So Tell Me (well, you don’t really have to)

have  you recently had a conversation with JESUS wherein You said to Him ‘Thank You for who You are growing me to be’? Have you thanked Him lately for the growth you have seen in yourself? Have you thanked Him that when the plug on that blow dryer cord you were curling up landed square on the bone of the inside of your ankle with a thud, and the only words in your mind and mouth were, ‘oh, that hurts!”. Have you thanked Him lately that you know in your heart of hearts and throughout every corner of your grey matter that He is responsible for every smidgen of right thoughts and actions you demonstrate? And that you are delighted with Him; and grateful to be His Workmanship?

Yes? Good. Keep to it. You are on the right path.

No? 😦  Then I have to ask that you may ask yourself: why not?

6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:
via Philippians 1:5-7 KJV – For your fellowship in the gospel from – Bible Gateway.

9 not by works, lest any man should boast.
10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath beforehand ordained, that we should walk in them.
via Ephesians 2:9-11 KJ21 – not by works, lest any man should – Bible Gateway.

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,
Praying (PFT)!

It’s been a pleasant and pleasing day and I have You, ABBA, to thank for it. Thank You. Thank You.  Reminds me of that hymn: To GOD Be the Glory – I owe it all to You.  And I do.  We all do, every dear soul who comes here to read and to pray, we owe You our applause, praise, gratitude, worship for every work You have done in us. Thank you. And thank You that You are not stopping now. That we can expect You to keep it up. Thank You.  And, JESUS, we come now with our sick and afflicted, asking that You heal them; and with those we love who are dead in trespasses and sins asking that You work with them and get them to the place that they will say YES to You for Eternal Life.  Amen and               .


I am borrowing this morning from FACEBOOK (I make no claims to it, nor am I privy to the originator of it). A picture posted from JESUS DAILY. It makes me smile. It gives me a sweet sensation in my soul as I look at it. Not because I think JESUS facially, physically looked exactly like this.  No, but because I believe He did just as this pencil sketch depicts while He was here on the planet in His GOD-MAN earthly ministry.  Are you ready?  Enjoy!!

Take it for what it is worth to you:

JESUS is the Originator of humor, fun, laughter, light hearted-ness, wholesome joking, play and more!!

James 1:16-18 New Century Version (NCV)

16 My dear brothers and sisters, do not be fooled about this.
17 Every good action and every perfect gift is from God. These good gifts come down from the Creator of the sun, moon, and stars, who does not change like their shifting shadows.
18 God decided to give us life through the word of truth so we might be the most important of all the things he made.

via James 1:16-18 NCV – My dear brothers and sisters, do not be – Bible Gateway.

13A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance, but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

via Proverbs 15:12-14 KJ21 – A scorner loveth not one that reproveth – Bible Gateway.

22A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

via Proverbs 17:21-23 KJV – He that begetteth a fool doeth it to – Bible Gateway.

Thank You, ABBA, for this sweet rendition of the belief of one’s heart and thank You that is it true.  LORD JESUS, You delight me.  Thank You for the day that I will see Your Smile with these mortal eyes turned immortal. Thank You for making this a reality. Not just for me but for every soul that dares to repent and believe. And for every soul that comes here to read and to pray, thank You. Thank You for them, for their lives and the plans You have for them. Thank You for the smiles they bring to Your Face.  And I pray that it will be our first desire and the intent and dedication of our minds and hearts to please You, to bring smiles to Your Face and joy to Your Heart.  And as other mornings, we bring our sick and afflicted of every sort represented here and we ask You to heal us. We pray for the wayward and unlearned and unsaved that You will send forth laborers to work with You in rescue efforts for each one. Thank You for this holy and blessed ministry.  Amen and            .

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,

More or Less

just reporting in today. I am thinking of you. Have prayed for you by name or email address (whichever I have). 

We have this word on the 3-year-old we have been praying for:

Just an update on the toddler for whom the prayers were given—he has “perked up” some trying to move about, they have identified the bacteria causing the brain lesions and physicians are hopeful that a dilation of his esophagus will be possible next week.  Our God is an Awesome God.

Sheila is scheduled for surgery May 7. We plead for your prayers in this.

Kathleen has some disturbing medical issues. Prayers for her desired and appreciated.

And there are others.    Praying (PFT)!

It is a beautiful sunny day in Lower Alabama.  A good day to desire to learn to sit quietly before the LORD and enjoy His presence.  That is what I have prayed for us today. Perhaps today we begin a quest to be trained by the HOLY SPIRIT to do this very thing.  🙂

21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.

22 The LORD’S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.

23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”

25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

26 It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.

via Lamentations 3 NASB – Jeremiah Shares Israel’s Affliction – Bible Gateway.

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,

Again, ABBA, I pray for these and others that we will desire to learn to sit quietly with You, enjoying Your Holy Presence.  And yet in this moment, I do ask that You heal our sick and raise those who are dead in trespasses and sins to eternal life in CHRIST JESUS. Amen and  .


I expect to be brief this morning. A busy day is before me and it starts shortly.

But before I rush the door I want to share today’s praying theme:


It covers all my people. Whatever the need; whatever the station; whatever the season. Peace will cover it. Requesting peace with GOD for those who do not know Him yet. For others it is peace with one another; peace with and for our decisions; peace in finances; peace in illness and disease. PEACE.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

via – Keyword Search: Peace of GOD.

Philippians 4:9

Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.

via – Keyword Search: Peace of GOD.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

via – Keyword Search: Peace of GOD.

20 Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
21 equip you in every good thing to do His will, working in us that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen.

via Hebrews 13:19-21 NASB – And I urge you all the more to do this, – Bible Gateway.

Thank You, ABBA. Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT, for theme praying; thank You for peace, LORD JESUS. Thank You, for hearing our prayers.  And specifically this morning for Brandon and Kim. Peace, ABBA. Peace in this illness as You heal him; peace for Kim as she waits for Brandon’s healing; peace with all that surrounds these days. Peace. Thank You, LORD. Thank You. And Peace now for each and every soul that comes here to read and to pray. Peace with You, peace in their families, peace in their work places, peace in their homes, peace in their finances, peace in their decisions. Peace, ABBA. And, HOLY SPIRIT, that we all have hearts to make peace, and live in peace for the glory and majesty of JESUS. Amen and           . 

We have the God-given Right to do right in this wrong World,
Praying (PFT)!