Hello all. It is a rainy day here in Houston, Texas. Thank God for the rain. We truly need it.
I have been listening to a series from White Dove Fellowship Church in Harvey, LA, (pastor, Mike Mille (me lay)) dealing with being blessed conscious as Christians. The Bible has many, many promises for us as believers in Christ Jesus. Some say over 7,000 promises are for us in Scripture.
As I listened, and re-listened, to Mille’s sermons with titles such as “Be Blessed Conscious”, Do it Now”, “Let it Go Now” and “Significant”, I got to thinking about the abundance of life as a Christian, specifically the supernatural abundance. Christ says He came so that we might have life and have it abundantly. Continue reading →
Ugh, going to the dentist is an absolute terror for me. I hate needles and blood and what’s interesting is that at one point in my life ’twas my dream to work as an anesthetist. Whenever I visit the dentist, I pray while lying on the dentist chair; I speak scriptures; I listen to sermons – anything Godly that takes my mind off those needles, the pressure and those scary dental tools!
This last dental visit, although pretty much the same as previous visits, God spoke to me. He said, “This is what surrendering to me is like.” I pondered surrendering my entire being to God (in Christ) who created me, who sustains me, who provides for me.
How does being in a dentist chair compare to surrendering to Him? When the dentist says turn left, I turn left; turn right, I turn right; move your head just a little, and so I move it, just a little, or when the dentist gently takes my head and turns it in the direction she needs – I go with the movement of her hand – I humbly succumb to the gentleness of her touch, the sound of her voice. “Are you ok?” I shake my head “yes” even though I am sure my eyes show terror. Continue reading →
Hoping all is well with you and yours.
One of the few things in life I hate are daily news programs (maybe hate is too strong an emotion; maybe utter disdain is a better description). I find ‘them’ to be so negative, depressing and lacking (most of the time, anything good. Even the weather forecasters present the dreary before the beauty. And if there is anything good, or positive, or uplifting to report such encouragement typically comes within the last few minutes of the ‘news’. Its’ presentation is almost hypnotic, especially the cable news broadcasting – so repetitive in nature, so opinionated. When did news become someone’s viewpoint?
Today, I happened to look at the TV screen when the news broad-caster mentioned something about someone jumping to their death from a bridge in Los Angeles, CA., and I thought WOW… How can life get so bad that you want to end it? I know life has its issues, but to end such a precious thing, something that we had nothing to do with; and I thought what was wrong, where was this person’s hope, his support; did they not feel loved? Why was this person so despairing of life? Continue reading →
Recently, I was on the internet looking for an audio version for confessions of faith; something that I could listen to and hear the word of God being spoken in prayer fashion. I came across Battle Ready Prayer and started listening to the prayer titled Battle Ready Prayer and I was so blessed; I am being blessed. This almost 17 minute audio prayer covers just about every aspect of life with its foundation being the word of God. It is written that God’s word does not return void, and so I believe that the more we listen, the more we take in, for does not God’s word say that faith cometh by hearing. While listening, I am encouraged, strengthened with a renewed sense of hope: I feel a seed taking root, growing, and I await the blossoming of greater faith.
The speaker is Aaron Hopson and his voice has a calming effect and his spoken words are comforting. The music, orchestrated by his friend Joel McNair “Jhosta”, ties it all together to create something powerful. I pray you at least listen to the prayers at least once. I pray you are blessed, as was I. Battle Ready Prayer is also in book form, and can be purchased at Amazon. As I am fond of saying, “Be open to all that God (in Christ) has for you.” Try listening to Battle Ready Prayer, you will be blessed! CDs can actually be obtained, at no cost, from the website. Those of you who are thirsty shall drink from an overflowing fountain. God has a plan for our lives and he wants us to grow closer to him. How else is that to be done except through prayer, and faith. Let us aim for God’s best for it is not written that He withholds no good thing from us? Continue reading →
Today is your birthday and I have pondered what to give you, but what do you give someone who has everything and really doesn’t need anything? On the day you were born, I recall you were given gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh by the Magi, the Wise men from the East. They came to honor you as you lay in a manger, a little bitty thang, all wrapped up in swaddling clothes. Who, but your Father, knew that you would grow up to be such a humble, loving and honorable man? Not even your mother knew the height and the depth of your love! How special you were; how special you continue to be all these years later. I know your Father is proud of you. You are such an obedient son and in your lifetime, You have given so much. Continue reading →