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Prayer for August 29th

August 29, 2014

castle vines

Hello, Friends! Here is the prayer for today…

Our Father,

There are  many things that we would like to change and replace in our lives and many things that we would never wish to change…things that are comfortable and bring us a sense of security. Most of us are creatures of habit and we can be like a child, clinging tightly to a favorite worn out toy or old worn out blanket. Sometimes we don’t want to give up something good, for the promise of something better. May we always be mindful, Lord, that your ways are not our ways. You always have a greater plan envisioned for us than we can see for ourselves. If you take something from our hands, it is for a purpose…for our good and your glory. Help us to remember, that you only give good gifts to your children, Lord.

There are many examples in nature that parallel our lives and one is the pruning of vines and trees in winter. You compare yourself to a vine dresser and we are the vines. We see how trees and vines are cut back to ugly stumps, limbs and roots. It seems so illogical to trim these things so harshly so they can bear more fruit… but we see each spring and summer, that it was a wise thing to do as branches and limbs come back healthier with more foliage and fruit. As it is in nature, so it is in our lives as well.  Your great love for us, compels you to keep  pushing us to grow and mature… to become stronger and spiritually healthy . You want to lavish your love and greatest gifts on us…you don’t want us to grow complacent or to settle for less than your best in our lives.  Sometimes you cut out diseased things that keep us from being the best we can be, and sometimes you remove even good things, to replace them with something better. Change is hard, but you are good, Lord and you never leave us to face these changes alone.

Help us as we grow and move forward, to learn to trust you more. We will never understand all of your ways this side of heaven, but we don’t need to understand to follow…just as we expect our children to trust us even when they can’t understand our reasons or motives, may we trust you with child like faith, knowing that you, our Abba Father, only want the best for us and everything you allow is for a reason.

We love you Lord and we thank you for walking beside us. Have your way with us, Lord, that we may bear much good fruit for your Kingdom. In the name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

May you continue to grow in His knowledge and grace!

Much love in Him,
Debbie

©Debbie Kay, Hope For The Broken Hearted

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Rose Daley permalink
    August 29, 2014 8:58 am

    Amen

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Carl Simmons permalink
    August 30, 2014 4:30 am

    Amen

  3. Rose Daley permalink
    September 5, 2014 8:37 am

    We miss you Debbie.. Hope all is going well.. My prayers are always with you.. God Bless, protect, and give you peace always.. In the Name of Jesus, Amen

    Sent from my iPhone

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    • September 15, 2014 3:00 am

      Thank you Rose and thank you for your prayers. I’m so sorry I’ve really been missing a lot. I’ve been struggling with my health and it’s hard to keep up with everything when I am. I so appreciate your prayers! Praying for you as well! (((Rose)))

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