The Prayerful Word - May 22

  • Habakkuk 3:17-18 Though the fig tree does not blossom, and no fruit is on the vines; though the produce of the olive fails, and the fields yield no food; though the flock is cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord.

    Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

    Galatians 5:22-23 the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

    Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.

    Isaiah 43:1 But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine.”

    Psalm 32:1 How blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered!

    May you sorrow over the loss of any of God's people, understanding the love of the Father for all, desiring as He does that none should perish. 2 Samuel 1

    May you wait patiently, occupying each day with all that God brings you, trusting God to fulfill His promises, moving only when God directs, going only where He leads, stopping where He says stop, for in obedience to the Lord is valuable training for the future. 2 Samuel 2

    May you follow Jesus so that you may serve Him, for where He is, His servants will be also, and the Father will honor all who serve His Son. John 12

    May you willingly give yourself to the Sower as a seed, dying to your solitary seed nature, gladly growing where you are planted, that as your nature changes and Christ grows in and through you, many more seeds will be produced through the death and loss of your original solitary seed nature. John 12

    May your heart be toward God, and desirous of His truth, that your spirit may be quickened to hear His voice at the times that others would only hear thunder. John 12

    May you hear the Word of the Lord and believe, not only in Jesus but in the Father, for when you look to the Son, you are seeing the Father, Who sent the Son to be a light that you would not need to stay in darkness. John 12

    The trial of your faith, My child, is in My hands, and is done by My love for you.
    What comes upon you, I allow, though I do not send. I set the boundaries, My love, allowing nothing to touch you without permission, and making preparation for you in everything that I allow.
    I am the Lord, and no mere mortal; therefore I am drawing you upward and transforming you into My image. I am leading you in the right way, though you may wonder, at times, whether you have gotten off the proper trail.
    When the strength and hope of yesterday are lost in the gloom and shadow that cover the sky and fill the valley today, know in your heart that the eclipsing of your faith and the fainting of your hope are as much a part of My method of maturing and stabilizing you in My Spirit as the lifting of your head and expanding of your heart. I am readying you for the inheritance that has been prepared for you.
    Follow My lead, My dear one, for I will continually bless and keep you in peace in every circumstance, if you will but listen for My voice speaking comfort to your heart. Even through the gusty darkness of the storm, My face constantly shines on you with grace and favor you can see, if you look with My eyes for it.
    Do not be distracted by what is occurring, My precious pearl, but as you do what is needed, always keep that one primary focus and concern on the only thing which is necessary – that which Mary sought, and which was never taken from her, though her sister, Martha, complained.
    There is much tribulation in the world, for all are searching for your sin to condemn you. The enemy, other people, even your own conscience will seek to tear you down and steal your peace; however, I do not keep records of offenses forgiven nor do I allow grievances to be filed on them.
    Though I convict you of sin, once you turn to Me, I issue a full pardon and expunge the records, for My atonement and absolution is not merely royal, but is divine.

    May you enter the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may pass and give Him thanks for He has answered you and become your salvation. Psalm 118

    May you rejoice in this day and be glad, for the Lord has made it, and it is marvelous in the eyes of His people. Psalm 118

    May the Lord save you and grant you success, for as you go in the name of the Lord, you will be blessed from the house of the Lord. Psalm 118

    May you give thanks and exalt the Lord, for He is God and has made His light to shine upon you; He is good and His love endures forever. Psalm 118

    May your heart meditatively weigh, and your mind carefully consider, each answer, lest you be like the wicked whose mouth blurts out evil things. Proverbs 15:28

    May you love your whole family and care for your entire household enough to disdain the gifts of men and the bribes of the unjust which greed desires and dishonesty attracts, so that you may live. Proverbs 15:27