Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~



Today I sent a post to a friend that is not on my list.  I said, "Please guard your heart and family and dont let your candle grow dim." I knew this person had family and other commitments and needed to stay pressed into the Lord and not numb out with the world.


STRONG CONFIRMATION:  Then later I asked Tao how his weekend was and he had quite a time taking care of his 3 children all under the age of 5.  Then he said, “In the middle of Saturday, I heard a word from Proverbs: 4:23 ‘Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.’ What was quickened to me this time from this verse was to not only guard my spiritual heart but also my physical heart.  Immediately I rested from activities and gave myself a break.” 

{end Tao note}


WALKING OUT A PARABLE:  Today my housecleaner said she had to work extra for one of our mutual friends, as she was having an important meeting in her home tonight.  She did not have time to get it all done, and yet she had come to my home to do our house too.  So I asked her if we could both go back over to our friend’s house and finish.  Our friend is a single Mom who works full time with 3 kids.  It felt good to me to get out of the house and away from the computer and the Lord gave me extra energy today so I loved giving in this simple way. I brought my worship music and we turned it on loud and sang to the Lord while working.  I felt His Presence and we flooded her home with Him.


It was a really hot day today and I was wearing sandals and noticed how winter-ized my feet were and decided I would spend some of my BD money and go get a pedicure with pretty pink toenails for summer time sandals.  They had time to squeeze me in so I went right away.  Then as my feet were soaking after working at our friend’s house, I opened my Words to Ponder file on my PPC in hopes the Lord would talk to me.  I was totally tickled, as my eye glanced at the following quickened Word. I bolded the part where my eye glanced.




DAILY REST  6/08/05

How extravagantly you spend of yourself, My child!  I watch as you pour yourself out, while juggling the many details as needs press you from all directions.  I hear your cries for more backup and help.  I send forth angelic hosts because of your prayers and I draw out human helpers to stand with you. 


Always remember to place your own need for rest on the pile of details.  Take time every day to nurture your spirit, soul and body.  I want to help you come into a balanced load that is not lopsided. Reconsider all that you are saying yes to, and reconsider delegating these things to others which I have placed in your path.  Remember when you are yoked with Me, what I ask you to carry is light and easy.


Isa 28:12 NKJV

To whom He said, "This is the rest with which you may cause the weary to rest," And, "This is the refreshing"; Yet they would not hear.




I was smiling that He would give me that Word to Ponder because I felt very nurtured and pampered having my feet done!  Also I felt I had just walked out a parable connecting Tao’s weekend with kids, our mutual friend’s need, and my need to get out of the house.  I saw the trap that so many are in, spending themselves towards burnout and then wanting to numb out instead of guarding their hearts.  I saw the common theme that balanced living IS rest. When we get the rest we need, we guard our hearts from turning to the wrong sources for sustenance. 


I love His Words!!!  He weaves them with such intimacy.  Hey I had a wonderful day today, it was a good balance and I even cleaned out a closet after a long winter of... well... stuffing!



There are so many demands upon your life with commitments and daily living.  I understand that in your need for rest it is easy to fall into unhealthy traps as a way to unwind.  Beloved it is important that you guard your heart so that it does not grow apathetic with the numbing ways of the world.  Find healthy ways to DAILY your nourish your body, mind, soul and spiritual life in Me. 


I promise that if you spend time to balance these needs in your daily life, that your stress will be less and your appetite for the world will fade away as Your flame for our intimate relationship rekindles to passion.  Come My love and stir up the places that have settled for compromise.  Guard your heart and keep your flame from growing dim. Do it all by remembering Me when finding your balance and just the joy of relationship will grant you the rest you need and kindle your heart at the same time.


Prov 4:20-27 AMP

My son, attend to my words; consent and submit to my sayings.  Let them not depart from your sight; keep them in the center of your heart.   For they are life to those who find them, healing and health to all their flesh.  Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.  Put away from you false and dishonest speech, and willful and contrary talk put far from you.  Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you.  Consider well the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established and ordered aright.  Turn not aside to the right hand or to the left; remove your foot from evil.


Matt 25:8-13 NLT

Then the five foolish ones asked the others, 'Please give us some of your oil because our lamps are going out.'  But the others replied, 'We don't have enough for all of us. Go to a shop and buy some for yourselves.'   "But while they were gone to buy oil, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was locked.  Later, when the other five bridesmaids returned, they stood outside, calling, 'Sir, open the door for us!'  But he called back, 'I don't know you!'  "So stay awake and be prepared, because you do not know the day or hour of my return.



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:  







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