Thursday, February 21, 2013

Against all odds- A prayer for righteous living

Psalms 141:2-5, 8 NKJV

Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Set a guard, O Lord , over my mouth; Keep watch over the door of my lips. Do not incline my heart to any evil thing, To practice wicked works With men who work iniquity; And do not let me eat of their delicacies. Let the righteous strike me; It shall be a kindness. And let him rebuke me; It shall be as excellent oil; Let my head not refuse it. For still my prayer is against the deeds of the wicked. But my eyes are upon You, O G od the Lord; In You I take refuge; Do not leave my soul destitute. In Jesus name, amen.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Just do it!

Yep, there ya go. Right smack in the middle of washing the dishes. Shout out a good one.
Yes, while delegating the chores and fixing dinner, do a little dance in the kitchen. (It especially helps when you have on slippery socks and can do a praise slide).

Thank you, Father! Now that one gets me going into a cascasde of gratefulness. I begin to thank him for everything that I can think of. The littlest to the biggest things. My heart begins to ignite and swell with praise and thanksgiving. And you know what?
 God joins in. He dwells in this type of atmosphere.

The secret is you don't have to feel it to do it. (Matter of fact try this when you feel the least inclined to ; ) When you do it, I guarantee, you'll feel it. I mean, how can you not?

Go ahead- sing like no one is listening; dance like no one is watching ( though the kids'll get a good kick out of it) and worship like nothing else matters.

Because  at the end of the day, God is the only thing that matters.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A Mother's tuesday evening Prayer

Father, it is after 10 pm. Yet here I am. I am here before you, baby in my arms, jostling him upon my knees to keep his calm. I just want to breathe- to exhale the rudiments and the impositions of today and inhale you. I want to say thank you. Thank you for being my help. Thank you for being my peace when the crying appeared far from ceasing. Thank you for giving me strength to cook. Thank you for giving me wisdom and forthrightness to use the help of my children to clean what needed cleaning. Thank you for your word that was balm to my spirit throughout the day. Your word is like cool refreshing waters to my soul. Thank you for the beautiful hymns and songs you sung into my spirit when my heart  called out to you. You are so compassionate. I thank you for your compassion towards me.
Thank you for taking me through this day. Thank you for allowing your strength to be made perfect in my weakness. Thank you for your sufficient grace. You are so wonderful.
I love you. I love the way you work. I love the way you show me how you are my keeper. For here I am. Again I say thank you.
Thank you, Jesus. Thank you for the comfort and rest in your holy Spirit upholding me. Thank you.
I breathe you in.
Thank you.
Now I lay me down in peace and sleep, for only you can keep me in safety. In Jesus name. Amen.