“Look. This coal has touched your lips. Gone your guilt, your sins wiped out. “And then I heard the voice of the Master: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us? “I spoke up, “I’ll go. Send me!” -Isaiah 6 (Message)
Lord, help me to stand strong. Help me to live a life that is a witness for You, both publicly and privately. Help me to stand on Your Word and proclaim it. Help me to remember how much You love me. You have plans to prosper me–plans that are for good and not disaster. When I am down, You pick me up. When I am weak, You are my strength. When I am afraid, You are my comfort. When there is nowhere else to turn, You are right there waiting for me.
“For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” -Ephesians 6:12 (NLT)
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
If you are feeling down, alone, afraid, like you have no hope, just remember that God loves you and that He care deeply for you. He desires for you to give your hurts, disapointments, insecurity, hoplessness, fright, etc. to Him. He will take it all away and give you peace and assurance.
If you were told that you had to jump out of a plane and were handed a parachute, would you take the parachute? In this thought-provoking video from The Skit Guys, Tommy makes the jump between our lives here on earth, the afterlife and the purpose of salvation. -The Skit Guys
God, make Yourself real to me. Transform my life in a mighty way. Change me from who I am today, and make me into who You desire for me to be. I am not perfect. I mess up all of the time. Even though You do not like for me to disobey, You still love me unconditionally. Your love never fails me. Your love is perfect and pure. I can always count on you to be there for me. Even when I let go of your hand, You never let go of mine; Your hand stills holds tight. Thank You for Your love!
Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord;
his going out is sure as the dawn;
he will come to us as the showers,
as the spring rains that water the earth.
Many times we treat praying to God like a little kid plays with a toy. A kid will play with a certain toy for a while and then lay it down until they feel like playing with it again or they have time to play with it. We may just pray in the morning during our quite time, or pray before we eat a meal, or pray before we go to sleep. Many people only pray on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday nights at church. The Bible tells us that we are to “pray without ceasing/stopping” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayer is one of the most important and powerful tools that a Christian has been given. Prayer is a direct connection to the creator of the universe! While Jesus was here on earth, He prayed continually to Our Father in heaven. Prayer is how we defeat the enemy! We need to be prayer warriors. Pray in confidence and know that God is able. Trust His timing! God will truly bless those that pray continually.
In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus directs they way that we are to pray:
9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The video below, by The Skit Guys, illustrates how we can use the prayer model that Jesus gave us in Matthew 6 to communicate will God every moment of every day.
Prayer is our way to communicate with God, but as Christians we often treat prayer as something to be checked off a list and we miss the part where we are building our relationship with the Creator of the universe.
In our daily lives, we go through so much pain and struggle. Through trials and tribulation, we forget how important we are to God, and we forget how much God loves us. We put on the weight of the world more and more each day. We let the what others say and think about us define who we are. We neglect to remember who we realy are–who God MADE us to be.
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” -Matthew11:29
REMEMBER: You ARE God’s original masterpeice.
“When God chisels the dead weight out of our lives it can be very painful.” -The Skit Guys