Stop Doubting and Believe …

John 21

Stop Doubting and Believe ...“Stop doubting and believe.” John 21:27

“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believed in me.” John 21:29

Lord, I claim your blessing for those who believe but have not seen you. Perhaps today you will see fit to release my Caden Chronicles books from the grasp of Harper Collins. I confess that I have not always believed you would help. Instead, as Oswald Chambers said, I have believed in my own abilities. I have not believed in your almighty power apart from my understanding of it. 

“Who Is It You Want?”

John 18

"Who Is It You Want?"“Who is it you want?”

“I am he.”

“Who is it you want?” John 18:4-7

I want you, Lord. I want you.

“I have spoken openly to the world.” John 18:20

Lord, give me your spirit of boldness.

“I said nothing in secret.” John 18:20

Speak openly to me. Keep back nothing.

“If I testify to the truth, why do you strike me?” John 18: 32

Lord, protect those who testify to your truth.

“Everyone on the side of truth testifies to me.” John 18: 32

Help me to speak truth to lies, Lord.

“As the Father sent me, I am sending you.” John 20: 21

“If you do not forgive another of their sins, they are not forgiven.” John 20: 23

“If you forgive anyone his sings, they are forgiven. If you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.” John 21:23

Lord, when we stand before you, will we be required to bring charges against others for the offensives they committed against us? 

My Father, we live during a time of Propaganda Persecution – a time when the prince of darkness seeks to crucify you again by destroying your body, the Church. May you give us the strength and discernement to resist the evil influences that seek to destroy your testimony, twist your words, and call sin “love.”

Father, the World Does Not Know You…

John 17

Father, the World Does Not Know You...“I pray for those who will believe in me through their message.” [Those whom God gave Jesus out of the world.] John 17:20

“May they believe in us SO THAT the world may believe that you sent me.” John 17:21-23

Lord, I pray for my boys and girls – that they may believe and know you.

“I have given them the glory that you gave me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me.” John 17:22-23

May those who believe in God, believe his words, and believe in Christ, be unified so that those living in sin will repent and be saved.

“Father, you loved me before the Creation of the world. The world DOES NOT know you. I will continue to make you known to them.” John 17:25-26

 

When our purpose is to seek God and to discover his will for us, daydreaming is right and acceptable. Oswald Chambers

Allow God to be the source of all your dreams, joy, and delights. Oswald Chambers

If you are in love with someone, you don’t sit and daydream about that person. You go and do something for the person. Oswald Chambers