Have you ever gazed upon such beautiful feet? Feet that are sore and crusty, toes curved and bruised, nails blackened and chipped, soles blistered, bloodied and aching. Bare, walking on the straight path, dusty with the sand and rock of the holy ground on which they stood. Feet in need of rest, but facing the rising Son of the new day, and still up for the starry display of grace in the midnight hours. Feet that no longer stumble in darkness but seek to be lit by the lamp of the Word. Feet that feared only the prospect of not doing what God commanded. Feet that would not be turned around but sought unseen lands. Feet that not only felt the green pastures and the cooling water of God’s salvation, but also the heat and fire of Earth’s evil, destruction, and persecution. Feet that moved with purpose, pressing for the higher calling of Christ. Feet shod with the Preparation, carrying that good news to the ends of the Earth. How beautiful are the feet of those that preach the Gospel of Peace.
Lord, I pray You prepare the feet of Your people for this race. And I pray you bless the feet of those out on the battlefield of Glory. May Your name be lifted up high and spread to the ends of the earth! May all bow before the God of all the Earth and the True Risen King!
I know that it’s been a while since you all last heard from me. I’ve been out living and learning and experiencing the beauty of life. One purpose of this blog was to showcase some things in this life that are worth stopping and appreciating and today I want to tell you about Prayer.
Prayer in itself is just a beautiful act of communication and expression. It is meant to be heart-filled, self-less and spiritual. It is the single solitary moment where are minds should be lifted up to the heavens as we express our deepest concerns, fears, and hopes. It should be a humble experience as we are before God’s Holy Throne of Grace with our petitions.
Personally, my prayer life isn’t as disciplined as I want it to be but I do pray often and sincerely. I use three methods. The first and most known way is bowing down or kneeling down and just praying silently and sometimes out loud. These are usually the longer prayers. The second is through inward prayers that are short prayers that often take place throughout the day. The third and most common form that I use is through a prayer journal. I write my prayers out and get out all my stresses and emotions, as I empty out my mind and ask the Lord for guidance.
Honestly, Prayer has been a saving grace for me. Communion with the Father is the sweetest feeling imaginable and some days when my heart is heavy I find myself racing to a quiet place to unload my burdens on Him who said:
Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
So I admonish and encourage all to work on a prayer life. No need to worry about the specifics, just start off with an “Our Father, which art in Heaven” or a “Dear Lord” and let the spirit guide you with the rest. Be personable, for the Lord knows whether your prayer is sincere or selfish, whether it is honest and true.
The Lord has opened a door of communication, that allows us to talk to Him each and every second of each and every day. Like they say “Jesus is on the mainline, tell him what you want. His line is never busy”. This is only one aspect of the Graciousness of God. Don’t take it for granted.
If you would like to know more about the purpose of prayer, how the bible tells us to pray, and lastly the power of prayer, stay tuned for the next posts.
I pray God’s blessings upon all, and may you all grow in the knowledge of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, In Jesus Name.
I am like super geeked, got some plans and then again I don’t have any. Someone told me that I should just relax and enjoy the summer and that is exactly what I plan to do but I can’t help but feel like I’m a little too comfortable doing nothing. Is that weird?
So yeah, May had me so busy that I didn’t really post anything but Now that Summer is here I got all the time in the world. And this summer has been feeling a little different for me.
For one, I am officially done with undergrad. PRAISE GOD!!! I feel so free, but unfortunately my lack of planning has left me with not a thing to do this summer and of course Job hunting is not fun at all…smh. Not only that but I decided to take a year off before Grad/Professional School and yeah we can talk about that in another post.
Second, I moved back to my hometown, the city that I love with all my heart, I now attend my home church, which I also love with all my heart and God is allowing me to see it all with new eyes. Places, people and things that I didn’t notice before I left are now things that I am taking notice of and its all so exciting for me.
Third, God has been working on this heart of mine! Yeah some of you may not understand this but my desire to be with the Lord is growing stronger and stronger. I find myself waking up and rushing to His Word, or wanting to pray and talk to him about everything every second of the day.
Lastly, God is showing me that this is a season of opportunity for me. I’m fresh out of college with a degree in hand, a degree that gives me plenty of options, of which I don’t even know what to do with, and he is telling me to slow down and figure things out. But I can’t help but feel some type of way. You ever get that feeling that something big is about to happen? That’s exactly how I’m feeling right now. As I am chasing God, trying to get active at Church, and such, God is preparing me for something that I can’t even fathom. And all I can do is Thank God, for this new season in my life. He is about to take me somewhere and I just want to be in tuned into what He is doing.
Sometimes God allows us to wait for a while, to let us know that He is still in control, and that His plans are greater than our own. Don’t get discouraged, the whole world is moving ahead but what exactly are they moving ahead to? (that’s deep…) Yep I was comparing myself to other people, feeling bad because what I was doing wasn’t up to par. BUT what God has for You is going to be so great, and only for you. So don’t throw in the towel just yet. Keep waiting, and as you wait, Keep Busy in the Kingdom, Keep trusting Him, and Keep hoping in Christ Jesus until God’s blessings manifest in your life.
So yeah…Have a great summer folks! It’s a new season, a new day and I feel the fresh anointing coming my way!
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.”
This time of the year always gets me. Songs like “Were you there” and movies like “The Passion of Christ”, leave me weeping alone in my room. Not only because of the grave injustice done against my Lord but also because of the sacrifice made on my behalf. Words cannot express the gratitude that is in my heart. My spirit is so full because God sent a savior, a deliverer, to save my sin sick soul. Jesus is His Name, the only begotten Son of God, who bore the sins of the world on that cross. He laid down his life for us. Of whom he called friends; that we may share in the inheritance as sons of God. His wounds, a result of our transgressions, the bruises because of our iniquities but through His stripes we are healed. We were reconciled back to God the Father. Redeemed and set free. Through Him we have access to our God, whose love is unconditional whose grace is always sufficient. Glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The lamb without spot or blemish that was slain for the sins of the world but in the end overcame it. Rejoice and be glad because he had power to lay down his life and pick it up again. He is not dead, He is yet alive.