Matthew 6:6: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.
I wanted to end this summer on the power of prayer. Keep praying no matter what! God hears. God answers. He rewards those who faithfully pray to Him. He knows all especially your heart. Pray, pray, pray! Only in prayer will you find the answers you seek.
Jeremiah 23:20: “The anger of the Lord will not turn back until he fully accomplishes the purposes of his heart. In days to come you will understand it clearly.”
Note: God has a heart just like us! He cares. He feels. He hurts. He rejoices. God’s purposes will be accomplished whether we see them on this side of heaven or not. As we grow older, we begin to see more and more of God’s threads intertwine and make sense. God will fight till the end. That’s what we need!
Galatians 6:9-10: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Sometimes it seems as if only bad/evil people lead the good life. Not true. Remember we work for rewards in heaven. And whether we ever see it here or not is not important to God. Work for eternal rewards. Always do what’s right. What Jesus would do. Always.
Please remind me through your Spirit of your nearness and your care. In my moments of struggle and doubt, please make your presence known. It is so comforting to know that my words, thoughts, and emotions are all presented to you through your Holy Spirit. Father, there are times that I feel inadequate and unworthy to approach you. Thank you for giving me the assurance that you will always hear me even when I can’t find the words to say.
Father, I know you love me. You have done so much to bless and save me. I deliberately place the cares, the worries and concerns of my heart in your hands… Father, I also want to thank you for the many ways you have blessed me over my life…Now, dear father, please fill my heart with your Spirit and my mind with the sense of your presence and peace.
Search me, O God, I know that my heart is not always pure and my ways are far from perfect. Search me, O God, for I need your purifying presence. Search me, O God, for I want you to set the course and the destination of my life.
Joshua 3:5: “Joshua told the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do amazing things among you.”
Our job is to consecrate (make or declare ourselves sacred or dedicate ourselves to God). He will do the rest. Trust Him with the outcome.
Great article on what it means to consecrate yourself to God HERE