Tag Archives: Faith

Effective Prayer

He Has the Power

He has the power to take my troubled past
And turn me into a a blessing that will last
He has the power to free me from my sin
And make me whole way down deep within

He has the power to turn my longing heart
Into a vessel that bursts it’s seems apart
He has the power to take this washed up soul
And make it new again in service for my Lord

He has the power my sorrow to erase
And bring out joy in every single case
He has the power to calm the raging storm
And bring me peace as I walk along the shore

He has the power to take the old man out
Create a new man who walks without a doubt
He has the power to cast my fears away
With His great love that follows me each day

He has the power to take the hardest things
He hears my prayers and all my answers brings
He has the power to walk with me each day
And gently guide me along His blessed way

In the beginning, God spoke the world into existence, brought light by merely saying “Let there be Light” and brought all life into this world by His words. He brought 10 plagues on the Egyptians, parted the Red Sea for the Israelites, brought them manna in the wilderness and quails in abundance and then opened up the flooded Jordan River to they could pass into the Promised Land. He knocked down the walls of Jericho with a shout, gave Joshua battle plans for victory against all His enemies, gave Caleb the strength to claim his inheritance and caused Ruth to come to Boaz. He gave Gideon a plan, strengthened Samson’s hand, guided the stone from David’s sling saved Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego from the fiery furnace, and shut the lion’s mouth for Daniel. He healed the leper, gave the blind man sight, made the lame man walk and the dumb to talk. He raised the dead, made water into wine, fed five thousand with a young boy’s lunch and took all of our sins to a cross.

When we see the mighty works of God throughout the Bible, how can we not have the faith to know He can take care of our needs? He has the power to do anything we ask Him to do. He may not do it exactly as we have asked, but He will answer our prayers. He promises this over and over again in His word. Will you believe Him today for the things in your life that are lacking?

Jeremiah 33:3 King James Version (KJV)
3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

On Christ Alone I Stand

Faith rises up within me
As on His word I stand
There is no greater mercy
Than Jesus Christ commands
My surgery behind me
My healing quickly comes
I stand upon His promise
My victory is won

On Christ alone I stand
I’m healed by His great hand
There is no greater plan
On Christ alone I stand

I had hernia surgery two days ago. It was quite a thing to go through. I had no fear, no trepidation, as I knew it had to be done. I was so calm that my heart rate was down around 50 and my body temp was at 96. The nurse asked if that was normal and I said no, but I am calm, cool and collected about having this surgery. The nurse laughed and my wife gave me that look that only a loving wife can concern over the pain that would accompany my recovery, as they said they would give me hydrocodone for the pain, and I knew they didn’t prescribe that very often. But I was ready. The surgery went smoothly and I awoke in the recovery room slowly. When they tried to get me up on my feet, my right leg just gave way like rubber due to the local anesthetic they used. It took a little bit to get me walking. An hour later we came home.

Recovery has been aided greatly by my granddaughter being here to care for me. The hospital called yesterday to see how I was doing. They were so pleased that was walking around without any help, there was no swelling or bruising, no pain when just sitting or walking. There was a sharp ten pain when getting up, and about a five getting down again. But that is survivable. I am thankful for all those who have been praying for me. Jesus Christ is my healer and He is doing a swift job of it. By faith I will be better than ever in a few more days (maybe weeks, but I accept His timetable). In Christ alone I stand!

Isaiah 53:5 New International Version (NIV)
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.