I am claiming this promise today. I have fear in my heart for my children but I will put my trust in God that He will be my - and their - refuge and strength, and that He will be our help in this world of trouble. Lord, please quiet my fears and comfort my heart. Help me to trust that You will keep them from the world, and the world from them. Protect them, Lord. Keep their hearts near to You and their eyes focused on heaven. Make the world and it’s distractions be nothing but ugliness to them. Let them not be distracted by the people around them. Take away their desire to be like, and fit in with, the people they are around. Let them instead, Lord, choose You. Let them be a protection for each other. I pray that they will not do anything in secret. I pray that You will always make known what needs to be known. I pray that You will send their angels to surround them always - keeping away temptation and distraction. Remove the people that will take them away from You. Lord, please help my hurting heart. Help me to show them the way to You. Help me to guide their hearts and lives as You guide me.
I am frustrated with my sin
my lack of restraint, my apathy towards the thorn in my flesh
the fact that a part of me longs for ignorance above the Truth
Lord I pray that you deliver me not just from evil
but from myself
What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Romans 6:1-2
When he decides he doesn’t love you anymore,
here is what you do: Move on quietly. Love yourself
Say it before you run out of time. Say it before it’s too late. Say what you’re feeling. Waiting is a mistake.
“Do not be deceived: ‘Evil company corrupts good habits.’ ” (1 Corinthians 15:33, NKJV)
Sometimes, in order to embrace the destiny God has in store, you have to be willing to make some changes in your life. You have to be willing to examine where you are and what you need to move forward. This may mean that you need to change some friends that you’re spending time with. Maybe they were fine for a season in your life, but now you’ve outgrown them. This is a new season, and in order for you to rise higher, you have to break away from relationships that are limiting you. You have to develop some new relationships with people who are going to pull you up and inspire you to rise higher.
And, this doesn’t just mean separating yourself from people who are holding you back spiritually. I’ve found that if you’re the smartest one in your group, your group is too small. Find people who will challenge you to stretch to the next level and become everything God’s created you to be. Remember, he who walks with the wise becomes wise. Choose your friends wisely and don’t be deceived. Surround yourself with people who will cause you to rise higher so you can live in the destiny God has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today
Father God, thank You for Your grace and mercy. Thank You for the good plan You have for my life. Help me choose my friends and companions wisely so that I can continue to move forward in the destiny You have for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.