For Such a Time As This

Until the sun sets on this life and You usher us into the next we are Yours to do with as You will as You did with Your Son Jesus, for You Yourself have put us here for such a time as this… for Your glory. We bow to You. In Jesus name, Amen

a poem by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

For such a time as this, our Lord put you in this world

To be where He needs you to be, to have the effect He desires you to have

For such a time as this, He revealed Himself to you

That your joy might be complete and His will fulfilled

For such a time as this, yes, for such a time as this

 

For such a time as this, His Spirit is in our midst

So that when we seek His face, He is found and His Light shines through us.

For such a time as this, as the moon reflects the sun

He works through us to show His way, not by our power, but by His

When we make the choice to submit and obey, for such a time as this

 

For such a time as this, He uses our lives to produce the food

Real fruit of His Spirit which is clearly seen and sweet to eat to nurture His harvest yet to come

For such a time as this, we become like Sonflowers as we adore the Son

And within our center He produces a harvest to feed those dying without Him

That before their generation passes away they might know Him & find life, indeed for such a time as this

 

For such a time as this, we are His harvest to feed the next ones

Through lives which are no longer ours, but His, the love of God reigns and rules

For such a time as this, His Spirit will lead us every step, and the enemy will be conquered (what was meant for evil used by Him for good)

By Him hope will return, joy and peace will flow like a river, and lives will be redeemed

For such a time as this, for such a time as this

 

Every generation passes away, like a wildflower – just a breath and we are gone.

Therefore the time is now, this moment counts; regardless of where we are He has good purpose,

To be His light where all seems dark, to bring a hint of His fragrance standing as a testimony for His truth, not by our might but by His Spirit

The world needs to know we are not destined for death and despair here but hope, purpose & life in Him

For eternity, yes, but also for such a time as this.

 

For now we are destined to be, for now we are destined to serve

For now He desires to use us for good though we are far from perfect

Because He loves us from here to eternity and does not treat us as our sins deserve

For now He turns darkness to light before us, lighting His way that we might lead those behind

By His Spirit for His glory for His kingdom come and His will to be done for such a time as this, for such a time as this.

 

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She has just released her 5th full-length worship CD of original songs called GOD SEEKER, to give word and melody to our desire for Jesus to be Savior and Lord and to declare ourselves God seekers as compared to the gold-seeker mentality which predominates society (searching for life’s answers anywhere else besides in the Lord God.)

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music with audio clips are available at  www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro on itunes and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Fulgaro/14919192923?ref=ts&fref=ts where Elizabeth also posts worshipful prayers and teaches how to turn worry into worship  for more of God’s power in our everyday lives.

Fulgaro is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

Through Eagles Nest Foundation which Elizabeth founded in 2007 she provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  Email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   for more information.

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

Prayer of Hope and Consecration

Magnificent, almighty, awesome Lord. To You we bow and give You our lives to use us Your way. Give us the work of our hands and by Your Spirit lead us. We will obey. Our trust is in You, especially when we don’t understand.

LORD, we hear the thunder and hear the sound of Your coming. You are majesty.  Your power beyond anything we can imagine.  Intricately involved in our lives and caring about every detail.  In the magnificence of Your Presence we bow….low….and utter our prayers as whisper for our breathe is taken from us.  You are.  You send the breathe of Your Holy Spirit and we are revived; we breathe; we live because You live, rising after Your sacrificial death.  By Your Spirit we know who You are and when we let go, Your Spirit prays to You through us that which is in unity with the Father and the Son.  We cannot help ourselves but must declare how holy You are, how wonderful.  You are King of kings and Lord of lords.  All power rests in You.  All knowledge.  The plan for each of our lives. And Your exquisite plan includes the gift of eternity with You for all who will turn from their ways, seek You and receive Your gift of reconciliation.   We sigh in relief.  So much we do not understand. So much ugliness, hate and evil around us. And yet, You are and Your promises are true. What the enemy means for evil You will use for good..in light of eternity….because You reign and nothing can thwart Your purposes.  You are love; in Your perfect timing You redeem it all. You are Comforter and wrap Your arms around us on difficult days – whether we are aware of You or not.  You are and You will never leave us or forsake us.  We are born and You are there for You have ordained it. When we take our final physical breathe You are there as well. We are never alone and You are working out all things at all times for the good of those called according to Your purpose.  We are all called.  You love us all.  You are waiting. Will we seek to know You? Will we recognize You?  Will we give up our lives for You to use as You see fit as You have given up Yours?  Oh, our Lord and our God. We are Yours.  Have Your way with us.  We know we will not always understand, but know we can rest in You at all times. Thank You for Your love. Thank You for Your mercy. Thank You for Your peace and the joy which springs forth when we allow You to be at work in us.  We offer ourselves and all we have for Your glory – that all would know You are God. In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written out as “heard” Wednesday, Octobr 17, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  (A current outreach is The Japan GRIEF Project.)  For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!

SON-Flower Prayer

To You, O LORD, we lift up our eyes. You are our singular focus. You are all that we want and all that we need.

On the morning of October 1, 2012 the Lord awakened me at 1:11am and instructed me to go listen for what He had to say.  Outside the early harvest moon shone brightly completely illuminating the landscape, reminding me of how when we focus on God and look to Him for our answers and direction, He uses us to become reflections of His Light like the moon is to the sun.  The moon has no light of its own, but when it is facing the sun, it reflects the light of the sun into what would otherwise be the darkness of night and we are able to more easily find our way.  The automatic sprinklers in the front yard had just come on and it was as if He was reminding me of the fountain of His Living Water always available just below the surface, if we will be choose to tap into it.  As I stood gazing out the kitchen window at the beautiful pictures of His truth He was showing me in the night, a prayer came forth. It follows below.  Its focus is neither the moon, nor the night, but connects these with how we are like sunflowers, which bloom upturned to the sun and within their center a harvest is produced which feeds others.  May we embrace our role as His SONflowers, and with upturned, adoring faces, allow Him to produce His harvest in us with which He can feed others and bring them to new life.  God bless you! ~ Elizabeth

Lord God, we adore You as the Son (not the sun). In You is all light. With You what was dark is dark no longer.  You are the Living Water which comes down from the throne to refresh us. With You, we are no longer longing and thirsty. We are satisfied.  Our thirst is quenched. We are revived to new life, restored to begin again, washed clean and ready to feed on You, looking for real food which will nourish us and grow us in You, not just the milk of babes.  You are the Source of all things, including life now and through eternity.  You are here.  You are here with us.  And You alone are worthy of worship.  You are the only One to whom we offer our lives and ongoing praise.  You are our first love, the One upon whom we fix our ongoing gaze.  We revel in Your Light of Truth, which reveals layer upon blessed layer of who You are.  You are love, mercy and truth, increasing in our midst.  Do you see us adoring Lord?  Our faces upturned looking only at You and will remain so for You are our Source.  Oh Son, be reflected in us to those in the dark night of misunderstanding and lack of knowledge around us as the moon reflects the sun! You alone can illuminate the proper path which You have created upon which we will be blessed when we walk.  Lord God, only by Your Light of Truth shining into the darkness by Your grace (and love), can this path be seen.  You are the only Light of the world.  There is no other.  Your Spirit pierces our personal darkness with Your revelation Light.  Ah Lord, we revel in how great Your harvest – both the harvest that is and that harvest that is to be – as one by one more of us see You, Your way, receive Your water of refreshing and are nourished on the food from the harvest which is already ripe, so that we are grown and produce the fruit from which more in turn will feed, becoming Your harvest in and for the next generation.  Oh Lord, as one by one by one we join together with upturned faces which worship, adore and pray with You as our singular focus, Your Kingdom is grown, Your glory is shown, Your renown and acclaim increase and You – our Savior – the One in whom we delight – become known and You are magnified in our midst.  Worthy, O Lamb, are You alone to be praised!

 

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro and on itunes.

Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss.  (A current outreach is The Japan GRIEF Project.)  For information email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org  

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.  Thank you for your prayers and support!