Friday, November 30, 2012

'One of the practical reasons for seeking the Lord is so that He will give us the right desires. Then we will want the right things. “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart” (Psalm 37:4).'
Bill Gothard, Daily Success Emails
"It is God Who opens these doors, not us; and we are told in Revelation 3:8 that when God opens a door, no man can shut it. Over the years, I have asked God to open many different doors of opportunity, and I have seen Him do so in marvelous ways."
Bill Gothard, Daily Success Emails

Saturday, November 24, 2012

"Oh that God would give every mother a vision of the glory and splendor of the work that is given to her when a babe is place in her bosom to be nursed and trained! Could she have but one glimpse in to the future of that life as it reaches on into eternity; could she look into it's soul to see its possibilities; could she be made to understand her own personal responsibility for the training of this child, for the development of its life, and for its destiny,--she would see that in all God's world there is no other work so noble and so worthy of her best powers, and she would commit to no others hands the sacred and holy trust given to her..."

"Oh, Mothers of young children, I bow before you in reverence. Your work is most holy. You are fashioning the destinies of immortal souls. The powers folded up in the little ones that you hushed to sleep in your bosoms last night, are powers that shall exist forever. You are preparing them for their immortal destiny and influence. Be faithful. Take up your sacred burden reverently. Be sure that your life is sweet and clean."

-JR Miller

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

::Christ's people feel compassion like Christ did, and they feel the strike to the stomach, they feel the pain in the deepest places and they hurt and they bend over and they reach down and they reach out and their lives become cruciformed, shaped into the cross of Christ::
-Ann Voskamp

Monday, November 19, 2012

Convergence Conference Update!

Praise the Lord!!  "Wildness broke out this weekend in Harrisburg at Convergence! 37 saved, and several healed on the streets! Blueprints for northeast universities dropped!! So stirred!"
-report from Convergence Conference and Circuit Riders

Saturday, November 10, 2012

To God be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done!

"God wants to empower us. We aren't asking him for something he doesn't want to do." Chan #multiply2012

Psalm 72:12-14
For he will deliver the needy who cry
the afflicted who have no one to
He will take pity on the weak and the
and save the needy from death.
He will rescue them from oppression
and violence,
for precious is their blood in his

"And oh, the mystery of the cross,
That God should suffer for the lost
So that the fool might shame the wise,
And all the glory might go to Christ!"
"The Perfect Wisdom Of Our God"
-Keith & Kristyn Getty

"Why Memorize Scripture?" by John Piper

Friday, November 9, 2012

YWAM HARRISBURG-Convergence 2012

This call to a cultural revival in America will be going on the same time as Nationals this year:!!!  Oh, praise Him!  Father, work!  I honor all those laboring on behalf of this and all it represents!!  I honor you, Jesus!  I honor Your name, which is the name above all names!  He is the Lord of lords and King of kings!!!  So excited to hear of how the Word of the Lord will run swiftly and be glorified there and how the Lord moved there AND to SEE how he will also do this at the National Bible Bee!

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5
1As for other matters, brothers and sisters, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honored, just as it was with you. 2 And pray that we may be delivered from wicked and evil people, for not everyone has faith. 3 But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 4 We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. 5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Father, we ask you to catch and CONVERT Kony!  Change Him!  Give him a new life and show him who you are, that he may have eternal life and KNOW you!!!  We pray this in your name, Jesus!  In your name is the power to save!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Pray for:

-Obama to become a true follower of Christ
-revival in America
-Hollywood to turn back to the Lord
-America to return to the Lord
-boldness of American believers to testify about the Lord

Friday, November 2, 2012

Repentance: Let it Begin in Me

I repent of:
-the fear of man
-wasting time
-not concentrating well on my schoolwork in 10th grade
-not smiling at strangers
-lack of aim/aimlessness (1 Cor. 9:24-27) in many ways that is evident publicly as well as being in the deep recesses of my heart
-lack of excellence

I commit all of my life to the Lord.  I commit this blog to the Lord.  I purpose my heart and the usefulness of this blog for:
-evangelism and discipleship
-being set apart
-fullness for Christ, all for Christ, for the calling of people to live abundant lives in Christ
What the Lord's teaching me about money:  give generously, spend wisely (living simply, God providing for needs), and save to invest wisely in the first two.  Surrender everything we are and have to Him.  Seek first his kingdom and all the things our Heavenly Father knows we need will be added.  Live for Him.  Completely surrendered, completely fallen on our faces in humility before Him.
With all my heart, I love the Lord by repenting of the sins of this nation.  Lord, I repent by faith on behalf of this nation!  I commit this nation for your kingdom purposes.  I repent for the blood shed by this nation!  Forgive our sin completely!  Please, heal this land.  Heal the deepest parts of this nation, Lord.  We call upon you in the time of trouble.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Goodness, this is amazing!

"Honor isn’t passive, it’s active. We honor our wives by demonstrating our esteem and respect: complimenting them in public; affirming their gifts, abilities, and accomplishments; and declaring our appreciation for all they do. Honor not expressed is not honor." [Ricucci, Sacred Marriage]
The people unliked, the jobs despised…..these people, these jobs, if living to the Lord or being done to the Lord, are more precious to him than the most prestigious man’s selfish pride in a high position…why, of course!  Actually, He hates pride.  Father, come in our midst.  You are in our midst.  You've never left us nor forsaken us.
May God raise up holy visionaries.

Eyes on the Prize

I don't know you yet, but when you know Jesus, my heart has already rejoiced with joy inexpressible for this very fact.  I'm so excited to hear your voice tell me of how exciting the new Map you've found is, how glorious are its streets and buildings and people and purposes.  I'm excited to meet you.  I love you already and know that Jesus has anointed you to be called, chosen, and faithful.  I'm so excited to share stories together and to ask Jesus for more time together worshipping him around campfires.  I'm so glad that I can look forward to you like a mother awaits her child.  Guess what?  Being His child is so much fun!  It's literally the bomb.  It's the ultimate challenge with the best trainer.  I'm writing this so you can see this note one day, Lord-willing.  I'm so excited to see your new life.  It's going to be beautifully holy.
Yours because He's going to find you,