The Painting is of a Billabong in North West Australia that I painted in ‘Oils’
One of the lovely places that The Lord allows us see and to visit.
We do not have to worry about any right words to say about places like this
– just to look and enjoy them is enough.
Ephesians Chapter 6 verses 19-20.
Pray also for me, that when ever I open my mouth,
words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel,
for which I am an ambassador in chains.
Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
It was Paul who said the above,
however I believe it applies to all of us who walk with Jesus and want to declare the Gospel.
Sometimes we feel that we are not free to declare the gospel but we are free
and must ask that The Lord make the way for us to speak out to those souls around us
who are in darkness who do not know Jesus.
Let us pray that when we open our mouths that the right words also be given to us today.
The above is taken from the Book.. ‘Drink from the Cup’
So there may be a lesson in the above for us to think about how we speak to our family and friends. It makes a lot of difference when we speak kindly to each other – not just about sharing the Gospel but in our everyday lives. Our children and friends know how we feel sometimes by the way that we are speaking. If we feel sad, happy, angry etc., they can know by the tone of our voice. Also if we condemn someone for doing wrong it is not good to shout at them, let us try to tell them in a kind way so they do not feel too bad about whatever it is we are trying to get them to put right. Well at least we can but try.
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* I Pray that you have a Lovely Day Today *
Proverbs: Chapter 11 verse 11
Through the blessing of the upright
a city is exalted
but by the mouth of the wicked
it is destroyed.
Just think right where you are, you can be a blessing to the city or town that you live in. In your own community you can be a blessing, by praying and being in the love of Jesus day by day. We are not all called to go out to be a prominent person in our community but by prayer and supplication we as Christians can make a great difference in the city around us. Today let us pray for the place that we live in for peace to prevail and for the mouth of the wicked to be cleansed.
From the Book: Drink from the Cup by J.M.R. Larman.
So in a special way we can have the Keys of the City in our hearts to pray for the place that we are living in. It may not matter if it is a Great City or a Small Country Town. Jesus will hear our prayers when we really pray for our place where with live to be Blessed.
No Prayer is wasted if it is prayed truly from our heart not just to pray idle words but words that we really mean what we are praying for.
Can we say Bless The Lord oh my Soul and enter into that place of Prayer for our City or Town. Let us Pray that Peace will Prevail, Justice be done, Joy & Love to be Blessings for the people who live in and around us. Let us ask our Father in Heaven to Bless the Children, the young ones, the teenagers, the adults, even our Pets, the animals in our City or Town.
Remember that the mouth of the wicked will want to destroy all the above, so we need to pray. Also remember James 5 in verse 16…….. that the Fervent Prayer of a Righteous Man accomplishes much.
* May God Bless us today as we Pray
for the place we are living in *
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Ephesians: Chapter 6 Verse 18
And pray in the Spirit
on all occasions
with all kinds of prayers and requests.
With this in mind,
be alert and always
keep on praying for all the saints.
Pray in the Spirit, The Holy Spirit of Jesus, ask Him to help you pray and He will. God loves us to pray, it is our way of talking to Him. We need to know Jesus in our hearts before our prayers can be accomplished by Our Heavenly Father through The Holy Spirit. Yes we do need to pray for each other, all of us need help, none of us are clever enough to go through life on this earth without the Love of God and the prayers of the saints.
Taken from the book: ‘Drink from the Cup’ by J.M.R.Larman
Well – it is good to know that God wants us to pray for each other.
When we pray it is best to ask that it is His will to be done in regard to the person or persons that we are praying for.
Just think of it – our soul prayers, things that we think would be best, are not always in accordance with God’s will and if we continue to pray against His will then that person does not receive the correct blessing that Our Father God in Heaven has for them.
So what should we do?
First of all I think it best not rush in (where Angels fear to tread) as the saying goes and wildly pray what we think is best for maybe our friend or loved one.
Wait and think about what Jesus would pray for in the circumstances in regard to the situation.
Remember our own mind can be fickle – thinking that we know best and not considering the outcome of what we are really praying for.
Also we need to pray for ourselves and thank God for all our Blessings day by day. Thank Him for our families, food and shelter, our health, our finance, our pets (if we have any). Also thank Him for Joy and Laughter.
Thank God our Father in Heaven for Jesus His Son and for The Holy Spirit who is with us always and will help us to pray (especially when we ask Him).
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