Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pray 'Till Through, Remembering Prayer Changes Us!

Very true. This article was a blessing to me (from Ministry 127) and I wanted to share it. Recently we have had a prayer request that we have prayed much and with many tears over for the past 15 or 16 months...with seemingly no reply. At times my faith has buckled over this request which was tied up in the way the Lord was leading my seemed like this MUST be answered!

A few days ago, it was really like a light turned on, and I saw for the first time my own fault in the issue, and asked forgiveness for my part. Why had I not seen this before? I had spent many hours in prayer, worry, and focused attention on the problem.

Not a week later, the prayer was miraculously answered in the best possible way, confirming God's leading in our lives. Steps that had led to the prayers answer were taken, unbeknowns to me, weeks before my "eureka moment". Would the answer still have come if I had not found my fault and repented? We will not know until we reach heaven, but I have a feeling it would not have been granted! Keep praying.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Love Letter from Jesus

How are you? I just had to send you this letter to tell you how much I love you and care about you. I saw you yesterday as you were walking with your friends. I waited all day, hoping you would walk and talk with me also. As evening drew near, I gave you a sunset to close your day and a cool breeze to rest you. Then I waited, but you never came. Oh yes, it hurt me, but I still love you because I am your friend.

I saw you fall asleep last night, and I longed to touch your brow, so I spilled moonlight upon your pillow and your face... Again I waited, wanting to rush down so we could talk. I have so many gifts for you.

You awakened late this morning and rushed off for the day. My tears were in the rain.

Today you looked so sad, so alone. It makes my heart ache because I understand. My friends let me down and hurt me many times but I love you. I try to tell you in the quiet green grass. I whisper it in the leaves and trees and breathe it in the colors of the flowers. I whisper it to you in the mountain streams and give the birds love songs to sing. I clothe you with warm sunshine and perfume the air. My love for you is deeper than the oceans and bigger than the biggest want or need you could ever have.

We will spend eternity together in heaven. I know how hard it is on earth. I really know because I was there and I want to help you. My Father wants to help you, too. He's that way, you know. Just call me, ask me, talk to me. It is your decision...

Your Friend,

I saw this little note on a card once, some twenty years ago while I was at Bible college. I think one of my dorm sisters had it on a laminated card she tucked in her Bible maybe? While I am aware that God has given us a black and white large love letter (the Bible), this little note has stayed on my mind all these years, and I think of it now and then, so tonight I looked it up. I wanted to post it here now.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas Music To Surf By (Play All)

Turn off the music player at the bottom of this blog by sitting "stop" first. Then back up to this post, clicking play on the video will autoplay through all the videos.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Reminder to Self

Isaiah 7:15 Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.