Several times this month, I have been compelled to wake up or stay up and pray for my husband. I believe there is a strong spiritual war waged against him mostly but through him the family. Tonight I am still up and just finished praying for him at 3am, so I believe this counts as a sleep fast. I am giving up precious sleep because my husband needs prayer. I believe the enemy attacks men most, as they are the head of the family. I will not go down without a fight and I fight the very best way… humble, fervent prayer. I pray this way for my family and country and lost souls. But lately Satan is going for the jugular and attacking families left and right and focusing on the man. It is horrible and I will not have it. Every time I am awaken by the Holy Spirit that my husband is under attack or willingly putting himself in harm’s way, I will continue to rise up and do a sleep fast and pray. I will trust God for energy tomorrow or rest in heaven when I get there. A woman’s gotta do what and woman’s gotta do. And this woman will pray.❤
Psalm 51:1. “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3. For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. 4. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge. 5. Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. 6. Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. 7. Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. 8. Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones you have crushed rejoice. 9. Hide your face from my sins and blot out all my iniquity. 10. Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. 12. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. 13. Then I will teach transgressors your ways, so that sinners will turn back to you.”
The most fantastic thing I ever started doing was walking in the mornings. I have written of its benefits in a previous post, but I am just so thankful for that time doing walkie talkies and getting healthier and more energy. And now I am slimming down noticeably. The walkie talkies are my favorite part, though. That is my fun way of saying prayer walk. I walk and talk to God. It is beautiful and adds a spiritual dimension to something which would otherwise be primarily physical. The spiritual connection to God starts my day better, focuses me, motivates me, enriches me and makes me a better person. God does all that. It is beautiful and I appreciate Him so much. Try it. 😄❤
Lord, please forgive me when I’ve tried to fill the deep with the shallow.
Lord, please forgive us when we’ve taken credit for your artwork.
Lord, please forgive us for idols we have worshipped and served that were not You.
Lord, please forgive us for allowing babies and children to be abused and killed.
Lord, please forgive us for celebrating evil and death on Holloween and not celebrating Easter bigger and passionately.
Lord, please forgive us for being entertained rather than humbly serving.
Lord, please forgive me when I have not honored You as of greatest importance in my life.
Hear our and my prayers and please forgive us. Heal our land. Save as many souls as will choose You and help us serve in any way we can. We love and honor You, Lord God. Protect and provide for us as we serve and worship You. May Your powerful and holy name be praised in all the earth! May your kingdom and design come. May your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Staying close to God requires that you put the things that are not God down. You spend dedicated time with Him. You humbly pray. You read His Words, the Bible. You worship. You just chat. You stay close to God like you stay close to your best friend. But you have an advantage with God in that He is always with you, always available, living in your heart. ❤
I want to start by saying that God is incredibly good and answers prayers. We are all well and our power just came back on so I could tell you all. We live in central Florida, so we took the brunt of the collapsing eye of the storm. I had fasted and prayed through breakfast and lunch and prayed all the day it was headed toward Florida and us. I asked the Lord to lower the intensity, keep people safe, and encourage people to pray and draw close to the Lord. And He answered those prayers. God is so good and n is the only One bigger than any hurricane. Yay! Praise God. So this morning, we awoke to trees down around us, debris all over the place and we joined our amazing neighborbood in cleanup efforts and everyone pitched in to clear the roads and then yards and cut up fallen trees and branches, so many of them. (My neighbor who never wanted to trim her enormous oak trees, God just trimmed- one gone and one split in half.) No one’s windows were broken, no roofs broken, no cats were broken and that is all God’s prayer answers because there were trees and limbs everywhere. God is good, friends. Draw close to Him. He can do powerful things in your life too. I saw and felt His power and love. I so want everyone to experience that too. Amazing. Praise God!❤❤❤
Please join me in spirit. Dear Heavenly Father, please keep safe every person in the path of Hurricane Irma. Please remind them that you, Almighty God, are stronger than any hurricane. Please guide and help all those evacuating and protect those staying. May your will be done. Our life is in your loving, capable hands. We love You and praise Your name forever. Thank you for your protection. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.❤❤❤