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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 clarity20 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)

And …

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)

And …

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 again…

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…

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)

and

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)

and

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)

and

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)

and

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)

and

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)

and

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)

and

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)

Seek good so the Lord will be with you

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for musical chords. Thank you for melodies. Thank you for harmony. Thank you for the many sounds that can combine into a pleasing sound we call music. And thank you for this scripture for today’s prayer for Lindsey:

 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph. (Amos 5:14-15)

Lord, I’m here again. I’m here as usual to begin another daily prayer for your daughter you love. Lindsey, since you desire God to be with you, this scripture points out that you simply should seek good and not evil. Hate the evil and love the good. While this is quite simple to say, it can be rather difficult in while you are out in the world. So I pray that the Lord would continue to be your guide to point out the good path before you. I pray that you would clearly see the choices before you to determine the good. I pray that you continue to always seek good. And then I ask God to be with you. I ask God to make his presence with you obvious to you and that it would bring you great joy. Lindsey, your God is gracious. May he clearly be gracious to you this day! And we will give the glory to God. GLORY! I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

Seek after the Lord

Heavenly Father, good morning. Thank you for dexterous hands and fingers. Thank you for the ability to write and to type. And thank you for the scriptures for today’s prayer:

15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written,
16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up:
17 That the residue of men might seek after the Lord, and all the Gentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who doeth all these things.
18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. (Acts 15:15-18)

It was written by the prophet Amos:

11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the heathen, which are called by my name, saith the Lord that doeth this. (Amos 9:11-12)

Lord, I’m here again. I am ready to lift Lindsey up to you. She seeks after you every day, so today I ask that you let her find you again. Let her find you this day. Let her hear your voice today. I ask that you walk with her and let her hear what you have to say to her for this day. Then I ask that you give her the courage to walk the path you show her. And together we will glorify you Lord. The glory is all yours. I ask this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

God uses Ordinary People to do Extraordinary Things

Heavenly Father – Good Morning! Thank you for my breath.  Thank you for the fresh clean air that I am breathing. Thank you Lord. And thank you for showing me the scripture to use while I write out my daily prayer for your gifted daughter:

The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. (Amos 1:1)

Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet’s son; but I was an herdman, and a gatherer of sycomore fruit: And the Lord took me as I followed the flock, and the Lord said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel. (Amos 7:14-15)

Lord, I come before you today, just an ordinary man, but confidently coming to meet with you to support and pray for Lindsey. She loves you Lord and she strives each and every day to walk with you. Today I ask that you would remind her how you enjoy taking plain ordinary people and then using them in extraordinary ways. Amos is a good example of this. He was just a common sheepherder who also gathered fruit from sycamore trees. His father was not a prophet, yet God chose him to prophesy to Israel. Now, Lord, I see the many gifts and talents you have given Lindsey and I ask that you open doors for her where she can share her artistic abilities and glorify you at the same time. Yes, we give you the glory, Lord. In the midst of everything Lindsey does, she glorifies you. All the glory is yours Lord. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen. (more…)

Do what is right

Thank you Lord for another glorious day.  Today I especially thank you for my good health. I can hear and appreciate the music that is playing. Thank you for my breath, for my life. I choose to walk with you this day Lord. Thank you for being my guide. And thank you for the scripture to use for today’s prayer for your daughter who loves you so much:

Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the Lord, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.  (Amos 5:14-15)

Lord, it is Lindsey’s goal to always choose to do what is right. She seeks good, so I pray that you will be with her this day, just as your scripture promises. Help her to love the good Lord. And I pray that you will be gracious to her and to her family.  And we will give you the glory. All the glory is yours Lord. All the glory!  I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)