One Another with Prayer

I have been really studying the book of Romans and just want to share what my Bible Study Team at Proverbs 31 Ministries helped me learn today.

We are called to love one another, (John 15:12), welcome one another (Romans 15:7), instruct one another (Romans 15:14), comfort one another (2 Corinthians 13:12), serve one another (Galatians 5:13), bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2), be kind, tender hearted and forgiving to one another (Ephesians 4:32), encourage one another (1 Thessalonians 4:18), exhort one another (Hebrews 3:13), stir one another up to love and good works (Hebrews 10:24), confess our sins to one another (James 5:16), and show hospitality without grumbling to one another (1 Peter 4:9).

The above list is not exhaustive and do you know who left Heaven and entered time and space to show us how to do all of this? Jesus!

Father God, You do not ask me to do anything in my own strength. Thank You for the Holy Spirit living inside of me. Change me daily, Lord for Your glory. I know that You will make all things right in Your perfect time. Lord, in 49 years, I have never seen the world in such turmoil and so divided even within the church. I know that none of this murder and maliciousness takes Abba, Father by surprise. It shows me how I have failed. I think we the church have failed. There is a church on at least every corner where I live. May we, Your Bride, not blend in with the world. As we face challenges, may we do so in Your Strength, Power, Love, Humility, and yes, Boldness. May there be less of me and my brothers and sisters in Christ and more of You, In Jesus’ Precious and Holy Name, Amen.

There is Power in the Name of Jesus

“Jesus, Jesus, Jesus,” I spoke over and over from the back seat as my hands rested on my teenage daughter’s shoulders My husband, a seasoned law officer, drove us to the emergency room after my daughter woke up in a stupor and blinded from what we later found out was a migraine triggered by a viral infection. It was a WiLd RiDe to say the least. I had no words for my prayer. My baby was sick, couldn’t see, and we were going way too fast for my precarious driving style. The whisper of His name brought comfort and peace. Jesus heard my cry; my daughter’s sight was restored, and we arrived safely without harming anyone else.

There is power in our words. I believe there is super natural power in God’s word. If you know me, you know that I love family, home, and sunsets. I often walk around the farm I grew up on and pray over my loved ones’ homes using scripture, written on my heart from years of study, to pray over my loved ones and their homes. Some days I speak His words over my classroom and touch each desk before my students arrive for the day. There is just something about the name of Jesus. When words fail you, speak His name over and over. Let His peace envelope you in an indescribable way.