January 5th, 2014

Lord, thank you for today. Thank you for putting me on this planet for a reason, may I not be someone who squanders or wastes the gifts, talents, abilities, the dreams, the melodies, and everything else that you have given to me. May I live each day with intentionality, purpose and grace.

Give me your eyes and heart for those around me, bring people to my mind and give me the words to say and pray over them. Open my ears to your still small voice, fine tune my senses to Your own. May I not take this time or season for granted, may I live a life that’s worthy of all that you’re calling me to do and to be and to become.

You are the only one who is worthy to receive the glory, the honor and the praise, may I not take any credit, but give credit where it is due. Make me humble, help me to know when to speak, and when not to speak. Give me a peaceful spirit, may my life be a reflection of who You are.

May people feel your Spirit resonating through the songs we write, may your Spirit captivate hearts by the words and the melodies. Open my ears to new songs, expand my creativity to a greater capacity. Open doors (and close doors) at YOUR will. May Your will alone be done Oh Lord.

Lord, please help me to embrace You as my All Sufficient One. You have promised good things to those who trust in Your holy and awesome name. I declare Your victory in my life, and I declare Your sovreignity over every detail. May I live to bring glory to Your name and may I be part of your mission to awaken those who are sleeping, to help them to Rise up and live a life that’s truly lived- the lives that you have called them to live.

Continue to reveal your purposes and plans, may I be sensitive to all that you are doing, and trust you completely even when I can’t see or understand what you’re doing. I know that your ways are higher than my ways and that your thoughts are higher than my thoughts. I also know that what You have promised will come to pass- help me not only to know this, but to trust it completely and to cling to Your words to me, to live as if it truly is the reality!

Encourage and Bless. Thank you for those you have sent to already do this- you send complete strangers to encourage me in my giftings, Thank YOU so much for that, it’s seriously amazing. I pray that you would continue to put the people on my path that I am supposed to meet, and that you would guide every interaction, encounter and step on this beautiful journey.

I love you Lord and I pray that I would always live that way.

In Your beautiful and awesome name I pray,

Amen.

Ezekiel 36:26

I am feeling overwhelmed with the things God is breaking my heart over. Finally I can feel- finally the wall is weakening. He is removing my heart of stone and giving me a heart of flesh. 

God what are you calling me to be passionate about? 

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I’m tired of trying to create my own destiny. I’m going to just BE. and wait for Him to make  all things BEautiful, in His time. 

just some thoughts

So often I feel like Peter-needing everything to be affirmed, confirmed and reconfirmed. I know that God’s yes means yes, His no means no, and His go means go (usually “Go Now!”), but so often when He says go, I don’t go. I stay stuck in the midst of confusion and chaos, unbelief, doubt, fear, complacency… 

Why can’t I just trust in and cling to every beautiful promise that comes from his lips? Like in Ephesians 2:10 where I’m told that: “We are God’s handiwork, His masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

or in Philippians 1:6 where we’re told that “He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”  

I mean, what amazing promises we have to hold on to, and declare over our lives! Yet instead of clinging to these life-changing truths, I cling to meaningless things. I put my selfish desires and temporary comfort over life that’s truly lived-a life that’s not really about me at all but about bringing about His Kingdom come and will being done on EARTH as it is in Heaven.

I have faith that the good things He has promised will come to pass and already are- I know that He is already redeeming & restoring things to Himself. But what if I miss out on the goodness and the FULLness of all that He has called me to? What if I settle for complacency and comfort instead of becoming the broken bread and poured out wine?

These are the questions I have to ask, and the sense of urgency that is mine to bear. So often I lack vision and focus and consistency in my life and in my walk with the Father. We are called to live with intentionality and purpose. Our time here is short and He is a God of both the Here and the Now. 

Don’t miss out on all the wonderful things He has in store for you- cling to and hope in the promises. We serve a good, loving and faithful God. He is not slow in keeping His promises and has amazing things planned for you-don’t ever stop seeking Him on what those are or pursuing the life that’s worthy of the calling you’ve received (Ephesians 4:1). 

Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord.” 

The corners of His love can’t be reached, the contract of His love can’t be breached.

The corners of His love can’t be reached, the contract of His love can’t be breached.

Life in the overflow.

Lord! I love you. Thank you for today, thank you for this life, for the every day opportunity to worship you.-more than singing songs, or doing “good” things, but living LIFE to the FULLEST abandoned to Your praise, taking on Your agenda over my own. Lord, this is my prayer- use me. Bless and encourage people today, may Your Spirit of love, and grace and power and beauty and all good things pour out of me today, for Your glory and Your renown. For the edifying of your kingdom. Speaking of Your Kingdom, I’d like that to come. I’d like Your will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. Thank you for Daily Bread-Your Word. Thank You for forgiveness, thank You that I am a new creation in you. Thank you that the old has passed away and the NEW is here.

Walk in the new. You are new, you are FREE, you are forgiven. Rise up O Sleepers, live the life you’ve been called to live. He has great things for you today, are you ready to embrace them? 

Future Hope, Present Glory.

when the pieces start to fall in place,

the unraveled past is woven into a tapestry that reveals each beautiful step on the journey and seemingly random circumstance, until you begin to see the masterpiece that’s been set in motion since the very beginning.

and I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.- Philippians 1:6 

(Source: prevailingmind)

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