Archive | August 2013

Choice

God gave us a choice as to whether we subject our will to Him or not. We make the decision every day. Will we seek His will? Will we ask Him for wisdom? Will we do what He says? God’s will is the way we choose to live each day of our lives. 

Our heavenly Father looks out for us and protects us from danger far more than we realize. But it’s not something we can take for granted. It’s something we must pray about often. 

God is a place of safety you can run to, but it helps if you are running to Him on a daily basis so that you are in familiar territory. The Bible says, “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death” (Proverbs 14:26-27).

 Lord , I trust in Your Word, which assures me that You are my rock, my fortress, my deliverer, my shield, my stronghold, and my strength in whom I trust. 

When you pass through the water, I will be with you; and through the river, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.

Isaiah 43:2 

Lord, align my heart with Yours. Help me to hear Your voice saying “This is the way, walk in it”. If I am doing anything outside of Your will, show me. Speak to me from Your word so that I will have understanding. If there is something I should be doing, reveal it to me so that I can correct my course. I want to do only what You want me to do. Lord, I pray You would direct my steps. Only You know the way I should go. I don’t want to get off the path You want me to walk on and end up in the wrong place. I want to move into all You have for me and become all You made me to be by walking in Your perfect will for my life now. I also pray for Your hand of protection to be upon me. Keep me safe from any accidents, diseases, evil influences. Protect me wherever I go. Keep me safe in planes, cars, or any other means of transportation. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise

Hebrew 10:36 

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is.

Ephesians 5:17

 Because you have made the Lord, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling.

Psalm 91:9-10

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God’s Will

God’s will is a place of safety. When we walk in the will of God, we find safety. When we live outside of God’s will, we forfeit His protection. We must regularly ask God to show us what His will is and lead us in it. We must ask Him to speak to our heart so He can tell us.

 Trouble is a part of life. Having fulfillment and peace in the midst of trouble is what living in God’s will is all about. There is great confidence in knowing that you are walking in the will of God and doing what He wants you to do. When you are sure of that, you can better deal with what life brings you. 

Don’t think that trouble in your life means you are out of God’s will. God uses the trouble you have to perfect you. There is a big difference between being out of God’s will and being pruned or tested by God. Both are uncomfortable, but one leads to life and the other doesn’t. In one you will have peace, no matter how uncomfortable it gets. In the other, you won’t. 

Lord, I pray You will fill me with the “knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding”. Help me to walk in a worthy manner, fully pleasing to You, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of Your ways. Guide my every step, Lord. Lead me “in Your righteousness” and make Your way straight before my face”. As I draw close and walk in intimate relationship with you each day, I pray Your will gets me where I need to go.

 In Jesus name I pray 

Amen

 We should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and  carried about with  every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of deceitful plotting, but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head-Christ-from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.

Ephesians 4: 14-16 

Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand or whenever you turn to the left.

Isaiah 30:21

 

Relationships

Throughout your whole life relationships will be crucial to your well-being. It is not emotionally or spiritually healthy to be isolated. Right relationships will enrich and balance you and give you a healthy perspective. 

Godly people will help you walk in the right direction, and the good in them will rub off on you. The quality of your relationships will determine the quality of your life. And this is something worth praying about. Don’t leave your relationships to chance. Pray for godly people to come into your life with whom you can connect. Don’t force relationships to happen, pray for them to happen. Then when they do, nurture them with prayer. 

Ask God to make you a good friend to others and give you a pure and loving heart in all your relationships. Pray especially for the people you live with. The Bible says that “every house divided against itself will not stand” (Matthew 12:25). You can’t have peace if you are living in discord with anyone in your home. 

Dear, Lord, I pray for godly friends, role models, and mentors to come into my life. Send people who will speak the truth in love. I pray especially that there will be women in my life who are trustworthy, kind, loving, and faithful. Most of all I pray that they be women of strong faith who will add to my life and I to theirs. I pray, Lord, for my relationships with each of my family members. Specifically, I pray for my relationship with (name the family member for whom you are most concerned). I pray You would bring healing, reconciliation, and restoration where it is needed. Bless our relationship and make it strong. 

In Jesus name I pray 

Amen 

You are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, in whom the whole building, being joined together, grows into a holy temple In the Lord, in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.

Ephesians 2:19-22 

Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32