Two is Better than One

Mark 6:6b-7 NIV Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.

Two by two in discipleship was wise then and is wise now. Two is better than one. When you have someone with you, there is encouragement and support from each other (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10). You can pray while the other speaks. It helps to resist in temptations and gives more power over the enemy (James 4:7 & Deuteronomy 32:30).

Father God,

Thank You for all of the good gifts that You give to us, Your children. You bless us continually and we appreciate everything You do for us. We are sure there are things that You are doing that we do not even see. You are wise, loving, kind and compassionate. Thank You for the guidance in Your word. As we go out to minister to others, may we go forth, when possible, in twos. We give You all of the praise and we ask all things in Jesus name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Reparations

Reparation defined is the making of amends for a wrong one has done, by paying money to or otherwise helping those who have been wronged.

Matthew 5:23-25 NASB Therefore, if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there you remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering. 25 Come to good terms with your accuser quickly, while you are with him on the way to court, so that your accuser will not hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the officer, and you will not be thrown into prison.

1 John 4:20-24 NKJV If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 21 And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.

Matthew 12:50 NASB For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother, and sister, and mother.

It is time for us, as children of God, to make reparations in our lives to all we may have wronged either knowingly or unknowingly. Come clean. Lay all our cards on the table. We cannot hide anything from God. Now is the time to make things right. Pray and ask God to reveal it to you if you have offended anyone at any time. Be open and honest.

Father God,

You know everything and there is absolutely nothing that we can hide from You. You are Alpha and Omega the beginning and the end, the first and the last (Revelation22:13). There is nothing You cannot do (Luke 1:37). We come before You today seeking Your revelation in the area of reparations. Open our eyes to see if we have hurt anyone, our ears to hear from them the truth, our minds to think like You would and our hearts to repent and get things right with others for Your glory. Continue molding us into usable vessels of Yours. We love You and thank You for the call to repair broken relationships, the strength to humble ourselves and the mercy to show others. Thank You for Your redemptive power flowing through our veins. You are awesome and amazing. Praise Your holy name forever. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Some of My First Blogs Part 7

Purity is a prayer to be pure unto the Lord. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/purity/

Here I Am Lord Use Me is a prayer for God to pour through us with His light. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/11/13/here-i-am-lord-use-me/

My Desire is a prayer to know God more. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/11/16/my-desire/

Thanks for taking the time to go back with me and revisit these heartfelt prayers. Don’t forget to hit like and share too, so we can get the word out. As always, on my blogs at the end I will put the link on how to
be saved. How you can personally know the Lord Jesus.
God bless! https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Some of My First Blogs Part 6

Light of God’s Word thanks God for the blessing of His word. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/25/light-of-gods-word/

Our Amazing Father thanks God for His goodness. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/26/our-amazing-father/

While We Are Alive is a poem type prayer to the Lord that is a must read. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/29/alive/

Thanks for taking the time to go back with me and revisit these heartfelt prayers. Don’t forget to hit like and share too, so we can get the word out. As always, on my blogs at the end I will put the link on how to be saved. How you can personally know the Lord Jesus.
God bless! https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Some of My First Blogs Part 5

More of You is a prayer thanking God that He likes us. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/20/more-of-you-lord/

Channel is a prayer asking God to use us for His glory and His purposes. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/22/channel/

Consume Me praises God and asks that His great love consumes us. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2019/10/24/consume-me/

Thanks for taking the time to go back with me and revisit these heartfelt prayers. Don’t forget to hit like and share too, so we can get the word out. As always, on my blogs at the end I will put the link on how to
be saved. How you can personally know the Lord Jesus.
God bless! https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

The Enormous Love of Christ

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do (Luke 23:34). What self sacrifice. What amazing love.

Jesus called out for forgiveness in the middle of His agony on the cross. Not His forgiveness, He, the perfect Lamb of God needed not to be forgiven for anything. It was for our sin that He called out (2 Corinthians 5:21).

Our Great Intercessor, the one who bore the sins of all mankind, here He was hanging on a cross and what did He say? Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. It is such a huge statement that I believe it needs repeated to try and grasp the magnitude of the words.

There was blood pouring out from His hands, His head, and His beard. The Bible says His face was unrecognizable (Isaiah 52:14). In all of that human pain one would understand if He would have been bitter or even angry at the extreme unfairness of the whole situation. The fact is he was unjustly beaten, for absolutely no cause of His own. It was for our sin. Every bad thing we have ever thought, said or done. Every bad thing  is what nailed our Savior to the cross. He was willing to pay the price for our sin. Wow what sacrifice, what extreme love… what tender and compassionate love for humanity. What an awesome God we serve!

He never once blamed us, never once lifted His voice in angry bitterness. He knew no wrong. He did no wrong.

It hurts my heart to think of His cruel crucifixion. The blood that ran down His face. Ugh He must have wanted to wipe it away. I imagine that blood running down His face. He must’ve tasted it as He said Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

The thought of my sins nailing Him there is very sobering (Colossians 2:14). That is why I want to do the right things for the right reasons. I want His perfect will to be done in my life. I know I have a long way to go but I am going to get there with Jesus by my side. I am going to love as He wants me to. For now, by His power, I will think more like Him in my response to others. In the face of anger, hurt, betrayal, shame, mockery and ridicule (to name a few) by others…what if our prayer is Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.

In Jesus’ name,

Your sister in Christ

Donna

Pray with me please

Father God,

I have no words. As tears fill my eyes, I just want to say thank You for the love that You have shown on the cross. I love You. Help me to forgive as You have shown us to forgive. Here I am, send me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Testify

Mark 5:19 NASB And He did not let him, but He *said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”

Psalm 22:22 NASB I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

Psalm 66:16 NASB Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.

We are the light in the world-a city on a hill. We have the Light of Jesus in us through the glory of the Holy Spirit given to us upon salvation from God the Father. We need to tell others the good news of how He saved us, or anything that He has done in our lives. Our testimony can encourage and strengthen other believers. It can also be used to draw people from the darkness to the Light. So stand up, child of the most high God, and be counted! What has the Lord done in or through your life? What can you say about how good our Father is? What evidence do you have to share? Please share it! God is good and may He receive all the glory.

Father God,

We ask for Your anointing today on the area of testimonies. May we be bold to proclaim what You have done in our lives. Help us to speak forth the truths of how You have set us free. We have been rescued, ransomed and we all have our own story to tell. Break any chains that are preventing us and help us to be brave. We ask that You be glorified in all we do or say. Sometimes it is hard to speak about things in our past or things that have been hurtful to us. But, we know, that You can give us the courage that we need to stand up and make a difference. We pray asking all things in Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

House on Fire

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19-31

19 Jesus said, “There was a rich man who always dressed in the finest clothes. He was so rich that he was able to enjoy all the best things every day. 20 There was also a very poor man named Lazarus. Lazarus’ body was covered with sores. He was often put by the rich man’s gate. 21 Lazarus wanted only to eat the scraps of food left on the floor under the rich man’s table. And the dogs came and licked his sores.

22 “Later, Lazarus died. The angels took him and placed him in the arms of Abraham. The rich man also died and was buried. 23 He was sent to the place of death and was in great pain. He saw Abraham far away with Lazarus in his arms. 24 He called, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus to me so that he can dip his finger in water and cool my tongue. I am suffering in this fire!’

25 “But Abraham said, ‘My child, remember when you lived? You had all the good things in life. But Lazarus had nothing but problems. Now he is comforted here, and you are suffering. 26 Also, there is a big pit between you and us. No one can cross over to help you, and no one can come here from there.’

27 “The rich man said, ‘Then please, father Abraham, send Lazarus to my father’s house on earth. 28 I have five brothers. He could warn my brothers so that they will not come to this place of pain.’

29 “But Abraham said, ‘They have the Law of Moses and the writings of the prophets to read; let them learn from that.’

30 “The rich man said, ‘No, father Abraham! But if someone came to them from the dead, then they would decide to change their lives.’

31 “But Abraham said to him, ‘If your brothers won’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they won’t listen to someone who comes back from the dead.’”

Today, I want us to consider firemen. When any type of building is on fire, firemen run into the structure searching for helpless people to rescue. That is why I believe in the importance of sharing the gospel of Jesus. Let me explain. I really believe there is a heaven and there is a hell. I believe, upon our death, we will live forever in one or the other of those two places. Heaven will be wonderful, filled with joy, peace and eternity in the presence of Jesus. Hell on the other hand will be eternal separation from the Lord Jesus. Hell is set up for satan, his demons and all who reject the free gift of salvation that God has offered to each and every one of us (John 3:16-17). Freak accidents happen all the time. Not a single one of us have a guaranteed tomorrow. Where will you spend eternity? Day after day in endless joy, or would you rather have pain, sorrow and great agony? We have to make our decisions now!

The reason why I write so much about salvation and the reason why I care is I believe we all have a spiritual house that is perishing without Jesus. Just like the firemen who rush in and say, “this is the fire department, call out,” only I say, “Jesus is the Way, come to Him today and repent”. Turn from your wicked ways and accept Jesus before it is too late. Imagine if you died and saw me on judgement day, but you never accepted Jesus because I never told you about Him, I imagine you might say to me, “why didn’t you tell me???” I do not want anyone to ever say that. I tell everyone I know about Jesus because of great concern over their soul and where they will spend eternity.

On a personal note, I witness at least once to everyone in my care as clients. As I approached one lady, she said ‘ You already told me and you said you would never repeat it again.’ Which is true I always ask if I can present the gospel and tell them that I won’t keep bringing it up (unless God tells me to), but that I feel I must share at least once. Usually they let me present it that way. That same lady died a few weeks later and unless she accepted Jesus into her heart before she died, when her eyes opened, from death to life eternal, she awoke to terrible moaning and torment. That thought makes me cry. It is worth all of the harassment to be able to reach one person, snatching them from the pit of hell.

It is not God’s will that any should perish (2 Peter 3:9). Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost (Luke 19:10). There is no other name under heaven where men can be saved (Acts 4:12). Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No man comes to the Father, but through Him (John 14:6). If you do not know Jesus, please come to Him today. You must confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (Romans 10:9-10).

Here is a simple sinner’s prayer.

Dear God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I admit to You that I am a sinner. I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that Your only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in the Bible that if we confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that You raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess with my mouth, Jesus is my Lord. With my heart, I believe that You, God Almighty, raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own Lord and personal Savior. According to Your Word, right now I know I am saved by the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.

Friend, if you have prayed that prayer, please let me know in the comments section, so that I can rejoice with heaven over your decision (Luke 15:7)! God bless you and welcome to the family. More information on knowing Jesus on my blog titled, You Never Let Us Go https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Overcoming Temptation

1 John 4:4 NKJV You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

Phillipians 4:13 NKJV I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 10:13 NKJV No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Father God,

Thank You for Your love, mercy and tender care of Your children. You are awesome and amazing. There is nothing impossible for You. It is so peaceful to rest in the knowledge that You are our Father! We are loved by You. Your love is not based on a set of conditions. You loved us while we were sinners. In the midst of the agony of the cross when Jesus cried out as we read in Luke 23:34, Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing, You showed extreme mercy. You could have wiped out mankind at that point, but You decided to show us what love really is. Help us to emulate and embody Your love through our submitted lives. I pray that Your children would have our eyes opened to the truths contained in Your word. We thank You, continually looking to You, as our source of strength. Help us to realize that we are more than conquerors. Show us how to live in victory, being fed from and adhering to every word that comes from the pages of Your holy book the Bible. Together, we, with all the saints, shout Hallelujah, our God lives, our God loves and our God reigns! To You, our Lord, who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be the blessing, the honor, the glory, and the dominion forever and ever (Revelation 5:13). In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Romans 8:37 NKJV Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

Turn on the praise music and send the demons packing!

Truth or Consequence

Matthew 15:12-14 NKJV Then His disciples came and said to Him, “Do You know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” But He answered and said, “Every plant which My heavenly Father has not planted will be uprooted. 14 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

Only what is rooted in God and His truth will stand. Jesus said in Matthew 15:15-20, that it isn’t what goes in a man that defiles him, but what comes out through the mouth from the heart of a man. In verse 19 we read, For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. We, as children of the most high God, have such a huge responsibility to ourselves, our families, friends, co-workers, neighbors and even our enemies. If we are in a position of guiding anyone, we need to make sure we are following the Lord by listening to His word. We cannot be flippant about what God has to say. We must know the truth and the truth will set us free (John 8:32). It is up to us to dig into God’s word and adhere to the truths that we find therein.

My question for the day is what are you feeding into your heart, soul and mind? Is it the truth of God’s word or the lies of the enemy?

Father God,

How holy, righteous, true and full of justice You are. You are beyond anything we could even possibly imagine. You are higher, stronger, more equipped, more peaceable and more full of glory than we could imagine. You are great and worthy of our praise. Thank You that You, Who have begun a good work in us, are more than able to carry us through to the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6). We do not have anything to fear as we rest in the security and comfort of Your presence. Thank You for Your word, which is able to guide and strengthen us to live our lives fully empowered with Your Holy Spirit. We ask that we be so full of Your Spirit, that we would know, that we know, that we know that which is the truth. Help us to continue to walk in the truth as contained in Your precious word. Thank You for Your truth which is what is able to set us free (John 8:32). We are free to think, walk and act in ways that are pleasing to You. We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/

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