Prayer Book-John Yera

Our beloved friend, Mary Grace Henry, spent the last couple of years in a Wednesday Morning prayer group lead by Pastor John Yera at our Community Baptist Church, Leesburg, Va. He still holds those prayer meetings and all are welcome. 🙏🏻

I got to know him well when MG was hospitalized and later rehab and then her Heavenly home going. A few months after her death he shared a signed copy of his newly published prayer book with me. I guess we had been watching one another closely from his heartwarming message to me.😱

Truly, I was watching him and he showed himself to be a man of integrity of character. He was faithful in his visits and being a part of prayer on a steady basis in the rehab facility touching many that were going through their own struggles. He walks boldly in his wheelchair carrying the aura of solace to the needy. His prayers are prophetic in nature as they drill into the hurt of the heart to heal and comfort.

If you would like to know more about him, his book and/or buy a book I am providing an Amazon link below.

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A Parable

As I awoke this very day to expectations of bellowing world news of USA opening the American Embassy in Jerusalem with flag waving Trump support what looks like from my perch a new Trump Tower. Seems we are told the government of the US have flown evangelical leaders there to pray aloud and applaud Trump. I have not a clue why this is needful or why we lose lives. I am left with a few thoughts, “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem. Psalms 122:6 and “…overcome evil with good.” Romans 12 :21

Do we have some readers that can nicely explain the Biblical why of the importance of a Trump Tower American Embassy relocation that calls for evangelicals showing up to pray on tax payer dollars? Is America the Good Samaritan in this story told by Jesus?

I just read headlines; “16 Palestinians killed in Gaza protests ahead of embassy opening.”

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25One day an expert in the law stood up to test Him. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26“What is written in the Law?” Jesus replied. “How do you read it?”

27He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’c and ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

28“You have answered correctly,” Jesus said. “Do this and you will live.”

29But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”

30Jesus took up this question and said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead.

31Now by chance a priest was going down the same road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32So too, when a Levite came to that spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side.

33But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35The next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper. ‘Take care of him,’ he said, ‘and on my return I will repay you for any additional expense.’

36Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

37“The one who showed him mercy,” replied the expert in the law.

Then Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” Luke 10

Mary Grace Henry

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Today, our good friend, MG Henry, was laid to rest in Pea Ridge NC. She was greatly honored as Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church, Pastor and Mrs Reber lead the service. MG’s special friends Lois Krawczyk and Tammy Holton planned, sang, videod and Lois hosted a grand lunch.

The weather was beautiful and God was truly there.

 

 

 

 

Psalm 91:1,2

Sometmes I read a scripture and it feels like I just had a refreshing swim on an isolated island where a songbird  delivered a note from their beak. This happened just a few moments again. I think I have discovered these times of refreshing my soul comes from ‘being in the moment.’  I’m infused by The Holy Spirit offering me the opportunity to welcome the presence of Christ into my consciousness. I just need to be there.  This scripture has tripped my engine to restart the joy of being in God’s presence without my agenda. Try it!:

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.”

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Forgiveness Fully Formed

WOW! Congratulations to those that have been faithful to finish the course. We are in the last Chapter.

“Forgiveness Fully Formed”, Chapter Eleven. “Forgiveness the Passionate Journey” by Flora Slosson Wuellner. A great study on The Beatitudes. Wuellner walks us up Nine steps to forgiveness. Read with us opening page of our last chapter. Chapter Eleven!

I just have to share first sentence of next page; “These characteristics make forgiveness feel living, organic, active and moving.” Yes, give yourself a big hand! I’m giving you and me one👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Becoming a Singing, Shining Enemy

Hey did you just raise your hand to join this choir and commit to the requirements? We have reached Chapter 10 of our study book. We have covered Eight Beatitudes being “The Sermon on The Mount”, by Jesus Christ. Yet, Jesus continued his sermon’s talking points with the following?

 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:11-12 (NIV))

Come on join in and Sing and Shine! “From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised (with awe-inspired reverence) Psalm 113:3 Amp.

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