Monday Morning Prayer (Wk39/2021)

Almighty Father, I thank You for a brand new day. I thank You for Your mercies that are new every morning, which is why I’m still here. I lift You up, glorifying, honouring, praising and giving You thanks, just one more time, and ask that You remain with me throughout this day. Please forgive me of all sins, whether they be of thought, word or deed and allow me to step out refreshed, renewed, strengthened and ready to face what is placed before me.

Today, I place myself in Your hands. When I say myself I mean, my mind, my body, my spirit and my soul; everything about me. My thoughts, words and deeds are being placed in Your hands for You to have Your way. If there is any healing that is needed for any of these areas, I pray that it shall be so. Strengthen and adjust all, to what You have said, before I came into being. Constantly set my spirit outside the natural realm and remain in control: You know the plans You have for me, so everything will be coming to Your expected end. I sanctify myself, so I may be used for Your glory and purpose. I thank You that I am of Your chosen. Heavenly Father, I ask for Your peace to be upon me. My Father and my God, I trust in You.

Then Joshua said to the people, “Sanctify yourselves [for His purpose], for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders (miracles) among you.”

Joshua 3:5 (AMP)

For now I have chosen and sanctified and set apart for My purpose this house that My Name may be here forever, and My eyes and My heart will be here perpetually.

2 Chronicles 7:16 (AMP)

and saying, “The [appointed period of] time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins, live your life in a way that proves repentance; seek God’s purpose for your life] and believe [with a deep, abiding trust] in the good news [regarding salvation].”

Mark 1:15 (AMP)

20 Now may the God of peace [Who is the Author and the Giver of peace], Who brought again from among the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, by the blood [that sealed, ratified] the everlasting agreement (covenant, testament),

21 Strengthen (complete, perfect) and make you what you ought to be and equip you with everything good that you may carry out His will; [while He Himself] works in you and accomplishes that which is pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ (the Messiah); to Whom be the glory forever and ever (to the ages of the ages).

Amen (So be it)

Hebrews 13:20-21 (AMPC)

Monday Morning Scripture (Wk39/2021)

Meditations and Prayers Relating to the Law of God.

א Aleph.

1 How blessed and favored by God are those whose way is blameless [those with personal integrity, the upright, the guileless], who walk in the law [and who are guided by the precepts and revealed will] of the Lord.

2 Blessed and favored by God are those who keep His testimonies, and who [consistently] seek Him and long for Him with all their heart.

3 They do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.

4 You have ordained Your precepts, that we should follow them with [careful] diligence.

5 Oh, that my ways may be established to observe and keep Your statutes [obediently accepting and honoring them]!

6 Then I will not be ashamed when I look [with respect] to all Your commandments [as my guide].

7 I will give thanks to You with an upright heart, when I learn [through discipline] Your righteous judgments [for my transgressions].

8 I shall keep Your statutes; Do not utterly abandon me [when I fail].

Psalm 119:1-8 (AMP)

Sunday Morning Scripture (Wk38/2021)

Jesus, The Example

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who by faith have testified to the truth of God’s absolute faithfulness], stripping off every unnecessary weight and the sin which so easily and cleverly entangles us, let us run with endurance and active persistence the race that is set before us,

2 [looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work].

3 Just consider and meditate on Him who endured from sinners such bitter hostility against Himself [consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

A Father’s Discipline

4 You have not yet struggled to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;

5 and you have forgotten the divine word of encouragement which is addressed to you as sons,

“My son, do not make light of the discipline of the Lord,

And do not lose heart and give up when you are corrected by Him;

6 For the Lord disciplines and corrects those whom He loves,

And He punishes every son whom He receives and welcomes [to His heart].”

7 You must submit to [correction for the purpose of] discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

8 Now if you are exempt from correction and without discipline, in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate children and not sons [at all].

9 Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us, and we submitted and respected them [for training us]; shall we not much more willingly submit to the Father of spirits, and live [by learning from His discipline]?

10 For our earthly fathers disciplined us for only a short time as seemed best to them; but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

11 For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems sad and painful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness [right standing with God and a lifestyle and attitude that seeks conformity to God’s will and purpose].

12 So then, strengthen hands that are weak and knees that tremble.

13 Cut through and make smooth, straight paths for your feet [that are safe and go in the right direction], so that the leg which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather may be healed.

14 Continually pursue peace with everyone, and the sanctification without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.

15 See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of resentment springs up and causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

16 and [see to it] that no one is immoral or godless like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

17 For you know that later on, when he wanted [to regain title to] his inheritance of the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance [there was no way to repair what he had done, no chance to recall the choice he had made], even though he sought for it with [bitter] tears.

Hebrews 12:1-17 (AMP)

Saturday Morning Scripture (Wk38/2021)

God’s Commission to Joshua

1 Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant (attendant), saying,

2 “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel.

3 I have given you every place on which the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised to Moses.

4 From the wilderness [of Arabia in the south] and this Lebanon [in the north], even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates [in the east], all the land of the Hittites (Canaan), and as far as the Great [Mediterranean] Sea toward the west shall be your territory.

5 No man will [be able to] stand before you [to oppose you] as long as you live. Just as I was [present] with Moses, so will I be with you; I will not fail you or abandon you.

6 Be strong and confident and courageous, for you will give this people as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers (ancestors) to give them.

7 Only be strong and very courageous; be careful to do [everything] in accordance with the entire law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, so that you may prosper and be successful wherever you go.

8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful.

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:1-9 (AMP)