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      The Greek word, eulogeo (yoo-log-eh-oh), is used constantly in the New Testament. Eulogeo is to speak well of, praise, extol the virtue of, bless abundantly, invoke a benediction, give gracious thanks. Eulogeo can be from men to God, from men to men, and from God to men.  In this section of Embrace His Grace, you will find various forms of blessings we have received from the anointed and blessed individuals that share with us. These are emails, personal letters, photos, articles, prayer requests, jokes, prayers, personal testimonies and countless other forms of communication that will move and inspire you. We encourage your active participation in making Embrace His Grace a effectual, fervent tool working to extend the kingdom of God.

 

Here is an awesome email from Jo Wheeler, whose life is dedicated to proclaiming the Glory of God!

                                                                              

PRAYER WARRIOR I AM. PRAISE GOD!!! It is all about HIM.

I can't tell you how excited I am about the commitment to the Lord of the all night prayer we are going to have. I am amazed how God took the words I spoke out loud and held me to it so fast. Not only that, but outlined the whole night. I have spoken to each of the gals on the list of names God showed me, and they are truly excited as I am to meet with God this night. It is an awesome thing . Rick, I appreciate you so very much for the energy you spend and the cost to order the tapes from Jentezen to share with us. May God do for you all the blessings that come from this ministry. My prayer for you to go higher. Remember, I am waiting for the day when people will come up these stairs and fall to their knees because of the presence of the Lord in this place. Not us but God's presence. It is coming. One of the ladies I spoke with today at lunch cried as God  confirmed some things with her about this event (prayer night). We were like two batteries of charged electricity sparking back and forth. What a surge. Be like David, Paul, Elisha, and Elijah, Steven, no no no, I want to be where God would have me be and be all that I can be for Him. PPPPPPPPraise HHHHHHIM

I love you Rick Dreibelbis and I thank you for your support. God bless you.

 

Here are a couple of emails  from Ronda Fernandez, a dedicated servant of Lord Jesus:

Good Morning Rick,
I just wanted to write and pray blessings upon your life and your website. I pray the Lord will bless you and use you in His ministry as you share the gospel online. I pray your site will bring others to Christ, will bring light into their spirit through the Holy Spirit, will bring encouragement and they will learn many things . I pray the Lords blessings on your home and may you grow as you reach out to others in Christ.
Your a blessing to all who come to your site.
Keep up the good work.
In Christ,
Ronda

 

Rick,
   Thank you so much !! I just got your email at a moment when I too, needed it so. To be honest, I broke down in tears before the Lord. I needed that encouragement so badly this very moment I'm writing you and no matter what was going on here- it is forgotten- so that I may serve Him first and foremost.  The fact the Lord used me- is enough to bring any of my worst days to the best!! Thank you. I stand in awe of the Lord in how he used us both to help each other through Him. I will continue to pray for you.... The Lord had me stop as I was going out the door to work to write you.... what an awesome God we serve. He knows you are struggling and He knows what  you are going through. Do not let the troubles of this world bring you down for He is using these trials to make you stronger for His work and His kingdom. Seek Him with All  your heart, mind, and soul...
Read Psalm 103 again. :)
                        In Christ,
                              Ronda

 

[From God's servant, Penny Marcum]

Sand and Stone

A story tells that two friends were walking through
the desert.  During some point of the journey, they
had an argument, and one friend slapped the other
one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt,
but without saying anything, he wrote in the sand:

Today my best friend slapped me in the face.

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis,
where they decided to take a bath. The one who had
been slapped got stuck in the mire and started
drowning, but his friend saved him. After he
recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone:

Today my best friend saved my life.

The friend, who had slapped and saved his best
friend, asked him, "After I hurt you, you wrote in
the sand, and now, you write on a stone, why?"

The other friend replied: "When someone hurts us,
we should write it down in sand, where the winds of
forgiveness can erase it away, but when someone
does something good for us, we must engrave it in
stone where no wind can ever erase it.

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve
your blessings in stone.
-- Unknown

 

 

 

[From Pastor John Hagee]

Here's a great joke, actually a revelation, Pastor Hagee shared on his weekly Sermon:

      There was a widow living in a small apartment with her two children. She was struggling to survive and support her children. The Landlord was an atheist, mean and cruel man, that continually went up on the rent, generally making life as difficult as possible for this God-fearing Christian widow. One morning the evil Landlord was outside the widow's apartment and heard her praying to God for the blessing of some food and supplies that she might feed her children. So, the Landlord ran to the grocery store and bought up several bags of food and other supplies. He put all the bags on her doorstep, knocked on her door and then quickly hid in the bushes nearby. The widow opened the door and saw the bags and bags of food and supplies. She rejoiced, calling the children, and praising the Lord! She continued to shout 'Glory to God' as the evil Landlord came from the bushes, saying, 'Old woman, God didn't bring those bags. You're crazy! I heard you praying and went and got the stuff just to show you how crazy you are praying.' The widow began to shout even louder, praising God and dancing about! The Landlord yelled, 'Crazy woman, didn't you hear me?! What are so happy about?' The widow smiled and said, 'Not only did God buy me the supplies, but He got the Devil to deliver it!'

Amen!

 

    [ This is from a gracious woman of God, Donna Cain ]

The 7 ups

1. Wake Up !!

Decide to have a good day.

"Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."

Psalms 118:24

 

2. Dress Up !!

The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at.

Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart." I Samuel 16:7

 

3. Shut Up!!

Say nice things and learn to listen.

God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do

twice as much listening as

talking.

"He who guards his lips guards his soul."

Proverbs 13:3

 

4. Stand Up!!...

For what you believe in.

Stand for something or you will fall for anything.

"Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10

 

5. Look Up !!...

To the Lord.

"I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me". Philippians 4:13

 

6. Reach Up !!...

For something higher.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path." Proverbs 3:5-6

 

7. Lift Up !!...

Your Prayers.

"Do not worry about anything; instead PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING." Philippians 4:6

 

A POSITIVE THOUGHT If God had a refrigerator, your

picture would be on it.

If He had a wallet, your photo would be in it.

He sends you flowers every spring, and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He'll listen. He could live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart. What about the Christmas gift He sent you in Bethlehem; not to mention that Friday at Calvary. Face it, He's crazy about you.

 

Send this to the people you care about.

I thought this was mighty special, just like you.

Pass this on and brighten someone's day, and remember:

God answers Knee-Mail

 

 

[ This is from Penny ]

> "WINDSHIELD WIPER LESSON FROM A CHILD"
>One rainy afternoon I was driving along one of the main streets of town, taking those extra precautions necessary when the roads are wet and slick. Suddenly,
>my son Matthew spoke up from his relaxed position in the front seat. "Mom, I'm thinking of something." This announcement usually meant he had pondering some
>fact for a while and was now ready to expound all that his seven-year-old mind had discovered. I was eager to hear.
>
>"What are you thinking?" I asked. "The rain," he began, "is like sin and the windshield wipers are like God, wiping our sins away." After the chill bumps iced up
>my arms I was able to respond. "That's really good, Matthew." Then my curiosity broke in. How far would this little boy take this revelation? So I asked... "Do
>you notice how the rain keeps oncoming? What does that tell you?" Matthew didn't hesitate one moment with his answer: "We keep on sinning, and God just
>keeps on forgiving us."
>
>I will always remember this whenever I turn my wipers on. Isn't it comforting to know that God does keep forgiving us? That all we have to do is trust Jesus as
>our savior and He will keep washing our sins away. Hallelujah! Amen ~ !!!
>
>Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us.
>
>Are you thinking?
>
>Are you going to send it to two people?
>
>Are you going to send it at all?....

 

 

 

Inspirational Emails

 

[This is from Jo Wheeler, a dedicated servant of God]

 

APOLOGIES ACCEPTED. I READ ALL YOUR MAIL. LOVED THE GUILTY AS CHARGED
MESSAGE. I HAD TO WRITE THAT ONE OUT. GREAT DAY.
MY PRAY IS THAT YOU WILL BE RICHLY BLESSED IN HEALTH AND IN YOUR ENDEAVORS TO
CREATE ACTIVITY FOR EMBRACE HIS GRACE. I LIKED THE
LAY OUT. I DID NOT FIND TIME TO LOOK OR I SHOULD SAY READ ALL TOPICS. I READ ABOUT THE PUPPY AND THE BUTTERFLY, LOOKED THROUGH THE GIFTS OF GOD (I
WASN'T THERE) AND LOOKED AT THE OFFERING.
EMBRACE HIS GRACE IS YOU ISN'T IT? WHO IS OUR MINISTRY? YOU SPEAK IN PLURAL FORM? ANYWAY, WHAT I SAW I LIKE. YOU ARE GIFTED. LOOK INTO OTHERS IN A DIFFERENT
WAY. ASK GOD TO GO BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE, ASK HIM TO LET YOU SEE AS HE SEES .
I PRAY HE WILL GIVE YOU SPIRITUAL EARS AND EYES
TO SEE AND HEAR THE CRIES , TO KNOW THE NEEDS, SO THAT YOU CAN REACH WITH THE
LOVE OF GOD IN A NEW A FRESH WAY.
DESIRE MORE. MORE, LORD, I PRAY FOR MORE REVELATION , MORE LOVE, MORE
HUNGER, MORE OF THE TOUCH OF JESUS FOR MY FRIEND RICK. AMEN.
HE SAID TO EARNESTLY DESIRE, TO COVET THE GIFT OF PROPHESY. THAT'S TO TELL
OF THE HEART AND EMOTIONS OF GOD. AMEN AMEN JOJO
THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST. THE GLORIOUS ONE, THERE IS NO LIMITATION. WE ARE REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD, WE ARE THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD
THROUGH CHRIST JESUS. WE ARE HEALED. WE ARE SET ASIDE. I AM HEALED. I AM
DELIVERED FROM MY DISTRESS. I PRAY IT FOR YOU TOO.

 


Here are a couple of 'Inspirational' Humorous stories sent along by Alice:


 > A little boy was attending his first wedding.
> After the service, his cousin
> asked him, "How many women can a man marry?"
> "Sixteen," the boy responded.
> His cousin was amazed that he had an answer so
> quickly. "How do you know
> that?" "Easy," the little boy said. "All you
> have to do is add it up, like
> the Bishop said: 4 better, 4 worse, 4 richer,
> 4 poorer."

 

 

 > A boy was watching his father, a pastor, write
> a sermon." How do you know
> what to say?" he asked. "Why, God tells me."
> "Oh, then why do you keep
> crossing things out?"

 

 

[This was another great story forwarded by Alice]

<< Saying Grace...

 Last week I took my children to a restaurant. My six-year-old son asked if
 
he could say grace. As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good. God is

 great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets

 us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"

 Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby I heard a woman

 remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know

 how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!" Hearing this, my son
burst
 
 into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is God mad at me?"

 As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job and God was

 certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table. He

 winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a

 great prayer." "Really?" my son asked.

 "Cross my heart," the man replied.

 Then in a theatrical whisper he added (indicating the woman whose remark had

 started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream.

 A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."

 Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared

 at his for a moment and then did something I will remember the rest of my

 life. He picked up his sundae and without a word, walked over and placed it

 in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you.

 Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."

 The End
 

 

 

This is an email from Kathy Troccoli as a part of her Candle Club. If you don't know Kathy, you are missing an fervent Christian worker for God's Kingdom! She is truly anointed, indeed blessed, singer, writer, worshipper, and much, much more!  Read below and visit her website in the provided links!

Hello Candles,

Got up this morning thinking about all of you. I've been receiving tons

of email from you and it has encouraged my soul. So many are going

through some incredible circumstances and you are still running the race.

How that uplifts my heart!

Some things to remember today:

-- Feelings and circumstances do not make his promises null and void.

-- When you hit rock bottom -- he is the rock at the bottom.

-- When he doesn't speak, his will is still being done.

-- God can't use a quitter.

-- God is not finished as long as we are still living and breathing.

-- His rod and his staff can sometimes lead us into the wilderness. He

is there.

-- God is always providing whether you "feel" it or not.

Stay in his word, my friends...pour it in. Remember that the word of God

is not just a source of helpful suggestions, preventive warnings, or

inspirational thoughts. It is life itself!

Stay in the light...confession -- repentance.

True peace is the deliberate adjustment of your life to the will of God.

Get under his covering.

Stay in prayer...talk to him.

We get so busy. You know we could all laugh at ourselves. God tries to

speak to us and we get so caught up in our days that we even tell him

"Well, I've got to go home and pray about it." Practice being conscious

of his presence.

I pray for you. I care about you.

Look up this day. He adores you.

K.T.

Kathy Troccoli's Official Home Page:

http://www.troccoli.com

 

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