“What you have whispered in the ear…”

Luke 12

"What you have whispered in the ear..."“This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. This very night your life will be demanded from you.” Luke 12:20-21

My Father, you are in heaven. Your storehouse is in heaven. Today help me to have your view of what matters most.

“He who disowns me before me will be disowned before the angels of God. Anyone who blasphemies against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.” Luke 12:10

Lord, this is a hard saying. A terrifying word. I cannot stand before you, but through your strength I can stand in you. Please give me the strength of your Spirit. 

“There is nothing concealed that will not be made known.” Luke 12:2 “What you have whispered in the ear in the inner room will be proclaimed from the roofs.” Luke 12:3

May my secret prayers and petitions for others be fulfilled in You. Today, Lord, please help me to keep my tongue and avoid saying anything that does not honor you.

 

Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. Oswald Chambers.

The Dead Are Raised…

Luke 7

The Dead Are Raised...“The dead are raised.” Luke 7:22

“Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.” Luke 7:23

Lord, please give me your strength to stand firm for you. May I see life sprout from the grave. Protect me today. Keep me from sin. Keep me from harm.

“The seed is the word of God. 11 “But the devil takes away the word from their hearts so that they may not believe and be saved.” 12 “In the time of testing they will fall away.” 12 “But those of a noble and good heart, by perseverance, will produce a crop.” Luke 7 :11-15

Lord, there are motives I cannot discover, dreams I cannot realize. Help me to persevere and push on to produce a good crop for you. 

Do Not Judge…

Luke 6

Do Not Judge...“Do not judge and you will not be judged.” Luke 6:37

Lord, I beg you, PLEASE give me your Spirit of Forgiveness. Help me to resist the urge to judge others.

“The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart.” Luke 6:45

Father, please change my heart to be like that of Your Son. Place good seed in my heart.

“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord’ and do not do what I say?” Luke 6:46

May I racal your words today and DO what you call me to do.

 

Be a “living sacrifice.” You are of no value to God dead. Oswald Chambers

Give to Everyone Who Asks

Luke 6

Give to Everyone Who Asks“Do good to those who hate you.”
“Bless those who curse you.”
“Pray for those who mistreat you.” Luke 6:27-28

Lord, please give ME this Spirit of patience and forgiveness.

“Give to everyone who asks.”
“Lend to those from whom you do not expect repayment.” Luke 6:34

Father, help me to have compassion and your Spirit of charity towards others.

“Then your reward will be great and you will be son (or daughter) of the Most High.” Luke 6:35

Once we get intimate with Jesus we are never lonely and we never lack understanding or compassion. Oswald Chambers

True friendship means identifying with someone in thought, heart, and spirit. Oswald Chambers

The Christian who is truly intimate with Jesus will never draw attention to himself but will only show the evidence of a life where Jesus is completely in control. Oswald Chambers

“Woe To You Who Are Rich…”

Luke 6

"Woe To You Who Are Rich..."“Woe to you who are rich. You have received your comfort.” Luke 6:24

Lord, thanks for your comfort.

“Woe to you who are well fed. You will go hungry.” Luke 6:25

Lord, thanks for my daily bread.

“Woe to you who laugh now. You will mourn and weep.” Luke 6:25

Lord, thanks that through your Holy Spirit I can laugh at my problems because I know you care for me.

“Be my witness.” Luke 1:18

Testify as to what you have seen, heard, smelled, touched, and tasted. List the evidence of ways you have seen Christ act in your life and in circumstances. Do that and, “You will be my witnesses.” Luke 1:18

They Quarreled and Grumbled …

The Lord answered, "Walk on ahead of the people. Take with you some of the elders. Take your staff. I will stand before you." ~ Exodus 17: 5 & 6They quarreled with Moses. They grumbled against Moses. Moses cried out to the Lord. ~ Exodus 17:4

Lord, what am I do to with these authors? ~ Exodus 17:4

The Lord answered, “Walk on ahead of the people. Take with you some of the elders. Take your staff. I will stand before you.” ~ Exodus 17: 5 & 6

Lord, I need your help. I need elders – wise individuals who can serve on LPC’s advisory board. I need to expand our staff. I need your leadership. Please send me a Joshua! Someone uniquely suited to be a conquerer and a future leader for LPC. An aid to me and someone loyal and faithful to you.

The Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will. ~ Romans 8:27

Lord, may your Spirit speak to you on my behalf. 

In all things God works for the good of those who love him – who have been called according to his purpose. ~ Romans 8:28

Please, Father, show me a better way to run this company and serve you in this calling. 

The Spirit of the Lord Will Rest …

The Spirit of the Lord Will Rest ...The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him. He will have the Spirit of Wisdom, Discernment, Counsel, Power, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord. He will delight in the Fear of the Lord. ~ Isaiah 11:2-3

My Father, may I have your Spirit of Wisdom, Discernment, Counsel, Power, Knowledge, and Fear of the Lord. May your Righteousness be my belt. May Faithfulness be the sash around my waist. 

My Father will honor the one who serves me. John 12:26

Lord, I don’t seek honor, but I do seek work in your kingdom. Refresh my spirit, give me an advisory team and staff who understands your vision in this work. May your work and word prevail. 

God foreknew … he predestined some to be conformed to the likeness of his Son. God then called and justified (marked for a good and legitimate reason). He glorified. Will God not also graciously give us all things? Romans 8:29 & 32

Lord, you called; I answered. Please give me the resources, help, and vision to do this work. Transform me into the image of your Son.


Teresa would love to feel better and not have to struggle to pay her electricity bill. She faces the choice of remaining cold or trying to scrape together enough money to keep the lights and heat on. She thanks you for all she has. I ask that you bless her with the funds necessary to stay warm – in your arms, but also in her home. 

Father, Erin became extremely ill during the summer of 2015. Her body was damaged and still has not completely healed. Please heal and comfort Erin. You are in the restoration business. Please restore Erin.

Lord, Kathryn is bed bound, but you are with her. Please help Kathryn spend more time with you. Allow her world to expand in your presence.

Lord, please care for Annie’s old little dog, Jessi. Jessi is not doing to well. Annie doesn’t want Jessi to suffer. Please healAnnie’s dog or comfort her as she struggles with this tough decision. Lord, help Wendy’s neighbor, Iona, who had a stroke last weekend.  She’s 49 and is the single mom of two special needs children (one new adult, one tween).  Doctors say she has a 50/50 chance of surviving the stroke, and if she does, she will be paralyzed.  She is comatose in the hospital and on life support.  I know that Iona believes in you, but Wendy is unsure of her salvation.  You are a BIG God. Wendy asks for a BIG miracle for Iona and her family!

Please care and comfort Ann, who is 82, and in the hospital with pneumonia.