The Prayerful Word - March 27

  • Philippians 3:14 I press towards the goal for the prize.

    Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

    John 11:25-26 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth on Me, though he die, yet shall he live; 26 and whosoever liveth and believeth on Me shall never die. Believest thou this?

    Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God…keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.

    Matthew 10:39 He who has found his life shall lose it, and he who has lost his life for My sake shall find it.

    Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness…but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

    May you stand firm and resolute in your determination to utterly destroy all strongholds of the enemy in your life and pull down completely every thought that resists the will of God and exalts itself against the knowledge of God, showing no mercy and making no treaty with the powers and principalities that bring thoughts and temptations which draw on the lusts that war against your heart and mind, that you may possess the land of your soul where in the kingdom of God is established. Deuteronomy 7, 2 Corinthians 10

    May you understand that the Lord has sought you and chosen you to be His own, His special treasured possession, which He has made clean and holy, a vessel dedicated to His use, not because of who you are, but because the Lord, He is God, the One Who loves you, and He is faithful to keep all His promises. Deuteronomy 7

    May you pay attention to the ways of the Lord, accepting discipline and exercising care to ensure you follow them, that He may bless you and increase the fruit you bear and the harvest you bring, keeping you free from the snares that entangle you and the sins that beset you when you prosper. Deuteronomy 7

    May you not fear the enemy or feel discouraged in the battle, but remember your first love and know that the Lord has broken the power of the opponent and will send His heavenly host to destroy all that flee from you, for the Lord your God, Who is with you, is a great and awesome God. Deuteronomy 7

    May you realize that the enemy is numerous, the battle is long and the process continuous, for the Lord will not drive out the opponents all at once, but as you grow and mature, He will guide you in destroying those strongholds which are more powerful and well-established, bringing confusion upon them and delivering them over to you to be destroyed. Deuteronomy 7

    May you not follow the wisdom or practice the principles of the powers which are overthrown in your life, for even the memory of their names shall be wiped out lest you be seen by others as depending on and relying on them as your source, but cast it aside and set it apart for destruction, letting the Lord be your undeniable and obvious source for all you have and all you are, trusting Him to bring you into only those things for which He has prepared you. Deuteronomy 7

    May you always, repeatedly, and continually remember how the Lord your God has led you in the spiritual wilderness, calling you to come out to Himself, separating you into an intimate isolation with Him, for those times of growth and development when He tests you, posing questions you must answer from within, that in humility you can be shown what is in your heart and know whether you desire to obey Him, drawing you to depend, not on the world, but in Him and in the Word of the Lord, that you may accept and obey His discipline and training as a precious child who is beloved of the Father. Deuteronomy 8

    May you rejoice in the Lord your God Who brings blessings upon you and good things to satisfy you, and is equally willing to withhold His blessings and remove things if they hinder your praise to Him or cause pride to grow in your heart, for He loves you too much to allow you to lose sight of who you are to Him and the depth of His loving care for you. Deuteronomy 8

    Is My Word changing you, My child? Do you desire its work in your life each day, or do you dread to hear it speak to your heart?
    Not the dead letter of unresponsive ink on paper which is all that the eye of flesh can see, and which is used by the enemy to condemn the heart and deaden the spirit. No, I mean the God-breathed, life-filled, Spirit-revealed truth that the renewed mind, which I have created in you, can receive.
    It is not always pleasant for what remains of your old nature, but it always brings the peaceable fruit of righteousness once you have accepted it in reverence and obeyed it in humility as it trains, reproves, corrects and encourages you in the way you should walk, bringing you into the maturity of spirit that I desire for you.
    As you grow in My Word, you will see the walls of dividing grudges fall, no longer separating you from others who bear My Spirit-life, but opening the lines of communication from heart to heart in safety and trust.
    You will find that My words of love become life within you, strong to remove fear of man and spirit, beast and storm. You will see that I, your Creator, am the caring, compassionate defender of your life. You will understand how much greater I am than all that I have created.
    You will realize that, though your body and soul fail and forces stronger than you align against you, the Father Who is the strength of your heart and the light of your spirit is for you, so what man or nation or principality or power can stand against you as you do My will?
    My dear one, draw near to Me, for I will draw near to you. As you discard more of what separates you from Me, I will reveal more of My nature and truth to you. Though others, in the flesh and in the world, are more likely to leave you as they know more about you, the more you seek Me alone, the fuller and more joyful My fellowship becomes. I already know you fully and love you completely; I will never turn away.
    You will find that you will no longer fail in your love for Me, My precious one, for it is but a reflection of My love for you. Let that love which wells up in your heart, that first love, embrace My creation and make precious My people in your sight as you let it flow back to Me. It will accomplish in the lives of others what I have willed for it to do in their hearts.
    This is how you will be about your Father's business, My caring one. This is how you become My hand extended.

    May you not see as the Pharisee did, and only know who was weeping over Jesus' feet, but may you see as Jesus did and know why she was worshiping. Luke 7

    May you always recall the size of the debt that Jesus paid for you, that you may love Him worthily. Luke 7

    May you be willing, for the ministry of the kingdom, to humble yourself so that the truth of the gospel may be known, though it be counter to tradition or frowned on by society. Luke 8

    May God come near to you and rescue you, redeeming you because of your foes. Psalm 69

    May God not hide His face from you, but answer you quickly when you are in trouble. Psalm 69

    May the Lord answer you out of the goodness of His love and in His great mercy turn to you. Psalm 69

    May you keep right on praying to the Lord, for now is the time of His favor, when He is bending down to hear, ready with a plentiful supply of love and kindness. Psalm 69

    May God keep you from being a stumbling block to those who trust in Him, and prevent them from being confused when you are mocked and cursed and shamed for His sake. Psalm 69

    May God save you when the waters come up to your neck and you sink in the miry depths where there is no foothold, though the floods engulf you when you come into the deep waters and you weep until exhausted, your throat is dry and hoarse, your eyes are swollen with weeping, waiting for God to act. Psalm 69