Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 12!

Verse 12 already?  Where has all the time gone?  That means we are half way through the year.  I am thankful, however to be participating on time this time!  I am thinking of and praying for a dear church member, Dusty, who had a heart attack last weekend.  He's having complications in the hospital and my heart goes out to his family.  I could not even imagine how hard this must be on his wife.  It just breaks my heart. But I know the One who can heal Dusty!  I know a lot of people in our church are praying for Dusty, but if you wouldn't mind saying a prayer too, I would be so thankful.  I'm not even sure how many people read my little blog, but I know that the power of prayer is immeasurable.            I will show you what I mean after this week's Memory Verse: 

- James 5:16
Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed.  The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. 
New American Standard Version

Ok, if you keep reading to James 5:18, where James talks about Elijah praying  to begin and end a drought.....

Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the earth for three years and six months.  Then he prayed again, and the sky poured rain and the earth produced its fruit.
-James 5:17 & 18
New American Standard Version

It's not like it didn't rain in Arizona or Canada for 3 and a half years.  It didn't rain on the earth for three and a half years.  Because Elijah prayed.   Remember Elijah also, through his prayers, raised the widow's son from the dead.  
I am no great Bible scholar, but even I can see, that is powerful!  

Palm Desert recap coming soon~I have been fighting some kind of infection this week and have not been feeling up to trying to edit my photos! 



MT said...

Rachel what's going on with you.?Pray all is well in the family.