Summary: When she heard of what Jesus was capable of and it gave her a glimmer of hope. with that glimmer, she began to speak of the possibilities, The words she spoke were like fertilizer to her faith, like miracle grow is to a flower, And her faith began to grow
Mercy came Running..
Psalm 107:1-9 MSG.
1-3. Oh, thank God, He’s so good! His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world! (He wants you to proclaim it)
Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
from the four winds, from the seven seas.
4-9. Some of you wandered for years in the desert, looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst,
staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God.
He got you out in the nick of time;
He put your feet on a wonderful road
that took you straight to a good place to live.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
for his miracle mercy to the children he loves."
Who here this morning, can relate to what this scripture is talking about..
Maybe the question should be more like..who can't relate to this?
It's like that saying.."God Is Good All The Time" and He is..
He has been there so many times for all of us..
But that statement falls so short describing His extravagant
Love He has for all of us..
What we ought to be saying is..
Let me tell you how good God is to me and How He Changed my life
Its like that song..by Phillips, Craig and Dean
Mercy came running
Mercy came running
Like a prisoner set free
Past all my failures
To the point of my need
When the sin that I carried
Was all I could see
And when I could not reach mercy
Mercy came running to me
And when we call on His Name for Help..
His mercy does come running to our situation! Amen?
Can anyone say..Thank You Lord this morning, for Your Love and Mercy
You continually show towards those who Love You!
Romans 8:26-28 MSG
26-28 Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.
Still it seems as though,
No matter how consistent God is to us
No matter many times the Lord rescues us from the hands of the accuser,
No matter how many times..He shows us that we can trust Him implicitly,
No matter what happens..we know He already has prepared a way of escape for us
For some reason, some of Gods people have trouble remembering that today, we aren’t fighting for victory,
Today, because of what Jesus did for us, when He conquered sin and death,
and everything else imaginable on the cross, we are fighting from victory.
Jesus has already fought the battle and was Victorious!
So when we face adversity… We should not be crying out about our dilemma
We should be singing out the praises of our Victor..
who is well able and bigger than any dilemma we will ever encounter! Amen?
Psalms 107:1-2 NKJ. Says it this way,
1. Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy,
The bible doesn’t say let them wish it were so, the word says Let the redeemed of the LORD say so!
Let them sing like a Song Bird!
Something supernatural happens when we declare something out loud.
When we speak Gods Goodness out loud..we are prophesying Gods Goodness
In and over our lives!
When we speak of nothing but our dilemmas and problems..we are prophesying
More dilemmas and problems in and over our lives.
Did you know..when your prophesying over your life..you don't have to say it to anyone else;
Your not necessarily saying it for anyone else’s benefit anyway,
Now, absolutely their faith would be encouraged, if they heard you make a declaration and it came to pass,
But almost always, the one who is going to be encouraged and lifted up, is you!
And that's why you need to get used to doing it..Because it will benefit you!
You need to declare the good things of God, over your life on a daily basis!
If you don’t, who will?
The accuser isn’t going to do it for you, instead, He is going to look for every opportunity to discourage you,
1st peter 5:8 NKJ.
8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.