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Archive for September, 2011

Praying Your Spirit To Fill Every Moments In Our Lives With Grace.


Elohim, I join my brothers and sisters in agreement to commit our spirits and dreams into God`s hands by living lives of prayer and fasting, as we seek fulfillment in every areas of our lives and we trust Him for our seasons of release and blessings.

Father,  in all our lives, You have never been one minute too early or one minute too late, we pray for strength to resist the devil when tempted to question Your timing in the future, help us to remember Your track record from the past, we will rest in You and wait for Your promises and all our days, may we always that You are never and can never be late.

Heavenly Father,  we know that we lack trust sometimes in our lives, so often, we have failed to trust in You,  we beseech Thee to help us in our unbelieves and lack of trust today, give us the strength to wake each day with a new and ever – strengthening love for You in our hearts.

Giver Of Grace, Father,  we pray for grace like that of David, to choose Your truth, our hearts desires to know only Your word, we will cling to Your promises and trust in Your plans for our lives and in times of our greatest weakness, we will run to You and find Your strength and power and may we understand that the glory of the human story is that we can`t exhaust God`s mercy.

Jesus Lord, we pray for grace to  be passionately in love with our Savior today, we pray for wisdom to seek Him out today as eagerly as He is seeking us, Jesus, we eagerly seek You today and we pray that this day will not be full without Your spirit filling every moment with Your grace and power, how we love You, Lord, we pray in Jesus name. Amen.

A Compassionate Heart.


And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. Matthew 14:14

Here, as throughout the Gospels, Jesus unveiled the compassionate heart of God to the people.

In both the Old and New Testaments, the words “mercy” and “compassion” are derived from the same word and carry the same meaning: bestowing sympathy and selfless tenderness.

Psalm 145:8 says, “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”

Our Father is a God of boundless love.

It is not our faith in God’s power that brings about His wonder-working presence, but faith in His love and in His will for us: to pour out His blessing upon us.

Micah 7:18 says that He is constantly searching for those He can bless.

He is not only willing but eager to pour out His blessings on those who call Him Lord.

The Lord is eagerly seeking you out today.

Are you eagerly seeking Him out?.

Are you passionately in love with the Savior today?.

Seek Him out today as eagerly as He is seeking you.

Jesus, I eagerly seek You today.

This day will not be full without Your Spirit filling every moment with Your grace and power.

How I love you, Lord. Amen.

By ROD PARSLEY.

When Should We Fast?.


… and humbled myself with fastingPsalm 35:13

You might be thinking, I’m willing to fast, but when do I do it?.

I would therefore like to suggest five occasions on which fasting is justifiable.

I think the first of those would be when the burden we are under is so great that we do not really have a desire for food—for this may be a hint from God that we should fast.

David experienced a time of great mourning when God smote the son born to him as a result of his adultery with Bathsheba (2 Sam. 12:15-16).

The second occasion that justifies fasting is when we are about to embark on a very great task for God or have to make an important decision.

At the beginning of His ministry, after His baptism, Jesus fasted (Matt. 4:2).

Maybe you need to know God’s will and don’t know what to do.

It is justifiable to fast because you need wisdom for something in the future.

A third reason is if we feel that God is hiding His face.

Perhaps we are in a rut or have known better days spiritually.

Perhaps God is not as real as we have known Him to be, and we are not sure whether we have grieved Him or whether He has just chosen to hide His face for reasons we can’t understand.

Perhaps God is hiding His face from us in order to drive us to our knees to seek Him.

The fourth occasion is when we have experienced delay in the answers to our prayers.

In the Old Testament in particular we have accounts of situations where God did not step in as it had been hoped He would, and as a result the people fasted.

The fifth occasion that justifies fasting is when we feel the need of unusual power that we don’t have, such as in the case of demon possession in Matthew 17, which was too big for the disciples to handle.

Fasting is a way of ensuring that we are completely dependent upon God and open to Him.

It seeks spiritual emptiness and cleansing, and it enables us to hear God speaking.

Excerpted from Worshipping God (Hodder & Stoughton, 2004).

By R. T. KENDALL.

{ Day 273 }.


I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.

I hold fast to your statutes, O Lord; do not let me be put to shame.

I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free. Psalm 119:30-32

David faced many external enemies, but he also triumphed over a much more formidable foe: his own heart.

He knew how to commit his spirit into God‘s hands when confronted by his own weakness.

This is one of the hardest things to figure out in the Christian walk, but to be people after God’s heart, we must.

The glory of the human story is that we can’t exhaust God’s mercy.

Our weakness never disqualifies us if we sincerely repent.

David discovered that there is a contingency for human weakness, which comes to us by God’s grace.

In his times of weakness, he ran toward God instead of away from Him.

{ PRAYER STARTER }

Father, like David, I choose Your truth.

My heart desires to know only Your Word.

I cling to Your promises and trust Your plans.

In the times of my greatest weakness, I will run to You and find Your strength and power.

The glory of the human story is that we can’t exhaust God’s mercy.

By MIKE BICKLE.

Faithfulness


Faithfulness

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” -Psalm 37:4

Second only to the 23rd Psalm, this verse in Psalm 37 is one of the most quoted verses in history.

Growing up, I remember my grandmother quoting it to me often.

What was her lesson to me?.

It was: Put God first and He will care for you.

Then I got older and noticed one very important word in this verse.

I noticed the word “also.” “Delight yourself ALSO in the Lord.”

Clearly, David was using this word “also” to point us to the previous verse, which says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and feed on His faithfulness.”

This is when I really captured what God was relaying to us through David.

The key to our relationship with God is trust.

There is really not much we can do in life without trust.

We trust the car will make it to the destination or we would never get in.

We trust the water or we would not drink it.

We trust the air so we don’t put on a gas mask.

Absent trust, think of all the things you would not do in life.

So, how in the world are you supposed to delight yourself in the Lord if you do not fully trust Him?

Perhaps you are where I was many years ago – running from God’s will for your life.

In reality, you lack trust. Do yourself a favor and read Psalm 37:3-4 until these words become a permanent part of you.

Write them on a card and stick it on your bathroom mirror or tape it to your fridge.

These two verses hold the tremendous promise of unlocking trust for you.

For as you trust Him, your life will change for the better to the point where all you will do is delight yourself in Him.

At that point, the desires of your heart and the desires God has for you will be one and the same.

Trust God. It’s a journey worth taking!

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PRAYER:

Heavenly Father, I know I lack trust in my life.

So often, I have failed to trust in You.

Help me in my unbelief and lack of trust today.

Give me the strength to wake each day with a new and ever-strengthening love for You in my heart. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

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When you read the words of Psalm 37:3-4, what is the first thing you think about?

Written by Jim Penner.

Clear and Concise.


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and morrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Hebrews 4:12

Recommended Reading
Nehemiah 8

Over the past twenty years, the amount of money spent on public education has nearly doubled.

But some wonder if students are coming out of school twice as educated?.

There are so many more resources, more technology, more gimmicks to entice students to be interested in learning, yet it appears that education is still on the decline in some communities.

It seems as though all the “extras” are taking the place of clear, concise instruction.

Like many schools, some churches today are complicating the recipe for a thriving church by adopting the world’s methods for motivating people.

But what we really need is the clear, concise teaching of God’s Word.

It alone is the greatest motivational technique God gave His people.

Aren’t you thankful it’s that simple to “come alive” in Christ and gain motivation?.

And there are so many churches today that offer clear, concise Bible teaching.

We can be thankful that God has given us His Word and teachers to help us understand the Bible and apply it to our lives.

The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.

D.L. Moody

Read-Thru-the-Bible
Mark 9:1-10:34

Faithfulness.


“He said to him, ‘Well done, you good servant! Because you were found faithful with very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.’ – Luke 19:17

It is remarkable how much the Word of God makes of faithfulness – simple faithfulness.

It is not great things that God requires of us unless our mission is to do great things; He asks only that we be faithful in the duties that come to our hand in our commonplace days.

That means that we do all our work as well as we can; that we serve well in the varied relationships of life in which from time to time we find ourselves; that we stand heroically in our lot, resisting temptation and continuing true and loyal to God; and that we fulfil our mission in all ways according to the grace given unto us, using every gift and talent for the glory of God and the good of the world.

The world crowns “success;” God crowns “faithfulness.”

Jesus tells us that faithfulness in this life lifts us to places of authority hereafter.

So, then, life here is only a trial to see what we are capable of doing.

It is after all a real probation to find out who may be set over large trusts.

And the real life is to be begun in the other world.

Those who prove faithful here will have places of responsibility in the kingdom of glory.

This ought to give a new and mighty motive to our living in this world.

Our eternal honor and employment will depend upon the degree of our faithfulness here. good men and women often say at the close of their lives, “If I could only begin now, with all my experience, I could live my life much better.”

Well, if they have been faithful, that is the very thing they will be permitted to do in the next world.

A mother who had brought up a large family said: “I have just learned now how to train children.

I could do it well if I could begin it again.”

If she has learned this, that is just what Christ wanted her to learn. Now she is ready for full service in His kingdom.

Apply This To Your Life Today… !field_life_application_value

By Vine.


Bible In A Year: September 30th…

By Book Old Testament New Testament Proverbs & Psalms
Nahum 1-3 Jeremiah 1-2-30 Philippians 1:27-2:11 Psalm 115:1-11

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