For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. Philippians 4:13-15
For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.
Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
You have The Spirit of The Creator of ALL in you. Note, you are not a physical entity, have you ever seen your thoughts? Yes! We see ideas/thoughts actualized after things are done in the physical.
If I asked you to draw/paint/sketch a picture of you; could you? Most if not any could! If we existed here on Earth at the time Jesus was on Earth and we asked Him “Could you please draw/paint a picture of You?” What would He have drawn? Think on this. Words and actions paint a vivid picture of who/what we truly are.
IF and when truly we realize and understand who and what we are in Christ! Wow! Words cannot begin to describe the who…
To sound like a broken record (which in this case is necessary)…. We are new creations
The Psalms discuss the importance of loving the laws of God in several places. This Psalms is one of them as is Psalms 119:165: “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” If you follow and cherish God’s laws, you can live with no fear and with a great peace, because you are certain that you are doing nothing wrong in the sight of God. This should be all of our aims, but it is of course much easier said than done.
And we pray:
Holy Lord, makes of the laws that govern both Heaven and Earth, I am Your clay to mold however You see fit. I am also a fool, easily tempted by darkness, with an animal spirit that does not always like to be told what to do. I submit to You, O Lord, and ask that You tell me what to do. If You do this, I promise I shall follow Your commandments. In the name of Your holy laws, I pray, Amen.
Preserve us from faithless fears and worldly anxieties and grant that no clouds of this mortal life may hide from us the light of that Love which is immortal, and which you have shown us in Your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” ~ Matthew 21:22
And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. ~ Hebrews 11:6
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. ~ Hebrews 11:1
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. ~ Mark 11:22-24
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.
And we pray:
Dear Heavenly Father, You are the Creator of all things and You sustain all of life. I come to You, acknowledging that Your will is best and that Your plan is far greater than any I could ever ask for or imagine. Lord, I come to You with troubles that are weighing on my heart and the hearts of many believers. God, I know that You carry all burdens, and I ask that You share Your yoke with us know during this difficult time.
God, You are a God of healing. If it is in Your will, I ask that You heal (fill in the blank), but I know that whether You choose to heal them or not, that everything will work out according to Your purpose. May I seek You in good times and difficult and learn to trust You more every day. May You increase, and I decrease, as I learn to become more like You. In Jesus’ holy and powerful name, Amen.
Where can we go to find God? Where is His Love most evident, tangible, and real? It is in His house or in His church. It is because He Loves us that He has created places that we can come to meet with Him. Let us not neglect taking time to come to God’s house to worship Him with the deepest awe.