Bits ‘N Bytes May 2015

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Landmarks of Prayer (Sharon Jaynes)

Here are the sixteen landmarks of prayer that I cover in praying for my loved ones from head to toe. You can use these same landmarks to pray for anyone.

  1. Their mind: What they thinks about.
  2. Their eyes: What they looks at.
  3. Their ears: What they listens to.
  4. Their mouth: The words they speak.
  5. Their neck: Their decisions that turn their head.
  6. Their shoulders: Their burdens and worries.
  7. Their heart: Who and what they love.
  8. Their back: Their protection.
  9. Their arms: Their strength.
  10. Their hands: Their work.
  11. Their ring finger: Their marriage.
  12. Their side: Their relationships.
  13. Their sexuality: Their need for physical intimacy.
  14. Their legs: Their stand for the truth.
  15. Their knees: Their relationship with God.
  16. Their feet: Their daily walk.

SOMETHING FOR YOUR HEART (From YS Student E-mail Newsletters)

There once was a senior named Birch

Who scoffed at the mention of church.

He said, “It’s the pits;

They’re all hypocrites.

It’s for money, not God that I search.”

Then one night he dreamed that he died.

He stood before God and he cried,

“You know I meant well.”

God said, “But you failed,

When I and your friends you defied.”

Now Birch is no longer a liar.

He came much too close to the fire.

His voice in his dream

Was much like a scream…

But now it’s a bass in the choir!


Frozen Windows – Simple Home Remedies

Husband is at work and receives a text message from his wife on a cold wintry day.

“Windows frozen, won’t open.”

Husband texts back: “Gently pour some lukewarm water over it.”

Wife texts back about 5 minutes later: “Computer is really messed up now!”


True Forgiveness (Rick Warren)

This requires the following:

  1. Repentance – Admitting wrong and being genuinely sorry.
  2. RestitutionA paying back (possibly to society) of a physical or material indebtedness.
  3. Rebuilding – The re-establishing of the trust which will probably take more time even though forgiveness may be instant. Time is the currency we use to build trust once again.

Check out these interesting sites:

http://www.probe.org –Equipping believers to be confident Ambassadors for Christ

http://www.rightnowmedia.org – Encouraging video Bible Studies


Time to Ask Myself… Am I Teachable? (Part 5 of 5)
James MacDonald – Senior Pastor – Harvest Bible Chapel

A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool – Proverbs 17:10.

I believe that God speaks to us through His Word, His Spirit, and His people. In the times of my life when I’ve needed some course correction, most often I’ve heard His Word coming through someone who cared enough and loved me enough to sit down with me and say, “There’s something you need to change.”

Are you a teachable person? Proverbs 17:10 says, “A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding than a hundred blows into a fool.” In other words, you can get more ROI (Return on Investment) from a wise person in one gentle conversation than you can gain from a fool by whacking him with a board a hundred times. Which are you?

If you’re not sure how you rate on the teachability meter, take this five-point quiz:

  1. I know I’m teachable when I’m learning new ways to grow. If people have been telling you the same stuff for years, you’re not teachable. If you’ve grown out of those old issues and are now on to new lessons, you’re on the right track.

Are you teachable? Ask someone who knows you well for their honest evaluation. And take their response to heart.


[Dale Flynn and his wife, Liz, are Word of Life Local Church Ministries missionaries in Eastern MD. Dale is a Local Church Ministries curriculum editor and is the editor of this Ministering to the Minister E-Transfer national electronic Pastor’s newsletter. The Flynns make their home in Elkton, MD. Questions or comments about this article may be addressed to Dale at: DFlynn@wol.org. ]