Pray for those in authority 

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time.
1 Timothy 2 NIV

Interesting verse of the day, considering the funeral being held in Isreal today. 

Wait for it patiently

This is from the bible aps, devotional, streams in the desert. 

I am generally not patient in my waiting…

DAY 20

Have you prayed and prayed, and waited and waited, and still you see no evidence of an answer? Are you tired of seeing no movement? Are you at the point of giving up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the right way, which removes you from the right place—the place where the Lord can meet you.

“Wait for it patiently” (Romans 8:25 [emphasis added]). Patience eliminates worry. The Lord said he would come, and his promise is equal to his presence. Patience eliminates weeping. Why feel sad and discouraged? He knows your needs better than you do, and his purpose in waiting is to receive more glory through it. Patience eliminates self-works. “The work of God is this: to believe” (John 6:29), and once you believe, you may know all is well. Patience eliminates all want. Perhaps your desire to receive what you want is stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled.

Patience eliminates all weakness. Instead of thinking of waiting as being wasted time, realize that God is preparing his resources and strengthening you as well. Patience eliminates all wobbling. “He touched me and raised me to my feet” (Daniel 8:18). God’s foundations are steady, and when we have his patience within, we are steady while we wait. Patience yields worship. Sometimes the best part of praiseful waiting is experiencing “great endurance and patience … giving joyful thanks” (Colossians 1:11–12).

C. H. P.

being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.

Colossians 1:11‭-‬12 NIV

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Romans 8:25 NIV

Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”  Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 6:28‭-‬29 NIV

Staying in three prescence of Jesus!!!

Visalia First
September 24, 2016
09/25/2016 Visalia First: Purpose>Moment
By: Jason LeFaive
Pastor | Glocal Engagment | Communications


Jesus OVERCOMES fear.
peter stepping out of the boat. ToOK the first step.
1st john 4 : 14 Perfect rest

1 John 4:18 NLT
Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

Jesus FORGIVES unfaithfulness.

2 Timothy 2:13 NLT
If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

Jesus PATIENTLY teaches
Psalm 32.8 How often do we take back?

Psalms 32:8 NLT
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life. I will advise you and watch over you.

Jesus sees us AS HE INTENDS us to be
Jesus sees our heart who we are at the end of our journey

Philippians 1:6 NLT
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.

Amen!! We are here to do a good work . We are the salt and the light

He uses the foolish things to humble the proud .

Jesus ~ Thank you for using me.
Thank you for always going ahead of me . unschooled ~ ordinary

Peter was known because he spent time in the presence of Jesus .

Luke 5:10-11 NLT
His partners, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were also amazed. Jesus replied to Simon, “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing for people!” And as soon as they landed, they left everything and followed Jesus.

Acts of the Apostles 4:13 NLT
The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.

Rest from emotions 

​Lord, I receive Your rest. I need rest from the incessant hard emotions. Dry my tears. I don’t want to bottle up my emotions in any way, but I do want Your help to control them. I don’t want my emotions to hold me— or those I do life with— hostage in any way. Help me process what I feel in healthy, productive ways. Your shadow is like shade on a hot, scorching day; it’s the place where I can acknowledge what I feel. But You give me enough relief that those feelings don’t consume me. You are the only one who can do this. No other person or distraction is mighty enough. Forgive me for chasing lesser things. Forgive me for trying to get from people a love that only You can give. Yes, I choose to stop the chase and the unhealthy pursuits and place my trust in You. This is the rest I so desperately need. Amen.