Archive for January, 2008

As a Mother by Mike Waters Used With Permission

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Cartoonist’s Comment: “God will himself be their powerful comforter: As one whom his mother comforts, when he is sick or sore, or upon any account in sorrow, so will I comfort you; not only with the rational arguments which a prudent father uses, but with the tender affections and compassions of a loving mother, that bemoans her afflicted child when it has fallen and hurt itself, that she may quiet it and make it easy, or endeavours to pacify it after she has chidden it and fallen out with it.” –Matthew Henry’s Commentary

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The 23rd Psalm (Friday, January 25, 2008)

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A PRAYER OF LIFE!

For years, whenever I would go to a funeral…I would hear the 23rd Psalm. I thought it was a Psalm about death. That’s tradition. Nobody understood it, nobody tried, nobody had revelation on it. Everyone did it because everybody else did it.

But if you “really” take a look at it…you’ll hear God speaking to you reassuring you. Some years ago, when awaiting brain surgery; I had to go inside an MRI capsule; I didn’t want to be there. I found myself praying and the words that I prayed were the 23rd Psalm. That calmed me down. It clearly Blessed me! I pray that you’ll remember to use it in your time of need.

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The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. (lack)
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’ sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.

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No Need To Be Afraid! By Elaine Davenport (Wednesday, January 23, 2008)

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**I had been so prayerful about the plight the people who visit the PRAY PRAY PRAY prayer Blog. You see, every day so many people come and leave prayer requests; even the ones that can’t be printed from hurting people who are full of anger, resentment, bitterness and oppression. I pray for uncommon favor for everyone that finds this site accidentally they may think or
on purpose. Now at a Gossip site; they may get 1700 hits on one article in one day; but at a prayer site; that’s not going to happen…just yet. But our time will come and when it does we will have the staff to accommodate them. Bless The Lord!

Well, I just want to reassure you whatever your need is that God loves you. The Word of the Lord came forth on my friend Yeap Chee Seng’s Weblong and I want you to read it: FOR THERE ARE MORE ON OUR SIDE THAN ON THEIRS (CLICK HERE TO READ IT)

Let’s talk about this:

Chee asks the question: “What will you do when you’re in trouble?” That’s how you know where you are faith-wise.

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET IN TROUBLE? WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN SATAN ATTACKS OR SETS YOU UP?

I know people: who whine, who cry, who pray, who fret, who confess the Word of God, people who do them all or some of them, people react different ways. I have another friend that no matter what happens; she gets mad and determined not to be defeated! She always recognizes the enemy and says so. At first, I thought it was a flaw in her character; and then when I weighed the circumstances I changed my mind. I literally began to agree with most of her decisions to react angrily, to be on guard, to get herself in a defensive position; simply because I knew where her heart was…she has a heart for God, I understood.

What do I do when I get in trouble? Well, I do different things: I generally always get quiet as I pray in the spirit. When I’m quiet, I can hear from God. Sometimes, I’ve run (or walked) to pray to ask what I should do? Sometimes, I just start to list the things that I’m thankful for. Sometimes, I just praise Him. Sometimes, I go rest and sometimes I get determined to confront the problems. It’s almost ALWAYS a puff of smoke…I’ve found.

I’m not being judgemental; but I’ve almost always found that I in some way am the cause of my problems. Maybe not directly, but sometimes from poor planning, not looking ahead, ignoring stuff, procrastinating…but I always remember that God is my rear guard, that He is Faithful, that He is merciful, that I have angels, that the presence of God is with me and I can go on an on.

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I LOVE THIS PASSAGE FROM YEAP CHEE SENG’S WEBLOG:

There is only one reason why the devil is working so hard to create a crisis for you. He wants you to think negative and stop believing in the faithfulness in God. He wants you to be disappointed in God and cut off your relationship with him. He will keep reminding you of your situation to stop you from believing. Once this objective is fulfilled, you will be easy prey for him. A Christian who has stopped praying and believing is no match for the devil.

The devil may give you a terminal disease that has no cure. You can feel the pain. You can see the medical reports telling you that there is no cure. Death is inevitable. What will you do? Are you going to allow the pain and the reports to decide on your destiny? If you do, there can only be one result – death. Author- Yeap Chee Seng

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Look at what the Devil wants “you” to Do or Be:

1. Think negative
2. Stop believing God will help you.
3. Disappointed in God
4. Cut off your relationship with God
5. Stop Believing

Notice this: “A Christian who has stopped praying and believing is no match for the devil!” That’s good! That’s true.

So how tough are you? You’re no wimp and God didn’t give you a spirit of fear. You have God backed power and please don’t forget it!

The devil gave me a terminal disease some years back. It was cancer and no, I don’t believe in remission. I didn’t change my physical diet right away. (I did eventually) But, I did change my spiritual diet. I began to EAT healing scriptures and my body, my mind and my spirit began to line up. We don’t have to accept anything from the devil! Nothing at all!

I Thank God that all the way over in Singapore, brother Yeap Chee Seng is taking the time from his busy schedule to give us a Word in due season (with a great explanation)! I’m not “super spirit”; but my list of people whose Blogs I read is a short list. If you look at my side panel; I list very few Blogs other than my own, but I’m pleased to say that I do read those that are there! Blessings and Praise God!
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A King Sized Dream! Dr. Martin Luther King (A Man of Prayer) (Video)

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I Have A Dream!

I honor Dr. Martin Luther King because I believe that he was a man sent by God who through obedience and love ultimately changed the course of my life and many others irregardless of race, religion or creed in this country and ultimately around the world… for generations.

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“Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the skies rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation may spring up, and let it cause righteousness to sprout up also; I the Lord have created it” (Isaiah 45:8).

NOTED CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND MINISTER DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING

***Well over Two Million People Have Viewed This Video, Online!

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Holy, Holy, Holy ! – Praise Music (Music Video) (January 21, 2008)

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This is powerful praise Music!

Does God Hear You? By Elaine Davenport (Sunday, January 20, 2008)

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1John 5:14-15
“And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.”

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I have a friend that has a God Box. I had never heard of such before, but she explained to me what it was. When she has a prayer, she writes it down on a piece of paper. whispers what she needs or wants and puts it inside a box in her closet which she calls her God Box.

For her, that works and she says that’s all that matter for now.

PLEASE KNOW THIS

It’s not to my charge to tell anyone if what they are doing is the correct thing or not. Even if I think that it isn’t, I won’t say so. If pressed I might say: “Well, that’s not for me. But, I do try to stay away from the negative. I do stay close to reality.

The reality of life is in the Word of God for me. It wasn’t always that way. I was pretty sure that God heard my prayers, but I still deferred to ministers, to prayer warriors etc. I had felt that they more likely would hear from God sooner.

Then I learned something new. I learned that I did not need an intermediary to pray to God for me. I learned that God wanted a close personal relationship with me. I learned that as a prayer warrior and a woman of faith, that I could make the call and not be put on hold.

Imagine that you’re the head of your household; you call home and you say” “Hey this is Mom (or Dad) ! You are always met with respect and joy and immediately they give you their undivided attention. If you say: Take some fish out of the freezer, they say: “Okay, no problem.” It’s a good feeling! It really is though most of us never give it much thought.

You know it’s the same thing (the ease of conversation) when we approach the throne of our Heavenly Father with reverential fear; the conversation is always easy when we come in faith.

And the verse at the top of the page literally says we can have confidence that if we know that He hears us; we know that we have the petitions that we desire of Him. That’s very reassuring.

Fort Peace by Mike Waters Used With Permission ( Friday, January 18, 2008)

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Cartoonist’s Comment: If your mind is being bombarded by fear and worry and doubt, seek the shelter of God’s peace by going to Him in prayer.

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