Thoughts from my journal during and after a time of fasting & prayer...
Micah 6:8… A new year… a new faith adventure. How easy it is to be drawn into my own depravity… my thoughts, desires, dreams, fears, self-discipline… quickly expose weakness and failures. Fasting and praying. I want to know You wholeheartedly. Awaken my senses to You. Help me to know the difference in managing things and focusing my energies on hearing and following Your whispers. Shine light on the enemy’s activity around me and help me respond as, “It is written.” I need Your wisdom for family transitions, kids, work, planting, and equipping others. I want to add value through Christ to those around me. I pray for workers of the harvest field. In Jesus Name
As I discipline my body to hear you more clearly, I find that many of the other desires that quickly consume me loose their power. I need Your help to overcome JOY STEALERS… they rob me of the joy & peace that are a reflection of Your glory. Refresh and restore as only You can! “You must become greater, I must become less." I repent and submit my… (specific details shared with my Master ) Thank You for the cross and Your mercy. I need You and want to be about things that bring You glory. In Jesus Name
We all have things that are fighting for attention and energies. The Bible reveals how to Overcome JOY STEALERS around us in Philippians 4:1-13 (for more see 3/6/11 podcast)
What are your JOY Stealers?