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--February 28 2014--

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Lucy

Hi folks!

I have been busy!

I wanted to give you all a quick update on Lucy. She recently had scans and they came back CLEAR! Do I hear an amen?! This sweet girl who the doctors thought wouldn't make it is thriving,
growing and just doing so well.

Thank you all for faithfully praying, for stopping by here often just to pray over these children who I have shared on the prayer page. Your prayers are being answered with healing here on earth for Lucy. Please keep her covered and also the others whom I have had no updates on.


Blessings,
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Do You Have the Courage?

"Giving His Spirit" SpiritFire for 06/25/2014

Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by your observing the law, or by your believing what you heard? — Galatians 3:5

Key Thought

God's Spirit is given and God's power is displayed in those who believe. We don't make the Spirit come to us — the Spirit is God's gift to followers of Jesus. We cannot make God's power happen in our lives — this power is released through the work of the Holy Spirit in those who believe. So what is the bottom line? Do we believe or do we try to force God to act by adhering to a set of laws or do we believe in Jesus and trust God will supply what we need?

Today's Prayer

O Father, move among us by the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe in Jesus and his power to save, redeem, and transform. So we ask for you to move with power among us! In Jesus' name. Amen.

The above is a daily devotional from Heartlight

We cannot force Holy Spirit to work in us or others we need to step out in faith and just believe.  When we do this act of obedience then we will see the mighty hand of God move and miracles happen. Studying, seeking wisdom through worldly means will enable our minds to know a lot of things but it takes real courage to step out and take the chance to look like a fool to those who belong to the world and trust what Scripture says. 

Jesus is a real man of courage. He was not afraid to go against the world and the common way of doing things. He stood in the face of utter humiliation and said,“Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”  Luke 23:34 

Recently I watched the movie 'The Cross and the Switchblade'. I have attached the movie here and I encourage you to listen to 1:31 - 1:41 where David Wilkerson talks about having the guts to be different from the world and choose to love instead of hate. 



Holy Spirit is calling all people and offering a relationship with Jesus, the only way to Father. Are you listening? Are you a real man or a real woman? Only the brave ones who are not afraid to step outside of the group will find the way to eternal salvation and true, pure happiness. 

Blessings,
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cancer Sucks!

Luke 23:43 ESV
And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”


Hi friends and prayer warriors.

I know there has been little activity on the updates of these dear people we have been praying for but truth is there has just been not much activity on their blogs. Until recently.

You might not remember this dear one because I never got permission to post a picture of her. Kerri T is her name and she blogged at He will carry me through. Here is a snippet of the update she shared in October:

Ok so everyone has been waiting and waiting to find out what we found out. We found out where the cancer is.
It is in a lot of places:
around the outside of most of my right lung
a spot on my left hip
a spot on my right pelvis
spots in my right chest and neck
spots in my left neck
on multiple spinal bones in my back
Places it is NOT:
Liver
kidneys
brain- due to some people's lack of belief this report said my brain is normal!! LOL

Treatment:
Chemo every 3 weeks
PET scans after every 3rd treatment to see how the cancer is responding
 - IF the cancer is not responding they will change up the chemo and keep going. My dr in Philly said that she has some out of the box ideas too.
ALL of my drs said this IS treatable!!

Since then I haven't heard until a few days ago. Kerri has gone home to be with our Lord on June 4 2014. Her gracious husband Bob has updated us. Please visit her blog for the full update and read how she was able to plan her own memorial service. Here is a little bit of what Bob has shared with us:

While we are all saddened by this loss, I would like to note that because the doctors did do things to help in January, when things were looking bad, she was able to live to see our oldest son's first band concert, and also to have Easter and Mother's Day with us.  When I get pictures from the memorial service I will post them under a Memorial Service heading.  One Kerri decided to stop treatment, she started planning her memorial service; she called it, her "party".  We had around 250 guests there, and the hotel we held it at said this was the largest memorial service they have done. 

Please pray for her family as they make it through without Kerri by their side. 

Revelation 21:4 ESV
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
 Blessings,
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Friday, May 30, 2014

Rejoice


I rejoice for my God reigns and He lives in me. God on high has set me free and He is worthy to be worshiped, praised and honoured always. 
His love is peace to the broken, faith for the widow and hope for the orphan. If He can control the sun, the moon, the stars and the sea then He can take care of you and provide for all of your needs.
Seek God and I promise you will find Him.

I'm linking up with Barbie for The Weekend Brew

http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/2014/05/weekend-brew-shepherd.html


Blessings,
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Friday, May 9, 2014

Sustainer


People will fail us but God never does. He is our Helper, Sustainer and Friend. Trust Him to work things out, He will. 

http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/2014/05/weekend-brew-good-word-makes-glad-heart.html

I'm linking up with Barbie for The Weekend Brew

Blessings,
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Monday, May 5, 2014

Our Friend, JT

Hi friends!

I guess I took a break. :) I didn't really mean to, it is just life got pretty busy. Neither of my kids are doing school at the moment and so instead of being indoors and pretty much near a computer all of the time, I found myself outside doing the endless farm work that always comes during the spring time.

John 14:2 ESV
In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?

As I was going through my emails I noticed a comment came in from JT, John Turner's last post on his blog John Threesixteen. It was a comment from a loyal prayer warrior named Karen saying she found an obituary for JT. Here is her original comment:

Karen Kyle Ericson said...
I wanted to let folks know it looks like JT went to be with the Lord in April last year. I found an obituary.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/spartanburg/obituary.aspx?pid=164547106
I'm still praying for his wife as he had asked us to do. We'll all give him a big hug when we join him in Heaven.

May 5, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Here is the link to JT's obituary: John Turner Obituary

Please, let us keep on praying for JT's wife like he requested of us. I just cannot imagine how difficult this last year has been for her. I do know our Lord is faithful and He is protecting JT's wife and watching over her. JT was a great blogging friend. He loved the Lord Jesus fully and he shared his love for Him freely on his few blogs he held. I miss his interaction as I learned a lot from his gentle, kind spirit and the wisdom he shared.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

Blessings,
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Third Day!!!

Matthew 28:5-7 NIV
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.”
Death could not hold Him!! The grave had to let Him go! Satan could not conquer Him!!!

GOD wins!!

Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Faith


I love the opening words to my favourite book, "In the beginning,..." 

If you don't believe these very first words of Scripture, then how can you believe the whole book? We cannot go back in time to see how it all began, we need to believe this in faith. Even atheists must believe their theory in faith because they never saw the whole thing with their eyes either, Hebrews 11:1. It takes less faith to believe God's Word then it does to believe the theory of man. I guess that is why God tells us we only need faith the size of a mustard seed, Luke 17:6.

"...God created the heavens and the earth."

Blessings,
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Friday, March 28, 2014

No Situation Is Impossible For God



I have often wondered what it would have been like living back in the days of Acts, when the disciples were so loyal to Jesus and the way He told them to live. This verse says every day they preached Jesus Christ. The wording here implies in every waking moment they were about the Lord's work spreading the Good News. 

We can do this today and we will see people changed, healed from physical and spiritual ailments and impossible situations made right. Just on Wednesday I heard about a 60 year old hell's angel giving his life to Jesus. The glory of the Lord rested in the room and this man was changed in less then five minutes. 

Nothing is impossible for our mighty God!

I'm linking with Barbie for The Weekend Brew.

http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/2014/03/the-weekend-brew-pass-around-the-grace.html
Blessings,
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Actionless Faith Is Dead





I was reading ‘Understanding The Endtimes’ by RBC Ministries and I came across this:

“…some people who specialize in Bible prophecy show little real devotion to Christ and rarely try to lead anyone to the Lord Jesus. Their minds are full of information but their hearts are empty. They aren’t gaining anything of spiritual value from their searching of the Scriptures.” Pages 69-70


We should study Scripture not focusing on any one part but on the whole book knowing the reason for the Bible is to share God's plan for our salvation. Sadly, I know those who studied Scripture and dug in deep trying to understand it and in so doing have lost their faith and hence forth their salvation. They dug into studying but were not active in applying it to their lives and allowing the Holy Spirit to come alive in them. They focused on only one part of Scripture and didn't see the whole picture and didn't allow the Holy Spirit to conform them.

Satan knows Scripture very well, so well that he quoted it to Jesus and will use it to slip us up in our walk. The traps he lays for us are the ones that we cannot see like digging in trying to make human sense of the Bible and the prophecies that lie within only to walk away with more questions and confusion or with an empty, cold heart. 

I am saddened to the point of tears and crying out to my Father in intercession for the lost and the hard hearts, for those I love deeply by a love that is fueled by the passion of Holy Spirit and a deep desire to see the sinner set free from the chains of slavery and the jaws of Satan. 

James 2:14-26 NIV

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.”
Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.
You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone.
In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
 

James sums it up well in v 2  In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Standing in the gap and praying for those who have walked away and those who just don't believe.
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Friday, March 21, 2014

Grace And Grace Alone


Does our salvation come through love? 
No. 
This is something people just don't understand. It is through grace and grace alone that we find eternal life. 
Ephesians 2:8 ESV
"For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,"
God saves by grace and He demonstrated His love for us by giving His Son, Jesus, to die for us. God will save us BUT only if we come to Him by belief in Jesus Christ.

It is a leap of faith and only when this leap is taken will the understanding come in. 

Praise GOD!

I'm linking up with Barbie for The Weekend Brew.

http://myfreshlybrewedlife.com/2014/03/weekend-brew-seasons-change.html

Blessings,
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Journey in Obedience





1 John 2:15 ESV
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.


I am noticing that the more I obey Father the more separated from the world I become. In all honesty it is a little bitter sweet because some of those whom I love and care for are not on the same journey and I find that I cannot relate to them in the same way as before. My cares are for my Father and His Word and to spread His Gospel. He is breaking my heart for His mission and I hunger to please Him.

I knew about standing alone for Jesus but the reality of that meaning is honing in to also include standing alone for Jesus amongst my brothers and sisters. That was something I wasn’t really prepared for. I guess deep inside I was hoping they would get on board and journey closer into Father’s heart with me. This stripping away of self is so painful and the reality of what is inside of me is so shameful in the light of Father. This wanting to be loved and included in with others; accepted by my friends, verses my hunger and thirst for Jesus and my desire to worship and please Him is tearing me inside. Yet I continue to walk on in obedience to Father because my heart aches to be in His presence and please Him more than I desire the acceptance of my friends.

With a lot of prayer cover and encouragement from family I was able to pray in front of the congregation for one of our Sunday services. Up until the moment I was so nervous, but as soon as I took that first step towards the front of the church I was carried by Father! It was wonderful!!! The nerves left, I was able to pray without chocking, stuttering or sweating! He calmed me and I felt His approval. When I was done and I left then the shakes came in and my tummy made flips but it didn’t last long and a peace overcame me and I knew I pleased my Dad. Thank you for your prayers, I felt them and they carried me.

This journey is hard. I am seeing a lot of ugly things in me rising to the surface; things I didn’t even realize existed in me. I am a loner and never have really cared what others thought of me until just now I see that yes I do care and it hurts in a deep way. But I also see that Father is doing a deep work in me, purging me of the filth of this human nature called self. With the purging I am seeing Him with a clearer vision and understanding the pain and suffering Jesus went through in a deeper way than I did before. I can relate better to this Man of Sorrow that He was known as. He is molding me and changing me and I don’t ever want Him to stop, because what I am seeing rise out of me I like because it is reflecting Him more.


Isaiah 53:10 ESV
Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief; when his soul makes an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.


Worthy is Jesus to be honoured and glorified and praised!!



Blessings,
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