The Prayerful Word - March 11

  • 1 Peter 3:3-4 …let not your adornment be merely external… 4 but let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

    Proverbs 28:25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, but he who trusts in the LORD will be prospered.

    Jeremiah 31:18 You disciplined me, and I was disciplined. I was like a young, untrained calf. Turn me, and I will be turned, because You are the Lord my God.

    Proverbs 19:21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

    Philippians 3:13-14 …Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus

    Colossians 2:6-7 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.

    May you always give to the Lord the worship and praise which arises from your heart when He has spent time with you on the threshing floor, revealing to you the chaff to remove and empowering you, in His love, to obtain that victory. Numbers 15

    May you remember the words of the Lord that you may follow them and not turn away to go after the lusts of your heart and the desire of your eyes, for as you walk in the paths God leads you, you will be consecrated to the Lord Who brought you out of the world to be His own. Numbers 15

    May you not be involved or entangled with anything pertaining to those who stand in pride and rebellion against the leading of God's Spirit, for by His mercy, their fall will be swift and complete, that they may be purged and refined, and know God's redemption. Numbers 16:26

    May you walk in humility before God and man, realizing that your sentence of death for sin against God was fulfilled by the Son He loves, Who now draws you to Himself so that, just as He joined you in the flesh and took the punishment that was your inheritance, you may join Him in the Spirit to share the reward that is His inheritance. Mark 15

    May you go boldly before the men in power with the God-given desires of your heart, for though they will be surprised, the power of God will make a way and open a door for His will to be done. Mark 15:43-45

    My child, I have sought you out and hemmed you in. You have been searched for and pursued relentlessly, heedless of cost required or time taken. It was no chance encounter or casual, arbitrary selection that brought you to Me. You, specifically, were on My heart and in My thoughts through all that was required to bring you to a saving knowledge of Me.
    Having then found you, at odds with Me, wild, distrustful, independent, fearful from the past of being led or harnessed or yoked, I constrained you, limited your options, kept you close, responded to your needs, demonstrated My faithfulness, taught you to seek all good things from My hand. In patience, with gentleness and kindness, I showed your heart a safe and loving place in My household.
    As a good Father looks after His children, I sought a relationship with you personally, as well as through others, knowing your frailty and your weakness, yet not overlooking it when pride or flesh acted out, always guiding you by the courteous and caring strength of the Spirit, speaking a word of encouragement to your heart when needed, or a word of conviction to your soul when required.
    As you have learned not to shy away from My presence, but to draw near to Me, you have had many questions, and you have made many honest mistakes. My correction and rebuke is always in love to teach you and see you grow in understanding and knowledge, increasing in wisdom, never responding to you in anger or out of frustration, for I never grow tired of you, delighting in you constantly.
    My desire is for you to know the unity that I and the Father share as One, so I wait for you to join Me in silent times, quiet times, solitary times so that you can learn of Me, and thus, learn of the Father, coming into unity of mind, unity of heart, unity of purpose, letting go of your viewpoints and relinquishing your opinions that cause you to rush into action that I have not assigned.
    In this way, calmed, settled, at peace in your thoughts, at rest in My Spirit, with My Word hid in your heart, you can wait on Me as a loving child waits, confident that all is in control, ready to do the work of My kingdom when it is time, not off playing your own games when I call.
    Keep My vision always centered before you, fresh and vivid, letting what I have revealed to you be a light to your path and a lamp to your feet, recalling that which I have made known to you, minute by minute, hour by hour, for the work is Mine, and the power is Mine, but the joy and the fellowship of the victory is yours through obedience in My Name.

    May the Lord hear your prayer, and save you by His name from ruthless strangers who have no regard for God but are attacking you through slander, and may He vindicate you by His might and sustain you by His faithfulness. Psalm 54

    May you make a freewill offering to the Lord and give praise to His name, for it is good, because He has delivered you from all your troubles and your eyes have looked in triumph on the defeat of the spiritual powers which are arrayed in enmity against God and those He holds dear. Psalm 54

    May you be directed in a straight way by honesty and integrity as all good and blameless people are and not fall beneath a load of sin as the wicked do. Proverbs 11:5

    May you be delivered in righteousness as the upright are, so that you will not be trapped by evil desires as the unfaithful are. Proverbs 11:6


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