I thank You Lord that You are a God of reconciliation. We are able to reconcile with You in spite of our sins because of the finished work of Christ. Just like the wall around Jerusalem, our relationships get torn down by the enemy. When You see that it’s time to rebuild You give us Your favor for that relationship just like You did with Nehemiah. You have the master plans to our lives Lord. It is when we look to You that we are given the instructions for the next build. I love Your plans for my life. Even the darkest days have ended up with so much grace that I can only be thankful in the end. You didn’t leave me to die in my grief when my brothers died, when my parents disowned me, or when I was faced with bi-lateral cancers, You were there! You are the Builder of my faith, the Lover of my heart, and the Peace in my storms. There is none like You! I worship the very thought of Your name! Thank You Lord that You have given me this day to build my faith, my friendships, my family, and my love for knowing more of You. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
You are the Great Physician who has the power to heal and forgive our sins. I pray Lord that we as disciples of Christ would follow the example of those who did not quit when a paralytic needed healing. They carried a man who had no use of his legs to the feet of Jesus. To get there they had to find their way through the masses of people who gathered to hear Jesus teach. When they couldn’t find a way through to the house, they persevered and went on top of the house. They went so far as to remove the roof in order that this man be healed. They lowered him through the roof to receive healing from Jesus. Let us be more and more like the people carrying the paralytic. Let us serve others in such a self-less manner that the world can see Your glory. Let us not seek validation or accolades but let the glory go to our God. Show us the paralytic in our neighborhood, our workplace, or our every day places. Whisper to us what You would have us do in Your name and then send us Jesus. Let our service be a Testament to Your goodness and mercy. In Jesus name, AMEN.
When they could not come near Him due to the crowding, they uncovered the roof where He was. When they had broken it open, they let down the bed on which the paralytic lay. When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” Mark 2:4-5 MEV https://bible.com/bible/1171/mrk.2.4-5.MEV
You ask us to care for widows and orphans and also to have compassion and mercy on the needy. Let us look to You, Jesus as the example. Jesus I pray that over the next few years we as American Christians can help more of our people who silently live at or below the poverty line. Stir up a fire in Your church for those who don’t get to eat regularly. For those who don’t have a roof over their heads. For the ones who don’t have sufficient clothing. Show these groups to us Lord and compell us to be Your hands and feet so that we can help these people and, also show them the salvation that is waiting for them. Thank You Father that You gave us Jesus to model our lives after. I ask that you forgive us our sins, both known and unknown. Cleanse us of the stain of sin by the blood of Jesus. Equip us for the harvest Lord. In Jesus name, AMEN.
Father God I come before You today as Your child. You adopted me into the family through Jesus Christ who died to pay my debt on the cross. I am a co-heir with Jesus. What a gift You have given me Abba, Father! To belong to Jesus and be drawn closer to You every day as a member of the family is a gift that I can rejoice in. I pray Jesus that we add many more billions of souls to this family so that the multitudes are living for You, the Messiah. As this Holy family grows to completion Lord I ask that I may have a part in bringing broken people closer to Jesus. Use me Lord to further the kingdom of heaven. You are more than a good good Father! I worship you Father like an infant worships it’s loving daddy. Thank You for knowing what’s best for me, for providing for my every need, for Your mercy and grace. I love You, Abba. In Jesus name, AMEN.
Today’s YouVersion verse of the day hits home for me! I was brought up by hard working parents who did everything they knew how to give their kids better lives than they had. They had the best intentions for us. We were spoiled children who got pretty much anything we wanted when we were little. It was in our teens that our family started to unravel. Adultery and lies broke our charmed existence. At age 18 I found adoption papers in my mother’s file cabinet… MY adoption papers. I was so confused! When confronted with those legal documents my mother shut down and, said it was for my own good. She refused to speak of it again. She made it very clear to me that the father who raised me was in fact my biological dad even though she was married to someone else. For the next 35 years I struggled with my identity. I don’t really remember much about my 20’s because I spent it intoxicated to numb the pain. When I was finally at the end of myself on this matter God gave me an angel! Robyn stepped up and volunteered to do a DNA test with me. What I knew in my heart was absolutely true, I was a Manspeaker not a Droste. It’s been almost a year ago now and, looking back over my life I see Jesus in it at every turn. Once I was saved my life started to do a 180°. I backslid pretty fast and that lasted for a few years. God again sent me an angel in Amy McClure who invited me to a bible study called Freedom by Nancy Tanton. That is where God grabbed hold of me and has never let me go. So, I look back and see that even though I suffered for a little while, God has kept his promise to me. He has set me on a firm foundation! He has restored my identity both as a person and a spirit. He has strengthened me like a sword is forged in fire. Jesus has equipped me for such a day as this. Holy Spirit has asked me to share this testimony in order that it touches someone else. Keep seeking God with all of your heart, and you WILL find Him.
Never give up! Never count it all as lost! Look to Jesus Christ and find your heart’s desire.
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. 1 Peter 5:10 NLT https://bible.com/bible/116/1pe.5.10.NLT
Father God, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform today. Today I claim those promises over my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer. I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. Please reach down and surround my friend with supernatural peace and strength and give this friend the faith to believe that all things are possible for you. Protect her/him from Satan’s lies and discouragement and let a miraculous healing begin. In Jesus name I pray…Amen.