Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Scriptures From The Giver Of Life

Read the following scripture pertaining to life and meditate on them so that you can hide them in your heart:

Proverbs 8:34-35 - Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the post of my doors.  For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. (King James Version)

Proverbs 8:34-35 - Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.  For whoever finds me (wisdom) finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.  (Amplified Bible)

Proverbs 8:34-35 - Happy is the man who is so anxious to be with me that he watches for me daily at my gates, or waits for me outside my home!  For whoever finds me finds life and wins approval from the Lord.  (The Living Bible)

Take 60 seconds and write a prayer to the giver of life based on the memorized scriptures.

Here is mine:  Thank you for your word that brings life to me as I get up in the mornings and have prayer with you; as I listen to gospel music on the way to work, and as I give encouraging words to others I encounter.  I pray that the same life that is in me through my relationship with you leaps off me to others so that you can continue to establish your kingdom in the earth.  In Jesus name, Amen.

Take 60 seconds to write down what God's will is for you on the giver of life in reference to your prayer.

Here is mine:  Not to be too busy to interact with God daily.  Spread my happiness with others.  Expect God to give me the right words to say and help me to do the right things in my daily activities.

Take 60 seconds to write down what God has revealed to you on giving life for you to go and do.

Here is mine: Help others have a good day too as I speak words that bring life to their situations.


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Talk To The Hand That Gives Life

February is the month that most people try to show some type of love to each other by buying candy, balloons, cards, flowers, dinner, jewelry, clothes and perfume. Since February 14th just so happens to be my birthday, I get all of those gifts from my husband in celebration of my birthday and Valentine's Day. So as soon as February 1st gets here, I start getting excited in expectation of all of the wonderful gifts I will receive. I am also so excited because I am alive another year and still don't look my age even though I'm getting older - LOL.

This year February was even more exciting because not only it is the month for my birthday but my hometown New Orleans Saints were going to be playing in the Superbowl. I began to think about how back during my college days that I used to go to football games in the New Orleans Superdome. I don't know if any other place knows how to have a better time partying than the people in New Orleans. From the start of the game to the last touchdown, the place was just as lively at the start of the game as it was at the end of the game - win or lose.

Now if in the natural thousands of football fans can come together to bring life to a football game, surely in the supernatural realm through the power of prayer in prayer meetings, we can bring life to all the people who are walking in their trespasses and sin. Jesus came to give us life and that more abundantly. As we pray throughout the world to the giver of life for those who need salvation, have lost hope, feel forgotten and who don't know their purpose, I believe that eyes will become open, shackles will be removed and people will be saved, healed, delivered and set free.

I remember doing the wave at the games and when that was done, the football team would begin to play with vigor and determination. Well now I'm asking prayer warriors throughout the land to get on one accord and do a spiritual wave so that when we do the wave in the spirit through prayer with vigor and determination, we can wave away the bondages that people are experiencing, the wrong thoughts people are having, the anger and bitterness that people are walking in, the selfish and stingy attitude that people need to be done with and bring life.

I'm reminded of how in the Book of Joshua how the children of Israel sowed seed towards their harvest and the life God wanted for them as they walked around the walls of Jericho until the walls fell down. That truly was something to shout about because behind those walls were their promise, their inheritance and their breakthrough - the fruit of their labor. As we pray for the harvest of souls that need to receive their promise, their inheritance and their breakthrough, the fruit of our labor will be that people will begin to be loosed from generational curses and strongholds. They will be able to think good and right thoughts, they will begin to have compassion for each other and demonstrate love. They will begin to give cheerfully and willingly and ultimately live life in abundance.

In conclusion, let's show our love as Christians to others through prayer that gives life. Don't let the world out do us in serving the devil than we do in serving each other as we petition God to bring about life through Jesus Christ. Now that is something to be excited about.  And the New Orleans SAINTS winning the Superbowl definitely brought life to New Orleans.  Go SAINTS!

Quote: Beaten, bruised and battered, it seemed like all hope was shattered; but for this the giver of life (Jesus) was sown, so let His life be known.  Author: Terri Jones