Praises Along the Way- Call Me Crazy...I Believe!

November 26, 2008

Acts 2:17-28

In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and your daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.

And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.

BUT GOD raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was IMPOSSIBLE for death to keep its hold on him. David said about him:

I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I WILL NOT BE SHAKEN. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will live in hope, because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.

Acts 2:36 “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

Acts 2: 38-40 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for ALL who are a FAR OFF—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”

I say the same to you; the promise is there for all of us. It is the same for us as it was for them!

If you would like to accept Jesus as your Savior today pray out loud the following and have something truly thankful to be for this Thanksgiving Day.

Jesus, I believe you are my Savior and I receive all that you have for me. I know I am a sinner and that I confess to you. Come into my life and make me whole, be the Lord of my life. Amen

PS. Notice the word BUT GOD above and realize what that means in your situation, in Danni's situation. When you look at all your facing remember....BUT GOD! HE CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING!

4 comments:

Lori Bieber said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Happy Thanksgiving! I want to be that kind of crazy!

Jeff said...

Happy Thanksgiving Danni, Christi, Matt, Jessi, Atlee, Kent, Alicia, Tristen and 'Lani!
What a blessing to just know that God is in control! We pray for her healing even in these last hours, because God can do anything, the same today as in Jesus' day! We stand with you in faith and trust in our Lord and Saviour. We pray for Danni's pain to be eased and increased comfort and inner peace for all.
We love each one of you...
Grandma & Grandpa E

Anonymous said...

I wish I was as "crazy" as you are. I have been with you for so long that I feel like I am part of your inner circle, yet we have never and may never meet on this side of heaven. I felt called to pray for you and your family and Danni this morning at 4am, so that is exactly what I did. I hope that I am never, EVER in your situation, but if God chooses to place me in such a challenge, I pray that I have HALF of the faith and strength that you do and that my actions could reach as many hearts and lives for Christ that yours have. I hope you all have a Wonderful Thanksgiving, and since I know that you are filled with the Holy Spirit you will find many things to be thankful for despite of - and maybe even because of - your situation. Please know that as I reflect upon the many blessings that the Lord has given me this year, I will include you in my list. You lived as a shining example of what I hope to be some day - a true walking, breathing testamony to Christ. I have faced many difficulties this year - two miscarriages and additional health issues, but knowing of you and your situation and your immeasurable strength have given me hope and inspiration to praise God through ALL circumstances. Thank you Christi for sharing your most intimate moments with us. Please tell Danni that there are so many brothers and sisters in Christ that can't wait to meet her some day!! I am so proud to call you family!! I love you all!!