Sep 18, 2014

Rock Solid

The rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and slammed against that house and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Matthew 7:25

Though storms are unpleasant and unwanted, it reveals in whom or what we lean on. Just as a tree that has deep roots can survive a violent storm, so the truth is that nothing can see us through but Jesus, He is the Rock to cling to.

This world changes like the tides and the sand but the Rock stands firm amongst it all.

Father, thank You that through the storms You never leave us. You are the rock on which we stand. In Jesus' name, amen.

Waiting is HARD

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, does not faint or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases strength [causing it to multiply and making it to abound]. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and [selected] young men shall feebly stumble and fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up [close to God] as eagles [mount up to the sun]; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint or become tired. Isaiah 40:28-31
If there’s a hold up … God’s allowed it for a reason. Continue to be open to His leading and He will open doors (literally as well as figuratively) in His timing.
In the above scriptures, the Lord promises that He'll give us strength FROM THE WAITING. So, if you're in need of strength ... waiting is exactly what you need to be doing. And to wait right, IN FAITH.

 It takes a lot of faith and courage to step out and I PROMISE that God’s going to meet your faith.

You hold on there honey, God REALLY IS faithful and He is SO in love with you.

Father, we pray for grace to wait and favor that Your work gets finished OR that something even better is in the works, for You are FAITHFUL to complete what You begin. Thank You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Prayer for our Pastors/Ministers

Let us lift up our pastors and ministers, they need our support and prayers.

Father God, I pray for every Pastor who is feeling down and depressed today ... lift them up, encourage them, give peace and give hope.

God, bless our Pastors. Touch their hearts and bring healing, help them to hear and follow Your voice, protect and bless them. Help them not to grow weary in well-doing. Give them renewed strength like the eagles. Help them to have good health.

Help them not to be deceived, but instead keep their eye on the prize. Keep their hearts turned toward You and not be discouraged by those who hate. Cause people to listen, accept, and treat them and their families with love and respect. Favor them for forsaking all for the call.

In Jesus' name, amen.