Saturday, September 6, 2008

Spiritual Sundays

Over at Spiritual Sundays, bloggers gather to share a verse or inspirational post. It is a blessing to give and receive encouragement from God's Word and is a fantastic way to prepare our hearts for Sunday worship.
Do you have a favorite verse that just becomes a part of you? One that you say, pray, think and claim until it is a part of your heart? One of mine is found in Isaiah 40:31 and is a very familiar verse:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not faint.
This verse has become precious to me as I pray over my husband. He is a hard worker, diligent, honest and works with integrity for which I am extremely thankful. He is also blessed with a good job. My prayers are a source of strength and encouragement to him. There are times when his job becomes extremely stressful and at times I used to feel so helpless as to how to help him. I began praying for strength for him during his work day and as this verse came into my heart, it became a powerful way to help him - not with my help, but with the help of the Lord and the power of His living Word. Each morning I pray for renewed strength for him, for him to be able to walk through his day with energy and stamina with a steady stream of strength from the Lord and when the day brings challenges and stresses which could overwhelm, he keeps on walking and will not faint. There is power in praying God's Word and I am so grateful that He gave me this verse to pray, speak and share.

Take a visit over to Spiritual Sundays for inspiration and encouragement!

9 comments:

  1. What a wonderful encouraging message. I love that scripture too. I love the song that has these words in it. We used to sing it when I sang with the choir at the church we were with before we retired. That's a powerful scripture. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate so much that you are the first each week to share. I like the new look for your blog too.
    God bless.

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  2. I love that verse, but I oft times am guilty of running ahead rather than waiting on the Lord. Thank you for reminding us.
    Blessings,
    Cheryl

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  3. To lift your husband with the word of God is a very loving way to keep him before God and to aid him through his day. Blessings to you.

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  4. This truly is a wonderful, uplifting verse. Your husband is blessed by you and your prayers. Author, Ken Gire prays beautiful prayers. I put one of his on my blog for Spiritual Sunday. You may want to take a look at it. It follows his chapter on tears in his book, Windows of the Soul.

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  5. Wonderful scripture, I love the song. You are a wonderful wife, we should all kneel and pray without ceasing. I will keep him in my prayers.

    Blessings,
    Kathi :)

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  6. So many times people say I don't know what to do or it's out of my hands! Your doing the most important thing putting it in Gods hands and praying for your husband.
    Thank-you so much that is a great scripture.
    Ginger

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  7. Fantastic post. It is such a wonderful gift the Lord gives us as wives to be able to pray for our husbands! What amazing things He does when we pray!

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  8. Hi Joyfull,
    I'm just now catching up on my spiritual sundays, thank you sharing your heart and thoughts in this post. My life scripture is Neh 8:10 The Joy of the Lord will be your strength, boy this scripture has seen me through the most darkest moments in my life. I know with his strength within us nothing is impossible, the power of prayer gives us the strength to soar above our circumstances.

    Blessings Lorie

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Thank you for sharing your commment. It is a joy and blessing to hear from you and your words are appreciated.