In a world of “Cancel Culture” and as people who has experienced God’s intervention in my life many times over, I have a story to tell others. Maybe you are a parent, an uncle or aunt, or a grandparent, or maybe you’re in contact with young people just starting out in life. I will continue to tell it! As we serve them in Jesus’ name, we will have opportunities to tell about Him. What opportunities do you have to share the goodness of God with the next generation? What do you say to them about finding their place in God’s story? Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power (Psalm 145:4)
Lord, I know I have any awesome obligation and I thank You for opportunities to share with others about You and the good news of Jesus Christ. Open my eyes to opportunities to tell Your story to those around me, especially the children and young adults whom You have placed in my life. I ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Kings and kingdoms! Daniel 2:20 and following says: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are His: And He changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. He revealeth the deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him. He tells me that if I ask, I will be given–and I have. He tells me to seek and that He will reveal– and He has. He tells me to knock and He will answer–and I did and so did He. He tells me to go forth–and I will with passion and zeal. I am “Souled-out” for Jesus!
.Father I praise you for Your wisdom, might and love. I love You for extending Your hand of grace and mercy to the lowliest of low like me. I come to You in prayer acknowledging all that You are, do and Your promise. I come to You in intercession for dear friends who need Your healing touch this very hour…. there are many Father and You know who they are, You made them, Father You know them from the top of their heads to the bottom of their feet, touch them and comfort them while You go about the healing of their broken bodies. I just praise You for what Your going to do today. I ask that You dispatch the Spirit before me and let my light shine for You brightly today to someone in need. In the name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen
When our view of our problems is bigger than our view of God, we’ve got a problem. It’s not a problem of proportion, but the problem of priority. What we cannot do, God can, and if we can’t do anything about it, we can only pray to God about it, but if it seems too big for us to solve, we forget, nothing’s too hard for God. We may not have a big enough view of God. Big God, Small Problems, as a regular reader of the Bible, my view of God gets bigger. The more I see God’s power displayed in Scripture, the bigger God becomes to me. The bigger my view of God is, the smaller my problems become. It’s all a matter of perspective. A big God should overshadow every problem, big or small, and believe me, He is a big God! If you are seeking to grow closer to God, turn to Scripture and see what God’s will is for your life. We know He desires that we grow in holiness, that we share the gospel, that we serve one another, and that we love each other so that others will know we are His disciples. God is already in you with the Holy Spirit, and that is as close as you can get.
Father I thank You for Your divine guidance in my life, You continue to dwarf my problems with Your greatness. In You I am filled and fear nothing. I praise You for the awesome responsibility of being a disciple of Your word, a minister of Yours and a teacher of Your glory. Guide my steps to today that I may be effective in reflecting Your light to others. Thank You for forgiveness and grace. In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.
We must test everything. Hold on to the good. Acts 17:11 Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. This is probably why Paul is telling the Christians in Thessalonica, to test everything.The way you test everything is by following the example of the Bereans- for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true. When I write these posts, I encourage you to go to the scripture and read it for yourself… DO NOT take my word for it. There will be those who will deceive you and twist the scripture to their benefit. Remember, we perform works for the glory of God, NOT for the glory of self!Avoid every kind of evil. We need to make a pledge to stay away from every appearance of evil–Not that we would just pray for holiness, but we would practice it. “A holy life will make the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns, they just shine”.
Father, it’s my prayer that you keep me from evil, even the appearance of evil. That You guide me in the paths of righteousness. Allow me not to fall prey to those who would mislead me. We know the evil one comes to seek and destroy using whatever means he may to devour us, take away our joy and destroy our faith. I also realize that it can only happen if I let it. I call upon you seeking strength, seeking power to overcome adversity and shelter from the storm. I love You, I praise You and I thank You for Your love, grace and mercy. Let my lighthouse shine today to light a path to You and not be the horn that sounds good but leads to nowhere. Amen.
Today, I arise claiming triumph over evil at a constant. I start my day knowing that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am valued. I am loved. I have new life, I have the gift of life everlasting so when my travels are done in this shell that I am in, I have a gift beyond compare. Today, I praise the one is Was and Is and Is to come.
Father, today I praise You for all that is good in my life, and for the lessons You give me. I thank You for the people You place in my life, allowing me to forge relationships in Your name, for You and about You. You are truly Love. I see Your amazing works every day. Protect those who protect us, shield those who provide us the very blanket of security that we sleep under—our Law Enforcement Officers. Protect their families from evil and continue to fill them with Your discernment and wisdom. Thank You for giving me more chances than I deserve, You are gracious. Thank You for allowing me to do Your work, guide me, teach me and be with me today! In Your name I ask and praise, Amen
Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things”. God is so good! He not only offers us His complete and abundant joy, God gives us directions on how to choose it. Instead of allowing our emotions to determine our day, we determine our thoughts to shape our day. He gives us the option, so let’s do it. Choose joy!
Father, I thank You that You are the giver of joy. If I choose joy and ask You for it, You never fail to fill me. Thank You for such a wonderful gift! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Have a joyful Friday everybody. Much love. Ricky.
I pray for my country for the leadership of my country, your country…… our country. I pray for the safety and security of our peace keepers, both civilian and military. I pray for people who renounce our savior. I pray for those who know our savior, yet struggle with things of this world. I pray for the lowly and destitute. Above all, this morning, I pray!
Father, I come to You as the world continues to self destruct. Yet as I speak with You, I continue to find joy and peace… I praise You for it. So as I start my day, I ask that You continue to “plug” me into Your stuff, God stuff, good stuff, allow me to be a conduit for Your goodness to others. Send the Spirit to work through me today that my smile or words may prick someone’s heart and lead someone to You. I praise You for wisdom, discernment and above all,, Your love. I ask all in the name of Jesus, Amen. P.S. Lord, don’t forget special blessings for the people I am working with Amen