Sunday, August 31, 2014

500 ways to be faithful...

Good morning all-

Today's title is a celebration of a promise I long made to God.  One day when I was feeling down and didn't know how to get rid of my sadness I found myself writing a journal.  It was more for praising Him for loving me, praying for my family and asking God to take my grief.  Through hours of writing and praying, it occurred to  me that I was to spread the Word just as I had done for myself.  When I wrote, I felt the Holy Spirit ministering to me.  I wondered could others feel the same thing if I wrote about Jesus? Would women feel Him like I had through praying and writing?  The only way to find out was to write.

So here I am 500 posts and 3 years later.  I have found many hours of enjoyment with God.  I now have a heart for men and women all over the world and when I pray it's about all those that don't have the freedom to have what I have.  I am not in a basement whispering or praying in my heart or worrying who will see these words.  I am simply free to call out the name of Jesus and ask Him to heal nations.  I am blessed.

My life isn't all roses but it has been ministered to as I have moved out of my shell and spread the word of God. Don't fool yourself, getting into the Word has helped me in my hour of need too.  I am just like you.  Being God's work in progress is fine with me.  So as the title states 500 ways to be faithful, that's a representation of this blog.  I have had 500 moments with you and with our Lord.  I have spent time looking for Him and I have found Him every day I have written this blog.

Although I often wonder if you enjoy it, I don't worry because this is His blog, you are His people and all glory goes to Him.  So will you stand with me and thank Him for the 500 ways He has shown me how to be more faithful, how to love more deeply and how to look for Him in a butterfly, a leaf and in the smile of a child.  Praise Him today and don't forget to pray for all the countries that desperately need Him!  He isn't just my savior; He came for the Jew and the Gentile.  Ask for a revival of biblical proportions and believe it can happen; I do.

Thank you Jesus for Your faithfulness and for loving me more than I do myself.  Thank You for bringing women from all corners of the world to this blog and thank You for enlightening me through my prayers.  Give the women that read this blog a heart for others.  They are Your people and we are one as Your bride.  We wait patiently for You but as we wait; we pray for revival.  You know the History and You know the times, help us be faithful, lifting up Your chosen and praying for protection.  There is still a persecuted church in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Ukraine and all over the world.  Protect the US as we pray for those that need You!  In Jesus name, Amen

Ladies our time is now, won't you join me in asking Jesus for souls to be won, peace to come on this earth and for each of us to turn our eyes on Him.

You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people rejoice at the harvest, as warriors rejoice when dividing the plunder. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭3‬ NIV)

I am rejoicing for God and the work He is doing in lives all over the world.  We are His and He is ours.  Pray for Israel this week with Anne Graham Lotz.  All eyes are on the country the Bible says everything will begin and end with.  I will be praying tomorrow for a world revival and that God will bring peace to His city.

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Losing hope...Look up!

Good morning all-

This morning I woke up to the sun rising behind a beautiful white fog.  I could smell the sweetness of the rose bushes and hear the crickets and the birds singing.  It was like a choir singing unto the throne of God.  I could imagine majesty by the sight before me and I sighed in wonder and in awe of God's greatness and beauty.

That small scene was filled with more beauty than I can even describe and when things are dark there is always light somewhere.  I find much comfort in that scene and in the day ahead.  It is time for us to see beauty, majesty and pure awe of God and all He is.

Majesty is a wonderful and colorful word.  It brings about greatness just like the love and hope of Jesus.  He is why we breathe, why we are here on this earth during this very time and why I'm writing this very blog.  He is everything good and true.

Have you ever thought about why Jesus was born when He was?  Have you ever wondered why you were born when you were?  It was for this moment, for this day and for the love of Christ to be continued through you.  You are special and no matter the difficulties you have in your life, you are His, 100% and He loves you.

Don't lose faith or hope.  Our God lives today in each of us.  He hears our cries and He gives us signs of his wonder through every sense we have.  We can hear Him in the song of a bird or in the cricket and is it sings.  We can smell Him through the flowers and we can see Him in the rise of our sun.  He is everything and all to us that know Him.  If you're down today, look up.  If you are struggling with your faith, walk outside and look up.  If you are contemplating the dark and its endlessness, walk outside and watch the sun come up to the East.  He is present and He is calling.  Let Him be with you as you walk with Him today!

Be well my sisters and whenever possible look around at what He created and then go to the mirror and see the beauty He created, the person He loves and the reason He sacrificed His own life.  He is our King, our Heart and our Creator.  We are blessed!

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 
(‭Psalm‬ ‭33‬:‭20‬ NIV)

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3‬:‭25‬ NIV)

My prayer today:

O, Lord, my only prayer today is that I may hope in You all my days and that many will find You through my witness and Your divine intervention.  May all gain hope through You.  I pray we look and seek You daily and repent when we know we have sinned.  Take our sins and forgive us and give us hope for this moment and for each day as we look at the splendor You have provided for us to witness.  In Jesus Name, AMEN

Friday, August 29, 2014

Being watchful of every situation...

Good morning all-

I woke up this morning after I suffered from a restless night of weird dreams.  I doubt that I will ever know the meaning or what I'm trying to work out in them. I do know that I have been praying about one thing in particular and to my astonishment God gave me compassion in my dream for someone I just didn't think I would ever have compassion for.  I don't know if that has to due with my husband's dad and the fact that he's dying or that an old friend of my moms just passed away.  I really don't know but I'm glad that for once I had compassion for this man.

Yesterday was a lot of travel and not much else.  I came home to a husband that is semi-peaceful during this very stressful time.  My son was chatting about joining a fraternity and job prospects and I was doing what I always do when I walk into my house, serve.  Service and being watchful are the two things I do best.  I love to ask God to show me His heart for people and often, I get a glimpse of it.  That happened to me yesterday as I was standing in line getting ready to leave beautiful Minneapolis.  I saw a young boy, the age of my youngest son in full army gear.  He was obviously going to basic training and he looked like a baby.  It reminded me of all the clips I have seen of the wars all over the world.  Our babies are fighting and all we can do is watch, pray and wait for peace.

The boy touched me because on his innocent face was fear, anticipation and stress.  You could tell he didn't know what to do but as he was walking through the gate he was going to be a man.  From a  cherished little boy to someone that will fight in combat, train and sweat and take orders for at least four years or until he dies for this country.  It was a sobering thought.  And then, just like the God I love so much, He showed me a soldier with his two kids and one on the way.  He was feeding a bottle to his son, playing with his daughter and packing all their blankets in his combat back pack.  He was a glimpse into the man that boy I saw would become.

For me the world is a picture of God.  In every corner you can see people suffering, laughing, pensive, stressed and hardened.  You can see on the faces of people what their lives have been like even if you don't know where they have walked.  It shows.  Maybe that's why I like eyes so much because no matter how tough life gets a person filled with the spirit has bright and beautiful eyes.  They can be wrinkled up but their eyes tell the story of the spirit.

I'm sure many walked by that young man yesterday and didn't think a thing.  I walked by and prayed for him to be safe, to be trained well and to be protected.  I asked God to watch over him all his days and I took the time to think about him and the thousands all over the world that will die for their countries.  It's an honor to be around someone like that. I'm just hoping that he always looks for Jesus.

If you really want to know God's heart, look at all the people.  Watch the millions of cars go by and look to the sky.  You will find Him and He will show you His heart.  It lies within all of us to find Him and to believe that He is our God.  When He said to be watchful for His coming, He meant it.  Part of being a watchman is to look all around you and observe.  It's in the observation of what seems like every day life that we truly see the beauty of Jesus.

As always I am praying for all of you and thanking God that you are before Him today.

What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ” (‭Mark‬ ‭13‬:‭37‬ NIV)

Pray for Israel tonight if you can and the fighters of Hamas to come to peace.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A world without Christ...

Good morning all-

I woke up thinking this morning,  what would the world look like without Christ?  So many people are talking about all the things that are happening.  We have wars, natural disasters and plagues. People are killing innocents and laughing.  Governments are trying to keep the peace only to cause more war and Israel is in battle daily.  This is the news we wake up to every day, which got me to thinking about Christ.

What if we woke up to this chaos and had no hope, no future and nothing to believe in?  That's a world I don't want to live in, do you?  A world that persecutes you for saying, "God Bless You" with no one to fight for what is right.  Or worse, a world filled of lawlessness.  I see it coming but I definitely hope I'm gone before then.  People can choose to believe they are right about anything.  We once thought the world was flat until we found out it was round.  We once believed there were no more places to explore and we found America and we once believed that no one could save us from ourselves except gods, idols and man and then God sent Jesus and we found Him.

I hope I never see a time when the world is so full of hate, anger and evil that there is no hope.  My hope is in Jesus and His coming, whenever that might be.  I actually rejoice when I hear someone has passed on because it means peace, love and no pain.  It's time for us to get back to the Bible and quit making excuses that, "that was then and this is now."  What was then, truly is happening today.  They suffered from war, poverty, lack of food, and disease.  They suffered from immorality, perversion and all the things we suffer from today.  Tell me where are the differences?  We may have technology but even that has ruled peoples lives, keeps them addicted to being connected.   Just this morning, I looked at my email before I got out of bed, really?  Now that's stupid and I know it but I did it anyway.  So without standing on my box, let's just get back to prayer where we can field lawlessness, hunger, war and disease.  Prayer is power.

Be well today and talk to Jesus!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

The end times...are we ready?

Good morning my sisters-

Ever since I became a Christian in the early 80's I have read about the end times.  It's in the Word.  I was so scared when I was reading revelation that I actually stopped reading it and didn't pick up that beautiful chapter until I was in my 30's.  Why you might ask yourself?  Because it terrified me to know that God would become angry and that this earth and its inhabitants would really suffer.

I have always known there was a strong and fierce spiritual battle raging on this earth.  It wasn't a sense or even something I read; it was something I felt.  God and I have spent many hours together as I have prayed for a world that is hopeless and yet, every single time I have found Him and hope.  Hope is the cornerstone of not fearing tomorrow.  It is in a butterfly, a rainbow, a childs laughter.  Hope is all around us and even though we are in dark times we must look for that one true hope.

Anne Graham Lotz is feeling God's call.  She is calling us all to repent and to align our hearts to God.  She's not saying she knows the hour of His coming but she does know that God wants her to speak boldly about Him.  When you read her words, you could get scared.  The signs of Christ coming are all around us and yet, we don't know the hour or time of that coming.  He will choose but we must be ready.  One of the things I have heard her say that really has penetrated my heart is, "If you knew Jesus was coming how would you live your life differently?"  Interesting don't you think.  I think of a million things I wouldn't care about if Jesus was coming.  Just a few would be my children's futures, my 401K savings account, where will I live and most importantly, my health.  These are things that I am in prayer about because how will I provide and will I be healthy to do so.  Well that went out the door for me this week as I contemplated Christ and the bigger picture.

All over the world chaos is erupting and I'm praying.  I think I get on the news feeds more now than I ever have.  You may be asking yourself why?  It's really to pray for others. I have my own problems and my own set of stresses but my home isn't being bombed, my child didn't just die of starvation and my husband wasn't beheaded for a crime he didn't commit.  I can practice writing and reading Scripture without fear of death and I am free to spread the gospel through the Internet.  I am blessed and because I don't have those stresses, God is calling me to call others to pray for those that are in this turmoil.  Sometimes when I think my life is bad, I read something in the news and realize that I'm just feeling sorry for myself and then I begin to pray for someone nameless that I don't know.  The result is I intercede, repent and pray for hope.  These are the things that are important, not whether I know the future of tomorrow.  Christ has asked us to live daily and we are only to fear Him.  Anne's call is not to make people fear but to bring people closer to the One True God.  Hearts won't be turned unless we take up the cross and sing it to the world.  He came and many denied Him.  His disciples came and left this earth just like we will and many denied them and today, we will come and go and many will deny Him but that's not the purpose of our journey.  The purpose is for the ones that will come, bowing before our King and saying, "Lord save me!"  We can choose to fear the events around us or pray through the events.  My choice today is to pray because that's the only power I have.

Countries and people alike must get on their knees and repent.  Every time I think about that, one song comes through my mind, "Imagine."  I can't even imagine what it will be like to see Jesus but I will and I'm sure He will have a lot to say to me.  I'm far from perfect and find myself repenting more often than I would like. But the one thing I can say about repenting is I lose my shame and once again become filled with hope.  I leave my actions behind because He has forgiven me and I move forward in the hope that is Jesus.

I hope you find comfort in my words today.  They are inspired by our Lord.  When I seek Him, He walks with me.  I may not see Him or hear Him but He is near.  Be well my sisters and look up!

Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes. (‭Psalm‬ ‭112‬:‭8‬ NIV)

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. (‭Hebrews‬ ‭1‬:‭2‬ NIV)

In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. (‭Isaiah‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬ NIV)

I pray all of these Scriptures in Jesus Name.  May the Holy King of Nations rise up and may we follow with passion, hope and prayer.  Please pray these Scriptures with me today and ask God to forgive our nations, our leaders and our people.  Please lift up gangs, terrorists and anyone suffering from hate around the world and ask God to help them see Him.  I pray these Scriptures and ask the Lord to reveal His mighty will.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Having faith that moves a mountain....

Good morning my sisters-

Now everyone knows you can't move a mountain, right?  Well of course we know that but do you know throughout History mountains have been moved, the earth has shifted and the seas have changed.  Once there was ice that downed a whole population of animals and today, we have experienced horrible natural disasters that have killed thousands, moved entire people groups to higher land and have wiped out thousands.  The tsunami's have shown us the power of water over structure.  If I hadn't seen it on television I wouldn't have believed the mass destruction water can cause.  Mountains have been formed through many of these natural disasters and the Grand Canyon stands as a monument to change on this earth.

We can't move the mountain or calm a sea but Christ can with the power and authority He came upon the day He left this life for ours.  He is God, one in three. That can be confusing because humans believe in a trinity as being three. The Bible is clear.  The Father, Son and Holy Spirit are One and they stand before every living thing.

I struggle with moving mountains.  I look up and sometimes think the climb is just too much.  And then I delve into the Word and one passage will give me the strength to  move one more step.  Our journey isn't about scaling the mountain or even moving it; its about taking one step at a time with a God that knows and loves us.  When we try to scale it, we normally use our own strength.  It's what humans want to do but we must remember that nothing is possible with man but with God everything is possible.

If you have been watching the news and hearing the calls to prayer all over the world then you know, wars have come, plagues have been unleashed and times of mass destruction are happening.  God's people are fighting against terrorists and innocent people are dying.  Their mountains are large, Amen!  So what should we do?  We have two ways to go.  We can lay down, put our heads in the sand and say, "That's not my problem."  Or better yet, we can get down on our knees and believe in the King of our lives.  We can come before Him and pray.  As I was thinking about the men, women and children on the mountain that fled for their lives, I read an article where two people groups got together and made one passage for them to come down.  They were protected but there was only one way off that mountain. I'm sure no one needed a multitude of options; they just took the one.  That's how our Lord and Saviour works.  He gives us an option to move that mountain, calm that storm, pass that challenge and ride to safety.  We have Him and only Him.  The world is not going to stop this chaos and millions will be part of it.  War has never left this earth and it won't.

I have a choice, to decide to come off that mountain because He's cleared a path or stay and feel helpless.  Today I choose to come off that mountain and love Him and only Him.  Christians will be persecuted, they are right now.  If you don't believe it, read the paper or get on the Internet but we love a God that is true.  Our lives are not our own, they are His.  But if you are feeling helpless, don't!  You have power through Him, power to pray and power to believe.  Take up the shield of righteousness and be like David, believe.

So for this morning, I will choose to believe that He will deliver Israel from this evil.  I will believe that He will deliver men, women and children from this chaos and I will believe that only One God can help us in our hour of need.  I don't know when Jesus is coming but He will and in the meantime; I will pray for Him to reveal Himself to me.

As always, I am praying for you my dear sisters and thanking God for You.  May God come into Your homes and bless You with His love.

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13‬:‭2‬ NIV)

“Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭30‬:‭5‬ NIV)

My Prayer today:

Every word is true.  The Word of the Lord lives and breathes and it's on our own we must seek Him. Today I call upon my sisters to be shielded by a God that is love and that gives love freely.  I don't know the hour of Your coming Lord but I do know that You love us.  I take this moment in time to proclaim You and to ask that for every heart that is full of evil and destruction, You will turn one toward You.  You are the God of love and we ask You to pour Your love out throughout the world.  We thank You so much for Your power and Your majesty.  Please give us one direction, one voice and one power, through You and only You.  Protect Your soldiers and help them to become strong in You.  WE pray for a faith that can move mountains and a spirit that takes refuge in You.  I am a lonely soldier desperately seeking my saviour.  Send Your angels to this earth and let the spirit of the  Lord arise all over the earth. I pray this in Jesus Name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Deliverance...We're waiting, O, Lord...

Good morning my sisters-

I hope you are preparing for a beautiful day with friends and family.   Saturday is a time for many activities and with school starting all over the US, many families are preparing.  I wish I knew more about other countries and when schools begin but for now, I will assume that most schools are starting throughout the world.

Education is the key to understanding the Word, our past and the future.  Because of what I learned as a child, I am inspired by the many different places God has chosen for His people.  There are  many all over the world and I get to see daily those that find this blog.  I hope someday I can visit people from every land and spread the good news.  More than anything,I want to inspire people to love Christ the way He has inspired me.  So as our children head out for another year of learning, let's encourage them to learn about God.

Today is about learning from today and the days of old.  Like everyone that exists, I struggle.  I have a personal journey that has been tough at times.  Some of my favorite passages surround Exodus.  Why?  Because those people were freed and yet they grumbled.  Have you ever felt like God released you from a great trial?  And at the time, you were so very grateful but then something comes up and you doubt once again.  You know what I'm talking about.  We get our manna and still we aren't satisfied.  Did you ever wonder how you got to eat today?  Most don't.  We go to the grocery store or the market, pick up what we need and move on. Did you stop to think that God gave someone the talent to grow produce?  I don't very often but when I travel through Western Kansas I do.  The farmers are old and you can see them early in the morning during the winter talking, laughing and having coffee.  You rarely see them any other time.  Why?  Because they are tending their wheat, corn, milo and soy.  They are preparing our tables.

God gave some the talent and desire to produce what we eat.  He also gave others the desire and ability to patent good technology that preserves food and He gave us the seed to start it all.  We may be using manufactured corn but God gave us the first kernel.  I am inspired by that, aren't you?  I am also inspired by the aid we send to other countries and how our hearts pour out to those in need.  I am inspired by faces of children needing care from disease.  I am inspired by doctors who go to countries to treat pandemic diseases and I am inspired by a God that loves His children even when they don't deserve it.

So as I have contemplated all these things this morning; I am thinking on the God that delivered the Israelites.  I am thinking of the wars that are raging and the Christians that are being persecuted and I am thinking that the Word is true.  We don't have to look to the newspaper or to a reporter to understand the world at large, although I do think we need to so that we can pray.  (My opinion)  My point today is that the Israelites were taken from slavery, they watched the Red Sea part.  And after that great event, they doubted.  I have been there many times, unfortunately.  And like me, I'm sure you have been there too.  But when you look upon your life, you will begin to see the many times our Lord and Savior delivered us from ourselves and from our circumstances and we should be present to thank Him for His mercy.

I am far from perfect but there are three things I must stand on in my imperfection.  They are:
Christ existed and hung on a cross; Christ was resurrected; and Christ will come again and save the world.  These three things are true.  Read the Word and see the truth!  Pray for the Christians that are being persecuted and love your neighbor.  But mostly, believe that miracles still exist and that God is real; working in the lives of men, women and children all over the world.  Unite with me today in this prayer

My prayer today:

O, Lord our Father who art in Heaven, we call upon You today as children seeking deliverance.  We know of the events in the world that are causing chaos and so do You.  You hold our hearts and minds in Your very hands.  We seek You today not for a solution but for Your majesty.  As we lay our hearts open, we ask that You would come in and reveal to us Your mission, Your purpose for our lives and Your authority over us.  We ask that we would have compassion, empathy and love for those that are not lovable and we ask that You would save the people and Christians of Iraq, Israel, Ukraine and Palestine from terror and destruction.  You are the One true God. The only God and no man knows the hearts of those men.  Protect their hearts as they work toward finding You in desperate times.  In Jesus name, AMEN

He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us, as you help us by your prayers. Then many will give thanks on our behalf for the gracious favor granted us in answer to the prayers of many. (‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭1‬:‭10-11‬ NIV)

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Good morning my beautiful sisters-

Have you ever waited for deliverance? I'm sure you have.  I'm waiting to be delivered and have waited for many years.  It has made me patient, frustrated, scared, anxious and just weary. I'm weary today.  So while I write I'm reminded that Jesus is waiting patiently and often He has sat and waited to deliver me only to be disappointed.  Thank Jesus for His grace!

So although I haven't been delivered, I'm waiting!  I hope He hears me soon but until then I will rest in what I know; Jesus loves me.  May you rest in that too!

Until tomorrow.

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. (‭Psalm‬ ‭130‬:‭5-6‬ NIV)

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Lord, please turn the rebels into believers, continue to pray for Mosul!

Good morning all-

As I did yesterday, I am praying that the post for Mosul will go far and wide.  I do believe that Christ can move mountains.  According to yesterday's paper, provisions have been sent to the mountain to try to save thousands of people from genocide.  As I was praying about the situation, I found hope that God is who He says He is. ISIS is no surprise to Jesus.  He knows each one by name.  So like my friend Amanda who posted yesterday, let's pray for those that are fighting behind that organization.

In the 40's the Nazi forces captured and killed many Jews.  Just like today, they thought that they were right.  After Jesus, the Romans took people as entertainment and fed them to the lions.  The Pharisees believed they were right when they hung Jesus on a cross.  We are human beings and sometimes our thought lives are just wrong.  We are not to persecute anyone and yet, radical leaders can get people to hate.  Hate provides an evil ring of disaster and war begins.  This is the way of man.  But there is a solution much larger than our eyes can see and our minds can fathom.  There is a God, Holy, Mighty and worth every moment we spend praying before Him.  I am looking upon Christ right now.  He is majesty, beautiful and amazing.  He can change the hearts of any man with one touch.  Today, I am praying that our eyes will stay focused on His brilliance and that we will continue to pray to the only living God.

These wars may not stop.  Hate may still grow.  But God's children are His no matter where we live or what language we speak.  We are one voice, with power in the Holy Spirit.  It's time we took that power and really prayed for other nations, other people and for our leaders.  The ISIS leader is no different than any other leader.  Each one believes His way is the right way.  That's the way of sin.  We believe in ourselves over Jesus.

As you spend time with your families please continue to pray Psalm 91.  It is my intention to pray this prayer for Israel, Hamas, ISIS and all the people suffering in Iraq.  We will never get rid of radicals but we can pray for a revival of magnitude.  I believe that Jesus lives in the hearts of man and if we pray those same people that don't believe will turn into believers.  Paul, himself, persecuted the very people he would die preaching too.  Remember that.  We must not hate or fear, we must pray that our Father will swoop in on eagle's wings and change the hearts of those that hate.

My prayer today:

O, Jesus, Lord God Almighty, we bow down to You today.  We ask that Your grace and mercy will be placed on every name in Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine.  We are only seeing a glimmer of the war that is penetrating the hearts of people everywhere.  This is a holy war based upon a premise that war is right and that we must fight, while innocent children and women are being beaten, raped, and killed.  Children are being taken for sacrifice but Your blood is true, Your spirit is real and Your power is great.  Please bring Your children together to pray Psalm 91 for every nation and every person.  I am praying that the men that are fighting will find You.  I am asking You as a servant who loves You to impace the hearts of all people.  Help us to take time out of our day and pray for other areas of the globe and to love those that don't know love.  You are the only one that can change a heart.  Please change those hearts today. In Jesus name we pray.

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭1-16‬ NIV)

This prayer was prayed during WWII.  It is recorded that the men that prayed it together did not perish during battle.  This is a battle, please join me in fighting through prayer for those that can not fight!  We must put our full armor on and become one for a greater fight.  This is our time and we must pray!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Pray for the Christians of Mosul!

Good  morning all-

My heart is heavy this morning.  Today I celebrate my son's 24th birthday and at the same time read of little children being beheaded.  It is a travesty to God and to life.  A radical group is showing us that evil exists and that Christians are still being persecuted for believing in Jesus.

You would think that in today's world beheadings would not be happening and yet far across the globe in a town called Mosul, they are.  Women are being raped and killed because they would not bow to Islam.  It goes to show that the Bible is truth.  It says until the day Jesus comes back Christians will be persecuted for what they believe in and they are.

I have been praying for the injustice of men.  I have been praying that Christ would send warrior angels to fight against the dark and I have been praying that world leaders would have the wisdom to deal with such evil.

I am coming to you today to ask you to join me in prayer for the Christians that are in countries where radicals exist.  Even here in the US I am sure there are men waiting to prey against Christians. This is more of a holy war than we realize.  We have no strength.  No amount of weapons will destroy this evil; only Christ can crush the snake.

Here is my prayer, Lord please hear us as we pray it today:

O, Mighty God, Our Father, Who art in Heaven, please send Your warriors to the earth.  I am praying that You will surround the children and parents in Mosul and in the mountains.  Please provide their manna and give them strength to overcome the enemy.  Just like with Daniel You saved Him, we believe that our Savior can and will save.  We want Your will to be done but as we join hands we are praying that You will save the thousands that believe in You.  Evil believes its winning.  Men believe that they are right to persecute Christians but only You know the truth.  Men are not in control and You are mighty and powerful.  I'm calling on You Lord to save the weak, help the helpless and protect the men, women and children that know You.  We are one body and that body is broken watching the faces and the images of terror and evil.  If it is in Your will, deliver them just as You did with the Israelites.  Give them safe passage and a place to go.  We need You Jesus to intercede where weapons will do no good.  Only through the Spirit will this evil be destroyed.  Our hearts, minds and souls are outpouring with love for You.  We know that You can deliver and we ask You to do that today.  In Jesus name, AMEN.

Please pray Psalm 91 as it was the prayer for protection.  Here it is:

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” (‭Psalm‬ ‭91‬:‭1-16‬ NIV)