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As You

As you lean upon the Lord, lean trustingly.
As you call upon the Lord, call confidently.

As you wait upon the Lord, wait quietly.
As you depend upon the Lord, depend completely.

As you cast your cares upon the Lord, don’t take them back.
As you look upon the Lord, you will see the face of a caring Father.

As you make a decision, have His approval.
As you hear God’s voice, listen with your heart.

As you abide in the vine, you won’t produce sour grapes.
As the deer pants for water, let righteousness create your thirst.

As you ask God for help, know how helpless you really are.
As you ask God to weed the garden of your heart, allow Him to pull up the roots.

As you use your hands to serve the Lord, moisten them with the lotion of joy.
As you pray, speak as a child, not as an orator.

The wise will hear and increase their learning, And the person of understanding will acquire wise counsel and the skill [to steer his course wisely and lead others to the truth], Proverbs 1:5 AMP

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“God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things ,may have an abundance for every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8 (NKJV)

His strongest grace
Is for your weakest moment;
His sweetest fellowship
Is for your loneliest journey;
His richest supply
Is for your neediest hour;
His closest embrace
Is for your deepest sorrow;
His brightest light
Is for your darkest day.

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Today is in God’s hands and so are you.

His hands are strong and will uphold you;
His hands are great and will enfold you;
His hands are gentle and will embrace you;
His hands are protective and will cover you;
His hands are reassuring and will quiet you;
His hands are powerful and will defend you;
His hands are parental and will train you;
His hands are masterful and will conform you;
His hands are compassionate and will care for you;
His hands are healing and will renew you;
His hands are calming and will comfort you;
His hands are giving and will bless you.

The hands that hold you will never let you down.

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If you have never surrendered your life to Christ, you can start today. Simply say this prayer and your journey with Christ will begin:

Prayer

Lord Jesus, I want to trust you from now on. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me be the person You want me to be. Thank you for enabling me to trust you in these uncertain times. Amen.

If this prayer expresses what you desire, take this step to respond to God’s invitation. He will forgive your sins, be with you always, guide you each day and give you eternal life. If you do pray this prayer of faith, God will be faithful to his promise and come into your life.

Just as the introduction is the beginning in any relationship, getting to know God is just the beginning. To grow in your relationship with God, talk to him daily through prayer, start reading the Bible beginning with the gospel of John and seek out others who have a personal faith in God. A relationship with God provides an unchanging foundation of hope in a world of unprecedented change. God will give you the strength to face the challenges of each day and to anticipate the future he has a planned for you.


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He is God!

Come to Me,
Separate yourself unto Me,
Know Me,
Trust Me,
I Am here:
My love is here,
My goodness is here,
My righteousness is here,
My grace is here,
My strength is here,
My ways, My works, My wisdom, My wonders are here!
Is there anything too hard for Me?

“Know that the Lord, He is God.” Psalm 100:3

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Promise

I love You, LORD; You are my strength. The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my Savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. Psalm 18:1-2 (NLT)

Prayer

Almighty God, You are the Mighty Warrior. You are our strength. You who have all power! The omnipotent One. God of majesty. God of truth. God of every victory. Thank You that Your promises can be completely trusted. Your throne is in the heavens and Your rule and reign is over all.

May my children look to You, trust in You and lean upon Your resources every day and every moment. When facing temptation, make them strong to resist and say “no” to everything that would draw them away from You; help them to say “yes” to everything that will draw them closer to Your heart.

When facing lies, protect their minds with the shield of Your powerful truth. When facing deception, keep their feet on Your pathway of righteousness and peace. When facing false accusations, draw close to them with Your all-encompassing, all-embracing love.

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I am the Good Shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:14-15 (NKJV)

Knowing His voice means you will hear the voice of clarity and not confusion; you will know the voice of peace and not the voice of anxiety; you will be instructed by the voice of wisdom and not the voice of folly; you will be told the way of holiness and not the way of sin; you will be instructed with the voice of good counsel and not the voice of bad advice; you will know the voice of light and not the voice of darkness; you will know the voice that takes you on a straight path, and not the voice that brings you to a dead end; you will hear the voice of truth and not the voice of deception.

Knowing that He knows you means that He knows you personally and will not confuse you or your needs with another sheep in His flock. His eyes see all the sheep of His fold and yet His eye is personally on you. He knows where you are and will guide you; He knows your fears and will keep you safe; He knows your hunger and He will feed you; He knows your weariness and will give you rest; He knows your valleys and will bring you through; He knows your enemy and will defend you; He knows your dwelling place and will safely bring you home.

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God is…

My Tower that never crumbles;

My Light that never flickers;

My Hiding Place that never closes;

My Shield that has no chinks;

My Guide who never gets lost on the trail;

My Guardian who doesn’t take naps;

My Eternal King whose banner I joyously wave;

My Ocean of Love that never has a low tide;

My Provider whose shelves are never empty;

My Physician who still makes house calls;

My Father who is never too busy to be with His child;

My Creator who knew what He was doing when He made me.

O God, Your ways are holy. Is there any god as mighty as You? You are the God of great wonders!Psalm 77:13-14 (NLT)

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“Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life “ Proverbs 4:23 (AMP).


When an anxious thought comes knocking on the door of your mind, you can refuse it entrance. If you invite it in, it will have dinner with you, and if it has dinner with you, it will quickly move in and want to spend the night.

Believers have much to gather along the way, while doubters travel with empty baskets.

Without faith it is impossible to please [God], for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6

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“It is the Lord Who goes before you; He will [march] with you; He will not fail you or let you go or forsake you; [let there be no cowardice or flinching, but] fear not, neither become broken [in spirit—depressed, dismayed, and unnerved with alarm]”. Deuteronomy 31:8 (AMP)

Jesus, You are the Way and You are the way-maker. I will follow You as You go before me and prepare the way for what is ahead in Your plan.

I know that You will see to every detail so that what needs to be done will already be done before I arrive…the path revealed, the direction confirmed, the way established. I trust in You to unlock the doors that need to be opened, loosen the things that need to be untied, and remove the hindrances that need to be taken away.

I ask You to provide for all that is needed as I walk along your appointed path. Open my eyes to see the way You are leading, give me the understanding to take the right steps, strengthen me with the patience to move at the right pace, and work within my words and actions to say and do things in the right way.

I trust in You to do what no one else can do, in ways that no one else can work, doing the wonders no one else can perform. Lord, I thank You that You will make a way!


Our Father is always trying to get us to the place of spiritual discoveries…
God has challenging futures for us.
William Brattle Oliver

God will make a way where there seems to be no way,
He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me.
Don Moen

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And the Spirit and the bride say, Come!’ And let him who hears say, Come!’ And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.Revelation 22:17 (NKJV)


Prayer

Lord, I thirst for You. I long for more of your life-giving, spirit-refreshing, heart-fulfilling, thirst-quenching, life-changing waters of life. In this thirsty land, in these dry places, amidst these empty wells of this world I come to you and drink.

Thank You for promising to satisfy my thirst, to fill my cup, and to cause it to run over. Thank You for giving me pure, undefiled, living water. Thank You for the water that comes from beneath Your throne, from the well of Your Son, from the river of Your Spirit, and from the water of Your Word.

Lord, I come to You, the Fountain of living waters. I turn from every broken cistern which cannot hold water. I welcome Your gracious invitation to come to Your waters and drink freely— without money, without price, without labor, without strife. I drink of You, I drink from You, I drink because of You.

Lord, I drink now. I drink by faith. I drink with thanksgiving. I drink because You have said, “Ho! Everyone who thirsts, come to the waters.”

Scriptures: Isaiah 55:1-2, Jeremiah 2:13, Revelation 22:17, Revelation 22:1, John 4:4-15

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‘How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee”
Psalm 139:17-18

There is never a time you’re not in His thoughts,
never a time without grace,
never a time when He turns away
from any need you face.

There is never a time you’re not in His heart,
never a time without love,
never a time when you’re not blessed
with good things from above!

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“Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits–who crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things”.
Psalm 100:1-4


Little things, though simple in their demonstration, can be great in their significance in our lives.


A harvest of joy can be received from the sowing of little things that spontaneously flow from a giving heart, and come to us freely from a gracious God.

Welcome and make ours whatever good, though small, the present brings—kind greetings, sunshine, song of birds, and flowers—with a child’s pure delight in little things. –R.C. Trench

Into our lives, in many simple, familiar, homely ways, God infuses this element of joy from the surprises of life, which unexpectedly brighten our days, and fill our eyes with light. He drops this added sweetness into His children’s cup, and makes it to run over.
–S. Longfellow

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Let us move with trusting hearts into the lush green meadow of God’s will. Let us graze upon the promises that keep our souls from want. Let us listen to the voice of the Shepherd who never speaks an uncaring word. Let us drink of the waters that quench our deepest thirst. Let us simply and peacefully walk upon the pathway of good things. Let us be refreshed within the resting places that He prepares for us along the way.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul;
He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake
Psalm 23:1-3.

Lord, I don’t know what will happen, and I don’t know what will be…But teach me to live each moment, with a heart that’s worry free!

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In 2 Corinthians 6:16-18 we read some of the most intimate, caring, and loving aspects of our relationship with God our Father. Here, our Father calls us out of darkness to come into His light; He calls us out of uncleanness to come into His purity; He calls us out of the yoke of bondage to come into His rest; He calls us out of lawlessness to come into His righteousness; He calls us out of idolatry to come into His presence; He calls us out of Satan’s domain to come into union with His Son.

When we respond to His call upon our lives we remove our hands from all that would defile and our feet from all that would mislead. Instead, we touch mercy and grace, we seek all that is pure and holy, and we follow all that is true and good.

Hear the call of your loving Father:

I will dwell in you — the Father abides in you.
I will walk with you — the Father goes with you.
I will be your God — the Father provides for you.
You shall be mine — the Father claims you.
I will welcome you — the Father receives you.
I will be a Father to you — the Father nurtures you.
You shall be a son to Me — the Father calls you His own.
You shall be a daughter to Me — the Father calls you His own.

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Prayer Before You Speak

Father, guide my thoughts before they become my words. Place a guard over my mouth and a watchman over the door of my lips.

When I open my mouth, I ask You to fill it with right words, good words, true words, loving words—words that will point the way to Your heart. May my words be acceptable and pleasing to You as You hear their sound and know the intent behind them.

Use my words this day to heal and not harm, to restore and not separate, to extend mercy and not judgment, to build up and not pull down, to comfort and not injure, to bring sunlight and not shadows, to encourage and not quench, to mend and not wound.

May my words herald good news, be seasoned with salt, and bring grace to the hearer.

If I am to speak correction, may it be with compassion; if I am to exhort, may it be with humility; If I am to instruct, may it be with brokenness; if I am to guide, may it be with wisdom; if I am to inform, may it be with clarity; if I am to counsel, may it be according to Your word.

Guard my tongue from murmuring and my voice from complaint. In all things, may my mouth be filled with words of gratitude, expressions of praise, and proclamations of Your faithfulness.

Scriptures: Exodus 4:15, Psalm 19:14, Psalm 141:3, 2 Timothy 2:14-15, 24-25, 1 Peter 4:11,  Colossians 3:15, 4:6

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