🙏 Morning Prayer 🙏

Father God,

Sometimes I can hear You calling, but in that moment, I am trying to figure a way out, or looking for a way in, so I miss You. Today, I will slow down so that I can make every turn without bumping into the curbs in life.

Amen

“So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath”.

[James 1:19]

🙏 Evening Prayer 🙏

OUR COUNSELOR

[John 14:16-17, 26; 15:26]

May the Father send you the Holy Spirit to be your counselor and surround you with the Spirit of truth. May you know the Spirit and allow Him to live in you. I pray that you will be sensitive to His voice and be reminded of everything that Christ has taught you. I pray that when He speaks, you will listen well and recognize His presence. May the Holy Spirit teach you, show you, guide you, and counsel you in everything you do today. Receive the counselor – the Spirit of truth who is from the Father and who testifies about Christ.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Live Loved

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

[Psalm 19:1]

Loved by God the Creator

Venture away from the city lights on a clear night, and look up at the sky. That fuzzy band of white light is our galaxy, the Milky Way. One hundred billion stars. Our galaxy is one of billions of others! Who can conceive of such a universe, let alone infinite numbers of universes?

No one can. But let’s try anyway. Suppose you attempt to drive to the sun. A car dealer offers you a sweet deal on a space vehicle (no doubt solar powered) that averages 150 miles per hour. You hop in, open the moonroof, and blast off. You drive nonstop, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. Any guess as to the length of your trip? Try seventy years! Suppose, after stretching your legs and catching a bit of sun, you fuel up and rocket off to Alpha Centauri, the next closest star system. Best pack a lunch and clear your calendar. You’ll need 15 million years to make the trip.

Don’t like to drive, you say? Board a jet, and zip through our solar system at a blistering six hundred miles per hour. In 16.5 days you’ll reach the moon, in seventeen years you’ll pass the sun, and in 690 years you can enjoy dinner on Pluto. After seven centuries you haven’t even left our solar system, much less our galaxy.

Our universe is God’s preeminent missionary. “The heavens declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1 niv). A house implies a builder; a painting suggests a painter. Don’t stars suggest a star maker? Doesn’t creation imply a creator? “The heavens declare His righteousness” (Psalm 97:6). Look above you…

If God can make a billion galaxies, can’t he make good out of our bad and sense out of our faltering lives? Of course he can. He is God.

[3:16: The Numbers of Hope]

Heavenly Father,

Your creative powers are mind-boggling. The universe you have created is beyond comprehension. You created everything by your mighty power, and you sustain everything by that same power. How comforting to know that you can create galaxies and yet you care about every detail in my life. What a privilege to trust in your loving power no matter what comes my way,

Amen.

You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain.

[Hebrews 1:10-11]

Your thoughts toward us cannot be recounted to You in order; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

[Psalm 40:5]

~ Max Lucado ~

Jesus Today

Trust Me Moment By Moment

TRUST ME MOMENT BY MOMENT. THIS IS ALL I require of you, and it is sufficient to keep you standing firm in the midst of fierce spiritual battles. Just getting through each day is a victory as long as you stay in communication with Me. Search for Me in your moments. Keeping your focus on My Presence is the best protection against self-pity and depression.

I am calling you to trust Me in deep darkness. Take one step at a time, clinging to My hand for help and guidance. I am always near you, and I know exactly how much you are struggling.

Though the battle is fierce and you are weak, your resources are unlimited. My Spirit is ever ready to help you; you have only to ask. Remember that this Holy Helper is infinitely powerful and infinitely loving. I also am eager to help you. Call upon My Name with confident trust, for My unfailing Love surrounds you.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

[Psalm 62:8]

“And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

[John 14:16–17]

Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.

[Psalm 32:10]

~ Sarah Young ~

🙏 Morning Prayer 🙏

Father God,

Today, help me to not walk in the counsel of the ungodly or stand in the path of sinners, but mediate on Your Word, that I may be righteous in Your sight.

Amen

“Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.”

[Psalm 1:1-2]