11/20/14

Thanksgiving Prayer

1 Chronicles 16: 8-12

 

 

Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name

Make known His deeds among the peoples!

Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;

Talk of all His wondrous works!

Glory in His Holy name;

Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the Lord!

Seek the Lord and His strength;

Seek his face evermore!

Remember His marvelous works which he has done,

His wonders, and the judgments of His mouth.

 

 

 

Abba Father,

 

 We have so much to thank you for. You have kept us through another year in which wonderful, as well as disastrous things, have happened. We are confident in you that we, as your people, will see more glorious days than these. It is only in drawing close to you through your Son Jesus Christ, and through your Holy Spirit that we are assured peace and comfort in the midst of life’s storms.

 

 

We are a people less sure of being able to trust this world than we were a year ago; but this also means that we are learning to trust you more with our lives and our hearts. Your Holy Spirit intercedes for us, and strengthens us.

 

 

As followers of Christ, we are eager to embrace those who do not know You. We are willing to carry out The Great Commission; to take your message of hope and salvation to hurting people all over this world. Please teach us to pray for one another in truth and sincerity; and to be willing to put aside our own needs to serve your people.

 

 

This season of Thanksgiving should be in our spirits at all times. We have something to thank you for each day. Taking time to look back upon the gracious mercies, healing, and provision you have given brings us joy unspeakable; and the knowledge that you are walking with each of us through our trials and hardships makes life easier to bear.

 

 

We thank You, Abba Father, for your readiness to hear and to forgive; for your great love to us in spite of our unworthiness; for the many blessings we enjoy above what we deserve, hope, or ask. You have been so good to us in our ingratitude, thoughtlessness, and forgetfulness of You. For your pity, long-suffering, gentleness and tenderness, we bow our heads in humble thankfulness of heart. We worship you Who are infinite love; infinite compassion, and infinite power.  Please accept our praise and gratitude through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

 

 

We your people look forward to a new world where the fullness of your peace will be revealed. Keep us watchful for that day when people of every race, language, and way of life will gather to share in the one eternal banquet with Jesus Christ our Lord. Father, through Him, with Him, and in Him, through the unity of the Holy Spirit, may all glory and honor be Yours, now and forevermore. Amen

 

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Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Charlene

07/23/09

Welcome to Women Under His Wings [WUHW's]

 

November 2014 

 

 

Women Under His Wings says Hello to you all.  WUHW’s is a ministry for the women of GOD, yet all are welcome to eat at GOD’s table. WUHW’s is non-denominational and dedicated to furthering the love and ministry of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

“Don’t be a worrier; be a warrior…fight the good fight, and remember that the battle is the LORD’s… You do not have to fight in your own strength.  Let Jesus take the wheel, he will steer you safely to places you would have never imagined could feed your spirit and inspire your heart to do service for The Kingdom.

 

 The year seems to be passing so swiftly, and now, as November arrives, we are experiencing dramatic changes in the weather. Yes, all of the seasons change, yet, this year, no logic prevails as we go through unprecedented temperature extremes. The trees have changed colors early, and the leaves have fallen in rapid succession.  What a wonderful thing to see the brilliant palette as autumn progresses into winter, but the time of viewing this beautiful scene seems so short.  Photosynthesis will soon shut down, but not permanently. The potential for green leaves and grass will arise again come spring.

 

In a geographical area where snow comes early, it is bewildering to hear that blizzards are hitting the southern states. After a few false starts, snow has not yet arrived here. When it does, we will experience the beauty and the drudgery of winter snow. yet, we are not to despair because when all of the conditions for nourishment, growth, and production are present once again, we will experience the delights of the growing season. The marvelous potential for growth and abundance will emerge from the barrenness of winter. We all go through abundant or dry seasons depending upon our circumstances and the opportunities that appear to exist or not exist.  We have the gift of choice which enables us to seek new horizons as opportunities come our way. If we can only remember who creates and governs the seasons, we can find peace to rest and learn in the midst of the dry times.

 

 

Charlene

 

 

 

 

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 The passage of scripture below has always been a favorite for me. This does not reduce or take from other scripture, it simply emphasizes my personal relationship to this particular passage. It was this passage that strengthened me when I was told that I would have a barren marriage. With God by our side, my husband and I  have two beautiful adult daughters.

 

Ecclesiastes 3 New International Version (NIV)

 

 

A Time for Everything

 

3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

    a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
    a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
    a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
    a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
    a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
    a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

    a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

 

 

What do workers gain from their toil? 10 I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race. 11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet[a] no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. 12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live. 13 That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. 14 I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

 

 

15 Whatever is has already been,
and what will be has been before;
and God will call the past to account.[b]

16 And I saw something else under the sun:

In the place of judgment—wickedness was there,
in the place of justice—wickedness was there.

 

17 I said to myself,

“God will bring into judgment
both the righteous and the wicked,
for there will be a time for every activity,
a time to judge every deed.”

 

 

18 I also said to myself, “As for humans, God tests them so that they may see that they are like the animals. 19 Surely the fate of human beings is like that of the animals; the same fate awaits them both: As one dies, so dies the other. All have the same breath[c]; humans have no advantage over animals. Everything is meaningless. 20 All go to the same place; all come from dust, and to dust all return. 21 Who knows if the human spirit rises upward and if the spirit of the animal goes down into the earth?”

 

 

22 So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them?

 

 

 

Footnotes:

 

 

  1. Ecclesiastes 3:11 Or also placed ignorance in the human heart, so that

  2. Ecclesiastes 3:15 Or God calls back the past

  3. Ecclesiastes 3:19 Or spirit

 

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11/12/14

Job 28: In Praise of Wisdom GNV

What is of more value than wisdom? We all strive throughout our lifespans to attain true wisdom, and just when we think that we have found it, we realize that there is more to seek, and more to learn. Ultimate wisdom is found in GOD, the Father of Lights, who illumines the path to total understanding.

Wisdom is a priceless commodity. As the scripture states, “Wisdom is not found among men; No one knows its true value”.  Job 28: 13

 

 

 

Charlene

 

 

In Praise of Wisdom

 

 

28 There are mines where silver is dug;
There are places where gold is refined.
We dig iron out of the ground
And melt copper out of the stones.
Miners explore the deepest darkness.
They search the depths of the earth
And dig for rocks in the darkness.
Far from where anyone lives
Or human feet ever travel,
They dig the shafts of mines.
There they work in loneliness,
Clinging to ropes in the pits.
Food grows out of the earth,
But underneath the same earth
All is torn up and crushed.
The stones of the earth contain sapphires,
And its dust contains gold.
No hawk sees the roads to the mines,
And no vulture ever flies over them.
No lion or other fierce beast ever travels those lonely roads.

 

 

Miners dig the hardest rocks,
Dig mountains away at their base.
10 As they tunnel through the rocks,
They discover precious stones.
11 They dig to the sources of[rivers
And bring to light what is hidden.
12 But where can wisdom be found?
Where can we learn to understand?

 

 

13 Wisdom is not to be found among mortals;
No one knows its true value.
14 The depths of the oceans and seas
Say that wisdom is not found there.
15 It cannot be bought with silver or gold.
16 The finest gold and jewels
Cannot equal its value.
17 It is worth more than gold,
Than a gold vase or finest glass.
18 The value of wisdom is more
Than coral or crystal or rubies.
19 The finest topaz and the purest gold
Cannot compare with the value of wisdom.

 

 

Where, then, is the source of wisdom?
Where can we learn to understand?
21 No living creature can see it,
Not even a bird in flight.
22 Even death and destruction
Admit they have heard only rumors.

 

 

23 God alone knows the way,
Knows the place where wisdom is found,
24 Because he sees the ends of the earth,
Sees everything under the sky.
25 When God gave the wind its power
And determined the size of the sea;
26 When God decided where the rain would fall,
And the path that the thunderclouds travel;
27 It was then he saw wisdom and tested its worth—
He gave it his approval.

 

 

God said to us humans,
“To be wise, you must have reverence for the Lord.
To understand, you must turn from evil.”

 

 

Good News Translation (GNT)

 

 

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11/6/14

Simon Cowell Made Fun of This Gospel Singer – Then Everyone is Blown Away

And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

 

Ephesians 3: 17b, 18, 19 NIV

 

 

 

 

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10/27/14

2 Timothy 3 NIV

2 Timothy 3

New International Version (NIV)

 

 

3 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

 

 

They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over gullible women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so also these teachers oppose the truth. They are men of depraved minds, who, as far as the faith is concerned, are rejected. But they will not get very far because, as in the case of those men, their folly will be clear to everyone.

 

 

A Final Charge to Timothy

 

 

10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance, 11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, 13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. 14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a]may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

 

 

 

Footnotes:

 

 

  1. 2 Timothy 3:17 Or that you, a man of God,

 

 

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10/3/14

Prayers are Answered and Miracles are Real

Matthew 11: 23-24

 

 

“For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them!”

 

 

I just wanted to post this tremendous prayer warrior’s testimony via the Grace Prayer Community Ministry. We are inspired when others share their God ordained experiences with us, and acknowledge the intercessors who prayed. Many of us can relate to Sherri’s symptoms and even to her deliverance. Thank You Sherri!

 

 

Praise The Lord cancer is gone! Thank you for prayers!
Dupuytren’s Constricture gone!
Fluid around heart gone!
Pericarditis gone!
Plueral Effusion gone!
Gaining weight again!!
No more spots on the brain MRI.
Prayer targets please.
The 2 spots on brain to go!
Nervous system healing! Numbness and shooting pains, in face, neck, legs, arms… Vibration in legs, arms and chest…. To go!
Healing for Neurotransmitters and GABA!
The rest of the Fatigue to go and strength to return!
Brain fog to go! Ability to read my bible and concentrate. A lot of the word is in me but more!! Fresh!
Cholesterol levels and blood pressure normal! After consuming some foods for weight gain. :(
Spine to align and stay!
Sleep to return.
Ability to physically unite with my husband…
God has been so good! Faith to increase in me again. Trust, in The Lord like before, only more!
I need the trauma from cancer to be healed. Doubt to flee in seven different directions!
I desire to run a good race. Good steward!

Would you agree with me? It is working!! Just a few more things! Faith arise!!

-Sherri

 

 

Prayer Comments

 

Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ. God thank you for another miracle. We rejoice in you o”Lord.

-Ann

DEAR LORD JESUS I AM IN AGREEMENT WITH SHERRI.READ PSALM 32-8.2 CORINTHIANS 1-20.JOSHUA 1-8.MATTHEW 18-19.ROMANS 10-17.JOHN 15-7.PSALM 37-4.HEBREWS 11-1.HEBREWS 11-6.GALATIANS 6-9.LUKE 18-1.

-lennis

Thank You, Lord, for answered prayers for Sherri. We give You all the praise and glory!!!! We pray with her in agreement for continued healing in her life in every area. We believe in Your Word and in Mark 11:22-24, that says to call out to our mountain (name it) to be thrown into the sea and to believe and not doubt and it will be done and that we have received it and it will be ours. We thank You God for Your Word we can believe by faith that it will be done no matter what we see, feel or hear in the natural, to keep claiming and believing even when fear from the enemy tries to discourage us, that speaking and hearing the Word of God will bring faith to believe and know You want us healed and by Your stripes we are healed and we will stand waiting for the complete manifestation that is happening to us. AMEN

-Char

Sherri: Thank you for your inspirational thoughts today. You are an inspiration to all that wonder if God really does heal. If he really does answer prayer. I agree with you and with our Lord and savior Jesus Christ that the completion of Gods works in your body are already so, but your body has simply not caught up to it in the natural. You are completely healed through his strips and his blood. In the mighty name of Jesus Amen.

 

-Geoffrey

Praise the Lord! Amen!

-desiree

 

 

thank God, God is good, prayers do help!

-Fannie

 

 

In a time when people doubt the effectiveness of prayer and the answers that GOD can provide, this is a wonderful testimony of His power to save and heal. I pray that Sherri will receive even more Blessings in the Name of Jesus and that there will soon be another praise report coming our way. Charlene

 

 

All credit to those who took the time within the Grace Prayer Community to answer Sherri and support her.

 

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09/1/14

Too Tired? Rosa Parks and Queen Esther

Too Tired?

Esther 7:1-10

 Esther 7:1-10

New International Version (NIV)

 Haman Impaled

 1 So the king and Haman went to Queen Esther’s banquet, 2and as they were drinking wine on the second day, the king again asked, “Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted.” 3 Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life—this is my petition. And spare my people—this is my request. 4 For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.[a]

 5King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, “Who is he? Where is he—the man who has dared to do such a thing?”

 6Esther said, “An adversary and enemy! This vile Haman!”

   Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen. 7The king got up in a rage, left his wine and went out into the palace garden. But Haman, realizing that the king had already decided his fate, stayed behind to beg Queen Esther for his life.

 8Just as the king returned from the palace garden to the banquet hall, Haman was falling on the couch where Esther was reclining.

   The king exclaimed, “Will he even molest the queen while she is with me in the house?”

   As soon as the word left the king’s mouth, they covered Haman’s face. 9 Then Harbona, one of the eunuchs attending the king, said, “A pole reaching to a height of fifty cubits[b]stands by Haman’s house. He had it set up for Mordecai, who spoke up to help the king.”

   The king said, “Impale him on it!” 10So they impaled Haman on the pole he had set up for Mordecai. Then the king’s fury subsided.

Footnotes:

  1. Esther 7:4 Or quiet, but the compensation our adversary offers cannot be compared with the loss the king would suffer
  2. Esther 7:9 That is, about 75 feet or about 23 meters

Rosa Louise Parks was tired. The petite African American woman sat quietly, grateful to find a seat on the bus after spending most of the day on her feet. When a white passenger demanded she give up her seat, Rosa looked up. Segregation was the law in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. Blacks were expected to yield their seats on public transportation to whites. To refuse meant arrest. Rosa stayed seated, and her actions helped change the landscape of the United States. Years later, Rosa wrote that it wasn’t physical weariness that gave her such inner strength. She said, “Our mistreatment was just not right, and I was tired of it.”

Centuries earlier, another woman was faced with a decision. Like Rosa, Esther had two strikes against her in the Persian Empire: She was female and a member of an oppressed people, the Jews. Although King Xerxes had chosen Esther to be queen, she was forbidden to approach the powerful king without an invitation, and an evil prime minister named Haman was plotting to annihilate the Jews. Esther’s cousin Mordecai’s plea to intervene meant risking her own life. It took courage for Queen Esther to take a stand, just as it took courage for Rosa Parks to remain seated. Both women’s actions opened the door to freedom for their people.

Many of us may think we’re safe from the type of persecution Rosa Parks and Esther faced. But Christians are being persecuted throughout the world in places like China, theSudan and North Korea. Everyday people die for the privilege of worshiping Jesus. It is estimated that more Christians died for their faith in the twentieth century than all the previous 19 centuries combined, and the numbers appear to be rising in the twenty-first century. Even in places where there is no outright persecution, many people think Christians are naive and out of touch with so-called reality. Some people do not really know or understand the person and mission of Jesus and will take every opportunity to slander his followers.

Wherever God has placed you, he can use you to speak his truth-words of love, justice and faith to a lost world-even if it means being misunderstood or ridiculed. Yes, it may be difficult and you may be weary; but, sister, “never tire of doing what is good” (2 Thessalonians 3:13).

Reflection

  1. How did reading about Rosa Parks and Queen Esther inspire you?
  2. Have you ever felt God nudging you to speak up about a situation? What happened?
  3. What do you need to take a stand on in your home, neighborhood or in the political arena?

Esther 7:3-4
Then Queen Esther answered, “If I have found favor with you, Your Majesty, and if it pleases you, grant me my life-this is my petition. And spare my people-this is my request. For I and my people have been sold to be destroyed, killed and annihilated. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king.”

Related Readings

Psalm 118:6-9; Luke 21:5-19 ; 2 Timothy 3:10-17

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08/23/14

Bryan Duncan ‘Yes I Will’ with Lyrics

This is an older song by Bryan Duncan that states how emphatically we have to declare warfare. Always remember that the battle is the LORD’s.

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Yes I Will

 

In my mind I’m like a kid in the corner
Where I argue with the devil ’til I’ve had my fill
When I start to believe all the lies that you’re tellin’ me
Sayin’ I’ll never make it, I say, “Yes I will”

 

Just like a bad tune stuck in your head forever
Over and over like the run of the mill
And with every chance that I have to do somethin’ good
Here we go: “no you won’t”, “yes I will”

 

I said wait!

 

 

(Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am , yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will)
Just a minute, said, yes I will!
(Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am , yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will)
Oh, and I said wait!
(Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am , yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will)
[scat singing]
(Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am , yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will)

 

 

 Said, yes I will

 

 

(Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am , yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will
Yes I am , yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will)

 

 

With the war of words begun
And the battle for the mind is on
And, no you won’t, yes I will
With the war of words begun
The battle rages on and on
No you won’t, yes I will

 

 

Game over, you find no one to help, he says
With bound determination you say, yes I will
You, you better pray cause you know what he’s gonna say
Just keep repeatin’, you say

 

 

(Oh yeah, yes I will!)

 

 

Wear it out, say it clear, keep it up
And if there is any doubt, a little louder, you say
Yes I will
He says you’re nothing special, you got nothin’ to offer
Yes I am, yes I do, and yes sir, yes I will

 

I said wait!
(Yes I will)

 Copyrights to Bryan Duncan

 

 

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