Who’s Your Daddy?

Whenever I focus on God as Creator, everything else in my world becomes very small. The vastness of that revelation– that God alone is The Creator of all things….ALL THINGS– it comforts my mind in ways that mere intellectual agreement with that belief can never satisfy.

Lately I have been seeking the Lord for direction regarding my career, my family and service to Him. Things have changed in my world and I want to follow the right path at this time. I have been experiencing anxiety and pressure because the path isn’t clear, and the things I have pursued haven’t been panning out. I feel stress, fatigue, some fear, (did I mention pressure?), all magnifying the anxious thoughts, making it difficult to hear and follow the Lord.

Then the Holy Spirit (thank you, Sir!), will lead me to the thought of God being the Creator. When I stop and acknowledge the thought, then shift my focus back upon God and all He has created, I start to relax. I realize that my Father is so incredibly wise, and so unfathomably infinite in His knowledge and power, that the threat of my problems diminish in size compared to the grandeur of God.

Our Heavenly Father has created the heavens and the earth, the animals, the oceans, people, the stars, moon and planets; the intricacy of the biological world; the majesty of the physical world; the minuteness of the microscopic world, and He holds all of these in place with His mighty power (Colossians 1:16-20, Genesis 1:1-31, Psalm 139:13-16).

I’m confident that my Father will lead me through this maze of questions and concerns, firmly guiding me and shining His light on the right path that I need to take. I don’t need to worry or give into fear and doubt because the Creator of the Universe has my back (and goes before me!).

He goes before you too! Seek His good plan for your life. He has already laid the path!

Blessings!

Ephesians 2:10 Amplified Bible (AMP)

10 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us].

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Take Your Stand On Victory!

If you are in Christ, STAND! (Ephesians 6:10-17). Stand in the victory that has already been secured for you by Jesus on the cross. Stand on His promises–He will not fail you! Even though worry, fear and confusion may be swirling all around, threatening to overtake you, it will not succeed. Greater is He who is in you, than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

God will never fail you. You are never alone. Plant your feet firmly on the Rock of your salvation and join in the victory that is already yours in Christ! Don’t believe the lie, don’t submit to negative emotions. The storm is about to stop and when it does, those who have built their lives on the Rock will still be standing (Matthew 7:24-27).

Go ahead and thank Him now for the good things He is doing, and about to do, on your behalf. Your faith in Him will be rewarded (Hebrews 10:23 & Hebrews 11:6).

Blessings everyone!

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Pray with Purpose & Intensity

Question: If you were in a desperate situation and needed help, how would you want people to respond?

I would want people to recognize that without their help and intervention, the desperate situation I’m in will only get worse.

Case in point: When someone shares a request for help on Facebook, like the report of a missing teenager, or someone suffering with a critical disease, how do you respond?

I have caught myself posting the common, “Praying!!!!” response, but am I really PRAYING EXCLAMATION POINT, EXCLAMATION POINT, EXCLAMATION POINT.

I had to admit this morning that I have not been interceding this way lately, and I repented.

I lifted up my prayer to God on behalf of the missing teenager as if she were my child. I cried out, knowing how desperately I would want my daughter kept safe and returned to me unharmed. I asked the Lord to protect and keep her from all evil, and that if she had run away, her heart would be softened to call her family and ask them to come get her.

Next I prayed for a precious 4 year old little boy battling cancer. Of course I would want my child healed! What loving parent wouldn’t? I asked God to heal him and give him back strength, health and wholeness. I prayed that God will strengthen and encourage the child’s parents, knowing how helpless they must feel watching their child suffer.

I identified with each of the people I prayed for, imagining what would want the Lord to do for me in a similar situation.

We serve an awesome, powerful and GENEROUS God, who wants us to pray about everything! (See also Luke 18:1-7)

So be bold in prayer! Ask for God’s best and highest when you are praying on behalf of others, keeping in mind that you may be the link in the prayer chain that helps bring good, or more accurately, GOD, into a bad situation.

I’m leaving you with 2 scriptures that confirm the truth of this principle. Be a warrior with God in prayer! He will honor your passion & faith!

Blessings!

“Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working].” James 5:16 Amplified Bible

Yes,truth is lacking; And he who turns aside from evil makes himself a prey.
Now the Lord saw, And it was displeasing in His sight that there was no justice.
 And He saw that there was no man,
And was astonished that there was no one to intercede;
Then His own arm brought salvation to Him, And His righteousness upheld Him.” (Isaiah 59:15-16)

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