January 22, 2019
Good morning Lovelies. Lord, You know my faults and my flaws. Forgive me for being unkind with my words and my thoughts. Forgive me for being self-serving. When I am overwhelmed, confused, unsure, and restless, help me to run to Your Word. May Your Word come alive to me so that it is a living guide in every situation. Help me, Lord, to remember the promises of Your Word and bring the right scripture to my memory for any situation. I acknowledge Lord, that I need to spend more time with You reading and praying, so that I am prepared for whatever the day brings. As a child of Yours, I know that I am Your masterpiece though sometimes I feel far from it. I ask that You bless Your children on today. Those that I may come in contact with today. Lord, again I ask that they see You and not me. Bless those who are homeless and have nowhere to go to get out of the cold. Give them food and shelter, Lord. Bless those that are in the hospital, nursing homes and penitentiaries. Bless every door that is open in Your Name, Father. I ask that You touch the leader of this country. I ask all these things in the mighty Matchless Name of Jesus. Amen!
Many of the hymns we sing in the church were inspired by difficult situations of the writer. Some of them the writer is singing about being delivered from the sin and oppression. It may have even been present at the time it is written. The sins that we commit in life have a way of showing back up in our families sometimes. When I think about this it makes me wonder what I need to do to break the chains of this. Because it does not mean just your children but their children as well. I’ve seen this happen too many times and it is prevalent in my family today. So I asked God to forgive me for whatever my sins could have done to contribute to this happening in my family. God said to focus on changing myself, praying, and meditating on His word and He would do the rest to turn this around in my family. Has He given me a right now change? No. He hasn’t but I praise Him in advance anyhow.
Initially, it was necessary to focus my mind and heart on loving the Lord and loving others. I mean truly loving others in spite of how they may treat you. Then I sensed the Holy Spirit show me that when I met someone I would look them in their eyes and think, “Having a relationship with Jesus is the best relationship to be in. Building on this relationship will improve the other relationships in my life. Love, finances, health, children, friends, and enemies.
It helped me to take my eyes off of myself and prepared me so that God could use me. After some recovery, reevaluation, prayer and Bible study, I began to get a healthy balance. Although sometimes I felt confused and defeated, I am determined. As a child, I often felt driven because I always wanted to be admired by my parents. I wanted them to always see me as a good kid. But as I grew older and became a Christian these drives and impulses disappeared. I soon realized that I was out of balance. At that point, I didn’t realize that some needs go unmet or that I could say no often. Thankful for second chances I began the transformation of me. First by beginning to renew my mind and perspective on life and what was I given to do. I believe that I am doing it now. Deliverance is definitely in my worship. Where is yours? God calls us to live free from sin that “so easily entangles.” We are promised power and strength when we call on God to deliver us from spiritual attacks and Satan’s schemes to bind us-whether to addictions, emotions, thoughts, relationships, finances, or other strongholds.
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil and he will glee from you. James 4:7.
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with the songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7
Live life, give people hope and share your heart, wisdom, and resources. Never place a period where God says there should be a comma.
As always peace and blessings, be safe. Take advantage of your opportunities, but never allow your opportunities to take advantage of you. Remember God loves you and so do I. ©krw 01.22.19