Where do you turn when our world seems so out of control? You turn to God, of course. God is the answer we are all seeking right now. He is the answer to all the suffering, crime, hate, bigotry, and fear we face in our everyday lives. He is the peace we seek. He is the joy we seek. He is the answer to the void and emptiness you are feeling. Don’t allow the events of the past months to deter you from God. Now is the time to move ever closer to God, more so than ever before. God, please blanket all those suffering in pain in anguish for the loss of their babies and loved ones. God, You provide peace to those in utter pain and despair. You draw close the brokenhearted and the ones in grief (Psa 34:17-19) God, please go to them. Holy Spirit blanket their despair with a peace that passes understanding. Holy Spirit, extinguish their pain and suffering with Your love. God, we lift them up to You. God, heal our land. Father, let us draw ever closer to You in our confusion, frustration, and sorrow. God, bless all those first responders who acted bravely to protect those innocent babies. God, You never waste anything. God, use our pain and sorrow in a way You see fit. Father, forgive America for Her sins. God, forgive us for turning away from You. God, move swiftly to give man the answers to remedy this issue. Holy Spirit, convict those who use this horrific tragedy to gain more power for themselves or their political party. Now is not the time for blame. Now is the time for healing, discussion, and solutions. Father, we ask this in the name above all names. In the name of Jesus, we pray and agree. Amen.
Mothers are nurturers. Mothers are caring, loving, giving, understanding, patient & brave. Mothers are fierce! They will do whatever is necessary to protect their children.
Mothers are steadfast. Mothers are imaginative, coming up with brilliant ideas to sustain their family.
The love of a mother is indescribable & unconditional! The love a woman gives cannot be measured or understood. When they love, they love fiercely!
I thank God for the faith of a woman! The faith of a woman can sustain her family through any major crisis.
I thank God for the prayers of a mother. Praying women can move mountains! God’s word says this about a mother. In Proverbs 31:25 it says: “Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; And she smiles at the future [knowing that she and her family are prepared]. In verse 28, God’s word says this about a mother: “Her children rise up and call her blessed (happy, prosperous, to be admired).”
God also says this about women in verse 30: “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”
Most of all a mother is a prayer warrior! The fervent prayer of a mother avails much! God’s word says this about fervent prayer in James 5:16 – The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” Do not let that one word “man” deter you. God is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). The fervent prayer of the women is no different from that same prayer of a man.
In fact, a women’s prayer can be more powerful. Why? Because women give their hearts completely to God. Women for some reason trust God in an easier fashion. Why? I am not sure. Perhaps it is because a woman loves and trusts wholeheartedly. A lot of times without question or doubts.
I truly believe in my heart of hearts that God created women with an incredible capacity to love.
Yes, a woman is a fierce person. And don’t let all this silly talk about men giving birth and becoming mothers too fool or confuse you. God made man and women. God is not and will never be confused on what He created us to be.
A biological man cannot carry a child. A man will never know the blessing it is to carry and care for a living human inside their body.
Mothers, I say thank you today & every day for the job that you do! It is one where there is no pay and long enduring hours.
Sometimes, there isn’t enough appreciation for the sacrifices you make. Today we honor you! We say thank you for everything that you do!
Today is Good Friday.
What does that mean?
Today, the world’s Savior died to take each of our places.
He was the unblemished Lamb of God.
Perfect in every way. He was sinless and bore all sins of all humanity.
He took all that sin to the cross, where it died with His flesh.
Why did he take our sins to the cross?
So, when we were ready, we could proclaim our rebirth via Christ.
See, when we come to God and accept Jesus as our Savior, our sins are already defeated on that old rugged cross.
Why did Jesus do this? Why did He die for you and take each of your sins to the cross?
The answer is so simple. Jesus did it for LOVE.
Jesus was God on earth in human flesh.
Jesus knew what lay ahead of Him. He knew the betrayal, agony, suffering, beatings, hate, and suffocation that waited for Him.
His flesh wanted to back out. His flesh had second thoughts. He asked the Father if this cup could pass Him (Matt 26:39).
But as we all are, He was subject to God’s will.
See, God so loved the world He gave His only Son, Jesus (John 3:16)
God gave out of His love for humanity.
If you are a parent, think of this type of sacrifice. How many of us would give our children to endure such suffering and eventually death?
I would venture to say that none of us would do this.
We love our children too much to see them endure pain and suffering.
We fight so hard to prevent them from enduring any pain.
Yet, God allowed His only Son, Jesus, to endure the most suffering, pain, and agony inflicted on any human.
Why? Why would God do all this?
He loves you more than you can ever imagine.
His love isn’t worldly. It is a love so powerful that it will change you forever.
His love engulfs you. His love surrounds, penetrates, encompasses, and is where His peace that passes all human understanding lives.
Once you feel it, you want to experience it more and more.
It is a love that can only be experienced in His Holy presence.
How do I know this? Because I have felt it.
There have been two occasions where He has allowed me into His presence, where I experienced His love for me.
That is how I can speak to it so profoundly.
I want more. I long to be there in that love again and again.
Now I am not unique. All of us can experience this.
We only have to ask Him and pursue Him.
God wants to be pursued. He wants us to chase after Him.
He wants us to be hungry and thirst for His presence.
He wants us to long for His presence.
Today is the perfect day to seek after God.
We are in trying times. Now is the time to accept Jesus as your Savior.
If you are ready to accept Jesus as your Savior, please pray this prayer out loud with me.
When I say out loud, I mean not under your breath and not to yourself.
Say it so the enemy can hear you.
Yes, it can be a whisper. That is loud enough for God, you, and the enemy to hear.
Today, if you want to seek salvation and Jesus as your personal Savior, pray this prayer with me:
God, I am a sinner. Forgive me for my sins. I believe Jesus died on the cross for me. I believe Jesus is your only begotten Son. I believe He died on the cross, and on the third day, He ascended to heaven and is forever seated at Your right hand. I accept Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior. God, come into my life and use me for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
If you prayed that prayer, you are born again. You are a new child in Christ. Welcome to the Kingdom of God.
If you are able, find a good bible-based church that believes Jesus is our resurrected King and Savior.
If you cannot find a good church, don’t give up. Keep praying and seeking God for Him to lead you to one.
There are many great churches online. Pastor Paula White, Bishop TD Jakes, Hank Kunneman, and Joel Osteen are a few of my favorites.
Also, seek God as often as possible through prayer and constantly reading the bible, God’s word.
Via the bible (God’s word), God will start to reveal things to you. His word is also your spoken weapon against sickness, lack, fear, etc. It is your weapon to use against the enemy, Satan.
God’s word is power! It will never lose its power, and it cannot be altered, changed, or revoked. His word is so powerful that even God Himself cannot change His word(the bible). Never forget these things about the bible! God’s word spoken aloud will give you victory in every battle you face.
God bless you!