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Qualified? YES! With Integrity!

Note: “savour” can also be translated as “fragrance” and “aroma” – refer to the original Greek words (yes KJV validly translates two different words as “savour”, but both are slightly different words)

* Strong word G3744 ( ὀσμή ) – a smell, aroma, fragrance – From ozo; fragrance (literally or figuratively) — odour, savour.

** Strong word G2175 ( εὐωδία ) – a sweet smell, fragrance – From a compound of eu and a derivative of ozo; good-scentedness, i.e. Fragrance — sweet savour (smell, -smelling).

Hello Heavenly Father. What a world! What a wonderful world you created for us. A world full of wonders, full of amazing things. Birds that fly backwards, squirrels that glide smoothly through the air, spiders that  seem to float across to where they want to go. Thank you for the many unique parts of your complex creation. And thank you for the scripture for today’s prayer for your daughter, Lindsey, that speaks of having a character that is like a sweet savor** (fragrance or aroma):

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour* of his knowledge by us in every place. For we are unto God a sweet savour** of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour* of death unto death; and to the other the savour* of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ. (2 Corinthians 2:14-17)

Lord, I’m here to pray for your daughter again today. Lindsey, I am one of those who while shopping look for “fragrance free” products. Fragrances bother my eyes and even affect my breathing, even if it is just a faint fragrance. So I totally understand the power of a fragrance. The fragrance is noticeable even when I am not looking for it so to speak. When someone with perfume is nearby, the fragrance just seems to be all around me when I am near them. Others may find sweet smells pleasant but still are affected by “bad” smells (a stench). What scripture seems to be saying is that we can live our lives so that we are sweetly noticeable wherever we go. And so that is my prayer for you today Lindsey. I pray that you would continue to live your life with integrity, and that would be sufficient.  I pray that your character and sincerity would have the same effect as a sweet aroma, and that would qualify you to not corrupt the Word of God, but to speak it in truth, in Christ. And the glory all is to God. Glory. I pray this in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen

 

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God Gives Grace, Glory and Good Things!

Good morning Heavenly Father. Thank you for restoring my health. Thank you for our wonderful bodies that you designed to recover from bumps and scrapes as well as many ailments. And thank you for reminding us of your many good things you hold in store for us, including for your daughter Lindsey:

For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11)

Lord, I’m here. I’m here on behalf of Lindsey who loves you and strives to walk uprightly each and every day. She aims to live with integrity before all those around her and to do what is right. Lindsey, today it is my joy to pray the joy of this scripture over you! Yes indeed! I pray that God would continue to be your sun and your shield … that he would continue to be your protector everywhere you go. I pray that he would grant you a double portion of grace and glory today. I pray that he would bestow favor and honor on you. I pray that he would continue to shower you with his many good gifts that he has in store for you. And we will praise him this day. Sing praises to your God today Lindsey, for he is good. I pray this all in the name and authority of Christ Jesus, King of kings. Amen (more…)

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…)