|Posted by Mimi on December 31, 2010 at 4:10 PM||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!
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.
|Posted by Mimi on December 19, 2010 at 8:33 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mimi on December 16, 2010 at 12:42 PM||comments (0)|
Someone needs love. I love you. God loves you. God has given us each a supernatural ability to have LOVE for each and every human being on this earth!
All you need to do is accept His love for YOU, and ask that He show you how to love. God will show you in His time, for HE ALONE is Faithful!
Love. God is LOVE. JESUS IS LOVE. Jesus died for LOVE. Jesus loves YOU! <3
John 3:16 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.
Accept God's love today. Accept Jesus Christ as your LORD and Savior. Ask Him into your heart and ask Him to be with you, to guide you, and to keep you. Repent for your sins, and ask His forgiveness.
NOW ACCEPT HIS FORGIVENESS. And decide to seek HIS will above your own from this moment on.
LORD Jesus, please keep us, Your children, safe during this stressful and emotional time. So much to do, so little time. Please keep our eyes fixed on You, LORD. Keep us from distractions that would keep us from doing that which will bring You Glory. Bless the time we have to spend with our families, both earthly and the family of Christ. Help us to accomplish all that You would have us do, keep us safe in our travels, and give us all a God-sized store of LOVE to share, for it is because of the love YOU sent that we celebrate Christmas!
You are loved.
|Posted by Mimi on December 15, 2010 at 4:33 PM||comments (0)|
For the last year (well, years, but really last 12 months) I've been learning to put my faith in God.. to trust in His plan for me... to give up all that I am just to be near Him.. to know Him more.. to serve and glorify Him.
I think I know now why I had to learn THIS way, with so much uncertainty in my future. We all have things God shows us, each person is different, but He uses situations in our lives to show us how we are NOT currently living for Him. If you are willing to sacrifice yourself, your own desires; to learn, He will show you what HE wants you to change, so that God may be glorified. God won't have all of us living the same life; it is up to ourself to choose Him, to seek Him and to learn more about Him. I used to think I was independent.
Did you hear me? I *thought* I was: I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T. A Bad B! And I was proud of it, too. I ain't need no one! I did for myself! So I thought... but that can no longer be me. That is no longer me.
Today I depend on God. I depend on Christ Jesus, who was sent from Heaven to earth to die for my sins. He died for my pride. He died for my independence. He died for all of my sins, and yours, and everyone's sin forever and always... And when I died to myself, my weight was lifted.
I CAN DEPEND ON HIM. He is the only One I can depend on. Sure, there are people in my life that are reliable. It's called a support network, and we all need one. However, GOD WON'T LET ME DOWN.
His Love is unconditional. His Grace and Mercy are infinite. His Wisdom is incomprehensible! And He wants to know you more.
Give in to God's calling. He wants to show you better things. Even if your only hope is to see Him in Heaven one day, you must put your faith entirely in God, and live for Him until the day He takes you home.
God is Faithful.
|Posted by Mimi on December 14, 2010 at 2:46 PM||comments (0)|
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To the faithful, You show yourself Faithful.
I think it's a Psalm, maybe a Proverb; I wish I could tell you the verses right now, but that will have to be a comment for later.... but it is the essence of Who God IS to those who are faithful to Him.
GOD IS FAITHFUL.
I heard from two people today, whom I just pray for but could just as easily assume I would have never heard from them again. Anyhow, one person found me online, which was encouraging because God has big plans for this one :-) and I'm happy God is moving in this situation.
The second was a complete mind-blower, but I am so grateful that they called me and that God arranged for that appointment. Half of the time I don't care when my phone rings, but this time I needed to see who was calling. I picked it up and after a five minute conversation, I was overwhelmed at God's mighty hand at work in lives. The call was also affirmation to me, that I should continue sharing Jesus online.
I guess what I'm really trying to say is: if you feel like God is pressing you to pray for someone, or something, than just DO IT. He is doing this for a reason. Also, do you really think Satan will be trying to trick you into praying for someone/thing? NO lol (at least this is all I can figure). Anyhow, if you seem to be obsessed with a person or situation, just pray for God's will to be done, and give it to Him. Have Faith that God is in control of the situation so that in the end, GOD can be given the GLORY.
We must put our faith in Him before He can be Faithful. If we don't trust that God can do it, and if we don't give up control, we literally are keeping Him from doing what we both want Him to do! If you maintain control of the situation, God will not forcefully take control. He's very unlike us, in that way, because He won't fight for control like we do. He will just nudge and nudge, until at some point we are overwhelmed by the amount of control we have, and we finally give it all up to Him just cause we're going to kill ourselves trying to stay "in control".
We have to give it up.
LORD Thank You for Your Faithfulness. Keep us near Father. Keep us safe. May our actions bring You glory. In Jesus Name, Amen.
|Posted by Mimi on December 11, 2010 at 1:49 AM||comments (0)|
I wrote you this letter one day... I feel bad cause dang its been over a month.. Satan got the best of me this time cause it never got to you.. I always hesitate. Hopefully since I still have it, someone can be blessed.. maybe He will lead you here someday too.. God has the power to make all things work for His will.
"... There is so much sorrow and pain on this earth, and I am learning just how close you can get to God by bringing Him someone else's pain as an offering. It's healing. And over and over in the Word, He tells us that is what attracts Him most - our brokenness. If you are broken now, now is when God wants to be closest to you. Not when you are strong. If we are strong, if we are full, then what can He offer us?
"But if you are empty, hungry, thirsty, insatiably broken and desparate for Him, you will find Him. Give up! God wants to bless you, but first and foremost He wants YOU to bless HIM. how? Sing. Pray. Praise, worship, give thanks for what is happening RIGHT NOW. Give up fear, worry. Let Him know that He is your everything, and don't turn back. You will stumble - we all do - but the more you seek Him the more of Him you will see...
"..So bless Him. Give Him all your hurt/pain/brokenness. Without a thought to what you will get. Just bless Him and He will do the rest. HE IS FAITHFUL!. Another thing I've learned is that since God = Truth, Love, Hope; then doubt, fear, anxiety, worry, stress, etc. are from the devil - these are not from God. So since the devil is a liar, then so are his emotions. QUIT LYIN' TO YA'SELF!.
"I keep tellin Satan to get outta my head, my house, MY CITY!!! Join me. I'm praying for revival in P-town... I still pray for you every day. I pray that you are in Him and that He is in you because you are His beloved. I will write again. For now just keep seeking Him and blessing Him. He is near, and I feel His presence growing...
"So until next time one last verse: 'Joel 3:11 Gather Your mighty ones to prepare for war.' I've got my boots laced. Are you still down?"
Be Blessed, Brother. In Him, Mimi
|Posted by Mimi on December 11, 2010 at 1:15 AM||comments (0)|
Just now I happened to look at the daily blog at www.oneyearbibleonline.com, where I read the Bible every day; I've never looked at their blog before. Now, I've been prayinG since Wednesday for God to keep our eyes open, and have shared this prayer request with others. The blog's author, Mike, asked readers Thursday to pray for our ears to be opened.
I have to give God the glory, because He is all knowing and all powerful, and He is doing amazing things.
I am still reeling. Some people would say that's a coincidence. Nothing Mike or I did was special. But we obeyed. Merissa, in all honesty, feels silly and/or insecure about some of the things that come out. But I trust that God is at work. When I see stuff like Mike's blog, or get a phone call with a special word, or many other ways God speaks, I have renewed strength to continue fighting.
I just have to put JESUS out there. What God is doing is anythig but silly, and He knows exactly what He is doing. He won't stop either, until it is time to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to reclaim His children and His Kingdom.
WE HAVE THE VICTORY. DEATH HAS BEEN DEFEATED!
|Posted by Mimi on December 10, 2010 at 5:27 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mimi on December 10, 2010 at 11:26 AM||comments (0)|
I am not speaking out agaist you, a person. I am speaking out about the dark spirit that is keeping God's Children from seeing the Light. The dark spirit who has clouded their vision, so they do not know which way to turn. I am here to say that you, spirit, have been defeated in the name of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. You do NOT have power over God's Children. You do NOT have power over this city. YOU DO NOT HAVE POWER.
Jesus is the way to the Father. Only through grace are we saved. YOU ARE SAVED BY GRACE. JUST CHOOSE JESUS. BELIEVE IN HIM, REPENT OF YOUR SINS, AND ASK HIM INTO YOUR HEART TODAY AND FOR ETERNITY. HE WILL MAKE YOUR PATH WIDE. HE WILL NOT LET YOU FALL! HE WANTS TO CARRY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LORD give me patience and seal my lips. Use me to accomplish Your will, Father. In Jesus Name, Amen.
|Posted by Mimi on December 9, 2010 at 1:57 AM||comments (0)|
They keep me humble. I will never be enough for God. That is why Jesus had to come to earth, to die for my sins. And yours. He came to earth do die for us all, to claim us for His Heavenly Kingdom. We are supposed to live with Him. In Him. He is coming back, there is no doubt about that.
I keep running, faster and faster. I feel like I am getting nowhere. But God is getting somewhere. I feel like I could do better if I could just overcome [addiction/emotion/problem]. My demons. But I don't need to overcome them. Jesus did. Jesus died for me, so that when I stand before the Father, He will see me through His Son, My Redeemer! All I need to do is stay in the race. I have a mission. I've put a lot of energy out. Now it is time to feast.
God, be with me. Keep me. Comfort me. Speak to me. Love me. In Jesus Name. Amen.
|Posted by Mimi on December 8, 2010 at 4:46 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Mimi on December 7, 2010 at 11:36 PM||comments (0)|
This song touched me so much ... the lyrics are powerful. I can't get over them... so here they are, ready to speak again, and again, and...
Gratitude, a Nichole Nordeman song; lyrics from: http://www.christianlyricsonline.com/artists/nichole-nordeman/gratitude.html
Send some rain, would You send some rain?
'Cause the earth is dry and needs to drink again
And the sun is high and we are sinking in the shade
Would You send a cloud, thunder long and loud?
Let the sky grow black and send some mercy down
Surely You can see that we are thirsty and afraid
But maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case . . .
We'll give thanks to You
For lessons learned in how to thirst for You
How to bless the very sun that warms our face
If You never send us rain
Daily bread, give us daily bread
Bless our bodies, keep our children fed
Fill our cups, then fill them up again tonight
Wrap us up and warm us through
Tucked away beneath our sturdy roofs
Let us slumber safe from danger's view this time
Or maybe not, not today
Maybe You'll provide in other ways
And if that's the case . . .
We'll give thanks to You
A lesson learned to hunger after You
That a starry sky offers a better view if no roof is overhead
And if we never taste that bread
Oh, the differences that often are between
What we want and what we really need
So grant us peace, Jesus, grant us peace
Move our hearts to hear a single beat
Between alibis and enemies tonight
Or maybe not, not today
Peace might be another world away
And if that's the case . . .
We'll give thanks to You
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
And if You never grant us peace
But Jesus, would You please . . .
|Posted by Mimi on December 7, 2010 at 12:04 AM||comments (0)|
Overstimulation. I could literally sit and write all day on here. And when it was all out, I would think of stuff that I want to know more about.. pray about it... research it.. and then share it here. I love reading the Bible. I never understood why people who have read it will read it over, and over, and over... until I read it. There is so much wisdom, knowledge, lessons...
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. There is no way that what is written was just recorded because someone decided to make a nice story. There are so many different styles of writing within the Bible, no one person on this earth could even aspire to make such a book. Love songs to the One True God, the One who delivers His children from their enemies. Lessons on how to deal with other people of all kinds, how to love, and how to LIVE for JESUS. I always believed in God because I grew up in a church and had always accepted Jesus as my Savior. It was I who choose worldly paths for a time.
Aound Easter I needed to start reading the Bible. Like, I had been thinking about it for several months, but at Easter time I was like "OK I need to read it every day... NOW... how?" God led me to www.oneyearbibleonline.com. I began reading on April 1, 2010. First I would read every day, most of the time.. then I was reading more, 2-3 per day... then in July I lost my job.
I was completely broken and in Gods loving arms. On Sunday July 4th, 2010, God showed me I had nothing to fear, and that this was His plan. The reading I landed on that day was 2 Samuel 22 (I would later learn this is a Psalm of David, Psalm 18.) I cried for... a long time. I read it over and over and over. From that moment, I knew I had to completely surrender every action, every thought, every desire, every need, every longing, every decision into HIS HANDS. His Hands that shaped the world...
I am so thankful for the opportunity to have been able to learn to lean on God this year; for more time with family, especially extended family; for the opportunity to go back to school; for the opportunity to make a difference in my community; for the opportunity to work for GOD. That is all I can do. He shows me where to go, and I surrender to His guidence in my life. He will show you what you need to see.
I have some math homework to do. I think it can be done now.
I love you Jesus. Please take my crumbs. Do something special with them. I delight in Your Word, and in obeying Your commands. You make my path wide, and there is no darkness in You. Thank You for saving me from myself. In Jesus Name, Amen.
|Posted by Mimi on December 6, 2010 at 7:42 PM||comments (0)|
Had a doctor's appointment today, no bad news. Praise the LORD for what He does, every day, keeping us.... Faithful is God the Father. I must say after trusting God through the last few months through many doctors appointments for the whole family (at an expense we couldn't afford) it was such a blessing to get a letter for one of my appointments ~ they covered the visit 100% :-).
I should have had to pay... but throughout the trial had to pray that there would be a reason I needed to just have Faith... I needed to be happy about spending money I didn't have... I needed those thoughts so that now I can share what God has done for me, through this blog.
Some may find it silly to cast your cares upon Jesus. I find it energizing. When I am burdoned by life's troubles, I pray that God will keep me in His loving hands. I thank Him for what He has done, but that I am HUNGRY for what He can do. I thank Him for His guidance, and for resolving my problem [giving it to Him, for it is already done]. I tell Him to take my [insert problem]; I release [problem] to His care; [problem] is no longer a part of my life, it is for God to deal with.
I'm sharing this not to boast about anything, but so you, too, can see how Awesome, Mighty and Powerful God IS. If you give up with your mind and your heart and your WORDS that Jesus Christ is King of everything, of life and of DEATH, than In Him you have overcome. You might not get immediate relief from the trial/pressure, but you CAN experience relief from the worry, anxiety, depression and any other emotional grief that comes with the territory.
Relief = JESUS. Speak out against Satan, against sin, against strongholds in your life. BREAK FREE In Jesus Name! He has set you free!
Give Him some more. Take a leap of faith. Jesus is the man for the job! He won't let you down!
|Posted by Mimi on December 5, 2010 at 10:11 PM||comments (0)|
... your favorite artists stop making music you enjoy; all the new music is booty; the old joints you used to love just ain't doin it for ya...
... you start to notice your own swearing...
... you no longer enjoy your favorite shows, you might have even been offended by the script; you realize reality is in life, not on TV...
... you don't like getting crunk like you used to...
... you don't get satisfaction in shopping; gaming; self [supporting habits healthy or not]...
... you can hear yourself yelling at your kids...
... you want to give, when you used to not want to give ~ money... time... love...
... you want to serve others more, even when it means you don't like what you're doing, to the extent that you used to avoid that task...
... you don't find *enough* in human relationships ~ intimate or otherwise...
... you have no time to worry about what others think, cause Jesus is coming back...
... YOU REALIZE WE HAVE ALREADY WON THROUGH JESUS CHRIST!!
It's God when you want to change your behavior, because when we seek HIM, HE will show us what we need to change. It's conviction, and it's a sign of God's love for HIS children. You can read about it in the Bible, Proverbs especially.
THIS IS NOT OUR LIFE!!!! JESUS IS THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How has HE changed you?
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. 6 Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take…. 11 My child, don’t reject the LORD’s discipline, and don’t be upset when He corrects you. 12 For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection.
Proverbs 23:23 Get the truth and never sell it; also get wisdom, discipline, and good judgment.
Proverbs 12:1 To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.
Proverbs 8:35 For whoever finds me [wisdom, in context] finds life and receives favor from the Lord.
Proverbs 27:17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 25:12 To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.
Proverbs 14:10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy.
Proverbs 20:12 Ears to hear and eyes to see: both are gifts from the Lord.
Proverbs 24:3 A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense. 4 Through knowledge its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables. 5 The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger. 6 So don’t go to war without wise guidance; victory depends on having many advisers.
|Posted by Mimi on December 5, 2010 at 3:11 PM||comments (0)|
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus... there's no greater name... Jesus.
We went to a Christmas concert last night. It was amazing, the whole night, after we left and went to eat, and when we came back home to visit with my "brother-in-law" and his girl. God's presence was just THERE, saturating everything.
Thank you LORD, for changing me. Thank you for showing me. Thank you for opening my eyes to new understanding every day. I am willing. I am ready. Your will be done. I've never been more happy to WAIT. Give me patience, this is not the best time of year for me to remain calm. You have a plan for me :-).
Jesus, Thank You for saving me!
JESUS CHOSE YOU.
"I wanna be like You in every way, so if I gotta die every day: unworthy sacrifice.
But the least I can do is give the most of me, cause being just like You is what I'm supposed to be.
They say you came for the lame ~ I'm the lamest. I made a mess but You say You'll erase it. I'll take it.
They say You came for the lame ~ I'm the lamest. I broke my life but You say You'll replace it. I'LL TAKE IT."
- Lecrae (Just Like You)
Jesus... Jesus... just say His name.... marinate on it... Jesus.
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|Posted by Mimi on December 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM||comments (0)|
Knees down, hands high. No words required.
Merissa would not have thought she would be on the internet trying to save souls, but she chose Jesus. And despite procrastination, here's a website. Jesus will make you want to do things you never thought you would want to do, and He will make you want to stop doing things you thought you'd be doing forever. Let the journey begin.
LORD, I rest in peace knowing I am in Your hands. I will not worry about what the future holds. Carry me. I am but a vessel. Use me.