Saturday, January 29, 2011

THE LORD is MY SHIELD; THE GLORY and the LIFTER of my head!

"But You are a shield around me, O LORD; 
You bestow glory on me and lift up my head."
Psalm 3:3

"My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. "

Continuing MORE of HIS GLORY

He meets us where we are. He loves us so much, that He gives us a song or a scripture to encourage us along life's way. He truly is the glory and the lifter of our heads!


Let me just briefly TESTIFY to the LORD as my SHIELD; the GLORY and the LIFTER of my head and the POWER OF HIS LOVE! 

Here in Mexico, but mostly on the border, the headlines are filled with violence and wars between drug cartels, regular innocent people, PDF, Federales, Police and yes, even missionaries. Daily I hear of yet another killing or more in the place I live. Yet God has His hand of Protection and Shield around me. 

Last year, was a troubling and shaken year for me as I grieved the loss of my dear friend of 14 years, that usually accompanied me to the border and back when I would leave for the USA as a source of protection and companion along the way. Though his suicide was indeed a shock to all of us, his family, friends and myself, I know very well my True Shield and Protector is the Lord. That was tested when I had to make the journey alone. I can clearly see God's imprint and hand as well as how He has lifted me from that place of grief to find JOY as my word for 2011. I am so thankful for His Shield around me. And claimed Psalm 91 this year for Mexico and me. 

There is a battle going on but it is more than just between the drug lords and the defenders of crime; it's in the heavenlies for souls and salvation of people that are perishing without the Truth of Jesus Christ, that they are being deceived, in our homes and in our lands on every border, in every nation; God is waging a war! 

Will you show His glory to those around you that are perishing and pray for the lost to come to Jesus now?

Lord Jesus, We ask You to come in all Your Glory right now, today! Touch lives! Show us Your Glory! Change lives! Lead us in Your Way! We speak to the Nations, we declare You, Lord as Our Shield. We ask that You go before us in Your Glory! You care about each one of us. There is no borders for justice in Your eyes. May Your justice and peace prevail! We cry out for Egypt, Mexico, USA, all the many nations of the world bound by so many injustices.
We ask You to reveal Your Glory through us. Make us bold to proclaim Your Truth that sets the captives free. You love each one of us! We love You and ask for You to be the Lifter of our heads, Our Protector, Our Defender, the Glory around us and fill us with Your Power, yes, Lord the power of Your Love and Your aMazing Grace that gives us liberty and faith in You... Thank You, Thank You Most Holy One, we worship You, we magnify You... PRAISE You... we glorify Your Holy Name, we sing and worship You this day for all You are...


Sunday, January 16, 2011


DELIVER US from ...

Chris Tomlin


Scriptures to Pray Over Your Children 

Ephesians 1:17-19 
Lord, give our children the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, and the knowledge of You. That the eyes of their hearts be enlightened that they will know the hope to which you have called them, the riches of Your glorious inheritance in the saints and His Incomparably great power for us who believe.

Ephesians 3: 17-19 
These children are rooted and established in love; we pray that they may have power with all the saints to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ towards them, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge, that they may be filled to the measure of the fullness of God.

Ephesians 5:1 and 21
Our children will be imitators of God and live a life of love. They will submit to others out of reverence to Christ.

Ephesians 6:1,2
Our children will obey their parents in the Lord. They will honor their father and mother so that it may go well with them and that they may enjoy long life on earth. 

1 Timothy 4:12 
No one will look down on our children because they are young, but they set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in faith and in purity.

Psalm 103:2-5 
Thank you Lord that our children won’t forget His benefits. You forgive all their sins and heal all their diseases. You redeem their lives form the pit, and crown them with love and compassion. You satisfy their souls with good things so that their youth is renewed like the eagles.

Psalm 1:1-3  
Our children do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly or stand in the path of sinners or sit in the seat of scoffers. But their delight is in the law of the Lord and on His law they meditate day and night. They are like the trees planted by the rivers of water, which yield their fruit in season and whose leaf will not whither, and whatever they do prospers.

Psalm 119:18 
Our children seek You with all their hearts; they will not stray from Your commands; they have hidden Your word in their hearts that they may not sin against you.

Psalm 91:9-16 
Our children have made the Most High their dwelling place. No harm will befall them; no disaster will come near their tents. For He will give His angles charge over them to guard them in all their
ways. They will carry them so that our children do not dash their foot against a stone. They will tread upon the lion and the cobra; they will trample them underfoot. Because our children love You, You will deliver them, You will set them on high. They will call upon You and You will answer them You will be with them in trouble, You will deliver them and honor them and with long life You will satisfy them and show them Your salvation.

Acts 1:8, 2:38  
Our children will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. They will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon them.

Joel 2:28 
Thank you Lord that it will come to pass that You will pour out Your Spirit on our children; our sons and daughters shall prophesy, dream dreams, and see visions.

1John 4:4  
Greater is He that is in our children the he that is in the world.

Isaiah 24:13.14 and 17 
All our children shall be taught by the Lord and great will be their peace, their health, safety, protection and prosperity. In righteousness they will be established. Tyranny will be far from them; they will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near them. No weapon formed against them will prosper.

Mark 4:20 
The hearts of our children are like good soil, they hear the word, accept it and produce a crop….100 times that which was sown.

2 Timothy 2:22 
Our children flee the evil desires of their youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace,along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.  




Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Lord is My Strength

I love you, LORD; You are my strength.

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the strength of my salvation, and my stronghold.

I will call on the LORD, who is worthy of praise,
for He saves me from my enemies.
Psalm 18:1-3

Today I join with Peggy in prayer:

Lord, today I need to know you as my strength and my deliverer. You know me inside and out, God, and You know my heart, my desires, my very thoughts. I ask that you protect me and shield me from all undesirable thoughts and desires. Close my ears to those that malign me or try to hurt me with their words. Let me hear Your Word of truth, love and Your promises to me instead of the lies of the enemy.
Open my eyes, my heart, my soul. Allow Your Holy Spirit, which lives in me, to guide me through this day. Help me to pause to hear Your voice above all the clamor and noise of this world. Then help me to obey what You are telling me.

So often during my day I find that I am too busy, too distracted, too overwhelmed. Lift me up, Lord, and relieve this overwhelmed and stressful me. I so want to do what You want me to do, You know I do. My days are filled to the brim with negativity, cutting remarks, unrelenting demands. These are not from You, Lord.

I ask that You filter out the negatives and fill me with Your positives...the promise of Your faithfulness, Your unchanging love, Your power and Your strength. Carry me throughout this day with Your strength and do not allow me to rest on my own....I am solely relying on Your strength and power for I have none of my own left in my body. I am broken again, Lord....broken....and I need You to put the pieces back together and show me where to go.

Today, when I hear someone malign someone else, replace in my mind these words with Your Word--the truth of the entire situation. Guide me, Lord....please guide me....for I am lost.....lost without You.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God...Psalm 20:7.

My Father, I know You have the power and the strength to do everything...even what I consider to be impossible....I ask that You increase my trust and faith in You....You alone, Lord....
In Your Son Jesus' most precious Name I pray...for this day and every day of my life,

* reposted by Peggy with the added photo of the SCENE