Monthly Archives: September 2017

Weeping

Philippians 3:  17 Brothers and sisters, join in following my example and notice those who walk according to the pattern you have in us. (18 For many walk who are enemies of the cross of Messiah—I have often told you about them, and now I am even weeping as I tell you. 19 Their end is destruction—their god is their belly and their glory is in their shame. They set their minds on earthly things.)  source

Did you see it? Paul is weeping over those whose end is destruction. This is convicting.  Let us pray that we will weep over those whose god is not the GOD. 

Abba, tender our hearts so much that we will weep with You for every soul that does not know You in the Saving Grace of Your Holy Son JESUS.

Chazaq! 

 

Unwanted News

Just a prayer for those hurting today –  we all have names and unwanted news to pray over. 

Father, for all who received unwanted news today; news that is life altering or life threatening. News that makes no sense; news that crushes our souls and darkens our minds – You know. Thank You for walking the process with us; thank You for helping us to trust You even though we don’t understand and this is everything we did not want. So now we are praying Your Word to You, trusting that we will not despair because we know we will see Your goodness while we yet live here on this sin cursed planet; we will wait for You to strengthen us and comfort us and give us courage to walk the roads before us. We trust You to make a way where we see no way. We trust You to do what is right and holy and loving and kind in the midst of evil; that not only will You give love and grace and kindness to those hurting but You will enable us to come alongside and be Your helpers. Not that You need our help but You have welcomed us as Your helpers and we are so grateful. 

Psalm 27: 13 I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. 14 Wait for the LordBe strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. source 

1 Corinthians 3:For we are labourers together with God: . . . source

Chazaq! 

Matter

Perhaps it’s Monday morning as you come to this page. Perhaps it’s a work day. Perhaps not. Perhaps you have plans, an agenda to which you are eager to attend. Perhaps not. Whatever your perhaps, you are not invisible. You matter. And because you matter what you do today matters. What you believe today matters. What you reject today matters. 

You matter. 

Matter. What a word! It’s definition is all over the page, and yet right now you know just what I mean: “You matter!” 

Believe it. Receive it. 

John 3:16(TLV) 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  source

How much more do we need to matter before we know we matter? 

Chazaq! 

Cheer Up!

Some verses to cheer us.

John 14:“Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. In My Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and take you to Myself, so that where I am you may also be. And you know the way to where I am going.”  source

Acts 1:11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” source

I Thessalonians 4: 14 For if we believe that Yeshua died and rose again, so with Him God will also bring those who have fallen asleep in Yeshua. 15 For this we tell you, by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall in no way precede those who are asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the blast of God’s shofar, and the dead in Messiah shall rise first. 17 Then we who are alive, who are left behind, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air—and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.  source

Chazaq! 

Praying a good prayer for GOD’s Women. For us to be modest in our apparel, modest in our spending and modest in our day to day living; but in our love for our GOD and others to be oh so extravagant.

Do Not Alter

Reading about Daniel this morning in Daniel 6.
1Now when Daniel knew that the document was signed, he entered his house (now in his roof chamber he had windows open toward Jerusalem); and he continued kneeling on his knees three times a day, praying and giving thanks before his God, as he had been doing previously.  source  NASB
Something I appreciate about him: when the decree came directing that prayers could be offered for the next 30 days only to King Darius and not to any other god and certainly not the GOD of Daniel, Daniel did what he had already been doing.
Praying evening, morning and noon unashamedly before an open window facing toward Jerusalem (please recall he was in a foreign land) to GOD.
He did not start something new because of the decree and he did not cease the good he was doing because of the decree.
Let us be reminded the decree was for only 30 days. Even so Daniel did not reason within himself, ‘well, it’s only 30 days. GOD will understand. I can start praying again when the 30 days have expired.’
Let not our obedience to GOD be altered by the will of man – not any man or any woman;  no matter how influential they may be, nor how close in relationship.  This is not easy but the same GOD who enabled Daniel is here to enable us. 

Chazaq! 

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