I love your word. Time and again it has been proven true. I am young, and people don’t respect me. But I have not forgotten your instructions. Your goodness is forever, and your teachings can be trusted. Even though I have troubles and hard times, your commands give me joy. Your rules are always right. Help me understand them so that I can live. (Psalms 119:140-144 ERV)
Dear heavenly Father I Thank you for your word that never fails me. I thank you for your mercy that renews every day and for unspeakable joy that sustains me. Lord I need you to help me understand your word when I hear it, give me insight and discernment. I know that some of your words are meant to chasten, some to uplift, some to restore and some to provide direction and instruction. Help me hear the intent you have for me and my life. in Jesus name, Amen.
It’s so easy to hear the words of the crowd when things aren’t going the way you expect. I challenge each of you today to look for instructions from the decision maker, ask him to guide you and trust his decision. When your scared, Trust him! When your hurt, trust Him, when your lost, trust Him! In all things Trust Him! It sounds do easy, because it is. Trust takes practice so start now.
Today I tried my hand at creating a scripture prayer. One thing I know about God’s word, it cannot return to him void. So I’m sharing this with you in the hopes that you see God and feel
his presence when you see his word, trust in it and believe.
God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3 ERV)
This is my prayer for you: that your love will grow more and more; that you will have knowledge and understanding with your love; that you will see the difference between what is important and what is not and choose what is important; that you will be pure and blameless for the coming of Christ; (Philippians 1:9-10 ERV)
Don’t change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but let God change you inside with a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to understand and accept what God wants for you. You will be able to know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect. (Romans 12:2 ERV)
The Good News shows how God makes people right with himself. God’s way of making people right begins and ends with faith. As the Scriptures say, “The one who is right with God by faith will live forever.” (Romans 1:17 ERV)
I mean that I want us to help each other with the faith that we have. Your faith will help me, and my faith will help you. (Romans 1:12 ERV)
The Lord enjoys people who worship him and trust in his faithful love. (Psalms 147:11 ERV)
But the one who remains faithful to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:13 ERV)
Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see. God was pleased with the people who lived a long time ago because they had faith like this. Faith helps us understand that God created the whole world by his command. This means that the things we see were made by something that cannot be seen. (Hebrews 11:1-3 ERV)
On the way, there was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She came close behind Jesus and touched the bottom of his coat. She was thinking, “If I can touch his coat, I will be healed.” (Matthew 9:20-21 ERV)Jesus turned and saw the woman. He said, “Be happy, dear woman. You are made well because you believed.” Then the woman was healed. (Matthew 9:22 ERV)
I have read this story, been told this story, heard it preached and teached but this morning it told me something else. This morning it reminded me that no matter what the world says, no matter how loud the noise is in your life, no matter how dirty it is, no matter what people say about your situation you can be healed if you believe. Yes, you can decide that enough is enough. You can decide to reach out and touch the hem of the garment. You can choose to ignore the crowd and let you faith make a demand on the promises of God.
Jesus, Jesus Jesus, I come to you this morning saying Thank You. Just Thank You! Hallelujah Thank You!
Don’t bother Jesus (they say you have nothing)
You have nothing to offer (stay in your place)
Right then he knew(he had to choose)
He had nothing to lose
So he cried Jesus(Jesus), I need you, (yeah ah) please don’t pass me by
He cried out Jesus, I’m not ashamed(to tell you) I need you in my life
(I need you in my life yeah)
Fred Hammond – Please Don’t Pass Me By Lyrics
Don’t let him pass you by!
My people are hurt, so I am hurt. I am too sad to speak. Surely there is some medicine in Gilead. Surely there is a doctor in Gilead. So why are the wounds of my people not healed? (Jeremiah 8:21-22 ERV)
Father, we need the balm in Gilead to heal our souls. My sisters in Christ are facing untold dangers in our homes, at work, in the church and worst of all in our minds. Accept this scripture prayer, knowing your word cannot return to you without doing it’s intended purpose. Hallelujah Amen in Jesus name, Amen.
Rom 13:13………Deliver them from immorality, strife, and envy,
Heb 10:22……….and draw them near to You, Father, with a true heart.
Mt 5:6……………Create in them a hunger and thirst for You and Your righteousness,
Ps 119:37………and revive them in Your ways.
Col 1:9…………..I ask that You fill them with the knowledge of Your will
Col 1:9…………..in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
Col 1:10…………that they might have a walk worthy of You, Lord,
Col 1:10…………fully pleasing You, being fruitful in every good work,
Col 1:10…………and increasing in the knowledge of You,
Col 1:11…………strengthened with all might, according to Your glorious power.
Rom 8:30……….Bring them into the calling that You have predestined for them;
1Chr 28:9……….help them to serve You with a loyal heart and with a willing mind,
Ps 32:8………….and instruct them in the way they should go.
Jas 1:22…………Let them be doers of the Word and not hearers only,
Ps 119:97………meditating in Your Word day and night.
Ps 112:6………..Establish their heart, so they will never be shaken,
1Cor 10:13……..and show them a way of escape with every temptation.
Rom 13:8……….Let them owe no man anything except their love.
1Jn 3:18………..A love that is in deed and truth, not just in word and speech.
Ps 110:3……….Let them be volunteers serving You in the time of Your power.
Mt 6:33…………Seeking first Your kingdom so that they will reap abundant blessings.
The Father had given Jesus power over everything. Jesus knew this. He also knew that he had come from God. And he knew that he was going back to God. (John 13:3 ERV)
It’s something to know that you know that you know that you are from God. When you know who’s you are you act different. When life gets rough you stand on what you know. You stand on the word of God and you let him handle those things that you are faced with. When you are in trouble you know who calms the stormy seas. When your afraid you know who gentles the lions roar and allows you to rest in the presence of danger. When you are in the fiery furnace you know who can keep you from burning. When people plot and throw you in ditches, you know who has made a way for you to escape.
Trust in The Lord in all things, for they are working for your good.
Dear Father, this morning I pray that your peace is sufficient to your children this day. Father allow us to rest in the assurances you have provided. We love you Lord and praise your name. We treasure the relationship we have with you that allows us to trust even when we are afraid, to rest when we are tired and to love unlimited. Hallelujah Father, I ask these things in Jesus name, Amen.
God’s Word is our life
God’s Word is our very life!
“The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.”