Asking for Help

In the Book of James, Chapter 5, verses 13-15, James writes, “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him.”
We know James is describing one who is ill, or out of sorts.
Perhaps, this passage relates to you.
Maybe, you are suffering from a physical malady, or you are distressed about a situation going on in your life.
You qualify for God’s help. Why?
As a ‘Child of God’, you have a right to be here and a right to ask for help.
In every situation, steps need to be taken in order to assist one in need, and that’s you!
However, as one in need, the first step is asking for help from others. We are not equipped to carry the burdens of this life alone.
In this case, the help you need is prayer.
This week take the plunge and ask someone you trust to stand in the gap and pray for you!

How Do I Have Faith in the Midst of Adversity?

It is not during the times when all seems well, the economy is humming and prosperity abounds that one should express, or embrace her/his faith, especially if you are one that works with others in a ministry capacity.

It is during times of despair and near hopelessness that one must act,  step out in faith and not cower away. Why?

Well, it’s easier to hang one’s head low, or plant one’s head deep into the sand, never seeing the light of day again.

For some, this becomes the ‘easier, softer way’, but in truth it is the more difficult path, it is not?

The following passage taken from the 6th Chapter of Matthew reminds us what faith means:

Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food and your body more than clothing?

Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to Him than they are?

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?

And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are.

And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?”

Jesus Come Into My Heart

“Jesus come into my heart; fill me with your presence, your Holy Spirit.
I cast out anything that is not of you, Lord.
I am filled and I am whole.
Let me remain always with you, Lord.
Jesus, come into my heart, Amen and Amen!”

(30 Messages of Hope, Message #1: Prayer, page 50)

View the interactive teaching to accompany this passage God’s Promise

Gathering God’s Blessings One Day at a Time

How does one gather in the blessings of God? Is it possible for one to do this? Is this a task that is out of your reach?

Well, anguish no more. God says, “I hear you, loud and clear.”

Why is it so impossible for one to receive God’s great blessings for His children?

Did he not make us in his image and likeness? Did he not promise that he would be with us always?

He did promise to be with us always, until the ends of the earth.

So, let us go back to the previous question, “How does one receive God’s great blessings one day at a time?”

Is there more than one blessing to receive on a daily basis?

Are you limited? God isn’t limited, why should you be?

Take a moment each day, get centered and quiet. Allow the Spirit of God to fill your being. Then, ask God to come into your heart.

Don’t get discouraged if you do not feel something right away. Sometimes it is one’s doubts and fears that block another from the light of God’s Love and Spirit.

If you practice daily getting centered and quiet, you will soon feel the presence of God in your heart and Spirit.

As you experience this being at one with God, open your hands and ask for God to shower his blessings upon and he will.

Although this may be considered a subtle or quiet experience, the results are everlasting, just like God. “His name shall be everlasting, counselor and prince of peace.”

What will you do with the blessings? Will you share the blessings you have freely received from God with another, or will you hoard it for yourself?

In order for one to truly be blessed is to share her/his blessings with another.

This is not a difficult task or duty. The only reason one struggles with this being described, as a difficult task is one who is lazy or selfish, but that is not you, is it?

In the process of sharing with another, you will find that everyday for the rest of your life you will continue to receive all the blessings of the universe in your midst.

Gathering of Friends Prayer

Dear God,

Since you are the creator of every blessing, we pray you bring peace to all our sisters and brothers in distress.

Bless all who cross our path, knowing you will supply their every need, just as you have supplied ours.

Give us the wisdom to be an example of love, respect and kindness to each other.

Help us to learn to share a message of hope to all.

All this we affirm in the name of Yeshua, Jesus. Amen!

Copyright © 2010.  Patricia A. Zorn.

The Quiet Place: A Time of Prayer & Healing

“In his presence is power and there is power in his presence. We must be in Christ’s presence everyday.”
(30 Messages of Hope, Message #1: Prayer, page 15)

During this New Year, it is a time of new beginnings.

This is also a time to let go of that which does not work, allowing one to embrace all the good that God has in store for this new year!

Do you yearn to be in His presence for a time of prayer and healing? Take a moment to visit “The Quiet Place”

If Today You Hear His Voice, Harden Not Your Heart!

“For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. Today, oh that you would hear his voice, harden not your heart!”
“Feeling bad?
Don’t feel bad; embrace the joy in this journey between you and I.
I have your back. I have everything planned out for your life.
You just have to trust me in the things I can do for you.
You have to trust that you will not want for anything in this life.
I am holding out the white flag of surrender for you to embrace.
I am holding out my hand for you to take.
I am opening my arms for you to feel safe in every storm and through every season of life.
I am here for you if you will just step up and accept what I have for you.
Don’t be fearful, child, be faithful.
Don’t be sad; find joy in your new beginning.
When you find true joy you will find me.
There is only joy if you have the courage to open the door to all that life has to offer you. Are you ready?”

If Today You Hear His Voice