Marriage and Family

Journal Entry

Some things are better said through journal entries.

April 16, 2015

“Oh Lord my God, Lover of my soul, the great Potter who takes this lump of clay and molds it into the vessel you desire to use and work through.  Great God Almighty who causes me to humbly bow down and fall before You in awe and wonder at the great and mighty and magnificent work You have done for this child of Yours.  Father God who loves and disciples me because of Your love for me and Your desire to see me walk in right relationship with You and with others.

Lord, forgive me for the unintentional sins I have committed.  Cleanse me from my hidden faults.  Keep me from willful sins and do not let them rule over me. (Psalm 19:12-13)

Lord thank you that your Word ministers and connects and resonates with my spirit and soul and mind and body as I enter Your presence and seek Your face.  Lord, thank you for your faithfulness to forgive my sins and cleanse me from all my unrighteousness.  Thank you for guiding me in the paths of righteousness not for my sake but for Yours alone.  Lord, thank you.  Thank you.

Forgive me for my ungratefulness.  Forgive me for placing my priorities and schedule and to do list above Your divine works, wonders and will You so desire to manifest in my life.

Lord, take me and continue to spin me on Your potter’s wheel so that Your works begin to be seen through this vessel and not Alicia’s.  Lord, may the works of my hands, the meditations of my  heart, the words on my lips be holy and pleasing to you.  May everything that I do or say be only what the Father has told me to say or do.  May I be so in step with You Father God, that people would have no doubt, that my children and husband would have no doubt, that I am Your child and that I love You and desire to walk in obedience to Your commandments.

Lord, help me to pray more for my husband and children with tears so that I might reap shouts of joy at the answer to those prayers (Psalm 128:5).  Lord, help me to pray more for those in my family and the church body.  Lord, increase my love for Your children so that my heart becomes more in line with Your heart for them.  Teach me and show me how and what to pray for them.  Help me not to just mention their name and let the Holy Spirit pray the rest, but place Your words on my lips that I may join You in praying for all Your children.

Lord, Your word says, “Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves (Psalm 128:6).  Lord, may each tear that is shed bring about shouts of joy for the salvation and work You bring about to glorify and honor Your name…the great I Am.  God of Wonders beyond all galaxies, You are worthy.   Thank you God.  May you be exalted and lifted up Lord Jesus. Amen.

I know this might be a little old fashioned, but the truth is eternal.  (Just put your boots on, grab your hoe and pitch fork, and dig in.)  May we bring in the sheaves through the tears we shed on our knees before the Great God of the universe who seeks to save those who are lost as well as those who have strayed and lost their way.

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