Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
“Lord, please hear me.”
We should definitely pray this way. We should always invite God’s presence, God’s power, God’s peace to intervene in our lives. We should ask God to do miracles on our behalf. We should lift up our loved ones and remind ourselves of how God can move in their lives. We should seek the Lord for ALL of our needs.
We should also pray that He equips us for service to Him and to others — “Lord, send me…”
My sacrifice, O God, is a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.
It’s fine to pray for safety and blessings, but there’s always more? What if you desire power from the Holy Spirit, strength from heaven, unshakable faith, genuine intimacy with your Father?
Many times this requires for you to be broken. This can come by way of trials or by asking God to do the breaking. See, to be pliable, the clay (you and I) must be broken down to it’s original form so that it (you and I) can be reformed and used by God.
If you are broken, allow God to reshape you into something new!
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.
There’s always more. Until the day you meet Jesus face-to-face, you will always have more to do. More people to share the Gospel with, more people that need to hear your story, more people to encourage, more people to serve.
Jesus grasped hold of your heart to reshape it to be more like His. With Jesus guiding your steps, this life will always be an adventure!
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment.
Through Christ we can receive the one tool that will aid us in navigating trials and everyday obstacles; discernment.
In its simplest definition, discernment is nothing more than the ability to decide between truth and error, right and wrong.
How many times have you asked yourself, “Is this where you want me to go, Lord?” Knowing you’re on the right path; that the job you’re accepting, the big purchase you are making, the person you are proposing to — is what God wants for your life is vitally important.
Ask God to give you the discernment necessary, in line with His will, to keep your feet planted on the path He’s chosen for you!
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.”
Verse 5 says this, “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength.”
Many people have an initial tendency to try and do things on their own. Their first inclination is to rely on their own strength and wisdom. It isn’t until everything is falling apart and they are forced to their knees that they look up.
Being faithful means going directly to God with your troubles. He is the first thought that crosses your mind when you need help. Blessings come to those who have faith and rely on the Father!