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Upcoming Labor and Delivery – GOD With Us

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Praise the Lord.

Daniel and I are so close to the birth of our third son. God has been so gracious to us throughout this pregnancy. I have told everyone that it has been the most easy, stress-free pregnancy out of the three that I’ve ever had. Is it because of the summertime? Or, is it because the Lord is with us? I believe that Jehohovah Shammah (“The Lord is There”) is with us.

Yesterday before bed, hubby felt a leading to pray over me, and anoint me and my belly where my dear son is. It warmed my heart to know that he wanted to pray over us, and ask the Lord to give us a touch and a safe delivery. He anointed me and my belly; he prayed and I prayed with him. We prayed together unto the Lord.

Afterward, he went downstairs to grab our Prayer “Bread Box” that his father gave to us when we first got married. The bread box contains a row of scriptures, or manna (bread) for one to pluck and read both front and back sides. He picked one – I picked one.

Mine said:

“In the day of my trouble, I will call upon thee:  for thou wilt answer me.” -Psalm 86:7

“When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee.” -Isaiah 43:2a.

God is so amazing. He is alive, living and active in the lives of His children. These scriptures that the Lord allowed me to pluck, were just for me. Just for me and Esriel. It is referring to my upcoming childbirth. I never ponder labor and delivery until the actual moment, as to not become anxious– but the Holy Spirit says here, IN THE DAY OF MY (YOUR) TROUBLE, WHITNEY– I WILL ANSWER. Hallelujah – He has me in the palm of His holy hands. He will protect me.

The second scripture is REASSURANCE that HE will be protecting my baby Esriel throughout our labor and delivery. When I saw this scripture, I nearly cried. I felt chills and knew that the Lord was Jehovah Shammah, GOD WITH ME – for HE IS RIGHT THERE! “WHEN THOU (ESRIEL) PASSETH THROUGH THE WATERS (CHILDBIRTH), I WILL BE WITH THEE.”

My Lord, He is so good. He has blessed us- He calms my nerves, HE SPEAKS TO ME. HE KNOWS MY EVERY NEED, MY EVERY ANGST, MY EVERY CONCERN! Glory, Jesus!!!!!

You call me worthy, worthy of your blessings, worthy of your prayers, Jesus, worthy of your comfort. Thank you for being the God that I so desperately need every day of my human life. There are no words, no gratitude that can measure up to the ADORING LOVE that you have FOR ME and my family!!! You are insurmountable, holy, gracious and righteous Jesus!!

THE LORD IS THERE, Jehovah Shammah!! HALLELUJAH!

Songs: “In Christ Alone” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

God’s Beloved,

Whitney Wilson

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Turn Down the Sound

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Dear One,

Sometimes, you have to turn down the sounds to hear the voice of the Lord. Turn it way down. Not just noises, not just chatter – but sound.

Turn it down to where it is silent. Even the music–turn down the music.

To everything there is a season. A time to dance and a time to laugh (see Ecclesiastes 3:4) – a time to speak, and a time to keep silence (see Ecclesiastes 3:7). Amen, “to keep silence” means rightfully – to observe (to keep), to ALLOW (consent to) silence. Selah.

As men and women of God, we have to allow silence to have its pure course in our lives. Silence keeps our conscience’s pure and silence allows us to hear God’s voice more sweetly. Make room for His beautiful spirit by clearing your mind from unnecessary sounds, while you seek His guidance.

Today I turn down the sounds of my natural reality and in my busy work life, to hear from God.

I need a move of God. He has given me His comforting touch, as well as His comforting Word. Now, I just want to hear more of His Holy Spirit whisper ever-so gently in my ear.

But, to do that and to sweetly enjoy communing with His spirit – you must turn down the sound. I find that when I do this, I am able to be used more completely by Him. I am able to allow Him to lead me more clearly.

Prayer: Lord, keep us today and always in our holy and righteous walk with You. Help us to turn down the sound in order to commune with your gentle Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Whitney

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He That Dwelleth

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Sometimes it can be hard to see God in the mundane. Life can get downright monotonous at times. But, it is in those moments when we are truly able to see Jesus. In those moments we realize that His presence never left us, but is always there with us. It is in those quiet moments where we remember our calling, who we are, and why He placed us here on this earth.

Those quiet moments were meant for you and Jesus.

Sometimes we don’t have the resources to run to our prayer rooms, our prayer closets or in the bathroom to breathe in Jesus—sometimes we have to do it right there at our desks, in the grocery store while picking up dinner for the night, or yet while we are scrubbing those dishes in the kitchen.

Psalm 91:1 says “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

When you dwell in the Lord’s presence, you are dwelling with the Lord’s presence. You will find that He is always with you. You will find that He is with you, in the midst of it all. He is the One who keeps you calm when others expect you to be enraged. He’s the one who causes confusion to cease when you seek His face. He is the One who encompasses your very being. Abide, and Dwell in Jesus today. Find Him in your every day, and then in your every moment.

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Dwell here, Jesus. Dwell here in our every moment, our every day. Let us abide under Your holy shadow, Your sweet shelter of covering. In Jesus Name, Amen.

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“The Anthem” by Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Ministry of Worship

“Amazing” by Central Worship Band

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Good, Good Father

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On this cold and icy morning, I am reminded of God’s faithfulness and that He. Is. Good. He is good when we are not good to Him, He is good when we are in our selfish own ways, and He is good when we are not faithful. Lord, help us to realize your faithfulness to us and that we need You. There is a glorious song that rings in my heart daily – It’s called “Good, Good Father” by Casting Crowns. Chris Tomlin has a psalm for it too. I have recently discovered a new group whom I am fond of who sings this hymn and who just recently followed me on Twitter. “Housefires” is a group who promotes the true gospel and a spirit-filled life through song.

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Oh, I’ve heard a thousand stories of what they think You’re like but I’ve heard the tender whisper of love in the dead of night.

You tell me that You’re pleased and that I’m never alone.

You’re a Good, Good Father, It’s who You are, It’s who you are, It’s who You are and I’m loved by You.

It’s who I am, It’s who I am, It’s who I am.

I’ve seen many searching for answers far and wide.

But I know we’re all searching for answers only You provide.

‘Cause You know just what we need before we say a word.

You’re a Good, Good Father. It’s who You are, It’s who You are, It’s who You are and I’m loved by You. It’s who I am, It’s who I am, It’s who I am.

You are perfect in all of Your ways, You are perfect in all of Your ways, You are perfect in all of Your ways to us.

Oh it’s Love so undeniable I, I can hardly speak.

Peace so Unexplainable I, I can hardly think.

As You call me deeper still as You call me deeper still as You call me deeper still into love.

You’re a Good, Good Father It’s who You are, It’s who You are, It’s who you are and I’m loved by You It’s who I am, It’s who I am, It’s who I am You’re a Good, Good Father It’s who You are.

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Today Lord, help us to give our worship to You. Let this song permeate our every being. Let this song be the anthem of our hearts – hearts filled with gratitude and thankfulness unto You.

May we meditate on Your precepts and seek Your will for our lives. Help us to know that You. Are. Good. And, that You are GOD.

In spite of it all. In spite of anything that we may be going through and in spite of any doubt that tries to creep in. Touch everyone reading this today, Jesus that their hearts may feel Your call.

Guide us in our finances, our families, our friendships and our marriages. Cover us in Your holy blood. Let us see Your salvation. Thank You for being a holy and Good, Good Father.

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