His Will, not Mine

October 9, 2015

“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Matthew 6:10

One morning, I sat staring at my wall of prayer requests–so many! And even as I sat, other requests began coming to mind. I simply did not know how to pray! My spirit began to feel burdened as I allowed the amount and depth of the requests before me to loom in my presence. How I longed to be able to pray for each circumstance, but I didn’t know where to begin! How do I know what is best for these people? Do I pray for miracles? Do I pray for healing? How do I pray? And that is where God spoke to my spirit, “Pray My will”.

I have begun to pray this simple, yet amazingly powerful prayer over the people and circumstances in my life. I cannot even put into words how my stress levels have decreased in my prayer-life, by these 7 words:

“Your kingdom come, your will be done.”

The Lord knows exactly what He is doing in your life, and in the lives of those He has called you to pray for. Seek His will in every situation. Pray that His Spirit would always call you into alignment with His plan for the lives of every person you pray for. He knows best. Always.

Prayer: Yes, Lord! I pray that Your perfect will is done in my life and in the lives of every person You have placed on my heart to pray for. You know best in every situation. Let Your kingdom come and Your perfect will be done in earth, as it is heaven! In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Don’t change.

October 8, 2015

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them” Ephesians 2:10, ESV.

The world will try to make you feel like something is wrong with you. They will say that you are too loving, too kind, too giving, that your heart is too big, or you’re too this or that. No, don’t believe the world. Keep being who you are. Keep being the great blessing you are. Keep being like Jesus and drawing men to the Lord with the love He has placed within you.

You’ve been changed for a reason. You’ve been purified for a divine purpose. Even when you experience sin in your personal life, don’t let that change you. At your core, you are God’s beautiful design, you are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. You are a special gift from God.

The work God has accomplished in you is not something you can reverse or stop being. I know sometimes you wish you didn’t love as hard as you do, you wish you didn’t have such a great big heart, but that’s who you are. God’s wisdom will guide you, but you keep being who He made you to be. This world needs you just the way you are. Don’t change.

Prayer: Father God, I love You. Thank You for encouraging me deeply in my soul. Thank You for Your work in me, your work through me, and Your work around me. Help me not to change for anyone, but be who You made me to be. Be glorified in me, and I mean that sincerely. In Jesus’ name, Amen.



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