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Saturday, May 2, 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


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 1, 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.
 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Pray always

"That which is born of the flesh is flesh" and continues flesh until the end. "Have no confidence in the flesh" is always a much needed exhortation. Now, unquestionably, the desires of the natural heart may and do deceive us, and often lead as to believe that our fervent earnest prayer for temporal blessing is led of the Spirit, when the mind of the Spirit is, that we will be made more humble, more Christ-like and more useful by being denied than by being granted.

Again, we are in danger of disobeying the plain commands of God's word in allowing prayer ever to take the place of anything in our power to do, and that we are commanded to do as a means to secure needed good. He who has said "pray always," has also said, "Be ambitious to be quiet and to do your own business, and to work with your hands, even as we charged you; that you may walk honestly toward them that are without, and may have need of nothing."

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Prayer brings us close to God

Prayer brings us close to God, for the growth of the spiritual life, which is ours by faith in Christ Jesus. Abiding in Christ, our will, will be His will, as to desiring that which will most advance the divine life and promote confidence in God, and all our desires for material blessings will be subordinated to this motive.

Amen.



Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Pray over the little things

The mistake of Christians is in not praying over little things. "The hairs of your head are all numbered." Consult God about everything. Expect His counsel, His guidance, His care, His provision, His deliverance, His blessing, in everything. Does not the expression, "Our daily bread," mean just this? Can there be any true life of faith that does not include this? Whatever will serve to help God's children to a better understanding of the blessed privileges of prayer, and prove to them the reality of God's answering prayer in the cares, trials and troubles of daily life, will approve itself to all thoughtful minds as a blessing to them and an honor to God.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Chief Servant

What is the kingdom of Christ?

It is a rule of love, of truth, a rule of service.

"Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."




He is my God, the Rock I run to for protection. He is my shield; by his power I am saved. He is my hiding place, my place of safety, high in the hills. He is my savior, the one who rescues me from the cruel enemy.
2 Samuel 22:3
  

 And you will be given a very great welcome into the kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, a kingdom that never ends.
2 Peter 1:11


If you think you can fool God, you are only fooling yourselves. You will harvest what you plant. If you live to satisfy your sinful self, the harvest you will get from that will be eternal death. But if you live to please the Spirit, your harvest from the Spirit will be eternal life.
Galatians 6:7-8

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

God above everything

 

There is a world with its perishing millions, with intercession as its only hope. How much of love and work is comparatively vain, because there is so little intercession. Millions living as if there never had been a Son of God to die for them, passing into the outer darkness without hope.

Millions bearing a Christian name, and the great majority of them living in ignorance or indifference. Millions of feeble, sickly Christians; thousands of wearied workers, who could be blessed by intercession, could help themselves to become mighty in mediation. Churches and missions sacrificing life and labor often with little result, for lack of mediation.
Souls, each one worth more than worlds, worth nothing less than the price paid for them in Christ’s blood, and within reach of the power that can be won by intercession. We surely have no conception of the magnitude of the work to be done by God’s intercessors, or we should cry to God above everything to give from heaven the spirit of mediation.




Sunday, January 4, 2015

Plant Tears Dear Lord

God Has Done Great Things for Us


Psalm 126:5-6 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.
 







Wednesday, December 3, 2014

God took His own Son, and made Him our example and our pattern

Christ is our example


God took His own Son, and made Him our example and our pattern. It sometimes is as if the power of Christ’s example is lost in the thought that He, in whom is no sin, is not man as we are. Our Lord took Paul, a man of like passions with ourselves, and made him a pattern of what he could do for one who was the chief of sinners.

Paul, the man who, more than any other, has set his mark on the Church, has ever been appealed to as a pattern man. In his mastery of Divine truth, and his teaching of it; in his devotion to his Lord, and his self-consuming zeal in His service; in his deep experience of the power of the indwelling Christ and the fellowship of his cross; in the sincerity of his humility and the simplicity and boldness of his faith; in his missionary enthusiasm and endurance—in all this, and so much more, “the grace of our Lord Jesus was exceeding abundant in him.” Christ gave him, and the Church has accepted him, as a pattern of what Christ would have, of what Christ would work.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

My God will hear me

God hear me


Lovely child of God, you know by experience how little dread and worry of the truth has helped you. Beg God to reveal Himself to you through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

If you want to live a different prayer-life, bow when you pray. Find a quiet place and pray in silence to worship God; to wait until He rests on you some right sense of His nearness and readiness to answer. Begin your prayer with the words, “My God will hear me!”


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What is Intercession?

Intercession is the act of prayer to God on behalf of others.


Romans 8:26-27

26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak, but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. 27 God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan


The Centers for Disease Control says nearly half of all Americans suffer from chronic obesity. Dr. Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel G. Amen and Dr. Mark Hyman wrote the life-changing weight-loss book The Daniel Plan.

The Daniel Plan entertains five main emphases: faith, food, fitness, focus, and friends. This plan addresses the person as a whole.

The Daniel Plan is a book about adopting a lifestyle centering on the fact that our bodies were created by God as a temple of worship to Him. The Daniel Plan is a well-rounded philosophy of eating and spiritual health.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

You should know that your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit that you received from God and that lives in you. You don’t own yourselves. God paid a very high price to make you his. So honor God with your body.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Trouble and misery will weigh you down

Proverbs Chapter 1 Verses 24-27


24 “I tried to help, but you refused to listen. I offered my hand, but you turned away from me.

25 You ignored my advice and refused to be corrected.

26 So I will laugh at your troubles and make fun of you when what you fear happens.

27 Disasters will strike you like a storm. Problems will pound you like a strong wind. Trouble and misery will weigh you down.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The book of Proverbs is God's wisdom for a blueprint for a happy life

The book of Proverbs


The book of Proverbs is God's wisdom for a blueprint for a happy life. They are an example of wisdom, moral behavior and the meaning of life. These are the proverbs of Solomon, the son of David and king of Israel.

Proverbs 1:17-19


17 You cannot trap birds with a net if they see you spreading it out.


18 But evil people cannot see the trap they set for themselves.

19 This is what happens to those who are greedy. Whatever they get destroys them.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Prayer at sunrise


James Weldon Johnson

 

Prayer at sunrise

 
O mighty, powerful, dark-dispelling sun,

Now thou art risen, and thy day begun.

How shrink the shrouding mists before thy face,

As up thou spring'st to thy diurnal race!

How darkness chases darkness to the west,

As shades of light on light rise radiant from thy crest!

For thee, great source of strength, emblem of might,

In hours of darkest gloom, there is no night.

Thou shiniest on though clouds hide thee from sight,

And through each break thou sendest down thy light.

 

O greater maker of this thy great sun,

Give me the strength this one day's race to run,

Fill me with light, fill me with sun-like strength,

Fill me with joy to rob the day its length.

Light from within, light that will outward shine,

Strength to make strong some weaker heart than mine,

Joy to make glad each soul that feels its touch;

Great father of the sun, I ask this much.

-James Weldon Johnson

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties


We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties

We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.

-Oswald Chambers