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The Power of Prayer!

I just got done reading “This Present Darkness” and it was such a faith building book. If you have never read it I suggest you do. It was a great reminder of how powerful Prayer is. Which is something one should never forget. Prayer is important. It helps build our foundation in faith. Payer what Jesus gave us, we pray using our spirit man. Prayer is our tool and weopon against Evil. I have a bumper sticker on my truck that says “Prayer Changes Everything”  and that is 1oo% true. Even when we can not see the difference, or the change takes time. Prayer is not always easy too, sometimes it is hard, and sometimes we may not know what to say. But that is where our faith, and spirit man kick in.

Ephesians 6:13-18: Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Psalms 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Also when we pray it is important that we take time after to be silent and listen. We may not get answers right away but God gives us words of wisdom and guidance.

I hope this helps you with your prayer life, and has inspired you. It has been on my heart since I started the book and now I finally expressed it. God bless you today and always!

~D.R.I.H.S.  TheLadyBug


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God’s Purpose for Your Life: Don’t live with out trying!

God’s Purpose for Your Life: Don’t live with out trying!

I don’t want to go through the motions; I don’t want to live with out trying. How often do we make promises to ourselves that we don’t keep? How often do we give up before we try? I don’t want to do that any more. I want to live for God 100% not because I have to, but because of all he has done for me. And for what he does daily for us the human race.

Every day is a new miracle. A new piece of art; a new day; a new chance! No matter how it is. Rain or Shine there is good in it. We are blessed. And I want to share the blessing with you and others I may meet. God is good. He is a loving Father. He sent his son to earth for you. Jesus spilled his blood for you. I am so thankful to be alive even with all the bad I have gone through. I want to share God’s love, so that every one has a chance to accept Christ, and go to heaven. I don’t want any one to miss out on this amazing feeling. I want every one to be blessed. Yes every one. God loves us all! No matter what you did or who you are. He wants you to know that! Be thankful and welcome him in your heart. He is waiting with open arms.

So the Lesson tonight is: God’s Purpose for Your Life

The Father’s greatest desire is for you to have a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. Once you have accepted Jesus into your heart. Once you have received God’s forgiveness, and His love.  Then you are ready to fulfill the rest of His plan for your life. Your destiny will unfold as you obey the daily prompting and guiding of the Holy Spirit.

The details of where He leads each believer will vary, and He rarely gives any of us a complete picture of our destiny. However, God desires at least three things for every Christian. We will cover the first one tonight.

1. To know God’s Word.

The best way to know the Father is to read about Him and what He has to say.

If we don’t neglect reading Scripture.

Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us ,with lies so clever they sound like the truth.

What benefits can we receive from studying and applying the Word of God?

2 Tim. 3:16-17 All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 17 God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Our minds are renewed as we read the Bible. In other words, God transforms our thought patterns so that they honor Him. How does this help us spiritually?

Rom. 12:1-2 And so, dear brothers and sisters,[a] I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.[b] 2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Some more Verses for your walk and encouragement:

Luke 1:45 And blessed is he /she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Daniel 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.


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Rejoice in the Lord, Always!

It is important that we maintain Joy in this time of trouble and stress. I do not know one person who does not have something going on right now. Be it financial troubles, health, job security, or something else, every one is going through something. I really wish I could say this was not a fact, but it is. Therefore one is in a bad mood.

I can not begin to explain how hard it has been for me to keep joy these past few months. Every time I would find Joy, something would come up, happen, or attack my thoughts. I have had to make a physical and mental attempt to keep the joy. And that is not an easy task. Especially with so many “What is Next” questions are hanging around.

We can not live in fear! “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Nothing gets done in fear. We need to walk in faith. There is power in our faith, in our words, in trusting God. Joshua chapter 6”By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.” Hebrews 11:30

Have we forgotten that God is all powerful! That he takes care of his children and their needs? Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who Gives me strength. John 10:11 I am the Good Shepard. The Good Shepard watches over his sheep.

If God can protect Joseph and make him a King. Genesis chapter 30 – Exodus chapter 1; he can deliver Shadrack, Mishah, and Abendigo from a Fiery furnace, with out a burnt hair or a stench. Daniel 3:17; He can take down the walls of Jericho. Hebrews 11:30; He can save Paul and Silas from prison. Acts 16: 25-26 and Raise people from the dead. John 11:43. What can he not do for you???

Here are some songs you can sing, when you need to find some Joy, along with a few more verses.

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.


I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart!
Where? Down in my heart!
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart,
down in my heart
down in my heart to stay.

And if the Devil doesn’t like it he can sit on a tack.
OUCH
Sit on a tack.
OUCH
Sit on a tack.
And if the Devil doesn’t like it he can sit on a tack
Sit on a tack today.

Rejoice in the Lord always
And again I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always
And again I say rejoice
Rejoice, rejoice
And again I say rejoice
Rejoice, rejoice
And again I say rejoice

Come bless the Lord Come bless the Lord Draw near to worship Christ the Lord And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good O that men would praise Him O that men would praise Him Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice in the Lord always

And again I say, and again I say Rejoice! Come bless the Lord Come bless the Lord Draw near to worship Christ the Lord And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good O that men would praise Him O that men would praise Him Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice!

And again I say, and again I say Rejoice! Come bless the Lord Come bless the Lord Draw near to worship Christ the Lord And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good O that men would praise Him O that men would praise Him Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice!


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I don’t want to live with out trying.

I don’t want to go through the motions, I don’t want to live with out trying. How often do we make promises to ourselves that we don’t keep. How often do we give up before we try. I don’t want to do that any more. I want to live for God 100% not because I have to, but because of all he has done for me. And for what he does daily for us the human race.

Every day is a new miracle. A new piece of art, a new day, a new chance. No matter how it is. Rain or Shine there is good in it. I, we, are blessed. And I want to share the blessing with you and others I may meet. God is good. He is a loving Father. He sent his son to earth for you. Jesus spilled his blood for you. I am so thankful to be alive even with all the bad I have gone through. I want to share God’s love, so that every one has a chance to accept Christ, and go to heaven.

I don’t want any one to miss out on this amazing feeling. I want every one to be blessed. Yes every one. God loves us all! No matter what you did or who you are. He wants you to know that! Be thankful and welcome him in your heart. He is waiting with open arms.

Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.

Luke 1:45 And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord

Luke 6:21 Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.

Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

Luke 14:14 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

1 Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Revelation 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.

James 1:25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

Jeremiah 17:7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.

Ezekiel 3:12
Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place.

Daniel 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

Good Stuff!! Amen!! I claim blessings over you, my family, your family, friends, and me. Thank you Father for sending us your son, who died so that we may be forgiven, blessed, and able to go to heaven.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

AMEN

~D.R.I.H. Staff
TheLadyBug


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My Letter of Encouragement to you.

Dear Friends, Strangers, Loved ones,

This is my letter of encouragement to you. Waiting on the Lord is a good thing to do. Especially when it comes to things like meeting your Spruces, or for an answer to a prayer. However that does not mean sit around doing nothing. I have in the past driven myself into depressions. Because I felt like my life was on hold. I prayed, I read my Bible, I lived day by day. But things did not seem to change. That is until I got off my rear and started putting myself out there. I don’t know what I was waiting on back then, some life altering change. Silly me, my heart has done that many times for me. I was trying to live up to the world’s view of a successful person.

I do not have a job, I am not married, I have no children, I still live at home. But does that define me? NO! God does. He has opened the door for me on many occasions to minister to others, to pray for others, to help those in need. However that does not define me either. I do not sit on my but doing nothing either. What defines me is who I choose to be. How I choose to act. If I choose to wait on God, good. But on some things you need to step out and take a chance.

I started walking daily to get fresh air and to make a change in my
daily schedule.I know it was a small one, but it was a big deal to me back then. I lived a lone and in a strange city. If all I did was stay in-doors all day, every day, I would go mad. I choose not to.

Now, years latter, I run the home for my family, clean daily, cook when needed, run errands when needed, I watch my nephew, and take care of the pets. I do those things because I choose to, because I love my family. I want to be a blessing I want to set an example of God, I want to be a good child.

I have told you many times stand up for God, spread God’s Love. Be a living example. People watch you. What you do matters. Watch your attitude, watch how you treat others.

Do you like what you see. Do you think God, Jesus will be proud of you. I know it is impossible to be perfect, I am not asking you to be. God will love you either way. My mother used to say to me. “Think about when Jesus comes back. How do you want him to find you.?” Sometimes I even forget that. That saying “W.W.J.D. = What would Jesus Do” is a great reminder to have posted some where in your home, or room.

Please do not be depressed, don’t be hard on yourself, don’t sit around doing nothing. Stand up and do something that will benefit you and be an example of God’s awesomeness. Start a bible study / prayer Group, join a church, do something in your community, volunteer some where. When you do something for others not only will you find joy, you will be doing something important and making a difference too. If you want a friend, some one to pray with, please feel free to e-mail us. deeplyrootedinhim@yahoo.com we are here for you.

Hosea 8:7:

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Hosea 10:12:

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Colossians 1:10

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God

God bless you! Your in my prayers!

~D.R.I.H. staff member
TheLadyBug


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Storm ~ Rainbow ~ Clear Sky

Hello my Dear Friends,

I experienced something amazing the other day. Something that only happens in Florida. I wondered to myself if this is possible. But it was, and it gave me so much comfort and insight. I wrote this weeks ago but the devil has been attacking me left and right and I am fighting a battle right now as I am typing this for you all. I am now going to try and explain the experience the best I can to you; I hope you find insight and comfort too. by the way, this all happened within forty five minuets.

“It had been a bad day already: Bad news, quick planing for an cross country trip had to be made. A relative had become extremely ill. The weather outside suddenly fit the mood; stormy, dark, cold, and windy. The wind was so strong I saw pine trees leaning. The clouds looked like they could produce a tornado at any minuet. The storm had come in suddenly. I had go go to the store and pick up medicine and small supples for out trip the next day before they closed. I got into the car and I prayed. “Please Lord, I need you in this sudden storm. I have no idea what to do or how to do it. Please guide me, give me peace. Help me find Joy in this dark situation. Help things fall in to place where we need them to be. Bring support for the ones I
Love.” I then drove to the store and gathered what I needed only to find I had forgotten the money, The lady was kind and told me she would hold everything for me. As long as I hurried back. I was obedient drove home in the storm only in order to turn around, to go back.”

“When I stepped outside my home to get back into the car again I saw a huge rainbow, and when I started driving I noticed it was not one huge bright rainbow but two. And further in I saw they were really a set of four beautiful rainbows. However as I drove even further into town I saw they were not four rainbows but two full arched rainbows and I actually got to drive under them on the way to the store. This filled me with such awe and amazement. I was reminded that no matter how bad things are, God is always in control. (Noah’s arc and God’s promise to us. Genesis 8:1 “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters were assuaged.” Genesis 9:13 & 16 “I do set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.” “And the rainbow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”) God is always with us, the good, the bad times, with his mercy, grace, forgiveness, peace, and never failing love. And with him there is always goodness. And I felt all of it…

“I had no trouble buying the stuff this time. on the way back home I had to stop to buy gas for my sister who needed the car for work. I went in to the store, almost running, to save time, I was already late and there was about to be another down pour of rain. But I moved so fast I had forgotten which pump I was parked at. So I ran outside once more. A man saw me and called out “Miss is every thing ok? Do you need help?” I was in shock, how did he know I was in need of help. But the help he could give. But knowing that some one was willing to help me gave me such peace inside. Another human, a stranger was willing to help a random person in need, me. Even in the pouring rain I found joy in that act of kindness. When I once again got in my car to drive home for the last time that day. On the path I found the rain had stopped and the clouds had moved away. There were huge patches of blue sky. I saw the light blue sky and bright sunshine, the cold was gone and warmth had replaced it.” God reminded me through this experience, through people, through the weather; that no matter how dark, cold, windy, and wet the storm is. He is aware of my needs. He is bigger then any storm that can come our way. He can and will supply all my needs even in the mist of darkness. And most important the storm will not last forever. The sun will come out and shine again.

Psalms 119:28 “My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.”

John 15:1-2 ““I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”

Acts 16: 25-28 “25And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.”
Psalms 146: 5-6 “5 But joyful are those who have the God of Israel[a] as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6 He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.”

2 Corinthians 4:16- 18
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

Plipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Psalms 49:15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.


Mathew 6:34
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.


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It is God who Arms me with strength

Hello Dear Friends,

This is something on my heart tonight, so here it is.

It is God who arms Me with strength in all the troubles and trials that life brings. I know when I lean on him I find Courage, Comfort, Peace, Joy, Grace, and most of Strength to continue the fight.

I am sure your like me and have had your fair share of battles recently or in the past. Most likely there will be many in the future. Where should we turn? Who can you lean on when you feel lost and alone? Towards our Father God of course.   But to do so that mean you have to lean on him to  find what you are looking for.  I know I do and it has given me  such a strength. I know that I would not have been able to survive the battles in my life with out him and his everlasting, un-failing, LOVE which is what gives me the strength to fight on.

DO NOT GIVE UP! LEAN ON HIM!

~D.R.I.H. Staff member

The Lady Bug

Psalms 18:32

NIV:  It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect.

KJV: It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.