"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

Monday, August 31, 2009

Worthy & Holy "DIGNO Y SANTO" Praising & Praying through the Storm

I LOVE THE SONGS that KARI JOBE SHARES IN SPANISH on this CD!
"Digno y Santo" means Worthy and Holy and God is certainly most worthy as this sample of Kari Jobe's CD "Le Canto" proclaims so beautifully! I always want to hear more from her worship.
You Tube video from Miami EXPOLIT 2009 "EXTREMA VIDA" - Extreme Life
Sound is better here but it's not the full song from her "LE CANTO" CD, which has 12 songs.
in case, you did not recognize the music, it's the "Revelation Song" click to go hear in English.
I'm joining SANDY @ God Speaks Today for a 40 day fast & prayer & her wonderful study on
"FREEDOM to HEAR GOD!" (see button in sidebar or visit her blog!) Keep her in prayer with me and join us in this journey. This worship song, certainly brings me to the place I need to be.
"Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You asking that You take my old, heavy garments of despair and heaviness. Make me new today. Give me a garment of praise so that I can be a display of Your glory and splendor. In Jesus' Name. Amen."
~ from devotional Today's Word "Garment of Praise" click to receive or read others.
What are you wearing today? Not on your physical body, but what's covering your mind and emotions? Are you clothed with despair and disappointment? Are you wearing "heaviness"?
"Provide for those who grieve…a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of His splendor " (Isaiah 61:3, NIV)
And Charles Stanley, In Touch ministry also has great devotionals, currently on PRAYER of FAITH:
A committed and consistent prayer life is essential for every believer who wants to grow in his relationship with Christ. Yet so many Christians struggle in this area.
What is hindering us?...click on In Touch and read the rest & see more.
Praising & Praying through the Storm of Hurricane Jimena in the Pacific Ocean (see blog post).
Please keep the coastal area in your prayers & Baja California.

It's Hurricane Season again!

Hurricane Jimena in the Pacific...
The news reports say 'dangerous' hurricane,
category 4 headed towards Cabo San Lucas,
which is across the Sea of Cortes from where
I am living, is the tip of the Baja California peninsula.
Cabo San Lucas needs your prayers! That Jimena goes further west or diminishes in strength.
Expecting the storm to bring heavy rain and winds, peaking at 4 p.m. local time Tuesday, the resort is closing all open areas, including outdoor restaurants and lounges in Los Cabos but that stops the cruise ships from bringing tourists & business here as well. And, of course, for the fisherman & their safety.

Jimena is expected to dump about five to 10 inches of rain over the region during the next two days, with some areas receiving as much as 15 inches.

The area is also expected to experience significant coastal flooding. Now that may become the problem here, getting around on the streets. But since my van is not working, I won't be driving anywhere and if I do need to go the buses splash well through the flooded streets. My rental house sits up off the street but the water always gathers in the street. Drainage/such as sewer sytems are not cleared and kept free of debris...hence the problem. Hopefully, my local store, a block from me stays supplied & opened. Guess, I better get to the store for dog food before the heavy rains come, then back on my knees.

I'm posting this, just in case I have internet service interruption, that you all will know what's up.

Two of my favorites, to get me through the STORMS, of every kind!

MONDAY WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE

JOHN 14:6
Need I say more?
Sharing
WEEKLY MEMORY VERSE
from
B.I.B.L.E.
This has been the verse for this past week to memorize & reflect on.
I already knew it in English and in Spanish as well.
It was the first verse I learned and assigned to my Spanish class to learn back in the 90's.
John 14:6 is a great verse for witnessing.
Our next verse will be:

Week 30

For Christ also died for sins once for all,

the just for the unjust,

so that He might bring us to God,

having been put to death in the flesh,

but made alive in the spirit.

1 Peter 3:18 (NASB)

The Power of Your Love
[if verses are not posted there you can always
click on this photo under the button in my sidebar]
Preview
and go to appropriate week
which is #30 this week
Jesus es el Camino, y la Verdad, y la Vida
JESUS is the Way
and the Truth
and the Life
[photo credit glitter-graphics.net]
NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH JESUS
NADIE VIENE AL PADRE, SINO POR JESUS
* graphic from Heartlight.org Click to Today's Verse to read on John 14:6 by Phil Ware

Sunday, August 30, 2009

EMPTY ME

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Each week, I tune in & totally enjoy a wonderful half hour experience & presentation of
with Pat Boone & Gary Bayer
Today's broadcast from Nazareth Village
...FLOWING WATER...LIVING WATER...
THIRSTING for more of JESUS!!!
Leviticus 11 (Ritual) Cleansing
"I am the LORD your God; consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am holy." (11:44)
To read more from Wikipedia on Mikvah (or mikveh) click on the word.
THANK YOU JESUS FOR BECOMING OUR LIVING WATER!
"Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."
Psalm 51:10
LORD,
Empty me so I can be filled by You!
LORD
*************** Added SUNDAY evening

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hear My Prayer O God on the 29th for Community

TODAY was the 29th and we were PRAYING for Our Communities!
"...praying for the communities in which we live,
the ministries in which we serve,
and the government and leaders who lead our country
(or your country)..." eLisa
Still time to PRAY for yours
Please go & visit eLisa
MUST read her beautiful words
to reflect on HOLINESS while you
listen to ???song
(well, what are ya' waitin' for...go listen...OK after mine)

Bless all his skills, O LORD, and be pleased with the work of his hands. -Deuteronomy 33:11

Lord, You are the author of all the skills of man. You are the God of all the earth, and of the highest heavens. Your gaze takes in the universe, and yet You know each one of our thoughts.

I bring our communities & government leaders before you right now, and ask that You would be pleased with the work of their hands. Bless their skills Lord and under-gird them as they seek to lead others. Bring to their minds what they have learned, and cause them to act decisively in the face of today’s challenges.

Anoint them in the work you have called them to, and give them wisdom to overcome every obstacle. Honor the hope Lord, of those who trust in our government leaders, and look to them for leadership. In Jesus name, amen. ~ Prayer Central Fetch a Prayer

SPANISH version since I'm praying for where I'm at...but you know this song in English
SO SING ALONG & Let's PRAY this for our CITIES
God of this City ~ Chris Tomlin
DIOS DE ESTA CIUDAD
translation is not the same in Spanish( )mean either 1 or the other I've seen
You’re the God of this City
Eres Dios de esta tierra You’re the King of these people
Eres Rey de este pueblo You’re the Lord of this nation You are
El Señor de (señores)(naciones), Mi Dios You’re the Light in this darkness
Eres Luz al perdido You’re the Hope to the hopeless
La Esperanza al cautivo You’re the Peace to the restless
Eres Paz al cansado You are
Mi Dios There is no one like our God There is no one like our God
No hay nadie como nuestro Dios For greater things have yet to come And greater things are still to be done in this City
Grandes cosas (vas a hacer) (por venir)
Grandes cosas (vamos a ver) (se harán)
en...Mexico...ohhh Greater thing have yet to come
Grandes cosas que vendrán
Grandes cosas (vamos a ver)(se harán) en...Mexico...aquí And greater things are still to be done in this City
Please see Prayers for America@ The Lighthouse of Prayer (prayer concern for each day of the month)

Friday, August 28, 2009

FIND YOUR WINGS...WISH YOU WERE HERE

Two great songs from Mark Harris: tell me which you choose
Find Your Wings (2005)
By Mark Harris
It's only for a moment you are mine to hold
The plans that heaven has for you
Will all too soon unfold
So many different prayers I'll pray
For all that you might do
But most of all I'll want to know
You're walking in the truth
And If I never told you
I want you to know
As I watch you grow
continuation of Find Your Wings Chorus:
I pray that God would fill your heart with dreams
And that faith gives you the courage
To dare to do great things
I'm here for you whatever this life brings
So let my love give you roots
And help you find your wings
May passion be the wind That leads you through your days And may conviction keep you strong Guide you on your way May there be many moments That make your life so sweet Oh, but more than memories Chorus:
It's not living if you don't reach for the sky
I'll have tears as you take off
But I'll cheer as you fly
WISH YOU WERE HERE (2005)
I wanted to tell you how closely I've kept The memories of you in my heart And all of the lifetimes that we had to share Live even though we're apart But don't cry for me 'Cause I'm finally free
(Chorus) To run with the angels On streets made of gold To listen to stories of saints new and old To worship our Maker That's where I'll be When you finally find me No don't you be weary cause waiting for you Are wonders that you've never known Just hold on to Jesus, reach out for his hands And one day They'll welcome you home And that's when you'll be Finally free Finally free (Chorus) I Wish You Were Here, I wish you were here And all of the dreams that you treasure Will soon come together And that's when your sorrow will find tomorrow And you will rise again (Chorus) We'll run with the angels on streets made of gold We'll listen to stories of saints new and old We'll worship our maker that's where we'll be When you finally find me I wish you were here
The words and lyrics to these songs are the property of MARK HARRIS and his respective music label.
After 20 years of ministry with 4HIM, Mark Harris brings his heart for worship and extensive experience together to bring the Elevate Worship Clinic to your church.
Check Elevate Worship out here. To read Bio of Mark Harris just click.
"Windows & Walls" is his newest CD. You can hear samples by clicking.
Loss of loved ones, adoptions, prodigals, etc. may make the words of my two chosen songs above strike your heart. For me, it was all of those and Mark Harris seems to know how to touch your life personally with his words. "Wish You Were Here" puts into perspective life & death with eternity.
Whatever you may be going through or even if you're not, my prayer for you is:
" ... that God would fill your heart with dreams, that faith gives you the courage to dare to do great things..." and that YOU will know that Our LORD is there for you whatever life brings ...so MAY HIS LOVE give you roots and help YOU find your wings!
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from luvmy4sons GREAT blog's sidebar
I was actually looking for Sheila Walsh and music from "Women of Faith" when God lead me to these songs. They are not new songs since they are from June of 2005 but new to me and healing words like the balm of Gilead to memories in my tender heart this end of the week. Both go with my earlier blogs this week on HOPE and more. Great sale price on CD (2007) from Sheila Walsh at Women of Faith Online Store! Unbelieveable...oh, how I wish I could get it...I guess I'll enjoy like this:
Find Your Wings
Come join Amy @ Signs, Miracles and Wonders for more Then Sings My Soul Saturday

IMAGINE!


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! Today we are looking at #33.


(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 (each one is linked to 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 19. For I am the perfect father 20. Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand 21. For I am your provider and I meet all your needs 22. My plan for your future has always been filled with hope 23. Because I love you with an everlasting love 24. My thoughts toward you are as countless as the sand on the seashore 25. And I rejoice over you with singing 26. I will never stop doing good to you 27. For you are my treasured possession 28. I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul 29. And I want to show you great and marvelous things 30. If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me 31. Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart 32. For it is I who gave you those desires



Ephesians 3: 20-21(NIV)
20 Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, 21 to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

These two verses conclude Paul's prayer for the Ephesians. Paul's spirit is soaring in this prayer. Just as my recent WFW had the wonderful Word in Isaiah of eagles that soar & the video of the eagles, where you could truly sense the beauty of being able to soar on eagle's wings and that's how it is when you are in God's Presence & filled with His power & sense your spirit AT ONE with HIS.

You need to read the full prayer of Paul in Ephesians 3:14-21*(below) to truly appreciate his expression of praise & worship to God. How he is so full of God's glory & in awe of God's power. Paul is filled with great expectations and in these two verses shows how he glorifies God, our Father, who is able to do far more than we can imagine or think because of the magnitude of His awesome power. God is not limited and how many times, we as humans want to limit God or place Him in our little box of who God is and He is so much more...

If you read the full prayer*, for me, it is this: the depth of His love that is beyond all measures, making Him immeasurable, more than we can imagine or ask. This alone is enough to praise Him greatly!

By looking at verse 21...we see clearly Paul's praise in four phrases:
1) TO HIM BE GLORY
2) To Him be glory in the church
3) To Him be glory in Christ Jesus
4) To Him be glory throughout all generations forever & ever

Paul is singing because he sees two things, not just one thing. He sees that the power of God over the church goes beyond what we can think. And he also sees that the love of God for the church goes beyond what we can think. Notice in verses 18–19. He prays that the church "may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge."

When God's love is joined with God's power in the heart of a believer, it must burst forth with a song of exaltation and a shout of "GLORY" from within this believer. Glory to God!

This is why Paul sings and until you can say with full confidence that you understand why Paul sings than you don't know the meaning of this verse nor the GLORY of our God! Indeed the sky is the limit as far as He is concerned. God knows no earthly barriers or boundaries that will keep Him from fulfilling the best plans and purposes for His children: you & me.

Here is how the FLL concludes this:
We can choose to live our lives in the confines of our own natural understanding and perceived limitations, or we can choose to believe what God has promised for us. That He is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us! 
Our Father is the biggest, strongest and most wonderful Dad in the universe and He has promised that He is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we ask or imagine!
*My prayer for YOU:

"For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom His whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name.

I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God."

Let us shout GLORY to GOD!

Let everything we do
SHOUT
of His Glory!

Let us not hold back or worship
in silence.

But lift our arms and give a shout.

Let your heart soar in admiration to the ONE
who deserves ALL our praise!


"The experience of having your heart soar in admiration to GOD depends on whether you have ears to hear and eyes to see that above and behind every admirable thing on earth stands the magnificence and beauty of God." ~ John Piper (1985)



Phil Ware from Heartlight.org shared in one of his Today's Verse like this:
"...Sometimes there is nothing left for us to do except praise God! While we may sometimes dream of doing great things for God and his Kingdom, the dreams aren't as big as God's plans. While we may be richly talented, influential, powerful, or rich, these are merely tools in God's hands, not symbols of our sufficiency. "God is able" has to be one of the best and most accurate phrases in the Bible. But this time, it's said about his work in you in me. He is able to do much more than we imagine to work through and in us. What can we say to that? Hallelujah!"
Loving Father, please help me better know and live Your will. I want to be Your vessel of ministry, healing, blessing, and hope to those around me. Please use me to Your glory today, and always. Almighty and Awesome God, do in our day what You did in past days. Give us faith to believe and then aMaze us at how shortsighted our faith really was. Give us vision to see Your plan and believe You long to do greater things. We ask this, not for ourselves or our reputation, but for Your glory and the salvation of our world.


"We have far greater power than we often realize. That incredible power is at work within us (see Ephesians 1:18-19). This promise of power, however, is tied to two opportunities God gives us daily. First, it is based on actively asking for God to do great things based upon a holy charged imagination. Second, it is based on our living to bring God glory. So let's ask, imagine, and give God glory; then let's praise him for doing far greater things than what we ask or even imagine!"

IN SPANISH (en el español) IMAGÍNATE


To my brother, Gary...Imagining your birthday in Heaven this day! Can't imagine a better way to celebrate your day! Loving you & thinking about you often, but especially today on your birthday! Happy birthday with much love & hope to see you in God's glory "when we all get to heaven." Hope you loved the Eagles & heard the songs! Just want to dedicate this day in remembrance of you and your heart for missions & art. I love you! Thank you for being my friend & baby brother. I came here to Resurrection Cemetery this summer when I was home but I knew you weren't there because you are here with me in my heart & my memories yet now enjoying heaven and Our Precious Savior Jesus Christ with mom & dad. Happy birthday, Gary! 
Gary Anderson
(1960-1990)

It's been such a long journey without you here.
I miss you, but at least I'm not dialing your number still.
I did "The Father's Love Letter" today
to honor our Heavenly Father on the day
He made you my baby brother to give Him thanks & praise for you!
I can only IMAGINE how great your celebration will be!
You'd be almost 50 and I miss you so...
you haven't age a day in my mind.




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DIOS TE BENDIGA
GOD BLESS YOU

always

Peggy