May 8, 2014

Now More than Ever

Go away, all you who do evil, for the Lord HAS heard my weeping. The Lord HAS heard my plea; the Lord WILL answer my prayer. Psalm 6:8,9

LORD, help us to hear from You today, and may we be obedient. Give us wisdom to make right decisions.

LORD, have mercy and compassion on us.

LORD, we need Your strength and grace. Help our bodies to be physically able and our minds to be mentally able to do what we need to do.

LORD JESUS, heal our bodies. Take away sickness and pain. Release us from the tormenting spirits.

LORD, keep us close to You through the things that we are going through, help us not to push You away in difficult times, but instead allow You to draw us closer.

LORD, give us Your peace, Your perfect peace, that surpasses all understanding.

LORD, be with us, our families, our friends, all Your people ... special touch and anointing for us. Bless us with uncommon favor. Strengthen us. Heal us. Love on us. Help us to grab on, hold on and don’t let go of the hem of Your garment, Jesus. For all our needs are met in You. You are the Answer. To every question. To every problem. To every heartache. To every sickness. To every cry. Blood of Jesus over us.

His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward Him and find Him --- though He is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:27

We need You now LORD GOD … more than ever. Be not far from us.

May 5, 2014

God is at Work

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him. Philippians 2:13

God is at work in us, causing us to be willing and obedient ... giving us the grace and changing us ... so that we will be able to do what He wants us to do.  He gives us the desire and power to accomplish His will, not our pleasures.

God WILL carry out His plan. Either He will work IN us or He will work ON us. Either way, He WILL accomplish His purpose.

We have all seen the sign on the highway 'MEN AT WORK'. We can put a sign over the Christian: 'GOD AT WORK'. In the quest for God to make us like Jesus, He may have to chisel, sand, steel wool and polish us. God will continue to polish us until Jesus comes back to get us.

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

We need to relax, stop being so hard on ourselves, and allow God to work through us.

Father, I pray that You help us to trust You to complete the work that You have begun in us. Help us to allow You to work through us. Change us. Make us more like You. In Jesus' name, amen.