"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Saturday, May 30, 2009

GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER SUNDAY

Though this is from 2006, it is a very comprehensive coverage
of the
GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER
Email from GDOP:
Dear Friends,
We are very happy to inform you that GOD TV, a long-time partner of GDOP will once again be broadcasting on the Global Day of Prayer, Sunday, 31 May 2009. They will be crossing over to Brazil in South America, Hong Kong in Asia and Cote ‘d Ivoire in West Africa. Don’t miss it LIVE and exclusive only on GOD TV on DIRECTV channel 365 in the USA. You can also tune in on the GOD TV web stream from absolutely anywhere - your work, home, school or even college!
Visit http://www.god.tv/ to enjoy this groundbreaking event and access latest show times and local tuning instructions for your region. Be part of this historic day when the whole world (220 nations) will be joined in prayer from where the sun rises in Fiji till it sets in Hawaii.
Go to http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/ and click on your continent to see where an event is held near to you or organize to meet with some other believers for time in prayer for the world.
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A Prayer for the World
They lifted their voices to God with one accord…” –Acts 4:24
Almighty God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit,Together with believers all over the world, We gather today to glorify Your Name.You are the Creator of heaven and earth.There is no one like You, holy and righteous in all Your ways.We submit to Your authority as the King of the universe.
We pray with one voice to enthrone You in our hearts and to honour You before the world.
Lord God, You alone are worthy of our praise and adoration.
Our Father in heaven, Thank You for loving the world so greatly. You gave Your only Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross for our sins so that we could be reconciled to You. We are grateful to call You Father and to be called Your children. Nothing can separate us from Your love. Thank You Father, for adopting us into Your family because of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Lord Jesus Christ, You alone are worthy to open the scrolls of history, for You were slain and have redeemed us to the Father by Your blood. We confess that You are Head of the Church and Lord of all heaven and earth. May people from every tribe and language become Your followers so that Your blessing brings transformation among all peoples. Let Your kingdom be established in every nation of the world so that governments will rule with righteousness and justice. And may Your Name be great, from the rising of the sun to its setting. Jesus Christ, You are the Saviour of the world and the Lord of all. Father of mercy and grace, We acknowledge that we have sinned and that our world is gripped by the power of sin. Our hearts are grieved by injustice, hatred and violence. We are shamed by oppression, racism and bloodshed in our land. We mourn all loss of life in murder, war and terrorism. Our homes are broken and our churches are divided by rebellion and pride. Our lives are polluted by selfishness, greed, idolatry and sexual sin. We have grieved Your heart and brought shame to Your Name. Have mercy on us as we repent with all our hearts. God of mercy, forgive our sins. Pour out Your grace and heal our land. Spirit of the living God, Apart from You, we can do nothing. Transform Your Church into the image of Jesus Christ. Release Your power to bring healing to the sick, freedom to the oppressed and comfort to those who mourn. Pour Your love into our hearts and fill us with compassion to answer the call of the homeless and the hungry and to enfold orphans, widows and the elderly in Your care. Give us wisdom and insight for the complex problems we face today. Help us to use the resources of the earth for the well-being of all. Holy Spirit, we need Your comfort and guidance. Transform our hearts. Lord Jesus Christ, Because You were dead, but are now risen, and the Father has given You a Name above all names, You will defeat all powers of evil. Tear down strongholds and ideologies that resist the knowledge of God. Remove the veil of darkness that covers the peoples. Restrain the evil that promotes violence and death. Bring deliverance from demonic oppression. Break the hold of slavery, tyranny and disease. Fill us with courage to preach Your word fearlessly, and to intercede for the lost faithfully. Almighty God, deliver us from evil. King of Glory, Come and finish Your work in our cities, our peoples and our nations. We lift our voices in unison with believers from Africa and Asia, from the Middle East and Europe, from North and South America, and from Australia and the Pacific Islands—together we cry: Lift up your heads, O you gates! Be lifted up ancient doors so that the King of glory may come in! As Your deeds increase throughout the earth, and as Your blessings abound to all the nations, they will seek You, asking, “Who is this King of glory?” Together we will answer: He is the Lord Almighty! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Come fill the earth with Your glory as the waters cover the sea. The Spirit and the Bride say: Amen! Come Lord Jesus!
*prayers from GDOP Please see MISSION 4 MONDAY post for more prayers that have been available for the last 10 days and great world links!
MR. Linky does not seem to be appearing still so please leave link, name, title in comments!!! Sorry. If I can fix it, I will add each of you!

GLORIFY...Day 10 of Global Day of Prayer...

photo from: http://3ricko.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/for-the-glory-of-god-gives-it-light.jpg

Remember May 31st...is GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER!

10 Days of Prayer : Day 10 : Saturday, 30 May 2009

GLORIFY!

…for Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever. Amen.

Great and marvellous are Your works, LORD God Almighty!

Righteous and true are Your ways, O King of the nations!

Who shall not fear You, O LORD, and glory Your Name?

Because You alone are kind.

All nations shall come and worship before You, for Your righteousness have been revealed.

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours.

Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

May your glory and power be revealed through the humility, compassion and holiness of the Church, to all nations.

Manifest your kingdom again through signs and miracles until all nations kneel and worship at the name of Jesus.

The glory of the LORD will fill the earth as the waters cover the seas.

From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of Jesus Christ will be glorified.

Now unto You, the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever.

AMEN

For Prayer points and topics for the nations go to:

http://www.globaldayofprayer.com/pray_nations.php

http://operationworld.24-7prayer.com/

http://www.win1040.com/countries/

http://www.prayeurope.com

I have more of the Global day of Prayers at The Lighthouse of Prayer in the comments Prayers Lifted to the Throne of God & also at Mission 4 Monday here

Let's us bring GLORY to OUR KING in worship, praise, thanks and prayer for the world!!!

GLOBAL DAY OF PRAYER!

Jesus Jesus Holy One, God's precious Son You gave Jesus Jesus On the cross You took my shame Forever from my heart I'll say I live to worship You, Lord My King of glory Brought me to life Gave me wings to fly You are holy Heaven and earth declare Your praise Both now and evermore I glorify Your name Jesus Jesus On the cross You took my sin Forever from my heart I'll sing You are holy Glorify Your name Jesus Jesus Jesus I glorify Your name

Friday, May 29, 2009

THE HARVEST IS READY

Be sure to join Amy @ Signs, Miracles and Wonders for more TSMSS every week.
I chose the following YouTubes because of
GLOBAL DAY of PRAYER
May 31st, 2009
Choose ANY one:
the MESSAGE is the same
just different songs
To learn more about Global Day of Prayer, you can go here or watch a video from 2008 here
BUT THIS IS MY CHOICE FOR MY JOURNEY HOME ... MUCH PERSONAL MEANING FOR ME; LOOK at the WORDS here:
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Over at MISSION 4 MONDAY, I am sharing the YouTube of "LORD of THE HARVEST".
If I'm not linked up at Amy's, could someone link my post please! Thank you! God bless!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

"A new command I give you: Love one another. 

As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 

By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

JOHN 13: 34-35

My Weekly Memory Verse is just

John 13:35

Let us BE His DISCIPLES!

The purpose of Word filled Wednesday is to share God’s word (no famous quotes or other literature — only the beautiful word of our Father) through photo’s & a Bible verse! 

For more Word Filled Wednesday visit Amy Deanne at The 160 Acre Woods or e-Lisa from Extravagant Grace, our hosts alternate weeks.

 

LOVE from our PERFECT FATHER

Now here's the verse for ALL you PERFECTIONISTS!

Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Matthew 5:48

Each week I have been taking a verse from the Father's Love Letter to share and allow us to soak in His LOVE from HIS Letter to Me & YOU: the Bible. There are 52 verses in the FLL!
(FLL will represent Father's Love Letter). 
To see the letter in full you can scroll down and read or listen & watch a video of it. Or just go to the original site by clicking on FLL above in red.
So far I have covered these lines & the verses from FLL:
01. My Child... 02. You may not know me, but I know everything about you 03. I know when you sit down and when you rise up 04. For I am familiar with all your ways 05. Even the very hairs on your head are numbered 06. For you were made in my image 07. In me you live and move and have your being, for you are my offspring 08. I knew you even before you were conceived 09. I chose you when I planned creation 10. You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book 11. I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live 12. You are fearfully and wonderfully made 13. I knit you together in your mother's womb 14. And brought you forth on the day you were born 15. I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me 16. I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love 17. And it is my desire to lavish my love on you 18. I offer you more than your earthly father ever could
FOR I AM THE PERFECT FATHER
If you have time to follow this link and read the FLL devotional first, you will have a better understanding of what I am about to share and also be blessed by a real devotion on this verse from Matthew 5:48. I am far from an expert or perfectionist. (Though if you only knew how many times I try to go back and fix my comments or posts, you'd wonder...just never pleased with me).
I have to laugh because one of my dear blogging sisters just nicked on this topic briefly in one of her wonderful posts recently and I love how she worded what I will take many words to share:
"I cast no stones. My parents did the best they could with what they knew." ( I did not get her permission, so be kind).
All of us want to be loved unconditionally. If we have grown through various stages of our lives or seasons, we have come to the place where "children in our lives want us to love them unconditionally" and maybe even their children, which gets a little easier. As we go through this, we begin to realize that we might not be loved or even cared for as we hoped. As we grow into "third age", those blessed retired years, we are awakened abruptly to this reality and find ourselves once again not loved or cared for as we hoped. To me, this is a very sad situation! One might think that as life goes on, one would acquire more and more unconditional love and be comfortable in the love that surrounds us. Some cultures and in the past, our elders, were treated with more respect & their wisdom was respected as well. The mere fact of their years gave them respect, which there is sadly less and less in our society in these times. 
Somewhere along life's way, the realization of our parent's humanity hits us, as the FLL devotional pointed out. It may disappoint us and we may find ourselves disillusioned! I'm sure that our parents felt that way also as they were growing up. This is what struck me in the FLL devotional: And just like us, they were disappointed by their parents and could only pass on the love and acceptance that they received first.
Because WE WERE CREATED TO BE LOVED PERFECTLY and we must let go of the hurt or diappointment we experienced with our own parents to bring the new freedom of receiving the LOVE we have always hoped for from the Perfect Father. 
This is why generational curses have to be broken and the BLESSING needs to become a legacy.
I am not even sure of how to process all that the FLL devotional opened my eyes to see. It was more of the process of healing in my life that I needed. I was not holding on to unforgiveness or hurt from my parent's but this gave me an understanding of why they could not give me the LOVE & thus attention that I craved. 
PERSONAL PART:
I know very little of my parent's childhood but more than my siblings. I knew that both of them had many hardships in their lives and in their families. Until I read the words of the devotional, it never sunk in that my parents were products of their parents and could only possible pass on what they received. And with the size of their families and the hardships of the times that they lived, I can only imagine that no one took that special individual time to show each of them love and acceptance.
I only thought of their lives as my parents and now I took the time to think of their lives as children.
I only thought of how I was raised affected how my marriage and my children were impacted. I look at my many inadequacies but don't remember blaming them. Though I remember being blamed.
I will share a bit of my mom's childhood. I wish I knew more but I think I know more of her childhood than my father's. I can't think of anything I know of his childhood, just young adult life. My mother was born in 1921 in a small farming community in the southern part of my home state. I'm not sure how many years after she was born that her mother & father had twins. Her mother went into post partum depression but at that time, they did not know much about this, and she was taken away. So her father tried to care for the farm and the 8 children but it was more than he could handle especially with two baby girls...so the children were taken away and placed in a Children's Home on the west side of St. Paul. As I think about this, my mom & her older sister probable became the homemakers and took care of many of the responsibilities of their farm home. I don't ever remember having a conversation with my mom about this and I wish I would have. My mom became like a foster child of a family, but I think she was more like their servant. But the father of the family was very kind hearted, although I think I remember that the mother was not, rather cold. When I was born, they were who I knew as my "grandparents". And the sister of the mother was my "Auntie Marge", from where I was named Margaret. They lived next door to us when I was born. 
My mother had attended a wonderful Catholic boarding school and loved the Sisters(teachers). These are the days that she talked of with me and not many others. My mother was very sick for most of my life until she passed away. 
The problem with this whole picture was that I never knew my real grandparents. As far as I was told they did not even exist, until two things occurred that brought the truth into the light: when my French speaking grandpa showed up at our house in a police car for a visit. He remembered that my father worked with the police as a volunteer reserve and so he went there looking for him. I was 4 yrs. old and that's all I remember...
and the other occurence is when my real grandmother passed away and she was living in a nursing home in southern part of my state. Of course, my mom wanted to go with her family & wanted us with her. So, that's how I met my grandma at her funeral and wake.
So as I think about my mother's childhood or life, it helps me to better understand how my own needs were not met or really considered. My mom was a wonderful, hospitable homemaker. She did everything in our home; sew, cook, homemade candy & crafts. But there just was not any emotional or deep conversations. Even my sister was the one to tell me the "facts of life" story.
My mother was very loving & giving but she suffered alot for most of the life I saw from poor respiratory and other health problems. 
PERSONAL APPLICATION:
My disappointments can no longer stand in the way or be a stumbling block in my life. I have come to know God, the Father as my Father and relate to Him. I have looked to God for most of my life that I can recall to meet my love needs. He has never let me down. He has always picked me up.
He has never disappointed me but I don't think I thought of my parents as a disapppointment either.
Just not equipped. Just not capable of loving me. Just not pleased with me. Just not aware of who I was and wanted to be. Just not able to help me or our family to function normally because they were busy giving us all that they could to provide for our basic needs, but were missing all the other needs. Yet I know that my heavenly Father was there meeting those needs and drawing me close to Him and His LOVE, HIS PERFECT LOVE in every way. I guess I never understood their shortcomings or mine but now in the Light of the Perfect Father, I can see more clearly the LOVE!
I, too, cannot "cast stones"...my parents did the best they could with not only what they knew but also what had been given to them. In this relay race of life, we pass on the baton from one generation to the next. If we want to finish the race, we must determine to run our part of the race
with Jesus, and pass on ALL that He shares & shows us to the next generation & the next generation with a legacy from our Heavenly Father, who LOVES us and wants to father us perfectly
because He is Perfect in every way. We must run with determination and perseverance to not let anything deter us from the finish line. Our Perfect Father wants to perfect us.
SCRIPTURES:
Romans 5 , 2 Peter 1:5-7 & James 1:2-5  just took on new meaning for me:
 1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.6You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

2 Peter 1: 3-5

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.

James 1:2-5
Consider it pure joy, my brothers(and sisters), whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
Romans 12:12
Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.
1 Corinthians 13: 9-11
For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a (wo)man, I put childish ways behind me.
Does God really want me to "BE PERFECT....?
[Hint: it has to do with maturity; full age, full grown]
Complete in righteousness
The Message says it best:

"In a word, what I'm saying is, Grow up. 

You're kingdom subjects. 

Now live like it.

 Live out your God-created identity. 

Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you."

Matthew 5:48

The Perfect PRAYER comes from FLL:

Father, I confess that I have had wrong ideas about You. You are not like my earthly parents, for you are the Perfect Father. Today I choose to forgive my parents for not meeting all my love needs, because they could only give me what they received from their parents. I am thankful that You love me perfectly and desire to meet all my love needs. Please come and be to me, the Father that I have always needed. In the name of Your beloved Son Jesus, I pray ...

and my addition:

Help me to GROW UP & MATURE with wisdom from You. Since I am a Kingdom subject, teach me to LIVE like it. Thank You that I am Your Child, and have a God created identity that I can LIVE out intentionally today and each day forward. Help me to fail forward. Forgive me when I have failed others. Keep me Living graciously and generously toward others as You live in me & towards me. Let me shine with Your Love and Be Perfect as You are...Thank You for this lesson of "the Blessing" and giving me fuller understanding the the big picture. I LOVE YOU! I THANK YOU! Thank You for my mother & father! Thank You for bringing them home to Your Heavenly place & kingdom through Your mercy & grace! 

PERFECT LOVE from OUR PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER
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Peggy