Don’t Interrupt the Pruning Process

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: How joyful are those who fear the Lord—all who follow Your ways! I will enjoy the fruit of my labor. How joyful and prosperous I will be! Lord, fulfill in me what You will have me to do. I want to enjoy the fruit of my labor and be joyful and prosperous in who You have made me to be. The process can appear to drag on, but the pruning is necessary if I am to be fruitful for You, as well as in all areas of my life. I want to complete the process no matter how long or how demanding the pruning gets […]

Initiate the Reboot Sequence Before You Become Inoperable

God may have to do a total reboot in our lives while we wait for the Savior to hit the restart button that will release us to continue in our true calling for Him. Does this sound familiar to you? You are going about your day doing the duties that you have been assigned to do. You have just about completed the project but then the file that you have open on your computer cannot be saved. What happened? The computer has frozen up! No warning. No alert was sent. You are just stuck with no alternative but to initiate the reboot sequence. This is tragic. So you think! […]

I Give Up

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I come to You with an honest heart. I know Your will. I have studied Your commands. My intellectual mind knows the way to go; but God, sometimes, oftentimes, I get in my own way. God, I give up. I give up the struggle to have things go as I have planned, because, let’s face it, God, it is futile to believe that I will have the final say. I give up trying to control the course of my life and will allow you to have full reign. This goes against what my carnal mind chooses to do, but as I begin a new year, I have come to the conclusion that the fight that I have tried to fight requires that I give up in order to actually win […]

Don’t Let My Labor Be in Vain

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: God Your Word says, “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.” I pray today that I not be found pursuing worthless things as You look upon my life to find the glory that belongs to You. Let all of my dealings with others be on the up and up, for Your Word tells me that, “Wealth from get-rich-quick schemes quickly disappears; wealth from hard work grows over time.” How joyful are those who fear the Lord—all who follow Your ways! I will enjoy the fruit of my labor. How joyful and prosperous I will be! […]

He Fills My Life With Good Things

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things He does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. He redeems me from death and crowns me with love and tender mercies. He fills my life with good things. My youth is renewed like the eagle’s! Lord, You are ALL to me. You are my peace in a storm, my joy through the valley, my strength in moments of weariness, where my heart rejoices because of who You are to me […]

It’s Never Too Late to Let God Move In

God wants to fit into every space within Your heart. Will you let Him? It’s Never Too Late for Your Dreams to Come True. God is Still Changing Lives for the Better. Finish the Process. Have you ever tried to make something fit when it really didn’t? You are just becoming exhausted while you are pushing and trying to maneuver things into place according to your perspective of the layout for your life. I know I have done this and probably looked a tad bit crazy doing it. Hey, it probably happened again this week. 🙂 I knew it wouldn’t work; but, in the moment, I refused to give up on “my” dream of making it so. […]

Follow In His Footsteps

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, I exalt You and glorify the precious name of Your dear Son, Jesus, the Christ, the Son of the Living Eternal God. For when I see Him, I also see You. When I glorify Him, I also glorify You. You are One with the Holy Spirit. I will sing of Your unfailing love forever! Young and old will hear of Your faithfulness. Your unfailing love will last forever. Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens. Lord, I have come to realize that only You can help me and truly rescue me from the depths of my sin. Without You and what Your Son exhibited in His death, burial and resurrection, I would be destroyed forever, left with nothing and no one to bring me out […]

God, If I Will Stick With You

(Intentional Prayer)
Pray the Scriptures: Lord, open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions. I don’t want to miss anything You might want to share with me, today. I still have so much that I must learn, not just so that I will know the way, but so that I may enlighten others according to Your commands and instruction for faithful obedience. If I will stick with You, You will teach me all that I need to know. Heavenly Father, I will never fully arrive until Christ returns for me. Things are ever changing around me. I don’t want to get lost in the disruptions that this life brings. According to Your mighty and powerful Word, the grass withers and the flowers fade, but the Word of my God stands forever […]

Let God Take You Higher

Enjoy the ride and when the doors open up, walk into your destiny. He is building you up and He strengthens you with each level higher that you go. When I arrived at work today and walked into the building, I arrived to see an elevator, with its doors open, waiting for me. “Now that’s rare!” I thought. Well, rare for where I work, as this never happens. I realized that someone might have been looking out for the next person who would arrive, sending down from above what was needed to carry them up to the next level. This rarity of forethought is not always visible to us. It’s almost unrecognizable in the world that we live in; this me, myself, and I world […]

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 […]