Prayer of Prayer

Rev 8:3-5

Oh Eternal God, Help me. Help me to comprehend, know, realize, trust and believe that the prayers I offer up to You today and even all the past days prayers, have been heard by your Gracious ears, Your compassionate, understanding, loving heart, and Your Infinite Mind. You Lord, know the very thought and intent of my prayers whether I verbalize it correctly or not. You still have them all; I can trust, relax and believe in Your active response even now and from now on. I can know and be confidant that my prayers have not been, and will not be forgotten by You.

I believe in You,
I can Trust You,
I do trust You,
You Oh Lord, have an eternal memory You will not ever forget what I’ve expressed; whether it was with my voice, heart, mind or emotions. I can believe in your Grace, Love and faithfulness to me as You have already revealed to us clearly portrayed in Jesus Christ.

You My LORD, my God, and Savior will always have before You the request I have laid at your feet, on your alter or put in Your hand even from all past prayers, you have not forgotten. I can believe You know all about it all, and I can trust You with it all, and be confident You are working on it all even right now.

I believe in You,
I can Trust You,
I do trust You,
Almighty Sovereign Lord God.  My prayers are not tossed aside like a discarded paper to-do list crumpled and thrown in the trash as if a worthless thing. On the contrary; they are precious to You and bring you pleasure. You keep them before you as incense on the altar of the fire of Your Love, a sweet smelling aroma before You at all times. My name, and my new name are written in Your Book and my prayers are all noted alongside it.

The magnetic force of Your Love holds my request to the door of Your Heart as my notes on the door of my refrigerator with all the good things inside I see as the light comes on. As portraits of Loved ones and pictures of places of significance; my appeals hang on the walls of Your Throne Room in clear sight on every side at all times as your tender gaze looks upon them in thoughtfulness of me and my life. It all matters to You, You care, You see, You know, You understand like no one does or possibly could.

I believe in You,
I can Trust You,
I do trust You,
You Oh Lord God of all time and events are working for my, and everyone’s good, salvation, deliverance, healing, and provision. As each second passes, Your sovereign providential movement of life, people, situations, and things are evidence demonstrating your working in all; the answer to my prayers and theirs. Even Now, Your Spirit is steadily, consistently, meticulously at work in the background of the circumstances and events of life to bring about the Goodness of God; I will initially perceive it in my spirit, and then in fact witness and receive it. I believe I will receive from Your Good hand the best of my heart’s desire.

I believe in You,
I can Trust You,
I do trust You,
In Your omnipotent omniscient sovereign providence and omnipresence at all times; in every circumstance, situation, and dimension. I know all things are working in perfect order and harmony with Your good will. I can and do trust You. Yours, Almighty LORD of all, is the entire Creation and Universal Kingdom, All the Power, the Sovereignty and all the Glory throughout all Ages. For Your Universal Kingdom is a perfect Kingdom, working flawlessly, for our supreme good. Help me grow and be established unmovable in my love, faith, faithfulness and trust in You Oh Lord and God of Heaven and Earth, Ruling in every realm and dimension.

I believe in You,
I can Trust You,
I do trust You,
As I ponder the unfathomable perfect plan you are working out for all your creation; the peace of God that pass all understanding floods my soul. Brilliant light illuminates my mind as the Anointing Spirit of the Anointed One – Christ and my spirit merge, unite and amalgamate into a new creation, born from above in the heavenly realms; yet wonderfully experienced in the here and the now, praise God! I cannot see how the wind blows or the Spirit moves, tho I experience it knowing it is You there working in me and through me the answer to my prayers. My voice does not have to reach to the heavens; For in You we live and move and have our being, You are not far from any one of us. I walk by faith and not by sight.

I believe in You,
I can Trust You,
I do trust You,
I am established in this Truth: That you always hear and remember what I ask for, You understood what I said. If I ask you for an egg, You would not give me the serpent. You have answered, You are answering, and You will absolutely answer all my prayers past, present, and future, you know and have not forgotten these prayers according to your predetermined plan in Your unlimited Grace, immeasurable Love, incalculable wisdom, and unsurpassable power. Even if the answer is No, you are working out a far superior answer in your boundless Grace, wisdom and Love; Over-Ruling my present shortsighted request from my human worldly point of view.

I believe I will see the Goodness of God in life even while I wait for the answer while it comes; and for sure, it will come at the proper and perfect time. I Thank You and Praise You ahead of time regardless of my circumstances for the answer to my prayers. Thank You Oh LORD, GOD THE ETERNAL ALMIGHTY for hearing my prayers and for what You are doing in my life even NOW at this very moment.
As I have received these words in the Spirit, in accordance with Jude’s inspiration I build myself up on my most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.
I believe these words,
I receive these words,
I possess this truth now.
In my spirit and the Spirit of Christ
and the Name of Jesus,
I declare it is so,
and so be it. Amen.

Jesus said: Mk 11:24 (NIrV)
24 “So I tell you, when you pray for something, believe that you have already received it. Then it will be yours”
[even though you do not see it now – believe now]

Mat 21:22
“And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.”

Psa 5:3
In the morning, O LORD, You will hear my voice; In the morning I will order my prayer to You and eagerly watch.

Psa 139:1-6 O LORD,
You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down, And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Php 4:6
Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have.

In closing, I try not to forget one of Jesus Christ’s most telling parable teaching on prayer.

““Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that I am not a sinner like everyone else. For I don’t cheat, I don’t sin, and I don’t commit adultery. I’m certainly not like that tax collector! I fast twice a week, and I give you a tenth of my income.’ “But the tax collector stood at a distance and dared not even lift his eyes to heaven as he prayed. Instead, he beat his chest in sorrow, saying, ‘O God, be merciful to me, for I am a sinner.’ I tell you, this sinner, not the Pharisee, returned home justified before God. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”” (Luke 18:9–14, NLT)

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Praise Be To God,

Daniel W Isrite

Everybody wants to see things change…

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Everybody wants to see things change… Nonetheless, who is actually responsible for things changing? Most are just waiting for change to happen, sort of wishful thinking or keeping a positive attitude. Yet, is this how it will come? I’m a believer in the Holy Scriptures as a rule and guide for all things; as antiquated as that may sound, it has not failed me yet!

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

(2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV)

This popular verse is often quoted as an answer to our nation’s woes. It is a good one and if we look closely at the wording it says much more than initially comes to mind.

Notice God says “If my people” He doesn’t say hey everyone! He puts the obligation on His people. It’s true, all people are not God’s people. This is why God makes a distinction here. It is up to the Christians whether this Nation stands or falls, is prosperous or goes bankrupt, has just or unjust laws and lawmakers. I know that this is speaking to Israel many years ago; nevertheless there is a principle here that stands throughout the ages. God has put this world and the rulership of it in “His People’s” hands. Yes Adam lost this authority in the fall; but Jesus Christ turned it back over to His followers when He Defeated the devil and his unholy herd of demons many years ago making a public spectacle of them through the victory won at His cross and resurrection.

“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”

(Colossians 2:15 NIV)

Today, “Called by my name” would be easy enough to understand to mean Christians. We are God’s people of the book; if you believe the whole message from Genesis to Revelation. The word “Called” is also interesting as it refers to those “Called out” which is the exact meaning of the word Church in the original Greek. Called also comes from a root word which interestingly means “to meet’ or  happen to ‘encounter”. This could also refer to any situation when a couple of Christian friends come together. When meet together as a Church or a couple friends we should be praying for our country if we expect God to act and change or heal our land.  It is good to keep in mind that the original word here translated “pray” also sometimes has the meaning of “Judge or make a judgment of right and wrong” it is so used in 1 Sam. 2:25, Psa. 106:30, Ezk. 16:52 This should warn us of calling right wrong and wrong right so not to be desensitized by the world’s sickness and fall into a trap of praying the wrong way.

This has been God’s mode of operation throughout history. God first calls His people to turn from their own sins, (Get the beam out of your own eye before trying to remove the speck from your neighbor’s eye Matt. 7:3-5) then to join together in praying for Him to act in the hearts and minds of those who are in leadership. Only then will we see the change we desire; it’s not just going to happen by wishful or positive thinking. God is in charge, yes, He has a wonderful plan to restore any situation, yes; but it always calls on and includes us as we work together with and through Him by the Holy Spirit,  in the restitution, and reconciliation of the world.

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.”

(2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV)

“for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky””

(Philippians 2:13-15 NIV)

Then and only then will we see real change.

It’s up to us, God has handed us the baton and said “run with it, I’ve given you the victory in Christ!”

We should remember, John the Baptist proclaimed a similar message to the people of his day, although in much stronger language. He was warning them not to become too comfortable just because they thought they were God’s people.   Matt. 3:1-12

Daniel W Isrite

Finally, A Nice Day at The RV Park!

Nice Day RV Park
I woke up this morning before daylight, went back to sleep until light coming through the bedroom RV window awoke me. I looked out to see what kind of day it was and if the lake was receding any. It does seem to be going down some

RV Park 1I got up went to the bathroom, got my coffee water started in the microwave, got Yogi and Rascal out of bed and put them on the kitchen table bench, took my medicine and sat down and peered out the picture window while I had a few drinks of coffee.

In a few minuets after I got myself going enough I took the boys out for a morning peepee, just a short time at first in the morning. The cool but not too cool breeze was nice. Brilliant sunshine filtering through the trees gave me the feeling that this was going to be a good day!

For
“He who would love life
And see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips from speaking deceit.

(1 Peter 3:10 NKJV)

I came back in and sat down at the table and talked to The Lord a while and then opened my bible and read from proverbs then psalms which lead me over to Matthew and a topic search in my Thompson KJV Large Print (Small print doesn’t work well for me anymore) on the importance of words. Another way to put it is guarding what comes out of our mouths. The good and the bad words, warning about negative or hurtful words mostly. I think the point was that the bad things we say about others end up hurting us more than the one’s they are directed at. It just occurred to me that the bible must have a lot more to say in warning about negative speach than the positive benefits of speaking good words.

O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things:and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned

(Matthew 12:34-37 KJV)

I suppose these frequent warnings are because of God’s protective nature towards His children. Like us, if we can’t get our kids to do things that benefit them we try to at least keep them from doing things that will hurt them. God isn’t so mean as people suppose Him to be, just protective of His children. We like children rebel against his advice many times thinking He is only wanting to spoil our party or just won’t let us have any fun; sound familiar? That’s why Jesus introduced us to God as “Father” so we would get an idea of how He thinks and operates, the reason behind the commandments, He loves us.

boys looking water RV park

It rained for four days when we first got here at this park. The lake kept coming up until the park ranger came and told me we would have to move to higher ground. They were going to shut off the electric to the site I was on and it may even get overrun with water. I’m looking down from this site now on the site I was on and it did almost get covered over. The road going around the park on that end is under water right now.

 

 

looking down on site where I was

 

 

 

leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today is gorgeous! It’s been worth the wait even if I only enjoy this for today. It is so beautiful looking out the RV windows across the woods and the lake. The other campers out here are very quiet; all I can hear right now is the gentle rustle of the breeze blowing through the green leaves glittering with silver light. A bird chirps its song now and then and the distant sound of children’s laughter. There is something calming to me about hearing the sound of children playing in the distance.

Home away from home!

Home away from home!

boys looking out across the back of the RV Park

boys looking out across the back of the RV Park

The boys, my fur babies as I refer to them, and I went for a slow stroll around the park about mid morning. We stopped and talked to a couple of people just briefly. The boys barked their hellos, especially at one site where the couple had another Maltese. They know they are special and don’t think any others like them should be in their territory. The little one is a little fire cracker and thinks he rules the world and can tackle anything from German Shepherds to Doberman Pinschers.

 

My mother had me worried this morning for a while. I couldn’t get her to answer the phone till about 11:00 am. All was well though, she was just sleeping late. I have to keep a close eye on her any way I can even when I am away. She is in her 80s and has crippling arthritis and getting Alzheimer’s in early stages. I stay with her often and help her as much as I can. My own thinking isn’t so clear anymore since my life is split up in so many pieces, from home to moms to going out in the RV just to get away for a while to clear my thoughts. Although, I seem to always have a gnawing feeling of guilt in my guts that I am being selfish. I try to tell myself it’s not reasonable and I do deserve to get away now and then but another voice from somewhere says“ No you don’t, you’re a selfish person and you know you should be somewhere else, at home doing things or taking care of your mother”. I can’t seem to kick it, although I do not believe it is right. I have many health issues of my own that I am struggling with as well which doesn’t make it any easier. As a matter of fact it makes nearly everything I do painful or more difficult than what used to be normal. Normal, that’s only a faint memory of the way things used to be way back in what seems now to be another world entirely. We find ourselves sometimes somewhere and we are not sure how we got there. This is why I hang on so dearly to my God; He is the only lasting stability that has stuck with me through these years. Yes, unchanging, ever-present, always knowing and understanding me as He loves me through my life. I don’t know what I would do without my faith in my God and Father, my Lord Jesus Christ and His precious Spirit and Holy Word. I would probably have imploded by now I’m sure.

It’s about time to take my two little bosses out again, so I guess I’ll have to go for now.

Peace,
Daniel W Isrite