Monday, March 30, 2015

Once Again

 Fall upon us Holy Spirit of God
with a mighty force of the wind
like on that day at Pentecost
take us there again 

Light your fire once again 
in Spirit and in truth
by Your power and might
yield our hearts into your glory
pouring down 
into our hearts
never to be the same again

Let us go forth as calves from the stall
leaping and dancing before the throne of God
Let healing come forth to everyone and all
that make you Lord and King

Jesus, let your Kingdom come
your will be done
in this time and place 

Let us take your message
over the land and the seas,
Jesus Christ is our victory.


     

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Never let Go of the Hope...

     There is such a dynamic power in the hope of Christ that enables us to see beyond the scope of our own troubles.  Without it we are lost in the sea of darkness not able to experience the Spirit of light and peace in our lives.  I believe we can get so self absorbed in our own problems that it is difficult to see a way out.

     Without hope we feel stuck to what we see around us, oblivious to everything and everyone else that may help us see the light.   Those troubles can be anything from a sickness to a death and even a financial disaster.  We see no possible solution to our dilemma, so we give up. we become hopeless and depressed and despondent.

     Where do we get that hope then? I do know that once we get it we need to hold onto it tightly.  

     Several weeks ago I went through a very severe depression that nearly destroyed the life I do have.  I was ready to let it all go, turning my back on God's grace.  I felt I had nothing to live for.  But something deep within me compelled me to not give up. I had to decide to make up my mind to cling to Jesus even though the way was dim and dark. Through the prayers of many people plus a devoted praying wife who loved me regardless and didn't give up on me, I am finding my way back. I know God is going to give me a greater zeal to serve Him.

     Never let go of the hope that God placed within me or you. At times the way may be pitch black, yet God will bring me through those dark shadows. Just around the bend is all the things that bring light and peace to your life.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
     

Monday, March 16, 2015

Note from me...

     To say these last several weeks were okay is a great over-statement.  It seems like my faith has been greatly tested, shattered, and things of this life seemed beyond repair.  But I can not survive thinking this way.  I have got to believe in the impossible, and that God is going to orchestrate something beautiful in my life. I can not give up no matter how much at times it seems I can not handle situations and circumstances and just throw in the towel. 

     I surrender my heart and every area of my life to God. No matter how bleak things seem at times please help me to  see and count my blessings that you have given me that I take for granted.. Give me vision and purpose beyond my life as I see it. Pour out Your Spirit of life upon me, and let me sense your forgiving grace. Sustain me in your strength and allow me to do those things that please you Father above all that would attempt to ensnare me.  Help me to overcome my fears and step out in the faith that You have called me to, in Jesus name, Amen

    I will continue to write and pray and hope that I can be a light and encouragement to someone somehow, no matter what...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Word Given By: Judy Scurr 2/25/2015

 i see you as having a gentle and kind heart. Often others might look at you and wonder what is going on with you but God says that there is lots going on with you. He is walking along side of you and together you and He are walking and talking, stopping and pondering on the things going on in your personal life and life that is alla round you. You are a listener and He has given you the ability to hear what people are actually saying. They feel the peace and presence of the Lord when they are around you. Often you might not see that but others do. There is much growth happening inside of you and you don't have to make waves to have waves happening all around you, because it is the Holy Spirit that goes before you and prepares the way for you. You are approachable and people will be drawn to your gentleness. You are a safe person to be around. You will be going through a stretching time which will seem a bit uncomfortable but it's all good. God has a big plan for your life. Rest in what He is doing in this hour and you will see more doors and adventures opening up to you just around the corner

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Kick Him Out!!!

   

     Do you feel like a house that has been condemned when the Lord Jesus has made your heart His home?  The word of God says that there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Our bodies are actually temples that house the Holy Spirit.  When we allow God to fill us on a daily basis that is when the reconstruction of our lives really start.

     Jesus is the great renovator that tore out all the junk and debris.  Satan left our heart in a shambles.  Our Jesus paid a debt He did not owe by being crucified and dying on the cross, and rising on the third day, That very process "evicted" satan from the premises of "all we own."  The blood of Jesus has rendered the enemy powerless! The eviction notice was written in the blood of the lamb, rendering the enemy powerless to stay! Amen satan has left the scene...now Jesus can work on our hearts.

     Looking up the word evict, we find that it comes from the Latin word meaning "conquer." Evict means to expel (a person, especially a tenant) from land, a building, etc., by legal process, as for nonpayment of rent. If that doesn't speak volumes to you about kicking satan out of your life once and for all... "I'm not sure what else to tell you?" Jesus had delivered satan the final Eviction Notice, for he has to go he cannot stay any longer. He has no legal rights to your house(body, mind and soul) once Jesus FULLY takes over your heart.   He was just a ratty tenant, that doesn't even own the property, that is YOU  I'm taking about... your soul and body!! My prayer is that you allow God to be your demolition derby to gut out your house.  Satan has wrecked us and left us in disarray even our brothers and sisters in Christ long enough. Call his bluff, has not he lied to you long enough?


     Jesus in ALL His grace and mercy laid out the floor plans. His word is the blueprint that redesigns our lives.  It may take God a little time to remodel our lives according to the likeness of Jesus, but that’s where He teaches us His wisdom and patience.


     It is a painful and necessary process to tear out the old sinful habits and patterns, so that He can replace it with the newness of life. He really needs us to repent and it all go so that the Father God can do His perfect work...  The wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life though His son Jesus Christ.  The effects of sin almost destroyed us. At times it may feel like all that is left is the foundation, but God in his infinite greatness remodels, renovates, regenerates and restores us building up and making all things new.  the Holy Spirit should be your new owner.  Walk and talk in the Holy Spirit and do not fulfil the desires of the fleshly nature. It has been demolished by the power of Holy Spirit.

     God gracefully redesigns us from the floor up, and not only that, He makes all things in our heart clean and new. He gives us a firm foundation on the solid rock of Jesus Christ.  Let God take complete control, Kick Satan our of your life once and for all.

That doesn't mean that the enemy of our soul will not be lurking around and observing looking for a loophole....Be vigilant and sober minded.




Monday, February 9, 2015

The Greatest Weapon...

     




     When we kneel in prayer, no evil force can even stand against us. It must crumble and disintegrate before the presence of Jehovah... As we yield and submit our lives to God humbling our hearts, He takes over the situations and circumstances around us and works them out for our good.  Can you imagine the warfare going forth in the spirit realm for the person or persons we are praying for?  Our carnal minds just are not able to grasp what is really going on behind the scenes.

      It does not matter how you kneel just so you do it.  "I see a vision of a person yielded and humbled before God. I see a person kneeling before God. and I see a golden sword wielding around this person who is intently gazing upon the face of God tearing out his heart intently praying for God to move... "

     I just looked up the word wielding in the online dictionary and there are two really good definitions:

1. To handle (a weapon or tool, for example) with skill and ease.
2. To exercise (authority or influence, for example) effectively.

     To handle our "weapon"  we have been given effectively and skillfully, I believe that is when we are bowed before Jesus in prayer, for that is the greatest weapon against the forces of darkness in our lives.  When we go forth into intercession before God we go as a well equipped soldier of the King.  

     The enemy would like nothing more than you and I "not" praying. I believe that is the one thing that he battles with us the most, is to render us prayer-less instead of full of prayer.  Do you need more ammunition? Prayer is the key that unlocks the throne-room where our greatest weapons of war are found. Not only that but the vast riches that the Father God has given us as our inheritance.

     I have been there and not been able to muster up a prayer, and at times struggle with not bringing every need before God. I can't preach to someone something I have not been through. I must confess I have been through many seasons where I did not pray, and the enemy wrecked havoc upon my life.

Saints, now is the time to take a stand and bow and kneel before the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob in humility and battle prayerfully.  I believe this is something that satan would like to blind our eyes to. "Prayer is the greatest weapon you can use in your Christian life."

Whether or not you realize it, you are in a spiritual war.  The only hearts that will not become casualties are those who are sold out to the King of Kings using our voices to intercede like never before.

I pray that God gives us hearts that are so intensely focused in that force-field of intercession that nothing can penetrate our hearts. I pray that you are so full of the Holy Spirit, that you cannot keep silent..."and the things of this world will go strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!"


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Be Still and Know...

If finding your purpose in life "clouds" your perspective on the here and now, I would have second thoughts about letting it consume your thoughts.. Do not let the enemy impair your focus. Do what you are doing right HERE and right NOW to the best of your ability... for God to get the glory in your life, and just try your best to forget about the rest. Focus on getting and keeping your heart right with God. If you die tomorrow, do you know beyond a shadow of a doubt you have done all you know you are supposed to do? Have you found the peace in Christ that passes all understanding? I find that at times i am so focused on finding what I'm supposed to be doing and so called "fulfilling the call" on my life that I tend to forget the other things just as important. 

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10