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October 2017

New Devotions Contributor

Valley news logoI'm excited to share that I am the new Devotions Writer at The Valley News. The Valley Newspaper is a local paper serving the Temecula/Murrieta valley and beyond. It has been in circulation longer than I have lived in the area. Twenty plus years. 

It is with deep gratitude and love that I offer the devotions from my prayer time to share with the residents of our beautiful valley. I love my town and the people of faith who live with me, next to me and I pray my words bring hope and the love of God to your heart!

Watch for the devotions in the paper and let me know you saw it there. Save me a copy too! Hugs, Lynn

 

The Climate of Shalom

By Lynn Donovan 

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
 — Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)
 

In this world you will face fear, pain, struggles, trauma and an abundance of difficulties. But, you the chosen one of God, be of great cheer, filled with the Shalom of heaven. Walk every day in supernatural, unexplained joy and peace of the Kingdom! For I have overcome this world of struggle for you. I hold the Key of David and beckon. I open the gates of peace and you are welcomed.

Today surrender your questions of why. Give unto me your need for explanation. Place into my scarred hands your disappointment, offense, fear, failures and broken dreams. Today, for this day, step into the climate of Shalom and truly live in My peace. Receive My love that redeems your heart from the fears of the world. My perfect love casts our all fear, doubt and strife.

It is our Father’s good pleasure to give you the keys to the Kingdom. Step into Shalom and feel My love. My love and joy will empower you to love others with a full heart, free from fear and worry.

Hallelujah!!!!! 

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. —John Chapter 16:33

Father God, today, I step into your perfect peace. I give you my need to know “why.” I will stand on the faithfulness of your Presence in my life. You said you will never leave me nor forsake me. This is where I choose to live today. I receive Your blessings of perfect peace over my mind, heart, body, will and emotions. I am covered by the blood of Jesus. I choose to walk in Your love and truth. In Jesus name. AMEN

*****

Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Typical Reaction To Transition

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comWhat happens to most of us during transition?

  • Fear
  • Confusion
  • Uncertainty
  • Anxiety as our minds whirl and thousand miles a minute trying to conceive every kind of possible situation and the outcome.

What do we do when a transition is thrust upon us? When it wasn’t what we wanted, isn’t God’s will, or we are forced into change unwillingly?

Unforeseen and unwelcomed transitions such as divorce, fired, accident, illness.

What do we do?

Get with God.

Be raw. Be real. He can handle it. Tell Him you don’t like it. Be alone in prayer with God. Take walks and talk to Him. Get alone and tell Him you are afraid or you don’t understand and that you are at a loss of where to go next.

Be careful not to accuse God. God is our good father. And over my many years of faith life I’ve discovered that all the difficulty in my life has always come at the hands of the demonic. God never sets us up to hurt us but the devil will use everyone and anyone to further his work of destruction.

Read the Psalms. Read until you find the passage that is the cry of your heart. The verses that speak: “That’s my need. That’s my heart song.” Cry it out to God. It’s okay to tell Him you are angry but then ask His hand to begin the forgiveness process. Ask Him to heal you of your anger, disappointment. Ask him to stay close to you.

My brothers and sisters, in your greatest loss is something unexpected and utterly fantastic. It is an invitation. The devil is poised and waiting for you to turn away from God, accuse Him. OR in a difficult moment or season we can turn to God fully, tell Him we don’t understand. We can resolve the pain and loss with Him and reconcile to receive His peace.

Where you have your greatest loss is something hidden. What the enemy meant for evil is an invitation for your greatest victory. Because around the corner is the miraculous. It’s new levels of encounters, new levels of answered prayer and your authority over the very thing meant to harm you now becomes your conquered ground and you are then empowered to help others to become free! Hallelujah!

Loss is pain. It’s disappointment and fear but it’s also a divine invitation. It is the gateway to beginning to a new level of intimacy, new levels of anointing, it is the very path to holy ground of miraculous victory and the divine. It is your invitation into your destiny.

AMAZING. Thank you Jesus, that You redeem and restore all things. AMEN

*****

Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


Transition and Enemy Opposition

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comOne more component of a Godly transition: ENEMY OPPOSITION. Following a weird and closing season of September, then stepping into new fantastic assignment in October then led to full on warfare every November.

November would bring with it traumatic and dramatic events into my personal life. I would experience changes in my relationships, sin, or some kind of event that at times would send me reeling. I could be incapacitate for months as I would try to climb out of the pit or out from under the attack of the enemy.

Example: I faced down a recurring addiction in November of 2007, my husband, did in fact, lose his job. That season was upheaval on steroids. Every November something difficult would rise up. I became so aware of the impending trauma around the corner that I wrote a note in my Daily Bible to begin praying against it.

Many years ago, I remember that I asked a woman in my Bible study who was wiser and more mature than me as to why this was happening. She said perhaps the question isn’t why. But to pray: Lord, make be able to endure.

A few years ago, God said, FORGET THAT. You don’t have to endure the bashing of the enemy. Start renouncing its power over you. Do not come into agreement that you will be assaulted. Take up my power and shield and command opposition away from your life and those you love.

WOW, THAT STRATEGY WORKED!

Transitions will occur at any time of the year, but I ask you to step into awareness because God gives fantastic assignments to His people in this season and you will be fully prepared to walk into them in victory!

Next week: Typical responses to transitions and how to process change with the Lord!

Love you... Live boldly! Live with Hope! Expect Great changes this month! Woo Hoo, Hugs, Lynn

*****

Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer


New Commissioning! October!

For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland. —Isaiah 43:19

image from www.spirituallyunequalmarriage.comGod is awakening the church, the BRIDE, to arise into their true identity, calling and into their power and authority. In order to do this, we must surrender old places, old faces, and every detractor that keeps us from God’s positioning. We have an irrevocable and diving calling but often old wine skins must be tossed and then we are ready for the new assignments, rolls and the divine. I will share in a minute how to walk through release and difficult transitions well.

  • God decrees new assignments.

I also believe He releases His people into new assignments for the year or SEASON. God moves in this season. He has taken an account of the past year and measured our life against the book that is written in heaven. He then will assign us to new work, new growth in faith, new ministry, new relationships. And the season is then sealed with words that I can imagine sound like this:

SO BE IT!

This is the season where some of the most spectacular events of my life have occurred.

In this season in my past in October, I signed my first book contract. My husband finally had an interview to be hired a year later.

And in my faith life OCTOBER 12, 2012 my entire faith life altered when I experienced an encounter with God. (A story for another day. It’s way loooong.) October of 2013 I experienced an open vision of Jesus, the Glorified Prince on His white horse. Whoa!

  • God releases us into new areas to be conquered, experienced and overcome.

God closes out old seasons and opens us up to new ones. Many of our transitions are truly ordained and orchestrated in heaven.

So, think for a minute, can you recall experiencing some kind of major shift in your life around this time period? Interesting?

*****

Today, I will pray with purpose, power and belief, using the Word with conviction, confidence and finally with unfailing courage. I will not relent or give up or give in. I will stand for goodness, honesty, integrity, and truth. I will love lavishly and forgive easily. I will offer hope and a hand to those who I can help, and I will always and forever remain loyally in love with my Jesus.

This is my high and holy calling, and I will believe nothing less. In the name of Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!!!

PRAY WITH POWER AND AUTHORITY:

Winning Them With Prayer: by, Lynn Donovan

Winning Them With Prayer