Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


On the back of this photo are these words:

John 14:6 == Jesus said. "I am the Way the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."

Juan 14:6 == - Yo soy el camino, la verdad y la vida - le contesto Jesus--. Nadie llega al Padre sino po Mi.

This photo was also posted in The Prayer Walk post last week but I wanted to share it again because it is one that will be going with me to Mexico as I take God's Truth to Tamazunchale, MX, to share in the teaching of the 4th Annual Pastor's Conference there [my second year]. This year's theme is: EVERYTHING BY PRAYER.

Our team is lead by Calixto Arce, founder of For The Fame of His Name [FFHN] going out from Long View Texas. Please pray for our team members as we share God's truth concerning prayer:

Calixto [Leader / speaker / translator]

Matt [speaker from TX]

Brent [speaker - from South Dakota]

Dale [speaker and translator from TX]

Janis [speaker and translator from TX

Vicki [speaker from TX]

Stephanie [speaker from NJ]

Johnathan [speaker and translator from TX]

We set out tomorrow -Wed. 28th and will return on Tuesday, Nov. 3rd. Please pray for the health of some of our team members including myself [back and feet issues]. Pray for receptive hearts of the native pastors and their wives and leadership that will attend this conference from 11 native churches.

We are expecting great things from the LORD as He was faithful [in 2008]. Click here TRUTHSHARER: Worldwide Blessings to read about what God did last year if you missed it.

I'll report in when I return. I love you all and thank you for your prayers.

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
[JESUS - the One I Wait For]

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Psalm 73: 21-26

21 When my heart was grieved
and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless and ignorant;
I was a brute beast before You.
23 Yet I am always with You;
You hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with Your counsel,
and afterward You will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but You?
And earth has nothing I desire besides You.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever.

Thank you to those who have been earnestly praying for me. I will be ministering in Tamazunchale, Mexico, for another native Pastor's conference soon. Please continue to pray for God's leading - direction - healing - and preparation in all of what HE is doing.

Choosing JOY, Stephanie
[JESUS - the One I Wait For]

Monday, October 12, 2009


Last week a seven of us from part of our Bible study group traveled to NYC on Tuesday night , October 6th, to visit the Brooklyn Tabernacle. As we crossed the Verrazano Bridge into Brooklyn - passing the Statue of Liberty on our left, God painted this picture in the sky for all of us to enjoy. We scrambled for our cameras but the living color that God displayed among the clouds was changing before our eyes. All we could do was PRAISE our God for His handiwork with the colors [like a rainbow] that looked like a feather in the sky.

Psalm 91:4
He Will Cover you with His Feathers and Under His wings you will find Refuge; His Faithfulness will be your Shield and Rampart.

We had just finished up our Bible study by Jim Cymbala, Pastor and founder of the Tabernacle. The study was entitled: When God's People Pray. I highly recommend this study which is video driven along with a small workbook. Each session takes more than one hour to go through with discussion and prayer. The testimonies on the videos are tremendous and show what happens when God's people call upon the name of the Lord.
The main thrust of Scripture that the study is based on is from:

Genesis 4:25-26
25 Adam lay with his wife again, and she gave birth to a son and named him Seth, saying, "God has granted me another child in place of Abel, since Cain killed him." 26 Seth also had a son, and he named him Enosh. At that time men began to call on the Name of the LORD.

Here is a picture of some of us except the one who took the picture of us in the lower level of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Actually - this is the sitting room just outside the bathroom!

From left to right: seated: Cheri, Gena, Elaine, Donna. Standing: Stephanie and Mary. Taking our photo is Barbi [from our Daniel study].

Choosing JOY,

[JESUS - the One I sing to]

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Deuteronomy 6
Love the LORD Your God
1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

10 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

Sometimes God gives us treasures, gifts, faith, blessings, promises, and so much more - that we never expected from Him. What gifts has God given you recently in your life?

He is a good God - with plans for you and plans for me. He turns our circumstances around for good when we trust and follow Him with our whole heart.

Choosing JOY,
[JESUS - Sing Praise to His Name]

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