Feb.22nd: Advancing the Kingdom & the Push Back You Get

I will start this post by saying that today was a very good day. I picked up my friend who has survived a great deal of trauma Continue reading

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a prayer for today

Lord, I pray that today, I be captivated by your love. That I see you for all you are, all you have done and all you are able to do in me. You have infinite potential, you see and know all…even my deepest fears and secrets. I give them to you, the Potter.

Your Word says in Jeremiah 18:4 – But the jar he was making did not turn out as he had hoped, so the potter squashed the jar into a lump of clay and started again…Then the Lord gave me this message, “…as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so you are in my hand”.

I’m yours, Jesus. Everything I set my eyes and mind on, I want you to see, and smile at. I will not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow will worry about itself. I will live for today, so from now till I rest my head on my pillow tonight, I will bring you honor, as best I know how.

I pray your will be done in my life today, like it’s done in heaven. Help me to live with faith activating all my decisions…never fear. Help me to bring your kingdom to earth and pray from heaven toward earth, instead of praying from a defensive place. Help me to take hold of the authority I have in you, Jesus! In you, I have all things under my feet! I have authority over every kingdom. O, that I would take it and run with it!

I will overcome – overcome insecurity, doubt, hurt, sickness, worry, sin…cause that is what I am: an overcomer in you. I pray all this in your name, AMEN!

 

 

Captivate Us – Watermark

 

Update: How Braylon is doin’ with getting to sleep

I just wanted to give an update about Braylon & his issue with sleep and fear … we’ve been pretty consistent with playing some kind of music about God, as he goes to sleep. One of us will pray with him and I’ll usually sing, and if he ever gets scared, he’s learned to find one of his Bibles – one is from Papa Bruce & Gigi with funny illustrations, another is the Adventure Bible from our church. He’ll just lay down and read, with his music softly playing, and no lie, he has not had fear overtake him like it used to a 6-8 weeks ago, since this new routine started. He’ll ask to sleep w/us a few times a week, but The Lord has given him more confidence and assurance of his presence, and just…peace.

Way more often than not, he’ll simply fall asleep in his own bed now, after we pray w/him, sing, have music on, and leave a Bible by his bed for him. It may seem like a lot of measures to take, but it’s not hard, and it’s not even that time-consuming. The time we spend w/him before bed, doing all these lil things, is so been precious…even more so than I remember it being before his panic sessions started a few months ago.

I’m totally convinced that we have an enemy of our souls, that wants to attack us, (especially when we’re about to do something influential for the kingdom of God) and that will take flight along w/any of his spirits of fear, when we tell him to. But we must stand boldly in the authority Christ has given us. That fear Braylon used to feel powerless against, only comes around now & again…& never hangs out for long.

Thank you sincerely, to everyone who has stood in the gap for him, asked me about him, or sought the Lord on his behalf.  This has been a small spiritual battle that we’ve fought together, and we’ve have gained much ground. I’m learning more & more about the power of Jesus’ name. How evil has no choice but to leave and obey everything He says…and even obey everything we say, in His name.  It’s been amazing.

Why Does a Heart Need Guarding?

This is the study that I’ve been doing the last few days. I thought I might as well put it online in case anyone out there in blog-land needs encouragement from the Word of God…specifically,

Prov. 4:20-23 ~ My child, pay attention to what I say. Listen carefully to my words. Don’t lose sight of them. Let them penetrate deep into your heart, for they bring life to those who find them, & healing to their whole body. (amp: healing and health to all their flesh).  Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

I have an example of letting God’s Word penetrate deep , so it brings life and healing Continue reading