Sunday Worship

The Lord had been speaking to me to request Sundays off work so that I can worship God with my new husband.  It began as a desire and I tossed it around with others saying it’s not just me that matters and I want to be there for him.

Then last week, the Lord prompted me to really call the Manager. I felt tense and reluctant, bracing for their pushback.  Finally, close to the end of the day I called, the Holy Spirit facilitating my tactful request.  The answer was acquiesced kindly.

Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV):

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper,
And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,”
Says the Lord”

God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” says Jesus in John 4:24 (NKJV).

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Peter Learned To Read & Spell

Nursery rhyme goes:

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her

Peter learned to read & spell, then he kept her very well.

The more my new husband loves me the way our loving Father does, the better loved I feel!

The more our Christian friends pray for us, the more loved we are.

1 Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.  Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

1 Peter 2:17, “Honour all men, Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honour the king.”

Glorify My Name

Jesus said:

I have glorified You on the earth.  I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” to our Father in John 17:4 (NKJV).

By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, so you will be My disciples,” to His disciples in John 15:8.

I heard this in my spirit the other day.  It’s easy to worship the Lord when we believe in Him and know He is always good and honest, He is for us.

We need to get on our faces before the Lord and repent of our double mindedness and lax attitudes toward Your word and for agreeing with the world about events, reading the horoscope, joking about marital sex, hoarding addictions and praising the dark arts and occult. 

We have offended You only, Lord.  Dear Lord, raise up the men to be prayer warriors, leaders, fathers, husbands, teachers, and the men and women to be after God’s own heart. Light the fire! Praise You only Lord God!

“You be holy for God is holy” 1 Peter 1:16.

Recently, we heard a powerful prophecy given by David Ruis, where God says, “Give Me Glory!!!!!” 

 

Test ME

A woman in the bookstore line related how she’d fallen earlier, right in front of the Ministry Team who prayed for her.  Looking for a bright spot, I said, “Well, God says, ‘Test Me’ (Malachi 3:10)”.  A young man nearby nodded in agreement.

Later in the conference, the Pastor quoted “Test ME,” too.

More of Your word, Lord, please. You are faithful, we are wrong when we lose faith in You.  You, Lord, are always right and good, if we are patient, we’ll see it.  In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

“Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouses, that there may be meat in Mine house, and prove Me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”

Malachi 3:10 (KJV).

 

Called To Be Saints

“To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you & peace from God our Father & the Lord Jesus Christ.”  Romans 1:7 (NKJV).

For a friend I found Bible verses which said that us ordinary believers in Christ are “saints”, it surprised me there were so many.  Our former Wednesday night worship leader called us saints many moons ago.

Romans 8:27, “Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.”

1 Corinthians:

1:2, “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all who in every place call on the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:”

14:33, “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints.”

2 Corinthians 1:1, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:”

Ephesians:

1:1, “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus:”

2:19, “Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,”

3:17-19, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height—to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”

5:3, “But fornication and all uncleanness or covetousness, let it not even be named among you, as is fitting for saints;”

6:18, “praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints— and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,”

Philippians 1:1, “Paul and Timothy, bondservants of Jesus Christ, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:”

Colossians 1:25-26, “of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God which was given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God, the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints.”

Jude 3,  “Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.”

 

 

 

 

Two Mid-Wives

“Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty. And so it was, because the midwives feared God, that He provided households for them.” Exodus 1:20-21 (NKJV).

Joel Osteen: there’s a house with your name on it; a spouse with your name on them.  On TBN January 31st.

Hey, these two women we met are ushering people into the Kingdom, they’re not exactly mid-wives, but I’m believing and they’re expecting husbands and houses!  Praise God!

 

Answered Prayer Wall

Giving God all the glory, thanks, praise and honor!  Remembering His great love!

You deserve all the glory and honor, we praise Your holy name! Thank You Father, Thank You Jesus!

After seeing a wall in a Vineyard sanctuary devoted to Answered Prayers, we made one wall of the bedroom devoted to God’s answered prayers in our lives!  At the Vineyard, anyone can add an answered prayer with the paper and pen nearby.

Ours is a white board, entitled, “GOD Answers Prayer,” encircled with cork to which we pin notes of thanks and praise about answered prayer.

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.” 1 John 5:14-15 (KJV).

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; His love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 (NIV)

Freshness

“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity.” Proverbs 24:16 (NKJV).

Do you want to be appreciated for the things you do right? And forgiven for what you do that’s wrong?  I do and I thank God for giving us fresh seasons and second chances.

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 1 Peter 3:9 (NIV).

 

 

Turn of Events

As I filled in to work on my day off, it was the first time at this home, God knew what I’d find.

Only You, Lord, knew what the “Love Bug” sticker on the mirror, the tiger pictures and the wall mural would mean to me.

You keep track of all my sorrows.
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 (NLT).

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Jesus says in Luke 12:7 (KJV).

“Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying,My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,‘” Isaiah 46:10 (NKJV).