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Prayer Against Human Trafficking ♥ 8.9.18 Let Us Pray!

Heavenly Father, we come together before You now, praising you for another day of signs and wonders, another blesssed opportunity to just breathe for You, live for You, serve You, and know You like never before. You are So Awesome! Praise Your Holy Name!

Almighty God, we lift up all of the missing children and people around the world, all involved in human trafficking-both those committing the crimes and those in bondage. We Praise You that they would hear Your Voice. Remit the sins of the people, Almighty God, convict and pierce the hardest of hearts around the world right now to receive Yeshua. Let The darkest of nights give birth to the brightest of beginnings for the souls of men everywhere! We praise You for Salvation and Revival!

Thank You Lord for setting the captives free visibly and invisibly. The physical and the spiritual. In The Name of Yeshua, we loose legions of angels to go around the world and shut down Satanic rituals and their plots! We Praise You, Almighty God, for freedom this night! Let the whole world see ALL of Yeshua’s Salvation benefits! Deliverance is one of them, God! Wake up Your Church today with Fresh Fire so we can turn the world upside down for His Namesakes and for The Gospel!

In The Name of Yeshua, we BIND death and despair worldwide, thanking YOU, Holy One of Israel to take any backlash or retaliation against us in any way. Be Glorified in our lives today!

Hallelujah!

In Yeshua’s Name we pray, Amen



 

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Personal Journey

With God I Can

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Romans 8:14-18 KJV

14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

 

Praise God for The Holy Spirit reminding me tonight that I need not feel condemned and guilty for lack of servitude. There is great need and opportunity in my very path to serve and to help others, but I am not doing so.  I was reminded tonight that I cannot do it of my own strength. Thank you Jesus! I need to ask God to change me from the inside out and make me able to serve. You see, in listening to the enemy (the accuser of the Brethren), when pointing out my shortcomings I became very depressed. I went to sleep confounded without words.

After I got up, the sweet Spirit of God reminded me of this truth: Father God will finish what he began in me by Himself. He doesn’t need my help. I need His. I cannot change things myself by my own strength. It begins with my personal well-being. The devil has been attacking my entire daily life. I have been going around in a negative circle.  My body clock is off with poor sleep. I am napping around the clock without an actual nightly sleep cycle. Because I am exhausted, I am not exercising, not to mention the poor diet. I am not equipped for the job without my Heavenly Father doing the work in me necessary.  I may be weary and worn but I know that God can turn all of this around. So I give it to Him.

Not by might, but by His Spirit.

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”   Philippians 4:13

Personal Journey

I Should Not Be Surprised.

Sitting here alone tonight and it’s almost 2 a.m. There’s so much going on in my life right now, so many things on my mind. I see the whole world gone mad and increasing rapidly day by day. So I guess you could say it’s like this great whirlwind of heartache and chaos from beneath my very own roof extending all throughout this world. Today I took an extra nap. I admit I’ve been feeling defeated with all of these problems and people that I cannot control nor fix. But then it dawned on me tonight…

I’m still in His hands. My God, my Father reminded me of how my 14 year old Chihuahua’s health has perked up and how she has come so far in but a couple of months. It was revealed to me by Him of just how far she had come and how bad her pain was. I recalled crying in my husband’s arms a couple of months ago when it looked like there was no hope at all. My baby was walking around with her tiny frame all contorted and whimpering along. I just knew she’d have to be put to sleep, forever… But we took her to the vet to get checked out. The X-ray showed that her spine was bent in the middle (the arch of her back) and the cartilages between the disks had worn so thin at the top. He didn’t mention putting her to sleep and I held my breath.

That day my husband, my mom and I returned home with some pain medication and antibiotic for her stomach and diarrhea episodes. We’ve went back a time or two for refills on the pain meds. She still requires maintenance but looks normal now. Sort of thin. There are days when she needs her meds…but my oh my, My God breathed on my dog, my baby!!!  And some days, she runs like a puppy. I can hardly keep up when I try and meet her at the mailbox! I know she is still elderly at 14 yrs old. If the Rapture of The Church doesn’t happen first, I will experience her loss. But not like I would have. I truly believe she will be in Heaven forever with me.

I now see that I have taken this all for granted. This MIRACLE! Of course The Lord knew all about our special bond and how she’s been there all along. Since before my Bipolar diagnosis and through the loss of my dad she has always been there. Sitting here tonight in the quiet gave me the ability to really think. The Lord reminded me that if He could do such a great thing for my  tiny dog, Little Bit, how much more great things could He do in the rest of my life. I was discounting Him. The Creator of The Universe. I am learning to walk by faith and not by sight.  All for His glory. God is love itself. God is compassion. All good things come from above.

I am so grateful for the hundreds of people that cared enough to respond in prayer during that time for me. PRAYER is so powerful. It is so important. It’s so awesome that The Lord has brought me into networks with all sorts of Brothers & Sisters in Christ. In these dark times we really need one another to keep that fire going. I just wanted to share this with everyone in hope that it blesses you and may bring encouragement to a hurting soul.

If you do not know the Lord Jesus Christ, He is only a prayer away! Find love beyond measure, peace that surpasses understanding, and the comfort of The Holy Spirit today! Don’t put it off. We never know what day may be our last.

Revelation 3:20  King James Version (KJV)

20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

 

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Romans 10:9-13 King James Version (KJV)

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

 

God bless ♥  †  ♥

 

Personal Journey

The Transplant

When I take a moment and pause to think about my life, I am overcome with joy and quiet laughter.  It’s because of the glory of God being revealed to me each day. His miracles are the sweetest things I’ve ever known. Every time with Jesus. He gives me butterflies.

Acts 2:25-28  King James Version (KJV)

25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:

27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.

He knows we have little strength.

Revelation 3:8  King James Version (KJV)

I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.

But He takes care of us!

Matthew 11:28 – Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 40:31 – But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew [their] strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; [and] they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 41:10 – Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

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Accepting the free gift of Salvation  (which comes through The Lord Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and He alone) CHANGES everything! With The Holy Spirit inside of you, a new heart and a new perspective… The Bible, God’s Word, will come to life unlike before you were saved! In Jesus you will find purpose. In Christ there is a peace that surpasses understanding. You are never alone.

Heart surgery was what I needed.

Ezekiel 36:26-27  King James Version (KJV)

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord, I encourage you to see Him now because the soul goes on. You were created by Almighty God and will exist forever either way. Jesus is the only way. I pray you will make Him your way today. God bless. ♥

Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
He’s listening and waiting eagerly to hear from you.
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Can’t You Hurry Up, God?

Lynn CowellBy LYNN COWELL

“But Sarai and Abram had no children. So Sarai took her maid, an Egyptian girl named Hagar, and gave her to Abram to be his second wife. ‘Since the Lord has given me no children,’ Sarai said, ‘you may sleep with my servant girl, and her children shall be mine.’ And Abram agreed.” Genesis 16:1-2 (TLB)

Why have you said, “No,” God?

The whole situation didn’t make sense. The job description fit me perfectly. And I just knew God had made me aware of that opportunity so I could move forward in my heart for ministry. Yet all the doors closed, and I couldn’t figure out why.

Weeks turned into years as the quicksand of discouragement pulled me under. I felt forgotten, and I often looked back on that lost opportunity with regret. Maybe there was something more I could have done to make it work? Why didn’t I try harder?

Time went on, and I was no closer to my dreams. I couldn’t understand why God kept me from that perfect position.

In today’s key verse, Sarai, Abram’s wife, was stuck too. God had promised them offspring — as many as the stars in the heavens (Genesis 15:5) — yet time was ticking. Sarai was growing older and worried she had yet to have a child.

Sarai may have believed she’d become invisible to God, and it was time to take matters into her own hands. She decided she wouldn’t wait any longer, so she devised a plan to get what she wanted.

And she got it, alright — a pregnancy plus a whole lot of trouble.

Sarai followed a common practice of her time and gave Hagar, her Egyptian slave, to Abram to become a surrogate mother. But her plan backfired. Hagar became pregnant and also a little haughty. With another person looking down on her barrenness, Sarai was more miserable than before.

If only she would have waited instead of manipulated.

Like Sarai, I had a hard time waiting on God. I couldn’t understand what was taking Him so long! Yet, when the perfect position opened down the road from my home, instead of a 1,000 miles away, like the other job, it all made sense.

So often now as I take my short drive to the office, I find myself very thankful I waited for God to provide.

If we can wait and not manipulate, God promises us He is always at work for our good (Romans 8:28). Even when the situation seems to be going the wrong way, we can trust that His way is best. We must be prayerful, wait and trust. Easier said than done, though, I know.

Yet when we wait and see God’s goodness come to past, we create a history with God, a repertoire of faith moments when we have seen God’s faithfulness. This foundation builds our faith in Him so we know we can trust Him again and again.

These stories, these faith-building encounters with God, are the same stories I share with my kids, helping them to trust God with their dreams for the future as well. Helping them also learn to wait and not manipulate.

Today, thank God for the times you have seen His faithfulness. If you are in a current struggle, pray for the patience to wait and not manipulate.

Lord, when life doesn’t go as planned, everything in me says, “Do something!” when You might be asking me to do nothing but wait. Give me faith to wait and not manipulate. To trust You fully, no matter how my circumstances appear. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” (NIV)

Psalm 130:5, “I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” (NIV)

Isaiah 30:18, “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” (NIV)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Do you know a young woman who needs to wait and not manipulate? Lynn Cowell’s Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants would be a good resource to give her.

Stop by Lynn’s blog today where she shares a beautiful download for those difficult times of waiting.

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
How have you been tempted to manipulate a situation in your life instead of prayerfully waiting for God to move?

Choose one of the verses above to have on hand when your mind wants to start planning instead of praying for God to move.

© 2015 by Lynn Cowell. All rights reserved.

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Prayers for Mama Harper

Prayer Request, everyone!

Christian Singer/songwriter Jamie-Grace and her family are going through a lot right now. Her mother Mona Harper, is in so much pain with pudendal neuralgia. My heart goes out to Jamie-Grace. I have watched my mother suffer in great pain too with another health problem. Let’s remember Mrs. Harper in prayer that God will see her through this and be behind the scenes in all of her treatment.

Most recent update:

6 Hours ago

updated on my mom… all I can do is look up… my view from laying in the bed with mom this morning. she and dad got in around 6am from the hospital. I used to think being discharged from the hospital was he ultimate victory but since this journey began I’m learning that’s not always the case.
my mom has a rare condition called ‪#‎pudendalNeuralgia‬. most everytime she goes to the ER (she has chronic, unbearable pain…) I hear her trying to explain what her condition is and what it’s like – to doctors. I know they may often be doing the best that they can but when you’ve heard someone in the medical field say they’re sending your ill mom home from the ER because they don’t know what else to do… when pain clinics won’t take on her case after she’s been on countless waiting lists… I can’t even begin to explain where our family is right now.
we love Jesus. we love Him dearly. and we KNOW God has a plan but my goodness the road to seeing it all isn’t close to easy. thank you for praying… thank you for loving on us… and I’ll be blunt and say that if ANYONE has ANY connections to a doctor or clinic that would be willing to help us… please let us know… jgracepro@gmail.com / My parents continue to be the most incredible fighters I know… Pastoring our church, managing @itsmorganmusic and I and being so devoted to eachother during this time… I don’t know how to end this… I don’t really know what else to say… All I can do is look up…

Facebook post by Jamie-Grace 22 hours ago.

my parents are currently at the hospital… your continued prayers are always appreciated… my mom is stable, this is another part of our journey smile emoticon here is her post..: #Repost @mamamonaharper
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Taken to the hospital via ambulance. Prayers needed. This picture was from yesterday when I worshipped God like it was my first and last time…as usual. Comforted by my husband’s words from on high… Even though the battle is the Lord’s you still have to show up. I decided some time ago that I would be dressed up for the battle.
#prettywithathorn ////////// This is Jamie Grace again, please, before you comment “what’s wrong?” please visit imafighter.org/mamamona for her story. at this time that’s the best info I can offer you, thanks

You can read Mrs. Harper’s Story below.


“My Mom’s Fight by Jamie Grace”

She fights with her hair & make up done, her favorite pumps and dress and with a constant assurance that her Faith is the drive for her fight. You would never know my mom was facing a battle unless you were to ask and the height it all began in January.

Over the last 5 years my mom has faced various health challenges and last year was diagnosed with a rare condition called pudendal neuralgia. As a result of her condition she began struggling with every day tasks some as simple as walking or sitting up. As a manager in the music industry and a pastor alongside my dad she began working primarily from home and making adjustments as to not overwork herself however if you’ve ever met my mom (or me, the jr version) then you know that’s a challenge. Over the years she has been a mom (“mama mona”) to the motherless, a friend to the friendless, a teacher to the teacherless (she started a private school and a homeschool co op when i was in grade school) and just about everything else she could become to serve others. It’s not my mom’s norm to have to fight for her own life. She’s used to fighting for everyone else’s.

As with any medical condition our family, and many of our friends, spent forever on the good ole Google trying to find a cure for mom’s condition. It has many complications and while the risk for her life is not close to being the highest, the quality of life is one of the most common adjustments. Additionally, barely any doctors even know about pudendal neuralgia and all of the ones we could find had waiting lists longer than anything. Eventually we found a doctor in Boston willing to take mom’s case and try an experimental surgery. It took months to get the appointment and in January my dad took off work, my grandma (his mom from Texas who, to my heart’s break, isn’t a Cowboys fan but that’s another post) flew to Boston and the three of them embarked on a journey with mom.

My sister Morgan and I flew in the day after the surgery and flew out that next morning, we (along with my tour manager/brother in law) were on a tour called The Roadshow and could only be we with her for a few hours. However, I could see the hope in her eyes. I could see the peace in my dad’s. I could see the compassion in my grandmother’s. I could see the kindness in the eyes of the nurses and the friends (Duncans, we love you) who had picked us girls up from an airport an hour away to make sure we got to the hospital to see our mom. There were so many positive emotions in that room. It was hard to think she had just been through a 5 hour nerve-related surgery. Or maybe it was the obvious.

Considering mom’s condition, her physical recovery post surgery could be up to 5 years.

Typically when I say that to friends who ask “how’s your mom?” I see them tense up and slowly nod. Acting as though they were completely expecting that answer. They immediately resort to, “but your mom’s a fighter…” or “I’ll be praying for her” which I love, mom loves, and we appreciate more than anything. But the reality is, being a fighter doesn’t always mean that the battle is coming to an end. Sometimes it means you’re halfway through, sometimes it means it’s only begun and in many cases it means that you don’t know where you are but you know it’s still worth the fight.

Over the last few months we have had the most extreme of many situations. I have seen my mom cry more than any daughter should have to. I have seen my dad hold her when many husbands would’ve walked away. I have seen my mom laugh at the smallest moments and learn how to sit at home watching cable television (She literally hates sitting at home and does not like watching TV too much. She’s usually out starting after school programs, visiting and encouraging inmates and decorating houses for low income families – not kidding). I have seen my mom’s management company grow with more staff members and interns who are incredible at working with her to get the job done.

Through the pain, tears, fear, frustration, confusion… I’ve witnessed joy, true love, compassion, peace, loyalty, Faith… seeing my mom go to church for the first time in months. Watching her learn how to walk again, using her walker proudly. Seeing her learn to sit up again. Seeing her realize she has to stand more than sit so watching my dad request bar stool tables at restaurants because he refuses to sit without her. Seeing my brother in law and sister move back home for the last year and a half to be near her. Seeing our church members bring over dinner when they know the kids are out of town. Seeing the NOW guys and my band/crew love my mom when her own kids aren’t home. Just two nights ago, seeing some of her closest friends and family members gather at my house for her birthday party. Not only celebrating her 48th, but celebrating her life as a whole.

Yes, there is pain.

Yes, there will be healing.

Yes, there will be freedom.

But yes… there will be pain.

I don’t know how long this specific journey will last for our family, but I know that we serve a King who will be with us every step of the way. I know that He has put my mom’s coworkers, friends, church family and family in her life for a reason and I’m grateful that they are there to encourage her daily.

Mother’s Day used to mean asking my dad for $10 to buy my mom a card and a gift. Obviously as I’ve gotten older things have changed but even now it’s not a matter of picking out something cute for her to rep next time she goes out (even thought I totally got her new cowboy boots…). I guess it’s partially because I’m an adult, but Mother’s Day now? It’s a completely different story. It’s about sitting there with my mom, through pain or joy, and taking in all of who she is.

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Her wisdom, her humor, her laugh, her joy, her jokes, (if you can’t tell the lady is straight up HILARIOUS) her advice (about guys… let me tell you… it’s on point), her strength, her fight… because at the end of the day women don’t become mothers for themselves. Motherhood – the most selfless and underpaid position ever – is a job centered around molding someone else into who they’re gonna be. I  pray that I’ve taken enough notes and continue to keep my pen ready. She has much more to teach, I have much more to learn, and I couldn’t be more appreciative that my trainer is the most well equipped fighter I know.

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. -Proverbs 31:25-31

Mucho amor,
Jamie Grace


Thanks everyone for praying for our Sister Jamie Grace. , her momma and family.

Amen.

Christian Persecution, helping others, Iran, Release Saeed Abedini

Save pastor Saeed trapped in Iran: Less than 24 hours!

Time is running out.

Right now, Iran and the U.S. are seated at the table negotiating a nuclear deal.

At the same time, Congress is considering critical legislation to legally review that deal.

We have about 24 hours to get an amendment passed legally requiring Pastor Saeed’s release before any deal with Iran is finalized.

We’re aggressively fighting on Capitol Hill, working directly with Members of Congress.

Our message is simple: No deal unless Pastor Saeed and the other U.S. citizens being held hostage by Iran are freed.”

-Jay Sekulow
ACLJ Chief Counsel

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Please sign HERE

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Thank you,

God bless.

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*Magnified Monday*

Good morning everyone!

Everyday matters. Everyday is unique.

You woke up today, you can see, you can read.

So consider the good things as you breathe…

Let’s start our week out with some encouraging, inspiring and motivating posters. 🙂

#God #loves #you! Even if you are in the darkest hole and you think there is no way out remember this! <3

I Absolutely Love This Quote❤❤

God is our peace. Amen.

Psalm 43..."Send forth thy light and thy truth to guide me"...my 10X daily prayer.

Ezekiel 36:26  A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

I Love YOU, more than the stars in the sky that I taught how to shine! You are Mine and You SHINE for Me too!

I love this verse!  What a comfort this is!  Thank you, God, for your goodness and grace!  Help me to be a better servant in 2013.

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/161038748/i-am-the-daughter-of-a-king-quote-vinyl

And have a continuos relationship with him that changes your heart to reflect His, which transforms how you live Yes.

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Grateful.

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Is your life just too much, and all spiraling out of control? Mine sure was.

Lord Jesus, heal me. Heal in me whatever you see needs healing. Heal me of whatever might separate me from You. Heal my memory, heal my heart, heal my emotions, heal my spirit, heal my soul. Lay Your hands gently upon me and Heal me through Your love for me. Amen.

Do not pass by a man in need, for you may be the hand of God to him. -Proverbs 3:27

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Have a great week my friends!

God bless!