Under His Wings, you will find refuge.

Under His Wings, you will find refuge.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Take the Light of Jesus into the World in 2012!

Today is New Year's Eve. As we look forward to another year, I'm trying to refocus myself and take all my energies away from myself and onto the Creator of the Universe, God Almighty! I want to be His Hands and Feet in this World. Matthew 5:16 says

"In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven."


That's what I want to do, everyday. I want to live for Jesus Christ. I want every breath I take and every word that comes out of my mouth to Glorify Him. We live in a world that is suffering greatly. Moral decay has enveloped this nation and this world. So many people are lost and are looking for something to hang on to. My prayer is that the Lord will use me, each day, to reach out to someone in need. You never know how your words and actions will affect another person. YOU may be the only Jesus that some people will ever see, so DON'T let Him down. You can do it and I can do it too! SHINE for Him!


                                      

Show your Jesus Light to the World each day and Shine for Him! May God Bless you and your family with a very Happy 2012 and in this New Year, take the Light of Jesus wherever you go!

My verse for today is above in red.

My prayer for today:

My dearest Lord Jesus,

As we start this New Year help me to refocus my energies away from myself and my desires and onto you. Help me to live for you each day. Help me to focus on Your Word and look up to you with any questions and concerns I have. You are my everything. You sustain my soul and my life. I love you Lord. I want to live for YOU. I want to take Your light into the Whole World!

In Jesus Name I pray,
Amen and Amen.






Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Jesus take the Wheel - Make 2012 your best year yet!

As I'm recovering from my 3rd CCSVI angioplasty procedure last Friday, I've had much time to pray and rest and as I've done that, I am reminded about one sure fact:  Our God is Able. 

                                                       His Coat of many Colors - Lord of Lords © Thomas Blackshear
He is able to do anything He wants. He is able to take care of any situation you face, even if you think it's something totally insurmountable. It might seem humanly impossible to you, but for Him, it is nothing. Do you believe that? Do you believe in the Power of Almighty God? Do you believe in the Power of Prayer?

He is the God of the Universe. He made the sun, the stars, the planets and everything and everyone that inhabits them. Just take a look around you. He has provided everything needed to sustain life here on this earth, while also wonderfully enhancing the beauty of everything we encounter each day, including the most mundane and simple things that we often take for granted; the flowers, the sunrise and sunsets, a beautiful symphony or piece of art, the sweet smell of a newborn baby, a cute puppy, the feeling and touch of a caring parent or friend upon the sick or helpless.

                                                  ASK, BELIEVE and RECEIVE - It can change your life, forever!
If you just stop and take a look around you, you will see God Almighty at every turn. Our God is Able and that is the truth. He is also able to handle any problems you may have. He has very big shoulders and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him with the simpliest or the most complex dilemna you are in. He's absolutely your man, no doubt about it.

But, here's the thing~~ do you believe it? Do you receive it and will you ask for Him to release His power in your life? Prayer is a powerful thing. Mark 11:24 tells us "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." But, you have to believe, that is absolutely and totally paramount. Don't just think it, believe it! 


Now, you are no doubt asking - How do I do this? How do I believe? How do I get closer to God? It's really as simple as pie, but it means YOU losing control. You need to surrender your life to Him and let Him take the wheel. There is a great song by Carrie Underwood that talks about giving your life to Jesus Christ.

This is what you need to do to to release His Almighty Power! It's the first step towards true happiness and peace during your time here on this earth. A life where you can release all your problems over the Him and let Him figure it out. Ever heard the phrase- Let Go and Let God? That's where it came from. Sounds pretty darn refreshing, doesn't it? You can sit back and relax, and let the one who really has control anyway, take over. Listen to Carrie sing about it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx9Pe4WqSMY&feature=related


John 3:16 tells us how and is the path to eternal life:


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Our God is SO faithful, friends. You can count on Him, every single time - He will NEVER EVER let you down.


Deuteronomy 7:9 tell us about the Lord's faithfulness: "Know, therefore, that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments."

As we begin to turn the page on another New Year,I implore you to take some time to think about your life and how your Creator, the God of the Universe, has taken care of every single little detail for you. Thank Him for all your many blessings and if you haven't done it already, step aside, surrender control and let Him be the driver. He's an excellent driver and knows the road of your life very well- so much better than you.

If you have a problem, ask for His help through prayer, believe that it will happen and get ready for the flood gates to open up. He is more than able and ready to help you get through the challenges of life. ASK for it, BELIEVE it and RECEIVE it! You can make 2012 your best year yet! Guaranteed! Happy New Year Everyone!

My verses for today are above in red.

My prayer for today:

Dear Lord,

What a comfort and blessing to know that YOU are in charge of the Universe. You hold all of us in the palm of your Hands. Help us Lord to give it all to you, everyday. You want to help us Lord, but you are such a gentleman and don't force your way into anyone's life. Help us to get over our stubborn human nature and reach out to you in humility. Help me to live for you everyday.

I ask this in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ my Savior,
Amen and Amen