Until I saw with my own eyes!
Heavenly Father, thank you for teeth. Thank you for how our teeth help so much with eating. I can see how hard eating would be without our teeth. Thank you Lord for our wonderfully designed bodies! And thank you for the scripture (about the Queen of Sheba) for today’s prayer:
6 Then she said to the king: “It was a true report which I heard in my own land about your words and your wisdom. 7 However I did not believe the words until I came and saw with my own eyes; and indeed the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity exceed the fame of which I heard. (1Kings 10:6-7 NKJV)
Lord, it’s me … I am here. Thank you coming to chat with me regarding today’s prayer for the daughter you love, for your Lindsey! Thank you for the reference to a TRUE REPORT! Lindsey, I pray that the Lord would grant you much discernment so that you would know when a “true report” is actually true. I pray that truth would be part of you so much that deception would be kept far from you. I pray that the Lord would be your guide and would guide you into all truth:
When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13 ESV)
I pray that your eyes would be open to see the truth around you, just as the Queen of Sheba saw the truth with her own eyes. And together let’s give God the glory. The glory is all his. Glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land of thy acts and of thy wisdom.
7 Howbeit I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it: and, behold, the half was not told me: thy wisdom and prosperity exceedeth the fame which I heard. (1Kings 10:6-7)
Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. (John 16:13)
What do you want?
Good evening Heavenly Father. Thank you for chocolate. And for the many ways that I enjoy it! Chocolate cream pie. Chocolate covered nuts. Hot chocolate (with marshmallows). Chocolate ice cream. Chocolate chip cookies. Thank you for chocolate. Thank you for thinking of us as you created this universe … thinking about things we might enjoy! And thank you for the scriptures for this prayer … this prayer that is asking your daughter you love dearly, your Lindsey, “What do you want?”
Two blind men were sitting by the road. When they heard that Jesus was passing by, they shouted, “Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David!” 31 The crowd scolded them to get them to be quiet. But they shouted even more loudly, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!” 32 Jesus stopped, called them, and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33 They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.” 34 Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. (Matthew 20_30-37 NET)
And again, in a very odd sequence of events (right after Jesus tells them how he soon will be killed, they seem oblivious to this, and just want to ask for something for themselves … and, boy, this really is something!):
32 They were on the way, going up to Jerusalem. Jesus was going ahead of them, and they were amazed, but those who followed were afraid. He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them what was going to happen to him. 33 “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and experts in the law. They will condemn him to death and will turn him over to the Gentiles. 34 They will mock him, spit on him, flog him severely, and kill him. Yet after three days, he will rise again.”
35 Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 He said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37 They said to him, “Permit one of us to sit at your right hand and the other at your left in your glory.” 38 But Jesus said to them, “You don’t know what you are asking! Are you able to drink the cup I drink or be baptized with the baptism I experience?” 39 They said to him, “We are able.” Then Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup I drink, and you will be baptized with the baptism I experience, 40 but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give. It is for those for whom it has been prepared.” (Mark 10:32-40 NET)
And another blind man called to Jesus, who asked him that same question:
46 They came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus the son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road. 47 When he heard that it was Jesus the Nazarene, he began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48 Many scolded him to get him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49 Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” So they called the blind man and said to him, “Have courage! Get up! He is calling you.” 50 He threw off his cloak, jumped up, and came to Jesus. 51 Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” The blind man replied, “Rabbi, let me see again.” 52 Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has healed you.” Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the road. (Mark 10:46-55 NET)
And the Old Testament also includes several instances of someone being asked, “What do you want?” And seeing this, I come before you Lord. I come to sit with you, to speak to you, to listen to you, to enjoy your presence here with me. And, Lindsey, it seems that I am to pray this same question over you now. Jesus asks, “What do you want me to do for you Lindsey?” Take time to sit with him today. As the first scripture says, He is moved by compassion regarding your request and he observes your faith (as noted in the final scripture). Jesus loves sitting with you Lindsey and today it seems he is inviting you to come and sit for awhile and let him know what you want him to do for you. As you are reading this let’s give him our praise and give him the glory. I pray and ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (Matthew 20:30-37 KJV)
32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:
34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.
35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.
36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.
38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
39 And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
40 But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. (Mark 10:32-40 KJV)
46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. (Mark 10:46-55 KJV)
What do you see?
Heavenly Father, thank you for my eyes. Eyes are so phenomenal I don’t understand how anyone can actually study how eyes function and not see your majestic creation looking back at them! And you didn’t just create one kind of eye, but many. I was thinking that insects have interesting eyes. Bats use “sonar” to “see” and more. I wanted to see if there were a list of the many different types of eyes, so I checked Wikipedia and found the main article: Eye – and then right near the top it was so sad to see their statement: “Simple eyes are rather ubiquitous, and lens-bearing eyes have evolved at least seven times...” So, the article goes into the many spectacular ways that eyes can function, but rather than marvel at this, the article makes statements about the eyes evolving may times! How could the eye just randomly appear? Lord, I thank you for the marvel of the various kinds of eyes and ask that you reveal your design to those researching it. A Scripture comes to mind (the same one from my prayer for your sister two days ago … The Voice translation, doesn’t beat around the bush … God’s magnificence in his creation is right there before their eyes:
19 These people are not ignorant about what can be known of God, because He has shown it to them with great clarity. 20 From the beginning, creation in its magnificence enlightens us to His nature. Creation itself makes His undying power and divine identity clear, even though they are invisible; and it voids the excuses and ignorant claims of these people (Romans 1:19-20 Voice)
Oh my!!! Eyes. This scripture is tying into this prayer in ways I didn’t expect or even think about! Thank you Lord. And thank you for the scriptures that you gave me to use for this prayer … scriptures that ask, ‘What do you see?”
Several times God asked Jeremiah this question:
Later the Lord asked me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” (Jeremiah 1:11 NET)
The Lord again asked me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a pot of boiling water; it is tipped toward us from the north.” (Jeremiah 1:13 NET)
The Lord said to me, “What do you see, Jeremiah?” I answered, “I see figs. The good ones look very good. But the bad ones look very bad, so bad that they cannot be eaten.” (Jeremiah 24:3 NET)
And God spoke to Amos in a like manner, with the same question!
And the Lord said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” I answered, “A plumb line.” And the Lord replied, “I will test my people with this plumb line. I will no longer ignore all their sins. (Amos 7:8 NLT)
And he said, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A basket of summer fruit.” Then the Lord said to me, “The end has come upon my people Israel; I will never again pass by them. (Amos 8:2 ESV)
And also to Zechariah:
And he said to me, “What do you see?” I said, “I see, and behold, a lampstand all of gold, with a bowl on the top of it, and seven lamps on it, with seven lips on each of the lamps that are on the top of it. (Zechariah 4:2 ESV)
And he said to me, “What do you see?” I answered, “I see a flying scroll. Its length is twenty cubits, and its width ten cubits.” (Zechariah 5:2 ESV)
Lord, I have been listening to you. And in this listening I can see things. How amazing … the words that are coming to me as I write this prayer! I can see how I can see by listening carefully. Yet, seeing is with eyes that are your magnificent creation to give us sight to see your creation all around us! And so Lindsey, as I pray this over you, this simple question may not be quite as simple as I thought before I started this! Lord, I ask that you let Lindsey see. Open her eyes and her heart Lord. Open them like a camera opens wide to let more light in. Lindsey … just like shooting a music video! Let your eyes be like the camera… opened wide to see what is before you. Lord, I ask that you show Lindsey things right now, as she reads this. Show her more than what is merely before her eyes. Show her what it means. Giver her insight and understanding. And together we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. Glory! I pray and ask this all in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: (Romans 1:19-20)
11 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. (Jeremiah 1:11)
13 And the word of the Lord came unto me the second time, saying, What seest thou? And I said, I see a seething pot; and the face thereof is toward the north. (Jeremiah 1:13)
3 Then said the Lord unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil. (Jeremiah 24:3)
8 And the Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: (Amos 7:8)
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. (Amos 8:2)
2 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof: (Zechariah 4:2)
2 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. (Zechariah 5:2)
You are being renewed day by day
Good evening Heavenly Father. Thank you for another day, another day anew. Thank you for the friends you have provided me. And, yes, thank you for hair! What a marvelous concept! Hair can bring out the beauty in people as it flows here and there accentuating various facial features. While I may not be able to see some of the details of a face as most people, I do see hair. And it is so amazing! And to think … each strand of hair is “alive” in that it grows and over the years can change color (without any assistance of hair coloring). Thank you for this very interesting part of the people you create! And thank you for the scripture to use for this prayer:
13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.
16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (2Corinthians 4:13-20 ESV)
Lord, I’m still here. I am ready to pray for your daughter you love. I am here to pray for Lindsey! Lord, I ask that you grant her a spirit of faith… that you would increase her faith. I also ask that since she believes that you give her many opportunities to “speak”. Give her the words Lord. Remind her of things she already knows. Remind her that just as Jesus was raised … and so shall she. Yes, Lindsey, that is God’s promise and he is faithful to keep his promises. Always! And I also pray for you Lindsey that you never lose heart. There will be momentary afflictions … likely MANY of them. But each one is preparing you for a weight of glory! And it is this unseen aspect of our lives that is so important. I pray that you would grasp how the unseen are what is important. Things you see will pass away, but the unseen is eternal. Continue to take hold of that Lindsey. And together let’s praise the Lord. Let’s give all the glory to him. Yes. I pray this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
13 We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;
14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
Overcoming, persisting and never giving up
Good Morning Heavenly Father. What a wonderful morning. Such a bright sunny day, with wisps of clouds here and there and a gentle breeze. It reminds me of how marvelous you created this world. It is amazing. Your fingerprints are all over it! Thank you for loving us so much that you would go to such lengths to make this world so wonderful just for us. Thank you. And thank you for the scripture that talks about your daughter you love, your Lindsey!
8 We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 we are persecuted, but not abandoned; we are knocked down, but not destroyed, 10 always carrying around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our body. 11 For we who are alive are constantly being handed over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus may also be made visible in our mortal body. (2Corinthians 4:8-11 NET)
Lord, it’s me. I’m sill here. Now I am here on behalf of your daughter Lindsey. Lord, your Word seems to be talking about how she lives … how she lives for you! And so I pray this over you now Lindsey. Yes! Lindsey, you have experienced trouble on every side, but you have never been crushed. You have been in many perplexing situations around the world, yet you do not fall into despair! You have felt persecuted, but you know that God has never abandoned you. You have been knocked down more than once, even during a performance, but you always get up. You are persistent! Nothing has been able to destroy you. And in the midst of all this, you continue to always carry Jesus around within you. Everywhere that you go around the world, Jesus can be seen working in you. Yes, you are fully alive and energized even while constantly being delivered unto death for the sake of Jesus! And that is how Jesus is so visible in your mortal body. And so I pray now for you Lindsey. I pray that you could sense the presence of the Lord around you every day and that he would daily fill you with his joy. I pray that his joy within you would be a basis for your strength. I pray that the thousands of people who see you during your tour would see something special in you and wonder just what it it. And I pray that the Lord would open the eyes of those who find themselves wondering just that. I pray that they would want to live like that themselves. And we give the glory to the Lord. The glory is all his. All the glory, all the time. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;
9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
Only the Best for the Lord’s Temple and the Musicians
Heavenly Father, what a wonderful creation you made. All the stars, planets and moons in the universe and everything on this earth. All the birds and animals as well as all the plants and trees. And the scripture for my prayer is centered around a very specific tree, a tree that King Solomon consider the finest, the best! Thank you for creating so many trees. Two years ago Science Magazine had a short article about the new archive database that researchers and scientists have compiled that catalogs over 60,000 trees! Thank you for being a God of order and a God of fine detail. It is amazing that you created this earth with such a huge variety of everything! Your handiwork is there before our eyes as witnessed by botanical experts! And so this validates the scripture (Romans 1:18-20 – see below) that says people are without excuse when they try to claim to not know about God. Yes, Lord, you have made yourself quite evident in your creation … even in our world’s trees! Thank you for such an extensive and exquisite creation made just for us! And thank you for the scripture that speaks of just ONE of the thousands of trees:
With the timber the king made supports for the Lord ’s temple and for the royal palace and stringed instruments for the musicians. No one has seen so much of this fine timber to this very day. (1Kings 10:12 NET)
or the ESV translation (similar to KJV):
And the king made of the almug wood supports for the house of the Lord and for the king’s house, also lyres and harps for the singers. No such almug wood has come or been seen to this day. (1Kings10:12 ESV)
Lord, I’m here. I’ve been here with you for quite some time, pondering these magnificent trees! And while each tree is beautiful, there was ONE tree that Solomon thought was best for the Temple. Perhaps thus we can refer to it as one of the royal trees. And now I lift up your daughter Lindsey. She is a fine musician, just like the royal musicians that the Scripture references. And she too has wooden stringed instruments made in the finest way. She has beautiful custom made violins. Lindsey, I pray this scripture over you this day. I pray that you would find ways to praise and honor the Lord with your fine stringed instruments. I pray that you would continue using the wonderful talents and skills that the Lord has gifted you with. I pray that your music would be royal, that it would be a delight for the Lord to hear. And together let us praise the Lord. Let us give HIM the glory! All the glory is his! I pray this over you in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
And the king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of the Lord, and for the king’s house, harps also and psalteries for singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen unto this day. (1Kings 10:12 KJV)
Photo from the website God as a Gardener:
God loves YOU!
Good evening Heavenly Father. Thank you for clarity! Thank you for bringing clarity to my mind. Thank you for giving us your Word and bringing meaning and understanding each time we read it. Thank you for all the scribes who so diligently, carefully and accurately copied it to new manuscripts over and over again until just 560 years ago when Bibles were being printed with the new printing press! And thank you for allowing me to actually have some Bibles that were printed almost 300 years ago! Thank you for letting me how 150 years ago Bibles were published that were not only accurate but also beautiful, even the front and back covers! (see My Old Bibles). Thank you for your Word and for this scripture to pray over Lindsey, your daughter you love:
Each one of you should give just as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, because God loves a cheerful giver. (2Corinthians 9:7 NET)
Lord, I’m here. I’m here to praying this truth over your daughter Lindsey. Yes, Lindsey, I am praying this promise over you now. I see this as a promise for you because I see you giving of yourself to others with such joy and enthusiasm. I see you stirring the hearts of those who see and hear you. I see you sharing your story about what is important to you. And I see you doing all this because it is in your heart … you can’t help but share your joy with others. And others see this. They see a cheerful GIVER (focusing on you rather than on the giving). And that is a delight to the Lord … he sees this too and he loves YOU just as this scripture promises. Lord, I ask that you shower your love over Lindsey this day. Fill her with your love to overflowing. Let your love in her over flow to others where ever she goes. Let her feel your love just bubbling up within her. And I give you the glory Lord. The glory is not on us but on on you. All the glory. All the time. It all is yours Lord. I pray and ask this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
God is There With You
Good morning Heavenly Father! What a wonderful morning it is. There is a mist everywhere I look outside. I had to leave my car outside last night because they are fixing the bottom of our driveway and I can’t drive my car in and out of the garage for a few days. And wow… when I got to my car it was soaking wet even though it had not rained. Water in the air just condensed all over my car. Wow … the water appears just like that! How many other wonders have you designed in nature? What an intricate world you created for us. It is amazing how everything is so intertwined and just “happen”. Thank you for your wonderful creation! And thank you for your scripture for this prayer for your daughter you love:
Therefore say to the people: The Lord who rules over all says, “Turn to me,” says the Lord who rules over all, “and I will turn to you,” says the Lord who rules over all. (Zechariah 1:3 NET)
Lord, I’m here. I’m here again. I’m here because I want to be with you. It is hard to NOT come close to you! You are always with me. All I have to do is turn to you and you already are there turning to me. And now I pray this over you Lindsey. Remember that the Lord rules over all. He is THE ruler, THE king! Everything is under him. He is in control. And next I pray that you will always remember that he also promised to be there for you any time that you turn to him. It is not complicated nor complex. The Lord has said, “Turn to me.” You might hear him calling to you, “Lindsey, I am here… turn to me.” Whenever you face troubles, turn to the Lord. Whenever you need help, turn to the Lord. Whenever you don’t know what to do, turn to the Lord. He is waiting to hear from you, to chat with you, to help you. Let this be the first thing you do. Don’t do it your way until everything fails and then turn to the Lord for help. Let him be your first line of defense. Let him be your first string of offense. Let him be the star of your team, for he rules over all. All is his. All the glory is his. Yes, we give him all the glory. Glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
God Made You, Redeemed You, Called You and Saved You
Heavenly Father, good evening! What a good evening it is. It is a great evening! Thank you for being with me. Thank you for the new task you have set before me. And thank you for promising to not overwhelm me with it. Thank you for continuing to speak today. Thank you for allowing me to once again pray for your daughter Lindsey, whom you created and formed. And thank you for the scripture to use for this prayer:
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3 For I am the Lord your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you. (Isaiah 43:1-3 ESV)
Lord, I’m still here with you. And now I lift up your daughter Lindsey. Lord you have gifted her with so many special talents when you created her. Lindsey, you continue to use those talents and skills that God has given you, day after day, week after week, year after year! I know it is not easy, but God has promised to be there with you. If you ever begin to feel overwhelmed, stop for a moment and ask God for strength. He is with you just waiting for you to ask for anything you need. You are his and he has called you by name. While I can pray for you, it is the Lord your God who is your Savior. And with God at your side, you need not be afraid. There is nothing to fear. God has given you special talents and is delighted to watch you put them to good use. But the glory is his. All the glory goes to God. We give him the glory always. Yes. We give you the glory Lord. Glory! I pray this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen.
King James Version for your reference:
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.
2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. (Isaiah 43:1-3 KJV)
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