Thanksgiving & Prayer

“I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, and for this reason I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers. I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all. Ephesians‬ ‭1:15-23‬ ‭NRSV‬‬

What powerful scriptures of thanksgiving and prayer! Do you ever think about using scripture as a basis for your prayers? As I read this today, I wanted to use it not only as a groundwork for writing my devotional, but to use it to pray for you.

Brothers & Sisters, I love hearing about your faith in Jesus and your love towards others as we continue on this life journey through the covid-19 season.  I am indeed thankful for all you do!

I pray that as you draw closer to the Lord:

  1. a spirit of wisdom and revelation will enlighten the eyes of your heart.
  2. You may know what is the hope to which He has called you.
  3. You may know what are the riches of His glorious inheritance.
  4. You may know what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe.

Father God has put this great power to work in Jesus when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in heavenly places.  This is the immeasurable power that is at work for us!

Jesus is far above all rule and authority and power and dominion. He is above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.

Father God has put all things under Jesus’ feet and has made Him the head over all things for the church.

We, the church, are the body of Christ. And as His body, we have His fullness – His presence, His power, His wisdom, His revelation, and the riches of His glorious inheritance. HALLELUJAH!!

DURING THESE DAYS OF LACK…MAY WE REMIND OURSELVES OF ALL THAT WE POSSESS!!! AMEN!

A NEW SEASON

A NEW SEASON

The Lord keeps reminding me that I/we are in a new season in His Kingdom. 

I have been trying to go through my clothes and donate those that do not need to go with me in this new spiritual season of ministry and life.

A few days ago I felt a strong call to get my desk and file cabinets in order (I have one 4 drawer and one 2 drawer). Oh, the precious nuggets I am finding – lost and hidden in all of the miscellaneous “stuff.” 

How many precious things of the Lord are lost and hidden among all of the things we felt needed to be held onto?

I feel that the Lord is calling me to sift through a lot of things of the past because I need to make room for all of the things He is bringing into my life NOW!!  PRAISE GOD!!

I find myself becoming excited as I organize past sermons, devotions, teachings, prophetic words, prayers, and ministry events that the Lord used me to minister in for His glory and for the equipping of His Church!  I am excited because as I am doing this I KNOW that I am making room for what is coming!!

Brothers & Sisters!  Do you have room in your life for the NEW that the Lord wants to bring you?  Is it time for you to do an inventory – physical and spiritual – and CLEAN OUT those things that will hold you back from receiving God’s abundance?

LORD!! Help us to weed out all of those things that clutter up our lives to the point that we can’t move quickly and freely with You into our future. Help us to prune our lives of “dead things” that do not promote NEW LIFE!  Help us to speak LIFE to others and also to ourselves!

LORD!!  You are the most precious thing in our lives!!  May we not let anything take YOUR place!! May every decision we make come from embracing YOUR heart, YOUR perspective, YOUR love, and YOUR will!!

LORD!!  We are ready to go forward with You!

Leaving old things behind…

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”     ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭43:18-19‬ ‭NIV‬‬