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Attraversiamo, Crossing Over…

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Mark 4:35-40

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Jesus Calms the Storm

35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. 38 Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?

39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.

40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”

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Jehovah Father,

We love and adore you. We put no one or no thing in front of you. If we have some unbelief in us, help our faith, under grace. If we have fear, help our hope, under grace. You have called us to follow you, even if there is a storm ahead. As long as we have faith and follow you, we know that we will cross over to the other side of through. Hear our prayers and silence our doubts, in the precious and mighty name of our Lord and Redeemer, Jesus, The Christ. Amen. And so it is and so it shall be forevermore.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Winds of Change…

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John 3:4-8

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“Born again!” exclaimed Nicodemus. “What do you mean? How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

Jesus replied, “What I am telling you so earnestly is this: Unless one is born of water and the Spirit,[a] he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. Men can only reproduce human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven; so don’t be surprised at my statement that you must be born again! Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it will go next, so it is with the Spirit. We do not know on whom he will next bestow this life from heaven.”

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Lord Jehovah, There is none like you in the earth, above the earth, or under the earth. You have molded and formed us, the same way you formed the planets and galaxies. You breathed life into all there is with the wind of life. This new year has been ushered in by great winds. Your winds have a purpose and reason. Help us to be sensitive to the purpose and power of the winds that been blowing over, through, and in us, so that we may be ready for what comes after the wind, in the name and authority of Jesus, The Christ, Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Perfect Peace…

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Isaiah 26:2-4

Amplified Bible

“Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that [a]remains faithful and trustworthy.
You will keep in [b]perfect and constant peace the one whose mind is steadfast [that is, committed and focused on You—in both [c]inclination and character], Because he trusts and takes refuge in You [with hope and confident expectation].
4“Trust [confidently] in the Lord forever [He is your fortress, your shield, your banner], For the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

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To the Lord of All that is,

I lift a prayer of Thankfulness to you. Thank you for allowing your Perfect Peace to rest in my soul and my heart. No matter what may come my way, Your Peace is the Keeper of my soul. I can rest well, even when surrounded by tests, trials, sickness and even death itself. Through it all, you Lord, are the reason I get up and lay down. You are my source and my strength.

Without you, Lord, where would I be? Please don’t ever take your presence, which is my peace, away from me. Thank you for allowing me to walk in your shadow and grace. Strengthen us, your servants, for the journey ahead, until we meet face to face. We lift this prayer and petition to You, In the precious and perfect name of Jesus, The Christ. And it is so and shall be forever more. Amen, Amen, and Amen again.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Worship When It Hurts…

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Psalm 42

For the director of music. A maskil[c] of the Sons of Korah.

As the deer pants for streams of water,
    so my soul pants for you, my God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.
    When can I go and meet with God?
My tears have been my food
    day and night,
while people say to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”
These things I remember
    as I pour out my soul:
how I used to go to the house of God
    under the protection of the Mighty One
with shouts of joy and praise
    among the festive throng.

Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

My soul is downcast within me;
    therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
    the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.
Deep calls to deep
    in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
    have swept over me.

By day the Lord directs his love,
    at night his song is with me—
    a prayer to the God of my life.

9 I say to God my Rock,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I go about mourning,
    oppressed by the enemy?”
10 My bones suffer mortal agony
    as my foes taunt me,
saying to me all day long,
    “Where is your God?”

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise him,
    my Savior and my God.

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Jehovah Shalom,

You are our Peace. You are Who and What we long for, even when we cannot put it into words. You, Lord, know the journey of warfare that I and many others have been going through. I confess that I am tired and weak. It has taken all I have to reach out to you and quietly whisper, “Help.”

I ask for forgiveness for getting tired. I want so much just to hide away and spend a time of retreat with you, but I’m being pulled in so many directions. So in this time of confession, I ask that your love would surround and engulf me. If you are doing a work in me, I say, “Thank You.” I know that it has a purpose, even though it’s not comfortable. However, if I am under attack, show me how to fight, in this new level. I know this level requires warfare weapons that I have not had to use.

Surround me with God-filled warriors that I can glean from. Prepare me and us for your service. Give us wisdom, knowledge, and spiritual understanding to the secret things, in this dimension and any other that is necessary. I lift this prayer up to all who are getting tired, weak, and hurting. Jesus, be the Lifter of our head. In your redeeming name we do pray. It Is so and shall be, according to your will. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

The Climb…

A note about today’s message. I know that everyone may not agree with agree with my music choice today, but this was the song that was put in my heart. Listen to words.

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Romans 5:3-6

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Not only so, but we[a] also glory in our sufferings,(A) because we know that suffering produces perseverance;(B) perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope(C) does not put us to shame, because God’s love(D) has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit,(E) who has been given to us.

6 You see, at just the right time,(F) when we were still powerless,(G) Christ died for the ungodly.(H)

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Precious Jehovah Mekaddishkem (The Lord Who Sanctifies You):

Our desire is for you to order our steps and make every step to have a purpose, both for our growth and for your glory. We understand that this journey of growth is not about us only, but also about the world around us. Be with us, Lord, in this season of climbing the steepest side of the mountain, we have ever faced. Give us the endurance to look to you for strength and guidance. You never promised the climb would always be easy, but you did promised that we would never be alone. We understand that in this season, as we take each step, you will sanctify our journey. May you be pleased with our walk. We make each step a prayer to you. Sanctify us, Lord, and let your will and purpose be done I’m our lives, as it has been spoken and declared in heaven. With lift this prayer of sanctification to you, in the powerful name of Jesus the Christ, Our Redeemer, Wayshower, and Friend. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Safe In His Arms…

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Psalm 23

New King James Version

The Lord the Shepherd of His People

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not [a]want.
He makes me to lie down in [b]green pastures;
He leads me beside the [c]still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil;
For You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You anoint my head with oil;
My cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
All the days of my life;
And I will [d]dwell in the house of the Lord
[e]Forever.

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Precious, Jehovah Raah,

Thank you, Lord, for being our most faithful Shepherd. Only you know the roads and paths that are yet to come. Thank you, Lord, Our Shepherd, for making us feel safe and secure, even in the presence of evil. Because of your grace and mercy, we can walk the path you have called us to walk, with no fear. You have anointed us for this time and season. May we stay humbly close to you, as you are our covering and shield. Your dwelling place is a place of purpose and training. May we maintain a teachable and humble spirit, as we walk out the purpose and plans for our lives, in the holy and matchless name of our Redeemer and Lord,, Jesus The Christ, Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

A Steadfast Mind…

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Isaiah 26:2-4

English Standard Version

Open the gates,
    that the righteous nation that keeps faith may enter in.
You keep him in perfect peace
    whose mind is stayed on you,
    because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
    for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

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Jehovah Shalom (The Lord Is Peace),

I thank you this morning for giving me a mind full of your peace. My highest trust is in you. You, and your love for me, have proven yourself over and over. I rest peaceful in you, Lord, knowing that my steps are already ordered. As a corporate body, we thank you, Lord, for being The Ultimate Peace that passes ALL UNDERSTANDING. The peace you give us surpasses any peace that the world may try to give. The peace of the World is temporary, because it can change in a moment. No matter what state life may find us, Lord, you are our Holy Divine Peace. We humbly bow down, in worship, to celebrate You. For those that don’t know, or have never experienced, your Peace, Lord, we pray that you would allow them to the opportunity to experience You. May their minds be open and may their eyes see with clarity how great you truly are, Lord. We lift this prayer to you, in the power and authority of our Redeemer, Wayshower and Friend, Jesus The Christ. And we let it be and it shall be forever more, Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

Thoughts Become Things…

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Romans 12:2

New Living Translation

2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know Gods will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

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Lord Jehovah Nissi:

I send blessings and praises to you. You have ordered our steps and guided our footsteps. May we continually understand and know that you are our Banner and Covering. We understand that when our minds are set on the higher things of heaven that we will manifest your perfect will for our lives. May we hunger and thirst for more of you each moment. It is an act of our free will to keep our mind and our flesh focused on you. Lead us and guide us, Lord. In the precious name and power of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

Rev. Marcia Davis

I Love You…

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Hebrews 12:7-11

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7 Let God train you, for he is doing what any loving father does for his children. Whoever heard of a son who was never corrected? If God doesn’t punish you when you need it, as other fathers punish their sons, then it means that you aren’t really God’s son at all—that you don’t really belong in his family. Since we respect our fathers here on earth, though they punish us, should we not all the more cheerfully submit to God’s training so that we can begin really to live?

10 Our earthly fathers trained us for a few brief years, doing the best for us that they knew how, but God’s correction is always right and for our best good, that we may share his holiness. 11 Being punished isn’t enjoyable while it is happening—it hurts! But afterwards we can see the result, a quiet growth in grace and character.

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Precious Jehovah Raah,

You are our Great Shepherd. You know the purposes of why we were created and called. May we humbly bow to your love for us, even in our chastisement. Allow our hearts to be in perfect rhythm with yours. We glorify you and we humbly submit to your correction and love, because even through it all, we see your holy magnificence at work. Oh how you do indeed love us. In the name of Jesus we do pray. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis

The Toughest Part of the Fruit…

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Galatians 5:22-23

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22 But the fruit(A) of the Spirit is love,(B) joy, peace,(C) forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control.(D) Against such things there is no law.(E)

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Today’s video is not a song, but it is still motivation. As I share my spiritual journey with the world, my hope is that my transparency will help others know that I am just like everyone else. My biggest struggle is self-discipline and self control. This aspect, of the fruit of the Spirit of God, is the hardest part of my spiritual journey. Today, I’m listening to different videos to help get me motivated. I’m sharing what video has helped me in this moment. Thanks to Dr. Billy Alsbrooks.

Dr. Billy Alsbrooks

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Lord God, Great Jehovah:

I love you so much. I worship you because you are worthy of all my praise. Thank you for working on me. Thank you for putting the desire in my heart to want to be better. Please walk with me, as I learn to be self-controlled and self-disciplined. You have shown me, time and time again, images of me at my best. You are giving me motivation based on how you see me. Help me, Lord, to make the connection so that I can manifest all that you have for me. Continue speaking to my heart. My heart, mind, and soul hunger for you and you alone. Walk with me Lord, in Jesus name. And so it and so it shall be forever more. Amen.

Rev. Marcia Davis