Psalm 23

​The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:

He leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul:

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies:

Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life:

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

How Does Being Saved Look?

I wonder if many people are truly confused when it comes to salvation?  I think the testimony in this video is clear and honest and I believe it is something many,  many people need to hear and will help anyone get a clear understanding of truth. Go ahead,  I  dare you,  check it out!

My Testimony of Salvation- Missionary and Evangelist Robert Breaker

Fear and Anxiety Grips You

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Israel’s Only Savior (Isaiah 42:43)

43 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.

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Where is Hope – God . . . are You there?

Psalm 65:2-4

2. You who answer prayer, to You all people will come.

3. When we were overwhelmed by sins, You forgave our transgressions.

4. Blessed are those You choose and bring near to live in Your courts!

We are filled with the good things of Your house, of Your holy temple.

Job 19:7

“Though I cry, ‘Violence!’ I get no response; though I call for help, there is no justice.

Job 19:10

He tears me down on every side till I am gone; He uproots my hope like a tree.

Psalm 5:2

Hear my cry for help, my King and my God, for to You I pray.

Ephesians 6:18

And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Dear Father which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name.  As we come humbly before You Lord, we lift our hands to You and we praise the name of the Jesus.  We exalt thy most holy name.  Dear Lord we adore You yet we have not physically seen You with our eyes. We believe in You. We have faith in You and Your mighty power! We trust You! We have our hope in You!

Heavenly Father, we ask You to help any of us who is lacking in faith.  Maybe we have been beat down, worn out, walked over. Maybe some have prayed and prayed and feel like You are no longer listening to our voices.  We have all been there Lord.  Reveal Yourself to them who desperately are seeking You.  Speak to them who continue to cry out to You. Lord rescue the one who feels they cannot go on one more day. Give them Your strength in their weakness.  Help them to just hold on one more day.  

Lord, fill those who are hungry, fill their stomachs. Fill the one with Your peace who is being tortured internally by anxiety.  Give them the peace as You give and not the false peace that the world promises. The world keeps us searching and seeking the peace, the hope, the joy that cannot be filled by anyone or anything but You! 

Lord God, help us to know within our souls that when we pray that You do hear us. You are listening to us. Give us the steadfast spirit and the assurance that even if we do not get the answers we seek that it might only mean we need to ask and pray differently.  Sometimes in our selfishness we think are are seeking the right things. Help us oh Lord to look at things from a different perspective. You know what is best for us or for another individual. Help us to see that even when we are in great despair.   Help us to keep praying always and not to lose hope and to continue to give thanks even when we do not understand.  Your word says in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ….. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 GIVE THANKS in ALL CIRCUMSTANCES; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  19 Do not quench the Spirit. 20 Do not treat prophecies with contempt 21 but test them all; hold on to what is good, 22 reject every kind of evil.  23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and  He will do it.

Lord, we lift all our brothers and sisters up to You.  We lift up Israel and Benjamin Netanyahu and pray that the elections that are about to happen, that we will know and accept that Your will was accomplished regardless of our own desires. We know that You are always just and You know exactly what You are doing.  We do have hope that at the end of our road we can always look back and see why things had to work like You planned.  It is not all about us but it is about bringing glory to You! Our Creator! The I Am!  You know exactly what You are doing and we do not need to fear simply because we are not in control, because we never were.  YOU on the other hand always have been.  We ask Father that those of us with lost children will find their way to You.  

Thank You for blessing us with Your word.  Your word sustains us. It teaches us.  It is living.  It is true!  It gives us HOPE….the hope that is found only in You.  In the name of Christ Jesus we give thanks for all these things. We praise You for You are most worthy!  Amen.

Who are you…

Who are you keeping your mind and thoughts on?  Who are you keeping your eyes on?  If you are more involved in the latest TV show or what the celebrities are up to and you have no idea on what is happening around you then I you may be on your way to being deceived.  Today may I encourage you to seek the Lord with all your heart and soul.

Ephesians 2:4-7
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,  in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.

COMMENTARY
Salvation is a gift from God – it is by grace that you are saved. There is nothing we can do, no great feat of selflessness or charity, which qualifies us worthy to be in the presence of God. We are qualified only because of the riches of His mercy, and because Jesus laid down His life for all of us. By grace through faith in Christ Jesus alone we are raised from death to life and display the glorious wealth of His grace. All of this is possible because of love, “because of His great love with which He loved us”. (NKJV)

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

What Do I Do?

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Wow! Too much is going on. I try to stay informed and get totally depressed so that I cannot even function.

Pray, that is all I know to do. Please join me. Here is a section of my favorite…..

Isaiah 55
8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord.

9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,

11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.