Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Am That ... I Am . . . Delivers Israel . . . You and Me

To You ~ God's Precious, Valuable, Important and Worthwhile Child,

Grace and Peace to you from God our Father through Jesus Christ our Lord.

It is time to awaken our hearts as we remember who we are and from whence we came.

"First Love" ~ Anonymous

First Love, You are my First Love
You are my God, My King
First Love, You are mt First Love
My heart to you I bring
You found me wrapped in fear and shame
You placed on me your Holy Name
Enfolded me within your arms of love
My God, First Love

I Am That ... I Am . . . is the secret ~ to Delivering Israel ~ 
You and Me.

Psalm 87:2 New International Version

"The Lord loves the gates of Zion" ~ (I Am That ... I Am ~ in ~ 
You and Me)"

Joel 3:21 New International Version

" The Lord dwells in Zion ~ (I Am That, I Am ... in ~ 
You and Me) "

Isaiah 33:5-6New International Version

"The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high, he will fill Zion ~ 
(I Am That ... I Am ~ in ~ You and Me) 
with justice and righteousness.  He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure." 

Isaiah 33:20,21 ~ The Message

"Just take a look at Zion, will you? ~ 
(I Am That ... I Am ~ in ~ You and Me)
   Centering our worship in festival feasts!
Feast your eyes on Jerusalem,
   a quiet and permanent place to live.
No more pulling up stakes and moving on,
   no more patched-together lean-tos.
Instead, God! God majestic, God himself the place
   in a country of broad rivers and streams,
But rivers blocked to invading ships,
   off-limits to predatory pirates.
For God makes all the decisions here. God is our king.
   God runs this place and he'll keep us safe."

Isaiah 33:24 ~ The Message

"No one in Zion ~ (I Am That ... I Am ~ in ~ You and Me) 
will say, "I'm sick."   Best of all, they'll all live guilt-free."

To every GenerationAnonymous

From the dawning of the world and its wonders
Before the mountains reached the sky
From everlasting to everlasting
You were there through all the time

All my fathers heard your call through the ages
They made the choice to follow you
You were faithful, to the faithful
They found your promise to be true

You have been a shelter Lord
To every generation
A sanctuary from the storm
To every generation

I was born into your arms, O my Father
There's still a refuge there for me
From my first breathe, drawn from your breath
You've been my security

My years go by, before your eyes
My days rush into night
Time would steal, every dream I feel
Give my hope a place to hide
All the days of my life

Let my children know your mercy in the morning
And find your greatness as they grow
May your glory, Be their glory
May your heart become their home

It is time to seek the Gates of Zion!(I Am That ... I Am ~ in ~ 
You and Me)

A place of safety ~ 2 Samuel 5:7
A place of choice ~ Psalm 2:6
A place of righteousness ~ Psalm 9:11
A place of redemption ~ Psalm 74:2
A place of unconditional love ~ Psalm 87:2
A place of favor / glory ~ Psalm 102:13
A place of mourning ~ Psalm 137:3
A place of reflection ~ Isaiah 1:8
A place of learning ~ Isaiah 2:3
A place of strength ~ Isaiah 28:16
A place of gladness / joy ~ Isaiah 51:11
A place of intercession ~ Isaiah 52:8
A place of covenant ~ Jeremiah 50:5
A place of forgiveness ~ Joel 3:21
A place of selflessness ~ Amos 6:1
A place of teaching ~ Micah 4:2
A place of salvation ~ Zechariah 9:9
A place of humility ~ Romans 9:33
A place of deliverance ~ Romans 11:26
A place of communication with the living God ~ Hebrews 12:22
A place of Ressurection ~ Revelation 14:1

Psalm 24:7-10 ~ New International Version

 Lift up your heads, O you gates;
       be lifted up, you ancient doors,
       that the King of glory may come in.
 Who is this King of glory?
       The LORD strong and mighty,
       the LORD mighty in battle.
 Lift up your heads, O you gates;
       lift them up, you ancient doors,
       that the King of glory may come in.
 Who is he, this King of glory?
       The LORD Almighty—
       he is the King of glory.

Prose By Madeleine L'Engle

"Come, Lord Jesus, at the end,
Time's end, my end, forever start.
Come in your flaming, burning power.
Time, like the temple veil, now rend;
Come shatter every human hour.
Come Lord Jesus, at the end.
Break, then mend the waiting heart"

Exodus 3:14,15 ~ 

"I am the eternal God.  I am the one who brings into being ~ I Am That ... I Am," has sent you. This is my name forever, and it is the name that people must use from now on."

I Am That ... I Am . . . is the secret ~ to Delivering Israel ~ 

You and Me.

What is GOD to you?

G iving
O neness
D estiny

Jeremiah 50:4-5 ~ (The Message)

 "In those days, at that time"—God's Decree—
   "the people of Israel will come,
And the people of Judah with them.
   Walking and weeping, they'll seek me, their God.
They'll ask directions to Zion

   and set their faces toward Zion (I Am That ... I Am ~ 
in ~ You and Me.)
They'll come and hold tight to God,
   bound in a covenant eternal they'll never forget."

As we awaken may God's glory resurrect itself in each one our our hearts as we remember who we are and from whence we came.

Because his unconditional love and mercy compel me,


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Is a Radical Spontaneous Re~Mission Needed ?

To You God's Precious, Valuable, Important and Worthwhile Child,

Grace and Peace to you from God our father through Christ Jesus,

Contemplate with me for a few minutes about the response of the disciples when Jesus ascended into heaven and what happened to them because of it.

Acts 1:11 (The Message)

 "You Galileans!( Men and Women) ~ why do you just stand here looking up at an empty sky? This very Jesus who was taken up from among you to heaven will come (back to you and me) as certainly—and mysteriously—as he left."

In like manner . . . Christ became what we are in order to make us what he is.  Jesus Christ went in order to return, and in the meantime, an invaluable spiritual principal is being imparted to us . . . Our life in Him will know an alteration in our relationship with Him.  God is calling us to be open to change in our lives . . . to the times when He will leave us in the same manner and return in a new and deeper way.  These withdrawals are to draw us into the next stage of growth.

It isn't that He literally leaves us, for He promised to be with us always, but He brings closure to a phase of our pilgrimage in order to open new depth in our relationship with Him.  It seems if we have lost Him, But . . . He is down the road calling us to a new dimension of adventure of knowing Him more profoundly.

The transition sometimes breaks our hearts.  But hearts aren't made of frail glass; they are more like clay on the potter's wheel.  And our potter has an magnificent design for us to follow : His own nature!  Helping us to understand more clearly His statement made at the end of His life on a mount called Olivet . . . letting us know in no uncertain terms that none of us get to be stage manager ~ except God, Himself . . .

Luke 22:42 (New International Version)

"Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done."

The time and manner of this transformational growth will be of God's choosing, not our own.  It will take place in the Upper Room where we wait patiently on God to reveal His Spirit.

Acts 1:12-14 (The Message)

"So they left the mountain called Olives and returned to Jerusalem. It was a little over half a mile. They went to the upper room they had been using as a meeting place: Peter, John, James, Andrew, Philip, Thomas, Bartholomew, Matthew, James, son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas, son of James. They agreed they were in this for ~ good, completely together ~ in prayer, the women included. Also Jesus' mother, Mary, and his brothers."

It is in this upper room where we begin to consciously choose to accept our humanness . . . in all things.  We begin to wait on God and pray anticipating His return together.  And this sets the stage for 2 things to occur that must be central in ~ our own preparation for Pentecost and  the Ressurection of Christ's Spirit in us.  The 2 are part of one experience.  We pray together and we have a profound time of reconciling relationships.

John 20:22-23 (New International Version)

"And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. "If you forgive anyone his sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven."

Contemplate with me again on all the people who were waiting together in prayer in the upper room . . . there had been competition among the disciples and there must have been residue of criticism of each other.  Peter had denied the Lord, Thomas had doubted and James and John had wrangled over who was the greatest and what position they would have in Jesus Kingdom.  Also, there had been bad feelings between Jesus' family and the disciples.  His mother and brothers had tried to dissuade Jesus, and had come to take him home to Nazareth on at least one occasion.  From the cross, Jesus assigned John the responsibility of his mother, and we are sure John was sorting what that would mean in the light of the challenges Jesus had given them on Olivet before departing.

Then, adding to that mix were people whom Jesus had healed from sins that no good Jew could tolerate.  Had the disciples ever worked through their real feelings about a person like Mary Magdalene?  With Jesus absence, they were comforted by the fact that their relationship always had been cushioned with His gracious acceptance.  Did they feel as He did?  And what about the Pharisee Nicodemus?  Was he really one of them?  He was a member of the Sannhedrin and yet had not been able to stop the excruciating thing the Jewish leaders had done to the Lord.  The Pharisee had shown his loyalty by asking for the body of Jesus and assisted with His burial.  But could he be trusted?  And what about the rich Joseph of Arimathea?  He provided the tomb in the garden outside the city wall.  And with all what Jesus said about the rich and the responsibility to the poor, was his presence a genuine concern?  If he had provided the tomb, probably as a secret admirer and follower of the Lord, was he really to be accepted among the inner band of loyal followers?

A strange mixture of humanity was gathered there in the Upper Room.  Each had his own agenda for being there ~ the knowledge of what Jesus had meant to each one of them.  But ~ what were they to each other except people who had a common loyalty to Jesus?  And, now, He was gone.  They now had to sit and wait . . . open their hearts to one another  . . . share their loneliness . . .  their grief over Jesus absence, and . . . their wonderment about the future.  Here were rich and poor, people of high social status, and reclaimed people ~ whose lives would never have touched each other ~ apart from Jesus.

The family and disciples had little which to build a relationship.  Had there been hostility among Jesus' brothers resulting from the feeling that Jesus had spent his time with a motley band of fisherman, a tax collector, and a zealot ~ with no time for his own family?  And had the disciples resented the filial protectiveness of Jesus' family?

Surely ~ Put yourself into this drama of human relationship . . . How much are we just like them?

A common grief can open strangers / aliens to one another.  It can begin to build relationships.  And it can put conflicts between friends into perspective.  Mutual need can break through the fabric of hurting memories of what we have said or done to one another.

And yet it is a shared hope ~ that galvanizes people.  The frail thread of anticipation in each of the people in the Upper Room was woven into a strong bond of oneness.

I believe differences were confessed, hurts were shared and reconciliation was started.  What was about to happen to them (and to us) would be the only lasting basis of true relationship, and the immensity of Jesus promise before He forced them (and us) to get ready ~ by being open with one another.

Acts 2:1 (The Message)

"When the Feast of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place (of one accord)."

Prayer brings unity.  We can't begin to seek the loving heart of the Lord for long without recognizing the needs of our relationships with our brother's and sister's with whom we pray.  Surely Jesus followers huddled together in prayer, remembering what he had assured them . . .

Matthew 18:18-20

"What you say to one another is eternal. I mean this. When two of you get together on anything at all on earth and make a prayer of it, my Father in heaven goes into action. And when two or three of you are together because of me, you can be sure that I'll be there."

We wonder what they prayed about?  I think it was the disciples' report on what Jesus promised in those last hours before his ascension; they should not depart from Jerusalem but wait for the promised baptism of the Holy Spirit and the power He was to give them and us!  A sublime reason for a prayer meeting in any age.

And this brings us back to the need for the indwelling power of the Holy Spirit making prolonged prayer and getting right with ourselves, others and God more than elements of good preparation; they are a necessity!

2 Chronicles 7:14 (The Message)

"If my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I'll be there ready for you: I'll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health."

It is now our personal responsibility before the Lord to prepare our hearts for Pentecost.  To pray for the Holy Spirit and to be sure there is nothing in our relationships blocking full acceptance of the blessing that follows.

We need to ask the Lord to reveal if there is anything unconfessed in us or between others and, or God.  And if there is, we may need a radical spontaneous re-mission by the Holy Spirit to change our attitudes ~ to uncover unhealed memories and or unguided plans for our future which never had the Lord's blessing or direction.

The Lord wants to bless each and every one of us with His Holy Spirit.  Prayer and reconciled relationships with ourself, others and God is the best place to begin and then begin again and again all through our Christian Adventure.

True love starts with ~ accepting a person (including ourselves) for ~ who they are and who they are not.

Can you say, I forgive you & I love you?

Because His Unconditional Mercy and Love Compel Me,


The Rules For Being Human . . . (Anonymous)

1.     You will receive a body
        You may like it or hate it, but it is yours for your entire 
        period on earth.

2.     You will Learn Lessons
        You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life.
        Each day in this school  you will have the opportunity to
        learn lessons.  You may like the lessons or think them
        irrelevant and stupid.

3.    There are no mistakes, only lessons
        Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation.
        The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the 
        process as the experiment that ultimately "works."

4.     A lesson is repeated until it is learned
       A lesson will be presented to you in various forms 
        until you have learned it.   When you have learned 
        it then you can move on to the next lesson.

5.     Learning lessons does not end
        There is no part of life that does not contain its 
        lessons.  If you are alive, there are lessons to be

6.     "There" is no better than "here"
        When your "there" has become a "here," you 
        will simply obtain another "there" that will again, 
        look better than here.

7.      Others are simply mirrors of you
         You cannot love or hate something about another 
         person unless it reflects to you something you love 
         or hate about yourself.

8.     What you make of your life is up to you
         You have the tools and resources you need, what 
         you do with them is up to you.  The choice is yours.

9.     The answers lie inside of you
        The answers to life's questions lie inside of you.   
        All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

10.  You will forget all this. 

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Steps to Recovery & The Promises . . .

Show me Thy Glory ~ In the Struggle . . . 

The old ways of seeing, believing, and reasoning will not help us alleviate our current situation. Our survival is at stake. We need a new paradigm. We need a spontaneous Re~Mission . . . Who of us ~ will choose ~ to step out of our cocoon, Trust ~ Follow the signal of Love and Re~Birth ourselves into ~ the new Kingdom ~ thereby ~ empowering Grace?

The Twelve Steps ~ ( Bill W ) 
The Promises ~ (Anonymous)

The Healing Power of Love ~
1. Admit we are powerless over our separation from God, Ourself and Others ~ and that at this moment right now ~ our life is unmanageable.

Matt 5:3 ~ "Blessed are the poor ( ... when you're at the end of your rope ) ~ for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven." 

Roman's 7:17-20 ~
"But I need something more! For if I know the law but still can't keep it, and if the power of sin within me keeps sabotaging my best intentions, I obviously need help! I realize that I don't have what it takes. I can will it, but I can't do it. I decide to do good, but I don't really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it anyway. My decisions, such as they are, don't result in actions. Something has gone wrong deep within me and gets the better of me every time."

Our Promise ~

1.     I know new sense of belonging and the feelings 
        of emptiness and loneliness will disappear.

The Healing Power of Faith ~
2. Come to believe that a power greater than ourself can restore us ~

Matt 5:4 ~ "Blessed are those who mourn ( ... when you feel you've lost what is most dear to you ), for they will be comforted."

Rom 5:6 –
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ arrives right on time to make this happen.” and Philippians 2:13 - "That energy is God's energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.

Our Promise ~

2.     I am no longer controlled by my fears.  
         I overcome my fears and act with courage, 
         integrity and dignity.

The Healing Power of Surrender ~
3. Make a decision ( ~ just become willing ) to turn our will and our life over to the care of God, as we understand Him. 

Matt 5:5 ~ "Blessed are the meek ( ... when you're content with just who you are—no more, no less ), for they will inherit the earth. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can't be bought."

Roman's 12:1-2 -
"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you."

Our Promise ~

3.     I comprehend the word serenity and I know a new 

The Healing Power of Forgiveness ~
4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

Matt 5:6 ~ "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. ~ You're blessed when you've worked up a good appetite for God. He's food and drink in the best meal you'll ever eat."

Matt 6:14-15 ~  "In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part."

Our Promise ~

4.     I release myself from worry, guilt and regret about 
         my past and present.  I am aware enough not to 
         repeat it.

The Healing Power of Confession ~
5. Admitted to God, to ourselves & another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

Matt 5:7 ~ Blessed are the merciful, for they shall be shown mercy ~ You're blessed when you care. At the moment of being 'care-full,' you find yourselves cared for."

James 5:16 ~ "Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with."

Our Promise ~

5.     I know a new love and acceptance of myself and 
        others.  I feel genuinely lovable, loving and loved.

The Healing Power of Acceptance ~
6. Were entirely ready for God to remove all these defects of character.

Matt 5:8 ~ "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. ~ You're blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world."

Heb 12: 1-3 ~ "Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he's there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls!"

*Think back to Step 1 . . .

Our Promise ~

6.     I learn to see myself as equal to others.  My new and
         renewed relationships are all with equal partners.

The Healing Power of Release ~
7. Humbly asked God to Remove our shortcomings.

Matt 5:8 ~ "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. ~ You're blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world."

James 4: 7-10 ~ "So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he'll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it's the only way you'll get on your feet."

*Think back to Step 2 . . .

Our Promise ~

7.    I am capable of developing and maintaining healthy
        and loving relationships.   The need to control and 
        manipulate others will disappear as I learn to trust 
        others who are trustworthy.

The Healing Power of Purpose ~
8.  Made a list of all the persons we had harmed and became "willing" to make amends to all.

Matt 5:9 ~ "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family."

Matt 5 : 23-24 ~ "This is how I want you to conduct yourself in these matters. If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things right. Then and only then, come back and work things out with God."

*Think back to Step 3 . . .

Our Promise ~ 

8.     I learn that it is possible for me to mend ~ to become 
         more loving , intimate and supportive.  I have the
         choice of communicating with my family in a way
         which is safe for me and respectful of them

The Healing Power of Service ~
9.  Made direct amends to such people whenever possible; except when to do so would injure them or others.

Matt 5:9 ~ "You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight. That's when you discover who you really are, and your place in God's family.

Mark 11:24-25 ~ " And when you assume the posture of prayer, remember that it's not all asking. If you have anything against someone, forgive—only then will your heavenly Father be inclined to also wipe your slate clean of sins."

*Think back to Step 4 . . .

Our Promise ~
9.     I acknowledge I am a unique and precious creation.

The Healing Power of of Listening ~ 
10.  Continued to take inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

Matt 5:10 ~ "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven ~ You're blessed when your commitment to God provokes persecution. The persecution drives you even deeper into God's kingdom."

Gal 6:1-5 ~ "Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived.  Make a careful exploration of who you are and the work you have been given, and then sink yourself into that. Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others. Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life."

*Think back to Step 5 . . .

Our Promise ~

10.   I no longer need to rely solely on others to provide 
         my sense of worth.

The Healing Power of Adversity ~
11.  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understand Him/Her, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

Matt 5:11-12 ~ "Not only that—count yourselves blessed every time people put you down or throw you out or speak lies about you to discredit me. What it means is that the truth is too close for comfort and they are uncomfortable. You can be glad when that happens—give a cheer, even!—for though they don't like it, I do! And all heaven applauds. And know that you are in good company. My prophets and witnesses have always gotten into this kind of trouble."

Matt 6:9-14 ~
"This, then, is how you should pray: 

   Our Father in heaven, 
   hallowed be your name, 
 your kingdom come, 
   your will be done 
      on earth as it is in heaven. 
 Give us today our daily bread. 
 Forgive us our debts, 
      as we also have forgiven our debtors. 
 And lead us not into temptation, 
   but deliver us from the evil one. 
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 
But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."

Serenity Prayer
Grant me the grace 
(and mercy)
To let others have their addictions, upsets and imperfections
Without my trying to fix them, change them.
Or to solve their problems.
Give me the Courage
To say No when I need to
and the wisdom to reach out for help when I need it.
Bring awareness to me when I am in denial.
Heal my need to please others or control them
Help me to accept with Serenity my imperfections.
Open my vision so that I know that I am Precious,
And make me aware that my Expression is valuable,
(important and worthwhile)
Rev. Anne Gilles, M.S.

Our Promise ~

11.    I trust the guidance I receive from my Higher Power
         and come to believe in my own capabilities.

The Healing Power of Authentic Identity ~
12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and to practice these principals in all our affairs.

I John 4:4 ~ "My dear children, you come from God and belong to God."

Matt 5:13-16 ~ "Let me tell you why you are here. You're here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? You've lost your usefulness and will end up in the garbage.  Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven."

Matt 18:1-3 ~ "At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?"  He called a little child and had him stand among them. And he said: "I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven."

Our Promise ~

12.   I gradually experience experience, strength and
         spiritual growth in my daily life.

... Grace and Mercy Triumph over Judgment! ...

"Prayer is not pulling God to our will, but the aligning of our will to the will of God." May we all pray like never before in the midst of crisis or blessings and begin to prepare the table for His miracles to appear in our lives and the lives of others, in Jesus name.