S: Seasons of Change
BC: designed for God's glory by Mom, in collaboration with Jesus
FC: LIVE ANOTHER DAY
1: ; | MY PLEA FOR FREEDOM Where can I start? When can I begin? Lord, set me free from this life of sin. The problems I face, the mistakes I make My life doesn't show you, and some say I'm fake. The struggle within, between sin and You, Lord, I often fall, but I long to be new. I know I'm Yours, I feel You inside. Fill me with Your Spirit, so You I will not hide. I need Your strength, for the consequences I face If I do it myself, I'll fall on my face. The bruise is still fresh, from the last time I fell. My living in sin would send me straight to hell. I'm humbled and broken, but that's what You ask. You brought truth to light, and stripped off my mask. There's a battle that rages inside my soul. You've won the fight, now make me whole. I see Your mercy; I'm saved by grace, That fact alone puts a smile on my face. Take a hold of my life, make me complete, When I put You first, I'll never taste defeat. I know that You correct the one You love, So whatever befalls me, I know it's from above. Lord, never again let me take You for granted, Give me the desire to water the see You planted. Forgive me, Lord, for not loving You enough, With You I can shine and be a diamond in the rough. Thank You, Lord, for hearing my plea, For meeting my needs and setting me free. Jerry Miller November 2000
2: BREAKING STRONGHOLDS A PRAYER OF DELIVERANCE Father, you promised in Your Word that all who call on Your name will be delivered. Therefore, I ask You to show any areas that need your deliverance. Reveal them to your servant that I might not be vulnerable to the enemy. I ask You to cleanse me from all my past. I confess and repent of all my sins, transgressions, and iniquity in my life and those of my ancestors. I ask You to wash away all sin, blot out all transgression, and take all iniquity out of me and my family by the power of the blood of Jesus. I renounce satan, his works, and his kingdom. I renounce all occult practices, false gods, false religions, and idolatry. I formally renounce any oath, pledge, prayer to an idol, or dedication to a false god that was obviously not of You.
3: The more you laugh the longer you live | I renounce sexual immorality or any violence or shedding of innocent blood. I pledge my life and family to Jesus Christ alone. I dedicate my family and descendants to Jesus and cover them in His blood. I ask You to show me anyone I have unforgiveness toward. As an act of my will, I choose to forgive all those who have hurt me though I may still be hurt and angry by what they have done. I thank You for healing me from the hurt that I may love them the way You do. Any demons that have had access to my life because of these things, I serve notice that your legal ground is canceled and command you to leave now, in Jesus name..
4: Spring is Here | A PRAYER BASED ON THE BOOK OF NEHEMIAH O Lord, God of heaven, great and awesome God, You keep Your covenant of love with those who love and obey You. Let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayers we are bringing before You day and night for Jerry. You have redeemed us by Your great and mighty hand. We are Your servants and delight in revering Your name. Give us success by granting favor to Jerry. If there is cause, as it seems to us, Lord, turn the insults back on their own heads, and give them over as plunder in a land of captivity. Do not cover up their guilt or blot out their sins from Your sight. We will choose not to be afraid. We will remember our great and awesome God who we
5: We will remember our great and awesome God who we know will fight for Jerry, our son, our brother. We KNOW You will fight for us. May all who are concerned realize that any victory could only happen because of Your help.We will lift our hands and praise You. We will bow down and worship You. We will not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is our strength. We will be able to do this because we understand who You are. Blessed be Your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You found Abraham's heart faithful and made a covenant with him, and You kept Your promise because You are righteous. We know You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Even tho' the children of Israel failed You over and over and over, from heaven You heard them and in Your great compassion You delivered them time after time. You could have destroyed or abandoned them, but because You are gracious and full of great mercy, You didn't.
6: O our God, great, mighty, awesome God who keeps His covenant of love, do not let all this hardship seem trifling in Your eyes - this hardship that has come upon our family. In all that has happened to us, You have been just, You have acted faithfully even while we did wrong. God, we know that You can turn a curse into a blessing. Remember our faith and trust and show us mercy according to Your great love. Please remember us with favor, O Lord. We submit to Your sovereignty.
7: PRAISE YOU IN THIS STORM I was sure by now GodYou would have reached down And wiped our tears away, Stepped in and saved the day, But once again, I say Amen That its still raining, As the thunder rolls I barely hear Your whisper through the rain I'm with you, And as Your mercy falls I raise my hands and praise The God who gives and takes away. And I'll praise You in this storm, And I will lift my hands that You are who You are, No matter where I am And every tear I've cried, You hold in Your hand, You never left my side And tho' my heart is torn I will praise You in the storm. I remember when I stumbled in the wind You heard my cry and raised me up again My strength is almost gone, how can I carry on If I can't find You? And as the thunder rolls I barely hear Your whisper through the rain I'm with you. And as Your mercy falls, I raise my hands and praise The God who gives and takes away. I lift my eyes unto the hills Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. -Casting Crowns-
8: A PRAYER BASED ON THE BOOK OF ISAIAH Holy, Holy, Holy are you, Lord Almighty, the whole earth is full of Your glory. You have told me to be careful, keep calm and not to be afraid and that if I don't stand firm in my faith, I won't be able to stand at all. My heart's desire is to do all of this with Your help. I will wait on You, I will put my trust in You, the Wonderful Counselor. Thanks, Lord, for the promise that perfect peace will be mine if I keep my mind steadfast and trust in You. Thanks, too, that You long to be gracious to us and show compassion. And tho' You give us the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet You will be with us to teach us. And if Your children leave the path and go astray, You give direction and say, "No, this is the way; walk here." Lord, we long for You; be our strength and salvation. Only because of Your righteousness can we have peace, quietness and confidence forever! Strengthen our weak bodies and fearful hearts. We know that You send angels to fight battles. We remember the story of King Hezekiah when he asked You for help against the Assyrian king who had insulted you. Isaiah gave him Your message that the enemy "would not enter the city or shoot an arrow in it". Then You sent Your angel to put to death 185,000 of the enemy. Because we believe in Your mighty power, we ask again for your favor in Jerry's life - restore him to a vital walk with You. We know You hear our prayer and see our tears. Like you added 15 years to Hezekiah's life, we would ask that You give back 12 years to Jerry. We know that You are a gentle Shepherd and You hold us close. Our hope is in You, You provide us with strength to soar like eagles and endurance to run and not faint. You promised You wouldn't break a bruised reed or snuff out a smoldering wick and that in faithfulness You will bring forth justice. We submit to Your sovereignty. We want to bring glory to Your name! We believe you are doing a new thing. We trust in You. We rely on You. This will be our testimony: "I'm under the blood of the Lamb, safe and secure from the enemy's plan. No weapon formed against me will stand. I'm under the blood of the Lamb In Jesus' name, Amen.!"
9: A PRAYER BASED ON I PETER Dear Heavenly Father, I ask that You would given me grace and peace in abundance. Thank You for the living hope and eternal inheritance You give through faith in Jesus' blood. Thank You that through faith I am shielded by Your power. I can rejoice in this living hope even while I walk through trials and suffer grief. In Your wisdom You know that my faith must be proved genuine in order to bring You praise, glory and honor. Prepare my mind for action; help me walk in obedience and holiness. Then I can love others sincerely and deeply. Help me to live in freedom even while living in submission to authority. Even if hurt by others, help me remember Jesus' example and entrust my situation to Him who judges justly. In my heart, I set Christ apart as Lord. Help me to always be prepared to gently and respectfully give an answer to others for the hope in my heart. I want to live for You. Now I cast all my anxiety on You; I know You care for me. You promised that after I suffer a little while, You will restore me and make me strong, firm and steadfast. To You be the power for ever and ever. Amen
10: O Lord, you have set up many candlesticks and kindled many lamps for my child, but he has either blown them out or carried them to guide him in forbidden ways. You have given him a desire of knowledge, and some means to it; but he has armed himself with weapons against You.Yet, O God, have mercy upon him. Let not his sin frustrate Your purpose in his life. But let him, in spite of himself, be of so much use to Your glory that by Your mercy other sinners may see how much sin You will pardon. _ John Donne
11: LIVE ANOTHER DAY I NEVER THOUGHT IT WOULD BE THIS WAY. NOW I KNOW THAT IT'S UP TO ME. JUST HOLD ON, I'M THINKING IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE. YOU WILL LIVE ANOTHER DAY. IT'S WORTH FIGHTING. YOU WILL LEARN TO LIVE AGAIN. JUST KEEP TRYING. I'LL TAKE YOU IN WHEN YOU'RE BROKEN. AND YOU'LL RISE AGAIN, FROM THE FAR END. YOU WILL LIVE ANOTHER DAY. YOU HAVE LOST YOUR REALITY. NOW I KNOW THAT IT'S HARD TO ME. JUST HOLD ON, I'M THINKING. IT'S TIME FOR CHANGE. YOU WILL LIVE ANOTHER DAY. IT' WORTH FIGHTING. YOU WILL LEARN TO LIVE AGAIN. JUST KEEP TRYING. I'LL TAKE YOU IN WHEN YOU'RE BROKEN. AND YOU'LL RISE AGAIN, FROM THE FAR END. YOU WILL LIVE ANOTHER DAY. BEFORE YOU WASH AWAY. I SHED SOME LIGHT SO YOU CAN SAY. YOU KNOW WE'RE NEAR THE END. CAUSE YOU'LL HAVE TO LIVE AGAIN. NOW I KNOW THAT IT'S HARD TO ME. YOU KNOW WE'RE NEAR THE END. CAUSE YOU'LL HAVE TO LIVE AGAIN.
14: For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: i myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they are scattered on a day of clouds and darkness...I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak...I will shepherd the flock with justice. Ezekiel 34:11-12, 16
15: Lasting Memories... | A Prayer based on II Chronicles 20 Dear Heavenly Father, I've prayed this before but I'm coming again. . . the enemy looms large and we don't know what to do. Power and might are in Your hand and NO ONE can withstand You! We are standing in Your presence and cry out to You in our distress knowing that You will hear us and save us. See how the enemy wants to destroy the son You gave us as an inheritance, our offspring. O God, will You not judge the enemy? We have no power to avoid this attack. We do not know what to do but our eyes are on You. May Your Spirit give us words of direction like Jahaziel did to King Jehoshaphat and the assembly. We will not be afraid or discouraged. The battle is not ours, but Yours. We will not have to fight this battle. We will take up our positions, stand firm, and see the deliverance You will give. We will not be afraid or discouraged. We will have faith! You will uphold us and have us be successful. We praise You For the splendor of Your holiness!
18: ...the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose. Romans 8:26-28
19: Dear Heavenly Father, You said to consider it pure joy when trials come. you said that faith testing develops perseverance and perseverance must finish its work to bring maturity and completeness. Help me to remember this during this time of trial and trust You. God, I'm asking You for wisdom. You promised to give wisdom generously if I ask in faith and believe. During this time of trial and testing, help me to "suffer successfully" and stand the test. I know that You give only good and perfect gifts to us in Your wisdom. I want to cleanse my life from filth and evil. Help me to humbly accept the truth of the Word because I know it can save me. I want to practice the "perfect law that gives freedom" remembering that my faith and actions work together and remembering the promise of Your blessing on what I do. Help me to be merciful and to remember that You said "mercy triumphs over judgment". Help me, Lord, to remember the damage potential of my tongue. As I walk through life, let me practice humility and wisdom - the kind that is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. God, You said we don't have because we don't ask with right motives; somehow pride blocks me from receiving Your grace. I submit to Your sovereignty; I come near to You; I wash my hands and purify my heart; I humble my heart before You. I am praying the prayer of Jabez (IChron 4:9, 10). Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so I will be free from pain or from causing pain. Help me to understand the prayer of faith. You promised that if we confess our sins to each other and pray for healing that You will heal! Elijah was a man just like us. His prayer was powerful and effective and that's how we desire our prayers to be as we pray! Bless my life, Lord, in all I say and do. All honor and glory is Yours. In Jesus' name, Amen (based on James)
20: A MESSAGE TO JERRY As I watched you today With borrowed clothes on your back And metal chains around your ankles I mourned. In a deep unspeakable anguish My heart sank in pain. Not from the sight Of a handsome,young, misguided Man's choices, Nor from the tears of hurt Flowing from your Mom's eyes, Nor even from the hopelessness I heard In your father's voice. These sights that were as disheartening As well as painful Did not crush my heart today. It was the almost audible voice Of the Demon from Hell's flaming pit As he laughed at the cost you Are having to pay. For he planned this day for you, My son, And he rejoices At the prize of his lies He has planted around you And you believed as truth. The author of all lies Feels he has won Taking you to the level he has fallen. How he flaunts his victory Around those that love you Leaving the stench of decaying sin To surround them. And we mourn. But my brother I have prayed to the Keeper of your soul To do what He does best, Amaze you with His presence Resurrect the death of youth And innocence Restoring the right spirit Which He has planned for you. Allow Him. Be still and quiet And know He is God. For He is waiting for you to return. I still love you Miss LaDonna
21: GOD HAS EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL TRUST HIM! Rest assured that in your life God will get the glory. No matter how things may look surrounding you, it's only temporal and an indication that you've been set up to be blessed by God. Everyone's looking at you and that's good because they will witness God's glory upon your life. Only be thou strong in the Lord and be encouraged, for God has not forgotten you. When it seems like nothing is happening, is often times when great things are taking place, but if you become dreary during your valley experience, you won't see the mountaintop which is not far from you. God has everything under control, only trust, believe and praise Him. When praises go up, blessings are released. Don't let anything get you down. Rain has to come while you're in the valley, yet the sun must shine again. In life, you either win or lose, it's a choice, and remember, if you faint not, you will win, receive the victory and be crowned with the highest prize, a heavenly reward. It'll all turn around for you, just you wait and see. God is setting you up for royalty. Hold on to your faith and don't let anything shake it. Because God will be exemplified in your life and He will receive the glory in Jesus' name. Lift up your head and walk in God's divine favor, as you trust Him to calm the storm, cease the winds and bring you out of your valley experience. You've been equipped to have the best, live the best, and be the best. Yes, God shall get the glory out of your life; that even your oneness will have witness and testify on your behalf. The worst is over - let it go. Enjoy the feast that God has prepared and go ahead and walk in His glory, and others will know that if God can do it for you, He can do it for them as well. Your life is nothing but a living proof of God's greatness and God's glory! Yes, God is going to get the glory out of this! -an encouragement shared with Jerry 10/21/2008
22: ISAIAH 40:31 THOSE WHO HOPE IN THE LORD WILL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH. tHEY WILL SOAR ON WINGS LIKE EAGLES; THEY WILL RUN AND NOT GROW WEARY, THEY WILL WALK AND NOT FAINT.
23: wonderland | Words of Encouragement from my friends
24: WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT | JEREMIAH 29:11-13 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when You seek Me with all your heart.
25: FROM MY FRIENDS | I John 3:1 How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!