30 Days of Prayer -Day 14
Colossians 3 :2 - Since you have been raised to a new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God's right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is reveled to the whole world, you will share in all His glory.
What does this all mean?
This means we have little desire for the things we once desired like worldly pleasures. That we set our sight on eternal life. We gain a proper perspective on wealth, love, and the meaning of truth. We don't allow our feelings or situations to control us any longer. By seeking Jesus, He is able to help us break from addictions and bondages that we have allowed in our life. (These things have taken front and center keeping us in bondage..) We should consider ourselves dead to our former lifestyle.
Former lifestyle ( Lust, Greed, Sexual immorality, Anger, Rage, Slander, Dirty language, Lying, Gossip, and Evil Desires.)All of these things are destructive and not only hurt ourselves, but those around us. This hurts God our Creator.
Ephesians 3:17-19 Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And you may have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ , though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life, and power that comes from God.
This scripture , brings me complete fulfillment. Filled with love, joy and peace! Its a beautiful scripture. And it shows how much we mean to the Father and how deeply each one of us our loved.
A New creation in Jesus Christ!
Keep in this in mind, it is a process and for most of us- it didn't happen overnight for me . Try not to get frustrated with this process. As you commit yourself to a relationship , a job, or getting a degree, we must do the same with our new beginning with Jesus. Prayer is an effective way to combat the temptations of this life. Prayer is a way of getting through anything in life. Storms will come but when we have hope in Christ Jesus, it can come like a small wave instead of a hurricane.
My prayer for you is that you may experience the joy, peace and love that I am now experience in my life. My life is not perfect and I live with illness but I am grateful and thankful in everything! And would never ask for anything to be different. Some days are harder than others but again I am grateful! I am free of bondage!
Lord Jesus , I humbly come- on behalf of your people that may know You, and those who do know You, may we have a deeper understanding and knowledge of You. For so many have lost hope and a will to live Lord Jesus, I pray You restore their hope and passion to live. May our roots go down deep into the soil of Your marvelous love.
May each of us know who we are in You God, Let society's standards not be the bar each of us are aiming for, but Your Divine measure. Society looks at our stature and outside beauty, but You Lord God Creator of life , look at our heart. I pray each of us has a heart that mimics Yours. That judgement of one another- is left for You and not on the lips of Your people. May we walk in love and not hate. May our children be safe as they go to School and go outside to play. Thank You Jesus! May you teach parents to be cautious of the things their kids are viewing at home, and hearing in the home. Thank You for keeping us safe throughout the night. Let us all learn to be grateful and thankful.
Lord Jesus I pray for our nation to turn back to You and Your righteous and just ways. I pray for the United States and surrounding nations to love You , and to seek Your presence O'God. You said Lord Jesus, nothing would separate Your love from us and we thank You. For Your love is faithful God . Thank You for waiting on us to return to You. Your patience is as deep as the deepest ocean. Thank You Jesus!
Lord God, please help those who are sick, persecuted, full of fear, addicted, brokenhearted , lost, poor, and lonely, let them feel Your peace and joy that surpasses all understanding. Let their disappointments and sadness be filled today with hope. We know their is only one way to live and receive Eternal Life- is through Your Son Jesus Christ. And it is a FREE GIFT to all who seek it. Thank You Lord and Savior !!! We thank You for every blessing and gift because we know that it comes from You! Please have mercy on our nation Lord God as we return to You in faith. Thank you Lord Jesus! We pray for all these things to come to pass. In Your Precious Holy Name Jesus, Amen!
Moving Forward With You
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Healthy Spiritually!
Your unfailing love , O'Lord , is as vast as the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.. Psalms
God bless you and keep you and your family safe today!