Monday, December 8, 2008

First Response=Faith In God!


The Most Glorious Promises of God Are

Generally Fulfilled In Such A Wondrous Manner That

He Steps Forth To Save Us At A Time When

There Is The Least Appearance Of It.

Quote By: C. H. von Bogatzy

"In God's eyes, the greatest heroes of the faith are not those who achieve prosperity, success, and the power of this life, but those who treat this life as a temporary assignment and serve faithfully, expecting their promised reward in eternity."

Quote By: Rick Warren "Daily Inspiration For The Purpose Driven Life"


Hey precious family! Sometimes life hits us hard! Things happen that we totally don't anticipate! Sometimes it is utterly outrageous and very ill timed when something suddenly collides with your harmony on your life path! Have you been there? I have! Last week my laptop computer suddenly went down and I got myself in such a spiritual funk because of it. I cried, got depressed and entertained all kinds of stupid thoughts of doubts, fears, frustrations and foolishness that just took me down to a very low pit! It was a total flesh fit for which God has forgiven me! Thank you Jesus! But I know you all understand the strong draw to react in the flesh over responding through our faith first! So, this is what I am praying for us and our family members today!  First Response=Faith In God! 

1 Corinthians 7:31

Those who use the things of the world should not become all wrapped up in them. The world as it now exists is passing away.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) Copyright © 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society

James 4:4-6

You're cheating on God. If all you want is your own way, flirting with the world every chance you get, you end up enemies of God and his way. And do you suppose God doesn't care? The proverb has it that "he's a fiercely jealous lover." And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you'll find. It's common knowledge that "God goes against the willful proud; God gives grace to the willing humble."

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson


  • Father keep us from being willful, from holding on to our plans, our ways even when they become a heap at our feet. Father help us not to try to fix things, or put things back together that are meant by Your plan to be made knew by Your Will Your Way and Your possibilities! Oh help us not to live bound up by our own strength or plans so that we don't experience the new possibilities You have for us! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Father I know that many of us are being interrupted by our enemies schemes and hopes to derail us from what You have for us. Frustrated! Help us to turn to You with our frustrations, our dashed expectations and our impossibilities and let You work them all out by Your perfect plan! Jesus. Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • I pray Lord that you keep us from falling into a spiritual funk and landing in a pit of despair. Holy Spirit, help us to realize that You are working in the unseen for our good! You have a plan to activate, a far better way than anything else we could ever do in our own strength, bumbling out of our frustration as we try to fix things! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Jesus, help us to trust You in our right now, from moment to moment! May this family never get wrapped up in anything that is not of You, based in Your love or that does not make an eternal difference. Jesus. So Be It! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Lord Jesus I pray for my family that You would keep us from becoming swathed in things of this world so we can't unwind our tension and become all uptight and stressed out. Jesus, change and keep our focus on You. Make it so Lord Jesus! Everyday and in all our ways! May the only One we become wrapped up in be YOU! AMEN! May every interruption on our life path, every broken road lead us to You, Lord Jesus! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!

Selah …pause, listen and calmly think on this!

God Bless The Broken Road By Selah!


I am running straight to You, Lord Jesus! Today, I am making adjustments in my heart and hope to cope better with the changes that my lap top computer going down implicates on my Kingdom Work! Oh Lord, I was not ready for it, it was such very bad timing and it hit my heart in the wrong place at the wrong time! Please forgive me for my reaction of flesh! One thing I can see is that my enemy is divisive and I need to be able to keep my heart well guarded so that satan does not push my flesh buttons! I have spent the last 6 weeks packing, moving and getting settled and trying to keep a good attitude about another life change, that I was not ready for and right when I am settled and really ready to start back at my Website, the very day (did I say the very day…) I am to get back at my Writing… BAM!!! My computer gets hit with something and it is suddenly gone! HMMMMM….

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

So we're not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There's far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can't see now will last forever.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

"Realizing that life on earth is just a temporary assignment should radically alter your values."

Quote From Rick Warren's Book: Daily Inspiration For The Purpose Drive Life.


  • Jesus alter the way to the inner sanctums of our heart by Your Truth! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Father God help us never to give up on You no matter how things look. Help us to be a family who believes that You are our Advocate, working in the unseen for our good. No Doubt About It! Jesus! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Lord renew our hearts in the situations that we are facing today with the thought that there is far more going on here then what meets the eyes and IT IS ALL EVENTUALLY GOOD!! Moment to Moment…Faith In God


Lately, I am learning that keeping my focus on Jesus is the key to keeping my peace in the midst of these life tornados! Instead of walking straight into the spin, I need to run into Your Arms Lord Jesus! I am also seeing the graciousness of God in the way He always has a backup plan and I am on it right now. Our old computer! I am HOPING BIG that it will last until I get the other one fixed! I have to admit that I am working out my frustrations moment to moment that this computer is not the same and that it is greatly limited compared to my laptop, yet I am not counting God out!! HOPING HUGE! I have had to make some changes in my plan, but the first change I decided to make is a heart adjustment called: Attitude of Gratitude! I am thankful for what I have, even if it is not what I want. I am thankful that God had a backup plan and that at least I do have a computer that works! I am thankful that He is going to find a way out of this crash of my good computer and it will be for my good in my all and everything!

Ecclesiastes 12:13

All has been heard; the end of the matter is: Fear God [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is] and keep His commandments, for this is the whole of man [the full, original purpose of his creation, the object of God's providence, the root of character, the foundation of all happiness, the adjustment to all inharmonious circumstances and conditions under the sun] and the whole [duty] for every man.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Ephesians 4:22-24

Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion; 23And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], 24And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God's image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation


  • Jesus, You have the final say! You have the last word in our circumstances!! Help our families to develop a complete trust in You and to be First Faith Responders! Jesus! Make it so in us! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Lord teach us to know You more, to know the One Who writes the end of the matter and to worship and revere You in our all and everything! Jesus! Make it so in this family! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Holy Spirit teach us to keep You first in our thoughts, visions, hopes, dreams and expectations no matter what we see in our present situations, may we choose to see YOU FIRST! Jesus! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Jesus change our attitudes to those who HOPE HUGE in You and activate our faith so that we as a family might have an impactive faith that leaves a living legacy for the next generation to be inspired by. May our lives tell Your Story of possibility, might, power, provision and glory! Jesus! Change our hearts Oh God! May Our Lives Be A Family, Those Who Are Sent Out Everyday In Our All, And No Matter What… Being Your Light! Here I AM Lord! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Change our heart attitudes Lord to be a family who first and foremost says: Here I AM! Manifest Your Light In Me, Use Me! Keep us from being so focused on our problems, things we can't change that our heart fills up with them so full that we close down to those who You have called us to carry in our hearts. Jesus! So Be It! Help us to hold Your people in our hearts more than we do our problems! Help us to be Alerted First In Relationship With You, Therefore Being Interlaced In Relationship With Others! JOY! Jesus, Others You! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!

Selah …pause, and calmly think on this!

Here I AM Lord


One thing I have learned through this last stupid attack of my enemy and my even more stupid flesh reaction is that God has a plan and nothing will thwart it and that I need to focus on the bigger picture in times of confusion, stress, doubt and frustration so that I don't act out on these little fleeting things, but I stand on the truth that refocus my life on the BIG PICTURE! God will finish what He started in me and I need to focus on Him and not stuff; because life is so short and I need to live each day excellently as if it were my last day.

Philippians 1:6

And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

  • Jesus cause this family to be convinced and sure by Your Holy Spirit in us that You will finish the good work You started in our lives. Even if we stand at an impossible point of passage in our life path, may we filled with confidence in Your ability to make all things straight, to turn all things for our good and every impossibility into a possible thing! Jesus! We Trust You! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!


Moment to Moment…Faith First! How does that look for me? I let go of my plan, accept His today, I hope in Him, I place all my expectations in Him and I focus on Him and what He has for me today, because He has my today settled! God is here with me right now and in this moment, I have all I need because of Jesus. He is my Excellent Provider! My Growth Area today is: Live excellently today with all I have been given, no matter what that looks like, because I can't take for granted that I will even have a tomorrow, therefore I let be of what I can't fix in my now and in my tomorrow and put my focus on my Jesus and His Kingdom Trade for me in this moment! Here I am Lord Jesus! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!

Psalm 39:4

"Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered— how fleeting my life is.

New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

1 Peter 2:11

Friends, this world is not your home, so don't make yourselves cozy in it. Don't indulge your ego at the expense of your soul. Live an exemplary life among the natives so that your actions will refute their prejudices. Then they'll be won over to God's side and be there to join in the celebration when he arrives.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson


  • Lord Jesus I pray that we will be a family who is not at all cozy or comfortable with this world. Help us to humbly live our lives in Your Presence from moment to moment. Help us to choose to cozy up to You in all things and never expect comfort, but expect to give a sacrifice of praise unto You! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Holy Spirit help us to be a manifestation of God's Glory through every choice we make, that our lives might reflect a clinging to our Father God, a belief in Jesus' possibility and an impacting faith as we are guided by Your Spirit that makes a difference from here to there unto forever! Jesus! So be it in this family! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Holy Spirit cause us to get up each day and make a decisive dedication of our hearts and minds completely unto You. Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!
  • Father cause us to be a family who walks and lives by Your good and perfect plan for us! So be it Lord Jesus! AMEN!! Moment to Moment…Faith In God First!

"Our loving Lord pleads with us to turn our minds and hearts fully over to Him. The more fully we do that, the more completely we live by His good and perfect plan."

Quote By Joyce Meyer From Book: Battlefield Of The Mind Devotional


Today I pray this for us Moment to Moment…Faith In God First! God has given me some scriptures to meditate on and pray through for all of us! Love you so much! Mom Mac

Dig Deeper…. Pray Deeper….Live Deeper….Just Do It!!

Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the [uncompromisingly] righteous (the upright, in right standing with God) is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked (those who are out of harmony with God) comes to nothing.

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

1 Corinthians 7:31

I do want to point out, friends, that time is of the essence. There is no time to waste, so don't complicate your lives unnecessarily. Keep it simple —in marriage, grief, joy, whatever. Even in ordinary things—your daily routines of shopping, and so on. Deal as sparingly as possible with the things the world thrusts on you. This world as you see it is on its way out.

The Message (MSG) Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson

2 Corinthians 4:18

So we don't spend all our time looking at what we can see. Instead, we look at what we can't see. What can be seen lasts only a short time. But what can't be seen will last forever.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) Copyright © 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society

Cling Harder… Did Your Roots Deeper In His Promise…Just Do It!!

©I am Promised!!! ©

Ephesians 2:10

For we are God's [own] handiwork (His workmanship), [a]recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].

Isaiah 59:18-19

According as their deeds deserve, so will He repay wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies; on the foreign islands and coastlands He will make compensation. 19So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].

Amplified Bible (AMP) Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation

Psalm 34:19

Anyone who does what is right may have many troubles. But the Lord saves him from all of them.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) Copyright © 1996, 1998 by International Bible Society


Family Prayer Is Written And Prayed By Kimberlymac Out Of A Heart Of Compassion, That Ignites A Passion In Me That Families Everywhere Will Begin Praying The Word For Each Other!


Pass The Passion Forward!! Pray For Your Families!

God Bless You Much!

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