As I sat down in prayer this morning, as thoughts poured into my head, I heard… Slow down your thoughts and breathe in my presence. This is my gift to you every day. The pace of your life is quickening, you feel overloaded. But I am your God. Breathe deeply and know that I’m beside you. I’m there with you in regret; when you fail to see things as they truly are, through my eyes. I know your heart. Give me all your anxiety; pour out your fear. Be confident that I’m working in you always. The only “race” to be concerned about is keeping your faith.
(Based on 2 Timothy 4:7)
Let your divine Holy Spirit fall upon me like a watershed… Let your Word sink deep down and resonate in my soul. Help me know its strength like an undertow, enabling me to fight the battles of this fallen world, amidst the sludge, using your ways and those of Heaven’s. Let my heart not be troubled or afraid.
God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in times of trouble.
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.
The ministry on my heart has taken an uneven road. Only through Christ’s mercy and God’s loving strength, I will clearly see where you want me to do my part.
“…because of the tender mercy of our God,
by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven
to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death,
to guide our feet into the path of serenity.”
“For through the Spirit, we eagerly await by faith the righteousness for which we hope.”
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.”
Hebrews 10: 35-36