Devotional Prayer – Wednesday 9th December 2020

Abba Father, who is in heaven, Great and Mighty is Your name. I thank You for waking me this morning and the fact that I have another time to start over, as the mental slate I too many times stay focused on, has been wiped clean. My sins are as far from me as the east is from the west and I am made brand new. As I face this day I pray that You go before me and I may walk, think and carry out all things with boldness. Strengthen me as I stand up for my belief in You and everything that stands on the side of goodness and whatever is right. I thank You that I am more than a conqueror. When I speak allow me to speak with confidence and boldness. Place in my spirit today the remembrance that you have not given me a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and a sound mind.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditational Scripture

Philippians 4:8 (Amplified Bible)

Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things (centre your mind on them, and implant them in your heart).

Devotional Prayer – Tuesday 8th December 2020

Abba Father, I awake this morning thanking You from the very depths of my spirit and soul. We don’t realise it but, there are many who laid their head down or closed their eyes last night and have not opened them this morning. There are many who were not able to sleep within the confines of a warm bed, in a home or safety. For all the things I have, and all too often have taken for granted, I give You all the praise, honour and glory and my soul magnifies You LORD. Teach me to be thankful for all that I have because whether it be much or small there are those that have less. Give me a continually thankful heart. I place myself, family, friends and my spiritual brothers and sisters before You, as we step into a period of uncertainty, I pray that You will keep us focused on You, so that any decisions made are ones that run in line with the plans You have for us. Help us to diligently seek You because in doing so we shall find.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditation Scripture

1 Thessalonians 5:23 (Amplified Bible)

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify me through and through (that is, separate me from profane and vulgar things, make me pure and whole and undamaged – consecrated to Him – set apart for His purpose); may my entire spirit and soul and body be kept complete and (be found) blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ

Devotional Prayer – Monday 7th December 2020

Abba Father, as I wake this morning and face another day, I ask You to go before me and make all my mental, physical and spiritual paths straight. I thank You that You are a God of a second chance, so if I place myself humbly at Your throne of grace and seek Your face, You are faithful and just to forgive me of my sins. I pray for not only myself but all those who are not physically able to speak to You, for whatever the reason may be. We are at a point where there are so many people who need a touch from You, whether they know it or not. I pray that You meet them at their point of need. I place before You all those who do not realise You as their Lord and Saviour and I pray that something will occur today that will cause them to acknowledge You as a loving Father, who is just waiting for them to turn towards You. As You have drawn me close to You, I pray the same for them.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditation Scripture

Micah 7:18 (New International Version)

Who is a God like You, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of His inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy

Devotional Prayer – Sunday 6th December 2020

As the song writer says, ‘I love You Lord and I lift my voice to worship You. Oh, my soul rejoice. I lift my voice with all the strength I have and give You all the glory, all the honour and all the praise. Before I was born, You knew me. As I went through my triumphs and my failures, You saw them and set everything in place before I ever did. Whenever my back has been against the wall; You brought me forward! I look towards You now and ask that You continue to shelter and help me, as I attempt what You would have me do. Imprint Your life-giving and strengthening Words on my heart and memory, so I will never fear. My Almighty God I put all my faith, hope and trust in You. I know that I can only do all this by Your grace, which is unmerited mercy.

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Meditation Scripture

John 4:24 (Amplified Bible)

God is Spirit (the Source of life, yet invisible to mankind), and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.

Where’s Your Heart At?

The heart is a vital organ. Its function is to pump blood around our body and is situated in the centre of the chest; 2/3 of it is to the left and the other 1/3 to the right. It is this muscle that pumps carbon dioxide, iron, oxygen, proteins, red and white blood cells, plasma etc, in the form of blood, all around the body and through all other organs that we have. It is EXTREMELY vital. We are advised to keep our hearts healthy by excercising regularly and eating healthily; a reduction (or elimination) of fatty foods, sugar-sweetened drinks, processed and cured meats, no smoking, amongst quite a few other things, is a must. It’s not easy though; as I type I have just finished a whole packet of chewy sweets and taken a break for a moreish double chocolate biscuit with cream in the middle!

The spiritual heart, however, is not different at all. As the vital organ situated in our chest needs to be taken care of, the spiritual one needs to be kept in check frequently too. It’s important that we recognise the things we dwell on; things we do; and things we say. They have an affect! How many times have we done or said something without even thinking what the effects will be to the other person who will be receiving it. If we dwell on The Word we are guaranteed to have words springing forth, which will lift up and not tear down.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

Proverbs 18:21

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:4

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

Ephesians 4:29

But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.

Colossians 3:8

Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.

Colossians 4:6

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Our God wants all of us to be taken care of; both the physical and the spiritual. I mentioned some of the things required for the physical heart. The spiritual heart, however, can be strengthened by reading God’s Word, prayers, worship and meditation. Our spiritual heart includes our mind, soul, spirit, emotions, purity, strength and courage. These determine how we interpret information received and how we exchange information. Therefore, just as our physical heart is vital, so is our spiritual. Both go hand in hand. If you see someone that is aesthetically pleasing, your physical heart may skip a beat or flutter (I’m sure the younger readers can relate!). Any emotion; joy, anger, sadness, fear, surprise or disgust can cause a reaction in both your physical heart and your spiritual one.

Meditating on God’s Word will lead to positive thinking and, as mentioned before, from there you will begin to pray, praise and worship Him. All these things are not just limited to within a Church building, but in your home, as you walk down the street, whilst you work, at the gym. Anywhere. Anytime. You will find that once you do the aforementioned, you’ll feel a transformation taking place. No matter what the situation, there will be a scripture that will have an answer to calm your weary soul. In fact, for every emotion that we have there is a scripture that enables us to deal with it. Gospel songs (from a reputable artist) are filled with God’s Words; and God’s Word is a letter to us, a manual for life. It shows us the way we should live. The Most High God is our Manufacturer and The Holy Bible is our manual, which we need to read and digest, so that we can live this life He has given us to the best of our ability (with His assistance). There are times when things will break down, falter, we’ll lose bits but we can always go back to the Manufacturer to get replacements; get our cup refilled! Now, if we stay as close to Him as possible the fix will be immediate; sent to us by Special Delivery! We’ll be able to put our petition to Him as soon as possible BUT if we withdraw…..we will stay in our situation for a lot longer. Remember, He will neither leave not forsake us. Don’t allow things of the world to cover your ears or heart…..drown it. It may look cool, enjoyable and refreshing, but is it worth it? Don’t allow the gap to be too wide; you may not be able to recover!

Let your character or moral disposition be free from love of earthly possessions and be satisfied with what you have; for God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will neither leave you nor forsake you.

Hebrews 13:5

So, I ask you again.

Where’s Your Heart At…?

Devotional Prayer

Thursday 8th October 2020

YHWH, earnestly will I seek You; my inner self thirsts for You, my flesh longs and is faint for You. On this earth which is filled with evil, let me be able to hide myself in You. Quench my soul.

Psalm 63:1

My prayer today is that I may know You and the full power of Your resurrection. May there be no doubt, as my understanding will be complete. May I feel what You feel and understand the pain endured on the cross just for me, even though I am so unworthy. As I fully understand may I also be fully persuaded and able to spread my knowledge that You have placed in my spirit, so that others may be convinced and ignited. Give me an increase.

Philippians 3:10

May The Name of Yeshua,The Anointed One, be glorified through and in me; when others look at me, may they see You.

2 Thessalonians 1:12

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Jude 1:24-25

Devotional Prayer

Wednesday 7th October 2020

Abba Father, as I face this day, I pray that you go before me and prepare every circumstance that faces me today. Forgive me of all sins, be they of thought, word or deed, seen or unseen, intentional or not. I thank You for Your Word that has been provided to show me The Way, The Truth and The Life.

As Jabez prayed, I pray with my whole heart that You would bless me and enlarge my territory. I pray for Your hand to be with me and that You would keep me from all harm and evil, that I may not cause pain. As it was granted for Jabez, I pray that You grant it for me.

1 Chronicles 4:9

To You who is able to keep me from falling and to present me before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – to You who is the only God, my Saviour, be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Yeshua The Anointed One, my Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen

Jude 1:24-25