Archive for December, 2009

Today, ( December 26, 2009) my cousin sent me a message from his Blackberry with a joke on it about terrorists trying to blow up a plane coming into Detroit.  The first thing I thought was:  “I don’t ever remember that happening.”  I thought he was talking about 911.    I wrote him back to tell him the devil is defeated foe but I had no idea what was going down.  He’s pretty bright so I started investigating.

That’s when I found out that it was a bad day for Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab a Nigerian engineering student who is reportedly Muslim and supposedly acting on orders from Al Quaeda attempting to make his own bom and was burned and thrown down by fellow passengers.

That plan was thwarted due to prayer.  I specifically have been in on such a prayer for the entire Metro Detroit area and the airways and by ways.  Multitudes of others have as well.

When I read the whole story…I couldn’t help but thank God for thwarting yet another plan by misguided people.

We as prayer warriors, expect and believe God to move on our prayers!  He is not about to let anyone take over our land.  Not on our watch!  Everyday God is sending people with bolder faith and stronger and stronger spirits into our ranks.  We are pushing ourselves to the next level of Thanksgiving, prayer and fasting and of course praise.  We are (re) energizing our commitments to excellence and obedience.

My Current Reads include :  Shaping History by Derek Prince

Strategic Warfare Of Praise and Exposing Satan’s Ranks by  Apostle David Taylor

One of the things that “they say” the terrorists hate about the Western world is the fast pace, the moral decay and the lack of a God centered life amongst many.  Unfortunately, their efforts to annilate us and condemn us does not show the love of God according to Christian standards.  Has the United States gone too far in terms of meddling in foreign lands?  They seem to think so.  I do not.  It does not mean that I love war, but I do feel that Israel is to be protected.  It is Holy land and nothing can make  me think less than to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  I will not compromise my values on this and no decent Christian can compromise; that is unless you do not believe the bible.

I do not like the example set by many celebrities; they set poor examples for our youth because many do not feel that God will judge them.  I am thankful that we do serve a God who has laid down the law and those that do violate the law and fail to repent will face the wrath of God including those who think that God has called them to judge.  I leave the task to God.  I am thankful that a multitude of the wicked will be awakened in the days ahead as we pray for revival to breakout throughout this land!

Psalm 10

1Why standest thou afar off, O LORD? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

2The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

3For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the LORD abhorreth.

4The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

5His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

6He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

7His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

8He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

9He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

11He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

12Arise, O LORD; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

13Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16The LORD is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Do you have a prayer life?  If you do…it’s time to take it to the next level.    God is looking for watchmen to hold up the hedge.  Thank YOu FAther for touching hearts right now.

Thank You that even Muslims will see YOur way and not be fooled that they are worshipping You.  They are not.

15For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. 17I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit[a] of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. 18I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, 19and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, 20which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, 21far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. 22And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way. Ephesians 1:  15-23


God is not trying to be popular.  He is God!  His ideas are not like ours.  He always has new ideas, new ways!

The bible says that He inhabits our praises!  It says enter into His gates with Thanksgiving; but people don’t want to do that.  To them, it seems so hard!

Because of the Holy Spirit, I’ve been allowed to receive prayer requests.  I want to see people get their breakthroughs!  I want to see people get immediate answers!  If I am telling anyone the truth…I will encourage them to give thanks.  To praise their way through it!

My grandfather was a very kind man.  He knew that his little granddaughters had a tough beginning so he tried to give us everything that we wanted.  We would thank him over and over and we noticed that the more we thanked him the more he loved us and helped us and the more that we loved him.  He made us feel safe…he gave us confidence. We were never insecure!   We have this same opportunity with our heavenly Father.  The only difference is that He can do so much more that we could ever ask or think.  Thank You Father!

Psalm 9

1I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

2I will be glad and rejoice in thee: I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

3When mine enemies are turned back, they shall fall and perish at thy presence.

4For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right.

5Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, thou hast put out their name for ever and ever.

6O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

7But the LORD shall endure for ever: he hath prepared his throne for judgment.

8And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

9The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

10And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

11Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion: declare among the people his doings.

12When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

13Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that liftest me up from the gates of death:

14That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation.

15The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken.

16The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. . Selah.

17The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

19Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight.

20Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.

Father, I thank You for strengthening my faith!

I was so excited!  It was time for my high school reunion!  I could not wait to go.   I was expecting a baby when it was time for the ten year Reunion.  This was the twenty year mark and I was not going to miss it for anything.  And then, the unthinkable happened.

A friend called me to tell me that one of the Reunion Committee members had called my house when I wasn’t at home and had put out a horrible rumor about my family.  I listened to the words and because of the inaccuracy; I knew that it was a lie.

How did I handle it?  I wanted vindication!  This was a terrible miscarriage of justice.  First off, I only vaguely knew the person and I was hurt.   I called them and had them to recount the story that I had been told.  After they finished, I was kind but I seriously countered with all of the inaccuracies that they were stating.  I got off of the phone and gave it to God.  I began to be bombarded with thoughts about certain humiliation that I would face if I were to attend the Reunion.  I went anyways and had a great time.

After the conversation, the person decided not to go on with the story.  I admit that I did not forgive them right away.  It would have been better for me if I had.  I am thankful that we serve a God of mercy.  That He loves me despite my flaws.  That He is a forgiving God.  That He included me in His plans.  I am so thankful!    He is an excellent God!  Yes, He is!

Psalm 8

1O LORD, our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens.

2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

3When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;

4What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

5For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

6Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet:

7All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field;

8The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

9O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

In my family, I was once loathed.    It seemed like no one liked me.  I said all of the wrong things.  I felt like a total victim.  I was often a wounded pup from conversations.  It brought me to near tears.  I  had a friend who  experienced similar stuff in her family and we built each other up.  We made ourselves a promise not to let it bother us; but in truth I guess it did somewhat.

And then it all changed; but it wasn’t overnight.

I got closer to God and I learned to forgive, speak with wisdom and to be quiet even when I didn’t want to.    Amongst the closest side of my family; people like to debate.  My views from the past were probably taken as snobbish, causing me to appear shallow in character.  I did not get the benefit of the doubt because no one had anything to go on.

I am thankful that God changed me.  He caused me to forgive, wipe out all grievances from the past, to love my family unconditionally, to banish all evil from my mouth, to be patient, to emanate true compassion for them from my soul and to take actions to demonstrate my sincerity.  I am thankful that I began and continue to have the mind of Christ.  I am thankful that I no longer take action based upon what I get in return from a person.  I am thankful that wherever I go I take God with me and He is greater than anything that I face!

Psalm 7

1O LORD my God, in thee do I put my trust: save me from all them that persecute me, and deliver me:

2Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

3O LORD my God, If I have done this; if there be iniquity in my hands;

4If I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me; (yea, I have delivered him that without cause is mine enemy:)

5Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.

6Arise, O LORD, in thine anger, lift up thyself because of the rage of mine enemies: and awake for me to the judgment that thou hast commanded.

7So shall the congregation of the people compass thee about: for their sakes therefore return thou on high.

8The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.

9Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.

10My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart.

11God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.

12If he turn not, he will whet his sword; he hath bent his bow, and made it ready.

13He hath also prepared for him the instruments of death; he ordaineth his arrows against the persecutors.

14Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

15He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

16His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.

17I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high.

King James Version (KJV)

I am so thankful.  You know God has given us a guidebook to help us in our times of trouble.  If we will just go to the bible we will know exactly what to pray and exactly what to say.

I was walking around with a death sentence hanging over my head.  I wasn’t in church and I had forgotten that God could help me.  I was depressed and I was distressed.  Not only did I not realize that it was God’s will for me to be healed; the believers that I encountered at first, never shared that with me.  I wondered why they had not done that.  The answer was simple.  They did not know how.

You know, I do not know what your shortcomings are in the things of God; but I do know my shortcomings.  I am thankful that I am not in the dark  about my areas of weakness.  I thank You Lord for revealing them to me.  I only want to serve You and Make You proud.  Thank You for correcting me when I miss it.  I do not want to miss it!  I thank You for Your love, Your mercy…I am so thankful for letting me walk in Your light.  I thank You for my future!

Psalm 6

1O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

I am so thankful for the Blessings of friends who are stong in God!

I never knew what righteousness really meant until I met my friend Rose.  Rose is a gorgeous friend of mine, highly educated. Full of God’s love and totally humble in spirit.  She is very quiet and your own mother or sister would have trouble competing with Rose’s compassion.

Rose used to leave early morning prayer in the sanctuary and sit in her car praying and talking to God.  She was very discreet in doing so.  I suppose that she had been doing it for over a year before I even really followed through to see just what was it that she was doing.  It turns out that she was writing  and getting an understanding as to the definition and benefits of righteousness.

I thank God that He looked down the road and declared that because we are in covenant that He would declare us righteous or in right  standing with Him!  I am  thankful to God for the benefits that come with that status.  I am honored that God counts me as someone special.  If you have accepted Jesus as the Master and Savior of your life; you are righteous and you can give thanks to God who always causes us to win!

I promise You O Lord that You will hear my voice in the morning!  I thank You that I can stand in Your sight.  I thank You that I can worship in Your holy temple!

I come before You  with faithfulness in my mouth!  I will forever Bless Your Name.

Psalm 5

1Give ear to my words, O LORD, consider my meditation.

2Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray.

3My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

4For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.

5The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

6Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.

7But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy: and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.

8Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face.

9For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.

10Destroy thou them, O God; let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions; for they have rebelled against thee.

11But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.

12For thou, LORD, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield.