I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. (Philippians 4:11 NIV)
How many times do we sit up and compare our lives to others. God if only I made as much money as… If my figure could look like… If my spouse could act like…. If my children could just.. If my house was as nice as.. You get my point? We are constantly wanting more and more when we should learn to be content with what God gave us.. Be honest most of the things you have now is something you were once praying for.. Let’s not get in the habit of comparing our lives to other people. Half the time things are not as they seem and more importantly you don’t know what they had to go through to get it.. So let’s be thankful for what WE have and allow God to work in our life. Whatever is for you, is for you and nobody can change that!!!
I come for before you this day praying for whomever may be reading this. Father I pray that they learn to be content with the blessings you have given them thus far. Father I pray that they build confidence to love self. I pray that they understand if they seek first the kingdom, you will provide the desires of their heart. Father I pray that they build a relationship with you. Father allow them to trust you with everything they have!! Father remove every piece of bitterness and jealousy from their hearts. Father I ask that you bind up any insecurities, self hate,worthlessness and doubt… Father I ask that you loose peace into the atmosphere, love,trust and confidence in the mighty name of Jesus!! Lord I love you and I thank you… Amen…
Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. (Psalm 120:6 NIV)
I don’t know about you but I have learned to love a peaceful environment. I use to love to be in the mix, at all the parties, in everybody business, spreading the latest gossip. But now I’m SO not interested.. It’s something about your relationship with God that bring you away from all those things. It’s time to get rid of meaningless and draining relationships. If they only call or want to be around you when it’s convenient for them. Get rid of them. If you’re boyfriend acting a fool and your constantly questioning the relationship Run away from them. See God usually gives us a sign about the situations we are in but we usually ignore them and do what we want. Then when we are hurt and in pain. We are begging God to fix us. Listen don’t wait until January to start the new year new me. Start today!!! Get rid of every meaningless thing in your life.. Have peace Today!!!
Dear Lord, I come before you on this day as humble as I know how to be. Thanking you for another 24 hours to do your will. Thanking you for protecting me and my family through the night. Thanking you for the little things like being able to turn on my lights this morning. Thanking you for running water. Thanking you for working limbs. Because father I know someone woke up today unable to do any of those things. Father I thank you for jesus on this day!! Thank you for sacrificing your darling son for someone like me. Father on this day I ask that you remove anyone or anything that’s getting in the way of our relationship. Father remove anything that take away the peace that I love. Father above all things I ask that you never leave my side. I love you and I adore you. In jesus name I pray AMEN
“Woe is me because of my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is [my] grief, and I must bear it.”(Jeremiah 10:19)
You ever have those moments where you’re like “God im not sure what this test is but im really tired of taking it over and over” See what people don’t realize is you can go to God with your frustration and your pain. Just be respectful. When you unsure question him, challenge him. The easiest thing to do is follow and trust God when all your bills are paid, when your relationship is going right, when the kids are doing what they’re suppose to do. But what do you do when the shut off notices coming in, when you can’t stand to look at your spouse and when them kids are acting like heathens? Do you still trust him? Or do you say why me GOD? I know I have definitely had some why me God moments. But I was hit immediately with WHY NOT YOU? When you’re going through you don’t understand and you have this moment if frustration and hurt. But please trust and believe that GOD has a plan for everything you are going through. Trust that it’s a blessing at the end. Even if it’s not for you.
I come before you on this day asking for forgiveness for the sins I have committed. Father I ask that you remove the hate and hurt from heart. Father I ask that on this day you use me how you see fit. Father I ask that you remove any selfishness that I may have. 2014 has been a tough year full of obstacles and father I am weak. I know you said that when I am weak you will be strong and father I am standing on your word this day. Father I need you like never before to show up in my life. Remove anything that is a distraction from you. Father I ask that you increase my faith so that in times when things are not going as I think they should that I still trust that you have everything under control. Father I love you and I adore you. In jesus name I ask it all Amen….
“This Life is more than tweets and Likes…Because if God don’t like you that’s a PROBLEM”
How many of us take 121542123 selfies until we get that perfect one(Raise your Hand) I know I do. How many times have you rewritten something until YOU think it sounds perfect? It’s crazy that we spend our days trying to please other people. Or to make people think we have everything together when we know if one string is pulled everything will fall completely apart. Its time out for the fake it until you make it motto. Its time to go to GOD BOLDlY with whatever issue that we may have and trust that he will fix us. But the main thing is be Honest.
I come to you on this day asking that you forgive me for the sins that I have committed knowingly and unknowingly. Father God I ask that you remove on this day anything that separates me from you. Father I thank you for allowing me to see another day. I thank you for sacrificing your son for a sinful person as myself. Father I ask that whomever is reading this is blessed. I pray that you supply them with the tools that is needed to survive this day. Father I pray for peace in every household. I pray that you are strong for the person that is weak today. Father I Pray that you make the little girl who may feel ugly, feel beautiful. Allow her to understand that you formed her in her mother’s womb and she is beautifully and wonderfully made. Father I pray that you give the man who feels insecure and less than a man, strong. Show him that you created him in your image and that he can conquer anything that he put his mind to. Father God I pray that you show us all that life is more than trying to be cute and impressing people. Father God I pray that you show us all the gifts and talents that you have placed in us so that we can help someone else. Help us father God. We need you like never before. We love you and adore you Father. We ask all these things in your mighty son Jesus name. AMEN
“If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
I’m reading my friend Kellen book titled “ONE” and I stumble across this scripture. It struck me pretty hard. I mean I read it like 2 days ago and it’s still heavy on mind. Its like God are you serious Gouge my eye out or cut my hand off? So as I read further Kellen goes on to say “whats crazy is allowing our sin to continue to push us into Hells fire…” I know I know people don’t like to talk about sin but it’s SO REAL!! I know we think we can continue to act a fool and just tell God we are sorry and the gates of heaven will swing wide open. NOT SO, If you are truly serious about turning away from sin you have to pray over that “thing” and BEG God to remove it from your heart so that you wont do it anymore. I know we all sin daily and nobody I mean nobody is perfect. But that does not give us a free pass to act a fool.So I ask on this day what do you need to Gouge out your spirit, what do you need to cut out your life? I know its going to be hard but I promise you it’s so worth it!!!!!!!!!
26 Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.”27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered. 28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.” 29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life was spared.”
I was reading this scripture and it really touched me. We have to be more like Jacob in situations. Tell God We wont let him go until he bless us. When going through certain life changes we have to trust God with everything that we have. It’s so easy to get discouraged or feel that God has left us but he is right there every time. Even when we bring a lot of pain on ourselves. Think of all the situations that you should not have been in and God still found a way to make it better. But let’s be real, if you are not doing your part, God can not do his. So we have to make a conscious decision on what and whom we will serve. When you believe God with your heart, you will not doubt what his word says. So on this day lets not just say we are christians lets start to act like one. Unbelievers have the heart for everything worldly. We can’t call ourselves christians and want the same things they want. Kingdom living is what it’s all about!!!
“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead” (philippians 3:13NIV)
How much time do we spend looking behind us. Rather it is worrying about why a friendship was lost or wondering could a relationship have made it, if we just gave it one more try. We have so much to look forward too but yet we spend so much time focusing on the past. Today I challenge you to stop stalking your ex page, stop worrying about why people have stop dealing with you. Stop being upset that you didn’t get that promotion. Stop focusing on anything that is not present. God has plans for you but he can’t give them to you if you are worried about the doors that he closed for a REASON…
Father God we come to you this day saying thank you for love and thank you for life.. Father God thank you for sacrificing your son for us knowing that we are so not worthy.. Thank you for just being you!! On this day Father we vow to stop looking behind us and start focusing on whats in front of us!! You wake us up everyday and its time we start taking advantage of the 24hrs you give us. No more pity, no more drama, no more hate, no more worrying, no more being mad at others for their blessings. Father God we will need your strength and power to do these things and we demand them on this day.. Father release positivity in the atmosphere, release peace and love so that people can enjoy the lives that you have given them. Father God you never said this walk would be easy but we know that it is worth it and we will give you our all not just today but everyday!!! In Jesus name we pray and ask it all… AMEN!!!!