His Blessings

“May He grant you your heart’s desire and fulfill all your counsel!

We will sing for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners.

May the Lord fulfill all your petitions?” Psalms 20:4-5

“You have given him his heart’s desire, and You have not withheld the request of his lips.

Selah.” Psalm 21:2

“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him to all who call upon Him in truth.

He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him. He will also hear their cry and will save them.”

Psalm 145:18-19

Lord, You are the King of Kings who grants our heart’s desires.

You are steadfast in all your promises. Your timing is perfect!

I am asking for guidance as I sit here today thinking about my goals and objectives for the upcoming transition. Please continue to direct all my steps so I may not stumble later.

Your ways are higher than mine. Your plans are so much better. I want to honor You in all I do and be prayerful along the way.  I praise You for all my blessings today and the ones to come.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly shout and praise, Amen.

Photo Courtesy: Aily Torres at Unsplash

A Grateful Heart

I hope you had a relaxing weekend.

The fall season is here. As I grabbed the handle of a local store’s double doors this morning, I immediately noticed Christmas decorations everywhere. 

Unfortunately, I also sense the pressures of the upcoming Holiday season.

“What happened to Thanksgiving?” I whispered. A time to be ‘grateful’ and fellowship with family and friends. I immediately felt the rush and time constraints of this new season.

“I love Fall y’all.” So let slow down and enjoy the season of Thanksgiving.

Will you make time to study God’s Word?

If so, The Bible Reading Journal Series: A Grateful Heart is perfect for you so you can slow down a bit, and fellowship with the Lord for few minutes a day in the month of November.

It is now available on Amazon.com

The Bible Reading Journal Series: A Grateful Heart. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1692510398/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_mYhRDb5SX8RQA via @amazon

His Precious Words.

“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.” Psalm 19:7-8

“The works of His hands are truth and justice. All His precepts are sure. They are upheld forever and ever. They are performed in truth and uprightness.” Psalm 111:7-8

“The words of the Lord are pure words. As silver tried in a furnace on the earth, refined seven times.” Psalm 12:6

Lord, Your precepts are flawless and restores my soul every day.

Your wisdom is appreciated. Your promises both refresh my soul and offers me hope.

You are life, truth, and justice. I cling to every one of Your precious words.

In Jesus’ name, I praise.

Amen.

Photo Courtesy: Irene Davila @ Unsplash

He Directs My Steps.

“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation, Your right hand upholds me, and Your gentleness makes me great. You enlarge my steps under me, and my feet have not slipped. Psalm 18:35-36

“Bless our God, O peoples, and sound His praise abroad who keeps us in life and does not allow our feet to slip.” Psalm 66:8-9

“I have directed you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded and if you run, you will not stumble.” Proverb 4:11-12

Lord, I appreciate Your gentleness and morning mercies. When I seek wisdom, You direct every step of my goal-planning sessions. I love to plan with You. I know I will not fail if I’m in Your will. I’ve got to admit I tend to be rebellious at times and even prideful so forgive me when I am. I hope the Holy Spirit nudges me immediately so I may repent immediately and ask You to direct my ways. You always want the best for my life, and I appreciate Your divine appointments.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Courtesy of Alexa Williams @ Unsplash

In The Shadow of His Wings

“Keep me as the apple of the eye. Hide me in the shadow of Your wings” Psalm 17:8“

How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 36:7

“Be gracious to me, O God, be gracious to me, for my soul takes refuge in You. And in the shadow of Your wings, I will take refuge until destruction passes by. I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me.” Psalm 57:1-2

“He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings, you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark.” Psalm 91:4

Lord be gracious and protect me from all the evil in the world. I take refuge under Your wings now so be my shield and refuge.

I am less anxious when I seek Your comfort and rest. You are so trusting and reliable.

I adore You Abba Father.

I trust you wholeheartedly. In Jesus’ name, I courageously pray.

Amen.

Courtesy of Devon Freeman @ Unsplash

Seek Him

“I have set the Lord continually before me; Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore, my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices. My flesh also will dwell securely.” Psalm 16:8-9

“When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, ‘Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.’ Do not hide Your face from me, do not turn Your servant away in anger. You have been my help; Do not abandon me nor forsake me, O God of my salvation!” Psalm 27:8-9

“My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing, I will sing praises, even with my soul. Awake, harp and lyre; I will awaken the dawn! I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations.” Psalm 108:1-3

Lord, You have been right next to me all along even when I refused to acknowledge Your presence. You were steadfast, faithful and never abandoned me. Because of Your mercies, compassion, and forgiveness, I will never be shaken. You are at my right hand guiding and directing my steps. I will always seek Your face.

You have provided and consoled me in moments of distress. You have been a Rock and Refuge. My heart is no longer anxious, Lord, I know you are already taking care of all the details and have been orchestrating a better future for my family and I. Thank You for your daily portion.

In Jesus’ name, I am singing tunes of joy today. Amen.

Photo courtesy: Ben White

In the Shelter of His wings.

“O Lord, who may abide in Your tent? Who may dwell on Your holy hill? He who walks with integrity, and works righteousness and speaks truth in his heart.” Psalm 15:1-2

“For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock. And now my head will be lifted above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy. I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.” Psalm 27:5,6

“Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings. Selah.” Psalm 61:4

Lord,

Help me maintain good character and integrity in all endeavors.

When trouble arrives, help me discern the best strategy to embrace the challenge and speak Truth to my heart always. You are a Counselor and Refuge at the time of confusion and turmoil.

I will rejoice and sing melodic tunes to the Lord as I embrace today’s troubling circumstances. In Jesus’ name, I boldly and courageously pray. Amen

Photo Courtesy: Jens Kreuter

A New Song

A New Song

“But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness;

My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord because He has dealt bountifully with me.”

Psalm 13:5-6

“Sing to the Lord a new song; Sing to the Lord, all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, bless His name;

Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.”

Psalm 96:1-2

“Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;

Yes, our God is compassionate. The Lord preserves the simple;

I was brought low, and He saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul,

For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you. You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.

I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living.”

Psalm 116:5-9

Lord,

I’m so glad I am trusting in You alone.

My heart rejoices when I surrender my plans and seek Your face

for comfort, strength, and wisdom.

I am blessed when I walk in Your presence.

Thank You, Jesus, for Your grace, lovingkindness and unfailing compassion.

You have protected and preserved my life so I may shout to the world a new song.

You rescued me from death and offered me eternal life. How much can I ask?

I am chosen, redeemed and a new creation in Christ.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly and loudly praise His tunes.

Amen.

Denise Oliviera at Unsplash

My Deliverer.

“Because of the devastation of the afflicted, because of the groaning of the needy, Now I will arise,” says the Lord; “I will set him in the safety for which he longs.” Psalm 12:5

“The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” Psalms 9:9-10

“And my soul shall rejoice in the Lord; It shall exult in His salvation. All my bones will say, “Lord, who is like You, who delivers the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, and the afflicted and the needy from him who robs him?” Psalms 35:9-10

Lord,

I am standing on solid grounds today. I praise You for your guidance, wisdom, discernment, and protection.

You are my stronghold in time of need and in times of trouble. You are my Deliverer.

I am trusting in Your future so calm my anxious heart today. I will rejoice in You alone.

In Jesus’ name, I boldly praise,

Amen.

Photo courtesy: Julia Caesar @Unsplash

His Shelter

“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 5:11

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

“You, O Lord, will keep them. You will preserve him from this generation forever.” Psalm 12:7

Lord,

I praise You today for being my Refuge and a Shelter in moments of distress.

Thank You for your lovingkindness, and protection when I need You the most.

I sing for joy and will always praise about Your faithfulness.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Photo Courtesy by Eric Nopanen @ Unsplash