My Friends………

Posted On August 18, 2007

Filed under faith, Prayers for the Weekend

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The most precious gift you will ever receive;
is prayer from someone who in Jesus believes.
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It’s not wrapped with ribbons or bows,
and few people hear and few people know.
But it’s written in the chronicles of heaven.
Each prayer muttered, is a special gift given.
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And yes, I said a prayer for you tonight;
For you to be calmed from all your fright.
For healing, and you to learn of God and His ways.
And, be able to look up at Him
and give Him honor and praise.
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I can’t see your face
and barely know who you are;
But I know one thing,
each muttered prayer will go so very far.
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Oh my brothers and sisters in Christ;
Each prayer you whisper
is the greatest gift you will find.
It comes from the love of a pure heart;
That will last forever and never depart.
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Someday we will all meet face to face;
We will be able to give such a warm embrace;
As the Kingdom of Heaven allows us to share;
In person what we can only do in prayer.
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The most precious gift you will give; Is a prayer,
a sweet smelling fragrance so others can live.
By laying down your life in such a simple way,
Gives more to another than any gift will ever convey.
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Oh prayer, no it does not have ribbons or bows;
It costs us our time, and our love that we share.

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~~ Author Unknown ~~

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‘I AM’ Bible Study Lesson Twelve

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Its not a matter of “hanging in with this study!” I LOVE this study. Im taking this opportunity to thank you again for all the work you put into it Lisa

Burning Questions

1. We discussed how we are God’s fame and He is ours. Have you ever been in a situation where you are applauded for your ministry and had to fight back the idol of pride? Ever been tempted to believe your own press? It’s okay to admit it! Your testimony will help others in their resolve!

I use to live in Auckland and once when I was there I patted myself in public for serving morning tea (it was my regular ministry. I felt I should be thanked. And as no one else was doing it. I did). The room went very quiet. No one said a thing. Later I learnt that I shouldnt have puffed myself up in public. Its not really up to people to say “well done” unless they want to. God sees all. He is the one we should seek approval from not those around us.

 

Another time that comes to mind (again in Auckland) was when it came to prayer time just after the sermon. One older man always use to say how wonderful I was. I told the Pastor I didnt like it. I think because it drew attention to me. Im not a person that likes to be in the spot light. Anyway I told the Pastor and it stopped.


2. Did it ever occur to you in the 3-way drama of God, Job, and Satan that Satan was the only one outside the loop as far as Job’s reactions would be? Does this encourage you in resolving to make a fool of him when he attempts to use you to defame the Name?

No it never occured to me that Satan was the only one outside the loop. Yes this is a great encouragement. Praise the Lord.

With God on our side like this, how can we lose? (The Message Romans:31)

If God is for us, who can ever be against us? (Romans 8:31 NLT)

3. Are you in a situation now where you feel you are being overcome? Better yet, are you in a situation where you should have been overcome but are not?

No not at the moment. God is good. Also see above verses.

4. Have you failed in a Satan-designed trial? Can you recognize God intends for this failure to refine and resolve you for next time? God is not out for your destruction but your perfection!

I thought so at the time. However, it made me finally lean on God like never before.

5. Can you describe yourself as a Wonders Junkie? Found yourself in spiritual highs and lows depending on whether you perceived God was doing wondrous things or not?

God is good all the time.

6. Have you ever been like Philip and had God right in your face and not recognized Him?

Lots of times. God is always with us its just that sometimes Hes there. He never leaves or forsakes Him. Shame we cant always say the same thing.

 

I found this tonight Bringing Glory to God in All Circumstances

Mercy Me (Easter) Bring the rain

 

I can count a million times
People asking me how I
Can praise You with all that
I’ve gone through
The question just amazes me
Can circumstances possibly
Change who I forever am in You

Maybe since my life was changed
Long before these rainy days
It’s never really ever crossed my mind
To turn my back on you, oh Lord
My only shelter from the storm
But instead I draw closer through these times
So I pray

Bring me joy, bring me peace
Bring the chance to be free
Bring me anything that brings
You glory And I know there’ll
be days When this life brings me pain
But if that’s what it takes to
praise You Jesus, bring the rain

I am yours regardless of the clouds that may
loom above because you are much greater than
my pain you who made a way for me suffering
your destiny so tell me whats a little rain

[1st Chorus]

Holy, holy, holy
Holy, holy, holy
is the lord God almighty
is the lord God almighty
I’m forever singing

[2nd Chorus 2x]

everybody singing
Holy holy holy
you are holy
you are holy

[2nd Chorus 2x]

A Special Gift and A rembrance that God gave too

Posted On August 4, 2007

Filed under Prayers for the Weekend

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Yesterday afternoon when there was only Daniel and I here I got a gift. This is the 1st gift I have ever received from Daniel without anyone helping him. Although not a rosebud this is just as if not more so special to me. I am also remind that God gave us a very special gift without being asked. His gift is too was free to those accept it.

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UNFOLDING THE ROSEBUD

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.

The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so sweetly,
When in my hands they fade and die.

If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?

So I’ll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day.
I will look to him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.

The pathway that lies before me,
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.

(author unknown)

Tell a Friend!

Posted On July 29, 2007

Filed under Prayers for the Weekend

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Don’t want to stand here and shout Your praise
And walk away and forget Your Name
I’ll stand for you if it’s all I do
Cause there is none that compare to You

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Cause all I want in this lifetime is You
And all i want in this whole world is you

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Tell the world that Jesus lives
Tell the world that, tell the world that
Tell the world that he died for them
Tell the world that he lives again

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No longer I but Christ in me
Cause it’s the truth that set me free
How could this world be a better place?
But by thy mercy and by thy grace

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C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You
C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You

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Tell the world that Jesus lives
Tell the world that, tell the world that
Tell the world that he died for them
Tell the world that he lives again

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C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You
Tell the world that
Tell the world that
C’mon, c’mon we’ll tell the world about You
Tell the world that
Tell the world that
About You

 

Im praying for YOU

Posted On July 14, 2007

Filed under faith, Prayers for the Weekend

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Father, I ask you to bless my friends
reading this right now.
Lord, show them a new revelation
of Your love and power.

 


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Holy Spirit, I ask You to minister
to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them
Your peace and mercy.
Where there is self doubting,
release a renewed confidence in
Your ability to work through them.
Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion,
I ask You to give them understanding,
patience, and strength as they learn
submission to Your leading.

 

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Where there is spiritual stagnation,
I ask You to renew them by revealing
Your nearness, and by drawing them into
greater intimacy with You. Where there is
fear, reveal Your love, and release to them
Your courage. Where there is a sin
blocking them, reveal it, and break its
hold over my friend’s life.

 

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Bless their finances, give them greater vision,
and raise up leaders, and friends to support,
and encourage them. Give each of them discernment
to recognize the demonic forces around them, and
reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it.
I ask You to do these things in Jesus’ name.

 

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Today my prayers and thoughts are with the people from Taranaki

Over the last few days the Taranki Region of the North Island of New Zealand has been hit with at least 6 tornadoes. While we do get tornadoes here in New Zealand they dont usually strike populated areas and dont cause too much damage compared to USA ones do. New Zealand only typically gets about 20 moderate to strong twisters each year. So to get 6 in the last few days in the same area is alarming.

Here are the news stories about what has happened

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4118348a10.html

http://www.stuff.co.nz/0a23080.html

http://home.nzcity.co.nz/news/default.aspx?id=74658

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10450001

The other area of concern particularly to Muzz and myself is that one of his sisters live there with her daughters. Thankfully she is away on holiday in Australia with her girls at the moment. It is a bit of a concern to me that she may have damage to her newish house. Her boyfriend (her hubby committed suicide a couple of years ago) texted to tell us that he had lost half of his hay shed. What impact this will have on his farm at the moment is uncertain.

 

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This is the North Island of New Zealand showing the area effected and there is a dot where we live

Today I am praying for these poor people. That God may give them strength during this uncertain time and scary time. That if they have suffered damage to their houses, farms, jobs or places of work that they may pull together to overcome this. I pray for their safety and well being. I am praying for those who can help them that they may do so in a way were the people feel somewhat better real soon.

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Just heard a news report it said that this is the worst set of twisters in New Zealand’s history. I felt very near to tears as I was watching the reporters talking to a family who have lost everything.

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I continue to pray over the weekend for these people. My heart goes to them. I am on the verge of tears for them. Oh how I wish the tears would come. There was a comment left yesterday to do with my safety thanks for the concern bless you Diane. The bad weather is headed up north not across country so we should be ok.

Meanwhile as I awake on Saturday morning here are the latest reports

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4118987a10.html

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10450206

Praise God for looking after these people. It is a miracle that no one is badly hurt. Praise God for sending in people to help. Id want to be there if I could. Id want to be alongside children and their mums comforting them.

We got news last night that Muzzs sisters house is ok. Praise the Lord for that too. I pray that Bandy (name changed to protect identity) enjoys the rest of her holiday and is really fresh when she returns home so she can get alongside her neighbours and comfort them. I pray for her as she returns home to find her town n destruction.

Pray with me this weekend for all the people impacted by this.