Lord, help me to enjoy my faith

A prayer….

Father, there is no doubt that it is you that gave me the gift of faith. The measure of my faith is a reflection of the gift of giving me the amount of faith that I not only can handle but also the faith I can feel reflecting the presence of your spirit.

It is through your spirit, Lord, that I feel your understanding that I can only somewhat articulate. You are Majesty, and with you are all things wonderful, exciting and wonderfully created for us to enjoy. You are the Most of all things that we are ever to see as we contemplate your beauty. You are beautiful, Lord, and wonderfully existenant within our existence. Lord, only you know the depths of our hearts and know what kind of faith we need in these days.

You, Lord, are the Almighty and powerful above all things. When we recognize these things and fall at your feet, all things fall before us, fore they know that we are adopted sons and daughters of the Most High God.

Lord, if only my words could be enough to create a word picture great enough for someone who doesn’t know you to understand. Oh, how wonderful you are.

You hold my heart. You are the love of my life. You are forever. You are more than I could ever ask for. You are my faith, and you help me to enjoy every monument of faith that I am given.

Lord, Jesus, it is you that is after my heart, but I thought it was me after yours. You have been so good to me that there are no words to describe it. You are a light unto my feet and a lamp unto my path. How could I ever be persuaded to be against you. With such love, you are my all. You are my forever. You are my Saviour. Thank you, Jesus.

Dear friends, it is my prayer that this prayer will be yours as well.

Go forth and be blessed my friends.

Don’t let the sun go down

I understand all to well what it feels like to be wronged. In some cases, the hurt from it lasts about as long as a stumped toe, but then there are others as if the stumped toe hit a group of nerves that rush through your body like an electrical shock. The later of these has a lasting affect, but either one, if left untreated, can result in additional, more long lasting effects.

This morning, I was reading from Ephesians 4. There is so much to glean from in this chapter, but the was one verse that stood out to me.

Epphesians 4:26-27 NIV

In your anger do not sin. Do not let the sun go down still angry. And do not give the devil a foothold.

I must admit that I have been guilty of both. I have gone to bed angry and know what it’s like to wake up the next morning having done so. I also know what’s it’s like to be angry from the day but then seek reconciliation and resolution before going to sleep. Making things right before going to sleep really makes a difference. Your body experiences peace even if there is more to work to do.

It’s common that a husband and a wife have disagreements, but you must seek to work things out with them before you go to sleep, or, you will give the devil a foothold. I’ve gone to sleep angry, and the problem grew to be worse. Anger can always lead to more than what you bargained for. So we must seek reconciliation and talk things through with whomever you feel anger towards so that the anger doesn’t grow into bitterness. And let me just say, when there is anger, the devil sees it as an opportunity to infiltrate that area of your life.

I understand that there are some cases that for you to try to seek reconciliation, it may make matters worse. I am referring to bitterness between you and one or more people. It could be through a major offense and approaching this person(s) may be very difficult to do. We still have to make things right, and if we are unable to make things right with the person, we must make things right with God, as in every case. Seek God and ask him how the offense might better be resolved, and pray for the person(s) involved.

As Ephesians 4:32 NIV tells us

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

So, don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry. You will know the difference, and you will blessed that you did.

Go forth and be blessed, my friend.