Archive | July 2013

Prayers For Healing

My Dear Lord in Heaven,

Now You see our precious child that You really love and care. He is your gift from Heaven. He is Your wonderful blessing for us. He is our endlessly inspiration.

My Lord, right now I handed his presence to Your warm embrace.  He longs You soothe the pain and suffering. He longs You hold the weak hand in Your loving arms and shows that You really care so much.

You know what he feels and You know what he suffered. He needs strength to endure from all of his pain. Touch him with Your infinite strength. Lift all the tears and pain; change into a smile of happiness. Guard his ​​sleep with Your heavenly angels.

My Lord in Heaven, I handed him to You. Teach me to comprehend everything which happens to us, especially to my precious gift. I know You have a plans behind all of this and I believe Your plans is very best among the best. Strengthen us with your strength so that we can through it all. Give us wisdom to face this trial.

Let us see the light of hope, love and peace poured upon us and let my precious child feel Your presence, feel Your mercy and mightiness, feel Your warm touching. Let he see that Your never leave him and will says “My Father in Heaven, I really love you. You always be with me” And in his weaknesses let Him says “Praise the Lord! You are really love me”

Lord, Thank you for your abundant blessing. Thank you for Your love and care. Amen.

Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.(Exodus 23:25)

With deeply touched heart, I dedicate this prayer to my dear friend, Nodz

Karina

 

When The Unexpected Comes

Through the unexpected things
That happens in our lives,
We draw from God the strength we need
To carry on with Christ

For He will always hold us up
Whenever it gets too tough
And carry us through the hardest times
When we can’t feel His love

I know that at these times we feel
Abandoned by our Lord,
We wonder what is going on,
We can’t feel His presence at all

But He has not abandoned us,
Nor forsaken us in our need,
He allows the unexpected things
Be life lessons we should heed

So we will grow with deeper faith
And be strengthened in the Lord
Then when we face the storms of life,
We’ll be stronger than before

So when the unexpected comes,
Remember, God’s in control
And nothing in life is ever wasted,
But are memories that we hold

So when others come across our path
That are facing what we’ve faced,
We’re more than able to share God’s love
And touch them with His grace.

© By M.S.Lowndes

 

Make Me Remember

Dear Father in Heaven,

 Make me remember, when the world seems cold and dreary and I know not where to turn for comfort, that there is always one spot bright and cheerful in the Sanctuary.

When I am in desolation of spirit, when all who are dear to me have passed away like summer flowers and none are left to love me and care for me, whisper to my troubled soul that there is one Friend who dies not, one who’s Love never changes Jesus on the altar.

When sorrow thickens and crushes me with their burden, when I look in vain for comfort, let me remember Your words: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”(Matthew 11:28). Amen.

 Karina

“Do You Truly LOVE ME?”

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Ah, the beauty of God’s creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work.  As I sat there, I felt the Lord’s presence with me.

He asked me, “Do you love me?”

I answered, “Of course, God! You are my Lord and Savior!”

Then He asked, “If you were physically handicapped, would you still love Me?”

I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs, and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn’t be able to do, the things that I took for granted.

And I answered, “It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You.”

Then the Lord said, “If you were blind, would you still love my creation?”

How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.

So I answered, “It’s hard to think of it, but I would still love You.”

The Lord then asked me, “If you were deaf, would you still listen to My Word?”

How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts.

I answered, “It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your Word.”

The Lord then asked, “If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?”

How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks.

So I answered, “Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name.”

And the Lord asked, “Do you really love Me?”

With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly, “Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!” I thought I had answered well, but . . .

God asked, “Then why do you sin?”

I answered, “Because I am only human. I am not perfect.”

“Then why in times of peace do you stray the furthest? Why only in times of trouble do you pray the earnest?”

No answers. Only tears.

The Lord continued: “Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?”

The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.

“Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the Good News? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?”

I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.

“You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you, but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idlely by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all.”

“DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME?”

I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this?  When my heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said, “Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child.”  The Lord answered, “That is My Grace, My child.”

I asked, “Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do you love me so?”

The Lord answered, “Because you are My creation. You are My child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever.”

Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God, “How much do You love me?”

The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior. And for the first time, I truly prayed.

— author unknown

 

Sing Simple Melodies

Melody

Sing… Sing simple melodies of God

 To express the sorrow,

solitude and longing between the stillness.

 Change the tears become a smile.

Clean the darkness to the bright one.

 Change the sadness to joyfully and gladness,

brave to face the truth of life.

Bringing new hope among the desperation

Opens million chances, make a better and beautiful life.

Sing… Sing simple melodies of God

Karina

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The Parable of the Butterfly

Butterfly

My dear friends,  you probably already have or even often read this story. But it is ok, I just share it again to remind us about the meaning of struggle in life.

A man found the cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force its body through that little hole.

Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly, he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily.

But it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time. Neither happened. In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly.
What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” Ecclesiastes 3:11
I asked for Strength……. And God gave me Difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for Wisdom…….. And God gave me Problems to solve.
I asked for Prosperity……. And God gave me Brain and Brawn to work.
I asked for Courage…….. And God gave me Danger to overcome.
I asked for Love…….. And God gave me troubled people to help.
I asked for Favors…….. And God gave me Opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted ……. And everything I needed!

Watch the video version of “The Parable of Butterly”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=u9_TPUzUk3o#at=48

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Though A Thousand Fall

 

Jesus With Me

I’ve no doubt
Your faithfulness Lord!

Every time in my life
You never leave

Although the sky looks gloomy
Dark clouds were blocking

Passes the storms and waves
Not once did you leave me

Though a thousand fall at my side
you’re still my rescuer

Though a thousand fall at my side
I will not falter, for Jesus always be with me

Karina

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