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In Prayer, We draw Closer to God

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1 Thessalonians 5: 17 – 18 NIV
“pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
I have been ready a lot about the different ways to pray and how I can draw closer to God. My daughter sent me a book about prayer. P = praise God, R = repent, A = asking, Y = yes. I wonder how much time I truly spend in praising God? I doubt my praising is as much as my asking. I have come to realize that I will praise God and then start asking for specific things I need.
I want to change my way of praying because I want to draw near to God through prayer. When I wake up in the morning there first thing I do is say good morning to God. I have been granted a new day and His mercies are new every day.
It struck me that I have a negative sense about me and when I wake up I would be condemning myself even when I haven’t even gotten up out of bed. I thought about this and decided this is nonsense, I am the righteousness of God in Christ. I need to change my th…

Thinking about where I am "now."

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2 Corinthians 6: 2 AMP
“AT THE ACCEPTABLE TIME (the time of grace) I LISTENED TO YOU, AND I HELPED YOU ON THE DAY OF SALVATION.” Behold, now is “THE ACCEPTABLE TIME,” behold, now is “THE DAY OF SALVATION” –
I realized that I am constantly being chased by something, I just cannot relax and I don’t know how to just be calm. I always am worried about tomorrow and how I am going to deal with it. I have forgotten about the “now” – where am I now? What am I doing now?
I know God is listening to me “now”. My life is in God’s hands and I am going through a lot but I believe it because of my rushed nature. I am not enjoying the “now” in my own life. I am worried about too many things and I believe I am over thinking everything. I get frustrated by people taking their good old time. They are living in the “now” and I have moved past the “now”.
Prayer
Lord, thank You, for being in my life. Thank You, Lord, for the Holy Spirit. Lord I am asking the You will help me to live my life in the "now.&quo…

Wealth is given by God

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Deuteronomy 8: 17 AMP
 “Otherwise, you may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’”
Wealth is given to us by God. I am grateful for the gifts I receive from God. I know that God is busy working something out for me. No good thing will God keep away from me.
Today I commit all my thoughts and my work into the hands of God. He is preparing the way for me. Nothing I do or say can change my circumstances but only God.
I think of the Israelites when they left Egypt. They did not leave empty handed but with pockets filled with gold and silver. The Egyptians gave it to them. The also went to a land filled with milk and honey. I have something in my hand. God is using this to bless me.
Prayer
O LORD, thank You, for the gifts You give to me each and every day. I am so grateful for Your blessings. I also realise that I cannot do anything on my own. With You, I can face each day and I praise Your Holy Name. Amen
The Word for Today:
Deuteronomy 8: 18  AMP, “But yo…

Marriage!

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Colossians 3: 18 – 19
Family Relations
“Wives, be subject to your husbands [out of respect for their position as protector, and their accountability to God], as is proper and fitting in the LORD. Husbands, love your wives [with an affectionate, sympathetic, selfless love that always seeks the best for them] and do not be embittered or resentful toward them [ because of the responsibilities of marriage].”
Marriage is a 100% commitment from both sides. My husband loves me, I know he always goes the extra mile for me. I respect and adore him. He is there for me when I need him and I know I can count on him.
My life is full and I am busy all the time, I love baking and at the moment I am busy with a wedding cake. He was helping me make cake toppers for cupcakes.
If I need a cake baked for me while I am at the office and he can assist, I can pick up the phone and ask him to bake the cake for me. He goes ahead and does it for me.
Every morning he makes me a lovely cup of coffee and I set for the…

Change my words to change my life!

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Matthew 12: 37 AMP
“For by your words [reflecting your spiritual condition] you will be justified and acquitted of the guilt of sin, and by your words [rejecting Me] you will be condemned and sentenced.”
Good morning, it is such a beautiful day here in Mpumalanga, South Africa. A beautiful sunlit day. How did you start your day? I start mine off with "Good morning LORD." Today I want to change my life by changing my words.  I am confessing "I am the righteousness of God in Christ." "I am worthy."  "I am a Child of God." I believe God doesn't make mistakes. I am here for a purpose.
I am worthy. I am loved and accepted by God and by me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. My life is worth living.
God's Words says only goodness and mercy follows me all the days of my life. Come and believe with me that we are worthy. God loves both you and me.
Prayer
Abba Father, please teach me to understand Your Word and use these words to d…

"The genuineness of your faith."

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1 Peter 1: 7 AMP
“so that the genuineness of your faith, which is much more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested and purified by fire, may be found to result in [your] praise and glory and honour at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
I don’t like being tested. Yet we are tested on a regular basis. I thought about the tests in my own life. I have come to realize that my strengths and weaknesses are tested. I think my gifts are tested too. When I read “even though tested and purified by fire,” I feel I want to run away. These tests are truly difficult. I believe I have been tested and gone through fire and I am still standing. I am sure you have been tested and been through a lot.
I believe God tests me to see how I will react. Just yesterday I was being tested and unfortunately, I believe I failed this test and will be tested again. I know my problem the thing is how to deal with it and move on. My response to this test was bad; in the end, I withdrew and tried to gai…

Prophesy over my life

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Psalm 23:1 ESV A Psalm of David “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.”
Today I am prophesying over my own life. I believe although I am walking through the “valley of the shadow of the death, I will fear no evil, for YOU are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” I am standing on Your Word Lord. I believe You are here with me. I won’t allow my emotions to take hold of my heart and mind. I will focus all my attention on You. I know no one is able to help me only You.
I prophesy that You Lord are restoring my soul. I prophesy that You are leading me in paths of righteousness for Your namesake. I prophesy You anoint my head with oil and that my cup overflows. I declare and prophecy “only goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
Lord, I believe that You are working things out to help me. I prophesy that I am blessed today and that I have supernatural favour with You and with people. I prophesy that I am…