Today is named LIGHT because we are filled with the Light of Christ. Through us darkness is exposed, heaven is advanced and miracles abound. Living in the light enables us to live in the Holy Spirit’s power. Let us make the most of every opportunity.
“For once you were full of darkness, but now you have light from the Lord. So live as people of the Light! For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true” (Ephesians 5:8-9 NLT).
A few years ago I published a series on the blog call 30 Days of Prayer for Families. I have decided to unpublish them from the blog and instead compile these into book format. The book is currently in the editing stage, so long nights and re-writes are expected. Please pray for me as I work on this next exciting project, as well as for the project itself!
Thank you and love you all!
Today is named ROOTS because our root system can often determine our health. Roots that are healthy are planted in fertile soil, watered and given adequate room. This gives the plant (or us) a solid foundation for health. Fertilizer for our root systems should be filled with love, prayer, the Word and heavenly things. Healthy roots keep us strong and able to withstand storms. May we all have healthy roots!
“Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong” (Ephesians 3:17 NLT).
Today is named KNOWN because Papa knows us intimately and better than we know ourselves. He knows the thoughts and intents of our hearts, and the number of hair on our heads. He knows our future. and He knows our past and through it all, He loves us! He knows our name and the deepest desire of our hearts. No matter what others might do to get to know us, Papa knows us best!
“What is the price of five sparrows—two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7 NLT
Today is named MASTERPIECE because we are handcrafted by Papa. We are masterpieces of beauty, talent, creativity and heaven’s poetry. We are amazing and amazingly loved. Papa’s DNA is within us and as a result we are destined for great things. Shine like the masterpiece you are!
“For we are the product of His hand, heaven’s poetry etched on lives, created in the Anointed, Jesus, to accomplish the good works God arranged long ago” Ephesians 2:10 VOICE.
My family and I arrived back home yesterday after a cross country drive to New Mexico. We celebrated a couple of major life events with my sisters’ and their families, finally having all siblings and spouses in one room. This has been a difficult feat as my sisters and spouses are a part of military life and have had many overseas deployments, making reunions everyone can attend scarce. It was a blessed time; we brought our three year old grandson who was able to see family he hadn’t met since an infant and play with his cousins.
Since I was enjoying our time together, I have not paid any attention to any political news reports. I really didn’t pay much attention to begin with anyway as I believe our media is skewed in its reporting, but I caught wind of rock throwing protestors rallying in a couple places now where one of our candidates is campaigning. My heart is heavy for what our candidates are dealing with in this season, and it is heavy for our nation. As we begin to draw closer to election day, I feel the Lord beginning to focus prayer more on our candidates.
We are still to bless and not curse. We are not to pray to move the hand of God our way, we are to agree with heaven to bless each candidate in ways that move them towards His purpose and an encounter Him as the Living God. We are to agree with heaven for the removal of the political and religious spirits we have allowed to run rampant, seeking forgiveness on behalf of our states for the things the Holy Spirit brings to mind. We must also remember to pray for the people of this nation. We have become divided on many fronts, caught up in protesting and standing against causes instead of walking in love at all times.
Intercessory prayer points:
- Continue to speak life and love over your jar of dirt. Bless and do not curse the land, the people and the government of your state. Prophesy to your jar of dirt, releasing heaven.
- Pray for our presidential candidates. Pray for encounters with Christ, for Holy Spirit boldness, for a revealing of any hidden plots and schemes from the enemy, for physical protection over them and their families, for perseverance, and for them to be blessed. Please put aside your personal feelings for the candidates, we are praying heaven’s will not ours.
- Pray for our current president. Pray for safety, for Papa’s will to be revealed in his life, for decisions influenced by heaven and for the enemy and his plans to be thwarted. Pray also for the Office of President, speak life into it, prophesy heaven’s future plans into the office.
- Pray for local governments and schools, speak life and love into their offices, pray for blessing and protection as well as for the influence of the Holy Spirit.
At all times, bless. Always.
Thank you for journeying with me. Love you all!
Today is named BLESSED because despite our circumstances, we are blessed. There is always a reason to feel blessed and a way to bless others. We simply have to choose to look for it. Gratitude flows from hearts that understand their blessings and blessings abound from hearts that are grateful. You are blessed, now bless others.
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ” (Ephesians 1:3 NLT).
Today is named SHINE because we each are the bright spot within our circle of influence. As we shine, there will be non-believers drawn to our light; think of it as moths to flames. The light of Christ within us draws them, we are to shine so bright and warm they desire to stay. Enlarge the circle and shine!
““You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Matthew 5:14-16 NLT
Today is named REST because all we need to do. can be done from a position of rest. Jesus did all. the work needing to be. done and He is seated at the. Right hand. of Papa. We are in Christ, therefore as He is, so are we in this world, also seating us next to Christ. This position of rest is also one of power because it signifies our absolute trust in Papa’s ability and faithfulness to do what He says He will do. We do not need to help!
“For He raised us from the dead and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:6 NLT
Today is named REJOICE because rejoicing is good for our spiritual health. Rejoicing in all things helps to focus us on what Papa may be doing instead of focusing only on what we face, whether good or not so good. It is a tool to help us remember Papa has our back and is speaks volumes to unbelievers. Our source of joy should always be from Papa’s presence, then we know it is a sustainable joy and a spreadable one.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice” (Philippians 4:4 NKJV)!