Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Love for You

I love you My child. I tell you this to remind you. I show you daily. I shower you with gifts daily. My presents are all around you. I tell you I love you because you need to be reminded. You are to show others My love so they can see My presents, My presence. Jesus is My love. Some people don't know love, they have never seen it. They do not recognize true love. Some of My children think love is to be bought. Some think it is cruel, others think it is painful. My love is not any of those things. It is true and pure. My love flows, it does not hurt, it is gentle, it is kind, it is from Me.

Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous or boastful; it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4.-7 RSV

This is an excerpt from Forgivin Ministries' book "Becasue, I Love You".

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Bible was Left

'Twas the night Jesus came and all through the house,
not a person was praying,
not one in the house..

The Bible was left
on the shelf without care,
for no one thought
Jesus would come there..

The children were dressing
to crawl into bed,
not once ever kneeling
or bowing their head..

And Mom in the rocking chair
with babe on her lap,
was watching the Late Show
as I took a nap..

When out of the East
there rose such a clatter,
I sprang to my feet
to see what was the matter.

Away to the window
I flew like a flash,
tore open the shutters
and lifted the sash.

When what to my wondering
eyes should appear,
but Angels proclaiming
that Jesus was here.

The light of His face
made me cover my head...
was Jesus returning
just like He'd said..

And though I possessed
worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him
in spite of myself..

In the Book of Life
which he held in his hand,
was written the name
of every saved man..

He spoke not a word
as he searched for my name,
when He said "it's not here"
My head hung in shame..

The people whose names
had been written with love,
He gathered to take
to His Father above..

With those who were ready
He rose without sound,
while all of the others
were left standing around...

I fell to my knees
but it was too late,
I'd waited too long
and thus sealed my fate.

I stood and I cried
as they rose out of sight,
Oh, if only I'd known
that this was the night....

In the words of this poem
the meaning is clear
the coming of Jesus
is now drawing near...

There's only one life
and when comes the last call,
We'll find out that the Bible
is true after all...

Author unknown

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Our Lord's Prayer

Heavenly Father, Your name is Holy; it is to be cherished and revered. Your name is pure and blameless, innocence and perfection. It’s You. Your name is my comfort, my warmth, my salvation, my shelter, my health, it is my all. Your name alone has saved me. It is my redemption. It saved me from death, sickness, bondage, entrapment; it saves me from being poor in any way possible. Your name is my righteousness and sanctification. I pray that myself and others would know Your name, Your authority, Your character. I pray we perceive and understand who You are, who You really are. That we be aware of the fact that You are the only way, the only answer to everything that ails us. I pray we come to know You on a personal and daily basis. I pray we know we are with You every single minute of the day and with You for eternity. I ask that the lost come to the knowledge that Your name is Holy and they accept Your Son as the One who saves them. Lord, the hurting, the lost, the bruised, the broken and diseased, the angry– bring them to You and the revelation that You love them. Holy Spirit draw their hearts. Let them see the love You have for them, let them realize it mends and repairs. Lord I lift Your name on high; You are the Exalted One, the Only One. You are the healing One, the One who provides, the One who brings peace, joy and contentment. I call on Your name Jesus and I am satisfied. I am rescued. I seek You first, Your name, and I know all else shall fall into place.

Let Your Kingdom come down to the earth today just like it is in Heaven Lord. Let Your Truth come into our lives and take over every soul on this earth Lord. I pray all souls receive Your goodness, Your healing. Let Your love fall upon us, Your light shine and grow among us here just as much as is in Heaven. Your rule be known God, Your royalty appear and be seen all over this earth. Let Your realm be known among us. May the absolute basis of Your Name, which is love, Your Kingdom fall upon us. All other stuff be gone. Nothing but You Heavenly Father with us. Let us live in Your glory, let us walk in Your presence. Right here, right now. Lord I know You walk with us and we can hear Your voice as Adam did. Lord, Your foot be upon this earth, upon these souls. Let us be pleasing to You Lord. Let Your glory surround this earth, Your Holy Spirit reign over the land You have given us to dwell in. I pray You infiltrate every nook and cranny of this world to where there is no darkness left in it. Darkness flees in Your Name. I pray Your will is done right now in this earth. Your purpose is completed today. Lord let Your thoughts be manifested on this earth, not ours, not the enemies, but Yours alone God. I know Your choices are done on earth as it is in Heaven. Let Your truth be manifested in our heart, mind, soul and body. Jesus, let Your desire come forth, what You please, what You love. I want what You determine and what You would rather have. Lord, let Your intentions be done, not only on earth but in the earthly bodies You gave us.

Thank You Lord for our provisions. For giving us our daily bread, our needs, our manna from Heaven. They come from no one else. You are Jehovah Jireh. Thank You Lord for daily renewing the mercy we need, the forgiveness we need. Thank You for the renewing of strength needed for the day. Lord I thank You for wisdom that You bring forth to us. Give us Your Word continually into our lives. You give us our daily bread– which is Your Word– which is our healing. You gave us Your blood which took away our sins. This is complete and is good for all eternity. You deliver us Your goodness. Your Word cleanses. Your Word renews our desires to be with You, to live for You. Lord You are so good to us. You provide everything needed for our mind, soul, spirit and body. You minister to each and every one of us daily as needed. You take away our sins, You carried them off, You have loosened the chains that bound us. Thank You Lord that You remove everything that is not from You every single time it’s needed. We give our debts back to You by forgiving ourselves so You can throw them away for us. We no longer want them. Lord You raise us up to be with You.

I praise You for forgiving our sins, our trespasses, our failings, our faults. Thank You Lord for sending off our debt, what we should owe, for paying our due on the Cross. We should be paying for this, but You have taken our place. Thank You Lord for our daily bread, for taking away our sins when You were raised on the Cross, You separated our fault from us. You give us another chance. You have renewed our life. The veil was torn; there is no longer anything in between us because You have reversed the effect that sin could have had on us. Jesus, You have given us completion in You when You forgave us. It is finished.

I forgive those who have debts towards me. It is hard to love them as You have commanded and I may have unforgiveness towards them. Lord help me forgive the guilty, the ones under obligation to me. Forgiveness is a gift from You to me that I may pass on to others, that I can keep receiving. I choose to forgive so I can be filled with Your goodness. I forgive all that have failed me; I forgive all of my failings. Give me revelation on Your forgiveness, that I can show Your mercy to others that desire and need it.

Lord, let Your Holy Spirit lead us away from temptations. We know that You have conquered all for us. We do not want to suffer any loss; we want to live in Your victory, Your ways. You have healed our infirmities, conquered our fears and bondages. You have already delivered us from sin. Deliver us from evil, from the hurtful, from wrong influences. Keep us from pain, anguish and toil. You have given us Your riches, therefore we are no longer poor in any way, we do not beg for anything. You are our provider and deliverer.

Yours is the Kingdom, the power and the glory, forever.