God Knows You & Wrapped You in Eternity

Wait on the Lord

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O LORD, you have searched me and known me!Psalm 139:1

O LORD, you have examined me and understand me deeply.

You know my highs and my lows.

You see my rest and my works.

My rest is in You.

My works are Your works, prepared from before the foundations of the world.

You knew that You would empower me to climb the Great Wall six months after You healed me.

You know my thoughts and my words before I know them.

The Holy Spirit prays for me when words escape me.

You protect me and lead me.

You protected my body in the car crash.

I don’t know myself, but You know me. My thoughts are not Your thoughts.

I don’t understand why I do what I don’t want to do, but You know.

You are with me in my failure and in my success; in my despair and…

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Prayer for Spiritual Awakening

Dr. Tony Wolfe

“Lord, I have heard the report about You; Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath, remember mercy!” (Habakkuk 3:2, HCSB)

The prophet was faced with the immanent destruction of his people. The Chaldeans were on their doorsteps, preparing to lay waste to the nation that God had once blessed as a chosen and prized possession. What went wrong? How did we get here? How did we end up at the hand of God’s wrath when our nation was born at the hand of His favor? How did we come so far from justice and righteousness?

“This is why the law is ineffective and justice never emerges. For the wicked restrict the righteous; therefore, justice comes out perverted,” (1:4).

I’m no Habakkuk, but with just a cursory look one can surmise that 21st Century America seems…

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Revival (Jul 23)

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Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 78:1-16 | 2 Chronicles 7:11 – 10:19 | Romans 8: 9-21 | Proverbs 19:26

Today’s Scripture Focus: 2 Chronicles 7:11 – 10:19

If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV)

When they get together to pray, it is very common to hear Christians praying for revival. They wax eloquent about how “this world” needs revival and about how bad things are today in “the last days.” In the abstract, everyone seems to want revival. Who wouldn’t want the church to be growing, exciting and alive? Who doesn’t want to see lives transformed by powerful encounters with the manifest presence of God? But when you get specific, few…

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God Responds, He Doesn’t React

Daily Manna

jesus-with-children-0401Most people do not like discipline/correction and end up hurting themselves in the end, raising disobedient children, and breaking God’s heart! They have problems and just simply do not know HOW to deal with it, and want to figure it out on their own instead of asking God for help. So then when correction comes the enemy puts that lie in their minds that no one loves them, but that is not true

“Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” – Isaiah 43:4

Just because God disciplines us does not mean He doesn’t love us, it simply means our “problems” are not acceptable to Him and we need to crusify our flesh and learn to control ourselves. Think about a child that keeps going by the hot stove and…

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The Formula for Rejoicing always

Pastor Kevin Talks

Sometimes, what Paul said seems peculiar.

4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4-7, NIV)

Do the first five words seem odd to you?  How can anyone “rejoice always.”  Life is hard.  Troubles sometimes plague us like rabid dogs.  How is rejoicing always even possible?

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