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A Friday Prayer and Message!

Friday, May 13, 2011

We had a wonderful cooling rain yesterday.....it made the gardens happy. Praise God!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, God of All Creation! Reveal to us any place in our heart where we have not forgiven someone. We have made this request before, and we do not desire to be trapped by resentment , even though we struggle not to allow it to happen. Enable us with the power of forgiveness. We do not want to forfeit your forgiveness to us because we failed to forgive someone else. Strengthen our faith and help us to grow in the spiritual graces. This we pray in the Blessed name of Jesus our Savior and Friend, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. The call to follow Jesus is not just about manly courage, but about courages faith.
a. God told Joshua in Jos 1:6: "Be strong and of good courage". WHY?
1. That he might inherit the promised land (for us, heaven) (vs 6).
2, That he may prosper (have success) wherever he goes (vs 7).
3. So that God's Law will not depart from him (vs 8).
4. That God will be with him wherver he goes (vs 9).
b. The promise was not just for Joshua, but also for every Christian throughout the ages.
c. The command is still: "BE STRONG and of GOOD COURAGE".
2. Think about this! If we want God to be with us wherever we go, doesn't it make sense that we must also do His will and make the changes He has commanded us to make? To Be Continued Monday!

May God Bless each one of you today with the spiritual and physical blessings from heaven.
In His Mercy, Vic.

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NEENSTER1 5/14/2011 9:28AM

    Please Lord! Bless His Holy Name. emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/13/2011 2:06PM

    Yes Lord, amen.

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KARRYB1 5/13/2011 1:54PM

    Powerful message. emoticon

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ILUVTTV 5/13/2011 10:22AM

    Lord, please give me the grace to be able to forgive like You!

Thank you Vic for this wonderful blog.

Have a great weekend!


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A Thursday Prayer and Message!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

It was good to have a little rain last night after almost 60 days without rain. Praise the Lord! Let's remember all the folk who have had their homes flooded.

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Beloved God! Help us to find freedom from those things in life that keeps us bounded. Your Word teaches us that PRAYER is the key to being set free. Prayer with fasting is even more powerful. Help us to understand the authority You have given us in prayer to release Your Power from heaven in order to see freedom become a reality in our life, and in the lives of those for whom we pray. Father, teach us how to pray with such power that loosen us from our bonds. We thank You and we PRAISE Your Name for the Awesome God that You are. These things we ask in the name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. How else is God willing to help us change?
a. 2 Cor 9:8 - tells us the following:
1. "God is able to make all grace abound towards us". In other words, God will not hold back anything from us to help us change, but will make everytrhing available so that we can change. This He has done through His Beloved Son, our Lord, and through His Word and Spirit.
2. "That we, always having all sufficiency IN ALL THINGS, may abound to every good work". In other words, we lack nothing except our own desire to believe, obey and follow Jesus. That's our part. God has done and is doing His.
b. Eph 3:20-21 - tells us that God can do exceeding abundantly more than we can ever ask or think, according to His power that works in us, and unto Him be the glory in the church by Jesus Christ forever. Notive that the "GLORY' comes through the CHURCH, Jesus is the HEAD of the CHURCH and we are the BODY. This is God's glory!
2. Think abou this! If God is not holding back anything that keeps us from changing according to His will, who is it that is holding us back? To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God's blessings from heaven flow down to us as our prayers rise up to Him.
In His Grace, Vic.

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PHYL220 5/12/2011 11:05PM

    Amen! emoticon

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SVELTEWARRIOR 5/12/2011 6:20PM

    Amen. Thank you for reminding me that I am the one holding me back. I will change this.

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NTSOHLTHNT 5/12/2011 4:16PM

    Amen! & thank you.

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ILUVTTV 5/12/2011 11:02AM

    Ugghh!! I hate that I am the one who holds me back! May the Lord help me (and everyone else) let go of these chains that bind me (us) to the world!

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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Let The Son Shine In! Everyday Jesus is in our life is a beautiful day, no matter what happens...and it's always exciting. Give God the glory!

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Glorious God! We lift our faces towards heaven as we seek You, Your Love, Your Grace and Your Mercy. Then we lower our heads with a humble spirit and a grateful heart as we enter your throne of grace. We just want to thank You today, thank you for Jesus, for your Scheme of Redemption, for your Word which is Truth, for your Truth which sets us free, for the gosel of Jesus which is our salvation, for Jesus' atoning sacrifice which made all things possible, for His example on how to live, and for for his invitation to follow Him. For all these things and many more, we thank YOU! This we pray in Jesus' blessed name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. How much is God willing to help us change?
a. Eph 6:10-18 - tells us He is willing to give us His armor to protect us.
1. The Christian battle is from now until Jesus returns.
2. The 'putting on" OF THE WHOLE ARMOR of God demands immediate action on our part.
3. This is a fierce battle against all evil, with even hand-to-hand combat, and our souls at stake.
4. The Whole Armor of God consist of six pieces: 1. Truth, 2. The Breastplate of Righteousness, 3. Preparation for the Gospel of Peace, 4. The Shield of Faith, 5. The Helmet of Salvation, and 6. The Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.
b. How shall we stans against all evil if we are not prepared and totally equiped?
c. How shall we be equiped if we do not obey?
d. How shall we obey unless we hear and understand?
e. How shall we hear and understand unless we believe we can change with the help of God?
2. Think about this! Satan lies at our door and desires us; and the only thing that can save us from him is Christ, if we put on the WHOLE ARMOR of God. Anything less is meaningless. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May heaven help us to see and understand with our hearts the message of salvation according to His WORD. In His Love, Vic.

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ILUVTTV 5/11/2011 10:34PM

    Thanks for your insight and your prayer. The world needs to see and understand this message!
God bless,

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PHYL220 5/11/2011 5:51PM

    Amen! emoticon

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/11/2011 5:22PM

    Amen I just loved this prayer. I tried to see myself with my head lowered but the truth is that I kinda run into the throne room like a little girl. I truly see God as daddy God. emoticon I probably come a little too boldly at times.

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    Awesome. Thanks

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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Blessed Morning To Everyone! There is so much joy in life....my cup overflows. Give God all the praise!

PRAYER: "Glorious Father, God of heaven and earth. Help us to learn to believe. Increase our faith to believe for great things. Help us not to forget the small things which are really glorious. But help us also to search the heavens for the mysteries of life which are eternal. Believing is not just about trusting faith, but about believing more and more in You. Teach us not to trust our own abilities, but to depend and seek Your Word and Promises; to see the truth in things, and to know that You made them all, just for us. Take away any unbelief in us, make us doubt free, and fill us with your love, grace and mercy. This we pray in our beloved Savior's name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. We must believe we can change with God's help.
a. We must learn to appreciate the gifts that God has given us.
1. Phil 4:13 - A gift from God..."I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me".
2. Do we really believe this scripture? FirTst, notice the word "I"; that's you and me.
3. It doesn't say we can do "SOMETHINGS"; it says we can do "ALL THINGS".
4. But notice the condition: "THROUGH CHRIST". On my own I can do nothing, but through Christ I can do all things.
b. When I look back at someof the things I have done in my life, I marvel: "How did I ever accomplish these things?" Well, the answer is obvious: "It was not I, but Christ living in me".
2. Think about this? How content are you in perplexing situations? To whom do you give the glory for the great things in your life? Do you have the ability of knowing how to live skillfully in times of little or in times of prosperity? The secret is to live in Christ and have Christ live through you. Our strength may fail us but the strength of Christ Jesus will NEVER fail us. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

Let us lift our hearts to heaven and give thanks to God for the gift of His Son, Jesus Christ.
In His Grace, Vic.

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NELLIEC 5/10/2011 4:59PM

    And of course, the things that we are attempting to do better be in His will!

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ABETTERSOUL 5/10/2011 3:55PM

    Amen brother! Jesus is our All in all !!


in all !!

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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Goooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! We are looking forward to another GREAT WEEK and thank you all for your comments and responses. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Almighty God! Help us to create a symphony of prayers. Help us to find believers with whom we can agree in prayer on a regular basis. You have taught us that where two of us on earth agree about anything we ask in prayer, it will be done for us.
We pray we will agree about your Truth, about your Word, and about the Power of the Holy Spirit. You have said that one can put a thousand to flight, and two can put ten thousand to flight. We pray that enough prayer partners can agree to put Your enemes and those who attack us daily to flight. Thank You Father for listening to our prayer; thank You for answering our prayers; and thank You for the gift of your Son Jesus Christ, our Lord. This we pray and ask in His glorious name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. We must believe we can change with the help of God.
a. 1 Cor 10:13 - tells us that it is possible to change with His help:
1. There is no temptation that is not common to man.
2. God is faithful and will not suffer us not to be tempted above what we can bear.
3. God will, with the temptation, provide a way for us to escape so we may be able to bear it.
b. In other words, God will not remove the temptation, but will help us get through it.
2. Think about this! This proves that God "Who is faithful" will help us to change if that is what we seek. Can people or circumstances force us to do evil? The answer is "NO"! We are tempted by our own desires and lust (James 1:13-15). Is there then a valid excuse for sin? To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God, our God, strengthen us and help us as we find ourselves snared into sin by our own doings. In His Great Love, Vic.

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COOP9002 5/9/2011 10:48AM

    Thanks for sharing and God bless.

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GMFAY33 5/9/2011 10:25AM

    b.2. can also be used with our Spark program. We don't have to do it alone or even depend on other teammates. But before we can ask God for the strength to do it, we have to be willing to change directions and not expect the old ways to suddenly work.

God continue to bless you, Vic


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