I journal my prayers and this morning in my listening section, I was encouraged by God. I start with praising God.
Father God, you alone are worthy of my love, my praise, my devotion. You alone enable me to love others, praise you when things are hard, and enable me to be devoted to you. You alone desire a relationship with me, you desire that I will be whom you called me to be. You alone desire intimacy with me. You alone care that I succeed, know that I am loved, and that I walk with you daily. Then of course, I have an admission section, a request section, a thanksgiving section. I spent time there this morning and I am so thankful for the encouragement that I receive every day through the different authors who love the Lord. I have had encouragement from Becky Tirabassi, Renee Swope, Lisa Jo Baker, Holley Gerth, Suzanne Ellers, Wendy Blight, my Proverbs 31 ministry group and I could go on and on. Then I came to the listening section and I heard the Lord whisper into the broken pieces of my heart, reminding me of the truths I learned from Freedom in Christ. Diana you are accepted, you are my child, you are a friend, you are justified, you were bought with a price, you belong to me, you are a saint, you are adopted, you are accepted, you are complete in Christ. God’s word reaffirms us.
I am a God’s child John 1:12, I am Christ’s friend John 15:15. Today may I encourage you. Listen to God. Write a love letter to yourself from God. I have not be given a Spirit of Fear but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
So let me pray for you. Father God, there is someone reading this that needs encouragement. Lord, she may have rage and needs your touch to calm herself after being betrayed yet again. Lord, there is some who needs courage. Let her know that you know her name and her circumstances and that she is complete in Christ. Colossian 2:10.
Today can you say a kind word to your boss, the cleaning person in your office, can you pay it forward and buy a cup of coffee for someone who is not expecting the coffee. Encouragement is what I need, today because I spent time with Jesus, my soul was refreshed and encouraged. Blessings, Diana.
Psalm 94:17 If the Lord had not been my help, my soul would’ve lived in the land of silence.