Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Thanksgiving Prayer (11.27.14)

O Lord GOD, 
From whom comes every good and perfect gift,
we give You hearty thanks for Your love,
Your grace and the tender mercies you have showered upon us.

We praise you for everything, whether joyful or sorrow,
that brings us closer to You and to our brothers and sisters here on Earth.

You created us to give You glory.
Help us to manifest our love and thanksgiving
by treating one another with respect and kindness,
loving one another as you have taught us to do
and give us the passion to help those who struggle
to have the necessities of life.

We pray that as we celebrate this season,
we never forget all that has come from You.

Lord, thank you for having mercy on us and our families
by giving us travelling mercies as we visit loved ones.

Keep us safe as we travel and enjoy each others company.   

We give special thanks for the fruits of Your earth,
the delicious food we are about to eat
and especially for all the family and friends
gathered here to share in this day.

Oh Lord, bless us and keep us,
make your face to shine upon us
and give us grace, this day and forever more.

In the name of your precious son JESUS Christ!

Amen



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Just be Thankful & You will See Changes take Place all Around You (11.25.14)

My Child,
You find yourself in a tight place, and the enemy is trying to convince you that your options are few, to none. Because of his nagging whispers, your mind is constantly focused on lack instead of abundance. Why are you allowing his words to determine your happiness? Don’t you know that the enemy is delighted that you are losing hope? Do not glorify him by repeating those words of lack, doubt and hopelessness. Do not allow the enemy to take anything else away from you. Hasn’t he already taken enough? 

My child, lift up your voice and confess the things you are thankful for, and the enemy will leave your presence.

I know during this season you may start to worry about what you don’t have; however, I want you to start being thankful for what you do have. If you cannot praise Me now for the small things I have done in your life, how will you be able to appreciate the greater things to come? I say be thankful. Yes, be thankful for the many things I have already blessed you with. What I have given you is only the beginning of things to come.  

However, I want you to be thankful now in the midst of what you are going through.

I have given you the authority and My Word to defeat the enemy.  Use them.  Do not allow the enemy to torment you anymore. Start now by being thankful for what you have. Start now by speaking forth My Words in your 'tight places,' and My Words will deliver you into a broader place. 

Just be thankful and you will see changes take place all around you.
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Father,
I woke up.
I’m alive.
I’m healthy.  

I thank you. 
Forgive me for all my complaining.  
Lord I am ever so grateful.  
Thank you Father God,

In Your Son Jesus' name I pray,
Amen
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Meditate on God's Word:

2 Samuel 22:20 - He brought me forth also into a large place: he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

Romans 4:17 - (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 - In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of GOD in Christ Jesus concerning you



Monday, November 24, 2014

Ephesians 6:11 - Put on the Full Armor of God Against the enemy (11.24.14)

Put on the full armor of GOD so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes - Ephesians 6:11

Faith Belivers,
The enemy of our GOD is our enemy as well. 
We are not in a neutral position. 

When Christians gather as the church, we become a real threat to satan. We are there to worship, to pray, to teach, to instruct and to encourage one another to live and proclaim the kingdom of GOD; and as such, proclaim the enemy’s defeat. It is apparent that he will do all he can to prevent that from happening.

The real danger for us is our being unaware of the enemy’s schemes. We approach every difficulty in church as though it is just a natural thing. When churches divide over whether or not to use hymns or contemporary choruses, that is not natural. When the pastor of the church turn out to be a wolf in sheep clothing, that is not natural. When the saints, called to live in love, spend their time criticizing and accusing one another, that is not natural. Beware of these schemes and understand when you see them.  The devil has come to church!

~ Let us Pray ~
Lord, I know how much You love Your Church.
Because of that great love, help us to wake up
and begin to understand the schemes of the enemy,
against Your people.
Give us insight into the spiritual attacks
against the churches we attend.
Show us how to pray in a way that sets the devil to flight,
and brings the overcoming power of Your victory into our congregations.
In Jesus' name,
Amen


Prayer Points
  • Give praise to the one who said, “I am . . . the truth” (See John 14:6). 
  • Thank GOD for rescuing you from the darkness of satan’s deceit and placing you in the kingdom of his marvelous light (See 1 Peter 2:9)
  • Repent of those times that you have been uncomfortable with the light of God’s truth and have preferred twisting the truth to suit your purposes. 
  • Commit yourself to walking in the light of GOD’s truth with your whole heart. 
  • Ask GOD to make you willing to walk in the light, no matter the cost to your pride or reputation. 
  • Ask GOD to use your example of honesty and truthfulness this week to move someone’s heart to see the reality of GOD.



Sunday, November 23, 2014

It is Time to Stop Running, Stand Up to the enemy & Watch him Flee. Do Not Run. Look to God's Word. (11.23.14)

My Child,
Why are you running from the attacks of the enemy?  You were told to resist the enemy and watch him flee from you; not to turn and run away from him. You are a child of the King. You have nothing to fear. It is time to stop running, and hold fast to the things that I have promised you. Yes, if you continue to look at the circumstances around you, it will cause panic and unbelief in your heart. So stop looking at them, and look to My Word. That is where you will find the help you need to win this battle… IN MY WORD.

It is time to press in through prayer and stand against all that is coming against you. It is time to have complete faith and trust Me to deliver you from all that is hindering you. It is true that the attacks coming against you have been huge, but I AM GREATER! You must believe this beyond a shadow of a doubt. I AM GREATER! Have you forgotten WHO is on your side?

I am releasing My angels to minister to you with words of encouragement, to strengthen you to stand against every attack of the enemy. And when you’re strengthened, I want you to rise up, stand up and tell the enemy, “Get thee behind me satan. I serve GOD and GOD alone!!” Stand up and show the enemy who you are in Christ Jesus. Lift up your voice and say, “No weapon the enemy has, will ever prosper against me.” I have called you to be victorious, and with Me on your side, nothing is impossible for you.

My child, whenever you are weary and weak, lean on Me. 
That is why I am here. 

Yes, the enemy loves to attack when he believes you are weak. Remember how he came against Me when he thought I would be weak from fasting? I conquered the enemy to show you that no matter what you are going through, faith in My Word defeats satan every time. My child, do not ever run from the enemy, instead look and trust in Me. Have faith in My Word, and know that I am always with you. 

I am your very present help in the time of need. 
Having faith in My Word will win the battle.

Now, let’s defeat the enemy standing in your way with prayer and having faith in who you know I am. There is no other GOD, I am GOD all by myself and I have power over all things!!!!!
  
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Psalms 27:1-3 - The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell. Though anhost should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Psalm 118:6 - The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Matthew 4:10-11 - Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy GOD, and him only shalt thou serve. Mat 4:11  Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

James 4:7 - Submit yourselves therefore to GOD. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 
 
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There is nothing that you will face today, that the Lord can't bring you through.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Praying in the Spirit, the Holy Spirit (11.21.14)

Faith Believers,
When Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:18 to “pray in the Spirit,” he is urging us to pray as the Spirit enables us to pray, or to pray by the power and direction of the Spirit. In other words “pray in the Spirit” is not a command; it’s an offer of help - help that is available for any praying believer, anytime, anywhere.

The Holy Spirit is the great prayer helper and is eager to guide us in who, and what, to pray for. The Spirit is always on the lookout for believers who will pray for what God wants to do. How practically does the Spirit do this?  Perhaps by giving you a burden - such a deep love and concern for a person or a cause that it weighs on you.  Or by giving you an unexpected thought - a thought that breaks in so abruptly that you ask, “Where did that come from?” Or even by giving you a strong impression - a sense that the Spirit wants you to pray about something so that the Spirit can act in response to your prayer. Perhaps the Holy Spirit may make a scripture verse come alive in your heart, so that you are reminded of a person or situation that needs prayer. The Spirit has control of our hearts, minds and emotions; and can cause a burden, thought, impression or insight at anytime to guide us in prayer. 

If you are not certain that a prompting to pray is from the Holy Spirit, then ask GOD for the wisdom that He promises to give “generously to all” who ask in faith (See James 1:5). GOD will give the wisdom that He promised, so that you can be certain.

It is no wonder that Jesus strongly urged believers to pray for the Holy Spirit and promised that the Father in heaven would most certainly “give the Holy Spirit to those who ask” (See Luke 11:13). If you have ever asked yourself, “What is the first step I should take in order to improve my prayer life,” then here is the answer. Ask the Father for the Holy Spirit, trust that God our Father gives you the Spirit, and then lean on the Holy Spirit for the help the Spirit gives you in every aspect of your prayer life. 

The Holy Spirit is willing, the Holy Spirit is able, and the Holy Spirit will do it.

     - Marilyn 
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Thank You Father, 
For the gift of Your Holy Spirit! 

Help me to be continually aware as the Spirit works
around, in and through me to encourage my heart towards prayer.

May I be looking for the Spirit’s promptings and burdens,
so that I never miss an opportunity to pray as the Spirit directs!

Lord God, I ask in faith, for the wisdom You promised
to give generously, so that my prayer life is filled
with purpose and is always in agreement with You!

May I never choose to lean on my own understanding,
but to continually follow the lead of the Holy Spirit
all the days of my life.

In Your Son Jesus' name,
Amen



Thursday, November 20, 2014

If You Don't Walk & Act in Faith, You Cannot Hear God. Listen, Believe & Obey His Word. (11.20.14)

My Child,
Turn around.
You are headed in the wrong direction. 

You are being gripped by fear and self-pity is knocking at your door. Do not allow yourself to go there, because that is a place from which is hard to climb out. Do you remember the last time you were in that pit?  Do you remember how long you dwelled there? I don’t want you to go there again. Please stop and turn around right now. 

Yes, make a complete turnaround.

Push through the pain and the fear.  Then My instructions and directions will become clear. You can’t hear Me when you don’t walk and act in faith. Do not keep your mind on the “what if's,” because that will only distract you. Stay focused on My power and My goodness. Trust in Me and fear will have to leave in the name of Jesus. There should be no room in your life for fear, when your heart and mind are filled with thoughts of Me and My goodness.

If you listen to Me, we will get through this together, 
because I have promised to never leave nor forsake you. 
You are My vessel, and that means you are part of Me,
and My vessels should always listen, believe and obey My Word.  
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Deuteronomy 2:3 - You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough; turn to the north.

Galatians 6:9 - So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up.

Colossians 3:1-2 - Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at GOD's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Speak Lord, for Your Servant Hears (11.19.14)

Faith Believers,
So how do you learn to listen so you can hear from GOD? 

For me it started with a need to hear from our Father. Good listening starts with the desire to learn. If you feel you can handle life without Him, you will not hear from Him. It is not a matter of setting aside more time, although that would be good, but it is about having silence in your mind. That is the key. The world can be very loud around us, but I can still find quietness in my heart and mind whether in an airport or in the woods.

Remaining silent before GOD does not mean that you will have no thoughts or reflections. It does mean you will stop telling GOD your needs, and say as Samuel did in the Bible, “Speak. Lord, for Your servant hears” (1 Samuel 3:9). 

GOD wants us to come before Him with a clean slate, 
and a humble heart, so we can hear from Him.

  - Marilyn Chaney 
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Thank You Lord,
For teaching me how to be still before You.
I praise Your Holy name for speaking in the quietness,
as I wait upon You.

As I still my heart before You, there is always a sense
of Your pleasure that I cannot sense
when I barge into Your presence with my requests.

I long to learn what it means to truly “pray without ceasing,”
in every circumstance of life.
I know that I cannot handle life without You.
Speak, Lord, for I am listening!

Amen


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It is Your Time, It is Your Season. (11.18.14)

My Child,
I have molded you, and now is the time for you to come forth. The enemy unleashed an attack against you to discourage you and to hinder My work. However, you cannot allow his pitiful stumbling blocks to get in the way of the work I have destined for you to do.  I know at first, you didn’t recognize what the enemy was doing; but when you persevered in prayer and surrendered all to Me, you gave Me the chance to expose his work. Now, you see what he’s doing, and I want you to know this is not the end of you. It is your time, it is your season.

I know this has been hard for you, and at times, you've felt like I turned away from you. My child, I’ve heard every prayer you prayed, and I’ve seen the tears you cried. I never left you. If I had left your side you wouldn’t have been able to cry out, “Hallelujah anyhow; Hallelujah Jesus.” You were able to praise Me, because I was with you. I was ministering to your spirit, whispering words of encouragement to let you know that I heard every word you said.

You are not defeated. It will be as I promised. It will be according to My will. 

You shall come forth. 
My words shall come forth, and they will bless many.  

Worry no more about what it looks like. My Words will do the work. You must be ready to move forth. No, it is not too late for your dreams to come to pass. Time and age mean nothing to Me, for I am in control of everything.

Fret no more My child. 
All is well. 

Let My Word flow through you and come forth,
for it will be greater than you can imagine. 

The time has come for my work to come forth.
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 Isaiah 55:11 - 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.

Luke 10:2 - Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Colossians 3:23 -24 - And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

1 Peter 3:14 - But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; 



Monday, November 17, 2014

God is with Us in Our Storms (11.17.14)

Fear Not, For I Am With You, says the Lord. 
GOD is not man that He should lie. 
He has promised never to leave us during our storm. 
He has given us the scriptures listed below to encourage us.
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Jeremiah 33:3 - Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.

2 Corinthians  4:7-10 - But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of GOD and not of us. We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed - always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.

Philippians 4:6 - Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to GOD, and the peace that surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.


Isaiah 41:10 - Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your GOD. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Psalms 56:3 - Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

John 14:25-27 - But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, he will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Psalms 107:29 - He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.

Isaiah 30:21 - Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it," whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.