Saturday, August 04, 2007

Life's Challenge...

I was challenged in my bible study this week to consider how my life can make a difference for God's kingdom. I have pondered this thought all week and would like to share with you a prayer that I recorded in my journal. I don't usually share this type of personal information here on the site, but I really felt God's nudge to publish it.

How Can I Make a Difference for God?

God, I ask you to fulfill this scripture through my life.

1 Thessalonians 5:16
"Be joyful always! Pray continually! Give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus!"

I ask that the Holy Spirit fill my life so fully that others will physically see His presence in my spirit. Even though life is not always happy, keep me EVER mindful of your presence, so that I can experience true JOY daily.

I ask for a grateful heart...one that can experience a peace that passes all understanding. Help me to be grateful in ALL circumstances even when the pain is sometimes more than I can bear alone. I am truly grateful that you meet us in that hour of need!

Father, I boldly ask that you fill me with the power of the Holy Spirit to defend me and my family against the enemy's schemes. I pray for a fire that Moses witnessed in the burning bush. I pray for a passion for life like this fire that doesn't burn out or destroy us, but gives us a VEAL for life!

I commit to "love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength." Mark 12:30. "I pray also that the eyes of my heart may be enlightened in order that I may know the HOPE to which you have called me." Ephesians 1:18

Open my eyes father, to opportunities, so that I can make....
an eternal difference for you!

Truly yours,
Your servant.
AMEN.

4 comments:

PattyT said...

Beautifully said! The Spirit of God is good, and truly moved your heart with this prayer!
Many you continue to be blessed and be a blessing to many others!
In Love,
Patty Taormino
Mom to Jesse

Anonymous said...

Your faith and perseverence amaze me. I cannot imagine the difficult times and the pain you endure. I know that it is only by God's grace and the peace He gives you that you are such a trooper and an awesome testimony to others of God's love and grace. May God continue to keep you under His wings and carry you through each day as you continue to do His will and purpose. Love you guys!
Amy Bridgers

Steph said...

We all need the help of the Holy Spirit, don't we:)

Anonymous said...

hi lauren , every time i see you daughter it makes me sad..because my daughter is the same age and reminds of all of things are children use to do .. i enjoy my daughters laughs and smiles .. its a sad thing but a happy one when i see her smile that what brings me up again..