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Deeper

Yesterday was sure a mixed bag for me, Father. I enjoyed Your presence and am grateful You could use me. But later I felt my weaknesses inhibited what You wanted to happen. I was fearful and didn’t address an opportunity as I should have. And then in a separate incident, I was slighted and instead of finding comfort in You, I had to “discuss” it with others. I’m sorry… The only solution is to draw closer to You, so as to spend more time with You, so as to become more like You. Amen

1 Timothy 1:12-14 (<<click here)

How apropos the notes of my study Bible for this morning’s passage are for me today, Lord. Initially, Paul stood against the followers of the Way but You were able to turn him around. But now he is bold and rock solid in his relationship with You – no matter what is thrown at him. As yesterday clearly points out, that is not me. But, as my study Bible notes read, “we can remain confident that Christ will help our faith and love grow as our relationship with him deepens.”

I am dependent upon You, Lord. Please continue to draw me to Your side. I have no doubt that You love me and I truly believe that Your plan for me is victory – I will overcome the adversities of this life. I would ask that You would turn my detriments into determination! May Your name be forever praised my loving and patient Lord and Savior!

August 24th, 2015, Mon, 5:51 am

Fuzzy on the Edges

Good morning, Father, I pray that my time together with You will be productive. I know that You have much to share- may I be attentive. Amen

2 Timothy 3:6-7  (<<click here)

Lord, it is surely important that we be eager to learn about You and how You would have us live. But it is also important that we are very careful from whom we learn. Especially in our information saturated world, it is easy for us to latch on to all kinds of teachers. Some are rock solid – sitting squarely in the center of Biblical truth and inspired by the Holy Spirit. Others are mostly on target but a little fuzzy on the edges, proclaiming ideas of their own (or someone else’s) creation. They may sound good but are things that are not of You.

May I be able to wisely discern – with the Holy Spirits active involvement – what I take in. I pray that it will be in the heart of Your truth. I know there have been times where I have read books, recommended by solid brothers in Christ, that have just not felt right. Then later on I would find out that the authors were a little “fuzzy on the edges”

“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:5

Lord, as a proclaimer of the truth, may I be rock solid – eliminate any and all fuzziness in me.

Dec 8th, Tues, 4:50 am

Peace in Spite of Storms

I am so grateful, Father, that Your “loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For [Your] compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 The last several days have been taxing and it is a great reassurance to known that this day is a new day and that You are faithful and that Your “loving kindnesses indeed never cease.” Praise Your Holy name!

2 Timothy 1:13-14 (<<click here)

Regardless of what lies ahead, Lord, You are my rock-solid foundation. As this past week has proven this life is full of twists and turns and we never know what may be around the next bend – illness, heartache, disease, loss. Some things rock the boat but there are times when our boats are utterly destroyed and we are left floundering in the debris. But, Lord, You are steadfast, You are right there with us through it all. You alone are the constant in our lives.

The world may exclaim, “Where is your God now? Where is He in the midst of all of this?” And yes, it is difficult and, yes, I may be shaken but my line of salvation is truth! I have no doubt whatsoever that you are there. I would ask Paul’s words would be fulfilled in my life, that through the power of the Holy Spirit who lives within [me]” that I would be able to “carefully guard the precious truth that has been entrusted to [me].” And it is just as important that I don’t hoard this truth but that I liberally share it with all my sojourners. For truly Your “compassions never fail. They are new every morning!”

Oct 27th, Tues, 6:47 am

Deeper

Yesterday was sure a mixed bag for me, Father. I enjoyed Your presence and am grateful You could use me. But later I felt my weaknesses inhibited what You wanted to happen. I was fearful and didn’t address an opportunity as I should have. And then in a separate incident I was slighted and instead of finding comfort in You, I had to “discuss” it with others. I’m sorry… The only solution is to draw closer to You, so as to spend more time with You, so as to become more like You. Amen

1 Timothy 1:12-14 (<<click here)

How apropos the notes of my study Bible for this morning’s passage are for me today, Lord. Initially Paul stood against the followers of the Way but You were able to turn him around. But now he is bold and rock solid in his relationship with You – no matter what is thrown at him. As yesterday clearly points out, that is not me. But, as my study Bible notes read, “we can remain confident that Christ will help our faith and love grow as our relationship with him deepens.”

I am dependent upon You, Lord. Please continue to draw me to Your side. I have no doubt that You love me and I truly believe that Your plan for me is victory – I will overcome the adversities of this life. I would ask that You would turn my detriments into determination! May Your name be forever praised my loving and patient Lord and Savior!

August 24th, Mon, 5:51 am