Philippians 1:9 AMPLIFIED
And this I pray: that your love may abound yet more and more and extend to its fullest development in knowledge and all keen insight ( that your love may display itself in greater depth acquaintance and more comprehensive discernment)…
This too, is my prayer not only for myself but for all those that follow Christ. My heart is grieving at the violence that permeates the world . If you are grieved by the violence too, know and come to recognize that the Lord is also grieved by it. Rather than turning a blind eye to all this evil, I implore you my brothers and sisters in Christ to extend Christ’s offer of mercy. Don’t protest but be still and recognize that The Lord is God. He alone is the Peace we all need. We are no better than they are for we are sinner’s just like they are. There’s is no sin greater than another. So , remember that it is a fear some thing to fall into the hands of the loving and just God. I implore you again pray for and love those that are filled with hate and in rebellion against its Creator the Lord of Heaven and Earth Jesus Christ.
Psalm 46:10 ESV
“Be still and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
How often do we obey the command in the first line of this verse? Be still and know that He, The Lord Almighty, is God. How often do we sit and get to know the Lord as our best friend and Father? How often do we sit still in complete silence without distractions of technology and our minds running a thousand miles an hour while try to sit reflect upon Him?
I have to admit that I often sit down to reflect on Him while the dishwasher or washer and dryer. My mind is usually bogged down with the thoughts and the situations of the day. However, when I come to the Lord without the noise going it is easier for me to focus on Him especially while writing.
Knowing the Lord is God.
Lord Jesus, pour out your spirit upon as we reflect upon Who you are as the God of all the earth and may we ever rejoice in the God of our salvation. May Your great and awesome Name be lifted high as You have declared in this verse. Pour forth your wisdom among all those who read this and may they be encouraged to actively and intentually be still and know that you Jesus are God.
Oh, Lord of power!
Oh, Lord of majesty!
Hear the deepest desires of my heart.
Bring forth all that You have planned.
As each day unfolds, may I continue to be mindful of all that You are doing.
Yes, even in the darkness of the night.
May my mind and heart be still before the Maker’s throne.
May my mouth ever praise You.
You are King and You reign over the nations!
Both from before time began until You return in glory.
You are the everlasting King;
Whose kingdom is eternal
And will endure always.
To Jesus… Be all the power.
Be all the glory.
Be all the dominion.
For now and always!
Psalm 68:19 NLT
Praise the Lord; praise God our Savior! For each day he carries us in his arms.
How precious and awesome to know that God carries us in His arms. This brings me great comfort to know this. I work as a cashier at a grocery store and what a privilege it is to be a Christ follower who is a cashier. Each day if I can wrap my brain around this one thought:
As I scan, weigh and bag items for customers in my line, The Lord, is doing this also for He lives in me. Look at your hands for a few minutes and think on this as you go through the events of your day think about the people you have come in to contact with whether it is paying money to cashier or server at a restaurant and your hands touch theirs. At this moment you have a chance to bless and pray for that person you just come into contact with. As you smile and go on your out of the place you were The presence of the Lord through you just ministered to the person without a word spoken for the radiance of the Lord is carrying you! Be blessed today and know you bless others as you go through your day tomorrow.
Your Name is high above the Heavens
At the thought of Your presence
Wrapping around me
In the stillness of the night
Brings my mind to rest
In the valley of sorrow and affliction
My faith in You is continually being tested
As each day brings a choice
To surrender my way to Yours
Although I have mainly gone to You
In kicking and screaming
Wanting my life and my destiny
Played out as I wanted…
Wished for and could have had
I know without a doubt
Your way is best
I need to remain focused
On what is good and true
And Not let the enemy take Hold of me
By taunting accusations, dreams and the like
You have given me the things I need
And I am so thankful for them
Who are you?
Who do you praise?
Yourself in the me, myself and I
Or the Lord of Heaven
Who has no beginning or end
Who spoke this universe;
Everything in it into existence
Are we going to be a generation which
Seeks after The Lord, the King
With our entire being
Will we all give The Lord the glory
Which belongs to Him and Him alone
Will we the called..The chosen.. The few
Live our lives in such a way
That without saying a word about Him
Bring and draw others to seek after Him
May it be so, I pray
Let Rivers of mercy flow
Down through the united States of America
Let Rivers of healing
Flow down from heaven
As we repent of our sins
Choosing to follow you
No matter what the cost
May you King Jesus
Hear our hearts we pray this day
Heal our land
Heal our people
May You bring us back to yourself
LORD Adonai your banner over this nation
And over each person in it is love
So, lift up your eyes
Lift up your hearts
And listen to His heart for you
To come bow at His feet
Giving Him all that you are
And all that you ever dare to dream
For He hears the cries of His people
He sees the devastation and the heartache
So be still and wait upon Him
Fo He will answer in due time