An Age-Old Prayer

Friends….

I had written this for the girls I discipled in the Spring of 1997. It remains my prayer for
 for all of the girls I have met in 2014!

Powerful and Loving God, you have loved us and drawn us to yourself. You have shown
 us your love by paying the price for our sin. We could not pay this debt. May we recognize this spiritual secret! My hope for these women is that they would walk with you for a lifetime. There will be COST. Father, help them choose the harder way. Let them choose to follow when it hurts, when it’s embarrassing and when it divides.
May they not be satisfied with mere contentment in life. Let them SEE the 
invisible Kingdom…and REACH FOR IT. I ask that they would care more deeply for 
others than themselves. I pray that sharing the gospel with a lost person would be their life passion. Let them see the urgency!
Let them not be distracted by things that promise fulfillment–material things, power
 and position, and even worse, love of self. Let them choose significance in YOU. Let 
them be thankful and fulfilled in knowing their identity in you. 
I pray that they would read your Word, love it, and honor it by giving it TIME. Let 
them have honest time with you….not just consistent asking , but consistent worship 
as well. May they confess sin, KNOWING that the lack of confession can turn them into
 bitter women . May they cry out to you for immediate help when they are tempted 
toward sin.
In His POWER and not our own,
tris

Word to the Wise

Going to the store? Glance at the magazine at the register.

 

How often do we see words like“pretty” or “brilliant?” Not so much. Is “sexy” society’s only word for women? 

 

Do we want more than this?

 

I think so. How about “smart”, “kind”, or “brave?”  

 

The oldest health & beauty manual says, ” I am making ALL THINGS new!”  (Jesus in Revelation 21) .

Jesus can give us a new heart, a new freedom, & a new lens through which to see life. Make time with Jesus

HIM through reading the Bible, praying to Him & making choices to honor Him.

 

GOD LOVES YOU-ALL THE TIME!