Wednesday, November 28, 2012

All of God's promises are true!!  What has God promised you, either through His Word or through prayer?  You can count on it!! 

1 Kings 8:56 says, "Blessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised:  there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant."  Not one promise failed then, and not one promise will fail now, because with our God there is not even a shadow of turning.  He is the same today as He was then.

2 Corinthians 1:20 says, "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."  He will keep His promises for His own glory!!! 

This makes me very happy!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Benefits of God

Psalm 103:2-10, 12-14, 17, 19  lists the benefits of God!  They are amazing!!!  It says,
"Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.  The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.  He made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel.  The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.  He will not always chide:  neither will he keep his anger for ever.  He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.  As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us.  Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.  For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.  But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children's children; The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all."

The list:
forgives iniquities
heals diseases
redeems from destruction
crowns with love and mercies
satifies mouths
executes righteousness and judgment for the oppressed
made known His ways
is merciful and gracious
is slow to anger
is plenteous in mercy
will not always chide ("to express disapproval of; scold; reproach," according to
will not keep anger
did not deal with us after our sins
pities those who fear Him
knows our frame
remembers we are dust
prepared His throne
rules over all

In case you don't really see all of these as benefits, look at each one again.  I am really glad that the LORD remembers I am dust; otherwise, I might be annihilated.  I am really thankful that He does not deal with me after my sins; that is a definite benefit.  I am thankful He prepared His throne; we can be sure Who is in charge, is Sovereign, Who rules. 

What a benefit it is to serve the LORD!!! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

SO many raindrops have been revealed to me lately.  I will try to refrain from giving them all to you at once. 

Soooo.... today's raindrop came from a song during worship yesterday:  "Through You blind eyes are open, strongholds are broken.  I am living by faith.  NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE!!"  That is still moving me today!!  I can feel God's presence as I sit here typing this!! NOTHING is impossible!!!  I am anxiously awaiting blind eyes to be open and strongholds broken ("Nothing is Impossible" as recorded by Planetshakers). 

Acts 18:27 says, "And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

My God is AWESOME!!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

"Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.       Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
-- Psalm 37:3-4.   

This verse reminds me of Abraham, who walked land as if it was his own, because God told him it would be, and he lived in the land among strangers as if it was his own, because it was.  It was promised to him by God.   

It is true!!  "Dwell in the land promised to you by God, and feed on His faithfulness."   Keep a prayer journal with dates of the prayers you pray and write the date the prayers have been answered.  It will be a faith builder!!  Pray, and wait for your promises to be fulfilled!

The important factor is to desire God's will.  When you pray in God's will, you will receive a yes answer.  Pray about your desires.  Pray and ask God about everything.  He is your Father.  He is waiting for you to ask.  

This morning, I prayed about something really important to our family, and before noon, two factors in the equation had moved in our favor.  On my way home from work, another factor had fallen into place that could have been a touchy situation. 

Our God is faithful!!!  We can trust Him.  He blows my mind!!! 

Friday, November 16, 2012

"Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.  Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?" -- Isaiah 43:18-19a

This raindrop gives hope, promise, excitement, a looking forward, an expectation.  I am expecting something new and wonderful!!!  God promises!!  And He promised we will know it!! 

This promise does come with instructions, though.  We are not to remember the former things nor even consider them.  We are not to think on the past, but look forward to what God is going to do!! 

Lately, I have been hearing people say they wish they could see things spiritually that has been seen in the past:  the blue haze, the fire coming from the roofs of buildings that were not burning, etc.  I, too, would LOVE to see these things!!  I LOVE moves of God, but today I am thinking this attitude may be limiting God!!  Yes, those would be wonderful to see, but God will do a new thing, a thing that is what we need and will affect us and others for good.  What was good for the past may not be good for the future or for now.  Because He is omniscient, He knows!! 

I wonder in what areas these new things will be!  Blessings?  How people come to know God?  How people are called to salvation?  How people are called to minister?  How the church will be called on to serve?  How things happen in the world?  How things happen in the atmosphere?  How He provides for His children?  How He ministers to His children?  The possibilities are numerous!! 

I am looking forward to "knowing" God's new activities!!  In the meantime, I will try to practice not dwelling on the past, but looking forward more!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Today I was reminded of God's provision.  He is Jehovah Jireh, the LORD Who Sees and Provides.

The reminder was in a small way.  Yesterday at work, I found on the floor a small disc that is used on the bottom of furniture/table legs or objects sat on furniture to protect the floor or tabletop.  It was about 1/2" in diameter, the exact size I needed for a side table given to me by my cousin.  I had already put four felts discs on the legs to protect our hardwood floor from being scratched.  Because the legs were uneven, I needed another disc to even them out.  My boss told me I could throw it away, but I pocketed it.  Today, when I found that disc in my pocket, I was thought about how God provides even little things we need, and it made me giggle at the obviousness of the reminder. He does see and provide.  He does care about what matters to us!!

He provides HUGE things, too, like redemption and salvation for us and our loved ones.  He is the best Provider!!

That is the raindrop!!  The LORD sees us and provides for us!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

God is ABLE!!!! 

Talking about Abraham, Romans 4:21 says, "And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform."  I am fully persuaded, too!!

2 Corinthians 1:20 says, "For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us."  God keeps His promises to us (and through us--think about that for a minute!)for His glory, and what a reason!!  That makes it completely a sure thing!

Not only is it His nature to keep His promises, but He is also ABLE to keep them!!

Praise the LORD for Who He is!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My prayers matter!!!  They change things!!

Jack Hayford, in his book Penetrating the Darkness, (yes, I am quoting him again!!), says, ". . . as we come in supplication to the Lord, a prevailing, patient prayer pursuit will see wounds bound up, loss recovered, death driven back and destruction's rubble removed as God's grace flows into the world of individuals, families, congregations, communities and nations--recovering and rebuilding the lives of multitudes." (p.110.)  "Supplication in many respects involves a considerably methodical, persistent approach to prayer." (p. 107.) 

Sometimes it feels like I pray and pray (That is supplication.) and do not see my petition fulfilled.  But I KNOW I am making a difference.  I am promised that what I bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and what I loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  (Matthew 18:18)  It is done!!  I can count on it. 

You can, too!  Hold on!  Be faithful to bring your loved ones before the LORD!  Be methodical and persistent in prayer!!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

". . . the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."  (Matthew 16:18)  The words of Jesus regarding His church gave me comfort when I read it in the context of Jack Hayford's commentary in his book, Penetrating the Darkness.  He said, "If we move in prayer, 'warring' in the spiritual realm, where the outcome will be decided, He has already established His Kingdom victory, and given His Church the keys to now unlock the chains that hold people captive." (p. 106)  This makes me know my prayers for my lost loved one are not only essential, but they are effective.  When I pray for my loved one, I know the victory and redemption have already been provided through Jesus' work on the cross.  Above this on the same page, he wrote that we extend and apply "His victory 'on earth,' as it was achieved on that day when His victory was accomplished 'in heaven.'" 

My omnipotent God will effect victory on earth when I pray!!  Satan cannot win this fight!  Bless the holy Name of the LORD!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012

God has a perfect will, and His will is perfect for EVERYONE!!  When I was praying this morning, this thought came to me and gave me reason for rejoicing!!

No one is left out.  He is no respecter of persons.  (Acts 10:34--"Then Peter opened his mouth, and said , Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." )  He does not have a perfect will for one person to the detriment of the other. He does not have a perfect will for one person and not for another.  He has a perfect will.  It is good for you and for all around you.  It is a win-win situation.

The Bible tells us how to find God's perfect will.  Romans 2:2 says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. "  Do not conform ("act in accordance or harmony; comply. . . , act in accord with the prevailing standards, attitudes, practices . . , be or become similar in form, nature, or character" or "be in harmony or accord") to the world.  Instead, be transformed ("undergo a change in form, appearance, or character") by renewing your mind.  (Definitions are from

My will and yours are not perfect.  God's is.  Ask God for His perfect will to be done in your life and those around you.  When God's will is done, He is like a Marine:  He does not leave anyone behind.  His will is perfect!!  I am grateful!

P.S.  For extra thought about renewing your mind, read Philippians 2:1-5. It says, "If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.  Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus".  Sounds like when our minds are renewed to be like Christ's mind, we will put others before ourselves and serve the kingdom of God. 

You might also go to and search "will of God" and read what the Word says about it.  It has a lot to say.  I searche the King James Version for this search.  It is powerful! 

Saturday, November 3, 2012

I am so sorry for the lapse in posting!!  We have been in our house now for six weeks, and we just got the internet running today.  Our server has had some problems.  I will leave it at that!!

Well, my raindrop this time came from another song, sung by Yolanda Adams, entitled "Victory."    The chorus is: 

I've got, got the victory
I've got the sweet sweet victory in Jesus.
Yes I do
He's our mighty conqueror.
In him I will trust all my battles he'll fight.
I've got, got the victory
I've got the sweet sweet victory in Jesus.
For me He died but He rose on the third day.
That's why I have true victory everyday.

I am trusting Him.  He keeps reminding me that He is faithful, and I can trust Him. 

(  (My speakers are not hooked up, so I am not sure this is Yolanda Adams singing it, but the lyrics of the chorus were right.)

I have another raindrop, but I will save it for another day.  Thanks for being faithful to check!!