The fear that grips humanity The fear that grips each soul Who have not placed their trust in God To cleanse and make them whole
Who knows within their heart of hearts There's more than meets the eye Awaiting them the judgement day When all the wicked die (Google image, Too much on man, not on God) When they realize rejection Unlike they have ever known Rejection for presumptuous ways That keep them from the throne
The throne that God has promised To the righteous and the best Who by God's grace through living faith Have overcome the test
Is fear that comes as consequence Not from our loving God But from the void and emptiness That is the path we trod
When we neglect that time with Him First given us each day The time to set aside our will To sit with Him and pray
Not prayers for grand enlightenment Like other worldly men Who seek the praise and honor That abides this world of sin
But prayers of special intimacy Full given to His will That builds each day with more delight While listening and still
For when our hearts are open And God's Word is in our hands And we indulge our senses In His purpose and His plan
By reading where He's written Of His perfect paradise For those who are forgiven By the merits of His Christ
The world has nought to offer In these self hypnotic days Except the fear of loneliness Of self indulgent ways
Where God will not be present Nor the blessing of His peace Because they are not willing to Give Him their full release
So friend while time is holding And God still extends His hand To you in matrimony To fulfill redemption's plan
Don't find yourself rejecting The completeness of His love Neglecting all He offers In this time we're speaking of
But cherish every moment You can meet Him on your knees Receiving all He has for you No human eye can see
But angels long to look upon Yet cannot understand The beauty of God's holiness As one through Christ in man
Mary Southerland- "I desperately want to live in such a way that one day, I can look back in wonder at all of the “God things” He did in and through my life. I pray that those who come behind me will celebrate an ordinary life that was lived in extraordinary ways and is explainable only through a power man can neither produce nor comprehend – God’s power.
Let's pray with Mary...Father, I come to You, desperately needing Your power and Your strength. Help me learn to recognize Your work in my daily life. I celebrate the fact that You are able and willing to perform miracles when I step out in faith and trust You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen."
~Samuel Chadwick- "Can it be that there are things that to God are wonderful? That is how God speaks, and to Him there is nothing more gloriously wonderful than prayer. It would seem as if the biggest thing in God's universe is a man who prays...In the estimate of God prayer is more wonderful than all the wonders of the heavens, more glorious than all the mysteries of the earth, more mighty than all the forces of creation." (from his book, THE PATH OF PRAYER, p.15).
~Wesley L. Duewel- "Total surrender means that we confirm Christ as Lord over every part of our being. Dr. Harold Lindsell teaches,
'Before anyone can be filled with the Holy Spirit, he
or she must voluntarily come under the lordship
of Jesus Christ in the sense of being a slave. This
choice will not be forced on anyone, but it is the ...
condition set down for those who wish to be filled
with the Holy Spirit.' " (Taken from p. 308 of his book, ABLAZE FOR GOD).
Today's Bible verses-
(Hebrews 11:1 aNIV)."Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."
(Ephesians 3:20,NLT)"Now glory be to God! By His mighty power at work within us, He is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope."
Dr. Wesley L. Duewel: The most important measure of prayer is not its length but its depth; not its beautiful words but its intensity. It is not necessarily a matter of how many hours you pray, but how intensely you pray when you do pray...