God You are so in tuned to everything. Lord You are not condemning but You are gentle and just in Your conviction. You alone God are what we are longing for. Everyday we try to figure things out without You, yet You patiently wait to just pour Your love on us as we have already been forgiven by the cross on Calvary. Lord on that cross You took on sickness, brokenness, barrenness, unrighteousness, betrayal, deception, loneliness, stress, and so much more. You were sinless and You fulfilled the law that showed us that we could never properly live this life on our own because we will always hurt the three: You, ourselves, and others. Oh but as we keep Your words and obey Your commands In our heart every moment at any given moment, we will love the three: You, ourselves, and others. Lord last night Mommy was talking about tests and the tests we have to take to mature and grow in You. Lord Your tests at not pass or fail. Your test Father God are love or hurt. Because if we do as You ask we will love. But when we don’t follow Your words, we hurt. We want to love. We choose to love. When we do hurt, Precious Savior, please open our hearts and mind to make it better. Also King, help us to follow You the first time. As we follow You, we will be showing other people You. Lord we want You to shine and be glorified because then we will be like You and the relationship Your have with the Father. As it says in John 8:54 “Jesus replied, ‘If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.'”(John 8:54 NIV) Now Adoni, we will worship You in spirit and in truth because you are worthy of every praise we have. Even the praises we are given we give back to You because we are glorifying Your name in all things. How we love You because You love us! Wow, You are lovely! Oh, the power of Your hand. Pow, Your wisdom puts fools to shame. This is why we trust in You! And You are so sweet because in the processes You walk with us and trust with us. You lower, humble and make Yourself meek so we can get closer to You! Bam, we will thank You for all that You’ve done whither specific or in general. Thank You Lord!!! In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
You have been keeping me in Proverbs 18. There it encourages me to be conscience about my words. Amongst the verses are four verses that touch on the benefits of relationships. One of those verses is the popular “the one who finds a spouse finds a good thing”. (Proverbs 18:22) On this morning on the prayer, Elder kept saying keep praying without ceasing. Pray about that thing that God has put on your heart. Then he mentioned Moses and how he interceded for the people. In Moses’ prayer to You he reminded You of Your promises. Elder said we have to know the promises of God in order to remind God and keep our hope. When Elder said that I connected it to why You have had me notice those verses in Proverbs. You want me to know that You have heard my hearts cry and the answer is on its way. Just keep on praying and be open to the possibilities.
Thank You Jesus for hearing me and answering me. I love You!
Coming back from vacation, where I did not have to cook much at all, sweat oozed from all parts of my body back at work. I asked if anyone was hot while we were standing, rolling silverware in the steamy kitchen, and got a few agreements. Well one person responded by teaching me how to say “I am horny” in Spanish because the words are about the same as “I am hot”.
She told me to say the words to some Spanish boys, who would laugh at me and not take me serious. So I did and they looked at me strange. Then she said it and added some sexiness to it and they said “Now that I’ll take”. Then it became my goal to try to be sexy.
Well God, please forgive me! I was not bringing glory to Your name in any way during that time period. I was trying to win the approval of man according to their standards. I am not a part of this kingdom so it didn’t and will never work. I am a part of Your kingdom.
I am sexy, but that is not for my co-workers to see. The person and time will come where I can be all kinds of sexy. But now I should be all kinds of lovely. Proverbs 31:30 says “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.” I want the approval of You, oh God. Please help me to keep my wandering heart on track to finding You in all things. If You are not there, let me long to be where You are because the happiness of the wicked only lasts for a minute (Job 20:5). God I would like that lifetime joy of pleasing You.
I repent of all the words and thoughts that were entertained tonight that were not of You. I desire to be holy as You are holy. Thank You for Your unconditional love and for being full of grace. I love You too.
Your Love and Friend
Dear Father God,
When I was younger, I remember asking my Daddy what was his favorite color. He exclaimed it to be blue and red. From that day on I fell in love with the color blue! It was because he liked it that I, his daughter, loved it.
Lord, what is Your favorite color? I want to be Your daughter and love what You like. I want to look up to You in Your power and might, so that I can be just like You. Every word that comes from Your mouth, I want to trust to be true and rely it to others. The way You walk, I want to emulate it so that it becomes my own. Show me from Your example how to greet and treat others.
Many times and in different circumstances You have told me to keep straight, while someone close to me says make a left. And during those times I have made a left, which only led to a dead end. Then I turn around and head back on the straight and narrow just like You said. Well, Lord I want to eliminate that mistake of letting other’s rule over Your word. From my best friends, to my parents, let me realize the dire importance of saying yes to You. Father God let me also understand my yes to You does not mean no to them. Even if it does, let me be confident in saying yes and trusting You.
At every dead end Father God, You have met me with grace, mercy, and patience. Thank You for conveying those attributes of You. Now at this beginning Sovereign Ruler, please give me strength, discipline, and perseverance as You had while You showed Your love for me through the journey to the cross. (HALLELUJAH, Your rose with victory!)
Hey Daddy, which fruit is the sweetest tasting to You? Can I try some? 🙂
Your Love and Friend
i want to go but it’s not time for me to go yet. i want to have it but it’s not time yet. i want to experience but it’s not time yet. i think i am ready but it’s not time yet.
Lord, I need a LOT of patience. Help me to be grateful for where I have gone. Help me to be grateful for what i do have. Help me to be grateful for what I have experienced. Help me to prepare for the things that are ready for me.
In this way, I will be able to enjoy the places, things, and experiences You have granted to me. If I cannot be grateful for what I have now all my life, then I will be in this pattern of looking for the next thing instead of enjoy all of the benefits of these here and now things. I am learning through this God that life is not just about new things, or even me maturing but life includes letting the things that I have now mature. Instead of getting bored or no longer enjoying the things I have, I should repeat the task as if it is the first time. For otherwise, I am just taking advantage of that which has so much more to offer me. I would be taking advantage of it because I’m not giving to it my all and I’m stopping whatever all it has to give to me. As a forever student, I have to allow for an old lesson to teach me something new even if I can’t see it maybe I should seek it.
BTW Father God, I want to thank You for protecting me and leading me closer to You no matter who or what is trying to keep me from living a fearless and faithful life in Christ! You are over the top awesome in how You love me. I am grateful that in Psalms 91 and Jer. 29:11 and Job 8:21 and Phil. 4:4-9 and James 1 and the rest of the Bible that I believe in are “alive and active and sharper than a double edged sword.” (Hebrews 4: 12)
I love you Jesus!
Love and Friend
I am at a point where I need to be like Ruth was to Naomi and see that my mom is my Naomi. She is not a bitter taste in my mouth, but a pleasant aroma to my nostrils. All that is tells me to do, whether it is to sing out louder or paint my toenails, she is telling me because she loves me and wants the best for me.
You also want the best for me Lord. You want me to stop fighting Your will for my life even if it has to do with a number to write down or a conversation with a person. You are teaching me how to live by faith. If You or mommy give me an order that is what I have to fulfill. I must trust and believe that neither You nor her would steer me wrong.
Now, I commit. One moment at a time, one step at a time, I commit it all to You. If You tell me to say hello, then I’m saying hello. If You want me to use the word hi, then hi it is at that time. If mommy says use oranges then I won’t reach for the plums. Lord I can do this; I can submit my way to the right way. This is living by faith because for the most part I will not understand why I am doing it that way until after I have done it. It’s the actions of hoping for the best. My movement will be the evidence of an unseen best for me. That’s what Hebrews 11:1 says about faith. And that’s how James 2:17 says faith should be lived.
Thank You for in Your patience, perseverance, and peace about me, You know that I can do it. You believe in me!
Your Love and Friend