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 […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Intermittent Audio Prayer Break:

(Available When God Says So – Listen and Pray Along)

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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Say “I’m Blessed”

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, in Your omniscience, You have made things so simple for me. You knew exactly what I would need. God, Your Word says that I am blessed because I believed that You would and will do just what You said. How clear is that? Nothing is complicated when it comes to my relationship with You. I am blessed. I believe it and receive it because You said it. Lord, I say it loud for all to hear, “I AM BLESSED!” […]

(Intentional Prayer)

Pray the Scriptures – My Prayer:

Lord, in Your omniscience, You have made things so simple for me. You knew exactly what I would need. God, Your Word says that I am blessed because I believed that You would and will do just what You said. How clear is that? Nothing is complicated when it comes to my relationship with You.

I am blessed. I believe it and receive it because You said it.

And I am certain that You, God, who began the good work within me, will continue Your work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. I can trust the plans that You have for me and I can know that You would never lead me astray. Any path that You give me to follow will always draw me closer to You. Help me to walk intimately with You and to not deter from the good work You have assigned to me. Make it plain, so that I will recognize Your presence and be freed from all doubt.

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Let God Take The Crumbs and Fill You Up

Discouragement, on occasion, comes, even in the journey of a born again follower of Jesus, our resurrected Savior. God created us and He knows that more often than not, Satan will attempt to take over our thoughts and leave us in a place of perceiving as though we are forever surrounded with nothingness; just the meager crumbs handed to us on the plate of life […]

On a not so pleasant day, our human nature that is still a part of who we are, even as believers in Christ, can get the best of us.

With tears streaming down my face, I found myself reflecting on the current status of my life. I strive not to complain because things could be so much worse, and they have been, in different aspects of my wilderness experience; and it is so, for others, right now. Nevertheless, sometimes I find myself with an uncontrollable need to vent, be that as it may, just to find some type of relief and a reason to keep advancing through the ordeals of my existence.

Discouragement, on occasion, comes, even in the journey of a born again follower of Jesus, our resurrected Savior. God created us and He knows that more often than not, Satan will attempt to take over our thoughts and leave us in a place of perceiving as though we are forever surrounded with nothingness; just the meager crumbs handed to us on the plate of life. We were warned of this. God’s Word clearly states that Satan comes to steal and kill and destroy, but Christ came that we may have life, and have it to the full.

It was a conversation that I was having with my mom, as I drove the same road home that I drive every day. I came to the realization that in this season of my life, there is rarely an abundance, but rather an unending experience of crumbs. I find this to be currently true in my relationship with my son, in relationships with others, and in the resources that should be available to me for sustenance in this life. There never seems to be enough to nourish me or fill me up. 

What am I supposed to do with these crumbs?

Let’s take a look at the Faith of a Canaanite Woman in the Bible. We find in Matthew 15:21-28, when Jesus journeyed to the region of Tyre and Sidon, a woman came crying to Him for help. You see, she too, was trying to make sense of the crumbs she was given. Her daughter was demon-possessed and was suffering terribly. She had an urgent need and the only one who could meet that need was Jesus. But, He did not answer her. He was silent.

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Chosen to Bear Fruit

John 15:16 The Message Bible says,
“You didn’t choose me, remember; I chose you, and put you in the world to bear fruit, fruit that won’t spoil. As fruit bearers, whatever you ask the Father in relation to me, he gives you.”

Jesus, in wanting to encourage His disciples, expressed how He chose them. He appointed them to go and produce lasting fruit. They were to be His disciples, spreading the gospel to all who would hear; and in doing so, the Father would give them whatever they asked for, in Jesus name. They were to pray unto the Father using the name of Jesus.

The Life Application Study Bible says, “Jesus made the first choice—to love and to die for us, to invite us to live with him forever. We make the next choice—to accept or reject his offer. Without his choice, we would have no choice to make.”

We were chosen, not because of anything that we did, but because Jesus loved us. God sent His beloved son, who chose to sacrifice His life for our life, so that we, too, could be appointed to go and produce lasting fruit. We have the privilege of praying to God in the name of Jesus and receiving whatever we ask in the will of God.

Lord, let Your will be done!

Because of Jesus’ choice, we were given a choice to accept this gift of salvation and to share it with others.

As I lay here tonight, trying my best to fall asleep on the eve of yet another Mother’s Day, my mind and heart turns to another view of being chosen.

For those mother’s out there who may stumble across this expression of faith, no matter the circumstances that surround how you or I became a parent, I believe and trust that God chose us and paired us with the specific children that we were meant to disciple and produce lasting fruit, within our assignment of motherhood. That child that sometimes gives us such a hard time or has turned their back on God and the teachings that we placed within them, God knew that the special anointing He has placed over our individual lives would be the key to our sons and daughters choosing Him as the Lord of their lives.

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The Fight is On

Your Prodigal son/daughter has come back! Hallelujah! BUT, he/she is not quite delivered. What next?

The Parable of the Prodigal or Lost Son, found in Luke chapter 15, verses 11-32, tells us how the son wanted his share of his father’s estate now.

NOW!

That desire of “give it to me NOW” can get us into so much trouble.

The son felt like he was missing out and wasn’t receiving what was due to him. He felt like he would “die” if he had to wait any longer. His father agreed to divide his wealth between his two sons. Unfortunately, the younger son did not stick around to receive the covering that his father provided. Instead, he packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land where he wasted all his money in wild living. While he was away, he went through many hardships; thankfully, at some point, at the end of himself, he finally came to his senses. He was ready to go home, humble himself before his father, and admit his sin against both heaven and his earthly father. He was willing to work among the least of them, just to have a place back under his protective covering. 

When he returned, he was ready, delivered; he had come to himself.

In the lives of our “prodigal”, we, just like the father in this parable are filled with love and compassion for the return of our children. We embrace them. We shower them with love. We don’t hold on to the sins of the past, nor do we pass judgment as we move forward to a brighter future. We want to offer them a different way and a future filled with endless possibilities that had been deferred as they traveled an alternate path.

But what does happen when your Prodigal son/daughter has come back but he/she is not quite delivered? What next?

You Fight On!

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