Monthly Archives: April 2017

TRUE GRIT…GRACE UNDER FIRE!

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; For my strength is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9

If you’re going to BE a boni-fied Christian, and live not just ‘a good life’ but a ‘GOD life’ it’s  mandatory that you become a willing participant in Jesus’ life-long apprenticeship program! And the only possible way that you’re going to achieve this lofty goal is by the continuous whoppin’ endowment of heavenly power called GRACE!

I realize, however, that some 21st Century New-Age-Faux-Theologians have diminished the amassment of Grace down to that short poem recited before gobbling down their hearty meal. While, the more refined others have encapsulated Grace as God’s unmerited favor. In other words, “much more mercy than we deserve and much less punishment than is required!” And to this, we joyfully agree! But we’d be remiss if we did not consider that…

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THURSDAYS’ PRAYERS!

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

GOOD MORNING FAMILY! GOTTA MOMENT! AWEMAAZIN!

Welcome to ONE more new day! We’re so excited that you’ve joined us in our weekly Thursdays’ Corporate Fasting & Prayer! We appreciate every opportunity to entreat The Presence of our Great High Priest to pour out our hearts desires, petitions and supplications with Thanksgiving. We know that our Heavenly Father delights in our embracing Him in earnest expectation, confident that He Rules Forever by His Power and is willing and able to save and deliver us from any of life’s maladies! Shall we go in?

Ooooh! OOOHHH! OOOOOOH! OOOOOHHHHH! OOOOOHHHHH! OOOOOHHHHH! JESUS! JEESSSUSSSSSS! JEEESSSSUUUUSSSSS! JEEEESUS! JEEESUSSSS! JESUS! WE LUV U LORD! WE LUUVVV UUUU LORRDDD! WE LUV U LOOORRRRDDDD! WE LUV U LORD! WE LUVVV UUUU LORD! WE LUV U LORD! WORTHY! WOOORRRRTTTTHHHYYYY! WOOORRRTTTTHHHYYYYY! WORTHY! WOOORRRRTTTTHHYYY! WOOORTHYYYY…

Abba Father, here we are again! As we come before You, we come praising and exalting Your Holy Name; for You Alone are Holy! You Alone are Awesome! You Alone are Mighty! You Alone are Worthy of All The Glory and Honor. For there is None like YOU! We thankya for creating us! We thankya for loving us! We thankya for chosing us! We thankya for rescuing us! We thankya for sending us Your Only Son Jesus as the Only Acceptable Sacrifice for the punishment that we so deserved for our sin! We thankya for raising Jesus from the dead to confirm our salvation and allowing us the opportunity to repent, put our personal trust in The Saving Grace of The Cross that we might live and enjoy Eternal Fellowship with You!

Heavenly Father, as we enter into Your Presence, we thankya for this new day! For this is the day that You have made for us to rejoice and enjoy the benovolence of Your Graciousness that You have provided fo us! We bless You for being the Source of our strength, the Strength of our joy and the Confidence of our Hope and Peace! We are grateful that Your Omnipresence, Omnipotence, Omniscience give us the assurance that as You look down from Your Throne, You see everything that’s happening in this world and because nothing ever takes You by surprise we know that while it may appear as if things are falling apart, EVERYTHING IS FALLING RIGHT IN PLACE, ACCORDING TO YOUR SOVEREIGN WILL AND PURPOSE FOR OUR LIVES!

Sweet Jesus, we Thankya for making ways out of no way; opening doors that no man can shut and shutting doors that no man can open! Because of Your mercy we are not consumed, for when we are deceived and tempted to stray away from Your commandments, You lead, guide and direct our steps and stops to keep us as we walk among men with unclean spirits and unclean lips!

We Thankya for being such a Compassionate Loving Savior, Who can be touched with the feelings of our infirmities. When we resist and overrule Your Perfect Will for our lives and go our own way, if we confess our sins, turn away from our rebellious thoughts and deeds and give up our own feeble attempts to make ourselves right before You, You are Faithful and Just to forgive us, cleanse and restore unto us the Joy of Thy Salvation!

Heavenly Father, as we gratefully acknowledge that because no man can come to the Father except you draw them, we pray, Daddy, that as Your eyes continue to search the hearts of mankind that You draw and save the lost, please quicken the Spirit of Godly-repentance in their hearts and in their minds that they will come running to You today, asking “What must I do to be saved?” Because we recognize that time is winding up and You are soon to come, we pray that You will put a “sincere YES” in their mouths and that  they will accept Your Grace Gift and receive You as their personal Lord and Savior!

Father, we intercede on behalf of all those who have turned their backs on You and are walking in their own will, today we pray that You put a “COMMITTED YES LORD” in their heart and mind, free them to repent of their sin and come running back to You! We declare and decree that today every back-slider’s footsteps are being directed By Your Mercy and that You are planting and settling them into the church home that You’ve prepared and designated for their individual deliverance, growth and development!

Heavenly Father, we recognize that our bodies are subject to all manner of maladies as a result of this world’s fallen nature, nevertheless, we pray that You will touch our brother, touch our sister whose body has been afflicted by all physical, mental, spiritual sickness and diseases, we plead The Blood of Jesus against the spirit of cancer, kidney failure, heart conditions, high/low blood pressures, depression, demonic-induced oppressions of temptations, doubts, addictions, learning disabilities, low self esteem, fears of rejection, inadequacy and failure! We rebuke and cast it out at the root, for Your Name Sake! Amen 3x!

Dear Lord, according to Your Word declaring that You were wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities and by Your Stripes we are redeemed and healed,  THEREFORE, we’re yet standing firmly on Your promise that the prayer of faith shall save the sick and raise them up, In Jesus Name!

Lord, we’re pray for every believer who is yet holding on to Your Hand by faith today, we’re trusting that You are releasing Divine power, Supernatural Strength, Health, Provision, Prosperity and Protection.

We’re trusting also Father, that You will preserve us thru the tests that we  go thru keeping us constantly and consciously aware of YOUR PRESENCE, fully-confident that at Your appointed time, You will bring us out wholly restored, renewed, refreshed and with the reward as You have promised them in Your Word.

Father, as we stand interceding for one another, we’re thanking You for an outpouring of Your Divine Favor upon each and every one of your children who are seeking employment, promotion, prompt approval for student/car/home loans and assure them that YOU are YET HE, Jehovah Jareh, who shall supply all of their need according to Your Riches in Glory!

Abba Father, we decree that every Satanic-induced spirit of  anxiety, unrest, fear and death is defeated NOW because of Your Anointing and that the Spirit of Love, Power and Sound-mindness and Purpose is being released in the lives of Your people now, in Jesus Name!

Father, by faith in Your Lovingkindness,  we rest in confident expectation and quietness, rejoicing in Hope, trusting wholly that all workers of iniquity are trembling and suddenly retreating in shameful defeat, because You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications and received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne of Grace and Mercy!

Our Father and our God, because we believe that You are listening to our hearts’ cry, IT IS DONE, in the Exalted Name of Jesus, we seal this prayer with a hearty THANKYA JESUS! AMEN 3X!

Now, we encourage every child of  THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD standing in agreement with this prayer, GO TELL SOMEBODY THAT JESUS LOVES THEM 2 LIFE! #FRONTLINEMINISTRY #CARE2SHARE

SELAH!

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BURN BABY, BURN!

BURN BABY, BURN!

SELAH Daily Devotions!

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the Knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His Divine power has given to us all things that pertain To life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue by which Have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be Partakers of the divine nature, having escaped The corruption that is in the world through lust.

2 Peter 1:1-4

Didjakno?  Today’s scripture text is penned by The Apostle Simon Peter! You know Peter, right? He’s the same cussin’ Peter who rejected Jesus three times, cut off the soldier’s ear, stepped out of the boat on the stormy sea and walked on the water to Jesus. Well,  now Peter is a self-proclaimed bond-servant, Divinely ordained and authorized to speak on behalf of Jesus Christ

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IT’S ABOUT TIME

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” Mark 8:36-37

“Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth unmoved can stand, Build your hopes on things eternal, Hold to God’s unchanging hand.” (saanngn yall)
 
Remember that one? It’s  the first verse to one of my favorite Gospel hymns (by Jennie Bain Wilson)! This song probes the core of every mortal’s soul provoking either aggravating or consoling intentional thought concerning its eternal destination.

While some would prefer to dismiss the  inevitable potency of its reality, there’s absolutely no escaping it. The most precious commodity in the earth is not silver, gold, oil or even real estate—BUT TIME!

This New Millennium Theology teaches “time is money”; but I beg to differ!

Time is much…

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FATHER KNOWS…BEST!

FATHER KNOWS BEST

 

SELAH Daily Devotions!

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31-1

 
Uuuh forgive my intrusion into your alabaster box, howeverrrrr! Do you sometimes cry out, as I have, “God, don’t You see my tears? Can’t You see my broken heart? God, never mind me, but how can You bear to see the agony of my loved one? God, I know that You care. I just don’t understand why You don’t intervene in this situation right now. Why don’t You do something? And, God, why did you do that?”

Then, to my heart, I seem to hear His still, small voice whispering, “Ann, trust Me. I know what’s best.”

…And I’m left to wonder, “Why I would ever think that I know better than God what’s best for me or my loved one”, huh?

Perhaps, it’s humanity’s naivety to presume that once we surrender our hearts to The Saving Grace of Jesus Christ, life from that point on consists of floating down rose, hydrangea, tulip and lilly clad pathways of ease on our way to the Pearly Gates of New Jerusalem! Unfortunately, there’s nothing in The Holy Writ that remotely resembles such a scenario. In fact, there’s more evidence to support that following in the Footsteps of Jesus means swallowing big gulps from the cup of imminent suffering and sacrifice!

Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble. Job 14:1

Don’t get it twisted!  I am not being sacrilegious nor am I craaazzzy! Trust me; I am not in the least implying that our Heavenly Father is aDead-Beat Dad or a Narcissistic Sadist! Quite the contrary! In the Ingenious Sovereignty of His Own Will purpose trumps pain! Hence, God has Divinely orchestrated the terrains of our journey to include sporadic detours through wilderness pit stops as well as ecstatically triumphant mountain top encounters to perfect in us the same Godly Character and Radiant Glory of our Kinsmen Redeemer!

Remember, His Ways are not our ways and His Thoughts supersede our severely limited intellectual capacity to comprehend the length, width and depth and wonder of His Omnipotent Omniscience! (Ref. Isaiah 55:8-9)

Yet, by Faith we know that all things work together for our highest good and His Greatest Glory! (Ref. Romans 8:28) Hence, in the end VICTORY BELONGS 2 JESUS!

#IJS! The quicker that I acquiesce to the prompting of The God In Me, the sooner my po-wearied-soul is encompassed about with the Comforting Presence, Joy and Peace of The Only Wise Savior and Lord of my Life! 

Father, since I know You want what’s best for me soooo, Lord whatever You’re doing, help my unbelief and give me the Grace 2 Trust U more !

SELAH!

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Ann Caffee

AIN’T NO QUIT IN ME

AIN'T NO QUIT IN ME

SELAH Daily Devotions!

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair, persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:8-10

For our light affliction which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory… 2 Corinthians 4:17-18a

Someone, with far more wisdom than you and I, penned these words, “Winners never quit, and quitters never win!” Granted, we’re living in times that could easily tempt us to just fall apart, succumb to our dire situations and even begin to doubt God‘s ability to turn things around in our favor. Yet, Jesus never told us to rely on what we think, we see or even what we

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THURSDAYS’ PRAYERS!

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SELAH Daily Devotions!

GOOD MORNING FAMILY! GOTTA MOMENT? Awesome!

Once again, we are excited that you’ve joined us today, in our weekly day of Corporate Prayer and Fasting! With our hands lifted up and our mouths filled with praiz, let us enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His Courts with Praiz! SHALL WE PRAY?

Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus And to take Him at His Word! Just to rest upon His promise. And to know thus saith the Lord! Jesus, Jesus how I trust Him. How I proved Him o’er and o’er. Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus! Oh, for grace to trust Him more; Oh, for GRACE 2 Trust U more…We love U Lord, and we lift our voice; to worship U O my soul, rejoice! Take joy my KING, in what U hear, and let it be a sweet, sweet, sound in UR ears…let it be a sweet, sweet sound in URRR Ears…

Heavenly Father, we come one more time, bowing reverently before Your Awesomeness, we thank You for allowing us to see this day! We have so much to thank You for and because we refuse to take anything for granted, we praise You for our being able to breathe, see, to hear, walk, talk and even think to pray this morning!

We’re so blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. Not only have You have done so much for each and every one of us, You keep right on blessing us over and over again! Abba Father, forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to Your Heart.  Assured that as we confess our sin, You are Faithful and Just to forgive, pardon and restore us back into rightful fellowship with You, we ask now for Your forgiveness, in The Precious Name of Jesus!

Sweet Jesus, teach us to see sin through Your eyes and to acknowledge it as evil wickedness and rebellion against the Creator and Lover of our souls, The Giver of All Life! And when we sin, quicken our spirit to repent immediately , and  to confess with our mouth our wrongdoing, that we might receive the Gracious forgiveness of our Heavenly Father!

Abba Father, as we embrace the day ahead, help us to start this day with a new attitude and loads of gratitude. Please keep us safe from all hurt, harm and danger. Let us make the best of each moment that You gift to us! Lord Jesus, clear our minds so that we can hear from You and cleanse our hearts that we may deny ourselves, trust and submit to Your Will.

Help us, Dear Lord, to not whine and whimper over things we have no control. And when this world closes in upon us, please help us to remember Jesus’ example — to slip away and find a quiet place to pray. You have taught us that prayer is our best response when pushed beyond our limits. We thank You also because I know that when I can’t pray, You listen to my heart and interpret every moan, groan and sigh of my spirit! Father, we thank You that despite of our fractures and dysfunctions , You are yet able to use us to do Your will ensuring The You Alone get The Glory!

Abba Father, continue to bless us that we may be a blessing to others. Keep us strong that we may help the weak. Keep us uplifted that we may have words of encouragement for others. We pray for those who are lost and can’t find their way, trusting You to make a way out of no way. We pray for those who are misjudged and misunderstood, assure them that we are accepted and beloved by You. We pray for those who don’t know You intimately, that You are putting a burning desire to seek Your Face like never before. We pray for those who don’t believe that You sent Jesus, not to condemn us, but to convict us and to free us from the power, pain and penalty of Sin, trusting that the veil is being removed from their minds and they can see Your Glory reflected in the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Father, when we look back over our lives, we can’t help but cry out, Thankya for that Blessed Day when You opened our hearts and minds, enabling us to believe and receive the revelation of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ! We know that You have no respect of persons, and this Grace is yet available to any who will ask!

Father, we know that faith in God not only changes people, it changes me; and only You, O God, have the Power to change things! We pray for all our sisters and brothers and for every family member and friends! We’re praying for peace, unity, love, joy and hope in our homes, communities,nations and The Church Universal!

We believing that Your Divine Favor is being poured out upon every soul and their faith and commitment are rising to a level that they’re faithful and obedient to pay their tithes as You have commanded to support the building of You Kingdom in the earth;releasing supernatural abundance in the area of finances, enabling them to not only come of of debt but also because they put You first, all their needs are met exceeding all that they can ask or think. In Jesus Name!

Father, we’re lifting up our children, our children s’ children by faith right now, committing them into Your care, realizing that before the Foundation of this World, You had a Plan and purpose for their lives too; we have the Blessed Assurance that their steps and stops are being Divinely orchestrated by Your eyes!

We pray for every government official, legislative,corporate and spiritual leader; believing that their hearts  are being  opened to hear and obey Your Will! Lord Jesus, we’re standing on Your Word as decreed that You shall never relinquish one iota of Your Sovereinty, The government of this world shall rest upon Your shoulders and that You are The Eternal King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

Father, we declare and decree that every demonic-induced spirit of sickness and disease, yokes of oppression, depression, addiction, perversion, covetousness, bitterness and resentment, rejection, un-forgiveness, hopelessness, helplessness, doubt and fear is defeated NOW because of Your Anointing and that the Spirit of Love, Power and Sound-mindness and Purpose is being released into the lives of Your people now, in Jesus Name!

Father, we wait humbly in confidence and quietness, trusting wholly that every worker of iniquity is trembling in terror as they depart in shameful defeat, acknowledging that You have heard the voice of our weeping, our supplications and received our prayer as a sweet savor coming up before Your Sovereign Throne of Grace and Mercy!

Heavenly Father, we also ask that every eye that reads this, knows that there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than Our God. Give us hope-filled rest that every battle is in Your Almighty Hand for You are El Shaddai!

We pray, Lord Jesus, that these words be rceived and conceived into every heart and spirit that reads them and that every mouth shall gladly confess that Your Word shall not return unto You void, but shall fulfill every assignment that they are sent to accomplish!

Abba Father, being fully persuaded, we now seal this prayer with a Hallelujah/Thank You declaring and decreeing, IT IS DONE! In The Exalted Name of OUR REDEEMER, JESUS. Amen 3X and It Is So!

Now every Blood-Washed, Born-Again Child of The Living God who is standing in agreement with this prayer, GO TELL ONE SOMEBODY THAT JESUS IS OUR RESURRECTED LORD AND KING 2 THE GLORY OF GOD OUR FATHER!

SELAH!

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