That They May Know

Psalm 109:27 That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, LORD, hast done it.

I love this verse! It should be the perfect testimony of our life. Previously, in this passage the Psalmist is asking God to help him, save him, deliver him, and have mercy on him for the sake of his testimony-that they, the enemy, others, will see God’s hand on his life. That’s what I want, too! Don’t you?

With all my heart, I know that everything in my life God has allowed for a purpose. He never is careless or indifferent. Psalm 138:8 says, “The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me…”. My life is safely in His hands. I trust Him completely and I am thankful that as His hand is working all things for my good, all who are watching can “know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, LORD, hast done it”.

Then we can sing out…to GOD be the glory! Great things HE hath done!

Walking with Jesus,

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Happy Thanksgiving Dear Friends

Here are some special links I’d love to share with you! I pray you have a very blessed day worshipping The LORD Who makes every good thing possible.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES!

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Enjoy this good post, “Joy and Thankfulness” by Allen Randolph at Everyday Life.

And for some fun things to make and do for Thanksgiving and Christmas click this adorable button…Skip to My Lou. How cute is that?

Love ya’ll!

Walking with Jesus,

“God hits straight licks with crooked sticks.” ~Pastor Crawford Loritts

“HOW I COME TO GOD DETERMINES WHERE I GO.” ~Pastor Jason Beasley

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast Thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast Thou not required.

Psalm 51:16,17
For Thou desirest not sacrifice; else I would give it: Thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, Thou wilt not despise.

I recently was privileged to be present for a message presented by Pastor Crawford Loritts. He was preaching on leadership, and the common qualities of God-chosen leaders in the Bible.

Brokenness was number one. Pastor Loritts said, “Brokenness is a permanent awareness of God-neediness. God doesn’t use what I bring to the table. He uses the depth of my dependence (upon Him).”

How I come to God is my worship. Worship must have it’s eyes on God alone and it must be real.

Am I open, honest, transparent, emptied, broken? Am I aware of HIM in everything, all along my daily journey? Am I truly walking with Jesus? I can only worship Him, walk with Him, in this manner. God wants a continuous giving of my heart, soul and mind, every tiny part.

Confessing to Him my brokenness, my need, opens the door for Him to come through to heal me and purify me so He can then use me!

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Walking every day
All along the way
For I am
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Walking with Jesus alone.

Walking in the sunlight
Walking in the shadow
Walking every day
All along the way
For I am
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Walking in the shadow
Walking with Jesus alone.

Praying for Our Husbands

Am I a faithful wife? Do I faithfully pray for my husband? Daily. Fervently. Lovingly pray. This is the single most important act of lovingkindness I can give to my precious husband.

Dear Father, I thank You for my husband! Thank You for your provision and grace for me in bringing us together. I’m so grateful that You gave me to him! You are so good. Lord, may I always pray for him first thing in the morning, early every day; throughout the day pour my heart-prayers over him, body, soul and spirit. I pray for his walk with You; for his protection from sin; for his safety; for his wisdom, clarity and discernment; for relief from his many burdens; for strength and courage to do right no matter what; for his testimony and witness; for comfort and rest.

Please, bless his love, loyalty and steadfastness to You, to me, to our children, to his work. Lord, I pray for myself, his wife, that I will be exactly as Scripture says I ought to be in all things. Lord, I ask that my husband will hear Your voice and be obedient to follow You, keeping us in the center of Your will.

Lord, may I pray Your Words of blessing over my husband.

Ephesians 3:14-21
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, 16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, 21 Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Colossians 1:9-14
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; 10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; 11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness; 12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

There are many other Scriptures we can pray over our husbands. The most important thing is to PRAY. Love him faithfully, by faithfully praying for him.

Walk with Jesus,

My Husband, My Ministry

This weekend I attended a wonderful, God-filled conference for women in ministry. Joining up with 1,000 women of God, singing His praise, studying His Word, praying, and having fellowship was a huge blessing! It encouraged me, inspired me and challenged me to the core! In the coming days I will share much of the overflow from it with you.

I’m grateful that out of all ministries we were encouraged to first minister at home! Personally, we have to fill our tank with God and the abundance He has for us through His Word, through our prayers and through our communion with Him. I’ve learned that I cannot give away to another what I do not possess myself. Therefore, I must be in close fellowship with Him. (See the Bible Study Tips series in the archives for more on that.)

But, before I minister to others in the highways and byways, I must first minister at home to my family. And today, I want to encourage wives to minister to your husbands! Put him before any other. Prefer him above the rest. It is up to you to make him #1. He needs you to be his biggest fan! Maybe you are having trouble thinking of something to admire in him. Well, please, ask God for wisdom, James 1:5, His promise is that He gives liberally. If you are being attentive, He will show you how you can admire your guy! It is God’s design for you and for me. It is our assignment. No one else’s. Hmmm. If I don’t make it my assignment, someone else might make it theirs and woo him away. God forbid!

Besides the terrible risk of spoiling or even losing my marriage, if I don’t minister to my man, I rob him (and myself!) of great blessings from God. God has a plan for our husbands and you and I are a key part of that plan. 1 Corinthians 11:9 says, Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man. God’s plan is to use you to bless your husband, to care for him and comfort him so he can be refreshed, renewed, inspired, encouraged. It is my privilege to spur Jeff Scott toward greatness! As I love him, serve him, respect him, honor him and, yes, listen to him and obey him, he is being girded up to live life to the fullest. Often I will cheer him on and say, “Honey, I’m praying for you. Go slay dragons!” Recognize he has burdens. Recognize he has great responsibilities. He needs to see, hear and know you are on his side!

Sadly, many wives live only to manipulate, tear down, slander, discourage, ignore, isolate, deceive and dishonor their husbands. All they can think about is, “Hey, but, what about me!? I need recognition. I need encouragement. I need this. I need that.” Please, don’t be that wife! To your own detriment and destruction you live for yourself. God will take care of you…as soon as you are more concerned about your holiness than your happiness. It does not matter whether your husband is saved or not yet saved; kind or unkind; attentive or indifferent. God commands us to be kind, tenderhearted and forgiving. (Ephesians 4:32) God commands us to guard our tongues and speak with grace. (Eph 4:29-31) God commands us to walk in love,(Eph 5:1-2). Many wrongly think that these biblical principles only apply when their husband is doing good and right or only if he is respectful and kind to them, etc. But this is the time to trust and obey God even more fervently, urgently! God commands us to love even our enemies. (Proverbs 16:7; Matthew 5:44-48; 1 John chapter 3)

In closing, remember Proverbs 14:1, Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

I have only given a few Scriptures to urge and encourage you today. There are many, many more I urge you to discover and study on your own. But I leave with this. God will take care of you through every day, o’er all the way!

Walking with Jesus,