Friday, January 31, 2014

28 Day Love Prayer Challenge

We pray many prayers. Among our requests, could it be that we have overlooked one most precious.
The prayer for LoVe.
Our Heavenly Father henges extreme importance on this simple element in our lives. Jesus reveals in Matthew 22: 37-39 that LoVe is THE element in which we should abide.
Matthew 22: 37-39 And he said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
We often run through our days, low on LoVe. It's possible that we are at times, running on empty.
New Hope Ladies are committing to a challenge.  We desire to see how a simple daily dedication to prayer for LoVe could affect our lives and the lives of others.
If you would like to commit to the Challenge, allow God to reveal personally as to your reviving needs. Although you can make your prayer your own, there are some elements that you may find helpful as you seek His pouring out.
Some elements you could include in your prayer:
- Heavenly Father, shape my heart to Love You More!
- Lord, mold my heart to accept your unfailing love more purely and with more assurance.
- Open my eyes and ears to recognize the little amazing gifts of grace you bestow, simply because of your love for the world.
- Bring to memory, the life of Jesus, my Savior and His displays of love for His children. And give me strength to love others as Jesus continues to love me.
- Refresh my mind to the attributes of love (I Corinthians 13: 4-8) and fill my home with its outpouring.
 - (Hardest to pray) Help me see myself through your loving eyes. That I may truly know how valuable I am to you, and be able to love your creation with all my strengths and weaknesses. (Pridelessly :)
- Lord, let your love be the root of all that I am and all that I do, and in my service to you.
- Fill me, that I may overflow your love to others.
28 days in February.
28 prayers for LoVe.
1 yOu.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Walking With the Master

Each day we wake in this life contains a mirage of blessings to be discovered. Every day is the dawning of a new path.  Just as blessings are a possibility, our paths can also be mingled with uncertainty.

Where the path will lead and what the days may hold, is a mystery to be unvailed as we take our journey. Often times the uncertainty twists it way into concern, then worry and anxiety. Blessings too often turn to grey as our doubts take full color.  We view our uncertain future and earthy existance, in much the same way. 

What would the path be like if everyday was surrendered to walking with the One who created it? The worries and frets about our day ahead and the years ahead, take an amazing turn when we do something simple that God desires from us. He desires, at the waking of each day, the dawning of each path, to hand the day to the Master. 

There's no better trail buddy than the One who knows all the answers!  Day surrender. Worries ceased.  Future secured.  All because of the Master. 
                                     John 13:13
                       You call me Master and Lord;
                                 and you say well;
                                     for so I am.