Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Isaiah 43: 1-7
Now this is what the Lord says. He created you, people of Jacob; He formed you, people of Israel.
"Don't be afraid, because I have saved you. I have called you by name, and you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
When you cross rivers, you will not drown.
When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, nor will the flames hurt you.
This is because I, the Lord, am your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I gave Egypt to pay for you, and I gave Cush and Seba to make you mine.
Because you are precious to me, because I give you honor and love you,
I will give other people in your place;
I will give other nations to save your life.
Don't be afraid, because I am with you.
I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
I will tell the north: Give my people to me.
I will tell the south: Don't keep my people in prison.
Bring my sons from far away and my daughters from faraway places.
Bring to me all the people who are mine,
whom I made for my glory,
whom I formed and made."
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Father, I ask You to bless my friends reading this right now. I am asking You to minister to their spirit at this very moment.
Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy.
Where there is self doubting, release a renewed confidence in Your ability to work through them.
Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I ask You to give them understanding, patience and strength as they learn submission to Your leading.
Where there is spiritual stagnation, I ask You to renew them by revealing Your nearness, and by drawing them into greater intimacy with You.
Where there is fear, reveal Your love, and release to them Your courage.
Where there is a sin blocking them, reveal it, and break its hold over my friend’s life.
Bless their finances, give them greater vision and raise up leaders and friends to support and encourage them.
Give each of them discernment to recognize the evil forces around them, and reveal to them the power they have in You to defeat it, for Jesus already defeated it.
I ask You to do these things in Jesus’ name.
In His Love,
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We praise and lift Your name on high because You are the Lord God Almighty. You cared for us and loved us even before we are formed. You had a plan for us, to give us a future and a hope. (Jer 29: 11) Even when we did not know You, You came to die for us and to save us. You did all this because You love us and we want to love Your people with the same compassion that You have for us. For You are gracious and full of compassion. (Psalm 111: 4)
Father, we come before You and ask, O Lord for You to give us a heart of compassion. The same compassion when Jesus had when He was on earth, we ask that You fill our hearts with.
Father, let us be moved with the compassion for the needy, for the poor, for the fatherless, for the lost and for those that are lost. Let our hearts be tender to those that are in need. Father, we know that as we give onto them, we will collect for us treasures in heaven. (Mark 10: 24) (Luke 14: 13-14)
Lord, You said that when we see those that are hungry and feed them, clothe those that are needy, take strangers in, visit those that are sick or in prison, we are doing it for You. (Matt 25: 24-40)
So Lord, we come before You, with a humble heart that You will lift the fire of compassion in us that wherever we go, we will bring Your compassion to those that are in need. And when people see us, they will know You because we carry Your love to them!
In Jesus name we pray, AMEN!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Dear Father in heaven,
We want to lift up Mombassa Faith Ministry International into Your might hand O Lord. We give thanks to You o Father for Your wonderful works in this ministry through the leader, Peter and His fellow companions that established this ministry and also for their faith that has been spoken all around the world.
Lord, we want to commit our brother Peter into Your hands O Lord. I pray for God’s wisdom, understanding and guidance into his life while leading this ministry and also seek Your will in doing every good works that are well pleasing in Your sight o Lord. I pray that o Lord that whatever Peter do and speak does not come out from his own understanding but from God’s will. Let no one look down on him because he is young but be an example to the believers in word, in love, in spirit, in faith and in purity. I pray that o Lord that Peter shall take joy in facing trials of much kind and persevere for joy of the Lord is his streght and for with God nothing is impossible. Lord, give him more hunger to seek Your kingdom and righteousness and all these things shall be given to Him. I thank you o Lord for the confidence that Peter has in You through faith in Jesus Christ. I also pray for steps of baldness and obedience in Peter in preaching the gospel to the people. May You also grant him the compassion that Jesus has for the poor, needy and those who are in slavery.
We also want to lift up Peter’s intercessor team into Your hands o Lord. Grant them the non stop hunger to seek Your beautiful kingdom and to understand Your will in meeting the peoples’ needs. Give them the compassion in those who are lost. I pray that they will be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the works of evangelist and fulfill your ministry. May You give them the desire for the gifts of Holy Spirit, to sue all these gifts to glorify You o Lord. I thank You o Lord for the submissive heart that they have in Jesus Christ and also in Your ministry. May they continue to seek You, standing as the gate of heaven to reach out to more people in the world. I pray for spirit of ones and love of God binding this intercessor team together as a family. Strengthen their faith in you o Lord.
We just want to commit finance of this ministry into Your mighty hand. Father, You are our Provider, our ultimate source. Without You we run dry. I thank You o Lord for giving the ability to this ministry to prosper not only financially but also spiritually. Thank You for Your heavenly blessing o Lord.
MFMI is having evangelistic conference on this coming 18th of Nov. Lord, use this opportunity to pour out Your spirit on those who attends this meeting. May Your sweet spirit of love touch their hearts and bring them into Your kingdom. I pray that every world that Peter speaks to the people is not out of his understanding but from Holy Spirit inside him. Lord, protect Peter, his team, the congregation and their family members with Your power that nothing will harm them. I thank You Lord for Jesus is Lord over MFMI. In Jesus’ name I pray. AMEN.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
As you got up this morning, I watched you and hoped you would talk to Me, even if it was just a few words, asking My opinion or thanking Me for something good that happened in your life yesterday. But I noticed you were too busy, trying to find the right outfit to wear.
When you ran around the room getting ready, I knew there would be a few minutes for you to stop and say hello but you were too busy. At one point you had to wait fifteen minutes with nothing to do except to sit in a chair. Then I saw you spring to your feet.
I thought you wanted to talk to Me, but you ran to the phone and called a friend to get the latest gossip instead. I watched patiently all day long. With all your activities I guess you were too busy to say anything to Me. I noticed that before lunch you looked around, maybe you felt embarrassed to talk to Me, that is why you did not bow your head.
You glanced three or four tables and you noticed some of your friends talking to Me briefly before they ate, but you did not. That is okay… There is still some time left, and I hope that you will talk to Me yet. You went home and it seems as if you had lots of things to do.
After a few of them were done, you turned on the TV. I do not know if you like the TV or not, just about anything goes there and you spend a lot of time each day in front of it not thinking about anything, just enjoying the show. I waited patiently again as you watched the TV and ate your meal, but again you did not talk to Me.
Bedtime I guess you felt too tired. After you said goodbye to your family you plopped into bed and fell asleep in no time. That is ok because you may not realized that I am always there for you…. I have got patience, more than you will ever know. I even want to teach you to be patient with others as well.
I love you so much that I wait everyday for a nod, a prayer or thought, or a thankful part of your heart. It is had to have a one-sided conversation. Well you are getting up once again. Once again I will wait, with nothing but love for you.
Hoping that today you will give me some time.
Have a nice day!
Do you love God? Is He your source of existence and Saviour? He longs for you each and everyday.
Without Him, we will be nothing.
Without Him, we are nothing, but
With him we can do all things through Christ that strengthens me. (Phil 4: 13)
He is passionately pursuing us. ARE YOU?
Monday, April 13, 2009
Wise and Loving God,
You know how busy my life can be.
There are so many opportunities and distractions, commitment and obligations.
Relationships and personal interests that are part of each day.
Remind me in the busyness that I cannot do everything.
I cannot be all things to people.
My days filled with things to do quickly fly by and I risk merely existing rather than living.
Above all else, I want to be all Yours, Father.
I want my life to be a reflection of Your life.
To be a person of love, care and integrity.
I want to know that my life matters and that I can make a difference.
So, God, as I face today, help me make wise choices.
May what I do with this today show what truly matters to me and what I believe and what I truly value.
As I learn and live, I want to gain wisdom, not just knowledge.
A life and not just a living.
Blessed days and not just busy ones.
With Your help, dear Father, I trust and believe that I can become a person pleasing to both of us.
Give me a wise heart, to know and follow Your will and Your ways and live Your word.
This I pray in Jesus’ name, my good and living teacher.