Archive for March, 2011

He’s already there….

Posted: March 31, 2011 in Prayers

 

Oh Lord God, you have shown us your Greatness, your mercy and your Grace.  You have shown us the hope that is within You….and therefore within us.  We look and we see your miracles…the precipices that we find ourselves at…one more step and we are off the cliff, but you send your angels and they keep us from falling….

You send your Holy Spirit to show us how to pray….You sent your Word (Jesus) and gave us life…..and you send your Word (Bible) from which we gather your strength and your beauty in the things of the world.  We are reminded of the Promise…Psalms 118:17  “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the Lord”.  Awesome Holy Spirit delivered words, to stand on in the midst of troubles.  Awesome words that move us into the spiritual realm instead of this earthly one, so we can stand on truth instead of what we see with our physical eyes.

You Lord, are our strength, and our hope, You are our light in the darkness, you are the voice in the night that says….we are safe in your arms.  You are He who loves us with a love that is beyond our ability to even understand.  You are our strength, and when we think we can no longer go on, you fill us with your Spirit and with YOUR TRUTH, and we KNOW that nothing is impossible for YOU!

We wonder about our lives, and the troubles that seem to never end.  We are reminded that you care so much about our character, that we not give up, that we follow the path you have laid out before us.  We are grateful that we cannot see around the corner, for if we could, we would self-destruct with our inability to handle it….and yet we arrive around that bend in the road and you are already there. Providing us with all that we need to continue on.

Yes, you are Awesome, Lord and we love you for it!  We are Thankful for all the stories of troubles, and how you have come to the rescue of your people.  We are thankful….We are thankful….Yes…we are thankful!

This is my prayer for this morning…it comes when I learn of another sickness, another battle, and it calls out to others to join in believing…..trusting….encouraging others to continue on…to find the strength and the peace and the love that we need to share with each other.  You can make it through this day…because God is already here, and he has your best interests at heart.  Hang on and keep moving forward….”With God all things are possible…..and NO Thing is impossible!

*** I just want to mention a website that declares God’s Glory in the words of one woman to another.  The words that dispel fear, that encourage, that bring peace in chaos.  There is a scholarship program….All you have to do is post to your blog, mention the site and send it in.  So if you have a blog….share your heart….and post the site….God may choose you to be the one who wins the scholarship and your path has either become new or has been enlarged.  Even if you are not the one chosen to receive, the gift of sharing your heart with others will bring you joy….and hope!  Blessings to you all…

Prayyior

The She Speaks Conference is about women connecting the hearts of women to the heart of our Father God and that your heart is to serve Him and His daughters, as He leads.

http://www.aholyexperience.com/2011/03/how-christians-create-art-she-speaks-scholarship/

She Speaks Conference website: http://shespeaksconference.com/

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Prayer and the Kingdom’s Keys

Posted: March 25, 2011 in Prayers

01 Prayer and the Kingdom’s Keys

Prayer for Japan

Posted: March 15, 2011 in Prayers
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Reports are coming out that those who have been in the nuclear plant, attempting to contain the radioactive material have now been called out of the plant. What is happening is anyone’s guess, since there is no specific info that I have been able to obtain. (right now anyway)
Since we don’t know how to pray specifically, we must seek the Lord for Wisdom and pray in the Spirit. We must ask Holy Spirit to pray for us to put His words in our mouths and direct us as we pray, since we don’t have the answers.

Lord in the name of Jesus, we ask that You will guide our prayers. Lord, We know you know how to deal with this. We ask you to provide your great wisdom to those who are in charge of this nuclear Reactor and can do what is needed to prevent the radioactive material from affecting the earth and the air, the water and especially the people and the animals. Father, Your word tells us to pray without ceasing…we ask Holy Spirit to pray through us, without ceasing. You know what this nation needs, you know how to stop the spread of radioactivity. You also know of other things going on in our world that need prayer right now too. Everyone is focused on Japan and their needs and we also need to pray for our Nation and the peoples of this country. We pray too for our leaders who appear to not have a clue as to how to help and what to do. We pray for our military that is in Japan right now, and we ask for your protection upon them. We pray for our ships, and for those navigating those ships. We pray for the people who are coming on shore, and having to gather the bodies of so many dead. Lord, we pray for protection for this nation from the diseases caused by unclean water, and bacteria that seems to be such a horrifying danger in situations where tsunami’s have ravaged the land.

Lord we pray for the various groups that are sending people and supplies for help. We pray especially for Samaritan’s purse who is funded by donations and gifts and ask that they might be blessed with all they need to assist these people. Lord, we ask for blankets to reach those so hurt by this evil, and we pray for food for them and clean pure water. Lord, open the doors that these people might be helped.

Above all Lord God we pray that you will reveal yourself and Your great love for each of them. Lord, reveal Jesus to them so they might find the love and peace and salvation that is available through you.

Lord, we place this land and these people into your capable and loving hands and ask for miracles for them. Lord we ask for the meltdown of the rods to be stopped. We pray for water to cool these rods, we pray for restoration of all the safety mechanisms that protect people from the radiation. Lord, into your hands we commend all this and whatever else is needed. You are a mighty and Holy God, and we love you. We give you all the praise and all the glory for all that you are doing even this moment. Lord We thank you for entering in and protecting the people and for protecting the land, and we thank you for all you will do in our future. Father it is in Jesus Holy Name that we pray. AMEN and AMEN

Today is March 14th……3 days since world changing events occurred and continue to occur

March 11, 2011 Disaster Struck!

It was a normal ordinary day, similar to all the other blessed ordinary days. No disasters, no troubles….just a day of small uneventful life. A true treasure when you consider it all.

In the blink of an eye…Life can change forever! Have you ever noticed that the things in life that change the course of our lives usually come in a split second. They come in a traffic accident, that takes a friends life. They come in a tornado that leaves a path of destruction, where people’s lives are ended and belongings are strewn through the countryside. They come in the shaking of the earth, and as ceilings begin to give way, boxes and stuff are rattled and solid bookcases and houses and buildings begin to collapse in upon themselves, and debris falls into the streets and byways outside. People who were just living their normal lives, are now running for them, or hiding to escape, or racing to reach their children….

The Earthquake that occurred in Japan, changed the entire world. The Earth’s movement caused a major tsunami and the sea left it’s banks and came storming ashore, with a vengeance designed to destroy anything in it’s path even to the point of changing the earth’s axis. It was as if a movie with all the special effects were occurring…..but this is not a movie. The set will not recover and the Actors will not get their lives back. Some have gone into eternity, and others are still trapped in debris, and still others are hunting for those they cared so much about, and cannot locate.

If this were not enough, there is the loss of power, of water, of transportation, of gas, of food, of warmth, of basic shelter. The suffering is unbelievable. We who have not experienced a disaster have no concept of the pain, the doubt, the fear, the stress of more of the same. Another tremble in the earth….another Tsunami….another person’s life taken. Shock! Disbelief! Horror!

Could it be any worse? That answer is YES…..

We could listen to the stories of nuclear disaster, because the news is full of it. We must not become fearful. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. No matter what happens our God tells us that HE will never leave us or forsake us. He tells us that HE is our high tower and that we are safe under his wings. He tells us that he not only knows the number of hairs on our heads, but has them numbered.

What a God of detail…..He knew we would be facing this trouble, and he gave us a heart that COULD trust in him. This is the time to not let fear overtake you.

Fear comes from Satan. It does not come from God. Be at peace in the midst of trouble. Be at peace when the world seems to be crumbling around you. Be at peace, but pray for those people who have been severly damaged by the Earthquake and the tsunami.

Don’t forget that Palestinians entered the home of a Jewish family over the weekend and butchered them….That in itself is horrific…but then they celebrated their evil deed by passing out candy and celebrating the event. This, of course, didn’t get the news coverage and it is politically incorrect to say anything bad about these doing evil. We must pray for this world. Evil is rampant. Murder is not glamorous and not a reason to celebrate. The Bible tells us that the time will come when good will be called evil and evil will be called good.

Truth is important. Speak the truth….do not fear! Be strong and Courageous. Trust in the Lord…Listen for his voice, follow His instruction….

Here is the word you need to adhere to:

Mat 24:4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
Mat 24:5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.
Mat 24:6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Mat 24:7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places.
Mat 24:8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
Mat 24:9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.
Mat 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
Mat 24:11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.
Mat 24:12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold,
Mat 24:13 but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Mat 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Mat 24:15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’ spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—
Mat 24:16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
Mat 24:17 Let no one on the roof of his house go down to take anything out of the house.
Mat 24:18 Let no one in the field go back to get his cloak.
Mat 24:19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
Mat 24:20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
Mat 24:21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
Mat 24:22 If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.
Mat 24:23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.
Mat 24:24 For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect—if that were possible.
Mat 24:25 See, I have told you ahead of time.
Mat 24:26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.
Mat 24:27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.
Mat 24:28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.
Mat 24:29 “Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’
Mat 24:30 “At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory.
Mat 24:31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Solomon

Posted: March 10, 2011 in Humor
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Porcupine

Porcupine

One of David’s sons was called Solomon. He had, like, 300 wives and 500 porcupines. They told us in Sunday School that he was a really wise man, but that doesn’t sound too wise to me.

Those crazy irritants…

Posted: March 1, 2011 in Prayers

It is “strange” how days begin! You have plans….then something unusual happens that the whole day is changed. Why would something so large or so small affect the plans you have made for yourself?

What part does God play in those ordinary days we have become accustomed to? Did the unusual occurrence keep you from an accident, an injury, something that would have changed your life for ever? Will you ever know? Probably not!

So how do we handle those little inconveniences…those irritants? Do we trust that God has our best interest in mind? I think about the fellow who was not at work because on this one day he got a blister on his foot from a new pair of shoes….he stopped to buy a bandage. Others died, but he lived, because of such a minor inconvenience. Someone was caught in traffic and couldn’t get there in time….late for work….On time for life.

It seems we lose our cool when inconveniences pop up in our life, but if we are children of the Living God, we should be thankful for all those little inconveniences, and unusual happenings. Part of the plan of God is to have us where we need to be in order to accomplish the plan HE has for us.

One cannot read the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 and not find them face to face with attitude about how we react to various inconveniences, and unexpected occurrences and not realize that this just might be a protection device in the hands of God.

Attitude is so important. Be thankful in all things….We can Trust God, for he knows what is best for us.
Just think about it!

Prayyior