Prayer posted August 5, 2009

Dedicated to: All servicemen and families
Posted by: Joyce Clasen in La Palma, CA
Prayer: God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and a sound mind. I Timothy 1:7. Now is the time to accept what God has given and rest in Him. This is an integral part of who you are in His service. You need to focus again on what you have already received from God. He has given freely of His Spirit, and filled you with His power and love. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13. This is a statement of fact by Paul, not a wish or desire. This is a focus on the presence of God in your life. He leads and directs you. "It is God who works in you both to will and to do His good will." Philippians 2:13. A paraphrase of this from The Living Bible: It is God who gives you the desire, and then He also gives you the ability to accomplish the work." This is part of the intimate love relationship that God desires to have with you. Henry T. Blackaby mentions this in his book, Experiencing God. Your whole journey is about participating in a relationship with God, hearing His voice, listening for His direction, seeing your world through His eyes, looking to see where He is working and join Him. You can do this daily, moment by moment, through reading the Word, prayer and fellowship with Christians. Often remind yourself, It's not about me! Joyfully, Joyce
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