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SANDY’S WRITINGS

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Faith Exercised

written by ~ Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

Faith is like a muscle, it must be exercised to grow!  The body’s Vital Organs and Skeletal System are protected by muscles.  But, by not taking action and failing to exercise leaves one in a weakened condition, rendered helpless and vulnerable to accident & disease.

The same applies to your Faith! Yes the Word says…”Faith as small as a Mustard seed”, but remember… When that Faith is NOT exercised it leaves you exposed in a weakened condition, defenseless and susceptible to the attacks of the enemy!

So be aware…”The enemy prowls around like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour”!  As the devil stalks, he is looking for “the weak in Faith”!  The Word says…”Resist the enemy & HE shall flee”, but without exercised faith, you are in a weakened condition and no match for the enemy!

Resistance is found through exercised Faith in Jesus Christ.  Faith is exercised on a daily basis and strengthened through “Prayer, Worship & The Word”.  You see, the Lord desires that you really know HIM!  Listen—HE is calling…“Draw near to ME and I will draw nearer to you.”   And as you yield to the beckoning of HIS still small voice…tarry there.  And there in HIS presence ‘talk to HIM and Listen’…As you will begin experiencing HIS ever abiding love, your Faith will soar to new heights!

An example of this kind of faith is Abraham…He spent time with the Lord.  He did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” (Romans 4:19-22)

The Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen your (faith) and protect you from the evil one. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)  Just as Abraham, may you come to recognize the significance of exercising your faith…by spending time at His feet!  For it is there our faith is strengthened and we are equipped for the battle!  Keep in mind…The Lord does not force Himself upon anyone…it is a free choice.  As for me… “Christ” has become an absolute necessity in my life!!

Pray, Wait, Trust…”Dear Lord, Help me to exercise the Faith that I have been given so that I will grow stronger each day.”  

Be blessed by this beautiful song….

Shane & Shane: I Will Wait For You (Psalm 130)

1 Pet 2.24

Seeking “The Healer”

Written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

Throughout the years of my journey of silent suffering, I have found God’s Holy Word is Powerful, Tried and True. And yes, God is so very faithful to HIS Promises! Believe me, this is so very important when all else fails you and there is nothing else to cling to!

So if you find yourself in the midst of a faith challenging situation, I encourage you to be quick to run to the Father’s arms. Affirm your trust in His Holy Word and believing He holds your best at heart! Then begin laying down all your thoughts and idea’s about “healing” and surrender to a deep “personal relationship” with Christ.

His Word says “Seek Me, you will find ME, if you seek me with ALL your heart”! So as you cry out to the Lord, take time to listen closely for that still small voice. You will find the Lord is tenderhearted and compassionate and patiently waiting to talk to you….After-all He is very familiar with pain and suffering!

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53)

Therefore, I encourage you to Worship the Lord in all His grandeur and majesty, for it is so important to let your focus be upon the “Healer”, not the healing!! And when you open your heart and give HIM all authority to be glorified in you and through you…don’t be surprised at what you may experience! As you stand amazed in His presence, you too will find God honors a seeking heart as He begins to reveal His Power and Glory in a special way. For when we approach the Throne of Grace, seeking “The Healer”… Guess What!…..Miracles Happen!!

He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”  (1 Peter 2:24)

Jesus is indeed the Great Healer, He is the Great Physician!

May you be abundantly blessed by this beautiful song…. ~San

“Healer” by Kari Jobe

 

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Bless the Broken Road

written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

Yes, the road I have traveled in life has been filled with potholes, but each hardship has made me who I am today! Oh, I may look a little bruised and battered and I may even be facing more hardships in life, but yet I am compelled by the Holy Spirit to finish the work before me that the Lord has called me to do!

I am committed to serving the Lord at whatever cost. I look to the Spirit of the Lord to work in me and through me, putting absolutely no confidence in my tattered flesh! You see…God is in charge of my life through the Holy Spirit that dwells within me. I am no longer a hostage to changing circumstances, riding the ups and downs of emotions….for The jOy of the Lord is my strength of my Life!!  I have found as I have yielded to the ways of the Lord, I am more alert to the needs of others around me and love to minister to those who are bruised and hurting. I absolutely refuse to be consumed by my own problems, but seek the Lord in how to share His love and encouraging words with others. Oh yes, I must still deal with my own personal trials and ordeals in my daily life, but I solely rely upon a Holy God, for in Him I have found Freedom, Liberty, and a new devotion to continue His work while on earth!  Even in the midst of brokenness, I have a deep compelling desire to walk in a greater intimacy with Christ!  Yes see, The Lord has faithfully given me a gift of His strength for my weakness, His Hope, for my despair, and brings relief with His healing hand.   He heals my broken heart and binds up my wounds. His sweet presence is ever so near.

Therefore, I MUST finish the race, reflect the Love of Christ and share the powerful life changing Truth of God’s Saving Grace!! Oh God, Bless this Broken Road! ~ San, Healing Rain to the Nations

…However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.. Acts 20:24

Selah “BE” (My heart, My hands, My voice) music video

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Don’t give up!!

written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

God knows your name, your nature, and your need today! But, the Father is searching the earth for hearts that are hungry, thirsty, and desperate for Him, seeking for a place where His glory may reside. Therefore, I encourage you; let the first steps of your day lead you into your “Sanctuary”. Enter in with a heart of worship and tarry there. Take the time to listen, to ask, to seek, to knock and to know, the heart of our Lord.

So no matter how discouraged you may get…Never give up!! Remember, just one word from God, one touch from our Savior, can transform a life forever!

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)

Listen to this beautiful song of surrender…..

Here’s My Heart – David Crowder – Passion 2013

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Renew Me Lord

written by: Healing Rain to the Nations

O Lord, according to your unfailing love and great compassion, blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. ….. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of your Salvation and grant me with a willing spirit to sustain me. (Psalm 51)

As you listen to this beautiful song…..I pray this is your heart’s deep cry….. ~San, HRN

Create In Me A Clean Heart – Keith Green

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The Lifter of My Head

written by: Healing Rain to the Nations

O God, I look to You!! “I lift up my eyes to You, to You who sits enthroned in Heaven.” (Psalm 123:1)

“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth. He will not let my foot slip—He who watches over me will not slumber; indeed, He who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over me—the Lord is the shade at my right hand; the sun will not harm me by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep me from all harm—He will watch over my life; the Lord will watch over my coming and going both now and forevermore.” (Psalm 121)

My Father, only You sustain me!  You are my Shield, My Glory, The Lifter of my Head!!  Bless Your Holy Name!! 

Lifter of my Head (based on Psalm 3)

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Send Your Spirit Lord

Zechariah 4:6

written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

Let the church of the Living God Arise with healing in Her Wings!!! O Lord, stir up and awaken the Spirit within your people! Set our hearts a blaze, radiating Your love and power as a shining Beacon of Light into this darken world! Let your fresh oil and new wine flow over our lives!

For such a time a this…May we arise with courage and boldness as instruments of power, covered by your Divine Grace!  Equipped with your Gospel, as chosen Mighty Warriors of the Cross, let us arise, radiantly displaying Your Splendor and Glory! And as we march forth into this land, we ask for Your Holy protection.  Prevent any human power from extinguishing The Light and The Truth from going forth!! For nothing is too hard or impossible for those who come in the Mighty Name of JESUS!!

Lord we are in desperate need of You, for we realize it’s…Not by might, Not by Power, but by the spirit of the Lord!! (Zechariah 4:6) Therefore we will not be ruled by fear, but place our faith and trust in our Holy, Righteous God!  Lord go before us removing the mountains, melting our enemies like wax, making our way smooth and straight!  As we boldly arise to our rightful place, Spirit of the Living God breathe on us….equipping and empower us as Mighty Warriors of the Cross, bringing forth the Light of Divine Revelation to the heart, mind and soul of all men!!! Let us arise with a Holy boldness, ready to shine the love of Christ and speak the Living Words of Truth and Freedom!!  O Lord, in awe of You we boldly take our stand, ready to do Thy Will ,…,,Not by might, not by power, Send Your Spirit O Lord!!

My Child, Believe and trust in Me, I have called you out of the darkness into the light …

Walk by faith and not by sight. (2 Cor 5:7)

All for the Glory & Honor to JESUS CHIRST our KING! To Him be glorified!! (Be blessed by this beautiful worship song below)  ~San, Healing Rain to the Nations

 

Tasha Cobbs Leonard – Your Spirit ft. Kierra Sheard

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Arise Victorious Warrior

written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

Yes, Life is full of hard knocks! With each hard blow, the devil seeks to weaken my faith and tries to destroy my soul. But I boldly stand my ground for I have made the choice to Love the Lord my God with all my heart and with all my soul and with all my mind and with all my strength, and never wavering in my Faith! For in Christ alone I place my trust! Therefore, In all my weakness and human limitations, I know beyond a doubt I have the power of my Unlimited GOD who sustains me!

You can bet the ole enemy will continue to seek, with a purpose to kill and destroy, but Christ has come to give Life Abundant! It’s through a personal relationship with Christ Jesus that I have found that conquering power over the enemy! YOU SEE….I live my life for Jesus! For the Lord is My Refuge and My Fortress, My God, in whom I trust. He is Faithful and True to His Word, A Victorious Warrior…Lord of everything! He is My Rock, My shelter, My very Hope, Blessed Redeemer who reigns upon the Throne!! Only Jesus can satisfy the very longing and thirst in my soul! He is My Supreme Sacrifice who gave His life that I might live and I find no greater Love!! He is the Living Water that rains down life upon me and refreshes me with abundant life!! I know who I am in Christ! Therefore I will not bend nor bow to the wilds of the enemy!

For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”, (Deut 20:4) Giving us victory over our enemies, putting our adversaries to shame. (psalm 44:7) For everyone born of God overcomes the world. FAITH is the victory that has overcome the world. (1 John 5:4)

I arise as a Victorious Warrior…armed and dressed for Battle according to Ephesians 6:10-18… “The Armor of God” (see below) Thanks be to God! He gives us the Victory through our Lord Jesus Christ…..MY KING…The Source of Living Water…I will Trust in YOU!!! (1 Corinthians 15:57)

The Armor of God

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:10-18)

 Who Can Satisfy – Jernigan

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Facing the Storm

written by: Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

True faith has to be tested and refined as silver & gold…
In the midst of a howling sea of sorrow, pain, loneliness & despair, powerful waves well up to overtake me! In a distance I hear a voice calling my name! I struggle in the swift currents to take a hold of a hand reaching out for mine! As it seems I’m going under for one last time, suddenly I feel a hand firmly grasping hold of my arm, lifting me out of the angry sea and drawing me up to new heights. With the touch of His hand my soul senses a powerful love flowing, as my feet are set on a solid rock! This magnificent love enables me to stand unwavering on a mountain of Faith! As I stand gazing beyond my present stormy sea, my joy is restored, my strength is renewed and the determination to overcome wells up within my soul! For Christ alone is my Salvation, My Hope of Eternity! …And Once again I realize God has allowed my faith to be tested & refined! And once again I find HE is so very faithful!! All Glory to His Name!

Here are some thoughts to ponder: “The stronger the battle , the greater the resistance, the bigger the muscle”! Therefore we should not oppose trials, but embrace them! For we have a promise that not a hair on our head will be burned, nor the waves will overtake us! (Isaiah 43) Boldly we will emerge from the fire brilliantly glowing…as a pure reflection of His heart!

Praise You In This Storm – Casting Crowns – with Lyrics

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Use Me Lord”

Written by:  Sandy Blaser, Healing Rain to the Nations

When Christ Jesus gave himself on Calvary as our Supreme Sacrifice,  our debt was stamped ‘paid in full’!  But also let us not forget, Jesus gave the Great Commission to all His children!!  God is the one who convicts, saves and sanctifies, but He calls you and I to be a part of that process on earth by being a witness for Christ.  But that doesn’t necessarily mean you must go all the way to Africa to be a missionary!!  God desires that we work the mission field around us, right where we have been planted.  He relies on you & I to be a testimony to our family, our neighbors, even at the yard Sales, grocery store and in the doctor’s office & hospitals, etc.  We are to let His light shine to all those we meet on a daily basis.  We are called to be His mouthpiece, His hands, His feet; every area of our lives is to be a reflection of  our Lord’s heart.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.  (Ephesians 2:10)

That means we must ‘come out’ of the comfort of our churches and our homes and begin taking it upon ourselves to be an expression of His love, thus proving to the world that God genuinely cares.

People are hurting every where you turn.  Rather it be spiritual, physical, emotional or a financial need… God does hear the sound of their desperate cries.  But did you realize, it’s YOU & I that may be holding the Key to their blessing?!!  Therefore, it’s very important for us to be in tune with God’s still small inner voice of the Holy Spirit, gently guiding and directing us.  After all, for we do want to operate with Wisdom!

So the next time the Lord nudges your heart, unfold your arms and begin lending that helping hand, a listening ear, or maybe giving a testimony or an encouraging word.  You may find that it’s your very act of caring that brings a ray of hope into someone’s desperate situation.

You see, Love promotes Hope which can come through numerous acts of kindness.  May be the Lord will instruct you to pay that overdue electric bill or rent payment.  Or might be a car needs repairing or a need for medicine or warm clothing.     Rather it’s giving a ride or a cup of hot coffee, praying for someone’s healing or simply listening with a smile, giving a gentle hug or a basket of groceries, “Hope” can come through so many different avenues.  Just remember this…It’s however the Lord instructs you personally.  That’s what you should do.

I share with you this amazing  thought the Lord has just dropped into my Spirit….”A beautiful miracle could take place when a heart filled with Christ’s love begins to connect with another’s heart…The very act of your obedience to God’s voice, may just be someone’s avenue to Abundant Life & Eternal Hope!”  My cry is….”Oh God, help me not to miss those divine opportunities”!!

Everyday life for so many people is very challenging,  filled with pain, sorrow, loneliness, hunger, hopelessness, depression…etc. etc.  So, let us remember… You & I may be the only ‘Bible’ some may ever read.  Our actions, our touch, and our love, speaks loudly in this crazy mixed up world we live in.  Therefore, I encourage you to accept this challenge…Lt’s step up to the plate; surrender ALL unto the Lord saying,,, “Here am I Lord, Use me!”  And then submit yourself into His perfect Will and His Way.

With the help of the Lord, may we begin opening our eyes and our hearts, gazing into the world through the eyes of Christ.  It doesn’t take long to find simple, everyday people just waiting for our touch of love & kindness.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  (1 Corinthians 13:13)

Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir “Use Me”