The Prayerful Word - May 6

  • Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

    Psalm 149:4 For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will beautify the humble with salvation.

    Hebrews 10:38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.

    Romans 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

    Proverbs 3:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

    1 Chronicles 28:9 …for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him…

    May you walk in humble acceptance of the circumstances God places you in, trusting His plan and provision, knowing His care and concern for others is leading you to where He wants you, whether in plenty or in need, for He has entrusted the treasure of His glory to you, and He will always be your single Source for all the resources you require. Ruth 2

    May you ever ask when in need, and gratefully receive as a favor whatever you are given, however small, making no demand as though entitled, and remaining actively occupied in whatever labor your hands find to do. Ruth 2

    May you trust God to order your circumstances, even in small events that seem unimportant, but from which you find that He has ordered His blessings, rich and beyond counting, to His glory and to your good. Ruth 2

    May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge. Ruth 2

    May you continue to find favor in the eyes of the Lord, Who has given you comfort and spoken kindly to you, drawing you by His love, even while you were separated from Him by sin. Ruth 2

    May you understand, in ever greater depth, the love God has for you and the value He places in you, regarding you as His treasure. Know that He holds you as a precious, unique individual for whom He places the resources of heaven to care for you and watch over you. Then you will be able to know His love for others around you, and respond to them from His heart, even as He has to you. Ruth 2

    May you feast to your fill at the Lord's table, and share with those close to you from the abundance that is served. Ruth 2

    May you take care to secure that which you have gained through your labor in the field of the Lord, not losing those things in which He has blessed you by being found in another's field. Remain dutiful in the assignments He has entrusted to you, that your humility and industry may end in preferment. Ruth 3

    May you have the strength to wait, in trust, having done all that is given you to do, for the Lord your God to accomplish perfectly that which is His right, His duty, and His joy to complete. Ruth 3

    May you have the eyes to see, and the wisdom to understand, the value and honor of that which the Lord offers. Those whose desire is on their treasure and reputation in the world, and the eyes of men, will not value or pursue the gift of God which brings salvation. Ruth 4

    My child, have faith.
    Not just in the future, believing that I will, someday, do what I have promised, but have “now” faith, faith in Me today, right now, for the things I am doing at the moment. In this way you may participate and be involved in My work and My blessings and My fellowship.
    Let Me be your present delight and your current desire so that I can transform you into one whose heart wishes I can grant, since they are from Me.
    Look for My purpose in the disappointments you find and seek My presence in the trials you encounter for that which draws you nearer to Me and lifts you closer to Me is a cherished treasure and a priceless gift. This is how you can love your enemies and rejoice in persecution, for without them you would not secure the fulfillment of your desire to know Me deeper and truer.
    Though I will, indeed, be there with you and for you in the future, do not close yourself off and wait for that time to arrive – open your heart to what I am doing now. Let My love overcome your fear, and My acceptance outweigh the rejection of others.
    Do not judge the worthiness of those I use or the methods I express Myself through, for am I not using you? It is not enough to do work for Me, My willing laborer, for the disciples went out as I sent them and saw miracles happen at their say-so. Their faith was still shattered after the Cross.
    You must dwell in Me, so that I can abide in you. Then you will do My works, the works of the Lord rather than for the Lord, and you will find that faith is as natural as breathing.

    May you not let pride of position prevent your petition to Jesus, and may you accept His word in faith and act in belief so that many may see and know the power and truth of God's Word. John 4

    May you walk in faith, trusting God's Word, for though you feel the weakness and insufficiency of your belief, your actions show your sincerity, and good news will meet your hope when it is resting in the truth of Christ Jesus. John 4

    May you count your afflictions as mercies from the Lord, as they confirm your love, strengthen your faith, destroy your pride, enliven your prayers and draw you from the world, even as Joseph was prepared for the palace by his detention in the dungeon. Psalm 105

    May the Lord make you very fruitful, too numerous for your foes, though their hearts turn to hate and conspire against you as you serve Him. Psalm 105

    May you walk in reverential awe and respectful obedience before the Lord, for in Him you have a secure fortress and the confidence of strength, because His children all have a refuge of rock-solid security wherein He is their protector and their hope. Proverbs 14:26

    May you fear the Lord, for it brings a fountain of life that offers you escape from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:27