Joyful in Hope

April 10, 2017


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Romans 12:11-12Do not lag in diligence, be fervent{enthusiastic} in spirit, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction{tribulation}, faithful{persistent} in prayer.

Colossians 4:2Devote yourselves to{be diligent in} prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18Be joyful always; 17 Pray without ceasing; 18 In everything{all circumstances} give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
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Lord, help us to always be joyful in hope, patient in tribulation, and diligent in prayer giving thanks in all circumstances. Help us to enthusiastically serve You! In Jesus’ name! –Ro 12:11-12;Col 4:2;1Thess 5:16-18

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#ScripturePrayer Lord-Thank U that Thxgiving=key to keep alert&persist in prayer-Help us to give Thx in everything!
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Radiant Joy

February 17, 2017

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Psalm 34:5 NLT … Those who look to Him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.

From NetBible Ps 34:5

  • radiant[05102] = to shine, beam, light, burn
    -to flow, stream(together)
    -to sparkle(the sheen of a running stream)
  • BBE … Let your eyes be turned to him and you will have light, and your faces will not be shamed.

Radiant faces beaming with joy
Shines bright
Radiant joy
The joy of the Lord  –
Ps 97:11
Like “Son”light sparkling off a flowing stream
Jesus my strength – my song –
Is 12:2
His favor – His smile –
Ps 4:6
An everlasting crown! Is 35:10
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Psalm 4:6 AMPC … …Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.

From NetBible Ps 4:6

  • NIV … Let the light of your face shine upon us, O LORD.
  • NLT … Let the smile of your face shine on us, LORD.
  • Smile upon us. Though many are discouraged, the psalmist asks the Lord to intervene and transform the situation.


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Today, turn your eyes upon Jesus and know where your help comes from. Experience the King’s smile. Your face will be radiant and shine with the joy of the Lord! Let the Lord be magnified in praise! Ps 70:4

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Psalm 97:11 AMPC … Light is sown for the [uncompromisingly] righteous and strewn along their pathway, and joy for the upright in heart [the irrepressible joy which comes from consciousness of His favor and protection].

From NetBible Ps 97:11

  • *“Light” here symbolizes the joy (note the following line) that accompanies deliverance and the outpouring of divine favor.
  • surround[05849] = to encircle, to crown

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Psalm 5:11-12 AMPC … But let all those who take refuge and put their trust in You rejoice; let them ever sing and shout for joy, because You make a covering over them and defend them; let those also who love Your name be joyful in You and be in high spirits. 12 For You, Lord, will bless the [uncompromisingly] righteous [him who is upright and in right standing with You]; as with a shield You will surround him with goodwill (pleasure and favor).

From NetBible Ps 5:12

  • surround[05849] = to encircle, to crown

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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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#ScripturePrayer Lord-Teach us to number our days so we may present to U-A heart of wisdom-We desire to please U! ❤
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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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#ScripturePrayer Praise U Lord Jesus-U are my lamp-Please illumine my path&establish my steps by means of Ur word!
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The Lord Equips

January 16, 2017

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Hebrews 13:20-21 AMPC
20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament), 21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages). Amen (so be it).

NLT … 21 May He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.

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#ScripturePrayer Lord-Today-Help me to answer Ur Call&Trust U to equip me to do what I can&know U will do the rest!

#ScripturePrayer May the God of peace equip U with all U need to do His will-May U be pleasing in His sight! #Trust
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In His Time

January 13, 2017

In His time, in His time,
He makes all things beautiful, in His time,
Lord, please show me everyday,
As You’re teaching me Your way,
That You do just what You say, in Your time. –Lam 3:22-23

In Your time, in Your time,
You make all things beautiful, in Your time.
Lord, my life to You I bring, –Ps 143:8
May each song I have to sing, –Ps 86:4
Be to You a lovely thing, in Your time.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 … He has made everything beautiful in His time.

Psalm 25:1 AMPC … Unto You, O Lord, do I bring my life.

NKJV … To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul.

Psalm 19:14May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
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#ScripturePrayer Lord help me to wait on U&Trust that U will make EVERYTHING beautiful in Ur time! #TrustJesus

#ScripturePrayer Lord help me to keep trusting Ur timing&Plan=>Remind me that they are better than I can imagine!!
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None Fairer

January 12, 2017

Psalm 27:4 AMPC … One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.
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Lord Jesus, help me to make You the “One Thing” that I always seek first.

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Psalm 27:8 AMPC … You have said, Seek My face [inquire for and require My presence as your vital need]. My heart says to You, Your face (Your presence), Lord, will I seek, inquire for, and require [of necessity and on the authority of Your Word].

Jeremiah 29:13 AMPC … You will seek Me, inquire for, and require Me [as a vital necessity] and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
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Lord Jesus, help me to diligently seek Your face as a vital necessity. Thank You that when I seek You with my whole heart – I will find You! –Ps 105:4;He 11:6

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Psalm 11:7 NASB … For the LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold His face.

Matthew 5:8 NASB … Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
 

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Protection

December 12, 2016

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Thank You Lord for the comfort, joy, rest and healing beneath Your wings! Spread Your protective wings over us! … Taste and SEE His fullness of joy – TODAY! –Ps 34:8;16:11

Psalm 91:1-2,4 AMPC … He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! … 4 He will cover[05526] you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

O LORD
Spread Your protection over me
Cover, cover me with Your feathers
Your faithfulness
Your truth
My shield …

Cover me
Shelter me
My God, My Savior in whom I trust
My Comfort –
2Co 1:3
My Joy –
Ps 63:7
Help me rest –
He 4:7
… In the protective shadow of Your wings

Spread Your protective wings over me …

Psalm 5:11-12 NIV … Let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection[05526] over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You.12 For surely, O LORD, You bless the righteous; You surround them with your favour as with a shield.

From Netbible  Ps 91:4 & Ps 5:11

  • protection[05526]= to cover, defend, overshadow

From Netbible Ps 5:12

  • shield[06793]= to guard by prickliness, also cold (as piercing) … from [06791] = to be prickly like a barb or thorn

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Colossians Prayers

December 3, 2016

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  1. Lord God, help me to remember to give thanks to You, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in all things and to maintain an attitude of prayer (Col1:3).
  2. Build in me a strong faith in You and a love for all the saints (Col1:4).
  3. Fill me with the knowledge of Your will in all areas of my life (Col1:9).
  4. Teach me to walk in a manner worthy of You and to please You in all things (Col1:10).
  5. Help me to bear fruit daily in the work I do and increase in the knowledge of You (Col1:10).
  6. Help me to be strengthened with Your power that I may have endurance and patience (Col1:11).
  7. Help me to always remember that, as a believer, I have been delivered from darkness and brought into the kingdom of Your beloved Son (Col1:13).
  8. I pray that You will have first place in everything in my life (Col1:18).
  9. Father, I ask You to make my faith strong, stable, and fixed on the truth of the gospel (Col1:23).
  10. Please knit my heart together in love with other believers in the body of Christ (Col2:2).
  11. Create in me good discipline and stability of faith in You (Col2:5).
  12. Cause me to be firmly established in You, with a heart of gratitude (Col2:7).
  13. Thank You, Lord, that through Your Son I have been made complete (Col2:10).
  14. Teach me to keep seeking the things above, where Christ is seated at Your right hand (Col3:1).
  15. Help me to focus my thoughts on Your purposes and not on worldly situations (Col3:2).
  16. Please turn me away from all immorality, passion, greed, and idolatry (Col3:5).
  17. Cause me to put aside anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from my mouth (Col3:8).
  18. Help me to be always honest toward others (Col3:9).
  19. I pray that my life will have compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience (Col3:12).
  20. Give me a forgiving heart and patience with others, remembering how You have forgiven me (Col3:13).
  21. Please help me choose to have a heart of love, which is the perfect bond of unity (Col3:14).
  22. I pray that Your peace will rule in my heart (Col3:15).
  23. I pray that Your Word will dwell richly within me (Col3:16).
  24. Help me, as a wife, to give honor and respect to my husband (Col3:18).
  25. Help me, as a husband and father, to grow in love for and understanding of my wife and children (Col3:19,21)
  26. I pray that my children will be obedient to us as parents in all things because this pleases You (Col3:20).
  27. In whatever I do, show me how to perform my work happily for You, rather than for people (Col3:23).
  28. Help me to devote myself to prayer, keeping alert in it, with an attitude of thanksgiving (Col4:2).
  29. Teach me to be wise and to make the most of every opportunity to share the gospel with those I meet (Col4:5).
  30. Fill all the words I speak with grace, so that I edify the people in my life (Col4:6).
  31. Lord, help me to be faithful to whatever You have called me to, and help me fulfill it in faithfulness (Col4:17).

Grow Deep

November 28, 2016

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May you continue to live and walk in Christ, rooted and built up in Him abounding in thanksgiving for all He has done.

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Colossians 2:6-7 NLT
6 And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him.
7 Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done.

From NetBible Col 2:6

  • walk[4043] = continue to live in obedience to, to make progress/grow in

From NetBible Col 2:7

  • rooted[4492] = to strengthen with roots, to render firm,to fix, establish, cause a person or a thing to be thoroughly grounded
  • built up[2026] = To finish the structure of which the foundation{Christ} has already been laid, to give constant increase in knowledge and in a life conformed to Christ
  • established[950] = to make firm, sure, strong
  • overflow[4052] = abound, be in excess*abounding is used of a flower going from a bud to full bloom.
  • thankfulness[2169] = gratitude, actively grateful

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May your roots grow deep down into the Lord Jesus Christ that you may grow strong in truth and faith, overflowing with thanksgiving for all He has done!

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Let your roots grow deep down into the Lord Jesus Christ and let your lives be built on Him then your faith will grow strong in His truth and you will overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done!

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