May 25, 2016
I dont normally ask for prayer for myelf, but feel I need to. Hubby is on disability. I do home care. And am in pain. I have tendonitis in my right shoulder. Really in pain , have to hide it from my co-workers. I cant get it fixed, cause if I go down. we have no back-up plan financialy. Mortgage comes out of MY check!!I cant claim workmans comp. cause this has been an on going thing.So I am strapped. I jusr wish that he could obtain a p/t job. If God wants me in pain I need the strenght to endure it. Thx!!
May 13, 2016
[PHILIPPIANS 4:6-8 (NASB)]Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatevet is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.[ ] [PHILIPPIANS 3:2-3 (NASB)]Beware of the dogs, beware of the evil workers, beware of the false circumcision; for we are the circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh,[ ] FAITH (Ministry) PONDER ITEMS (BEGIN) I. Every One who knows Jesus as Lord and Savior has the faith of God. * Signs will follow those who believe (MARK 16:15-18). II. Jesus's words have not passed away (HEBREWS 13:8). III.Faith is not a mental issue - it's a heart, a spirit, an inner man issue. IV. The key issue of faith - whosoever believes! * Healing always comes, but it is not always received. * Jesus spoke, but not everyone was listening to hear and be healed. V. The Old Covenant laid out the promises of God to bring Jesus into the world as a man. * The New Covenant went into effect when Jesus was raised from the dead. VI. When you receive Jesus as Lord and Savior you are born again as a new creature (2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-19). VII.Jesus said you can hear His voice, so open your ears! Additional [faith ponder items] Scripture Holy: HEBREWS 2:14-15; LUKE 8:49-50; MARK 11:23; LUKE 2:4-7, 3:23, 23:33; GENESIS 3:6; LUKE 24:6; ACTS 2:1-4; EPHESIANS 2:8; JOHN 6:37, 16:13, 10:27. VIII. Jesus and Adam were both men in the earth exactly like God. Adam was tempted and sinned. Jesus was tempted, but did not sin! (HEBREWS 4:15). IX. Jesus's ministry began when He was baptized in water and the Holy Spirit (MATTHEW 3:16-17). * Jesus did nothing of Himself. He only did what He saw the Father do; and He only said what He heard the Father say (JOHN 5:19, 30). * Jesus ministered in words and actions as a man - not as the Son of God. X. Just as Jesus did miracles and healings as a man filled with God's Spirit, so you, being filled with the Spirit of God, can do the same things (JOHN 14:10-18). * We operate as Jesus did, by faith, and we please God (HEBREWS 11:6). * Doing the works of Jesus is simply doing what Jesus told us to do (JOHN 2:5-9). Additional [faith ponder items] Scripture Holy: JOHN 16:13; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:45-47; ACTS 2:31, 4; MATTHEW 7:13; JOHN 1:14; PHILIPPIANS 2:7; HEBREWS 1:3; ROMANS 10:9-10; LUKE 7:22. XI. To operate in faith you need revelation knowledge that comes straight from the Holy Spirit into your spirit. * You were born again when it was revealed to you that Jesus is the Son of God, and you chose Him to be your Lord and Savior. * Revelation knowledge: God-given insight into His Word. * To understand who you are in Christ, you need revelation knowledge. XII.Jesus is Lord of the faith world. * The devil is god of the natural feeling world that is based on fear. * Worry is meditating on the lies of the devil. * Fear is the opposite of faith. XIII.God has removed all your sin, so there's nothing to block your faith! Additional [faith ponder items] Scripture Holy: MARK 11:23-24; MATTHEW 4:4; JOHN 3:6; ROMANS 10:17; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7, 4:18; JOHN 20:25-29; 2 CORINTHIANS 4:4; MALACHI 3:13; PROVERBS 18:21; 1 JOHN 1:7-9, 2:1-2; ROMANS 8:1-2; ISAIAH 43:25. XIV.You have been made totally righteous (2 CORINTHIANS 5:17-21). * Jesus was made sin with your sin, so that you can be made righteous with His righteousness. You are righteous - in Him! In Christ! * You are not the old you. You have been born again! * You must change your thinking to match God's Word about you; * Thinking that you are the righteousness of God according to God's Word is thinking by faith (2 CORINTHIANS 5:21). o Thinking that you are healed by the stripes of Jesus is thinking by faith (1 PETER 2:24). o Renew your mind to the Word of God (ROMANS 12:2). XV. You were born of Jewish parents: God is your Father, Jesus is your blood-brother and the Holy Spirit gave birth to you. Additional [faith ponder items] Scripture Holy: MARK 11:24; ISAIAH 43:25-26; 2 CORINTHIANS 13:8; JOHN 5:19; ROMANS 5:17-19, 12:3, 12:2; 1 PETER 2:24; GALATIANS 3:13-14, 29; EPHESIANS 2:11; PROVERBS 10:22; PSALM 73:12; 1 TIMOTHY 6:10, 17; PHILIPPIANS 4:19; EPHESIANS 5:3. XVI.Jesus was made a curse for us that we might be blessed with the blessings of Abraham (GALATIANS 3:14). XVII.There are certain things that belong to you because you are a joint-heir with Jesus (ROMANS 8:17). XVIII.God's Word says He will never leave you, so you don't have to pray for God to be with you (HEBREWS 13:5). XIX.Prayer does not make faith work, but prayer won't work without faith. XX. Find a statement or promise in God's Word and know that it is the answer to the prayer before you pray it. So, pray the prayer around the answer. * For your prayer to be effective and your faith to work, you must forgive. XXI.You tell your flesh what to do, not the other way around. XXII.Say, "I am forgiven, I'm not condemned" (ROMANS 8:1-2). Additional [faith ponder items] Scripture Holy: ROMANS 5:6; MARK 4:14-17; LUKE 7:23; JAMES 2:8; MARK 11:23-25; 1 JOHN 1:7-9, 2:9-11, 3:23; EXODUS 20:13; MATTHEW 5:21-22; 2 TIMOTHY 2:3; MARK 12:30-31; ISAIAH 43:25; GALATIANS 5:24; 2 CORINTHIANS 5:7; MATTHEW 7:1; ROMANS 10:17. FAITH (Ministry) PONDER ITEMS (END)