God Gave Me a Spirit of Holy Boldness

God Gave Me a Spirit of Holy Boldness

      God Gave Me a Spirit of Holy Boldness     2 Timothy 1: 7-9 – “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel by the power of God who has saved us and called us to a holy life – not because of anything we have done. But because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us …

Somebody Prayed

Somebody Prayed

As a little girl I was not exposed to church much. My parents didn’t attend.  But one of my earliest recollections of church was with a baby sitter.  I spent the night with her and her children and she went to church.  So the next morning being Sunday I went with them. I don’t remember much about the service except the altar.  When this sweet dear Christian lady went down to the altar to pray I went too.  When she knelt I knelt. It just seemed natural to follow her lead.  I feel the Lord saying to me that she …

Persistence

Persistence

Yesterday we had a visitor in our office. He was there to watch the emergency pesticide video so that he could purchase herbicides for his pasture. This s a simple thing – people come in and watch a power point show for about 2 hours. Easy peasy. Except this time the first computer I sat him at didn’t have a CD player. Then the CD wouldn’t play in any of the computers. And it took 30 minutes to download the program from the website. Finally the gentleman was all set up and could watch the program. I almost told him …

Groanings Too Deep For Words

Groanings Too Deep For Words

DAY TWO: There are days when I desperately cry out to the Lord.  Those times of desperation do not come with beautiful words or clever turns of phrases.  Sometimes, the only word I can say is “Jesus.”  My soul is overwhelmed and I am unable to articulate exactly how I feel. That is when I am most grateful for the assurances of Romans 8.  “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.  And He who searches hearts knows what …