Dear Gracious loving God my Father thank you for creating and equipping us to achieve all that you have purposed us to accomplish. May we submit to your will and may our hearts speak "here am I Lord send me". May you remove all limiting dreams from your people and expand our cry to "Father I will go and do whatever you say", use us God, use our hands, mouths, hearts for your world-sized dream and agenda. May our greatest desire be when we reach eternity be to run into your arms and hear you say WELL DONE. Keep us from all evil Jesus, may we not cause pain Amen Rev. Candace Lee
Psalm 139:7-14 (KJV)
“Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
There are many times in my life when I experience dry places. It ebbs and flows. Things at home are great and work is moving along but my finances are in a drought. Sometimes I have more responsibilities than I have money. The financial situation will even out but work will get so overwhelming that I can’t breathe, and I have more work to do than the hours in a day allow.
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth” 3 John 1:2.
When I first read this scripture it blew me away. First, that the Creator of the heavens and earth calls me “Beloved.” Can you even wrap your head around that? That the Father loves you so much that when He thinks of you He calls you beloved. How amazing is that? Can’t you just see your picture on God’s refrigerator and every time He walks by He says, “That’s my beloved! That’s my baby!” Doesn’t that just give you joy and make you look up to the heavens and smile?
God wants the best for me from the inside out. I matter to God! That He would want my soul to be on one accord with Him and in peace with Him. That He would like to show Himself in all areas of my life: in my health, my finances, on my job, in my home, with others on the street. Wherever I go, they see His love and works in me. So, you know what this makes me do? It makes me examine myself.
Yeah, the thing we hate to do the most—look at ourselves! If we are honest with ourselves—me, myself and I, are the only people we can change. Being truthful with God is important. Ask Him, “Am I a demonstration of your love and works in my life? And if I’m not, how do I make a change in those areas so that I may be pleasing in your sight?”
I guarantee that He will answer you and meet you where you are. Do you know why? Because you are His Beloved!
Father, I sit in thanksgiving that you, the Creator of all things, calls me beloved. That you would look upon me with unconditional love and find me worthy to receive your grace daily. You have loved me in spite of myself and in spite of my sin. Help me to be a demonstration of your love and works in all areas of my life that You would be glorified before man. Let your love and works shine in me so that others will want to know who you are and that their lives can be the same reflection of Your love. Lord, I thank you for answering my prayer. In Jesus’ name, Amen.