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My friend of Lauren and Mathew have been ministering to and caring for abandoned children in India. Every month they update the community on the needs of these children and the homeless. Please take time to view their story and if the Lord leads you, pray heaven’s favor for this ministry and donate to the cause. Christine Tyler

The Potter’s Hands is caring for the needs of the poor, widows, and orphans in North India while equipping front-line workers to share the gospel where there is no access to it.

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Thanksgiving Prayer & Scriptures on Thankfulness

A THANKSGIVING PRAYER : CAN I GET A WITNESS AND AN AMEN SOMEBODY? ~ by JUBAL JOHNSON 

Heavenly Father, as families gather together this week for Thanksgiving, we pray for Supernatural Breakthrough in the lives of family members across the United States of America and around the world. We speak RESTORATION to broken family relationships right now and speak LIFE and blessing this week as families come together for a breakthrough around the Thanksgiving table. Amen!

As you rejoice with praise to God during this Thanksgiving season, watch for situations and circumstances to be decided in your favor! I believe there is supernatural favor being poured out over you and your loved ones. Continue to give God praise no matter what it looks like. Giving to others and Kingdom minded groups that are impacting the earth releases uncommon favor. 

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you. – Luke 6:38

“Let joy be your continual feast. Make your life a prayer. And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is God’s perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 TPT

https://bible.com/bible/1849/1th.5.16-18.TPT

“For as your extremely generous offering meets the approval of those in Jerusalem, it will cause them to give glory to God—all because of your loyal support and allegiance to the gospel of Christ, as well as your generous-hearted partnership with them toward those in need. Because of this extraordinary grace, which God has lavished on you, they will affectionately remember you in their prayers. Praise God for his astonishing gift, which is far too great for words!”

2 Corinthians 9:13-15 TPT

https://bible.com/bible/1849/2co.9.13-15.TPT

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God’s Word Heals Us.

“Jehovah Rapha and your Double Edged Sword!” – Deborah Waldron Fry

I totally was going another way today for my post, but the Holy Spirit interrupted me. There is someone tonight who has been praying for a healing. Either for yourself or another in your life. God is coming to you as Jehovah Rapha, or in the Hebrew: “Yahweh Rapha,” the LORD your Healer. As I researched the Hebrew, it is truly amazing. And this verse was shown to me Proverbs 4:21-22:

“My sons, My daughters, attend to My WORDS; incline your ear unto My sayings. Let them not depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart. For they are LIFE unto those that find them, and HEALTH to all your flesh!”

Pray the Word over yourself and others. Both the written and the Rhema Word. A Rhema word is a prophetic utterance from the Holy Spirit. And the Lord spoke this, His Word is a DOUBLE EDGE SWORD in your mouth to defeat the powers of darkness!

One edge of this sword came into existence when the Word initially proceeded out of God’s mouth. The second edge of this sword was added when the Word of God proceeded out of YOUR mouth! When it comes out of your mouth, it becomes a sharp, “two-edged” or literally, a “two-mouthed” sword.

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Sickness and disease come from the enemy. Your Sword cuts it in two and destroys it! Keep swinging, Child of God. Keep speaking the Word over yourself others and do not give up. Declare that “By Jesus stripes, I am healed!” Proclaim it today and watch the Two-edged Sword do miracles! Yahweh Rapha has promised to heal every grievous wound as you believe and so speak!

Today, let the high praises of God be in your mouth, and a two-edged sword in your hand!

(I just looked out my window and it literally looks like swords crossed! Do you know that two swords crossed forms a Cross! Isn’t our Father amazing! See pic in first comment. Our God can even use chem trails to confirm things to us! LOL. And two hours later, I was outside and it is dark but the moon is illuminating those swords still! 😀 )

“Beloved. I am the Way Maker, the Miracle Worker, the promise Keeper. My Word is the same yesterday today and forever! You are My Warrior Bride with a DOUBLE EDGED SWORD in your mouth and in your hand! I shall speak a quickened word to your spirit and then you shall proclaim it through your mouth!

“This is your offensive weapon. My Word is LIFE and HEALTH to every part of you, body, soul, and spirit. Persevere, My Warrior! Take up your Sword! The weapons of your warfare are not carnal, but mighty through your God for the pulling down of strongholds! I have made your MOUTH LIKE A SHARP SWORD; I have hidden you in the Shadow of My Hand. I make you like a polished ARROW; I hide you in My Quiver.

“Now I am releasing you, My Warrior. Yahweh Rapha thunders from Heaven, the Voice of the Most High resounds; sending hailstones and coals of Holy Fire to defeat the enemy. I shoot My Arrows and scatter the foes; I hurl Lightning and rout them! Speak My Word, send My Word like a TWO EDGED SWORD, no sickness, no disease can stand against My Name, YAHWEH RAPHA!

“In My Name, you SHALL heal the sick, for this is who you are! Declare who is Your Healer today! I am the God who heals you! The Son bore your sorrows, wounds, sicknesses, diseases and suffering, and by His stripes, you are healed! Wield your double edged Sword, Mighty One! Behold, I give you AUTHORITY to tread upon serpents and scorpions and over ALL the power of the enemy, and NOTHING shall by means harm you!”

NIV Version.

“My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.”

Proverbs 4:20-27 NIV

https://bible.com/bible/111/pro.4.20-27.NIV

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Maintaining the New You.

Maintaining the new you written by Pastor Todd Boxely.of try Jesus Online Ministry

Good morning, everyone. Welcome to “Try Jesus!” If this is your first time joining us, it’s great to have you with us. I would like to thank new members for joining “Try Jesus” from Atlanta, Illinois, Indiana and Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

What a day of rejoicing in the body of Christ. God is preparing his people for victory! This morning, I was thinking about God’s people walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. I also thought about the lyrics to a familiar song. Here are the lyrics.

🎵”We’re the people of God
called by his name; called from the dark;
and delivered from shame, one holy race,
saints everyone; because of the blood of Christ, Jesus the son.”

“So hear us, o spirits of darkness, so you will know where we stand, we are his servants, purchased with scars; bought by the blood of the lamb, the blood of the lamb.”🎵

As this nation rages and sits in darkness, Christians stand on the firm, solid rock of our Lord and Savior, Jesus! We are indeed victorious over the plan of the enemy. We are one body called by his name.

Let’s welcome his presence this morning. “Heavenly Father, we thank you for being the captain of these vessels. As we gather here in the harbor of your safety, we thank you for fellowship and family. We ask that you strengthen us, restore us and inspire us with your love. We ask that our souls catch the wind of your spirit so that we would take your promises to all the earth. In Jesus name, amen.”


Last week was an awesome time of many realizing that they didn’t have to stay in that broken condition. I thank the Lord for those who reached out in prayer and have been set free. Today’s message is a continuation, if you will, from last week’s message. How come?

Because when something is new, it still needs to be maintained. How many of you have a new car? When you shake hands with the dealership, and drive that new vehicle off the lot, it has this pristine new look and smell. But after a while that new look and smell can wear off. The car may still have new looking parts, but as soon as you take it off the lot, depreciation sets in. The value on the blue book starts ticking.

Should you just except it and do nothing? I know individuals, (without mentioning names), who purchase a car and drive it into the ground. They never read the manual, never change the oil, never follow the maintenance schedule. Their car starts to look older than other cars on the road the same year as theirs.

With advanced technology in our smart phones, and inside the newer cars, we really have no excuses for not doing anything to keep our vehicles in good running condition. Some might say, “after I purchased my car, my financial status changed, and I couldn’t keep up with the maintenance schedule.”

I totally understand that circumstances can cause us to skip some vital details about our vehicle’s maintenance schedule. But if you’ve been made new from last week’s message, you have a spiritual mechanic who helps maintain everything in your life.

This is why God is so great at watching over those areas that we neglect. I recently purchased some new appliances to do laundry. The people who delivered the appliances had a quick install, let’s get out of here attitude. There were simple things like not plugging in the appliance, not having their own levels to make sure everything is balanced.

After they installed the appliances, they left. I couldn’t help to think how much life could be taking away from the function of those appliances if I had not corrected the errors the delivery people didn’t recognize. After I made sure the water inlet hoses were properly hooked up, I made sure each appliance was leveled correctly.

I also read both manuals to ensure that I would practice these maintenance schedules to get the best out of my appliances. This is what happens when God makes us new and improved (born again).

We all understand how easy it can be to have something break down in your home. We are no different. If we don’t live from the manual God has given us (The Bible), we too will begin to break down and the world will cost us to malfunction.

So, what does the Bible say about maintaining your Christian life? For those who haven’t read their Bible in a while, let’s give them the opportunity to search for the living word. Ok, let’s start by looking in your Bibles to (2 Corinthians 13:5). Here’s what it says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

How do you examine yourself? By measuring yourself according to God’s laws and commandments. Just as you would go to the doctor for a physical to see if you can play a particular sport, you can use the Bible to see if you are in the faith (born-again).


[The Corinthians were called to examine and test themselves to see if they really were Christians. Paul urges us to give ourselves spiritual checkups. We should look for a growing awareness of Christ’s presence and power in our lives. Only then will we know if we are true Christians or merely impostors.]

God wants us to be spiritually tuned up for the Christian life he has called us to walk in. When the Lord saves you, you become his workmanship. Ephesians 2:10 explains our lives in the hands of the Potter, and we being the clay. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 KJV). Also please read Isaiah 64:8; Ephesians 3:16-19; Colossians 1:21-23; 2:6-8).

From last week’s message until today, if you have excepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are embarking on a special relationship with the creator of the universe. God has come to not only fix your life, but to build on your life and maintain your relationship with him.

But just like maintaining your new car or maintaining those new appliances, God expects your involvement in maintaining your relationship with him. I recall a woman who came to me after one of our services and asked me to pray for her. She waited until people had begun to leave and caught me going downstairs in the church.

I asked her what her concerns were. It’s always good to allow people to express what’s in their heart. I just wanted to be quiet and listen. She told me she felt dry inside. She felt like she was in the desert. She was coming to church regularly but would leave without any spiritual nourishment.

I asked her how her personal time with Jesus was outside of church. She was doing all the right things at church but there were difficulties at home. When you’re in the desert your throat feels parched. Your words are brittle, and your strength fails rapidly. After explaining other details to me, I took hold of her hands and prayed for her to experience God’s outpouring fresh anointing on her life. 

When someone has been out in the desert without water, after gaining access to it, you are told to sip and take in a little bit at a time. I suggested she and anyone in her household get together and invite Jesus into the discussion. I also suggested a reading time at home where she can be alone with God. That priority comes before anyone or anything in her life. It made me think of two individuals in the Bible who wanted more of God and not less of his presence after discussions with him.

Peter and Jesus. I remember the discussion Jesus had with Peter about washing his feet. In that scenario Jesus prepared to wash the disciples’ feet (John 13:4-10). But when he got to Peter, there was resistance on Peter’s part because he thought it was beneath Jesus to do such a thing.

[When Jesus responded, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me,” Peter would not have learned the lesson of servanthood. Peter eventually grasped the significance of Jesus’ words, for he then wanted to be bathed completely: “Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!”]

Moses and God. When Moses first met Almighty God, he was filled with inadequacies. He just needed time to see who God was and how he interacts with his creation. The more time Moses spent with God the less he resembled the Midian shepherd who earlier had taken someone’s life. The closer he got to God the more he wanted to know about him. I love the passage when Moses exclaimed “Show me your glory!” (Exodus 33:17-20). 

Some might say, “Hey pastor, my life is filled with taking care of my wife and children, I don’t have time to spend forty days and nights with God.” Yes, God wants you to love the gifts he has provided for you. However, God still is a jealous God, he still takes first place in your life. He will open time for you to be alone with him. I know people who rise up at three or four o’clock in the morning just to spend that hour with God. God gives us no excuses for not making him our first love and priority of the day (Matthew 6:33).

[In Moses we see an outstanding personality shaped by God. But we must not misunderstand what God did. He did not change who or what Moses was; he did not give Moses new abilities and strengths. Instead, he took Moses’ characteristics and molded them until they were suited to his purposes.]

[To “seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously” means to put God first in your life, to fill your thoughts with his desires, to use his character as your life’s pattern, and to keep on implementing his Kingdom values on earth.]

In Jesus’ Kingdom, worrying about daily needs leaves us empty. But maintaining a good relationship with him and loving others give us all these benefits as by-products.

When the Israelites obeyed God through the law he gave to Moses, things went smoothly. But whenever they veered off course through sin and disobedience, they suffered greatly. They too had a manual to follow, the law of God. Read this example of what happen when they failed to follow the words of God (Exodus 16:15-20).

The Bible is our manual for living and maintaining our spiritual condition to function on a spiritual high level. What is really important to you? People, objects, goals, and other desires all compete for priority.

When you don’t maintain your walk with God, it’s like letting your vehicle miss the inspection appointments year after year. Eventually, your car will break down and you’ll probably get pulled over by the police for a vehicle that may be unfit to be on the road.

In the exercise world, they say “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” The wonderful thing about God is, he’ll never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Should we take advantage of the Grace of God? “Absolutely not!” Many people failed in the Bible to maintain their relationships with God.

Your Sunday homework assignment is to see if you can find a person in the Bible who failed to maintain his/her relationship and suffered through it. “Pretty easy, right?” Sometimes it’s easier to see who else blew it besides placing ourselves underneath God’s spiritual microscope.

Here are passages of scripture you might be able to match with the person you are trying to find in your reading and study. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 2:15; 1 John 2:5,6; 1 Timothy 1:1-20; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 1 John 5:11-13).



🗣📢 Last words: When you examine (bring yourself to God) how are your prayers to him?

1) Are your prayers usually filled with gimmes. (Not gummies). Smile.

2) Are your prayers spread apart by days, months, years? Or can’t you remember the last time you talked to God. “If your praying, you’re not fainting, if your fainting, you’re not praying.” Time to quickly reach for that spiritual oxygen for your heart. God wants to breathe his life in you.

3) Sometimes people tell God every little detail about their life but fail to listen to his loving instructions. It’s like telling someone how to fix something, they are communicating but minutes later their wanting you to fix the issue. Sometimes we forget who the authority figure is.

4) Have you told somebody the things they want to hear, instead of telling them the honest truth of what they need to hear? Many times we tell God things he already knows about us, but we don’t want to hear the plan laid out to be free.

Here’s some rock solid information to keep as your spiritual manual when you need to go back and refer to the owner.

A) Believe in salvation through Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:8-10,13; John 1:12-14).

B) Pray regularly to strengthen your relationship with God (1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 4:8,9; Psalm 73:28).

C) Develop a habit of reading the word of God every day. (2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 119:11; 105; 1 Timothy 4:13; Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 4:12; John 15:7; 1 Peter 2:2; John 1:1).

D) Engage in fellowship with other believers. God did not save us to isolate us. Some people will ask me if you can be Christian and not go to church. Well, you can be saved, but you’ll miss out on all the love of others that you’re going to spend eternity on heaven with. Why would you wait to get to heaven to be an inclusive person? That’s why the Bible commands us to gather together. 

When we assemble as the Body of Christ, we are to stir each other up in love and encourage one other in our faith. The Bible says two is better than one. Jesus also told us that he is the vine, and we are the branches. If you stay away from where others are attached, you’ll start to whither and be vulnerable to outside attacks. There are no Islands in heaven where you can be alone by yourself. Please engage yourself with other believers and read these passages together (Hebrews 10:25; John 13:34,35; 15:4,5; Romans 12:10).


E) When we stay together it enables us to see those pesky wolves (devils) that try to attack the sheep. That’s why God gives us shepherds and those in ministry to look after one another. The closer we stay to God; the enemy can’t breech our spiritual wall. God can increase our strength to stay away from temptations that may lead to sin. He dresses us in his complete armor, that we never take off while on this earth
(John 10:10; Ephesians 4:24-32; 6:10-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8,9).

“Something new has arrived, don’t throw away the manual!” Throwing the manual away, throws your life away.


🛐 Here’s a prayer manual to keep with you from the cradle to the grave. “Heavenly Father, you have complete authority over every life on this planet. You direct the steps of those who submit to you. Your open opportunities for those who follow you. Lord, cause us to seek you every day. Help us to maintain our relationship with you, guide us with your gentle nudges. Help me to work out your salvation today with fear (reverence) mental clarity. Do not allow the promises of material gain to cloud our thinking and put down your living manual (Bible) to collect dust. 

Bless us with your wisdom, that we may have the discernment to determine what is questionable and what is reliable. Lord, you have triumphed over the devil. He can no longer touch our souls. We belong to you for all eternity. Free us when he tries to depress us. Make your joy our strength. Clothe us, O Lord, with your holy armor, that we may be able to stand against his schemes and resist his attacks. We thank you Lord, for your written, breathing, living word, in Jesus name, amen”


Maintaining the new you written by Pastor Todd Boxely.of try Jesus Online Ministry

Good morning, everyone. Welcome to “Try Jesus!” If this is your first time joining us, it’s great to have you with us. I would like to thank new members for joining “Try Jesus” from Atlanta, Illinois, Indiana and Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

What a day of rejoicing in the body of Christ. God is preparing his people for victory! This morning, I was thinking about God’s people walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. I also thought about the lyrics to a familiar song. Here are the lyrics.

🎵”We’re the people of God
called by his name; called from the dark;
and delivered from shame, one holy race,
saints everyone; because of the blood of Christ, Jesus the son.”

“So hear us, o spirits of darkness, so you will know where we stand, we are his servants, purchased with scars; bought by the blood of the lamb, the blood of the lamb.”🎵

As this nation rages and sits in darkness, Christians stand on the firm, solid rock of our Lord and Savior, Jesus! We are indeed victorious over the plan of the enemy. We are one body called by his name.

Let’s welcome his presence this morning. “Heavenly Father, we thank you for being the captain of these vessels. As we gather here in the harbor of your safety, we thank you for fellowship and family. We ask that you strengthen us, restore us and inspire us with your love. We ask that our souls catch the wind of your spirit so that we would take your promises to all the earth. In Jesus name, amen.”


Last week was an awesome time of many realizing that they didn’t have to stay in that broken condition. I thank the Lord for those who reached out in prayer and have been set free. Today’s message is a continuation, if you will, from last week’s message. How come?

Because when something is new, it still needs to be maintained. How many of you have a new car? When you shake hands with the dealership, and drive that new vehicle off the lot, it has this pristine new look and smell. But after a while that new look and smell can wear off. The car may still have new looking parts, but as soon as you take it off the lot, depreciation sets in. The value on the blue book starts ticking.

Should you just except it and do nothing? I know individuals, (without mentioning names), who purchase a car and drive it into the ground. They never read the manual, never change the oil, never follow the maintenance schedule. Their car starts to look older than other cars on the road the same year as theirs.

With advanced technology in our smart phones, and inside the newer cars, we really have no excuses for not doing anything to keep our vehicles in good running condition. Some might say, “after I purchased my car, my financial status changed, and I couldn’t keep up with the maintenance schedule.”

I totally understand that circumstances can cause us to skip some vital details about our vehicle’s maintenance schedule. But if you’ve been made new from last week’s message, you have a spiritual mechanic who helps maintain everything in your life.

This is why God is so great at watching over those areas that we neglect. I recently purchased some new appliances to do laundry. The people who delivered the appliances had a quick install, let’s get out of here attitude. There were simple things like not plugging in the appliance, not having their own levels to make sure everything is balanced.

After they installed the appliances, they left. I couldn’t help to think how much life could be taking away from the function of those appliances if I had not corrected the errors the delivery people didn’t recognize. After I made sure the water inlet hoses were properly hooked up, I made sure each appliance was leveled correctly.

I also read both manuals to ensure that I would practice these maintenance schedules to get the best out of my appliances. This is what happens when God makes us new and improved (born again).

We all understand how easy it can be to have something break down in your home. We are no different. If we don’t live from the manual God has given us (The Bible), we too will begin to break down and the world will cost us to malfunction.

So, what does the Bible say about maintaining your Christian life? For those who haven’t read their Bible in a while, let’s give them the opportunity to search for the living word. Ok, let’s start by looking in your Bibles to (2 Corinthians 13:5). Here’s what it says, “Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”

How do you examine yourself? By measuring yourself according to God’s laws and commandments. Just as you would go to the doctor for a physical to see if you can play a particular sport, you can use the Bible to see if you are in the faith (born-again).


[The Corinthians were called to examine and test themselves to see if they really were Christians. Paul urges us to give ourselves spiritual checkups. We should look for a growing awareness of Christ’s presence and power in our lives. Only then will we know if we are true Christians or merely impostors.]

God wants us to be spiritually tuned up for the Christian life he has called us to walk in. When the Lord saves you, you become his workmanship. Ephesians 2:10 explains our lives in the hands of the Potter, and we being the clay. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10 KJV). Also please read Isaiah 64:8; Ephesians 3:16-19; Colossians 1:21-23; 2:6-8).

From last week’s message until today, if you have excepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, you are embarking on a special relationship with the creator of the universe. God has come to not only fix your life, but to build on your life and maintain your relationship with him.

But just like maintaining your new car or maintaining those new appliances, God expects your involvement in maintaining your relationship with him. I recall a woman who came to me after one of our services and asked me to pray for her. She waited until people had begun to leave and caught me going downstairs in the church.

I asked her what her concerns were. It’s always good to allow people to express what’s in their heart. I just wanted to be quiet and listen. She told me she felt dry inside. She felt like she was in the desert. She was coming to church regularly but would leave without any spiritual nourishment.

I asked her how her personal time with Jesus was outside of church. She was doing all the right things at church but there were difficulties at home. When you’re in the desert your throat feels parched. Your words are brittle, and your strength fails rapidly. After explaining other details to me, I took hold of her hands and prayed for her to experience God’s outpouring fresh anointing on her life. 

When someone has been out in the desert without water, after gaining access to it, you are told to sip and take in a little bit at a time. I suggested she and anyone in her household get together and invite Jesus into the discussion. I also suggested a reading time at home where she can be alone with God. That priority comes before anyone or anything in her life. It made me think of two individuals in the Bible who wanted more of God and not less of his presence after discussions with him.

Peter and Jesus. I remember the discussion Jesus had with Peter about washing his feet. In that scenario Jesus prepared to wash the disciples’ feet (John 13:4-10). But when he got to Peter, there was resistance on Peter’s part because he thought it was beneath Jesus to do such a thing.

[When Jesus responded, “Unless I wash you, you won’t belong to me,” Peter would not have learned the lesson of servanthood. Peter eventually grasped the significance of Jesus’ words, for he then wanted to be bathed completely: “Then wash my hands and head as well, Lord, not just my feet!”]

Moses and God. When Moses first met Almighty God, he was filled with inadequacies. He just needed time to see who God was and how he interacts with his creation. The more time Moses spent with God the less he resembled the Midian shepherd who earlier had taken someone’s life. The closer he got to God the more he wanted to know about him. I love the passage when Moses exclaimed “Show me your glory!” (Exodus 33:17-20). 

Some might say, “Hey pastor, my life is filled with taking care of my wife and children, I don’t have time to spend forty days and nights with God.” Yes, God wants you to love the gifts he has provided for you. However, God still is a jealous God, he still takes first place in your life. He will open time for you to be alone with him. I know people who rise up at three or four o’clock in the morning just to spend that hour with God. God gives us no excuses for not making him our first love and priority of the day (Matthew 6:33).

[In Moses we see an outstanding personality shaped by God. But we must not misunderstand what God did. He did not change who or what Moses was; he did not give Moses new abilities and strengths. Instead, he took Moses’ characteristics and molded them until they were suited to his purposes.]

[To “seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously” means to put God first in your life, to fill your thoughts with his desires, to use his character as your life’s pattern, and to keep on implementing his Kingdom values on earth.]

In Jesus’ Kingdom, worrying about daily needs leaves us empty. But maintaining a good relationship with him and loving others give us all these benefits as by-products.

When the Israelites obeyed God through the law he gave to Moses, things went smoothly. But whenever they veered off course through sin and disobedience, they suffered greatly. They too had a manual to follow, the law of God. Read this example of what happen when they failed to follow the words of God (Exodus 16:15-20).

The Bible is our manual for living and maintaining our spiritual condition to function on a spiritual high level. What is really important to you? People, objects, goals, and other desires all compete for priority.

When you don’t maintain your walk with God, it’s like letting your vehicle miss the inspection appointments year after year. Eventually, your car will break down and you’ll probably get pulled over by the police for a vehicle that may be unfit to be on the road.

In the exercise world, they say “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” The wonderful thing about God is, he’ll never leave you or forsake you (Hebrews 13:5). Should we take advantage of the Grace of God? “Absolutely not!” Many people failed in the Bible to maintain their relationships with God.

Your Sunday homework assignment is to see if you can find a person in the Bible who failed to maintain his/her relationship and suffered through it. “Pretty easy, right?” Sometimes it’s easier to see who else blew it besides placing ourselves underneath God’s spiritual microscope.

Here are passages of scripture you might be able to match with the person you are trying to find in your reading and study. (2 Timothy 3:16; 1 John 2:15; 1 John 2:5,6; 1 Timothy 1:1-20; 2 Peter 1:20,21; 1 John 5:11-13).



🗣📢 Last words: When you examine (bring yourself to God) how are your prayers to him?

1) Are your prayers usually filled with gimmes. (Not gummies). Smile.

2) Are your prayers spread apart by days, months, years? Or can’t you remember the last time you talked to God. “If your praying, you’re not fainting, if your fainting, you’re not praying.” Time to quickly reach for that spiritual oxygen for your heart. God wants to breathe his life in you.

3) Sometimes people tell God every little detail about their life but fail to listen to his loving instructions. It’s like telling someone how to fix something, they are communicating but minutes later their wanting you to fix the issue. Sometimes we forget who the authority figure is.

4) Have you told somebody the things they want to hear, instead of telling them the honest truth of what they need to hear? Many times we tell God things he already knows about us, but we don’t want to hear the plan laid out to be free.

Here’s some rock solid information to keep as your spiritual manual when you need to go back and refer to the owner.

A) Believe in salvation through Jesus Christ (Acts 16:31; Romans 10:8-10,13; John 1:12-14).

B) Pray regularly to strengthen your relationship with God (1 Thessalonians 5:17; James 4:8,9; Psalm 73:28).

C) Develop a habit of reading the word of God every day. (2 Timothy 2:15; Psalm 119:11; 105; 1 Timothy 4:13; Matthew 4:4; Hebrews 4:12; John 15:7; 1 Peter 2:2; John 1:1).

D) Engage in fellowship with other believers. God did not save us to isolate us. Some people will ask me if you can be Christian and not go to church. Well, you can be saved, but you’ll miss out on all the love of others that you’re going to spend eternity on heaven with. Why would you wait to get to heaven to be an inclusive person? That’s why the Bible commands us to gather together. 

When we assemble as the Body of Christ, we are to stir each other up in love and encourage one other in our faith. The Bible says two is better than one. Jesus also told us that he is the vine, and we are the branches. If you stay away from where others are attached, you’ll start to whither and be vulnerable to outside attacks. There are no Islands in heaven where you can be alone by yourself. Please engage yourself with other believers and read these passages together (Hebrews 10:25; John 13:34,35; 15:4,5; Romans 12:10).


E) When we stay together it enables us to see those pesky wolves (devils) that try to attack the sheep. That’s why God gives us shepherds and those in ministry to look after one another. The closer we stay to God; the enemy can’t breech our spiritual wall. God can increase our strength to stay away from temptations that may lead to sin. He dresses us in his complete armor, that we never take off while on this earth
(John 10:10; Ephesians 4:24-32; 6:10-18; 1 Thessalonians 5:22; James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:8,9).

“Something new has arrived, don’t throw away the manual!” Throwing the manual away, throws your life away.


🛐 Here’s a prayer manual to keep with you from the cradle to the grave. “Heavenly Father, you have complete authority over every life on this planet. You direct the steps of those who submit to you. Your open opportunities for those who follow you. Lord, cause us to seek you every day. Help us to maintain our relationship with you, guide us with your gentle nudges. Help me to work out your salvation today with fear (reverence) mental clarity. Do not allow the promises of material gain to cloud our thinking and put down your living manual (Bible) to collect dust. 

Bless us with your wisdom, that we may have the discernment to determine what is questionable and what is reliable. Lord, you have triumphed over the devil. He can no longer touch our souls. We belong to you for all eternity. Free us when he tries to depress us. Make your joy our strength. Clothe us, O Lord, with your holy armor, that we may be able to stand against his schemes and resist his attacks. We thank you Lord, for your written, breathing, living word, in Jesus name, amen”


What does it mean to enter the narrow gate?

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. — Matthew 7:13-14

We can enter this life through “the wide gate”, play god ourselves and live for our own selfish interests. It is a path filled with hollow, fleeting rewards, that leads to destruction. Or we can choose the narrow gate that leads upward to heaven. It is a steep climb and a rough road, but as we struggle, we find that Someone is walking beside us! Which gate have you chosen??

Prayer. Heavenly Father I thank you and I pray you lead me to the narrow gate and when I get there I choose that path that leads to a full and peaceful life. In Jesus Name Amen.

It’s best to wait on God’s Timing and not ours.

I personally have a hard time sticking to one thing at a time. My friends used to call me a “person who wears many hats”. As I look back, I was searching for something new or better when I already was living a good life. I would here God whisper encouragingly to “live life” or “focus on my daughter” but back then I just wasn’t content. I found this great article from

Rhema Trayner that describes me perfectly. It stopped me in my tracks and reminded me to live on Gods timing and not mine. I hope this article will help you.

Blessings my Friend,

Christine Tyler

THE WILDERNESS PREPARES US TO CARRY THE PROMISE – Rhema Trayner

It had been a year already of pruning, dealing with hard things, zero opportunity, no public ministry, just me and God dealing with my heart. At one point towards the end of the first year I could barely take it anymore. I wanted to be “useful”. I wanted to “do something”. I wanted “theme promise”.

I was considering shifting to another ministry where I knew I had the connections to “do something” important again… but it would have been completely outside of calling. It would have been purely out of desperation. God still had more to do in me, I wasn’t finished dealing with my idols. I wasn’t ready to carry what he wanted to hand me. Fear makes us force doors open outside of God’s timing, but doors we open with our gift have to remain held open in our own strength.

Thankfully God had mercy on me in my immaturity. As I was thinking about my plans God interrupted me and took me into a vision. First, I saw a rocket ascending into the atmosphere and looking down at the Earth from space. I had a foreknowledge that I was the rocket. Next, I was standing in an empty room with white walls. A projector was casting an image on the wall of the same scene I had just seen in person in the first part of the vision.

Then God said to me “If you make your own way you will have an ILLUSION of influencing the world, but if you wait for what I am going to give you, you’ll actually do it.” As I was processing what I saw I heard a song coming from my bedroom. My husband was singing a prophetic song by himself “you’re a rocket, you’re a rocket….”. This moment marked me for the rest of my life. I learned not to rush the process. It was 6 more months before God said anything else future related to us.

There is always a temptation to exit the wilderness before your time. I know how difficult it feels to remain in the hard places, but do it anyway. These seasons form us. Trust God’s timing!

The miracle of Prayer and Multiplication

THE MIRACLE OF MULTIPLICATION ~ DARREN CANNING

Through the years I have prayed for people according to Scripture and have seen amazing miracles. There is one kind of miracle I have seen about three times (that I know of) and that is a multiplication miracle. Deuteronomy 28:6 says, “Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.” In a way, this is saying that you will have plenty of food in your cupboards. Your kitchen will be blessed, and you will have enough food to eat. Just be faithful to God and watch His provision come.

I love Deuteronomy 28. It really is the signpost of what God wants to do in your life. If you continue on the path of life, which is Jesus Christ, many such blessings will come upon you. I also love the story of how Elijah sat by the brook Cherith, where he was sustained miraculously by meat brought to him by ravens. When the water ran dry, God suddenly moved him. He then went to Zarephath where God used a widowed woman to feed him (see 1 Kings 17).

The miracle that took place in that strange land sustained not only the prophet but also the widow and her family. Miracles, to me, are always a signpost of the great power of the God we serve. Acts 2:22 says, “…Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through Him…” Jesus said in John 14:12, “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in Me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these…” We must expect signs, wonders and miracles to follow the Gospel. If you do not, you can repent and ask God to convince you of His great power.

Many years ago, I was ministering in the northern towns of England when a man came to me and I began to prophesy over him. The night I prophesied, we were in the middle of a major storm that had flooded many towns. I was praying for this man in Carlisle. I declared that God was about to move in his life in a powerful way so that his cupboards would be very blessed. I declared that he would have so much food, he would have enough to give away.

The next day the floods were so bad in that town that he became a volunteer who helped people in their devastation. He worked all day and very hard. Some of the leaders took notice of his work and wanted to bless him. They went to his house with food. There was so much food that all of his cupboards were filled, and he had enough to give to many of his friends. This man knew that God had spoken to him.

My ministry has expanded to many areas of the earth, including Africa. I have seen many miracles on that continent. I love the miracle-working power of our God. My expectation is that when I go in the name of the Lord, miracles will happen. I don’t try to figure out what those miracles will be before I go. I just ask the Lord to allow me to be a witness of His power. My intercessors are always praying this as a I go.

In Africa in 2020, just before COVID came, I was traveling with my friend, John Oscar, across Tanzania. We had rented an SUV and were driving from Mbeya to Kilimanjaro. We ministered in many of the towns in between. This was a long drive – about sixteen hours. There was a lady that John knew living somewhere in the middle of that drive who prepared a meal for us. She was radical in her generosity. She gave us the best that she had and even gave us gifts of blankets and clothes. Tanzanians like to give each other fabric which can be used to make clothing. I have many shirts that were made from the cloth that was given to me on these trips.

The woman had needs and I prayed for her, but I prophesied that God was going to move in a powerful way in her life, and that God would give her many things. Almost immediately God began to move, and she was given land that she then planned on using for a church. My understanding is that much favor came upon her, and she is a rich woman now. She helps build churches in that nation. Multiplication of resources began to take place in her life. She gave out of her need and God did the miraculous.

Just two weeks ago, I was traveling across Pennsylvania. I was with my friend, Bob Pyle, who set up an evangelistic tour across Pennsylvania and New York State. We had to drive close to 2,000 kms on that trip. The first day we stopped at a widow’s house who had seen many miracles in her life and in her ministry. Her husband, who passed away last year, was a faithful minister and had seen revival take place in Jamaica over a three or four year period.

We stopped at her house around 11:30 AM and she fed us. As I sat there, I was reminded of the miracle that took place in Africa with the woman who had been generous, and how after she experienced miraculous provision. I took this as a prophetic sign that God wanted to do the same with this widow. I began to pray and declare that she would be blessed and that her cupboards would be blessed. We had a sweet time of fellowship. I also prayed and saw deliverance in that house with one of her friends.

The very next day, a miracle took place in that woman’s house. She lived in a small village in the middle of the mountains of Pennsylvania. A person from her town went to Walmart and bought her hundreds of dollars’ worth of stores for her cupboards. The widow was confounded because she told no one about what had been prayed. Her cupboards were filled with blessing. She told us that she had used her last resources to pay for our meal. We had no idea she had done that. As a result, God was faithful, and an overflow came into her life. She has a testimony of supernatural provision and multiplication.

I pray for you today that you will see your own miracles. I declare over you today that you will have faith for your own miracles, and this will be replicated in the lives of many of the people that you meet. Jesus is the same today, yesterday and forever. He is faithful and you will experience the faithfulness of God.

When you Feel Weary there is Hope

My apologies, Brothers and Sisters, I’ve been away from my ministry for several months. I’ve had a death in my family, my mom passed away. I have been in a season of mourning, waiting on God to return the Joy back in my life. Remember, He is always “close to the broken hearted” and will strengthen you to carry on.

Christian Brothers and Sisters, when you feel weary, there may be a feeling of depression or loneliness which wants to creep in your soul. After acknowledging those feelings, and acknowledging the reason for the feelings just briefly, turn away from that darkness and move close to our Father. Remember that you have a creator, a God who loves you, knows you, and is ready to lift you up in strength if you just ask.

Your spirt will be lifted up if you ask for strength, for healing, for joy. Or you could ask God what to do next and ask for wisdom, or even ask for him to send a friend who could help you. He may even answer you with a call to action such as guide your to call a friend or go to church.

My cousin shared a story with me. She was very depressed because her husband was an alcoholic and wasn’t coming home regularly, she heard from God, his voice told her to go to Church. She was terrified at first to be contacted this way, she turned to our Father, and to today she has a very successful marraige. In fact, whatever you feel in your heart, if this is encouraging, you should do this. The feeling is most likely the Holy Spirit guiding you to the solution or the path you need to take. Just make sure the thing in your heart meets Bible principle and meets the wisdom test. For example, if your under age and want to fly to a far off country and your Parents don’t agree, this will be your own selfish desires and is against God’s word.

Also, if you are weary and need of Hope. 1) Get outside of your own head, and be a light by helping others. When we are helping others we are certainly able to become more refreshed. Helping others could be as simple as calling your friends and family who need someone to hear them out. Helping others could be as simple as donating your time, talent, or resources to a need in your community. 2) Spend more time reading God’s word. Daily is recommended. This would help you feel our Heavenly Father’s presence easier if you have a scripture to anchor your thoughts to.

Much Love and Blessings to you! Christine Tyler

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Bless a Mom andThe Lost Sparrow Children’s Home

Hi Friends and Readers, my good friend Lauren is raising money for a mom in India who rescues children on the street and takes care of them as her own, as well as teaches the kids the Bible as part of their education. Her detailed story is below. As you read, will you ask God if you should be blessing them with a donation? Christine Tyler – Helping Hands Ministry

Hi friends! This Mother’s Day,our family wants to invite you to partner with us in serving the poor through our non-profit organization, The Potter’s Hands. We want to help a fellow momma and sister in Christ that is caring for nine children, two her own and seven rescued. She is used to living far below the poverty level with a humble and primitive lifestyle. Cooking meals over a fire. Using candlelight when electricity is out. Washing clothes by hand. Preparing food daily because there is no fridge or storage. This primitive way of caring for the home and family can become difficult when taking in seven orphans. There is no foster care or welfare system in XXXXX India, so many children get sold into slavery or die in the streets of starvation and sickness. As would have been the case for each one of these children. The majority of them were in line to be sold, a couple of them abandoned to the slums since they were toddlers. XXXXX and Pastor XXXXX, with the help of Lost Sparrow Ministries, now have a fully and legally established children’s home for their growing family called Lost Sparrow Children’s Home . By God’s grace and the faithfulness of His people, we have been able to provide the building, school supplies, clothes, food and other basic necessities for the children, including a loving family and safe place to live. Today, as a Mother’s Daygift to Lost Sparrow Children’s Home, we would like to contribute funds to help them run more efficiently by providing the following: One helper for Archana (Monthly donation) One refrigerator One stove One armoire for kid’s clothes One washer machineIf you would like to take part, The Potter’s Hands and other local artisans are distributing handmade artwork for sale with 100% of contributions going to Lost Sparrow Ministries. These would make great gifts to moms, children, friends, or new babies. You can either contact Lauren for more info on the artwork or if you just want to give a donation: Please go to http://www.lostsparrowindia.com and click donate which will route you to our Potter’s Hands payment system, or you can scan this QR Code with your phone: Please pray for the Indian people and our Indian Sister Church, that the gospel be preached throughout all the many people groups in this part of the world. May His kingdom come and His will be done. Blessings and thanks, Lauren and Matthew XXXXX. Bless a mom in need for Mother’s Day!

Free from Worry

Photo by Ricardo Esquivel

Worry not, pray always

For so often, many of the battles we are worrying about are things God never intended for our lives. We must begin to hold onto a mindset to seek Him first prior to making any decisions on our own. You have to begin to ask yourself, “Is this God approved?” Refer to James 1:12, it tells us when a man has been approved; he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to anyone who loves Him.

Let God lead you

Before you begin your day, turn on the news, or get the kids ready for school, take time to ask God for His guidance. Ask Him to guide your decisions, thoughts, words and mindset, so you can live the life God has purposed for you!

It will not grieve you

Then and only then, you may go through trials and tribulations, but it will not grieve you. Read 1 Chronicles 4:10. You will find yourself with a sense of peace (refer to John 14:27), neglecting to worry, blessed day in and day out, and living a fulfilled life because each decision has already been pre-approved by God!

Prayer. God, help me find peace from the world and my worries by turning to you on a daily basis. I wish to come to you in prayer or by searching your word for ideas and actions pre-approved by you. I’m Jesus Name. Amen.

Mindfulness. Reflect on a time when you sought God’s guidance and how the situation worked out for your good. Remember, He promises to be your shepherd so you will want for nothing, refer to Psalm 23:1.

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12 NIV

https://james.bible/james-1-12

“Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request.”

1 Chronicles 4:10 NIV

https://1chronicles.bible/1-chronicles-4-10

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27 NIV

https://john.bible/john-14-27

This page is comprised of excerpts from the devotional found on the youversion Bible App 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs by Kemberley Washington. Copyright © 2013 by Kemberley Washington. Published by 21daysof.com. All rights reserved.