Archive for the ‘Guidance’ Category

A Heart of Wisdom

January 31, 2017

1 Kings 3:10-12 NASB … It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing{wisdom}. 11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice, 12 behold, I have done according to your words. Behold, I have given you a wise and discerning heart, so that there has been no one like you before you, nor shall one like you arise after you.

Remember Solomon …
=> Asking the Lord for wisdom, a wise and discerning heart, is pleasing in the Lord’s sight!
=> Asking for wisdom is better than gold!(Pro 16:16)
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Lord, we desire a heart that pleases You, so please teach us to number our days that we may present to You a heart of wisdom(Ps 90:12).

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Turn My Darkness to Light!

January 20, 2017

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Isaiah 42:16 AMPC … And I will bring the blind by a way that they know not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known. I will make darkness into light before them and make uneven places into a plain. These things I have determined to do [for them]; and I will not leave them forsaken.

2 Samuel 22:29 AMPC … For You, O Lord, are my Lamp; the Lord lightens{illumines} my darkness.

Psalm 119:105 AMPC … Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

Psalm 119:133 AMPC … Establish my steps and direct them by [means of] Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

Thank You Lord Jesus, You change my darkness to light. Lord please continue to illumine my path and establish my steps by means of Your word. Praise You Lord Jesus, You are my lamp!

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Order My Steps

April 8, 2016

Psalm 94:18-19 AMPC … When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!

From NetBible Ps 94:18-19
If I say, “My foot is slipping,”
your loyal love, O Lord, supports me. When worries threaten to overwhelm me, your soothing touch makes me happy.

  • Your soothing touch – Your comforts cause my soul to delight

Psalm 37:23-24,31 AMPC … The steps of a [good] man are directed and established{ordered} by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step]. 24 Though he falls, he shall not be utterly cast down, for the Lord grasps his hand in support and upholds him. …
… 31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide{slip}.

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Thank You Lord, that as my steps are ordered by Your hand, I will be upheld and my foot will not slip. In Your mercy You bring comfort to my soul.

Lord, please order my steps in Your word. –Ps 119:133

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Psalm 119:133 AMPC … Establish my steps and direct{order} them by [means of] Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
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Lord, please order my steps in Your word.

Help me to walk worthy, fully pleasing to You Lord. –Col 1:10

Teach me Your way, O LORD, that I may walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart to fear Your name. –Ps 86:10

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Psalm 119:5 AMPC … Oh, that my ways were directed and established{ordered} to observe Your statutes [hearing, receiving, loving, and obeying them]!

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Waken My Ear

January 6, 2016

Isaiah 50:4 AMPC … [The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].

From NetBible Isa 50:4

  • learned[03928] = taught, discipled, instructed
  • wakens[05782] = rouses, to be triumphant
    – from primitive root (rather identical with [05783] through the idea of opening the eyes)
  • to hear[08085] = listen(attentively) to obey, to perceive(intelligently) by ear
Lord, morning by morning waken my ear to listen attentively as one being taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season. A word spoken at the right moment – O how good it is!

Help me to listen and obey You alone.

Proverbs 15:23 AMPC … A man has joy in making an apt answer, and a word spoken at the right moment—how good it is!

Proverbs 25:11-12 AMPC … A word fitly spoken and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver. Like an earring or nose ring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is a wise reprover to an ear that listens and obeys. 

From  Prov 25:11

  • apple[08598] = apple associated with fragrance
    *From [05301] = to breathe, cause to breathe out
    and [01054] = place of apples located in Judah[03063] = praise/He shall be praised (assigned to the tribe of Judah Josh 15)
  • spoken[01696] = to declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, prophesy, sing

=>These apples of gold contain a fragrance that can be breathed in and out!

Related:
Speak a Word in Due Season{blog}
Breathe Apples of Gold{blog}

Peace in His Footsteps

November 5, 2015

Psalm 85:13 NKJV … Righteousness will go before Him, And shall make His footsteps our pathway.

Psalm 85:13 KJV … Righteousness shall go before Him, And shall set us in the way of His footsteps.

From NetBible Ps 85:13

  • make[07760]= set, establish, determine, fix
  • Since “deliverance” and “peace” are closely related earlier in v. 10.
    • Righteousness{Deliverance} and peace greet each other with a kiss. The psalmist personifies these abstract qualities to emphasize that God’s loyal love and faithfulness{truth} will yield deliverance and peace for his people.

    => Deliverance and peace go before preparing the pathway

Colossians 3:15 NASB … Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts …

From NetBible Col 3:15

  • rule[1018] = to direct, control, govern, determine

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Thank You Lord Jesus that Your footsteps are our pathway. Help us keep in step allowing Your peace to “rule” and lead the way!

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Thank You Lord Jesus that Your footsteps are our pathway. Help us follow closely behind You, that we may experience the blessing of Your deliverance and peace.

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Related:
Peace in Wisdom{prayer}
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His Footsteps = Our Pathway{blog}

Peace in Wisdom

October 26, 2015

James 1:5 NASB … But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Thank You Lord Jesus, You have a plan for each life. Let each seek Your direction and wisdom for their lives. Let each be guided by Your peace; a peace beyond understanding. Thank You Lord that Your peace rests on decisions aligned with Your plan.

Colossians 3:15 NASB … Let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts …

From NetBible Col 3:15

  • rule[1018] = to direct, control, govern, determine

Jeremiah 6:16 NASB … Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the ways{crossroads} and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’”
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Call Upon Him in Truth

October 2, 2015
Thank You Lord, that You are near all who call on You sincerely and in truth. Help me to prepare my heart, trust You, call on You and wait expectantly for an answer in Jesus name. Amen.

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Psalm 145:17-19 AMP
17 The Lord is [rigidly] righteous in all His ways and gracious and merciful in all His works.

From NetBible Ps 145:17

  • NIV … The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving towards all he has made.
  • NLT … The LORD is righteous in everything he does; he is filled with kindness.
  • gracious and merciful[02623] = faithful, kind, holy

18 The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him sincerely and in truth.

From NetBible Ps 145:18

  • near[07138] = nigh(in place, kindred or
    time), approachable, allied, at hand
  • sincerely and truth[0571] = firmness, faithfulness, sureness, reliability, honesty
    *from [0539] = to be certain He will answer

19 He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.

From NetBible Ps 145:19

  • *fulfills desire for deliverance
  • NET … He satisfies the desire  of his loyal followers;  He hears their cry for help and delivers them.

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Related:
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Seek the LORD First!

September 15, 2015

1 Kings 22:5 AMP
But Jehoshaphat said to the king of Israel, “Please inquire first for the word of the Lord.”

Jehoshaphat knew how important it was to seek the Lord’s counsel before going into battle. Often we decide what to do and then ask God to bless our plans. Let’s remember Jehoshaphat’s example and seek the Lord first!

Lord, help us to remember to always seek You first. Thank You that Your plans are best.

Matthew 6:33-34 AMP
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. THANK YOU LORD! 🙂

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Matthew 6:33-34 NLT
33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

Thank You Lord Jesus that if we seek You first, above all else each day, we will have all we need – with no worries!

Related:
Do Not Worry{blog}

Walk by Faith

August 1, 2015

2 Corinthians 5:7 AMP
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.

Psalm 139:10-12 AMP
Even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me and the night shall be [the only] light about me, 12 Even the darkness hides nothing from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.


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Lord, when the darkness seems to cover me and I can not see the path ahead, help me to remember that even then, Your hand will lead me and hold me fast. Help me to always trust You to walk by faith and not by sight. Amen

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Lord, help me to believe Your promise to guide me by Your hand and hold me fast, especially in the dark when I can not see! Praise You Lord Jesus, the dark is as light to You!

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Author and Finisher

July 9, 2015

Hebrews 12:1-2 AMP
1 Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony to the Truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and active persistence the appointed course of the race that is set before us, 2 Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize] that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Philippians 1:6 AMP
6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.

Psalm 40:1-2 AMP
1 I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
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TODAY whatever you are facing, may you be reminded to fix your eyes on Jesus. Wait expectantly on Him and follow His lead. Jesus the Author and Finisher of your faith will establish you on firm ground!

Praise You Lord Jesus – You are able and faithful to finish what You start!

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Lord Jesus, it’s so easy to become distracted, help me to keep my focus on You the Author and Finisher of my faith!

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1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 AMP
23 And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah). 24 Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].
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Lord, when I feel discouraged, help me to remember Jesus the Author and Finisher of my faith. Let my weakness turn my eyes from self to Christ. Help me to remember His faithfulness, He is more than able to finish what He began in me.

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#ScripturePrayer LORD-When I am weak-Help me turn my eyes from self toChrist=>Faithful Author&Finisher of my faith!

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