Oh Lord, in my sickness I cry out to You for healing. I know that the pain I am going through will only be for a time and a season, and then I will be with You forever. My life is short, I know it, so I will endure in my faith until the end of my days has come. There is nothing I'd rather live for, then for Your cause, oh Lord. I am happier when You have my back and not the world. I am so happy to receive your peace in the good times and bad. While in the world, I can go through sorrow, but not find relief. However, with You by my side, there is love, peace, joy, long-suffering, compassion, kindness, mercy, forgiveness, and best of all, Your healing touch. That is what I need now, oh God, and I know that You will deliver me. Either from the pains of sickness. or to be freed from pain, while being with You in heaven. Either way, I am made glad, for this life is meant to do Your will and not my own. If I have lived out my life for You and it is now complete, then I will rejoice, for soon, I will see You, God. No longer will Your presence be with me alone, but I will see You with my own eyes. Then, will I be with You, my God, for all eternity. I can't wait to see Your face and then run as fast as I can into Your arms. This will be a glorious day to be with You and give You glory. I rejoice, for You are my God. I am not alone, for You are with me all my days. I love You, Lord. Amen.
Revelation 21:3-5 (KJV)
3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
In heaven, there are no more tears, sickness, or death. So endure in your faith in Christ to the end, and you will be saved.
This is the time, as Christians, to live out our faith in Jesus. We prepare each day to meet God, for tomorrow is not promised. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, thank You for this new life. I am made clean because Your blood has covered me. I am no longer in darkness, for You have come into my life and lighted it up. You have given me strength that I didn't even know existed. Wow, what a great God you are. You are my rock and my shield. I can do all things because You strengthen me daily. The enemy has no match to Your mighty hand in my life. Therefore, I cherish this moment to come unto You in Your presence. Thank You for allowing me to know You personally and to be a part of Your family, oh God. You are my Father, and I am Your son. Have Your way in my life, and I will obey. I may have once wondered through this life, while in darkness, but now I am guided by the Holy Spirit. You have not forsaken me but have given me and others that believe in You a comforter. I now have eyes to see and ears to hear You. In my cries, You have come to my rescue and have redeemed my soul from hell. My life was never destined to be apart from You, so You continued to reach out to me, and in my brokenness, I finally found You in prayer. I have been set free from all forms of addiction, that sin may no longer take over my life, but Your love alone. I love Your ways, oh God. I'd rather have You near than to have anything this world offers. Therefore, continue to bear me up and help me walk faithfully, even until the end of my life. It is my prayer to one day be with You in heaven. Then, can I worship You forever and ever in Your kingdom. I love You, Lord. I praise Your holy Name. Amen.
2 Samuel 22:31-33 (KJV)
31 As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.
32 For who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?
33 God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect.
Sing a song unto the Lord. Give Him praise, for He is worthy. He has delivered us from the enemy and is our rock and shield.
David continues to lift up the Lord and say, “the Lord hath recompensed me according to my righteousness; according to my cleanness in his eye sight. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray that myself and others will discover You in an entirely new way. I am praying for salvation for every person that is now seeking Your hand and desires to be delivered from the current lifestyle they are in. So please come and direct their lives, as You direct mine. Help them discover what true joy is really like. When they find out what the Holy Spirit can do for them, then they will not want to turn back into their old way of living. In their brokenness, they will find out that You are merciful and kind. You have not forsaken us, but have willingly brought us into Your kingdom, that You may help us find the way. Thank You for extending Your arms of mercy out to me and for allowing me to be forgiven. I was once so far from You, but still You saw through what I was doing and saw my potential. Thank You, Lord. You have given me eyes to see and ears to hear You, and I rejoice just knowing that I am now safe. Even when the storms of life come my way, I know that You will be there by my side to help me through it all. I believe in You, Lord. Please forgive me for my sins this day. May I walk in Your light and be guarded against the enemy at all times. I need You every day, Lord. So please help me stay on course. I give You my whole life to serve You. Have Your way in me. I love You. Amen.
Matthew 6:19,20 (KJV)
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
Seek first the kingdom of God. Do this in your thoughts and your actions. Let what you do be for the Lord and His delight.
Remember that the best things in life come from God and not what we can or others can do for us. So seek God’s hand in all that you do. Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I am so grateful for the atonement You made for our sins. Because of what You have done for us on the cross, there is no more sacrifice needed for sins. You already made a way that we might be forgiven because of the blood You shed, that no other blood would have to be shed again. Thank You, Lord. I am so grateful that You did come to this earth, in order to redeem Your people, even the gentiles that believe in You, from their sins. Because I am adopted in, I am able to experience the blessings that You have bestowed upon Your people. What a great gift, of which I cherish every day of my life. Thank You for allowing me to be a part of Your kingdom, God. I may have been defiant and not worthy to be in Your presence in the past, but now my heart has been changed. You have transformed my life, and now all I want to do is do Your will and not my own. It would be selfish to live out the lusts of my flesh any longer when I could be out doing work in Your harvest. People are hurting all around the world, and I am grateful that You have sent me and so many others to help them. We are Your hands and feet, and for You to move in our lives, brings us the greatest joy. I don't have to have the best things in this world to be happy, but the best things that You have to offer me. These things that You offer I can take with me in heaven, of which I am much more happy with. Surely, the pleasure in this life will end, but Your love never ends. So be with me all my days. Come and make a place in my life, that all darkness will be scattered. I love You, Lord. Amen.
2 Samuel 21:1,2 (KJV)
1 Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the Lord. And the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.
2 And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; and the children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah.)
Jesus shed His blood for us so that no other atonement has to be made for sins. He is our Lord, God, and Savior of the world.
So what was God’s response to what Saul did to the people of Gibeah? Well, there was a famine in Israel since David became king, because of Saul. Continue Reading