Monday, January 26, 2009

That You May Be Healed

Today's Scripture

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” (James 5:16).

Today's Word from Joel and Victoria

Relationships are so important in the eyes of God. As His children, He desires that we live in unity and stay connected with one another. When we are transparent and pray for each other, something supernatural takes place. We open the door for God to pour out His abundant blessing and healing in our lives. When we walk in love and unity, our prayers become more effective and His power is released through us.

Living in peace and unity doesn’t mean you have to agree with everyone around you all the time. It means you look for common ground. It means you reach out to others; you pray for them and help meet their needs. When we put the needs of others first, God will make sure our own needs are abundantly supplied. When we live with a servant’s heart towards others, it opens the door for God’s complete healing, physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

A Prayer for Today

Father in Heaven, thank You for revealing Your truth to my heart. I choose Your ways above my own and ask that you open opportunities for me to pray for others and open the door for your healing power. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

True Story

His name was Fleming, and he was a poor Scottish farmer. One day, while trying to make a living for his family, he heard a cry for help coming from a nearby bog. He dropped his tools and ran to the bog.

There, mired to his waist in black muck, was a terrified boy, screaming and struggling to free himself. Farmer Fleming saved the lad from what could have been a slow and terrifying death.

The next day, a fancy carriage pulled up to the Scotsman's sparse surroundings An elegantly dressed nobleman stepped out and introduced himself as the father of the boy Farmer Fleming had saved.

'I want to repay you,' said the Nobleman. 'You saved my son's life.'

'No, I can't accept payment for what I did,' the Scottish farmer replied waving off the offer. At that moment, the farmer's own son came to the door of the family hovel.

'Is that your son?' the nobleman asked.

'Yes,' the farmer replied proudly.

'I'll make you a deal. Let me provide him with the level of education my own son will enjoy. If the lad is anything like his father, he'll no doubt grow to be a man we both will be proud of.' And that he did.

Farmer Fleming's son attended the very best schools and in time, graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London, and went on to become known throughout the world as the noted Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of Penicillin.

Years afterward, the same nobleman's son who was saved from the bog was stricken with pneumonia.

What saved his life this time? Penicillin.

The name of the nobleman? Lord Randolph Churchill. His son's name?

Sir Winston Churchill.

Someone once said: What goes around comes around.

Work like you don't need the money.

Love like you've never been hurt.

Dance like nobody's watching.

Sing like nobody's listening.

Live like its Heaven on Earth.

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Of Superstitions and Traditions

It is that time of the year again were superstitions, traditions, predictions, premonitions are "fashionable". So, what disasters are in store for 2009? What fashion trends will we veer to? What volcano will erupt? When will an earthquake hit California? Will the polar shifts happen? What will happen to the economy?

In 2008 there was a prediction that there will be a massive data meltdown. Computer networks, servers, credit cards numbers will be wiped out! The stock market will plunge. The anti-Christ will appear. Somebody famous will be assassinated.

Remember the Y2K on the onset of 2000? We were all frenetic regarding the disaster that the y2k bug will bring. Matter of fact, I was really anticipating the event. What happened? Nothing!

There is a Filipino old wives's tale that jumping as the clock strikes 12 on new year will make you taller.Not true. I've been jumping since time immemorial and I'm still 4" short of my ideal height of perfection. Your height actually depends on genetics and food supplements.

There is this belief that wearing polka-dot inspired dress or shirt or panties (?) on new year will bring in lots of money.Having 12 assorted fruits on the dining table on new year will likewise bring wealth for the coming year. What about those Chinese thingies that we hang on our doors and walls to ensure good luck and prosperity for the new year? Not true.Your financial status and stability will actually depend on your hard-work and perseverance.

Many say that there is nothing wrong with following traditions and superstitions. I say there is something wrong.

Do you know that every time you put your faith and hope in something inanimate your are making God unhappy?

I do not believe in fung shui, lucky charms, traditions, superstitions, fortune tellers, and old wives's tales.

There is no power greater and mightier that God. There is no amulet or any "lucky" charm more compelling than a sincere prayer to God.

I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in His promises. I believe in prayers.

My Faith in The Lord Jesus Christ and His unwavering grace will keep me and my family safe and secure. Lord, please bless each and everyone of us this year. Make us safe, healthy and wealthy. Amen!

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