“In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son?
It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children.
For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.
Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.
No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”Hebrews 12:4-11 NIV
DISCIPLINED PRAYER LIFE
LOVE for GOD
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”Deuteronomy 6:5 NIV
“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” “Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.”Mark 12:29-33 NIV
“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”Romans 5:5 NIV
“But whoever loves God is known by God.”1 Corinthians 8:3 NIV
“If anyone does not love the Lord, he is to be accursed. Maranatha.”1 Corinthians 16:22 NASB
“May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.”2 Thessalonians 3:5 NASB
When you Love GOD, you can love others!
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brothers to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, Coming down upon the beard, Even Aaron’s beard, Coming down upon the edge of his robes. It is like the dew of Hermon Coming down upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing—life forever.”Psalms 133:1-3 NASB
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.”John 15:12 NASB
“and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”Ephesians 5:2 NASB
“Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.”Hebrews 13:1-2 NASB
When nothing else would help
Love lifted me !
“The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”Psalms 145:18 NASB
“These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.”Zechariah 8:16 NASB
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. For the Law was given through Moses; grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ.”John 1:14, 17 NASB
“Jesus *said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”John 14:6 NASB
“But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come.”John 16:13 NASB
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”John 17:17 NASB
Pray for the United States of America and it’s Leadership.
Pray for God’s Word to renew their mind and guide them in Truth!
Freedom to Worship
Freedom to Pray
WORD OF GOD
“How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your WORD. With all my heart I have sought You; Do not let me wander from Your commandments. Your WORD I have treasured in my heart, That I may not sin against You. Blessed are You, O Lord; Teach me Your statutes. With my lips I have told of All the ordinances of Your mouth. I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches. I will meditate on Your precepts And regard Your ways. I shall delight in Your statutes; I shall not forget Your WORD.”Psalms 119:9-16 NASB
“Every WORD of God is tested; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. Do not add to His WORDS Or He will reprove you, and you will be proved a liar.”Proverbs 30:5-6 NASB
“But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every WORD that proceeds out of the mouth of God.”Matthew 4:4 NASB
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My WORDS will not pass away.”Matthew 24:35 NASB
“Let the WORD of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”Colossians 3:16 NASB
“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the WORD of truth.”2 Timothy 2:15 NASB
READ and PRAY through GOD’S WORD
“and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB
“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”Matthew 21:22 NASB
“but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”2 Peter 3:18 NASB
“saying with a loud voice, “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing.”Revelation 5:12 NASB
“saying, “Amen, blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might, be to our God forever and ever. Amen.”Revelation 7:12 NASB
“Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”Revelation 19:6-7 NASB
“Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
Praise Him, highest heavens, And the waters that are above the heavens! Let them praise the name of the Lord, For He commanded and they were created.”
Psalms 148:1-5 NASB