Friday, February 5, 2016

Revelations

     These last few weeks have been a serious journey in my physical, mental, and spiritual body. I have a sense of peace today, which I have not had in many days. I have been fighting the enemy every day, At times it seemed like every minute of the day I was under attack.

     I have been just trying to drown myself in the Word, in books, sermons, Bible classes, trying to get every single piece of insight I can for my life. I have been fasting and praying, until I'd wake up on my sofa, having fallen asleep listening to Dr. Charles Stanley, who I completely love for what I have learned listening to his sermons on YouTube, and I'm not even Baptist. :)

     So, what have I learned? Read Colossians. Just read the whole book, there's not sense is not reading the whole thing because if you don't, God is just going to send people in one way or another to have a word for you from the Lord from Colossians. ;)

This is a really great prayer for you or anyone you know. It pretty much covers everything from Salvation to knowing the will of God. I love this one. I can only hope that people pray this for me.

 Colossions 1:9-14

We have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. 10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,[c]12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. 13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,14 who purchased our freedom[d] and forgave our sins.

I have my own version of this prayer, written as Prayer for Derek, if you want to take a look at it. 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Prayer for Derek

      God, fill Derek with the knowledge of your will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. Let Derek lead a life worthy of you Lord and that he will please you in every way:  bearing fruit in every good work, growing in your knowledge. Lord, I ask that Derek would be strengthened with all power according to your glorious might so that he may have great endurance and patience and joyfully give thanks to you. Lord, rescue him from the darkness and bring him into the kingdom of Jesus Christ.  Redeem him and his destiny from the bondage of sin.

          Encourage Derek; unite him with you in love so that he may understand you. Set his heart on things above, helping him put to death whatever belongs to his earthly nature. Lord, help him to be devoted to you in prayer. Fix his thoughts on you Lord, on your son Jesus, by whose blood all sin is washed clean.

          Help Derek to lead a life of complete obedience to you Lord so that he may take part in the blessing of life abundant and not the curse of death. Let him be filled with your Holy Spirit that he may walk a powerful spirit filled life. 

          Send godly counsel his way Lord and close off all other counsel. Let loose any enemy stronghold on his heart and mind Lord so that he can receive the Word of Life (John 1:1) into himself. Block any path of sin Lord, mark his heart for you. Remind him that there is no peace that does not come from you. There is no peace in the world or things of the world. There is no peace in loving the world, because there is no love in the world. True, unfailing Love comes from Jesus Christ. (I Peter 1)


          Help me Father to love him. Help me to pray for him. Help me to forgive him and release me from the bitterness and anxiety I have felt because of my own shortcomings in you Lord. Give me the strength to hold strong to you and the wisdom to be patient and wait for you Lord (Isaiah 40:41). 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Welcome!

Welcome!


                This is me, Nophica; and this is my journey to the Altar and after, and sometimes to the altar again. You will quickly see, I am far from perfect. Unless being a moth makes one perfect. Then, I am the epitome of perfection. My life is mine. My journey is mine. My hope and prayer is that in a piece of my journey you may see yourself; and my journey may help you in some small way. Even if it only brings a smile to your lips or gives a good reason to cry.
                

“On the altar, I lay my burdens down, release my pain, forget my shame, walk on Holy Ground and become whole. “   ------ Nophica