“Wherefore I say unto you, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little,” says Jesus (Luke 7:47). “Love…rejoices in the truth; Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things,” 1 Corinthians 13:6-7. “I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify Your name for evermore,” Psalm 86:12. Song 2:3, “ As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons. I sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste.”
You Lord, covered the long list of my sins, What can I do for You? “I delight to do Your will O my God,” Psalm 40:8
Jesus says: “I am the Light of the world (John 8:12)”.
Revelation 21:23, “And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.” Revelation 22:5, “…the Lord God gives them light…” “Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path,” Psalm 119:105. “And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from darkness. (Genesis 1:3-4)”
Your track record, dear Lord, is spotless.
2 Peter 1:20-21, says: “Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God (and women) spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.”
My friend Lisa prophesied over me 5 years ago, that I’d be a writer. But in my own imagination, it hasn’t worked out what I weakly thought. Moreover, all the joy, divine appointments & encouraging others I could not have guessed God would provide.
Growth, deeper into Your word, O Lord!
When the Pastor mentioned he heard angels singing during Worship and another time his wife saw an angel standing in their former church building, we want more of You, Lord. Angel sightings are a by-product that You are there.
We search for meaning in our lives and discover You give it when we seek Your more. And we seek manifestations to encourage us.
Paul says in Romans 11:14, “If by any means, I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.”
Mark 9:15, “And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running to him saluted him.”
Acts 2:43, “And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.”
Dear Lord God, help us to always remember Who You are with childlike faith.
Having re-read The Hiding Place and Same Kind of Different As Me, noting the similarities of the visions from You, the heavenly body and the heavenly visitation of Debbie. Her visions of future flowers at the shelter. That day You prompted me outside to clean and move my car, though I didn’t want to, I had such restlessness. Then the neighbor came out and low and behold, I invited her to church with me for the next day. Those two books make me want to be closer to You, Lord, to hear You and see You.
“You got hurt in a church; you’ll be healed in a church,” said Pastor Carroll of Times Square Church, NYC.
“I will tell of Your name to my brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.” Psalm 22:22. “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that you may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25.
Dear Lord Jesus, we can do nothing without You, help us to bless and be patient with our brothers and sisters You gave us.
To You, God, be the glory, honor and thanks and praise, Father Lord! I dedicate “Kind & Generous” (Natalie Merchant) to You, forever. Your word is proven, (Psalm 18:30) like a mathematical equation. You’re always right and always on time! You’re perfect!
Psalm 18:1-2, says, “I will love You, O Lord, my strength, the Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in Whom I’ll trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation.”
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer,” says, Psalm 19:14. The more I find out about You, the more I love You, bless You, Lord...”At midnight I’ll rise to give thanks to You because of Your righteous judgments.” Psalm 119:62.
The Lord’s word to me when I lost my keys at the beach, “Look at it from a new angle.” Worriedly retracing my steps to the changing rooms twice, trying to literally look through a new angle. Two women who had been camped out 50 feet from me, came running over, saying, “Did you lose your keys?”
I was so thankful and they were overjoyed they found the owner of the keys. They excitedly asked, “What would you have done if you didn’t find them?” In truth, there was no spare key. My sister nearby may have picked me up, and we would have had to get a locksmith. But my home was 3 hours away and it would be too late to worry my landlord for access to my apartment. In awe of the way God worked it out, after a full visit with my family, upon entering my apartment late that night and closing the door, the Lord said, “Do you believe Me now?” (see John 16:31).
“Your eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16). Proverbs 16:1, says, “The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the Lord.”
“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.” (Luke 8:17).
Ecclesiastes 7:1, reads, “A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” Jesus says, “today you’ll be with Me in paradise,” in Luke 23:43.