Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Weakness

Father, help me to follow the example of Paul and to boast in my weaknesses. Help me to see them as an opportunity to rest in your strength. Help me to daily examine myself to see if I am living in faith of Jesus Christ and not in myself. 


Help me to daily rejoice! Because you have done great things for me! Help me to become mature in my interactions with others. Help me to be an encouragement and comfort to others, not drag them down. Help me to be of the same mind even in disagreements, the mind of peace. Peace in myself and peace with others. And Father, help me to life with arms flung wide open to my brothers and sisters. 


Thank you for the grace of the Lord Jesus making the way for me to come to you. Thank you for your great love, that you loved me so much you gave your son for my redemption. And thank you for your gift of the Holy Spirit so that I may have constant fellowship with you. You always give good gifts. 

2 Corinthians 13


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Monday, June 19, 2017

Most High

Father, this Psalm hits me right where I am. In sin and struggling, rebellion and turning away. You discipline them and then they remember. 


Father, help me to always remember you!! 


In the struggle, wrestling and frustration with my own family, I forget my calling to them. I do not walk in grace and truth. I spout off lies to them. Lies of works and performance, lies of my peace and comfort being important. I forget you. And my sin is thrown in my face as I realize I have forgotten you. 


Father, I am weak and you are my rock! Unmoving and stable when I fall and fail. You are the one who redeems me, because I certainly could never redeem myself, even in my striving. 


Help me, Father, to remember your calling on my life to these people you have placed in my care. You are my only hope. Thank you that it is always your kindness that leads me to repentance. 

Psalm 78


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Monday, June 12, 2017

Fervent

Father, give me a heart to know you and a passion to love and follow hard after you. 


Don't allow things to come in the way in my mind and heart. Make it my desire always to seek you first above all else. 


Brand my heart. Give me a heart to know you. 

Jeremiah 24


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Friday, June 9, 2017

Promises

Father, it poured and poured. You rained down judgement and death. So that all could be made new in hopes of repentance. 


You saw all the destruction... I wonder how your heart felt. Then you promised never to flood the earth again. Of course you knew that repentance would not replace all the sin. But you still promised. 


I was born dead in the spirit but you offered me hope and a way because there was no other. Jesus is my hope and the one whom all my promises are fulfilled in. 


Father, help me to live in that promise. The promise of new life. The promise that all I need is found in him. That I have all hope in the cross. 


This covenant given to Noah is the same. Found in you I am safe even with danger all around.  The waters spring and pour all around, some things I have never seen before. While I deal with the effects of these things, they never affect my security in you. 


Thank you for your promises and that you always fulfill them. 

Genesis 9


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Steadfast

Father, you always bring me back to your love. Everywhere I turn right now. Your steadfast love. I can't run from it. I don't understand the depth of it. But I know you are calling me deeper into love. Your perfect love. Love that woos me, love that challenges me, love that changes me. And love that compels me. Love that compels me to be who you created me to be, to walk hand in hand with you knowing the depth of the security I have only in you, because of the blood of Jesus. For God so loved the world that he sent.... you gave all. Because of love for me. It feels childish and shallow at first, like a child's song. But to live in it is so different. Maybe if we knew the depth of it as a child we wouldn't struggle to live in that love. 


Father, would you show me the depth of your love? Your word tells me that Christ's love compels us, but if I'm not being compelled by your love, do I truly know your love? Father, write it deep in my heart. Teach me of your steadfast love. 

Lamentations 3

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Monday, June 5, 2017

He prayed

Father, Jesus prayed for the disciples hours before His arrest, and in that I see His prayer for me. Thank you for this example in scripture. 


Jesus prayed that you would be glorified in His life and death. He prayed that you would protect the word that He had given from you,  in the lives of believers. He prayed that you wouldn't take them out of this world but that you would keep them from the evil one. He prayed that you would sanctify your people with the truth of your word. He prayed that we would know that you sent Him and know that you love us even as you loved Him. And that the same love that you loved Him with, would be in us. 


All so rich and deep. Father, will you do these things in your people. Be glorified in my life and my death to self. Protect the word you have placed in my heart. Don't take me out of the world, but thank you that I have protection from the enemy because of the blood of Jesus. Sanctify me with the truth of your word daily. Help me to know the depth of your love for me and that that same love would be in me. 


Thank you that I can have joy knowing all the things Christ has done for me and the life I can have because of Him. Even in death, may You be glorified. 

John 17

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Grace

Father, even in the midst of prophecy and rebuke, there is grace. In the midst of sin, there is grace. In the midst of turning away, there is grace. 


There is always grace. You constantly call to return to you and turn from sin. 


Father, make me a woman of grace. To be a giver or grace. To always point to the way out of the mess... your grace. 


Thank you for being a God of grace. 

Ezekiel 18


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