If you could have been with Jesus at any one of his miracles, which would it have been, and why?
When my husband Frank was failing from lung cancer, he frequently asked our minister to come and visit. Our minister reminded both of us that the ultimate miracle is the Resurrection. I have pondered on those words many times since losing Frank. So comforting to think of a loved one with the risen Lord.
I heard this week that your attitude determines your altitude. I was told its 90% attitude and 10% circumstances. My pastor is always saying it. This week I got to live it and put it into action…do you have any examples or similar stories? I also have examples where I severely failed, missed the mark, and was out of control because I am human…
Scripture:Philippians 4:6-8, Amplified Bible (AMP) 4:6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.7And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. 8For the rest, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them].
“Prayer and petition” in the Bible: Philippians 4:6
Anxiety can be crushing and can distract us from what we’re supposed to be doing. In this passage in Philippians, we are told to present everything to God by prayer and petition, and to do so with thanksgiving so that we can stay focused on what we should be focusing on.
Dear Father, we know that there is nothing impossible with you. We believe it your word and what it says for everyone of us, therefore, we are calling down right now for miracles, breakthroughs, supernatural blessings … we are jars of clay, chosen vessels, we are asking for an outpouring of blessings in these containers you gave us, empty out the “dead” parts of us and fill up with “life and other treasures” that only you can give us … in your powerful, merciful, gracious name we pray…AMEN.
Okay, I’m praying for answered prayers and praise reports …
Love, Joy and Peace,
Debra J. Ellis
Reminder AND/OR for those of you just joining us: The purpose of Fast Wednesdays is to draw near to God on this specific day of the week fasting and praying in whatever manner the Holy Spirit is leading you as sisters (and some brothers) in Christ…some have fasted from social media, coffee, or observed a traditional fast with no eating from sunrise to sunset with only liquids for the day, no deserts, etc. I know many of us, for various reasons, participate every week but in different manners. This has still been beneficial and the blog continues to grow!
The key ingredient is that we are doing this together as sisters, of all ages, in the Lord, both chronologically and spiritually in accordance to: A God-Filled Life Titus 2:3-5 “Guide older women into lives of reverence so they end up as neither gossips nor drunks, but models of goodness. By looking at them, the younger women will know how to love their husbands and children, be virtuous and pure, keep a good house, be good wives. We don’t want anyone looking down on God’s Message because of their behavior.” Note: Please share Fast Wednesdays with your friends and/or send me names to add to the distribution list. For now, I will post in three places: email (firstname.lastname@example.org), Facebook (Debra Fuller Ellis) and blog in Word Press: https://fastwednesdays.wordpress.com