Prayer

  • Prayer moves the Hand that rules the world
  • Most prayers deal in the natural – However, the Holy Spirit’s highest desire is to give you what belongs to you – 1 Corinthians 3:21b -23, “…all things are yours, 22whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23and you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.”  We have to seek with all our heart.  Ask Jesus to give you  through the Holy Spirit what He has for you.  You can call on your Lord through His Lordship of your life.  You can only say Jesus is Lord when the Holy Spirit is in control of your Life.
  • Ask for liberty like you have never known before – “Lord I long to know your Lordship, your liberty.” Free from the law = liberty. Sin shall not have dominion over you.  Romans 8:2, “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
  • Quit seeking deliverance and start seeking the deliverer.
  • Quit seeking salvation and seek the Savior.
  • The Holy Spirit wants to use you – ask the Lord to make you a light in a dark place.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to open your understanding for you are not saved by works – Titus 3:5 “he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of His mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit”.
  • As you yield to the Spirit of God daily, He guides you. Romans 8:14 “…because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”
  • Pray big prayers because you have a big God!
  • There is mighty power in prayer. Jude 20, “But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit.” There is a big difference between praying in the Holy Spirit and praying with the Holy Spirit. Pray in the power of God through the Holy Spirit who guides us as we pray.  Philippians 3:3, “3For it is we who are the circumcision, we who worship by the Spirit of God, who glory in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh.” God wants to give us the power to pray in the Spirit and worship Him in Spirit.
  • Worship is highest form of love.  Worship your Lord through prayer.
  • Acts 13: 2, 4 They fasted and prayed and knew the power of God’s calling. “2While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, ‘Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.’ 3So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off.4The two of them, sent on their way by the Holy Spirit, went down to Seleucia and sailed from there to Cyprus.”

Fast and pray and know the power of God’s calling in your life!

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Be Satisfied

March 31, 1987

Oh God when I start to criticize and other folks faults, I itemize; may I look at what is really me, and try to be what You want me to be. Walk uprightly, as best I can hopefully filling out Your plan; that all along You had for my life, being satisfied to be a mother and a wife. Enjoying the blessings that make up a day; when I long for months that are six weeks long. Help me to sort out the right from the wrong. And do the things that are necessary to be done, that will be profitable in the long run. Laying aside unnecessary chores and things when “too much to do” only confusion brings. Get my Bible read, before I start the day. Getting direction from You, to go my way. What a settling time it’s bound to be, when You order my day and are guiding me. Oh, to be yielded to Your sovereign will.  It’s so hard for me to just sit still. And listen to what You would have to say, cause You know, I think I can go my way. Without any help from Your loving hand, some how I hope You understand. I know You do and I love You so; what more can I pray, as I onward go?

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A Fantastic Coat

I’d like very much, to have a coat with sleeves stretched open wide.
That I could wrap around all the world and draw everyone to Jesus’ side
A coat woven, with special love and care, the finest anyone can find.
A coat with warmth, and real comfort given to every sort of mankind.

I’d like the pockets, filled with goodies galore for everyone to have a taste.
Pockets that always have plenty of food to feed the whole human race.
Now if the collar could be so designed to draw people real close,
And bestow on each within it’s folds a good dose of the Holy Ghost
Bringing brotherly love – as God meant it to be, enjoying each other as we are.
T’would be so good … and be as it should, life would be better by far.
And while I’m wishing, I’ll wish for more, ’cause I’d like everyone to sing.
Soul stirring…breath taking…perfect harmony for Jesus Christ our King.
A melody so sweet, the Angels would listen as God’s creation sang a tune.
That around the world, would ring and ring of Christ’s return … maybe soon.
Then I’d like the coat to keep out the cold that the devil’s got in his heart.
Defeat the foes that are out to get us, keeping us and God apart.
I’d wrap us all up, in this great big coat and wouldn’t let go of a soul.
If I could do this… I really would and I’d have blessings untold. Gwen Belle Isle December 7, 1982

(Gwen wrote the above after hearing the following that was read over the Alliance Radio in Hong Kong)
English Translation: “A New Coat” by Pai-Chu-Yi (772-846 A.D.)
White as snow, the newly woven cloth, stuffed with cotton soft as cloud, is thick and warm.
Now a man may work straight through to sunset and sleep well straight through to dawn.
With such a coat, even the coldest night, loses it’s terrors – and the whole body feels as warm as springtime.
In the middle of one night, I had a thought and so got up to walk around.
It was, that a man should love others, and not just take benefits for himself; how I wish I had a great coat, long enough to cover all people are are cold, making them as warm as I.

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Peace of God gives us Peace with God

April 25, 1993 Hebrews 11
Faith is Substance — Evidence — Good Report — Understanding — Sacrifice

Will cause us to please God and will cause us to be translated.

There are no tomorrows for God.  EVERYTHING IS NOW.  Faith is a NOW Faith.

HOPE:                                                                                  FAITH:

Say’s I’m going to get it                                              Say’s I’ve GOT it!

Hope is when I believe                                               Faith is when I act on it

Hope is in the mind                                                     Faith is in the HEART

Hope is the going to                                                    Faith always leads to …

Hope is vital                                                                 Faith must grow to have

Hope is before Faith                                                    A NOW Faith

When I am in Jesus Christ – nothing can touch ME.

FEED YOUR FAITH AND YOUR DOUBTS WILL STARVE TO DEATH.

Peace of God gives us peace with God.

Romans 4: 19-20 Strong, not wavering FAITH

Matthew 8:10 Great Faith

Matthew 15:38 Lack of Faith can hinder the Gospel

Matthew 17:20 A little Faith can move mountains

Romans 14:1 Weak in Faith

II Corinthians 8:7 Abounding Faith

II Thessalonians 1:3 Growing Faith

Acts 6:5 Full of Faith

James 2:5 Rich Faith

Mark 2:5 Corporate Faith

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Sin …

SIN …

earns wages

pays wages

insists on paying

pays in kind

pays in installments

pays in full

pays its own bill

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Sowing For The Lord

April 1992

I am what I sow …

If I sow discord, I reap discontent;

If I sow hate, I reap depression (self hate);

If I sow an unforgiving heart, I reap a smoldering fire within;

If sow a critical tongue, I reap a sour disposition;

If a sow forgiveness, I reap forgiveness;

If I sow love, I reap love;

If I sow joy, I reap happiness unlimited;

If I sow laughter, I bless those around me.

So I choose to sow for the Lord.

O Lord, you know I am what I sow.

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Our Incredible God

July 19, 1995
Ephesians 1:19 (English Standard Version) 19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe,according to the working of his great might

I pray that you will begin to understand how incredibly great His power is to help those who believe Him.   Paul calls it His “incredibly great power.”  GOD’S power is so great we can’t grasp it! Every now and then something so fantastic happens that man cannot do and we grasp a glimpse of His incredible power.  There is NOTHING to hard for God.  His power extends outward forever like this universe He brought into being just by speaking.  The Bible says He spoke and the World began.  Man has been grappling with the concept of an ever-expanding universe for years.  It boggles our mind to think about it.

We live in an incredibly great universe; the creation of our incredibly great GOD by use of His incredibly great power.  But, the wonder of it all is that God says His power is exercised on OUR behalf.   The verse says, “to help those (us) who believe Him.”  We must let nothing rob uf of this TRUTH … NOT PAIN, NOR WEAKNESS, NOR FEAR, NOR LIFE’S STORMS!  GOD is GOD.

  1. His power never changes or gets less because He uses it.
  2. Man cannot do anything that limits His power.
  3. We can trust Him. He uses His incredible power on our behalf, in what ever way He chooses.
  4. We can face tomorrow with this assurance.

So why do we fret and worry?

  • The word worry comes from a word that means to divide.
  • When we worry we divide our energy
  • When we worry about a situation the problem gets us instead of us getting it (Psalms 145:15-16)

Today’s Thoughts:

While FAITH makes all things possible, His LOVE makes all things easy.

The value of persistent prayer is not that God will hear us, but that we will HEAR HIM!

CHOICE not CHANCE determines how we live!

There’s not a verse in the Bible that says compare yourself to others.

May we be content with what God has given us as the WORD of GOD explodes in our hearts and keeps us rejoicing.



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