What'll Ya Have!!?? 12/30/15
2 Kings 19:14 (KJV)
14 And Hezekiah received the letter of the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up into the house of the LORD, and spread it before the LORD.
Hezekiah "SPREAD IT BEFORE THE LORD!"
Believe it or not, God CAN and DOES read our mail, email, FB posts, tweets, texts AND our PRAYERS-both spoken and written!!!!
This is the time of year where our hearts and hope turn to the incoming year-2016.
For more years than not, I have attempted to WRITE out my "NEW YEAR PRAYERS!"
I then "SPREAD IT BEFORE THE LORD," and with the touch of a button, I can SAVE the NEW YEAR PRAYER and refer to it throughout the coming year!
There is much to be said positive about the WRITING of anything-especially a PRAYER!
WRITING anything requires painstaking THOUGHT!!
Unlike "OPEN MOUTH-INSERT FOOT," writing requires the use of the heart and mind, often punctuated with PAUSES for deep reflection and studious detail.
What do YOU hope/PRAY for in 2016????
PLEASE take the time and EFFORT to find a quiet spot/time and WRITE OUT your NEW YEAR PRAYER-then simply click SAVE!
If it is a career move, car, marriage, children, grandchildren, home, health, then God says "WHAT'll YA HAVE," as those in the south are familiar with/AKA THE VARSITY.
Psalm 37:4 (KJV)
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
God IS able "TO DO EXCEEDING ABUNDANTLY ABOVE ALL WE ASK OR THINK!!!"
Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)
20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
I AWOKE (PTL FOR AWAKENING AGAIN!) this morning to ANOTHER down pouring of liquid sunshine, better known as rain.
Everywhere I drove yesterday it was SHOCKING to see how GREEN everything was!
Some wise sage said, "YOUTH IS WASTED ON THE YOUNG!"
I did, as I do daily, went straight to my computer and began to check emails, FB posts, news and sports-oh and my bank account also!
I read PASTOR BILL'S excellent DAILY devotion-I WHOLE HEARTILY recommend it:
I quote from Pastor Bill:
"General Douglas MacArthur was a great soldier and a great American. He had retired from the United States Army after a long and notable career, but when our country entered World War II, in 1941, he was recalled to active duty. At the age of 61.
He directed the resistance in the Philippines, served as commander of the United Nations forces in the Southwest Pacific, and was named Supreme Allied Commander to receive the Japanese surrender in 1945. At the age of 65.
Wherever General MacArthur maintained his headquarters, over his desk were to be seen two portraits --- one of George Washington and one of Abraham Lincoln. Framed between the two portraits was a poem written by Samuel Ullman entitled "Youth." I would like to share it with you as we enter the New Year, 2016.
"Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.
"Youth means the predominance of courage over timidity, of adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of sixty more than a boy of twenty. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.
"Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair-these bow the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
"Whether sixty or sixteen, there is in every human being's heart the lure of wonder, the unfailing child-like appetite of what's next, and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, cheer, courage and power from men and from the infinite, so long are you young.
"When the aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you are grown old, even at twenty, but as long as your aerials are up, to catch the waves of optimism, there is hope you may die young at eighty.
"You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubts; young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair."
General MacArthur retired from the US Military at age 71 in search of new adventures for his life."
I googled General MacArthur and discovered he died at the age of 84!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I AM PRAYING FOR YOU!!
GOD BLESS YOU TODAY AND IN THE NEW YEAR!
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