Monday, January 18, 2016

Prayer for Murphee, January 18, 2016

My granddaughter arrived a week ago, and I am 'in love' with this little human. There is nothing more amazing than little Murphee... to God be the glory for my family and the love we share. Gratitude in the moment can be very simple during times like these, and I am learning to "note and remember" times like these.

Times like these...
... watching as my daughter embraces motherhood perfectly
... just hanging out with those I love
... holding a precious little one and watching the little face, hearing her breathe
... honored to pray daily and expectantly
... blessed in amazing ways as I continue to grow in gratitude

As a mother of an only daughter, I have always been in awe of my daughter and viewing her as a mother, makes this mama's heart soar even more.

Thank You Father for Your loving presence in my life, for always desiring joy for this life and giving me opportunities daily to see Your instruction to hold You more dearly and trust You more.  As I go through Your Word (1 John 1), I am wonderfully Yours... I lift my family up LORD and request Your protection from the waywardness of this world. Protect our eyes, ears and hearts against the schemes of the enemy. I pray for the heart of Murphee to be Yours and know You deeply. Help us to direct, love in example... and hold Your Word and promises above all the things of this world. We come in whole heart, in the love and trust in Jesus as He intercedes before You on our behalf.... today and all days our our life. Be with us Holy Spirit - in strength, courage and belief. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen.

"The Lord is good... He showers compassion on all His creation." Psalm 149:9 (New Living Translation)

I have been listening to and reading various translations and versions... I just love 1 John. Everytime I read through this I am greatly enriched in my heart. What I glean is the many instructional assurances.

We are introduced to the omniscience of God, the gift of Salvation in Christ, His Spirit in us will allow joy of life, that He is light, and we (as His) walk in the Light - and all His love for us, even though we sin...

The first chapter is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO rich. Would love to hear from all of you. I cannot wait to share His Word with this little one.

1 John 1 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

1 What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and our hands have touched, concerning the word of life— 2 and the life was revealed, and we have seen and testify and announce to you the eternal life which was with the Father and was revealed to us— 3 what we have seen and heard, we announce to you also, in order that you also may have fellowship with us, and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write, in order that our joy may be complete.

God is Light, so Walk in the Light
5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light and there is no darkness in Him at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him and walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.[a] 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. 8 If we say that we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just, so that He will forgive us our[b] sins and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us.

a) we are lying and are not practicing the truth
b) Literally “the”; the Greek article is used here as a possessive pronoun

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