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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jump Into Abba's Arms


Sharon Jaynes shares with
us, "One night a family was
startled from sleep by the piercing blare of their smoke detector.

The house was on fire and smoke swirled up the wooden staircase.

The father bolted from his bed and ran to his children’s room. He grabbed his eighteen-month-old baby out of his crib, and dragged his four-year-old son by the hand.

They were half-way down the stairs when the little boy remembered his favorite teddy bear in his room and broke away to go back and get it. 


In the mayhem and confusion, the father didn’t realize his son wasn’t with him until he reached the front yard.

By the time the little boy found his teddy bear, the flames had filled his room and trapped him inside.

Smoke burned his lungs as he coughed and cried out the open window.


'Daddy! Daddy!' he cried. 'Help me!'

His dad called up to the lad, “I’m right here, son. Jump and I’ll catch you.”

'But Daddy,' the boy cried, 'I can’t see you!'



 


'That’s OK, son,' he called. 'I can see you! Now jump!'

The boy blindly jumped from the open window and landed safely in his father’s arms.

I love that story. It is my story.

So many times my Heavenly Father calls me to jump.


Sometimes He tells me to jump out of a situation, and sometimes he calls me to jump into an opportunity.

Either way, I usually baulk at the idea…at least a little.

'But God, I can’t see You,' I cry.

'That’s OK,' He replies. 'I can see you. Now jump!'

And so I jump.

And He is there every time.

What about you? Is God calling you to jump out of a fiery situation?


Is God calling you into a new opportunity? Well [my friend], if He is, jump.

You might not be able to see Him, but He can see you. And that is all that matters.


Let’s Pray:

Father, thank You for always being there for me. Help me to have the courage and the faith to jump out of any fiery situation that could singe my character, char my faith, or leave me smelling of smoke. Help me to have the courage and the faith to jump into any blessed opportunity that could increase my faith, build my character, and leave me wearing the fragrance of Christ.   In Jesus's  Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

All through the Bible God called men and women to take a leap of faith. Every time God promised that He would be right there with him or her.

Read Exodus 3:12 and 4:12 and notice what God told Moses.
Read Joshua 1:5 and 1:9 and notice what God told Joshua.
Read Judges 6:16 and notice what God told Gideon."

April 16, 2013
Jump Into Abba’s Arms
Sharon Jaynes

“Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see,” Hebrews 11:1 (NIV).

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Today’s Bible verse for
faith, hope, and love: 1 Corinthians 13


Our prayer challenge:  We are to constantly empty ourselves, and being filled with the Holy Spirit by spending time before God in prayer.


Today’s quote: Our Daily Bread – “God is a safe dwelling place in life’s storms.”

Our thought today: The gospel of Christ is the only thing that can help us!

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#14 The Big Revival


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Dr. R. A. Torrey tells us, "A third member of the group, even before we had been invited to Australia, had been given a vision of great crowds flocking to the Exposition Hall, people hanging on to the loaded street cars wherever they could, and when that vision was fulfilled he came a long distance to Melbourne just to see with his own eyes what God had revealed to him before.

We also found that a lady in Melbourne had read a book on Prayer and had been very deeply impressed by one short sentence in the book, 'pray through,' and that she had gone to work and had organized prayer-meetings all over the city before we reached the place; 

indeed, we found when we reached Melbourne that there were seventeen hundred neighbourhood prayer-meetings being held every week in Melbourne. We remained in that city four weeks.

The first two weeks the meetings were held by many different pastors and evangelists in some forty or fifty different centres throughout the city, though meetings for the whole city were held at one o'clock, two o'clock and three o'clock each day in the Town Hall.




In the four weeks, eight thousand, six hundred an forty-two persons made a definite profession of having accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour.

And when we went back to Melbourne some months later and held a meeting of the converts, six thousand of them were present at that meeting; most of whom had already joined the Church; and almost all those who had not united with the Church as yet, promised to do so at once.

The report of what God had done in Melbourne spread not only all over Australia; but to India, and England and Scotland and Ireland, and resulted in a wonderful work of God in the leading cities of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the whole world-wide work was the outcome of the prayer meetings held in Chicago, and of the prayers of the little group of men in Australia."


Today's post - #14 The Big Revival, in the series what Prayer can do, by Dr. R. A. Torrey. Published by REVIVAL MOVEMENT ASSOCIATION, of Northern Ireland. www.revivalmovement.org    

The next post 6/4 by Dr. R. A. Torrey will be #15The Welsh Revival


 Let’s pray: Father, lay it on our hearts, to pray for the moving of Your Holy Spirit in our area, and especially in our churches. 
Open our eyes to the Real need of so many folks who simply have no idea that You love them, and have provided for them to have Life now, and a secure way to heaven, when they die. Enable our ministers to preach Your Word in such a way, that hearts will be
moved to pray for the lost, who are troubled, and lonely. In Jesus' name, Amen.


Prayer for your pastor: "Pray that your pastor will think biblically
with the mind of Christ. 1 Cor. 2:16; Col. 2:6-8; Eph. 4:17)


Today’s Bible verse:   2 Cor. 5:14 "The love of Christ compels us."

Today’s quote:
~ Linda Gleason

Betwixt and Between

Time has passed; I'm growing old.
There is much that I have seen
betwixt the time when I was born
and all the years between.

Many a lesson has been learned
on this journey of my life
with mountains of joy and happiness
and valleys of toil and strife.

Through years of struggle, I came to see
the value of work and trial.
In time I learned to be content
and reflect on it awhile.

And in those quiet moments,
I learned this to be true:
My life would have no meaning, Lord
if I had not found you.

Every day I thank you
for the joy I have known
and for blessed assurance
I was never left alone.

Bless the people who have touched my life;
bless the ones I'll never know.
Plant seeds of love within my heart
and nurture them to grow.

Take my heart and soul, dear Lord
that I might do your will
and lead some other long lost soul
to kneel on Golgotha's Hill.

Today's Story
 On GodVine 3/30/13

Tomorrow’s post: Jump Into Abba's Arms Sharon Jaynes

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Elaine W. Miller shared a link HONORED TO SERVE: ENCOURAGEMENT FOR...: "Tomorrow's the big day. "Honored to Serve" releases everywhere books are sold. If you live near a base installation, please request that your book store carry it in house. It will inspire, encourage, guide, and help heal our military warriors, spouses, parents of warriors, and fatigue-loving friends. http://www.dhp.org/Products/Honored-to-Serve-—-Encouragement-for-Military-Families-in-Transition__GE011.aspx"

HONORED TO SERVE: ENCOURAGEMENT FOR MILITARY FAMILIES IN TRANSITION by Lt. Colonel Tony Monetti...
www.dhp.org
Offers practical insights and biblical truths to combat PTSD, relationship issues, financial hardships, and other challenges. Read more.
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