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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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Wits end

Father, I have been at my wits end this week. So many emotions and thoughts. I am overwhelmed. 


Listen to my prayer and answer me quickly! Deliver me from the things that seek to destroy me. Don't hide yourself from me!


No one can stand under your judgement because no one is righteous before you. I will never measure up. But you show great mercy and steadfast love because of your name's sake. 


Teach me to do your will. Show me the right path. You hold my life and plans in your hand and I remember from the past that your steadfast love will prevail above all failure. 

Psalm 143


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Friday, September 1, 2017

Free

Father, thank you that you have given us the Holy Spirit and freedom in you. Thank you for revealing the law to unveil your great grace. 


Help me to walk in the Spirit so that your fruit will be evident in my life. I want these to flow out of my life... love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness & self control. 


Help me not to sow out of my flesh, which brings death, but to sow out of the Spirit, which brings life! Help me to not grow weary doing what you have placed in front of me. But help me to be faithful and work fully as unto you. 


May my boast be in Christ alone. 

Galatians 5 & 6


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Monday, August 28, 2017

Free

Father, how easy it is to fall into the trap that I can do something for my salvation. To earn it or work toward it. Even the phrase "I'll do my best" is works based and I fall into that deception daily. 


Thank you that your grace and mercy are always there to meet me and rescue me from my self righteousness. 


Help me to see my falling short but your love shine though the mess I make. Help me to walk according to your Spirit and not allow the spirit of slavery to chain me again. 


Thank you for your great love. Your great scandalous love. 

Galatians 3


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Approval

Father, thank you for showing me the humility of Paul. He had every reason to base his life on the approval of man, but he knew that your opinion of him is the only opinion that mattered. 


Help me to not allow the approval of man to change what I know of myself or what you have called me to. 


Help me to humble myself in a way that doesn't assume that people should know my capabilities or strengths. 


Help me to rest in the fact that the way that you view me is truth and everything else is a lie. 


Thank you that it doesn't matter if anyone knows who I am or what I have done. Thank you that what matters is that all men and women know you and what you have done for them. Let that be my focus, just as it was for Paul. 

Galatians 1


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Monday, August 7, 2017

God

Father, thank you that I can serve you with gladness and come into your presence with singing because I can know that you are God! 


You are good even when life is not, thank you that I can cling to that and not allow my circumstances to rule my emotions. 


Thank you for your goodness, your steadfast love and your faithfulness to all generations. 

Psalm 100


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Friday, August 4, 2017

Deposit

Father, teach me to guard the deposit that has been entrusted to me in the gospel of Jesus and the gifting you have given me to share it. 


Teach me to esteem your gospel above all other things in my life. Help me to bind it on my heart. 


Teach me to use the gifting that you have given me with great esteem so that your gospel will be advanced. Don't let me allow others to distract me or discourage me from what you have placed in my hand. 


Teach me to effectively use my giftings to the best of my ability and that you would receive the glory for all of it. 


Father, you and your Word are my treasured possession. 

1 Timothy 6


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