My hope is built on nothing less then Jesus Christ righteousness. Who you put your hope in reflects your life purpose.
I am so thankful that God gives me hope and is my hope. I pray for clarity of my life purpose. I pray for direction and focus in my life. I will pray for strength to push the distractions aside and listen only to God’s voice. As I discover God’s purpose for my life daily, I will glorify God with it. May my life’s actions bring glory and honor to Him and may others see Christ in me. Hope, hope beautiful hope; in and through Christ is my HOPE.
“Ultimately, hearing the Word initiates faith; speaking the Word activates faith; doing the Word demonstrates faith.” Jarrid Wilson
2 Corinthians 5:7
Here we have Able, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, the Israelites, Rehab, Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets. As I read though this list of faith filled men and women of the Old Testament, I think, oh my faith is so fleeting, so shallow, so basic. How to I get this righteous, God pleasing, obedient, future blessing, God fearing not man fearing, kingdom conquering, justice filled, power filled faith.
We just ask….
God grant me the faith I need in my weakened and dependent state. Bring me to the full knowledge of who you are and developed my trust in you. Let me be faithful in the little things; like daily time with you and a joy filled attitude. So that I can developed faith in the big things like discipline my children and loving others more then myself. This is so hard for me, so draining, if I try to accomplish this on my own. I have tried for years to establish my faith with my own efforts and to carry my faith with my own energy. Only you Lord have the power to sustain my faith. My faith comes from you alone and nothing else matters. Help me to keep my eyes focused on you and your love and grace. Give me the strength to give it all to you, my family, my desired, my fears, my life to you. It is a daily struggle to put my faith in you and not rely on myself. Even though my self-reliance has me spiraling out of control most days. I was not created to do it on my own. I was created to lean on you and let you lead and carry me though. I praise you Lord for all you have done in my life and distance you have carried me. You alone are worthy of my praise and my glory. Amen
Lord soften my heart so that I can hear You. Lord, make me aware of Your Word and make my heart moldable to Your Truth. Let my ears hear and my body do. Lord wake my soul up to Your passions and Your heartbreak. Make me aware of what hardens my heart towards Your Truth. Remove anything that stands in the way of my relationship with You. Lord, speak to me and open my ears to Your voice. Help me to look deep within myself and see my sin, cleanse me and transform me. Make me new in You. Help me to not look at the world as my standard but to You and You alone. Only then can I know what you would have for me to do for your glory. Let my love for You overwhelm my soul and carry me though each day. Let me hear You God.