Year: 2017

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

Dear Friends,

My memory verse this week is above. I invite you to memorize it, pray it, live it. Let Him speak to you through the whole chapter and you’ll be drenched in His truth and love. We continue to hear the Lord say about this summer, “Stay with Me through thicket & thin; we’ll have a romping good time.”

A main way to stay with Him is to continually call upon Him for help in all the little & big moments of your day. Often, what is little to us, is big to Him. Often what is big to us, is little to Him. So call upon Him in all of it. There is so much He wants to show you, so much help & wisdom for the asking. Call upon Him for help directly in prayer. Call upon Him for help through trusted men & women of God in your life.

Often we will not. Then we suffer needlessly for lack of information & transformation from Him. I have sometimes gone several days without simply saying, “Jesus help me do this.” When He’s just waiting. So I’m learning. How about you?

It’s like the elderly person who falls in the night & fearfully & needlessly struggles alone for hours into exhaustion—all the while having their lifeline emergency button around their neck or their phone well within reach. I’m not judging, I might do the same thing. But it is a clear picture of the human condition & why the Lord tells us to call upon Him. Some people wait to call upon the Lord as a last resort. Some never call upon Him.

But it’s not too late, until it’s too late. Until He returns, He is calling on everyone to return to Him. It’s not too late to finally get into the habit of abiding in Him–calling upon Him continually as our first resort–receiving His wisdom & power.

This is a year of victory upon victory, in which the Lord wants to help you get out of the habit of relying on yourself & get into the habit of calling upon Him. This is the year when you learn to go to Him with everything, because He is your everything! Begin this present moment.

Share His good news with others. Call upon Him for them. Help them learn with you to call upon Him themselves. Share & practice Jeremiah 33:3 with people. He’s presently waiting to show us so much we presently do not know.

 

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight

Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted.  Psalm 89:15-16

Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted. Psalm 89:15-16

Blessed are the people who know the Festal shout; who walk, O Lord, in the light of Your face; who exult in Your name all the day; in Your righteousness they will be exalted.  Psalm 89:15-16

 

Dear Friends,

The word “bless” means to “kneel”. The Lord knelt down to earth to live, die, and rise for us. The Lord kneels down to love and sustain us through the Holy Spirit. We bless the Lord by kneeling before Him and walking with Him. We bless one another by kneeling down in self-sacrificial words and deeds toward each other. When we kneel down and lift up His name, He lifts us up!

 

I memorized the verses above on last Friday and have been praying them back to the Lord frequently since then. That’s how you truly hide His word in your heart. Memorize, Pray, Live it.

Try it. Make it a holy, happy, habit with Him.

 

Look at the fourfold blessing outlined in this passage.

  1. We are rescued when we believe & confess the eternal festal shout, “Jesus Christ is Lord!”
  2. The Holy Spirit then helps us walk in the light of Jesus’ face.
  3. We stay before His face by enjoying & lifting up His name all day.
  4. As we lift Him up, He lifts us up.

 

This is how I’ve been praying through this verse. Try it.

“Lord I thank you for the eternal Festal shout, “Jesus Christ is Lord!” The first time I believed and shouted this, You saved me. Every time since then, when I shout that You are Christ the Lord, You rescue and remind me to stay before Your smiling face and walk with You. The way I stay before Your face is to enjoy Your name in my heart and enjoy speaking Your name and fame to others all day long, no matter how I feel. As I lift up Your Name, Your Holy Spirit lifts me up like on eagle’s wings! Thank you so much Jesus. You are My Everything!”

 

Love you all,

Dick Speight

“Stay with Me through thick and thin; we’ll have a rompin’ good time.”

“Stay with Me through thick and thin; we’ll have a rompin’ good time.”

Dear friends,

I’m hearing Him say, “Stay with Me through thick and thin; we’ll have a rompin’ good time.” 

Stay with Me” is straight out of John 15. Please read it & meet with Him there.

If we abide with Him we will bear much fruit and be full of His Joy!

If we won’t stay, conversing face-to-face & walking side-by-side—we will be unfruitful & unhappy.

If we stay with Him, the Holy Spirit keeps us on His Highway of Holiness.

If we don’t stay, we allow ourselves to be led astray into unholy behavior, deception, & disaster.

Thick and thin” required Kim & I to do a little research & reflection. The phrase goes back to when England was covered with forests. It meant “through thicket and thin wood”. The journey forward is sometimes slow going & difficult, sometimes faster & easier. We felt Him lead us to Romans 5:1-5. Please read it & meet with Him there.

Christ is constantly offering us everything that really matters–salvation, peace with God, full access, hope of glory.

Therefore we can actually rejoice at tribulations because they produce perseverance in our lives which produces His character which produces hope—a confident trust in Christ as our beautiful future.

We’ll have a rompin’ good time!” We were led to John 10:1-10. Please read it & meet Him there.

He is always ready to give you life abundant in adventures on His Highway of Holiness–“a rompin’ good time!”

Through darker thicket, brighter thin wood, or sun-splashed meadows–it’s all worth it.

Because Holy Spirit will lead, fill, change you with Jesus’ love.

If you walk His way, He promises His everlasting best even in the temporary worst.

Why go it alone in any area of your life? Is it thick or thin right now?

Stay with Him. Do it for Him. Do it for yourself. Do it for the others around you who aren’t.

For them, even thin wood is unavigable, the meadows dark.

They need His truth with love through you.

Stop dreading your difficulties, start anticipating His advancement.

Staying with Him is victory upon victory through thick and thin.

 

Love and blessings,

Dick Speight

COME REST MINISTRIES’

Awakening of Love

FRIDAY, JUNE 2ND   630-930PM

River of Life Church Fellowship Hall

3801 Blairs Ferry Rd

“Holy Spirit come rest upon us as we come rest in Jesus’ love,

so You will awaken the Bride!”

Wholehearted praise, prayer, teaching, testimonies!

Richard & Kim Speight & Greg Jenkins in oversight.

Jared Leversee and others leading worship music!

WE ANTICIPATE VICTORY UPON VICTORY EACH DAY IN 2017!

Register at the door. Freewill offering.

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UPCOMING

May 28        845-10 am Carol Blomberg teaching Come Up! Class at ROL

NO Covenant Groups

7-830 pm I 58 House Fellowship at Rehoboth

June 2        630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at River of Life Church in CR

June 16      630-930pm  CRM Awakening of Love at Encounter Christian Church in CR

June 21      9am-4pm  CRM Day Retreat @Rehoboth. Apply at jkadlec@imonmail.com

July 7         630-930 CRM Awakening of Love at River of Life Church in CR

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