December 29, 2018 hiswarringhandmaid 1 comment

Help my unbelief Lord

Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.
Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.
And He is SO good, He does.

 

So He asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?”

And he said, “FROM CHILDHOOD. And often he has thrown him both into the fire and into the water to destroy him. But if You can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.”

Jesus said to him, “IF you CAN believe, ALL things ARE possible to him who believes.”
Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”

When Jesus saw that the people came running together, He rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, come out of him and enter him no more!” Then the spirit cried out, convulsed him greatly, and came out of him. And he became as one dead, so that many said, “He is dead.” But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.” ~ Mark 9:21-27 (CAPS and bold my emphasis)

We see in Mark 9, a desperate father who sought Jesus for his son’s healing and deliverance, and like all of us who’ve been in a dark and terrible situation for far too long, it becomes harder and harder to hope in those dark valleys, but God is SO good, He even helps us with our faith when we ask Him.

Immediately upon the asking, mercy and compassion showed up and honored a father’s desperate prayer for faith help. Jesus’ answer – only love – He totally set his son free.

O God, we cannot measure Your goodness, mercy, and faithfulness, but we know Your name is Faithful and True [Revelations 19:11].

December 28, 2018 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

PSALM 139:16

In Psalm 139:16, we see God wrote a story about each of us – a story about HIS perfect will and plans for our lives. But we see that, often, we are not living out our Psalm 139:16 story.

Though, HIS intentions for our story are good, we have free will and live in a world at war with the principalities and powers of darkness whose sole intentions for us are bad, and they are working overtime to rob us of our God given destinies.

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

JOHN 10:10

From the womb (think abortion) and all throughout our lives, the enemy wants to steal, destroy us or get us to forfeit God’s Psalm 139:16 story for our lives, rendering us weakened, sidelined, ineffective, or settling for a powerless, imitation life, far below God’s intentions for us and sometimes, even using us to feed into the enemy’s plans, aiding and abetting the father of lies dark kingdom when he tempts us and we fall into sin. Thus contributing to our own destruction.

In the spiritual war we are in, the enemy uses sickness, disease, people, and sin to destroy our TRUE identities as God’s sons and daughter.

But praise God for being able to repent and turn from our wicked ways and being received with our Heavenly Father’s open arms because of Jesus!

He sent HIS WORD and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!

PSALM 107:20-21

His Word is Jesus! (John 1)

God is good with only good intentions for us.

Devil is bad with only bad intentions for us.

Period.

To know Jesus is to know the Father.

Prayer

Father, I cry out to You to bring about Your Psalm 139:16 intended will and plans for my life. Resurrect and redeem YOUR story for my life every place the enemy has destroyed and stolen it, every place I have forfeited it and gotten off its path from past choices. Through abuse, the enemy sought to destroy my identity for years to thwart my God given purposes, to destroy my worth, to get me to settle for an imitation life, but You are good and through You and Your Word, You’ve been awakening me to all I am in Christ. Thank You, Jesus! Help me stay on the narrow path with You, so I can walk out my beautiful story, preserve my life, preserve Your story for me, so I may be a blessing to those around me and co-labor with You for the good on Your kingdom the way You intended. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

December 28, 2018 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

Psalm 139 16

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

PSALM 139:16

Ask God to reveal a theme for your life in relation His Psalm 139:16 plans and purposes for your life.

Prayer

Holy Spirit, I desire to live Your intended plans and purposes for my life according to Your Word in Psalm 139:16. Reveal to me any themes in relation to them, so I walk in them and know how to pray. I wait with expectation for You to give me a knowing by Your Holy Spirit or reveal it to me over time. Thank You for the wonderful things You have planned for me as I abide in You, let You lead me, and walk the narrow path with You. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

A Psalm 139:16 theme of mine He revealed to me:

CHILDLIKE FAITH

December 24, 2018 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

 

Jesus - Prince of Peace

 

And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all peoples to Myself.

JOHN 12:32

Lord, we celebrate You always but take the time to remember Your coming into the world as its gift during Christmas. Your Word says when we lift You up from the earth that You will draw all peoples to Yourself. May we remember to lift You up always and everywhere, so by Your Holy Spirit, ALL peoples will come to know the One we call Wonderful.

December 24, 2018 hiswarringhandmaid No comments exist

 

Merry Christmas - Luke

Lord Jesus, thank You for the gift of Yourself to all who’ll receive You. Thank You for humbling Yourself as a tiny babe, living amongst us to know us fully, enduring shame, hate, ridicule, betrayal, and so much more, and for dying to pay all that we should owe, then raising Yourself again, so we too can be made new, made clean, made victorious sons and daughters of the King.

I love you, Lord.

Merry Christmas to you and yours. May it be blessed because you know the Gift.