Tired and Can’t Take Another Step?

Stress has a way of taking its toll on all of us. Do you ever wish you were the ever-ready bunny? You know, the one that takes a beating but just keeps on going?

Well, I have to be re-charged! Only my King of Kings and Lord of lords can do that for me. He and He alone gives me strength when I have no strength left. Just as I think I am toast, done, stick a fork in me done, that is when I am at the end of ME and the beginning of Him who created me!

Thank You Jesus for all You provide for me. I am not worthy of the hope that You continually allow me to see, and that strengthens my faith and my spirit and my walk with You! Thank You Jesus for never letting go of me even when I am certain that this just might be the time that You do.

Thank You Jesus for always being faithful to Your word! We are so used to the lies of this world, being told we are nothing, hearing whispers saying we are NOT good enough. BUT, GOD, my Creator, Sustainer, Great Physician, Judge, Saviour, Protector, Mighty One, Fortress, First and the Last, Beginning and the End, Alpha and the Omega! The I AM! You and You alone strengthen me and cause me to soar on the wings of eagles! Your name will I praise forever and ever! Amen!

Philippians 4:13 KJV

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Need Someone to Pray for You? Read to the Last Part…Jesus Prays for Us…

JOHN 17

Prayer for the Son

1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee: 2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. 3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. 4I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

Prayer for the Disciples

6I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word. 7Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee. 8For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me. 9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine. 10And all mine are thine, and thine are mine; and I am glorified in them. 11And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 12While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

13And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 14I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 15I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. 16They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. 17Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. 18As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. 19And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

Prayer for all Believers

20Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

22And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. 24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

25O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. 26And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them.

Truth – Is there Any? What is Truth? Does it Even Matter?

In the days of my youth I thought truth was pretty clear.

Today, all I can say is WOW.  The world is so messed up.  Truth, something that should be easy to distinguish has become so twisted that most are totally clueless to what “truth” actually is.

How did it become so murky?  Now I hear that “truth” is depending upon who’s truth you are speaking about.  It can be different if it is my truth.  If it is your truth it might be something else.  Then your coworkers may have even another truth.

WHAT???  See how messy this has become?  How senseless it sounds?  How can you go into a court of law and swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth and in doing so expect for a jury to use each persons “different truth” to decide on a persons innocence or guilt?

When anyone asks a question of me and I know if I answer how I personally think I know it is time to say, let’s go to the word of God and see what the word tells us.  Do the scriptures say anything about truth?  Truth is mentioned in the KJV 237 times.  Here are just a  very few verses.

Jer 5:1 KJV  Run ye to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth; and I will pardon it.

This next verse should cause each of us to open our eyes and look around.  How fast has America gone down hill?  How fast are we watching this nation transition from one horrid sin into yet one more and then one more and we are sitting in utter shock wondering what is going on.  Is God trying to get the attention of any?  Yet, are we refusing correction?

Jer 5:3 KJV  O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

This next verse pretty much sums it up.

Jer 7:28 KJV  But thou shalt say unto them, This is a nation that obeyeth not the voice of the LORD their God, nor receiveth correction: truth is perished, and is cut off from their mouth.

Jer 9:3 KJV  And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD.

Dan 7:16 KJV  I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Dan 7:19 KJV  Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

Dan 8:12 KJV  And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

Dan 9:13 KJV  As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

Dan 10:21 KJV  But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Dan 11:2 KJV  And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

Then of course we have this.  (Climate change?  I don’t think so.)

Hos 4:1 KJV  Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Hos 4:2 KJV  By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Hos 4:3 KJV  Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Blame?  We only each have to look within ourselves.  Stop blaming everyone.  REPENT, turn to the LORD GOD now.

Hos 4:6 KJV  My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Jer 8:7 KJV  Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

Jer 8:20 KJV  The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.

 

Anyone Hurting? 

Pray one for another. 

Galatians 6:1

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

“American marines singing “Days of Elijah” (Lirycs)” (NEVER GETS OLD)

This is a few years old and I believe I have posted it here before, BUT, this never fails to stir my soul!   It never fails to encourage me, lift me, give me a renewed hope!  It always moves me to tears and moves me to praise my King of Kings! Hallelujah! 

The Mind of God (Pastor Charles Lawson)

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Dear Lord God, my Creator, my Sustainer, my King, my Savior, my EVERYTHING!  Write thy words on the tablets of my heart.  Hide thy words within my heart.  Help me Lord to keep my eyes upon You.  You and You alone will keep me safe.

(Psa 119:9)  BETH. Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.

(Psa 119:10)  With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.

(Psa 119:11)  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

(Psa 119:12)  Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.

 

Help is Here!

Oh how I thank you Lord!   You are always with us but sometimes we are so caught up in the battle we don’t take the time to seek You.  I mean REALLY  seek You.  Sitting down in a quiet place and simply calling upon Your name is often what we need in order to get some perspective back.

Psalm 54:4
Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

COMMENTARY 

We serve a God who has chosen to be vested in our lives. He sought to be with us, and succeeded in doing so through His Son Jesus Christ, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Today’s promise that God sustains us is not only for us individually, but for each other through one another. God is not only with you, He chooses to be with those who stand firm with you. Whether it be helping to carry your burdens, helping to see you through times of temptation or crisis, or just being a strong brother or sister in Christ; Jesus wants His body (the church) to serve and “uphold” one another in love.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.

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“PROPHECY ALERT! June 30, 2016 – 1 Corinthians 13:11” 

A most excellent word!  Do yourself a favor and listen to all and smile while you learn!  God bless! 

No Matter What!

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Habakkuk 3:17-18

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

Grace and Peace

1 Corinthians 1:1-3
Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes,  To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours:  Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Commentary
John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Two things the world does not give are “grace” and “peace”. Paul consistently greets other believers extending these things to them. Paul has an experience of grace, as well as an understanding of its importance. Greeting people in this way builds a better foundation for Paul to encourage and correct the early church. Greet one another with grace and peace in your speech and attitude.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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My New Year’s Resolution (I will call it a goal.)

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Dear Heavenly Father,  I will need Your help daily as I always do.  I admit and know I can’t get past a moment in any day without You.  You are the glue that keeps me and keeps all the things in my life held together.  Even on the days it feels like it is crumbling because I know You are there.  It is not me that is crumbling but it is only the world around me. In Psalms 91:1 your word says:  Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High WILL rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I praise you Lord God and I ask You to help me stay focused on You and Your goodness and that is how I  might be able to walk in Your ways and others will see Your glory in my life and around me no matter what my circumstances.  In the powerful name of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I ask and pray , AMEN. 

Psalm 115:1
Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
COMMENTARY
The KJV says, “but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake”. It is important that all of us as believers give God the glory as we experience His presence, power, and love in and through our lives and the lives of others. The truth is that the glory belongs given to God, because it is rightly His and it is Him orchestrating the goodness, the mercy, and who offered His unfailing love to save all those who would believe in Him. As we glory in the name of Jesus, others may come to know Him, and will praise Him!

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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No Time for Fear but Time to Stand Firm

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This is not to cause fear but consider it an alarm clock.   The word ‘admonish’ is used many times in the Holy Bible.  Here’s the meaning of the word.

ad·mon·ish [ad-mon-ish]

—verb (used with object)

to caution, advise, or counsel against something, to warn about a direction that one is headed

to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner…

Many friends and family still walk around in this dream world that says that it will all go away if people would just stop talking about it.  Jesus said in the bible that He has told us these things before they happen so that when they happen we might know.  Jesus warned us about these things and He warned us ‘be careful lest you be deceived’.  It is time brothers and sisters to wake up AND suit up for spiritual warfare.
Ephesians 6:10-20 tells you about suiting up in the armor of God.  Verse 11 tells you WHY we must suit up in the special armor the Lord God Almighty has given us. 

If you have faith to pray for the Lord to open your eyes and watch this 25 minutes of recent world events and ask for understanding then I  pray you do that.  Miss the 25 minutes of reality TV you were preparing to watch and watch the real reality of what is happening.  I dare you.

One more thing, at about 20:35 or just after prepare to say amen and hallelujah!   The world would have all Christians believe they are alone but we are not and so therefore FEAR NOT!  God bless and may God have mercy upon His children .

EVIL REVEALED – KINGDOM AGAINST KINGDOM

Please the Lord God Almighty

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Zephaniah 3:17
The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.

COMMENTARY
In the Old Testament you will notice the Lord using prophets to provide a glimpse of what the Lord will do in the future. Here we see a verse that places the Lord on display as a “Mighty Warrior who saves” (NIV). At the same time though, it speaks about the future relationship between Israel and the Lord. This relationship is made possible by Christ alone and the opportunity to enter into it has been extended to all people. God delights in you and rejoices over you with singing. Let that truth fill you up and carry you through today.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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