Oh Lord, my God, I love You so much. You are so good to me God. Thank You for hearing my prayers and extending Your forgiveness and mercy upon me. Though I don't always deserve it, after all I have done, You are always so kind to lift me up me, when I need You most. You know my heart, when I am sincerely sorry and Your mercy is shown. This shows how compassionate You really are towards me and everyone else that submits themselves to You, God. You desire for us all to be saved and be covered by Your blood, that was spilt on the cross, it is just up to us to follow You and do Your will. And in doing Your will, I am also convicted of what I am doing right and what I am doing wrong. If I am not as likely to forgive others as You do for me, then I am a hypocrite. My desire to be forgiven by You is not sincere if I cannot forgive my enemies. Your words in scripture have taught me this truth and I pray that I may always forgive those that have hurt me. This might be difficult at first, but Your love is able to brake every barrier. You have the power to tear down every wall and that is what I need in my life. Come and do a great thing in my life and others, as my life for You is on display towards them also. It is wonderful to be in Your service God. Doing good to those in this world brings me so much happiness. Thank You for giving me these good and righteous desires. It is because You dwell inside of me that I want to forgive everyone, no matter what they have done to me or others. I love You and trust in You, God. Amen.
Matthew 6:12-15 (KJV)
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Forgiveness is often sought after, but often not given. How can we think God is forgiving us when we can't even forgive?
Jesus is the answer to all our problems. Submit yourselves to Him, while confessing your sins, and His mercy will be upon you.
So was forgiveness given to Joseph’s brothers, even after all they had done to him? The question can be answered in Genesis, chapter 50, starting with verses 15, through 21. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray that people will respond to Your calling in their lives. I know that every person that believers in You for salvation, also has spiritual gifts given to them, in order to do Your will. We are all a part of Your church and our willingness to serve You matters most. I know how many people I see in a church buildings, but very few of them that are Your witnesses. So I wonder Lord, what is taking precedence in their lives. Is doing Your will important to these so-called believers, or is it only a show, come church service. It would truly be amazing to see all those people that raise their hands up in worship to You, to be also Your disciple and reach someone with the gospel. So I ask this day, that anything that is stopping a person from becoming Your witness to repent. May they examine their lives before You and allow Your blood to cover their sins. Addiction can truly way us down and keep us far distant from You. Therefore, I pray that people will be ready and willing to give up any wicked lifestyle, in order to be made righteous in You. I know that You are waiting on us all to do our part and then You will do the rest. The same way that You heard my prayers and changed all my ways, is the same thing You will do for anyone that puts their trust in You, Lord. Doing Your will and serving You in Your harvest brings me the greatest joy. I have never been so happy as when I serve You and see souls draw nearer to You, Jesus. This is what people are missing out on and I pray that this changes, starting today. I pray for laborer's in Your harvest and know that the Holy Spirit will do the convicting in people's lives. You are my God and I trust in You. I love You Lord. Amen.
Luke 10:1,2 (KJV)
1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.
2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
What we need is more witnesses for Jesus on the streets. This way more souls would draw near unto Christ and be saved.
I often wonder what it would be like to see more people that are willing to be God's witnesses to the lost. This is my dream!
What a person needs is boldness and God’s strength to carry them, who desires to go out in God’s harvest. Continue Reading
Genesis 50:15-20 (KJV)
15 And when Joseph’s brethren saw that their father was dead, they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly requite us all the evil which we did unto him.
16 And they sent a messenger unto Joseph, saying, Thy father did command before he died, saying,
17 So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin; for they did unto thee evil: and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they spake unto him.
18 And his brethren also went and fell down before his face; and they said, Behold, we be thy servants.
19 And Joseph said unto them, Fear not: for am I in the place of God?
20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.
When people have hurt you, don't let time pass without forgiving them. Instead, forgive people as God forgives you of your sins.
Genesis 49:8-12 (KJV)
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.
9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?
10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:
12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
Oh Lord, it is a blessing to know You. Thank You for allowing me to have another chance in life and for my sins to be forgiven. It is through Your blood that my whole life has been changed and I am eternally grateful. Where I had no way to overcome sin, You gave me power to resist the temptations of the evil. It is because of Your strength in my life that I have found freedom from my addictions. You have surely done great things in my life. All the praise and glory to Your holy Name, Jesus. Thank You dear God for breaking the chains of bondage in my life and for raising me up into Your light. Surely, Your power to save is amazing and has taken a sinner like me and transformed me to live like You. It is Your holiness that I now see and I can never have enough time with You in Your Words, the Bible, and in prayer. It is Your counsel and guidance that I need to be happy. There is joy found in Your hands, oh Lord. It is my desire to have less of me and more of You, every day of my life. Take every evil thought captive and replace those thoughts with things that are holy. May Your holiness reside upon me, that others may see Your good works and desire to follow You also. Allow Your love to fall down upon all people I encounter. I pray that they experience the same joy that You have given to me and also desire to have the joy You give in their life also. I know that only roads that lead to You, Jesus, is for salvation, while all others lead to destruction. I love You Lord. Amen.
Every follower of Jesus also does what He says, while giving Him praise and worship. The Lord Jesus is the center of their lives.
While Jesus was on earth, he rode on an ass into Jerusalem, as it was prophesied of. All people will one day bow down to and worship the Lord God, if not in this life, but in judgement. Continue Reading