Monday, February 2, 2009

Anniversary

Saturday was my 1st blogiversary...I had planned on posting something, but obviously did not have the time or heart to do so. I am posting something that I love. I had friends e-mail me Scriptures they hung on to during difficult times in their live. As I proceed through the next weeks with tender feelings over the death of my father, I thought this was worth repeating...it's a creed in a way more than a prayer, though my initial thought was to compose a prayer.

Heavenly Father,

I know You are not the source of pain because that would be contrary to Who You are. You provide comfort and solace to those Who seek you during times of trial and suffering. Your Word says to call on You, Yaweh in my distress and You will answer me. You are my fortress and refuge, my strength. You will save me from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence.
I stand in the Name of Jesus on Your promises:
I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, " He plans to prosper me and not to harm me, plans to give me hope and a future. I will call upon Him and come and pray to Him, and He will listen to me. I will seek God and find Him when I seek Him with all my heart
When I grieve you provide a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.
I submit myself to you Lord God, I resist the devil, and he must flee from me,I join heaven rejoicing the devil’s time is short.
I will not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present my requests to You Abba Father. And Your peace, which transcends all understanding, will guard my heart and mind. Through You I can do everything. You are my source of strength.
You gift us and anoint us by the power of the Holy Spirit,
I also rejoice in my suffering, because I know that suffering produces perseverance;
I trust in the LORD with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding; in all my ways I will acknowledge my Heavenly Father and my Lord Jesus Christ. He will make my paths straight.
I know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
I came into this world with nothing and I will leave with nothing. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised."
I humble myself therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift me up in due time. I cast all my anxiety on Him because He cares for me.
And the God of all grace, who called me to his eternal glory in Christ, after I have suffered a little while, will Himself restore me and make me strong, firm and steadfast.
Jesus, You are the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through You, I thank You for Your obedience to do Your Father’s Will. I thank You for the gift of salvation. Thank You for forgiving all my sins, healing all my diseases, You redeemed my life from the pit and crowned me with loving kindness and compassion.

In Jesus’ Name I stand on my covenant promises, I rely on Him, I stand in faith.

4 comments:

luvmy4sons said...

Amen to that beautiful prayer. Happy Bloggaversary!

Karen said...

Too beautiful. I thought of you last night when I was working in my Esther homework. I think it was week 3, day four. She's talking about if Satan were to take our lives "only our earthly bodies would be harmed. ..we'd simply unzip them (our bodies) and walk free of their encumbrance and, in perfect health and vitality, step straight into the lives we were saved to live." I had to stop a moment and rejoice in your dad's freedom. Anyway, I'm praying for you and your mom today. I hope the day was blessed!

love,
karen

Wendy said...

A beautiful prayer. Thinking of you and your family.
Happy blogaversary too!

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