Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 18

Abba! I love you!  You are my strength and my rock. My shield, fortress and stronghold. I would have died if it were not for you!  

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I cried out to you and you came storming in! You rescued me because you delighted in me. 

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How can the love of a Father be so...

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Because of Jesus you see me righteous, blameless, free. With the merciful you show yourself merciful. Make me merciful like you. 

Psalm 18


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Monday, October 16, 2017

Delight

Father, David saw your deliverance in ways not many have. You set him apart and saved him. You preserved him for a purpose. 


He was a man full of sin... and a heart of repentance. His desperate cries reached your ears and you answered his plea.

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Father, help me to be a woman who has a heart of repentance. Help me to see my desperate state and the mighty hand you take to rescue me from what I deserve. 


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Thank you that you delight in me. Thank you that you chose me and set me apart. Help me to begin to understand the depths of that. I pray that all my delight is in you alone. Mark my heart deep with delight in you and your word. Thank you that you daily draw me to you. Help me to be sensitive and alert to your Spirit that draws me. 

2 Samuel 22

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Spring

Father, thank you for causing Jesus to reveal His humanity and His need in this moment to the woman at the well. 


Thank you for using her as an example of your love and mercy as you drew her into conversation that would change her life forever. 


Thank you for your call to repentance and lack of condemnation. Your mercy is scandalous. 


Help me to see my need daily, that I am not able to meet the standard of holiness, but help me to see that you have done that work for me in the finished work of Jesus. 

John 4


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Monday, October 9, 2017

Train

Father, thank you that everything created by you is good. Help me to receive all things from you with thanksgiving.  


Help me to obey the leading of your Spirit and to be able to recognize myths. Help me to be trained in the words of the faith and good doctrine. 


Help me to use your words to train myself for godliness, because my hope is set on you, the living God. 


Help me not to allow my fears of others opinions to hinder how I live my life. 


Help me to immerse myself in your ways and your teachings. Help me to put these things into practice as I learn them. 


Thank you for the gift of your Holy Spirit to teach me and guide me. Don't let me become calloused to His leading and conviction. Make my heart soft and able to be molded into your image. 

1 Timothy 4


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Monday, October 2, 2017

Search

Father, you search me and know me. You see my every move. You know my thoughts and fears. You know my inner accusations of you. 


You know my doubts and the filth of my heart that no one knows. 


But you formed me and you choose me. Your thoughts toward me are precious. 


Thank you for your unfailing love. Thank you for constantly covering my faults. You are my good Father. 

Psalm 139

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Faithful

Father, you call me to be faithful. In the tiny replies, every response and reaction... even on social media. 


You call me to be faithful in this step... then that one... but wait faithfully right there for the next one. Don't move yet. Be faithful. 


You call me to be faithful with every table I wipe and every diaper I change. Every time I have to turn his socks right side out and every pot I have to clean up. 


You call me to be faithful in the reading of your word and the minutes spent in prayer. Faithful with my time spent in worship, to not be distracted by voices but set my mind on you. 


You call me to be faithful to the time listening to a woman pouring her heart out or just needing to vent. Even how I am living the words that I preach. 


I complain and threaten to throw in the towel. I whine when it is too much. 


Father, call my heart to repentance and teach me to be faithful. Even to death to myself. A faithful one who loves to please her Master. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Formerly

Father, thank you for your law and using it to show me how far I fall short every day. 


Thank you for your mercy and grace overflowing so that I can no longer be who I once was. 


Thank you for your perfect patience and revealing to me how impatient I am so that I can have the opportunity daily to repent and ask you to renew my mind and heart. 


Thank you for showing me in your word that the aim of everything I do should be LOVE. Help me to love even when it is inconvenient. 


Thank you that you call me and teach me to be faithful with what you have given to me... the ministry that is before me. Make my eyes able to see what it is you set before me. Make me faithful. 


Thank you that you desire all people to be saved and come to the knowledge of truth. Help me to be faithful to learn and know your truth so that I can't be easily led away from you. 

1 Timothy 1, 2 & 3


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