Praying intelligently for my people as their undershephard!

It was a joy to pray for my people this morning in a deeper way....

Prayer List (Church Family)

Pray a) That the  God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him
b) Pray…….that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened;  that ye may know what is the hope of his calling
c)  Pray……. that they may know what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints
d)  Pray……that they may know what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places
e)  Pray…… that they might be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man
f) Pray…… that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith that ye being rooted and grounded in love
g)  Pray…… that they may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth and height and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledg
h)  Pray…..That they might be filled with all the fulness of God

February 16th 2015 4:22 a.m.

The Riches of His Grace.......
What a powerful day I had on yesterday.  Saturday as I was preparing for the Sunday messages my heart was stirred out of Ephesians about the Riches of His Grace.  It was a joy to preach yesterday two messages about this at Calvary Baptist Church​!  Thank the Lord for the faithful that came out to the meetings.
In the afternoon the wind was blowing around 45 miles per hour and I prayed about flying up to New Vineyard for the service.  I'm glad I obeyed the Lord.  When I took off it was bad turbulence but when I climbed through 4000 feet it was wicked smooth!  It was a beautiful flight there and back.  The service was blessed of God with 10 out.  I flew back home at 199 knots an hour and made it back in 25 minutes.  In the evening service we had a great crowd and the Lord met with us!  It was a full day of ministry.
Today I'm plowing and moving snow and going to the tournament where two of our teams are playing today.  This morning I'm up early (3:45 a.m) studying and seeking God also......  It never gets old!  BOOM!  BLESS GOD!

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(Warning! In our modern culture of reading 140 words or less in a tweet or a funny comment on Facebook you probably won't have time to read this.  But if you decide God may speak to your heart as He did mine!)

In our readings today out of Genesis 20 the God of Heaven is speaking to me in a wonderful way.  I hope and pray that you have a plan for getting into the BIBLE!  The LORD directs us in such a wonderful way as we read the HOLY SCRIPTURES!!!  How do we know what the ALMIGHTY wants for us if we do not listen to HIM as HE speaks through the WORD!  Let's see what HE has to say........

Abimelech says in Genesis 20:9 "thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done."

How many times in the course of our life have we made a statement like this.  Some days we have made this is reference to what has happened to us and other days people have made this statement in what we have done to them.  Whatever the case it's always a bad situation!  We must ask ourselves some questions.  So what is it that I have done?  What are the deeds that have troubled you?  Let's deal with it!

For Abraham it was several things that he had done.  For one we find in verse 2 that he lied.  He said that Sarah was his sister.  You can say whatever you wish but it's always wrong to lie!  God said so and that settles it.  You can sugar coat it, hide it between a phrase your saying, but a lie is a lie!  It's causes havoc in situations of life and ultimately brings us to a place where we say, "thou hast done deeds unto me that ought not to be done".

Second Abraham was not transparent.  He was hiding something when he should have just been open and honest.  If we have anything to hide theirs a reason we are hiding it.  Why are we hiding it?  Are we being deceitful?  As Christians we should have nothing to hide.  We should never be ashamed of the way were living, giving, or what were attending!  Theirs something major wrong when were talking out of both sides of our mouth!

Third and last of all Abraham did his own thing. In verse 11 he said, "because I thought".  We get in trouble all to often when we do our own thing.  Why are we doing what we think we should do.  Why not do what God wants us to do!  Why not look to see what God's Word has to say about what were going through!

My love for the Bible has steadily grown in my 25 plus years of ministry.  What a joy it is to continually see what the Bible has to say to us on a daily basis.  Are you experiencing this yourself?  I do believe it's a sad day in Christendom when people read so many extra biblical books and rarely even open the covers of the Bible!  Could this be a reason we are where we are at today as a nation and a community!  May the God of Heaven arrest our souls and cause us to fall in love all over again with the BIBLE and the GOD of the BIBLE!!!