Oh Lord, there is no one like you in the heavens and earth below. While others may lift up their favorite sports athletes, music artists, movie or TV stars, I am happy to lift You up instead in praise. There is nobody I'd rather follow then in Your footsteps. Other people have let me down over time, but You have never forsaken me. I thought that the riches of this world could make me happy, but really it was only in the moments that I had the good in things in life that I found joy, but it all passed as the newness of the items wore off, and other better things came out that I wanted instead. So I was always left feeling ripped off and never fully satisfied with what I had in life. This is not the goodness that You give, oh Lord. For what You do for us is never-ending peace, strength, hope, love, joy, happiness, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, and kindness. I never have to worry about going to anyone else for things, for You are the giver of all good things. What the world wants to do for me and give me doesn't even hold a candle of the types of things You have already done and will do for me, as I continue to trust in You. Therefore, I am so happy to say that my life is better than ever before. Because You are my shepherd, I am fed and nourished each day of my life. You have lifted me upon Your shoulders and given me strength like eagles. Therefore, my burdens are not only on my shoulders but Yours as well. Wow, You are so good, Lord. Thank You for all that You have done for me. I love You, God. I trust in You. All the praise and glory to Your mighty Name, who saves. Amen.
Isaiah 40:29-31 (KJV)
29 He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30 Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Jesus is my strength. My hope is in Him only who saves. He has changed my whole life and I give Him the praise He deserves.
Those that seek the Lord’s hand in their life will have their own personal encounter with Him. It may not be a personal visitation as some may want, but His presence will be there in their lives, nonetheless. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I love You and only want to stay in Your presence. Help me to not give in to temptation, but be led away from it at all costs. Nothing is worth more than losing out on an opportunity to do Your will. I've learned from the past that to willfully sin is to blind myself of what is right. Therefore, don’t allow me to fall victim to sin and death again. I've experienced enough of what guilt and shame does to a person and I am tired of it. I'd rather live in Your love and have Your joy every morning that I wake. So shine Your upon me, that all will see You inside of me. Help me to be bold in my witness to the lost. Help me find those that are lost and reach them with the gospel message of hope. I wish that every person would be able to wake up to their sins and draw near unto You in their confessions before it is too late. In saying this, my prayer is to also reach those that are casual or regular drinkers of alcohol, which is generally beer or wine. Doing such things, people are falling into drunkenness and allowing their minds to be clouded over. They are not sober but are as people of the world. Such people are not saved in Your kingdom, and I hope to reach them before their time is up. May Your words be in my heart always, that when I encounter people in the bar scenes, Your words will come out and convict them of their sins. Therefore, it will not be me judging them, but Your Words, which stand supreme. What people need is discipline, and to learn to fear You, while in sin. Then, will they repent and allow You to cover them with Your blood. Where there is forgiveness and mercy. Amen.
1 Peter 4:3,4 (KJV)
3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:
4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you:
As Christians, stay sober-minded and pray often. It is better to have the Holy Spirit lead you, then to fall victim to drunkenness.
Now, in 1 Corinthians, chapter 6, we learn of the consequences of staying in our current wicked lifestyle without repenting. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray for every person that is still living a life of sin. What they are doing is very destructive to not only themselves, but to others around them. So convict these people of the wrath to come, lest they repent and be made right with you, while in this life. Based on your Word, I know it is serious stuff to walk uprightly in this life and not continue living for the world. Truly, people have become very disobedient to Your will and don't even realize it. This is very sad, since sin and repentance are not taught as much, or not at all, in certain churches anymore. What we need are pastors that are leading the flock of Christ on the path of righteousness, and instead, they are leading them on paths that do not save their souls from hell. Oh Lord, convict these men of their sins, that they may stop beating around the bush when it comes to certain topics in the Bible, but begin to teach on them with boldness. This way, people will understand that using foul language is so evil, that even their faith is dead also if they continue to do so. There is so much people need to learn when it comes to sin and death. And without fully coming to You in repentance, these people will never be washed clean through Your blood. So I pray that people will desire to teach exactly what the Bible says and also be doers of the Word. Then, will people walk out their faith and begin to shine Your light for all to see. I love You, Lord. Your ways are true and faithful. I believe in You enough to give up my sinful lifestyle and follow You. This world doesn't even hold a candle to what you can do in my life. Amen.
James 1:26,27 (KJV)
26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
If you are continuing to use foul language, then your faith in Christ is dead. So repent and be truly converted today.
One thing that was spoken by Paul to the Colossians above is “filthy communication out of your mouth”. Of which also James taught. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I love and honor You. There is nothing this world can offer me that you have not already done for my life. Because Your presence is with me, I am filled with so much peace, love, and happiness. I welcome You, Lord, in my life now and forever. It is my prayer that You will always be with me. I am so much stronger now and I know it is because of Your great love for me. Only You could free me from the lusts of my eyes and the covetousness in my heart. You have given me better desires to serve You in Your kingdom. I am now walking in Your holiness as I seek You, Lord, daily through reading the Bible, praying, and doing Your will. I am unable to do this on my own, but only through the Holy Spirit in me. Thank You, Jesus. I praise You, Lord. You are so merciful and kind. Thank You for hearing my prayers and having compassion for my life. I am a new man because of what You have done for me. And now I have hope that others that are in bondage now, because of their addictions, that You will free them also in Your mighty Name. If these people would just come to You in all their brokenness, then You would make them whole. All I can do is lead these people, even while they are in sin, to Your holy presence in prayer, and You are able to do the rest while convicting them of the evil state they are in. So lead these people away from all their lusts and covetousness, while giving them over to clean thoughts that honor You. I say these things, Lord, in Your mighty Name, Jesus. Oh, how I love and adore You, God. Amen.
1 John 2:15,16 (KJV)
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Allow Jesus to take hold of your life. Then can He tear the lusts from your eyes and heart and free you in His mighty Name.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh. Continue Reading