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Saturday, February 20, 2010

So many hurting



I have been away from my computer and spent some time catching up on some blogs tonight. I was so sad to read sooo many posts with great needs, prayer requests, hurting souls, so many in need of the LORDS touch ~ HIS miracle working power in their lives! But we serve an AMAZING GOD prayer warriors!!!! HE hears the cries of HIS people. I sought HIM on each prayer request I read, laying each one at the feet of Jesus ~ knowing, trusting that HE would minister, HE would heal, HE would give HIS peace, HIS joy, His love, HE will provide!

I read these and wanted to share then and pray they will encourage those in need. This one comes from Charles Spurgeon, Spurgeon on Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

Oh, dear heart, what is your condition?
Are you torn with anguish? Are you sorely distressed? Are you lonely? Are you pushed aside? Then cry to God. NO one else can help you. HE is your only Hope. Wonderful HOPE! Cry to HIM, for HE can help you. I tell you, in that cry of yours will be the pure and true worship that God desires. HE desires a sincere cry far more than the slaughter of ten thousand rams or the pouring out of rivers of oil (Mic 6:7)....
See then, poor, weeping, and distracted ones, that it is not ritualism, it is not the performance of pompous ceremonies, it is not bowing and struggling, it is not using sacred words, but it is crying to God in the hour of trouble that is the most acceptable sacrifice your spirit can bring before the throne of God.

This comes from Jim Cymbala ~ Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

I discovered an astonishing truth:
God is attracted to weakness, He can't resist those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need HIM.

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Love and Blessings!

21 comments:

Saleslady371

I love this book Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire. A girlfriend from church borrowed mine, and when others saw her reading it, the book made the rounds. Powerful truths and inspiration!

Thank you Loren for praying for my family too!

Sandy

Loren,
Thank you this very encouraging post!
I am praying with you!

Alleluiabelle

I so love this post beautiful heart sister!! Every word of what he says in your post is so very true.

"See then, poor, weeping, and distracted ones, that it is not ritualism, it is not the performance of pompous ceremonies, it is not bowing and struggling, it is not using sacred words, but it is crying to God in the hour of trouble that is the most acceptable sacrifice your spirit can bring before the throne of God."

And I have to again quote you here as I stand along side of you in each word that you pray: "I sought HIM on each prayer request I read, laying each one at the feet of Jesus ~ knowing, trusting that HE would minister, HE would heal, HE would give HIS peace, HIS joy, His love, HE will provide!" Oh my oh so powerful Loren...I bow my head in humbleness as I have lipped your prayerful words which comes from the depth of my heart too.

I love you sweet friend.

{{Big Hugs}}
Alleluiabelle

Denise

I love you dear sis, thank you for sharing this inspiring post. I feel your love and prayers.

Susan

Wonderful quotes and words. I especially liked the second one because of the simplicity.

Girly Muse

I cannot tell you how much I love getting your comments. They can seriously turn my whole day around...thank you for always saying the kindest, most encouraging things.

(And you are an AWESOME dresser! No need to change a THING!) :)

Thanks so much for this post. So thankful to have the Lord.

Love you!

sarah

Amen!!!

Debbie

Loren, I join you in lifting these needs. AMEN to it all. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Debbie

Whidbey Woman

Alleluia. Amen! God does answer prayer. He is so amazing. Since folks at Spiritual Sundays joined our prayer warriors, Ron has done amazingly well. He has had no side effects from this round of Chemo. In fact, he feels so good he has decided to volunteer with the youth group at church. Ron has a good qualiaty of life, and enjoys each and every day. Thanks be to God! Yes, He is our Hope! Our one and only Hope.
Alleluia. Amen.

Clif

I like and agree with your words: " Those who humbly and honestly admit how desperately they need him." I have Jim's book. It's great. Thank you for posting from it and sharing your thoughts with us. Have a great Lord's Day!!

rcubes

I like some of Spurgeon's and Cymbala's written works. It really makes a difference when someone's heart digs deeper into the Lord's Word, great writings are produced!

Despite the suffering and all of the needs, the only thing I'm thankful for these is that they make us truly realize that we can't do it on our own. I'm so grateful that the God we serve is Someone Who wants to bless us and help us and loves us always unconditionally.

That's okay if you capitalized "HE" [re:your comment in my post] :) He is an arrogant enemy anyway, that's how big his pride is!

Great to hear from you sister and am keeping you and your loved ones in my prayers. Love to you sister Loren and may you all have a wonderful weekend. Praying for your SIL's continued healing. To God be the glory!

Georgia

Aw. You are such a precious person.

Thank you so much for sharing this with us, and I will be agreeing with you in prayer for those in need.

May God bless you today and every day!

Georgia

Rhodema A. Cargill

Thank you for these word. They are like a healing balm. I like the point you made re: God being drawn to weakness. I needed to be reminded of that.

Have a blessed week.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door

Thank you, Loren, for sharing this wonderful post! 'Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire' is a book I have read over and over again. I highly recommend it to everyone. Have a lovely week.

Blessings,
Sandi

Charlotte

This is so true Loren. The Lord loves a humble and contrite heart. Thank you for this beautiful post.
Blessings,
Charlotte

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things

Those are great quotes to share. Fresh Wind Fresh Fire is one of my favorite books! thanks for the encouragement. ~

Anne Patrick

You have a lovely blog, Loren! Very inspirational. I especially loved the Valentine's Day video. Very cute!

Ginger

I'm so thank-full I'm able to pray for other bloggers. At first I would just blog about our home, and this and that but now my heart is always hurting for so many people. I'm thank-full I started blogging so I can pray for these people.
God Bless,
Ginger

Cathy

A great post, thank you ~ Blessings ~

He & Me + 3

There are so many hurting. Praying for so many of my blogging friends. God is good & does hear our cries. We are all in need of HIM

christy rose

You are so right that there are so many people hurting needing Jesus to touch their lives and their hearts. Jesus is our only answer! When we are weak, His strength will rise within us if we look to Him to empower us! Amen!

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