(Jeremiah 1:12 WEB- Then Yahweh said to me, “You have seen well; for I watch over My Word to perform It.”)

As The Lord began to write the words of today’s focal verse upon the walls of my heart, I felt those very words come to Life within my spirit. And so today, my Loves, I want you to be encouraged and know that our God is watching over His Word and every promise that He has spoken forth— He will perform. For His Words are perfect and true and They will never fail, but will accomplish the purpose in which He decided to draw you near and ever so gently whisper Them upon the tablets your souls. The promises of love and hope that He has planted within your heart in the secret place will bloom and be established in your life.

Today, as we’ve entered into the new year, let us begin to declare the promises of His Word over our lives and over the lives of the ones we love every single day. For our Father is watching and wherever He sees His Word, there His Spirit will be to bring that Word to Life. (2 Corinthians 1:20 NIV- For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through Him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.)

The song below that I’m sharing with you guys this morning is one of my favorite worship songs. The beginning of the song says “The atmosphere is changing now. For The Spirit of The Lord is here. The evidence is all around and The Spirit of The Lord is here.”.

Take just a moment and allow the truth and promise of those lyrics to imbrue the walls of your heart and spirit because as you begin to declare, believe, and stand on His Word, I can promise you that you’ll see everything change not just for the better, but for the very best. (John 11:40 AMP- Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe in Me, you will see the glory of God; the expression of His excellence?”)

With that being said, I leave you guys with three things to allow your hearts to embrace and your minds to reflect upon this morning: speak His Word, believe in It’s Truth, and watch for the evidence of His Presence as He performs those very words in your life.

Abba, we come to You this morning first to say thank You for breathing Your Life within us and allowing us the beauty and privilege of entering into this new year. Words cannot express our gratitude for The Life that You have gifted to us through Your Holy Spirit. You are truly a good, good Father. And this day, as You are watching over The Word and promises that You’ve spoken to our hearts, we patiently wait upon the power of Your Presence to bring Them to Life. We love You, we honor You, and we give You all of the glory.  In the name of Jesus Christ, Your precious Son, and our Lord and Savior— I pray, Amen and so be it.

Dear Hearts, welcome to week 13 of the “Fridays Are For Faith ‘n Friends” blog hop! I’m so happy to have you guys join me this morning and I pray that you were truly blessed by today’s message. I didn’t get a chance to write last week, so I have two features for you guys this week! Also, know that I am available to pray with or for you all throughout the day and you can contact me for prayer anytime by clicking here.

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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50 thoughts on “THE SPIRIT Of THE LORD Is Here

  1. Hey, Tai! I’ve missed seeing your face lately! Trusting that your Christmas was beautiful and that you are gearing up for an amazing 2016 — from this post, I would say that you definitely are! Blessings and Happy New Year!

    • Awww! Happy New Year, Michele! I’ve missed your face as well, sweet friend! I didn’t get a chance to write at all over the last couple of weeks, but I’m excited to be back this week. Hope you had an amazing CHRISTmas, Love! Thank you so much for visiting with me today! GOD bless you! 🙂

  2. Happy New Year, sweet friend! I have been thinking of you, and I trust the dear Lord to bless you with a wonderful new year! I thought of your words here, and it reminded me of “The Two Witnesses”, God’s Word and His Spirit. They always work hand in hand, as you said. So many times, in those moments before I have stood to address a group of listeners and felt SO inadequate, that precious still, small voice would speak to me…”As long as you have My Word in front of you, and My Spirit within you, that’s all you need.” Oh, the comfort of our Lord! It’s true. His Word and His Spirit…they will guide our steps straight to an eternity with Him! One of the blessings He bestowed upon me is allowing our paths to cross, and I praise Him for that. Sending you much love and many hugs!

    • Happy New Year, sweet Cheryl! You have been in my thoughts and prayers, beautiful friend! I hope you had a wonderful CHRISTmas!

      And your words here are so precious and so true! Where would we be without HIS WORD and HIS SPIRIT? HE is so good to us and I am so grateful for HIS PRESENCE!

      Thank you so much for visiting with me this morning, Dear Heart! I pray that THE LORD would bless you now and always! Lots of love and hugs to you! 🙂

  3. Happy New Year, Tai! What beautiful words and music you’ve shared here to kick it off. Thank you, my friend. You always uplift and inspire. “The Spirit of the Lord is here.” 🙂

  4. What a great word, Tai, about looking for the Lord and being aware of His presence!

    Have you read that little book called, “Practicing the Presence of the Lord?” It’s a great little read about always being aware of God’s nearness and His Presence.

    Hoping that you will have a Happy New Year’s. Praying that you will enjoy Jesus as never before this year!


    • Thank you so much, Melanie! I haven’t read that book, but I’ll definitely put it on my list. Who’s it written by, Love? … I hope you had and amazing CHRISTmas! Happy New Year and GOD bless you, beautiful friend! I pray that your year will be filled with love, peace, and the joy of THE LORD. “HUGS* 🙂

  5. Ah, there is no better way to kick off the new year than with prayer and song. Thank you, Tai. May these days ahead offer you joy, peace, and continued opportunities to share His grace.


  6. Tai, Thanks for blessing your readers with such beautiful and heartfelt prayers. Praying for many blessings on you and your in 2016! Thanks for your kind words and support as well.

  7. As many times as I’ve read Jeremiah. this phrase from Jeremiah 1:12. NIV says, “for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.” There are so many verses that speak of the undeniable truth and power of God’s word but this one puts a new aspect on it – God is watching! He is active in the fulfillment of His Word. He never speaks a lie and what He says is always fulfilled! What a comfort. Happy New Year, Tai!

    • Sherry, you are so very right, Love. HE is so faithful to us and I’m so very grateful for HIS WORD and PRESENCE in my life. Happy New Year and GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  8. Happy New Year Tai!
    It has been such a pleasure to discover you and your site over the past year. Your heart for God and beautiful prayers are always an encouragement. Blessings to you and yours in 2016 my friend!

    • Thank you so very much, Horace! And likewise, my friend! I’m so happy to know that your heart has been encouraged here. Happy New Year and may THE LORD bless you now and always! 🙂

  9. Tai, this is an inspirational post. When I read it, it felt like confirmation for the stirrings I’d felt to wrap the promises of God more firmly around my heart this year. Thank you for your heart and your words.

    • Awww! Anna, you are more than welcome, Love! I’m so happy to know that my words could be confirmation for what THE HOLY SPIRIT had already been stirring in your heart. What an awesome GOD we serve! Thank you so much for visiting with me this morning! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Amen to that! And you are most welcome, Janis! It’s always a pleasure and a blessing to link-up with you, Love. GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  10. Thanks for sharing this song, Tai. Listening to it as I read and write, and letting it fill my soul….
    Resting in His promises: “HE will perform. For HIS WORDS are perfect and true and THEY will never fail.” Amen!

    • You are most welcome, Lisa! I pray the song will be a continual blessing to you as you allow your heart to trust and rest in all of the wonderful things that our FATHER as for you, Love. Thanks so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  11. “For no matter how many promises GOD has made, they are “Yes” in CHRIST. And so through HIM the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of GOD.” God used you to shine a light on these words for me today. Talk about illumination! Thanks so much for sharing Tai! Be blessed.

    • Lisha, you are more than welcome, Love! My heart is delighted in knowing that you’ve been blessed here. May THE LORD bless you and keep you and make HIS face shine upon you now and always. Thank you so much for visiting with me! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  12. Thank you for sharing this beautiful message and linky with #SocialButterflySunday! Happy New Year and hope to see you link up again this week! Blessings 🙂

    • You are most welcome, Deb! And thank you so much for such kind words! My heart delights in knowing that your heart is being encouraged when you visit with me. Happy New Year and GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  13. hi tai, i’m your next door neighbor today at testimony tuesday:) you have hopeful words for the new year don’t you. what could be more encouraging than to know that GOD’s Word is true and every promise He has made will come to pass! there is nothing better to plant our hope on than that is there? hallelujah:)

    • Martha, you are exactly right, Love! And I am praying that you are able to stand and rest in HIS incredible promises for you, beautiful friend! Thank you so much for visiting with me! Happy New Year and GOD bless you! 🙂

  14. I’m so glad I ran across your blog! Such inspirational words! I’ll be back, for sure! I think what I love about blogging is meeting new friends!

    • Awww! Nikki, that’s so wonderful to know. I pray that you will be blessed each and every time you visit with me. And I agree with you. It has been a complete joy to have met so many wonderful hearts through blogging and it’s so great to connect with you. I look forward to getting to know you better. Thank you so much for visiting with me! Happy New Year and GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

    • Awww! Susan, you are most welcome! So happy to know that your heart has been encouraged by my words, Love. Thank you so much for visiting with me! Happy New Year and GOD bless you, beautiful friend! 🙂

  15. Lovely reminder of God’s faithfulness to his promises and the importance of declaring them over our lives and the lives of others. Thanks for sharing. #livefreethursday

    • Beth, it brings my heart great joy to know that you loved it, sweet friend! Thank you so much for praying in agreement with me and thank you so much for visiting with me today. Happy New Year and GOD bless you, Beautiful! 🙂

  16. Tai, ((Hug)) Thank you, sweet friend. 🙂
    I don’t know how it is that I’m just now seeing this. I’m sorry for the late response.
    This weekend, I finally figured out the whole feedly thing, so hopefully, I’ll miss a lot less now. (Wish I would have known how simple it is…I would have done it a lot sooner. 🙂 I’m not a techy girl, so I’m learning as I go. 🙂 )
    That song is beautiful…immediately sets your heart in a posture of worship, doesn’t it?
    Happy new year, Tai. Blessed to know you. ((xoxo))

    • Oh Brenda, no worries whatsoever, Love! Trust me, I understand as I am not a techy girl either. I’m just learning as I go.

      And know that you are more than welcome and it was an honor to feature you! GOD bless you, beautiful friend! *HUGS* 🙂

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