Friday, September 30, 2016

Abundance of grace

Father, thank you for your gifts of peace with you and the abundance of grace. Thank you that you have given me access through faith into this grace. Thank you for your salvation from the wrath of God because of the death of your son. 
Thank you that even before my repentance, while I was still a sinner, Christ died for me. It is astounding. 
Help me, Father, to display that same grace to the people that you place around me, my husband, my children, my friends and coworkers. 
I want to live in that abundance of grace flowing in me and out of me. 
Romans 5
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Entrusted to the one who judges justly

Father, thank you for your son, Jesus, who when they hurled insults at him, he did not retaliate, when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead he entrusted himself to the One who judges justly, his Father. 
Thank you for his example. Help me to focus my eyes on the One who judges justly. Help me to guard my mouth from insults, retaliation and threats when I am treated in a way that seems unjust. Help me to keep my heart soft to your molding and to be in quiet submission to you, my Father. 
You are good and just. 
1 Peter 2
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Monday, September 26, 2016

The thundering of your power

Father, the thunder of your power, who can understand? We will never stop searching for all your ways and knowledge of all that you have created. But your ways are hidden and no man can find them out. Thank you that you can see all things, that you gave the wind its height, and you know the measure of the waters. You made a decree for the rains and you command a way for the lightening and the thunder. You see all and establish all. Yet you say to me, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and that my turning away from evil is truly understanding. This astounds me. 
Help me to turn from striving to gain knowledge and wisdom and to run to you, to fear you and to turn from evil, that I may gain understanding. You are my God and I trust you. 
Job 26-29
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Mercy triumphs over judgement

Father, we know that you delight in showing mercy. That your mercy triumphs over your judgement in always warning me before your judgement. Thank you that you always offer an opportunity for repentance. You are a good God. 
Help me to be quick to see my sin and repent from the sin that is hidden deep in my heart. My desire is to please you with my life. 
Exodus 11
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Breath in my lungs

Father, you give me the breath I breathe and my desire is to praise you with every one of them. 
Thank you that you take pleasure in your people and you adorn the humble with salvation. Make me humble. 
Let me sing for joy and let the high praises of you, my God, be in my mouth. 
You are great and your works are mighty. All the earth shouts your praise. I pour out my praise to you. 
Psalm 149
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Good Shepherd

Father, you are my Good Shepherd. I have no need. You make me lie down in green pastures and lead me beside the quiet waters. You give me rest. You restore my soul. You lead me in right paths for your name's sake. 
All I have in you is enough. You are my provision. You are my rest. Thank you that you direct my life for your glory. 
All I have is found in you. 
Psalm 23
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Friday, September 16, 2016

He delights in me

Father, the thought that you delight in me is breathtaking. That you rescue me because of your great love. 
I have cried out to you in my distress and you have heard my voice. You bowed the heavens and came down... And rescued. And you continually rescue. 
Help me to keep your ways and to walk in your paths. Help me to allow the depth of your love to penetrate deep into my heart and overflow around me into the people you love. Help me to live loved. 
Psalm 18
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Cleanse us from all unrighteousness

Father, thank you for your faithfulness to forgive as I come to you with a heart of repentance. You are faithful and just. Thank you for cleansing me from all unrighteousness. 
Give me a heart to be quick to confess my sin and all the things that separate me from you. I want to be washed clean. Put in me a hate for my sin. Put in me a heart of repentance. 
1 John 2
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Monday, September 12, 2016

Anger does not produce righteousness

Father, thank you that your goal is to draw me to repentance and righteous through Jesus. 
Help me to know the power that is in the words that I speak. 
Help me to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. I know that my anger does not produce your righteousness. 
Help me to control my tongue and speak life to my husband, my children and all those you place in path daily. Let me see them the way you see them. 
James 1
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

That they may serve me

Father, thank you for showing me through the Israelites that you brought freedom so that they may serve you. 
Help me to see the things in my life that hold me captive and make me enslaved to my flesh. Help me to see that you call me to freedom so that I may serve and worship you in the freedom of the Holy Spirit. 
Set me free. Break my chains. My desire is to serve you alone. 
Exodus 8 & 9
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Friday, September 2, 2016

Faithful in prayer

Father, in these trials that I face daily help me to be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation, and make me faithful in prayer. 
May I be a woman of prayer. I want to know your heart and hear your voice. Thank you for your Holy Spirit to pray for me even when I have no words. 
Romans 12
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