Monday, June 28, 2010

discernment...












open my mind ,Lord, please will You teach me
i am so ignorant of Your perfect ways
i read & i read, i pray & i study
yet there seems always to be this vague haze
open my heart & open my eyes, Lord
let me see clearly what You'd have me learn
for i am a child, a wearying traveler
needing Your guidance Your ways to discern



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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

to know...








walking in Your Spirit, Lord
may i ever be
guide me in my inner man
is my urgent plea
the world & even i sometimes
cry a fleshly cry
to see me busy doing,doing
as the days pass by
but i sense Your Spirit,Lord
gently prompting me
"pray, pray, pray ~
this is My plan for thee"
yet let me not miss, Father God
the works You'd have me do
but stay in constant contact
seeking Your plan all day through
for faith without good works is dead
and i know You have planned
works that You would have me do
as Your love You extend
so guide me every moment,Lord
and help me ever seek
do You want me doing something?
or simply on my knees?


*jb


galatians 3:2-3
let me ask you only this: did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? are you so foolish? having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh?

james 2:14-18
what good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? can that faith save him? if a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, "go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? so also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. but someone will say, "you have faith and i have works." show me your faith apart from your works, and i will show you my faith by my works.


is this a struggle for anyone else? i don't want to be "doing" just b/c it's expected or the "right" thing, but i don't want either to miss opportunities to love or bless another...i just soooo want to know what He wants me to do! so many hurting, so many needs, so much to cover in prayer

Monday, June 14, 2010






We took Sam to Worldview Academy in Flagstaff yesterday! I know it will be a wonderful week ~ but I sure do miss him!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

how to pray...










the hardships of this world,oh Lord,
are much,too much,to bear
families deal with illnesses or conditions
oh so rare
but God,You know the secret place
where only You can reach
and as they face these battles,God,
i pray that You will teach
that You are in control
as the world spins right along
that You hold in Your hands
time and moments~Yours alone
teach me how to pray,my God,
for these in whom You're working
take away each doubtful thought
that in me might be lurking
give me the faith and them the strength
to 'wait Your plans revealed
anticipating glory You'll bring
as we see each one healed...

*jb*


so many people are hurting!so many people are ill ~ i am so thankful to know that You are in control,because sometimes satan tries to make me think he is winning!i pray,Father,that You will bring Yourself glory through the healing of these,Your children!and that many will come to know You as a result of knowing them!