DEAR GOD: Wardrobe of Preference as I Start my Day–Full Gospel Armour~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Good Morning Lord, I’m ready to be a vessel for You.  

Thank You for this day, and thank You, for all that You are, and do.

I stand ready to put on the full Gospel Armorm, to take on the day with

Your mighty Word, and Sword as my defense.

Amen.

 

 

Each morning I count my blessings as we all get up together, knowing full well that each moment is a gift, and a blessing from our Father.  This is a gift irrespective of our circumstances.

And each night…I do the say at the close the day, counting my blessings.  Giving Him all Praise and giving Him the victory no matter what, always.

This rule applies to everyone;  young, old, healthy and sickly.   There are no exceptions,  because each breath here on earth is a gift from the LORD, our merciful and gracious Abba Daddy!

So, after the praise and thanks for the morning as we awaken.  The very next most important thing to do is “put on your wardrobe.”  I’m not speaking of just any wardrobe, I’m talking about the one and only bonafide and impregnable and everlasting powerful weapon of defense…and that my sisters and brothers is the “full Gospel Armour” — the one that will keep you clothed in a net of security.  The one that is a Master’s original design of purity and significance in all that we endeavor as we go through this part of our journey, called “life in the flesh.”

It is what will bring our enemies to their knees, it is what will block the fiery darts designed to thwart and maim us during our daily pursuits in life.  It is the ever faithful promises of our father, His loving WORD…our true defense and the first line of choice in clothing everyday, and the answer to our everything.

The presence of God is so strong in His Word.

His voice, so clear and powerful.

His love all encompassing.

His defense and promises for His children, overwhelmingly entrenching in Spirit and light.

No greater Love than the Father for His children.

 

 

Have you put on your “choice of designer clothes today?”

 Make it the Original by our Master Creator and Father,

put on the full Armour, and go out and shine your light,

and take a deep breath while giving Him all the Glory,

Honor and Praise due Him, forever and always, Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
EPHESIANS 6:11-17
(KJV)

DEAR GOD: You are My Shining Star~

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amos 5:8

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion,

and turneth the shadow of death into the morning,

and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea,

and poureth them out upon the face of the earth:

The LORD is his name:

 

 

 

The song by Perry Como, “Catch a Falling Star” had interesting lyrics.

Catch a falling star and put in your pocket save it for a rainy day…

It was a song that suggested when hard times come, pull out that star and brighten your day.  At least that was my interpretation of it.

Well, we have something way better than Perry’s song… we have GOD!

So, each day, no matter what happens, good bad or indifferent, we have the LORD whom we can give thanks,  and know He’s always there no matter what.

There are blessings all around, we just need to be mindful of them.  Even when there is black clouds looming large in the sky, although we can’t see the sun at that moment in time, we realize and know that the sun is there.

Well, the same with God–who of course incidentally created the sun–we sometimes can’t feel Him, or see Him…but we know instinctively that He is there.

God is our Star,  the Rock, the faithful and magnificent great I Am I am!

He is behind us when we need to be uplifted, holding us up.

He is in front of us, leading us and guiding us through the storm.

He is all encompassing in every aspect of our lives.

And, through all of which we live…it is He we should LIVE for.  Because it is He who is LIFE and the Creator thereof of all things big and small.

His word is inspirational.

His heart is enormous filled with love of which we can’t fathom.

His compassion boundless.

He is our Rock, our Strength, our Everything.

He alone is the Star, the only Star in which we should set our course.

Look around, see Him in everything that you do.

Look around, see Him in everything that you say.

Look around, and acknowledge Him with your obedience, and willingness to serve.

And, finally, look around and feel the JOY that is in you because of His love..

 

Dear Father, my Lord, and King, thank You for Your love, for being ever-faithful, and loving us no matter what, I ask that You shine Your magnificent light for those who are in the dark this very moment, that they would come to Love You and know You, as the loving and kind Sovereign Father that You are, in Jesus name…Amen.”

 

DEAR GOD: We Praise You~

 

 

 

 

King James Bible Psalms 146:2
While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

 

 

Praise the LORD when things are going well, and praise Him when things aren’t going well,  Praise Him continuously throughout the day. Sing to Him, talk with Him, read His word…love Him.

 

Getting closer to the LORD is a practiced and life long journey, with each step bringing us closer to the LORD, and each step bringing us closer to “life eternal.”

Our purpose and our journey is closely watched, and encouraged by the LORD, His Spirit within guides us throughout the course of our lives, and  He is our comforter and counselor.

When we go to Him in prayer, we are surrendering to Him and showing obedience and love…and when we Praise Him, no matter what, we are openly demonstrating our faith in powerful fashion.

King David showed His love for the LORD is so many ways, His heart was with the LORD, and He danced in Praise.  He wrote the Psalms from His heart in praise.  His wife despised Him because He was dancing for the LORD…nonetheless, He didn’t allow anyone to take Him from the love of the LORD.

Praise in heart filled worship is powerfully inclined indeed, and it makes our Father happy, to see us in such supplication.

Praise Him.

Praise Him

Praise Him.

 

He is a God worthy to be praised…

Have you sang to Him today?

Have you spoken with Him today?

He’s waiting.

He is the One who loves us for who we are, always, and forever, no matter what.

Stand up, and shout for joy!

Hallelujah, Praise the LORD!

 

 

Psalm 150:6 (KJV)

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

 

 

DEAR GOD:Perseverance, Strength,& Steadfast Faith~

Every trial brings us through the fires, but God is my fire of love…and He will bring us through it each and every time!

Amen~

 

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. Blessed is the man who remains steadfast (or perseveres) under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”    James 1:2-4, 12

 

  Perseverance

The definition of perseverance is a determined continuation in something with a steady and continued action of belief that occurs over a long period of time  despite especially difficult circumstances.

The definition of perseverance certainly pertains to the Biblical definition of the saints, who after being saved,  endured many trials, tests, tribulations, and persecution, from non-believers.

They continue steadfast in their belief because their faith is not their own, but rather, it is in God , and it is not the strength of their faith, that allows endurance,  because their faith is only as strong as the Holy One,  which is to say, Jesus Christ.

 

 

 “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast (or perseveres) under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”   

When hard times come knocking on your door, (and it will…this is not uncommon to every brother and sister at one time or another in life–1 Cor 10:13) the question looms, what can I do to stop this whirlwind of uncertainty and tumult from happening in my life?

As so many saints in the Bible have said, and so many preachers have preached, it is those trials, and fires which we endure in life, that builds our  spiritual character, and brings us closer to the LORD.  Just as metal is brought into the fire to purify and make it perfect, so too are our souls being purified with each fire we face.

 

God will never let us down and He will not allow us to suffer beyond our capacity in which we can handle.  He will always show us a way out, and He’s constantly holding us up.

He is our glory and the lifter of our heads.  He is the One and Only who can inspire, and the One and Only who can paint a landscape with His fingertips, or allow a raging rainstorm to form while protecting the most delicate of flowers in the midst. Through it all, He cares for all things He created, most especially, us…His children.

 

Trust Him, speak to Him, surrender to His will.  Ask Him to help us understand the reason for our trial, and the strength to endure it, and believe He will bring us through it, each and every time it happens.

For without Him, there is no fire, and without a fire, there is no purification or growth of the spirit.  It’s at this time of trials, we must be steadfast in our faith, and lean on Him totally.  He is a jealous God, and wants us to turn to Him, and lean on Him, casting your troubles and cares to Him.  He tells us so, many times throughout His word.

Slowly, but surely, He’ll bring us out of the fires of  tribulations, but know the fire in our hearts, will continue to burn with love, intensifying even more so after the trail for our Father.

Look up, your redemption draws nigh!

“Thank You Father, for Your continued Faithfulness towards Your children, Thank You for the reaffirmation of Your promises, and thank You for the ability to withstand the heat of each trial, I pray for those in the darkness, that they see the light, and come to know You, as the loving and kind God You are, all praise, glory, power and honor be to You, now and always, in Jesus name, Amen.”

 

 

 

 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

[Isaiah 41:10]

DEAR GOD: Strengthened & Renewed by Your Spirit~

 

 

Psalms 51:10

KJV

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

 

 

 

Although this Psalm was written by David, some say after his dealings with Bathsheba and her husband, he was clearly a man after God’s heart.  He repented and cried out to the LORD for forgiveness, and a renewal of spirit with a contrite heart.  God in His mercy, and compassion heard his servant, and knew that David was sincerely sorry for his actions, and so of course forgave him.  King David went on to be one of the greatest Kings in the Bible, and was a direct line to the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ.

This Psalm is a good reminder that we are all “flesh” indeed and therefore subject to the carnality of the world.  However it is a good Psalm to read as we delve deeper into the Word with a strong desire to please God.  It is a fervent call to those wishing to partake of spirituality on a daily basis, and a call to wanting to be a good servant to the LORD.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God” a call of longing and yearning to be on par with what we’re called to be, and called to do.  This is a cry of “help me LORD for I cannot accomplish this alone.  I NEED YOU.”

“And renew a right spirit within me”crying out for help and support from our almighty and powerful Father to guide our paths while strengthening our resolve to our purpose in life, and to do to the best of our ability, HIS WILL. While asking for forgiveness as we will fall short of perfection, for there is only ONE perfect being.

The LORD will always feed and give you what you need.  It is He that puts the yearning and longing to reach further into His Word, it is He that will lead you to higher planes of spirituality, and it is He that will provide and sustain you as you journey deeper and deeper in your walk with Him.

Ask Him for a renewed spirit filled with His perfect peace.  His ears are open to those who call for Him with sincerity, that hunger to know Him and to explore our spirituality on a more intimate basis will grow exponentially, if you open the doors of your heart, and surrender to His will…

Amen~

 

 

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7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psalms 51:7-13 KJV