You can keep your problems all to yourself, so that they grow and become stumbling blocks that trip you up. Or you can make friends with your problems by introducing them to Me and letting Me make them part of My plan.
When you’re thankful for the blessings all around you, you feel much happier. So slow down—and give thanks!
Do not fear weakness, for it is the stage on which My Power and My Glory perform most brilliantly.
During my study time today I was reading in Colossians and came across this verse in Chapter 3. One particular thought has been ringing in my heart all day:
“Remember that you have been forgiven”
I’m sharing it here along with another powerful prayer from my one of my favorite prayer books/websites, Prayers that Availeth Much.
I’m going to do my best to keep up with posting a verse and prayer each day, but please pray my strength. Wedding planning is kicking into high gear (the countdown is almost at the single digits– and I take my matron of honor duties VERY seriously! 🙂 ).
You all are always in my thoughts and prayers– even when there’s not a post! ❤ ❤ ❤
Bible Verse of the Day
12 Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. 13 Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
A Prayer For Today*
Father, I am Your child, and I commit to walk in the God kind of love. I endure long, am patient, and kind. I am never envious and never boil over with jealousy. I am not boastful or vainglorious, and I do not display myself haughtily. I am not rude and unmannerly and I do not act unbecomingly.
I do not insist on my own rights or my own way for I am not self-seeking, touchy, fretful or resentful. I take no account of an evil done to me and pay no attention to a suffered wrong. I do not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but I rejoice when right and truth prevail.
I bear up under anything and everything that comes. I am ever ready to believe the best of others. My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. I endure everything without weakening because my love never fails.
Father, I bless and pray for those who persecute me – who are cruel in their attitude toward me. I bless them and do not curse them. Therefore, my love abounds yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment. I approve things that are excellent. I am sincere and without offense till the day of Christ. I am filled with the fruits of righteousness.
Everywhere I go I commit to plant seeds of love. I thank You, Father, for preparing hearts ahead of time to receive this love. I know that these seeds will produce Your love in the hearts to whom they are given.
Father, I thank You that as I flow in Your love and wisdom, people are being blessed by my life and ministry. Father, You make me to find favor, compassion, and loving kindness with others (name them).
I am rooted deep in love and founded securely on love knowing that You are on my side, and nothing is able to separate me from Your love, Father, which is in Christ Jesus my Lord. Thank You, Father, in Jesus’ precious name. Amen.
Scriptures for Additional Reading
Good morning and HAPPY MONDAY!
Today’s verse is a familiar one. I think it is one that can become almost TOO familiar at times. Too the point where we begin to overlook the depth of its instruction.
Not only are these words telling us NOT to worry, but these words are WRITTEN IN RED. This tells us that they were spoken, BY JESUS HIMSELF. Pause for a moment and take that in.
For me, that means those words are EXTRA IMPORTANT.