Category: prayers

devotion Oct 14, 2015

 

7-16-13 (1 of 3)

I bring you to the place at the end of yourself. The place where you don’t know what to do. I bring you here and ask you to wait for a time. You remind Me of My caterpillars squirming before I wrap them in their silks. I feel your desire to flee and your overwhelming desire to JUST DO something, but I am asking you to be still.  I want you to understand that you do not have the power to do what needs doing. You can’t change these circumstances.  I have called you to be still. Being still requires great faith. I ask you, here in your stillness, “have you placed your hope in Me?”  Hope in Me is beyond what you can do and know and see. As you are waiting here there are things I have to teach you. One thing for you to learn- is that nothing in all creation can separate you from My love. Another thing- is that in your union with My Son, you will rise above all circumstances. Nothing can keep you down because there is no greater power than Jesus. In your waiting, you, just like My caterpillars, are being transformed. Do you believe Me for things greater than you can hear or see or that your mind can conceive? These greater things, are the things I have for you! God

Romans 8:10,11 But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of His Spirit who lives in you.

Romans 8:18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.

Romans 8:24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

Romans 8:37-38 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!

2 Cor 3:18 And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His image with ever increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Cor 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

devotion Oct 13, 2015

churchofthebrethern2 (1 of 1)

You question My goodness amid your struggles and you rage against the fact that I ask you to praise Me. You look at your life and see shambles and broken down walls and scream ‘if God is so good, why?’ But, the good life, of earth, is a lie. You struggle to build something that is not important to Me. For I am in the broken!  I am in your touch to another broken one. I am in your comfort to one crying out.  You don’t have to do anything, just by being near, and being filled with My Spirit, I can minister through you.  I want you to long for more than the “good life”. And to learn to trust Me with a life that you can’t control.  I call you to live beyond broken, with your eyes and heart set toward a new life with Me. For unless I build your house, you labor in vain. I have greater things planned for you. I am enlarging your vision to see beyond this life and your struggles here, to view the mansion I am preparing for you in Heaven. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of God. ~ Jesus

John 12:29 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

Mark 10:29 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields- along with persecutions- and in the age to come eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Ephesians 1:11,12 In Christ I have obtained and inheritance, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who have trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

devotion Oct 12, 2015

belle with watermark

I know that you have a deep hurt inside that you doubt I can heal. You doubt Me, so you hold your hurt and manage it. You have managed it for years.  In your managing, you try to convince yourself that you want less than you really do, so that you won’t be disappointed anymore. As you settle for less, you reach for harmful things to fill the longing you have. Here you are today, weary and fearful, because the hurt you thought you had managed to kill has reappeared, again. I am here. Bring your hurt to Me. I want you to seek Me with all your heart, so bring Me your unbelief as well. I am able to satisfy your soul!  As you forsake your methods and your efforts to get Me to give you what you want, and instead, just trust Me, I will reveal Myself to you and you will see your satisfaction. ~Jesus

Father, I ask you to forgive me. I’ve come so many times asking You to give me things that never satisfy. I ask You to forgive me for grasping in unbelief instead of turning and bowing at Your feet. Help me to believe. Help me to receive. Help me to see You. I open my heart wide today. I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!

Psalm 81:10 I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt. Open wide your mouth and I will fill it.

Psalm 81:16 But you will be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I will satisfy you.

Mark 9:24 I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief.

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.

devotion Oct 9, 2015

snail salty

I am teaching you to walk after My Spirit. You have often been controlled by others because you would rather please them than to stand up for your own way.  There are controllers who control you by their behavior, they want you to feel sorry for them. They stay in their pit and try to pull you in with them. There are controllers who have controlled you by their anger and disapproval and condemnation. And there are those who want to be your holy spirit. But I stood for you and have cut the ropes of the controllers in your life. As you are coming up in maturity in Me, you will have to confront some things that are out of place in your life and this will be unpleasant and frightening to you. But I will encourage you and strengthen you to walk in love. You have crossed over from control and death to life and love in My Spirit. Where My Spirit is there is freedom!

Matthew 10:28 May I not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul, but rather, may I fear the One who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Psalm 31:1,3,5 In You, O Lord, I have taken refuge; Let me never be ashamed; Deliver me in Your righteousness. Since You are my rock and my fortress, for your name’s sake lead me and guide me. Into Your hands I commit my spirit; Redeem me, O Lord, God of truth.

Your sheep know Your voice, and You know them and they follow You.

devotion Oct 7, 2015

torch

There is a secret place in you. A place beyond your mind and tangled thoughts, a place above your heart and the heavy hurts. It is a place of your spirit where you are united with Me. A place where you can understand that you are a citizen of Heaven and are in the Earth but not of it. As your circumstances crowd around you, take time to believe My promises. Stop dwelling on mistakes and regrets.  Stop trying to escape and know that I have called you to these places for a time, so that you can glorify Me. I will provide the grace you need. You have a pursuing enemy, but I have overcome. And I am greater in you, than your enemies.  I take you from glory to glory and with each place in your life I strengthen your faith and enable you to praise Me. Praising Me is your testimony and you conquer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of your testimony. ~ God

Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:20 but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look new things have come.

Romans 4:20 He did not waver in unbelief at God’s promise but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God.

devotion Oct 6, 2015

11-19 (1 of 1)

Even from your childhood, you have been attacked. But you are still standing, still seeking Me. I have not allowed them to prevail against you. They have made deep impressions in your mind, trying to ruin your life. They have hated you because you are Mine. But I have saved you and cut off their hold over you. Turn into Me now, for with Me, are redemption and salvation. In your new freedom, you may be frightened but I want you to calm and quiet yourself and walk beside Me in confidence and trust. ~God

Psalm 129: 1-4  Since my youth they have often attacked me, but they have not prevailed against me. Plowmen have plowed over my back; they made their furrows long. The Lord is righteous; He has cut the ropes of the wicked.

Psalm 131:2 Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself like a little weaned child with its mother.

2 Samuel 22:3-4 You save me from violence. I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise, and I was saved from my enemies.

Prayer from Stormie Omartian’s book “Lead Me Holy Spirit

Led to Be Separate from the Enemy of Your Soul

Lord, show me anything I need to see so that I can separate myself from all evil. If I have unknowingly aligned myself with the enemy of my soul, help me to “abstain from every form of evil” (Thessalonians 5:22) Make me aware when I am not clearly separated from evil the way you want me to be. If the things I am doing, seeing or saying are supporting the enemy, help me to recognize that and walk away from it. “I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies” (Psalm 18:3) Thank You that You will never leave or forsake me but will always deliver me.