Saturday, December 4, 2010

I Will Not Fear

Isaiah 41:13
For I the Lord your God hold your right hand; I am the Lord, Who says to you, Fear not; I will help you!
Sin brings fear of punishment.
We should never fear punishment, we need to only quickly repent and allow God to love us out of our mess.
Even when God chastens us, it is bearable, for He never gives us more than we can bear.
I will not fear!
When I feel fear, I will do what God says "afraid" if I have to.
Dear Lord,
Help us to overcome the temptations that so easily come upon us. Help us to come directly to You even when we fall into temptations, instead of running the other way. We want and need to trust You more and more every day with the things we are faced with. Lead us and guide us as we face each day unafraid because You are with us.
In Jesus' Name, Amen. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life

Pray that we each will daily put on the full armor of God, so that we are strong in the Lord and the power of His might.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day and having done all, to stand.
- Ephesians 6:12-13
REFLECTION by Carmen Pate, 40 Days for Life
I am confounded to see how the battle over the issue of life is perceived more often in churches today as political rather than spiritual. Ironically, the enemy has used this twisted perception to silence many in the body of Christ.
We must see the battle for what it is and if we are to be prepared to face the spiritual enemy on the issue of abortion, we must daily “put on” the armor God has given us:
Gird your waist with Truth (vs. 14) — Commit your emotions to believe truth and to speak truth, regardless of the repercussions.
Put on the breastplate of Righteousness (vs. 14) — It will protect our hearts — the innermost springs of our beings — from all unrighteousness so evident in this fallen world.
Shod your feet with the preparation of the Gospel of Peace. (vs. 15) — Preparation is vital if we are to be effective in God’s work.
Taking the shield of Faith (vs.16) — The accuser will instill doubt, fear, and guilt. Faith acts as an invisible shield that deflects such false accusations.
Taking the Helmet of Salvation (vs.17) — A helmet protects the head, the brain and in turn our mind and thoughts. Satan hopes we will set aside divine revelation for human reasoning.
Taking the Sword of the Spirit (vs.17) — The Word of God, the only offensive weapon in this armor, was used by the Lord Jesus against satan. The living Word is powerful and effective.
Our armor is complete. We are ready to wage war, and the next verse tells us how, “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit.” (vs.18)
Dear Lord, as you lead us into the spiritual battle of ending abortion, may we be reminded that the battle is truly Yours. We thank You for equipping us with Your armor. Lead us daily to put it on!
Thank You for allowing us to serve under your command, and for hearing our requests for direction and protection. Thank you for the victory that is ours because of Your Son, Jesus, Amen.


Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Journey of Life

Your own ears will hear Him. Right behind you a voice will say, 'This is the way you should go,' whether to the right or to the left. Isaiah 30:21

My Spirit is in you, says the Lord.

I am with you on your journey. I am with you always, on this journey of life. This is a life journey, not a death journey. Have faith and do not give up your hope in Me.

I know what is best for you. You know My voice. Follow the sound of My voice. If you slip and fall, I am here to pick you up, dust you off and send you on your way.

I love you more than anything!
Daddy God

Prayer: Father, I pray that you help me to be led by You and to trust that I hear Your voice and follow. Give me peace in knowing You. In Jesus' name, amen.