So my friend, Pastor Perry Bell from CO shared today and I asked if I could share his thoughts with you. He said, "Absolutely!" and I'm glad because I think he is right on! You will notice that I had a blog entry that was entitled "Pressing Towards the Blessing Pt 1" and so it was just begging for a part 2! I think Pastor Perry's thought are appropriate for the part 2. Oh and keep reading after his thoughts as I have posted some important prayer requests below!
Walking in His Will
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people". And the Lord said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Then Moses said to Him, "If Your presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here."
Moses was the man! I absolutely love the way in which he dialogues with God. I mean really! Moses says to the Lord, "show me Your way," not "look at my way, this is the way I want to go." In fact, he continues by telling the Lord, "if You do not go with, I want no part of it! I only want to be where you are!"
I am going to reframe something for you that you have been told time and time again by preachers and even by me. You have heard many times about "inviting God to walk with you every day"...and even "The Lord be with you...and also with you." Let me switch that up a bit.
Maybe the issue isn't saying a prayer asking God to bless the steps we have chosen for our lives. Maybe we should change our prayers and hour hearts to stay with God....instead of asking Him to stay with us! Maybe we should ask Him to each us, to show us His way! Maybe the blessing should be: "Be with the Lord....and you also!" Maybe we need to return to "Thy Will be done"instead of "My will be done."
If we are following the Lord instead of asking Him to follow us around, we can enjoy everything that He has promised for us...His love, His grace, His power, His might, His protection and provision! There is an incredible freedom in allowing the Lord to have control in our decisions and the direction in our lives.
So let me encourage you and challenge you today. Speak candidly and honestly with the Lord today. Walk in His presence, rather than expecting Him to walk in yours!
"Turn your eyes upon Jesus...look full in His wonderful face!
And the things on earth will go strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace."
Be Well, Do Good Work...and
Be Blessed Like Crazy!
Prayers for Wyoming
revised January 14, 2015
for our Elected Officials; for the 63rd WY Legislature which convened on Tuesday, January 13
for unity in the Church of Wyoming
for salvation for those who do not know Christ
that the House of Prayer Movement in Wyoming will grow; please pray for Wyoming House of Prayer, Cheyenne;
LIGHT House of Prayer, Laramie; Sheridan House of Worship and Prayer (SHOWAP)
for those who are homeless in WY, especially during these very cold days
for President Obama, Vice President Biden, Supreme Court, Congress
SPECIAL PRAYER FOR THE WY 63rd Legislature: Lord, bring EVERY Legislator to the knowledge of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior!
Wyoming on THE NIGHTWATCH, Friday, January 30, 10pm-Saturday, January 31, 4am.
Please join us in prayer for our Nation. To join the call,
I could really use 2-3 strong intercessors on each of the "watches" that night: 10pm-12mid; 12midnight-2am; 2-4am
If you'd be willing to make a sacrifice and join me on one of these watches, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is difficult to carry the call when so few are willing to pray out loud, so please consider it! Thanks!