Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Blessings from Dizzy Rizzy


Prayer for the Discouraged and Wounded Soul

LORD, thank You for loving me just as I am. Thank
you for never giving up on me even though
I sometimes feel full of shame, anger and fear.
Thank you for your mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Breathe on me today with a fresh breeze of love,
peace and comfort. Restore me in the broken
places.
I'm tired and I rest in Your promise that You want the
best for me
and You are able to cause it to be, regardless of my
present circumstances.

I feel lost and have taken so many wrong turns,
You know the plans You have for me.
Order my steps! Meet me right now where my needs
are. Reveal to me your blessed assurance in a way
that I could not doubt your presence and provision in
my life. Change my heart, thoughts and words.
Restore my hope and joy with your direction and
protection. Lord you have my full attention. I listen
only to you.
I surrender my whole heart and life to You with
confidence
that You are able to make all things work together for
my good.
I turn my attention away from the enemy of
discouragement
and turn my face to Thee for my strength and provision.

I'm feeling stronger now and give You thanks in
advance for my unusual blessings and breakthrough.
I will stop counting my bruises and start counting my
blessings. I realize now it?s time to take better care of
myself.

Thank you Lord for the remembrance of the blood you
shed,
your wounds, your healing and resurrection power.
This inspires me rise and roll away the stone of my
cave of
depression and isolation. I am alive. I am still here.
This is a day I have never seen before.
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I rise today in your love knowing that
my pain can change.
And so it is!
In Jesus' name, Amen.



Voice Of TRUTH
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand
But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"
Chorus:
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand
But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"
But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth .
Casting Crowns

Why Call Me "Lord"?

READ | Luke 6:46-49

Jesus asked a pointed question to a group of His followers in Luke 6:46. He said, "Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?" Using His illustration of the two builders, we can see four key truths.

First, professing faith in Christ without performance is deceptive. If you say you love Jesus on Sunday, but show no signs of a Spirit-led life all week, then you're living a lie. There's no other way to say it.

Second, profession followed by performance has a price. Some people wander through life without any real focus. They pay attention to the loudest voice or the brightest star. In contrast, living intently and passionately for Christ is usually difficult. Making wise choices may require extra effort, but the reward is well worth it.

The third key truth is this: profession followed by performance will succeed. Everyone on earth faces trials. And sometimes there's one devastating storm after another. But if we focus on God's Word and apply His truth to our circumstances, we'll be able to stand firm in difficult times. Our lives will be supported by the strong foundation of Jesus Christ.

Finally, professing faith in Christ without performance results in ruin. The world's "easy way" may seem more enjoyable, but it results in living without a spiritual base. When trouble comes, our lives would crumble. That's a far cry from the victory and strength our Savior wants us to experience.

Why do you call Jesus "Lord"? Do your actions reflect your faith? Be a wise builder. Construct your house on the strong foundation of Christ, and let your performance match what you profess.
Charles Stanley


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5 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

"The third key truth is this: profession followed by performance will succeed. Everyone on earth faces trials. And sometimes there's one devastating storm after another. But if we focus on God's Word and apply His truth to our circumstances, we'll be able to stand firm in difficult times. Our lives will be supported by the strong foundation of Jesus Christ."

I can say I am living proof of this step 3!!!! Praise HIS name.

Dawn said...

Good thoughts for this early morning! I love your answers to the random test. I need to get busy and get mine. I can't think of an embarrassing moment - I know I have many, but I must have buried them deeply away in my psyche!

Susie said...

Wonderful prayer of encouragement Michelle..
Thank you for sharing..
((hugs))

PEA said...

Such beautiful blessings and reminds us that God is all around us and no matter what we're going through, He's there for us, we never need to be alone! Thank you for sharing these dear Michelle! xoxo

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

That post was such a blessing. thank you. I also wanted to give you my sincere thanks for the prayers you prayed on my behalf while I was sick this past week. I so much appreciated them. connie from Texas