The Prayerful Word - March 10

  • Psalm 51:10 The psalmist wrote, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.”

    Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

    Colossians 1:21-22 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach—

    1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us:

    Deuteronomy 32:4 He is the Rock, His works are perfect, and all His ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is He.

    Matthew 7:24-25 Everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts upon them, may be compared to a wise man, who built his house upon the rock. 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew … and yet it did not fall…

    May you trust God to help you walk as a conqueror according to His Word rather than vex yourself with causeless discontent by doubting His promises. Numbers 14

    May you understand that whatever challenges lie ahead, they are faced with God's counsel, leading and provision, but the path to go back, through all you have come through, would be done without God's helping hand. Numbers 14

    May you have the wisdom, when facing a stronghold of the enemy, to not consider the strength of the walls but to realize the depth of the wickedness, for because of the evil therein, God has set His hand against it, and no defense can stand against the will of God. Numbers 14

    May your intents and desires be so precisely aligned with God, that in the distressing moment of testing, your concern and prayer is for God's reputation before others rather than your possible benefit, improvement, or gain. Numbers 14

    May you stand in the gap to intercede for those around you, calling on the mercy and compassion of God, that His Name will not suffer reproach, for He will listen to those who are distressed by the things which are a sorrow to His heart, mourning for the sin rather than for the judgment. Numbers 14

    May you overcome your fears as you walk ever closer in the overwhelming love of God, as Caleb and Joshua did, that you may follow the Lord wholeheartedly in a different spirit, a spirit of obedience and acceptance of the promises of the Word of God. Numbers 14

    May you be certain of the promises of God because that which He requires of you depends upon His promises being kept. Numbers 15

    My child, believe in Me. Not with mere mind-assent or vocal agreement, but with heart-felt confidence and trust arising from the depths of your spirit.
    Do you recall when you first heard My call to you? Is the memory still fresh of the convicting awareness from My Spirit of the deplorable state of your soul and the desperate condition of sin-sickness you were suffering? Can you re-live the urgency you felt to reach out for My hand to lift you and heal you and cleanse you, and the life-changing, soul-shaking result of the new birth, the re-creation of life that I accomplished within you when you turned to Me with the merest of mustard-grain-sized faith?
    Are you still finding new vistas in My Spirit that take your breath away? Is the path you follow each day leading you to greater faith in My Word and stronger conviction in My Spirit? Are you becoming more aware of the awesome and holy Presence that you come into when you breathe My name? Do you rest more and more of your burdens and cares for daily needs on Me and make your prayers and focus to be for others to know of Me that which you have benefited from?
    I am God. My hand is not short, nor My arm weak. The greatest miracle possible, the most wonderful promise ever given, that of redemption, occurred by My power when you but looked to Me in helpless need, for even the faith to receive it was a gift from Me. Have faith in Me now for the needs I have laid upon you, that you may see Me rise to the occasion and bring blessings to you from directions you had not thought to look.
    I am your strength and shield; I help all whose hearts trust in Me, and My joy causes your heart to exult in songs of praise. Do not forget your first love; do not stray from your beginnings. Remember from whence you came, for the road you have traveled is the road-map of ever-growing faith and ever-increasing strength from Me as you draw nearer and deeper into My heart.
    All things are possible when you are with Me; that which I put in your heart to do and say will bear fruit as it is done and said in faith and confidence of My watchful presence and overshadowing power.
    Believe in Me today, My child, and behold your God at work.

    May the promises of God and the visions of His glory inspire you to obedience through love as a living intimate relationship will, rather than to evil through hate as clinging to tradition so often does. Mark 14

    May you stand firm and keep your peace in the face of the enemy's accusations, trusting God to keep you through it all, achieving His will and receiving the glory and praise as He brings good from what the enemy meant for harm. Mark 14

    May your heart constantly be tender toward the Lord, that when you mis-step you can return quickly through the sorrow and repentance of the spirit. Mark 14

    May you put to shame those who attack you, for God despises them and will scatter their bones. Psalm 53

    May you rejoice and be glad when God restores the fortunes of His people. Psalm 53

    May you seek God and find understanding, so that you may be found when God looks down from heaven. Psalm 53