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seek peace

Psalm 34:13
“Keep your tongue from evil & do good. SEEK PEACE & PURSUE IT

seek peace
chase after peace
do NOT STOP chasing peace
pursue it until you catch it & if it escapes you again, run after it
pursue diligently after peace

DO NOT GIVE UP
DO NOT GIVE IN
DO NOT GIVE OVER

until the day that peace is yours
until you possess it fully

The peace of God
The peace that passes ALL understanding
The peace that guards your heart & mind

Rejoice in the Lord ALWAYS, again I will say REJOICE! Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand. Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERYTHING, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving

today i pray for peace in the midst of the chaos

peace in the midst of crisis
peace in the midst of pain
peace in the midst of defeat
peace in the midst of success
peace in the midst of life

today i pray for you to find a moment of peace in Him.

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anxious

Monday, i woke up
stressed…
panicked…
anxious…
bad dreams had abruptly awoken me at 3am. trying to forget them, the next 3 hours were an attempted failure of sleep.
tossing…
turning…
worry covering the whole brain
like a fog.
it seemed the day would be shot before feet ever met floor that day.
what was the point of even getting up?
i trust God. i believe God. i walk in His truth. i walk in His love.
but the fog would not be shaken.
He beckoned me, as He had at 3am. “Come sit. Converse with Me. I AM the One who can help clear the fog.”
i finally relented, but there was not much time before the day would demand attention. even a short moment. spend time with the One.
One who cares. One who loves.
One who can break thru the loud screaming of defeat.
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there is truth within.

i was feeling depressed about things that have happened.

i was concentrating & worrying & stressing about things that have not yet happened. things that might never happen.
anxious about the future.
forgetting everything that God has helped us come thru.

forgetting all the miracles. the blessings. the past. the present.

TRUTH: living in the present. at peace. satisfied. not worrying. confident.

Philippians 4:6NLT
“Don’t worry about anything. Instead, pray about EVERYTHING. Tell God what you need & THANK HIM for ALL He’s done!”
Talk to Him.
Build your relationship with Him.
The stronger the relationship, the easier it is to entrust, be thankful, worry less about the things that have not yet come to be.

Psalm 37 NLT

Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong.

For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither.

Trust in the Lord & do good.

Then you will live safely in the land & prosper.

Take delight in the Lord & He will give you your hearts desires.

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him & He will help you.

He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn & the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.

Be still in the presence of the Lord & wait patiently for Him to act.

Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.

Stop being angry! Turn from your rage!

Do not lose your temper – it only leads to harm.

For the wicked will be destroyed

but those who trust in the Lord will possess the land…

Today i prayed for those…


answers

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this week has been a week of JOY and answers for our house {employment!} and many of my friends who we have been praying for. we are so joyful for all the answers. so many times in the last few days, my heart is so overwhelmed with joy that it feels like it is going to burst from my chest & i cannot move. since the realization that we were going to be ok and just that it was time to wait on God’s timing, we became enamored with the waiting and have been blessed more than abundantly in the process.

2 Corinthians 9: 6-15

Remember this – a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure, for God loves a person who gives cheerfully {Proverbs 22:9} And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others. As the Scriptures say,

“They share feely and give generously to the poor.
Their good deeds will be remembered forever.” {Psalm 112:9}

For God is the One who provides seed for the farmer and then bread to eat. In the same way, He will provide and increase your resources and then produce a great harvest of generosity in you.

Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God. So two good things will result from this ministry of giving – the needs of the believers in Jerusalem will be met, and they will joyfully express their thanks to God.

As a result of your ministry, they will give glory to God. For your generosity to them and to all the believers will prove that you are obedient to the Good News of Christ. And they will pray for you will deep affection because of the overflowing grace God has given to you. Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!

what an amazing passage of teaching! as we are a blessing to others, He blesses us so abundantly that we cannot help but pour out in generosity and the circle continues. we have been blessed by so many this week and our hearts are filled to overflowing from seeing God’s church at work in our little sphere of life. He teaches us to depend on one another and be interwoven as His family, the church.

today i pray that God puts people in our path that are in need of the blessing He has bestowed on us! i pray that we would be able to give generously to those who need blessing, that what we cannot give in things, we will be able to give in words and encouragement. i pray that God’s glory shines thru and that those who do not know the One will find Him thru the blessings of His children. i pray that God’s children would be driven to their knees in joy, that they would be so overwhelmed with His love today that they cannot contain it and it would spread like fire thru our city, our county, and beyond. today i give praise and thanks and glory to the One who provides, the One who watches over us, the One who encourages us, the One who loves…

today i also pray for the ones who have not received answers, who are still in the middle, who still wait. i pray that they would find the joy in the waiting, the hope to continue, and would be able to wait expectantly for their answers knowing that the One is building their character and growing their relationship with Him.

today i pray for those who received their answers, but they are not answers of joy. i pray for the hard answers, the crushing news, the heartbroken and the weary. i pray that in the midst of their brokenness and their pain, that they would find peace in the struggle, they would feel loved in the process, they would be surrounded with God’s people and His words. i pray that their minds get rest and their relationships knit together tighter as they lean in to the One. be with the hurting and the broken today, Lord.


days

9 more days…
9 more days!!!
9 more days until the bills are due again. 9 more days to figure out where the money is coming from. 9 more days before things get too serious. God, we have only 9 MORE DAYS!

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning, God created the heavens & the earth…
1:31 God saw all that He had made, and it was very good. And there was evening & there was morning – the sixth day.

If in 6 days, the God of the Universe created the whole place from nothing, then in 9 days MIRACLES CAN HAPPEN!

But there are so many, Lord, that don’t have 9 more days. Today is the reckoning for those families. They have ZERO days. No more minutes of waiting, expecting, hoping. The time for action is now, the time for Your glory has arrived. You are a God of hope, a God of timing, a God of patience. Show Your glory to those families today, Lord. Let them know who You are. Let others see Your faithfulness in their lives. Let others be amazed at Your perfect timing.

Today i pray for those who are at their last breath, the ones who are out of time, the ones who feel crushed beneath the weight of the world. today i pray for Your miracles, for the rescue that has been holding out, for You to show Your glory in their lives and thru their lives. i pray that You would shine light on their darkest hour brighter than any sun & more powerful than human explanation.

Today i pray for those with just 9 more days. i pray You would give us strength in the waiting, hope in the process, encouragement for the journey. i pray that we would be emboldened to speak of Your faithfulness, energized to accomplish the daily tasks, peace to hear Your voice in the quiet whisper.

i pray, Lord, that You would be with each of us in the waiting, each of us in the darkness, each of us in the GLORY!

2 Timothy 2:13
If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.

Lord, do not deny Yourself to us today.
Bring Your joy to us this day, i pray…


light

the darkness of this world increases with the tide. a little girl violently raped, marriages crumbling, fathers desperately looking for work to support their family, a sweet neighbor with brain cancer, little children mourning the loss of their mother, pornography infiltrating children’s lives. these are a few of the items on my prayer plate this week. the world seems very dark when things like these are the prominent thoughts. God is faithful to heal, to restore, to redeem, to comfort, and we must remember to look at the treasures, the redemption, the restoration that is happening every day around the world.

so today i prayed for Your light to shine on the darkness, Your glory to shine in the lives of Your sons and daughters, Your love to radiate beyond worldly circumstances. i pray that You, our Lord and our God, will intervene abundantly in each situation, that You will show grace, mercy, kindness, goodness, peace in each life, to Your children whom You love.

today i pray…

steps

The first steps begin today. the journey has begun. i feel so strained, so alone, so sad. we must mourn for the old life and rejoice for the new. so today we are mourning the old, but i am so uncertain about the future. tears pour as i think about what might be, the worries, the change, the unknown. God encourages Israel saying, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” on these words, i stand this day, shaking, hopeful, scared, expectant.

Today i prayed for those taking the first steps. those who are on the new path, those who are unsure of the future. i pray that You would come beside them and uphold them and love them and reassure them and strengthen them. i pray that God would bring people into your day that will be encouraging, inspiring, a breath of fresh air to make the journey that much easier. i pray that as we walk this path together, it would not be too much to bear, that you would reach out to the One who walks with you, that you would allow Him to hold you when things seem overwhelming, that you would call to Him and He would answer your heart.

Today i prayed for you…


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