Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Your Refreshing Rains

Are you dry and thirsty my friend? Our Heavenly Father's Refreshing Rain is at hand and it is only a prayer away. May this be our heart's cry to our Father in Heaven:

Let Your Refreshing Rain pour down upon me my Father God! Rain down your glory upon me and may I walk in Your glory and taste Your refreshing rain upon my dry and parched land. Comfort me with your showers and rain down your wisdom upon me and be my guide. Let your rain of Grace wash over me and your rain of mercy saturate me!

You are so highly exalted God, you make the streams to flow in the mountains and the deserts. I have cried unto You and You have heard me from Your throne. You have bent down and You have kissed me with the showers of Your blessings. When I cried unto You, You came running and met me and gave unto me your waters that brought me comfort and quenched my thirsty soul.

O' how I love You and long for You my Lord, my Savior, my precious Jesus!

Your glory covers the earth. Your refreshing rain brings forth New Life. You are a God that restores and beautifies and brings refreshing to your people. May your cleansing waters wash over us continually. May your cool waters of Life soak us and permeate us and bring healing to our souls! From out of our belly will flow your rivers of Life.

Make us brand new by the rains of your Holy Spirit Father God. May your Loving Spirit wash over us. May your peace and your joy rain down upon us and bring new beginnings. Your rain will renew our strength and will make our hearts moist and filled with pools of life.

As I have drank of your refreshing waters I ask for the pools of my heart to always be full so that I may continually draw joy from your wells of salvation. So let your Refreshing Rain pour down upon me my Father God for my soul thirsts for You! All of creation needs your Refreshing Rain so let it rain in Jesus Name Amen!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

All Things Are Possible!

Romans 15:2 -Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification.

Ephesians 4:29 -Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

I want to edify the Body of Christ today. The word edify in the Greek is oikodomeo which means to be a house builder, construct, confirm, build up, embolden. I desire to instill courage in you today by encouraging you. Which by the way the word encourage is another word for edify. I want each of you to know that you are valued and very precious. No matter what you may be facing today, know that you can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens you. You are strong in the Lord and you can walk in the power of His might!

If you love God and you have made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life then I can tell you that your destiny is a promising one. You are a vessel of strength and honor and God will use you for His glory. Your foundation is a sure one, because it is founded in Christ Jesus! You can run and not grow weary you can walk and not faint and in due season you will reap if you faint not.

Your dreams, your hopes and aspirations are not out of reach. All things are possible to them who believe God for their life. Nothing is to hard or to great for our God. He is King over all. Believe Him, trust Him and have faith in Him and know that there is nothing that He will not do for you. Jesus said ask so that your joy will be full. You have not because you ask not.

Faith is what pleases God. When He sees your faith it is as good as done! In each one of you lives a champion that is longing to be released. No matter where you have been or what you are going through or where you are going you can be an over comer and more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus! I want to encourage you and say, Jesus is your wings, now FLY!

God is calling for His people to look up and to once again put their faith and hope in Him. Look up! for your help draws near to you. He has created you a person of courage and determination. You are victorious and the enemy is defeated in your life. You must proclaim with boldness and know without doubt that He has created you to be great and steady like a tree planted by the waters whose roots go deep. The storms and the winds of life do not have to affect you in the least bit if you are firmly planted in Christ Jesus. And you will bear good fruit in due season. As He produces the fruit in you, you will bear it for all to see, and it will be nourishing fruit.

If you abide in His Word then you are a person of virtue and great character, and what His Word says that you will do! You will also have a heart after God and His righteousness. And you will love Him and all of His ways. He will be your first Love and nothing will be able to compare to Him. Your passion will be Him and your life will be in Him! You will desire Him like you do your very next breath. For example, It would be as if you are on the verge of drowning but as you reach the surface of the water just in time to take that breath of life you are so grateful. You had to get that breath! You were determined to reach the surface, your lungs were burning and you had to take a breath before you died. It is like that when it comes to God in your life. You realize that you can't take your next breath without Him. Just as you were desperate to get to the surface of the water to take a breath before you drowned, you should be desperate to get to God. He is like taking that breath of fresh air which fills you with life once again!

All things are possible for you today. It takes only having faith in Him for your life! You are a champion because your God (your Creator) is the greatest champion of all and no good thing will He withhold from them who walk uprightly!

Here is something that I once heard and I think that it is worth remembering:

If you flatter me I may not believe you.

If you criticize me I may not like you.

But if you encourage me I will never forget you.

Monday, June 9, 2008

I Called and Grace Came

I can't seem to get away from His Grace. Maybe it is because God has been so very gracious to me and I am so very thankful to Him for this.

When I should of been dead I Called and Grace Came and I found that He had kept me alive.

When I felt so alone and rejected I Called and Grace Came and I found that He would never leave me nor forsake me.

When I felt so ashamed and full of guilt I Called and Grace Came and I found that He had forgiven me.

When I should have been in prison I Called and Grace Came and I found that He had set me free.

When I didn't know which way to go I Called and Grace Came and I found that He was leading me.

When I was ready to give up I Called and Grace came and I found that He had strengthened me.

When it seemed that all hope was loss I Called and Grace Came and I found that He rescued me.
I am so thankful to God for His Grace. It has caused me to have an intimate relationship of communion with Him which is first and foremost in my life, but it doesn't stop there. God/Jesus has been our example of how we are to treat others. What I have learned is that I can never expect God to expand my territory as to be an honorable vessel for Him and for His Glory if I cannot be faithful in showing His Love, Mercy, Grace and Forgiveness to others. It is all about our relationship with Him as well as our relationships with others! Love the Lord thy God with all thy heart soul mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. On these two laws hangs all the laws. If we can't get these two right than we can't expect God to entrust us with anything. Love, Grace, Mercy and forgiveness are all verbs they come with action. Jesus showed His love, Grace, Mercy and forgiveness by stepping up and taking our place.
Love reaches
Grace gives
Mercy replaces
Forgiveness brings communion

Ask yourself: Am I giving Love, Grace, Mercy and Forgiveness to others as God has given to me?

There is no high like the Most High

May we stop giving into temporary fleshly fixes. Our birthright is to have all that the Spirit has to give us. We have been given freedom, a...