Blank Paper For Jesus.

God is so good. Many of you know that, to wait upon Him for our inspirations, for writing, and etc. So here is this ol’ goat, wondering before the Lord and looking at my Packer calendar. “You know Lord, what will it be? I have three chapels in January and hey, I got nothin’…”
Continued in prayer, waitin’ on the Lord, looking at a blank piece of paper… Oh that sweet still voice. ‘All you need is right here, a blank piece of paper…’
Then the entire outline, ‘click, click’, with an object lesson, a blank piece of paper, ‘cause you see, sometimes you and I, we’re blank pieces of paper, perhaps think we have nothing to offer… Sound about right?
But God says… ‘Here, let’s fold in those pointed edges, fold a bit more… Are you yielded to me? Will you trust and obey as I fold you again for my purpose…’
1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

The lesson goes on, being folded for a special anointing, for a place and time that nothing else will do,,,, unless I’m willing to be folded, to trust and obey for Jesus.
The lesson goes on to ‘show and tell’, how Jesus can take you and I, as blank papers, and transform each of us into a vessel which can shout out for Him.
2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
James 3:17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
Mmmm, precious to wait for Him, for His shout into my life…. Might be something here for you, to trust and obey, to be willing to be folded for His purpose in you.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Author Terry Palmer, a bit folded to make a point for Him…

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Be encouraged. Be a Blessing!

R U A Blessing?
1 John 1: 1-5 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
A message for a world of darkness, confused by the lies of John 10:10, the devil who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. Our message is about light and life in Jesus Christ. It is part of our heritage as Christian family to do so, to reach out as an example and by our words…
Am I expecting too much? Look at our example of Jesus Christ, who shed it all for us on the cross, so that you and I can be here today and share His . Way, Truth, and Life.
Please be encouraged and not troubled, for this is a new day, a new way for you to share our Lord with that next one you meet.
A very glad to be a Christian and Author Terry Palmer

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Calling All Grandparents!

Encouraging quote this morning from a new book about to break into our market, ‘Biblical Grandparenting’, by Josh Mulvihill, breaking tomorrow, December 12th.
Consider his wise words if you are a grandparent, a parent, or have grandchildren.
‘Grandparents have an important role to play in scripture. Grandparents are entrusted with the task of transferring faith from one generation to the next and passing on a Godly heritage to future generations.’
I’m so thrilled by this book. Finally, an authoritive book on the role of grandparents, about the godly heritage, an active role in the next generations. Mmmm, love to interact with the younger ones, to shine my faith in Jesus, to rattle off a verse when needed, to ‘show and tell’ Jesus in my heart…
How about you? As a grandparent, is your mind on these things?
Read Psalm 78, the grandparents Psalm, for further understanding. This ol’ papa will be using many more quotes in the next few weeks, wonderful book. Here is a tip. Get this book, there is still time, and make a perfect gift for the ol’ papa or mama in your life… such uplifting reading, a joy to read, a few tears or repentance for sure, mmmm.
Author Terry Palmer who is so glad to be an ol’ papa!

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A Path To Calm Assurance

When Your Heart Is Troubled…
The wah, wah of a little child which goes on and on…
Another child jumps into the fray with an anger solution…
The news reeks of anger and strife…
And yet…. One can still find Peace and Calm Assurance – in the Lord.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Find your quiet place in the Lord, seek Him as a very present help in a time of trouble.
Be assured of His place in your life.
His Word is True, is your base for finding Truth in a world gone wrong
His Salvation will hold you for an eternity.
So when the world is crashing down,
Taking your smile into a frown,
Rest in Jesus as your source of care,
Be not troubled and be sure to share…
Author Terry Palmer wrapped in Jesus Calm Assurance

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Why Do We Pray? Here Are Your Answers!

‘Why We Pray’
May I share a blessing with you about ‘why we pray?” This week, after my Bible time and prayer, I felt the call to ask a simple question – ‘Why do we pray’.
Your answers show a depth of faith and experience in prayer that is both humbling and powerful. The following makes quite a time of worship, of praise, of calm assurance.
This is your list, to be shared again and again. Please share it with your pastor, family, and friends, maybe that one who is drawn away by darkness and needs to be reassured that prayer works. Here is your list.
To surrender all to Him in obedience.
Change our mindset & perspective
To bring God’s will, here on earth, as it is in heaven, to undo the works of the devil, to be God’s advocates here on earth.
We pray “Thy Kingdom come…Thy will be done…on earth as it is in heaven…” Come quickly, Lord Jesus!
To give Him glory!!
Be with the Father
Give thanks
To attain the single highest level of intimacy possible with God while we’re still in this skin…talking and listening to the one who made us.
And we love to talk with our Heavenly Father.
To maintain a close relationship with God!
Stay close to God’s heart.
.because only our holy, powerful Almighty God can change attitudes, redirect our will, and heal the bodies **He** created. And to think he gave the written Word so we can have at least a hint of the All he is! The More than we could ever ask or think.
To live life to the fullest as promised.
For forgiveness, guidance and protection.
Everything before His throne ,he restores
Peace, encouragement, an anchor to hold on to
I pray to talk and be closer to the only One who has all the answers for those I love and me and gives me strength to get through the day. He’s my best Friend, my guiding Light, and the Rock that never crumbles beneath my feet.
Then, to take action. Christianity is not sitting on our hands waiting for someone else to do something. Like this parable of the good Samaritan, Christianity is doing the right thing for others in need even when the religious establishment walks on by and looks the other way rather than dirty their hands. Prayers for grace, wisdom and mercy are for Christ to flow through us. If it puddles and stops where we stand, then its not truly grace, wisdom or mercy,
To be closer to God
To get my perspective back in order, and to praise Him.
Thankfulness and forgiveness
God says, “If were possible even the very elect would be deceived.” In this age of open spiritual warfare and deception that will only become more fierce, I ask and listen so I will have help and hope to get through each day. And when I stumble I will learn to listen and heed the voice of the Spirit and immediately follow His instruction. I long for the comfort, reassurance, and peace that only comes from His presence as I seek Him for everything.
Peace. It really is what we all long for.
To visit with God.
To pray for forgiveness, to thank God for all of His blessings and mercy
gain His direction and wisdom
To have conversation. To commune. To talk and listen. You can’t have a relationship with someone you don’t communicate with, learn about, and learn from. Prayer is the mechanism for the relationship.
Praise
Why do you talk to an old friend? People will give many answers but when the rubber hits the road- it’s no different than talking to your best friend- catching up, letting him know how your doing, telling him you love him
I often ask Him for His peace and joy and to fill me with His love.
Full repentance, to know God’s Will.
To have intimacy with our Savior.
Because we need to know regardless of how our life is, of how much we hurt, their is one person who is always their for us, who understands our pain, and loves us unconditionally regardless of how many times we fail.
Thank our Provider
To have communion with God the Father, fellowship with God the Son and guidance from God the Holy Spirit
To thank Him for care and to seek His will.
Praise, glorify and edify.
To praise and thank our Lord.
I heard someone say once that we pray not to change God’s mind, but to change our mind. Deep.
ACTS
Adoration
Confession
Thanksgiving
Supplication
To talk to Him and to say thank you and to love Him.
BEGIN BY PRAISING GOD! Before prayer listen to music that inspires praise and worship. How can we pray if our focus is in us?
To know God.
God commanded it.

It’s our only means of communicating with God.
To talk to the one who loves me most
To talk with and to our sweet Lord Jesus who loved us enough to endure the cross to set us free from sin, and who rose again, victoriously, and is preparing a place for us in Heaven.
To praise Him for His great love, mercy, grace, forgiveness, protection, patience, and faithfulness.
To bring Heaven to Earth…”Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.”
What a precious list of ‘Why We Pray’. Please use this list, so well prompted by His Holy Spirit, to build up the body of Christ. Share the joy, the vitality that prayer brings to us and amen for that.
Author Terry Palmer in awe of what the Holy Spirit accomplished through each of you.

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No Fear of Gray…

About that ‘old age’ thing…
You know you’re getting old when the six o’clock news is the late show… Or, you know you’re getting old when…, um, let’s see, what was that again?

So much humor about our aging process. Dr. Josh Mulvihill in his soon to be released book, Dec. 18th, Biblical Grandparenting, takes an entirely different approach, to getting old and role change. ‘Grandparents have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of their grandchildren and leave a lasting heritage for their families that will bless generations to come.’ Perhaps you and I need to step back and think about it too.
Proverbs 20:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

Did you get that, ‘beauty’, and perhaps a heritage that means way more than financial. Consider this: are you a blessing or a burden? What will you pass down as a spiritual heritage to those around you? You have an opportunity to take the fragrance of Jesus to the next generations and be blessing so abundantly for doing so.

Author Terry Palmer with a gray head this morning… does yours shine for Jesus?

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To Sing Out For Jesus, mmmm!

This Is My Story…
Oh, to sing out for Jesus, to raise voice in praise, mmmm, a privilege we share with the angels. This morning, this ol’ author took a break from the Christmas music to sing along in my croak of a tenor voice, ‘This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long….. This is my story, this is my song, praising my Savior, all the day long.’
It’s one of my ‘Bellow’ songs, which means you should not sit in front of me in church during this song, whew…. Especially the tenor part, might curl your hair, chuckle…
But think a moment as you shudder at my description.

Think about overcoming, of a purpose to overcome darkness, a stronghold of sin, a struggle which is a stumble for you… The two thoughts are opposites, aren’t they. Darkness of chaos, wanting to pull us away from Christ, or a robust Christian hymn which shouts the praise of Jesus, in order, in timing, in an exact sequence for Him…
Today…. Be an opposite for Jesus!

Author Terry Palmer who might be a bit hoarse at the moment.

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