Monthly Archives: September 2013

Notes from S&S Call Encounter #7

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A Time of Intercession

Father God, in the name of Jesus, I come boldly to your throne and seek your favor, grace and mercy for your daughters who love you and whom you have called according to your purpose and for your glory.  Empower me to encourage them, to speak life into their fledgling and flagging strides toward powerful maturity in your Word.  May they be strengthened in their innermost parts.  May they walk in the newness of their fresh resolve to think of your thoughts,  work in your ways and rely on your promises.  May they be all – -whomever and whatever, everything–you have called them to be.  I thank you for your faithfulness,  for the manifestation of your power with which you will invade their lives.
Let it be so:  Shine,   Father,   Shine!

Amen.

Praying the Word for you now and continually in the spirit of these scriptures:

against “stinking thinking” – –  2 Corinthians 10:3-5
      For though we walk in flesh, we do not war after the flesh
      (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through
      God for the pulling down of strongholds), casting down imaginations,
      and every high thing that exalts  itself against the knowledge of God,
      and bringing into captivity eery thought to the obedience of Christ.
for “right” thinking – – Philippians 4:8
      Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest,
      whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure,
      whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report;
      if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
      think on these things.

for confidence – – Philippians 4:6

       Be anxious for no – thing, but in every – thing,
       by prayer and supplication  with thanksgiving,
       let your requests be made known unto God.
       And the peace of God, which passes all understanding,
       shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
for stamina – –Galatians 6:9
       And let us not be weary in well-doing, for we shall reap,
       if we faint not.

for peace of mind – – Philippians 4:11, 19

        I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content.
        But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.

Daughters of God,  Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might!

– – Ephesians 6: 10 

Notes from S&S Call Encounter #6

A BELIEVER’S CONFIDENCE
This morning when I rose, I didn’t have no doubts! [3X]

I know the will take care of me.

I know the Lord will provide for me.

I know the Lord will lead and guide me all the way.

                 SCRIPTURE FOCUS

I,  [insert your  name],  can do  [insert your thing(s)]   through Christ who strengthens me.    (See Philippians 4:13)

  AFFIRMATION from SCRIPTURE

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord, to them who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 NKJV).

In other words, we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good  (The Message).  Believers are, therefore, more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37).  And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us; and if we know that he hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.  (1 John 5:14-15)

                             APPLICATION of SCRIPTURE
If we believe that all the promises of God in Christ are Yea and Amen
(2 Corinthians 1:20), then we must apply the words of scripture to our particular circumstance.  We must speak the appropriate words that encourage ourselves to act boldly as did David at Ziklag (1 Samuel 30:6).  The Word instructs us who have faith in God to say aloud the promises we wish to appropriate.
Consider Mark 11:22-23 where Jesus, himself,  says:
                      Have faith in God.
                      For very truly I say unto you,
                      Whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
                      Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;
                      and shall not doubt in his heart,
                      but shall believe that those things which he says shall come to pass,
                      he shall have whatever he says.
May the Holy Spirit  empower our mouths to speak his promises to ourselves and for the benefit of others.

S&S Call Encounter #5

TOPIC – INTIMACY

You and every believer can develop a very close, personal relationship of the deepest nature with Jesus Christ. For he has called us his friends in John 15:15-17.  He is our  entree/admittance to the full power of the Godhead (GOD: the Father, GOD:the Son, GOD:the Holy Spirit), and when we delight ourselves in Him, He will give/bestow upon us the desires of our hearts (Psalm 37:4).  On our journey through life, we meet acquaintances and interact with them. We also encounter friends with whom we develop intimate relationships that may last for either a season or a lifetime.  Whether for a lifetime or for a season, each intimate encounter serves a reason that indelibly influences our journey.

The Bible speaks of intimacy as fellowship.  True spiritual fellowship begins with the Father, and with his Son, Jesus Christ (1 John1:3).

What a Friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear!

What a privilege to carry e -v-e-r-y-thing to God in prayer!

O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pains we bear,

All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer!

Have we trials and temptations?  Is there trouble anywhere?

We should never be discouraged- -take it to the Lord in prayer.

Can we find a friend so faithful who will  a-l-l  our sorrows share?

Jesus knows our every weakness- -take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge- -take it to the Lord in prayer.

Do thy friends despise forsake thee?  Take it to the Lord in prayer;

In His arms He’ll take and shield thee- –Thou wilt find a solace there.

                                                             – -Joseph Scriven, Charles C. Converse

The third person of the Godhead, The Holy Spirit, lives within you to help you to pray, to lead you into the shielding arms of Jesus.  He is your ever-available paraclete (advocate, helper).  Give Him the authority right now to work on your behalf.

May Jesus, your best friend forever, become your strong default position as you continue this journey we call life.

S&S Call Encounter #5

Meditative Nugget: “The only place wherein fear can operate is the empty space
where faith should be.”
                                                  Today’s Topic  –  P R A I S E !

Psalm 146: 3-5 – Don’t put your life in the hands of experts who know nothing of
life, of salvation life.  Mere humans don’t have what it takes; when
they die, their projects die with them.  Instead get help from the
God of Jacob, put your hope in God and know real blessing!

                                                                          – -The Message

Matthew 6:33 – But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His

righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all
these things taken together will be given to you besides.

                                                                          – – Amplified Bible
Psalm 22:3 – But thou art holy, O thou who inhabitest the praise of Israel!
Some Praise Points  –  “the pulling of the Holy Spirit” Psalm134:1-14, esp. v. 7
                                 – “this preparation period, showing things I need to know
                                   about myself, my life, Him” John 14:26, 16:13c
                                – “validating of my professional process” Jeremiah 29:11-13
                                – “creation awesomeness,” “millions of intricacies,” “wow
                                   moments”  Psalm 8
                                – “unlimited chances to ‘get it right’ in big and small areas of
                                   life”  Romans 4:7
                                – “good health in old age” Psalm 91:14-16
                                – “maturing intimacy between God and me”
                                Philippians   3:13-14
The Goal –  Be like the formerly blind Bartimaeus:  Don’t let fear silence your holler!
                                    Luke 18:35-43  
Benediction  –  May you have a song of praise such as this in your heart and on
                        your lips:
                        I love you!  I love you!  I love you , Lord, today!
                        Because you care for me in such a special way
                        That’s why I praise you! I lift you up!  And I magnify your name!
                        That’s why my heart is filled with praise!
                                                          Hallelujah!