Monday, April 30, 2018

{not giving up...}

Began re-reading Jim Cymbala's book Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire last night.  Underline, underline.  Cry more tears.  This book is amazing.  Lit a fire underneath me, just as it did the first time I read it several years back.  Listening the Brooklyn Tabernacle's newest CD "I Am Reminded" on Spotify.  Songs #3 and 11 are beautiful.  Reach into your soul.

"God is attracted to weakness.  He can't resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need Him, Our weakness, in fact, makes room for His power."

"...the future will depend upon our times of prayer."

"...there is no hope but in prayer,  Herein lies the Church's power against the world."

"No matter what roadblock we faced, no matter what attack came against us...God could still change people and deliver them from evil...and as long as people kept calling our for His blessing and help, He had fully committed Himself to respond."

"Too many Christians live in a state of denial:  'Well, I hope my child will come around someday.' Some people have actually given up:  'I guess nothing can be done.  Bobby didn't turn out right---but we tried; we dedicated him to the Lord when he was a baby.  Maybe someday...'"

Guilty as charged as that sort of parent.  Shocked at circumstances, feeling powerless and totally forgetting that God is more powerful that any situation my children can dig their feet in. 

"On some unmarked some unnoted hour...a God-placed instinct in human hearts came alive.  People sensed that if you are in trouble and you call out to God, He will answer you?  He will intervene in your situation." 

"...the best style of prayer is that which cannot be called anything else but a cry."~Charles Spurgeon

"I kept interceding and actually began praising God for what I knew He would do soon."

"...persistent calling upon the Lord breaks through every stronghold of the devil, for nothing is impossible with God."

Amen and amen.