Thursday, September 30, 2004

Fw: Weekend Message

I just want to praise the Lord!!  Thank you all for your prayers!  My friend Terra and her newborn son, Corey, were both released from the hospital today and are resting at home!!!  Thank you, Lord for answering prayers!!  Please continue to keep Terra and the baby in your prayers that God would continue to strengthen and heal them. 
If there is anyone reading this that is in need of healing, I want you to know that God is the Great Physician.  There is no problem to big, no disease He cannot heal, no problem He cannot fix!  Pray and believe for your healing!  I wanted to share with you an email that my friend, Pastor Shamas Pervaiz, from Pakistan sent me back in August.  It was a blessing to me then and now as I have just re-read it.  I hope you enjoy it and I pray that it is a help and a blessing to you.
God has blessed me so abundantly this week, but I feel led to save that for another time and instead just share the email from Pastor Pervaiz.  Please read on, and until next blessed!
>Subject: Weekend Message
>So many of God's children have been sick, afflicted with sickness and disease.  It is not because they have done anything wrong, but the enemy of their souls has come and given them sickness and disease.
>Luke 13:16 - THIS WOMAN, being a daughter of Abraham (she followed all the rules and regulations of Abraham, she had not sinned) whom SATAN HAS BOUND, lo, these 18 years, should be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?
>There have been accidents, injuries and even death.  For Heaven's sake, it is time to rise up off that place of ill health and be healed in the name of JESUS.  He has power and might, majesty and dominion to give back all that the enemy has stolen from you.  Decree and declare that you will no longer be under the control of the enemy and that you will see God's Kingdom come and God's Will be done in your life.  Jesus came to set the captivites free and He came to save, deliver and heal all that were afflicted by the enemy.  Don't give up on your illness and say this is the way it will always be.  Claim the healing touch of Jesus, for Heaven's sake.  We don't want Jesus to have suffered and died for nothing.
>Psalm 103:2-3 - Bless the Lord, oh my soul and forget not all His benefits; who forgives all mine iniquities and heals all my diseases.
>Hebrews 4:12 - (Arthritis) The Word of God is alive, active, operative, effectual, full of power penetrating to the deep parts of the joints and marrow of the bones.  Say, "I claim the word of God to my body to heal and deliver me from this sickness."
>Psalm 73:26 - (Heart) My flesh and my heart fails, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  Confess that God will strengthen and renew your heart now and forever more.
>Philippians 4:7 - (Nerves) The Peace of God which passes all understanding shall keep my heart and mind, (peaceful) through Christ Jesus my Lord.  (Claim the calming power of the Peace of God in your life right now.)
>Exodus 23:25 - (Stomach troubles, ulcers) AND you shall serve the Lord your God and He shall bless your bread and your water and will take sickness away from the midst of you.
>Isaiah 40:29 - (Weak, faint) He gives power to the weak and to them that have no might, He increases strength.  (Ask for Him to come into your weakness and increase your strength.  Keep asking until it comes.)
>Ezekiet 16:6 - (Blood) When I passed by you and saw you rolling about in your blood, I said to you in your blood, "LIVE, YES."  I said to you still in your natal blood, "Live".  (Claim that the bleeding you have will not kill you, that you will live and the bleeding will stop in Jesus name.)
>Job 33:25 - (Skin) Then the man's (my flesh) flesh shall be restored; it becomes fresher and more tender than a child's.  It will return to the days of my youth.  (Speak out that your skin is healed in Jesus name.  If God healed Job, and his condition was probably worse than yours, then He will heal you, too.)
>James 5:15 - The prayer that is of faith will save him that is sick and the Lord will restore him; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
>Psalm 107:20 He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destruction.
>It doesn't matter how long you have been afflicted.  It doesn't matter what the doctor's report is.  Just start now and claim your healing, your health and life for the Glory of God and in the name of JESUS.  Let the Healer still come and give you back what was stolen from you.  For Heaven's sake, don't give up.  Keep reminding the Lord of His words and rise up and be healed.
>  Pastor Shamas Pervaiz

Tuesday, September 28, 2004


Hi everyone.  I am writing to ask you to help me pray for one of my best friends, Terra Southard.  Terra is 21 years old and was 8 months pregnant and this past Friday she started having labor pains and went to the hospital.  They admitted her to the hospital and Saturday morning she had a bad seizure followed by an even worse one Saturday afternoon.  They went ahead and took the baby by emergency C-section and the baby is fine.  He is a healthy 6 lb., 8 oz. baby boy named Corey Shane Southard.  But Terra is still not out of the woods.  They found out today that she also had a stroke.  They don't know if the stroke caused the seizure or vice-versa, but they are running lots of tests and she is still not doing well.  I know that prayer is the answer here because she is in God's hands.  The Bible says in Isaiah 53:5 "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." and I know that Terra can be healed if we will come together agreeing in prayer for her healing and claiming it as already being done.  Please help me pray for her and pass this email on to everyone you know so that we can have hundreds, if not thousands of people praying for a miracle for Terra.  If you are reading this on my website, please email everyone you know with the link to this page so that they can agree with us in prayer.  Thanks and God bless!


2 Kings 20:5 - "Return and say to Hezekiah the leader of My people, 'Thus says the LORD, the God of your father David, "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the LORD.

Job 5:18 - "For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.

Psalm 30:2 - O LORD my God, I cried to You for help, and You healed me.

Psalm 41:3 - The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.

Psalm 103:2-4 - Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies

Jeremiah 17:14 - Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Mark 5:34 - And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Luke 6:19 - And all the people were trying to touch Him, for power was coming from Him and healing them all.

James 5:16 - Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

1 Peter 2:24 - Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

God Still Answers Prayers

I know it has been a long time since I have put in a lengthy post. Things have been so busy! And all because of God's blessings. God has been so good to me. The name of my website is "God Will Make A Way" and the reason that I named it that is because there have been so many times that I have seen God make a way out of no way. In other words, there have been many situations where it seemed like there was no way things would work out, but God stepped in right on time and worked things out like no one else could have ever done. Well, He has done it again!! For months now I have been praying for a job. I haven't worked since December 19, 2003. God has blessed me just in the fact that there is really no possible way that I should have made it this long without having any income. But GOD HAS MADE A WAY. I might be a little behind on things right now, but my family has not had to do without. We have always had lights, and water, and a phone and a place to live and food to eat and a car to get around in. And all without me having any steady income whatsoever. There's no way I could have made it without God!! But I have been wanting to work and needing the income and so I have been looking and praying for months now but it seemed like there was nothing out there. I have sent off over 2 dozen resumes and signed up with 4 different temporary agencies, and........nothing. I have called about jobs every day and went out several days a week putting in applications at different places, and......nothing. The employment section of the classified ads have been daily reading material for me. And for months I haven't even gotten a call back for an interview. We are still trying to start up the daycare at the church but that hasn't worked out either. But I hadn't given up hope. Even though it was hard at times, I still had the faith that God would send me a job when HE was ready. Well, Monday I got a call from one of the temporary agencies....they had a job for me! They had told me about it the week before but I had been calling every day to see what the company's decision was, but they kept telling me they hadn't heard anything. So to make an already long story short...I started Tuesday with a local service company! The people there are wonderful, I am good at the job, the pay is good, it is only about 10 minutes from my home.....I couldn't ask for more! But I said all that to emphasize the fact that God has once again made a way out of no way. He took a situation where there seemed to be no hope and turned it into something wonderful. Don't you just love how God has a way of doing just that with situations in your life? He can step in at the darkest moment and make everything around you all better. What a mighty God we serve!! But I had also prayed that God would not just send me a job, but that He would get glory from whatever He did. So that's what I want to do: give HIM the glory!! Because He is worthy of all our praise. Without Him, my life would be hopeless. But with Him, ALL things are possible!! So before I finish this journal entry, I want to make a few points. I don't know what your situation is, but God knows and He is the one (the ONLY one) that can fix the situation you are in. Whether it's money problems, sickness, or whatever, GOD WILL MAKE A WAY!!! So I am going to leave you with a few verses of scripture that capture exactly what I am trying to tell you......that God will make a way!

Matthew 21:22 - "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."
Don't just ASK for have to BELIEVE that you will get it and God said He would give it to you!! Notice it says "ALL THINGS", not just some things!

Psalm 37:4 - "Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart."
If you will serve God fully He will give you what your heart longs for!

Matthew 6:8 - "Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him."
God knows what you stand in need of before you even ask Him!

Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Don't ever say you can't, because God says you CAN!

Matthew 7:11 - "If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"
Think of how good you try to be to your own children, but sometimes you still can't give them everything they ask for. But our Heavenly Father can and will give us whatever we ask for!

Romans 8:28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose"
If you love God and serve Him you can rest assured that everything in your life will work together so that good will come out of it!

**And one more to leave you with....this one is totally self-explanatory:
John 16:33 - "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."
Doesn't that just make you want to shout???

Just remember, whatever you are going through, God is always the answer and He always comes right on time. Never give up. Keep the faith that God will do what He said He would do. God WILL make a way! Until next time, be blessed....


Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Just a quick note....

Our daycare center, Lighthouse Child Development Center, is still enrolling students.  Please call 336-570-3560 or email for more information.  You may also visit the daycare center's website at  I will try to update again later.  Love and prayers to you all!!

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Just a quick word of encouragement...

No matter how bad things seem, remember God is always right there with you.  He may not come on YOUR time, but He always comes right ON TIME!!!!

Friday, September 03, 2004

Guess who's back...

Praise God! My computer is finally working again! I am so glad to be able to communicate with you all once again. God is still answering prayers and working miracles. (And I think I am going to nickname my computer "Lazarus" because it has been raised from the "dead"!!!) I will try to submit a more lengthy update tomorrow. Right now I am going through the hundreds (yes....literally HUNDREDS) of emails that I had waiting on me! Until then, God bless you all. It's good to be back!!