Monday, April 6, 2009

Monday - Changing One Heart for Many and Memory Monday!



SCRIPTURE FOCUS

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Father God, we come to You today - many believers, one voice - to stand for life. Lord, it is mind-boggling to us that the worth of a human life has deteriorated to the point that its determining factor is convenience. If that life is wanted, we call it a baby and rally as a people behind the mother carrying it, to defend it at all costs. But if it is the result of an "accident", a "mistake", and inconvenient result of a "night gone wrong", it is given the cold name "fetus" and should be just as easy to discard as Friday's trash. Father, You love human life so much that You were willing to sacrifice Your own child so that it wouldn't perish. You've made it quite clear through that one cataclysmic event during this Holy Week over 2000 years ago, that there was NOTHING that You valued MORE than the lives of humans. It's something we can't even understand, but for which we are so grateful. We join together in prayer for our president, Father, that he would be moved this week by the Easter story in a way that perhaps he never has. Help him to see the value that YOU have placed on life and stir his heart to be in accord with YOURS. Believing that You will change one heart for many, we pray in the MIGHTY, LIFE-GIVING NAME OF JESUS CHRIST. Amen.

Checking in for Memory Monday:

So that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love... Eph. 3:17 NIV
Up next - Eph. 3:18 NIV
...may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ...
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On Saturday, James & I went to Podunk Cluster Springs, FL for his family reunion. We drove past this church sign:
T.G.I.F.
Thank GOD I'm Forgiven!
Can I get an AMEN???

4 comments:

Lora said...

Amen!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Amen!

Karen said...

Your memory verse is part of a passage of Scripture that I love to pray - Ephesians 3:14-19! And the next two verses (Eph. 3:20-21) are what I've chosen to memorize this week. I noticed that you're participating in the Siesta Scripture Memory Challenge with Beth Moore. Me too!

Hope you have a great week!
Karen

ginger said...

Hi Cathy! Don't think I have ever been to Cluster Springs, but I have been in the area (Brewton, Florala, DeFuniak Springs). I grew up in Mobile & now live in NE Florida & have relatives in central AL, so we drive around that area occasionally.
Nice to meet you! Have a great weekend.