Friday, July 3, 2015

Sanctified Sobs (Tears Here & There)

This week my Mama, Lady Melba, and I talked about our gratitude for and the beauty of tears. My Mama and her eldest son agreed that so often we sense the witness of our Lord's Presence and Comfort in our days and nights through sanctified sobs. 

Some think there will be zero tears in Heaven like we experience Here. Well, I'm choosing to believe Jesus will wipe our tears away, but we'll still have some good cries There. 

(Click image below for a full-frame message of prayer-related inspiration:)


Give away your life... And tears to Jesus. 

Grateful 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Dream About VERY BIG Shrimp (Spiritual Harvest)

My Dad, Cap'n Billy, a shrimp boat captain, went to be with Jesus as the fourth watch of the night began, yes, just before 3 a.m. on a Monday, November 17, 2014. My Dad used to have some mighty wonderful dreams. 

Early this morning I received a text from a caring member in our local church: 

"Morning Pastor Kerry. Not sure why, but its on my heart to pray for you today. I pray that your burdens be lifted and your heart and mind are at peace. All is well."

This was my reply:

"Thanks for obeying (by praying). Had a fresh dream about Dad's passing in the night. I was at a dock talking to a boat captain and he hadn't heard Dad had passed. I told him and I cried as they were unloading their catch -- the biggest shrimp I'd ever seen. Maybe means a great spiritual harvest is coming. ;) Peace."

My big burden, prayer, and hope these days is contained and best explained in two words: "Spiritual Awakening." And, I honestly believe the answer is underway even now. Dreaming about VERY BIG shrimp, yes indeed, shrimp the size of lobsters, makes me believe a BIG Spiritual Harvest is swimming our way.

Be encouraged. Pray with me. Let's anticipate full nets of souls coming aboard The Old Ship of Zion. Jesus is our Captain. Hallelujah! So be it! Let it happen! Amen and Amen!

Give away your life... To The Holy Harvester of Souls.


Click on photo above for a full-frame view of Cap'n Billy piloting his boat, Lady Melba, towards the shrimping waters. 

Grateful

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Let's Pray Psalm 91 Deeply & Often

I pray Psalm 91 deeply and often in my heart. I pray it over my family, friends, neighbors, me, and sometimes even over strangers.

In fact, I have been pleading Psalm 91 deeply and often throughout this day already. Yes, I have been and continue to plead it over dear friends of mine who requested urgent prayer early this morning.

Right now, I invite you to think of someone who desperately needs this prayer prayed over them and begin praying it deeply and often over them (even if it's you). Yes, I invite you to begin praying Psalm 91 now. In The Name of Jesus.

Give away your life... To The One Who inspires us to pray the Psalms.

Grateful


Psalm 91 GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Whoever lives under the shelter of the Most High
    will remain in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord,
    You are my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust.”
He is the one who will rescue you from hunters’ traps
    and from deadly plagues.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge.
        His truth is your shield and armor.
You do not need to fear
    terrors of the night,
    arrows that fly during the day,
    plagues that roam the dark,
    epidemics that strike at noon.
        
            even though a thousand may fall dead beside you
                or ten thousand at your right side.
You only have to look with your eyes
    to see the punishment of wicked people.
You, O Lord, are my refuge!
You have made the Most High your home.
10     No harm will come to you.
    No sickness will come near your house.
11 He will put his angels in charge of you
    to protect you in all your ways.
        
            so that you never hit your foot against a rock.
        
        You will trample young lions and snakes.
14 Because you love me, I will rescue you.
    I will protect you because you know my name.
15 When you call to me, I will answer you.
    I will be with you when you are in trouble.
    I will save you and honor you.
16     I will satisfy you with a long life.
    I will show you how I will save you.


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Beware: Later May Never Happen

Some people say: "I've got plenty of time to come to Jesus; I'll wait until I'm ready." Yet, Jesus said in John 6:43b GWT -- "People cannot come to Me unless The Father Who sent Me brings them to Me."

The moral of the story: If you feel drawn to Jesus, come to Him now. Beware: Later may never happen. 

Give away your life... To Jesus, not someday, but today as you sense The Father drawing you to His Son.

Grateful 

Monday, June 29, 2015

Let Us Pray, Today!

As pastor of our local church, today I have scheduled a 7-hour prayer vigil from 1:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m. The event seems so ordained of God to me.

My partners who pastor alongside me will lead sessions of seeking God every hour on the 1/2 hour. I will lead the final hour from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

If you read my blog in time, I invite you to join in praying with us from wherever you are. If you read my blog later, take an hour in the afterglow of our prayer block and call out to The Lord Above for Holy Spiritual Awakening in our world below.

2 Chronicles 7:14 is a good place to begin. Also, I have the words of Jesus recorded in The Gospels on my mind, yes, these three words especially -- ask, seek, knock.

Seems to me that when we pray together, it is in some way an answer to the prayers our Great High Priest, Jesus, is praying. So, let us pray, today and day-by-day.

Give away your life... Seeking His Face.

Grateful


Sunday, June 28, 2015

"If You Want Me To" (Ginny Owens)

The music of Ginny Owens, a blind recording artist for Jesus, has been blessing my heart this week. At the link below, after a short interview with Michael W. Smith, Ginny sings her signature song. It will touch you deeply.

 Click here: Ginny's Story + Song, "If You Want Me To" - YouTube

Give away your life... To Holy God Who has a plan for Your Life.

Grateful

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Impossible?

"God loves with a special love the one who has a passion for the impossible." 
-- General William Booth, Salvation Army

"Commonly, there are three stages in work for God: Impossible, Difficult, Done." 
-- Hudson Taylor, Missionary Pioneer 

Give away your life... To The God In Whom All Things Are Possible.

Grateful