Today marks a day that will go down in history as one in a million. Here I sit all alone, in my quiet place. A place that has multiply functions. The main function for me is ‘my quiet place’. A place where I can get away and everyone in the house knows to not enter. It’s a place where I can be myself before God, read and study his word. It’s a place like no other.
However, I must admit that I never thought that I would have or need such a place. I must admit to myself that now I crave this special place. It is HOME. A place that I can just sit and enjoy. A place that I can open myself up and take a tall drink of reality. I think that everyone should have such a place.
A place where you can purge, re-energize, reflect, and connect. What a blessing it is that I have found such a place. Welcome to my closet, literally!
Ps 140:9-11 AMP
“Those who surround me raise their heads;
May the mischief of their own lips come upon them.
“Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be thrown into the fire,
Into deep [water] pits from which they cannot rise.
“Do not let a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil quickly hunt the violent man [to overthrow him and stop his evil acts].”
In God I have everything that I need. He preserves me and keeps me. He knows me and never leaves my alone. He is with me always. When my enemy, enemies, desires to harm me, he is right there. When I don’t know what to do in the midst of the valley, dark places, he is still right their for me. However, I must stay in position for him to work. It is my attitude, mannerisms, and character that must stay aligned in order for him to work. Why?… Because I must grant him access. Since the beginning God gave me dominion over the earth and I must grant him access to operate on my behalf. I must welcome him in. So I open the door for my savior to come in. Welcome, Lord, and have your perfect way! 🙂
Hebrews 13:15 KJV “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name”.
Hebrews 13:15 AMP “Through Him, therefore, let us at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name”.
Regardless, of what is taking place around and within me, I give thanks. Thank God for all that he is and who he is. I give thanks that he has blessed me to see another day, moment, or second. Thank him for what he is doing in my life. I give thanks that he loves me unconditionally. I give thanks that I was created for his divine purpose and will. I give thanks for all that I am and hope to be. I give thanks that he is with me every step of the way. I give thanks that he has not given up on me. I give thanks that he is watching over my family and love one’s. I give thanks that he is still providing for me. I give thanks that he has ordered my steps and set my crooked way straight. I give thanks that he is my protector and provider. I give thanks that he knows and sees all things. I give thanks for his rod of correction. I give thanks that he is the living water and the bread of life. I give thanks that he is the good shepherd. I give thanks that he calls me friend. I give thanks for the trials and tribulations. I give thanks for the learning process and the rightly dividing of his word. I give thanks for the Comforter. I give thanks that he is the light unto path and lamp unto my feet. I give thanks that through it all and I give all glory unto him.
Sometimes you just need a reminder that nothing is as bad as it may seems. Sometimes you need a reminder that through it all you can plug into the true power source. Sometimes you need a reminder that you are never alone. Sometimes you need a reminder to change the way you see things. Sometimes you need a reminder that in all things just give thanks and move forward. 🙂
Love you all and God bless,
Phil 4:6 KJV “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”.
Phil 4:6 AMP “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God
A few years ago I use to hear people say, ‘if you are going to worry then don’t pray and if you are going to pray then don’t worry’. That saying sums up this verse. As the Bible instructs in Lk 18:1 that ‘men ought to always pray’. It, prayer, has been a part of me since the beginning. Prayer is a part of my DNA, physical make up.
I am to pray about everything and don’t worry about anything. WHY, some may ask?…Because God is all knowing, powerful, and all that I need. So I don’t have to worry because I have the Almighty God on my side. So why do I have to worry? Guess what? I don’t. Once I give it over to the Lord in prayer, made my requests known, remove my hands off it, and thank God for it…then it is out of my hands. The Lord will complete, correct, re-orchestrate, redecorate, and do all that needs to be. Just like the words of that old song says, “Jesus will work it out”.
Read Isaiah 6:1-6 and SOAP v5
Isa 6:5 KJV “Then said I, Woe is me? for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”
I have come to realize more and more that I am surrounded by individuals who do not have the same zeal for life that I do. Many profess but do not possess what their mouth are saying. So I must stay focused on the Lord of hosts and all that He has for me.
I have had experiences where I can ONLY say that it was God. I know that God has touched my life and others in my life in a mighty way. SO I must not be deterred and loose focus. I know that I am a sinful and an unclean person. I am not fooling myself into thinking that I am apart of those who say or think that they holy then thou’ers. Most definitely NOT. I am crystal clear on that part. 😉
I have come to the knowledge and understanding that I must continuously stay on my face and ensure my lifeline in clear, unclogged. My lifeline must remain free flowing without any blockage, dirt, or damage. It is detrimental to my very soul, eternal life, that my line MUST remain clear. I am not perfect but I am striving for perfection. I am not without sin but I get it right. I am a servant unto the Most High God and I have seen what He has for me. As I walk in His will may you also do the same. It will not always be easy and fancy free. It will not be without pain, challenges, or hardships. BUT I know that the Lord is on my side, with His help, guidance, strength, love, and power ALL things are possible.
Be blessed and enjoy the day,
Dear Heavenly Father,
I humbly come before you with a humble heart. I bow down before you and give you the highest praise. Father you are good and your mercies endure forever. You are all knowing and powerful. You are so worthy and I bless your name. Your name is above every name and I lift your name on high.
I ask for forgiveness for all of my sins and I forgive those who has done me wrong. I cast down every weight that so easily besets me and tries to weigh me down. I take my yoke off and put your yoke upon me for it is light. Shine your purifying light upon me and I worship before you in spirit and truth.
Thank you for being a forgiving and just God. You are faith and I thank you for never leaving. You are always there for me and I thank you. Thank you for holding me up and being a just who you are. Lord, you my everything.
I ask that you touch Aunt Diane and Cousin Brandi. Tough them with your finger of love. Let every need be met. May they be in good health and may you receive all of the glory. Send those who know you and are not afraid to share your goodness. May they not only speak of your goodness but live life as unto you. May their lives be a true witness for all to see. May Aunt Diane and Cousin Brandi see you clearly. May they and those of their family be moved to call on your holy name. In Jesus name, Amen!
For about 10 years, this has been my favorite way to pray. After my Bible reading, I choose a Psalm and pray it as a form of adoration to the Lord…praying
Source: Praying the Psalms