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
Oh Lord, I love You and only wish that my children would love on You as well. May they come to know You like I have come to know You personally over the years. Shine down Your light upon me, that they may see You in me. Help me be an example of what it really means to be a Christian, that they will see Your love in me and want to know how to have this love in their lives also. I know that I can only be an example of the faith and try to raise them that way, but my daughters need to choose for themselves to give their lives to You. I just pray that they will see the need to trust in You and not just believe in You, because I do. I don't want my kids to have faith simply because of their parent's faith, but decide to have faith for themselves, which leads to salvation. So even at a young age, give them over to know what is right and wrong in Your sight. Help them not be confused with things, because the world teaches differently. May they know that what the Bible says is the true authority and if things go against what You have said, then it is wrong. All I wish is that they would want to know what You, and then follow You in faith. We only have such little time in this life before our life is up, so I pray that my daughters will give their heart, mind, and soul to following You before that time comes. It is my prayer that when their time does come, and then judgment awaits them, that they will be ready. Then, will there be only tears of joy to follow. For they are now with the king of glory forevermore. And I will be with them, for as believers, we are all made sons and daughters in Your kingdom. I also pray for my wife, that she will be with us in heaven also. I love You, Jesus. I trust in You. Amen.
2 Samuel 18:32,33 (KJV)
32 And the king said unto Cushi, Is the young man Absalom safe? And Cushi answered, The enemies of my lord the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that young man is.
33 And the king was much moved, and went up to the chamber over the gate, and wept: and as he went, thus he said, O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! would God I had died for thee, O Absalom, my son, my son!
Don't wait to repent, but give your life to following Jesus today. You don't know the time or day that you will die. So be ready!
We will now look at how Absalsom’s life ended, which was very sad. It is recorded that Joab said, “I may not tarry thus with thee. And he took three darts in his hand, and thrust them through the heart of Absalom, while he was yet alive in the midst of the oak. Continue Reading
Lord, I am sorry if I have portrayed myself to be something for You, but have not lived up to it in the inside. I know that many times I have said things are wrong, according to Your Word, when I myself have had that same issue. And it breaks my heart when I go against Your will. So cleanse me this day of all my sins. Fill my life with Your love. Help me walk in Your light. I do not wish to only appear righteous but to be made this way through Your presence that is within me. I know that I cannot do anything good, if You are not the one leading me. So please lead me in Your light. Help me to not fall into temptation, but build me up in Your armor. My flesh is weak, but I am strong with You in my life. I can do all things when You have a hold of my hand. It is my desire to not only appear like I am Christian but really live this way from the inside out. This is my life long desire. I am sorry if I have not met the expectations You have had for me, up until now. Please forgive me, Lord. I no longer wish to make a scene, but humbly do as You have called me. It is better for people to see You in me than to want to follow what I do. What is there about me that can save them? Nothing. Only You can save us, dear Lord. Therefore, may the Holy Spirit be with me always. Help me understand the Bible better, that more people will be drawn to You. I wish to see more souls be saved and go to heaven one day. So convict people of their sins, as You have convicted me of my own. May they also desire to be washed in Your blood. Cleanse them, oh Lord. Bring them into Your presence and lead them on the path of righteousness. This is the path that You have placed me on and I am so grateful. I love You, Lord. Thank You for forgiving a wretch like me. I praise You for Your love and mercy. Amen.
Matthew 23:25,26 (KJV)
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
Live your lives for Jesus. Don't just look like a Christian, but be one on the inside. Only God can help you achieve this.
Have you ever seen people say such long prayers as if it is scripted? Unless it is heartfelt and Holy Spirit led, then it is not of God. Continue Reading