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Do You Want to See a Miracle

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Miracles happen not just because of our faith but Love unlocks the supernatural power of God because He is Love.

When we are praying for a miracle for ourselves or for another person, we must come to the Lord not only in faith, but also with a heart of compassion and love. When we pray for a  miracle for ourselves, we must know that God is compassionate and that Jesus is moved with compassion. We must trust that He loves us and wants the best for us.  We can know that He will make a way where there seems to be no way because of His great love for us. Jesus is the Way! We can trust in the Lord’s compassion for us because the Bible is full of reminders of His great love.

 If we are praying for a miracle in a loved one’s life or in another person’s life then we should be praying for them out of a heart of compassion and love and trust that Jesus also loves them and so does our Father. If we are praying for a loved one out of a heart of judgment, condemnation, criticism, aggravation or frustration then we will not see the wonder working power of God at work. Love for another and compassion for someone else moves us to stand in the gap for them and pray for God’s mercy and love to be at work in their life. Evil is overcome by good. Hate is defeated and deflated by love. We forgive others because we have been forgive of so much. We pray for others because our heart is broken that they are wandering in darkness when we know that they don’t have to be in darkness any longer. We pray for others because we know that our Father loves them and wants to heal them, bless them, show them the Way, keep them from stumbling, give them hope and so much more!

Our prayers are hindered when we pray out of wrong motives. BUT: When we forgive others and love them with the love of Christ, seeing into their heart and not  judging by only what we see, but look deeper into that person’s heart and see that we are all in need of love and compassion and mercy and pray the same type of prayers for them that we pray for ourselves, then we will see miracles!

LOVE + COMPASSION + HUMILITY + FAITH + HOPE + STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD

= MIRACLE BREAKTHROUGHS

Any motives beyond love and compassion hinder our prayers.

Love and compassion and humility open doors – the doors to a move of God like we haven’t seen!

Look past the illness, the addiction, the pain, the lifestyle, the sin, the hatred, the darkness TO THE PERSON!

Every person, including yourself, equals a hurting heart and soul that Jesus bled and died and rose again for, so why wouldn’t He want to heal every person and set every person free?

Jesus was moved with compassion and healed! Mark 8:2, Mark 6:34, Matthew 15:32, 20:34, 14:14, 9:36 and God is compassionate! II Chronicles 30:9 and many more!

Get in on the love and compassion of our Father in Christ! Be unified in the Spirit of Love and power of Jesus!

Compassion and compassionate are in the Bible over 100 times as used to describe God, Jesus and those who are in Christ, believers in Christ.

Here is a link to the list of where compassion and compassionate – just those two words – are in the Bible (NIV)

And the Lord said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the Lord, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will havecompassion.

and none of the condemned things are to be found in your hands. Then the Lord will turn from his fierce anger, will show you mercy, and will have compassion on you. He will increase your numbers, as he promised on oath to your ancestors—

But the Lord was gracious to them and hadcompassion and showed concern for them because of his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. To this day he has been unwilling to destroy them or banish them from his presence.

If you return to the Lord, then your fellow Israelites and your children will be showncompassion by their captors and will return to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious andcompassionate. He will not turn his face from you if you return to him.”

They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery. But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them,

“Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness. By day the pillar of cloud did not fail to guide them on their path, nor the pillar of fire by night to shine on the way they were to take.

So you delivered them into the hands of their enemies, who oppressed them. But when they were oppressed they cried out to you. From heaven you heard them, and in your greatcompassion you gave them deliverers, who rescued them from the hand of their enemies.

“But as soon as they were at rest, they again did what was evil in your sight. Then you abandoned them to the hand of their enemies so that they ruled over them. And when they cried out to you again, you heard from heaven, and in your compassion you delivered them time after time.

[ Psalm 51 ] [ For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba. ] Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.

When its twigs are dry, they are broken off and women come and make fires with them. For this is a people without understanding; so their Maker has no compassion on them, and their Creator shows them no favor.

The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

[ Praise and Prayer ] I will tell of the kindnesses of the Lord, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the Lord has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to hiscompassion and many kindnesses.

After that, declares the Lord, I will give Zedekiah king of Judah, his officials and the people in this city who survive the plague, sword and famine, into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon and to their enemies who want to kill them. He will put them to the sword; he will show them no mercy or pity or compassion.’

“This is what the Lord says: “‘I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents and havecompassion on his dwellings; the city will be rebuilt on her ruins, and the palace will stand in its proper place.

then I will reject the descendants of Jacob and David my servant and will not choose one of his sons to rule over the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. For I will restore their fortunes and have compassion on them.’”

“How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah? How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all mycompassion is aroused.

He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said,Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.

“I will strengthen Judah and save the tribes of Joseph. I will restore them because I havecompassion on them. They will be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.

Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”

So he got up and went to his father. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full ofcompassion and mercy.

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8/14/14 prayer by Angela

I include this prayer from 8/14/14 because it is part of our written story. I usually journal in the mornings. Both of us get up early in the quiet of the morning to begin our day. We usually make coffee and read our Bibles and pray. Part of my quiet time is writing out scriptures that speak to my heart and anything the Lord puts on my heart. Sometimes He reveals understanding to me through this. Other times, I am led to write out my prayers….

I sincerely add this prayer and any posts that I publish here, to be honest with everyone about who we are and what the Lord is doing as He molds us into His likeness. He is the Potter and we are the clay. He has to break us and re-shape us, mold and mend us, from time to time. He is a loving Shepherd who will not lose one sheep. Thank You, Lord.

Here is the prayer from 8/14/14 by me, Angela.

One thing I know. I cannot do life without You, LORD. One moment, one slip and I know that You are the One who sustains me. To see that there is nothing good or powerful in me other than You in me and at work in and through me is good. This is good to really know and to remember that Your grace is enough and to know how much I need and truly depend on YOU. This should keep me ever more determined to abide in You and to continuously – every moment – seek Your face, O LORD!

I beg You not to take Your Holy Spirit from me or Jerry, or ___, ___, and ___ (my children) or anyone that loves You. Don’t let us forget how much we love and need You. Jerry had a set-back, that’s what he called it this morning. I know it was only You who upheld him and us yesterday and last night. LORD, rise up within both of us! Set that fire – Your Holy Fire – down within us – rising within us – to love You with an all-consuming desire, love and passion – for You – to see Your name famous – to see You high and lifted up – to see Your kingdom come and to see the lost saved – the blind to see – the lame to walk – the deaf to hear – the captives to be set free.

Forgive us. I thank You that You have given us Your power and righteousness to walk in and Your strength and might. Thank You for Your armor. May we walk in it and may You go before and behind as we are hemmed in on all sides by You and You go before and fight these battles, LORD. Create in me and Jerry clean hearts – purify us LORD – grant us willing spirits (and my children) to sustain us that we will not sin against You – that we will walk blameless before You.

I am so thankful and glad that we can walk in Your righteousness, Jesus. Remind us of who we are in You that Your death and sacrifice was not in vain. I know it was not in vain – what I’m saying and You O LORD know – continue the good work You began in us. Grow and mature us in You. Mold us into Your likeness – work in us to will and to act according to Your purposes as you bind our hearts, minds and spirits to Your mind, Jesus – I ask in Your name – line up our flesh and our desires with You and Your plan for us and for Your kingdom.

May all of us be surrendered to You and I pray for You to have Your way in us.

Why sometimes does it take personal wake-up calls to run back to more of You? I love You and cannot wait to see You and to be rid of this flesh! More of You and less of me! More of You and Your presence, Jesus – is my desire – how do we bet lulled to sleep? Let it not be! Alive in You, Christ Jesus, my LORD! I am only alive in You!!! So true.

All of life when not in You is dull, sleep, or frustrated efforts to do it on my own.

I want and need You, LORD, desperately. Stop the enemy in his tracks and all of his minions. Stop any enemy activity in our lives, LORD. You have defeated him and all of his followers. Jesus, I ask in Your name – do not allow any demonic activity, oppression, harassment, influence or control in or around or near me, Jerry, my children, my family, my church, Your church, our leaders…. LORD, You are in control and I trust You alone and You completely. I love You. I thank You. I could never write enough or say enough words, LORD. You know my heart. Keep it tuned to You. I pray, ask and believe and receive in Jesus’ name, LORD. Amen.

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Jerry writes from Jail “Random Thoughts and Ramblings for My Lord Jesus Christ 4/21/14”

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Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

I claim these verses for me and my family as we go through our trial. God is going to keep us as long as we keep our Redeemer in first place. The world of people that don’t know Jesus just think this is all crazy fairy tales but I know that God is real. Because I can pray to my God and He answers me. No, He doesn’t always give me what I want but He always gives me what I need.

Luke 6:27-28 tells us to love our enemies, do good to them that hate us, bless those that curse you and pray for those that despitefully use you. Does this sound like a God that hates people? He is love wants everyone to believe in Him.

Luke 6:35 is also a good verse: “35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be childrenof the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”

Luke 9:56 is also a good verse: “For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village” (KJV). This verse says that the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. Jesus doesn’t want to condemn anyone but He wants to give everyone life to the full. 

I can tell you from experience and I’m really trying to drive this home so I’m not going to quit saying it, there is no better high than serving our Lord because when you are in the world the people that you thought were your friends will be gone in a minute, but not the Lord! He will stick closer to you than a brother. He will never leave you nor forsake you, when times are tough for us and it looks like all there is – is darkness, that’s when Jesus shines the brightest, He shows up and shows out for His people. He is not some weak God like the world thinks that He is, He is a mighty warrior ready to go to war to save the lost and hurting to give them hope. So let’s get the word out that the war against the devil and his minions is on – and we are going to win because we serve a living God that loves people and doesn’t want any to go to hell. We all have the Great Commission, now don’t get me wrong, you have to know that the time is right and have no fear about talking about our Jesus and be Spirit led. 

We love Jesus, He is always to be the main focus of anything we say or do. He is always the Head. Amen.