Tuesday, March 11, 2014

My Life is a Prayer - March 11, 2014

I am grateful for Your Word... for being Yours and being led to perfection daily... I praise You LORD. I am thankful for every single day. Help me to live in a way that gratitude describes me.

Another day in victory, yet... help me Father, as this road I am on seems so long... dry and full of pot holes. As I stop, catch my breath tonight and hold on to You, I am in great need to exhale the negative that comes in and breathe in Your Word... James 1:2-3 says, "Regard it all as joy, my brothers, when you face various kinds of temptations; for you know that the testing of your trust produces perseverance." (Complete Jewish Bible).

I love this text... Regard (care, concern, respect, consider, appreciate) IT ALL AS JOY... that means everything... the trials; the obstacles.... "How LORD?" I think, and He assures, "Just as you are - through my Word; in my promises; because I am here and will never leave you".

Temptations (my urge to run... hide... give up or in... the enemy's desire to see me submit to his ruin and deceit) - NO! I will not.

I am weary, yet You, my God are here to carry me, lift me and sustain me in every possible way. I remember to CALL ON YOU - Matthew 11:28 reminds me, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens, and I will give you rest." And in the International Standard Version, I see "loaded down"... does anyone else feel that way when it comes to their marriage - and the enemy's plotting to destroy? KNOW THIS, OUR FATHER IS GREATER, BIGGER, STRONGER AND PERFECT in His plans.

As I search the Word, Your Word, I see so many ways that You love and guide me Father. Thank You for being with me, for "clearing my path", making a way... drawing me nearer and "leading me toward perfection". Your ways LORD God... Your ways I desire and seek.

"30 God! His way is perfect;
    the Lord’s Word is tried and true.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.
31 Now really, who is divine except the Lord?
    And who is a rock but our God?
32 Only God! The God who equips me with strength
    and makes my way perfect,
33     who makes my step as sure as the deer’s,
    who lets me stand securely on the heights,
34     who trains my hands for war
    so my arms can bend a bronze bow.
35 You’ve given me the shield of Your salvation;
    Your strong hand has supported me;
    Your help has made me great.
36 You’ve let me walk fast and safe,
    without even twisting an ankle." Psalm 18:30-36 (Common English Bible)

Assured, I step forward, IN FAITH (beseeching even more faith) toward perfection every day, in every moment. And, as Your Word envelops my heart, and moves this little faith, I trust. Yes Father, I trust. I request ALL the strength I possess through the Holy Spirit to bring me a calm to my heart and a lifting of my soul tonight...

And, again I repeat my prayer from the morning, and trust... Yes LORD, I trust in the mighty name and powers of my Savior, Jesus... I trust.

A Pouring Out Lord I am coming to You this morning, tired and weary of this battle. It grows old. Renew me today. Put that fire in my heart to work diligently in the most important ministry I have! Pour out Your compassion and let it indwell greatly in my heart, let my eyes see as You see, let my ears hear Your words of encouragement. In this battle, even without arrows shooting or bullets penetrating, it's the deep unresolve of sin in the heart of those who do not know You. The enemy has not won, but the battle rages as he has. His only goal is to kill, steal and destroy and satan you will not, WILL NOT get my household. So Father, I am coming to YOU NOW for your strength and courage in this and every single moment. Help me to submit to the strength of the Holy Spirit and not to the desires for peace – keep my sights on You and help me do what's right I want to speak truth and allow You to reveal Your amazing Grace, Your amazing healing, Your amazing glory to those who don't believe; but Father You know the needs I share. Let me not be hindered by the battle, BUT encouraged, energized and joyful in Your victory. Remind me Lord, continue to remind me. In my tearful times I don't want to be afraid to cry, or afraid that the tears won't stop. Help me and my unbelief today. Help me and my doubt today. Help me let go of the fear that this is all there is today. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
And, as the day progressed, the prayers continued... "I have such a narrow view of things at times LORD... and I want to focus on the right things... the day to day... the moment to moment... Thank You for not leaving me, nor forsaking me – in the fire, I am covered and protected - I know it's when I reach beyond You that I get burned. It's when I decide to place my dependence on me, rather than You that I go under. Help me to stay above all that is strife and distracting AND distancing. Humbly and Yours, I come to You in Jesus' name. Amen."

And tonight I am reminded once again... Live as though every moment is a miracle, and every moment leads to the next miracle. And you know what? This life truly is a miracle, as is every moment.


Shawn Delia Boreta

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