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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EYES OF FAITH!

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV

May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.

May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.

May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.

Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!

May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!

Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:

WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!

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I AM CALLING YOU!

I hear the Lord saying:

“My Spirit within you makes you MORE than a conqueror–so don’t settle for just getting by.

My Spirit within you equips you to do GREATER works than I did while walking this earth–so don’t underestimate your value in the kingdom.

Stop trusting your ability and start trusting MINE!

I AM calling you…”

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SPEAK LIFE!

Are we talking too much about all the wrong things going on in our lives or in the lives of others?

There comes a time when just talking about and lamenting our current circumstances needs to end. It’s time to start DECLARING and DECREEING God’s will in our circumstances and in the circumstances that others are facing!

The Lord is calling us to-

SPEAK LIFE!  SPEAK LIFE!  SPEAK LIFE!

And watch the circumstances turnaround!  Watch the dead things come to life!!

WATCH AND SEE!!

OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND SPEAK!!

“The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life…”.     ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭10:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“For it is not you who will be speaking—it will be the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Matthew‬ ‭10:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬