Thursday, July 23, 2015

Prayer for Storms of Life

The Lord is the Rock

It is easy to have strong faith through the happy times in life. When we are going through life’s storms it’s hard to imagine a rainbow after the rain. It is said; God will not put more on you than you can bear but, sometimes our shoulders ache feeling the weight of hopelessness, sadness and despair. 

We want to cry out, enough is enough God! I can bear no more! When we cry out to God, let us pray. Pray for peace, pray for strength, pray for forgiveness. We must pray to God when storms arise and he will give us strength to see the rain is not drowning us but suppling water in order for our spiritual life to grow.

Luke 22:32

Prayer for Storms of Life32 I have prayed that you will not lose your faith! Help your brothers be stronger when you come back to me.”

Thessalonians 1:3
Every time we pray to God our Father, we thank him for all that you have done because of your faith. And we thank him for the work you have done because of your love. And we thank him that you continue to be strong because of your hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Giving up on faith

We have all been there, been to our limit of hurt and disappointment, asking God why. 

Giving up on faithWhen we feel like giving up, asking ourselves why have faith when good things don’t always happen to good people. Know that you are not alone. We all question whether God has left us in the world to fend for ourselves and where along the road of life did our hands slip from his. We must remember and hold on to hope and faith in our darkest hours believing with heart and soul we are in the loving hands of God and He will provide us with strength when we are feeling weak on our knees.

Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV      
10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Hebrews 12:12 ESV
12 Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees.

Monday, May 25, 2015

The power of prayer rests in the faith that God hears it

Power of Prayer

The power of prayer rests in the faith that God hears it. In more than one sense this is true. It is this faith that gives people courage to pray. It is this faith that gives him power to prevail with God. The moment I am assured that God hears me too, I feel drawn to pray and to persevere in prayer. I feel strong to claim and to take in faith the answer God gives.

One great reason of lack of prayer is the want of the living, joyous assurance: “My God will hear me.” If once God’s servants got a vision of the living God waiting to grant their request, and to bestow all the heavenly gifts of the Spirit they are in need of, for themselves or those they are serving, how everything would be set aside to make time and room for this one only power that can ensure heavenly blessing—the prayer of faith!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Use the strength of God

You can face whatever lies ahead of you today with the strength of God. Use the strength of God today, tomorrow and always.

As I arise today,
May the strength of God pilot me,
The power of God uphold me,
The wisdom of God guide me.
May the eye of God look before me,
The ear of God hear me,
The word of God speak for me.
May the hand of God protect me,
The way of God lie before me,
The shield of God defend me,
The host of God save me.

May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Serenity Prayer

The Serenity Prayer 

Serenity Prayer
May your life be calm, peaceful, and untroubled. 
God, give me grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed. Courage to change the things which should be changed, and the Wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Living one day at a time, Enjoying one moment at a time, Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace, Taking, as Jesus did, This sinful world as it is, Not as I would have it, Trusting that You will make all things right, If I surrender to Your will, So that I may be reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with You forever in the next. Amen.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Coming from lips that speak His name

Hebrews 13:15

15 So through Jesus we should never stop offering our sacrifice to God. That sacrifice is our praise, coming from lips that speak his name.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Larkspur flower is a symbol for a beautiful spirit

A beautiful spirit shows mercy, is joyful, and selfless.

Philippians 2

Think about what we have in Christ: the encouragement he has brought us, the comfort of his love, our sharing in his Spirit, and the mercy and kindness he has shown us. If you enjoy these blessings, 2 then do what will make my joy complete: Agree with each other, and show your love for each other. Be united in your goals and in the way you think. 3 In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. 4 Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.

Those who teach others to live right

Those who teach others to live right
Will shine like stars forever and ever