What Have You Read Lately?

Prayer for Mercy in Time of Trouble 

Nothing, NOTHING I said!  Nothing is more powerful than the word of God Almighty!  Read this Psalm slowly. Let His word do its job on each one of us!  Pray Gods own words back to Him with a sincere attitude.  Cry out!

Psalm 6

1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger,

Nor chasten me in Your hot displeasure. 

2 Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak;

O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled. 

3 My soul also is greatly troubled;

But You, O LORD—how long?

4 Return, O LORD, deliver me!

Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake

5 For in death there is no remembrance of You;

In the grave who will give You thanks?

6 I am weary with my groaning;

All night I make my bed swim; 

I drench my couch with my tears. 

7 My eye wastes away because of grief;

It grows old because of all my enemies.

8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity;

For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. 

9 The LORD has heard my supplication;

The LORD will receive my prayer. 

10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled;

Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.

Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as division soul and spirit,of both joints and marrow and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

Do you believe the word of God? 

Do you have faith that God will do what He says He will do?

I pray we each have the help of the Holy Spirit to hold on tightly to God and the the goodness He has given each of us!  Amen



Our Savior! He Lives!

The song at the end was posted by “RevelationNow101”.

Revelation 22

1 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. 4 They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. 5 There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

 

The Time Is Near
6 Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.

” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place.
7 “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book
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8 Now I, John, saw and heard these things. And when I heard and saw, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel who showed me these things.
9 Then he said to me, “See that you do not do that. For I am your fellow servant, and of your brethren the prophets, and of those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.” 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand. 11 He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still.”

Jesus Testifies to the Churches
12 “And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”

14 Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, hand may enter through the gates into the city. 15 But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.
16 “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to testify to you these things in the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright and Morning Star.”
17 And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.

A Warning
18 For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; 19 and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I Am Coming Quickly
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming quickly.”
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Dodging Arrows

I had one of those days…no, more like one of those 2 weeks!  Nothing goes right.  NOTHING!
Nothing REALLY like altering bad.  Then I get the guilt for having a pity party.  “Really?  You crying over that?  People are suffering all over the world.”  I guess we all have those times but I feel disappointed in myself.  I know God is not overly happy when I act like a bratty child. 

So, I pull myself up and pray the Lord will use me, even this mess of an ordinary woman.  Help me to be better tomorrow than I was today.  No matter what, I will always praise your most Holy Name!

2 Timothy 4:18
The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever.

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Pray for Mariam challenge!

Mariam Yahia Ibrahim
After I first heard what happened to this young Christian sister I set up a note on my phone with a reminder to alert me every afternoon.  I challenge everyone to do the same.  We all plan to pray and often times we get busy in our worlds and forget until someone or something gently reminds us.

We all know the power of prayer.

Dear Lord God Almighty, You and only You are our creator!  You are the First and the Last, You are the Beginning and the End, You are the I Am!  You are the same yesterday and tomorrow, You never change.  We pray that You, the Lord God Almighty, will continue to hold Mariam near to You, and that You will be her strength in her weakness.  That You will keep her faith from wavering and that her faith will overwhelm even what her mind could conceive would be possible in great and mighty strength and can only COME FROM YOU!
May all this be used to bring glory to Our King!  The Lord God Almighty!  We praise your holy name! In the name of Jesus we give thanks!  Amen

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Seeking Answers

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3 John 1:11 Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God.

COMMENTARY

Temptation comes daily and seeks to entice us into imitating the evil that takes place in this world.  Our call is to stand firm in our faith and do good, and our Lord God has equipped us to do so by the power of His grace, the power of His Holy Spirit, and the complete sufficiency of Christ Jesus.  Each of us is challenged daily on a very personal level: is Jesus enough?  He is the bread of life!  He is more than enough!  2 Corinthians 12:9 (NIV) says, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’”

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

MY THOUGHTS… I don’t know if anyone else can relate but I can be in such a good place. I can be so close to Jesus. I can feel so joyous! I can feel so on fire for The Lord God Almighty! My 25 mile morning drive is my best time with God. He draws me close. He speaks to me. I pray for ALL who are lost and do not know Him and yes, even those who might be considered an enemy or at least those who might not like me. I of course pray for my friends and family members who do not really know The Lord. I pray for a great awakening not just in our nation but all over this earth. I ask The Lord to stay with me and give me His eyes to see others as He sees them. I want my workday to be about Him and less about my work. Obviously I have a job to do and it is important that it be done, but I know with His help my day can be less stressful and I can be better organized with His help and therefore have time to be there for a coworker who needs encouragement from scripture that The Lord provides me with. SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM RIGHT? Well, it seems to last maybe an hour. Sure there are good days when the work stress is not so overwhelming that I lose focus but those are few and far between. Temptation is always there and far worse at work. I try to pray constantly and surround myself with Christian music for my soul, but still…. Some days at lunch I just walk to the car to regroup and refocus and most days I leave work at the end of the day worn out and frazzled. I feel so sinful and guilty. How could my day start so wonderful and full of hope and expectation for the way The Lord will use me during the day and then end with me feeling like the devil has jumped in the ring and beat me to a pulp yet again? So back to the scripture and commentary. Why do I have the right intentions yet end up doing what is evil instead of good? Find myself complaining about what someone did. Find myself sucked into gossiping, I do try to turn from that or simply not respond when someone tries to pull me in. Ido believe Jesus is enough! I do believe 2Corinthians 12:9. Verse in Romans 7:15 says For what I am doing, I do not understand; for I am not practicing what I would like to do, but I am doing the very thing I hate. 7:16 And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 7:17 As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 7:18 For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 7:19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing. Wow…those verses go on and on. I have read them many times but asking these questions to my blogger friends I feel like God is revealing something to me that I did not quite fully understand before. I encourage you to read 7:20-24 also and I will now end with 7:25 Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself in my mind am a slave to God’s law, but in my sinful nature a slave to the law of sin. Thank you Lord God and I pray you will never stop revealing your mysteries to me. May all the Glory be to You!

 

Time to Purify Watch “Juvenile Hall Lock Up For Kids” on YouTube

1 Peter 1:22-25 Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart. For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For,“All people are like grass,and all their glory is like the flowers of the field;the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord endures forever.”And this is the word that was preached to you.

Love to you all!
I ask you dear Father to help me love all of your children in all circumstances. Please give me your strength so that I can finish the race you have set before me. So that I be the ambassador you have sent me to be! Thank you Lord! I PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME! YOU ARE THE KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS and EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW AND EVERY TONGUE CONFESSTHAT VERY THING. I praise you and glorify your Most High and Most Holy name. You are Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit! You all the same yesterday, today and tomorrow! HOLY,HOLY,HOLY………..THANK YOU DEAR Jesus……