Saturday, June 20, 2009
Father’s Day Prayer
Lord, please bless our fathers,
these men who mean so much to us,
who are greatly responsible
for who we are and who we are becoming.
Bless them for having the courage
to do what’s necessary to keep us out of trouble,
for making us do the right thing,
for helping us build our character,
even when it makes us angry;
and bless them for pushing us to do our best,
even when they just want to love us.
Bless our fathers for being our protectors,
for leading us through stormy times to safety,
for making us believe that everything will be all right
and for making it so.
Bless our fathers for quietly making a living
to provide for those they love most,
for giving us food, clothing, shelter
and the other material things that really matter,
for unselfishly investing time and money in us
that they could have spent on themselves.
Bless our fathers, Lord,
for saving some energy for fun,
for leading us on adventures
to explore the outer reaches of ourselves,
for making us laugh,
for being our playmates and our friends.
Bless them for being our secure foundation, our rock,
for holding on tight to us...until it’s time to let us go.
Lord, bless these men we look up to,
our role models, our heroes,
In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.
By Joanna Fuchs
Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
How much do you really want to have a great marriage? Do you want it enough to take God at His Word and place your confidence in His plan for love and marriage?
So many today are miserable in their marriage. For me I struggle in my own. But thankfully I have a God who restores if I trust and obey him. This ole' flesh want to be pleased but I must choose to die to my own wants!
Would you say you and your mate are soul mates OR room mates? Why is it that there are so many broken families these days? It is pretty simple.......They dismiss God's plan for a marriage.
Today's views are such a contrast from God's! It is all about 'Self' what pleases me. Do you want your marriage enough to STOP demanding your "rights". We must stop believing that we will be happy if only our mate changes something.
Are you motivated by LOVE or by what you want? Love is sacrificial, it does NOT depend on what you mate does or says. Love seeks to meet the true, legitimate needs of others, not the whims and destructive demands of others.
A wife is to obey her husband willingly as an act of faith in God. Are we pleasing our own agenda or God's?
Romans 13:10a Love worketh no ill to his neighbor
This means that every decision or action should be for no other reason than the good of one's husband and always to the honor of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We tend to say..."But Lord you don't understand, my husband doesn't show me that he loves me, he doesn't do anything for me...why should I do for him? This is the worlds thinking. "Love is Sacrificial", it does not depend on what the other person does!
The bible says in 1 John 3:18 'let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth'. Mathew 7:12 records "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Notice how love is an action involving a deliberate decision.
Do you want your soul mate back? God has a PERFECT plan for our marriages IF we will follow his blueprint, and not our own.
I pray today that you would help us stay focused on your plan and not our own. I don't want my own desires......they do not bring me happiness, I want your desires!
Help us love sacrificially as you do. May we remember what you did for us on the cross. help us in our marriages.
In Jesus Precious name,
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.
Plant Three Rows Of Peas - For The Garden Of
Your Daily Living;
1. PEACE Of Mind
2. PEACE Of Heart
3. PEACE Of Soul
Plant Four Rows Of Squash;
1. Squash gossip
2. Squash indifference
3. Squash grumbling
4. Squash selfishness
Plant Four Rows Of Lettuce;
1. Lettuce be faithful
2. Lettuce be kind
3. Lettuce be patient
4. Lettuce really love one another
Now No Garden Should Be Without Turnips;
- So Plant 3 Rows Of Turnips;
1. Turnip for meetings
2. Turnip for service
3. Turnip to help one another
Finally Dear One, Your Garden Must Have Thyme;
1. Thyme for each other
2. Thyme for family
3. Thyme for friends
4. Thyme for prayer
Water Freely With Patience & Cultivate With LOVE.
There should be much fruit in your garden, after all "We Reap
What We Sow." Therefore "Happy Gardening!"