Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Journey through Romans II

Okay, so I finished reading Romans today.  Boy does everyone need to read it.  It reminds me how much we need the Lord and how we should treat each other. 

I am sure that Romans 12:2 is familiar, but today I prayed that I would not conform to this world and that God would renew my mind.  I want to know God's good and pleasing will for my life.  I have been that person that just goes from day to day, event to event.  I know how much I can't live without him each day.  I desire to be close and have his wisdom to live out what his word says. 

I need encouragement, just like my neighbor.  That came in the form of a verse today, "Be joyful in hope (which I remember from the other day..does not fail us!), patient in affliction (boy Nelly..Lord come to me right now with this, because the pain fogs my thinking at moments.  I know that you are going to heal me, because you are my healer), faithful in prayer (many times in the Bible God speaks of praying always...I pray that I not only pray for myself and my family, but of other hurting).  Share with God's people who are in need.  Practice Hospitality. Romans 12:12-13  I pray Lord that when I do things, even to fill my child's heart with missional practices that I do them with my whole heart and have great testimonies to share with others.

As I continued to read Romans 12:21, I started to ask for forgiveness already this morning, for being overcome by evil, instead of overcoming evil with good. I am sure that we all fall into the habit of snapping back at people, or in my case saying something out of rebuking something someone else said.  I have to remember that the Bible tells us to let our Yes be Yes and our No be No.  No flowery things in between.

God gives us everything we have, and in the past when Wayne has lost a job, or had a major incident, we were able to have peace when there wasn't much debt.  I read out loud Romans 13:8, "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellow man has fulfilled the law."  Lord I pray that we would be good stewards to everything you give us, remembering that you do give and take away.  I also pray, Lord, that we would live today and not hold on to the next pay check.  I want to experience your peace of financial freedom and to be able to give to the hurt and needy.

You are working a great deal in our lives.  Thank you Lord for the man you are making Wayne and the woman in me.  I continue to pray that we will have the unity that you want and give us in Romans 15:5-6.  Lord you give me endurance and encouragement and the spirit of unity so that with one heart and mouth we may glorify You.  I accept the the joy and peace as we trust you and pray, Lord, that we will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (vs15:13). 

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