Wisdom

“For whoever finds me finds life, And obtains favor from the Lord;” – Proverbs 8:35 NKJV

Here in proverbs, wisdom is talking. So if we find wisdom we also find life and receive favor from the Lord. Favor from the Lord is the best favor there is because I believe you can have favor with the Lord, which can result in favor with God as well. Think about the story of Joseph in the bible! After being taken to Egypt as a slave, He had God’s favor and wisdom! Plus he had the favor of those he interacted with everywhere he went. If you don’t remember the story, please go ahead and read it. Read it also in a version that you know you will be able to understand, or switch to a different version like the amplified if you’d like some points explained more. Don’t stick to the version you are used to if you have been a Christian for many years.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.” – James 1:5 NKJV

I love that if we are lacking wisdom, all we have to do is be humble, go to God and ask for His wisdom. His word gives us assurance that He will give us wisdom, because as the verse above says, He gives liberally and without reproach (freely, no restraint).

Let’s look at the Amplified Bible,

If any of you lacks wisdom [to guide him through a decision or circumstance], he is to ask of [our benevolent] God, who gives to everyone generously and without rebuke or blame, and it will be given to him. But he must ask [for wisdom] in faith, without doubting [God’s willingness to help], for the one who doubts is like a billowing surge of the sea that is blown about and tossed by the wind. For such a person ought not to think or expect that he will receive anything [at all] from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable and restless in all his ways [in everything he thinks, feels, or decides]. James 1:5-7

The amplified version gives more explanation for some verses, I tried to expound a bit more on James 1:5 I’m not sure if it helped, but I hope the amplified version helps you all out.

Love God

TC

 

That’s Why I Praise You / For Every Mountain

I’ve got so much to thank God for

So many wonderful blessings

and so many open doors

A brand new mercy

Along with each new day

That’s why I praise You,

and for this I give You praise.

——

For waking me up this morning,

(That’s why I praise You)

For starting me on my way,

(That’s why I praise You)

For letting me see the sunshine,

(That’s why I praise You)

of a brand new day

(Oooooh oooooh oh that’s why I praise You)

A brand new mercy along with each new day

That’s why I praise You;

[that’s why I praise You]

For this I give You praise

—-

You’re Jehovah Jireh,

(That’s why I praise You)

You’ve been my Provider,

(That’s why I praise You)

You see so many times, You’ve met my needs

(That’s why I praise You)

So many times You rescued me

(That’s why I praise You)

I want to thank You for the blessing

You give to me each day

(That’s why I praise You)

For this I give You praise

—-

For every mountain

You brought me over

For every trial you’ve seen me through

For every blessing, Hallelujah,

For this I give You praise.

The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion. Psalm 116:5

The Lord is merciful and gracious slow to anger and abounding in mercy. Psalm 103:8

The true and living God is A W E S O M E,  P O W E R F U L,  R E A L,  M I G H T Y, LARGE & IN-CHARGE!

😀 ♥GOD

-tc

Past Prayer 4

This entry is part of the “Past Prayer Series” .

October 23, 2010

Lord, thank You for waking me up this morning; that I may have the opportunity to make needed corrections in my attitudes and my habits. I repent of the sins I have committed against You in thought, word, and deed. I ask for Your forgiveness of these sins. I thank You for forgiving me and washing me clean.  I ask that You may help me to not stay on the computer for excessive amounts of time. I ask that You may help me to stay away from TV shows that subtly do more harm than good to my spirit.

I ask that You may continue to guide me on the path of Your will and that I may not change the direction in which you have put me in.

Help me to not focus on or think about silly matters. Help me to not think negatively of others or myself. Lord, help me to not focus on the opinions or thoughts of others but to respect them only to an extent.

Father, help me to not feel insecure about who I am and who You created me to be. Teach me that I may learn not to compare myself to others and teach me how to be strong in who I am, Who is in me, and who I was created to be.

God, I ask that You may continue to teach me right from wrong, according to Your commandments and Your Word. Help me, show me where I am able to study Your word and fellowship with others. Lord, help me to not be lazy in what I do and what I am supposed to do.

I ask that You may get rid of, eradicate, any spirit that You do not approve of in me. Help me to see, that I may not enter or allow any evil spirit to enter my mind. God, I ask that You may help me stay focused on You and only You. For when I focus on You and Your ways and Your teachings everything else will fall  in to place according to Your will.

I ask that You Lord, will give me spiritual understanding that I may comprehend what happens around me; that I may not judge Your people. Father, help me to be humble in all ways that I may not think of myself more highly than others. Help me to not be stubborn, continue to show me how to be patient. Help me to know Your voice that I may do what You tell me. Help me to not feel as though I know everything. Help me to not fall deeper into selfish ways that are taught in this world, help me to not become self-focused. Help me to not worry about material things. Teach me how to meditate on Your Word.

When others come to rattle my faith, I may continue to stand firm on Your truthful Word, Lord. Those who come against me with their words or actions may not succeed in their angry or evil intents because I have You God, my protector and my guard.

Thank You, for all the blessings and mercies and love that You have given me. Thank you for Your forgiveness. I thank You for revealing the truth behind TV shows that I know to stay away from them because they are far away from the life You intend for me to live. Thank You for revealing to me that most of the shows that I used watch never brought me closer to You but separated me from You.

I thank You for helping me to be more selfless, I thank You for Your guidance in my life. I thank You for protecting me from harm and danger. I thank You for giving me spiritual understanding that I may understand what goes on around me. I thank You for leading me in prayer, I thank You for listening to me when I pray. I thank You God for knowing my thoughts even before I came to You.

I thank You for guiding me on the path of Your will for Your glory. I thank You for helping me and showing me to be confident in who You created me to be. I was made in the image and likeness of You, the work of Your hands are great and pondered by many. I praise You, O God, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I thank You for revealing to me the uniqueness You placed in each and every one of Your children, in the body of Christ; we are all important and needed to do Your work.(Psalm 139:13-18; 1 Corinthians 12:24-26)

Thank You, Father, for showing me and giving me opportunities to remain in Your Word, to dwell in Your Word. Thank You for showing me and teaching me how to meditate on Your Word.

Father God, You are great and worthy to be praised.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

*Slightly revised.

I have to be honest, while I was typing this prayer out from my journal I became annoyed. In almost every paragraph I asked God for different things without praising Him. Not that what I asked for is not important; it’s just…my state of mind and my understanding about prayer has changed since October 2010. I can’t leave out the bit of guilt I felt when I realized the unrevised prayer could be an example of a wish list prayer; and I’m not a fan of wish list praying. BUT I’m glad I’m able to be thankful for everything I asked for because God did answer my prayers even though I was ignorant on the importance of giving thanks to God. There is nothing wrong with asking God for what you desire to have, there is nothing wrong with opening your heart to Him because He gives us more love than anyone else can ever give. Even though I felt guilty about this prayer, my joy abounds greater than the guilt I felt because God has answered my prayers, I’ve already seen the manifestation of what I’ve asked for and I still see it today. 😀

“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” – 1 John 5:14-15

Remember to give thanks for the blessing’s God has given you, and for the things you’ve asked Him for. In doing so, you are working your faith muscle in believing that what you’ve asked God for, He will give to you as long as you are in right standing with him and what you’ve asked for is in his will.
♥God

-TC

Would I have made it without His grace? Nope!

 

Where would I be if not for your grace

Carrying me in every season

Where would I be if not for your grace

You came to my rescue and I want to thank you for your grace

Grace like a river

I encourage you think about it tonight

Where would I be if not for your grace

Carrying me in every season

Where would I be if not for your grace

You came to my rescue and I want to thank you for your

Grace that restores

Grace that redeems

Grace that releases me to worship

Grace that repairs visions and dreams

Grace that releases miracles

Your Grace

Grace like a river {your grace}

Where would I be if not for your grace

Carrying me in every season

Where would I be if not for your grace

You came to my rescue and I want to thank you for your

Grace that restores

Grace that redeems

Grace that releases me to worship

Grace that repairs visions and dreams

Grace that releases miracles

Your Grace

 ♦Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith — and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God — not by works, so that no one can boast.”

♦ 2 Corinthians 12:9 “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.'”

Why is Gods power made perfect in our weakness? Because when we are weak, we become more dependant on God, we rely on Him rather than trying to figure out our problems on our own.

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To Contain my Excitement…

…I needed to read some scriptures before I started worrying about an acceptance package/letter for a paid internship program.

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

 Proverbs 3:6

…in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Matthew 6:25-27

Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

 

There is a reason why we are to hide God’s word in our hearts.    🙂 Scripture helps..

-TiaC