He Heals Us

“O Lord, do not rebuke me in Your anger,
Nor chasten me in Your wrath.
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am pining away;
Heal me, O Lord, for my bones are dismayed.” Psalm 6:1-2

“The Lord has disciplined me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.” Psalm 118:18

“Come, let us return to the Lord.
For He has torn us, but He will heal us;
He has wounded us, but He will bandage us.” Hosea 6:1

Lord,

I repent of any unconfessed sin in my heart. Do not rebuke me.

Be merciful and forgiving. Show me Your ways.

I am listening to You and no one else’s opinions. You have my undivided attention, Lord.

You want for me to walk away from unhealthy patterns of living.

Show me how to take better care of my health. You are the best Physician and Counselor.

I want to grow closer to You as I honor Your temple.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly pray. Amen.

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Be Gracious.

“Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have relieved me in my distress;
Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.” Psalm 4:1

“I was crying to the Lord with my voice,
And He answered me from His holy mountain.” Psalm 3:4

“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
For I am lonely and afflicted.” Psalm 25:16

Lord,

I am moving in a new direction. I am in distress about the unexpected road. Help me trust You.

I’m searching for guidance and I also need Your strength, comfort, and wisdom.

Be gracious and forgive me for all my anxious thought(s) and soothe the rhythms of my heart.

When making a life-altering decision, It is typically a lonely road, yet it is comforting to know You are already there on my behalf.

I may have a plan, Lord, You direct all of my steps though.

Guide me. Teach me. Rebuke me. Be gracious, Lord, and show me every step of the way.

I praise You for opening up a new journey.

I am elated about the unlimited possibilities of the new journey.

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

Amen.

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Sing for Joy

“But let all who take refuge in You be glad,
Let them ever sing for joy;
And may You shelter them,
That those who love Your name may exult in You.” Psalm 11:5

“Sing for joy in the Lord, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.” Psalm 33:1

“The righteous man will be glad in the Lord and will take refuge in Him;
And all the upright in heart will glory.” Psalm 64:10

Lord,

I want to take refuge in You always,

Protect my mind, heart, and soul every time I encounter confusion or chaos.

You are my only Light (1 John 1:5).

I want to embrace Your love at sunrise, seek Your face throughout the day, surrender my plans and please You in every I can, Lord.

I have faith in You alone.

You are love (1 John 4:8, 16). Your never-ending blessings are palpable.

I am singing to You in gladness. I am shouting tunes of Joy regardless of the darkness, I walk into later on.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously praise and pray.

Amen.

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Worship Him

“Worship the Lord with reverence

And rejoice with trembling.” Psalm 2:11

“But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness, I will enter Your house,

At Your holy temple, I will bow in reverence for You.” Psalm 5:7

“My flesh trembles for fear of You,

And I am afraid of Your judgments.” Psalms 119:120

Lord,

I am submitting to You and I want to surrender my will.

True freedom comes from genuine worship and surrendering it all.

I will worship You with honor and rejoice in humility.

Your unconditional love and kindness are appreciated.

I will always be inspired by Your promises. I will never lose hope.

I will bow before You, my Lord, my King and forever Conqueror.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly pray.

Amen

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His Precepts

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

 “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 1:3

“Planted in the house of the Lord, they will flourish in the courts of our God” Psalm 92:13

“The Lord was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Now his master saw that the Lord was with him and how the Lord caused all that he did to prosper in his hand.” Genesis 39:2-3

Lord,

You are the wisest Counselor.

You are the King of Kings.

As I meditate on Your Word day and night, I want to stand firmly on solid grounds, build character and help me flourish one day at a time. I will capture every one of Your precepts in my heart and live out in obedience for the rest of my life. Walk with me, Lord, just like You were with Joseph thousands years ago both in dire moments as well as in his most prosperous season.

Take the lead, Lord. I surrender my life.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray.

Amen.

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Love your Neighbor.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.” Matthew 5:43-45

 “But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you” Luke 6: 27-28

“But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:20-21

Lord,

Help me love everyone in my sphere of influence including all my neighbors and those who dislike me. Remind me to pray and bless them every time. Allow me to extend grace for they do not know how they are acting. I want to be compassionate and kind. Give me the courage to help them as often as needed and be more like Christ so they may accept Jesus in their hearts one day.

In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray.
Amen.

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His Mercies

‘The Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.’ Numbers 14:18

“The Lord is gracious and merciful; slow to anger and great in lovingkindness. The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, and Your godly ones shall bless You.” Psalms 145:8-10

“Who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion; Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. The Lord performs righteous deeds and judgments for all who are oppressed.” Psalms 103:4-6

Lord, I’m so glad you are slow to anger and abundant in Grace and Mercy. You have been so good to me all these years and I’m just amazed over all of your wonderful blessings in my life today.

You have redeemed me from the pit. Thank You, Jesus.

You have crowned me with Your never-ending compassion, refreshed my soul and strengthened my heart over the years. I praise You today with all my heart, mind and soul.

In Jesus’ name, I pray.
Amen.

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His Never-Ending Grace

“Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].”HEBREWS‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭AMP

“but Christ is faithful as a Son over His [Father’s] house. And we are His house if we hold fast our confidence and sense of triumph in our hope [in Christ].” HEBREWS‬ ‭3:6‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness surrounds You [as an intrinsic, unchangeable part of Your very being].” PSALMS‬ ‭89:8‬ ‭AMP

Lord,

I enjoy meditating on Your Word day and night. The more I reflect on Truth, the closer I am to You, my ABBA Father.

Your never-ending grace, morning mercies, and presence are palpable in time of distress.

The closer I am to You, Lord, the more confident and hopeful I am about the future. You are my only Refuge and Hope until my last breath on earth.

You are a faithful God.

In Jesus’ name I praise,

Amen.‬‬

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His Sabbath

“So the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts (inhabitants). And by the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. So God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it [as His own, that is, set it apart as holy from other days], because in it He rested from all His work which He had created and done.” GENESIS‬ ‭2:1-3‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Remember the Sabbath (seventh) day to keep it holy (set apart, dedicated to God). Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath [a day of rest dedicated] to the LORD your God; on that day you shall not do any work, you or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock or the temporary resident (foreigner) who stays within your [city] gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and everything that is in them, and He rested (ceased) on the seventh day. That is why the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy [that is, set it apart for His purposes].” EXODUS‬ ‭20:8-11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us,” EPHESIANS‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Lord, I work diligently in everything I do. Thanks for daily stamina, vitality and focus. Help me back off from task demands and relax a bit so I may only worship You and enjoy life with loved ones.

Teach me how to rest on a regular basis and decompress away from all of my duties. I want to honor You by observing the sabbath day, rely on Your promises and refresh my soul.

In Jesus’ name I courageously pray,

Amen.

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120 Days Challenge in the Book of Psalms

Friends,

I would like to extend an invitation for the upcoming 120 days Challenge starting on September 1❣️

As you may already know, I love the book of Psalms.

We will complete the entire book of Psalms, 150 chapters, this coming Fall.

Every year during the Holiday season, I’m in touch with personal losses, regrets, loneliness, and grief so I have decided to establish a new tradition this year! I want to read and journal the book of Psalms every Holiday season just like I did when the Lord rescued me from the pit of darkness.

In Christ, there is victory and He is our ABBA Father, Refuge and He is our only Soulmate.

Join our challenge today…

I would love for all of you to come along side of me every year.

We will begin the #120daysBookofPsalmsChallenge on Sunday, September 01, as I mentioned earlier.

“Read the Book of Psalms, 1-2 chapter(s) a day”

Mondays thru Fridays, one chapter a day.

Saturdays & Sundays, two chapters a day.

We will be reading one or two chapters a day, inscribing the verse in 1-2 translations, writing down our observations, inscribing the cross references of the selected verse and journaling daily including Sundays for 120 days.

Yes, it will be quite intense BUT it will be quite enriching… the Holy Spirit will embrace our souls one day at a time.

I will share a fact or two from the commentary BE and if you read a commentary on your own, you are welcome to share with the group. You will then earn an extra ticket to enter the general drawing.

If you choose color coding, you will also earn an extra ticket for the general drawing.

You will enter the general drawing for the following:

* for each day you journal and share,

* extra ticket for sharing commentary,

* extra ticket for color Coding.

The Grand Prize winner of the #120daysBookofPsalmsChallenge will obtain the entire Bible Reading Journal Series for 2020 or seven volumes of your choice in case you want to choose one or two of your favorites, a retail value of $80.00 (this is for the person who journals for 120 days)

Note, if there are more than one winner, these winners will be part of a “special” drawing.

For the second winner prize:

The winner will receive the #120 days challenge tote.

For the third winner prize:

The next 3 winners of the “general“ drawing will win a pencil case, “Rise Up and Journal.”

Who’s counting for the #120daysChallenge?! I am.

To purchase your ’special Edition’ journal today, go to this link:

The Bible Reading Journal Series: The Book of Psalms. Special Edition. https://www.amazon.com/dp/107530251X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_uH2uDb1717R1F

To join the accountability FB closed group for women, go to this link now:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/592519521194570/?ref=share

If you have any question(s), do not hesitate to email me directly.

Let us all rise up and Journal His Word one day at a time.