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Let us remember

“The sun shall no longer be your light by day, Nor for brightness shall the moon give light to you; But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, And your God your glory. Isaiah 60:19 NKJV https://bible.com/bible/114/isa.60.19.NKJV

For those who are followers of Jesus Christ, we need to remember this promise.

This world is not our permanent home.

The way things are now is not how they will always be.

Some day the world will change forever.

Revelation 6:1 NKJV — Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, “Come and see.”

Revelation tells of the Lamb opening the seals and the changes the world under goes.

It’s not a pretty picture, but in the middle is praise.

Revelation 7:9-10 NKJV — After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”

Revelation 7:11-12 NKJV — All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, saying: “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom, Thanksgiving and honor and power and might, Be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”

What better way to remember the truth of the future which awaits than by worshipping Jesus today.

Life doesn’t always bring us hearts full of gladness, but salvation should always bring us to praise.

Let us remember the promises of God and rejoice in the salvation of Jesus Christ!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for salvation. Thank You for Your promise of eternal life with You. Lord, I can not even imagine what it will be like to be in Your presence, to never need the Sun or Moon again because You will shine continually. Lord, I can not contain my wonder at Your incredible blessing to us in the gift of salvation. Thank You for Your sacrifice. Thank You for Your promise of eternal life. Thank You for reminding me to praise You daily, practicing the joy of eternity right here in today. Thank You. Amen.

February 28

Today’s prayer:

Micah 6:8 NKJV — He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for showing us what is good. Thank You for reminding us that serving You is best. Only in You can we find justice, mercy, and truth. Lord, please help us to walk humbly, not just now, but every day of our lives. Please help us to put off pride, envy, and selfishness. Please remind and train our hearts to be focused upon Your Word and walking daily with You. Lord, if there’s anything sinful, anything which does not revere You in our hearts, please show it to us that we might repent. Help us to be quick to flee from evil and steadfast in putting off wickedness in every form. Please continue to train and hone us into Your perfect image. Thank You for Your long suffering. Thank You for Your unfailing love. I praise You, Lord. Thank You for all Your wonderous ways!

February 27

Today’s prayer:

Psalm 101:6 KJV — Mine eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me: he that walketh in a perfect way, he shall serve me.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your mercy, grace, love, and truth. Lord, thank You for our daily bread. Please forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lord, please provide direction and guidance, help us to walk in Your ways. Help us to hear Your voice and know Your will. Lord Jesus, we want to serve You in spirit and in truth. Let lies be cut off and done away with. Let turmoil and strife be put away. Lord, please return the prodigal, save the lost, heal the sick and hurting. Please teach us unwavering faith in You, putting all our trust and hope in You alone. Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for salvation. Thank You for the promise of heaven! I love You, Jesus. Amen.

February 22

Today’s prayer:

Isaiah 46:4 NKJV — Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Lord, there is nothing to fear and no circumstance You are not aware of. Lord, in this life, You told us we would have trials and tribulations. You told us the enemy would be after us to steal, kill, and destroy. Lord Jesus, at no time do we want to give place to the tricks, lies, or snares of the enemy. Lord, we do not want to make room for our sinful flesh either. Lord Jesus, please help us to hear Your voice, to understand Your will, to meditate upon Your truths, and to walk in humility before You. Lord, nothing on this Earth will last past the grave besides the souls of mankind. Please help us to be diligent in serving You all our days, that those who have yet to know You will be drawn to You, those who are in need or hurting will be comforted, and those who are our fellow brothers and sisters will be encouraged and supported. Please help us to love one another as Your Word teaches us to. Please guide each heart, let each one look to their own ways and surrender themselves completely before You. Lord, please purify Your people. Lord, thank You for Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your love. I love You, Jesus. May the whole Earth be filled with the knowledge of the glory of You! Amen.

February 8

Today’s prayer:

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit.
Psalms 32:1‭-‬2 NKJV

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You so much for Your faithfulness. Please walk with us daily and guide us in all Your ways. Lord, You alone are worthy of all praise and honor and glory. To You be all adoration, for no one has done what You have, therefore we owe You everything. Thank You so much. Lord, it is our privilege to stand before You on behalf of others. Lord, I humbly request that You defend Your people and that those who are called by Your name might be guarded by You. Lord, please wipe out every false accusation. Please provide a road of safety in the wilderness. Lord, we thank You and praise You for giving us all we need. Lord, I lift up the innocent, the sick, the hurting, the wayward, the lost and I humbly request that You draw them to Yourself. Bring them to rest in You. Lord, thank You for being so incredible. How great is Your love and Your name is greatly to be praised! Hallelujah glory be to You, God! Amen.

January 15

Today’s prayer:

Sing aloud to God our strength; Make a joyful shout to the God of Jacob. Raise a song and strike the timbrel, The pleasant harp with the lute.
Psalms 81:1‭-‬2 NKJV

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for all Your wonderous ways. Lord Jesus, You are worthy of all praise, honor, and glory. To worship You is such a privilege and blessing. How great You are! Lord, may our hearts never weary of praising You. Lord, may our lives be centered upon You and our minds filled with Your Word. Lord, teach us Your Word. Let our hearts be filled with Your wisdom, Your understanding. Lord Jesus, please let our lips praise You, for Your works are wonderful. In all that we do, help us to do these things into You. To bring glory and honor to Your name. Please let us be people of praise. Thank You for Your faithfulness and unending love. Thank You for salvation! Please touch the needy, protect the innocent, return the prodigal, and save the lost. Thank You, for Your ways are perfect and Your plans are best. We love You, Jesus. Amen.

The power of praise

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!” So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”
Luke 2:13‭-‬15 NKJV

As I listened to a sermon about this section of scripture the pastor said something I’ve never heard before.

“What were the angels there for? They were protecting the newborn babe.”

My heart suddenly asked, “Is there protection in praising God?”

God used the shouts and sounds of trumpets to knock down the wall of Jericho.

Joshua 6:20 KJV — So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.

King Jehoshaphat experienced God’s protection from the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir through praise and worship.

Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated.
II Chronicles 20:22 NKJV

Yes, God does use worship.

In my own life I have seen how worshipping the Lord has brought me comfort and protection.

It is not uncommon for me to experience nightmares.

I’ve learned the best way to handle waking up from a disturbing dream is to praise God.

I thank Him for His goodness.

I praise Jesus for His salvation.

I tell the Lord all the things I can think of about His wonderful attributes and worship Him.

Then I go back to sleep in peace.

The same is true for when I’m struggling with fear or pain.

I worship God by listening to music which praises His holy name.

I speak to Him about all the good He has poured out on me.

I praise Him for everything I can think of.

And He drives away fear and brings me joy in the pain.

Yes, praising God is powerful, because it brings me to a place of humility.

It turns my attention to Him and it reminds me of what is really important.

The power of praise is in the heart fully submitted to Jesus Christ.

What a beautiful thing!

To worship the One Who is so worthy of praise!

Our son-in-law recently said something so true:

“Man was never made to receive worship only to give it.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for teaching me about the joys and blessings of praise and worship. Thank You for holding me in Your hands and walking me forward into Your truths. Lord, You alone are worthy of all praise. Your name is great and Your way is perfect. “Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.”* Thank You, Jesus. Amen.

*(Psalms 67:3 NKJV)

December 9

Today prayer:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
John 1:1‭-‬5 NKJV

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for coming to Earth and teaching us about Yourself. Thank You for being truth and the Word. Lord, I know all things are in Your hands and You can be trusted. Lord, from my perspective I can not understand all that happens, but I do know nothing is outside of Your understanding or direction. Thank You for always being in control, even when things seem opposite to us. Thank You for being truth. How great and mighty You are! How blessed we are to know You even a little. To have Your Word as our guide. To have breath each moment. To be given life eternal through Your sacrifice! I praise Your Holy name, Lord Jesus and I thank You for every detail. Thank You for being God born of a virgin, man who is Truth, and the perfect sacrifice for every sin and to top it off, You rose again defeating death and sin and the enemy all at once. Praise be to Your glorious name, Jesus!

Sometimes…I think we might be…

crazy.

It’s not the first time nor do I expect it to be the last.

But about a month ago my husband surprised me.

He called me from work to say, he’d purchased some furniture.

I didn’t know what to say.

Although, I happen to love furniture and I find refurbishing furniture really fun, I wasn’t expecting this.

If anyone knows my hubby, they can tell you he’s one of those guys who does things.

He’s rarely (if ever) hindered by indecision.

He can make choices and move forward into change far better than I.

This was one of those moments.

He explained that he’d been praying.

With my health, I’m really restricted to what I’m able to do.

So, he’d been praying for something we could do together.

We have been praying as a couple for opportunities to teach our son new skills and to that end my husband has been doing some woodworking with Jase on the weekends.

The other thing he’d been praying about is our desire for missions.

We want people to hear about Jesus, both here and around the world.

Since our family won’t be traveling, we’ve been praying for any opportunities to use our talents to spread the gospel.

The purchase of furniture was the action upon our heart’s desire.

We’ve decided to redo furniture and sell it.

Our focus is to make money for missions.

Of course, we are going to sell anything we can in this endeavor and be as wise as possible with our purchases.

It’s already given our family lots to do.

We’ve spent hours cleaning and researching various things.

We’ve prayed extensively about the best way to handle this.

Along with the furniture, we also got home furnishings and so we’ve opened a booth on Bonanza.

My husband’s idea was to name it Hope’s Treasure Chests Booth.

(He loves the play on words and of course, he loves me so…)

But the name for the spreadsheet is Matthew 19:21.

Because that is why we are doing this.

Although, doing this seems crazy, I know that God is the reason we are.

Therefore, I can trust Him with the results.

May He be glorified in us today!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank You for stretching me. Thank You for teaching me how to take baby steps as I learn to do something new. Lord, You alone are worthy of all praise, honor, and glory. Please help us to hear You clearly, to see Your plans, to obey You in all things. For we do not want to waste a moment, but we want to live unto You alone. Thank You for all Your blessings. We praise Your holy name, Jesus. Amen.

December 5

Today’s prayer:

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord , my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 KJV

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You, Lord for Your care and continued provision. Lord Jesus all that we have is Yours. Our lives belong to You. Please help us to walk with You daily in all these things. Please shine Your light and truth into every area of our lives. Jesus, we love You. We praise Your holy name! Thank You for all Your wonderous works. Lord, I humbly lift up the weak, the fatherless, the destitute, the lost, the hurting, and the broken. Lord, You see all. Each person’s story You know. Please continue to shine into the darkness. Please bring hope, faith, love, compassion, kindness, and so much more to our hurting world. Please let my life be used by You to reach others. Thank You so much for Your faithfulness, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your salvation. I love You, Jesus. Amen.