Prayer Challenge

I want to ask you to say this prayer out loud, if possible.

“I belong to God. I am a holy vessel because I have the Holy Spirit of the Living God. The Lord of Heaven and earth has said to me; “I declare you holy!”. I commit to start believing what He says. I AM HOLY! Remind me daily, Spirit of the Living God, to treat myself as holy, open my eyes to every scheme of The Enemy to treat me as if I'm not. You, God, are Holy. Your word is the truth. This day Father, I chose to believe you! I ask this in the mighty name of your son Jesus Christ, who died on a cross for me so that I could be a coheir to the kingdom of God. Amen”

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Psalm of the Week - 119:159 - April 24, 2016

Quicken me. 
Quicken is a verb that means several things. I applied what I think are the four most pertinent meanings to my relationship with the Lord.

1. to make alive: revive                                      make me alive, or revive me, O LORD
2. to cause to be enlivened: stimulate                cause me to be enlivened, O LORD stimulate my faith  
3. to come to life                                                cause me to come to life, O LORD, to grow and                                                                                       develop
4. to shine more brightly                                   make me shine more brightly, O LORD

I love the principles and commands that are set out in the Bible. 
The Lord know this about me. I desire to be made alive, enlivened, to grow and develop as a Christian, and to shine more brightly in my faith, according to the LORD's loving kindness. 

Verse of the Week - John 14:15 - April 24, 2016

Loving Jesus changed how I live my life. I became obedient to Jesus' will, which made me want to learn and follow the teachings in the Bible. The more I read my bible, the more I learn about how much God and Jesus love us.
Yes, Jesus Christ changed my life forever.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Psalm of the Week - 60:5 - April 18, 2016

"By the Lord's "beloved" ones are meant, not so much the people of Israel, who were loved and chosen by the Lord above all people on the face of the earth, as the elect of God, both among Jews and Gentiles, who are the chosen of God, and precious, and are loved of him with a free, sovereign, everlasting, and unchangeable love: these are the beloved of Father, Son, and Spirit;"                                          Gill's Exposition of the Bible

Verse of the Week - Jeremiah 17:14 AKJV - April 18, 2016

"Whatever wounds or diseases we find to be in our hearts and consciences, let us apply to the Lord to heal us, to save us, that our souls may praise his name. His hands can bind up the troubled conscience, and heal the broken heart; he can cure the worst diseases of our nature."                                                                       Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary
"Heal me, help me, make me whole."
Occasionally, this phrase runs through my mind like a mantra. I started this action around the same time as my call into motorcycle ministry in 2009. My call made me terribly aware of how much I needed to be healed and made whole. 
Today, I know that my Savior is continuing to heal and perfect me as I continue to submit my life to him as his servant. 

Tired, Worn Out, and Standing on Scripture

An overloaded schedule has finally caught up to me and I need some down time to rest and heal.
Can you identify? I am feeling my mortality today.
However, I know that faith and the Holy Spirit heals because the bible verses below tell me this is true.
28 Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it to you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.   Matthew 15:28 AKJV
11But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you.   Romans 8:11 AKJV
The Canaanite woman had great faith.
She believed Jesus had the power to heal her daughter and set out to gain a healing for her daughter. She followed behind Jesus and the disciples, crying out for that help.She couldn't be ignored and her faith was rewarded with a healed daughter.

The phrase "quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwells in you" continues to catch my attention  today.
The Holy Spirit is in me. No doubt about that. Now to believe the scripture and know, with no doubt, KNOW that the Holy Spirit is quickening my mortal body.

Today, I will continue to cry out to Jesus in prayer and believe that my mortal body is being quickened by the Holy Spirit. These feelings will pass. They are temporary. My energy will return. 

All parents want to comfort their children and take joy from seeing them happy and healthy. Our Father in heaven is no different. I just need to rest and ponder these two scriptures for awhile.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Psalm of the Week - 52:8 KJV- April 3, 2016

"that trees grew in the temple courts, as they grow at the present day in the Haram area, and that he (the psalmist)  compares his prosperity and security to that of the carefully tended trees planted in sacred ground. But more probably two figures are combined. He (the psalmist) is like an evergreen olive tree, while the wicked man is rooted up: he is God’s guest, enjoying His favour and protection."   Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Verse of the Week - Matthew 13:22 AKJV - April 3, 2016

Do not let the world stop you from reading your bible.
Bible reading helps keep your focus on Jesus instead of on the cares of this world. Yes, riches make life more comfortable. There is no denying this.
Acquiring riches shouldn't be the focus of your life.
If you are sitting in church, thinking about work instead of the sermon, you might be in danger of becoming unfruitful. The care of the world is choking out the word.