The Prayerful Word - June 30

  • Proverbs 2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of His saints.

    Romans 8:6-8 For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace, 7 because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, 8 and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

    Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.

    Joel 2:13 So rend your heart, and not your garments; Return to the LORD your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and He relents from doing harm.

    Zephaniah 2:3 Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD's anger.

    Psalm 105:4 Seek the LORD and His strength; seek His face evermore!

    May you understand that a great fall from God's favor is not caused from being overcome by a powerful enemy, but is the inevitable result of a persistent lifestyle of ingratitude for God's blessing, complaint and murmuring against His provision, and resistance and unyielding disobedience to His spirit of mercy and grace. 2 Kings 17

    May the fear of the Lord permeate your heart and motivate your behavior that you may walk in singleness of vision and purity of purpose; for mere outward compliance with forms and traditions, mixed with an unchanged and impure heart cannot follow the ways of the Lord or walk in the paths of righteousness. 2 Kings 17

    May you purpose in your heart to follow the Lord and to do what is right in His eyes, removing from your life the influences that distract your thoughts from God and bringing into submission to Christ all thoughts and intentions that resist obedience to the Lord. 2 Kings 18

    May true faith grow in your heart as you draw on the Word of God for understanding and seek the face of God in prayer that your devotion to the Lord will not be based on tokens or traditions, but rooted in the truth of His Word and strengthened by the presence of His Spirit. 2 Kings 18

    May your joy in the work of the Lord and your delight in the ministry to those He holds dear be constant, unchanged by outward circumstances and unaffected by inward concerns, for He is faithful in all events, and is with you always, even unto the end of the age. Acts 20

    May the depth of the hunger of your heart for the word of the Lord and the ministry of the Spirit overcome your desire for rest and your interest for entertainment when the Lord is drawing you into a time of renewal and a season of refreshment. Acts 20

    May you always be on watch over yourself, and alert over those who walk with you, against the dangers that arise from within and without, from the world, the flesh, and the enemy of your soul, trusting in God to secure you, fleeing the appetites of the flesh, and resisting the enemy, committing yourself to God and to the word of His grace which builds you up and gives you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. Acts 20

    It is time, My child, to walk in the discipline you have been given. Time, as you understand it, is short, and you have yet a ways to go. There is still time to grow into what I have planned for you, and learn what I have assigned to you, but there is no more time for playing or following your own desires.
    I have given you leeway in what you have asked for so that you could learn that it does not bring what you sought, but you continue to chase after it, even though you have learned what bitter fruit it bears. There is now only enough time to cover the distance which remains for you to travel, only time enough to learn the truth you will need to stand as My witness in the face of the enemy's opposition, time enough only to practice walking in the gifts I have assigned you before you will be in the midst of the fray.
    Stay alert, My child, as you go about your daily work and fulfill the responsibilities and obligations in your regular routine, remaining focused on My voice. Listen for My Spirit, even when you do not hear Me speaking to you – do not let silence cause your attention to wander. I will speak to those who listen, attentively waiting, eager to hear Me; I will be found by those who continually seek for Me, never letting their attention, their focus of desire, stray.
    You are always in My heart, My precious one, and I have much prepared for you, treasured times awaiting you, but you must draw near to Me, step by step, and learn of Me, event by event. It takes time to grow into what I have for you, My tender one, and there is only time enough remaining for that to be completed if you turn your desire fully and wholly toward Me.

    May you praise the name of the Lord with the angels in the heights above as they observe His wisdom and righteous judgments in worshipful reverence, marveling at the privilege of being in the presence of God's majestic throne, crying out in worship of His holiness. Psalm 148

    May you join in praise of the name of the Lord with the sun, moon, and stars in the heavens as they proclaim His power and understanding through their daily obedient following of the regular paths He has placed them in to be His routine representatives day after day for times and seasons, declaring His provision and preparation, His faithfulness and promises, He reliability and trustworthiness. Psalm 148

    May you give worshipful praise to the name of the Lord with the highest heavens of the sky and the waters and clouds above the skies which demonstrate His reach as He stretches out the canopy and show forth His grace as He waters the earth, bringing waters from afar and refreshing the just and unjust alike, and bear His likeness to the world in the view of all as the clouds which received Him, and will again bear Him in His return. Psalm 148

    May you praise the name of the Lord for He has created by His command and set in place by His decree all things which bear witness of Him, for His name alone is exalted, and His splendor will never pass away, yet He has chosen you for Himself and strengthened you with His power, for you are close to His heart. Psalm 148

    Just as the heart of a fool, simply by talking, provokes arguments and strife, leading him into punishment and pain, may your heart be so filled with the Word and the Spirit of God that not only your deeds, but your very words, will carry the healing, peaceful, life-giving grace and compassion of the Father, showing honor to Him Who sits on the throne and exalting Him Who created all things. Proverbs 18:6-7