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3-Minute Mile - Part 5

Posted on September 24, 2020 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Welcome to the 3-Minute Mile

Part 5

 

A 3-minute mile does not exist in the natural running world,

because no one has ever been able to run that fast.

 

But, in your spiritual run – you can be transported quickly.

 

ADVENTURES IN PRAYER

TIMELY VISION FOR THE FUTURE

QUICK SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS

 

God can do it through YOU!

He needs YOU!

God designed YOU to run the good race.


 

 

We had to cut down the spent flowers to expose the path. As I looked at my late Spring garden, I remembered the process. First, it was dormant for the Winter. As the rains came and the warmer weather, the sun hit the patch beside the house, and it began to awaken.

 

Right on time, the hyacinths emerged – first as nothing but leaves, and then the stems came, followed by the showy purple flowers.

 

I could hardly stand the excitement while I waited for my grandmother's, mother's, and now my bleeding heart plant to emerge from the ground. It seemed like an eternity that might never happen, but I had the faith that once again, it would not fail me. I was right. When the conditions were perfect, in a short amount of time, it emerged through the ground. It daily grew until it was again a massive plant with a smaller one in front of it. It made no apology of its splendor when the beautiful heart-shaped blooms popped out all over it. Top to bottom, it was glorious – a sight to behold.

 

The path that passes by it had been unimpeded until it took over and covered most of it. No longer could you walk easily on the little trail, for the bleeding heart had made its presence seen and known.

 

 

So, there was no problem putting a big coreopsis potted plant on the end of the path. The path was now blocked. There was parking in the moment of a few weeks that caused us to stay and enjoy. We could walk past the spiderwort plants and turn and look at the fish in the pond. They were enjoying the warmer weather. Their hibernation time was over, and they were spawning and running and jumping merrily. They were eating again. Their forced fast was over, and they celebrated twice a day when they sensed us cross the deck – or maybe it was the vibration our feet made. It was a glorious dead-end path with tremendous rewards.

 

Then the usual happened. The spiderworts were growing again between the patio blocks and trying to fill in vacant spaces. It was no longer visually pleasant. So, we went to work eventually to remove them. Those roots are hard to reach, as some emerged again. Not in the right place, they become annoying and a detriment to walking on the path. Last year we pulled them out from around the pond because they had taken over. Tall and not so glorious they were for us. The little purple blooms close up when it is too hot, cold, and at night. So, as you can imagine, they are not open a lot. As they grow tall and lanky, the plants fall over – also not so appealing. So, what was once a joy, became overwhelming. We did not completely get rid of them, leaving some along the path.

 

Just when these plants were at their best, I began to see the telltale yellow leaves signaling the bleeding heart was on its way out. Sure enough, in a few short days, it no longer was the specimen that it was before. True to my character, I left off pruning it back even too long. As I began the process and cut the dead branches back, soon, nothing much left. But – the path was now unimpeded. We staked the spiderworts next to it this time – the first time. They stood up straight and back off the path, leaving lots of room to walk by them.

 

The coreopsis was moved beside the path and into the flowerbed. Still beautiful, it did not lose its place.

 

So now, the path was free after a glorious Spring season that caused us to stop and reflect the past, present, and future.

 

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (AMP)

 

There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven—

2 A time to be born and a time to die;

A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted.

3 A time to kill and a time to heal;

A time to tear down and a time to build up.

4 A time to weep and a time to laugh;

A time to mourn and a time to dance.

 

5 A time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones;

A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing.

6 A time to search and a time to give up as lost;

A time to keep and a time to throw away.

7 A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;

A time to keep silent and a time to speak.

8A time to love and a time to hate;

A time for war and a time for peace.

 

There is a season for everything in the garden. There is a season for everything in our natural and spiritual lives. As the cycles come and go, we see patterns that require faith and action. It is in our best interest to listen to the still small voice of the Lord and follow His commands closely.

 

A PRAYER FOR YOU TO PRAY:

 

I come to You, Father, and submit to you and the seasons of my life. I desire to walk in faith and to stop and observe to get clear direction as to how to proceed. Anoint my eyes to see the beauty all around me. Show me anything that needs to be changed, rearranged, or removed. In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen

 


3-Minute Mile - Part 4

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)


Welcome to the 3-Minute Mile – Part 4

 

A 3-minute mile does not exist in the natural running world,

because no one has ever been able to run that fast.

 

But, in your spiritual run – you can be transported quickly.

 

ADVENTURES IN PRAYER

TIMELY VISION FOR THE FUTURE

QUICK SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS

 

God can do it through YOU!

He needs YOU!

God designed YOU to run the good race.

 

 

 

 

I was picking dead blossoms off of the geraniums and petunias. They were not very pretty – these dead ones. When removed, the plants looked so much better than with them hanging on without hope. I have found that the front porch is a mess of detached blossoms if I do not remove them. I hesitate to trim off the half-spent ones – but the fact of the matter is that it is much more pleasant looking when I do. The pruning encourages new growth, too.

 

Jesus is the Vine, and we are the branches. "Come grow with Me," Jesus says in one of the songs that I wrote. We need pruning to grow fuller and more beautiful.

 


John 15:2 (AMP)

2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that continues to bear fruit, He [repeatedly] prunes, so that it will bear more fruit [even richer and finer fruit].

 

PRAYER FOR YOU:

 

Father God, I come in the name of my Redeemer Christ Jesus, asking You today to tend to this reader like the gardener who can prune and clean up anything grown to fulfillment in their life. Thank You that when You do this, they will continue to grow with more fabulous fruit. Bless them with Your love as You make them beautiful and help them thrive. Place in their heart a desire for your tending. Hold them close as you adjust. Let them trust You to know what is best for them in this hour. Amen

 

Apostle Mary Eisenacher, Founder

Call of the Wild Ministries, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) Religious Corporation

Mission: "Helping Others Answer God's Call"

Theme Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13

 

 

3-Minute Mile - Part 3

Posted on September 12, 2020 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

 

Welcome to the 3-Minute Mile – Part 3

 

A 3-minute mile does not exist in the natural running world,

because no one has ever been able to run that fast.

 

But, in your spiritual run – you can be transported quickly.

 

ADVENTURES IN PRAYER

TIMELY VISION FOR THE FUTURE

QUICK SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS

 

God can do it through YOU!

He needs YOU!

God designed YOU to run the good race.

 

Sometimes before you get ready to run, you must get a different perspective. I told my husband to bring the two blue Adirondack chairs to the other side of the pond in our backyard. Although I had asked him to do that many times, this time, he obliged.

 

I sat in the sun on one of them this morning in the new location in the yard because the deck was shaded and too cold. As I looked from this unique point of view, I began to see ways to rearrange the flowers differently. I had thought about it before, but now I was getting some new solutions. I could put a plant up on a crate to elevate it as a focal point. Well, that was a victory like the 3-minute mile. Quickly the solution came. I thought that when I get up (if I do not get distracted), I will put my plan into action, it will take less than a minute, and change will happen.


Here is the result:

 


Have you ever had a relationship problem, and in one fell swoop, God took care of the enemy’s evil plans and gave you a breakthrough? Perhaps it came with an encounter or a prophetic gift idea that – when instituted – melted your stony heart and changed the other person’s heart as well?

 

Ezekiel 11:19-20 (AMP)

19 And I will give them one heart [a new heart], and put a new spirit within them. I will take from them the heart of stone, and will give them a heart of flesh [that is responsive to My touch], 20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My ordinances and do them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.

 

PRAYER FOR YOU TO PRAY:


I come to You, Father God, in the name of Christ Jesus, my Lord. I thank You for all of the times that You have healed relationships for me. Continue to give me new perspectives and strategies that will glorify You and benefit my heart. Thank You for giving my heart a jump start, and for making it pliable and in good stead with Your Word. Let me enjoy the peace that comes as I follow You and walk in love toward others. I trust You to heal what needs healing and give me new opportunities and creative ideas – not out of my imagination, but out of Holy Spirit’s prompting. I thank You ahead of time for Your loving care of my heart. Amen

 

I praise God for you and would love to hear your testimonies. Enjoy your day, and believe that God’s conviction always comes with love – not overwhelming fear or dread. Your yielding to Him will result in a joyful heart.

 

Blessings always,

 

Apostle Mary Eisenacher, Founder

Call of the Wild Ministries, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) Religious Corporation

Mission: “Helping Others Answer God’s Call”

Theme Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13

 

 

 


3-Minute Mile - Part 2

Posted on September 8, 2020 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 



Welcome to the 3-Minute Mile – Part 2

 

A 3-minute mile does not exist in the natural running world,

because no one has ever been able to run that fast.

 

But, in your spiritual run – you can be transported quickly.

 

ADVENTURES IN PRAYER

TIMELY VISION FOR THE FUTURE

QUICK SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS

 

God can do it through YOU!

He needs YOU!

God designed YOU to run the good race.

 

Joshua 2:9 (AMP)

9 and she [Rahab] said to the men, “I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that the terror and dread of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land have melted [in despair] because of you.

 

In Jericho, Rahab hid God’s sons of Israel, who had come to spy out the land in her house. The people heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red Sea for them when they came out of Egypt and how they destroyed the two kings of the Amorites. Rahab let the spies down by a rope, which later became a sign that protected her family. Joshua recognized God’s protection during this strategic mission.

 

We see terror and dread across the globe today. In fear, many are joining the panic-driven herd. But, the scarlet cord of redemption weaves all through God’s plan – even today. We may not know all of the whys, but we know that God’s saving grace is there for all.

 

Joshua and Caleb went to spy out the land and found that there was a fear of the Lord there. Could it be today, too, that some have a fear of the Lord without knowing that God’s saving grace is for them? However, the embattlements and boundaries continue to form, but the steadfast love of the Lord endures forever. (Isaiah 54:17, Psalm 136:1)

 

I encourage you to be an agent of love who can reason with others and offer some godly solutions to those in fear.

 

A PRAYER FOR YOU:

I come in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, with thanksgiving and praise for the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Continue to shore up with greater empowerment this believer for the sake of Kingdom building. All fear go, and trust in God Almighty flourish. Let each day be an adventure worthy of one who is called by God to do great exploits. Amen

 

Apostle Mary Eisenacher, Founder

Call of the Wild Ministries, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) Religious Corporation

Mission: “Helping Others Answer God’s Call”

Theme Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13

 

3-Minute Mile Intro

Posted on September 1, 2020 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Welcome to the 3-Minute Mile Blog.


A 3-minute mile does not exist in the natural running world.

No one has ever been able to run that fast.

But, in your spiritual run – you can be transported quickly.


ADVENTURES IN PRAYER

TIMELY VISION FOR THE FUTURE

QUICK SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS


God can do it through YOU!   

He needs YOU!   

God designed YOU to run the good race.


Explore with me some scriptures about the race:


1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (AMP)

24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run [their very best to win], but only one receives the prize? Run [your race] in such a way that you may seize the prize and make it yours! 25 Now every athlete who [goes into training and] competes in the games is disciplined and exercises self-control in all things. They do it to win a crown that withers, but we [do it to receive] an imperishable [crown that cannot wither]. 26 Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing]. 27 But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to others, I myself will not somehow be disqualified [as unfit for service].


2 Thessalonians 3:1

1 Finally, brothers and sisters, pray continually for us that the word of the Lord will spread rapidly and be honored [triumphantly celebrated and glorified], just as it was with you; 2 and [pray] that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not everyone has the faith.


James 1:19-20

19 Understand this, my beloved brothers and sisters. Let everyone be quick to hear [be a careful, thoughtful listener], slow to speak [a speaker of carefully chosen words and], slow to anger [patient, reflective, forgiving]; 20 for the [resentful, deep-seated] anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God [that standard of behavior which He requires from us].


James 4:6

6 But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty, but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].”


John 6:19

19 Then, when they had rowed three or four miles [and were near the center of the sea], they saw Jesus walking on the sea and approaching the boat; and they were [terribly] frightened.


The disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea. They were three or four miles from shore. Not just a hop, skip, and a jump.


Bill Connelly quote – “Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. Who cares after that – you’ve got his shoes, and he’s a mile away.” It is an ugly statement. So sad.


I may not be able to tell you anything, but maybe I can get you thinking about your perspectives, experiences, and motivations. I desire to point you to the ways of Jesus so that you can have an abundant life.


A PRAYER FOR YOU:


Father, I come in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth on behalf of this reader. Help them to train well, to run swiftly, to glorify You by spreading the Good News, to have a high standard of behavior, and to practice a humble walk of grace. Thank You for Your blessings! Amen


Now, enjoy your day and watch God move in your life.

Remember that it’s an adventure that you are walking into daily.


Apostle Mary Eisenacher, Founder

Call of the Wild Ministries, Inc.

A 501(c)(3) Religious Corporation

Mission: “Helping Others Answer God’s Call”

Theme Scripture: Jeremiah 29:13

 

Encouraging Leaders

Posted on March 27, 2020 at 5:57 PM Comments comments (2)
I want to encourage Leaders in ministry and business in this season!  Jehovah God is calling all of us to come close to Him for direction that the world cannot give. 

God is calling (through the wooing of the Holy Spirit) those leaders who have not received Christ as their personal Savior to make a commitment of faith.  He’s also calling Christ- followers to recommit their lives and go deeper and wider in their faith. 

If we are excited about our relationship with God through Christ, what we share will be contagious, because there will be an anointing on us.  There is a need to bring hope to the lost!  Many need to be made aware of the void in their lives — JESUS!

Precious Holy Spirit wants to comfort, teach, and guide . . . so that our plans are in line with the Word of God and the plan and purpose that He has ordained to be on our lives. 

We must be bearers of Good News so that we will have a platform on which to stand that includes God’s promises to His people.  We have to be “salty” so that others thirst for The Living God.  We must be “hungry” to adopt the Word of God with an unwavering trust that causes others to want to be fed.  We must be a good example to those we lead. 

Our God has made many promises to His believers.  We must stand firm in Christ and believe that He has our very best interests at heart.  Dying to self is absolutely necessary.  Calling upon the name of the Lord in every circumstance shows Him just how committed we are to following His leading.  He wants the two-way communion that will take us from glory to glory in His care.  He cares about every little detail of our lives. 

So, as a Leader, continue to spend quality time worshiping, praying, studying the Word of God, and listening for what He has to say to you!

2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NIV) — For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.  Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.         

Fresh Cool Water

Posted on March 31, 2019 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Could you use a fresh drink of cool water?  God is always ready to refresh you and renew your spirit.  He has a way of knowing just what we need.  It is important that we open ourselves up to His presence and give Him permission to fill us up.

It is very simple, you know.  Keep practicing good communication skills by continuing to pray, read His Word, and enjoy fellowship with other strong Christians — those who know how to get a prayer through to the throne so that you see tangible results.  And, we need those who truly hear from God and are able to be obedient to what He asks.  We are not looking for the ones who cannot get along with others, but those who are walking and talking the love of The Father.  

I want to challenge you to press into the “more” of God for your life.  I know that you won't be sorry!!!  

Contagious Leaders

Posted on January 30, 2017 at 11:22 AM Comments comments (0)
I want to encourage Leaders in ministry and business in this season!  Jehovah God is calling all of us to come close to Him for direction that the world cannot give.
 
God is calling (through the wooing of the Holy Spirit) those leaders who have not received Christ as their personal Savior to make a commitment of faith.  He’s also calling Christ followers to recommit their lives and go deeper and wider in their faith.
 
If we are excited about our relationship with God through Christ, what we share will be contagious, because there will be an anointing on us.  There is a need to bring hope to the lost!  Many need to be made aware of the void in their lives – JESUS!

Precious Holy Spirit wants to comfort, teach, and guide . . . so that our plans are in line with the Word of God and the plan and purpose that He has ordained to be on our lives.
 
We must be bearers of Good News so that we will have a platform on which to stand that includes God’s promises to His people.  We have to be “salty” so that others thirst for The Living God.  We must be “hungry” to adopt the Word of God with an unwavering trust that causes others to want to be fed.  We must be a good example to those we lead.
 
Our God has made many promises to His believers.  We must stand firm in Christ and believe that He has our very best interests at heart.  Dying to self is absolutely necessary.  Calling upon the name of the Lord in every circumstance shows Him just how committed we are to following His leading.  He wants the two-way communion that will take us from glory to glory in His care.  He cares about every little detail of our lives.
 
So, as a Leader, continue to spend quality time worshiping, praying, studying the Word of God, and listening for what He has to say to you!  Use your influence as a leader to the best advantage through example and witness when the door comes open!

2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NIV) - For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.  Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.         

Be God’s Representative

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 8:26 AM Comments comments (0)
This is the time of year when people can be plagued with negative emotions — dragging them off toward depression.  The enemy of their souls would like nothing better than for them to be tearful and full of concentration on their losses. It’s a time to remember this scripture:
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (AMP) — Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

A look outward will show us that many need to be comforted in this hour.  And, the Holy Spirit has a way of prompting us to do things that will cheer others. It’s not about a bottle of wine – no, that’s looking to a solution other than God for comfort (just one example).  But, it is about pointing others to the comfort of the Lord that surpasses all other solutions.  There are so many ways to do this . . . but in-person contact is one of the best.  In this age of computers and phones, getting in touch has caused isolation for many. 

Matthew 11:28 (AMP) — “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation].
 
How can you help someone who has been laboring and weighed down by life from a wrong perspective?  Help them remember God’s promises.  Help them focus on God’s character — God is love!  

Or, perhaps you know someone who is sick:
 
Psalm 119:49-50 (AMP) — Remember [always] the word and promise to Your servant, in which You have made me hope.  This is my comfort in my affliction that Your word has revived me and given me life.
  
How about taking healing scriptures to someone who needs it?  God’s Word is powerful!  

Don’t forget those who have recently lost a loved one: 
 
Isaiah 61:1 (AMP) — The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me to bring good news . . . to the brokenhearted,
 
Christians need to be an example of trusting God during these times to avoid overwhelming grief.  We are agents of hope in God’s hands. 
 
1 Thessalonians 4:13 (AMP) — Now we do not want you to be uninformed, believers, about those who are asleep [in death], so that you will not grieve [for them] as the others do who have no hope [beyond this present life].

And don’t forget those who are happy – those encouragers of others — because they really need you to reach out to them:
  

Jeremiah 29:13 (AMP) — Then [with a deep longing] you will seek Me and require Me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. 
 
You do the seeking first  . . . 
and then GO!!!!!!!!!

It's a new day!

Posted on July 1, 2016 at 8:57 AM Comments comments (0)
It's a new day as America approaches another July 4th. As Americans, we are happy for the freedoms we have received.

We continue to see that freedoms as Christians are being chipped away.  So, we have a mandate to pray for God to help us keep our freedoms and to pray for God to reveal Himself to the leaders in this country.

We find ourselves continually attacked in the media.  But, the Kingdom of God is far bigger than the media, the culture, or America!  Our Savior, Lord, and King - The Lord Jesus Christ - has won the battle for us at the cross.  Should we choose to believe and pledge ourselves to Jehovah God, we must go through Christ.  There is no other way to get to the Father and have everlasting life and an eternity with Him.  Our goal must be to honor God!  

This is no time for compromise.  We see many even in church buildings bringing in other religions and cults to their services and even allowing them to pray and read their religious books.  This is a travesty to God.  Don't get caught up in this.  Walk out should you find yourself in this position.  If you are bold enough, speak out about it.

We are not in the minority as Christians - we are the majority.  So, continue to pray for America even if you are from another country.  As we ban together in prayer as The Church, using the Word of God as a guide, we will see change!



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