My friend

            I have been praying hard for you and I believe the Lord wanted me to share these words with you, so I'm up early to send them. The angel I sent early by prayer should of had these words of our Lord attached to them. Please read all of Psalms 91 today it is your word for the day, but especially verses 11-12,"For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways. In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone." Please read the whole Psalms it is for you my dear special friend. Being determined to perfect His saints, [God} puts His precious metal into His crucible, But He sits by it, and watches it. Love is His thermometer, and marks the exact degree of heat; not one instants unnecessary pang will He permit; and as soon as the dross is released so that He sees Himself reflected in the fire, then the trial ceases."  My dear, you have an awesome opportunity to demonstrate the character of our beloved Jesus while in this fire, be sensitive to it, and when it comes, do what will please our Lord. When you’re going through a furnace, and the despairing thoughts tell you God has forgotten you, don't believe them, go back to God’s word...In the heat of the crucible, seek out passages such as Isaiah 41:10 "Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be anxiously looking about you, for I am your God. I will strength you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand"...41:13 "I am the Lord your God, who upholds your right hand, who says to you, do not fear I will help you...Isaiah 49:14-16 says He has tattooed our names on the palms of both His hands, so how can He ever forget you.”God says I know exactly where you are “Dr. Raymond Edman writes of a Godly man who faced just such a trial as yours in his book "In the quietness and confidence". This is how he met it; he was quiet for a while with his Lord, then he wrote these words for himself: First, He, (God) brought me here; it is by His will I am in this strait, (pressured) place: in that fact I will rest. Next; He will keep me here in His love, and give me grace to behave as His child. Then, He will make trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends me to learn, and working in me the grace He means to bestow. Last, in His time He will bring me out again--how and when only He knows. Can you make these four statements: I am here by God's appointment. I am in His keeping. I am under His training. He will show me His purpose in His time. That is what it means to trust the Lord with all your heart. I pray you feel every ounce of my heart poured out in this, but more importantly that you feel every ounce of God's love for you in these words....My love is nothing, but the Lords love is everything, these words are from Him...Have a blessed day and keep shining as the light you are! PS The mushroom is the child of a single night; but the Oak, which is a match for the most severe tempest, is the result of long years of sun and air, of breeze and storm. Whatever God teaches us through pain is gain. As diamonds are made by pressure and pearls formed by irritation, so greatness is forged in the fires of adversity. Sound advice comes from veterans of pain. I would never trust a man much who has never suffered...You my dear are a diamond of the finest quality, a pearl of great price!!! Your eternal friend      dennis


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