Prayers and Promises: 1 Timothy 2:1-2

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—  for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. (1 Timothy 2:1-2)

I have a hard time remembering to pray for our current leadership in our country.  Sometimes, I forget that these leaders are in place and God is using them for his Plan while they are in place.   I would request that we all take the time to pray for our leaders in our country.  Also take the time to pray for those who are running for office in November.   Pray that America would make wise choices in it’s selection of leaders in November.  We should all seek God’s wisdom, and make sure that you do register to vote if you aren’t already registered.  Your vote does matter.  Seek God’s wisdom if you do not know who to choose.  God has a plan for us no matter who our leaders are and he expects us to respect them and pray for them.   Lord, help us to continue to do this at all times.

Notification for my readers

I am currently going through a family emergency, and I have set the blog up to publish articles for awhile, so please understand if I do not get to your emails or comments in a timely fashion.

In the meantime, if you would think of me, I am holding fast to God’s word and His promises.   This video means a lot to me right now.

Thank you for understanding!

Prayers and Promises: Deuteronomy 29:9

Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do. (Deuteronomy 29:9)

Sometimes I have a hard time believing that my obedience could bring such blessing.  I am such a sinner that doesn’t deserve your blessing.  But all I have to do is obey?  Obedience is so hard for me.

I know I can’t obey all on my own, Lord.  When I try harder, I just get tied up in all the good I want to do and the evil that still pops out of me.   It’s so hard, Lord!!

Make my heart all Yours, Lord, and I will no longer struggle with sin.  When my soul prospers, surely my life will be blessed.

Prayers and Promises: Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
   and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
   and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

I love this verse.  As I said last week, I am a “take matters into your own hands” kind of person.  I race ahead of God like an excited child at the amusement park….sometimes I go the wrong way or get lost, but when I rely on you, Lord, things just work out!  It is very hard sometimes to put your trust in someone else, but you have proven year after year to be faithful to me and so very reliable.  You are always there.  In times when I just didn’t know how I could make something work, I put it in your hands, and it worked!  Help me, Lord, to continue to learn how to let you lead my life.   “Jesus, take the wheel!”

Prayers and Promises: 2 Timothy 3:16-17

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,  so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

I am probably the most guilty of trying to go through life without reading the manual for life.  I am hoping in this new year that I can remedy this.   I am such a type A personality, that I have to do things myself or I feel they don’t get done correctly.  But I can tell in my levels of anxiety, tiredness, and I get highly emotional.  Thank you, Lord, for giving me clear, set directions for my life.  Help me, Lord, to make more time to be with you in your Word this year.

Prayers and Promises: Psalm 34:19

The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all. (Psalm 34:19)

Troubles don’t mean that God has forgotten us.  He hasn’t given up on us, but he has promised to help us through all of our problems.   I know there are problems in my life that if I try to tackle alone, it just doesn’t work.  I cherish knowing that I don’t have to go through them alone.  I have a God that no problem is too big.

Lord, I will continue to need your help in all my trials and tribulations, but I am grateful and blessed to have a loving Father to see me through!

Prayers and Promises: Psalm 119:105

Your word is a lamp for my feet,  a light on my path. (Psalm 119:105)

My daughter attends Awanas every Wednesday night, and when she first started last year, this was one of the verses that she learned by memory.  It also was turned into a wonderful song that was sung by Amy Grant.  Each day that we wake up, we have a choice.  To get up and follow in the footsteps of Jesus or to take the road more traveled that leads to death and destruction.   We face a multitude of choices daily.  When we look to the world to help make decisions, we can make some pretty bad choices and be filled with confusion.  But if we follow God’s word, follow what we know he wants us to do, he will give us the guidance that we need.

Let your light shine in your day today!