I am a lover of God. I am a Worshiper of God. I am a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. My highest desire is to help bring people closer to God. I just plant the seed. The Trinity does the rest. Each blog I write is inspired by the Spirit of God. I am only a vessel. God deserves ALL the glory. I am just a grateful servant doing my part to say, "Thank You."
This morning, I woke up and began to have my prayer time. I opened my mouth to pray and I could not stop saying, “Thank you, Lord” over and over again. The flood gates of joy swept over me. I began to get overwhelmed with emotion when each “thank you” seemed to lift me off the ground, in the Spirit. What a precious way to start the morning. Family, we serve an amazing and perfect God. Be sure to give thanks as often as you remember.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
New International Version
16 Rejoice always,(A)17 pray continually,(B)18 give thanks in all circumstances;(C) for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
We lift high and bless your holy and matchless name. There is none like you, Lord, in all the earth, above the earth, or under the Lord. You alone deserve the glory, honor and praise. Father, we say, “Thank You,” this morning. You have covered and protected us from dangers, seen and unseen, that we didn’t even know about. We say, “Thank You.” You gave us favor, even when we were not the most qualified. We say, “Thank you.” Your love for us is never-ending, because you see us through the blood of your Son Jesus Christ. It is in His name that we lift up this Prayer of Thanksgiving to you. Amen, Amen and Amen.
38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We lift your name up higher than any other. You held the gates of death, hell, and grave away from us. You set a standard for us to follow, in love and in life. I am persuaded every day that you will not allow evil to endure past its ordained time. This morning, I open my mouth to glorify and bless your name. I am a willing prisoner of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am persuaded to love you with all of my heart, my soul and my whole being. Thank you for your faithfulness toward your people. Thank you for hearing our cries and our prayers. Be with our leaders, Lord, as they seek not their will, but your will Lord. May their eyes be ever on You. In Jesus’s holy name, I pray. Amen.
Today, across America, we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Originally born Michael, Dr. King’s name was changed to Martin Luther King, after his father learned about the work and message of Catholic monk, Martin Luther. Martin Luther was the father of the Protestant Reformation. His nailing of the 95 Thesis changed the way many believed and consequently gave birth to the Lutheran denomination.
Today, our nation looks back on the work and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King dared to dream that life could be different. He believed that one day a person’s character would be more important than their color. He believed in the equality of all human beings. He, like so many others that tried to make positive change, gave his life as the ultimate sacrifice to the vision of love he believed in. Today, we lift up the good work he began and we carry the torch on that is burning inside each of us. Make today an amazing day, as you give honor to the legacy and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jrq.
We bless you and lift up your glorious name. Continue to help our nation walk in love. Continue to not let our hearts be comfortable around injustice and hate. As your children, we have been called to be ambassadors of love and unity. Let us not grow weary of the journey, on the road to hope. Allow each of our lives to be keenly aware of the calling we have before us. Let us not give up, as we continue to dare to dream. Taken from the lines of the song we proudly love to Lift Every Voice and Sing, “Let us march on till victory is won.” In the matches and perfect name of your only begotten Son and our Holy Redeemer, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
I tossed and turned about this post, because I always want it to be uplifting and inspirational. The Lord instructed me to write it yesterday, but I just couldn’t. He mentioned it again last night and I just couldn’t. This morning it was on my heart again so I must share and be obedient to Holy Spirit.
As a minister, my first responsibility is to God. As one who has been given the gifting of being an empath, I am sensitive to your feelings and emotions. I also have the spiritual gifting of edification and prophecy. Sometimes those giftings clash with each other and the result is my truly battling with the words to share. With all of that said, this is the word I was given to share.
To the people who have grieved the heart of God:
“In the Garden, I gave you dominion over every beast of the field, air, land, and sea. I never once gave you dominion over another human being that I created. I have watched your hearts grow bold, hard, and evil, as you believed your authority and power were greater than mine. You believed your wisdom was more vast than mine. I will ask you the same question I asked my servant Job (Job 38), who I dearly loved. Where were you when I created everything there is? Did I consult with you about how to place the stars? Did I wait for your answer when I placed the oceans? Did I consult you when placed the earth on its axis? Who are you to believe that this land belongs only to one group of people. My creations were all fearfully and wonderfully made. Who are you to claim what is not yours? I did not give this land to just one group of people. I inspired men to write, “One nation under God,” you didn’t. Do not try to take my place. You do not know my thoughts nor my ways. I see the evil that you plan in secret. It will not prevail. Honor the people of this land, both indigenous and foreign, of which you are one. You must learn to honor this land that I created. I created you to worship Me only, not each other.“
To the Alpha and Omega,
Cover us and protect us from the attacks of the enemy, who uses men and women to carry out evil. Open their eyes and remove the scales of deception placed by the enemy. We come against the arrows, weapons, tricks and tools of the enemy. We plead the blood of Jesus over our families, our government and our land. Heal our land, Lord. Purify and purge our hearts, so that we can obey your Word and your voice. Let your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Forgive us Lord, for the sins of omission and commission that we have committed. We do give you the glory and honor, forever and ever, in Jesus name. Amen.
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;(B) others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”(C)
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”(D)
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood,(E) but by my Father in heaven.(F)18 And I tell you that you are Peter,[a](G) and on this rock I will build my church,(H) and the gates of Hades[b] will not overcome it. 19I will give you the keys(I) of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be[c] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be[d] loosed in heaven.”(J)20 Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone(K) that he was the Messiah.
We thank you for your amazing love for us. You loved us past all of our faults, sins, and imperfections. You gave to us the most precious gift of your Son, who dwelt with us and gave us an example of how to live and how to love. Jesus is the cornerstone of our faith and whom we stand on firmly. We say that no matter what is happening around us, Jesus you are Lord. Use us in this world to help make the world a better place. Let us always boldly proclaim the TRUTH of who you are, Lord. Use us for your glory. In Jesus name, Amen.Rev. Marcia Davis
13 If I had the gift of being able to speak in other languages without learning them and could speak in every language there is in all of heaven and earth, but didn’t love others, I would only be making noise. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy and knew all about what is going to happen in the future, knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good would it do? Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love. 3 If I gave everything I have to poor people, and if I were burned alive for preaching the Gospel but didn’t love others, it would be of no value whatever.
4 Love is very patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, 5 never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. 6 It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. 7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
Walk with us, Lord. Help us to remember that we are the UNITED States of America. Help us to see our brothers and sisters as equal citizens of heaven and earth. Father, cover our new panel of leadership that is posed to take office later this month. Let all three branches of our government work in perfect unity and respect with each other. In the name of Jesus I pray. Rev. Marcia Davis
3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.
When Jesus tells us that he is going ahead of us to prepare a place for us, we have to understand the deeper meaning of what is being said.
The “place” does not always mean heaven. Your “place” may be a new job, a new state, or a new season. Our job, as the body of Christ, is to be so sensitive to the Lord’s voice and timing, that when he whispers, “The place I have prepared is ready for you now,” we are ready to shift.
We long for more of you. We know that as we draw closer to you, your will for our lives becomes more clear. As we run after your voice, your presence, your will, purify our heart’s desire for more intimate worship with you. We hunger for you, not because of what we can get, but because of who you are, Lord God. Cleanse our hands, as they rise to heaven in worship. Purify our mouth, so that we can be worthy vessels for your Spirit. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Rev. Marcia Davis
Welcome 2021!!!! We are thrilled you are here. One of the best lessons I learned years ago is that outside stuff cannot fix inside problems. Issues of the heart, mind, spirit and soul requires mostly inside work to get at the core issues.
Problems of hatred almost never are solved by buying a boat. Problems with anger are almost never solved by drowning feelings in alcohol, drugs or any other substance. Inside problems require inside work. Sitting with our issues or “stuff” is never fun, but it is always necessary in facing the truth.
Cry out to God for help. The Lord may lead you to get help through therapy, support groups, or growing in a deeper spiritual relationship. The biggest lesson is to remember is that you are not alone. Let us make 2021 a year of transformation on the inside.
Dear Heavenly Father,
We come to you with love, gratitude and gratefulness for loving us enough not to leave us the way you found us. Our prayer is for you to be glorified and lifted high through our lives. Do whatever work needs to be done on the inside of us. Have your way, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
3Then Jesus told them this parable:(A)4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?(B)5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
Thank you for your unending, ever-flowing, compassionate and faithful love toward us your sheep. Even when one of us goes astray, your love calls out to us with the most beautiful love song. The way you rejoice when one is brought back to the fold is so beautiful. Thank you for giving us a heart for the lost, even when it’s not a popular or easy thing to do. May more of us have a heart like yours, in Jesus name. Amen.
20Then Job arose and tore his robe and shaved his head and fell on the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.”
Thank you for loving us enough to want the very best for us. When we are headed in a direction that is dangerous, thank you for loving us enough to change our direction, even if we kick and scream.
Thank you for loving us enough that when you see “dis-ease” in us you want to remove it and correct the problem. The scalpel of God is painful, but it is necessary to save our lives. We understand that the REMOVAL of the disease of pride, anger, greed, hatred or any other thing, that keeps us away from the will of God is the most loving thing God could do, no matter what the cost.
Father God we repent and ask you to heal our heart and our lives. We want our response to be like your servant Job’s when he said, “Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Give us the kind of heart, Lord, that no matter what comes, we can say, “Thank You,” because we know that you are working things out for our Good. In Jesus name, Amen.