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Thoughts On His Presence

No matter where I am in life I can sense His presence.

Walking with Him…    talking with Him….

there’s a blessed assurance inside that tells me

He is near 24/7…

Protecting me. Guiding me.

In His presence, there’s peace & joy……..

inner strength, healing & power.

 

Leading me to a path that He thinks is best for me.

Prepares a path that is special.

And not only for me

But for those who seek Him with all their heart.

 

 

And in our journey, we may get sidetracked.

But He won’t let us fall or let us loose our way. Though at times we feel we are.

For He is the Way…. the Truth….    the Life.

His mercy, and compassion will always be there.

His Love is everlasting.

 

Anytime I listen to this song I can feel strongly His presence. A spirit of awe, holiness and love from Him…

Enjoy the song.

And no matter where you are in life, may He bless you in a special way like never before…. and may you feel His Presence especially today and the times when you need Him the most…

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This was emailed to me recently but have been going around for a few years now. It’s beautiful….

and I want to share it with you.

MORNING MOTIVATION

When I woke up this morning lying in bed,


I was
 asking myself;


What
 are some of the secrets of success in

life?


I found
 the answer right there,


in my very room.
 


KNEEL DOWN AND PRAY. 

Carry a Heart that Never Hates.

Carry a Smile that Never Fades.

Carry a Touch that Never Hurts..


HAVE A PURPOSEFUL DAY
IN THE LORD!
 

‘God Blesses you To Be A Blessing Unto Others’ 
THIS MUST BE OUR PRAYER 

NAME IT and CLAIM IT, BELIEVE IT and RECEIVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s a POWERFUL PRAYER!
When you are DOWN to nothing …. God is UP to something’

Father, in the Name of Jesus, bless me even while I’m reading this
prayer and bless the one that sent this to me in a special way. Open
Doors in our lives today, Save and set free!
Give us a double portion of your Spirit as we take back everything that
the devil has stolen:
****Emotional Health
****Physical Health
****Finances
****Relationships
****Children
****Jobs
****Homes
****Marriages
I cancel every plot, plan and scheme the enemy has devised Against us in
The NAME OF JESUS. And I declare:
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US WILL PROSPER.
I speak LIFE into every dead situation.
And, I thank you that nothing is over until YOU say it’s
Over! Speak prophetically into our lives and to our situations:
****our households are blessed;
****our health is blessed ;
****our marriages are blessed;
****our finances are blessed;
****our relationships are blessed;
****our businesses are blessed;
****our jobs are blessed;
****our children are blessed;
****our grandchildren are blessed;
****our parents are blessed;
****our siblings are blessed;
****our ministries are blessed;
****our decisions are blessed;
****our friends are blessed.
****Mortgages are paid and debts canceled; our hearts’ desire is on the
Way; According to YOUR perfect will and plan for our lives.
YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER FORSAKE US! IN JESUS’ NAME!
AMEN!

‘Safety is not the absence of danger, but is the presence of God

YOU must be the CHANGE you wish to see in the world. – – – Mahatma Gandhi

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – – –Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Think of prayers as blessings.

In every blessing there’s a door. In every door there are locks.

And to unlock those doors you need a key.

Here are the basic keys to in unlocking God‘s blessings. God answering our prayers.

1. FAITH – that does not DOUBT.

Mark 11:22-24

22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “ Have faith in God. 23  Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him. 24 Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be granted you.

No matter how bleak a situation is. God says if we do not doubt in our hearts, and believe we receive what we asked for. Then, it shall be done according to thy faith.

11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

 

2. Obedience

1 John 3:22

“and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.”

God answers our prayers like any father would to His children.

No good parent rewards rebellious children.

And that is the same thing with God.

Disobedience or sin separates us from God’s love.

You can’t expect God to bless us if we don’t keep his commandments and do the things that please our Heavenly Father.

Secondly, God wants the best for His children. Sometimes, what we ask for is something that either won’t be good for us or God wants something better for us.

And in some cases, it’s not the right time for us to have what we prayed for. So He delays the timing of having what we want. The problem is we give up too easily. We pout like little kids at times.

God wants us to have a “childlike faith” and not a “childish attitude.”

3. Forgiveness 

Matthew 18:23-35

23 “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants. 24 As he began the settlement, a man who owed him ten thousand bags of gold[h] was brought to him. 25 Since he was not able to pay, the master ordered that he and his wife and his children and all that he had be sold to repay the debt.

26 “At this the servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ 27 The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go.

28 “But when that servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred silver coins.[i] He grabbed him and began to choke him. ‘Pay back what you owe me!’ he demanded.

29 “His fellow servant fell to his knees and begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay it back.’

30 “But he refused. Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt. 31 When the other servants saw what had happened, they were outraged and went and told their master everything that had happened.

32 “Then the master called the servant in. ‘You wicked servant,’ he said, ‘I canceled all that debt of yours because you begged me to. 33 Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?’ 34 In anger his master handed him over to the jailers to be tortured, until he should pay back all he owed.

35 “This is how my heavenly Father will treat each of you unless you forgive your brother or sister from your heart.

We loose God’s favor when we don’t forgive from the heart… we shall reap what we sow…. if we can’t forgive, we won’t be forgiven the Scripture says.

Someone said, “you have to be a forgiver, in order to be a receiver….”

 

4. Praising God

Praise, according to the Scriptures, is an act of our will that flows out of an awe and reverence for our Creator. Praise gives glory to God and opens us up to a deeper union with Him. It turns our attention off of our problems and on the nature and character of God Himself.

As we focus our minds on God and proclaim His goodness, we reflect His glory back to Him. The results can fill you with peace and contentment ( Isaiah 26:3) and transform your outlook on life.

Very simply, we praise God because He is worthy of our praise ( 1 Chron. 16:25; Rev. 5:11-14). He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the King of kings and Lord of lords. He is our Creator, Provider, Healer, Redeemer, Judge, Defender and much more. (From CBN.)

So if we praise God more often it brings favor, grace and blessings in our life and our household.

Yes, faith, obedience, forgiveness and praising God causes God’s heart to melt for his children.

The Keys to God answering our prayers.

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In our journey in life, no matter how successful we may be, or happy, or satisfied. We are not exempt or can escape from the wear and tear and storms of life. The scars, the bruises. The valleys and the mountains. The heartaches and the tears life brings. We are all vulnerable even at our best.

The good news is that God promises that if we trust Him with a childlike faith, where we surrender the things we cannot control. Then, life becomes easier. Problems may not disappear the way we want them. But we can go and face them with such wonderful peace.

And he exhorts us to surrender everything to Him. He said,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-31

We know that through faith everything’s going to work out just fine.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28

So let’s not allow the pettiness of the day steal our joy.

And if you have problems as huge as the Himalayas. Let it not take away your peace.

Fear not…..

For He is with you… till the end of time.

Please take a moment to listen to this wonderful song. “Lift Up Your Hands.”

Let it lift you up.

Comfort you.

And reassure you of His love and care.

Let’s give praise and thanks to the One and only One God.

Here are the lyrics to the song before you hear the song…

Life is not all that bad, my friend, hmmm
If you believe in yourself
If you believe there’s Someone
Who walks through life without you
You’ll never be alone
Just learn to reach out,
And open your heart
Lift up hands to God,
And He’ll show you the way.

And He said, “Cast your burdens upon Me
Those who are heavily laden,
Come to Me, all of you who are tired
Of carrying heavy loads,
For the yoke I will give you is easy
And My burden is light,
Come to Me and I will give you rest.”

When you feel the world
Is tumblin’ down on you,
And you have no one
That you can hold on to,
Just face the rising sun
And you’ll see hope,
And there’s no need to run
Lift up your hands to God,
And He’ll make you feel all right.


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This is such a beautifulbeautiful….         thing written by a French priest in 1954..

Priest prays on Sunday Night

It is so touching……….         inspiring………..       and uplifting…………

to those who always give…………..  love…………..         care………….

Don’t change or give up just because……….

You owe it to yourself to read this……….         share this…………..       live this……………*

Tonight, Lord, I am alone.

Little by little the sounds
died down in the church.
The people went away,
And I came home,
Alone.

I passed people who were
returning from a walk.
I went by the cinema
that was disgorging its crowd.
I skirted café terraces where tired strollers
were trying to prolong t
he pleasure of a Sunday holiday.
I bumped into youngsters
playing on the footpath,
Youngsters, Lord,
Other people’s youngsters
who will never be my own.

Here I am, Lord,
Alone.
The silence troubles me,
The solitude oppresses me.

Lord, I’m 35 years old,
A body made like others,
ready for work,
A heart meant for love,
But I’ve given you all.
It’s true of course, that you needed it.
I’ve given you all, but it is hard, Lord.
It’s hard to give one’s body;
it would like to give itself to others.
It’s hard to love everyone and to claim no one.
It’s hard to shake a hand
and not want to keep it.
It’s hard to inspire affection,
only to give it to you.
It’s hard to be nothing to oneself
in order to be everything to others.
It’s hard to be like others, among others,
and be an other to them.
It’s hard always to give
without trying to receive.
It’s hard to seek out others
and to be oneself unsought.
It’s hard to be told secrets,
and never be able to share them.
It’s hard to carry others
and never, even for a moment, be carried.
It’s hard to sustain the feeble
and never be able to lean on one
who is strong.

It’s hard to be alone,
Alone before everyone,
Alone before the world,
Alone before suffering,
death,
sin.

Son, you are not alone,
I am with you.
I am you.
For I needed another human vehicle
to continue my Incarnation
and my Redemption.
Out of all eternity, I chose you.
I need you.

I need your hands to continue to bless,
I need your lips to continue to speak,
I need your body to continue to suffer,
I need your heart to continue to love,
I need you to continue to save,
Stay with me.

Here I am Lord,
Here is my body,
my heart,
my soul,
Grant that I may be
big enough to reach the world,
Strong enough to carry it.
Pure enough to embrace it
without wanting to keep it.

Grant that I may be a meeting-place,
but a temporary one,
A road that does not end in itself,
because everything to be gathered there,
everything human, must be led to you.

Lord, tonight, while all is still
and I feel sharply the sting of solitude,
While people devour my soul
and I feel incapable of satisfying their hunger,
While the world presses on my shoulders
with all its weight
of misery and sin,
I repeat to you my “yes”
—not in a burst of laughter, but slowly,
clearly, humbly.

Alone, Lord,
before you,
In the peace of the evening.

– – – written by Fr. Michel Quoist, 1954, France

May God give you His Peace.

Lift you up…..

Give you strength….

And guide you in all you do***

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Heavenly Father, before I lay down to rest tonight, I thank you for all the blessings you have sent my way and my family today.

 

 

Forgive me………

For all my blunders & pride

For the times this day I lacked compassion

When I lost my composure

Became overly critical and judgmental

And for my ingratitude and ungratefulness this day

Lord have mercy……..

 

Touch my body…

My mind

And my spirit with your love and grace*

 

This moment with you my is so precious…..

Wonderful………

And peaceful………..

 

I give you all that I am.

The thoughts in my head

And the things deep in my heart

I give to You.

Purify them and sanctify them

That they may be holy for You are Holy.

 

Let your angels watch closely over me and my family in our sleep.

And if this be my last prayer before I lay down to rest

May your Grace & Mercy find me worthy to be with You in Paradise eternally….

With all my love,

Amen.

 

 

 

 

 

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LORD, You said that whenever 2 or 3 are gathered in your name you will be there in their midst.

 

We seek your presence to honor You and worship You. Myself and the person praying with me today

We give you thanks and all the praise for your Goodness, Mercy and Love.

A Love that knows no bounds or limits.

Though we might not understand everything about You and your ways…

We know one things is absolutely and certain

That You – Love us so much that You sent your only Son to die for our sins.

 

And though we may stumble along the way;

there You will YOU be…

Waiting…………..

Patiently………

And lovingly………

 

Light my way O Lord especially in times when I am afraid…

Remind me of Your Divine words and wonderful promises that assures me that You will always be there for me.

When the cares of the world starts to get to me –

You will hold me and embrace me to comfort me lighten my burdens

When my well runs dry;

You shall let me rest to green pastures to refresh me…..

You shall fill my cup with a renewed faith… energy…….. hope…..  love……..

 
Today as I walk out in this world let Your Holy Spirit shine through me to spread and share your message of Love and Forgiveness that it may give them hope…………

Like I hope in You.

Amen.

Below is a video of one of my favorites Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith.

Be blessed…………….*

 

 

 

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