Evil is increasing I like to start the day with prayer and bible study, but lately I'm having great difficulty focussing. Instead of praying, I go to my iPad and do something else. Then before I know it, the day has gone. I'm managing to do the absolute essentials, and am very slowly doing some … Continue reading Spiritual Shift
Tired, foggy headed, and distracted I am so tired, and prayer is even more difficult today. I hate being like this, as I love God so much, and I desperately need Him! I am nothing without him, yet I allow myself to be distracted. I waste time. My desire is to put God first, in … Continue reading I Need You
Distracted and Off Balance There are times when I feel anxious, exhausted, and “off balance”, when my prayer times are filled with distractions, and the creative things I normally enjoy doing don't go smoothly, or don't even happen. I've been talking to Jesus about this, and he's highlighted a few things to me. When I … Continue reading Let Jesus Be Your All!
My Lord and God, I’m tired and ill. I'm finding it so difficult to pray….. to focus on you. I long for you….. I need you….. but my mind wanders, I lose concentration, and your presence eludes me. I am sorry for my weakness, for failing to put you first, for allowing myself to be … Continue reading Dependant On You
Lord Jesus, I am yours... I belong to you alone and my life is in your hands. You have given me life through your death, and I give you my life by dying to myself, and surrendering to you. I live for you alone: to glorify you, to worship you, to magnify you! I desire … Continue reading I belong to you!
When I'm living in Jesus and following the leading of his Spirit, my day flows, and I accomplish things without pushing and striving. When I'm doing things in my own strength, I find myself struggling to get things done, and I often exhaust myself. Jesus is our strength, and he wants us to follow … Continue reading Life in abundance!
Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather … Continue reading In your loving hands
Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. … Continue reading In God’s strength and will
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. Psalm 34:17-19 When it's difficult to pray Sometimes, during … Continue reading Jesus knows our suffering
I confess that I can be a perfectionist, which results in striving and anxiety.
God loves me, and any change in me is the result of His Spirit working in me.
I found this prayer today: simple and true!
I hope it helps you too.
If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, please see this post.
Lord, I renounce the lie that my self worth is dependent upon my ability to perform.
I announce the truth that my identity and sense of worth is found in who I am as Your child.
I renounce seeking the approval and acceptance of other people, and I choose to believe that I am already approved and accepted in Christ because of His death and resurrection for me.
I choose to believe the truth that I have been saved, not by deeds or works done in righteousness, but according to your mercy.
I choose to believe that I am no longer under the curse of the law because Christ became a curse for me.
I receive the free gift of life in Christ and choose to abide in Him.
I renounce striving for perfection by living under the law.
By Your grace, Heavenly Father, I choose from this day forward…
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