Posts Tagged ‘prayer’

Joining

Posted: June 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Lord help me to clearly recognize your voice and to be so familiar with your ways that I don’t miss joining in anything You’re doing today.

Your Power

Posted: June 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Lord help me stay close to you today, fill me with your power when needed and don’t let me get bogged down in the little things at the expense of Your things. Allow me to draw from your love for me in order to love those nearby well.

Ask

Posted: June 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Ask God to answer a problem or concern and very often the solution will be found in you. Only now as result of including Him, there’s power, confidence and resolve.

It may seem like the solution, the resolution, peace or even God Himself is way off in the distance. Heck it might even feel like there’s no hope at all. Don’t give up! He hasn’t gone anywhere and He’s for certain at work in your life. As you’re struggling include Him, cry out or even just cry. You are loved, prayed for and at some point in the hopefully near future you’ll be able to see how this time was used to make change for the better.

I pray that Jesus’ love for you is so very evident today, that he surrounds you with folks that care for you deeply and appreciate how much you care back. I pray that you have the opportunity and the courage to be real with those that can handle it and that peace and fulfillment occupy your heart and mind.

Yesterday we talked about finding or making some time to get away from the noise and distraction in the world around us in order to connect more closely with God, which we know is no easy task. But what might be even more difficult is once we’ve found a time or place that’s quiet around us, to get our minds and thoughts to be still. How can we listen for what God has to say if our quiet time is filled with us speaking to Him? It’s far better to give our thoughts over to Him and listen to what He has to say than to run through a list of what’s on our mind or ask for what we want. It’s certainly okay to take our concerns to the Lord but hearing back is really good too.

One of the most difficult things to find in the world we live in is quiet time. Interruptions are everywhere and everything is urgent. It also seems that the more we look for the interruptions and accept the urgency, their frequency only increases. It is so important to make or take some time today to be still, to shut the world out for a time and connect with our God. When we do this somehow the world slows down and we are so much more equipped to help others navigate the craziness of their lives.

That’s what I want to do Lord. No matter how hard, regardless of what will be said, please give me the strength, the wisdom and the confidence to trust that you know best.

As I’ve been praying about what to share with you today I find myself giddily (yes that’s really a word) overwhelmed by the goodness of our God. Not the kind of euphoria that comes from a false sense that everything is going perfectly, but completely excited by how marvelous He is even though much around us could definitely use improvement. I don’t know how to describe this feeling but I hope you feel it too.

Good morning sweet Lord. I don’t know what today may bring but You do. I don’t know if I’m going to be able to handle everything that comes my way but You can. There’s going to be times I doubt whether I’m loved today but your love for me will be constant. Together can we please make a difference in someone’s life today? I love You so much.