O’God – You are the mighty Creator of the universe and Your power is shown throughout all the earth. You hold the worlds and the galaxies together by the might of Your glorious arm – the stars of heaven sing of Your magnificence and Your power sustains the life of each tiny sparrow and the mighty oceans roar and swell but every drop can be measured in the palm of Your mighty hands. Father even the majestic mountains were formed by Your word and by your hand no-thing is too difficult for You for You alone are my mighty God and heavenly Father. Today Lord, we declare and submit our praises unto Your glory and honor forevermore. We say all these things by the move of your Holy Spirit; Hallelujah!! In Jesus’ name who is worthy to be praise; amen and amen!!
I believe when Jesus said in John 14:12 that we would do “greater works”, Billy Graham ran across His mind! Reign In Power Billy Graham and live in the presence of the gospel you were called to preach……to billions❤️!
Stop bottling up pain, frustration, and anger! The ‘mule-lipped’ syndrome is the enemy’s #1 strategy. If the enemy can shut you up, He can most likely shut you down. Choose the latter and open your mouth and hearts to God! David made it clear in Psalm 37:5. He said, “Open up before GOD, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done: He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.” What more can you ask for from a God who is wiling to do anything to embrace you, comfort you, and love you! When Christ was crucified the veil that separated us from God was destroyed from the top-to-the bottom granting us access to a holy and righteous God! We have a direct line to Omnipotent God!! Try Him today and I guarantee you that He will hear your voice from heaven, He will forgive you of your sins, and He will heal your land!!
We are not told why God allowed Satan to torture Job. However, neither was Job given the answer. In Job 38:1-18 God is not a bit concerned about Job’s guilt nor innocence. Instead God flips the script and begins discussing the wonders of the world. So, what is the purpose of the creation talk while Job remained in the dark about why he, or any human, should suffer. As often happens, we form questions for God, and when the answer comes, it does not deal directly with the questions that we raised. Perhaps the questions were unanswerable. The most common understanding of God’s response is exactly this point. Job and his friends have been trying to answer a question that they can never solve. Yes, they’re mysteries beyond our human comprehension (Go Figure). Our only response to explained or unexplained suffering is worship! It is said in Job 1:20, that after hearing about the death of his livestock and children, Job fell to the ground and worshipped God saying, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, naked I’ll return to the womb of the earth God gives, God takes. God’s name be ever blessed.”
Why does God have to break us before He use us? Well, for obvious reasons but, C.H. Spurgeon speaks about the way in which God likes to bring people to the very end of themselves before taking ahold of them and using them for his glory: “Is it not a curious thing that whenever God means to make a man great, He always first breaks him into pieces? There was a man whom the Lord meant to make into a prince. How did He do it? Why, He met him one night and wrestled with him! You always hear about Jacob’s wrestling. Well, I dare say he did, but it was not Jacob who was the principal wres- tler—“There wrestled a man with Him until the breaking of the day.” God touched the hollow of Jacob’s thigh and put it out of joint before He called him “Israel,” that is, “a Prince of God.” The wrestling was to take all his strength out of him and when his strength was gone, then God called him a prince (Sermon 2282). All I can say Lord, is I am out of strength……….AMEN
“Hurry with your answer, GOD! I’m nearly at the end of my rope. Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me! That would be certain death. If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice, I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you. Point out the road I must travel; I’m all ears, all eyes before you. Save me from my enemies, GOD — you’re my only hope! Teach me how to live to please you, because you’re my God. Lead me by your blessed Spirit into cleared and level pastureland.” Psalm 143:10 MSG
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In an intellectual sense, we all know that life is short. But how many of us actually live our day to day lives like we’re really going to die one day? It’s certainly in our best interest not to waste a moment of our lives on pettiness! Life is way too short not to be enjoying, loving, caring, and sharing. We often talk about killing time when in reality time is actually killing us! Our greatest commodity becomes our greatest weakness. Why?! Mainly because we view life through expendable lens knowing that we should never take life for granted, but always be thankful, joyful and prayerful, growing in wisdom every day! David was spot on in Psalm 90:12 when he said to God, “Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom.” Our lives are only precious & beautiful when we commit our lives into the hands of the One who wrote everyday of our lives even before one came to be (Psalm 139:16)! So today i/l/o living life to the fullest try loving life to the fullest and live like there is no tomorrow!