Saturday, March 28, 2015
God Answered our Heart’s Desire
Psalm 30:11a Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing.
Yesterday my husband and children told me they were ready to open their hearts up to another puppy. I agreed and prayed about God bringing the right puppy into our family’s life. This morning I woke up to such a blessing, that turned my mourning into dancing. A very sweet friend who breeds mini longhaired dachshund puppies messaged me this morning; that her and her family wanted give us a 12 week old male dachshund puppy. Our lost of Ranger has impacted their hearts, and they wanted to bless us. Of course we all were jumping for joy. Ranger will always have that special spot in our hearts, and this new little fur baby is about to expand our hearts. God wants to be apart of every area of our lives. He created dogs to be our companions, and wants to bring us together to love one another. (Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.) God is waiting to hear our prayers, and wants to bless His children. When God heard my prayer for the right puppy, He already had my friend and our new little sweet puppy ready to answer my hearts desire.
Most Gracious Heavenly Father I am so thankful that You have heard my prayer, and even before that message came this morning, You already had the answer. Lord my heart still hurts from the lost of my little four legged family member Ranger. But I am so grateful that You created this new little family member 12 weeks ago just for us. I praise you Lord, and ask for blessings upon my friend and her family for their obedience to Your call, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Prayers Already Answered
John 11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.
What a powerful prayer our Savior Jesus Christ not only displayed before the Jews that day; but for us the recipients of God’s Word. There are so many things we ask God for in prayer daily, like strength, patience, humility, peace, joy, understanding. What we forget is all these fruits of the spirit, (Galatians 5:22-23,) God has already given us. Our prayer should be thank You Lord, for the fruits of spirits that You have already given me; I pray to be sensitive to my Holy Spirit as He teaches me to walk in faith. Jesus is giving us an example of what authority He has in God, because when we pray in faith, that prayer has already been answered. When Jesus prayed this prayer, He was doing so that the onlookers at Lazarus’ grave would see that no spirit could deny the voice of Jesus, the Son of God. Christ already knew that this prayer would be answered, and His petition to God was to show us to be thankful for answered prayers before hand; because God answers ALL prayers in His timing and according to His will. By faith our past present and future prayers have already been answered by our mighty God. He just wants to hear your heart as you pray for those answered prayers.
Heavenly Father I praise You Lord, for all my answered prayers, of the past, present and to come future. I know that every pray I have prayed You have heard and have already answered and will come according to your timing and will. Lord thank You for the Holy Spirit, my teacher that guides me each day and teaches me to walk by faith in my fruits of spirits that You have already given me, in Jesus precious Holy name I pray, Amen.
Monday, March 23, 2015
God’s Word Reveals Our Hidden Dirt
Hebrew 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Word of God helps us believers to see the dirt that is hidden in our hearts. We are all but like filthy rags before God, (Isaiah 64:4,) it is the blood of our Savior Jesus Christ that has washed us pure and righteous before God, as though we have never sinned, (1 Corinthians 1:30.) The Bible is our chisel that we use daily to edge away our rough edges this world has left on us. God’s Word is not to condemn us, but is the true reflection of who we are to be in Christ. No matter how prefect of a believer we try to be, when we read the Word of God, there will always be a revealing of our sins we have in our life. The Bible is not just a tool that guides us through our day, it is also a renewal of transformation daily, (Romans 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.) Allow God’s Word to penetrate deep down into your bones, causing His truth to shine light onto your hidden dirt.
Heavenly Father thank You for Your Word that daily guides me, cleanses me and strengthens me. I pray to not just have Your story written on my heart, but as well in the depths of my bones. I pray for a daily renewal in Your Word as You reveal my hidden sins. I pray through daily time in Your truth I will be a reflections of Christ, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
NOTHING is Impossible with God
Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.
We as human tend to take a mole hill of trouble and make it into a mountain of tribulation. We can not conceive with our flesh eyes that the battle we face has already been won through the cross of Jesus. Immediately our faint hearts start beating at a rapid rate of panic. Looking around trying to figure away to pay a bill, fix our broken down car, get the prescription our sick child needs or just be able to afford gas to get back and forth to work till pay day. We trust Jesus Christ as our Savior for eternal salvation, but on this side of Jordan in the midst of trials we want to panic and make Him our last resource. God makes it clear in His Word, we are to seek Him first and His kingdom and all shall be added unto us, (Matthew 6:33.) If we can speak the Words I serve a mighty God that with Him ALL things are possible, (Matthew 19:26.) Then we should believe those Words at all times and daily when trouble comes knocking at our door. It is in the midst of the fiery furnace, that what we have meditated on daily becomes the authority we call upon. If you are truly meditating on God’s Word daily; of His truths and promises to guide you through each trail. For when each struggle comes to tempt you to panic; the first words that come out of your mouth will be, “for with God NOTHING shall be impossible!” Then you will lay it down at the foot of the cross and walk away, knowing God is in control.
Heavenly Father I praise You that You have control of ALL Your vast creation including my life. I have trusted Jesus Christ as my Savior, I refuse to not allow Him control of my earthly vessel and life while on this side of heaven. I pray that as each trial comes knocking that I will seek You first Lord and lay it down at the foot of Your cross. I pray that my life will be a testimony that glorifies You Father, in Jesus name, Amen.
Friday, March 20, 2015
God Gives Fame to His Faithful Servants
Joshua 6:27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.
After Joshua and the Israelites defeated Jericho, Joshua’s fame was spread throughout the land. Joshua’s success was not of himself, but rather that the Lord was with him, (Psalm 1.) We don’t earn success our selves regardless of how hard we work. God decides on where we go and how far, He guides our steps, (Proverbs 3:5-6.) God working through Joshua was to spread his fame throughout the land in order to glorifying God. We rarely consider that God sometimes gives a person fame. When He chooses someone, He may choose to place them in a special place in a society as an example of His power working through a person. The person(s) that comes to my mind that God has used to spread their fame for His glorification is some sweet sisters in Christ Stephanie and Cindy. For the past two summers they have done fitness boot camps. These are not your average camps either. Their goals are not just to whip you in shape, but as well stir your spirit in Christ. They bring devotions and prayer to each meet and collect donations at the camp to go toward a community need. Last year they collected money for a youth group camp at Eastern Heights in order to send kids who could not afford camp to go and hear the Word of God. I hear people talking about this camp throughout the year and the impact it makes on their journey with Christ and as well their fitness journey. These two ladies have followed a calling that has brought them fame that glorifies God. The Lord calls us to serve Him, to love Him with all our heart, soul, and strength, and to love our neighbor as ourselves. As we do, He may choose to use us in unexpected ways. Just remember that if He does so in your life, it’s not because of what you have done. It is the Lord who spreads a person’s fame throughout the land.
Heavenly Father I am thankful for the saints that You use in my life to help stir my Holy Spirit. Thank You for the godly influences of my sisters/brothers in Christ, who humbly obey Your call and help me along my journey. Lord I pray You will bless their faithfulness. I pray that my works will not be for my fame, but rather for Your glory, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.