Crown of Righteousness

Proverbs 16:31 (NIV), “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.”

Proverbs 20:29, (NKJV), “The glory of young men is their strength, And the splendor of old men is their gray head.”

Jesus said in Matt 15:3-6 (NKJV), “For God commanded, saying, ‘Honor your father and your mother’; and, ‘He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.’ But you say, ‘Whoever says to his father or mother, “Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God”—then he need not honor his father or mother.’ Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.”

Dear Jesus, we put down the traditions that nullify Your commandments, we’re sorry for trying to be men-pleasers.  We will abide in Your love and truth, no matter what. Help us to honor our elders and You in purity, Father God.

“Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” 2 Timothy 5:1-2 (NIV).

1 Timothy 6

Verse 4-5 (NKJV), “He is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wranglings of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself.”

Verse 10 (NIV), “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”

 

 

 

 

The Puzzle

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11 (KJV).

500 Pieces may seem impossible to put together.  Your heart drops, piece by piece you connect them, all the time looking to the picture of what it’s supposed to be.

So we are to keep referring to the vision Jesus gave us, thou in the beginning it looks so far fetched, like the visions were meant for someone else. But God is always right.

Oswald Chambers speaks on visions here in July 6 My Upmost for His Highest: https://utmost.org/visions-becoming-reality/

Lord, forgive us for when we gave up, You give more than we could ever want or imagine.

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Your Word Says

“It is finished,” Jesus said in John 19:30.

“By Your stripes we are healed,” 1 Peter 2:24.

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35.

“The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want” Psalm 23:1

“Here am I, Send me” Isaiah 6:8.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11.

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled” Hebrews 13:4.

Father God, thank You for the beauty and clarity of Your word.  We live our lives by It. In Jesus’ Name!

The Nose Knows

Praying for fully healed senses: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, touch; physical and in the spiritual for discernment, especially spiritual eyes.

Ephesians 1:17-23 (KJV)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,

Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.”

“Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?” Solomon prayer in 1 Kings 3:9 (KJV). (God granted his request in vs 11 and 12).

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.” 1 Corinthians 2:14-15.

 

7 Times A Day

I will praise You, reads Psalm 119:164.

Pastor Carol Arnott (Catch the Fire Toronto church) taught that every 10 minutes when her timer went off, she praised and worshipped God!

There is no limit to the number of times and ways we can praise God.

Daniel 6:10, says: “Daniel prayed 3 times a day.”

Father God, thank You for being the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8).  Thank You for this new month, year and season in our lives.  Thank You for the fresh wind, fresh start – halleluia, I will give thanks to You forever (Psalm 30:12)!

 

We’ll Be Tight (Proverbs 18:24)

Make us right (Romans 3:22)

We fix our eyes on You, You fix our hearts (Hebrews 12:2, Luke 4:18, Ps 147:3)

We’re bright in Your Presence Lord (Ex 33:18)

We’re hopeful & our eyes are shining (Hebrews 6:19)

You cover me, You color me (Ps 91:4)

Daddy’s here (Romans 8:15)

the beauty of holiness, we surrender to Your Power (Ps 110:3, Job 26:14)

We give up making it work, we align our thoughts to Your Kingdom ways (Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Matt 6:33)

I can face anything in the Face of my God! (Isaiah 50:70)

 

Jesus, Greater Than Ourselves

Dear Lord God, we can read the paper, the corruption is obvious.  When we look laterally, there is no hope.  We need Jesus Who died for our sins and is resurrected into eternal life.  When we look up, we have hope in Him Who can work miracles.

We lift up our children to You, O God, for healing miracles.  We ask You to intervene and bring health and strength, restore marriages, bridge the gaps.  The Lord will provide.

Matt 28:18 (NIV), “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

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“I Give Life”

heard in my spirit..

All life, breath is Yours Father God.  You give freely.  You enjoy Your children.  Your word is life.

I agree with Your word, Lord and disagree with the world & flesh.  Words of faith and life, shape our tongues and the weapons into ploughshares (Isaiah 4:2).

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.” James 4:10.

Your Truth …

…is a flame that brings warmth & heat & cooks my food it brings light…to see.

I’m Yours, Lord, I put down the old idols, the alcohol, the fantasies, the deception, the selfishness, the old trauma, I let go, I forgive…

You lift my head, I walk the narrow path, I pick up my cross, I follow You.

Joy no one can take from you.” Jesus promises in John 16:22.

Make my life a prayer that I see You wherever I go. (Jeremiah 1:9.)

Take the Scales off of Their Eyes – Acts 9:18

Dear Lord God, remove the veil from their eyes (2 Corinthians 3:16), bring Your Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth (John 16:13) to bring them to repentance leading to salvation (Matthew 4:17). You came to set the captives free, like in Luke 4:18.  You are the truth, no one can stand to You & live unless we’re born from above of Your Spirit, O Lord, like in John 3:3.

You are the only way to life (John 14:6), all else is sinking sand (Matt 7:26).  In You, I live & have my being I’m a Christ follower sun up to sundown & through the night.  I rest in You.

We are set apart .. everyday, night & day, 100%, forsaking all else.  We forsake the world’s way and cling to You.