Sandy Warner ~



Today on my walk I was thinking about God’s training school on how to speak properly to others in a helpful and edifying way.  While I am thinking about proper communications, a lady and her 2 dogs are coming towards me.  I moved to the other side of the street and kept walking.  I smiled at her when she approached and she said, “My dogs are friendly but they might bark.”  At that point the little one raised up on her hind legs against the leash and opened her mouth to start barking but nothing came out.  At the same time she lunged I smiled huge and said, “Oh she is darling!”  I felt that my joyous response to the little doggie shut her mouth immediately and so she didn’t bark.  We both kept going in opposite directions and behind me I heard the lady tell the little doggie, “Wow you did great that time!  Good boy!”


Sometimes people push our buttons (or our trigger points of past wounds or trauma) and it sets us off and we bark!  I am immediately reminded that if God gave us the power of the gospels that we are longing for, we would all end up burnt toast.  Yes Lord, please help us! 



Precious ones, I understand how hard it is when you have suffered extreme pressure or trauma from storms in your past.  These tend to stay below ground, hidden until you get in close proximity to something that triggers a memory of that time in your life.  You wince and pull back and find yourself facing old emotions that are painful.  When you are not yet healed of such, it can cause you to be frozen in time and stuck in old emotional patterns.


When this happens, give that pattern to Me and ask Me to heal you. Often it is a simple matter of rebooting, just like your computer.  Sometimes your circuitry gets overloaded with too much “stuff” and you need to dump the weight of old memories into My lap and then click reset.


Dear heart, you are a brand new person now.  Repentance set you free, repentance changed you and now you walk in a new pair of shoes.  Keep treading and keep the enemy’s attempts to hinder your progress under your feet.  Those old snakes are dead meat.  Who is more than a conqueror?  Through My love for you, YOU ARE.


Ro 8:33-39 Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifies. 34 Who is he that condemns? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For your sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creation, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner. To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.” Website: Email: