What Have You Read Lately?

“He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands”

Every nation, every kingdom, every state, every city, every town, every home, every mom, every dad, every child, every person.  YES, HE HAS ALL OF US.  He will keep you if you choose to and desire to want Him to guide you. Do you want to follow Him and trust Him in all things? Good times and bad times? You choose because He will not force you or me or anyone to take the refuge He offers.  This life is hard. It is also short.  One day if you choose to follow Him, this life will be but a blurred past and we have a beautiful future that we currently cannot imagine.
The song below is done beautifully.  I hope you listen.

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Checking Yourself Daily

Matthew 7:13-14
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
Commentary -don’t leave it to chance, ask the Lord to search your heart and show you everything you need to clean up.
Jesus is the narrow gate. The path through Christ the road that leads to life. Whatever path you choose must bring you upon an encounter of our great Messiah Jesus; and out of that encounter you must receive Him and accept that He saved you from the cost of sin. Jesus offers reconciliation and forgiveness of sins no matter what path we are on in life. As we accept His offering and repent, we live differently and no longer walk a path that leads to destruction. Abandon all roads of destruction and run with Jesus; He is everything.

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

He THEN cried out to the Lord!

So, maybe today we should consider seeking His will 1st instead of after we find ourselves in a bad spot.

Jonah 2

1 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly,

2 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

3 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and thy waves passed over me.

4 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again toward thy holy temple.

5 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.

6 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my life from corruption, O LORD my God.

7 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.

8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

9 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

10 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

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           Cry out and be free!

Do you hear the ticking?

Look. Watch. Seek. Choose. Pray for wisdom if you dare. Time is short.  I pray you reach out to the only one who can save. I believe we are about to see more than we ever imagined. Jesus come quickly!

1 John 2:20-23
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.  I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.  Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.  No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
Commentary
Recognizing Jesus is the Son of God (the Christ, the Messiah) is everything. Each person has the freedom to believe however and whatever they want to believe about Jesus. It is clear however that what you choose to believe about Jesus Christ means life or death…in the eternal sense. I pray that as we are engaged by the Holy Spirit to introduce and share the gospel message with those we know, that we would respond and obey His leading! I pray that He would go before us and ready their hearts, and lead us in how to best live for Christ to show them the way.

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

Pray for Egypt

Isaiah 19
New International Version (NIV)
A Prophecy Against Egypt

19 A prophecy against Egypt:

See, the Lord rides on a swift cloud
    and is coming to Egypt.
The idols of Egypt tremble before him,
    and the hearts of the Egyptians melt with fear.
2 “I will stir up Egyptian against Egyptian—
    brother will fight against brother,
    neighbor against neighbor,
    city against city,
    kingdom against kingdom.
3 The Egyptians will lose heart,
    and I will bring their plans to nothing;
they will consult the idols and the spirits of the dead,
    the mediums and the spiritists.
4 I will hand the Egyptians over
    to the power of a cruel master,
and a fierce king will rule over them,”
    declares the Lord, the Lord Almighty.
5 The waters of the river will dry up,
    and the riverbed will be parched and dry.
6 The canals will stink;
    the streams of Egypt will dwindle and dry up.
The reeds and rushes will wither,
7     also the plants along the Nile,
    at the mouth of the river.
Every sown field along the Nile
    will become parched, will blow away and be no more.
8 The fishermen will groan and lament,
    all who cast hooks into the Nile;
those who throw nets on the water
    will pine away.
9 Those who work with combed flax will despair,
    the weavers of fine linen will lose hope.
10 The workers in cloth will be dejected,
    and all the wage earners will be sick at heart.
11 The officials of Zoan are nothing but fools;
    the wise counselors of Pharaoh give senseless advice.
How can you say to Pharaoh,
    “I am one of the wise men,
    a disciple of the ancient kings”?
12 Where are your wise men now?
    Let them show you and make known
what the Lord Almighty
    has planned against Egypt.
13 The officials of Zoan have become fools,
    the leaders of Memphis are deceived;
the cornerstones of her peoples
    have led Egypt astray.
14 The Lord has poured into them
    a spirit of dizziness;
they make Egypt stagger in all that she does,
    as a drunkard staggers around in his vomit.
15 There is nothing Egypt can do—
    head or tail, palm branch or reed.
16 In that day the Egyptians will become weaklings. They will shudder with fear at the uplifted hand that the Lord Almighty raises against them. 17 And the land of Judah will bring terror to the Egyptians; everyone to whom Judah is mentioned will be terrified, because of what the Lord Almighty is planning against them.

18 In that day five cities in Egypt will speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the Lord Almighty. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.[a]

19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the heart of Egypt, and a monument to the Lord at its border. 20 It will be a sign and witness to the Lord Almighty in the land of Egypt. When they cry out to the Lord because of their oppressors, he will send them a savior and defender, and he will rescue them. 21 So the Lord will make himself known to the Egyptians, and in that day they will acknowledge the Lord. They will worship with sacrifices and grain offerings; they will make vows to the Lord and keep them. 22 The Lord will strike Egypt with a plague; he will strike them and heal them. They will turn to the Lord, and he will respond to their pleas and heal them.

23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria. The Assyrians will go to Egypt and the Egyptians to Assyria. The Egyptians and Assyrians will worship together. 24 In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing[b] on the earth. 25 The Lord Almighty will bless them, saying, “Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance.”

So Close to Him

I have heard this song many many times and sing along or hum along and really liked it but suddenly this morning it was like Jesus just stepped out of the song!

(You may not get what I will say and that is ok…Like Beth said, “girlfriend just because everyone around you is not hearing or seeing the same thing DOES NOT mean it is not a message”). It only means it was for you at that moment…just for you. Tomorrow it might be for someone else.

I had been praying on my drive and worshiping and singing (I know right? You did not know I was able to do so much at one time!) I had prayed for God to help me (don’t remember the verses but is in 2 different places in the bible)…to help me to “turn from evil and do good” and to “seek peace and pursue it”. He has to help me to turn from it because no matter how hard I try I end up doing something or saying something or thinking something I wish I had not. ANYWAY…as I was doing that It was like Jesus suddenly was in the car (his spirit). I felt his presence so strongly with those words and with the bold (let me lift up your face) it was like I felt His hands holding both sides of my face….then it was like while He was still holding my face He then said “Just don’t turn away.”

Is that crazy? It felt so intimate. Then the rest was like He was just asking me questions…. It was like He held my face to get my attention as you would a child if you needed him or her to slow down long enough for the child to hear your words clearly. Like he wanted to say I am here and I will help you to turn from evil and do good “JUST DON’T TURN AWAY”. You know when we try to do it on our own is when we get all jacked up. Anyway, I just wanted to share my morning experience. If I am crazy then so be it!

“By Your Side”

Why are you striving these days
Why are you trying to earn grace
Why are you crying
Let me lift up your face

Just don’t turn away

Why are you looking for love
Why are you still searching
As if I’m not enough
To where will you go child
Tell me where will you run
To where will you run

‘Cause I’ll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Look at these hands at my side
They swallowed the grave on that night
When I drank the world’s sin
So I could carry you in
And give you life
I want to give you life

And I’ll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Here at my side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

‘Cause I, I love you
I want you to know
That I, yeah I’ll love you
I’ll never let you go, no, no

And I’ll be by your side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you

Here at my side wherever you fall
In the dead of night whenever you call
And please don’t fight these hands that are holding you
My hands are holding you
Here at my side, my hands are holding you
Ohhh…

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……