Monday, March 23, 2009

Memory Monday and Changing One Heart for Many

Hey - it's Monday again! This month has flown by.

I finally have wrapped my head around the scriptures that are reasonating with me and I picked out the ones I will be working on!

Eph. 6:12 TNIV – For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Eph. 6:12 NCV – Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.

Mark 11:23-24 HCSB – I assure you: If anyone says to this mountain, “Be lifted up and thrown into the sea” and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, all the things you pray and ask for – believe that you have received them, and you will have them.

Zeph. 3:17 NIV – The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in your, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.

Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV – So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Eph. 3:16 NIV – I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being...
So Eph. 3:16 NIV is the verse I'm currently working on. (I'm about to start Measureless Love study by Beth Moore and it's based on Eph. 3:16-21.)

Monday also means it's prayer day! Changing One Heart for Many
If you're interested in this prayer focus, I would recommend you go to her blog because she has a lot more information than I have posted here. Without further ado....the focus for this week:
SCRIPTURE FOCUS: It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV

Father God, we come to you today - many believers, one voice - to stand for life. Lord we praise you that there is no sin so bad that You haven't already defeated it, and no sinner so lost that You haven't already redeemed them. We stand in awe of You that the very one who was the impetus for a law that would take millions of lives is one who answered Your call - one who now has the notoriety to garner the attention of decision-makers and seats of power. So, we pray, Father that her voice would reach the ears of our President, each word from her tongue filled with YOUR POWER to change his heart. We also pray that, through her example, the millions of hurting women whose babies were lost would allow themselves to be found and healed by You. Believing You will change one heart for many, we pray in the MIGHTY, LIFE-GIVING NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, Amen.
Please remember these important ongoing and upcoming events:
Red Envelope Day(if you want to have them sent for you, go here)
FOCA (more important than ever)
Be Heard(petition to protect pro-life physicians)
Americans United for Life - Action (sponsors of FOCA petition and excellent resource on other life topics)

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love may have power, together will all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge – that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Eph. 3:16-21 NIV