Thursday, October 27, 2011
I wrote this to bless a friend who had just bought a new house and I felt led to share my thoughts with you. When we buy houses, or purchase new cars or do something very special and exciting, we should always include God in the process of using, building or driving these things. After all, it is He that sends us these good and perfect gifts, and they do, after all, come down from the Father of Light who loves us dearly: "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:17. I didn't include a written prayer for anyone to follow as they ask God's blessing, rather, I leave that up to you. May all of our prayers be ever fresh and unique. Always share with Him exactly what is on your heart and mind at any given point in time.
"As you celebrate your new home, I pray that God’s Spirit will guide you in the unfolding, unpacking and building of each and every aspect of your fresh abode. Celebrate God’s blessing and make each day a beautiful festival where you always give Him thanks for His having given you this new-found domicile. You are now involved in the creation of a house, home and dwelling place where the Lord will live with you. May the construction, be it large or small, whatever is comfortable for you, always be done under His watchful eye, powerful care and find His abundant provision for each and every room, plant or article that will be brought to make this house yours. May you remember all the vows, pacts and promises you make in this house. As you read poetry or prose, speak to your family or friends, add old elements from your old life to your new adopted cultural, may it all become your personal and intimate heritage. As you celebrate God, He will celebrate you. I will pray for you and with you and use all the Christian resources possible to believe that the Great God of Heaven will help you make it a special place for Him and you to live. I celebrate with you."
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3
For You, O LORD, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12
For the soil which has drunk the rain that repeatedly falls upon it and produces vegetation useful to those for whose benefit it is cultivated partakes of a blessing from God. Hebrews 6:7
"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26
Friday, October 7, 2011
Praying and waiting is hard. Let's face it, no one likes to wait. And some times, we don't even like to pray. But, time-and-time again, I am shown that by being faithful in prayer, what we pray for, actually comes to us. Or, in this case, to someone else. I have been praying for a wheel chair for a certain little man that is for what ever reason unable to walk. I believe as the result of a drunk driver and an auto accident. For years now, I have asked God to send him a chair that had leg rests. Many came down that didn't have the rests and the poor guy had to make due with what there was. I never gave up and did look for them but only ever found chairs with no leg rests. Until now, after several years of seeking the Lord for this special chair, it finally came. I was able to give him the better chair with the leg rests this past Sunday at church. Believe me, the man was happy and could finally let his legs rest on the small platforms. No more tripping over his own feet as he rolls along. God Bless the giver as I see how He has blest the one who got the wheel chair.