Friday Morning Prayer:). December 4, 2014

December 5, 2014 - 7 minutes read

Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing.

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength…. Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12: 30-31.

Beloved In Christ,

A relatively easy day at work turned into a long day taking care of this and that, loving the men at Luke’s House (sober living environment for men) and enjoying the process of working with a brother…sharing…encouraging…:).

Sisters In Christ are meeting at First Baptist to pray together!:). Friday at 0900. 1912 Arnold Way. Alpine. If you have this hour free join our sisters for a time of encouraging fellowship, prayer for each other, our communities, churches, pastors, leaders, teachers, worship leaders, etc., We value very much this devoted time of prayer…for we know the power of God manifest as we ask, seek, knock continuously… trusting our God to move as He determines in response to the prayers of many.

Brothers are meeting at Grace Fellowship. 0730. 2301 South Grade. Alpine. Pastors, leaders, men of faith are meeting to pray together! If you need to be encouraged, maybe the Holy Spirit is prompting you to join a group of diverse brothers for a time of prayer…we welcome YOU! It is EXCITING!…. when men from different fellowships, various ages, gifted, devoted, absolutely loving our God with their ALL! 🙂 …we gather to worship, humbly seek, expressing our dependency, relying on God the Holy Spirit to lead as He determines.

As transformed devoted believers in Jesus we understand that God is to be loved completely and totally because He alone (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) is God. His love for us is total and complete! His love expressed through the CROSS. We talk about the Gospel: the person and work of Jesus. Our Lord Jesus is God who became one of us… perfect…without sin… surrounded by a world full of sin.

He communed intimately with the Father always… through prayer He was strengthened, encouraged, loved… He loved God the Father with all of his heart, soul, mind, and strength. And, He loved us, even before our birth, a supernatural love that took Him to the cross… Jesus! He paid the debt we could not pay… The atoning sacrifice for YOU, me, mankind… This is good news!

“Come now, let us reason together,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool. – Isaiah 1:18

Isaiah portraying a loving God who is invites us and willing to cleanse sin. This is ultimately fulfilled through the cross… and we are called by God to believe…faith… trust… embrace the gospel… drink the living water…enjoy forgiveness… to walk humbly… obediently… resist temptations, sin…and don’t allow oneself to be corrupted by the world! How cool for us that the maker of the universe is willing to even humble Himself to help us recognize our faults and need for forgiveness.

Many today need to hear and embrace this message… The GOSPEL! :). Yes! Yes! There was a day when WE couldn’t understand God…and the proclamation didn’t penetrate… However, God’s abundant grace and pursuing love came to us in Jesus … the opportunity to reason and bring many back to Himself!

The more I understand God’s love… sense His presence… experience His power… there is an unquenchable thirst for more! You want it too! Cry out to our gracious God! Jesus said,

“If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever, believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” John 7:37-38.

That’s what I am talking about! :). The Holy Spirit moving in us… the overflowing of love, joy, peace, patience… truly loving our neighbor as ourselves…both in word and deed! Help us Lord!

As you read this email…pray for us… Alpine Youth Center, Behold Ministries, Compassionate Ministries… Our churches, pastors… leaders… our strong message is one of UNITY! We take to heart the words of Jesus and very much love our brothers and sisters!

“…I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.” John 17:20-23.


Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.

He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.