Pivotal Points

trusting GodThere comes a time in life when your trust, and hope, in God is truly tested. Trusting and believing is no longer just talk. Circumstances are so that you either trust God, or you don’t because the situation will not allow you to be lukewarm.  The test may come through losing not only your job, but finances, or great health issues arise for you or those near and dear to you, or children give you grief, or the unimaginable occurs, and you wonder what is really going on.  You find yourself in a position where you either believe, or don’t believe that God’s grace is sufficient. You either rest, or doubt in Christ’s finished work on the cross.   Continue reading →

With, For & In (Me!)

Hello all! Depending upon what part of the world you live in there is really not any telling what your weather was like today. The US had temps ranging from -1 to 78! Today, I heard a newscaster say that Houston is the only place where in the same week (or even the same day) one can get frostbite and sunburn! The weather is definitely one thing that is not controlled by man!

The last few weeks I have been meditating on three things that I heard some months ago in a sermon from Ed Young of Second Baptist Church in Houston. I cannot recall what the sermon was about, but the below stayed with me, and the verses have really comforted me and allowed me joy in the last few weeks.

 God is with me

Hebrews 13:5   For He Himself has said,I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

God is for me

Romans 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

God is in me

1 John 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

It just doesn’t get any better than that. Be open to all that God has for you!

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Father, when all else fails, it is quite comforting to know that you are always consistent. You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. You are indeed faithful. You are WITH me; you are FOR me; you are  IN me. Thank you for all that you are to me, and all that I am in you! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Submitted via email distribution January 28, 2014.

Healing

prayer for healingThis may be long for some of you, but I shall not apologize, for my spirit tells me that someone is in despair and is in need of healing. I pray that you may read this so that you may be healed according to God’s divine will for your life. If you feel that your healing is out of reach, I tell you this day – Expect a miracle! Pray and stand in His word. We serve a God who is able! Amen! If you have been healed by the grace of God, give your testimony so that others may grab hold to what He gives so freely!

The three main areas where we hurt are in finances, in love and in health. So I ask: Are you sick? Are you in financial despair? Are you brokenhearted? If you are need of healing in any of these areas, know that you have a God whose word is truth and whose promises are binding. Isaiah 55: 11  So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. I truly believe that if you pray in His word, God’s promise to us, as spoken in Isaiah 55: 11, will manifest itself in your life.  Continue reading →

Stuff Happens

Stuff happens. Life has its unexpected occurrences. I call them tweaks. We get sick, or someone near to us gets sick. One may go to the doctor for a check up and their tests come back not as expected. One travels to the grocery store and gets in an accident. We get sidetracked and do wrong and that can lead to other unpleasant stuff in our lives. For a time, we may lose our sense of well being and security.

On Friday, one of my boss’ best of friends, while performing his daily bike ride, so concentrating on his ride, ran head on into a parked delivery truck. He is, at present (for we know we serve a God who can change things) paralyzed. He is 56. My boss asked me to pray. I did. I am. I asked him to pray, too.

On Thursday afternoon, in broad daylight, one of our neighbors had her door kicked in, and she was robbed. Thanks to God, she wasn’t home. She is 83. You know what her response was? It wasn’t fear. It wasn’t anger. Her response was, “I’m not going to let stuff like that bother me. I’m not going to be around here much longer anyway.” Her response made me think.  Continue reading →