Daily Word

By Rosalba | May 3, 2017

If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Matthew 21:22(NIV)

Daily Word:You Should Pray

By Rosalba | May 2, 2017

But above all[things], my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath; but let your yes be [a simple] yes, and your no be [a simple] no, so that you may not sin and fall under condemnation.

Is anyone among you afflicted(ill-treated, suffering evil)? He should pray. Is anyone glad at heart? He should sing praise[to God].

Is anyone among you sick? He should call in the church elders(the spiritual guides). And they should pray over him, anointing him with oil in the Lord’s name.

And the prayer[that is]of faith will save him who is sick, and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Confess to one another therefore your faults(your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray[also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored[to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest(heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available[dynamic in its working].

Elijah was a human being with a nature such as we[with feelings, affections, and a constitution like ours]; and he prayed earnestly for it not to rain, and no rain fell on the earth for three years and six months.

And [then] he prayed again and the heavens supplied rain and the land produced its crops[as usual].

My brethren, if anyone among you strays from the Truth and falls into error and another[person] brings him back[to God].

Let the [latter] one be sure that whoever turns a sinner from his evil course will save[that one's] soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins[procure the pardon of the many sins committed by the convert]. James 5:12-20(AMP)

Daily Word: Billy Graham’s Prayer For Our Nation

By Rosalba | May 1, 2017

“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!” Billy Graham

*Original Post: February, 2009

Heres a Thought: Quote from Billy Graham

By Rosalba | Apr 17, 2017

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“Heaven is filled with answers to prayers that have never been asked” -Billy Graham

Easter Word:He Has Risen!

By Rosalba | Apr 16, 2017

empty-tombNow After the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled the boulder back and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightening, and his garments as white as snow. And those keeping guard were so frightened at the sight of him that they were agitated and they trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, Do not be alarmed and frightened, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, Who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, as He said[He would do]. Come see the place where He lay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples, He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you. Matthew 28: 1-7(AMP)

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GO AND TELL!!!!!

By Rosalba | Apr 15, 2017

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.  His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow.  The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified.  He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.  Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:1-10(NIV)

Easter Quotes to Remember…

By Rosalba | Apr 11, 2017

“Before the resurrection of Christ, the Holy Spirit came upon individuals only on certain occasions for special tasks. But now, after the resurrection, Christ through the Holy Spirit dwells in the heart of every believer to give us supernatural power in living our daily lives.”-Billy Graham

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. -Pope John Paul

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.  ~Martin Luther

Week-End Reflection: What is Your Truth?

By Rosalba | Apr 7, 2017

If you really keep the royal law found in scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,”

you are doing right. James 2:8

BEING AN ACTIVE DOER:

“Quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to become angry… Do not merely listen to the Word, Do what it says”James 1: 19,22(NIV)

The one phrase out of the many in this scripture I keep repeating in my mind is to be an “Active Doer”found in James 1:25. The passage says blessings follow obedience when we are active in our beliefs. Ofcourse my immediate thought was how I can better act in reaching out to others in need, those less fortunate, those perhaps more “immediately apparent.” But through study and discussion I am finding an activity I can be part of in my daily living of this world that is just as valuable-reaching out and being an example of the Word to those who are lost, and the most sobering thought of this is that these souls are all around us-not on the street corner asking for change, but in the man or woman in our work place who may even have a higher salary than us.

These are the people who more than not seem to have it “all together”, or are popular and outspoken. We live in a free society, free will is ingrained in each of us and it is a true gift which, unfortunately, some take advantage of by being disrespectful and indifferent to those around them, sometimes to the point of degrading others. Even someone’s faith and beliefs are at risk of ridicule. They express their own form of “free will” by not showing any form of discipline or social courtesy. The older generation may say it’s the youth of today. I personally believe indifference and unruliness have always exhisted. But, yes, it may be more openly apparent and/or “accepted” in today’s society. Friends, co-workers, and even family members curse, gossip, betray each other every day. Some are so superficial it’s a form of idolatry(some will only have true passion in speaking about their favorite actor, singer, or athlete.)Or paganism(I myself can get caught up in the “coffee god” every morning) where we’ll wait in line and even risk being late for work to consume this powerful liquid into our bodies in hopes of receiving a reaction which would help to get us”through” the day. Funny how we’ll make time for a trip to our favorite coffee shop each day but not be able to find 5 minutes for God.

How can I be an active doer?

Of-course-this is simple, give of my time, money and prayer. Yet what impressed on me this past week in studying the book of James is that the activity which may be most needed is being a shining light for those dwelling in the darkness of this world. It is like sifting through clutter each day. An image comes to mind of a parent cleaning and organizing their young child’s room so that their child can see and remember once again the beautiful room their loving parent has prepared for them to find rest as they lay their head down each night.

Are there challenges you face each day that you would like to change for the better? Are you finding it a temptation to engage in negative gossip or foul language, envy or jealousy? Please remind yourself that any temptation is not of God. Perhaps we need to exercise some of the gifts we have been given, put on our armor and begin dealing with these issues by remembering simple truths:

A child learns most by example. A child needs guidance and discipline, boundaries and the strong conviction of faith from an adult. I believe I heard Joyce Meyer say once that we may be the only Bible someone is ever going to read. Let us display the boldness and the light God is waiting for us to show others. In each day we can find something that will change our circumstances which are currently making us feel uneasy.

God places people and situations in our lives to smooth out the rough edges which in turn creates a precious sparkling jewel. I want to be a precious jewel. I am in God’s eyes, and that is worth any uncomfortable situation I may be placed in by being an “active doer”of the precious Word of God. Please share with us some of the ways you have found to be able to turn a negative situation around by using a gentle word, by being an example, by sharing your faith to others.

God Bless, Rosalba

Publisher, The Fellowship Page

*orinally published October 2008

Daily Word

By Rosalba | Apr 6, 2017

king-david10 David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
“Praise be to you, O LORD,
God of our father Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.

11 Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.

12 Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

13 Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name.

1 Chronicles 29: 10-13(NIV)

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