2 Samuel 10:12 ” Be strong and let us show ourselves courageous for the sake of our people and for the cities of our God; and may the Lord do what is good in His sight.”
” Thy will be done .” For instance when you wish, and means endeavor to be well, and yet you remain ill- then say, ” Thy will be done.” When you undertake something and the project does not go the way you thought it ought, say” Thy will be done.” When you do good to others and Thy repay you with evil say,” Thy will be done.” Or when you need to sleep but you are overtaken be sleeplessness say, ” Thy will be done.” In general, do not become irritated when anything is not done in accordance with your will, but learn to submit in everything to the Will of the Heavenly Father.”
Written by Father John
Prayer: ” O Lord O lord, forgive my willfulness and lack of conforming my will to Thine. I know I am but a weed here today and gone tomorrow; that my most important task is to follow Thy way in all I do. O Lord help me to Love Thee more, to love my Neighbor greater and to lay down my life for Thee to use me as Thou wilt. O Lord less of me and more of Thee.” AMEN
Ephesians 1:14 ” Having believed you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.”
Do you realize who you are in The Kingdom of heaven? We are redeemed and made whole and while we may not “feel” it here in this fallen realm; you a able to capture a glimpse of heaven at times. Yes you are sealed in the inheritance of God. You are His own possession. You have given your self to Him that is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. Daily, on bended knee, remind yourself who you truly are and spend time with the Lord away from this world of distractions. That peace, the joy, the love is but a glimpse of your inheritance in Christ Jesus. This can not be bought with any price. There is NO thing in this world that can equal such peace, love and joy. Praise Him!!! Stretch your arms high to the Lord!!! Give thanks!!!!! Say I love you Lord!!!!!!
Prayer: ” Father thank you for reminding me who I truly am in you. As I have been bought with a price and saved through the blood of Jesus. O Lord O Lord I thank you and seek forgiveness for my forgetfulness as I glimpse more and more each day heaven on earth. O Lord what a glorious day it shall be . Thank you O Lord!!!!!
Deuteronomy 5:24 ” And you said,’ Behold the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire, we have seen today that God speaks with man.”
For those of us that have come out of deep poverty, the pain of addiction; a deep life style of sin; God’s Glory has shown. Reflect on what you once were and now see who you have become through His Grace. This is God’s Glory!!! Your troubles have enriched you with a wealth of knowledge to be gained by no others means. Your trials have been the cleft of the rock in which Jesus has set you, as He did with Moses, that you might behold His Glory. Praise God that we were not left in the darkness in the great affliction but rather you have been regenerated so that His Glory may shine through you.
PRAYER: ” Today I will not look back in disbelief, rather I thank you God for your grace that has brought me to this place of usefulness to kingdom building. For I realize that whether deep in sin or not you use the saints. O Lord thank you that you have given me the freedom and this path to overcome self. Thank you that your grace extends to me daily as I live out my salvation in Thee. More of you and less of me. I am but a weed, a flower here today and gone tomorrow. Let thy love so shine through this vessel.”
Isaiah 1:18: ” Come now let us reason together, says the Lord, Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.”
Do not be fooled you are a saint that was a sinner. Though you have sin you have confessed you are rendered pure. Identify with the truth not who you were as a lost soul. Grow in the understanding of the purity of the Holy Spirit. ” I was once a sinner who was lost, but now I am a saint that has never given up.” A saint is a sinner that has never given up. Press in and know the truth: We are saved by Grace and by His Mercy we toil on, yet it is our effort that must be applied in our salvation. You are sanctified, in your regeneration, putting on the new man and shedding the old, yet you must press in and take hold of what belongs to you. Your true nature in Christ. Do not be fooled by this drama you can go all the way in this lifetime.
Prayer: O Lord O Lord help me to press in to my higher calling in you. Help me to renounce this world and all its trappings. Father you you and only you. More of you and less of me. Amen”
2 Corinthians 4:7 ” for we walk by faith not by sight- we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. Therefore, whether also we have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.”
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of the unseen. We have hope in what we do not see. We have faith that we are going to heaven. We have faith in the hope of our future. Yet, of course, it is not seen; for what kind of faith is there when we can see what the future may be through our natural mind? No faith at all. We have faith in our God as we work within this realm in service to His Kingdom. We are kingdom builders in that sense. We encourage one another as we are believers in the same faith, this is a bond in which we are united as one people although in separate bodies. Let us carry on in this realm working unto the Lord, pleasing Him in all we do!!!
Prayer:” O Lord O Lord how majestic is Thy name. O lord O lord how great thou art. Show me the way to Thy great salvation in Thee. More of you and less of me. Change not one circumstance in my life but change me. More like you and less like me.”
Jonah 4:9 Then God said to Jonah, ” Do you have good reason to be angry? Yes I have good reason to be angry.”
Are you angry over your sin nature? Are you sick and tired of missing the mark? How much time to you reflect in gaining understanding of self, your down fall, your nature from the fall of Adam? Do you know what has manifested in your life from the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life? When is the last time you asked the Holy Spirit to reveal to you your sin nature that continues to shut you off from the spirit? Are you sick and tired of lacking power to be effective in other lives? Ask the Lord in your quiet time: ” Reveal to me my lower nature that I continue to follow as if I am well and whole, yet I continue to do the things in which I do not want to do!!!!” Better yet BEG to have your life reformed. Why do you waste your days away in pride telling others you are well when in truth your life is filled with powerlessness to be effective for the kingdom. We are either saints to follow or emulate OR we are an example of what not to be. What are you?
Prayer: ” O Lord O Lord you know the nature in me that is from the fall of Adam and the generational curses that have been passed down through my family lineage. Reveal to me the sin that must be renounced, the sin that causes this separation between you and I. I want to be more like Jesus: The I in me is the I in you!! We are united as one. God the Father, son and Holy Ghost speaking through me. Help me O Lord!!!! Help me!!!!”
1 Peter 1:14-16 ” As obedient children do not be conformed to your former lusts, which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy one who called you, be holy yourselves also in all of your behavior; because it is written: ” You shall be holy, for I am Holy”
Leviticus 20: 26 ” Thus you are to be holy to me, for I the Lord Am holy; and I have set you apart from the Peoples to be mine.”
How do you become holy? Remember first of all you are adopted into the Jewish people, therefore what God is speaking of in the first 5 books of the bible is for you. You have been adopted through your confession that Christ is your King. So the world consists of the pride of life, the lust of the eyes and the lusts of the flesh. Get on your knees and confess your sin daily. These three are your sin nature, your self, your ego. There no thing good in self. You are to put on the new self, ( Ephesians 4:24 ) . Confess and remember you are being sanctified so count it all joy as you put on your new self and discard who you were according to this world. Also remember this is not your world. Get at it and stop wasting time.
Prayer: ” Lord help me to remember that I have been bought for a price: Your blood!!! Lord help me to go deeper and deeper in you through confession, getting down on my knees and asking for forgiveness of the lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life.”