Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/04/2015

God Our Shepherd

iuby Hazel Straub

God is our shepherd and has promised that we will not lack. He guides and leads us into good pasture and to still water. There are times when he asks us to take a step of faith and move from our old pasture, following him into the unfamiliar. We have to trust him for excellent provision, as we leave the familiar. We must leave procrastination and loving doing things our way.

Many times we miss out on our blessings because we refuse to leave the familiar and follow his voice into unknown territory. When we listen and follow his voice, abundant provision above what we could imagine is ours. His presence goes with us and we can handle difficulty with ease, resting in his love. We leave the past behind us and have room to receive the precious gifts he has for us today.

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/03/2015

Irritants Become Pearls

iu-1by Hazel Straub

When others rub you the wrong way, God uses them as sandpaper to refine you and smooth your rough edges. Often the thing that irritates the most, show things inside of you. Thank God for irritants, as they are the catalyst for becoming more like Christ.

Mollusks produce pearls from sand and other irritants that get trapped inside their shell.  The pearl is highly prized and valuable. Those things that are difficult, often turn into things of great beauty. Rejoice!

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/02/2015

God Fights Your Battles

iuby Hazel Straub

Fearful and worried about the opposition coming against you? Do you feel the odds look dismal, for your victory? Take heart, God fights your battles. The country of Judah had three countries declare war on them and a vast army marched against them. The king reacted, by calling the country to fast food and pray, seeking God, as they had no way in the natural, to protect themselves. They asked God to intervene on their behalf and he responded to them.

“The Lord says, ‘Don’t be afraid! Don’t be paralyzed by this mighty army! For the battle is not yours, but God’s! Tomorrow, go down and attack them! You will find them coming up the slopes of Ziz at the end of the valley that opens into the wilderness of Jeruel. But you will not need to fight! Take your places; stand quietly and see the incredible rescue operation God will perform for you, O people of Judah and Jerusalem! Don’t be afraid or discouraged! Go out there tomorrow, for the Lord is with you!’” (2 Chronicles 20:15b-17 TLB)

The  king told the people to believe the Lord. A choir led the army praising, worshipping and thanking God. At the sound of their worship, the Lord intervened and gave them victory over their enemies. The enemy turned on each other and killed everyone. When Judah arrived, all they saw were dead bodies. It took Judah three days, to carry all the plunder of jewels, money and clothing. On the fourth day, they praised the Lord and renamed the place, Valley of Blessing. They had rest from all their enemies because the Lord had fought their battle. What looked like certain defeat, ended in tremendous victory.

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He fights your battles, when you seek him with thankful worship and praise. Your biggest battle turns into the greatest victory and blessing! Rejoice!

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/01/2015

Time Of Realignment And Change

eagle-baby-in-nestby Hazel Straub

Has the pressure on you increased? Your way difficult and tempted to quit? Congratulations! God is preparing you for a promotion. The season has changed and the new is uncomfortable. This causes you to listen with an open heart and move in the direction that God directs. Old habits and ways of dealing with your circumstances do not work and it causes you to cry out to God, for relief and new strategies. This is your time of realignment, so you are in the right place, at the right time.

Eagles build nests for their young on high tree branches and on ridges. Although the parent eagles feed their young, when the fledglings get bigger feathers that make them capable of flying, they begin to venture from the nest. Eventually, the eaglets learn to fly and hunt on their own, learning from their parents. It is the same way for us. We live in a protected environment but it’s time to leave the nest and learn greater skills that will enable us to soar on the winds and go to new vistas. Although transition may present difficulties, go beyond our conceptions and catch God’s vision for our lives. Soar like an eagle and enjoy your time of leaving the comfortable nest!

Persist and see your harvest!

May we never tire of doing what is good and right before our Lord because in His season we shall bring in a great harvest if we can just persist. (Galatians 6:9 VOICE)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/30/2015

People Pleaser Or God Pleaser?

iuby Hazel Straub

Many times we have to choose whether we will please people to gain their approval or trust God. Checking with God first and following him does not make one popular. Compromise results, when we give performances, in a futile attempt to gain approval and applause. Popularity never lasts because the standards of the crowd always changes. People pleasing ends in a lack of respect for one’s self, disdain from others and chasing the wind.

King Saul was the people’s choice. He was tall and handsome and looked like a king. (1 Samuel 8-10) Unfortunately, his character was not well-formed. His fear was losing  man’s approval, instead of God’s blessing. This attitude resulted in his losing God’s approval and favor for ruling Israel. People pleasing turned into a lifestyle of pride and rebellion against God because he let his flesh rule and ignored the spiritual leadership of God. His rule ended in defeat with the loss of his life, his family, and popularity.

King Saul’s kingdom was given to “a man after God’s own heart,” King David, who gave God all his heart in worship. Although he was not perfect, he focused on pleasing God. King David turned to God in humbleness, when he sinned. His reliance and trust was in God not his own importance. God blessed and preserved King David, with Jesus our Redeemer, descending from him.

If you fear other people, you are walking into a dangerous trap;
but if you trust in the Eternal, you will be safe. (Proverbs 29:25 VOICE)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/29/2015

Daddy God’s Love

iurby Hazel Straub

Our magnificent Daddy God strengthens you by his Spirit, as you open your heart’s door to him, changing you with his extravagant love. Your roots anchor deep in the rich soil, of his unconditional love and drink living water. New revelation of this awesome love, melts the stubbornness, rebellion and pride, leaving a warm, supple pliable heart that yields to the heartbeat of Daddy God.

Daddy God, your love transforms and changes my viewpoint. Oh, the matchless love of Jesus that pursues and gives without measure. Today, we lift grateful hearts in worship to you. Praise the mighty name of Jesus and his transforming blood that purchases our forgiveness!

And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts, living within you as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love; and may you be able to feel and understand, as all God’s children should, how long, how wide, how deep, and how high his love really is; and to experience this love for yourselves, though it is so great that you will never see the end of it or fully know or understand it. And so at last you will be filled up with God himself. (Ephesians 3;17-19 TLB)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/28/2015

Embrace The New!

iurby Apostle Gabriel Cross

You can’t experience the Glory of the new,  until you quit rehearsing the past and over indulging in the moves of the old. Thank God for what he did back then but embrace the new and greater Glory he is releasing upon your life. Whatever your circumstances today, I decree your latter shall be greater!

In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the Lord by the prophet Haggai, saying, Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,
Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for I am with you, saith the Lord of hosts: According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.

For thus saith the Lord of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land; And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the Lord of hosts. The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the Lord of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:1-9 KJV)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/27/2015

Fear Or Faith In God

Camas Prairie at Sunset, Idaho, USAby Hazel Straub

Fear or faith develops where we make the biggest investment. When we believe a negative word, fear grabs and pulls us down. Our faith and trust in God must grow bigger than fear.

In the natural, we have tests and due to a failure, think that devastation is our portion. We have to decide if we will exist in the ruins or turn to God and grab hold of him and his promises. One failure does not have to ruin the rest of our lives. The choice is life or death. Live with the fear of lack or choose to trust that God will provide for all of our needs. Fear causes us to become self-absorbed, which ruins relationships and causes us to run from difficulty because the natural circumstances seem difficult.

Remain where God placed you. Rather than thinking, “How can I get out of this?” Choose to think, “What can I learn from this?” Fear robs us of peace but faith and trust in God strengthens us. God gives us new beginnings, is faithful and supernaturally provides for us. Turn to God who is your help and strength and never fails you. Believe, trust and have faith in God not the circumstances. He is your shield and blessing.

Later Yahweh spoke his word to Abram in a vision. He said,
“Abram, don’t be afraid.
I am your shield.
Your reward will be very great.” (Genesis 15:1 NOG)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/26/2015

Yahweh My Light

photoby Hazel Straub

Yahweh, my covenant keeping God
My light who casts out all darkness
My deliverer from danger and bondage
My health and giver of vibrant life

My peace, wholeness and harmony
My bestower of blessing through Christ
My confident hope in whom I trust
My Savior, Redeemer, Almighty God

My strength and giver of endurance
My help, refuge and stronghold
My heart, protector and comforter
My fear reliever who loves me forever

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 04/25/2015

Daddy God Loves His Wonderful Child

iuby Hazel Straub

My wonderful child, I love you with an uncontrollable love and I am wild and zany about you. No man can contain my love for you. Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you and made you uniquely special. You are my royal treasure, in whom I delight. You, my precious child, I honor and give my life. My hand of blessing and favor rests on you, as I come before you on bended knee bearing gifts.

It is my greatest joy to spend time with you, my precious child. You bring a sparkle to my eyes and a big smile to my lips. While gazing on you my dearest, you ravish and enthrall my heart. Special dear child, you cause my heart to leap with joy. Songs of delight and love, I sing over you. Snuggle close, and receive my love. Forgiven and much-loved! Receive!

Gigantic Hugs and butterfly kisses,
Daddy God

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