Posted by: dailywordofdestiny | May 14, 2012

PAUSE, AND CALMLY THINK OF THAT

Inner Strength

If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small (Proverbs 24: 10).   However, God tells us what we need to do and Who it is who will actually bring us the needed strength in times of difficulty.  Isaiah tells us that God gives power to the faint and weary, and to him who has no might He increases  strength, causing it to multiply and making it to abound  (40: 29).   The Lord tells us in 2 Corinthians, “MY grace (favor, loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you (sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully); for MY strength and power are made PERFECT (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves MOST EFFECTIVE in (your) weakness” (12: 9).

I truly love the passages in Psalm; they are so uplifting and encouraging and I can understand why God loved David’s heart; He eagerly sought God and he just as eagerly and JOYFULLY PRAISED Him!  David’s praise went into his poetry and today they give us calm assurance of the  JOY and  HOPE  we have in and through Christ.   SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)!    🙂

God IS our Refuge and Strength (mighty and impenetrable to temptation), a very PRESENT and WELL-PROVED help in trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change and though the mountains be shaken into the midst of the seas, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling and tumult.  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)! (46: 1-3) 

The Lord of hosts IS with us; the God of Jacob IS our Refuge (our Fortress and High Tower).  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)! (46: 7) 

The Lord of hosts IS with us; the God of Jacob IS our refuge (our High Tower and our Stronghold).  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)! (46: 11) 

With God rests my salvation and my glory; He IS my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge IS in God!  Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at ALL TIMES, you people; pour out  your hearts before Him.  God IS a refuge for us (a Fortress and High Tower).  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)!  (62: 7, 8) 

Blessed are those who dwell in Your house and Your Presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long.  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)!  (84: 4)  

They go from strength to strength (increasing in victorious power); each of them appears before God in Zion.  O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob!  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)!  (84: 8)

Many within the body of Christ are being “pressed” in order to squeeze out the best wine for these final days.  We leave for Africa in two days and there have been some tough things some of the pastors in Kenya are going through right now;  just days before the conference begins.  However; they are STRONG IN THE LORD and all of us STAND IN FAITH and TRUST that our Lord will see this  through!  In closing, I go to Ephesians and STAND in the power there is in God’s Word.    Be strong in the Lord (be empowered through your union with Him); draw your strength from Him (that strength which His boundless might provides).  Put on God’s whole armor, that you may be able successfully to STAND UP AGAINST (ALL) the strategies and the deceits  of the devil… therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and STAND YOUR GROUND on the evil day (of danger), and, having done all (the crisis demands), to STAND.   STAND, therefore (hold your ground)… (6: 10-20).  SELAH (pause, and calmly think of that)!  


Responses

  1. Prayer request week of May 14-18, 2012
    Please Pray for Judy Smith, who will be traveling to Kenya on a mission trip. She will be ministering and also is helping see the start up of a Christian School. She will be there from Mid-May through early June.

    Pray for Garland Crowell, a WME board member. He will be traveling to Israel in early June. He will be involved in ministry with a team there and also sharing the Church Planting Movement strategy with some leaders. Our hopes are that ultimately doors will be open to train leaders in CPM in Israel.

    Pray for the potential open doors to enter new countries in Latin America with CPM training. Pray especially for doors to Colombia, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and new areas of Honduras. Pray for new key partnerships in Honduras. Pray for the churches and Discovery Bible Studies in Honduras to be blessed, protected, and obedient to continue to reach out and multiply. Keep the Honduran team and coordinators in prayer: Beto, Santos, Wilfredo, Adiel, Jacobo, Oscar, Carlos, Mario, and Daniel, along with the people who are trained or mentored by them and doing the work. Pray for the leadership schools that will function in the next 3 months that will be giving training to 34 leaders for the new churches that have been planted. That is part of Beto’s ministry.

    Pray for F and family in Peña Blanca. They have been sporadic in the studies.

    Pray for the mentorship of several people.

    Pray for M in Mira Sol Guatemala and the DBS there. It needs to multiply.

    Pray for M in Cruz Alta. He and his family quit doing the DBS’s because of persecution.

    Pray that folks in the villages will be set free from spirits of idolatry and hardness of heart in the people and that they will believe and be converted.

    Pray the conversion of V and his wife.

    Pray for the conversion of S and family in Granadial.

    Pray that Mario will make more contacts in the Tocoa area and find Persons of Peace.

    Pray for the planning of the mini conference in July that is going to take place in Tocoa. Pray that God will send the right people to the conference and that all needs will be met for the conference.

    The Megavoice company is producing some new technology that we believe will be even more useful for the Discovery Bible Studies. Pray that the new technology for the megavoices will be finished within the next few weeks and we can get some.

    • Thanks David…I will be in prayer over all you have asked. Mark 11: 22 is the WORD I stand on for this ministry, in Jesus name! God bless all the leaders, all involved in any measure with this work.


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