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A PRAYER FOR THE MORNING by Gene McGuire May, 2011

  A PRAYER FOR THE MORNING

(The short version)

 

Thank you Lord for this day. I look forward to this

wonderful day that You have made. . .I rejoice and I am glad in it!!! You have saved me. You have filled me with Your Spirit. You have taught me Your Word. You have raised me up. And today I will arise and fact the day, not with dread, not with worry, not with sadness, but with great joy and excitement and anticipation for what you are going to use me for today. Together Lord, You and I working together, we can set many captives free because You’ve set me free, and I will set others free by the words of my mouth, by the power of the Holy Spirit, by the name of Jesus, by the armor of God, by the angels of God and by the Word of truth of the right hand and on the left. And I praise you Lord for using me, for delivering me from self-pity, from discouragement and from worry.

I‘m going to get me off my mind and I’m going to get the needs of others on my mind. And I’m going to believe You to use me to meet others needs. And therefore my needs will be met and I will be a blessing. In Jesus’ name, amen.

 

 


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Be Zealous For What by Martin Cisneros September, 2010

Numbers 11:27-29

And a young man ran and told Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” So Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, one of his choice men, answered and said, “Moses my lord, forbid them!” Then Moses said to him, “Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all the Lord’s people were prophets and that the Lord would put His Spirit upon them!”

Zealous for What?

How easy it is to misplace our zeal. Around 1420 A.D., “golfe” or “the Gouf” became so popular that King James II of Scotland feared the pastime placed the country at risk in its ongoing war with England. He reasoned that his men were spending too much time chasing the “golfe” ball and too little time practicing archery. Consequently the king persuaded his government to pass an act of parliament banning “golfe.” Obviously, his zeal was misplaced, not to mention ineffective.

Joshua also had a misplaced zeal. As the assistant to Moses, he considered it his responsibility to make sure his master’s power and influence were not threatened. Since part of Moses’ authority stemmed from the fact that God spoke through him, the thought of others prophesying or speaking for the Lord disturbed Joshua. In his enthusiasm to protect his master’s position, he was ready to hinder the proclamation of God’s Word.

Over the centuries, God has used many instruments to proclaim His Word. Sometimes these instruments possessed questionable motives. The apostle Paul noted that some “preach Christ from selfish ambition, not sincerely” (Phil. 1:16). His conclusion, “What then? Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached; and in this I rejoice, yes, and will rejoice” (v. 18).

Our zeal must primarily focus on the message, not the messenger. If the Word of God is being faithfully proclaimed, let’s rejoice. God sometimes chooses the least likely to speak for Him. If someone is not a true spokesman for Him, God will take care of that. We need not worry.

Be zealous for the message; God will judge the messenger.

Prayer (Giving Your Last) Word For The Day! by Elaine Davenport Monday, October 5, 2009

In everything I have pointed out to you [by example] that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more to be envied) to give than to receive. Acts 20: 35

hands-give

I was planning to take a trip down to Texas for a Faith Conference.  I had saved up my monies.  I had done all of the right things.  I had p\aid my plane fare months beforehand.  I had put aside my spending money and hotel fees.  Everything was just perfect.  Then I got a book in the mail from  a ministry in Russia.

They were asking for monies.  I’m going to be honest.  I said:  “I didn’t ask for them to send me this book.”  I decided not to even read it though I was curious.  It was a hardcover book.  One of my pet peeves was I hated for people to “presume” anything about me and my money.

I had a real tight budget at the time…I thought.  I was overcome with fear.  I wanted to obey, but giving up my only money seemed like such a stupid thing.  Would I do that for God?  It was a test for me.

After much prayer, I became full of peace.  It was all God’s idea; I could trust Him.

As I meditated in the Word of God over the next few days, I realized that I needed to send this ministry some money.  So, I asked God how much in my prayers.  Pretty soon, I kept hearing $500.00.

WHAT?  That was the exact amount I had saved for my trip though I was planning to add more.  My trip was just a little over 30 days away.  I began to pray…I said:  “Lord, if You want me to sow $500.00 into this ministry…you’re going to have to send it.

I’m not going to lie…it did not come.

I began to thank God for choosing me to be an example.  No one would know but me and God.  I contined to pray and meditate in the bible.  I confessed the Word over myself.  Love began to manifest in my spirit.  All of a sudden I had great compassion for what God would do in Russia.  I followed the Holy Spirit and I sowed the seed.     That was right around the time that I started this site.  One turned into two and now nine sites later, I still follow God’s plan.  I never dreamed it would be this big.  Never.


I went to the bank, got the money out.  I told no one.  I sent it to Russia.

As soon as I sent it…weird stuff began to happen.  All of my monies came and more besides.  I had enough to cover myself and another friend for the trip.  It was the most phenomenal trip and my friends threw me a surprise Birthday party and gave me more money while on the trip.  I had never had a birthday party in my life before that!  That was the year of my greatest Overflow all because I obeyed.



Outnumbered! by Elaine Davenport Friday, August 15, 2008

Perhaps, you are facing a situation where you expect to be outnumbered. In that case; there’s only one way to handle it…trust God. That’s the only thing that you can do to guarantee you a sure victory.

Now, I don’t know what kind of seed you’ve sown or even if you deserve for things to not go your way. I know none of that, but I know God is merciful! Oh yes He is.

Look at 1 John 1:9…at what it says:

1 John 1:9 (New King James Version)

9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

You can confess your sins of omission or commission in a room alone, under your breath, in your car or anywhere you want and no one has to hear you but God. That’s a pretty good deal huh? I think so too. smile.

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When God cleanses you, He puts you in right standing with Him. No need for guilt, or shame…it’s forgotten.

Now for those whom you’ll face…trust God to give you the words to say or the ability to remain quiet if necessary. Have peace about it. The promises of God assure your victory. If you don’t believe me….Get in the Word of God; it’s all there!

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