Oh Lord, I love You. I don't just say this but mean it God. You are the best part of my life. No person or possession I own takes precedence over my love for You. For how can anything match the joy that You have delivered me. You are my greatest delight and I lift You up in praise. I know that if I have done anything good in this life, that it comes from You. In Your strength, I am able to care for needy and preach the gospel with boldness. Even Your commandments have become honey to my taste. I love to walk in Your ways and do as You say. Speak to me Lord, and I will obey. Whatever You wish to teach me, counsel me in, call me to do, ask me to help, comfort, pray for, love on, or teach, I am ready to answer Your call. Thank You so much for hearing my prayer two weeks ago and for helping this young lady give her life to You in prayer. I am so happy to know that she is reading the Bible daily now and cannot put it down. This is a testament about the Bible and how it is so powerful. Lord, the day that You first spoke to me I was in tears and ready for my next journey in life. I am now thrilled when I now hear Your voice, for You have something great in store for me. You are my God and I worship You. I am Your son and so blessed to be forgiven and have found grace and mercy in Your sight. I love You. Amen.
John 21:15-17 (KJV)
15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
If you love Jesus, then why not do as He says? The presence of God is only with us when we listen and obey His voice.
A few chapters back, Jesus helped us and his disciples back then know how to love Him. Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15) Continue Reading
Lord, help us live out a life that glorifies Your Name. We know that we are incapable of doing this on our own and need Your help to accomplish this. So we ask that You strengthen us in the Holy Spirit. Build us up in the Word of God, that we may know what You say and abide in it. Help us understand the need to pray and find answers to life's questions, and also experience healing for our lives and others. You can do so much for people that will just put their trust in You. It is like Your arms are open all day long, and are waiting for people to just reach out to You in prayer. Then, will You take them home and transform their lives. Surely, only You, Jesus, is the light of the world. No darkness is found in You at all, which gives me hope of living a life that is much better than even now. I may not be the best person, but I strive to live for You, oh Lord. I know that I have fallen into sin, but I am so sorry for these times that the Spirit is grieved. I do not wish to hurt You and our relationship any longer, so I pray for Your forgiveness and mercy. Since light is found in You, cast out all the darkness in my life and other people that pray this prayer. Give us over to goodly things that only come from heaven. Fill our lives with things that will benefit Your kingdom. Help us have clean thoughts and also live out our lives with morals. I know that as I abide in You, I will not fall back into my bad habits or addictions, for with You they are no more. In my old man, I had these instincts, but now I have things that are Spirit-led to do, which brings me joy. I do not wish to experience any more temporary pleasure in things, but only experience Your love that lasts. I love You, God. I praise You, Lord. Amen.
John 8:10-12 (KJV)
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
Jesus is the light of the world. Those people that believe in and follow Him, His light abounds in them for all to see.
Here we have Jesus explaining that nobody is sinless, but God alone. Therefore, who is it for us to try to cause judgement to fall upon the person who is fallen into sin? Continue Reading
Oh Lord, I pray that Your presence will come into our lives, each day that we live. This way we will continue to make the best choices and stay on solid ground. You are our God and can do all things for our lives if we but believe. Thank You for the Bible. I am grateful to know what You have taught us in scripture, that I may go forth and walk out my faith knowing it is Your will and not my own. It is my desire to walk in Your light and no longer be taken over by the lusts of the flesh any longer. Help me put my sins behind me, that I may become Your disciple. What the enemy has done to me needs to stop, and only by You defending me at all times can this happen. Therefore, I call upon You now and forever for Your protection, dear Lord. Help me to walk out my faith and not be given over to temptation and death. Lead me from the darkness of this world, that I may be a light unto those around me. I may not have it all together, but with You, I am complete. You satisfy my soul. If I just have You to love me, I am blessed. I don't need the things of this world to be happy, but only Your love. You are the reason why I have breathe, and I give You praise for waking me up each day. I love You, Lord. You are the greatest thing to ever happen to me. I wish I could tell everyone about the gospel truth of the cross and resurrection. May more people be open to learning about what You've done for them, that they will also be saved in Your kingdom. I would be selfish if I wanted to go to heaven and not bring people with me. I trust in You, Lord. I believe in You, God. Amen.
2 Samuel 20:3 (KJV)
3 And David came to his house at Jerusalem; and the king took the ten women his concubines, whom he had left to keep the house, and put them in ward, and fed them, but went not in unto them. So they were shut up unto the day of their death, living in widowhood.
Jesus can help anyone that is willing to come unto Him. Give Your life to Him and you will be transformed in the Holy Spirit.
This brings us David and what he ended up doing with his ten concubines, or mistresses, or even prostitutes, as they were called. Continue Reading
Lord, it is my prayer that people will not say things that will hurt others, but uplift them as You lift us up. Who is it for me to judge people, for You are the judge, oh Lord. People have a soul like I do, and I do not wish to see them be torn down because of my actions. Instead, Lord, I will bring them to You through the Holy Spirit. Give me Your words to speak and I will declare it. I will be a light to the lost generation, that they may discover You for themselves. Help me to not start fights, but conversations that end in the person coming to know You, Lord. I wish to have people know Your love and then have them want to have it in their lives also. I would be selfish if I kept what You offer me all to myself. And Lord, I know that many people that do live apart from You are in sin, but may the Spirit convict them of their sins and not me. I wish to bring them to You, that You may start doing a mighty work in their lives. And if people that I meet are in mourning, because of a lost loved one, help me to comfort them, as You comfort me. As I pray for these people, wrap Your arms around them also, they may find peace. If at any time my flesh wants to speak out and say things that are negative, please catch me, even when those thoughts are in my mind. Give me counsel in that moment, that what I do speak will uplift the person and not tear them down. I wish to be there for people, and not be a burden. Thank You for delivering peace to my life. You are my healer and my Savior. I may have lived a defiant life against You, but still have You forgiven me. Thank You, Lord. I was lost and You found me. You breathed in me new life. If I am anything of worth now, it is because You have made me this way. I give You all the glory. I love You. Amen.
2 Samuel 19:1-4 (KJV)
1 And it was told Joab, Behold, the king weepeth and mourneth for Absalom.
2 And the victory that day was turned into mourning unto all the people: for the people heard say that day how the king was grieved for his son.
3 And the people gat them by stealth that day into the city, as people being ashamed steal away when they flee in battle.
4 But the king covered his face, and the king cried with a loud voice, O my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son!
When people have just lost a loved one, don't say things that will hurt them, but say and do things that will comfort them instead.
Comfort those that have lost someone they love. Especially when someone is grieving, don’t say things that will only upset them. Continue Reading