Just A Thought

“The voice of the Lord is powerful;
the voice of the Lord is majestic.
5 The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars;
the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
6 He makes Lebanon leap like a calf,
Sirion[b] like a young wild ox.
7 The voice of the Lord strikes
with flashes of lightning.
8 The voice of the Lord shakes the desert;
the Lord shakes the Desert of Kadesh.
9 The voice of the Lord twists the oaks[c]
and strips the forests bare.
And in his temple all cry, “Glory!”
10 The Lord sits enthroned over the flood;
the Lord is enthroned as King forever.
11 The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
(Psalm 29:4-10, NIV)

Reading this passage this morning, I was struck with how huge our God is. I have been realizing lately that sometimes I put things upon myself because I feel I am responsible for them—as if I were the Holy Spirit—when in reality Jesus is BIG enough to handle those issues that really have nothing to do with me.

Read the descriptions of God’s Voice. Our God speaks—and when He speaks, it is glorious. Majestic. Powerful. Mighty. When He speaks, we may not know it is Him at first, but we can trust Him to be clear with us.

May Christ show me and give me the discernment to know where to step in, and where to just let Him take care of it. He is Mighty; may we hear His Voice more and more on a daily basis, being careful to do His Will!


Learn more about Jesus, and His Saving work for all of us, here.


Please pray for…

  • Those who do not know Jesus. May they draw near to Him, and see how REAL, Mighty, and Majestic He truly is.
  • The Chibok girls—that they would experience His Power in their lives, whether in captivity or in freedom from Boko Haram. Our God is BIG, and nothing is too much for Him!
  • Leah Sharibu. That she would trust in Jesus through this, and would be freed soon!

Thank you for your prayers!!!

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Joseph Solomon: “Don’t Waste Your Singleness”

There a lot of singles here in the WordPress community that has been created around ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY. Hearing Joseph Solomon’s words, I felt that this was a word for many singles– including me! No matter your relationship status– Whether you’re widowed, divorced, it’s complicated, or you’ve never been married, I pray these words bring comfort, rest, and encouragement to your soul, as you remember and keep your eyes on Christ, the lover of your soul!

Learn more about Jesus, the true Lover of our hearts, here. Continue reading

Elections Today: Remember Whose in Charge!

As we vote today for those in power, let’s remember the One who truly is in power!

“In the LORD’s hand the king’s heart is a stream of water that he channels toward all who please him.”
(Proverbs 21:1, NIV)

Let’s pray, united in Christ, that our nation (and every other nation) would bow to Christ our Lord—and that He would return soon!

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PS: This post is in tribute to my cousin, who is in surgery today. Please pray for his health! Thank you!
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Learn more about this Sovereign, All-Powerful God, here.

 

A Note of Love

Dear Reader/Follower/Friend,

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me— just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep.”
(John 10:10-15, NIV)

 

Do you understand how Loved you are by God? How invested He is in you? How into you He is?

As a single lady, these word from Tom Ewing about John 10 hit my heart, hard. God has thoughts about us… and they are thoughts full of a future and a hope for us, from the One who gladly laid down His life for us. The God of this Universe THINKS ABOUT US AND FEELS FOR US!

Perhaps you have needed to hear this too. You may feel unloved, unworthy of Love, unnoticed. Know this: YOU ARE NOTICED! Jesus is into you, invested in you as His Creation! Just as He saw that the biblical Leah was unloved and honored her (Genesis 29), He sees you exactly as you are, exactly how you feel. Allow Him to show you that you can trust Him!

You are Loved by Jesus. His Love can be trusted. May you rest in the arms of your Savior today… because His Love will not let you go. ❤

Love, Your Sister in Christ,
Annalee

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Do you know Jesus?

Jesus Loves you so much that He gave His life for you. Learn more about this amazing God, and His Love, here.


Please pray for…

  • Those who feel unloved. Random as it may seem, there are people around us—and perhaps we ourselves—who feel unloved and unvalued, unseen by others. Let’s pray that they would come to know Jesus and His Love for them—that they (and we) would find our worth in Him alone.

Thank you for your prayers!!!

Our Hearts & Prayers are with Tallahassee

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It is with great sadness that I have heard about the yoga studio shooting in Tallahasee, Florida. 2 women lost their lives, and 5 people were wounded in the shooting.

Please pray with me for each of the people involved, as well as their families. ❤ May these people come to know Jesus and His Comfort, even through this.

Love,
Annalee Hoover, ISAIAH 62 PRAYER MINISTRY

Dying for Christ

On October 30th, 2018, a Baptist missionary named Charles Wesco was killed in the country of Cameroun after moving there with his wife and 8 kids only two weeks prior. He was shot in the head in an area where there was much fighting between separatists.

Upon his death, Charles’ wife, Stephanie, wrote: “My Precious husband, Charles, is now

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The Wesco Family.

with the Savior he adored and faithfully served for many years… His life focus was seeking to cause others to love Jesus and serve him. My prayer is that somehow someway Jesus will be glorified through my Precious Charles’ death and that God will not let his death have been in vain. He is receiving the Martyrs crown from his Lord. My heart is broken. I want to wake up from a horrific nightmare. Please pray for us.”

Men and women all over the world are dying for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Charles died for the One he loved, and he is not the only one. In such a place of violence, innocent people, Christian and non-Christian, are dying every day—like the approximately 12 people who passed away after Boko Haram attacked two cities and one displaced people’s camp near the town of Maiduguri. “They killed nine people in Bulaburin, two people in Dalori, and one in Kofa and looted food supplies before setting them on fire,” according to the reporter.

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Boko Haram’s flag.

We know that all of this non-stop, incessant violence in both situations is satanic in origin. Christ said that “wars and rumors of wars” would happen more and more, as we see His return approaching (Matthew 24:6).

This does not quiet the pain that Mrs. Wesco, or the families of the 12 who passed, though. Those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior are one in body; when one part of the body hurts, the whole body hurts. Their pain is deep, and as brothers and sisters in Christ, we must keep their pain in mind and lift them up to Christ in prayer. These precious loved ones have died for the Savior; “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints” (Psalm 116:15, KJV).

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This post is dedicated to Charles Wesco. May He rest in the arms of His Savior, and may His family be strengthened in Christ’s Love during this time.

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Do you know Jesus?

Charles Wesco did not die to merely propagate a religion; He was not a salesman. He loved Jesus, and lived to share Christ with the world. Learn more about Jesus, what He has done and why it matters at all, here.


Please pray for…

  • The Wesco family. As they mourn the death of their beloved husband and father, may the Church step in and help provide them with financial, emotional, and spiritual support.
  • The countless people hurting after Boko Haram’s attacks. Pray that Christ would bring those who are hurting to Himself if they do not know Him yet; if they do know Him, may they know His Comfort, Strength, and Love deeply in and through this situation.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5, NIV)

Thank you for your prayers and support.