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"I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know Him better." Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

TELL IT LIKE IT IS

 
Philippians 4:6
 
 
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." ESV 
 
None of us are strangers to worry and anxiousness. This is a normal human condition when things are overwhelming or we're not sure about the future. But if we talk to the Lord about our worries and concerns, turn them into prayers, God will hear us. If we learn to deepen our prayers to petitions, which are more specific in details about what we need, we will be better prepared to recognize the answer when it comes. Our heavenly Father already knows what we need. We are the ones that need to be able to see and accept the answer.
 
Heavenly Father, forgive us for staying worried and concerned without taking time to talk with You about it all. Help us to pray about those things that keep us stuck and anxious, and to tell You more detailed things about our needs. Give us spiritual eyes to see the answers when they come. We thank You for this, and in the name of Jesus we pray it, Amen.
 
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Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC
 
 
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Monday, July 28, 2014

PAYBACKS

 Romans 12:17 
"Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all." ESV 
 
Unfortunately, we live in a world of "pay backs" for personal insult and injury. As Christians, we are committed to the mindset of God. When we encounter personal attacks, we can respond the way Christ would have responded. We can pay back evil by doing good. When we do that, even the ungodly will take notice that we are different, that we live what we believe.
 
Heavenly Father, we ask Your forgiveness for those times we have failed to imitate You and we have paid back evil for evil. Stir us to put on the full armor so that we will be ready to encounter evil and respond with good. We ask in Jesus' name, Amen.
 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

MY WAY IS NOT NECESSARILY GOD'S WAY

 Romans 8:5 
"For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit." ESV 
 
How often do we find that we struggle to do what we want and then find a way to make it seem as though it is God's desire for us. The noise of the world and our weak spirits tend to drowned out the voice of God in us. It's really hard to stop and just listen. But if we do, we will hear His voice telling us His will for us and we will find it is the best thing that could ever happen to us.
 
Heavenly Father, we ask for Your forgiveness because we try to make our own desires as if they are Yours for us. Help us to shut out the noise of this world that keeps us deaf to Your voice. Give us hearts to turn from our own wants and to follow You wherever You want us to go. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

USE IT OR LOSE IT

 Philippians 3:16 
"Only let us hold true to what we have attained." ESV 

We often wonder why we have not received answer to our prayers for more maturity, knowledge, and revelation from Him. The reason we have not received more is because we have not used what He has already given us. If we put into practice all that we have, we will find that He gives us more in His time and in His way.
 
Heavenly Father, forgive us for failing to live in the light You have already given us and yet, we ask for more. Help us to savor the light we have, to use it to it's fullest so that we will be prepared to receive the light You are longing to add to what we have. In the name of Jesus Christ we pray, Amen.
 
 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

COPYCAT HEART

 Acts 13:22 
"And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, whom he testified and said, 'I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'" ESV 
 
The Lord is pleased with those who have a heart like His. He was pleased with David. How could the Lord be pleased with David after he committed adultery, murder, and deceit? He chose David because, like us, he was human and inclined to sin. But, he had a heart for doing good and seeking to do God's will. David recognized his sin, cried out to God, and fully repented. If we do the same, our God will not only forgive us, but will also consider us as people after His own heart.
 
Heavenly Father, we pray that Your Holy Spirit would reveal to us our sin so that we can cry out to You and repent. We thank You that You will forgive us and consider us Your children--with hearts like Your own. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.
 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

NEVER CHANGING EYES OF GOD

 2 Chronicles 16:9
 
"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward him....." ESV 
 
The tender but piercing eyes of God perpetually see us. He never stops noticing. Why do we find ourselves doubting Him like He has forgotten or doesn't care? Have we forgotten that we live in a cursed world? Jesus told us we would have tribulation in this world. He also told us He would never leave us or forsake us. In all our troubles, sorrows, joys, and victories, He is right there with us, never taking His eyes off of us. We can fully trust Him no matter what is going on in our lives.
 
Heavenly Father, how weak we are to question Your faithfulness to us. We give You praise and honor for always having Your eyes on us and preparing us to be with You for eternity. In Jesus' name, Amen.
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BLUEPRINT

 Matthew 4:17,19
"From that time, Jesus began to preach saying, 'Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' And he said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.'" ESV

The Old Testament prophecies tell all about Christ's coming, His birth, childhood, baptism, and temptation in the desert. He was prepared to do the ministry He was sent to do--to bring light, life, and the blueprint for living amid a lost and dying world. Because He did it, we can carry out our ministry to Him--repent and follow Him.

Heavenly Father, we praise and worship You for Jesus Christ, His life and death that brought us back into right relationship with You. We humbly ask for Your grace to help us complete our part, repenting and growing to be like Him. In His name we pray, Amen.
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