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Heavenly Father,

I come to you in Jesus name and a humble heart to Thank you for this day.

I want to Thank you for this blessing of food you’ve prepared on the table before me.

Thank you for revealing yourself to me, even at times I don’t expect to ever see!

I want to Thank you for protecting me from the evil seen or unseen around me!

Thank you for the hope I have in you, all because I know what you can do.

Thank you for your unfailing love heavenly Father, even when I’m not deserving of any love.

I ask you to be faithful to me as I commit to you and keep me as the apple of your eye.

Hide me under the shadow of your wings.

I ask you to lead me and guide me in the way of everlasting for you will and purpose over my life.

Continue to use me to reveal your hands, your power, and your glory you’ve placed over me.

Give me the desire and the power to live a life that is pleasing to you.

I know im here to serve and not to be served, so help me, my God, to be a witness for you.

I ask that you would preserve me forever and that your grace, your mercy, and your peace will be multiplied to me daily.

I ask of these blessings in Jesus name Amen!

Reflection: What are you thankful for? How has being thankful made God reveal himself to you?

Read over Psalms 9:1 KJV

I will praise thee, O Lord , with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.

A prayer to Thank God for his work and goodness he has done.

~Written by Blade Parks~

And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Luke 5:16 KJV

Are you contemplating on a place to pray? Have you or are you still searching for a place to talk to God?

I used to struggle with the thought of finding the perfect place with less or no disturbances. I thought that if I was somewhere too loud he wouldn’t hear me to speak or if I am too quiet he’d want me to speak up. But as I grew up in my late teens my pastor told me before I left for basic training around the summer of June 2007.

He will always hear a humble heart and his child no matter what or where you are. Take heed to Luke 5:16 and study it. You will begin to understand why. Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray my dear!

From that day forward I started to put my best foot forward in studying his word. No I didn’t understand, so I had to do a little bit more researching and asking others of their opinions that they had grasped from the word. I wanted to know what it meant to them. I wanted understanding on what my pastor was trying to tell me.

But at the end of the day, I came to realize after calling my mom from basic training just to tell her, “I got it”. I had finally understood what he was trying to tell me, but I had to go off on my own to actually understand why. When she asked me “what is it”.

I told her the verse of Luke 5:16, and that all Pastor was trying to tell me was:

“If Jesus often withdrew himself to quiet places to pray, then God is all around us. He can hear our pleas and our praises wherever we happen to be. But even though he hears US any and everywhere he stills wants his time with us to himself. Never stop seeking a solitary place for solitude because he still loves his intimacy with his children.

She was a shocked and told me that she would let the pastor know at the next service. It only took me about 4weeks in between basic training to get it. Lol. Since then I have loved my time alone with him to hear, to speak, to grow in him, and flourish my relationship with him.

I am an emotional worshipper, that withholds nothing from him. I let down my flaws, dislikes, and imperfections at his feet for him to correct on a daily without any regret to be a better me. But I wasn’t always that way, I had to learn, with a heart and mind “willing” to learn and grow.

Since my knowledge and growth of that understanding, I’ve been going off on my own away from my kids, my former spouse, friends, or even family members just to have that quiet time with him. To be heard and to also hear!

You may even see me talking to myself, but I’m really just praying. I have no shame of where I am at or go to get that moment with him. I prefer silence to hear him rather than noise, distraction, or over anyone else. My quiet moments with God helps me regain my sense of peace while seeking his peace. And we all know his is better than ours.

To hear his words of guidance and signs shine through my darkness, he will receive my undivided attention!

Nothing or no one will ever change that!

Where is your most intimate place to pray with God?

Prayer:

Lord, help me to always place our time alone above all else to seek you in quietness and not in the midst of chaotic storms. You deserve my full attention for all that you do, have done, and yet to do or doing in my life. Thank you! In Jesus name, you have my undivided attention, AMEN!

Saw that car the other day and thought about following through on trade, instead of waiting to pay off your last two payments.

Test drove it, numbers were decent, car body on point, and your customs you wanted.👌

💥BOOM got it, drove it home. Been good so far.

Now, 2 leaks later, 5 lights on the dash and 1 tapping noise later-you are sitting in the corner crying & praying again for what you been praying for post your last two payments.

Ignored his signs with leaks, and kept driving!

Ignored many of the lights he gave you. Kept driving!

Now that he had to tap on you, to break you down, you realized…….

“YOU SHOULD’VE JUST WAITED”

Oh look, He said to wait😂 Silly you.

REFLECTION:

God heard you, he saw you!

But did you HEAR him?

At times when being patient can make you think you’re nervous or impatient, just wait.

He’s just testing it for you for preparation to you!

You asked 6 payments ago for this payoff, he HEARD YOU!

HE WAS ALREADY WORKING IT FOR YOU!

Now 2 payments away you give in….?

When all you had to do was be patient and patiently wait!

Next time when anxiousness or overly thinking tries to take over, just think about the feeling from the obedience you’ve endured and the timing you’ve waited for, REWARDS will be well deserved for your patience!

Knowing your obedience is about payoff YOUR payoffs!

SOMEBODY SHOUT HALLELUJAH! 🙌

Prayer:

Dear God,

I could have lost hope, even faith. I could’ve given up, but the persistence you’ve instilled me is lighting the candles to my faith to declare that victory belongs to Jesus, not me, so I will wait! My God shall claim victory from my patience and my obedience shall be rewarded! In Jesus name, Amen!🙌