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Posted by Mimi on May 1, 2011 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless His holy name.  2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. 3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; 4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies; 5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.


God loves it when His children come to truly worship. How is it, then, that worship can be degraded to a series of motions?  Why is it that so many Christians drag themselves to church to sing the “obligatory” hymns, instead of heartily crying out to YAHWEH, each day, in eternal gratitude for the love God has poured down?  When did worship become a part of the formula for church, instead of the greatest sacrifice of self?   GOD HAS GIVEN YOU EVERYTHING!


We should enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts, and into His courts with praise!  For each day, THIS DAY, is the day the LORD has made!  Sing with all of your might, wail from the depths of your soul, for the LORD God reigns supreme!  Bless the LORD, for He is good!  He has forgiven your sins, born your illness and disease.  He walks with you each day, ready to strengthen you in times of struggle, never failing in mercy and grace.  In God is everything we need and desire, an overflowing fountain of Life!  Worship God with everything that is within you, and never forget all He has done for you.  TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN!


In God's House

Posted by Mimi on May 1, 2011 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 84:10 Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.


God's presence is so complete.  There is nothing that can compare to being in the presence of perfect love, joy, peace, hope and rest.  Once you have truly found His presence you will only want for more.   Nothing in this world is as glorious as communion with the Holy One, the Lion of Judah, Yea and Amen, I AM.  In Christ there is only promise, no matter what the world brings.  Remain in Him, that He would keep you safe from harm, and instead use you for His good will.


Has God been good to you?  Do you pursue Him each day with such zeal, that you would rather be a doorkeeper, a servant in God's house, than to “dwell in the tents of the wicked”?  Do you choose to glorify God with your thoughts, words and actions, over choosing sinful, ungodly behavior? Reflect and remember: GOD chose YOU.

Speak Out!

Posted by Mimi on February 18, 2011 at 11:56 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 107:1 Give thanks to the Lord,for He is good!  His faithful love endures forever.  2 Has the LORD redeemed you? Then speak out!   Tell others He has redeemed you from your enemies.


Part of the way God works in people's hearts is through the testimonies of His children.  As Christians, we are called to tell the world about God's goodness, and to share what He has done for us in our own lives.   Although not everyone will believe in God, everyone has experienced hurt.   Little is more convincing to the unbeliever than a heart-felt testimony, filled with emotional truths.


Everyone has experienced pain, disappointment, or lack of joy at some time or another.   Life would not be life without some trials, some valleys to walk through.  Not everyone will learn to find joy in their trials though. Not everyone will experience the joy that is found only in Jesus Christ!  This is why it is so important for you to share what Jesus has done in your own life!  Share with your friends, your family, how God has brought you through the storm.  Perhaps you are still drudging through, but if you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, you have been saved from the grave!


If eternal life does not stir in your soul a desire to shout, to dance and to praise God, what will?  Seek He who can deliver you from Satan's firm grip, and live to tell the world of His boundless mercy and grace!  You may be the only Jesus someone hears today.

 


More Valuable Than Gold

Posted by Mimi on January 24, 2011 at 12:34 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 119:72 Your instructions are more valuable to me than millions in gold and silver.   73 You made me; you created me.  Now give me the sense to follow your commands.


You are indescribable, LORD God Almighty!  Your infinite wisdom, and endless fountains overflowing with love, showering blessings on Your beloved.  How patient You are, to endure my constant wanderings.  No sooner do I seek you, then to find I have reverted to my own agenda...


LORD, keep me hungry for Your Word.  Guide my eyes, ears, heart, and mind towards Your will.  Keep me from the Evil one, safe in the shelter of Your wing.  You have placed my feet on solid ground, and given me everything I need to succeed in You.  Give me strength to follow You, to resist temptation, and to endure until You take me home.   In Your Name, Amen.

 


I Will Pray

Posted by Mimi on January 18, 2011 at 3:16 AM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord because He hears my voice and my prayer for mercy.  2 Because He bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath!


Heavenly Father, Thank You for your limitless mercy and grace.  Thank You for Your infinite love and affection.  Thank You for hearing my humble cries, LORD.  Words are inadequate to express the gratitude that overflows from my heart.  I will praise You every day, as I anxiously await Eternity.  You are enough for me.  You are all I need.  Please keep me in the shadow of Your wing.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Take These Tears...

Posted by Mimi on January 13, 2011 at 6:07 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 126:5 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. 6 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.


If you are in pain, anguish, and grief, then be grateful! Know you are blessed, and that one day your cup of sorrow will be replaced ~ overflowing with JOY.  Your life is your testimony – your message to the world of what Christ has done for you.  No matter what has happened to you, or what you have done, God knows the reason for it.  He will also show you how to take joy in your struggles, for nothing compares to the price He paid on the cross.


Take JOY today, for your ransom has been paid!   Give Jesus your broken pieces, and let Him rebuild you from the inside out. Let Him heal your hurts. God knows you, down to the very number of hairs on your head!  He also knows the time when He will call His children home to Heaven.  At that moment, when the entire earth acknowledges our LORD and KING, JESUS CHRIST, we will cease to know any pain and sadness.  There will be no more tears, only songs of praise to the KING of KINGS.


LORD God Almighty, Jesus, Savior, You alone are worthy of our praise, every day!  Please bless us, Jesus, and give us peace. We are but people, weak and needy.  We need Your love, Your wisdom, Your guidance, and Your protection in our lives.  Use and keep us, Your vessels, to do Your good will, that we may experience joy in pleasing and honoring You, LORD.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

 


Who Dat?

Posted by Mimi on January 12, 2011 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Psalm 18:28 You, LORD, keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.  29 With Your help I can advance against a troop [or can run through a barricade]; with my God I can scale a wall.  30 As for God, His way is perfect: The LORD’s Word is flawless; He shields all who take refuge in Him. 31 For who is God besides the LORD?  And who is the Rock except our God?  32 It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.  33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He causes me to stand on the heights.  34 He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze.


Sometimes the Word takes over.  Right before I set out for class, Psalm 18 came to my mind.  I had to send it out to the universe (FB), the urgency was so strong I was trembling!  Like that, I was off to school.  Then my car didn't start.  Two times, three.. I don't want to keep trying and kill the battery... so back in the house. 


I was bummed.  I wasn't excited about the quiz, or about lecture, but I WAS excited to talk to Jim!  I met him last week at school, and we talked about Jesus.  I was flyin!  You see, I specifically DO NOT like talking about serious stuff with folks, so witnessing has always been daunting to me.  But I believe God set the place and the time for Jim and I to meet.  We had planned to meet before class today to study too.


I came inside and started to read Psalm 18 out loud.  Then I came here to start this post.  Then Jim called :).  We had a nice chat.  And now here I am sharing with you.  Who knows why my car isn't working?  Who knows why Psalm 18 needs to be shared?  God knows.  I believe, that is why I am here, sharing with everyone and no one at all. 


God wrote the Bible to you.  Jesus Christ is the Word become flesh, and He lives in Glory with God in Heaven.  He is the reason to live.


I am writing for You, Father.  Please, LORD, keep my lamp burning.  Turn my darnkess into light.  With Your help, I will advance.  Your way is perfect, and Your word flawless; You are my shield and my refuge.  There is no one greater than You, God; You are my ROCK.  You keep me secure, and You train me to fulfill Your plan in my life.  I submit to You, LORD, for THERE IS NO ONE GREATER!


HALLELUJAH!!!


Why memorize scriptures?

Posted by Mimi on January 7, 2011 at 3:53 PM Comments comments (0)

OK so I was going to post this in the Favorite Verses but I guess I can't post there anymore... don't know what's up with that ~ I closed my own topic LOL.  Anyhow it's time for a New Year's update anyway. 

I just got back from the doctor's.  There was about an hour of waiting, which was killer.  I got through by reciting Psalm 23 to myself.  There was a time not long ago, that I wouldn't quote scripture.  But now that I have read it, and understand it, I know how powerful it can be to alter thoughts and actions.  Instead of checking for the clock every 15 seconds (and by the way, there were no clocks - only signs to "turn off your cell phone" so it felt like I was being held captive LOL) I kept repeating the verses.  Instead of feeling nauseaus about the procedure, I had a calm over me.  I know that everything is going to be OK, and God is going to be there to see me through it all. 

God is going to be there to see me through to eternity.  That's where I choose to place my focus: upward towards God and towards eternity with Him.  No matter what happens on earth, I am living for the day when I can shed this casket of a body, and be transformed into the perfect being that God intended me to be, from the beginning of time.

God is everything I need.

Psalm 23

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

 

 


My prayer over you...

Posted by Mimi on December 31, 2010 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Plus I wanna see if this blog connect thingy works... but fo real this is what I will be praying tonight over myself and my family, which includes all my Brothers and Sisters in Christ.  PRAISE GOD!


(NIV 2010)


Psalm 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. 

3 Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.


5 You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,

6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.

7 A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.

8 You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.


9 If you say, The LORD is my refuge, and you make the Most High your dwelling,

10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.

11 For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;

12 they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.


13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 Because he loves me, says the LORD, I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.

15 He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.

16 With long life I will satisfy Him and show him my salvation.



May you experience all of these blessings in the years to come.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

 



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