Thursday, October 31, 2019

Full Of Praise

Struggling with an illness? Do you need to find rest and nourishment for your body?








I would like to encourage you to turn your cares over to God. Yes, even your illnesses. He knows what you need so praise Him through it all.



Exodus 23:25 GNT 




If you worship me, the Lord your God, I will bless you with food and water and take away all your sicknesses.




Worship the Lord
He will personally bless you with food and water
He will personally take away all of your sicknesses








Are you spending time worshipping the Lord?
Take the time to sing praises to Him
Thank Him for all that He has done for you
Even as you spend time folding the laundry, try not to grumble about the task. Instead thank Him for blessing you with the clothes to wear <--- this is something that I really need to work on




Prayer:




Dear Father, 




I pray that You will help me in my efforts of worshipping You. Help me to be full of praise and not full of complaints. I know that You will personally bless me with the food and water that my body needs. You will personally take away all of my sicknesses. Thank You for all that you do. In Jesus' name, Amen.













Hold On Tightly


Holding Your Hand


God's Love Supports Me


Rest For The Weary

















Struggling with an illness?
Do you need to find rest and nourishment for your body?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.



























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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Hold On Tightly

Do fear, anxiety, and depression make you feel alone? Are you looking for rest and safety?








Today, we are going to focus on turning our struggles over to God. Cling to Him. He is there.




Psalm 63:8 NIV 




I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.




As a child of God, cling to, cleave to, pursue, seek His presence
When you are afraid, He is there to hold you up; His right hand supports you




When you are struggling with fear, anxiety, depression, and all of the other struggles of life, remember that you are not alone. When you need to rest, remember that the Lord is there with you. He is keeping you safe. He is holding you close.








Prayer:



Dear Father, 




Here I am. I offer up all of my struggles to You. I am holding tight to You, Father, and trusting that You are holding me close ( Psalm 63:8 ). In Jesus' name.




Personal prayer add in your name or the name of a loved one. Add in he or she where neccessary.




Prayer:




Dear Father, 




Please help ______ to offer ______ struggles over to You. Help ______ to hold tight to You, Father, and trust that You are holding ______ close ( Psalm 63:8 ). In Jesus' name, Amen.













Holding Your Hand


God's Love Supports Me


Rest For The Weary


The Lord Sustains
















Do fear, anxiety, and depression make you feel alone?
Are you looking for rest and safety?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.



























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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Holding Your Hand

Have you ever struggled so much with fear and anxiety that you could not sleep? Are you someone that is afraid to go to sleep?







I want to encourage you to take today's verse and make it your personal prayer for comfort. The Lord is there with you. He is holding your hand.



Isaiah 41:10 NIV 




So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.




1. Do not fear 




You can let go of your worries and your fears. Turn them over to God, for He is with there with you.




2. Do not be dismayed 




Take your worries to God. He cares about you because He is your God.




3. God will strengthen you 




Trust in God. He knows exactly how much strength you need.








4. God will help you 




No matter what you face, He is always there to help you.




5. God will uphold you 




He will hold you up with His righteous right hand.




Prayer: 




Dear Father, 




Please help me not to fear, for I know that You are with me. Help me not to be dismayed, for You are my God. I trust that You will strengthen me, help me and uphold me with Your righteous right hand ( Isaiah 41:10 ). In Jesus' name, Amen.




Personal prayer add in your name or the name of a loved one. Add in he or she where neccessary.




Prayer: 




Dear Father,  




Please help ______ not to fear, for ______ knows that You are with ______. Help ______ not to be dismayed, for You are ______ God. I trust that You will strengthen ______, help ______ and uphold ______ with Your righteous right hand ( Isaiah 41:10 ). In Jesus' name, Amen. 












God's Love Supports Me


Rest For The Weary


The Lord Sustains


SOAP Study Part4


Find Sweet Sleep
















Have you ever struggled so much with fear and anxiety that you could not sleep?
Are you someone that is afraid to go to sleep?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.






















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Monday, October 28, 2019

God's Love Supports Me

Do your struggles cause you to feel uneasy? Do you lose sleep because of your worries?







In Psalm 94:18, we see how God's unfailing love will carry us through. Always. And no matter what. Just believe.



Psalm 94:18 NIV 



When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord , supported me.



1. Even when you fall, God is there



2. God's love is unfailing



3. God will always support you







Prayer:



Dear Father, 



Thank you for your unfailing love. I know that even when my foot is slipping, you are there to support me ( Psalm 94:18 ). I know that I can give my struggles over to you and you will give me rest. In Jesus' name, Amen. 












Rest For The Weary


The Lord Sustains


SOAP Study Part4


Find Sweet Sleep
















Do your struggles cause you to feel uneasy?
Do you lose sleep because of your worries?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.


























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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Rest For The Weary

What abundant showers has the Lord blessed you with? Have you offered your thankfulness for all that He has done?








Let's look at Psalm 68:9 to see how the Lord pours out His blessings and refreshes us when we are weary.




Psalm 68:9 NIV 




You gave abundant showers, O God; you refreshed your weary inheritance.




1. The Lord gave abundant showers 




This is referring to His blessing the Israelites with manna, quail, water, etc as they wandered the wilderness




- What blessings do you see that He has poured out upon your life?








2. He refreshes His weary inheritance 




This is referring to offering the Israelites protection from their enemies




- Do you need rest ( protection ) from the struggles in your life? Turn your cares over to the Lord.




Prayer:




Dear Father, 




Thank you for the many blessings that you have poured out upon my life. Thank you for helping me with my struggles and for giving me time to rest. In Jesus' name, Amen. 









The Lord Sustains


SOAP Study Part4


Find Sweet Sleep


Pleasant Sleep
















What abundant showers has the Lord blessed you with?
Have you offered your thankfulness for all that He has done?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

























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Saturday, October 26, 2019

The Lord Sustains

Are you or someone you love struggling with an illness? Are you looking for rest in your time of recovery?







Today's verse, Psalm 41:3, shows how the Lord sustains us. Even while we are on our sickbed.



Psalm 41:3 NIV 



The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.



Prayer:



Dear Father, 



Thank you for sustaining me on my sickbed and for restoring me from my bed of illness ( Psalm 41:3 ). In Jesus' name, Amen.







Personal prayer add in your name or the name of a loved one. Add in he or she where neccessary.



Prayer:



Dear Father, 



Thank you for sustaining ______ on ______ sickbed and for restoring ______ from ______ bed of illness ( Psalm 41:3 ). In Jesus' name, Amen. 














SOAP Study Part4


Find Sweet Sleep


Pleasant Sleep


The Lord Provides 


















Are you or someone you love struggling with an illness?
Are you looking for rest in your time of recovery?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.





























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Friday, October 25, 2019

SOAP Study Part4

Today is the last day in our SOAP study. I am moving on to the "P" in SOAP.




P - is for prayer. This is the point that you respond to God through prayer. Use the verse as a guide. Ask Him to help you to apply what you have learned, from the verse, to your life.




At this point, you will need to grab your notes from the "application " step. If you took notes, they will be helpful in directing your prayer. I will wait.




Here is the verse again:




Psalm 127:2 NIV 




In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.










A:



I need to learn that it is okay to rest when I need to
I do not need to struggle to get as much done in my day
Learn to find comfort in knowing that the Lord loves me enough that he grants me sleep




P:



Dear Father, 



Please help me to learn that I do not need to struggle, in vain, to accomplish as much in my day. Help me to learn, Father, that it is okay to rest when I need to. Help me to find comfort in knowing that You love me so much that You grant me sleep. In Jesus' name, Amen.





Spend some time telling yourself, "The Lord grants me sleep. "

























My challenge to you is to pick a verse from the Rest reading plan (or any other plan) and try to SOAP through it. Once you do, share it here with me.




























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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Find Sweet Sleep

Are you someone that is considered to be a hard worker?
Your hard work will bring you sweet sleep.









We are looking at Ecclesiastes 5:12 to see how we can find our sleep.





Ecclesiastes 5:12 NIV 





The sleep of a laborer is sweet, whether they eat little or much, but as for the rich, their abundance permits them no sleep.





1. Hard work leads to sweet sleep




2. Do not worry about your struggles




3. Do not dwell on wealth







Prayer:




Dear Father, 




Please help me to find sweet sleep after I work hard all day long and struggle to have enough to eat. Help me not to be like the rich who worry about their wealth and cannot find their sleep. In Jesus' name, Amen. 













Pleasant Sleep


The Lord Provides


Promises Of Rest


Hope Of Rest


Believe and Follow


SOAP Study Part3


















Are you someone that is considered to be a hard worker?
Your hard work will bring you sweet sleep.
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.

























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