The Prayerful Word - April 26

  • Acts 3:19 Repent,…and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out.

    Proverbs 3:26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence.

    Zephaniah 3:17 …He will rejoice over you with singing.

    Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

    Psalm 61:2 From the end of the earth I will cry to You, when my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

    Ezekiel 11:19 And I shall give them one heart, and shall put a new spirit within them. And I shall take the heart of stone out of their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.

    May you accept the Lord's designation for you, as Gideon did, and walk as the Spirit leads, doing the work He assigns, so that His judgment is executed, His people are freed, and His glory is proclaimed. Judges 6

    May you understand that when God moves in your heart to bring you up higher in His Spirit and draw you deeper in His love that it is not enough to no longer worship at the “altars” in your life, but know that they must be thrown down and rebuilt into a true altar of God, though your choices and actions raise controversy among others, for it will bring conviction to their hearts. Judges 6

    May you be encouraged to know and understand that God is able to distinguish the “fleece” that is you among the vastness of the threshing floor to bless you and not overlook you, and will make a difference between you and all whose hearts are not toward the Lord as He did in Egypt when He passed over His chosen. Judges 6

    May the joy of the Lord be your strength to stand in the face of opposition, lest you feel that the strength of man can be your joy, for then you would fall, as Peter did. Luke 22

    When you find yourself in the midst of failure, may you know that the Lord is looking at you, not in condemnation or surprise, but in acceptance and understanding for He knows your frame, in loving rebuke and conviction for He loves you too much to leave you where you are, and in compassion and grace for He has made the way for your repentance and return. Luke 22

    May you stand strong and confident without fear in obedience to God, humbly relying on His care, meekly accepting without defense that which comes, following Jesus' example, answering only the authority of God, not the authority of man, knowing the righteous judgment of God will supersede the unjust judgment of man. Luke 23

    May you be assured that God hears and answers each humble request made in honesty and based in necessity, but He resists the proud and will not hear requests made to gratify curiosity. Luke 23

    Feel My supporting grace, My child, and know that I am always with you, never leaving you or forsaking you.
    Receive My peace of mind, My dear one, and understand that the depths of My love have never been plumbed and the width of My compassion has never been discovered.
    There is always sufficient abundance for your needs as you seek Me and desire to know Me better, nearer, more intimately. Mistakes and missteps made in your approach to Me are forgiven and corrected as My guidance is accepted with a humble heart and a contrite spirit.
    Fear of man departs as you trust in Me and accept My love, for you will see that My embracing arms, so tender and gentle to your wounded heart, are strong to defend like shielding walls against any who would touch you, My treasure, without love as their motive.
    Anchor your heart in Me, My beloved, and be settled in your spirit. I will send you out to do My work, but you must wait on Me.
    Do not let the perceived needs draw you from My sheltering wings to go on your own or do in yourself, for that is a distraction. Be My sent-one, and see My Spirit and My Word accompany you to teach all nations, baptizing them in My name, and make disciples.
    I do not send you to settle disputes and divide inheritances and to be, unto them, God, but to point them to Me that they may have their needs met through their relationship with Me.
    Stay within My sheltering arms, My loved one. Do not wander off on your own, but go where I send you, and you will never be out of My loving sight or My protective reach.

    May you sing for joy to the Lord and shout aloud to the Rock of your salvation as you come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song for the Lord is the great God and King above all gods, possessing the mountain peaks and the seas which His hands have made, and holding the depths of the earth in His hand. Psalm 95

    May you bow down in worship, kneeling before the Lord your Maker, for His is your God and you are one of the people of His pasture, part of the flock under His care. Psalm 95

    May you hear His voice and yield your heart, following His ways, that you may enter into His rest. Psalm 95

    May you sing to the Lord a new song as all the earth praises His name, and may you proclaim His salvation day after day, declaring His glory among the nations and His marvelous deeds among all peoples, for the Lord is great and most worthy of praise – He is the One to be feared above all gods for He made the heavens, splendor and majesty are before Him, and strength and glory are in His sanctuary. Psalm 96

    May you ascribe to the Lord the strength and glory due His name as you bring an offering and come into His courts, worshiping the Lord in the splendor of His holiness as all the earth trembles before Him. Psalm 96