God cares for you.

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(Psalm139:1-6) “O Lord, you have searched me and you know me.

You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from far…..”

 

Do you know that God knows you and cares for you?

He is watching you, to help you and bless you.

He sees all your problems and difficulties.

He knows all the harassing thoughts that are running in and through your mind, the worries, the daily concerns.

He knows all your movements, your going in and coming out, your sitting and rising, even the unspoken words of pain and distress.

In your anguish, you may have tried to run away from him but He the omniscient God sees you and cares for you.

Sometimes we ask “Where is He when we go through bitter experiences of life?”But He is close by our side waiting to help us and lift us up.   His hands are always there to cover us from danger and deliver us from our enemies.   His hands give us shelter and comfort.

He is great and awesome. He loves us and thinks of us, for we are His treasured possession.

Let us meditate today, on His goodness and greatness, commit the day in to His hands and rest in Him.

Lord thank you for this beautiful day, thank you for your loving   care. Thank you for your protective hand. I trust you with my whole heart. I bless you and honor you.

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Are You stressed?

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English: Lush Grass Ahead Coming down from the wilderness near the stream in the lee of Bryn Du, and the grass is much greener from now on. “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.” Psalm 23:1-3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 13:5

Psalm 13:5 (Photo credit: [Share the Word])

Meditative prayer to overcome stress.

You can overcome stress, you can be victorious in life, for God loves you, he cares for you. Have hope, trust in him, go to him and spend time under his shadow.

As soon as you get up in the morning, take up your Bible and go to a calm and quiet place, where you are not disturbed. Open the Bible and read meditatively and slowly Psalm 118:24, Hebrews 13:5,John 10:10,Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 23:1-2,Philippians 4:19.

Now start praying the words thanking him, worshiping himand praising him.

Pray Psalm 118: “This is the day that the lord has made”. Lord thank you for this beautiful day, thank you for the good sleep, thank you for the opportunity to be with you and serve you today.

Hebrews 13:5 “..I will never leave nor forsake you” Thank you for your loving presence, your warmth, your assurance, I love you and worship you.

John 10:10 “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”. I know and believe that your life is flowing in and through me, you are refreshing me. Thank you lord, for your life in me. I am alive because of you.

Isaiah 40:31 “Those who hope in the lord shall renew their strength.”I look to you and wait for you, I know you strengthen me, renew me and I can rise up, by your grace. I am able to achieve great things for you this day. Praise you lord.

 Psalm 23:1-2; “The Lord is my shepherd” Philippians4:19 “My God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory.” You are my good shepherd, you provide for me, protect me and quench my thirst and supply all my needs.  Thank you lord, for your great concern and care.  I can live without any fear, I do not have to worry, for you are with me, you look after me and I am in safe hands.

Psalm 103:1 “Bless the lord O my soul and all that is within me praise his holy name”. Lord I praise you from the depth of my heart; you have been and are so good to me always. I believe you and trust you. Thank you for your sustaining grace. I love you and give you praise. Holy be your name, my Lord and my king. Amen.


HOW TO BE HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL IN MARRIED LIFE

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Greeting card with cats on (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Greeting card longoria’s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Marriage is a divine calling. It is a very blessed experience. It  is  love  consummated. It must be nourished, protected and prospered. Marriage   gives  us  an  opportunity to grow together, live together and experience heavenly bliss on earth.

  1. Learn to love each other unconditionally. Maintain the initial love. It is always helpful to think  and ponder upon the   good old days.
  2. Appreciate each  other ,  value  the roles each-one plays. Show concern and care through words and deeds.(loving words, encouraging words)
  3. Look at the eyes and say” I love  you “ with full of emotions and romance.
  4. Keep humor alive. Don’t be boring ,be willing to laugh and be laughed at.
  5. Spend   quality time with each other, take time off  for recreation, outdoor games, leisure walks in the nature.
  6. Bless and pray for each other.
  7. Give gifts ,  share and accept gifts.
  8. Remember the birthdays, wedding day. Send a greeting card.
  9. Listen to each other, comfort and console.
  10. Be neat and attractive, dress nicely , groom well.
  11. Read the word of God together. Go to a vibrant church. Sing praises to God.
  12. Touch affectionately and tenderly. Show affection through caressing, kissing and rubbing.
  13. Look after each other health, good nutrition, good eating habits, plenty of fresh air, and  exercises.
  14. Be mentally alert and have good thoughts and attitudes, understand each other  learn to  be patient.
  15.  Sleep  well, go for  regular checkups.
  16. Learn to forgive and forget it is human to error and divine to forgive.
  17. Every day look for something good to praise.
  18. Be likable.
  19. Be thankful to God for your partner.
  20. Make Jesus the Lord of your life and the family.

HOW TO RECEIVE LORD’S FAVOUR

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English: Road Through Lord’s Throat Lord’s Throat is a pretty wooded valley, named after Lord Forbes. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Psalm 41:1-3

 Blessed  is he who has regards for the weak ; the Lord delivers him In times of trouble.

The Lord will protect him and preserve his life ;he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.

The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.

 

Our lives become blessed and meaningful as we consider the poor and the weak. Here blessed means made happy and satisfied. People can be weak physically , mentally , spiritually and financially. we need to love them, care for them, support them, and  encourage them .This way we will be able to show  God’s love , and be  channels to draw them to God .

As we show care and  love  the Lord says that he will deliver us  from our  troubles, trials and difficulties. We will  be protected from all our enemies both physical and spiritual ,you will enjoy long life and good health.

We will also be sustained ,provided ,nourished ,and nursed by God and  be set  always in his presence.

God is seeking people who will show His heart ‘s concern to a world engulfed  in selfishness. I  invite you to decide this day to love the helpless ,the needy and show concern through encouraging words and deeds. Appreciate them and uplift them so the divine favour   be upon you. Have a blessed new month.


HOW TO RECEIVE GOD’S BLESSINGS

Words have a power all their own

Words have a power all their own (Photo credit: Lynne Hand)


God is our loving father ,he cares for us ,it is his nature that he wants to bless us.

He blesses us both spiritually and physically.

His love has no limits,  it is flowing  to everyone.

He is slow to anger and abounding in mercy.

By drawing near to him we experience his love and his divine provision.

His words reveal to us the ways to receive his blessings. Following are some…

  •  Believe in His words ,his words are himself, what he says stands ,it is power . For

he created the world with words, he said let there be  light and it was so( Gen 1:3) .Therefore turn to the word of God with trust and confidence.

  • Love the word of God, this way you love God himself, for he is expressed in his words, his love flows   throughout his word . Thirst  for it, as the deer thirst after  water.(Deut 6:5)
  • Read the word of God, He who reads his word is blessed; in his words there is wisdom and strength. The more one reads the word the more he comes to know him. It nourishes your soul.(Rev 1:3)
  • Meditate on the word, it  helps  the word to be digested in to your system. It will produce divine energy within you to fight the battles in your life.(Joshua 1:8)And it empowers you.
  • Pray the word of God, it  renews your mind and prepares you to see the world in a new light. Your attitudes will change and the word  will become alive in you.(Romans 12:2)
  • Obey the word of God, means to  take  action  in trusting the word. Here you show your respect and  dependence  on God. The  reverential  fear of the lord  guarantees  success in life.( EX 12:24;Deut 8:1;Pro 29:18)
  •  Share the word of God, The blessings have to be shared, it is the will of God and the nature  of God. As we faithfully  share  the blessings,  the more blessed we  will become. The  world  is thirsting for the truth, you have it, please share it lavishly. You received  freely  give freely  because it has the power to change and free people from their bondages and difficulties,.(Mt 28:19)

   Some spiritual blessings

  •  Arms with strength    Psalm18:32
  • Rest                                psalm23:2
  • Protection                     psalm 37:39
  • Up holds                        Isaiah41;10
  • Some physical blessings
    • Long life                        Deut 4:40
    • All go well                     Deut 12:28
    • Prosper in all                Deut 28:8
    • No lack                          Psalm 34;10

THE LORD UP HOLDS YOU

Psalm 13:5

Psalm 13:5 (Photo credit: [Share the Word])

Psalm 145:The lord is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all he has made.

  •    17  The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving towards all He has made  .
  •    18  The Lord is near to all who call on Him,to all who call on Him  truth.

Are your  distressed  or discouraged? This can happen at any body  at  any moment.I have been discouraged  many a times in my life.There were times I was rejected , criticized , misunderstood and accused falsely  in my ministry.That made me very gloomy,unhappy , and withdrawn.I even thought of giving up the ministry.Some times I kept aloof from God and people.Sometimes I questioned Him, argued with Him. I stopped praying and reading the word.I began to reason within my self. The more I began to move away from Him,the  more gloomy I became.I tried to find solutions by my own but nothing was successful.Then God spoke to me in my spirit Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God”

He revealed to me that, in all these times, He was silently waiting patiently  for me, to understand the training he was providing. for a greater ministry.

So dear friends,God never gives you up. He said” I will never leave you nor forsake you“.He is by your side,watching over you to help and bless you.Psalm 145:14 The Lord  upholds those who fall and lifts up those who bowed down.


Hello world!

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Holy Spirit painting (Photo credit: hickory hardscrabble)

Ariseandshineservices  is a  non -denominational ministry of encouragement and prayer , net working with individuals, churches and the Body of Christ at large to fulfill the great commission of the Lord Jesus  Christ.

Vision:Seeing all christians encouraging and helping each other to worship the Lord in truth and the spirit and to succeed in all areas of life, physically ,mentally, spiritually, socially and financially for  the glory of God and the betterment of mankind, impacting the world with the glorious Gospel  of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Mission:

Being committed to bless , encourage, strengthen, pray ,intercede, empower, equip, counsel, comfort, console, support  men ,women, and children regardless of age ,creed, culture through the word of God and the love of God.

Our activities:

  1. Intercessory prayers.
  2. Leadership training based on the word of God.
  3. Preaching .
  4. Bible studies.
  5. Supporting children’s in education in Sri Lanka.
  6. Supporting  the  elderly and the homeless in Sri lanka.
  7. Children’s leadership and creativity development workshops.
  8. Promoting Christian entrepreneurship.
  9.  Christian counseling.
  10. Promoting health and nutrition in the Body of Christ.

Core values:

  1. Serve   with   love, offering hope and compassion.
  2. Love one another.
  3. Encourage each other.
  4. Bless each other.
  5. Listen with love.
  6. Celebrate life.
  7. Good stewardship.
  8. Trustworthiness.
  9. Transparency   in  financial  matters.Statement of faith:
    1. We acknowledge  God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
    2. We believe  the Bible as the inspired word of God.
    3. We believe in life ,death and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ.
    4. We believe in the atoning sacrifice.