Divine Appointment

I had what I would call a “divine appointment” today!

I was shopping in a local clothes store and went to the counter to purchase my items.  As the young sales girl walks up to help me –she grabs her back and says,  “My back hurts so bad!  I’ve taken all kinds of medicine and nothing helps!”

(Well, the Lord opened the door-so I walked through.)  I asked if I could pray for her back and she enthusiastically said, “Yes!”

We held hands and I prayed for her right at the counter.  Need I say it was out loud. 😃.

When I was done, she was so thankful, and as I left I said, “I believe the Lord will continue to heal your back as you are working today!”

Ah Lord!  Thank you for this precious encounter!  May this young lady come face-to-face with Your healing Power and Love!  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!


More Than You Can Handle!

I see so many times people making the statement, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle.”  Actually this is NOT a true statement!  I understand why people say it. They are trying to make someone who is going through a hard time feel better. So they will be encouraged that God knows they can “handle it.”

But, God DOES give us (or allows) us to have more than we can handle on our own so we will realize we need Him to do it!

If we can handle everything on our own – we don’t need Him.  If you look at the Scriptures, you will see many, many examples of people doing amazing feats that they would be incapable of handling “on their own.”

Whatever you are going through…God is MORE THAN ABLE to see you through it! He is with you every step of the way!

PENTECOST SUNDAY

PENTECOST SUNDAY
Acts 2:1-21

Come Holy Wind…Come Holy Fire…may we declare the wonders of God in boldness and power! May our sons and daughters prophesy! May our young men see visions and our old men dream dreams! May ALL your people prophesy and may ALL who call on the name of the Lord be saved!

Pour out Your Spirit upon us, O God! May we radiate with the power of the Holy Spirit within us and around us! Set Your Church on fire, O God, so our hearts will burn with love for those that do not know you!

Blow on the smoldering embers of our hearts and bring us to a roaring blaze of Your power and love! We wait with open hearts, open spirits, and open arms!

Come Holy Spirit!!

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HE LOVES YOU!

As I was walking into Walmart after church one day, I found myself entering on the heels of four teenage boys – laughing and decked out in low-riding jeans and tattoos.

I found myself overwhelmed with the Love of God for them.  So much so, that I felt that I should tell them how much He loved them.

But, as we walked into the main entrance and began to separate, I kept silent.  They went to the left and I went to the right.

Feeling a little guilty, I said to the Lord, “Okay, if You want me to tell them You love them…bring them across my path again, Lord!”

Well, within 10 minutes, there they were walking almost beside me as I was going down an aisle!

I walked into the middle of them, smiled, and said, “As I was walking behind you as we were coming into the store, I was overwhelmed with the Love that God has for you!  He wants you to know that He loves you very much!  Have a great day!”

As I was walking away, I heard one of them yell after me, “Thank you!”

Later, as I was in the car, I began thinking that I should have talked to them longer.  I should have found out if they knew Jesus.  I should have…

But, then the Lord interrupted my thoughts. I heard Him say in His quiet, loving voice, No, I just wanted them to know I loved them.

Sometimes we try and complicate and over-think things.  Sometimes He just wants us to let people know that He loves them…

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day weekend, we want to take a moment to remember all of those who have given their lives for our country. Our gratitude, our appreciation, our respect – it pales in light of the sacrifices you have made. To everyone who serves in our military and to everyone who loves someone who serves in our military, thank you. Our hearts are full, thanking God for all of you today.

While your weekend may be filled with family gatherings, neighborhood get-togethers, church activities and soaking in the sun, let’s take some time to meditate on God’s Word today as we reflect on the brave men and women who have served and who are serving our country. Here are a few Scriptures for your Memorial Day:

We always thank God for all of you, making mention of you constantly in our prayers. We recall, in the presence of our God and Father, your work produced by faith, your labor motivated by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 CSB

Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor. Romans 13:7 NIV

No one has greater love than this: to lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 CSB

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
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