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19August

When Your Store of Faith is Nearly Depleted

August 19th, 2019|

Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let’s not let it slip through our fingers. We don’t have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He’s been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So, let’s walk right up to Him and get what He is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help.- (Hebrews 4:14-16 The Message)

When your faith store is nearly depletedAs with anything of spiritual value, faith is the key to receiving.

But what happens when your faith is sagging?

Are you disqualified from being blessed?

No! When your store of faith seems depleted, return to your Source.

Those we consider the strongest in faith rely heavily on the Father to fortify and guide them.

God is just fine with that.

His Word urges us to come to Him with all our needs.

What are some of your needs?

12August

God’s Love Frees us from Fear

August 12th, 2019|

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.  (1 John 4:18 NKJV)

Fear torments. No one disputes that. But God’s love frees us from fear. When we realize the greatness of God’s love, then we will not be afraid.

Fear makes us immature, and PREFECT here means “mature.” unconditional loveWe are not made mature when we allow fear to overwhelm us. The more we read God’s Word, the more we realize how much He loves us. We find His provision and His love printed on every page of our Bible. God is absolutely wild about you! He loves you, and the more you bask in His love, the more freedom you will have from fear.

The best thing about God’s love is that it is an unconditional love. God loves is always there to comfort you. When you go astray, God’s love is there to guide you back on the right path. And as God’s love fills us, it will overflow from our lips, our hearts and our spirits.

When we speak the truth in love, we begin to grow up in His Son. Speak God’s Word today, in love, and watch fear flee from you.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you today that we are set free from fear in the name of Jesus. We are set free from fear because of Jesus’s overwhelming love for us.

In Jesus’s Name,

Amen.

 

7August

# Ask Marilyn

August 7th, 2019|

In this episode of #AskMarilyn, Marilyn answers the question, does God hear the prayers of unbelievers?

5August

Recall His Mighty Work in Your Life

August 5th, 2019|

Recall His Mighty Work in Your Life

Think back on a time when God delivered you from an impossible situation or an unpleasant attitude.

Can you recall how diligently you prayed, how much time you devoted to painstakingly searching the Scriptures for the promises of God?

While your deliverance is fresh in your mind, read Psalm 48, say out loud “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, because He has delivered me (state your name) from (state the situation or condition).” Now, contemplate the mercy of your heavenly Father, who came to your rescue simply because He loves you.

Doesn’t that excite you and make you want to tell someone about how wonderful God is, how He is able to deliver you from your circumstances or attitudes?

Well?

Do it!

30July

John 14:26 – Holy Spirit…Helper

July 30th, 2019|

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name.  He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.  -(John 14:26 NKJV)

29July

Signs and Wonders

July 29th, 2019|

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. (Acts 6:8 NKJV)

Every one of us needs miracles and wonders. The two things that precede miracles and wonders are faith and power. POWER means “miracle-working power” or “the fullness of the Holy Spirit.”

To be filled with faith, we must be full of God’s Word and full of the Holy Spirit. We must pray, live, and walk in the Spirit in order to see wonders and miracles.

Sometimes our faith may seem weak or just neutral. signs and wondersAt one service I felt led to pray for people who had foot problems. Afterward, a woman came up to me and said, “Please come look at my daughter.” The woman’s daughter was walking up the steps to the platform with great joy.

I said to the woman, “What happened?” She said, “Several years ago my daughter crushed the bones of her feet, and she could hardly walk. But now she’s walking normally.” When we go after God’s Word, miracles will come after us.

Dear Heavenly Father,

We pray today that we will be so committed to the Word and to the power of the Holy Spirit that signs and wonders will truly follow us. We give all the glory and praise to Jesus.

Amen

25July

Moments with Marilyn

July 25th, 2019|

 

your words have power

Your words have power.  You can bless or curse yourself and your family by what you say.  By speaking the blessings from God’s Word, you release God’s best into your situation. – Marilyn Hickey

22July

Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!

July 22nd, 2019|

Praise Him, all His angels; Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon; Praise Him, all you stars of light!
(Psalm 148:2-3 NKJV)Praise Him

Whether in the heavenly, earthly, or subterranean realms, the command to praise calls all of creation to fulfill their purpose for existence.

If you have ever questioned the reason for your existence, know that your purpose is to exalt God for His wisdom, which is exhibited in creation, and to adore God because of His incomprehensible love, which you experience through redemption.

Take heed to the exhortation in Psalm 148 and rejoice in any or all its verses.

Lift your heart and join with the angels, the sun, the moon, and the stars in joyous exaltation of the Lord most high!

16July

Matthew 21:22

July 16th, 2019|

Matthew 21:22

You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.  -(Matthew 21:22 NKJV)