Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. You make the path of life known to me. Complete joy is in Your presence. Pleasures are by Your side forever.
Psalm 1:1-2, Psalm 16:11
You’re all I want in heaven! You’re all I want on earth!
When my skin sags and my bones get brittle, God is rock-firm and faithful.
Look! Those who left You are falling apart! Deserters, they’ll never be heard from again.
But I’m in the very presence of God—oh, how refreshing it is!
I’ve made Lord God my home. God, I’m telling the world what you do!
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
God’s Word teaches us that no duty is more binding than prayer. No promises are more radiant, more abounding, than those attached to prayer.
Father God, Please teach me to pray while I study Your Word.
I want to fulfill the great duty of being Your praying servant.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
It takes faith and patience to INHERIT the promises of God.
You NEED to persevere so that WHEN you have DONE the will of God, you will RECEIVE what He has PROMISED.
Testings and trials are actually God’s compliments! God knows your CAPACITY to BEAR deep trials. Human nature wants to avoid pain and suffering but God’s measure of faith in your spirit is activated when you face each challenge knowing He is Faithful and True and that He will never leave or forsake you—that He is with you always and that nothing is impossible with God. Those that come to God MUST BELIEVE that He is and that He rewards those who DILIGENTLY seek Him. All things are possible to him who believes! But apart from God, nothing is possible. God takes no pleasure in the soul that SHRINKS back. Face your fears and trust God by obeying His Word to you in all situations! You will experience healing and growth as you accept each challenge as His compliment. He knows the plans He has for your life–to give you a future and a hope. It is Christ in you, the HOPE of God’s glory!
As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
When Job prayed for his friends, the LORD restored his fortunes. In fact, the LORD gave him twice as much as before!
And let us consider one another to stir up LOVE and good works.
Faith works by love. We love because He first loved us and this is love that we know God and obey His commands!
Be prepared to alter your course to meet the unsatisfied others God is placing in your path.
Father may I be a good servant one in whom You are well please as I am willing to go out of “my” way to walk in Yours for others.
Unite my heart to Your will so that I may serve others in Your love. Let me see that each task is a God-given opportunity –a challenge to grow in You as Your strength is made perfect in my weakness.
In You, every impossibility is challenged and the “tables turned” on all negative thinking and speaking, as my attitudes submit to Your mind in Christ. Freedom is only found walking in Your will and that as I step out in faith trusting in Your love, all the chains are broken and sin has no ties on my heart.
Trust in the Lord will all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways ACKNOWLEDGE HIM and He shall direct your paths.
I know O Lord that a man’s life is NOT his OWN; it is NOT for man to DIRECT his steps.
Simply place yourself in God’s hands as you pray, “Father not my will but Yours be done on earth as it is in heaven for Yours is the Kingdom and the power and glory forever” Amen.
Every power struggle is broken as we submit to the Sovereign Lord and resist the Devil’s invasive and infective LIES. We are bound together in His strong cords of love. A three-fold cord is not easily broken.
Be holy as I am holy and WALK before Me and Be blameless in truth.
Trust God-Clean House-Help Others.
Let me see that each task is a God-given opportunity –a challenge to grow in You as Your strength is made perfect in my weakness. And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.
Will the Lord walk off and leave us for good? Will He never smile again?
Is His love worn threadbare? Has His salvation promise burned out?
Has God forgotten His manners? Has He angrily stalked off and left us?
“Just my luck,” I said. “The High God goes out of business just the moment I need Him.”
Why? Because the Master won’t ever walk out and fail to return.
If He works severely, He also works tenderly.
His stockpiles of loyal love are immense.
He takes no pleasure in making life hard, in throwing roadblocks in the way.
How priceless is Your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
“When you call on Me, when you come and pray to Me, I’ll listen. When you come looking for Me, you’ll find Me. Yes, when you get serious about finding Me and want it more than anything else, I’ll make sure you won’t be disappointed.” God’s Decree. “I’ll turn things around for you. I’ll bring you back from all the countries into which I drove you“—God’s Decree—“bring you home to the place from which I sent you off into exile. You can count on it.”