Matthew 5:14 (NLT)
You are the light of the world–like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
I’m feeling confident in you, Jesus, because of how you’ve shown yourself to me in the past couple of years. This blog has been your tool to uncovering and purging me of things that held me back from what you’ve planned for me; the work that you’ve designed me to. It’s so difficult to pursue you when darkness is a constant presence. I’ve since learned that the darkness has no strength at all. When we call on you in times of need, You are faithful to answer. You’ve done this in my life and I’ve become greater in faith because of your love for me! Thank you, Jesus!!
Philippians 4:13 (NLT)
For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
How true this is! You carried me through a potentially great moment of fear this past Saturday. Fear did not touch me because you held me in your hand! What a feeling this was. I was actually in a state of shock!! Where is that old familiar fear? Wow…you amaze me, Jesus!! I walked in your miraculous strength!! How blessed I am by you, Abba Father!
Transformation comes from your mercy and grace! Thank you, Jesus! Let me always be thankful for YOU!! Don’t let me get ahead of you!! How disastrous this would be! Keep me in line, convict and correct so that I can experience more of YOU! I welcome more and more of YOU!!
Lamentations 3:22-24 (ESV)
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
I desire to share you, Jesus, but in the right way! Put my heart in alignment with yours! I pray to be unhindered by fear of man, just as you showed me on Saturday night (more details on this miracle at a later date). There is “something” within me that is itching to get out and I believe that some of this has already been unleashed; I know there is more to come. I know greater things are in the midst. I am your vessel to do with as you’d like!
Psalm 37:4 (ESV)
Delight yourself in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
I delight in you, Lord! I can prayerfully sit with you all day long but I know there is work that I must do. You know the desires of my heart and how grateful I am for this because there are some days that I don’t act as I should. Yesterday, a prime example, but you assured me this morning that each day is a day to experience YOU! My eyes are set on You because I know what you’ve done thus far in my life. Hallelujah!!
Lord, as of right now, there is an area of my life that I am diligently seeking you in! I have a vision and I’m not quite sure where it’s coming from; is it me, the enemy or You. I’m wavering because I’m unsure! Lord, I rely on you for direction in this. I pray on my reluctance, to no avail, but I wait patiently on You because I want to be sure. I know that you will answer in your own time which is how I want it.
It’s the same sort of fear I felt on the prayer team. The clamp has returned but it will not remain. I just want to be sure of YOU before moving further along. I look expectantly for your Will, dear Jesus!!
My prayer is to give this experience a try! If I don’t try, I stay where I am, wondering what would have become of it if I did take a leap of faith. If I were to step out, trusting You in all things, this would give you opportunities to use me in new ways. If I stay safe, I become stagnant in my use.
Clear the way for me and let me represent you as you guide and support me in this new thing!
Matthew 7:7 (NLT)
“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
Hear my prayer as I seek your answer! I wait patiently until you open the door! Thank you, Abba Father, for your tender loving care!!
In Jesus’ Name,