Archive | April 2007

God’s Word on words

To reinforce just how important and powerful your words can be, I am listing God’s Word on our words.  You’ve heard and have probably said the old saying, “you are what you eat”, and I say to you, “you are what you speak, you have what you say, you say what you think and you think what you believe“!!!  Here are some scriptures to back me up:

Thou shalt decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and the light shall shine upon thy ways.  Job 22:28

A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.  Proverbs 18:7

A man’s heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps.  Proverbs 16:9

Whoso keepeth his  mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.  Proverbs 21:23

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life.  Proverbs 10:11

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth.  Proverbs 12:14

He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life.  Proverbs 13:3

A gentle tongue, with it’s healing power is a tree of life, but willful contrariness in it breaks down the spirit.  Proverbs 15:4 Amplified Version

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.  Proverbs 16:24

My son, attend to thy words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.  Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.  For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.  Proverbs 4:20-22

Rachele & Gary

Rachele and Gary want to bless an orphaned child with a loving home and this child would also be a true blessing to Rachele and Gary.  They are asking us to pray for them as well as the agency they are using.  Right now the waiting period is 18 months or more.  Jesus told us that we would have the power to call things that are not, as though they were; all we need is to ask for it and stand steadfast in faith that is has been done.  In the past the agency has asked their community to fast and pray hoping that God will move the hearts of adoption officials so these children can be placed with loving families.  They are fasting and praying from April 23-25 and are asking for our support.  I am listing their letter below.  I pray that you will make time to pray for these children and the parents looking to adopt and ask God to move mightily in the hearts and minds of everyone involved; In Jesus’ holy name, AMEN.

Specific Issues in Need of Prayer:

  • To decrease the wait time for referrals from China and El Salvador;

  • To allow more orphans in China to be listed and available for adoption;

  • For paper chasing China adoptive parents who need to reach their May 1st deadline;

  • For adoption agencies to be accredited in Russia;

  • For the hearts of leaders in the field of adoption to make decisions in the best interest of children – and not to be motivated by personal greed, ambition, or national pride.

We are praying boldly and in faith—as Jesus taught us in Mark Chapter 11: 

“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.  “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”  -Mark 11:22-24 

This would also be a great time to ask your church community, fellowship groups and bible studies to pray together for orphans waiting to be adopted.  For those who can join us in prayer and fasting from April 23 25, we appreciate your support, prayers and faithfulness.

Sincerely,

America World Staff

A Prayer Worth Repeating

Learning to Lean

I thank Thee Lord, for shattered dreams,

For overwhelming torrent streams,

That swept away, the very thing,

To which I might have learned to cling.

I thank Thee Lord, for trials score,

That taught me how to trust Thee more;

For when I found no other stay,

I learned to lean on Thee each day.

– Edna F. Sorrell

A Cry To God

How long O Lord, will this go on? This sadness that grips me, from dusk till dawn.

The days of my youth have passed me by, I cant see tomorrow, no matter how hard I try.

I know Im forgiven, and have been set free, But the sins of my past, they still torment me.

Your blood shed for me washed me white as snow, And Im not deserving of this, I know.

To walk in the light, and to be free at last, I must forgive myself, and let go of my past.

Thank You O Lord, for not leaving my side, I know Ive been foolish and full of pride.

Wonderful, Counselor, Prince of Peace, Jehovah, Yeshua, You are all of these.

With Your name on my lips and Your joy in my heart, Today Ill step out in faith, Ill make a new start.

-Briggitte L. Cruz 

Doris

I just spoke with Doris and she has been taken to the hospital as she passed out in her home this morning.  Doctors say that she experienced a “shower” of blood clots in her lungs.  Please keep Doris in your prayers so that she can be released and given a clean bill of health. 

Lord, Your word says that whenever two or more are gathered in Your name in prayer, there is power.  Yeshua, we come to you on behalf of our sister and Your daughter Doris for healing.  Father, because of Your Word, we are more than overcomers, and by Your stripes we are healed.  Jesus, we know that You bore all of our sickness, pain and sin on the cross and that we have victory over all illness, sin and death.  Father, You are Jehovah Rapha, the Ultimate Healer and you complete all things to perfection.  We stand in faith that You are in control and we submit our lives to You for Your glory.  Surround Doris with angels and cover her in a blanket of peace while she is going through this trial.  Give her doctors and nurses that serve You and send people her way that will help to keep her faith strong and her mind set on You, in the might name of Jesus, Amen.

“You have given Doris abundant life, she receives that life through Your word and it flows to every organ of her body bringing healing health.” John 10:10, John 6:63

My Redeemer Lives!

“Thank You God, that Your word is alive and full of power.  It is sharper than any two-edged sword; it divides soul and spirit; and it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 

“Inasmuch then as we have a great High Priest Who has already ascended and passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession of faith in Him.” Hebrews 4:14