Michael Colunga (26 April 2011)
"RE:  Nikki--prayer request"

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Nikki, may the Holy Spirit bring you real comfort.
 
Let me illustrate.  Yesterday, Easter Sunday, I was taking a Sunday drive on the Del Dios Highway, part of County Road 6, in San Diego County.  I had just run out of gas in my little burgundy colored Yaris.  I was wondering if the gas station in Rancho Sante Fe was open.  Then I said, in my spirit, that I won't make it there [because of my knees and ankles].  No sooner had I said that--I was already parked at the side of the road--when two guys who had been parked east of me started to leave in my direction.  I managed to wave them down.  In short, within about half an hour, I was on my merry way again, with renewed hope--that God knows where I am and He cares to send the very best.
[God forever bless these two guys--whose names I won't mention, lest they lose any fraction of their eternal reward.]
 
This last I say because it is written,
    "[[To the chief Musician 5329 for the sons 1121 of Korah 7141, A Song 7892 upon Alamoth 5961.]] God 430 [is] our refuge 4268 and strength 5797, a very 3966 present 4672 help 5833 in trouble 6869."  Psalm 46:1
 
Furthermore,
    "A father 1 of the fatherless 3490, and a judge 1781 of the widows 490, [is] God 430 in his holy 6944 habitation 4583.
    "God 430 setteth 3427 the solitary 3173 in families 1004: he bringeth out 3318 those which are bound 615 with chains 3574: but the rebellious 5637 dwell 7931 in a dry 6707 [land]."  Psalm 68:5-6
 
If we are beset by enemies [of whatever kind], we say with David,
    "[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm [or] Song of David.]] Let God arise, let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.
    "As smoke is driven away, [so] drive [them] away: as wax melteth before the fire, [so] let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
    "But let the righteous be glad; let them rejoice before God: yea, let them exceedingly rejoice.
    "Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him."  Psalm 68:1-4
 
Thus, we have the key to success.  After we have confessed our sins and repented, and confessed and repented on behalf of our family [and anyone else the Holy Spirit has put on our hearts], then we--like the prophet Daniel--are able to avail ourselves of the blessings [whatever form they take] from our heavenly Father.  For it is written,
    "But You [are] holy, Enthroned in the praises of Israel."  Psalm 22:3
 
For the intrepid, who read the entirety of Psalm 22, there is a payoff to the canyon of despair,
    "To the Chief Musician. Set to "The Deer of the Dawn."  A Psalm of David. My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? [Why are You so] far from helping Me, [And from] the words of My groaning?"  Psalm 22:1
    Notice that these are Jesus words on the cross.  In the midst of despair, verses 1 to 21, David [and therefore, by prophetic transference, by remez http://www.followtherabbi.com/Brix?pageID=5557, our LORD Jesus] proclaims verse 3, above.  This foreshadows a magnificent crescendo of hope and triumph, verses 22 to 31.  For your situation, perhaps verse 24 is apropos:
    "For He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; Nor has He hidden His face from Him; But when He cried to Him, He heard."  Psalm 22:24
 
Finally, it is written,
    "[Jesus speaking] '...[Y]our Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.' "  Matthew 6:8  NKJV
 
To close, Paul prays,
     "that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man,
    "that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
    "may be able to comprehend with all the saints
what [is] the width and length and depth and height--
    "to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
    "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
    "to Him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen."  Ephesians 3:16-21
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.
 
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Nikki (22 Apr 2011)
"prayer request"


would like to request a prayer for my family

my grandfather was recently admitted to the hospital
my grandmother fell and had a concussion
my uncle broke his wrist

they are not doing well and they are all i have

thank you
nikki