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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Blessed Morning To Everyone! Thank you for your comments and responses. Give God all the praise and glory.

PRAYER: "Loving Father, Gracious God! Teach us how to respond to Your great LOVE in a very positive way. Help us to grasp the true meaning of the word "LOVE", a love as great as Yours. You laid down Your life for us so that we might live forever with You. Teach us to lay down our life for You in serving your etrnal purpose for us. Enable our response to You loving us first, to be a selfless act of love for You. Enable us to love You wholeheartedly in return and to serve You with all of our heart, soul and mind. This we pray in the blessed name of Jesus our Lord, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Just being sorry for our sins is not enough!
a. 2 Cor 7:10 says it has to be a "Godly sorrow that works repentance unto salvation".
b. Just being sorry is regrets for having been caught and exposed.
c. God grants every accountable person the ability to please Him.
1. So we are able to completely change.
2. God provides everything we need to change.
3. The decision then is ours.
2. Think about this! We will never change until we make up our mind to diligently pursue the means God has provided. The decision to do this is repentance. And no one will change to please God without it. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God help us all to understand that there is only one acceptable way, and that is the way God has set before us to follow Jesus. In His Love and Grace, Vic.

  
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KLC1925 5/26/2011 10:51AM

    Amen and Thank you!!! emoticon

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PURESTILLWATER 5/25/2011 5:10PM

    amen

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ILUVTTV 5/25/2011 12:56PM

    Thank you!
Anne

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VBPARROTHEAD 5/25/2011 10:43AM

  Amen!
Thank you for sharing the wonderful prayers that God has taught you to pray!

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A Tuesday Prayer and Message!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ALOHA Everyone! How devastating the weather has been so far this year! Let's remember to pray for all those being affected by it and let's do what we can to help them. Praise God!

PRAYER: "Glorious Father, Almighty God! Please forgive all of them who know not what they are doing. Deliver us all from the devastation that is taking place, and from the one to come. Help us to forgive others the way You forgive us. We praise You for You forgive us, the unforgivable. Enable us to also to forgive the unthinkable just like You. Help us to take our focus off whether people deserve justice or not, and to focus our hearts and minds on forgiving others. Help us to be a light in this world of darkness and destruction, and to extend a helping hand to those in need, whether they be friend or foe. Above all, teach us to serve and do good works to Your glory. This we pray in Jesus' Blessed name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. If we are to change our life so that we may follow Jesus, than REPENTANCE of our sins is vital.
a. Acts 17:30 - teaches us that repentace is a command: "And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commands all men every where to REPENT". WHY?
1. Becauuse there is a resurrection and judgment day coming.
2. Therefore let us seek God and turn to Him although He is never far from us.
b. Acts 11:23 - exhorts us to come and see the grace of God, to encourage others with purpose of heart to cleave unto the lord. WHY?
1. Because unless we repent of our sins:
a. We will never be allowed to enter the kingdom of heavem (Matt 7:21).
b. We will not be doing the will of the Father.
2. Think about this! Why call Jesus Lord, Lord, if we dictate our own terms and do not follow God's will? God sent Jesus to save us from devastation and destruction. Are we going to follow Jesus or are we going to set out on our own? These are the two choices we have. So decide today! As for me and my household, we will follow Jesus. To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God open our eyes and hearts and help us to see and understand that there is only one right choice that will allow us to enter heaven, and all other choices are wrong and will prevent us from entering heaven.

In His Love, Grace and Mercy, Vic.

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/24/2011 5:34PM

    amen

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ILUVTTV 5/24/2011 1:01PM

    Amen! Amen!

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MRSJERRYBUSH 5/24/2011 11:12AM

    Sure needed this today!

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    emoticon Amen

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A Monday Prayer and Message!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Goooooooooooooood Morning Everyone! We had a wonderful weekend at Kingsville, Tx, and we are grateful for it but glad to be home again. Praise God and give Him all the glory.

PRAYER: "Heavenly Father, Glorious God! We are indeed grateful for family ties, both physically and Spitiually. You have bless us not only with a physical family, but allso with a Spiritual family. For these two blessings we thank You! You bless us with opportunities to witness and to be examples one to another. Let our faith be a hertiage for all our family members. Thank You for revealing to us so many examples of faith anf love. Help our faith to increase daily as we draw closer to Jesus who is our example, as we lift Him up for all the world to see. This we pray and ask in His precious name, Amen!"

MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. We have now seen three STEPS on how we can change our life to reflect the will of God:
a. STEP #1 - Change our purpose in life.
b. STEP #2 - Believe we can change with the help of God.
c. STEP #3 - Study the Bible about our Habits.
2. Now, here is STEP #4 - Repent of our sins.
a. Acts 6:22 teaches us to repent - "Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray to God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven".
1. Sin is wickedness, lawlessness, and disobedience to God's Law and Will.
2. The requirement is three fold:
a. Repent.
b. Pray.
c. Ask for forgiveness.
3. God is faithful to forgive if we truly repent.
4. We cannot pull the wool over God's eyes.
5. Therefore, our repentance must be genuine.
3. Think about this! We waste our own predious time when we pretend to repent when our heart has not fully repented. We may be able to fool others, but not God. How important is repentance? To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God help us to repent and seek His mercy so we may draw closer to Him each day.
In His Mercy, Vic.

  
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ILUVTTV 5/23/2011 7:14PM

    Glad you had a wonderful time in TX! How true! Repentance is necessary, but only worthwhile with a truly repentant heart.
God bless,
Anne

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/23/2011 11:50AM

    amen

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LILHOUSEMA 5/23/2011 10:41AM

  Great advice! Have a great week!

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CJSARGENT1 5/23/2011 10:39AM

    thank you

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A Thursday Hymn of Hope!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Goooooooooooood Morning Everyone! This will be this week's last message. We will be gone a few days. God willing, we will continue again on Monday. So I wanted to sign off with a hymn of hope by Joel Hemphill.
TITLE: HE Still Working On Me!

CHORUS:
He still working on me to make me what I ought to be,
It took Him just a week to make the moon and stars,
The sun and the earth and Jupiter and Mars,
How loving and patient He must be, He still working on me.

1. There really ought to be a sign upon the heart,
Don't judge her yet, there's an unfinished part,
But I'll be perfect just according to His plan,
Fashioned by the Master's loving hands.
(CHORUS)

2. In the mirror of His Word reflections that I see
Make me wonder why He never gave up on me,
He loves me as I am and helps me when I pray
Remember He's the Potter, I'm the clay.
(CHORUS)

Father, keep everyone safe and in your love and mercy, and thank you for not giving up on us.
Father, make us all what You want us to be. This we ask in Jesus' precious name, until we meet again on Monday, Amen!" In His Love, Vic.

  
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PURESTILLWATER 5/19/2011 12:52PM

    wonderful

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WANTSZU 5/19/2011 10:50AM

    Thanks for the great hymn. Have a wonderful safe trip.

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SPARKBECKY2012 5/19/2011 10:03AM

    I LOVE THAT emoticon

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MICHAEL712020 5/19/2011 9:52AM

    Thanks, and be careful on you trip.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/19/2011 9:38AM

    This was beautiful.

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ILUVTTV 5/19/2011 9:33AM

    Thank you! Have a great time!
Anne

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A Wednesday Prayer and Message!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Special Greeting To Everyone! Thank you for all your wonderful comments and responses to yesterday's prayer and message. Give God all the glory!

PRAYER: "Glorious Father, Loving God! We pary this morning that our faith will not fail, and that when we have turned back to You, we will strengthen our brothers and sisters in Christ with the strength we received from You. When our faith is put to the test, help us to resist doubt and fear, so that our foundation will be built solidly on Christ and on Your Word. Enable us to stand on the Rock of Ages so we can help others who are struggling with faith. Make our faith strong and our life steadfast. Thank You for answering our prayers. This we pray in the blessed name of Jesus our Redeemer, Amen!"


MESSAGE: Following Jesus!
1. Eph 6:17 reminds us that when we put on the whole armor of God, that the sword of the Spirit is the Word of God. Therefore, arm yourself by studying the word of God.
a. Paul teaches us in Rom 1:16, not to be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God unto our salvation. Therefore, fortify yourself with the power of God the Gospel of Christ.
b. The writer of Hebrews reveals to us in Heb 4:12, that the Word of God is quick and powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword, dividing asunder soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intents of the heart. Therefore, cloth yourself with the Word of God because we cannot hide behind excuses nor pretenses.
2. Think abou This! How will we be able to change our life in compliance with God's Word if we do not study the Bible? How shall we apply His Word and Will to our lives if we do not know what it says? We become easy targets for Satan! To Be Continued Tomorrow!

May God's Word purify our hearts and thoughts, and wipe away all our foolishness.
In His Love, Grace and Mercy, Vic.

  
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 5/18/2011 4:15PM

    amen

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    Amen! I love your blog prayers!

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