“Bring out the blind people who have eyes and the deaf who have ears…You are My witnesses…and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me.” (Isaiah 43:10) Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. (vs 14) Behold, I will do a new thing…” (vs 19)
It is when we pray according to the Word and allow the Holy Spirit to use our voices to pray that our prayers are answered. We experience this through biblical prayers and intercession changes in line with the Father’s will and we harvest by following the Holy Spirit’s leading. When we ask, the Holy Spirit will help us pray even with groaning that could not be uttered in articulate speech. (Romans 8:25) I depend on the Holy Spirit to lead me. If we don’t ask for souls, cities, and nations for the Kingdom of God, we won’t receive. “…ye have not because ye ask not.” (James 4:2)
Don’t let a bad day, a weird week, a horrible month, even an awful year steal your joy. Jesus wants to put a song in your heart. To overcome the bad, we need to show joy in our lives.
Rejoice and demonstrate your faith in God! That is evidence of your belief that nothing is too difficult for Him. (Mark 10:27, GNB) If we act on the Word regardless of our situation, we are making a statement as to how we believe God is working on our behalf no matter what! We will win! If we try something and fail, what have we lost? If we never pray and keep moping and doing nothing that is failure.
God wants to do something new in each of us. His love is enough to help us blossom and flourish through Him! Jesus wants us to be like He is: “a glorious church” (Ephesians 5:27, KRJV) or “a radiant church” as the GNB translates it… a church in all its beauty. He can do mighty things through us. Wherever we go, we should be ministers of His power – appointed by the Holy Spirit to do His Glorious work! Remember Jesus (the Head of the church) said we would do all the works He did and “most assuredly I say to you… he will do even greater works than these.” (John 14:12)
By example, my precious mother taught me to be a co-laborer with my husband. Because my brother had infantile paralysis (polio), she was told her son might be paralyzed from the neck down or even die. She did not give up. Mama fought a good fight! God and Mama showed and taught me His truth.
I saw her Faith Walk. And because of Mama’s faith, we all saw my brother walk, be active in sports, and grow to become a husband, father, and grandfather. The most important legacy a mother can leave her children is to train them in the ways of God.
Daddy wanted a girl (his family birthed only boys). I was born in 1933 when girls and women often were disregarded. For example, women were often considered not to need education but instead, should stay home, “barefoot and pregnant.” Yet, my father insisted I get a good education (the Bible says get all the education you can). Daddy helped take care of orphans, widows and widowers, people who were handicapped and needy. He built a godly home lifestyle. The fruit of the womb is a reward… so are the children of one’s youth…” (Psalm 127) Read the entire Psalm. Daddy and Mama married at 16 so I truly am the child of their youth.
I am so thankful for each of you who have influenced my life. Some are relatives, church members, friends, volunteers, Ark participants – all races, tribes, and nationalities. I want to use my gifts to make a lasting impression that leads others down the right path.
People need to see us doing the word of God. With daily prayer, the Holy Spirit continues refreshing us by God’s Word. Then we produce good fruit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…” (Galatians 5: 22-23, NLT)