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On Earth as it is in Heaven

Published January 31, 2014 by vfAith

Oh Elohim,

Where is my Creator God? My God Who Sees? Where is my set apart and holy God? My Mighty and powerful God. I trust You are all these things and more. Yet where are You?

It is a winter that is cold. I personally have had to wear three layers of clothes! Thank You for providing those clothes for me! But there are people who have only one layer of clothes in this weather. Lord please hear and let me be an answer to my prayer!

Father, I Your daughter, have been blessed to wake up hot throwing covers off because I am burning up! Thank You for covering me in more ways than one. Daddy, many people made in Your image, have not a steady place to rest their head. Adonai, You of not just my personal Jesus but also Savior for those unfortunate and weak, cold and homeless. Lord please hear and let me be an answer to my prayer!

Holy Spirit, if I am too cold, I have the option of getting a hot drink from Dunkin Donuts. Sometimes I am privileged to pay for the drinks of my bosses. Thanks for caring for my every need. Yet, oh God, there are people who do not know where or when their next meal is coming let alone if it is going to be hot or cold. Lord please hear and let me be an answer to my prayer!

I praise you God of the Heavenly Host because You are one to bring heaven to earth. You are one who will make a way for those who have no way. You are one who will provide, cover and care for these people. Lord, I believe the reason you have us Your children say “Our Father who are in heaven, hallowed it be thy name, Thy kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” is because You want to use us to usher in today and each day of our lives the kingdom of heaven; and Your will You want to be done without a hesitation. Lord I end every prayer with, Amen or Let it be so.

Let it be so that You kingdom of love, grace, and truth rule in my life. Let it be so that You will of goodness, kindness, and self-control guide my life. Let is be so that the the fruits of the spirit grow in the lives of people I minister it in Jesus name. Let it be so that I am Your hands and feet giving and going to spread the gospel of Christ, not through pamphlets but though deeds of love. Let it be so that I am a fellow burden carrier like Issachar.

God You are all that! You have been my everything. Thank You for laying on my heart those who are homeless. Next lay on my mind a plan and lay on my body the actions. I want to give You all the glory. Please provide the platform.

I love You!
VfAith

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Plans

Published January 30, 2014 by vfAith

Adonai (My Personal God),

Yesterday me and my mother talked about plans.  I introduced her to my growing passion for dance and how I am pursuing it.  She flipped the script and told me the plans she has for me pertaining to my dance.  It crushed me that she didn’t support my plans.  But I smiled and accepted her plans has they were an extension from a time in her life that she enjoyed.

After hearing her and reevaluating my ideas, I stopped to think:  “God what are Your plans?”  You are the One that I am living for what would You like for me to do.  I was meaning for that particular situation but You thought bigger.  Last night, I wasn’t ready to hear what You had to say but I was ready to hear from You which prepared my heart.

This morning on the Wake Up Pray Call that my Pastor hosts every Monday-Friday morning from 5:45-6:15, I heard my answer.  Usually I have my alarm on to wake me up then fall back asleep, but You woke me up again and had me call! So I did.  Well Your plan is to change my prayer life, my mind, my heart, and my actions!  You want, no You need for me to think of others!  Your plan is for me to wholeheartedly love my neighbor through giving a sandwich and fruit with water to a homeless person, through tutoring the youth who want to go to college but need a little extra help, through going to a nursing home and spreading smiles, through planting seeds of peace, love, and freedom in a juvenile detention center, through going into hospitals to encourage hurting people that this is not all life is about, and through simply being a “God girl” (song by Jamie Grace).  [If you, reader, are up during that time I encourage you to call the number and be blessed by my God who is using my pastor to raise a people of power to fulfill the get commission of Christ.  The number is 267-507-0240 code 705-257. Seriously, wake up and hear God!]

Thank you Jesus!  I love you Lord!

vfAith

Songs

Published January 29, 2014 by vfAith

My God,

You are just great at revealing Your love for me!

Today I enjoyed music. I danced to the silent words of Your scripture in my heart. I jumped and twirled. Repeatedly I fell…in love with You. Not a melody was playing but my feet gracefully carried me across my living room floor. Not a instrument was plucked, strummed, hit, whistled into, banged or touched, and yet how my body moved. I know You were there with me. Not to watch the performance but to play the song. Thank You four being a masterful artist.

Every song I experienced thereafter, put a smile on my face. All throughout the day I was surrounded by music. But not one song had me dancing like the one You devoted to me this morning.

I love You too,

vfAith

Non-pretty but beautiful Story

Published January 28, 2014 by vfAith

What does it take to just be ok….all the time?

Life is so big! Am I living it? How will I know that I am living life? (maybe when I am not asking that question) This is not a story of pulchritude. I will still find something beautiful to talk about. For the delightful things are what makes people smile. I want to smile. So I will say something beautiful: This life is not about me!

That is such a freeing statement. Then what is this life about? It’s about giving love so that God can be glorified. Yet I don’t feel like I am glorifying God when I keep wanting things for me. I want a new job; I want a guy friend in my life or even a boyfriend; I want friends to enjoy different activities with; I want a new car after successfully selling mine; I want to live on my own apart from my parents; I want to know that I as a woman I am needed; I want to go back to school and get a higher degree; I want to be more consistent, but when this life is not about me I feel like I don’t matter.

But I do matter and I am worth it. I am worth the fight to keep my sanity. There is a great reward for me even now and that is peace. Maybe God wants me to have something now, like joy or self control even contentment, so that when He gives me more things to be responsible for (because all the things I desire come with a greater responsibility than I even know) I will be able to survive, instead getting overwhelmed or stressed out by my blessings. More than that, the blessings should help me to remember God’ s promise that He will never leave me. After many people get the blessings of God, they forget His love, compassion, and grace. I would rather be like David and plead create in me a clean heart, and please don’t take your spirit from me (Psalms 51:10-11).

No worries here. I will keep my eyes on the cross of Christ! AMEN.