Lord, as 2013 leaves and another year comes, I ask that You increase our faith even more. Help us Lord to turn our eyes only on You. Help us Lord to aim for love as our highest goal when 2014 arrives. Lead us Lord into Your truth always. Thank You for always being there with us as we encountered both trials and moments of peace from the past. Thank You for all of Your provisions. Most of all, thank You Lord for Your love, grace and mercy. I pray Lord that You will fan the flames in each of Your children’s heart. That You will help us see those things that are not seen but have eternal values. Lord, please take away anything in our lives that hinder us from walking in Spirit and Truth. May many turn to You Lord and surrender for doing so is not defeat but victory. I pray for this country. To have all the lies be exposed under Your Light.  Remove those blinders Lord that prevent people from seeing Your offer of salvation.  

Thank You for loving us first Lord. Help us to seek You first and love others unconditionally the way You love us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.


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  2. A beautiful prayer and one that I say amen along with you. My aim for 2014 is to love as Jesus loved. This world is so filled with sin and pain but there is just one solution. His name is Jesus. May we love others, even those who are unlovely. May we spread the light of Jesus wherever He leads us. I always love to visit your blog and read your words. May we pray for one another as we journey through 2014.

    Blessings and love,

  3. Thank you for leading me in this prayer for my new year! He blesses me through your faithful heart!

  4. Amen...perfect prayer to start the new year and each day.

  5. Beautiful prayer. May your New Year be truly blessed.

  6. Beautiful prayer from a gentle humble heart. I echo your words and cry out for more of God in tangible ways for us...for our children...for the world. May his will be done on earth as it is in heaven! amen!

    blessings dear one
    patrina <")>><

  7. Amen! And may we learn to love wisely and understand He lets us have boundaries that Biblical principles will be understood and re established. And that we will be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. May we be loyal to you, O Lord, more than to ourselves and to men. Amen!

  8. Sweet Sister,

    My heart has been heavy over the past several months. My emotions have been all over the place. My words have been few. Amen to your beautiful prayer. Amen! Amen! Amen! Such a breath of fresh air to come here and read. I have missed that and have never forgotten you. You are always in my prayers.

    Love you my friend,

  9. My comment did not show up right. :( Amen! Thank you for your sweet visit, Dear. Wishing you a blessed Happy New Year!

  10. I shout an eager "Amen" too. Oh, for those blinders to be removed so that our friends and family can see Jesus and behold Him. I pray for wholeness for them in 2014. Happy New Year, my friend. Praying you and your family will enjoy many blessings!

  11. What a wonderful prayer. To show God's love in the new year should be our priority. You showed love to the young woman by showing her kindness and prayer. Happy New Year to you!


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: Life Application Bible]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].