Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Family Prayer: STAND!




When we have done all we can, we must still wait for God to accomplish His purposes. As we wait, we can fix our eyes on Jesus as a companion who empathizes with our suffering and a Savior who is working behind the scenes. Difficult circumstances seem to increase our ability to experience intimacy with Christ.

Quote By:Ruthann Ridley

Ephesians 6:12-14

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place…

New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

*My Prayer-HIS-THOUGHTS: KimberlyMac-Glowing In His Glory! Always-4Ever!*


Life happens every day and God walks with us along our life-path and a lot of the times, He interrupts our gait with His surprising miracles, those big and little impossibilities that seem to just suddenly light up our path. My son, Chris had one of those this past year when God unexpectedly brought his fiance Summer into his life. All of us can testify of the devotion between them, a spark of love ignited by The Holy Spirit! They have a cool story of a sign a literal "sign" with AMEN written on it that God miraculously gave them as a "Go" to their dating relationship!


We all have a special love that is worth "standing" for! Mine is Jesus First, Bob, my husband second! LOL! Yes, He does not mind being second to Jesus because He knows that makes me a better friend and wife to him! In this generation, we Christians all are "standing 4 Jesus"! Sometimes that is all we can do is stand, watch and wait for His gory to be revealed in our situations. Our culture in 2009 will throw up a lot of road blocks to the goals and dreams God has written on our hearts. We need to desire to learn to STAND, because in our all and everything Jesus is worth it and those we love and what He has told us to do is worth the fight to STAND, not giving up any ground to our enemy! STAND!!!

"Stand still" - keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, "Go forward."

Quote By: Charles Haddon Spurgeon


I think our enemy deliberately throws up road blocks, stumbling blocks in our life path! Our day starts out like every day as we "Grow 2 Go" with Jesus, following after the goals, visions, dreams He has given us ! Daily we walk our life path our Father God has laid out for us to achieve the providence He has placed in our hearts. With Jesus, Our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit…we are Destined To Win! Life happens as we continue to keep pace with Jesus, carefully placing our heels in His footprints as He always goes before us making the way smooth for us! Yet, our enemy wants to cut into the pace we have set as we are Holy Aligned with Jesus day by day, stepping out on our life-path one foot at a time! God is good! Life is good! Until suddenly… A ROAD BLOCK!!

To wait open-endedly is an enormously radical attitude toward life. So is to trust that something will happen to us that is far beyond our imaginings. So, too, is giving up control over our future and letting God define our life, trusting that God moulds us according to God's love and not according to our fear. The spiritual life is a life in which we wait, actively present to the moment, trusting that new things will happen to us, new things that are far beyond our own imagination, fantasy, or prediction. That, indeed, is a very radical stance toward life in a world preoccupied with control.

Quote By: Henri J. M. Nouwen


WHAM!!! A Sudden Road Block! Oh it hurts when you slam into those divisively placed obstructions! Ouch! That Hurt! Then confusion comes, you lurch out of your destined God pace. Whoa! Where did that come from? Totally Blocked! What now! You can see Jesus ahead, you can see the next step, but your circumstances block you taking it. So what now? The enemy schemes how to turn that Road Block into a Stumbling Block as he taunts you with frustration, anger, discouragement, disappointment, fear, anxiety, independence and will try to get you to follow him down one of the above "bunny trails" that always lead to some kind of dead end: depression, despair, despondency, dysfunction… the dead end enemy death-wish list goes on….

Beloved, I say, let your fears go, lest they make you fainthearted. Stop inspiring fear in those around you and now take your stand in faith. God has been good and He will continue to manifest His goodness........ Let us approach these days expecting to see the goodness of the Lord manifest. Let us be strong and of good courage, for the Lord will fight for us if we stand in faith.

Quote By: Francis Frangipane


It is my hope and prayer for this family as we begin 2009 that we will learn to STAND!

1st     Road Block:WHAM! There It Is, Blocking! Recognize It! Hold Your Ground!

2nd    Don't Listen To The Enemy! Turn Your Ears Upward To God, His Holy Spirit, His Word!

3rd    Recognize The Battle Is Not Yours! Fully Engage Jesus, The Commander! Pray!

4th    Stop, Listen, Do Everything He Tells You To Do! Be His Soldier of Submission!

5th    Stand! Fight To Hold Your Ground With The Promises Of God! Stand! Sword In Hand!

6th    Wait Actively In Faith, Trust And Endure As Jesus Fights The Fight.

7th    STAND! Don't Give Up Any Ground. Until He Removes The Obstacle! PRAISE HIM!

Give to us clear vision that we may know where to stand and what to stand for -- because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything.

Quote ByPeter Marshall

Pray The Word! Mediate On It! Let It Saturate Your Soul!

Psalm 119:33-48

God, teach me lessons for living so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me— my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments; I love traveling this freeway! Give me a bent for your words of wisdom, and not for piling up loot. Divert my eyes from toys and trinkets, invigorate me on the pilgrim way. Affirm your promises to me— promises made to all who fear you. Deflect the harsh words of my critics— but what you say is always so good. See how hungry I am for your counsel; preserve my life through your righteous ways! 41-48 Let your love, God, shape my life with salvation, exactly as you promised; Then I'll be able to stand up to mockery because I trusted your Word. Don't ever deprive me of truth, not ever— your commandments are what I depend on. Oh, I'll guard with my life what you've revealed to me, guard it now, guard it ever; And I'll stride freely through wide open spaces as I look for your truth and your wisdom; Then I'll tell the world what I find, speak out boldly in public, unembarrassed. I cherish your commandments—oh, how I love them!— relishing every fragment of your counsel.

The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson (The Message)

Pray For Your Family Members To Stand!

  • Lord Jesus! I pray for me and my precious family, that with every Road Block that we suddenly find in our life-path this year of 2009, that we will STAND in Christ Jesus.
  • Lord Jesus, cleanse this family of bad habits: impulsiveness, independence, isolation, fix it modes and cause us to put You FIRST and Stand upon Your Promises.
  • I pray that we will be a family who is known for waiting upon You, and receiving Your Miraculous Provision!
  • I pray that every Road Block in each life represented by this precious family will be REMOVED by the Hand of Almighty God through the Power Of Your Holy Spirit! Jesus Is Mighty To Save!
  • Jesus, cause us to turn to You, that we might know of Your Saving Power, that we might be a family saturated in Your Might, Miracles and Provisions.
  • Holy Spirit, teach us to STAND! Holy Spirit I pray that you would keep us from the "bunny trails" of our enemy. Ahhhh Lord God, may we never dead end! Keep us standing in faith, trust and belief.
  • Jesus, Be the commander and chief of our Road Blocked Battles in 2009! Jesus, we submit ourselves to Your leadership, Your Wisdom, Your Way, Your Will, Your Truth, Your Hope! Jesus! So Be It!
  • Father God, be the Almighty Lifter of our heads so we don't see the Road Block as much as the possibilities available to us as we STAND and Wait upon Your Deliverance! FOCUS….JESUS!
  • AHHHHH Lord God I pray that we will be a family with a living legacy of STANDING! WAITING! BELIEVING! TRUSTING! Jesus, may we STAND with an active faith, doing all that You prescribe and then STAND! STAND! Make it so Lord Jesus! AMEN!!

Selah …Pause, Calmly Think Of This:


Tree63 I stand for you

Dig Deeper…. Pray Deeper….Live Deeper….Just Do It!!

Joshua 23:6-10

"Now, stay strong and steady. Obediently do everything written in the Book of The Revelation of Moses—don't miss a detail. Don't get mixed up with the nations that are still around. Don't so much as speak the names of their gods or swear by them. And by all means don't worship or pray to them. Hold tight to God, your God, just as you've done up to now. 9-10 "God has driven out superpower nations before you. And up to now, no one has been able to stand up to you. Think of it—one of you, single-handedly, putting a thousand on the run! Because God is God, your God. Because he fights for you, just as he promised you.

The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson (The Message)

Job 8:5-7

But you should ask God for help and pray to the Almighty for mercy. 6 If you are good and honest, he will stand up for you and bring you back where you belong. 7 Where you began will seem unimportant, because your future will be so successful.

"Scripture taken from the New Century Version. Copyright © 2005 by Thomas Nelson,Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved."

Psalm 7:6-7

Arise, O Lord, in anger! Stand up against the fury of my enemies! Wake up, my God, and bring justice! 7 Gather the nations before you. Rule over them from on high.

Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004 by Tyndale Charitable Trust. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.

Psalm 35:1-3 A David Psalm

Harass these hecklers, God, punch these bullies in the nose. Grab a weapon, anything at hand; stand up for me! Get ready to throw the spear, aim the javelin, at the people who are out to get me. Reassure me; let me hear you say, "I'll save you."

The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson (The Message)

Ephesians 6:10

[ A Fight to the Finish ] And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we'll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.

The Message. Copyright © 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Eugene H. Peterson (The Message)


I write and pray The Family Prayer Exhortation out of a compassion from God's heart that we would pray for our family with His Word, calling out their names before Almighty God with words that never return void! Pray 4 Your Family Today! Talk It Up! Spread The Word To Pray For Your Family at The Bride Groom's Voice:www.kimberlymac.blogspot.com Just Do It!


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