PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN — Jeanie Shepard Ministries

Prayer For Children Father, I come before You in the name of Jesus, with a fervent prayer request on behalf of all children. I pray that they will come to understand your love for them. I pray that they will learn to trust you with their hearts, and lean not on their own understanding. May […]

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Wake Up Call

James 1:1-3 (NIV), “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings.

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,  because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

Jesus says, Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Matthew 23:23 (NKJV).

Psalm 51:4, says, “Against You only have I sinned”

Verse 6, “You desire truth in the inward parts.”

James 1:11 (NIV), “For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.”

Psalm 119:71 (NKJV), “It is good for me that I have been afflicted,
That I may learn Your statutes.

O Lord?  May we never be ashamed, but come to You with our hearts wide open, turning away from our sin and knowing Your love.

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.”

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)

Our Focus

Job 32:21 (NIV), “I will show no partiality, nor will I flatter anyone; for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.”

“Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer..” David prayed in Psalm 19:14 (KJV).

Proverbs:

  • “The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out.”  20:5
  • “Flattery is deceitful” 26:28
  • “Those who flatter their neighbors are spreading nets for their feet.” 29:5
  • “Charm is deceitful” 31:30

“You know we never used flattery, nor did we put on a mask to cover up greed–God is our witness.” 1 Thessalonians 2:5

Jude 16, 19 (KJV): “Murmerers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage.  These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.”

Are we focused on our works & achievements and denying the work of the cross? making Christ’s cross of no effect (1 Corinthians 1:17)?

Be in the world, not of the world (John 17:11).  “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4 (KJV).

Have we surrendered to God and admitted our sin, so that He can heal us (James 5:16)?

God have mercy on me a sinner!” Luke 18:13.

lense

Your Truth …

…is a flame that brings warmth & heat & cooks my food it brings light…to see.

I’m Yours, Lord, I put down the old idols, the alcohol, the fantasies, the deception, the selfishness, the old trauma, I let go, I forgive…

You lift my head, I walk the narrow path, I pick up my cross, I follow You.

Joy no one can take from you.” Jesus promises in John 16:22.

Make my life a prayer that I see You wherever I go. (Jeremiah 1:9.)

Matters of the Heart —(thanks to: Jeanie Shepard Ministries)

Focus Scripture: “And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear and understand: Not that which goeth into the mouth that defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. But those things which proceed out of the mouth comes forth from the heart; and they defile the […]

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Treasures

Psalm 119:72, “The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of coins of gold and silver.”

Mark 10: 23-27, “Then Jesus looked around and said to His disciples, ‘How hard it is for those who have riches to enter the kingdom of God!‘ And the disciples were astonished at His words.  But Jesus answered again and said to them, ‘Children, ow hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God!  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.‘ And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, ‘Who then can be saved?’ But Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.‘”

1 Corinthians 3:11-13, “For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each one’s work will become clear; for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire; and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.”

2 Corinthians 1:20-22, “For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee.”

Titus 2:13-14, “looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”

Acts 3:6, “Then Peter said, ‘Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.'”