Prayer: help me to activate my faith

Dear Lord,

Thank You, God, for reminding me that I have You and the Holy Spirit– the ones that I should be depending my life on.

Help me to activate my faith, help me to remember to rely on You, to pray, and to pray in tongue regularly throughout my day. Help me not to segregate prayer as only something that I do on a certain time!

I yearn to live a Spirit-led life!

Thank You, Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Sandpaper to smooth off our rough edges

As Joyce Meyer points out, ‘God always puts us around someone who is like sandpaper to smooth off our rough edges… a testing that takes place before we get promoted. If you want to lead you must first serve in circumstances that may not be ideal and learn to behave wisely. This prepares us to be greatly used by God.’

http://www.bibleinoneyear.org/bioy/commentary/2183

Praying in Jesus’ name is about aligning yourself with Jesus.

Praying in Jesus’ name is about aligning yourself with Jesus. As you do this, your prayers harmonise with God’s desires for your life and you can pray that his will be done. You cannot do this on your own. You need the Holy Spirit.

http://www.bibleinoneyear.org/bioy/commentary/2183

Prayer: peel away the layers of superficiality and reveal what is real

Lord, thank You for helping me to quiet down and spend time reading your words today. Continue to speak to me, dear God.
Peel away the layers of superficiality and reveal what is real and gnawing inside of me.
Holy Spirit, anoint me with wisdom. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.

Encouragement when faced with adversity

When faced with adversity…

‘He trained us first,
passed us like silver through refining fires…
pushed us to our very limit,
Road–tested us inside and out,
took us to hell and back;
Finally he brought us
to this well–watered place’