These posts are simply taken from my daily prayer journal. I find that the words He speaks to me in my private prayer time are usually for others too...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Part in the Body

It seems lately He has said to me...

"I am daily writing upon the tablet of your heart. Let your heart stay tender and broken before Me. I've trusted you with gifts that are unique to you. Don't compare yourself with others. Just be all I've called YOU to be. I place you where your gifts are best used at the best times. ...all parts of the body working together at My timing, My beckoning..."

I Corinthians 12:18 "But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. (v20) But now are they many members, yet but one body. (v22) Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: (v25) That there should be no schism (division) in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another."

Why do we always seems to think our part doesn't matter or isn't as important? Let's purpose to put away those thoughts and voices. There's only one me. He made me unique and if I don't do what He's called me to do, I am hindering His work. I need to be reminded to embrace my strengths and weaknesses and let Him use it all for His glory!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Oh Happy Day!

Today the love of my life turns 40 and I just wanted to take a moment and say, "Happy Birthday" to the greatest man in all the earth! I love you dearly!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Heal Our Backslidings

Jeremiah 3:12 "Return, backsliding Israel, says the Lord; I will not cause my anger to fall on you. For I am merciful, says the Lord; I will not remain angry forever. Only acknowledge your iniquity."

Why do we try to hide the secret things of our hearts when He knows anyway? All He wants is for us to be open and honest with Him. We always try to hide our weaknesses and failures. He knows we are flawed. He loves us just as we are. He tells us in verse 15, "And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding."

Once we acknowledge our weaknesses and failures, take off the "fake facade", He has promised to bring us knowledge and understaning. He promised to lead us to the right "shepherd" in our lives. Verse 22: "Return, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings."

What area of my life am I "backsliding" in? To backslide is to turn back or away from God. Is there something I am trying to control myself or figure out with my methods? If so, I am turning back from His plan. His plan is for me to lay all my cares upon Him.

James 4:7 says "Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin."

Maybe it's what I'm NOT doing, that is a "backsliding" in my life. I want to daily check myself at the cross for His plan for my day, His cleansing of my heart, His perspective, His vision for my life. It's the only way to ensure that I am not giving in to a backsliding heart.