Audio Book now available on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes
My Spirit Lives in You
by Sindy Nagel
I am your refuge and your strength
Your shelter in the storm
I walk beside you in your trials
I keep you safe and warm
I formed you in your mother’s womb
You’re engraved upon my palms
Never will I leave your side
Let go of all your qualms
Your life rests in my loving arms
I will take care of you
I know the number of your days
And I will see you through
My Spirit lives deep in your heart
He is a faithful friend
Your close companion every day
‘til I come back again
Listen to My voice within
I whisper in your mind
Words of wisdom, love, and truth
Seek and you will find
I’ll comfort you and counsel you
My words are always true
My Spirit leads you on the path
That I’ve marked out for you
He will not speak on His own
But does what He should do
He takes from Me what is Mine
And makes it known to you
He tells My story for My glory
Bringing honor to My name
‘til all the world knows who I am
Will you now do the same?
Love Me with all your heart,
Your strength, mind, and soul
Love your neighbor as yourself
Make this your foremost goal
Love Me and obey My words
I’ll show Myself to you
Your life will radiate My light
In everything you do
I will never leave your side
Or forget that you are Mine
My Spirit dwells deep in your heart
I’m with you all the time
If only you could understand
What’s right within your reach
The depth of My great love for you
My Spirit’s here to teach
How far and wide, how tall and deep
My love for you does go
You’re always in My heart and mind
If only you could know
Take time, My love, to sit with Me
And listen to My voice
Forget the list of things to do
And drown out all the noise
You know My voice, You are my sheep
By name, I call to you
Open the ears within your heart
My Spirit lives in you
“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song.” (Psalm 95:1-2, NIV)
Lord, I come before You today with a heart full of gratitude! Thank You for saving me from my sins and redeeming my life. Thank You for your perpetual work in refining me to use for Your good purpose and will. I am forever thankful to You for adopting me as Your child. Thank You for the assurance of eternal life with You! Most of all, I thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit who lives in my heart and challenges me daily to become more like Jesus Christ! What an amazing, priceless gift from above! Praise the Lord, the Rock of my salvation!
My precious child, you are welcome. It was My pleasure. I love you more than you will ever understand. Everything I do for you flows from a heart full of My love for you. I have your best in mind. In good times and bad, plenty and want, I am with you. The challenges I allow you to walk through help develop you into the person I had in mind when I created you. I will never leave you. I am only a whisper away. Listen to your heart within to feel My presence and know My voice. I speak to you daily—Are you listening? Meet with Me often, away from the crowds and noise. I have so much wisdom to impart for your daily life. Walk in step with My Spirit and take your direction from Me. The best is yet to come. Thank you for remembering Me today!
Joy and Thanksgiving
by Sindy Nagel
Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. Do not put out the Spirit’s fire (1 Thessalonians 5:16-19).
I’ve put in you a joyful heart
A gift of my great love
When others look upon your face
They see your God above.
Give thanks in every circumstance
You meet along the road
This is My will for you in Christ
Who carries your heavy load.
My Spirit deep within your soul
Lives only for My name
He guides you in My will for you
Don’t quench My Spirit’s flame.
Your constant prayers and grateful heart
Are blessings unto Me
Living in My will for you
Will set your spirit free.
Be joyful always; pray non-stop
Give thanks for all I give
Listen to the words I speak
In abundance, you will live.
Because you are [daughters], God sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” So you are no longer a slave, but a [daughter]; and since you are a [daughter], God has made you also an heir. (Galatians 4:6)
My precious daughters, I cherish you and hold you in the deep places of My heart. You are eager to hear my voice. You should know that I already speak to you. My Spirit within you relays My messages of love and wisdom to you. You need only quiet yourselves enough to hear the still, small voice of your Lord. I love you, my child. I am your Abba, Daddy. Climb into my lap and listen to Me as I whisper in your ear. You are my beloved one, made in my image. I am a kind and gentle Spirit. Let my kindness and gentleness flow from your heart also. Allow My Spirit within you to guide your emotions, your actions, and your words. Model my love and grace to those around you. Be a reflection of me, a bright light in a dark and weary world. Listen to My words. They will be a lamp to your soul and a light to your feet. I am your Daddy and you are My girl. I love you with all my heart.
My child, do not refuse me as the pagans do. Do not refuse the words that I speak. I am the one you seek. I am the Lord of all, the Messiah, the One who saves. When I saved you, I sent my Spirit to live in your heart. Your body is my temple, therefore, do not defile your body. I have prepared for you a place in a kingdom that cannot be shaken. Be thankful and worship me with awe and reverence for I will destroy those who refuse me, and I will ignite a passion in those who accept me. Be on fire for me. Let your enthusiasm light a fire in someone else. Burn with fervor for me. My Spirit lives in you. This is no small thing. I consume you with my fire within. Commit yourself to living by my Spirit. Let my love and grace flow from my temple within you and overwhelm a dying world. You belong to a kingdom that cannot be brought down. Live in a way that will bring down the walls of indifference and light ablaze lost souls for me.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
Lord, It seems like we’re an old married couple. We’ve talked about everything over the years and have nothing else to say to each other.
That’s where you’re deceived, my love. I have more to say to you now, than I did when you first met me. We have become so comfortable with each other, we can say everything we are thinking to each other.
I have developed you into the woman I need to carry out my work. I have great plans for you. I have so many things to discuss with you. Don’t abandon me now. Don’t put off meeting with me just because you’re satisfied with the way things are going in your life. I still have things to share with you. I still have things for you to accomplish. Don’t be complacent in the life you have created for yourself, when I have grander things in mind for you.
Sit with me a while and listen to my voice. Let me tell you again how much you mean to me, how much I love you, how pleased I am with you. Do you grow tired of hearing my voice? You take for granted what some may never experience. You hear me speak. Many do not recognize my voice. You have the King of kings as your best friend. Many do not even know who I am. Do not put off meeting with me, because you think it’s a waste of time. When you know my voice, nothing I say falls to the ground. You hear every word. Now what will you do with it?
Come, my love. Sit in the warmth of my embrace. Let me sing praises over you. Let me overwhelm you with my love. Be filled with my perfect peace. Experience the joy of true, unconditional, committed love. I am yours and you are mine. We will do great things together. I will empower you with my strength and courage. Do not be afraid. All things are possible with me. I am the vine, you are the branch. You can do nothing apart from me. But with me by your side, nothing will stand in your way of doing my will and my work.
Be bold and courageous. Be strong and steadfast. Stand firm in your faith and battle for lost souls. Do not be ashamed of me or my Word. I am the One, true God. Those who do not know me are lost. Share my love with all you know. Bring them to me and I will take it from there. Be the ambassador of my love. It is my desire that all would seek me and know me as their Lord and Savior. I have blessed you to be a blessing. Go into the world and do my work. I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
I love you, Lord.
I love you more!
I am really excited about the two speaking engagements that I have this weekend. I am speaking to a group of ladies from Gull Lake Bible Church for their Mother’s Day luncheon on Saturday, May 11. On Sunday, May 12, I am speaking at the 11:00 a.m. service at Trenches Community Church. I am grateful to God for given me these opportunities to share his message of love with his children. Please pray for me as God uses me in this way.