Saturday, April 26, 2014

Give thanks for answered prayer

"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. My strength and my courage is the Lord, an he has been my savior.  
The joyful shout of victory in the tents of the just."  (Psalm 118: 1, 14-15)

The pure joy of answered prayer is unbelievable.  Have you experienced it?  Keeping a list of answered prayers could provide a strategic shield in the next warfare which is just round the corner.  It occurred to me recently that the reason why I forget answered prayers is that I do not sufficiently etch them into my memory.  I keep daily journal to be sure and have done so for a longtime.  But journals and diaries could be like books stacked on the bookcase gathering dust.   The written word has been called a dead letter.  The living word is the one in your heart that you can use here and now.  That word that makes you leap up and dance.  That is what I want the list of answered prayer to do for me.  I want to dance with every answered prayer.

But how do I accomplish this?  I will from hence forth celebrate every answered prayer.  I placed an order on Amazon for a bell after searching for one in vain in the Houston area.  I received the bell with joy some days ago.  Once I have a prayer answered, I will ring the bell and dance around my apartment singing a praise song to God.  This I hope will reinforce the journal entry and makes forgetfulness more difficult.  I hope it works.  I will ring the bell not just for the big favors.  Small, medium and big favors will all be celebrated with the chiming of the bell.

Friday, April 25, 2014

The Name of Jesus is a Strong Tower

Acts 4:11-12 "This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” "The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe." (Proverbs 18:10)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Scripture cause our heart to burn with faith

"He said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”  (Luke 24:  44)

Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.

Dear Jesus, you opened the minds of your disciples to understand the Scriptures after your Resurrection.  Do the same for us, O Lord.  Open our minds to understand the Scriptures so that our hearts will burn within us as we listen to you. Teach us Lord and help us to share what we learn from you.  Amen!

Monday, April 21, 2014

I was dead but now I am alive forever

"Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”  Matthew 28: 10)

This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Today is the day of Easter joy!

This is the morning on which the Lord appeared to men who had begun to lose hope and opened their eyes to what Scripture foretold:  that first Jesus must die, and then He would rise and ascend into His Father's glorious presence.

May the Risen Lord open our eyes to recognize Him in the Scriptures and in the Breaking of Bread.