The Ultimate Road Trip
Lord Jesus, please send your spirit to persue Miranda and Deven. That they would seek you, and your forgiveness.  

Thank you for Deven. Thank you for the different things you have taught me over the years. Forgive me for the times I have failed, you and my kids.  Thank you for your unconditiinal love. 

Praying for your marriage 

From #wifeaftergod

Dear Lord, Thank You for the gift of marriage. It is such a blessing to have the opportunity to experience intimacy through prayer with my husband. I pray that my husband would have passion to pray with me and that we would devote ourselves to it daily. Help us to center our marriage on You, Lord. Please give us the words to say when we pray and reveal to us what things need prayer. I pray that our marriage would mature as you transform our hearts. Increase our intimacy, help us manage our finances, may You free us from sin that entangles us, and may your will be done through us. May we experience extraordinary in our marriage. In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

 C hallenge : Ask your husband to pray with you over your marriage. Here are some areas of marriage that you can pray over:

  •  Intimacy 
  • Restoration 
  • Trust 
  • Forgiveness 
  • Children 
  • Finances
  •  Tithe 
  • Health 
  • Family 
  • In-Laws 
  • Job 
  • Housing 
  • Hobbies

Some other things I am adding

  • Water
  • Discernment
  • Wisdom
  • Seeking to understand
  • Clear ideas
  • Time management
  • Priorities

Little moments

Sometimes, it is the little things that make you sit up and take notice. Like knowing you have been under attack…. Because how can you go from being full of joy and feeling blessed, and having your heart melt when you look at someone and then, like the flip of a switch, feel so alone and isolated from that same person?  No doubt some of it is just my own personal history, and how certain events cause me to immediately go back to a previous emotional response…

What ever it is, I keep finding myself back in the same place.  So, today’s devotional was timely. (I should have read it sooner, but also find myself sidetracked often). I need to be in prayer for my husband.  Not to change him, but to bless him. That in doing so, God would change me also.  Is that being selfish?  I’m not sure if it is or not, but I do need to pray more….


Visalia First
July 16, 2016
07/17/2016 Visalia First: Special Guest: Chris Railey
By: Pastor Chris Railey
Sr. Director Leadership/Church Development | General Council of the Assemblies of God


Matthew 7:24-29 ESV
“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

what is your house built on? Can it withstand All of the seasons?

Generational Seasons
thermostats food clothes games . But Jesus is still the center. Bound by love of Jesus.

Too often there are Faith gaps

Judges 2:10-12 ESV
And all that generation also were gathered to their fathers. And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. And they abandoned the Lord , the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt. They went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around them, and bowed down to them. And they provoked the Lord to anger.

Beginning of very dark times for Isreal – decades of living away from God in exile . The world we live in is scary . What kind of faith am I handing off? Forgive me Father for failing . Draw them to you. Jesus make a difference in my kids lives. That they would Know#You.

Ezra 3:1-7 ESV
When the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the towns, the people gathered as one man to Jerusalem. Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God. They set the altar in its place, for fear was on them because of the peoples of the lands, and they offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord , burnt offerings morning and evening. And they kept the Feast of Booths, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number according to the rule, as each day required, and after that the regular burnt offerings, the offerings at the new moon and at all the appointed feasts of the Lord , and the offerings of everyone who made a freewill offering to the Lord . From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord . But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid. So they gave money to the masons and the carpenters, and food, drink, and oil to the Sidonians and the Tyrians to bring cedar trees from Lebanon to the sea, to Joppa, according to the grant that they had from Cyrus king of Persia.

Ezra 3:10-13 ESV
And when the builders laid the foundation of the temple of the Lord , the priests in their vestments came forward with trumpets, and the Levites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise the Lord , according to the directions of David king of Israel. And they sang responsively, praising and giving thanks to the Lord , “For he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever toward Israel.” And all the people shouted with a great shout when they praised the Lord , because the foundation of the house of the Lord was laid. But many of the priests and Levites and heads of fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first house, wept with a loud voice when they saw the foundation of this house being laid, though many shouted aloud for joy, so that the people could not distinguish the sound of the joyful shout from the sound of the people’s weeping, for the people shouted with a great shout, and the sound was heard far away.

the greatest tool the. enemy uses is to tell you God is not for you.

I have to choose to serve God- Ask for a fresh touch from Jesus.

When you are frustrated- ASK people to pray for me.

Make an alter. Get in His presence. God speaks to US. Worship, pray

Haggai 2:6-9 ESV
For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake the heavens and the earth and the sea and the dry land. And I will shake all nations, so that the treasures of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with glory, says the Lord of hosts. The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, declares the Lord of hosts. The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts. And in this place I will give peace, declares the Lord of hosts.'”

,f, all about the heart
power of his presence
whats to come is greater than what has been