You Have All of Me!!

img_3236We must step away of letting others determine our level of commitment to The Lord.

We need to be true to Him and what level HE is calling us to!

We are in a time of decision…will we only go as far as is comfortable and only as far as is appropriate in the eyes of others?

Or will we raise our faces and our hands to the heavens and say, “I’m not holding back, Lord! You have all of me!!”

GLORY! GLORY! GLORY!!

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”

‭‭Mark‬ ‭12:30‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Thankfulness!

May we overflow with thankfulness!!  As we live for Him, focused on Him, rooted and built up in Him – we will indeed find ourselves strengthened in our faith as He lives through us – transforming us to be more and more like Him!!

[vision].  I see a tree (us) with strong roots growing into rich, life-giving soil (Jesus).  I see healthy, strong, beautiful fruit (fruit of the Spirit) covering the tree.

May others be drawn to Jesus by the fruit that is evident in our lives!

I am THANKFUL!!!

A Fire in my Bones!

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Sometimes I will be talking to someone and the Lord will give me a Word for them. It will be a Word of encouragement…a Word of calling forth what He has purposed for them.

Sometimes it will be a Word directly from the Bible and sometimes it will be a Word from His heart to theirs.

This can happen one-on-one or it can happen in a group situation when I am teaching, preaching, or giving a message.

It can happen when I am walking into a store and the Lord will show me someone He wants me to go to and speak His love for them. I can choose to walk away and not be obedient to His call…but His Word stirring within me is indeed like a fire burning in my bones!

It also happens when I am on social media. I can be looking at a photo and the Lord will speak a Word to me as I’m looking at it. This happened recently with an “eagle photo” a friend of mine posted. I will be writing a post with this Word soon.

Also, many times as I’m writing a comment or a private message to someone…the Lord will begin to speak a specific Word to them that I find myself typing. It’s not planned…it just flows forth.

Ahhhhh Lord! Continue to speak Your Word through me!! Continue to breathe on the fire that is within me and make it burn brighter! I am forever Yours, Almighty God!!

LAS VEGAS TRAGEDY

My heart is so overwhelmed with grief for all of those families that are dealing with the loss of their loved ones. My heart is overwhelmed with compassion as many families are facing a long road of recovery for those that were injured.

I join my prayers with so many others across the country (and overseas).
Lord, may Your strength, Your healing, and Your love encompass all that have been impacted by this terrible act of violence. May they feel Your presence surrounding them. May they hear Your words of comfort and know that You are with them. Do what only You can do, Lord! In Jesus’ Name, AMEN!

YOM KIPPUR

“Yom Kippur, the day of atonement in the Jewish calendar, begins at sunset tonight, September 29. Jewish people are encouraged to spend the following day reflecting on their actions of the past year and repenting for any wrongs they may have committed.”

Praying for my Jewish Brothers & Sisters as they enter into this holiest of days…

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Fast Food Prayer

I was in a fast food restaurant for lunch with my friends after Bible Study. As I walked in the door, I saw one of the staff standing by a supply closet. I said, “Hi, how are you doing?” Something I say to many people without really thinking about it.

My eyes were looking into his as I asked my question. I normally would have continued walking as I heard his response, “Fine.”

But, our eyes were locked…I couldn’t look away…and the Lord wasn’t allowing me to continue walking.

I found myself walking towards him and I saw the faint look of surprise as he saw me coming.

I found myself saying, “How are you really doing? Is there something I can pray with you about?”

“Yes,” he said, “You can pray for my eyes.”

So, without asking any details, I just let the Lord lead me in praying for his eyes to be healed.

I’m so thankful that the Lord made me stop and meet this man at his point of need!

Give me more opportunities, Lord, for Your glory!!

DO YOU HAVE POWER?

Many people lost their electricity during Hurricane Irma (me included).

As I started going out again after things had settled down – I found myself asking people:

“Do you have power?”

As soon as I asked a few people, the Lord called my attention to what I was saying!

Then I began saying, “Of course, you have POWER! You have the power of Almighty God within you! I should say, do you have electricity?”

Beloved, no matter what circumstances you find yourself in – remember – you still have the indwelling presence of the Lord within you! His power continues to move in your life apart from physical lack or limitations.

You have the power of God to change your circumstances! You have the power of God to speak to the storms that are trying to knock you off your feet!

Don’t look at your limitations – look at God’s abundant provision! His power dwelling within you – the power of the Holy Spirit – doesn’t fail because of bad weather and storms in your life. His power doesn’t depend on manmade generators trying to work up enough power. His power is eternal, everlasting, and dependable! So I ask you:

DO YOU HAVE POWER?

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