Father, the World Does Not Know You…

John 17

Father, the World Does Not Know You...“I pray for those who will believe in me through their message.” [Those whom God gave Jesus out of the world.] John 17:20

“May they believe in us SO THAT the world may believe that you sent me.” John 17:21-23

Lord, I pray for my boys and girls – that they may believe and know you.

“I have given them the glory that you gave me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me.” John 17:22-23

May those who believe in God, believe his words, and believe in Christ, be unified so that those living in sin will repent and be saved.

“Father, you loved me before the Creation of the world. The world DOES NOT know you. I will continue to make you known to them.” John 17:25-26

 

When our purpose is to seek God and to discover his will for us, daydreaming is right and acceptable. Oswald Chambers

Allow God to be the source of all your dreams, joy, and delights. Oswald Chambers

If you are in love with someone, you don’t sit and daydream about that person. You go and do something for the person. Oswald Chambers

This Is Eternal Life…

John 17

This Is Eternal Life...“This is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.” John 17:3

Lord, may I continue to know you better. Reveal more of yourself through Christ.

“They have obeyed your word.” John 17:6

Help me, Father, to obey your word above all else.

“Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name.” John 17:11

This is my prayer for my boys and girls. Protect them in the name of Christ.

“They are not of this world any more than I am of this world.” John 17:14

“My prayer is that you protect them from the evil one.” John 17:15

Protect me from temptation. Keep me from the evil one.

 

Drudgery is work that is far removed from anything we think as ideal work. Oswald Chambers

The way a person does a task makes that work sanctified and holy for ever. Oswald Chambers

When the Lord does something through us, he always transforms it. Oswald Chambers

The Time Is Coming When Anyone Who Kills…

John 16

The Time Is Coming When Anyone Who Kills...“The time is coming when anyone who kills you [ a Christian ] will think he is offering a service to God.” John 16:2

“The Spirit of truth will tell you what is yet to come.” John 16:13

Lord, as far as it is within your will for me to know, please prepare me for what is to come.

“I came from the Father and entered the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” John 16:28

Lord, please give me your words today. Please give me your vision. Help me to write the LPC story with your words, your Spirit, your vision, and your help.

 

“Get up, and do the next thing.” Oswald Chambers

Never let the sense of past failure defeat your next step. Oswald Chambers

Where I Am Going, You Cannot Come…

John 13

Where I Am Going, You Cannot Come...“Whoever accepts anyone I send, accepts me. Whoever accepts me, accepts the one who sent me.” John 13:20

“Where I am going, you cannot come. Where I am going, you cannot follow, now. You will follow later.” John 13:33 & 36

“You know the Father. You have seen him. You know me. You know my Father.” John 14: 6-7

“I am in the Father. The Father is in me. ” John 14:10

“You may ask me for anything in my name and I will do it.” John 14:14

Lord, please release my two books from bondage. We have paid to have them redeemed from Harper Collins, and yet, Harper Collins continues to hold two of the three Caden Chronicles books hostage. I beg you, please move within the hearts of Merideth Bliss, Chelsea Taff, Christine Blais, and Rick Desmond. Help them to review past royalty statements to see that there have not been any returns of Skull Creek Stakeout since the second quarter of 2017 – that I purchased all remaining inventory in January 2018 and they returned rights to me (finally) in October of 2018. Help them to see that any inventory did not come from returns but from another source.

 

Pay attention when God puts you into darkness. Keep your mouth closed while you are there. Oswald Chambers.

Lord, help me to keep my trap shut during this time of darkness.

If you open your mouth in the dark, you will speak while in the wrong mood. Oswald Chambers

Lord I confess I have spouted off when I should have dove to the depths and kept quiet.

When you are in the dark, listen. God will give you a precious message for someone else once you are back in the light. Oswald Chambers.

Now Is the Time…

John 12

Now Is the Time...“Now is the time for judgement on this world. Now the prince of this world will be driven out. When I am lifted up I will draw ALL men to myself.” John 12:32

Lord, please drive the prince of darkness from my life. Please battle for my soul. May your Spirit speak against Satan and force him to flee.

“When a man believes in me, he does not believe in me only, but in the one who sent me. When a man looks at me, he sees the one who sent me.” John 12:44

I believe, Lord. Increase my belief.

“There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words. But I do not judge him.” John 12:47-48

Lord, may your words go forth today to convict us of our sins.

 

Most of us show incredible disrespect to God because we don’t even hear him. He might as well never have spoken to us [ through his word ].Oswald Chambers

I show God my lack of love and respect for him by the insensitivity of my heart and mind toward what he says. Oswald Chambers

The Devil Was a Murderer…

John 8

The Devil Was a Murderer...“The devil was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth. There is NO truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44

Lord, please change the hearts of those who will attend the Asheville Christian Writers Conference. May you subdue the spirit of pride that resides in each of us and place your Spirit of peace and humility within us. May your thoughts be our thoughts and your love exhibited in our actions. 

 

Why are we so terrified for God to speak to us? It is because we know that when God speaks we must either do what He asks or tell Him we will not obey. Oswald Chambers

The World Hates Me Because…

John 7

The World Hates Me Because...“Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to Jesus.” John 6:45

“The world hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.” John 7:7

“He who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth.” John 7:18

Lord, you ARE truth. Your truth sets all men free. Please help me today to listen to your Spirit who speaks on behalf of the Father. May I live to become a man of truth.

Your creative mind is the greatest gift God has given you and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him. Oswald Chambers