Oh How I love your word! It is my meditation all the day…Psalm 119.97
Yesterday in briefing we were talking about the apostolic prayer found in Romans 15, specifically verses 5-6, and 13. Now may the God of patience and comfort;
- endurance and encouragement -NIV
- perseverance and encouragement – NAS
- dependably steady and warmly personal God – Message,
- the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement -Amplified
grant you to be like-minded toward one another according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ….Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I LOVE this prayer! I love how the NIV says it, He is the God of endurance and encouragement! He is the God of hope who FILLS us with joy and peace and solid believing! No more questions, no doubts, He gives to us peace when we believe in Him. The 15 minute briefing was the most encouraging 15 minutes of the entire week, hands down.
That might be due to the interesting week though. Even on days, sleep eludes me, and I look forward to the kingdom of God being on the earth. I’m not really sure if we will never sleep, I mean that would rock, but I think that if we do sleep, there wont be painful sleepless nights, watching the clock tick by. After one such night this week, I finally rolled out of bed around 7, tired of lying there. Jeremy was on his way to bed and had just txt me, we spoke for a moment and I told him about my pounding head, and his housemates all got together to pray for me. 20 minutes later I suddenly realized the migraine had lifted, hallelujah! Praise God for my brother! Though that was the longest day of my week it was also the most pain-free day I’ve had since the first er visit last month!
Anyway, the mediation from this week has been Titus 2.11-14
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
My heart has been so encouraged as I’ve prayed and sang this passage this week. This is our blessed hope, He is coming soon!