Good morning, all! Today is a special day for me and Taylor. Taylor is being installed as an elder at our church today. This is a position filled with a lot of responsibility, and it is a huge honor and a very big blessing. I am so proud of my hubby and all that God is doing in his life and in our life.
I am excited to see how God uses him.
As most of you know, I try really hard to have prayer time (and I'm working on Bible time) every day. I am trying to do better at praying for other people and not just myself, but God still wants me to come with all my requests. It's a balance and a learning experience.
For those of you who are interested, I have set up a prayer below. Pray with me if you like.
God in Heaven, I thank you for this day and for all your blessings. Thank you for the food we have to eat all the time and the roof over our head. Thank you for blessing me with Taylor as my husband. Thank you for the wonderful man he is and how well he treats me. Thank you for his family and my family, and thank you for our friends.
God in Heaven, I ask that you will forgive my sins and purify, help, heal and correct me in all things, in every way I need it. Reveal all my sins to me that I don't realize, or that I avoid, or whatever; help me to see them for what they are and cast them out and correct them. Purify me in all of it.
Forgive my bad intentions, motives and wrong doing. Forgive my impure thoughts/desires, words, and jokes. Forgive me for thinking on things of the flesh instead of things of the spirit and things above.
Please take control of my mind and rule over it, over me. I take every thought and everything captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ, God in Heaven, teach me how and help me to fully.
Please help my day and my life to glorify you in all I say and do and lead me in that, in your will and righteous paths. Help us to know what the most glorifying to you next step is in each moment in life, and help us to take that step and that path, instead of paths that are not as glorifying to you, God in Heaven. Lead us in that, help us in that, and please keep us doing that, despite our human-ness. Reveal clearly to us and forgive us for when we haven't done that. Help us to know the truth about that in every area of life, and then help us repent and correct it. Help me trust you fully in every way I should, God in Heaven, and forgive me for not. Help us to know and do your will fully, in all things, at all times, and in every way, always and no matter what, God in Heaven.
I ask all these things and all I need in Jesus' name, with faith in you, in and through the faith and trust I've asked you to fill me with, and please forgive and remove all doubts, to you alone I pray, God in Heaven, amen.