Saturday, December 29, 2012

Prayer Projects

In a sermon, Pastor Bond said that a good way to combat temptation is to have a prayer project. 

Whenever you are tempted or a wayward thought enters your mind, start praying for your prayer project:  a situation for which you most want God's touch.  Mine, of course, is for the salvation of my lost loved one.  If you pray when you are tempted, it does the opposite of what satan is trying to accomplish by tempting you.  Your prayer project can be your way of escape.  (1 Corinthians 10:13 says, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.")

Choose a prayer project now.  If you don't have one, you can use mine!!!!  =)


Thursday, December 27, 2012

It is important to build time with God's Word into your daily schedule. I know it has been such a source of comfort to me:  sometimes a summer rain but sometimes a deluge of peace, comfort and promises!!
The Word always produces good, never evil!
The Word always works its work.

God sends forth His Word, and it ALWAYS accomplishes its purpose.  It is promised in Isaiah 55:11.  It says, "So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please , and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."  

When I remembered this verse, it was a definite raindrop!!  I know for a fact that my loved one has heard the Word too many times to count and has listened to the Word for comfort!!!  I know the Word is working, accomplishing its mission!!! 

Another time to smile big and wait in anticipation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I feel like a kid on CHRISTmas morning!!!  I can hardly wait!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

God is our Father. 
God is waiting to help us when we ask. 
Deuteronomy 33:26 says, "There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.  The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:  and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them."
I am sure I have shared this verse before, but today I am thinking about how our Father is riding the heavens waiting to help us, if we only ask.  In Luke 11:9-13, Jesus says, "And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be openedIf a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?  Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" 
1 Corinthians 2:9 says, "But as it is written , Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."
I am asking Him. 

Friday, December 14, 2012

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

My raindrop recently was this verse, and even though my lost loved one does not love God right now, when (s)he does, all things, including what is going on right now, will work for his/her good!!  That is so exciting!!  What satan means for bad, God will use for good!!  I can hardly wait to see what my creative God does with all of this!!   

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I have been in a shower!!!!  Lately it hasn't been just raindrops!!

Each drop of the shower is saying the same thing:  hold on to the promises God has given you.

That is what I am doing!