Day: February 24, 2008

Closer

While cleaning up my bookshelves I came across a notebook that I used years ago to keep notes from church or meetings as well as Words from the Lord.  I came across “Closer” which the Lord gave me on April 28th, 1996.  It’s message is just as true today as it was back then, proof to me that His Word never returns to Him void.

Closer

Closer…Every step taken, is a step Closer.

Even when you stumble, you are a step Closer.

Even when you fall, you are a step Closer.

Though your back is turned, you can see the Prize.

Though your eyes are closed, so can you still see the Prize.

Though you’ve lost your way, you are still a step Closer to the Prize!

Why?

Because of who you are to Me.  Because of who I Am.

I Am He that lives in you.  I Am He that calls to you.

I Am He that breathed on you, formed you and gave you life.

I see your heart.  I know your heart.  I Am the Blood that flows within.

As long as I Am in you – you are a step Closer to the Prize.

The Prize – what is the Prize? 

It is Me.  It is Peace.  It is Righteousness.  It is Joy in the Holy Ghost.

Interesting Facts About The Bible

While searching for Bible facts I found this (http://www.holybible.com/resources/poems/interesting_facts.htm) and thought you might find it interesting reading.

The Bible is the life and tree of knowledge which contains:

* 66 books
* 1,189 chapters
* 31,173 verses
* 810,697 words
* and 3,566,480 letters.
* The longest chapter is Psalm 119.
* The middle verse is Psalm 118.8.
* The longest name is in Isaiah 8.
* The word “and ” occurs 46,627 times.
* The word “Lord” 1,855 times.
* 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37 are almost alike.
* The longest verse is Esther 8:9 with 90 words and 426 letters.
* The shortest verse is John 11:35; “Jesus wept”.
* Ezra 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet except 2.
* Ezra the scribe was the first to preach from a pulpit.
* The words “boy” and “girl” “chapel” “coffin” “eternity” and “reverend” are only mentioned once – read on until you find them.
* The finest piece of reading is said to be in Acts 26.
* The name of God is not once mentioned in Esther, although it contains so much holiness, knowledge, love, and wisdom.

Read the Bible diligently in preference to the trash of the present day. All who may doubt these words and figures, count them for yourselves.
The above wonderful calculations occupied much time, devotion, study and perseverance to complete the work, and it is said to have originated from either an afflicted invalid lady or from a convict long confined in prison, thus enabling him to help pass away the solitary hours, and who must have been blessed with the patience of Job to complete the task.

The above was taken from a print over 250 years old. The Friendly Companion, Vol CXIV November 1989

Interceding For Our Children Week of Feb. 17th

Leigh Ann over at IFOC posts a new prayer every week for our children and it has been on my heart to put that prayer here as well.  I know I did not do any blogging the past few weeks and while this prayer is from last week, I still wanted to share it.  When she has this weeks prayer posted on her site, I’ll update my site as well, or feel free to visit her site and view all of her weekly prayers!

Most loving Father, the example of parenthood, we seek You this week to teach us what to give and what to withhold. We ask that You show us when to reprove and when to praise. Help us be gentle and considerate yet firm and watchful. Keep us from weak indulgence, or from great severity. Give us wisdom to seek your guidance each day this week.

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Colossians 1:9

If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

The lord Is My Strength

This is a little song the Lord gave me many years ago and when things seem darkest it comes to me to remind me Who is the One that is in control. You know, no matter how much your spouse, family or friends may love you, they are only human and they will fail you.  Sometimes when feel you need them the most they will not be there there, or they won’t be able to give you the help you need to make it through your situation.  God is the only One that will never leave us, nor forsake us and His strength is unsurpassed as is His Wisdom and Love.  May these few and simple words be a blessing to you as they have been to me.

 

The Lord is my strength, He carries my burdens, the Lord is my strength.

The Lord is my strength, He carries my burdens, the Lord is my strength. 

Without Him, I’m nothing, but with Him I’m strong,

So I’ll turn to the One who’s loved me, all my life long.

The Lord is my strength, the Lord is my strength, the Lord is my strength.

The Lord is my strength, He carries my burdens, the Lord is my strength.