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Those Dark Nights

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Mar 05 2008 - 09:25 AM

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The LORD will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;- Psalm 121:7 (NIV). I went through a particularly hard time in my life many years ago.  I went through a long battle with my health, and a loved one who I was close to died.  I had trouble sleeping, eating and even doing normal activities.   Psalm 121 saw me through ...

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He Sees Your Weeping

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Mar 03 2008 - 09:10 AM

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Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping. The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.- Psalms 6:8-9 (KJV). Have you ever had neighbors, or people, in your life who did you wrong?  Who complained about every thing?  Who couldn't be pleased no matter what you did?  ...

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We Live In His Power

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Mar 01 2008 - 09:53 AM

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Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. - Romans 8:12-14 (KJV). We are not require to give into sin.  But, ...

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The Sacrificial Lamb

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Feb 28 2008 - 09:00 AM

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And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood. And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son. And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: ...

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Even When You Mess Up

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 27 2008 - 08:53 AM

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But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? - Matthew 14:30-31 (KJV).         Remember the story of Peter walking on the water?  Think about ...

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What Is Defiling You?

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 26 2008 - 08:19 AM

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Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man. -  Matthew 15:11 (KJV).        We are so concerned about what is going into our bodies.  Whether it be drugs, alcohol or food.  We do need to monitor those things.  However what comes out of our mouths is what defiles us.  ...

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Sit Still

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 25 2008 - 09:34 AM

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Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” - Ruth 3:18 (NKJV).        Sit still until you know how the matter will turn out.  How many times, instead of sitting still when things are up in the air, do we pace the floor?  ...

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Called By Grace

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 29 2008 - 09:18 AM

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But when God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased - Galatians 1:15 (NIV) Before we were even born, God called each of us by His marvelous grace.  Imagine that! God already called us to be teachers, preachers, mothers, fathers, business people, cooks, etc. before we were born.  He spoke our destinies over us ...

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Don't Die Before Your Time

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Apr 22 2008 - 11:09 AM

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I’ve heard that Solomon never attained long life. I know that he only served as king of Israel for forty years, the same amount of time that his father served as king...and that was without God’s special gift of wisdom.In Proverbs 3:16, we discover that wisdom has long life in her right hand and riches and honor in her left.However, in I ...

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Stand By Your Friends

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 24 2008 - 08:21 AM

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Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. - Romans 12:15 (NIV).         How many times do we actually rejoice with those who are rejoicing?  How many times do we mourn with those who mourn? We are there for the first hour, the first day, maybe even the first week.  If they rejoice too long, if they mourn too long, then ...

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Are You Having A Crisis Of Confidence?

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Jul 15 2008 - 10:04 AM

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And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. - I John 5:14-15 (KJV). Yesterday I listened to the 700 Club, and a financial expert talked about how we are having ...

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Right Words And Boldness

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 23 2008 - 08:59 AM

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And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.  - Ephesians 6:19 (NLT). I am not as eloquent or as bold as I probably should be, but I can do what this Scripture says.  I can ask God to give me the right words, so I can boldly ...

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His Report, His Results

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Feb 21 2008 - 08:56 AM

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Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy. - Acts 2:18 (NIV). God pours out His Spirit on us today.  We are prophets of our own future.  Jesus said in Mark 11:23 that we can have what we say.  If we say we are poor, if we say we are sick, we are choosing to believe the report ...

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What You Can't Yet See

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Jul 21 2008 - 10:36 AM

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That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, - Ephesians 5:26 (KJV). The other day I heard from a preacher say that thorns are actually dehydrated leaves.  He said that if one keeps their roses well-hydrated that the thorns can return to their original state. If this is true, we are like those thorns.   ...

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What Does God Call You?

Authored by annisfavored on Fri, Feb 22 2008 - 08:03 AM

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(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. - Romans 4:17 (KJV). God called Gideon a mighty man of valor when he was fearful.  He called Peter a rock when he was unstable.  He calls us beautiful, ...

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An Attitude Of The Heart

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Apr 21 2008 - 11:15 AM

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Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. - Psalms 100:4 (KJV). I meditated on this Scripture yesterday.  God started speaking to me about how thanksgiving is a heart issue.  An attitude of the heart.   He brought me back to the story of the children of Israel while ...

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Lesson Learned

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, May 12 2008 - 10:24 AM

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One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple. - Psalm 27:4One lesson I have learned is that most of us, even I am guilty of this, seek what we can receive from God.  We seek the things.  God wants ...

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Speak And Believe

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 19 2008 - 09:27 AM

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And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. - 2 Corinthians 9:8 (NIV). I quote this Scripture every morning over my life.  It is one thing to quote the Scriptures and quite another to believe them.   Only now am I finally putting my ...

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Let God Handle It

Authored by annisfavored on Mon, Feb 18 2008 - 09:24 AM

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He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. - Proverbs 19:17. My great-grandmother was a godly woman.  She used to listen to God speak to her every morning.   One day she only had a few dollars left.  She decided to give the money to God.  Only a man came across her path, who ...

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The Treasure Within Us

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 20 2008 - 09:27 AM

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But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us. - 2 Corinthians 4:7 (KJV). The treasure that is in us is Christ Jesus.  My pastor tells the story about how he had a bad temper that he just couldn't master on his own.  One day, frustrated from losing his temper, he cried out to ...

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Tell It To The People

Authored by annisfavored on Sun, Feb 17 2008 - 09:34 AM

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"'Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.' So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him." - Luke 8:39 (NASB).When something good happens to us that only God could have done like pay a bill or bring a friend back into our lives or healed our ailment, how ...

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He Is Here

Authored by annisfavored on Sat, Feb 16 2008 - 10:08 AM

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Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I... - Isaiah 58:9 (NIV). When you call, the Lord will answer.  When you cry for help, He will say, "Here I am."  God is like our earthly parents.  When we called, when we cried out in need, as children, if our parents loved us, they ran ...

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What Is The Effect Of Righteousness?

Authored by annisfavored on Wed, Feb 13 2008 - 08:42 AM

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The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.  - Isaiah 32:17(NIV). What is the fruit of righteousness?  Peace.  What is the effect of righteousness?  A quietness and confidence forever.   I don't know about you, but many times when I am going through a crisis, I am not ...

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You Are Righteous

Authored by annisfavored on Thu, Feb 14 2008 - 08:49 AM

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For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. -  I Thessalonians 5:9 (NIV). God did not appoint us to suffer wrath.  No, He appointed us to receive salvation through Christ.  He loved us so much that He couldn't stay mad at us, so He made a way for us to be righteous in His sight.  That is ...

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Rescue Me

Authored by annisfavored on Tue, Feb 12 2008 - 08:46 AM

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And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. -  2 Corinthians 1:10 (NLT). God rescued Paul from mortal danger.  Paul says that when we place our confidence in God, He continues to rescue us.  God knows when we are in trouble, and He is ...

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