Thinking…

It has been quite some time since the last time I posted and God has moved in my life and those around me. Although I am now on my third round trip through the Bible, I am not that person who can quote scripture by book, chapter, and verse. I actually prefer it that way since it forces me and the person I am speaking with to look up the scripture. With that said, if I write something within my posts that does not have the exact book, chapter, or verse, please don’t leave it up to me to do the research for you. It is 2023, so there are plenty of search engines on the internet available to most everyone on the planet, even in the middle of the ocean.

I am human and I do make mistakes. There has only been one human that has or every will walk this earth that was perfect, Jesus Christ. I say this because Christians have a bad image to the majority of people. Unfortunately, there are Christians who don’t see the big picture and are focused are portions of the Bible versus the entirety of it. Christians aren’t here to help God do anything other than to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serve Him. We weren’t placed on this planet to judge or condemn others. As a Christian, I was told to love God with all my heart, my strength, and my soul. I am to love others, even my enemies. Just because I do not agree with a choice that another adult makes, it does not mean that I don’t love them or that I should force my choice on them.

I am writing these things because they are starting to weigh on me and I need to speak up. I wasn’t given a voice of timidity, but of strength. I am going to use that voice and I hope that at least one thing that I write or may write speaks to you if you’re reading this.

May God Bless you and your family/friends always!

Prayer, July 24, 2017

Our Father,

I am a sinner.

I confess my sin/s (specific) and ask Your mercy when dealing with me.

I thank You for Your Son who brought the hope of salvation to us all.

I thank You for Your Word that I can turn to for comfort and wisdom.

I thank You for the life You have given to me for there are lessons and blessings in all parts of it.

I pray for Your will to be done this coming week and that I have the strength to do it.

I pray for the wisdom to distinguish between Your will and mine.

I pray for solace in times of suffering.

I pray for the seed of salvation that I have planted in others to grow and give life to them.

I pray that You touch the lives of those who do not believe so that they will know You love them.

To Our Eternal Father,

Amen

Prayer, July 17, 2017

Heavenly Father,

Glory be unto Thee!

I confess my sin/s of (specifics) to You this day and ask for Your mercy when dealing with this disobedient child.

I thank You, Lord, for Jesus Christ, the vessel of our salvation.

I thank You for the Word which enlightens me to Your will and desires for my behavior.

I thank You for the process of sanctification that does not end until this bodies dies and seeks to mold me into an image of Christ.

I thank You for the provisions that You have given me in my time of need.

I thank You for helping my family when I have prayed to You.

I thank You for the trials and tribulations in my life because they help me to see who I really am and who I really need to rely on.

I pray to You, God, that this week will see Your Grace extended to Your children as we slip and fall or wander from the righteous path that You have laid before us.

I pray that Your will be done through me and by me wherever I am at and I pray that I will have the wisdom to see that it is Your will that needs to be done.

I pray for peace during times of strife, strength during times of weakness, and wisdom during times of choice.

I pray that You bless those who are suffering from loss or suffering from being lost so that they may seek salvation and comfort through Jesus Christ.

I pray for wisdom and understanding when I read Your Word.

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen.

Prayer July 5, 2017

Father,

May I do something today that will glorify You.

I confess my sins to You, Lord.

You know what is in my heart and mind.

I ask Your mercy when dealing with me and my weakness.

I give thanks for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by whom our salvation is secured.

I thank You for the Word that helps us to better understand You.

I am thankful for the people that You have placed in my life for good or ill.  I have grown because of this.

I am thankful for my enemies, because through them I learn patience, tolerance, grace, and love.

I also learn to trust in You, God.

I am thankful for my family and friends, because their love and support is a reflection of the love that You give us.

I am truly thankful for another day to worship and learn what it is to be a child of God.

I pray, Lord, that if it is in Your will, I can be a shining light to another.

I pray that I can reach someone today with the Gospel and seize the opportunity to share the joy of Christ, our Lord.

I pray for peace and strength within as I fight with the Enemy, this world, and my own flesh.

I pray that I can have some relief from stress due to work, finances, people, and life.

I pray for those that have a blind eye to the world.  May Your light allow them to see the Truth.

Amen.