Friday, April 28, 2017

National Day of Prayer May 4th 2017

National Day of Prayer May 4th 2017
By: Sister Cindy Feeman

Hear us... Forgive us... Heal us! For the Glory of your great name!

Why not designate a special time of Prayer on May 4th and help bombard the heavens with prayer for our World, Our Nation, our leaders and for ourselves as citizens. as each year passes, this great Nation waxes more Evil. Things we haven't even imagined are now fabric of our society and it will only get worse. Our nation needs to repent... and what I mean by "nation" is you and I, citizens who have allowed the evil to prevail. we have fallen away as children of God in prayer and dedication to God. But we can start the change. We know that God is in control of all things; and we can see that this world is rapidly coming to an end. If the Lord should tarry His return, what kind of world will there be for the future generations?

But what do we pray? what can we say?
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, "If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN, and I will forgive their sin and will HEAL THEIR LAND."

We must change, repent and commit, in order for our lands to be healed.

Below are excerpts from a prayer that Anne Graham Lotz prayed last year at the National Day of Prayer:

"We now turn to you as the God of our Fathers. You alone are our Hope for the future. If we as a nation do not get right with you, no one in Washington, or in our state capitols can reverse the downward spiritual spiral that has become a free fall and is provoking your judgement. We approach you now with fear an trembling, as we confess our National sins: we confess national addiction to sex. To money. To pleasure. To entertainment. To pornography. To technology. To drugs. To alcohol. To food. To television. To popularity. To ourselves.

We confess we no longer fear You, and thus we have not even the beginning of wisdom with which to handle the vast knowledge we posses. We confess our foolishness of denying you as the One true God, our Creator to whom we are accountable. we confess our greed, our arrogance and pride. We confess that we have become one nation under many gods, divided and polarized, with license to sin and justice that no longer follows the rule of law.

Therefore, we turn to you with tears of shame and a heart of fear for the judgement we are provoking. we repent of our sins. Please , God, do not back away from us. Do not remove your hand of blessing on us. As we return to you with humility and sincerity out of necessity and desperate urgency... please Return to us! Hear our Prayer. Forgive our sin and heal our land... In your great name... JESUS!"

Amen

Friday, April 21, 2017

God Will Take Care of You


God Will Take Care of You
Sister Cindy Feeman

I hope someone is encouraged by these words today!

GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU

He Himself has said, "I will never leave you or forsake you." Heb 13:5

May your troubled heart find peace and comfort in the knowledge that you are never alone. May God's presence ease your trembling spirit and give you rest. He knows how you feel. He is ever aware of your circumstances and ready to be your strength, your grace, and your peace. He is there to cast the sunlight into all darkened shadows, to send encouragement through the love of friends and family and to replace your weariness with new hope.

God is your stronghold. and with Him as your guide you need never be afraid. No circumstances can block His love. No grief is too hard for Him to bear. No task is too difficult for Him to complete. When what you are feeling is simply too deep for words and nothing anyone does or says can provide you with relief: you need God's understanding.

He is your provider... today... tomorrow... and always. He loves you! Cast all your cares on Him and believe.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Be An Encourager


Be An Encourager
Sister Cindy Feeman


Be an encourager: when you encourage others, you boost their self esteem, enhance their self confidence, make them work harder, lift their spirits, and make them successful in their endeavors. Encouragement goes straight to the heart.

Through my years as a Christian, I can remember many times people have spoken words of encouragement to me, especially at times I really needed to hear it. But, I also remember times that people have used their words to hurt and belittle. Even though we have had those words of encouragement spoken to us, we seem to remember the hurtful words more. You may have ten people tell you that they love your dress and tell you it really flatters you, and you think, Wow I made a good choice... but have one person tell you that they think your dress isn't very becoming on you and you will never wear the dress again.

That seems to be human nature!

The old saying is true and should be practiced more... If you can't say anything nice, say nothing at all!

Just a simple greeting... a smile... a hug can all be ways to encourage. Say to a friend or sister in the Lord, :you look nice tonight" or "I missed you last week" or "I'm glad your feeling better, I've been praying for you"... added with a smile and a hug can make all the difference in the world to someone.

a handshake, a smile and the statement, "we are so glad to have you tonight" makes a visitor feel special, like someone cares.

A card that says I was thinking of you, a thank you card to your Pastor or Pastors wife to let them know that they are appreciated. Or even a card to someone who does a lot for your church, or a prayer warrior, an elder, a young person, co-worker, neighbor, etc. Everyone can use some type of encouragement.

A visit to someone in the hospital or nursing home can brighten their day and encourage them and even random acts of kindness.

If you know someone is going through a trial remind them of God's promises, give them scriptures, pray with them. Call and check on them. and if you off the words, "if I can do anything to help", mean it!

"Gracious words are like honeycomb. sweet to the soul and health to the body." Prov. 16:24

So be an encourager... you will reap what you sew!
Spread some seeds of encouragement!

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Buzzard, The Bat, & The Bumblebee


The Buzzard, The Bat, & The Bumblebee
Sister Cindy Feeman


When thinking on encouragement this past week, I was reminded that our greatest source of encouragement comes from the Lord! So many, many times only He could through His word or through prayer encourage me. Bring me out of my helplessness, fear, discouragement and pain. Because only He knows exactly what i was going through and had need of. The old song is true... "He's as close as the mention of His name." I was also reminded of a story I heard a few years back...

The Buzzard, The Bat & The Bumblebee

If you put a buzzard in a pen six or eight feet square and entirely open at the top, the bird, in spite of it his ability to fly, will be an absolute prisoner. The reason is a buzzard always begins a flight from the ground with a run of ten or twelve feet. Without space to run he will never attempt to fly, but will remain prisoner for life in a small jail with no top.

The ordinary bat that flies around at night, a remarkably nimble creature in the air, cannot take off from a level place. If it is placed on the floor or flat ground, all it can do is shuffle around helplessly and, no doubt, painfully, until it reaches some slight elevation from which it can throw itself in the air. Then at once it takes off like a flash.

The bumblebee, if dropped in an open tumbler, will be there till it dies, unless it is taken out. It never sees the means of escape at the top, but persists in trying to find some way out through the sides near the bottom. It will seek a way where none exists, until it completely destroys itself.

In many ways there are a lot of people like the Buzzard, the Bat, and the Bumblebee. They are struggling about with all their problems and frustrations, not realizing that the answer is right there... ABOVE THEM!

Don't Forget to Look Up!!