Thursday, June 13, 2019

Praying Scripture Over Fear

Do you face your emotions head on? Or do you spend time living in denial?








Fear. 






It is an ugly four letter word, isn't it? However, so many of us deal with fear in our lives.




I am dealing with this image that keeps playing over and over of something bad happening. I live with this sense of impending doom.




When I allow myself to think about it, for any length of time, I end up feeling depressed.




Something bad is going to happen. I can feel it.




Luckily, I believe in Jesus.   





He is my Rock.




He is my shelter.




He is my hiding place.








Don't deny your emotions. Turn them over to the Lord and allow Him to guide you safely through your storms.




Let's look at Isaiah 41:10 NIV and make it a personal prayer.




Isaiah 41:10 NIV 




So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.




Prayer: 




Dear Father, 




Please help _______ not to fear, for you are with ______. Help ______ not to be dismayed, for you are ______ God. You will strengthen ______ and you will help ______; you will uphold ______ with your righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10 NIV). In Jesus' name, Amen. 












Praying Scripture For Comfort


Praying Scriptures For Pain


Praying Scriptures For Your Marriage


Praying Scriptures For Protection













Do you face your emotions head on?
Or do you spend time living in denial?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.































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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Praying Scripture For Comfort

Are you hurting today? Do you know that God loves you no matter what?










I have no idea what you are struggling with right now. I just want to remind you that you are not alone.




It is easy to take the pain that you are feeling, wrap yourself up in it, and hide away.



No Need To Hide





You do not need to hide away. I know it can be hard to remember, but Jesus told us in John 16:33 NIV “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”




Whenever I think of this verse, it helps me because I know that He didn't promise me that things would be easy. He said that I would have trouble, but <--- and that is a big but, He has overcome the world and it's troubles. That does bring me so much peace.









Let's take this verse and turn it into a personal prayer.



John 16:33 NIV 



“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”



Prayer: 



Dear Father, 




Thank you for I know that you have told _________ these things, so that because of you, _______ may have peace. In this world ________ will have trouble. But _______ should take heart. You have overcome the world (John 16:33). In Jesus' name, Amen. 












Praying Scriptures For Pain


Praying Scriptures For Your Marriage


Praying Scriptures For Protection


How To Pray Scriptures


















Are you hurting today?
Do you know that God loves you no matter what?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.





























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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Handwrite Proverbs

Are you struggling with reading the Bible? Do you struggle with understanding what you have read? Would you be more likely to read the Bible if you just knew where to start?









For me, reading the Bible is hard to do. I have a hard time understanding things and end up losing interest and quitting.




Does that sound familiar?




Luckily, I have the option of being able to handwrite the Bible. Have you ever tried this? It takes what is overwhelming and what doesn't make sense and makes it come alive.




Will you give it a try?








Come Join Me 





Come join me starting June 10th as I will be working through the book of Proverbs. I would love to have you join.




Do you struggle with reading and understanding the Bible? Would you like some accountability in your efforts to draw closer to the Lord? I would like to invite you to join Sisters in Spirit . A place where women can: 1. Share daily Struggles 2. Learn more about the Bible as they Handwrite each book 3. Find accountability 4. Find prayer support













Bible Reading Plan, Taming The Tongue


Quiet Time, What Is It?


Handwrite Scriptures; 3 Reasons You Should


Handwriting The Scriptures
















Are you struggling with reading the Bible?
Do you struggle with understanding what you have read?
Would you be more likely to read the Bible if you just knew where to start?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.





























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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Humility Leads To Honor

Are you prideful, haughty in your actions and in the way that you talk? Or are you humble?









Proverbs 18:12 NIV 




Before a downfall the heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.





According to dictionary.com the word haughty means disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious.





Be Respectful 






The word humble means not proud or arrogant; modest; courteously respectful.




What I am understanding is that I need to seek ways where I courteously respect others. Even with my words. Or better yet, I should say, especially with my words.




So, what does it look like to be humble and respectful with your words?









The words you speak are for: 





1. Worship -  Psalm 143:6, Psalm 95:6




2. Praise -  Psalm 150:6, Psalm 103:1




3. Prayer -  Jeremiah 29:12, 1 Thessalonians 5:17




4. Building others up  - 1 Thessalonians 5:11, Ephesians 4:29




5. Being grateful -  1 Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 9:1





Prayer: 




Dear Father,  




Thank you for always being with me. Please help me, Father, to remember that a haughty heart comes before a downfall, but humility leads to honor (Proverbs 18:12 NIV). Help me to use my words in ways that honor you. In Jesus' name, Amen.






















Bible Reading Plan, Taming The Tongue


Be Quick To Listen


Guard Your Mouth 
















Are you prideful, haughty in your actions and in the way that you talk?
Or are you humble?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.






























Photo credit: sweetlouise 

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bible Reading Plan, Taming The Tongue

Our words matter. Do you stop to think before you speak? Or do you say things as they come into your mind?









Being an introvert, I have to admit that I know a few people that just talk. I have often envied them of their ability to be able to just open their mouths and let words flow.




While I wish that I could be that confident in myself, I am learning that it is better to keep a guard on my mouth. It is also better to listen and to think before actually saying anything.











Let's look at James 3:1-12 NIV 




Not many of you should become teachers, my fellow believers, because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly. We all stumble in many ways. Anyone who is never at fault in what they say is perfect, able to keep their whole body in check. When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal. Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go. Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.




According to these verses, our tongue --- a small part of the body ----




1. is a fire




2. is an evil among the parts of our body




3. has the power to corrupt our whole body




4. set the whole course of our life on fire




5. and it is set on fire by hell









You might be wondering how to tame the tongue. I have put together a reading plan on the subject. It starts with praising, crying out to the Lord, singing. I hope that after reading through these verses, you will see the ways in which you can, in fact, control your tongue.













Be Quick To Listen


Guard Your Mouth


Bible Reading Plan, The Names Of God


Healing Bible Reading Plan















Do you stop to think before you speak?
Or do you say things as they come into your mind?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.


































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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Be Quick To Listen

Are you a listener or a talker? Do you believe in controlling your words and what you speak to others?











In this world of of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc our words take on a whole new life. We can feel the pull to constantly be someone who talks; instead of someone who listens.





I am an introvert. 






Period.





End of discussion.





No, seriously, being an introvert makes me come across as being withdrawn. I like to absorb what is going on around me. I pay close attention to what other people are doing. Was that an odd facial expression? Why was that an odd facial expression? Did she just shift away from me? You get the picture.





I also listen. To me, this means that I will sit quietly and let you prattle on about things in your life. As I listen, I am watching your face and your body and trying to read between the lines.



I like to observe things.




In being someone who observes things, like I do, I open myself up to long winded lectures. I open myself up to hearing, "Why don't you talk?" Or "You have to have things that interest you. Share them with me."










Okay, so, yes, I do have interests, but being an introvert, for me, makes it hard to talk about myself. I do not like feeling like I am the center of attention or that I am being put on the spot.





If you try to ask me questions and I feel as though I am being put on the spot, you will more than likely only get a one word response.





I am quick to listen.  






I remember one time, we were visiting with Taylor. We had not seen him for a while. I was asked why I didn't ask him more questions. My response was that I could look at him and see that he was doing okay; I could listen to what he had to say and through that get all of my questions answered.




I believe in controlling my words and what I speak to others and not letting what I "feel" needs to be said control me.









James 1:19 NIV 




My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,




Prayer: 




Dear Father, 




Thank You for all that You do for me. Father, please help me to always be someone who is quick to listen to the things that are being said to me; slow to speak because it gives me time to think and to pray; and slow to become angry. In Jesus' name, Amen.














Guard Your Mouth


Quiet Time, What Is It?


How To Pray Scriptures













Are you a listener or a talker?
Do you believe in controlling your words and what you speak to others?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.


























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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Guard Your Mouth

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you blurt out the first thing that comes to your mind? Then, once you have said whatever was blurted out, you regret it instantly?









Think Before You Respond 





I am a thinker. This means that I like to take time to think about my response to something before I ever give a response. In taking this time to think, it also allows me time to pray for the right words and maybe even the right attitude.





However, I have been known to blurt things out. It is few and far between when it happens, but it does happen. It is usually the result of a lot of stress.





Did you know that your words matter? They have the power to give life or death to someone. That is a lot of power. I don't know about you, but it makes me want to constantly keep a guard over my mouth.





Instead Of Lashing Out 





1. Excuse yourself 



Maybe you could go to the bathroom, for a few minutes, by yourself.



2. Calm down 



While you have these few minutes of quiet, spend some time focusing on your breathing until you feel, calm.



3. Think 



What happened? What was it that was said that made you need time to think? Spend time thinking on that subject.








4. Pray 



Ask the Lord to give you the right words and the right attitude.



5. Re-enter the conversation 



After allowing yourself time to calm down, think and pray, you can re-enter the conversation with a better response.





Proverbs 18:21 NIV 





The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.





Prayer:





Dear Father, 





Thank You for always being with me. Father, please help me to remember that my tongue has the power of life and death ( Proverbs 18:21 NIV ). Help me to use my words for good. In Jesus' name, Amen.










Ephesians 4:29 NIV 





Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.





Prayer:





Dear Father, 





Please help me not to allow any unwholesome talk come out of my mouth. Father, let my words be helpful for building others up according to their needs so it may be of benefit to those who listen ( Ephesians 4:29 NIV ). In Jesus' name, Amen. 














Quiet Time, What Is It?


How To Pray Scriptures


Handwriting The Scriptures 















Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you blurt out the first thing that comes to your mind?
Then, once you have said whatever was blurted out, you regret it instantly?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.



























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Praying Scripture Over Fear

Do you face your emotions head on? Or do you spend time living in denial? Fear.  It is an ugly four letter word, isn'...