August 12, 2023!
Day 224 of 365
God is saying to you today,
“Today, I speak to the depths of
your soul, reaching out with a
message of hope and renewal.
I see the challenges you face, the
questions that linger, and the
dreams that stir within you. Know
that I am intimately acquainted
with your heart’s desires, and I am
here to guide you through every
step of your journey.”
God is saying to you today,
“When the weight of the world
feels heavy upon your shoulders,
remember that you were never
meant to bear it alone. I am your
refuge, your strength, and your
ever-present help in times of
trouble. Cast your worries and
anxieties upon Me, and find
comfort in My peace that
surpasses all understanding.”
Keep God’s Word Close To Your Heart | A Blessed Morning Prayer To Start Your Day
The Bible in second Timothy three verses one through five gives us a detailed list of characteristics that can be found in people during the last days.
St. As I read this passage of scripture, I encourage you to look into your own life and be honest.
Can any of these things be found in your life? The Bible reads.
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come.
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self control, brutal, despisors of good, traitors, headstrong, potty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of god.
Having a form of godliness, but denying its power. And from such people turn away.
We are all believers. However, that does not mean we are immune to sin.
And the sad truth is that no one is nearly as spiritual and holy as they want everyone else to believe.
And my message today is to really highlight a few of these points and encourage you to put to death.
The things of the flesh, Of the list we just read in Second Timothy chapter three, a few things jump out.
People will be lovers of self.
Lovers of money, meaning that they will put themselves and money above god.
My sister, my brother, can the love of self be found in your heart?
Secondly, people will be ungrateful.
So for all of god’s goodness, for all his mercy shown, for his grace and protection.
People will have no gratitude. Woman of god, man of god.
Do you have gratitude in your heart?
And finally, people will have an appearance of godliness, an outward form of religion, but they will deny his power because they don’t really have the love of god.
They don’t really have the Holy Spirit working in them. And so, I wanna encourage you.
To get to know Jesus Christ for yourself. Don’t rely on what someone else says about him.
Don’t rely on what you think he’s like.
But instead devote yourself to searching the word of god so that you will know him for yourself.
Invite the Holy Spirit into your life and let him lead you in the truth and into revelation about God.
The Bible says in John fourteen, verses fifteen through seventeen.
If you love me, Keep my commands.
And I will ask the father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever.
The spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him because it neither sees him nor knows him, but you know him for he lives with you and will be in you.
When you recognize and experience god love, his divine, true, and everlasting love.
You will not be a lover of self.
Or a lover of money, because there is no way you can encounter God and remain the same.
The love of our almighty god, Jehovah. It’s characterized by grace, forgiveness, mercy.
He’s a god who always protects you. A god who always provides for you.
And a god who is merciful to those who repent.
How can you not be thankful to such a god?
And finally, make room for the Holy Spirit in your life and in your heart.
He will bring about a renewed a transformation in your life that begins with your heart.
That way, you get rid of all false pretenses and us because you will truly know Jesus Christ.
Now, let us go to god together and pray Dear father, you are the king of my heart.
You are my savior, lord Jesus.
I praise you for such a deep supernatural love that I could never repay.
How great is your love god almighty?
We did nothing to deserve your love, but yet you freely gave your son so that we should not perish.
I pray in agreement with everyone listening right now, lord Jesus. Change our character, father.
Change us so that we would never become ungrateful people.
I pray that I would never be a lover of self or a lover of money.
But instead may you always be the main love of my life.
Lord fill me with your Holy Spirit, so that I would never deceive myself or anyone else by having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power.
Instead, I desire to be radically transformed by the Holy Spirit.
May he work within me to mold and shape me, to be the kind of believer who you are pleased with god?
Lord search my heart. Search my motives and my intentions.
Examine me, lord, and remove all ungodly traits and habits in my life.
You’re a god who knows all. You see all.
All that is done in the light, and all deeds and thoughts in the dark and regardless of knowing my most shameful secrets.
God, I’m grateful that you still decided to offer me your perfect love.
You decided to offer me grace and mercy in spite of my faults.
You decided to show me a powerful love, though you know me inside out, and you know where I fall short.
Help me hold spirit so that I may never be ignorant of god’s unveiling love.
Help me to never be ungrateful. For such a love.
I thank you lord Jesus for your faithfulness, even through tough times.
To you alone be the glory. God you’re my constant friend.
And may your presence surround my home? And stay with me all throughout the day.
May it cover me at night? Only in you.
Do I place my belief and confidence for all things? Because you’ve proven yourself time and time again.
To be a god that I can depend on.
Father, I pray that a divine and holy just like a river may overflow in my soul.
I invite you holy spirit to help me to know the lord better.
Help me to get to know his word and his promises for my life.
I prayed that the holy ghost would help me to put Jesus Christ first in every area of my life.
I pray for the grace to live one day at a time and rejoice in each new day.
Help me to always be focused on righteousness and on holiness. Lord, Jesus.
I place all my trust in you. I am devoted and committed to you.
Draw near to me, father. As I seek to be closer to you.
You are worthy to be exalted, and I uplift your name on high.
All the glory be unto you God. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Proverbs chapter twenty three verse seventeen says.
Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the lord all the day.
It can be hard to sue Christ when the people around us have different desires.
Some might desire to be successful, or to have a wealthy life style, or even fame.
But apart from Christ, all these desires lead to a dead end.
And so I encourage you to pray for godly desires.
Pray for a heart that wants to do the will of the lord.
Seek Jesus Christ with all your heart, and you will find him. Now let us pray.
Lord Jesus. There are many things in this life that we may consider important There are many things that we devote our time and energy into, thinking that they will bring us happiness but all of them are worthless when compared to you.
There is nothing on this earth that’s worth having lord. If you’re not involved.
Your word in Psalm seventy three verse twenty five says, whom have I in heaven, but you and there is none on earth that I desire besides you.
Father every earthly desire that we have is insignificant and trivial in light of eternity.
Help us King Jesus to have a desire to store up riches in heaven and not on this earth.
All that is in this world is meaningless.
So lord Jesus, we fix our eyes on you. We fix our eyes on your word.
Let our passion be to follow your will. Teach us to love what you love.
Teach us to value what you value.
Transform our minds and realign our view of the world that it matches yours.
Lord Jesus may the beauty of the gospel, displace everything else in our hearts.
And move us into action. Remind us of the surpassing word of Jesus Christ.
And let that knowledge drive us to declare and testify about your goodness.
As humans, our natural desire is often to seek our own gratification.
However, as believers, we say, not our will, but your will be done.
May you take all the glory?
Father, I thank you for rescuing me from a path that was leading to hell.
Lord, Jesus, I thank you and I glorify you.
Cultivating me a heart that has a great love for you.
May I be grieved by the idea of sin?
I pray that you would eliminate any lingering craving for worldliness or sin in my heart.
Make me hunger and thirst for the kingdom of God. I invite the Holy Spirit.
I welcome the Holy Spirit. To work in my heart and bring about a change.
Bring about a new desire and a new passion for Christ within me.
May Jesus Christ be exalted in my life and placed above every other thing?
Search my heart lord and tear down any idols.
Exposure every area of sin and disobedience in my life.
Bring it to light lord and remove it from my heart.
Remove every ungodly and sinful desire within me and replace it with a holy and pure passion.
A passion to do your will. A passion to preach your word.
To make your name known to unbelievers. To glorify your name.
If I desire these things, I know that you will not deny me.
Lord helped me not to envy the dead end pursuit of unbelievers.
They may have happiness for a time, but it won’t satisfy them because only you lord can satisfy every longing need in the human heart.
I pray that my desire would only be to serve Jesus Christ.
To preach his gospel and to testify to the entire world about the goodness of my God.
Change my desires lord. I thank you for hearing my prayer.
In Jesus’ name, I pray.