"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Sunday, January 31, 2016

S.O.S.

{added this one in from my email on Thurs.}


"As you read this 'whisper' note the many ways God is with us and know, you are never alone!

The first month of 2016 is coming to a close. For some it has brought us closer to the Lord then ever before and for others, circumstances have challenged their faith and made them weary. Let us look to tomorrow with hope and answer God's call to entwine our heart to His! "


Brian Simmons and Your TPT team


from Brian Simmons, author of The Passion Translation

I HEAR HIS WHISPER... "Entwine Your Heart with Mine"


"There is nothing I will not conquer when you trust Me and look to Me. I will deal swiftly with every plan of the enemy to defeat you or to slow your advance in My ways. There is nothing hidden from My eyes. I call you to walk with Me in Light and never fear the darkness. Shadows will never harm you, even if you were to walk through the darkest valley of despair I am there.

The brightness of My presence will chase away every shadow and remove every fear. I am your shield. I will protect you from the fiercest foe that rises up against you. Come closer to Me and live close to My heart. I will bring you into the Secret Place and give you rest. Let nothing trouble you, for My presence will be your peace.

Lay your head upon My shoulder and rest with Me. I am a secure place and a Safe Room for you. Entwine your heart with Mine until we are one. It is the slanderer who will always wound you in your weakness. I will strengthen you until you stand complete, wearing My robe, My armor.

Liberate your soul before Me. There is nothing to fear, for I have known all about you and your struggles and still I call you My own, My dear one. Leave behind the world of whispering men and live in Me and listen to My whispers and you will be strong. I will be faithful, even when you see your weak and frail heart, I will be faithful to the end.

Did I not come and wash the feet of those I love? I will wash away the sting of your past and the defilement of your life until even your former ways will be forgotten. Enter into the heavenly realm and take your seat with Me. We will live above the fray. By passing into My presence you will enter the realm of divine love, a perfect love that will cast out every fear.

Come as close to Me as you want to be. Choose the place nearest My heart, the place of deepest love, and I will reveal My glorious secrets to you. It no longer matters if you are alone in your sacred quest. For I will cast out loneliness from your heart. I will draw you deeper into My ways and I will meet every need you have. I will be your Holy Friend and Faithful Lover. You will discover that I am enough. Others will come and go, but you will linger and stay with Me in sacred solitude.

Enter into My holy ecstasy, the joining of two becoming one. Fuse your spirit into Me, and you will experience what only My sacred lovers know, for I am Satisfaction beyond any pleasure and I am companionship beyond any fellowship known on earth. Enter into My cloud-filled chamber and I will give the wine of My love, the joy of My heart, the peace of My kingdom and the power of My Spirit. You will become the echo of My heartbeat as two hearts beat as one. Sacred union in My chamber will make you a dispenser of mercy to those who mistreat you or misunderstand you. Come and sit with Me on My Mercy Seat, where My love is enthroned. "


Hebrews 12:28 The Passion Translation
"Since we are receiving an expanding and unshakable kingdom we should be extremely thankful and offer God the purest worship that pleases His heart as we lay down our lives in absolute surrender, filled with awe!"



I love this when God whispers like this to me (us)!

Such beautiful encouragement!

Hope this speaks to you!


Tuesdays at 4pm CST


Saturday, January 30, 2016

S.O.S.


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Matthew 11:28 CEVUS06


"28 If you are tired from carrying heavy burdens, come to me and I will give you rest. 29 Take the yoke I give you. Put it on your shoulders and learn from me. I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest. 30 This yoke is easy to bear, and this burden is light."

Karen created this image at You Version
with the reading plan
"God's Promises for Hungry Heart, Part 1-Day 4"

Since I shared this verse earlier this week on SONday,
I wanted to end this week with this also.

It's perfect for an
S.O.S.

whether it's SONday or Sat.

It's a beautiful Scene, with a wonderful Scripture
so let's have a
Song
to complete this


with Don Francisco

or
with 
John Michael Talbot
same song, another video well done
This is a real
SOS
post
as in "help"
asking for
God's wisdom, guidance, sustenance and healing


This Bible verse and promise has taken on new meaning for me this past week. My shoulders and my head seem to be carrying a heavy load which has physically manifested in something I don't quite understand but am trusting God and His promise with this verse.

While home in MN last year in Oct., I had my shoulder and arm checked out and x-rayed. My doctor told me that my lack of mobility I had early on in the year until summer, was shoulder impingement. He gave me various exercises I could do here. Perhaps my current problem is related to this; a pinched nerve, or something. That's just my guess. So far, I have not gotten the answer here, nor am I satisfied with labs, meds, etc. that have not helped the situation nor has anyone given me any explanation or direction. 

So I'm praying and contemplating a trip home ... please ask God for clarity for me on this for it's not an easy or inexpensive decision; flying home, because the plan was for me to drive my van back this year, but I'd never be able to drive it now, in this condition or in this time of year, yet I don't feel right and something needs to be done. {update: already answered, leave on 2/9; 1st MN Dr. visit 2/10; may this wait go quickly or may I have God's strength to endure or rise above this}

{If you missed my comment explaining this in part, I explained in the comments of last SONday's post briefly my medical concern right now, so here's what happened.} update added later: I found this medical explanation from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services after I wrote my own description below that describes this better than my ramblings and more medically correct of what I'm experiencing.

I was dizzy upon getting up after lying down for bedtime last Sat., followed by excessive vomiting that caused enough dehydration to send me to the ER here by taxi, for an IV from midnight to 4 a.m. 

My blood pressure once again was high, so I had to stay long enough for it to drop, as the IV dropped what my body needed to recover. However the dizziness (vertigo or being off balanced) has not stopped since then, anytime when I rise from an inclined position during the night or in the morning. Learning to sleep in a chair. 

I've explained many times that I'm not comfortable with the medical procedures and ways here, although I did clearly have to allow a needle and a blood draw, which I swore I'd never do: not because of the pain or anything like that but concern of sanitation procedures, etc. But all seems to have been quite sterile, etc. so that part was not the problem. 

This took 4 trips so far and it looks like I might need to make an appointment with the dr. that saw me, to explain or further treat but I'm not confident in this. 

Yes, it's me; because many people come here to be treated. I'm just not comfortable with starting over with any dr. especially here, when I have one that knows me so well and my medical history for the last 30+ years. All my medical records are back home. I would feel much safer, or in the arms of Jesus, but who will take care of my furry babies, etc. The trip home by van was to transport my dogs and my belongings (that I'm not giving away), back home to MN after 20 yrs. of collecting stuff here. 

So ... God

I'm so glad that we are yoked together

and

You will make this

easy and light.

Lift this weight

from upon me

Lord

as I rely on

You




{I had hopes to complete a book and do a book review but this is not possible at this time. Hope I can sooner than later. This was a new blog post added in this past week as I had mentioned I was set-up into Feb. which is already coming. Yikes!} Temporary blog break ... except for (I think) 2 3 4 more ready. Keep adding ...

Friday, January 29, 2016

"GROWING through PRAYER"

I'm still
"Growing through Prayer"
with
Love God Greatly
this was
Week 3

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I'm just not able to share nor will I for all the 8 weeks
but if you click over
to
LGG
they have plenty to share
or else
you can sign up for the reading plan
at YouVersion like me


{Jack Graham has a 30 day Prayer one also and there are others like I shared}
like
"Dangerous Prayers"
and/or
"Praying for Your Elephant - Praying Bold Prayers"
{I have this book too! No shortage of books to read}


...just know...


I AM PRAYING
and will continue as I am still
BEing RESTFUL
trading it in for the
RESTLESS
parts of me
{don't look at the Biblical or even Webster's definition of this one,
 although I have linked both words to at least one of these}
Praying to lift the weight/burdens on my shoulders/neck/head to Our Lord
to help me carry and feel the relief


Who knows mayBE God will want to add some of the prayers so I'm leaving this open:




Psalm 140:9-11
Today's Prayer

" Father God, I thank You for hiding me in the shadow of Your wings and protecting me from danger. At times, these enemy attacks of fear and doubt overwhelm me, Lord. Quiet those thoughts and remind me, Lord, of Who You are and Whose I am. Lord, help me to release my desire for revenge and hatred, and allow You to carry out Your judgment on the matter. Help me to pray for my enemies and do good for them. Help me to trust You, Lord, that although I may never witness it, Your judgment and Your fair punishment will surely come. Remind me that You surround me, that You are there to carry me, and that You will deliver me through whatever I am facing. In Jesus’ name. Amen. " ~LGG

Let's try this 
playlist
for
WORSHIP
today
or
you might like to see the
Top 20 for 2015
or maybe this
Top 50 Praise & Worship


Of course, we can't ever go wrong with worship songs from
Hillsong
they are one of my personal favorites
I think this is the one I listen to often on my Smart TV
which is where I do most things now
except when I go to a cyber place to type blogs out
or do emails, etc. (far too many to check on piling up)


Lately, I've been listening to
Gateway Worship
because of the
BE PRAYERFUL
21 day devotions I shared

Have a blessed weekend!
Thank you for praying! I do feel your prayers!

Comments Closed


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

W.O.W. ~ WALK On WEDS. ~ BEING RESTFUL

Come, let's take a walk
but not too far, OK?
Just enough to sit awhile
and
listen
as
we
REST
in this place

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and
LISTEN
to

...The Voice (VOICE)...

"My soul quietly waits for the True God alone

because I hope only in Him."


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"God, the one and only—

I’ll wait as long as He says.

Everything I hope for comes from Him,

so why not?

He’s solid rock under my feet,

breathing room for my soul,

An impregnable castle:

I’m set for life. " from The Message


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we might even want to go back
and listen to
SELAH
from
SONday

{this one however is linked to my playlist and I added those songs}
forgive me for the Christmas ones and the interview on this playlist ...
 
since I've been called away to 
BEING RESTFUL
{due to computer tech problems and now medical concerns}

I'm not doing much
just
BEING
and
as ALWAYS
PRAYING

communing with my Lord and King

Waiting on One WORD, content with BEing and CHANGE for now



Sunday, January 24, 2016

SOS ~ BE RESTFUL ...


Because I sidetracked on one of my PRAYER posts recently
I decided to check out the theme for the
AG Women's Ministries
for
2016

And
I really like it, in fact, 
dare I say this
I'm considering this as to
how it might relate or BE connected to this year's
One Word
or
Two Words
maybe this might actually BE a form of what my
WORD
should BE for 2016


2016_Selah logo

Perhaps God is STILL speaking to me
about
CHANGE

Just like Sharon changed 'gratitude' into being 'grateful' ... I'd need to change 'finding rest' into 'restful' ... now I definitely know that the CHANGE of "finding rest for my soul" would BE by God only ... so I'm intrigued completely by this theme, which lines up with another book, that many of you probably know, written by the Faith Barista herself, Bonnie Gray - "Finding Spiritual Whitespace: Awakening Your Soul to Rest" {and yes, I have that one, too, but sorry Bonnie, I never finished it so this could be the time I do}

Plus
I've Always
Loved
"Selah"
(lol)

{no, really I do}

Seriously though, the Bible verse for this theme is one of my favorites from Matthew 11 and has been speaking to me for quite some time --- probably since passing the age mark of 60.

Matthew 11:28-30


'RESTFUL' is closely related to BEing STILL to me ...  

but from this verse

REST

for your soul

encompasses more

"He Gives Us Rest"

expands

on this Scripture

I guess God might be telling women in general that they don't have to be so B.U.S.Y.
{which stands for "BEing Under Satan's Yoke" not God's}
so
He's calling us unto Himself

to
BE
HIS

to
BE
yoked
with Him alone

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Truthfully, I am a bit 'restless' which includes 'BEing weary' and 'BEing burdened' and I'm not even DOing that much to BE this way. My life has much more time to REST ... yet still, I am not RESTing adequately, even when I try. (sigh) I do and have learned from Jesus much about "finding REST" and "taking His yoke upon me", RESTing in the knowledge that I know we walk yoked together, He carries me, and I rely on our yoke ... so very thankful for this, and how He is so gentle and so humble. This is what I am and need to learn. 

To BE humble or to BE gentle is far from my personality yet I am not proud either nor would anyone describe me as gentle, however I am sensitive, tender and sympathetic - there's no way I'm brutal, at least I hope no one thinks or sees me like that - I'm just not what I'd call 'gentil'. In God's eyes, and from His favor, I can see myself as 'gentil' because I now am part of His Royal line of nobility even as a Gentile, I belong to Him, I'm part of His family, I've been adopted by God. And I do understand 'a thing or two' about adoption, since we have 2 adopted (now adult) children with their own families.  

Yes, I could benefit
greatly from
SELAH
"finding rest for my soul"

"More and More" playlist
{this song is perfect for my "BE PRAYERFUL" post and 21 Days of PRAYER}

I've been on "pause" for some time now so

2016
is my year
for
CHANGE
{no, it's not my One Word yet, nor is BE}

but for this week

my
BE
is
BE RESTFUL


there's a sense of contentment in 
BEing RESTFUL

BEing in His Presence



Last year's AG theme (2015) was "A Beautiful Life" and 2011 looks like it might have been "Redeemed" ... National Women's Ministries Day for AG churches across the United States is: Sunday, February 28, 2016. The book being recommended to inspire women to embrace the rest Christ offers is "Rhythms of Grace" by Kerri Weems (now this one I don't have - yet - but I'm considering it, it's just that I have so many on my wish list and currently trying to read list)

I wonder if these themes are determined like a One Word?  



Saturday, January 23, 2016

"MEET THE NEW YOU" or the old me

This is not a Book Review. Please "Meet the New ..." ME ... the one yet to BE!?!??? You'll see that this ends up BEing more true confessions, which was not my intent. Not even sure about when or if to publish. Perhaps this is Part 8 of my "To BE or not to BE" series for 2016 One Word but you'll notice I did not put that in the title.

This is how God continues to speak to me. Am I convinced that CHANGE is my One Word? (no) Do I need to CHANGE? (oh, yes, most definitely, Always, eh Karen) ... but just check out these words and then if it strikes you, you can get the book (somewhat hot off the press, Dec. 2015), go to Elisa Pulliman's blog, the book's website, or sign-up for the YouVersion (YV) 21 day reading plan:


"... Change is possible.

As women, we are constantly evaluating ourselves. Am I enough? Why can’t I change this certain thing about myself? Should I be doing more? 

We long for real, deep, lasting change—but we don’t know how to begin.

In Meet the New You, Elisa Pulliam empowers women to take charge of their own life transformation by engaging in a meaningful relationship with God and His Word. Each chapter gives practical and interactive ways to address some of the biggest obstacles that stand in the way of permanent change. Through stories, biblical application, personality assessments, thought-provoking questions, and life-coaching principles, Meet the New You helps women:
·         understand who they are
·         cultivate a vision for who they want to become
·         recognize what holds them back
·         determine the steps necessary to  put new, practical habits into action

It’s time to discover who you really are and how you can live life differently. It's time to meet the new you!

I have been a "fan" and reader of "More to Be" with Elisa Pulliman since back when I started blogging and Word Filled Weds. She's fabulous. Always very creative and quite the mentor (and now a life coach). WOW! Way to go, Elisa!

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Now I've been thinking and listening for that One Word still; for that CHANGE could have been "transformed" (or any variation of that) or "renewed" or "refreshed" or a grand variety of synonymous words ... however, the BE ... also, as I've shared lends to many added words after it as well and I'm still hooked on BEing vs. DOing ... although I'm not doing so well at any. 

I also have learned a really interesting explanation of "BE still". Remember, when I added the part about "rapha" in Hebrew and me thinking it's somehow related to the "Healer" Jehovah Rapha. Well, this was not quite so accurate {remember it came from me, an unlearned fact, just my off the cuff thinking}. In actuality, "rapha" literally means "to let go" or "to surrender". So, it was further pointed out that this means "to be still before God" is "letting go of your need to BE in control." (whew) So when God directed me to choose "BE STILL" that first week of January for my "BE" of the week ... He really was speaking loud and clearly into my spirit BEing. He (and even I, maybe most of you) know that I struggle with "control". That I fear "loss of control" ... and it's a basis of much, from when I was 20-21. I have also been "controlled" by others and thus have learned well how to manipulate and control. Yes, these are definite CHANGES God wants in me.

Without going into details, although maybe someday that is exactly what God wants me to do, publicly ... it was a big CHANGE in me and for me, a great loss of much of the old me, but still the rebellious me existed. This caused me much shame and loss of confidence, even much more; when I was hospitalized for two weeks only in a psychiatric unit (one week locked and the second week open ward) in July after just graduating from college and receiving my first professional contract. I was, in my humble opinion, stripped bare of who I was, who I had worked hard to become ... and all control was taken away from me, even physical control. That loss of freedom and being so heavily sedated that you lose control, is really an awful experience. I can't even believe that I wrote this much publicly. I did not have a nervous breakdown, as many suspected or the gossip was told. I don't know if many ever heard the actual facts or truths. I think the diagnosis I was given for what happened was "a psychotic episode". I just went on with my life. I hold no unforgiveness of any of the people that were involved in this, or brought in to this situation with me and my life, nor those who chanced to gossip. This was a rough way to start out a new professional career year, a marriage relationship and all I had studied and worked to achieve. My first required visit after being released, I told the psychologist, I would not continue on the medication nor consultation and he informed me that if I chose not to, it was my choice, but I really would have a break down within the coming year. I did not - all to the glory of God in my life.

I'm not sure why God is allowing this to BE stirred up to deal with ... or why I felt led to share this, but I do recall that "once upon a time" I thought this was what I would blog about and help others dealing with emotional or mental stigmas that impede our life goals and purposes, so that I might give hope to others that through God's help, you can BE more and do more in Jesus' name. Since I am not under medical supervision or on any kind of medication, I decided this would not be wise for me to write about ... for others that need this. So I gave up writing about this in a public format such as blogging. I have read many others like Nancie, "More Than Conquerors" blog, and a Canadian author, who have done very well in communicating about this and their relationship with Christ. So far, this has not been my direction or calling, but one never knows where God is planning to use (us) you or your words to influence or CHANGE someone else's life. 

Someone near to me, not family, believes I have bi-polar disorder. My own medical doctor of more than 30 some years, has never told me this nor does he concur with this nor confirm any truth to it when I ask him, other then I have developed ways to cope. So ... 

Is this the NEW ME that I want you to read about or why I began this blog post? No ... however, I would like to share the REAL LIFE experience of ME because of my encounter with God and my determination {note: stubborn streak, rebellious nature still} BEing reined in by the King of kings, who reigns over ME and my life! 

When I sat down to share today, do you think I had any idea that I'd BE writing this? Absolutely not! but this is how I blog, I go with the "wind" ... and the whispers that tap out these words as I pray and ask God, by His Spirit, to lead and guide me this day ... I have written that I was not sure about continuing blogging this year ... and this is what's BEing stirred up as I anticipate the BIG CHANGEs coming this year for me and next year even moreso. In many ways, I'm thinking I should just "close comments" once again ... which I have done frequently here, because I really don't want anyone to ever feel pressured or the need to respond ... (not even to my neediness-lol) but this is one time, I'll ask you to pray before commenting ... and I'll trust God. Thank you. 

{My apologies to Elisa, for going off on this tangent, from her wonderful new book, which maybe if I read, I'd have some valuable words worth sharing and some new good attitudes and habits. Without even having read a word, I know it is good!!! I hope to be sharing more from "Meet the New You" - maybe a review, maybe just the awesome parts that speak to me as I read in the YV devo, "Embracing His Unfolding Grace" even though it's almost time for Lent already. Now that's what I intended to share more about ... GRACE ... after all this is aMazing Grace: Mazes, Messes, Miracles! My life reveals these all. So isn't "embracing His Grace" what it's all about anyways?}  

Would you all do me one more BIG favor, pray for Nancie ... when I went to link up her blog (not knowing if it still existed) I found a blog post that stated she's battling with depression or it's lifting (I hope). And if you know her or even if you don't but feel led, please go and leave a word of encouragement for Nancie. You need not mention me.

Friday, January 22, 2016

"GROWING through PRAYER" ~ 1 and 2

I should have done this last Friday at the end of Week 1 since this is the end of Week 2. This is such a wonderful way to start out 2016 with the community over at "Love God Greatly" and with PRAYER ... I'm GROWING already this year and PRAYING more and more with LGG's "Growing through Prayer".  I also found out that Mike Bickle has a book with a similar title "Growing in Prayer" ... (looks pretty through from the sample I'm viewing) ... notice that the difference in the title is just the preposition

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My "BE Prayerful" post that I added in late last week is another excellent way. So clearly these and Ann Graham Lotz's Call to Prayer 1-1-1 proclaims that we all need to PRAY alot more; for ourselves, for our families, for our neighbors and communities, for our countries, for the world ... 'Now is the Time' {when I 1st came to Mexico, that was the theme for AG Women's Ministries} ... and so it was the 'time' for me to serve ... {too bad I was led astray for some of that time, but that's a completely different story, and in the past, at least I hope so, forgiven and under the blood, right?}

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These are the
PRAYERS
from the daily devotions
that correspond with the readings above
from the
You Version reading plan
from
Love God Greatly

I love to save and share
PRAYERS
so
here they are
{not written by me, but prayed in my heart}

WEEK 1

"Father God, You have created all things for Your pleasure, desiring intimate and honest connection and communication with me each day. Lord, what an awesome and wonderful privilege it is to know You! Lord, remove any obstacles that prevent or distract me from praying to You daily. Lord, help me to diligently make my prayer life a priority. Lord, make prayer my first response to any circumstance and before taking any action. In Jesus' name. Amen."

"Father God, I thank You for sending me a Savior, because I needed rescue, and I continue to need it each day. I thank You for witnessing without judgment my agonizing struggle with temptation, and for knowing my deepest heart’s desire is to live for Your glory. When my instinct is to run from You, when my inclination is to hide from You, when my urge is to lie to You…remind me that You know my frailties intimately, and have compassion and mercy stored up for me overflowing when I come humbly to Your throne and lay it all at Your feet. In Jesus’ name. Amen."

"Father God, your love for me stretches to the heavens and extends above the clouds. Yet, there are days when I barely acknowledge You. Lord, forgive me when I forget Your power, Your majesty, and Your faithful action in my life. Lord, give me the courage and boldness to speak and boast of Your great work in my life. Remind me daily, Lord, that everything and every person I place above You will fail me, but You never will. In Jesus’ name. Amen. "


"Father God, Your kingdom is everlasting and Your dominion rules forever. Lord, in every area of my life, You have done such amazing works. Lord, give me the courage to speak life and truth into the lives of those who don’t know You. Allow my life, my behavior, and my love for people to represent You well. In Jesus’ name. Amen."


"Father God, You created me with divine purpose for Your divine will. Since I am significant to You and was made just for You, Lord, I want to know Your purpose and plans for me. Reveal my place in Your plan to strengthen and grow Your Church, Your ministries, and reach the lost. Lord, help me to focus less on myself and more on those who need You. In Jesus' name."


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WEEK 2

"Father God, I thank You for the privilege and honor of being able to speak to You at any time and anywhere. Lord, transform my prayer life so that there is no contradiction between you’re your Word says and what I say. Lord, cleanse my heart so that personal fleshly motives do not creep into my prayers to You. Remind me, Lord, that whatever I ask and whatever I do, whether good or bad, reflects You. I thank You, Lord, for Your grace and mercy. In Jesus’ name. Amen. "

"Father God, You are the God who loves us with an everlasting love, and You long to have an intimate relationship with us. Forgive me, Lord, for lacking faith, for being undisciplined, for failing to place my communication with You as the highest priority in my life. Give me a renewed Spirit and reignite the desire within me to share everything with You. Thank You, Lord, for being available and accessible for me to come to You at any time, at any place, for any reason. In Jesus’ name. Amen. "

"Father God, You are the God of my impossible. Lord, will You penetrate those areas of my life where I have lost hope and lost faith. Lord, please demonstrate Your mighty power and faithfulness to resurrect the broken and failed things in my life so that You may be glorified. Help me to peacefully let go of anything that is not in Your will for me to have. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

"Father God, Your love through Your Son Jesus makes us whole, complete, and lacking in nothing. Yet, when confronted with Your people, at times fear, hesitation, and distrust sets in. Help me to bear long and to bear hard with my sisters in Christ, so that we all may remain rooted and grounded in Your love. Teach me, Lord, to peel back and discard every disagreement, every conflict, every difference I have with believers until the only thing that connects us is Your love. Help me to see fellowship with believers from Your perspective …as a bond that will enhance and bring more of Jesus’ love into my life. Help me to remember that Your love is stronger to unite than anything that threatens to divide. In Jesus’ name. Amen."

This one's my favorite

"Father God,  I thank You for being a constant source of strength and growth in my life. Lord, weaken my independent streak and help me to rely solely on You. Reveal the areas in my life that require Your nourishment and renewal while helping me to surrender those areas to Your care and pruning. In Jesus' name.

The following are from another YouVersion devo
"Dangerous Prayers"
 that is
Search me. Break me. Send me. 

" Heavenly Father, You made time, and space, and me. Forgive me for praying and living like I know better than You. Help me to pray dangerous prayers. Father, let the desires of Your heart become the desires of mine. Let Your kingdom come and Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Amen" ~ Day 1

Holy Spirit, please show me the junk anything in my life that offends You. Cause it to offend me like it does You. Let it smell like old trash to me. And Father, help me to trade this garbage for the full life You promised me. ~ Day 2

Holy Spirit, show me what I'm afraid of. Show me how fear tries to discount the enormous power of the Almighty God. Father, I want Your perfect love to destroy fears I'm facing. I want to live out Your plans for my life. Amen. ~ Day 3



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