Galatians 6:14

But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Friday, May 14, 2010

To Those Who Are...

2 Kings 19:15-19
Then Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said: “O LORD God of Israel, the One who dwells between the cherubim, You are God, You alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth.  You have made heaven and earth.  Incline Your ear, O LORD, and hear; open Your eyes, O LORD, and see; and hear the words of Sennacherib, which he has sent to reproach the living God.  Truly, LORD, the kings of Assyria have laid waste the nations and their lands, and have cast their gods into the fire; for they were not gods, but the work of men’s hands—wood and stone.  Therefore they destroyed them.  Now therefore, O LORD our God, I pray, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You are the LORD God, You alone.”

I pray that this verse will encourage those that feel that their "Sennacherib" is too big for them to face. May our trust be in the Lord, the ONLY GOD, who has promised victory to those who put their trust in Him.

There is nothing too big that our Lord can't handle. Every evil that seems to ensnare us or hold us back has been defeated at the cross.  

Only in Him,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hannah's Prayer

As I was doing quiet time 2 days ago, I read this beautiful passage from 1 Samuel 2. I love how it speaks of the greatness of our God and how He uses the weak to accomplish His purposes.
May this be our prayer as well!

1 Samuel 2:1-10
And Hannah prayed and said:
"My heart rejoices in the Lord;
my horn is exalted in the Lord.
I smile at my enemies,
because I rejoice in Your salvation.
No one is holy like the Lord,
for there is none besides You,
nor is there any rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly;
let no arrogance come from your mouth,
for the Lord is the God of knowledge;
and by Him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty men are broken,
and those who stumbled are girded with
Those who were full have hired
themselves out for bread,
and the hungry have ceased to hunger.
Even the barren has borne seven,
and she who has many children has
become feeble.
The Lord kills and makes alive;
He brings down to the grave and brings
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
He brings low and lifts up.
He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the beggar from the ash heap,
to set them among princes
and make them inherit the throne of
For the pillars of the earth are the
and He has set the world upon them.
He will guard the feet of His saints,
but the wicked shall be silent in
For by strength no man shall prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken in pieces;
from heaven He will thunder against
The Lord will judge the ends of the
He will give strength to His king,
and exalt the horn of His anointed."

Be encouraged,