Father, I bring thanks for Your strong Spirit which is at work in all of Us. We have faith. We have fitness for purpose. We have hope. We have strength. We have comfort. We have the victory of Your will going to be fulfilled. We have peace. We have power and presence. We have YOU and we have YOU to thank for what has been and what is to come. We love You. We worship You. We honour You. We adore You. We thank You. Amen.
Father and Christ, speaking of TRUTH. One of Your truths is this. It is written in Matthew 25 that You, the King says 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did or do for one of My Family, You did and do for me'. This is one of my most favourite verses because it shows Your loving heart for Us. This verse has driven me to help others out more because You also want that and You also benefit from that. Talk about caring for Us! You are the best brother to Us. The best Bridegroom and Our Courageous King. You are Our source of strength and loving example. You are Our provider and helper. You are Our forgiver and way to the Father's will. You teach us everything You know willingly and wanting the truth to set us free. We are being freed, Lord and wanting and willing to learn more and go on in the light of this, Your truth and Gods. Thank You, Friend, Teacher, Comforter, Counsellor, Supporter, Bridegroom. Brother, Husband, Mentor and Messiah. Amen.
God, we know that satan - the accuser of us, Your Brethern, comes before Your throne to tell stories on us and cast up our sins and try and shame You with our conduct. But, we are more than grateful to know that You know HE IS AND WAS THE CAUSE - and send him away frustrated. Every time because You know us and love us and know what satan has done. He has little things to accuse us of but by Your daily Grace, forgiveness and leading us out and away from his temptations and dominion over us - HE IS FURIOUS BECAUSE OUR FAITH AND SOULs CANNOT BE STOLEN. I laugh at satan because I know that nothing can stop You God and Christ and nothing can stop his demise. Ha ha for what is going on in hell. Amen.
Jesus, I have put my trust in You. I have fought the good fight and I have kept the abundant portion of faith given me. I will claim my crown with pride and joy in the presence of the Saints and heavenly hosts. For I will wear it thanks be to God and Christ and Your Holy Spirit - Your strength, grace, mercy, help and hope. I have made many poor decisions in my life which I regretted; but I have never regretted putting my faith in You. Amen.
'For Our citizenship IS in heaven from which also We EAGERLY wait for our Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ'. Philippians 3;20
Jesus Christ, how I long to see You appear on the clouds soon and be taken home where I belong. I know and we all know that it wont be long now and we thank God for bringing this age to an end soon for the sake of His Elect. My heart goes out to the lost but
Heavenly, Father, Thank You that by Your Grace You have poured out the gospel so that we have all heard the message. Every man, woman and child HAS heard of You now and been given the opportunity to belong, confess, repent and look forward to the return of our Lord without fear of condemnation.
Thank You that by Your Grace, I have been one of the willing to witness; to share the good news and try and save others. You know who is still lost to Us and by Your Grace will keep striving with them...until the trumpet call sounds and the books are opened. My name I know appears in The Book of Life thanks to Your Grace.
I thank You God, that by Your Grace, I look forward to this and hold absolutely no dread or fear because I know, because You have told me, that I have obeyed. I hope that the lost can be reached because we know what is ahead without You. I thank You all in the heavenlies that I BELONG to You and with You and will be there soon, my home. Amen.
thank You that You have forgiven;
those who find deception more thrilling than divinity
those who bite the hand, You, that fed them
those who preferred and prefer still other than Your ways
those who forget Your many kindnesses in an instant
those who haven't thanked You at all yet
those who choose to disobey for it is a choice
those who dishonour Your name and goodness
those who take and do not give anything back
those who take it all for granted without appreciation
those who laugh and mock at Christian's sufferings
those who cause Christians to suffer
those who refuse to obey
those who rebel against Your commands
those who speak up for satan
those who are wolves dressed as sheep at times
those who enjoy persecuring others
those who stand back and do nothing to help
those who are happy to sin
those who think only of themselves
and yet, the time is short and You call for us to stop sinning and start repenting. Stop staying in it and start turning away from it. Stop and then You can start. Show united faith and obedience allowing Your blessings to be sent. We want people made free and healed and have worked for so long for this and yet the sin that blocks it goes on. We cannot go on like this and we cannot get on like this. I pray this so that I can see others freed and healed and Your will be done here for Your sake, for our sake and, yes, for My sake too. Amen.
God, I aim to practise Your ways as much as I can and to SHOW them as well as TELL them. I can see or discern the effect that my conduct has on others. I am delighted to see others showing and telling them too. I look out for Christian conduct and am so happy to see this in others towards me and others. The old hymn says 'if we're happy and we know it then we surely ought to show it' and I am happy to see Your happiness in others flowing out of them. I deliberately do my best to continue showing Your ways and am happy when I can see the benefits to others but get sad and angry when I do not get treated likewise. But, we are all to continue in the hope of seeing Your ways being taken up and valued here for
Father, it is written in Your book of Acts the story of Moses Your great Prophet. Moses was rejected with accusations such as 'Who made you ruler and judge?' He was sent by You, God, to save them. Another great prophet from our great God. How I read, Lord, with heartfelt sadness how Your prophets and apostles were treated at times, some even dying for You and Your Kingdom such was their love and devotion. And how I admire them. And how I thank them for what they did then gives us hope now. I am so glad to know that they received their rightful standing in Your Kingdom as we will too thanks to Your grace and sharing of Your Glory with us here. Thank you all and I will meet with you prophets and apostles and listen to your histories whilst you were here on earth. How great you are and how great thou art, God. Amen.
Lord, I visited a garden centre here yesterday run by the Scottish Association of Mental Health. It was so good to see their works growing plants and vegetables - the miracle of pulling fresh vegetables up and out of the earth. It was also so good to hear that the men and women who volunteer there gain peace and support from one another there amidst the green sanctuary. The allotments help those affected by a mental ill health affliction to focus on their work and forget the anguish. This was encouraging because they can then see and realise that this focus does work and blots out the thoughts and that they CAN do this again and with practise and DETERMINATION for longer periods and also when out and about. I call for You to help them focus on Your Friendship above all and You will lift their thoughts and mood and lead them out of the turmoil into Your peace. I say well done and thanks for this initiative who have also planted veg and plants for the public to take for free- very generous, thank you. Thank You Lord that You care immensely for those suffering in their minds and can and will free them, completely, just as You did me and many others. Freedom feels fantastic! Amen.
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