The Prayerful Word - May 5

  • Matthew 6:33 Strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

    Romans 5:5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

    Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

    Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a man according to his conduct, according to what his deeds deserve.

    James 1:2-4 Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in {or} encounter trials of any sort {or} fall into various temptations. 3 Be assured {and} understand that the trial {and} proving of your faith bring out endurance {and} steadfastness {and} patience. 4 But let endurance {and} steadfastness {and} patience have full play {and} do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing.

    1 Peter 1:13 Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;

    May you go where the Lord goes, and stay where the Lord stays; may His people be your people; may you never leave or turn back from following the Lord your God. Ruth 1

    May you seek the Lord and hear Him for yourself that you may believe and have faith in Him through the Word He makes life in your heart, and having that solid foundation, be able to stand. John 4

    May you find your strength in doing the will of the Father as you labor in the harvest fields of the Lord, and may the wages you draw bring you the joy of eternal life. John 4

    May you worship God the Father in spirit and truth, so that you will be the kind of person the Lord is looking for. John 4

    It is My joy to be called your God, and it is to My honor that you are called My people, for as you obey Me and show the world a changed and transformed way of thinking and living, they know that you could not make this change in yourself.
    Though the whole world is Mine and all the people therein, you are My called-out ones, whom I have set apart and in whom I have shown a difference.
    You are indeed Mine if you endure the chastening of the Father. Chastening and discipline are needed to drive out the folly that is bound up in your heart, just as the impurities found in silver and gold are purged in the furnace.
    Do not fret, My precious one, but be patient and know that fire is not the destination of gold and silver which have great value in use and vast enjoyment in beauty.
    I have made you delicately, My choice one, and I will handle you tenderly. Look to Me in all you face, and follow My guidance in all you do, for I will lead you in ways you have never gone before.
    Though others choose to stay in their known and comfortable places, I will lead each who are Mine, each who have a heart to follow Me, into the uncharted wilderness of new places and new ways and new blessings. There, you will receive the promises which have not yet been entered into, though I gave them in My Word from the beginning.
    Just as Peter learned not to call “unclean” that which God has made clean, make room in your heart and mind for Me to do new things, peculiar things, that you have not known before.

    May you look to the Lord and His strength, and seek His face always so that your heart will rejoice and glory in His holy name. Psalm 105

    May you give thanks to the Lord and call on His name, making known among the nations what He has done, singing to Him, praising Him, and telling of all His wonderful acts. Psalm 105

    May you remember all the Lord has done, His wonders, His miracles, and His judgments, for He is the Lord our God, ruler over all the earth. Psalm 105

    May you be an honest and faithful witness who delivers souls and saves lives, unlike the deceitful witness who is a treacherous traitor. Proverbs 14:25