The Prayerful Word - May 30

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

    James 2:17 Faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.

    Romans 10:15-16 How are they to proclaim [the Lord] unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not all have obeyed the good news.

    Romans 14:8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

    2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.

    May you not measure your righteousness against others' unrighteousness, but may you always acknowledge the just and righteous God as Lord, accepting from His hand what He has for you. 2 Samuel 15

    May you not lay claim to the presence and anointing of God, but allow God to lay claim to you. 2 Samuel 15

    When anyone comes against you, may you always value those who are made in God's image, never impugning the value in God's eyes of those for whom Jesus died, but trust God Who has all hearts and tongues in His hand to turn the attack to their redemption and to hold authority over the influence of spiritual wickedness. 2 Samuel 15

    When others hurl abuse and slander at you, may you leave the resolution in the hands of God as David did, though you be exhausted by it. 2 Samuel 16

    May you trust the Father to see your distress and repay you blessing for the cursing you receive, just as Jesus trusted Him at Calvary, though it brings you to the death of your self. 2 Samuel 16

    After all counselors and advisors have spoken, may you not fail to consult the Lord, as Absalom did, for he turned not to the ark of God. 2 Samuel 16

    May you mistrust any recommendation that removes the option of reconciliation, for the Lord is a God of redemption. 2 Samuel 16

    Learn of Me, My child, and in all your learning, obey.
    Grow in knowledge of the Word, My studious one, and neglect not to walk it out.
    Wait before Me in the spirit, My devoted one, for all that I have for you, then once you have My provision, My leading, My guidance, go forth in the understanding and assurance that I am with you.
    Rest in My promises as your shelter during the stormy darkness when no man can work, then go forth with joy as calves from the stall when the Son rises with healing in His wings. Walk in My righteousness and speak with My wisdom and act in My love so that others may know that you have been with Me and waited on Me and listened to Me.
    As you fellowship with Me in My light, you will take that light with you when you have fellowship with each other, sharing that light. In yourself, there is no light, but as you draw near to Me, the blessed and only Sovereign One, Who alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light, the carnal nature diminishes and your renewed mind flourishes as you receive and put on the mind of Christ.
    Quiet yourself before Me as a weaned child, adding to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love; for as you learn of Me how to win mastery over your own vessel, you will no longer be ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of Me.
    Learn of Me so that you can submit to Me, for then you can be My hands outstretched, open and forth-giving, always about the business of the Father.

    May you be more concerned how God views an action than how man will react. John 18

    May you desire to know God as the Word and the Spirit reveal him, rather than merely hearing what man has said. John 18

    May you ever realize that you are graven on the hands of your Redeemer, inescapably on His mind and in His heart, as He continually makes intercession for you as your Advocate before the throne of the Father, and so be willing to keep your Creator and Savior, your Source and Master, ever in present memory, with thanks, praise and worship without ceasing, for He is deserving and worthy of all adulation and obedience! John 19

    May you make the Lord your refuge and shield, putting your hope in His word and shunning the advice of evil and double-minded people, so that you may keep the commands of the Lord. Psalm 119

    May you always have regard for God's decrees, which sustain you according to His promise so that you will live, and uphold you according to His power so that you are delivered for, though the Lord rejects all who continually stray from His decrees and discards the persistently wicked like dross, because you love His statutes and stand in awe of His laws, your hopes will never be dashed. Psalm 119

    May you do what is righteous and just, for God will not leave you to the mercy of your enemies or abandon you to those who are slanderous, but He will ensure your well-being and bless you as you labor in His service, backing you up by confirming His Word as you speak it into the lives of those He leads to you. Psalm 119

    May you ever desire to go deeper in the Lord's on-going process of salvation so that you may receive His righteous promise to deal with you according to His love as He teaches you His decrees. Psalm 119

    May your love for God's Word and your respect and awe for His ways prepare you to receive discernment from the Lord so that you may understand His statutes and realize that it is time for Him to act since His law is being broken. Psalm 119

    May you speak with truth from God through the wisdom of the Spirit, for then you will not err in respect to justice or judgment. Proverbs 16:10