Verse of the Day

Monday, December 12, 2011

Prayer of Healing

Psalm 41:3
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness. (NIV)
Healing Prayer

Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort,

You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask you to be with your servant in this illness. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal. So then, please send your healing Word to your servant. In the name of Jesus, drive out all infirmity and sickness from his body.

Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let him be filled with patience and joy in your presence as he waits for your healing touch.

Please restore your servant to full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of your Holy Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through his life.

As you heal and renew your servant, Lord, may he bless and praise you.

All of this I pray in the name of Jesus Christ.


source: Mary Fairchild

Monday, September 26, 2011

Our Faith IS a Person

“Our faith is a person; the gospel that we have to preach is a person; and go wherever we may, we have something solid and tangible to preach, for our gospel is a person. If you had asked the twelve Apostles in their day, ‘What do you believe in?’ they would not have stopped to go round about with a long sermon, but they would have pointed to their Master and they would have said, ‘We believe him.’ ‘But what are your doctrines?’ ‘There they stand incarnate.’ ‘But what is your practice?’ ‘There stands our practice. He is our example.’ ‘What then do you believe?’ Hear the glorious answer of the Apostle Paul, ‘We preach Christ crucified.’ Our creed, our body of divinity, our whole theology is summed up in the person of Christ Jesus.”

C. H. Spurgeon, in Lectures Delivered before the Young Men’s Christian Association in Exeter Hall 1858-1859 (London, 1859), pages 159-160.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

God Gives the Word in time of Need

I was talking to a friend over instant message chat today, and the situation need a Word from the Lord.  I'm not going to post here the context of that person's conversation but I do want to share how the Lord used me.  Not I Lord but You!

In response to how to get through a hard time:
  • You search for the goodness of the LORD ... here, today ... wait upon the LORD and be encouraged ...
  • God's voice is still and it is small ... the noise of the world covers it up ... getting yourself to a quite point (literally or not) centers you on His voice ...
Later on in the conversation:
  •  ... all of God's promises (in the Bible) are true ... but some are not just given.  They have prerequisites.  Some have us to just listen, other have us to call upon Him, while others have us in a state of asking for repentance.  Then there are ones that have us obeying the Word of the Lord ... but his Grace and Mercy covers all ...
  • For me, I needed to "fix" me first ... but before that I had to surrender all to God ... then He "fixed" me from the inside out ... I am human, I mess up ... but I have an advocate with the Father through His Son ... it doesn't give me a license to do what I want ... but it covers me when I miss the mark and fail ...
  •  ... if you are a saved child of God ... then forgiveness starts with forgiving yourself.
  • being a Christian has nothing to do with shame and guilt ... regardless of what you may have heard ... it simply has no part in the Love of God.
I post this because in reading back through the IM message, I became blessed to realize that He used me ... God, give the increase, in the name of Jesus, Aman.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Sharing a study on the names of God

I lead this study back in December of 2008 at my Church on a Wednesday.  I thought I would share this here at he start of new year to remind me and others of our focus and the importance of that name.

Link to this study on my Google document page.