The Prayerful Word - March 29

  • Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

    Ephesians 5:18-19 Be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord.

    Psalm 23:4 The psalmist wrote, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me.”

    1 Peter 2:24 [Christ] Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by His wounds you have been healed.

    Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap; for the measure you give will be the measure you get back.

    1 Corinthians 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

    Zechariah 4:6 '…Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit', says the Lord of hosts.

    May you acknowledge the Lord for all that you have received from Him and reverence Him for the mighty deeds He has performed in your life, confessing Him to be the Lord and God over all you are and have, granting Him the praise He is deserving of and the obedience He has earned the right to. Deuteronomy 11

    May you observe all that the Lord directs you in today so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the inner land of your soul that is your inheritance to possess and so that you may live long in that land which the Lord has promised to you, for it is where the eyes of the Lord your God are continually, and God's care rests perpetually. Deuteronomy 11

    May you faithfully love the Lord your God and serve Him with all your heart and soul, for then He will send His blessings on you, each in its own season, times of renewal and refreshing, so you may gather in your spiritual harvests of grain, new wine and oil. Deuteronomy 11

    May you fix God's words in your heart and mind, letting them direct your actions and guide your thoughts, teaching them to others, talking about them when you sit at home and when you travel, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11

    May you be careful to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to hold fast to him, then the Lord will drive out all these spiritual inhabitants before you, and you will dispossess powers larger and stronger than you, and every place in the landscape of your soul where you set your foot will be yours; no power will be able to stand against you and the Lord your God, as He promised you, will put the terror and fear of you on all the principalities, wherever you go. Deuteronomy 11

    My child, come, join Me in suffering, attend to Me in the pain of My kingdom, enter into the fellowship of My sorrow.
    Do you hesitate at the offer? Do you give second thoughts to acceptance of My invitation? Do you look around, wondering where the joy and the pleasure and the ease can be found?
    The pleasure is for when the work is completed, My child, and is guaranteed if you endure. The ease is for when the yoke is lifted and the burden is delivered at the end of the journey, My fellow-laborer, and is waiting even now as you travel onward. The joy is for the feast, the marriage-supper, My love, when you shall take your rightful place beside Me, once you have prepared yourself, letting the Spirit direct you and allowing the Word to shape you.
    When I walked the earth, clothed in flesh, I endured the hunger and thirst of a day's work, and knew the exhaustion and sore muscles of a long day and short night.
    But more, I knew the pain of false accusations of “pretender” and “blasphemer” as well as the true ones, of caring more for strangers than family, as well as the rejection when people feared Me for what I did and sent Me away. I wept from a broken heart, and I travailed over what was required of Me, enduring what was necessary.
    Even now, as I live in the power of the resurrection, seated in the heavenlies, I work, making intercession for you with the Father as you work out the humbly reverential and obediently respectful way to walk in your own salvation relationship with Me, My precious one. I am still travailing for you in your temptations, still suffering the rejection you experience, still bearing the pain of the illness and disease that your flesh suffers, still weeping with you in the sorrows the world brings to you.
    We walk together, My redeemed one, and I bear your burdens, for I understand and I gladly lend My back to the weight you carry and My shoulder for you to lean on, and My ear for your prayers and tears. Remember that weeping may last for the night, but My joy comes in the morning.
    There is already a crown of righteousness laid up, bearing your name - you only have to persist, endure, continue walking obediently in order to arrive in the city I have built for you from the creation of the world. It is I Who started the work in you, My chosen One, and it is I Who will finish it as you draw near and abide in Me, for then your joy will be full.

    May you be certain to destroy completely all the idols, false gods, and places of their worship which have been set up in the land by the principalities you are dispossessing, breaking the altars, smashing the sacred stones and burning the poles, cutting down the idols and wiping out their names, for you must not worship the Lord your God in the way they have been worshiped. Deuteronomy 12

    May you rejoice in the presence of the Lord your God in everything you have put your hand to because the Lord your God has blessed you. Deuteronomy 12

    May you understand how much you have received from God, how deep your need has been, how high Jesus has lifted you, and where you would be now without Him, so that you can make much of Jesus to all who are around you. Luke 8

    May God hasten to save you, coming quickly to help you, so that those who seek your life may be put to shame and confusion, and turned back in disgrace. Psalm 70

    May God come quickly to you when you are poor and needy, for He is your help and your deliverer, and may all who seek the Lord rejoice and be glad in Him, and may all who love God's salvation say, “Let God be exalted!” Psalm 70