The End

No, no, no! It’s not the end of my blogging. And certainly not the end of the world! Today is just the end of one more tour of hopefully making an impact on my grandchildren.

These clouds followed me on my drive home from Fort Gibson. Or did I follow the clouds? It sure beat the rainy trips I have had lately.

There is something special about “the end.” When I served Sarah her lunch today, as usual I told her to pray. The children are encouraged to pray with their own words and not the usual, “Thank you, Jesus, for this food and bless it to our bodies. In Jesus’ name. Amen!” My little Sarah said her prayer and instead of the usual “amen,” she finished with “The end!” Very logical. It was good for God to know that it was the end… the end of that prayer! I’m sure it’s not the end of her praying!

Why do we end our prayers with “Amen”? It means, “So be it!” If we’re serious we want what we pray for and we emphasize it with an “Amen”!

I heard a preacher on the radio asking if we back up our prayers with Scripture. Do you? That is awesome—to pray with backing of God’s promises. Let me give you some of the Scriptures that have been anchors in my prayers.

1 John 5:14-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us-whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of him.

Psalm 46:1-3
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

Mark 11:24-25
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

James 5:13-18
Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray. Is anyone happy? Let him sing songs of praise. Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops.

Exodus 15:26
If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

These are just a few of the many Scriptures that encourage me. It would take up all the available space I have on this blog if I listed them all. If you haven’t done it, find scriptures in the Word of God to stand on in your prayers. There might be and “end” to our prayers but there is NO END to what God will do for us in answer to our prayers.

Pray on!

 

 

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About kelund

My name is Kerstin Anderas-Lundquist. I was born in Sweden to Per & Brita Anderas, on March 6, 1946. In 1948 we left to begin a missionary life in Chile; in 1956 we moved on to Peru. On May 1, 1969 I married an all-Swedish guy from Karslkrona: Bengt Göran Emanuel Lundquist. God blessed us with two daughters: Eva-Marie Elizabeth and Ruth Carina. We served as missionaries in Peru and Bolivia. In 1988 we moved to the United States to work at Life Publishers in Miami, Florida. I was to assist in developing the line of Sunday School Curriculm in Spanish known as Vida Nueva. I live in Springfield, Missouri, and am retired from work at the Assemblies of God Headquarters. My husband and daughter Eva-Marie have been promoted to Heaven. Carina is married to Thom Cole and they have given me four gourgeous grandchildren, even five (teen-age John). I will be writing about my life, past and present, blended with visions for the future. My deepest desire is to spread the “seed of love”–inspiration to serve God and our neighbors with love and compassion.
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2 Responses to The End

  1. Gracias Kenlung: Leí el artículo The ENd. después de haberlo traducido al castellano que está muy convincente acompañado y reforzado con las enseñanzas Bíblicas, palabras que dan seguridad frente a las cosas que Dios el Padre y su hijo donde las promesas siempre se cumplen en cuyos párrafos bíblicos que llegaron a mí en un precíso momento que me encontraba con alguna de las varias enfermedades que tenía en mi cuerpo, de las que gracias a mi Sanador me queda la más reciente y más jodida que la adquerí o denoté hace un año y medio creo ganarla con la ayuda de tu consejo de oración que hace relación a lo descríto y la ayuda de oración voluntaria que los hermanos y heramanas hagan en mi favor que desde ya agradezco no perdiendo la fé en el Señor. Ese articulado lo publiqué en uno de mis Blogs llamado “El blog de Héctorrene” de Blog Obolog http://wwwhectorreyg.obolog.com/. donde tambien he publicado otro episodio relatado “Dios Está Conmigo” con cientos de visitantes tanto que los dueños del blog tuvieron que recortarlos. Desde ya Gracias Héctor Reyes Gallardo.

  2. kelund says:

    Hola!

    Soy escritora y traductora experta en el español y una mala traducción que lleva mi nombre es como una puñalada en el corazón. Supongo que has usado Google o algo similar para traducir mi blog. Espero que nadie piense que yo traduzco tan mal. Yo he empezado a usar el traductor Google pero hay que hacerle muchos arreglos y a veces el significado sale distorsionado.

    Sigue confiando en el Señor. A veces las respuestas no vienen de una vez; pero Dios nos acompaña y fortalece en medio de todas las pruebas.

    Mil bendiciones,

    Kerstin

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