The Prayerful Word - May 27

  • Luke 5:27 After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.

    Matthew 6:25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

    1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.

    1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.

    Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

    1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God's own possession…

    May you ever live repentantly before God, that you may live and not die, for at the feet of the Lord Almighty, who can claim to be righteous in themselves? 2 Samuel 12

    May you always watch and pray, keeping your eyes on the Father and your heart open to the Spirit, so that you will not enter into temptation by obeying the flesh as David did but, yielding your spirit to the Lord, you will obey God as Jesus did, rather than react to the circumstances and give the enemies of God opportunity to bring reproach and contempt. 2 Samuel 12, Mark 14

    May you ever make it your practice to do in private that which you are willing to have proclaimed before the world and those things for which you are willing to be repaid before all, for God knows your heart and will honor those who honor Him, exalting those who humble themselves and repaying those who give to Him of themselves for the sake of others. 2 Samuel 12, Matthew 6, Matthew 10, Luke 12

    May you submit all you have, all you are, and all you love to the will and purpose of God, Who acts justly and in love, and sins not, for if He removes some from your hand, He is also gracious and will bring to you that which will grant greater glory than you can imagine. 2 Samuel 12

    May you not be troubled in your heart over what caused the troubles that come or which source produced the trials you face, but rather seek to know what task the Lord would have them fulfill and what glory they will bring to His name as they run their course in your life. John 16

    May you remember that as the seasons of your life progress, the sorrows will dissipate and the joys will accumulate through the office of the Holy Spirit, Who is your Comforter, for when you look back to the time of distress and the rejoicing of God's foes, where is, now, their joy and what has become, now, of your sorrow? John 16

    May you have peace in the Lord through His Word - though you have trouble, tribulation, and distress in the world, take courage, for Jesus has deprived it of power to harm you and has won the victory over the world. John 16

    My child, do you wonder why you were selected and picked out for My blessings, My presence, My salvation? Do you question the choice I have made to train and equip you, placing you in the work I have called you to? Do you marvel over how the One Who knows all things could have erred so profoundly and slipped up on this occasion when you were assigned the task and given the responsibilities that you now find yourself surrounded by and feel incapable of meeting?
    My dear one, I understand the confusion you feel when you huddle on the throne-room floor before the great and high King, from Whom comes all life and blessings, and Who brings swift and total destruction upon His enemies. The knowledge of yourself, of your behavior and thoughts, the fightings within and the conflicts without, give you no assurance of being one who can qualify to receive the outpouring of favor that others are granted, but only to expect the quick flash of displeasure and anger leading to the doom and destruction that is the sure end of those who have displeased Him.
    My precious one, do you not know? Have you not realized? I am well-pleased with My Son, Who was obedient to My wishes unto death, even the death of the cross, emptying Himself of His rights, His privileges, His entitlements, His opinions, His choices, and taking on Himself the form of flesh so that He could walk in all that mankind faces, knowing and understanding the temptations and weaknesses that humanity is heir to, so that He can rescue whosoever will. I have given Him all that is Mine, and made His name higher than every other name.
    Do you still not understand? When I look on you and see your heart, I find that you bear the image of My Son. To see you is to be reminded of the One I love most of all. That guarantees you a perpetual place at My table, and ensures that you are provided for in perpetuity from the riches of My grace and the abundance of My compassion, for your disabilities will be healed and your shortcomings will be made whole because of the One Whom we both love.
    Do not hesitate, My beloved one, but enter into the joys of the kingdom!

    May you believe in the commands of the Lord for He is good and what He does is good, therefore He will teach you knowledge and good judgment so that you may obey His word, and no longer stray lest you receive the affliction and chastisement of His love. Psalm 119

    May you keep God's precepts with all your heart, for though the arrogant have smeared you with lies because their hearts are callous and unfeeling, yet you delight in His law. Psalm 119

    May you learn the ways of the Lord as you are taught to walk in humility with God. Psalm 119

    May the truth from God's mouth be more precious to you than thousands of pieces of silver and gold. Psalm 119

    May you put your hope in the Word of the One Whose hands have made you and formed you and given you understanding to learn His commands, for when those who fear God see you, they will rejoice at the blessing of God. Psalm 119

    May you comfort yourself in God's unfailing love, for the Lord's laws are righteous and He has disciplined you in faithfulness, meeting your need according to His promise. Psalm 119

    May you meditate on His precepts with a blameless heart so that you will not be put to shame, but rather the arrogant will be disgraced for wronging you without cause. Psalm 119

    May you delight in God's law so that His compassion may come to you and let you live even as those who fear God and understand His statutes turn to you in delight. Psalm 119

    May you trust in the wisdom of the Lord, Who has made everything for His own purpose and works everything out to its proper end for those who submit to Him, for all things are answerable to Him, including the wicked at the day of disaster. Proverbs 16:4

    May you walk in God's ways with humility and justice, foregoing any agreement or pact with the arrogant and proud of heart, for everyone with a conceited heart is disgusting to the Lord and will not be without chastening. Proverbs 16:5