Monday, June 5, 2017
You draw me out of the deep
When thick clouds engulf me
When I cannot perceive my purpose
Because I allow doubt to creep in
Like a black widow spider
But faith arises when I speak Your word
Joy wells up within me
When I remember to praise Your undefeatable Name
The enemy, the foe, the avenger who came to steal
The word of God from my heart
Flees in terror
I now see clear skies and a pristine purpose for my life
All because I turned to You my Deliverer, my Jesus
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:1-33
No matter what happens in our lives and in the world we live in, we serve a Mighty God who saves, protects, heals and restores. He can bring good out of the most horrific situations. He can awaken the heart that has lost hope.
We do not always understand why terrible things happen in this world, but I know that man has been given a free will from God. Some people choose to do good and some people choose to live a life of evil.
Today, we pray for those that have been affected by the Manchester terrorist attack…
Dear God of All Comfort,
We ask you to minister to hearts that have been overcome by fear. Lord, strengthen them with your great love. We ask you to comfort those that have lost loved ones, and we ask you to heal hearts and bodies that have been affected by the attack. Lord, touch the nation of England. Draw its people closer to you. Let them come to a saving knowledge of you. Let those there that already know you be instruments of Your grace and peace.
Heavenly Father we come against Satan and speak confusion to his plans. We bind him and his angels in the name of Jesus. We ask that you judge those that have chosen to do such a thing to those that You, Jesus, love so very much. Come Lord like a flood and heal England. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
His twisted hand caught the Savior’s eye
Did Christ ridicule in reply?
He had the man stand before the group
But on the Sabbath day what was He to do?
The Pharisees held to the letter of the law
To heal on the Sabbath to them would be wrong
Jesus, with compassion, asked the man to
Stretch forth his hand
All became well at His command
Perfection overcame imperfection
Wholeness overruled disease’s insurrection
The Pharisees were outraged
At the freedom of Jesus’ faith
How could He heal on our holy day
They conspired to kill the Christ
Death verses Life
On this day when Jesus healed the man
With a withered hand
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Your blood turns black to white
Your love turns wrong to right
Your peace calms storms without and within
Your joy enables the weak and worn to win
Your truth sets the captives free
Your hand makes blind eyes see
Your blood is a miracle cure
Offering healing, making men pure
I trust in You with all my heart
You turn my trouble into art
Your blood ran down the cross
Salvation’s gift can save the lost
Your blood redeemed me as a slave
I’ve now risen with you from the grave
Sunday, April 16, 2017
On the cross I suffered and died. I bore your sins and the sins of all mankind. My blood purchased your salvation and your healing. I am the Lamb that was sacrificed for your wholeness. Behold I died, but I rose again. I live to bring you to Me. I offered up My life , the perfect sacrifice. You are forgiven. I offer you life, resurrection life so one day you can come and live with me. I am the Great I Am, and I love you. I laid My life down so you could know Me. I am the risen Lord who loves you. I bear on my wrists and feet the scars that brought you healing. Come to me and receive My grace,
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
God is love… There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:16b, 18-19 NIV
When I met the Savior, I was conditioned, through years of religion, to believe that God was a harsh Judge. Condemnation and fear were the air I breathed. I had many other fears like a fear of the future and fear of those in authority. After I accepted Christ as my Sin-Bearer, a gradual process commenced.
God began to show me His gentle love through the teaching of the Scriptures, prayer and through the body of Christ. Over time, God’s love drove every oppressing fear away from my life.
Now I know I am free, and I truly enjoy my relationship with my Father God.
This does not mean that God is not a Judge; He is, but He only disciplines us because He loves us.
He is slowly transforming us into the image of Jesus.
If you are battling fear in your life, I would encourage you to look up Scriptures on the love and grace of God. If you don’t belong to a church that preaches and teaches that God is a good God, I would encourage you to find one that does. It also helps to confide in a mature believer and to let this person know of your struggles. They can pray for you and encourage you.
Here is a prayer that will help you take a stand against your enemy, fear…
Dear Father God,
I come against the spirit of fear in my life. In the name of Jesus, I command you to leave me alone. God has not given me a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). I choose not to fear since God is with me. Precious Lord, I ask you to reveal to me the love and grace You have for me. Let your love wash me of all fear. In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Your splendor, Lord, is like the sunrise
Rays flash from Your hand like lightening
Are we not Your body?
Isn’t there healing in our hands?
Yes, His power extends from our hands
Heals the sick, strengthens the feeble and
Can even raise the dead
So let’s go forth
Spreading the gospel
With healing in our hands
For we do not go in our own name or by our own authority
But in the name of Him who fashioned the planets
And in the name of He who formed the oceans and created mankind
We go in the Name of Jesus
Nothing can stand against us
As we together spread His truth with love
Accompanied with signs and wonders
That He alone manifests