I want to be the kind of person that seeks first instead of trying to reap first. Seeking God first is a choice. When I’m trying to seek after material things I tend to neglect my responsibility to seek God. I must remind myself daily and say today I will choose God first over everything.
I don’t want to be so “thing centered” that I forget all about being God -centered.
Prayer: Lord help me seek you with all my heart because You have all that I need. Amen
As I sit on dry land today and reflect on a great weekend I can’t help but think of family and friends in Houston, TX who are dealing with floods and rain. My Monday morning worship is all about prayer today. I am praying for everyone’s safety and that God will protect and keep them. God is in full control. Let’s all continue to pray for our nation, those who are in the midst of this hurricane and for the salvation of the lost. Keep praying for others. Now that’s what I call living on pitch.
I Corinthians 13 reminds me that love keeps no record of wrong. I pondered this passage of scripture and asked myself, what records have I been storing up on the hard drive of my heart? Can I create more room to love? I think so, according to the Bible. It’s time to delete some things and let go!
Prayer: Dear Lord, delete messages I try to keep on file, give me a big eraser and remove the tendency to rewind tapes that replay hurt feelings, anger, hatred and fear. Soften my heart to love the way you love. Amen.
Everyone should have a protection plan. I recently made a purchase and the salesperson asked if I wanted to buy a protection plan. I quickly declined the offer. I was aware of my risk in making the purchase. I thought about it later relative to my own spiritual walk with God. I had to ask myself: Are you aware of the risks you take in sharing the Gospel? Do you understand what it cost to live holy and acceptable unto God? I must realize and recognize God as my source. I am fully covered and protected as His child. God is my only protection plan. I must activate my faith in believing prayer and acknowledge God covers me and keeps me. Here is my protection prayer for the weekend from the book of Psalms.
Psalm 16:1 (NIV) Keep me safe O God, for in you I take refuge.
Some say when it rains, it pours and typically state that in negative terms but I say when God pours out a blessing, heaven opens up its windows and doors. I’m learning to appreciate every window and every door opened because God always provides.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for every window of opportunity and every door you open. You are my Provider. Thank you for the showers of blessings and for always making a way. Amen
Today’s two words are ANSWERED PRAYER
God always answers prayer! Whether it’s a yes, no, or wait God answers when we ask. How easy is it to just ask? Well, the bible says to ask in prayer and faith believing. I can testify because I’ve asked and God answered. I haven’t always got the answer I thought but God always answers prayer. Whenever I ask without doubting that He knows what’s best for me, I receive an answer that’s best for me. Sometimes the answer is yes my daughter, sometimes it’s no my daughter and sometimes it’s hold on and wait a minute, a month or a year my daughter. God knows which doors to open and which ones to close. God knows my heart and all of it’s desires. He knows all of yours too so just ask Him believing that His answers are exactly what’s best for you.
There’s nothing like a warm blanket when it’s cold outside. There’s nothing like being covered and protected. When I’m feeling insecure I must remember to take cover and ask God for protection. When I surround my anxious thoughts, fears and doubts with honest prayer, God always wakes up that confidence in me that I often let go to sleep. He restores my soul when I’m weak, He comforts and strengthens my heart with truth and promises of love that never fails.
My prayer for my insecurities is this: Lord, secure my mind, my thoughts and my life in your blanket of love. Cover me and protect me from evil and fear. You are a good God and I am totally secure in You, Amen.
Hebrews 13:6 So we can confidently say, The Lord is my helper, I will not fear; what can man do to me?