Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Daddy called this morning.  He was telling me the story of how God told the prophet Elijah the plans of the enemy of God's children so that they could evade and be safe.  God is the same now as He was then, and He has been showing me that He can reveal satan's plans to us so that we can combat them in prayer before anything comes to fruition, rather than praying for healing from the damage after satan works his works.  I believe this is especially true to us who are praying for our prodigals.  God can reveal to us the best way to pray for them and how to pray against satan's schemes, stopping him in his tracks!!!! 

Here is the story from the Bible.  I really like the part about "for they that be with us are more than they that be with them."  Read and be encouraged!!  "Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp.  And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down.  And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice.  Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel?  And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.  And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him.  And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan.  Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host:  and they came by night, and compassed the city about.  And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we doAnd he answered, Fear not:  for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.  And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see.  And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw:  and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.  And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness.  And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.  And Elisha said unto them, This is not the way, neither is this the city: follow me, and I will bring you to the man whom ye seek.  But he led them to Samaria.  And it came to pass, when they were come into Samaria, that Elisha said, LORD, open the eyes of these men, that they may see.  And the LORD opened their eyes, and they saw; and, behold, they were in the midst of Samaria.  And the king of Israel said unto Elisha, when he saw them, My father, shall I smite them?  shall I smite them?  And he answered, Thou shalt not smite them: wouldest thou smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow?  set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.  And he prepared great provision for them:  and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away , and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel."--2 Kings 6:8-23.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Yesterday in church during worship, there were so many encouraging raindrops that I had to share some lyrics.

"Nothing Is Impossible" by Planet Shakers
". . .Through You,
Blind eyes are opened,
Strongholds are broken,
I am living by faith,
Nothing is impossible!

I’m not gonna live by what I see,
I’m not gonna live by what I feel

. . . I know that, You can do anything
I believe, I believe,
I believe, I believe in You."

"Because He Lives" by Bill Gaither

 "How sweet to hold
A newborn baby
And feel the pride
And joy he gives
But greater still
The calm assurance
This child can face
Uncertain days
Just because He lives.

Because He lives
I can face tomorrow
Because He lives
All fear is gone
Because I know
He holds the future
And life is worth the living
Just because He lives."

"Jesus Paid It All" by Elvina M. Hall
"Lord, now indeed I find
Thy pow’r, and Thine alone,
Can change the leper’s spots
And melt the heart of stone.

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow."

These songs encouraged me so beautifully!  I hope they do you, too!!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

This made me smile! 

You may remember the story in Mark 2 where the friends of a paralyzed man tore the roof off of a house and lowered him to Jesus to be healed.  Verse 5 of that chapter says, "When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee."  When Jesus saw "their faith," not the paralytic's faith, he forgave the man's sins!!!  When I read this along with Pastor McGlamery in his sermon, it made me smile!!!

I have been reading a book about intercessory prayer that says that we are the hope of our lost loved ones who will not pray for themselves.  Mark 2:5 confirms this:  when the Lord sees our faith, even if our lost has little to no faith, the Lord saves on our faith!!!!!!  

This makes me smile!!!