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Paul shares with the church of Ephesus his beautiful prayer for them. He prays for their strength in the faith, as well as for their knowledge and comprehension of the overwhelming love that Jesus Christ has for them. Paul ends his prayer by praising the fullness of God – He who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.      

Believers must cling to this wonderful promise of God. God has no limits. There are no limits on His presence or on His power.  Believers must be careful to maintain a big view of God, giving Him full authority in our lives and depending fully on Him. When we diminish or doubt God’s ability and power in our lives, we will be tempted to elevate our own performance, plans, and actions over His will for our lives.  

Are you struggling to accept that God is strong enough, powerful enough, and loves you enough to conquer and overcome any obstacle in your life?  Have you allowed doubt and disbelief to overshadow God’s unlimited power and overwhelming love in your life? Have you forgotten God’s past miraculous actions and answered prayers on your behalf?  With whom will you share God’s promise of his power today? 

Father God, I thank You for Your vastness… The depths, heights, and lengths of this entire world are smothered in You. There is no place where You cannot work.  There is no soul which You cannot save.  There is no action that You cannot forgive. There is no place where I can escape or hide from Your presence. Lord, hinder me from minimizing Your power and glory in my life and prevent me from doubting Your power in anyone else’s life. Lord, make Your promises in my heart so heavy, weighted, mighty, and strong that they crush any shred of doubt or discouragement that threatens to creep in. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

“For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height— to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭3:14-21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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Salvation and Hope

“Who has performed and done it, Calling the generations from the beginning? ‘I, the LORD, am the first; And with the last I am He.’ ”” (Isaiah‬ ‭41:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father thank You that I can come to You in prayer. “O LORD, You have searched me and known me.” (Psalms‬ ‭139:1‬ ‭NKJV‬‬).

 Lord only You know the desires of my heart. 

Thank You Jesus for leaving us with Your Holy Spirit to guide us. Lord thank You for blessing me with another day. Thank You for my parents, my children, grandchildren, my grandmother, family and friends near and far. Thank You for all of the wonderful angels You have placed in my life. I pray that You will fill me with Your Peace. Lord not only am I asking for Your guidance in my life, but please guide my children so that they can make the right decisions. Jesus, thank You for giving us not only salvation, and faith, but hope. “For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.” (Psalms‬ ‭33:21-22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Help me to look at my current circumstances with hope because You are with me. Jesus, thank You for being my source of hope. I pray that the hope you give me would spill out into the lives of others and that I would continually rely on you during the times of my life when I need hope. “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord, I don’t want to sit back and miss the fight You’ve called me to. As I move forward, show me how to think aggressively, pray without ceasing, speak fearlessly, give abundantly and love unconditionally in my fight against the enemy. Jesus, thank you for showing me how to move forward in hope. Lord increase my perseverance, character, faith and hope in You. In Jesus Name. Amen!!!

Praise God!!!

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” (Psalms‬ ‭139:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father as I rise and shine I praise You, I honor You…thank You Jesus for blessing me with a new day. Every task I perform Lord let it always be done with the guidance through Your Holy Spirit. Guide me that I will not allow the actions or frustrations of others cause me to react with a negative attitude. Whenever I feel frustration or anger trying to surface Lord guide me to turn my focus on You Lord and Your Word…“No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Joshua‬ ‭1:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Father God You blessed me with children…Holy Spirit guide them as they encounter their daily journeys, keep them safe from all evil, hurt, harm and danger. Cover them with the Blood of Jesus. Lord place the right people in their lives that will keep them on the path according to Your Word. Father God…”Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs‬ ‭4:21-22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord thank You for Your Word…it always keeps me encouraged and eager to learn more about You…“Your testimonies, which You have commanded, Are righteous and very faithful. My zeal has consumed me, Because my enemies have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure; Therefore Your servant loves it.” (Psalms‬ ‭119:138-140‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord remove any desires that I may have that do conform to Your Word and Your guidance for my life. Thank You Holy Spirit for guiding my words today. Let these words be an inspiration to someone today. In Jesus Name. Amen!!!

Guidance 

“As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving.” (Colossians‬ ‭2:6-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father use me to be a blessing to others. Father in the Name of Jesus…anyone that is in need of Your help today, I’m asking that You send blessings their way. Let them see Your good through others. Father in Jesus Name show them that no matter what they have done in the past, all they have to do is come to You for forgiveness. Touch our hearts today. Lord guide us and help me to stay focused on You. Lord whenever I feel those tugs of negativity I will seek You. “And the LORD will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.” (Deuteronomy‬ ‭28:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord guide me as I grow everyday; strengthen my roots so that I always stay focused on Your Word and on You…””I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” (John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord Jesus I can do all things through You. Guide me and uproot me as I remove any negativity and replace it with all that is positive. You are the author and the finisher in my life. “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Father God, thank You for making a way for me to arrive in Heaven. I need Your help to build my life right down here on earth. Please show me how to build on my faith so that it bears fruit that will last forever. “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.” (II Peter‬ ‭1:5-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Thank You Jesus Your inspiration in my life keeps full of so much joy, thank You. Holy Spirit guide my thoughts, words, actions and reactions. Lord Jesus I do not want to feed off of the negative actions of others. In Jesus Name. Amen!!!

Thankful 

“Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains,” (Colossians‬ ‭4:2-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Good morning my Heavenly Father. Thank You for blessing me with another day. Thank You for helping me to overcome every obstacle. Today I am ready to take on anything and everything, because I know You Lord Jesus are right by my side. Lord, I want to experience the peaceful fruit of a well-disciplined life. “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” (Philippians‬ ‭4:4-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord when I’m tempted to overcommit and stretch myself too far, help me to slow down and only do the things You want me to do. Thank You for giving me the knowledge, courage and wisdom to spread your word. Holy Spirit reveal to me the mystery of Heaven, so that I will be captivated by it instead of by the things of this world. “But as it is written: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, Nor have entered into the heart of man The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God.” (I Corinthians‬ ‭2:9-10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Thank You Jesus for being my light and my salvation. Thank You for Your Word that guides me. Please help me to hear and understand Your direction clearly and give me faith to walk with You all my life. Father God thank You “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. I have sworn and confirmed That I will keep Your righteous judgments. I am afflicted very much; Revive me, O LORD, according to Your word.” (Psalms‬ ‭119:105-107‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Holy Spirit thank You for guiding me. Lord Jesus thank You for always being an inspiration to me, thank You for Your Word. In Jesus Name. Amen!!!

Thankful 

“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.” (I Chronicles‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father thank You for blessing me with a new day. Thank You for always providing me with all the necessities I need in life. Thank You for the doors You’ve opened. “Both riches and honor come from You, And You reign over all. In Your hand is power and might; In Your hand it is to make great And to give strength to all. “Now therefore, our God, We thank You And praise Your glorious name.” (I Chronicles‬ ‭29:12-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Thank You for my children, my family and friends. Thank You for always keeping my children, family, friends and myself safe from the evils and harm in this world and please keep us covered with Your Precious Blood. Thank You for all the goodness You are doing in my life. Thank You for guiding my thoughts and my words in giving You praise. Please Lord keep my heart filled with love, joy, hope, belief in You and compassion. Lord teach me to deny any fears in my life but bring them to You and have faith in You, for I am Your child and You will set me free. Lord Jesus I ask You to wash my mind with the Blood of Jesus and cleanse out all darkness and all thoughts that are not inline with Your Word. “The backslider in heart will be filled with his own ways, But a good man will be satisfied from above.” (Proverbs‬ ‭14:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord Jesus to shut any doors that need to be shut whether spiritual or natural. Father give me clarity of vision, sight and mind so the I know when I’m hearing You and only You. In Jesus Name I pray. Amen!

Pray….Through Everything 

“knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.” (II Corinthians‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father I want to be filled with the Holy Spirit every day. Lord Jesus let me feel Your presence in my life throughout my every word spoken and my actions. Help me to live with the freedom, boldness and courage You give in my daily life.  God I trust You to bring me through every obstacle I face. I don’t know Your plan for me, Lord please guide me with Your Holy Spirit. “When I cry out to You, Then my enemies will turn back; This I know, because God is for me.” (Psalms‬ ‭56:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Forgive me Lord for any sins I may have committed and my sinful thoughts. I know You forgive me for every sin I have committed. Who am I not to forgive others. Thank You Lord blessing me and showing me that forgiveness is not only the right thing to do, but it’s Your way. “Take heed to yourselves. If your brother sins against you, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a day returns to you, saying, ‘I repent,’ you shall forgive him.”” (Luke‬ ‭17:3-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Thank You Jesus for loving me so much that You sacrificed Your life for me. You Lord Jesus are my role model. Let Your presence show in me through everything I do. “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” (I Corinthians‬ ‭16:13-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord help me to be strong and full of faith knowing that You will take care of me as I choose to love the people around me. Thank You Jesus for Your Word, guidance, strength and presence in my world. In Jesus Name. Amen!!!

Happy Monday 

“Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time. Let your speech always be with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one.” (Colossians‬ ‭4:5-6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father thank You for blessing me. Lord I come to You today with a heavy heart. Father in the Name of Jesus guide my every step today. You Lord are my strength, my rock and my courage. Guide me today Lord, I’m leaning on You Lord, direct my steps. Thank You God for being interested in every detail of my life. Please have Your way in me until I am living with all the life You desire for me. Lord Jesus, Thank You that You help me to follow Your Word! I cannot do anything without You, I need Your help. Lord Jesus transform my life so that the world will want the life I have. “Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving; meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains, that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak.” (Colossians‬ ‭4:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord I honor and adore you for the faithfulness that you show me even when I am unfaithful to you. “Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” (Deuteronomy‬ ‭7:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Holy Spirit, reveal the heart of God to me. I know I can’t learn about His heart in a book or a classroom, but You Holy Spirit can reveal Gods heart to me. “But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.” (I Corinthians‬ ‭2:10-11‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Holy Spirit open my eyes, open my ears, and open my heart as You reveal Yourself to me and show me what is in Your heart. In Jesus Name I Pray. Amen!!!

Temptation 

“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (I Corinthians‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father thank You as I rise and shine to conquer a new day. Thank you that your Word tells me if I ask anything in your name and according to your will that you will do it. ““Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (John‬ ‭14:12-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Father God i come to You in the Name of Jesus, remove any desires and temptations I may have that are not inline with Your Word. “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (I Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Father God, Thank You for Your wonderful plans for me. I seek You with all my heart. Help me to find You, and to find the reason You created me. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Lord please be my guide so that I can find that inner piece that I’m searching for. Lord God, help me to break away from habits that fasten me in the ruts of life. “But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.” (James‬ ‭1:25‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Draw me out to Your broad way, where there are no limits to Your wonderful works, that I may expand my life. You are my salvation and my rock. Today I’m leaning on You Lord, it’s Your help that I seek. Lord Jesus, grant me your grace, your mercy, and your lovingkindness to enable me to see you, know you, love you, and be one with you. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Happy Thursday 

“I will cleanse them from all their iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will pardon all their iniquities by which they have sinned and by which they have transgressed against Me.” (Jeremiah‬ ‭33:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬)
Heavenly Father thank You it’s a new day, a new beginning. Jesus Your love for me transcends the hopelessness of this life and gives me the purpose I so desperately need. Father guide me, open my ears only to Your voice and Tour direction. Lord help me tune out, and drown out the negative thoughts that I know only comes from satan. Holy Spirit touch me today, strengthen me, cover me with the Blood of Jesus. I praise You Jesus today. I give everything I am to You. Lord I want the love I give others to be the same unconditional love that You give. “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” (Matthew‬ ‭5:44-45‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Father God, when I am overwhelmed by the tides of temptation. doubt and discouragement. Lord be my guide don’t let me fall prey to the enemies hand. Hide me under Your wings. May I not be afraid to trust in Your protection, but calmly wait and watch for Your deliverance. “So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God.” (Mark‬ ‭11:22‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). I have faith that you are showering me with your love and mercy. You are filling me with what I need. You are teaching me how to love you and love others more fully. You are guiding each of my steps. I have faith that you are providing everything I need. I will receive bountifully from you, and I will give you praise.I declare that your inspiration, revelation, motivation, and determination are bringing transformation in my life. Thank you for changing me to become more like you. Thank you that you have given me your secret armor. Thank you that you are teaching me how to defeat the enemy. “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.” (Psalms‬ ‭91:1-3‬ ‭NKJV‬‬). Thank you, Lord, for revealing Your character, and nature through the story of Abraham. Thank You for choosing us and never failing in Your promises to us. Holy Spirit, help us to obey You and walk with you. In Jesus Name. Amen.