Prayer Devotional: Day 336

You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. – John 14:14 NIV God is not a genie in a bottle, so when we ask Him for something, sometimes the answer is “no” or “not yet”. Our relationship with God is reciprocal. We can ask, but we don’t have toContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 336”

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Prayer Devotional: Day 307

But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God: in much patience, in tribulations, in needs, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in fastings; by purity, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by sincere love, by the word of truth, by the powerContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 307”

Prayer Devotional: Day 223

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. – Romans 5:3‭-‬5 NKJV Today I have hadContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 223”

Prayer Devotional: Day 198

I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and He turned to me and heard my cry. – Psalms 40:1 NLT The other day I was talking to a psychologist about my Long Hauler’s crashes three times a day. What was validating was that he didn’t tell me that my energy crashes were entirelyContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 198”

Prayer Devotional: Day 165

Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? – Romans 2:4 KJV God is incredibly good to us. The word “good” doesn’t even do it justice. I was proud to unpack several boxes today. It was nice to see theContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 165”

Prayer Devotional: Day 152

The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. – Ecclesiastes 7:8 NIV When remodeling an older home and working with contractors and other workers, delays are inevitable. When my husband and I purchased our home in Tijeras, New Mexico, because it was built in 1984, we expectedContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 152”

Prayer Devotional: Day 147

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10 NKJV What does it mean to do good works? Is it tithing 10% of our increase to the church alone? Is it doing good work at our jobs? Is itContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 147”

Prayer Devotional: Day 143

Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. – Ephesians 5:17 NKJV Sometimes things don’t go according to our plans. My contractor had a death in the family, so he had to delay finishing the carpet removal from the home in Tijeras till Monday. The Lord brings comfort toContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 143”

Prayer Devotional: Day 129

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures allContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 129”

Prayer Devotional: Day 128

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. – Ephesians 4:2 NIV I have to be careful that my Italian temper doesn’t get the better of me. I am half Japanese and half Italian, and every once and a while, my Italian temper comes out. My Japanese side tends towardsContinue reading “Prayer Devotional: Day 128”