The Prayerful Word - June 14

  • Deuteronomy 8:17-18 then you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.' 18 And you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

    Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?

    Psalm 118:24 This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

    Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.

    Ephesians 6:12 We do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

    Isaiah 55:11 So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

    May you not turn from God's provision when you receive God's promise, for the power of man's arm or the wisdom of man's mind cannot safeguard God's blessing. 2 Kings 12

    May you seek God for His answer to the problem of the heart, not just a cure to the symptom, that you may be set at liberty to continually follow His will and persistently obey His commands in the fear of the Lord. 2 Kings 13

    May you learn self-denial in obedience to the discipline of the Lord that you may live and prosper, even as your soul prospers. 2 Kings 13, 3 John 1

    May you discern the heart behind the words, as God gives you grace to know His truth and His ways. 2 Kings 13

    My child, will you choose to know Me by the Spirit in My truth and My fullness? To see Me is to be renewed in your mind and refreshed in your spirit. To walk with Me is to turn your world upside down and to upend all your values. To draw near to Me is to have old things made new, broken things made functional, worn things made fresh, useless things become useful, that which held no beauty is filled with beauty. It means that those things which once were gain in your life become loss, the things you treasured turn into rubbish to be cleared away, that which you thought solid enough to build on turns out to be shifting sand.
    To know Me in the power of My resurrection requires that you walk in My sufferings and death to self. To put on the mind of Christ is to empty yourself of all rights and privileges, making no demands or claims, striving for nothing but to speak as you hear the Father speak and to do as you see the Father do, being obedient through the rejection and slander, despising the shame and being conformed to My death. For what hold has sin over one who has suffered the death of his carnal mind, and what power has evil over one who has crucified his fleshly nature that once was his sole and only concern in life?
    My grace is poured into your life, My willing one, as the budding of a new life in the service of your King and will flower into the glory of one doing the mature work of My kingdom. When I ask, “Who will go?” your heart will hear and be free to leap at the words. When I say, “Follow Me,” you will step forth, under no compulsion but willingly and joyfully, into all that My Father has prepared for you to do.

    Though you are wise to be cautious, may fear never choke off charity, as you obey God's command to extend His love to all He brings to you. Acts 9

    May you know that your acts and your works will speak of you and for you when you are unable to, so let God's love be your motivation and His grace give you skill as His mercy guides your steps in all that you do. Acts 9

    May you desire nothing more than to make your heart a dwelling place for the Lord, the Mighty One of Jacob, allowing no sleep to your spirit and giving no rest to your soul as you press in with worship and thanksgiving, being clothed with righteousness and singing for joy in His presence. Psalm 132

    May you rejoice in the name and presence of God the Father, seeking His face, learning His ways, and obeying His commands, so that you may be a source of joy and honor to Him. Proverbs 17:6