Saturday, January 10, 2015

Ask for the Holy Spirit

"And this is the confidence (the assurance, the privilege of boldness) which we have in Him: [we are sure] that if we ask anything (make any request) according to His will (in agreement with His own plan), He listens to and hears us."    (1John 5:14 AMP)

"So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you."
(Luke 11:9 AMP)

Friday, January 09, 2015

Ask Jesus for a healing

"While Jesus was in one of the towns, there came a man full of (covered with) leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, Lord, if You are willing, You are able to cure me and make me clean.

And [Jesus] reached out His hand and touched him, saying, I am willing; be cleansed! And immediately the leprosy left him."  (Luke 5:12-13 AMP)

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Become an Overcomer

"For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith."
(1John 5:4 NLT)

What is this faith that overcomes the world?
Jesus is Lord.  Jesus is God. Jesus is Savior. Jesus is Emmanuel.

Believe and do this and you will become an overcomer.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Let Go and Let God

"In souls abandoned to God everything is efficacious, everything is a sermon and apostolic.  God imparts to their silence, to their repose, to their detachment, to their words, gestures etc., a certain virtue which, unknown to them, works in the hearts of those around them; and as they are guided by the occasional actions of others who are made use of by grace to instruct them without their knowledge, in the same way, they, in their turn, are made use of for the support and guidance of others without any direct acquaintance with them, or understanding to that effect. 

God it is who works in them, by unexpected and often unknown impulses; so that these souls are like Jesus, from whom proceeded a secret virtue for the healing of others.  There is this difference between Him and them, that often they do not perceive the outflow of this virtue and even contribute nothing by co-operation; it is like a hidden balm, the perfume of which is exhaled without being recognized, and which knows not its own virtue.”  (John-Pierre de Caussade, SJ)

Ask for and Enjoy the Holy Spirit

"And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us."
(1John 4:13 NLT)

"When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard. He will tell you about the future."
(John 16:13 NLT)

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Experience God’s Perfect Love

"This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins." (1John 4:10 NLT)

"Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love."
(1John 4:18 NLT)

No fear.  No worry.  No doubt.

Monday, January 05, 2015

We receive as we ask

"And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight."
(1John 3:22 KJV)

"Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession."
(Psalm 2:8 NLT)

Sunday, January 04, 2015

Come with your gifts and worship Jesus

"We have seen His star in the east, and have come with gifts to adore the Lord."  (Matthew 2: 2)

"Abba Father, accept the offerings of your Church, not gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but the sacrifice and food they symbolize: Jesus Christ, who is Lord forever and ever. "