Monthly Archives: May 2014

Happy Mother’s Day!

     She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.  When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She carefully watches everything in her household and suffers nothing from laziness. Her children stand and bless her. Her husband praises her:   “There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass them all!”

Proverbs 31:25-29 (NLT) 

Today is Mother’s Day. Or the day we honor our mother/mom for the things she does all year round and who she is… ya know, the booboo fixer, taxi driver, in home chef, laundry service, shoulder to cry on, makeup artist,one who answers all the WHY? questions, someone who is always praying for you.

Growing up I remember mom singing in the kitchen while she was cooking supper. I would sit in the living room and listen and at times fall asleep to the sweet sound of her voice. Mama could sing! Other times I would try the her patience. I knew I had reached the limit when she would speak in strange dialog and then say all the other kids names before saying mine! Then I would be sent to my room to wait for dad. Through the years my mom and I have shared many wonderful moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Today I remember Mom. The love she shared, the wisdom she gave, the memories she made…..the life she lived.


Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the LORD will be greatly praised. Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.

Proverbs 31:30-31 (NLT) 

National Day Of Prayer

Steps in memorizing and confessing the WORD

Do you want to know God more? To know what His will is for life? To be strengthened by Him? To be filled with joy? PRAY/MEMORIZE THE WORD! There are many verses in the Bible that we can memorize and pray (or) are examples of prayers). The following is an example of one. It is found in Colossians 1:9-14.

STEP ONE-Write the verse out

9 …. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.
10 Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
11 We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,
12 always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light.
13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son,
14 who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins. 

Colossians 1:9b-14 (NLT)

STEP TWO-Break it down, “Chew on it”!

What is Paul praying ?

  1. Complete knowledge of his will
  2. To give you spiritual wisdom and understanding
  3. That you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need
  4. Always thanking the Father (God) for/because:
  • He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to His people, who live in the light.
  • He has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness
  • transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son
  • Who purchased our freedom
  • forgave our sins. 

What was the expected results?

  1. the way you live will always honor and please the Lord,
  2. your lives will produce every kind of good fruit
  3. you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
  4. so you will have all the endurance and patience you need
  5. May you be filled with joy

Make It Yours (Personalize it)

One of the best ways to pray is praying the Word! The following is the same verses personalized (put in first person). This is a great  morning prayer to pray before you start your day!

Today I ask You Father  God to give me a complete knowledge of Your will and to give me spiritual wisdom and understanding.  Then the way I live will always honor and please You LORD, and my life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, I will grow as I learn to know You Father God better and better. I also pray that I will be strengthened with all Your glorious power so I will have all the endurance and patience I need. I will be filled with joy,  always thanking You Father. You have enabled me to share in the inheritance that belongs to Your people, who live in the light.  For You  have rescued me from the kingdom of darkness and transferred me into the Kingdom of Your dear Son, Who purchased my freedom and forgave my sins, in Jesus name amen.