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Let your actions show that you believe God!

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for family. And thank you for the three scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the Friend of God. (James 2:23)

It was the first book of the Bible (Genesis) which said it:

And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness. (Genesis 15:6)

And then in 2 Chronicles it says Abraham was God’s friend:

Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever? (2 Chronicles 20:7)

Lord, it’s me again. I would like to begin my next daily prayer for your daughter you love. Yes, Lindsey believes you Lord, so I ask that you count that as righteousness for her.  I ask that you call her your friend! However, Lindsey, be sure to read the 4 sentences that come before this statement in James! Be reminded that it is more than what you believe, more than mere faith … it is what you actually DO in addition to your faith and believing God. So, Lord, I ask that you give Lindsey many opportunities to put her faith into action. Give her many opportunities to actually DO things that align with her faith and what she hears you saying to her. Let her hear you clearly Lord. And give her the courage to actually do things that are not in her comfort zone! And we will give the glory to you. The glory is all yours Lord. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

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Live By Faith

Good Morning Heavenly Father! Thank you for the pleasant day – wonderful for my trip to visit my brother. Thank you for a bus and a plane to get me there and back. Thank you Lord. And thank you for the scriptures to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. (Romans 1:17)

It is written in Habakkuk:

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. (Habakkuk 2:4)

Lord, I’m here. I am enjoying sitting with you. Before anything else, I wish to lift up Lindsey. She is using the exceptional talents and skills that you gifted her with. She is using those skills to inspire thousands of people. And so, Lindsey, today I pray that you will always be able to live by faith. This is one of my favorite things because I have a unique perspective on it.  Many times I have google searched to see what this condition is that I have, but have never found it mentioned. I usually cannot visualize roads while I am driving. I can drive the same way to the same place 300 times, and still at times I will be driving there and my “path” blacks out in my mind. I see the road I am driving on but I can’t picture the route I am supposed to take. I can’t “see” my next turn ahead of time. So, I just keep driving in the right direction assuming that when the turn comes, that I will recognize it and turn at that intersection. Then I will keep driving assuming that I will be fine even though I can’t visualize where I will turn next. But when I get close to the intersection, all of a sudden it is clear and I have time to make the turn. One of my good friends told me that this is a blessing, a unique blessing that God has given me. My friend told me that I may find living by faith much easier since for decades I have been driving by faith! And I think he is right. I no longer consider this a problem or disability, but I consider it a gift that helps me to know that I can truly live by faith. And so, Lindsey, I pray that you also will always find ways to remember to simply live by faith. All you need to know is the next step.  Once you take the next step, then God will show you the step that comes after it. However, in your case, it seems that God treats you to a road map well ahead of time. You have a road map of the places you are scheduled to tour. And you have a supportive godly team that goes along with you. I thank the Lord for providing you with the support and godly advice that you need when you need it.  And so, just remember that what Habakkuk said thousands of years ago was so important that Paul repeated it, quoted it in his letter to the Romans… Live By Faith. And all the while we will give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

When you boast, boast that you know Jesus

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Good Morning! I welcome the new day as a good day. You have declared it as good. Thank you for letting me see bits of your glory and beauty around me. Thank you for making this so clearly evident to me. And thank you for the scriptures to use for today’s prayer:

30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 1:30-31)

It is written in Jeremiah:

23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:
24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord. (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

Lord, I am here and ready to pray for your daughter Lindsey. I lift Lindsey up to you Lord. Today, Lindsey, I have another big prayer. Today I pray that you would find more ways to boast that you know Jesus. I pray that you would see ways to lift up his name. I pray that Jesus would make it clear to you that he loves you and that you are his friend. I pray that he would open doors for you and that in turn, you would acknowledge him before others, that you would be able to boast about knowing him! And we will give the glory to him. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Grace and Favor are Yours When You Remain Humble

Heavenly Father, good morning! Thank you moonlight. Thank you for moonlight so bright that you can see all around you. And thank you for the moonless nights once a month where the stars just glitter and shine… where “shooting stars” are so visible and amazing. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for Lindsey:

But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. (James 4:6)

He said it in Proverbs:

34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. (Proverbs 3:34)

Lord, I’m here again. I’m here to sit with you. The world seems a bit out of focus today, but I know that I can sit with you regardless of my situation. And now I ask you to look upon your daughter Lindsey. She loves you Lord. And now I pray for you Lindsey. I pray that you would always see a way to remain humble in spite of being set high by thousands of your fans. I pray that you would feel a pang* in your spirit any time you begin to feel arrogantly proud. I pray that when you sense this, that you’d look to Jesus and be proud that you are his friend and delight. Lord, I ask that you watch over Lindsey on the journey you set before her. It is so very tempting to become proud when continually, day after day, people are telling you that you are the greatest, the the most talented, the most inspirational. Lord, you gave the exceptional talents and skills to Lindsey and you want her to use them to the fullest. And so I pray that you also grant her exceptional grace and favor as she strives to remain humble amidst the mountains of praise heaped on her every single day. Grant her your favor Lord. Grant her your grace. Show her how to properly react to praise she receives. And we will give you the glory. We will give you the praise. All praise and glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (*see note at the end of the  prayer scriptures)

*NOTE: I wasn’t sure if I was using “pang” correctly, so I did a DEFINE: PANG in google and look at what was at the very top of the results (true – I did not edit this at all – the example used the name Lindsey):

pang
paNG/
noun
  1. a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.
    Lindsey experienced a sharp pang of guilt”
    synonyms: pain, sharp pain, shooting pain, twinge, stab, spasm

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Walk with Integrity! Let your YES be YES and your NO be NO.

Good Morning Heavenly Father! Thank you for my breath and my life. Thank you for my food this day. Thank you for my home and my family. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: (Matthew 5:33)

This is what was said in the old time (and from my favorite book of the Bible):

If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth. (Numbers 30:2)

Here is the full context – to be sure NOT to take this out of context:

33 [Jesus said] Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:
35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.
36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. (Matthew 5:33-37)

Lord, I’m here again. I am here and enjoying sitting with you. Thank you for speaking to me yesterday and arranging things for me. But right now I am here on behalf of Lindsey, your daughter you love. Lindsey, today’s scripture God gave me for the basis of your prayer is interesting. First Jesus refers to oaths and vows that are part of the Old Testament scriptures. But then he continues by saying that now you need only to say YES or to say NO. That your word should be enough, no need to swear by heaven or anything else. And so that is my prayer. Lindsey, I pray that you would continue to be a woman of integrity. I pray that your reputation would precede you. I pray that people will just know that when you say Yes that you indeed mean Yes. And likewise that when you say No, you mean No.  I pray that likewise, you continue walking in integrity, doing what you say you will do, and refraining from all that you say no to. I pray that God would grant you the ability to know when to say YES and when to say NO. I pray that he would grant you great discernment. And I pray that God would then grant you the courage needed to actually do what you said you would do. I pray that things that distract you would fade and that your goal would glow bright before you. And we will give the glory to God. All the glory goes to him. I pray this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Sing praises to God!

Good Morning Heavenly Father. What a good day. What a happy day. As some might say, “Oh, Happy Day!” Thank you for another day to praise and thank you. Thank you for another day for our hearts to sing to your name, just as it says in the scriptures for today’s prayer for Lindsey:

Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers:
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. (Romans 15:8-9)

Consider what is written in 2 Samuel:

50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name. (2 Samuel 22:50)

And also what is written in the psalms … from Psalm 18 (MY psalm … see: mypsalm18.com/ ):

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name. (Psalm 18:49)

Lord, it’s just me sitting here before you. I’m just enjoying time to just SIT! Just sitting with you is a joy. But now I also want to say “Look at Lindsey! Look at your daughter! She loves you, thanks you and sings to you!” Lindsey, God is indeed looking at you… and smiling in delight. He is proud of his daughter as she runs and sings and dances just for him. And so today I pray that God would let you actually see how proud he is of you Lindsey. I pray that God would let you feel his smiling presence there by your side. I pray that God would let you sense his presence as he delights in his daughter whom he loves dearly. And we will give the glory to God. All the glory is his. GLORY! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Know the commandments (and DO them :)

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for eye-hand coordination. Even more … thank you for the amazing ability to type quickly without even seeing my hands or the keyboard. Thank you for the many wonders that are part of my life constantly that I often take for granted without thought. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

19 [Jesus said] Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. (Mark 10:19)

Those commandments are written in Exodus:

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Exodus 20:12-16)

Lord, I’m here again. I’m ready for another day lifting up Lindsey to you. I’m ready to begin another daily prayer for your daughter who loves you. Lindsey, today I pray that you would remember the commandments. They must be important since Jesus referred to them as such, quoting what was written in scriptures, in Exodus! I pray that remembering them would only be the start for you. Actually obeying them is what Jesus wants. And so I pray that more than just knowing them, that you would do them. I pray that doing them would just be natural for you, that following these commandments would be a no-brainer for you. And we, in turn, will give the glory to God. All the glory is his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

May God Grant You Discernment and Godly Wisdom

κόσμου (Strong #2889) transliteration: kosmos – order, the world (definition:  the world, universe; worldly affairs; the inhabitants of the world; adornment) [see online reference]

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for music. Thank you for ears to hear it. Thank you for those talented to compose it and for those gifted to be able to play it! And thank you for the scriptures to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. (1 Corinthians 3:19)

It is written in Job:

13 [Eliphaz is speaking] He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong. (Job 5:13)

Lord, it’s me again. I am enjoying my time sitting with you. It is wonderful knowing that I can come sit with you at any time, day or night.  And right now I am here on behalf of your daughter Lindsey who loves you very much. Lindsey, I pray that God would give you discernment and godly wisdom. I pray that he would allow you to see what the world calls wisdom as foolish in his eyes. I pray that God would grant you wisdom beyond your years. I pray that God would give you opportunities to share with others the wisdom of God. I pray that he will let you see how the schemes and craftiness of the world are NOT the answer, nor to be desired. Lindsey, I pray that God will watch over you and surround you with godly people. And we will give the glory to God. All the glory is his. Glory! I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

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Be Holy

Good Morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for the night sky. Thank you for the many stars … not just hundreds or thousands but millions upon millions of individual stars. And thank you for the Perseid meteorite shower which I just watched. Thank you for the clear sky and the lack of moonlight so that the sky would be best for viewing the “shooting stars”. Thank you for this glorious evidence of your creation. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for your daughter Lindsey:

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (1 Peter 1:16)

It is written in Leviticus:

44 For I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. (Leviticus 11:44)

Lord, I’m here. I’m here as every day. I’m here to lift up Lindsey to you. I’m here on her behalf. Lord, you are telling Lindsey to be holy.  You would not tell her to do something that is not possible for her to do, so we know that she can indeed be holy. And so now I ask that you be with her every step of the way. I ask that you would be her strength. I ask that you would surround her with godly people that provide her examples of living holy, being holy.  And we will give you the glory. The glory is all yours. I ask this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings.  Amen (more…)

May God continue to be your provider!

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for being my provider and protector. And thank you for the scriptures that tell how you were the good provider to the Israelites as well:

31 Our fathers did eat manna in the desert; as it is written, He gave them bread from heaven to eat. (John 6:31)

It was written in Nehemiah:

15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them. (Nehemiah 9:15)

Lord, I’m here again, I am here every day. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey your daughter you love. Lindsey, today I pray that the Lord would continue to be your provider. I pray that he would provide to you directly from heaven. I pray that when you hunger and thirst, that God would be there for you. I pray that you would see the many ways that God is giving to you and providing for you. And we will give the glory to God. The glory is all his. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)