I pray to God. I praise God. I thank God.
This is what I do. Every. Single. Day. I pray, praise, and thank God for the overflow of goodness and mercy that is overflowing in my life right now. The LORD God has definitely allowed for my faith to be tested and tried. Right now, it is refined gold.
~”These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.~1 Peter 1:7, New Living Translation~
I pray to God to supply for my needs. Whether it is a financial need, health wise, or for something as big as going on a missions trip to Africa (I am trusting God to provide for this great financial need), I ask, seek, and knock on the door of God so that He can provide for my needs in Christ Jesus Alone.
I fear many things. I fear the unknown, I fear rejection, but I also fear change. Yes. That’s right. Change. Change is one thing that I fear because it allows the Holy Spirit of God to challenge me to come out of my comfort zone and pray more. And even fast. My needs cannot be supplied without much prayer and further fasting. That is how the gates of Heaven open upon the earth and whatever I bind loose where I am now is what will be loosed to me from Heaven above.
~”He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”~Matthew 17:20, New International Version~
I pray for the will of God to be done in my life. I pray for my family and friends around me to know the unknown God that is in Jesus Christ. I desire for the desires of the heart of the LORD God Almighty to become my desires. His Heart is my heart, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
~”Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.~Psalm 37:4, English Standard Version~
As I pray, I then praise God. I praise Him for making my heart into His heart. I praise Him for taking me into His hands and taking out anything that is not of Him from my life. I praise God for making me into a woman filled with the agape love of Jesus Christ.
I praise God in the sunshine. I praise God in the rain. I praise God in the smiles. And I praise God in the tears. It is in such a time as this that I learn to be content in every circumstance.
~” I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”~Philippians 4:11-12, New International Version~
I know what it is like to starve. I know what it is like to stand outside in the rain and let it drench on me without a roof over my head. I know what it is to have friends. I know what it is to have no friends……..and it is in such a time as this that I trust God.
I now thank God. I thank Him for the good memories made with friends and even the seasonal friends throughout the years. I thank God for the times that He allowed for me to love on them in that season. And now. The Love of God goes on and on, in the Name of Jesus Christ.
And it is with the strength of God that I press forward, in the Name of Jesus Christ. Let us pray!:
I thank You for the good times. I praise You for the bad times. I pray that every reader who is reading this blog post will experience the love of God through the hands of Christ. Allow each reader to experience what agape love is like so that when the appointed time comes for each reader to witness who Jesus is, then others will come to know Jesus too. Allow for each reader to come to peace with You as they make peace with themselves. Give each reader understanding as to what it means to be content with their lives so that they can share the same contentment of Jesus Christ with others locally and across the globe. Thank You for the readers who took the time to read this blog post. May the words of this blog post free any readers from anxiety and other fears that are not of You, O King Jesus Almighty. Give these readers Your unconditional agape love today. I give You all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
God bless you! ❤