He Presides, So He Provides

He Presides so He Provides

Thankfully my Lord in Ireland

Is also my Lord in England

‘I am the Lord, I do not change ‘

The environment may change.

But He remains the same.

With a glorious matchless Name.

He presides so He provides

He parts Red Seas and guides

He is the Eternal Rock

And brings water out of rocks

And rains manna from heaven

For His children- citizens.

He makes a way in the wilderness

To demonstrate His goodness

He also makes rivers in deserts

For those who have given their heart

He is the God who is more than enough

Therefore they will be filled, have enough.

 Philippians 4:19

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19 And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Luke 6:38

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38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”

Psalm 23:1-6

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Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

 1 The LORD is my shepherd;
         I shall not want.
 2 He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
         He leads me beside the still waters.
 3 He restores my soul;
         He leads me in the paths of righteousness
         For His name’s sake.

 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
         I will fear no evil;
         For You are with me;
         Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
         You anoint my head with oil;
         My cup runs over.
 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
         All the days of my life;
         And I will dwell[a] in the house of the LORD
         Forever.

Psalm 103:1-6

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Psalm 103

A Psalm of David.

 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul;
         And all that is within me, bless His holy name!
 2 Bless the LORD, O my soul,
         And forget not all His benefits:
 3 Who forgives all your iniquities,
         Who heals all your diseases,
 4 Who redeems your life from destruction,
         Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
 5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things,
         So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

10 Bring all the tithes into the storehouse,
      That there may be food in My house,
      And try Me now in this,”
      Says the LORD of hosts,

      “ If I will not open for you the windows of heaven
      And pour out for you such blessing
      That there will not be room enough to receive it.

‘Since no work is coming in, are you on dole?’

Lord, I am so grateful that my job is not my source

Just as the faucet through which water comes is not the reservoir

Therefore I look to You to supply all my needs according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Because You preside over my life, You will provide.  I refuse to worry, but put my trust in You.

It is You who gives me the power to get wealth. It is You who makes a road I the wilderness. Guide me, O Lord, to my green pasture and still waters. Amen.

The Multi-seeded is also Multi-afflicted

 

The Multi-seeded is also multi-afflicted

He who is multi-seeded

Is also multi-afflicted

Like David, greatly talented

And very much tempted

And tormented by his adversaries.

 

Saint, without a story

there will be no glory

Every glory has a story

So relax, do not worry

About the foe, your enemy.

 

 

His arrows will cause you to soar

Gain more strength to tower

Be strong, know that it’s war

Be courageous. Rise from the floor!

Trust and know that victory is in store.

 

2 Corinthians 11:23-12:9

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23 Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. 24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— 28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. 29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?
30 If I must boast, I will boast in the things which concern my infirmity. 31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is blessed forever, knows that I am not lying. 32 In Damascus the governor, under Aretas the king, was guarding the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desiring to arrest me; 33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall, and escaped from his hands.

2 Corinthians 12

The Vision of Paradise

 1 It is doubtless[a] not profitable for me to boast. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord: 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago—whether in the body I do not know, or whether out of the body I do not know, God knows—such a one was caught up to the third heaven. 3 And I know such a man—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows— 4 how he was caught up into Paradise and heard inexpressible words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. 5 Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in my infirmities. 6 For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above what he sees me to be or hears from me.

The Thorn in the Flesh

   
7 And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. 8 Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. 9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

12cor11:23-12:6-9

 

Lord your presence is my confidence, regardless of what I see or face.  Your grace is sufficient for me.  In my weakness your strength will be made perfect. No weapon fashioned against me will prosper, in the name of Jesus, Amen.

 

 

SOUL, Saved Sinner, Saint, Soldier

 

 

SOUL, Saved Sinner, Saint, Soldier

Redeemed of the Lord, New Creation

Know that you are a horse, and God, the Rider

Keep our face like a flint in concentration

 

This is a Race of Grace, so listen to the Rider

Put your confidence in Him, and not yourself

Without Him, you cannot be a winner

Therefore seek to glorify Him and not self.

 

 

Certainly, to win, you must be passionate

However, to the Rider you must yield

You just cannot afford to be obstinate.-

See the Lord as your Guide and Shield.

 

Subject yourself to the rigours of training

Requiring discipline, honing and pruning

Embrace the process; you’re work-in-progress

Without being refined, you cannot possess.

 

Your name is on the Land you crave

But you cannot enter unless you’re brave

You must take your eyes off the giants

Regardless of their threats and rants.

 

God has a good and great plan for you

He is faithful and will bring you through

Put your plans and hands in His Hand

And you will enter and reign in the Land.

 

 

 

1 Corinthians 9:24-27

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Striving for a Crown

   
24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

 

I returned and saw under the sun that—The race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor bread to the wise, Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favor to men of skill; But time and chance happen to them all. Eccle9:11

 

Romans 12:1-3

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Romans 12

Living Sacrifices to God

 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Serve God with Spiritual Gifts

   
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

 

James 4:6

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5 Or do you think that the Scripture says in vain, “The Spirit who dwells in us yearns jealously”?
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says:

      “ God resists the proud,
      But gives grace to the humble.”[a]

Jam 4:6

Submit to God, Resist the Devil

   
5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for

      “ God resists the proud,
      But gives grace to the humble.”[b]

 6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because[c] your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. 9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.1Pet5:5-8

 

2 Chronicles 20:15

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15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

2Chro20:15

Zechariah 4:6

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      ‘ Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’
      Says the LORD of hosts.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5

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4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,

2Cor10:4-5

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: “ My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; Heb12:5

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. Ps147:10

A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Ps33:17

Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! Isa31:1

And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother Hag2:22

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. Put your confidence in Ps20:7

 

Lord, I belong to You, spirit, soul and body

Without you, I can do nothing. You are my light and my strength. May I know beyond any doubt that you do not delight in the strength of a horse or the legs of a man. Reign in me, O Lord, in all I do and wherever I go. Amen.