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When Friends Betray…God Delivers


Psalm 55 NIV
1 Listen to my prayer, O God,
do not ignore my plea;
2     hear me and answer me.
My thoughts trouble me and I am distraught
3     because of what my enemy is saying,
because of the threats of the wicked;
for they bring down suffering on me
and assail me in their anger.

4 My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling have beset me;
horror has overwhelmed me.
6 I said, “Oh, that I had the wings of a dove!
I would fly away and be at rest.
7 I would flee far away
and stay in the desert;[c]
8 I would hurry to my place of shelter,
far from the tempest and storm.”

Lord, confuse the wicked, confound their words,
for I see violence and strife in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl about on its walls;
malice and abuse are within it.
11 Destructive forces are at work in the city;
threats and lies never leave its streets.

 

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12 If an enemy were insulting me,
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
    my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
    at the house of God,
as we walked about
    among the worshipers.

15 Let death take my enemies by surprise;
let them go down alive to the realm of the dead,
for evil finds lodging among them.

16 As for me, I call to God,
and the Lord saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon
I cry out in distress,
and he hears my voice.
18 He rescues me unharmed
from the battle waged against me,
even though many oppose me.
19 God, who is enthroned from of old,
who does not change—
he will hear them and humble them,
because they have no fear of God.

20 My companion attacks his friends;
    he violates his covenant.
21 His talk is smooth as butter,
    yet war is in his heart;
his words are more soothing than oil,
    yet they are drawn swords.

22 Cast your cares on the Lord
    and he will sustain you;
he will never let
    the righteous be shaken.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
    into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
    will not live out half their days.

But as for me, I trust in you.

 

More of you oh Lord 2


Spiritual Maturity Test

Lets see how teachable we are. Lets test to see how well we follow instructions.

Write down what you see in yourself and how readily you are to walk in obedience?

At the end share what you have seen in yourself and what through the Holy Spirit you will look to change about being obedient or humble?

More of you oh Lord 2

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Sharing from the prayer conference this morning on the assignment above was deep.

As we begin to look inward and search and listen we begin to see the real us.

The Holy Spirit also begins to work and show us how we need to change for the kingdom of God.

Through this exercise, we learnt that we should come before God naked ready for worship. Nakedness before God is simply stripping ourselves of our sinful nature.  Jealousy, envy, malice, pride, lying, pretentiousness, favoritism, disobedience, murmuring, ungratefulness, stubborn, stiff-nakedness, just to name a few ungodly behaviors that hinder us from living a blessed life and get between us getting intimate with God. “Too much clothes”. Let us lay these things aside as we connect with God.

What is our new life showing?

Can someone see Christ within us in our smile, in our general attitude?

More than what we say it is what we do and we have to remember that our daily lives should reflect Christ.

Have a wonderful day as we grow together and mature in the kingdom of God.

The Ultimate Test of Waiting by Christ’s Kingdom Representative


Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage , and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait , I say, on the LORD.”

Persevere while waiting on God...It is a test!!!

Persevere while waiting on God…It is a test!!!

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Hey friend, one of the hardest things you will have to do for God is to WAIT! You may be surprised to hear that but waiting is a test of every piece of scripture within you.

Every bit of the word that you think you understand and the practical expression of how you translate that into the way you live your life while you are waiting! The word of God says that those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength!

Strength, is often built-in hardships, adversities, challenges, and the inevitable tests which come with being a child of God. God wants to know if you will still praise him when you cannot see anything! Will you still demonstrate the fruits of the spirit when you know your blessing is delayed!

Can He still trust you to be faithful over the little that He has already given you when you have no idea of when you are going to get the breakthrough?

Is it more about what you want him to do for you or is your heart his regardless?

There are many of God’s children who have been promised some MAJOR BLESSINGS but due to the size of it God held it up to make sure that your hearts were still clean and you really love him for who He is as opposed to what He can provide!

Your character, integrity, humility and motives have all been put through the furnace of affliction while you were being stretched to receive what God has promised you. There are times when you have even said to God that you no longer care as long as He remains in your life you will serve him anyway!

So I want to say to you this evening that you have passed your test, the door is open and it will soon be time for you to go, don’t get complacent at this juncture.

Expect the UNEXPECTED & STAND! THIS IS YOUR TIME!

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Get Ready for your comeback by Trudy Ross


 

Joel Chapter 2

25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.

26 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with you: and my people shall never be ashamed.

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God promises to always lead us into victory! That means, no matter what you are facing, no matter what’s going on in the world around you, no matter what anybody says, you should always be planning for a comeback! In the middle of that adversity or tough time, start making your list of who you’re going to invite to your victory celebration. You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to celebrate what God is going to do in your life.

Put some action behind your faith. That means if you’re in the hospital, start planning what you’re going to do when you get out. If you lost some money when the stock market went down, start planning your coming-out-of-debt party. When things don’t look good in the natural, remember, we serve a supernatural God. With God leading you into victory, you can always plan for increase. You can plan for restoration. You can plan for a comeback that will make you stronger and better than you ever were before!

God promises to always lead us into victory! That means, no matter what you are facing, no matter what’s going on in the world around you, no matter what anybody says, you should always be planning for a comeback! In the middle of that adversity or tough time, start making your list of who you’re going to invite to your victory celebration. You don’t have to wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to celebrate what God is going to do in your life.

Put some action behind your faith. That means if you’re in the hospital, start planning what you’re going to do when you get out. If you lost some money when the stock market went down, start planning your coming-out-of-debt party. When things don’t look good in the natural, remember, we serve a supernatural God. With God leading you into victory, you can always plan for increase. You can plan for restoration. You can plan for a comeback that will make you stronger and better than you ever were before!

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My Heart is Overjoyed


 

 

Psalm 23

Thanks

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Dear Lord when I think of your goodness and mercy over my life I am overjoyed.

My heart is glad and is full of expressions of praise and thanksgiving. You are my rock and my fortress and in you I am comforted.

Thank you Father for all you have given me and for fulfilling the promises you have for me.  Day in and nigh out I see you in my life.

You keep coming through for me and my promise is that I will serve you with every breath that I take.

Father Jesus, you have blessed me beyond measures.  My cup is overflowing.

You have prepared a feast for me in the presence of my enemies and today my enemies are rejoicing with me because they have seem you living through me.

I am forever grateful and I will sing praises unto you and bless your name at all times. Sure you are good and your mercy is forever.

Lord you sought me out to bless me I cannot contained the joy you placed within my heart.

I must tell somebody that you have been a great God.

Thank you Lord! for keeping me, in those days, when things were dark and gloomy.  Thanks for the testimonies after testimonies in those trying moments.

I have found the answer I learnt how to pray.

Lord, I love you and again I am grateful.

Please keep me humble in all that I do.  Help me to walk in purpose and to never lose sight of who you are in me.

All success comes from you and I thank you for your favor over my life.

I am truly blessed and highly favored by you God.

 

In Your Presence by DaySpring


It is in His presence that we discover the meaning of happiness. Allow God‘s beauty that He created within you show – for all to see!

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In Your presence is fullness of joy.
Psalm 16:11

Everything beautiful begins with God.

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:11

Giving God the First Fruit


There is something extraordinary about a person that puts God first in everything. Such a person is bless, contented, and the fruit of the spirit is evident in that person’s life.

First Fruits

What happens? God takes over and the individual follows.

As I have heard from my senior pastor ” What needs to change” for God to get the first fruit of the day?

Is it exercising self-control one of the fruits of the spirit?

Ask yourself the question and be honest to answer what do I give God?

Does he even get anything from the day?

Am I too busy where I cannot find any time to spend with Him.

He wants to hear from each and every one of us.  Please start by praying and reading his word.

How we start our day

Our morning prayer meeting was a huge blessing again. Every morning it is a different experience. God continues to use ordinary people to accomplish great things in his Kingdom.

Faith led the group this morning. The word came from Philippians 4:13-14.

“13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. The take away is to prepare our minds for battle. We have to press in the spirit to defeat the plans of the enemy.”

Thanks again for the support and your obedience to pray everyday. Our newest members, Viris Hart, Naudia Bennet, and Auntie Carol.

See you tomorrow at 5:00 AM. Dial 209-255-1000 enter passcode 532238.

Analice will lead.

I urge you to start your day with talking to the Lord and he will Pilot you through the day.

Prayer List for January 21, 2013


Are you looking for “the why” you were created for today? Are you searching for things to do in the Kingdom of God? Maybe you are waiting to hear God says this is it. Do you still have questions about how ready are you?

Well, whatever the doubt or the question is; the message for today is clear.  Look no further, doubt no more “use what is in your hands”.

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use what is in your hands

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Do not wait until you, get a million dollars, get a better job, fix the situation, get married or even have children etc. Today is what we have, let’s seize the moment, asses the need and do what God lays on your heart.

It is the day to act and be available for service.

Perhaps it is, an encouraging word, a smile, a hug, saying good morning, a positive eye contact, sharing what you have, or just praying for someone else outside of your family and friends.

You can start by helping us with the list below, please help us pray for these lives:

Tommy and family

Debbie’s family and employees

Paulette family and job situation

Yvonne, doing surgery in two weeks

Miller rushed to the hospital

Harmoni’s ear

Daniel’s stomach

Sheila and family

The Reid family

The City of Philadelphia

The City of Camden

The Ogunbase family

The Davis family

The Ross family

The Miller family

The Green family

The White family

The Curtis family

The Campbell family

The Harrison family

The smith family

Our local churches

The City of Voorhees

 

The entire request for prayers that comes through each electronic media, Facebook, email, Twitter, Word Press, the prayer Conference Line, Toll free number and through the cell phones.

 

Heart of Gratitude


Well, well, well, God is great. Prayer Meeting was a blast. People were in purpose. They could not wait on their turn to pray. What a blessing?

Andrea Randolph thanks for your leadership, and for the word Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”

Jesus is Lord_full

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Walk in the fullness of his love, think pure, surround yourself with Godly positive people, and begin to live in the overflow, change the way you think if it is not according to Philippians 4:8. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things”. Focus on Jesus and leave the outcome of your prayers to him.

We are looking forward to you joining soon. Start your day with prayer. Be grateful for all is blessings. Look back over your life and find the top ten reasons for your joy. Write them down, share with a friend, post on your page and give God the Glory…

Father I thank you for waking me up today, I thank you that I am clothes in my right mind. I thank you for food on my table and shoes on my feet. I thank you for my family and my friends. I thank you that I have a job. I thank you for my car. I thank you that I can come to you and pray. I thank you for my health.  Lord, I could go on and on and the more I find things to be grateful for is the more I recognize that I am blessed beyond measures.

Lord please continue to change me from the inside out.