I hope that all is well with you. We are almost five months into 2018 and I must say this year is all about change for me. I am not only changing and growing into my own woman but I am changing the way that I see myself. I am now viewing myself as God see’s me. For many years I have conformed to what my parents have wanted for me, never thinking about what God wants and has for my life. That stops this year. Seeking God diligently for the past year has really brought things to the light that had been hidden all of my life. So I am changing. Changing the way I speak to people, changing the way I let people speak to and treat me. I am excited yet very nervous. I know that this is what God wants me to do and I also know that people do not like when you make changes. I pray that he gives me the courage and strength to live out his best for my life.
Are any of you making any changes this year?
I come to you today so grateful to have seen 2017 and so blessed to be able to see 2018. I love your love for me; it is so overwhelmingly amazing. I want to take time out to thank you for being God, thank you for not being like man. Thank you for your mercies that are new every day. I declare great grace over 2018! I declare that all is well with everyone who is reading this prayer. Father, I thank you for healthy bodies and sound minds in 2018. I thank you for being such a loving and kind father. 2018 will be a year of us drawing near to you, seeking your face and not your hand. 2018 will be a year of us knowing that our identity is in you alone. I thank for all of my gifts, and I thank you for every person reading this post, may they know who loves them and who has a great plan for their lives. In Jesus name!
Is there anything I can stand with you in prayer about? Recently I was convicted about my prayer life. I usually don’t pray for anyone unless they are going through something and I feel as if they need prayer. In my quiet time, I was prompted to be more aware of the needs of those around me. I should be praying for businesses, clients, co-workers and everyone else who I cross paths with.
I had the opportunity to speak into one of my client’s lives today, and it made me write a letter to God praying for this particular person. During my quiet time, it became apparent that praying for others needed to be done every single day. What if I prayed for all of my clients during my quiet time? How would having someone stand with them in prayer impact their lives? How would having someone thank God for their lives help them? A lot of time has gone by, and I no longer want to ignore the role I can play in the lives of those who I impact.
So I ask again, What can I pray with/ for you about? Comment below or email your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
How often do you committ your plans to the lord?
We are half way through the year and I just realized that my calendar is filled with appointments and deadline week in and week out. Most of those appointments I didn’t speak to God about I just said yes. Why is it important to seek God about your plans? God can and will give us wisdom about everything, maybe there is a community group that you want to join and it meets 4x a week. If you seek God before saying yes, he could tell you that 4x a week is a little much for you.
God knows before we know when we are over booking ourselves. I committed to going to the gym 4x a week before work, knowing good and well that I am not a morning person and wouldn’t be thrilled about getting up at 6:30am to work out and still be at work by 9:00am.
Now is the time to sit down and lay out your plans before the Lord. He is here to lead and guide us. He is here to give us wisdom and ultimately help us each step of the way. Comment below and let me know how you committ your plans to the Lord and I will keep you all posted on my progress.
It has been a littile over 2 months since I have posted to PDJ and I just want to thank you all for sticking around. Life has gotten very busy as I am focusing on my health, managaing a office and starting my debt free journey. I recently realized that I am not as disciplined as I thought I was, so I’ve decided to do somehting about it. I look forward to sharing more about my debt free journey but most importantly I look forward to sharing Jesus with all of you each and every wednesday.
Talk to you soon,
I pray we all stay encouraged this week knowing that God brings true success.
All is well here at PDJ. Let’s start this week out knowing and believing that God’s promises are true and he will do what he says he will.
Have a blessed week,
Have you ever looked around and wondered if God was near? He’s closer than you know. When life beats us up and tries to take our joy we often tend to blame God. “If God is so good then why did this or that happen?” we all know someone who has asked that question. We live in an imperfect world full of wrong doing and evil. We live in a world where we are responsible for our own actions and decisions but no one wants to talk about that. Let’s put all the blame on God as if we don’t have the choice to choose.
When life comes at you fast he is right there with you. The cancer diagnosis? He’s in the exam room with you, the sudden death in the family? He is with your love one. The failed marriage? He’s there to love and comfort you. We tend to get so wrapped up in what’s going on around us that we forget to acknowledge that God never leaves our side. Good or bad he’s there. Better or worse he’s always with you. We as humans have a bad habit of trying to walk away, live without him and then say he left us. God will never leave nor forsake you! NEVER.
“Are you near God? My heart is broken, bank account empty and no one is in my corner”
As those words come out of your mouth he is already embracing you with his love. Close your eyes and focus on him and all of the good plans he has for you. It may be difficult at first so think back on what he has brought you through. Can you feel his love now? In the midst of it all he is there holding onto you because he loves you dearly.
You can let go of him but he is always holding onto you! He is always near!
Thank you for always providing for me! You love me so much and see me for who I really am. Thank you for giving me this gift that I have and trusting me with it. I know that my life is not my own and that I owe everything I am to you.