Prayer

A Love for God

A Love for God

 We had many good car talks, when my boys were young.  On one trip I asked my two sons a big question, “Do you love God?”

This question was followed by about thirty seconds of silence.  Just for the record thirty seconds can seem like a long time.

Then my eldest son finally piped up, “I know I love Him because I can feel Him tugging at my heart and I try to obey His commands.”

My younger son remained quiet and then he dejectedly asked,

“Mom do you have another question for me?”

“Just think about this one for a while.”  I told him.

Later that evening I heard singing coming from the upstairs shower.

“I love you Lord! I praise you Lord!” He sang at the top of his lungs.

As I tucked him into bed that evening I whispered to him, “I know that you love God.”

“How?”  He whispered back his eyes big and round with wonder.

“I heard you telling Him while you were in the shower.”

He blushed and then he spoke words that melted my heart, “Mom, He makes me happy in my heart and I like to praise Him.”

No two kids are alike, each one will have their own way of expressing their love for God.  We would be wise mamas to encourage them to simply love the Lord in the way He created them to.

Let’s Pray 

Praise

Praise be to God, who has not rejected my prayer or withheld his love from me!  Psalm 66:20

Praise the Lord for times when you knew He heard you and responded to you with love.

 Confession

 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.  Psalm 51:1

Rejoice in knowing the Lord’s love and compassion for you, it is big enough to blot out any offence.

Give Thanks

But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.  Psalm 86:15

Give thanks to the Lord that He is slow to anger and how His  love and faithfulness pour over you.

 Shaping Your Prayers with God’s Word

 Lord, I ask that _______ will love You with all of his/her heart, all of his/her soul and all of his/her mind.  Matthew 22:37

 Put Feet to Your Prayers

Make it a point to express your love for God, in your own unique way, in the presence of your children.

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Declare

 

Within scripture, Jesus spoke many declarations that fall upon believers today.    Sadly we often miss them or forget them, that can leave us far from applying them to our lives.

A declaration is a formal statement that is announced, avowed, or proclaimed.  Scripture is filled with Jesus’ declarations of salvation, promise, love, provision as well as His declarations of correction, wisdom and guidance.

Jesus was literally the living, breathing Word of God.  John states, In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  John 1:1

Hebrews reminds us that, The word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Hebrews 4:12

 We have the powerful, sharp, piercing Word of God, Jesus, declaring over our lives today.  Our thoughts and the intents of our hearts are laid bare before Him and He knows how to speak to us, if we will only listen.

What if we grabbed a hold of these declarations, studied them, memorized them, declared them over our lives and then lived them, would our lives change?  Would we find the peace, hope, direction and confidence we long for.  I believe we will.  Let’s take this journey together!

Each Sunday you will find a new Jesus Declaration post to Women of Worth Page. 

 Throughout the week:

 Use the Devotion to help you break down and study each Declaration

  • Memorize each Declaration (You can do it!)
  • Begin declaring Jesus’ Declaration over your life today
  • Ask the Lord to teach you how to live what you are declaring

Be free to post your thoughts in the comments.  Interactive study is the best kind of study!