Let It Do What It Do

(Intentional Prayer) – Intermittent Audio Prayer Break
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Your Word has been designed as an instrument for deliverance. It is complete, active and powered by You. It is enough and I am enough to confidently read and meditate on its truths. I feel Your power, while I utilize the Word of God in prayer as I strive to connect with You. With my voice, let me lift You up so that others may feel Your presence and see You moving within their set of circumstances. Lord, let Your Word do what it is intended to do. You require nothing out of the ordinary of me, for I am special as I am, sufficient as You made me to be. For I am Your chosen child, still growing, still learning, still finishing my process, letting Your Word do what it was uniquely created for, fulfilling it’s purpose, and soothing every doubt that comes to destroy […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Intermittent Audio Prayer Break:

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Lord, Your Word has been designed as an instrument for deliverance. It is complete, active and powered by You. It is enough and I am enough to confidently read and meditate on its truths. I feel Your power, while I utilize the Word of God in prayer, as I strive to connect with You. Let me lift You up so that others may feel Your presence and see You moving within their set of circumstances.

Lord, let Your Word do what it is intended to do.

You require nothing out of the ordinary of me, for I am special as I am, sufficient as You made me to be. For I am Your chosen child, still growing, still learning, still finishing my process, letting Your Word do what it was uniquely created for, fulfilling it’s purpose, and soothing every doubt that comes to destroy.

Heavenly Father, creator of all, grant me the mind that is required to study this Book of Instruction continually. I yearn to meditate on it day and night so I will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will I prosper and succeed in all that I do.

I consent to allowing self to die and giving way for Your Word to rise up in Victory!

For the Word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes my innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from You, God. Everything is naked and exposed before Your eyes, and You are the one to whom I am accountable.

Lord, I am never shaken when my eyes are on You.

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The Journey

(Intentional Prayer) – Intermittent Audio Prayer Break
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Thank You for being El Shaddai, God Almighty, who keeps me from falling. In You, I am made righteous, and with great joy You bring me into Your glorious presence without a single fault. You are God alone, and before time began, You were on the throne, You are God alone. All glory belongs to You, my Savior through Jesus Christ my Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time!  You are my sure foundation, my comforter and my hope, who never fails to receive me into Your loving arms, while I proceed in this journey toward and with You […]

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Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Intermittent Audio Prayer Break:

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This prayer was used as a tool to minister to my son. Audio produced by him. God speaks. He gives us ways to meet others right where they are. Every step forward counts.

Lord, Thank You for being El Shaddai, God Almighty, who keeps me from falling. In You, I am made righteous, and with great joy You bring me into Your glorious presence without a single fault.

You are God alone, and before time began, You were on the throne, You are God alone.

All glory belongs to You, my Savior through Jesus Christ my Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! You are my sure foundation, my comforter and my hope, who never fails to receive me into Your loving arms, while I proceed in this journey toward and with You.

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He Gives Good Gifts

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. I adore You as the one who is over all things. Nothing is outside of Your control, O God, and You know what is best for me. Absolutely nothing happens in my life that You are not privy to. Your desire is that I converse with You and pour my heart into Your lap, as a child seeking reassurance from a loving parent. You have good gifts that You desire to pass along to me […]

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Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. I adore You as the one who is over all things. Nothing is outside of Your control, O God, and You know what is best for me.

Absolutely nothing happens in my life that You are not privy to. Your desire is that I converse with You and pour out my heart, as a child seeking reassurance from a loving parent. You give the gift of your love and compassion towards me.

You have more good gifts that You desire to pass along to me.

As I follow You, Yahweh Roi, the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything that I need. When my emotions attempt to get the best of me and they fluctuate over the array of possibilities, Your rod and staff they protect and comfort me. I have been given the gift of coming to You in prayer, bringing my heart and placing all of my cares at Your throne of grace.

When I attempt to trust in my own strength, You tenderly remind me that it is You who renews my strength. Because You love me, You guide me along right paths. I only need to place my confidence in You.

I will not allow anyone to mislead me. I will not forget that You, Yahweh Roi, make happen the good that I experience each day; from opening my eyes at morning’s break, to each breath that I proceed to take. Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to me from You, my Father, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator, who created all the lights in the heavens. You never change.

I am your prized possession, Your child, chosen by You.

Your dear Son promised that If I remain in Him and His Words remain in me, I may ask for anything I want, and it will be granted.

Oh, what a phenomenal gift!

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Preparation

If everything in our lives is always on the up and wonderful and lovely, at what point would we need God’s comfort? At what point would we be able to be used by God to comfort others? Preparation is defined as the action or process of making something ready for use or service or of getting ready for some occasion, test, or duty. As a whole, we don’t mind preparation, as long as we have our list to follow and agree with and/or have a clear mental grasp of all of the steps that are needed to prepare. However, I am learning that spiritually speaking, we may not always have all of the information up front or a clear path in which we will know what lies at every bullet point on a list. We must first recognize that God is taking us through a state of preparation […]

If you have been following the progression of this blog, I pray that You have felt a shift in the atmosphere. I began writing again because I felt a call from God; but, I still had no idea what direction I was truly meant to go in. God birthed in me what I have been calling “Intentional Prayers”, and I believe that connection with God, through Scripture, has brought about a significant move in my life. He is ordering my steps and giving me a true desire and will to obey Him.

I was born and raised in a home where God was first in everything, and I have had my own personal relationship with Christ for many many years. I have been a pastor’s daughter for 38 of those years. Was everything always without fault? Did I, without interruption, follow God’s perfect plan for me? Did I constantly seek Him and His will? That would be a resounding No! But you know what? Because of God’s unfailing love for me and His grace and mercy over my life, and His righteous hand of discipline within my life, He has designed me to be more than enough and someone who can be used by Him. He orchestrated all of this because I am His child. I am enough because I serve the God who is enough. 

He has designed YOU to be more than enough and someone who can be used by Him.

Praying the Scriptures is nothing new, but I believe that God has shown me that what we think is so complicated or only for a special elite group, is accessible and can become natural and easy through the illumination of Him, as He shines His light over all. If God is in it, He will make it so that all may connect with Him.

On my phone is an app that links me to the ministry of Dr. Tony Evans. Occasionally a message of encouragement will pop up. Today’s message said the following.

“God can accomplish in a moment what would take years on your own. Seek Him and His path – watch Him open the doors to your Destiny.”

Wow! And this notification was received AFTER I had posted yesterday’s message regarding, “Watch God Move”. I became so excited. Confirmation! Do you see how God, in His sovereignty, connects things together as His providential will for our lives? What seems like forever for us, is only but a moment with God.

Looking back over some old posts that I originally wrote before knowing anything about the direction that God was and is moving my life in, I wrote about “Preparation”. I had no idea the turn that my life would take nor the many tests and trials that I would endure. My wilderness experience a.k.a. “Nightmare” came out of what seemed to be nowhere. But reading over this post from 2012, I now see that God was preparing me and He had a plan all along.

God comforts us so that we may comfort others.

2 Corinthians 1:4 (NLT)
He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

If everything in our lives is always on the up and wonderful and lovely, at what point would we need God’s comfort? At what point would we be able to be used by Him to comfort others?

Following is what I previously posted on October 14, 2012. When I wrote it, based on the ensuing challenges that I faced, I really had no idea what I was saying. I just knew that I felt it in my spirit; a time of preparation for my life. Before all of the turmoil, before all of the dilemma’s and stress and chaotic storms in my life, God was aligning my steps so that I could watch Him move.

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No Matter What

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: No matter what comes along my path, God, I can turn to You and pour out my heart and let You know that I am in need of Your great strength. You are always available and always willing to guide me through. For, You, O Lord, never grow weak or weary. You understand all that I encounter. Nothing is new to You, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator. You are everlasting God, the source of the strength that I need […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

No matter what comes along my path, God, I can turn to You and pour out my heart and let You know that I am in need of Your great strength. You are always available and always willing to guide me through. For, You, O Lord, never grow weak or weary. You understand all that I encounter. Nothing is new to You, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator.

You are everlasting God, the source of the strength that I need.

Because I trust in You, Lord, I will find new strength. It’s in my weakness, God, that Your strength is revealed. It becomes clearer to me how I am truly making it through, by Your grace and mercy.

You don’t have to do it, God, but You do, because You have chosen me as Your own.

In the good times, as well as in those times when I am tested or my heart is in distress, You give me renewed strength, day in and day out. You, O Lord, make it so that I can soar in this life high on wings like eagles. I do not have to stay in my low places, for You, lift me up.

I will walk. I will not faint. You are my helper and my shield.

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Every Step Forward Counts

Zechariah 4:10a (NLT) says, “Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin…” When God tries to move us forward, we must be willing to receive His hand of mercy. We have to want to come out of those dark despairing places. When we are in our low places, we can find peace in knowing that God can and will deliver us from our pits. We won’t be down always if we look up to our Redeemer and cry out to Him for His help. We must be ready for the deliverance. God will not violate our wills. We must be both WILLING and OBEDIENT […]

God orders our steps.

In my post “Do not Be Afraid! It’s in Process!”, I mentioned my, well, I don’t want to say frustration, but my inability to sometimes appreciate the baby steps that God has allowed my prodigal son to take. Sometimes I grow impatient with the process, but with God, every step forward counts.

I’ve mentioned my mom before and the suddenly miracle that God performed with reconnecting her with my son. Now let’s watch how God moved with joining together he and my Dad.

The relationship with his grandson he was once so close with, even sometimes connecting more as father and son, has been strained and somewhat shattered due to Satan’s evil plan to bring division and separation within the family. Satan has attempted to try to isolate my son, and during those times of isolation have tried and tried to strip him of the plan that God has for his life.

But God!

I know that I tend to use that phrase a lot, but God! There is no other way to describe it. If it isn’t for God moving in certain area’s of our lives, change would not occur. When things have crumbled and fallen apart, our best resolution is to turn to the one who can do something about it.

My dad called me excited and overjoyed because he had reached out to my son and after months of not being able to connect with him, all at once, my son responded. It was as if no time had passed. The laughter began, the connection renewed, the love of God was shining through. It’s still a work in process or progress, meaning the process is progressing, but every step counts.

RESULT: One step forward!
Satan’s attempt is stamped: FAILED.

Job 31:4 (NLT) says,
Doesn’t he see everything I do
and every step I take?

God sees it all. He sees when we stray from Him and because of His love for us, we as His children are often chastised as a Father disciplines his children. But it is God’s ultimate goal and plan to draw us back to Him. He wants to order our steps and allow us to experience the abundant joy of knowing who He is in our lives.

Proverbs 3:12 (NLT) says,
For the Lord corrects those he loves,
just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

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No Excuse

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, in your sovereignty towards me and all of creation, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator, every day is a new day that, without reservation, Almighty God, You grant to me. I am afforded another moment to live my life with You as my wonderful counselor and to continue the development of my intimate walk with my shepherd […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, in your sovereignty towards me and all of creation, Elohim, God, Mighty Creator, every day is a new day that, without reservation, Almighty God, You grant to me. I am afforded another moment to live my life with You as my wonderful counselor and to continue the development of my intimate walk with my shepherd. I have one more window of opportunity to obey and follow Your commands more closely.

There is no excuse for giving up.

I am reminded that, I still dare to hope, because the faithful love of the Lord never ends! Your mercies never cease. Great is Your faithfulness; Your mercies begin afresh each morning.

When I do not identify the next steps to take, all I have to do is cry out to You, my God, for help. You are readily available to lead me by your truth and teach me, for you are the God who saves me. All day long I put my hope in you.

There is no excuse for not knowing Your purpose and plan for me, when I seek You and connect with You through my daily prayer.

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Great Reward

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I love You. I love you even though I have never seen you. Though I do not see you now, Lord, I trust You. I rejoice with glorious, inexpressible joy. I am excited about this, God, because Your Word tells me that the reward for trusting You will be the salvation of my soul. OH, WHAT GREAT REWARD!

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, I love You. I love you even though I have never seen you. Though I do not see you now, Lord, I trust You. I rejoice with glorious, inexpressible joy. I am excited about this, God, because Your Word tells me that the reward for trusting You will be the salvation of my soul.

OH, WHAT GREAT REWARD!

Even during the times when I may not feel joy in the incidents of my day, I can yet be joyful in having a personal relationship with the keeper of my soul. God, Your Word says that You, The Lord himself watches over me! You, Lord stand beside me as my protective shade. I sincerely want to thank You Lord because without Your watchful hand of protection, I would surely drown.

Thank You for teaching me how to keep my focus on You! I will not be overcome by the tests and trials of this life, because You have it all under control. For You are the Lord, the God of all the peoples of the world. Is anything too hard for You? No, of course not! In Your great power, all things are possible.

I BELIEVE!

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Just to Know Him

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, as I come to You today with a spirit of thanksgiving, realizing the tremendous gifts that you have given to me, I want to take this opportunity to thank you that I am a part of the everyone, from the least to the greatest, who has the opportunity to know you for myself. Through the power of the resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ, I can boldly come to you. I can bring all of my issues, desires, wants, needs, and questions to You […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, as I come to You today with a spirit of thanksgiving, realizing the tremendous gifts that you have given to me, I want to take this opportunity to thank you that I am a part of the everyone, from the least to the greatest, who has the opportunity to know you for myself. Through the power of the resurrected Savior, Jesus Christ, I can boldly come to you. I can bring all of my issues, desires, wants, needs, and questions to You.

God, I realize that without You, I could do nothing. It is not of my own strength or intellect that I am able to move about in this world. God, I know you and understand that you are the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and you, oh Lord, delight in these things. Thank You Lord for always looking out for me and for ordering and directing my steps. In those times that I wanted to go my own way, thank You God for your unfailing love that intersected my will and brought me back to Your will.

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Shine On Me

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, as I continue to walk this journey with You as my guide, I seek to know You on a more intimate level. Lord, I want to be used by You, for Your glory. Let the words that I say be edifying to those within my level of influence. Let Your Word penetrate the hearts and souls of others, so that they, too, may receive the richness of Your glory through Christ Jesus […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Praying the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, as I continue to walk this journey with You as my guide, I seek to know You on a more intimate level. Lord, I want to be used by You, for Your glory. Let the words that I say be edifying to those within my level of influence. Let Your Word penetrate the hearts and souls of others, so that they, too, may receive the richness of Your glory through Christ Jesus.

God, Your Word says that light shines on the godly, and joy on those whose hearts are right. God, I thank You for the light that You shine in and through my life each day. God, help me not to do anything that will dim that light. Continue to order my steps and give me the wisdom and knowledge and understanding to walk therein. Renew my mind, this day, and make my heart right in the things of God, so that I may receive the joy that You readily provide.

Lord, I rejoice in You and praise Your holy name. For you, O Lord, have done mighty and marvelous things.

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In the Darkness

“God, I just don’t understand!“ Have you ever uttered those words. It seems like darkness is all around you, like God isn’t really hearing your specific prayers. John 13:7 (NLT) says, Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”

“God, I just don’t understand!

Have you ever uttered those words. It seems like darkness is all around you, like God isn’t really hearing your specific prayers.

John 13:7 (NLT) says,
Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.”

God does things His own way and we just have to trust that He knows best. It’s as simple as that. That financial struggle that you are in, those wayward children, those stresses on the job can seem as if it is too much to bear. You try to move forward with hopeful anticipation in what God is doing and is going to do, but anxiety seems to rise up again at every turn.

“God, it seems like things are getting worse, yet I know that you are moving!” 

God tends to only show us one step at a time. During these times, we must hold on to our faith and know that God is in control. Things may appear out of sync and out of place, but God knows what He is doing. He has an order to the steps that He is taking in our lives.

Hebrews 11:1 (NLT) says,
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

We must allow our faith to show the reality of what we hope for, when we cannot see it.

While we wait, we can worship the Lord, and in so doing, we can forget about all of our troubles and rest in Him. We can rest knowing that He’s got a plan and a way that He is choosing to bring about our deliverance. We have to trust in His ways, even when it doesn’t seem to make sense to us. We must choose to see with eyes of Faith.

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Don’t Give Up, Believe

The thought, “Don’t Give Up, Believe” has really been in my spirit for the last several days. It seems, at times, that we are flooded with the cares of this life and so much is coming at us at one time. We can start to drag and the thought of giving up may enter our hearts and minds.

At my desk at work, I have several flip calendars with Scriptures and words of inspiration on them. Today’s word from the “God’s Got It” Tony Evans Inspirational Dayspring Daybrightener says, “When Satan attempts to overwhelm you, remind him that you overwhelmingly conquer through Jesus Christ.” That really lifted me up today and solidified that giving up is never an option. Though this thought may cross our minds from time-to-time, we must push forward and persevere to receive the promises of God.

Hebrews 10:36 New Living Translation (NLT) says,
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.

After all that you have endured on this journey, don’t you want to follow through with patient endurance, doing the will of God, so that you will receive ALL that he has promised?

I know that I do. Too much time has passed, too many resources have been invested, too many steps forward have been taken to turn back now. I will not give Satan that satisfaction. I am more than a conqueror and I will have OVERWHELMING VICTORY!

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Suddenly

Hebrews 11:1 New Living Translation (NLT) says,11 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. In my post titled “As Promised…The Importance of the Spirit Filled Life”, I spoke about a prayer that I have been praying, now for 48 days …

Hebrews 11:1 New Living Translation (NLT) says,
11 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

In my post titled “As Promised…The Importance of the Spirit Filled Life”, I spoke about a prayer that I have been praying, now for 48 days.

“Lord, as I move forward in life, knowing that in your sovereignty, you have a plan for my life, help me to cooperate with that plan and see the providence, which are the things you set up and connect or intersect together to make things happen, let me see that every step of the way. Transform me to receive what you have for me and to be ready for the miracles you are about to perform. Overwhelming Victory!”

I believe that I have been growing in the area of cooperating with God, but do you see the phrases “see the providence” and “to be ready for the miracles you are about to perform”? “Seeing” here is not actually always seeing with my eyes (the finished work, what God has already done), but seeing through eyes of faith, while I am waiting on what God is going to do (His perfect will manifested in my life).

Even when I cannot see it, where does my hope lie? Can I see it in the Spirit? Will I choose to have faith in the God in which I pray and see His hand in even the smallest of things?

And by the way, any movement of God is nothing small. It is mighty, especially since, if we could do it ourselves, we wouldn’t need him. But we do need Him in every area of our lives. We simply cannot make it without Him. It is His power and His unfailing love for us that makes the things that we pray for happen in our lives. Even when we don’t know what to pray, God’s Word says,

Romans 8:26 New Living Translation (NLT)
26 And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words.

The Holy Spirit living inside of us prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. How amazing is this! When our prayers are off base, the Holy Spirit helps to align them to the will of God for our lives. This goes back to the importance of praying. We do not have to have some magical words or the right grammar. Sometimes, all we may know to say is, “Jesus, help me”. The Spirit will translate that for us to our Heavenly Father and Jesus our intercessor will mediate between God, the Father, and us. This is so awesome! Wow, just powerful!

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