It was so good to be back in Methodist Manor. We have become family. At the close of the service there were many who asked for prayer. Mostly for their families. (We prayed together.) These are moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas who have their families on their hearts. I've always said, "As long as you are breathing God has a plan and a purpose for your life." I have found many times that residents have a heart of prayer for their families.
This morning we sang many of the hymns these residents grew up with and love. At the close of the service they did not want to give up their song sheets. I kept hearing, "It's mine. You can't have it!" (Before every service I take the time to greet everyone in the room and hand them a song sheet if they want one. Then, after the service I go back around to pray, speak with, and pick up the song sheets.) This morning was special. It was a service they wanted to keep. They did not want to let go. So, many of the residents have song sheets. When I get home I will simply print more. We are reaching many residents, throughout eastern Oklahoma, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise The Lord!
It was good to be back in Barnsdall today. I am ministering on who we are in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:17 says, if you are in Christ you are a new creation. We emphasized In Christ. The Bible says it is possible to be In Christ. Praise The Lord!
It was so good to be back at Brentwood this morning. These people truly love the Lord. We raised our voices to God in praise and worship. Then, we renewed our minds to the word of God. The promises are true and real. We can stand on the promises of God. At the close of the service we all agreed we wanted to be closer to God. It's time to press in even more.
I like to get into situations where it has to be God or it won't work. In Mark 11:24 Jesus said, "Believe that you receive when you pray and you shall have." The key to receiving from God is believing you HAVE received when you pray and BEFORE you see it. Many people believe it when they see it. This morning there were several residents in geri chairs and in need of healing. We looked at this scripture and believed together. Yes Lord, we believe!
Today it seems everywhere I go and everywhere I look there are people in need. Even the homeless are standing out side McDonald's. The Lord has been very gracious to allow me to help these people. We have what I call the 6B's. We have Bibles, a mini Bible School, Bars, Bottles, Blankets, and a Brochure that explains available help in the area. Some of these items are packed in a bottle. We call it "Life In A Bottle". Yes Lord, I will go!
I had a wonderful opportunity to minister this morning. A woman who lived in the nursing home had just gone on to be with the Lord a few hours before I arrived. I was setting up my equipment to get ready for our service when the activities director came in to let me know what had just happened. She asked if I would like to speak to the family. I said, "yes". As I entered the room I could see the woman was still in her bed. Family, friends, staff, and hospice were all there and waiting for the funeral home staff to arrive. I was introduced and then began to minister to everyone in the room. We prayed together and had a group hug. What a blessing to be there at the right time and in the right place. After all that I went back out to the dining area and we had our morning service. Praise the Lord for His Goodness. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost
As I entered the nursing home this morning I sensed that music should be a big part of the service. We began to sing and I noticed an incredible response. Many more residence came in to the service. Then, those who were in the service began to raise their hands and praise the Lord. We continued to sing and praising the Lord for 45 minutes. Everyone wanted to continue but it was time for lunch at the facility. There was also a tremendous response for healing and salvation. God Is So Good!