“And they cried to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb.
Revelation 6:16 NLTl
“In that day the people will proclaim, “This is our God! We trusted in him, and he saved us! This is the Lord, in whom we trusted. Let us rejoice in the salvation he brings!”
Isaiah 25:9 NLT
￼Choosing between Jesus vs Satan is the most important decision you will make in your life. There is no middle ground. If you think you haven’t made a choice, by default you have rejected Jesus. Invite Him in your heart today before it’s too late.
Dear Jesus, I need you, please come into my heart today. Please forgive me for all my sins and blot them out forever. I believe that you are the Son of God that died for my sins on the cross. You died so I can have enteral life with you. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Teach and lead me, of your ways, Dear Lord, I pray. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
A couple of days ago, I had been admitted into the ER for some heart problems. My wife knows that once I am admitted into the hospital that I start scratching at the door to get out. My wife was unable to stay because of the coronavirus so she packed up all my clothes my shoes and took my wallet only leaving me with my cell phone that way she knew I would stay in the hospital. I have this problem that I really can’t stand and it’s the fact that I get wrapped up in my illnesses and become a huge crybaby. this affects my relationship with God because I don’t give it to him right away. I will wait for so long letting it all fester and combine until finally, I relinquish control. After a full day and night in the hospital, I started getting very irritated. I began walking up and down the Halls trying to get some exercise trying to take my mind off of everything. The path that I was walking was in the shape of an L and on the return trip to my bed I saw a very sad couple sitting there just staring at me every time I walk by. After the 6th or 7th time passing these people, God laid it on my heart to go and talk to them. So I went up and introduced myself to the young couple and ask them how their day was going. They had told me that their mother had had a heart operation and the very next day ended up having a heart attack, dying for 17 minutes, and was now in critical care. I asked if I could put them on the church’s prayer chain and they agreed, then I asked if I could pray with them. Just to look on their faces knowing that someone cared and was offering up a prayer was a great relief. I prayed with the young couple and decided to go back to my room. I had also decided that I was going to leave the hospital. All of a sudden I got a bunch of texts from friends family and loved ones through our church saying that they are glad that I am staying right where I am to receive help. I was released a couple of hours later and headed back home. A day later I had gone back to work and as I was working one of our homeless friends had seen me and was very excited asking me when I got out of the hospital and what had happened. She also said that she had to get well present for me sitting down there at the rescue mission. Karen and I both lead a Bible study group every Tuesday at the Oakdale rescue mission. We had started with one person that didn’t want to be there and over time God blessed us with 13 souls. sometimes it feels like you’re not getting through to anyone they don’t have looks on their faces of interest. A lot of them just sit quietly and look at the ground. That day I realized that through God we are touching so many people’s hearts. And the love that we show them will turn around and show others just as Jesus did with everyone in the Bible. She ran down to the rescue mission which was only a block away and retrieved the gift and brought it to me. Inside of a plastic bag wrapped with paper towels were two crosses with sayings on them, plus a card that was signed by a lot of our group. If you have any struggles worries fears or are stuck in bondage this morning please bow your head in prayer with me. Dear heavenly father today is a brand new day that we can be better Christians than we were the day before. You have wiped our slate clean after we have asked for forgiveness. Lord, we lay all of our struggles worries fears, and bondages at your feet today so that we can lighten our load. Allowing us to go out and help others. Thank you for always being with us in this and around us in Jesus’ precious name amen.
Pray! If we pray and ask our Heavenly Father how we can help He will answer. Also, ask how God can open our hearts to seeing those people who are in need. Sometimes we are so wrapped up in things of this world that it pollutes our sight and hearing. Someone will be standing right next to us who is hurting and we wouldn’t even notice. Don’t be in a rush for starters. Give your day to God so that He can organize it. Submit your plans to Him and see what happens. I remember being so slammed with work and other things that I felt were so important that I made a plan to fit it all in one day so that I could spend the next couple of days off. I gave it to God’s plans and all! God took me through that day doing His work instead. My day was much more relaxed and accomplished maybe a quarter of what I felt needed to be done. My work ethic was so much better and I had ministered to three people that day. An incredible amount of peace filled my mind that day and I was able to bless others by allowing God to lead. Let us pray together…… Dear heavenly father, we open up our hearts and minds to you today fill us with your Holy Spirit, and use us as your vessel. Lead us and guide us, seeing people and hearing people that are in need. Thank you for always being with us in us and around us in Jesus’ precious name amen!
“Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil; hold on for dear life to good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle.” Romans 12:9-10 MSG https://www.bible.com/97/rom.12.9-10.msg
Sunday night, I activated the scheduled prayer conference call ten minutes early. I decided to multi-task by texting my brother to see how he was feeling. I knew the day before he was having breathing problems.
He told me that he had felt bad all day. He took some short walks in hopes that he would feel better. I knew I didn’t have time to call him before the service. I was impressed to send him a prayer by text. It was delivered, read, and then I received a thank you. Our service started at 7:00, we prayed, read verses, read a short devotional, and prayed some more. During the service, I received this text from my brother.
“Starting to feel better. My 02 stats were at 93 all day, just checked them they’re at 97. Prayer works” JR
I thanked God for the message and shared it with the group.
YES, PRAYER WORKS!!! What a wonderful way to end our prayer service. Thank you, Jesus.
God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. God saved his people from slavery in Egypt. Today he saves us from slavery and bondage of sin. Moses shared with his Father in law what God had done for them, the same way we are to share with others.
“Moses told his father-in-law everything the Lord had done to Pharaoh and Egypt on behalf of Israel. He also told about all the hardships they had experienced along the way and how the Lord had rescued his people from all their troubles.” Exodus 18:8 NLT https://www.bible.com/116/exo.18.8.nlt
God, thank You for saving me. It is really freeing to realize that I can stop trying to save myself—because I can’t. Only Jesus can do that. Nothing can separate me from Your love, and Your love is made evident through the power of Jesus. Today, help me to receive that. And let that truth change the way I live. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Have you ever felt that you can’t put into words how your heart feels? You want to tell God everything and you’re not able to formulate your thoughts. All you can do is sit in his presence and let him read your heart.
“You know what I am going to say even before I say it, Lord.”