James 1:17 NIV “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from Above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning”
Father, Your best gift is Jesus Christ my Savior…of whom there is no shadow of turning.
In the shadow of darkness; in illness, starvation, wars, hatred, lies from evil; Jesus keeps us in His hands, we cannot see the light shining best except to take over the darkness around it.
Psalm 4:3-5 NKJV “Why are you cast down O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.”
My God, You have once again reminded us …You are our one true Hope. No one on this earth is sin free, and as I look at my own wretched self in this, I know with others that Jesus gave us a new life…He has always washed away our sins. Each and everyday there we are surrounded in the sins of this world, with Satan’s help in others, trying to pull us down. But there you are…our most Powerful Lord, attacking the darkness away with Your Light!
Romans 15:13 NIV “May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Many times we find ourselves, in the storms again. Really it is nothing new. It is surrounded by the darkness, a continual darkness that includes a stifling abyss below it. Yet, You are with us dear Jesus, exerting our Fathers great Power to us. You give the same Power to your loved ones, the same Power that God used to pull You from the Grave to Your Resurrection. There is no greater Power than Yours, dear Jesus!
We will continue to fix our eyes on You, dear Lord. If we falter and look elsewhere, we will fall apart. Hold us close, please continue to be our shelter when there is nothing left…but You!
I Corinthians 12:26-27 NKJV “And if one member suffers, all members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”
Forgive us Father, if our sisters and brothers, Your children are feeling the same suffering as many of us are. How often we forget the oneness that we share in both the sufferings and the rejoicing. We will continue to pray for our church, they are our family! You have blessed us with them, and they are praying with you also. We don’t always agree, and sometimes we quarrel, but we know dear Jesus, You are our Reconciler!
Your Word to us; “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” This is hard to swallow…what if they are so “unlovable” that our heart says they are evil? Still we pray to allow us Your Perfect Love to share! In You, we actually have no excuse…
Now, the grace that is wonderfully given from You dear Lord; we pray for the peace, love, light, and joy that can only come from You. Help us, your children, to be strong in Your strength.
We Love you with all our hearts, and souls, and spirits. Each of us in our spirit with your Spirit says:
“YOU, DEAR LORD, ARE OUR LIGHTHOUSE”!
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