In the 1980’s Germaine served as Associate Pastor of Word of Life Church in Smyrna, Georgia, before serving as Senior Pastor for 5 years. She travels nationally and internationally conducting prayer schools, speaking at churches, conferences, and other groups. Her best-selling books (over 5 million copies sold) and teaching help others discover how to grow in grace and knowledge and live with new power, strength and victory as God promises. Germaine is an Executive Network Member of International Breakthrough Ministries (IBM), and a member of Deborah Company.
Germaine and her husband, Everette, have four adult children, eleven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. They reside in Greensboro, Georgia.
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Daily prayers to start your day right!
My Heavenly father, as I enter this workplace I bring your presence with me. I speak your peace, your grace, your mercy, and your perfect order in this office. I acknowledge your power over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls.
Lord, I thank you for the gifts you have blessed me with. I commit to using them responsibly in your honor. Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my job. Anoint my projects, ideas, and energy so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring you glory.
Lord, when I am confused guide me. When I am burned out infuse me with the light of the Holy Spirit. May the work that I do and the way I do it bring faith, joy, and a smile to all that I come in contact with today.
Daily Devotion for June 6, 2018
The Holy Trinity, fresco in the St. Gaudenzio Church (Turin, Italy) by Luca Rossetti da Orta, ca. 1738.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.
A phenomenon similar to Hillsong, in Australia, the Oslo Gospel Choir is not as well-known (at least in the U.S.) but has the same terrific spirit and high level of musical skill.
Prayer for Facing Trials
Lord, I have planned my strategies and figured out how I will try to solve my problems, yet, I have not consulted you. I am a fool, Lord; forgive me. For I know that my problems are not simply problems that were given me to solve, but also burdens that you have allowed me to bear, and that the purpose of these burdens is to show me that you and only you can lift them from me.
I cannot do it myself, great God; only by my prayer to you, can my burdens ever be satisfied. And I pray to you now, take up my burdens while I am on earth, today, just as you will take them up when I am with you in heaven. By the grace you gave me through the sacrifice of your only Son, relieve me. May I do your will while I am alive, just as I will do your will when I am together with you again, in paradise. For there and noplace else lies my salvation, and all true happiness.
Prayer for Eternal Life
Almighty God, with whom abide the spirits of those who depart hence in the love of Christ, and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity; I give you hearty thanks for the good examples of all your servants, who, having finished their course in faith, now rest from their labors. And I pray to you that I, with all those who are departed in the true faith of your holy Name, may have my own perfect consummation and bliss, both in body and soul, in your eternal and everlasting glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
May I go in peace, with God and with his other children, and may we love one another as Christ taught us. May I follow the example of good men of old, and may God comfort and help me and all who believe in Him, both in this world and in the world which is to come.
(Additional prayers may be found at Prayers for All Occasions.)
God be with you ’til we meet again.
Psalm 49:10-13 (NLT)
Those who are wise must finally die,
just like the foolish and senseless,
leaving all their wealth behind.
The grave is their eternal home,
where they will stay forever.
They may name their estates after themselves,
but their fame will not last.
They will die, just like animals.
This is the fate of fools,
though they are remembered as being wise.
John 5:24-27 (ESV)
“Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.
Very truly I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.
For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man.”
Notes on the Scripture
John gives us three critical Christian concepts in this short passage, together with several other statements about Christ’s purpose. This passage is one of the central sources of Christian belief.
irst, the “death to life” concept. Notice that Christ does not say, here, “people who hear my word and believe in me”; rather, he says “people who hear my word and believe God the Father.” This restatement of something he says many times implies that Christ’s teachings come directly from the Father. This tightens the tie between Jesus and God the Father and further hints at the incomprehensible mystery Christ, stated in John 1:1—that the Word is simultaneously God and “with God.” Jesus is God and, at the same time, a distinct individual.
Secondly, he says a time is both coming and has come when the dead will hear the Son of God and will live. As is so often the case in John, “dead” has two meanings. It refers both to the spiritually dead but physically living people who hear his word, and to people who have already died. It anticipates something that will occur after his death; he will visit the souls of the departed to enable them to accept the new covenant.
Third, we get a little more information about Christ as the judge of man. He says that God has given him the role of the judge of mankind, because Christ has lived as an actual human being. Jesus gives God a human face. It is easier for us to accept judgment from a God who has come to live as one of us, because it assures us that God knows, firsthand, the suffering, the joys and pains that we experience as human. It is akin to a king who goes and lives as a base laborer among his people; it is an act of love and solidarity of experience, done so that we might know him as one of us.
The Burial by Carl Heinrich Bloch, ca. 1873.
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