Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Blood Sacrifice

Now it's our time to rise the dead souls to everlasting Life...
 
 
 
The Blood Sacrifice
 
Covered with the robe of righteousness
His blood poured out for me
Sinless God, our Jesus man
Tortured, bled and died to free
 
His wounded side for those not there
His heart, broken for you , for me
Not one bone touched, nailed on that cross
Raised up on the splintery tree
 
Penalty paid for liberty
Priceless freedom He gave
We need but ask forgiveness now
Our creator came to save
 
His wounds overflowed
Jesus’ heart did break,
Pierced by satan’s Roman spear
Killed. Scarlet flowed. An earth erupting quake.
 
Scattered disciples, Mary wept.
They entombed and buried him.
The lamb of God, prefect One
He who knew no sin.
 
He’d restored the lame,
Given sight to the blind
Healed the sick,
Touched the demonized mind
 
And these life deeds
Love freely gave
And then was
Sentenced to His grave
 
Red garnet, scarlet, flowing down
For the crucifiers to see
Did death really win, that terrible day
Or did He die to set me free?
 
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Friday, April 18, 2014

The Price Paid to Free Me



You didn't know me then, you didn't know me when

Your sin seemed fun, for a season

Then you began crying, dying, still defying

Choosing darkness without reason

 

Yet I knew you at Calvary

When I died upon that hill

You'd have a need for a Savior

And you need me still

 

You thudded to the bottom

Looked up, eyes open wide

You had crashed ever down

To the place you couldn't hide

 

In you, was a God-shaped void

You shoved all things in but Me

Not seeing the gift I died to give

Cruel-cross death on that tree

 

I wept that you fell, oh, so far

But rejoiced when you could see

All along that emptiness

Could only be filled by Me

 

Soon it was in perfect time

Your dulled eyes opened to see

Jesus really paid your price

That debt, to set you free

 

And now that God-shaped void

Was filled to overflowing,

You, completed child, righteously restored 

Now growing in your knowing

 

Of how God came down

Facing torture on Calvary's tree

He loved so much, left so much

Sacrificed all to set you free.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Backslid Friend

You are concerned over your sister’s path and rightfully so. She needs ME but is blind. I will bring her again into the fullness of my love in time. Pray and move as I direct. Love her with my love.
What does it mean to love your friend? Does it mean allowing them to do what they choose and being silent or does it mean sharing God’s truth and His Word in love. Sometimes we need to risk the friendship to save the friend. Have you ever been in those circumstances where you knew you had to speak the truth even if it meant that person got angry and broke off the relationship? It never “feels good” to be there but it is so necessary. I cannot remember a single time when that friendship was ruptured for good when the Lord’s Word was gently applied to a loved one’s life, but it sure was scary going into the conversation. Sometimes the issue wasn’t resolved instantly either.
Proverbs 17:9 He who covers a transgression seeks love, but he who repeats a matter separates friends.
DIGGING DEEPER
Please take a pen and write down what the Holy Spirit is speaking to you through the following scriptures today:
Proverbs 10:12
 
James 5:16
 
Ezekiel 33:6
 
My Commitment:
 
Prayer: Lord, please convict my friend.  Draw her back to you as only you can. Help me to know when to be bold and share the truth in love and when to be quiet. Help me to pray always until the burden lifts. In Jesus’ most incredible name, AMEN
 
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Monday, April 7, 2014


Are You Growing in the Lord Jesus Christ?

My daughter, in my timing you shall know. Are you growing? Allow Me to stretch you – I AM renewing and restoring and reviving you. I AM yours and you are Mine. I am stretching and do have a purpose and a plan. Fear not, but seek Me – you shall know soon and very soon. Meantime, rest in Me. I have given you My burden for My purpose. Shine Jesus. Grow as I stretch you – share the truth in love – stand your ground – stay steady – stand firm. Realize Me in you. Stay free, whom the Son has set free is free in deed. Selah.

Are there times when you wonder if you are growing at all or simply groaning? Do you wonder if you are being changed to become more like our Lord Jesus? We definitely have those times when we feel s-t-u-c-k and not doing much except getting “fatter” - soaking up more good teaching but wondering if it is changing us or just putting on padding. And then the Lord speaks in His still, small voice to our hearts.

Psalms 51:10 speaks of the work the Lord does within us – he is creating in us a clean heart and renewing a faithful spirit within us.

DIGGING DEEPER

Let’s look into the Word and make some notes on how the following scriptures apply to us.

Isaiah 40:31 (I am always impressed with the fact that walking might be harder than running – with walking you can faint and with running you simply grow weary)

 

Psalm 23:3

 

Psalm 85:6

 

Psalm 80:18

 

My Commitment:

 

Prayer: Dear God, Most High, please refresh, restore and revive us that we may more fervently praise Your name and Your works and Your mercy and goodness! Grow us up in these areas too, we pray. In Jesus name, AMEN.
(C) Marijo Phelps Afternoon Whispers from the Heart of God....

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Fine Tuned Ears

 Draw nigh unto Me and I will draw nigh unto you. When you’re feeling distanced from Me, sit at My feet – praise, worship and pour out your heart; then listen.

We sometimes find it hard to imagine that God, the very God who spoke the worlds into existence, is concerned about us. God is the God of caring; God is the God of relationship. The only ones who might be missing in this picture are us. He is always there and ready and waiting to enjoy our company. He delights in our worship and praise. To think that there are things we do which delight our Lord is amazing. It is sometimes difficult to fathom that He has time for us, and that He actually takes pleasure in our presence, yet He does. How can we best worship God? We start by listening. Can you hearing Him calling to you? The voice will not be loud, impatient or hesitant. His voice will be filled with love and care. Jesus actually wants to spend time with us and hear our hearts.

“…Then the priest said “Let us draw near to God here.” 1 Samuel 14:36

DIGGING DEEPER Read the following passages. What do the following scriptures speak to your spirit this afternoon? Spend some time and record God’s revelation.

Matthew 28:9


John 4:23


Revelation 1:17


My commitment:






Prayer: Oh, Lord, a healthy fear and respect gets things back into perspective – help us to truly worship You in spirit and truth! Help us to remember that for us, Your appointment book is never too full. Please help us to be responsive to Your drawing us ever closer. Only as we see You can we become more like You, and that is our true desire.

In Your name, Lord Jesus, amen.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CONTROL? YOUR CHOICE


 
 
CONTROL? YOUR CHOICE

 

Muddy tears cried with no release

Because I am in control

Those I love weighed by my grief

Because I am in control

 

Atheist’s heart now stubborn stone

Because I am in control

Rifled with fears of the unknown

Because I am in control

 

Praying to god IF he is there

Because i am in control?

Do you exist, how and where?

Because…..

 

Help me, save me if you can hear

Because…..

I’ve made a mess, please draw near

Because …….

 

Incredible lift beyond belief

Because I Am’s in control

Boulder weighted backpack gone, relief

Because I Am’s in control

 

Made me clean, pure, fresh, new and whole

Because I Am’s in control

Set me free and renewed my soul

Because I Am’s in control
 
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Chosen Praise to the Chosen ONE!




Chosen Praise to the Chosen One

Father hear my praises

The spoken but also the unspoken

Help my very heart

To pour forth and dance

At the mention of that name  

 

JESUS

 

Oh that my eyes might see

And my fingers touch

My spirit behold

My Lord, resplendent,

Only God and King,

 

JESUS

 

Unplug my channels of praise

That my love

Might flow free

And be a wondrously fragrant

Offering unto our soon returning

 

JESUS

 

Philippians 2:9
Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name. (NIV)

 

Psalm 8:1
O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. (NIV)

 

Psalm 138:2
I will bow down toward your holy temple and will praise your name for your love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.(NIV)

 

Psalm 148:13
Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his splendor is above the earth and the heavens. (NIV)

 

Jeremiah 31:13
Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow. (NIV)

 

2 Samuel 6:14
David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all his might. (NIV)

 

Ephesians 5:2
and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (NIV)

 

Luke 22:18
For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes (NIV)

 

Revelation 19:11
[The Rider on the White Horse ] I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. (NIV)

 

He gave His life for us, he who was sinless and the only one who could actually take our penalty upon Himself, Jesus part of the triune Godhead, God the son in flesh appearing. Just to think that He intercedes for me and cares about what I do, where I go and who I interact with is mind boggling. If it breaks my (your) heart, it breaks His heart. If you cry, He cries with you and is right there to walk “through the valley of the shadow of death” with me (you). Could there ever be a closer friend? Oh, what a privilege to call Him friend, Lord and Savior.


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