Psalm 149, Hebrews 11
Reflections of the Heart:
Faith is defined as belief that is not based upon proof. As Christians, we should have immovable faith in God and His Word. Decide today that absolutely nothing will shake your faith in the promises of our Heavenly Father!
Eternal Father, we thank You for being in relationship with us. Thank You for drawing us into Your holy family through the meritorious works of Jesus Christ. Thank You for creating us to be kings of The King and lords of The Lord. Thank You for sending us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us on this faith walk. Father, Your way is perfect. All of Your promises prove true. You are a shield to those who look to You for protection. There is no God except You Lord; You are a solid rock. Lord, we bless You, the One who guides us. We know that You are always with us.
Righteous Father, as citizens of Your Kingdom, we are righteous people who live by faith. We declare that we will trust in You with all of our hearts and not depend on our own understanding. We will seek Your will in all that we do and in every situation, we will trust that You will show us which path to take. We will strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. We will run with endurance the race that You have set before us; keeping our eyes on Jesus, the Champion, who initiates and perfects our faith. We will seek Your Kingdom above all else, and live righteously, and trust that You will give us everything that we need. Father God, we will stand on Your Word and put all of our faith and confidence in You because we know that You are not a man that You should lie, nor the son of man that You should repent. As Kingdom citizens, we will trust You with our finances, families, businesses, relationships and every other area of our lives. We confess that our works will reflect the faith that we have in You, our Father.
Holy Spirit, please help each member of our Church Family to relinquish control to You to lead their lives. Help each member to transform the way they think by meditating on the Word, so that they will embrace and walk in their Kingdom authority and rights. Help our parents and guardians to model and teach Kingdom faith to their children and youth. Holy Spirit, please show us all those areas in our lives where our faith is faltering and reveal the tools that we need to increase our faith in those areas. Lord, there are some who have had so many disappointments in life that they have a hard time walking by faith. Please help them to get the help they need to process those disappointments and heal those internal wounds so that they can begin to walk in their Kingdom authority.
Write down those areas that the Holy Spirit reveals to you that you need to increase your faith. Now, ask Him for a strategy to work on those areas:
Compassionate Father, please forgive us for not having complete faith in You at all times. Forgive us for having more faith in ourselves, our jobs, our finances, our gifts and talents and other people than we do in You. Forgive us for harboring dead faith. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Triumphant Lord, all glory belongs to You, who alone are God. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are Yours before all time and in the present and beyond all time! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text: I Timothy 6:15, Psalm 18:30-31. Psalm 16:7-8, Hebrews 10:38, II Corinthians 5:7, Proverbs 3:5-6, Hebrews 12:1-2, Romans 12:2, Matthew 6:33, Numbers 23:19, James 2:18, James 2:17, Matthew 6:13, Jude 25