My Prayer Today

This is my prayer and I think it should be yours also:

Dear Heavenly Father I come before You right now and thank You for the giving of Your spirit. I ask that You would forgive me of my sin and help me to honor You more and more each day. Keep me in the shadow of Your wings, and help me to stay focused on what You have for me and my future. I know that You have ordained my path, and I trust You with what has been laid before me. I pray that You would help me to press forward in honesty, humility, transparency, Love and Truth. Help me to always put You first. Let me not be selfish in my ways, oh God, but help me to return to others what You have given to me. You are holy, You are righteous. There is none higher than You, my God. Abba Father, reach out Your mighty hand of healing to raise up the sick, renew dead souls, and restore broken hearts. Raise up Your disciples, Lord, so that we can be a light unto the nations. Protect the abused children, wrap Your arms around the orphaned. Save the unborn children, bless the broken mothers. You are the miracle Maker, You have the power to redeem. Rise us up, Oh God, teach us Your holy Ways. Help me to hide Your Word into my heart, and walk it out daily. I want to be faithful in Your sight. I NEED to fulfill my destiny so that You, Abba, can call me Your good and faithful servant; so that YOU can be blessed and pleased. Your achievements need to be my achievements. Your will needs to be my will. What I want and desire does not matter in this life. All I want and desire is for You to take over, for You to have control, and for You to be the center and sole purpose of my life. I know, God, and choose to believe that I am worthy in your sight. I choose to believe that You love me, that I have a purpose. Thank you for all that You do for me and my family. I may not feel You moving right now in this moment, but I choose to walk in faith and believe that You are ALWAYS working on my behalf to keep me safe, to keep me pure, and out of the enemy’s way. And when the enemy does come, I choose to believe that when those tests and trials come, I am made stronger and a better person through the process, which is what I want. I need to have the mindset of always trying to better myself, always striving to be a better person. So thank you, God, for helping me and teaching me to do more and be more. I love you, God.

My Prayer For You

How To Receive God’s Love

For many of us we can receive a gift or compliment with gratitude, be happy about it, and move on. There are others who don’t know how to take such gestures, so they just silently (or perhaps verbally) reject them and move on. I will tell you that I am one of those people who falls into the category of finding it difficult to accept a gift or compliment simply because I don’t feel deemed worthy enough to accept. This person did a very nice thing for me. Why can’t I just say thank you and accept? What about when it comes to the love of God. Do we ever have a hard time receiving His love? Do we even know when we reject or accept it?

I feel like we know how to give our love to God more than we know how to receive it. Perhaps that’s just me. But if you think about it, we can’t love, unless we know what love is, and have accepted it into our heart. 1 John 4:8-9 states, “The one who does not love does not know God, because God is love. God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and only Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” HCSB So when we accept Yeshua into our life, we are accepting love because He is love. All of the promises of God, all of the blessings and commandments are acts of love. 1 John 5:2-3, “This is how we know that we love God’s children when we love God and obey His commands. For this is what love for God is: to keep His commands. Now His commands are not a burden,”. He gave those commands to us to keep so that we are protected and kept from harm’s way. It is an act of love for us so we can stay pure and holy in His sight. And in return, if we follow those commandments, we are showing God our love for Him. So in a way, when we follow the commandments, we by default accept God’s love. For example, a parent makes certain rules/regulations for their children to follow by so they don’t get hurt. If those children abide by the rules, they are accepting the “unseen love” that they will later appreciate. They will later understand that those rules (or commands) were put into place purely out of love and protection.

So one way to receive God’s love is to simply follow what He says; obey His commandments. Strange concept, but it’s a beautiful picture. Another way to accept the love of God is an easy, five letter word. Can you guess? It’s faith! There are times when we simply will not understand God or His love. We can’t comprehend Him; He is beyond our understanding. So a lot of times we have to take what He says to heart, and apply a little faith. When God promises not to harm us but to give us a hope and future (Jer. 29:11), how can we receive that blessing of love if we are going through a living flame of fire? We simply have to believe and pray by faith to receive the promises of God. Those are promises of His love, and gifts of His Spirit. They are not to be rejected, but rather taken in by faith. We don’t have to understand why He loved us so much that He sent His one and only Son to die on our behalf (John 3:16). We don’t have to comprehend how we are projected valuable and worthy enough to even receive His love. We just have to trust that we deserve His love, no matter what we’ve been through. We have to believe that His love will never fail, nor give up. Learn the beauty of receiving God’s love and how effective it can be to your life. Recognize that His love protects, honors, cherishes, and gives grace. It’s the most beautiful kind of love that anyone could receive.

I encourage you to listen to this song, even if you’ve heard it before. One thing will always remain: His love.