Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry. And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it. Now in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, remembering, said to Him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.” So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. “And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Mark 11:12-14, 20-26 NKJV
I am comforted in the fact that…
This song from my youth was upon my heart this morning. I don’t count it strange that the old hymns that my church growing up use to sing comes upon my heart periodically. These songs will, have, and are keeping me. They carry my over and pushes me to do more/better in my walk with Christ. So I thank those of old who went through their experiences, wrote these songs, and prayed for all of us. Most of all I thank God for putting them in a place to carry out his will and purpose through music! All praise glory and honor to my Lord , Savior, and Redeemer.
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebub,” and, “By the ruler of the demons He casts out demons.” So He called them to Himself and said to them in parables: “How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan has risen up against himself, and is divided, he cannot stand, but has an end. No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.
Mark 3:22-27 NKJV
This great nations is divided. By political views, economic standings, religion, gender, and ethnicity. Just to name a few. We have become a nation turned inward, onto itself, because we cannot see clearly. Sadly, this has been a long time coming. Yet, so many around the globe are just as divided. The division is so great that it has torn families apart, turned friends against one another, and race against race. Their are so many forms of division taking place that is difficult to list them all. But GOD! He knows ALL and see’s ALL.
So I stand on the gap for those who divided and this nation. Lord, I ask that you take the reins and be in control. So that your love will flow, that those who say they are of/like you will display, for all to see, your love. Bring us back together, united in you. May the right decisions be made to your glory. We as a people stand up and declare your truth in all things. Not ashamed or full of fear. But standing firm and bold upon your word. The word that we have hid in our hearts so that cannot sin against you. Forgive us of all our sins and fill us with your Holy Spirit, to fill up those empty places. in all things we give thanks unto you, our Lord and Savior. Amen.
May God do a new thing in you. Have a wonderful day,
I woke up this morning with song on my heart. My prayer is that is be a blessing to you…
I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. It shall be, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the rainbow shall be seen in the cloud; and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh.
Genesis 9:13-15 NKJV
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School has begun and we are looking towards a great, fun, and successful year. Challenges and obstacles will come. But we have prayed and placed our trust in God. All that we are do is built upon the #chiefcornerstone and all that we do bring glory to Him. We are covered by the blood. We find comfort in knowing that He is with us always! #trustingod #faith #grateful #comfort #joy #peace #covered #prayabouteverything #storinguptimber #worryabouthnothing #blessedbeyondmeasure #smile #godisincontrol