posted by heartfelt on Sep 24
By: Dawn O’brien
You and I are given so much we forget at times to thank the Lord our God. People in other countries do not have all the luxuries that you and I have. They do not have clean water to drink, food to eat, clothes on their back or even a roof over their head. We have so much in our country to be thankful for that God bestows on us daily. If God takes care of the grass my friend will he not much more take care of you? Read Matthew 6:25-34 when you have time-“Do Not Worry.” So much is happening in our nation right now. People are out of jobs, children, adults are sick with our health care benefits that we are losing, foreclosures on homes and people having to buy food using food stamps.
God promises to take care of you and me when we are His children. Psalm 37:25 says, I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be blessed. When you belong to the Lord He provides for His children. God never promised to take care of the world. I have witnessed His help on my behalf at the last minute. There have been times I have been on my hands and knees in desperation crying out to the Lord. Do you not think He does not hear your cries? Psalm 34:17-18, the righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. Verse 18, the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
One time my husband and I had one car we were driving. I took him to work every day real early in the morning. That is when we lived with my dad in a two bedroom, one bath. You can read my whole story when my book comes out, “No Weapon Formed Against You Will Prosper.” Those were very trying and difficult times. The timing belt on the car broke and I remember crying out to the Lord on my hands and knees saying, “Lord what are we going to do?” I heard the enemy whisper in my ear “So, now what are you going to do?” Money was tight and we did not have a lot. Every time we had a little saved we had to spend it on some circumstance that always came up. God was teaching us at that moment to trust Him and not live in fear. We ended up fixing the car but we did not want to. It cost more for us to fix the car then to go buy a new one. We went as far as going to a dealership and we had almost signed papers but I had this funny feeling inside. I told Daniel we could not get the car because I heard the Lord telling me not to. Daniel listens to his wife at times. Yes, he makes the final decision but husbands remember God put your wife here as a help mate. So we did not buy the car and it ended up we witnessed to him. We had felt so much better that we listened to the Lord and obeyed him.
So, I am here to tell you if you are going through something right now remember God is never late. He is a right on time God. It may look like he is not going to come through but God is faithful to his promises and will do what he exactly says. Trust Him and Lean on his word not your own understanding, Proverbs 3:5. Read Samuel 13:1-12 where Samuel came to Saul at the last minute but he did not wait to offer the burnt offering. 2 Corinthians 1:20, for no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Do not give up. Keep standing on the promises of God and watch the Lord come through for you! I want to share this wonderful hymn with you by Don Moen “God Will Make A Way.” I remember God giving me this song in our most difficult hour. My prayer is that it will encourage you, strengthen you and give
you hope that through Christ you can do all things! Stay strong in the Lord. We love you and you are in our prayers. God bless you.
Maybe you never asked Jesus to come into your heart to become your Lord and Savior. This is the most important prayer you will ever pray. Do it today, do not wait. Today is the day of salvation, now is the time of God’s favor. Commit your life to Jesus surrender your will and way.
If you said that prayer and meant it with all your heart then you are on your way to heaven and will be ready for whatever comes your way. That is the most important prayer you will ever pray. I want you to know God loves you very much and he has a great plan in store for you! Walk with him daily, Read God’s word and fellowship with other believers in the Lord and find a church that preaches the whole word of God.
God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way
By a roadway in the wilderness
He’ll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today
God Is Always There
You Are Sitting Quietly All Alone
Crying Out In The Darkness
“God, Are You Even There?”
You Let Out A Deep Sigh
A Desperate Moan
Everyday Is The Same
You Need Gods Grace
To Make It Another Day
You Are Tired
And Ready To Give Up
“I Cannot Take This No More!”
Feelings Of Depression Come Over You
Mount Up On Eagles Wings
And Begin To Soar
You Lost All Hope
And Can Barely Cope
Shed All Your Tears
You Say, “What’s Left?”
But God Is Still There
He Calms All Your Fears
Never, Do You Need To Worry
Or Have One Care
Because Jesus Promised
To Always Be There!
Written By: Dawn O’brien
And Inspired By The Holy Spirit
Copyright © 2005
Lindsey is our eight year old daughter and for the first six years of life she seemed to be developing like most children her age. About a year and a half ago we started to notice a real change in her. She became sad, aggravated easily and her sleep patterns changed dramatically. She was withdrawn and prone to sudden outbursts of anger and suffered from complete “meltdowns” on a regular basis.
As parents, we wanted to help our daughter in any way we
could so we began researching her symptoms. Lindsey
appeared to be suffering from some type of Autistic Disorder.
We immediately started searching for a facility that could
give our daughter the help she so desperately needed.
One of our clients became aware of our dilemma and
referred us to the Cognitive Neuro Science Center in
Tampa, Fl. (www.cns-wellness.com). In June, we drove
to the center to have our daughter tested. After performing
a battery of tests, Lindsey was diagnosed as High
Functioning Autistic, which we were pretty sure she suffered from. What we were not prepared for, was finding out that Lindsey is also suffering from Epileptic Seizures. Some were internal, some were outward, which were determined by her anger outbursts and “meltdowns”.
We were informed that her conditions were “treatable”
and that they could greatly improve her quality of life.
We were told that because of Lindsey’s age, her brain was
still “plyable” and could be re-trained, but time was vital as
a hard casing would develop over her brain and the
treatments would no longer be effective. Her condition
would only worsen and she WOULD develop full blown
Therefore, we find ourselves in a position of asking for
your help so that we can help our daughter. We have
always given what we could to others telling ourselves that
if GOD forbid we should ever find ourselves in a similar
situation, we would hope that someone would help us.
We are praying you will find it in your heart to do the same.
Any donation you would like to make to
would come with our sincerest and heartfelt gratitude.
Thank you and GOD BLESS you…
Suzan and Jerry Golden
William A. Lambos, Ph.D.
William A. Lambos, Ph.D. is the Chief Cognitive Neuroscience and Director of Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning at CNS. He received a doctorate in Psychology, a master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, and a postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University.
This is the wonderful doctor who will be treating our
PLEASE SEND ALL YOUR DONATIONS HERE: 3954 Marine Parkway
New Port Richey, Fl. 34652
OR MAKE A DONATION BY PAYPAL ON HER WEBSITE: http://www.lindseyshope.com
DO NOT SEND YOUR GIFTS TO OUR MINISTRY. ANY GIFTS THAT COME TO US WILL HAVE TO GO IN OUR GENERAL FUND. WE CANNOT HELP INDIVIDUALS AS STATED WITH THE IRS.
A Nation Built On Prayer
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive
their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Who can forget that memorable day when our leaders of both parties stood unified and plead with God Almighty to guide our country? Side by side, shoulder to shoulder, our men and women of Congress sang these words:
“Stand beside her, and guide her
Through the night with a light from above.”
Today, many of those same leaders view each other as the enemy. Their time and energy is spent devising ways to defeat one another. Yet darkness still looms over our world. Daylight has not yet come. What appeared to be real unity has vanished as we have forgotten that our true Light comes from above.
Our nation must return to prayer—not just in our homes and sanctuaries, but in our halls of government. Certainly, our troops are praying on the battle fields; their political leaders must do the same. We must cease focusing on ourselves, our parties and our power and turn our eyes to our Provider and Protector. When the darkness is so bleak and it is difficult to see the way, surely we can humble ourselves and seek Divine guidance.
The Library of Congress records the first convening of the Continental Congress, which opened with prayer. Reportedly, George Washington, Patrick Henry, John Jay and other founding fathers bowed their reverently as Rev. Jacob Duche read from Psalm 35:
“Plead my cause, Oh, Lord, with them that strive with me, fight against them that fight against me. Take hold of buckler and shield, and rise up for my help. Draw also the spear and the battle-axe to meet those who pursue me; Say to my soul, ‘I am your salvation.’”
There is tremendous power in prayer. It unifies people under a greater purpose. It removes personal egos and aspirations from the debate. It says, “Not our will, Lord, but Yours.” If ever we needed prayer for guidance, as well as protection, it is now.
War is not new to ….America….. Even before the “….united states….” became a nation, our enemies sought to destroy the ideals for which we stood. The enemies of freedom, however, have not always come from beyond our borders. After four years of a war far bloodier than the one we face today, President Lincoln closed his second inaugural address with these words:
“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.”
Our leaders desperately need the wisdom of our forefathers. Radical religion cannot be defeated when carnal political agendas prevail. We can only be saved by a Higher Power. Victory begins when we fall to our knees in fervent prayer. Often, the only way up is down.
A Prayer for Our Nation
We ask you to join with us wherever you are, for prayer and meditation for the future of your nation, with the following prayer:
May we as nation be guided by the Divine to rediscover the sacred flame of our national heritage, which so many have given their lives to safeguard;
Let the wounds of separation and division be healed by opening our hearts to listen to the truth on all sides, allowing us to find a higher truth that includes us all;
May we learn to honor and enjoy our diversity and differences as a people, even as we more deeply touch our fundamental unity;
May we, as a people, undergo a transformation that will draw forth individuals to lead our nation who embody courage, compassion and a higher vision;
May our leaders inspire us, and we so inspire each other with our potential as individuals and as a nation, that a new spirit of forgiveness, caring and honesty be born in our nation;
May we, as a united people, move with clear, directed purpose to take our place within the community of nations to help build a better future for all humankind;
May we as a nation rededicate ourselves to truly living as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all;
And may God’s Will be done for the ….United States…., as we, the people, align with that Will.
By Gordon Davidson and Corinne McLaughlin
America Our Great Nation
By Gods mercy
And His Everlasting hands
Every Need We Have Is met
God Has Been Gracious
May We Never Forget
This Nation Was Built On The Rock
In God We Trust
We Can No Longer Put our Trust
In A Man
In God We Must
He Is Our Hope
For Today, Tomorrow, And The Future
God Holds Us In The Palm
Of His Hand
Look To Him
The One Who Made This Wonderful Land!
Written By Dawn O’brien
And Inspired By The Holy Spirit
Copyright © 2005
Scriptures To Strengthen Your Faith (Scriptures Taken From “The Living Bible”
1 Peter 5:7
Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank Him for His answers. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ.
I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things He did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in Him.
Yes, the Lord hears the good man when he calls to Him for help, and saves him out of all his troubles. The Lord is close to those whose heart is breaking; He rescues those who are humbly sorry for their sins. The good man does not escape all troubles – he has them, too. But the Lord helps him in each and every one.
Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Be strong! Be courageous! Do not be afraid of them! For the Lord your God will be with you. He will neither fail you nor forsake you.
Fear not, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed. I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will uphold you with My victorious right hand.
Such a man will not be overthrown by evil circumstances. God’s constant care of him will make a deep impression on all who see it. He does not fear bad news, nor live in dread of what may happen. For he is settled in his mind that Jehovah will take care of him. That is why he is not afraid, but can calmly face his foes
You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory. I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress. Don’t be like a senseless horse or mule that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line!
He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in Him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! Trust in the Lord always, for in the Lord, Jehovah, is your everlasting strength.
Rest in the Lord; wait patiently for Him to act. Don’t be envious of evil men who prosper.
What can we ever say to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? Since He did not spare even His own Son for us but gave Him up for us all, won’t He also surely give us everything else?
I am holding you by your right hand – I, the Lord your God – and I say to you, don’t be afraid; I am here to help you. Despised though you are, fear not, Oh Israel; for I will help you. I am the Lord, your Redeemer; I am the Holy One of Israel.
For the mountains may depart and the hills disappear, but My kindness shall not leave you. My promise of peace for you will never be broken, says the Lord Who has mercy upon you.
Trust the Lord completely; don’t ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of contentment in every situation, whether it be a full stomach or hunger, plenty, or want; for I can do everything God asks me to with the help of Christ Who gives me the strength and power.
And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans.
October’s Quarterly Newsletter Re-cap:
Greetings Brother’s & Sister’s in Christ,
Summer is over and fall is here. The days and hours keep ticking away until the return of our great King! Things have been moving slow in the ministry but God has His timing for everything. We must all learn to wait upon the Lord and seek him diligently for the times are changing. Our times are in his hands, Psalm 31:15, But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands. What a great God we serve! He is always watching over you and me. His eyes are on the birds of the field and watches over them continually. How much more important are you? In your spare time Read Matthew 6:19-34-“Do Not Worry.” I have decided to write this newsletter quarterly since I am keeping so busy doing most of the work myself and of course my husband that helps me a lot with a few volunteers that have stuck by our side. We want to stop and thank them for their faithfulness. May the Lord bless them in a great way that only he can. We are in need of more volunteers. If you would like to volunteer your time please call our prayer line at 407-245-7371 or you can send us an e-mail. Maybe you have a prayer. We are here for you. As we wait upon the Lord we will mount up with wings like the eagle, run not grow weary, walk and not faint, Isaiah 40:31. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us not in our own flesh but in God’s strength! I know many are hurting right now with the economy- loss of their jobs, sickness and family issues but our strength comes from the Lord. He is our firm foundation. Put your trust in Him. For God’s word says He will never leave you nor forsake you. His promises are true but you have to put your total trust in Him. You are not saved by what you do your good works no we are saved by God’s grace! The bible says all of our good works are like filthy rags in God’s eyes, Isaiah 64:6. Stop trying to measure up and be perfect. We are never going to be until we see Jesus face to face. We are all sinners saved by grace. We need to stop judging our brothers but edify and lift them up. Right now, we all need encouragement to face each new day. We do not need others to pull us down or depress our spirits. There are enough negative things going on in our nation right now. We need to try and be a blessing and strength to the weary and lost. People need to know that there is a loving Savior out there that cares and loves them no matter what they have done. Jesus is coming soon. Quit worrying about what others are doing and focus your attention on yourself. Are you doing what you are supposed to do? God is not going to ask you about someone else no He is going to talk to you about the way you are living your life. These type of people are busy bodies and man pleasers not God pleasers. God is looking at the hearts of all men not our motives or actions but our hearts! Is your heart clean or is it wicked? Search your heart and see what is in your heart before you cast a stone at another. The heart is deceitful and wicked above all things who can understand it except the mind of the Lord. Read all of Mark Chapter 7:23-It talks about the heart being clean and unclean. Also, read 1 Corinthians 4:3-5 the motives of man’s heart and Jeremiah 17:9-10, God searching the heart. There are several scriptures we could turn to but I am only giving you a few. This word I am giving you is for me too! Everything the Lord has me share with you is for me. I need all the help I can get so if you do not need it I will preach to myself. Keep going strong in the Lord. Don’t give up for our redemption is drawing nigh and Jesus is returning very soon! God bless you saints. Never forget how much the Lord loves you and so do we. Keep going strong in the Lord one foot in front of the other. God bless you.
Love & Prayers,
Daniel and Dawn O’brien and the staff of “Dawn’s Heartfelt Corner”