The Rock in Our Lives.

“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just;
A God of faithfulness and without injustice,
Righteous and upright is He.” Deuteronomy 32:4

“My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge,
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold, and my refuge. My savior, You save me from violence.”
2 Samuel 22:31

“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He can humble those who walk in pride” Daniel 4:37

“Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike. Far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth deal justly?” Genesis 18:25

Lord,
You are my Rock. I appreciate Your faithfulness and daily protection.
You are Righteous and Just.
You are my Refuge, my shield, my stronghold, and my forever Savior.
Thank You, Lord, for being so loving and merciful.
You are the King of kings, the King of heaven who protects every one of my steps.
Protect me for the evil schemes, and maintain a hedge of protection over my mind, heart, and soul.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly praise and courageously pray.

Amen.

I am delighted with His Truth.

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law, he meditates day and night.
He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season
And its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers.” Psalm 1:2-3

“I will meditate on Your precepts
And regard Your ways.
I shall delight in Your statutes;
I shall not forget Your word.” Psalm 119:15-16

“he righteous man will flourish like the palm tree,
He will grow like a cedar in Lebanon.
Planted in the house of the Lord,
They will flourish in the courts of our God.
They will still yield fruit in old age;
They shall be full of sap and very green…” Psalm 92:12-14

Lord,
I meditate on Your Word at sunrise. I delight in Your wisdom at bedtime.
I meditate on Your precepts every chance I’ve got.

Thank You, Lord, for your unfailing Grace.
I meditate on Your teachings and hide Your Truth in my heart.
I will flourish and prosper in whatever I do.

Your guidance is forever cherished.
You have blessed me with Your unfailing love and never-ending mercies.
Thank You, Lord.


In the name of Jesus, I praise this evening. Amen.

Our Savior is Alive

“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.” Jer. 23:5

“Jesus was born in Bethlehem near Jerusalem during the reign of King Herod. After Jesus’ birth, a group of spiritual priests from the East came to Jerusalem and inquired of the people, “Where is the child who is born king of the Jewish people? We observed his star rising in the sky and we’ve come to bow before him in worship.” Matt. 2:2 TPT

“for today in the city of David, there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Lk 2:11

“For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11

Lord,

You are our Savior who reigns as the King of kings, and the Lord of lords.
Your never-ending love, compassion, and mercies are new every morning.
You are Christ the Lord.
Your plans for welfare, a future and hope are well-received.
In Jesus’ name, we praise.

Amen.

Giving Passionate Praise

Matt 2:1-12

The wime men eagerly journeyed to Bethlehem to give a royal welcome to the baby Jesus- God’s promised gift of salvation to mankind. They packed gold, frankincense, and myrrh so they could join in the heavenly worship of the infant King.

These men formed an important part of the celebration surrounding Christ’s birth. In fact, they represented you in God’s great plan. They came to woship the Lord of lords and the King of kings, and their visit to the Christ child symbolizes the thousands of men and women who have humbly sought the Messiah through history.

Through your own seeking and serving, you become part of the heavenly symphony giving passionate praise to the Savior.

Allow your heart to burst into song at the thought of Him. Permit the tune of your being to swell with the joy of who He is. Just like the wise men, you have joined the great multitude in never-ending worship.

Seek Him and sing, for surely He is worthy.

Passage from the Charles F. Stanley Life Principles Daily Bible

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Walk His Ways

“How blessed is everyone who fears the LORD, who walks in His ways.” Psalm 128:1

“Praise the LORD! How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in His commandments.” Psalm 112:1

“How blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the LORD.
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart?
They also do no unrighteousness. They walk in His ways.” Psalm 119:1-3

Lord,

I’m blessed today. I’m fully alive and in good health.
Help me walk in Your ways today.
I am delighting in all Your precepts.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly pray. Amen

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Take Courage, Do not Be Afraid

“Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14

“But, immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying; Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.” Matthew 14:27

“The angel answered and said to him, I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news. And behold, you shall be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled in their proper time.” Luke 1:19

Lord,
I will not be alone this Holiday season, I’ve got Jesus in my heart.
I will not be afraid, I’ve got Jesus ahead of me.
I will not be shaken this Holiday season, I’ve got Immanuel who encourages me to take the next step.
I believe, help me with my unbelief.
In Jesus’ name I boldly and courageously, I pray. Amen.

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Share His Gifts

Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them;
Let all who are around Him bring gifts to Him who is to be feared.”
Psalm 76:11

“When you make a vow to God, do not be late in paying it; for He takes no delight in fools. Pay what you vow! It is better that you should not vow than that you should vow and not pay. Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands?” Ecclesiastes 5:4-6

“And many were bringing gifts to the Lord at Jerusalem and choice presents to Hezekiah king of Judah, so that he was exalted in the sight of all nations thereafter.” 2 Chronicles 32:23

Lord,

Help me keep all commitments. When I am fatigued, help me stay alert and focused at all times. When I am overwhelmed, help me get enough rest for the challenge at hand.

I want to serve others as best as I can. I want to share all of my gifts with the world.

I will share my talents and skills so others will benefit. I was fearfully and wonderfully made by You so I may serve one day at a time on your behalf.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

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His Guidance

“Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name;
And deliver us and forgive our sins for Your name’s sake” Psalm 79:9

“Then Asa called to the Lord his God and said, “Lord, there is no one besides You to help in the battle between the powerful and those who have no strength; so help us, O Lord our God, for we trust in You, and in Your name have come against this multitude. O Lord, You are our God; let not man prevail against You.” 

2 Chronicles 14:11

“For You are my rock and my fortress;
For Your name’s sake, You will lead me and guide me.” Psalm 31:3

Lord,

it was quite a fast-paced week at work.

Help me slow down, meditate on Your promises and know You are God who is in control.

You are my rock, fortress and the greatest Counselor who leads the way.

Please forgive me if I do not follow Your commands. There is no one besides You.

When I’m distracted, please redirect my focus back to You.

You are my God, let no man prevail against me.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly pray. Amen.

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His Joy

“Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1: 2-4

“…so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold, which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:7

“so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12

“By your endurance, you will gain your lives.” Luke 21:19

Lord,

In life, there are many transitions. Some life-altering moments or life changes are easier than others. While I encounter various trials, I know the testing of my faith produces endurance.

I need Your guidance, comfort, and strength so I may endure the initial stages of the upcoming transition. My faith will be tested, I know.

I will praise and honor You as I adapt to my new lifestyle.

It is so exciting to have your rest. You are right there watching it all and protecting me from any given evil schemes. My desire is to display Your fragrance as I walk into challenging circumstances today.

I’m trusting in You alone, my Rescuer and Refuge.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray. Amen.

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A Fragrant Aroma.

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place. For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things? For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.”

2 Corinthians 2:14-17

“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? May it never be! Do you not know that when you present yourselves to someone as slaves for obedience, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin resulting in death, or of obedience resulting in righteousness? But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed, and having been freed from sin, you became slaves of righteousness.” Romans 1:15-18

“…and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” Ephesians 5:2

“But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.” Philippians 4:18

Lord,
I am your beloved daughter for such a time as this…
Allow Your fragrance to spread among those who are either lukewarm, in darkness or even lost.
Help me speak Your truth in love and glorify Your name.
Break down all Your teachings so I understand them clearly.
Show me ‘how to’ be obedient.
Help me take ungodly thoughts captive so I can surrender these negative thoughts at the feet of the Cross.
I want to be a slave of righteousness, walk in love, share Your wisdom to those who are in desperately need, and always maintain a fragrant aroma.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly pray. Amen


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