He said, "I am the Father's Voice."

I pondered that and then Holy Spirit said, "When you hear me, You are hearing the Father."

How amazing is that?  The most powerful, creative, awesome being in the universes and He's talking to me!!!

Every time we hear Holy Spirit we are hearing Father God cause he is God's voice.

Let's pray:  Lord we treasure you!   Help us to always be able to hear and discern your lovely voice.  Awaken us in the morning with your sweet songs and put us to bed in the evening hearing your precious, precious words of love.  Yell at us it we are going to mess up our lives and give us ears to hear and a receptive, humble heart to obey what you say. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen!

Big hugs,
Brenda Gale Thompson