Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Words of Encouragement from my Friend!

Good Afternoon! I am sharing some words of encouragement from my friend Minister Wanda Carr! May they be of blessing to you as they were to me:)

PRAYER FOR THIS YEAR: THE PEOPLE OF THIS NATION WILL TURN THEIR MINDS AND HEARTS TO THE LORD! ...“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near” (Isaiah 55:6). SCRIPTURE FOR THE WEEK: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Today is “heavenly Monday” (TGIM…THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY)! And we are here to see this glorious day, what a blessing! Greetings brothers and sisters in the glorious and matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ: Jesus cares and loves you and your family! THIS WEEK’S WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: “FACE EACH DAY IN THE STRENGTH OF THE LORD” In the movie series called “Superman”, Clark Kent was dubbed as a “mild manner reporter”, working for the Daily Planet. However, there was nothing mild about him. Secretly, he supposedly had super human strength. As part of his daily routine he fought evil. He even saved people as they fell from high places; because he could fly. He constantly tried to rescue people from mayhem and destruction. What a task! On the other hand, Clark also had an enemy that could zap his strength; this foe was known as kryptonite. Whenever, he would come into contact with this substance, it took all of his powers, robbing him of his strength. From his encounter with kryptonite, Superman found out that he was not so…strong. There was something that had the potential to make him powerless. It is refreshing to know that saving the world has been accomplished by Jesus Christ. The only thing any man, woman, boy or girl has to do is repent and have faith in Him as their Lord and Savior. The Lord has not required us as a human race to take matters upon our shoulders. He wants us to surrender our lives to Him and Him alone as we face life’s challenges. The Lord wants us to face them in His strength with courage. He is the only One that can make an impossible situation or circumstance turn into possibilities. Philippians 4:13 states, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” On another note, there is a villain in everybody’s life and his name is satan. Satan is like kryptonite in the life of a believer (if he is given the chance). On a daily basis, he tries to rob a person of his or her peace, strength as well as discredit their Christian testimony. However, all praises, honor and glory to the King of kings and Lord of lords; when a person feels weak, downtrodden or powerless in their lives, through Christ they can be lifted and made strong. Scripture says, “Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4)”. When we face each day in the strength of the Lord, we are victorious. The two greatest weapons in the lives of all believers’ are prayer and the Word of God. Prayer awakens our inner strength in the Lord; enabling us to leave our burdens at the foot of the cross. God’s Holy Word gives us mental strength. Our hearts and minds are strengthening as we mediate; walk in His might and claim His promises. As a result, when we arm ourselves with these two weapons, known as God’s military hardware; we are made strong through Him. Seek the Lord’s face for His daily direction and walk in His strength. I pray that your week is victorious. You have a special purpose in God’s Kingdom. Walk in your calling! REMEMBER: GOD LOVES YOU and so do I! “Face each day in the strength of the Lord!” PRAYER REQUESTS: Please pray for spiritual healing in our nation. SALVATION PRAYER: “My friend…Are you willing to surrender your life to Jesus Christ today? The choice is yours. If you are reading this email and you do not have a “personal relationship” with the Lord and you would like to know how to receive this free and precious gift. God wants every human that passes through this life to know there is hope through Jesus Christ. Therefore, Romans 6:23 states, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. As a result, any person who wants to be reconciled with God; can kneel or stand right where they are and repeat this prayer: “Lord, I know that I am a sinner, I am repenting from my sins. I know that I have not been living the life You want me to live. I can never live this type of life without Your help and strength. I am asking You Lord, to please forgive me for my sins. Lord Jesus, I believe that You paid the penalty for my sins on the cross and You have risen again. I am opening the door of my heart for You Lord Jesus to live and take control of my life. I surrender my mind, body, soul and spirit to You as my Lord and Savior. Lord, thank You for hearing my prayer and giving me the gift of eternal life. Amen!” After repeating this prayer, you are now part of the family of God. Jesus has made a special invitation and a promise to everyone that opens the door of his or her heart to Him. He states in Revelations 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” I pray that you will dine with Jesus today! FOR GROWTH AND STRENGTH: (1) Begin to surround yourself with other believers in Jesus Christ. (2) Read your Bible and pray every day, so that you can get to know our Heavenly Father. (3) Find a local church, where the Word of God is being taught as the inspired, final authority of God. Praise God for your first step towards His Kingdom! A servant of Jesus Christ,

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