Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Love One Another

“Dear friends, I am not writing a new commandment for you; rather it is an old one you have had from the very beginning. This old commandment—to love one another—is the same message you heard before.Yet it is also new. Jesus lived the truth of this commandment, and you also are living it. For the darkness is disappearing, and the true light is already shining.”  1 John 2:7-8 (NLT)

 The church should be a haven of love for the hurting. Every Sunday morning, strangers, first time visitors, find their way into our congregations through the front door. They are  looking to find someone/family to love them. To show them the love of Jesus (even when they don't know that is what they are searching for!). The church is built upon the capacity to express our love to God as well as our hurting neighbor, not bigger and better programs. Love builds the church.

 Easter is coming quickly, a time when many people will be visiting our churches, many of these people may never have thought of walking into a church except during Easter or Christmas…..Lets give them a reason to come back! Start praying now for these “new people” that a
once/twice yearly visit turns into a new way of life. A new life in Christ, revelation that living for God, being a Christian is not something that sits on a shelf gathering dust through the year and only brought down on holidays and “in case of emergency” needs. 

 Pray for new ways to love one another, to reach out to others. That people may walk in strangers but do not stay that way, they become family.

 Pray for wisdom and discernment for new ways to make connections with people you meet and come in contact everyday.

Love and Blessings!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Who are we?

"[For I always pray to] the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, that He may grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation [of insight into mysteries and secrets] in the [deep and intimate] knowledge of Him,
By having the eyes of your heart flooded with light, so that you can know and understand the hope to which He has called you, and how rich is His glorious inheritance in the saints (His set-apart ones)," Ephesians 1:17-18 (AMP)

Paul was praying here for the church in Ephesus to have a revelation of the hope to which they were called. Revelation is important to us as believers, one of the the greatest revelations we as Christians can have is who we are...what we are called to do. The key to that is spending time with Him, in His presence. The more time we press in toward Jesus the more our calling becomes clear, the more we are equipped. Praying tonight for a spirit of wisdom and revelation of Him to be manifest in us. God wants a church wholly filled with Himself, so we can show Him to the world.

Love and Blessings!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Press in, Psalm 83

Today is not a day to remain silent. We must press in. Psalm 83 is a prayer written precisely to frustrate conspiracy against Israel. Speak it out and pray in the spirit. God has a mighty plan in place concerning Israel and America is a part of that and no man can stand in the way.

"KEEP NOT silence, O God; hold not Your peace or be still, O God. For, behold, Your enemies are in tumult, and those who hate You have raised their heads. [Acts 4:25, 26.] They lay crafty schemes against Your people and consult together against Your hidden and precious ones. They have said, Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation; let the name of Israel be in remembrance no more. For they have consulted together with one accord and one heart; against You they make a covenant– The tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, of Moab and the Hagrites, Gebal and Ammon and Amalek, the Philistines, with the inhabitants of Tyre. Assyria also has joined with them; they have helped the children of Lot [the Ammonites and the Moabites] and have been an arm to them. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! Do to them as [You did to] the Midianites, as to Sisera and Jabin at the brook of Kishon, [Judg. 4:12-24.] Who perished at Endor, who became like manure for the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb and Zeeb, yes, all their princes as Zebah and Zalmunna, [Judg. 7:23-25; 8:10-21.] Who say, Let us take possession for ourselves of the pastures of God. O my God, make them like whirling dust, like stubble or chaff before the wind! As fire consumes the forest, and as the flame sets the mountains ablaze, So pursue and afflict them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your tornado or hurricane. Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek, inquire for, and insistently require Your name, O Lord. Let them be put to shame and dismayed forever; yes, let them be put to shame and perish, That they may know that You, Whose name alone is the Lord, are the Most High over all the earth." (Psalm 83:1-18 AMP)

Love and Blessings!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

What do we do?

Then Jesus made a circuit of all the towns and villages. He taught in their meeting places, reported kingdom news, and healed their diseased bodies, healed their bruised and hurt lives. When he looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. "What a huge harvest!" he said to his disciples. "How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!" Matthew 9:35-38 (MSG)

 As we look out and see so much needing to be done we could become discouraged, I mean look at the verses above. Even Jesus “heart broke”, seeing how many were in need, with seemingly so few workers available. Jesus didn't stay in that place of “o, what do we do?” He knew what to do! Right now we just need to follow his example.

 “So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”(Matt.9:38 NLT)

 Lord, what we need today are people—people that are willing to serve, to give, to labor with compassion among the people. We need people whose hearts are broken for the condition of God's people. This is what we pray. Amen—so be it Lord.

Love and Blessings!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Don't Stop!

Pray for All Men

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth." 1 Timothy 2:4-7

 I love these verses and the prayer they hold within, the lifting up of those in authority, that all men be saved and walk in peace whether Gentile or Jew.

 We are entering into a time of change in government, this is a year of election and change . Think of the alignment God has set in motion! 

 Stay focused, stay in prayer! When you don't know what words to pray just remember 1 Timothy 2:1-7 and always praying in the Spirit. Stay with it remember as pray-ers you are the front lines going forth!

Love and Blessings!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Glorify Him!

"By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples." John 15:8 (NKJV)

 Praying this week that each and every one of us bears fruit (what kind of fruit? Christlikeness!). In bearing fruit God is glorified. When He is glorified we are able to be true disciples. A disciple is a learner, one who follows both the teaching and the teacher.

This week be a learner!

Love and Blessings!

p.s. Remember He chose us:
"You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you." 
John 15:16

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Don't give up on America!

I have to admit a bit ago I was feeling down, things in the natural didn’t seem to be going the way "I" was thinking they should be. Why do these people keep getting placed in positions of authority that just are not who "I" think should be there? How do I keep being positive? Then the Lord downloaded in my spirit,

"The key to turning America around is not the Placement of men in office but the prayers of God's chosen. Man will not save this land. The true power does not come from an appointment/seat in Washington, but the THRONE ROOM of our God. Jehovah Shammah"

 I looked up Jehovah Shammah it appears first in the Old Testament Ezekiel 48:35, “...and the name of the city from that day shall be: THE LORD IS THERE.” DO you get it? GOD IS THERE! He has not deserted or forgotten us! GLORY TO GOD!!!!

Don’t give up, don't give in. Keep praying according to the direction we have been given and be ready for this nation to be rocked.

“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.”
1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NLT)

Love and Blessings!


Sunday, March 8, 2015

We are different for a reason.

 We each have purpose, not just any purpose but God given. The one given to me is different from yours thats one of the reasons why we are each amazing in our own way. Do not look down on someone just because they have a different call than you, one that you do not understand or find interest in. The world is made up of different people with different interest and backgrounds, introverts and extroverts. You being who you are in Christ are going to be able to reach people I never would be able to and vice versa. As Christ followers the one thing we must all do is love people (John 10:34).

Love and Blessings!


Be doers!

"Don't fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear!"James 1:22 (msg)


"Real religion, the kind that passes muster before God the Father, is this: Reach out to the homeless and loveless in their plight, and guard against corruption from the godless world." James 1:27(msg)

That's what we are supposed to be doing not only hearing what our Father says but DOING what he says. We are to put action to the things He tells us to do. Tonight let's be in agreement that we are all doers of what HE speaks to us.

Love and Blessings!


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Why a Solemn Assembly of Prayer and Fasting?

 Why gather together in prayer for our land? In Joel chapter two, an ancient Hebrew prophet speaks to a nation in crisis and gives her God’s solution: gather together, repent of their sins, and pray to God to intervene on their behalf. In that day the command was for everyone to stop what they were doing and gather for a sacred assembly to turn to God with all their hearts, 

"with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning" (Joel 2:12).

 Why did God desire fasting, weeping, and mourning – or, to put it differently, contrition and humility – from the people? A "sacred assembly" (Joel 2:15) was a gathering that served a few purposes: first, in gathering, the people were acknowledging that their nation had drifted away from its foundations in morality and faith. Because of this moral decline, the people were not prepared to face the external threats rising up against them: economic, political, and military in nature. God wanted His people to understand that their internal threats (moral decline) were far greater than their external threats (economic crisis and military invasion).
 In gathering together, God wanted the people instructed so that they would know why their nation was in peril. God wanted the people – from the children and nursing babes to the leaders and priests (Joel 2:16) – to all completely understand both the nature of the crisis at hand and the only solution that would deliver them from their great crisis: God Himself. God ordained in that hour of history that prayer would serve as the only way of escape from the mounting trouble. Why? Because only God had the power to solve both the internal moral decline and the external economic and military threats. All three were unsolvable by human means and human solutions – but God had a solution that could be found in His great mercy.
In gathering together, therefore, the people could cry out together with their leaders in humility and repentance led by their priests (Joel 2:17). There is power from heaven available to those who gather together and pray. We see a "Joel 2" gathering at the beginning of the book of Acts with a "Joel 2" answer in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2).

 The greatest missions movements in history – starting with the Apostle Paul – were launched out of prayer gatherings like the one in Acts 13. The great Catholic, Protestant, and Student Volunteer missions movements were all launched out of gatherings of prayer. The greatest revivals in history, such as the First and Second Great Awakenings, were also birthed out of sustained, persistent gatherings of prayer. Dramatic things have happened throughout many generations when the people of God come together and seek His face. Who knows what can happen in our generation when we gather together to worship Jesus, fast and pray, and believe for great change in our nation?

Love and Blessings!