Not being Anxious by Prayer & Thanksgiving = Peace
Happy New Year, brothers and sisters. Out with the old, in with the new. Can’t wait to see what the Lord will do in each of our lives and look forward to hearing about it, from each of you.
God wants you to speak to him, with a heart that seeks him, and wants to know him more. He does not want some ritualist repitition. He also wants you to know him. The Bible tells us all that we need to know about him. Meditate on his word and tell him what’s on your heart and the Holy Spirit will guide and teach you.
When you give your life to Jesus, you are acknowledging, that you cannot earn you way to heaven, by following a bunch of rules (The Law). Your faith in Jesus, takes away any condemnation from the penalty of the Law.
Taken from John MacArthur Study Bible (Highly Recommend)
I have been crucified with Christ. See notes on Ro 6:2–6 . When a person trusts in Christ for salvation, he spiritually participates with the Lord in His crucifixion and His victory over sin and death. no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. The believer’s old self is dead ( see note on Eph 4:22 ), having been crucified with Christ ( Ro 6:3 , 5 ). The believer’s new self has the privilege of the indwelling Christ empowering him and living through him ( see notes on Ro 8:9 , 10 ). gave Himself up for me. The manifestation of Christ’s love for the believer through His sacrificial death on the cross ( Jn 10:17 , 18 ; Ro 5:6–8 ; Eph 5:25–30 ).
A Prayer of Thanksgiving.
Father, you are so good. I wake up in the morning and you are there. I lay my head down at night, and you are there. I sit down to eat, and you have provided abundantly. I stand against the flaming arrows of this present darkness, and you are my shield. You stand behind me and hold me up when I am ready to fall. You make all things work together for good. Father, forgive me when forget these many blessings. Your Grace is like rain that pours over me and heals and cleanses. I am blessed. Amen!
Living Waters – 4-9-2020
Father, I am yours today, to do your will. Help me, to be filled with your Spirit today, by praying and meditating on your word, so that I might not fall into temptation. Your word says, I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me. Father, please don’t let the distractions of this world keep me from remebering your death and resurrection, and loving those around me as you have so sacrificially loved me.
Keep watching and praying that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Matthew 26:41 NASB https://bible.com/verse-of-the-day/mat.26.41/51182
Are you in despair and struggling through something? Have you lost hope, are you going through the valley of the shadow of death? Fear not and do not lose hope. Open your bible and read the whole Psalm. See how the Psalmist, talks to God and himself as he struggles through this difficult time. You are not alone. This life is full of trials that will either break you, or draw you closet to God. I pray it is the latter for you you today. Please feel free to share you requests for prayer, or your praises in the midst of your trials. Would love to lift you up in prayer, or sing praise of joy with you. God Bless.
Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
Psalm 42:11 MSG
The Apostle Paul, reminds the Ephesians (and us), that just as he is a prisoner, there will be costs, to following Jesus. May we count it an honor, to be asked to suffer through something, for his names sake. Father, give us your strength, to go through, what we need to, today. Feel free to share prayer requests, if you need someone to lift you up today, in prayer.
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called,
Ephesians 4:1 NASB
If you are the center of your own universe, ie you worship yourself, how will you ever, find the one true God. If this is you, Jesus, is the only way to finding God! Praying your eyes will be opened to this truth, just as ours were opened when WE were blind. Thank you all, who follow me, and listen to what the Lord puts on my heart to share. You are a blessing to me, and encouragement.
A fool does not delight in understanding, But only in revealing his own mind.
Proverbs 18:2 NASB