Monday, February 8, 2016

PIVOTAL PRAYING!

Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 32

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Today’s reading says, “Look, the siege mounds!” None of these mounds remain at the walls of Jerusalem. Here is the mound built for the assault on the fortress of Masada following the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verses: Jeremiah 32:16b-17

I prayed to the Lord, saying: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and outstretched arm. There is nothing too hard for You…”

 

The statement in today’s reading, “THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR YOU” (32:17B), and the question, “IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME?” (32:17), should encourage us to expect God to accomplish, as Ephesians 1:11b says, “the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will!”

The fact is that Jerusalem was, at the time of Jeremiah’s writing of these words, under siege by the army of Nebuchadnezzar. This should have proven to King Zedekiah and his court that Jeremiah was a true prophet of God. Over and over again Jeremiah had foretold that this would happen. Rather than humbling themselves and repenting before God for their sins, they threw Jeremiah into jail. The countryside around Jerusalem, including Jeremiah’s hometown, Anathoth, had been conquered and plundered already. Therefore, land values would have been almost nothing. Yet in an act of faith for the future in obedience to God, Jeremiah purchased land from a relative who had lost all hope. In this way Jeremiah showed that although his prophecy of 70 years of captivity in Babylon would come to pass, God would bring His people back home where they would again occupy the land which He had given to His people. How about all of us saying out loud if possible, “THERE IS NOTHING TOO HARD FOR GOD!”

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I’m thinking just now of something (a private matter) that is definitely too hard for me, but I’m doing as Jeremiah said he did, “I prayed to God!” This is one of those “Pivotal Prayers,” as Dr. John Hull writes in his latest book. I ask You, Lord, to turn it around according to Your purpose. I pray these mercies in the Name of the most pivotal Person in human history, Jesus Christ (Messiah), Amen!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

I’ve just read again yesterday’s blog where my son, Ron, put the information as to how every blog reader can get John Hull’s interview on pivotal praying. PRAYER can be the pivot on which our lives and the lives of those around us will turn around and go God’s way rather that our own way. In basketball, a team will lose the ball if they move to soon what is called their “pivot foot.” It’s called “travelling.” In order to move from the pivot spot, the player must either pass the ball or begin dribbling (bouncing the ball). I have a picture in my mind of all of us on God’s team. Our pivot foot must not move until we decide to take action. We turn around with that foot firmly planted in one place. If that pivot foot moves before passing or dribbling the ball, the referee blows his whistle and the opposing team takes over. Prayer is like that; we stay put, that pivot foot immovable, until we decide the right way to proceed and then we make our move confident that God will, as Proverbs 3:6b says, “Direct your paths” (straight to the basket). Do this and win!!!

Yours for being as 1 Corinthians 15:58 says, “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labour is not in vain in the Lord!”

David

The SEU “Fire” player has the ball. His pivot foot is planted just behind him and he has obviously made a decision to begin dribbling the ball and running around the opposing player.

31 thoughts on “Monday, February 8, 2016

  1. There is nothing too hard for our God!!! Amen!!! Praying for you with all fervency, dear David, for complete healing and restoration of your body. Oh Heavenly Father, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and to the sanctity of the Holy Spirit, we lift up your faithful servant and our friend and mentor, David Mainse to You. Pour out Your blood, oh Lord, on David, and cleanse and purify his body with the healing power of the Holy Spirit. Renew him with Your strength, oh Lord. We give You all the thanks and praise and glory and honour that is due. We ask for this blessing in Jesus’ precious Name. And all the saints said, amen! Blessings dear friends!

    Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thes 5:23). And surely I am with you always.. Mt 28:20

    On fire for You, Lord, with this song. Every time we sing it at Kingsway Christian Church, there is unbelievable power in praise and worship that is beyond description. It takes my breath away! All for You, Jesus!

    Your Praise will ever be on my lips – Bethel, Redding, CA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9AarM9w5lU

    From Streams in the Desert, Cowman, February 8th

    “HE will silently plan for thee,
    Object thou of omniscient care;
    God Himself undertakes to be
    Thy Pilot through each subtle snare.
    He WILL silently plan for thee,
    So certainly, He cannot fail!
    Rest on the faithfulness of God,
    In Him thou surely shalt prevail.
    He will SILENTLY plan for thee
    Some wonderful surprise of love.
    Eye hath not seen, nor ear hath heard,
    But it is kept for thee above.
    He will silently PLAN for thee,
    His purposes shall all unfold;
    The tangled skein shall shine at last,
    A masterpiece of skill untold.
    He will silently plan FOR THEE,
    Happy child of a Father’s care,
    As though no other claimed His love,
    But thou alone to Him wert dear.”

    —E. Mary Grimes

    “Whatever our faith says God is, He will be.”

  2. Agreeing in Prayer with Beverlee for Pastor David. May God Bless you, Pastor David, and may He heal you, may He renew your strength and give you courage. Amen.

  3. Also agreeing in prayer for Pastor David that all is well and You Lord will reward his faith. Reviewed the video on prayer by Dr. John Hull and also Dr. Yonggi Cho on Tabernacle praying. Blessings everyone!

  4. Please pray for my sister OLLIE, she is scheduled for a COLONOSCOPY 8:30 a.m. Central time this morning Feb. 8, 2016…for the Lord’s intervention, guidance and wisdom for those attending to her…and for a healthy prognosis!! Thank you all and God Bless you in all your ways. Amen!

    • Lord God, cover Ollie with your protection and blessing, that the colonoscopy will reveal any issues and will cleanse her body of any illness present. Keep her in the hands of the best medical staff and bless her with a healthy prognosis, Lord. Give her the strength she needs to make a full recovery. In Your precious Name, we pray. Amen, amen, and amen.

  5. There is NOTHING too hard for God! Amen!!

    Praying for everyone mentioned in this blog, for healing & salvation from
    Jesus Christ, our Lord & Saviour, Amen!!

    Praise His Holy Name for evermore, Amen!!

  6. Almighty Father I bring Pastor David before you and ask that Your healing hand will be upon him. Strengthen him, give him perfect peace and may he feel Your love and presence as You gather him under your wings. In the precious name of Jesus Amen.

    Dear saints I ask for prayer for our granddaughter Cathryn (12) who will have a heart test at the hospital tomorrow Feb. 9th. She has been having chest pain and we pray these tests and subsequent cardiologist appointment will be for precautions? She is a competitive swimmer. Older sister to Amelia who goes for the results of her tests on Wed. Thank you for your prayers.

    Praying for a good report for your sister Ollie, Irene

  7. Praying for you, David, and for Norma-Jean. May you both be blessed and strengthened by God and may His greatest blessings be yours. A friend from India sent me a message today saying that 20 churches in India were set on fire last night. He also said there is a plan to attack more churches tonight in Olisabang Province. He is also very concerned for some 22 missionary families in Afghanistan who are in very great danger. Nothing is too hard for our God.

  8. In agreement in one accord with everyone’s prayer for David. Lord God continue to give David all the strength he needs to serve you for your glory. Bless him and Norma Jean as they have and continue to bless so many others.
    In Jesus Name I pray
    Amen

  9. Thank you Beverlee for praying for my sister…I just received word from her daughter…received a healthy prognosis…Ollie is home with her daughter. Thank you Jesus!!!

    • Praise God, Irene!! Thanks so much for letting us know your sister, Ollie, is well. It is so precious for you to have time to share with your sister! God’s continued blessings to you!! 😀

  10. Loudly in agreement: “There is nothing too hard for God!” Praying with you dear Pastor David this pivotal prayer for you, all the bloggers and for myself. “Stand and see what the Lord will do!”

  11. Thank you for the picture illustrating the “pivot foot”…I played basketball in my early years.
    The cloud formation over the siege mounds is spectacular!!! thanks for your picture Reynold!

    How comforting to know, hear and read the words “THERE IS NOTHING TO HARD FOR YOU” “IS THERE ANYTHING TOO HARD FOR ME?”

    Leaning on the Everlasting arms of God…He leads me on paths of righteousness for HIS Name’s sake!!!

  12. if anyone sees this please pray for the Lord to intervene in Dennis’ life and remove all the goobly gup in his mind, may God help Dennis to clearn his mind of all the wierd thoughts and remove the drinking completely and inspire Dennis to get proper counselling and to work towards reconciliation with wife and children1 He is 50 and has so much garbage from the past in his mind and he needs to seek mental helth assessment and get some meds and heal his heart! a beautiful wife and 3 lovely boys who need their dad, Lord God heal this man and reconcile this marriage IN JESUS NAME WE PRAY AMEN!

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