Who’s Your Governor?

Romans 8:4 (AMP)

So that the righteous and just requirement of the Law might be fully met in us who live and move not in the ways of the flesh but in the ways of the Spirit [our lives governed not by the standards and according to the dictates of the flesh, but controlled by the Holy Spirit].

 Lately, I have been giving much consideration to my responses to the varied situations in my life. I have been listening to what I am saying, what I am thinking and how I am processing. The reason why is because the Holy Spirit has convicted my heart about lawlessness. I had been reading about the great apostasy in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, when I began to see that lawlessness is a sure sign of the Anti-Christ.

As I read about the end times, I began to question where in my life do I allow lawlessness to operate. Being born again, I have the spirit of Christ Jesus in me, and I am new creation, my spirit is alive, but there are still places in my soul  and in my thinking that need to be transformed by the renewing of my mind. Places in my emotions that I allow myself freedom to exalt what I think and what I feel above what I know God’s Word says. My natural tendency is to think things because I feel things, or see things and to do so without rules. If I feel it, it is natural and normal right? However, what I am finding is that tendency leads to actions, words and thoughts that glorify and exalt myself. My view point changes from what honors God to what justifies me.  I become self focused and then I find myself fighting God for ownership and rule of me. This is never a good place! Thank God, that His plan for me and for all of us, is to give us the perfect governor……..His precious Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 10:16Amplified Bible (AMP)

16 This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding),

17 He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.

God first wrote the His law on the Ten Commandments, stones that where outside of me, but now He writes them on my heart! He has given me the ability in my inmost thoughts and understanding to know Him, obey Him and please Him. Not only that, He then says, that He will remember no more, my sins and lawbreaking! Halleluiah! Praise God!

This means, that as I am learning to allow the Holy Spirit to govern me, making huge lawless mistakes, I can trust Him to help me. As I seek Him, I can trust Him to bring to my attention the places in my life that I am not choosing to allow the Holy Spirit to govern, but also the places I am. I need to see both.

So, this morning I woke up with the question of “Who is my Governor?”  God has given me authority but unless I let His perfect governor govern it, I will make a complete mess of it. I set my heart to allow the dominion of “ME” to completely and totally governed by His Holy Spirit.   Hmmm…..sounds so good, but how can let those words actually be a reality in my life and not be just a good intention?

Read His Word

Think His Word

Speak His Word

Act His Word

Plain and simple, I must ask God to help me understand Gal 5:22-23,


and Galatians 5:19-21.


I must humble myself to allow the Holy Spirit to tweak and redefine all of these things for me. I always want God’s definition instead of my opinion, but in order to receive that I must ask. This is what allowing the Holy Spirit to govern my life looks like for me. I am learning to acknowledge what I feel or think, but not to stop there. I must also bring it to the Lord for redefining. For surely, my ideas of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self control are colored by my experiences. The next step is to be open to that redefining. This is where lawlessness comes in for me. I don’t allow the redefining. I am so caught up in the emotions of the moments, that I justify my ungodly responses. I don’t take responsibility at all but blame it all on the situation or other person.  I find myself operating in “worldly wisdom” :

James 3:13-15

14 But if you have bitter jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry, selfish ambition) in your hearts, do not pride yourselves on it and thus be in defiance of and false to the Truth.

15 This [superficial] wisdom is not such as comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual (animal), even devilish (demoniacal).

16 For wherever there is jealousy (envy) and contention (rivalry and selfish ambition), there will also be confusion (unrest, disharmony, rebellion) and all sorts of evil and vile practices.

I am learning to pause, to humble my heart,  to take up the responsibility of turning over the governing of me and the situation I am in,  to the Holy Spirit. In my moment of trial or even in moments of blessing I am seeing a change. When I stop to ask God to redefine the moment I am in, He opens my eyes to see clearly and correctly. I then am able to discern the correct choice and then a Godly response comes forth. When I ask for His wisdom, He gives it.


This is what His wisdom looks like:

James 3:17

17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peaceloving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity.

I am making a concerted effort to seek the Lord, to trust Him to govern my life. Also to be open to His redefining, even when I don’t agree or understand. As I go into this day, I do so with the faith that the Holy Spirit is my Governor. As Governor, He has absolute authority in me and through me. He governs my words, my thoughts, my actions. He governs my pace, my timing and my agenda. The Holy Spirit helps me to maintain God’s course by filling me according to the demand of the load that I face. So, no matter what, I have all that I need, in the moment I need it.

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How would you like to receive a fresh anointing? by Rick Renner ~Sparkling Gems


Sparkling Gems

How Would You Like To Receive a Fresh Anointing?

…I shall be anointed with fresh oil. — Psalm 92:10


How would you like to receive a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit on your life today? If your answer is yes, why don’t you go before the Great Anointer and allow Him to give you that fresh anointing? This is precisely what David was referring to when he said, “…I shall be anointed with fresh oil” (Psalm 92:10). Continue reading “How would you like to receive a fresh anointing? by Rick Renner ~Sparkling Gems”


“My ALL and ALL” 28 June 2014

“Three times I called upon the Lord and besought [Him] about this and begged that it might depart from me; But He said to me, My grace (My favor and lovingkindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for MY strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will ALL the more gladly glory in my weakness and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me.”

Continue reading ““My ALL and ALL” 28 June 2014″


Proverbs 31 Challenge ~ Chapter 31


Proverbs 31

Amplified Bible (AMP)

31 The words of Lemuel king of Massa, which his mother taught him:

What, my [a]son? What, son of my womb? What [shall I advise you], son of my vows and dedication to God?

Give not your strength to [loose] women, nor your ways to those who and that which ruin and destroy kings.

It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to desire strong drink,

Lest they drink and forget the law and what it decrees, and pervert the justice due any of the afflicted.

Give strong drink [as medicine] to him who is ready to pass away, and wine to him in bitter distress of heart.

Let him drink and forget his poverty and [seriously] remember his want and misery no more.

Open your mouth for the dumb [those unable to speak for themselves], for the rights of all who are left desolate and defenseless;

Open your mouth, judge righteously, and administer justice for the poor and needy.

10 A capable, intelligent, and [b]virtuous woman—who is he who can find her? She is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls.

11 The heart of her husband trusts in her confidently and relies on and believes in her securely, so that he has no lack of [honest] gain or need of [dishonest] spoil.

12 She comforts, encourages, and does him only good as long as there is life within her.

13 She seeks out wool and flax and works with willing hands [to develop it].

14 She is like the merchant ships loaded with foodstuffs; she brings her household’s food from a far [country].

15 She rises while it is yet night and gets [spiritual] food for her household and assigns her maids their tasks.

16 She considers a [new] field before she buys or accepts it [expanding prudently and not courting neglect of her present duties by assuming other duties]; with her savings [of time and strength] she plants fruitful vines in her vineyard.

17 She girds herself with strength [spiritual, mental, and physical fitness for her God-given task] and makes her arms strong and firm.

18 She tastes and sees that her gain from work [with and for God] is good; her lamp goes not out, but it burns on continually through the night [of trouble, privation, or sorrow, warning away fear, doubt, and distrust].

19 She lays her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She opens her hand to the poor, yes, she reaches out her filled hands to the needy [whether in body, mind, or spirit].

21 She fears not the snow for her family, for all her household are doubly clothed in scarlet.

22 She makes for herself coverlets, cushions, and rugs of tapestry. Her clothing is of linen, pure and fine, and of purple [such as that of which the clothing of the priests and the hallowed cloths of the temple were made].

23 Her husband is known in the [city’s] gates, when he sits among the elders of the land.

24 She makes fine linen garments and leads others to buy them; she delivers to the merchants girdles [or sashes that free one up for service].

25 Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future [the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it]!

26 She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].

27 She looks well to how things go in her household, and the bread of idleness (gossip, discontent, and self-pity) she will not eat.

28 Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied); and her husband boasts of and praises her, [saying],

29 [c]Many daughters have done virtuously, nobly, and well [with the strength of character that is steadfast in goodness], but you excel them all.

30 Charm and grace are deceptive, and beauty is vain [because it is not lasting], but a woman who reverently and worshipfully fears the Lord, she shall be praised!

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates [of the city]!


Proverbs 31 Challenge ~ Chapter 7


Proverbs 7

Amplified Bible (AMP)

7 My son, keep my words; lay up within you my commandments [for use when needed] and treasure them.

Keep my commandments and live, and keep my law and teaching as the apple (the pupil) of your eye.

Bind them on your fingers; write them on the tablet of your heart.

Say to skillful and godly Wisdom, You are my sister, and regard understanding or insight as your intimate friend—

That they may keep you from the loose woman, from the adventuress who flatters with and makes smooth her words.

For at the window of my house I looked out through my lattice.

And among the simple (empty-headed and emptyhearted) ones, I perceived among the youths a young man void of good sense,

Sauntering through the street near the [loose woman’s] corner; and he went the way to her house

In the twilight, in the evening; night black and dense was falling [over the young man’s life].

10 And behold, there met him a woman, dressed as a harlot and sly and cunning of heart.

11 She is turbulent and willful; her feet stay not in her house;

12 Now in the streets, now in the marketplaces, she sets her ambush at every corner.

13 So she caught him and kissed him and with impudent face she said to him,

14 Sacrifices of peace offerings were due from me; this day I paid my vows.

15 So I came forth to meet you [that you might share with me the feast from my offering]; diligently I sought your face, and I have found you.

16 I have spread my couch with rugs and cushions of tapestry, with striped sheets of fine linen of Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

18 Come, let us take our fill of love until morning; let us console and delight ourselves with love.

19 For the man is not at home; he is gone on a long journey;

20 He has taken a bag of money with him and will come home at the day appointed [at the full moon].

21 With much justifying and enticing argument she persuades him, with the allurements of her lips she leads him [to overcome his conscience and his fears] and forces him along.

22 Suddenly he [yields and] follows her reluctantly like an ox moving to the slaughter, like one in fetters going to the correction [to be given] to a fool or [a]like a dog enticed by food to the muzzle

23 Till a dart [of passion] pierces and inflames his vitals; then like a bird fluttering straight into the net [he hastens], not knowing that it will cost him his life.

24 Listen to me now therefore, O you sons, and be attentive to the words of my mouth.

25 Let not your heart incline toward her ways, do not stray into her paths.

26 For she has cast down many wounded; indeed, all her slain are a mighty host.

27 Her house is the way to Sheol (Hades, the place of the dead), going down to the chambers of death.


Bless the Lord, O’ My Soul

My devotion brought me the following message.  I call it Boots on the Ground.  God is on the move and is calling believers to go out and live victorious lives for Him.  The healing starts in the soul of each person.  Healing from sin and deep wounds that are deep within our souls.  The word of God calls our soul – a persons’ true self.  The key to rebuking the evil within is to heal the hurt within your soul.  Bless the Lord Oh my Soul and all that is within in me…Bless the Holy Name of the Lord!  It commands the evil spirit to leave your soul man and healing begins from the Lord in that place of deep sin and deep wounds we have experienced in our lifetime.

Believers, please understand that God sees our souls and he sees us in the flesh.  Although, we can only see flesh when we look at each other but in the ‘spirit eye of the Lord’, we can stand in the power of the Holy Spirit against the enemy.

Pray for each other and stand firm in the unyielding and unfailing love of God.  Study what the word LOVE means.  It is strength.  It is strong but without harm to another.  It has the power to separate the soul and bone.  It is life…resurrected life.  Our salvation in Jesus brings us the hope of being a new creation.  Live life in the fullness of the Lord.  Without regret.  Without doubt.  Without fear.  Life is trusting each new day is full of tender mercies that God has design especially for YOU!  Then go, go, go and be a light to others…He is with you…even unto the uttermost parts of the World!  Blessings ~Zoey

Scriptures: Ps. 103 Praise the Lord o my soul, Rom. 7:23 Newness of spirit,

 I Sam.8:11 God’s holy purpose and standard, John 4:24,35,10 God is immutable in his nature,

John 4:23 Worship in Spirit and Truth, Philippians 2:2 Supply of the Spirit; unity of spirit and mind.

Bless the Lord


Boots on the Ground

A call to warriors

Of the Army of the Lord

Put on the full

Armor of God

Your helmet of Salvation

Guard you mind from

The strongholds of the enemy,

Those who listen will hear

His commands.

The Truth will go forth and

Not return void.

From battle to battle we conquer.

Hold tight your Shield of Faith

Stand firm unmoved by the attack

Of Deception – for it is dark and light

Though it is powerless against the Faithful

Of the Lord who come in the Name of Jesus

And the Blood of the Lamb of God.

Cinch the Belt of Truth tight- girded with

 the Breastplate of the Righteousness of God

Your whole armor secure- for deep and wide

Are the valleys of the enemy.

Take the Sword of the Spirit

And Proclaim Your Victory in the Name of Jesus!

Swift and tireless your feet shall go in Victory-

Bringing Peace for all Eternity

For the Kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

All Hail King Jesus, shall be your cry

Hail the coming King of King and Lord of Lord!

 Ready the trumpet of the Lord!

Proclaim the Day of Salvation!

Set Free the captive,

Release the prisoner from darkness,

Comfort all who mourn,

Provide for those who grieve in Zion.

Theirs is a Garment of Praise and a Crown of beauty!

Prevail o’ mighty warrior of the Lord.

The favor of our God is upon you,

In Power, In Strength and in Wisdom.

Thanks be to God and to His Glory Forever. Amen

(Eph.6:11, Is.61,Rev.7)

 Selah  2.10.14


Be Careful


Attitude of the heart is everything…

Things you regularly say are clear indicators of the attitude of your heart.

Pointing out the faults of everyone else won’t erase your own.

We all are guilty of it sometimes, but if we aren’t careful, it will take over our heart. We are at war with the spirit of this world…gotta stay alert and keep each other encouraged.

“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Luke 6:45

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking,be put away from you, with all malice” Ephesians 4:31″Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” 1 Corinthians 15:33

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2

“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8

Lord, today I ask that you give me grace to allow your Word to penetrate my heart…and cut away the uncleanness that’s in it. Help me to speak only words of encouragement. Help me to live by example in Jesus name.

❤ percy


Grace (study) pt 5

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. (Philippians 4:11)

Want here indicates need. Learning is a process that takes time.

I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:12)

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians 4:13)

When read in context, this scripture isn’t talking about signs and wonders…it’s talking about being content in all situations…and being at peace with God.

TV preachers promise return on blessing which usually somehow winds up equal to materialistic gain.

The greatest blessing we can hope for is absolutely possible to receive while we are hungry and broke!

Paul said that he was fasting & hungry often…..

So what’s the benefit of living for God if He isn’t going to fix all the problems? The benefit is learning that happiness, peace and joy are completely independent from this world.

How else does the world know who the real people of God are?

Two houses…one on a rock and one on the sand. The difference was what happened when the rain came.

Few Christians get to the point that they can be trusted with great trials. We must determine in our hearts that we will learn to trust Him….and refuse to allow fear cause us to just be spectators.

Many days that I have the most pressure…the most strife…the least amount of patience are the days when I didn’t start out by going boldly to the throne of grace.

Grace gives us the strength to SHOUT over the testimony without yet seeing the completed work!


Credit to: Bishop Chester Wright


The Truth Quest



I have been Truth questing. Here is what I have learned about this word.

1. Jesus is the Truth

John 14:6       Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.

2. The Word of God is Truth

Psalm 119:160      The sum of Your word is truth [the total of the full meaning of all Your individual precepts]; and every one of Your righteous decrees endures forever.

3. The more I know Jesus, the Truth, and His Word, the more freedom I have.

John 8:32      And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.

4. God desires us to know and understand Him in our inner selves.

Psalm 51:6      Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart.

5. Our lives are meant to be showcases for His loving Truth, Jesus.

Ephesians 4:15       Rather, let our lives lovingly [a]express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).

1 John 3:18      Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity).

Ephesians 4:25      Therefore, rejecting all falsity and being done now with it, let everyone express the truth with his neighbor, for we are all parts of one body and members one of another.

6. Those who have intimate relationship with Jesus, the Truth, are His friends and hear and obey His voice.

John 18:37      Pilate said to Him, Then You are a King? Jesus answered, You say it! [You speak correctly!] For I am a King. [Certainly I am a King!] This is why I was born, and for this I have come into the world, to bear witness to the Truth. Everyone who is of the Truth [who is a friend of the Truth, who belongs to the Truth] hears and listens to My voice.

7. We must know Jesus, the Truth in order to worship God.

John 4:24       God is a Spirit (a spiritual Being) and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth (reality).

8. God wants us to reproduce Jesus, the Truth, in our lives.

Ephesians 6:14      Stand therefore [hold your ground], having tightened the belt of truth around your loins and having put on the breastplate of integrity and of moral rectitude and right standing with God,

9. God wants us to accurately know and practice His Truth.

1 Timothy 2:4     Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.


The Lord is teaching me to know Him as the absolute Truth. As I am learning to walk that out in my life, I am beginning to understand that speaking one’s opinion is not the same as speaking the truth. Just because my senses, all five tell me what I am feeling, and thinking is true, it is often not His truth. Often it seems to me, that nature, circumstances and all my senses are in cahoots to distract me from His Truth.

What is becoming my absolute Truth is what Jesus would think, do, or say, in my situation. This requires me to know Him and His word. It is more than just memorizing scripture; it is knowing the One who gives the scripture. This is not a duty or a chore, but a joy to my heart.

1 John 5:3      For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).

Being mindful of His precepts? That is the least of my thoughts when my emotions are high and loud. What Jesus would do, often is not what I would do in any shape or form. If I can just get past my own opinion, which often feels like the absolute truth, to obeying the Lord, there is so much reward. But how? That is the question that I have been seeking the Lord for.


2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 

9 The coming [of the lawless one, the antichrist] is through the activity and working of Satan and will be attended by great power and with all sorts of [pretended] miracles and signs and delusive marvels—[all of them] lying wonders—

10 And by unlimited seduction to evil and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing (going to perdition) because they did not welcome the Truth but refused to love it that they might be saved.

11 Therefore God sends upon them a misleading influence, a working of error and a strong delusion to make them believe what is false,

12 In order that all may be judged and condemned who did not believe in [who refused to adhere to, trust in, and rely on] the Truth, but [instead] took pleasure in unrighteousness.

WOW! One of the signs of the Antichrist is lack of love for the truth. As I was pondering this, I began to think about how our society as a whole values knowledge. We are encouraged to learn, learn, learn, yet little is said about doing.

I personally, love learning. At one time, I truly desired to be a midwife, so consequently I love anything that has to do with birthing. So, I often watch shows about birthing and I will read articles and such. Since I have had four children of my own and been at several deliveries of friends and family, I feel like a little bit of an expert. However, knowing something and being able to practice it are two very different things. To date, I have never delivered a baby. I am not a midwife or a doctor. My expertise is false. Who would want a “couch” midwife to deliver their baby? Not me, I want the midwife that has the education and the experience to back it up.

A midwife or doctor is one who daily practices what they know. This is what a Truth lover should look like. It is taking Jesus, all that He is and practicing Him every day. In order to do this, I must have a passion for Him. A passion to know Him and understand Him. This is something I have been asking the Lord for.

What I am seeing is that the places I know the truth about God and His ways, but I don’t put it into practice, are the very places I stumble. The one Truth I keep hearing as I study this is the importance of obeying what I know God says. Obeying has never been my strong suit. Then the Lord began to show me something that changed my heart. Demons know Him and His Word, they are lawless because they don’t practice what they know. In fact, Satan was in heaven when he disobeyed. Ouch! It is not enough to know Jesus I must have actions that show it.


John 14:15    If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.

Jesus is my living Truth. He is alive in me and to me. He is not off somewhere but living in me every moment. Yes, I love the Lord, and yes, I often disobey. That is the truth, He knew I would. That is why He has provided me help. Our relationship is always evolving and growing.

John 16:7

7 However, I am telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].

13 But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].

14 He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.

Living out Truth requires I depend on His Holy Spirit. There is no truth in me apart from Him. God so desires me to know the Truth that He gave it to me in the form of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Through Jesus I receive all the ability I need to recognize the Truth, to apply it and live it out. Daily, He is helping me grow. As I gird my soul, my thoughts, emotions and words with His Truth, I see His Truth reproduced in my life.

My heart desire is to let my life, lovingly express Him in all ways, in all spheres. This goal is totally outside of my ability and skill. This requires me to depend on Him for all that I am. So, my Truth quest continues on, because the more Truth I know and practice, the more Jesus expands in me. I can never fit Jesus, but He always fits me. He is becoming MY WAY, MY TRUTH, and MY LIFE.