Hand It Off – God will Carry it the Rest of the Way

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on earth is Yours, O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. I adore You as the one who is over all things. Wealth and honor come from You alone, for You rule over everything. Power and might are in Your hand, and at Your discretion people are made great and given strength. “O my God, I thank You and praise Your glorious name! Lord, because of You, I am able to endure the challenges of life. It seems that I am often struggling with one thing or the other, but You are my constant strength […]

Sunshine Blogger Award

I want to say “thank you” to DeborahMarie for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I am fairly new to blogging, so I did not know that things like this occurred. Nevertheless, what a sense of joy when I saw “My Faith Expressions” listed as a nominee by a fellow Christian Blogger, DeborahMarie. It is surely nice to be considered as someone who is uplifting hearts through writing what God allows for me to share. I know that I don’t always get it right, but my heart is right, and I truly desire to hear from Him when I have the opportunity to share with you. Check out DeborahMarie’s blog and I guarantee you will be blessed! Her blog is titled “Great Is God’s Faithfulness”. That, He definitely is; FAITHFUL! […]

No Competition in This Race

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, as I continue to run this race, I desire to keep my eyes stayed on You. Although I am in this race, help me to remember that there is no competition within the body of Christ, for we all aim towards the same goal of living faithfully until Christ’s return. As Your Word says, Lord, give me the grace to love others with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each of them. Do not let my words slander or tear down anyone, as we all walk this journey to bring into line our lives according to Your Word. As I pray this prayer not only for myself but others along this Christian path […]

What is Good for Me

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I thank You for another day to trust in You. For when I trust in You Lord and do good, I know that I will live safely and prosper. No matter what comes and goes, I am safe in Your arms. I know that nothing can harm me or ever take me away from You. I will continue to take delight in You Lord, and as a result, You will give me my heart’s desires. Thank You Lord for being a faithful God. There is much that my heart does desire. However, Lord, I ask that Your perfect will be done. If something that I desire is not for me, then I pray that You align my heart to Your will. I only want what is good for me […]

God, I’m Not Sure

Look for God in all situations. He’s there, even when you feel stuck and just aren’t sure. It’s a great day to trust God. He has all power in his hand. He knows what is best and He will bring you out of any storm and place your feet on solid ground. What a mighty God He is! Distractions may come, but you can trust God to fulfill His purpose. The things that we may call distractions, perhaps God has allowed those to stop us in our tracks so that we will take the time to seek after Him. Even when we are confused about what to do next and just aren’t sure, we can always feel our way toward God and find Him, though He is not ever far from any one of us […]

When My Words Fail

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I want so badly to help others to see that You have better for them. Lord, I don’t want to do anything of my own strength; therefore, I need Your power to work in my life. Guide me. Give me what to say and when to say it. Lord, it is my prayer that every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God is destroyed right now in the name of Jesus. Capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ. The only way is through Jesus Christ. Let my words speak about what Christ did on the Cross for us ALL and let Your promises draw them near. Lord, once they hear about Jesus and learn the truth that comes from him, teach them […]

I’m a Winner

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, despite all that comes my way by the hand of the enemy to try to override what has already been done through Jesus Christ, overwhelming victory is mine through Christ, who loved me. I am able to win life’s battles because the price has already been paid on the cross. Now, all I have to do is walk in the Victory that is already mine. Thank You Lord, because through Your great plan for me, I’m a winner. My soul has been redeemed and eternal life already belongs to me. As I strive to draw closer to You each day, continue to pour out wisdom through Your Word. Open up my understanding. Give fresh revelation each day, so that I may apply Your Word and walk Victoriously, allowing others to see the great and mighty God that I serve […]

Trading Our Pain for God’s Gain

In your deepest, darkest place of pain, God can and will use it for His gain, then He’ll turn your pain into Overwhelming Victory. Through your lowest valley, God’s saving hand of mercy is still moving all around you. As He did with the life of Paul, let Him use your life for good. When our words are backed by the power of Jesus Christ, demons have to flee. Nothing that comes against us can stand up to this great name. But also, our lives must be aligned with the will and Word of God. We cannot be living any kind of way and expect the power of God to be working in and through our lives. Paul was doing what he was called to do. He was on a mission to strengthen others in the gospel of Jesus Christ […]

A Heart for God

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, as my heart is sustained by You, let my heart be only for the things of God. Lord, I want all that I do to delight in You. Every thought, every action is not always Christ-like, so I pray that You reconcile my missteps and align them to Your desire for me. Let the things that settle within my heart be pleasing to You. Though my heart has been broken on many occasions, because of human error and frailty and others seemingly not knowing the best way to treat me, You work through Your healing virtue to mend the shattered pieces and keep my heart pumping, anticipating the goodness that You have prepared for me. When my expectations of others have fallen short, You have shielded my heart from exploding beyond recognition […]

Even When…God Lead the Way

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I am thankful for another day. I will shout with joy to You Lord. I will worship You Lord with gladness. I come before You, Lord, singing with joy. I acknowledge that You are God. You made me and I am Yours. I am a part of Your people, the sheep of Your pasture. Lord, even when there were many times that I failed to remember Your great faithfulness towards me, You have always led the way. I will persist in following You, and this day and forever more, I will consider the ways that You have made and will be grateful for the things that You have done. Every step I take will be in thankfulness to the God of my Salvation because of Your patience and guidance […]

I Am Because God Is

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, everything that I am is because of You. Because of who You are I give You glory. Because of who You are I give You praise. You are my mighty King. You are my Deliverer, my Provider, my Way Maker, and my Shelter in times of storm. Because I have believed You and accepted You, You have given me the right to become a child of God. I am Your child. Thank You for a place to call home. I am overwhelmed with joy in You, Lord my God! For You have dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom dressed for his wedding or a bride with her jewels. I am clothed with the righteousness of Jesus. I am because He is […]

Stop with All the Questions

Let God run things because He knows what is best. I must, stop with all the questions that do not allow God to be God. Instead, I will expect great things and look for God in everything! When we don’t quite understand His ways, we have an opportunity to walk by faith and not by sight. Keep walking! God is doing some miraculous things. In the midst of that will be what appears to be minor and sometimes major setbacks, but don’t lose focus of the mighty hand of God. God can and will change any circumstance if we will hold out and see what the end will be. At our moment of wanting to throw in the towel, we must persevere beyond our feelings, even beyond our own thought processing […]

Wisdom, The Missing Piece

How do you typically respond when someone offers you words of wisdom and Godly advice for the situations that you deal with on a daily basis? Are you full of pride? Do you reject this advice? Are you not receptive to help? Does conflict or disagreement arise while you are, perhaps, fighting to be right? Proverbs 13:10 (NIV) says, “Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” How often and sad it is when people, when I, try to do everything on my own without proper resources to handle the situation. The main reason: WISDOM. This often makes situations worse, and the time spent cleaning up the mess, just to get back to square one, is so exhausting and unnecessary […]

That Great Name

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Honor the Lord, you heavenly beings; honor the Lord for his glory and strength. Honor the Lord for the glory of his name. Worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness. O Lord, my Lord, Your majestic name fills the earth! Your glory is higher than the heavens. When I look at the night sky and see the work of your fingers—the moon and the stars you set in place—what are mere mortals that You should think about them, human beings that You should care for them? Yet, You care so much for me. You made me only a little lower than Yourself and crowned me with glory and honor. You gave me charge of everything You made, putting all things under my authority—You did this all for me by Your Great Name. […]