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Asaph

Psalms 50 is a Psalm of Asaph.  He was appointed by King David as a temple singer.  His name means to gather.  I think of our church musicians today and how they are appointed by God to gather us in the joy of singing to him.  Let’s pray for our music ministers!

Andrew

Well God answered your prayers. I finally found Andrew tonight on the other side of town. It is 24° right now in Baltimore and he was freezing. I was able to help him. Thank you for your prayers and thank God!

Psalms14:5. God’s presence

We have God’s presence. What a beautiful joy to have God’s presence with us!  Pslams 14:5, “…,for God is present in the company of the righteous.”

We can give God every feeling or thought that we have even if we don’t feel like it.  You see, the Lord is our help.  When we seek the Lord with our whole heart then He will be with us!  His presence won’t leave and no one can take it away.

Preach repentance to your family, friends and anyone you can talk to.  Matthew 4:17, “From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”   Don’t stray from preaching what Jesus taught.  If you church is not preaching repentance, then pray that the Lord will use you to do His will!

Also, I still can’t find Andrew (a homeless person).  I need to give him some shoes and socks.  So keep praying that he is ok and that I can find him and talk to him about salvation.  Also, Let’s keep praying for each other.  Thank you

 

 

 

A bottle in the smoke

Psalms 119 speaks of a bottle in the smoke.  People would hang leather bottles from their ceiling and smoke from the fire would rise up and blacken the bottles.  The Psalms goes on to say that even though we are considered as bottles holding the life water in ourselves, we become worn because this is not our world.  But we don’t forget the Lord precepts. How merciful and great our creator is, how real and apt to swiftly aid us. How good God is to those who call upon him. As I read Psalms it is very uplifting and  encouraging.  It talks about situations we experience today. So if you know anyone who needs to be lifted up, tell them to read Psalms. It is a beautiful reflection of our God saving us!

Also, Please pray for Andrew!  He is homeless and needs new shoes.  Tears came out so fast from his eyes, I was troubled.  He pointed to where he was sleeping and later when I was bringing him shoes, I could not find him.  So please pray that I can find Andrew!  Thank you so much!  And pray for his broken spirit that is crying out for help.  Thank you.

 

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Humans – Earthen Vessels

God made us a little lower than the angels. ( Hebrews 2:7)  God’s glory and majesty will be shown in weakness through us. We are earthen vessels that God uses.  Things which angels desire to look into.  Dr. Barnhouse on Family Radio says, “That God chooses the  weak things of this world to show his majesty.”  What a privilege we have as humans to be made in the image of God.  Amos 4:11, “You were like a burning stick snatched from the fire, yet you have not returned to me,” declares the Lord.”  Let’s not be snatched from the fire with no reward to cast at Jesus’ feet, but lets run the race as if we are to win it!

John the Baptist

People said that he didn’t do any miracles but what he said of Jesus was true. For this reason people believed on Jesus. Let’s use our words to not cause a stumbling block against belief but like John let our words be true leading people to Christ. Amen

John 10:41

Complaining: Something to think about.

I have been thinking about this issue for sometime. I believe that if we change our thinking or at least know what we are thinking about, we will change our lives.

When we complain I’ve come to believe it is a spirit of offense.  It is a proud spirit against God who has given us everything in this life. So you see when we complain we are saying we are better than God.  He has given or allowed this situation.

Instead let us rejoice and give thanks in all situations. Let’s see what happens when we stop complaining.  A lot of times I would complain in jest or I would complain knowing that I really didn’t mean it. But then I realized this is still complaining.

We need not give our thoughts more authority than the word of God which says not to complain.

Thank you for reading and lets keep praying for each other.

On the street

Hello everyone I just wanted to ask all of you to please pray for a couple of people that I met on the street. Before I had mentioned bucket but please also pray for Cliffy. Both their needs range from physical to mental problems. So please pray the Lord is merciful and saves their souls. They both have accepted Jesus as their savior. Thank you 😊

Steven and Paul

Steven being full of the Holy Spirit asked Jesus to forgive his accusers.  This paved the way for God to appoint Paul for God’s glory.  Paul consented to Stevens death and yet what is bound on earth will be bound in heaven and what is loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven. Matthew 18:18 talks about this and it was given to the growing Church for instruction. Was Steven while being persecuted using his training from the church when he asked God to forgive his accusers?  Obedience paves the way for growth and promise.

We see God in action after his cherished soul was brought to his throne.  God answered Stevens prayer.

And it begins after Steven saw heaven open up, even then Paul went to the high priest to kill and jail more followers of the way in Damascus.  God avenged Stevens death by not killing Paul, but saving him.

Quickly God appeared to Paul with a great light blinding Paul. God could have allowed Paul not to be blinded but maybe God spared not this trouble in order to show this man his great strength. Paul was no regular man in his zeal for God!  I’m sure Paul was strong and prideful. Paul may have been short in stature, but God stopped his ways quickly, so others would not die as Steven with the face of an angel did. God did not hold back his power from Paul but God had mercy.  Paul did regained his sight. How many of Stevens killers turned to the Lord besides Paul. We don’t know but I would imagine that lives were changed and used by God.

God is an consuming fire!  He will not leave us where we are.  What does this mean for our everyday life?  He will reach us!  He will love us and carry us to the very end!  He will not forget us, but as a consuming fire will reach to the very bottom of our circumstances to make us more like him.  This brings peace and joy to us.  A work that takes time yes, but will it be done yes! Fear not!

Isaiah 41:10, “ Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”

Hebrews 12:29, “ For our God is a consuming fire.”  If you have something that God needs to cleanse, he will!  If you need God to heal, he will!  His fire cleanses and heals.  Praise God!