Friday, May 25, 2012
Blessed be the God and Father of our LORD JESUS CHRIST, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. I Peter 1:3
Can I give God thanks for helping me memorize this one just today. Today...whew!!! I saw my son's health deteriorate before my eyes. He was struggling to breathe and was in intense pain, yet I KNEW God wanted me to fight, and fight I did. How could I fight though? Where did I get the strength to fight-- by remembering and applying the victory God gave me when He raised Jesus from the dead. Also, the saints were praying!!!!! Because they have a LIVING HOPE they could intercede and fight for my baby boy too, and fight they did!!!! As Christians we have available to us a LIVING HOPE. It's not dead because Jesus is not dead--He's alive!!! In the space of almost 3 hours I saw my son's health improve drastically without any medication. So as you share Jesus this week and disciple someone, let them know that no matter what their situation may look like--they can believe and receive Jesus- and all the benefits of knowing Him--the greatest one being a LIVING HOPE. Let them know they can walk in it and war with that LIVING HOPE and secure the victory that Jesus already provided. No need to fear or be ashamed any longer because HOPE IS ALIVE!!!
Friday, May 18, 2012
Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Strong words from the Son of God right?! Well, He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He alone knows what the Father will and will not allow in His kingdom. Little children may whine sometimes, and they may make some messes too, but they are pure in their heart motives. They are not vindictive, and they do not hold grudges. However, out of all the beautiful quailities little kids possess, their ability to trust their parents is the greatest one of all. Help someone be converted to Christ and disciple them into Christlikeness and childlikeness.
Prayer for Everyone
Friday, May 11, 2012
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.
Our memory verse this week is a verse that should be IN us real good. It is a verse that speaks of being encouraged by those that are living the life of faith. Their life of faith is a light that not only encourages but reveals....sin. Sin does so much damage and a life full of it will eventually lead to death. Take the weight off, that sin that keeps luring you back, so you can run with the faith-filled. Running takes discipline. Running takes effort. I know some of us thought we'd just give our lives to the LORD, and the rest is on Him. No, God does His part in sanctifying us, and we must do our part to run the race He has set before us. This week encourage another believer to keep running. Encourage someone to come to Christ, and let them know that you will be right there to run with them. This is the greatest race ever...encourage someone to run to win.
Prayer for Everyone
Friday, May 4, 2012
I'am the good Shepherd:the good Shepherd gives His life for the sheep. John 10:11
Do you remember where YOU were when Jesus pursued you? Some of us were in the bar and heard the voice of God calling us. Some of us were laid up somewhere with a bottle and a somebody that did not belong to us, and the LORD said,"come." Some of us were at death's doors, and the LORD came in, and rescued us. Just like the picture above we as Christians are supposed to go and "rescue the perishing." Jesus NEVER told us to just sit around and advertise from our comfy spots. He said GO to the highways and hedges and compel them to come. Where would you still be if Jesus had not actively sought you out? Whether you heard a voice or one of God's ambassadors introduced you to the LORD, we have to go and get them. Only God knows where we'd be right now....please make a decision today to go and pursue the lost. Jesus gave His all so as many as call on the name of the LORD shall be saved....He did not intend for us to get "ours" and forget the rest of the world, after we were converted. Do for others, what Christ has done for you.