Prayer Putting God at the Center of the Day

Lord God, You are the Holy One; You are the Most High – Supreme and above all others.  Your ways are not our ways, neither are Your thoughts our thoughts.  Yours are higher and better.  We come to You done with our own devices and schemes and lay all we are carrying at Your feet. We choose this moment to stop everything we are doing just to be in awe of You. We pause from all activity and other thoughts to breathe You in and breathe You out. The fragrance of Your presence when we paus to consider You and Your way is overwhelming!  You are truly Emmanuel – GOD with us!  You are omnipresent – everywhere at all times.  You are omnniscient – the One who knows all.  You are omnipotent – all powerful.  You are Sovereign.  Nothing exceeds You. All things are in Your hands and Your purposes cannot be thwarted; they are all good.  You invite us to look at our lives from Your view – from here to eternity instead of worrying about from here until we need our bodies no more and You call us home to You forever.  You promise to protect and provide so that our needs are met between now and then. This means we can concentrate on adoring You.  Oh, Lord, how magnificent You are in all the earth – in all the universe!  How blessed are we that You would love us even though we can never reach Your perfection.  We are unworthy of Your mercy and grace, yet You sent Jesus and constantly are there ready to forgive our latest misstep, when we turn to You and ask forgiveness.  Through Jesus You set us free from condemnation and You turn death, which is considered by those who don’t know to be the end, into a door which leads to blessed eternity with You.  From age to age You gather us to Yourself.  We have nothing to worry about; You have it all handled.  We are given the gift of not having to cary life’s loads.   You bless us by asking us to become as children and then You promise to lead us in the way we should go.  God above all other beings and Creator of the universe, You promise You will speak to us and that if we seek, You will teach us to hear Your voice.  How we delight in You!  What blessed pause in our day to consider some of Your many attributes, exalt You and rejoice in Your way.  We exhale a sigh of relief and declare, “Selah!” which can be translated as “pause and calmly think of that.”  My Lord and My God, this day is Yours and we are Yours.  Have Your way with each of us today for Your glory and renown. In Jesus’ name, Amen

humbly written down as “heard” Tues., July 26, 2011 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2011

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(upcoming devotion:  TREASURE IN JARS OF CLAY)

Remember to view the new song, “One Nation Under God” on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d593RguxQI8&feature=share  Share the link!  Let’s let everyone know that the USA is and remains one nation under God and be encouraged in how God values every individual.

For books, worship cds, Bible studies and teachings written by Elizabeth Fulgaro or to schedule her to come speak to your group please visit www.holyspiritpress.org  Worship music audio clips can be found at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro For information on her work for the military and their families please visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org   Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Author: Elizabeth Fulgaro

I am a God-seeker--a Jesus-worshipper--a Holy Spirit follower. I create songs, devotions, prayers, books and Bible studies to give words with which to get to know God more. For you. Its for one-on-One encounter unto transformed, transcendent living. This is not my vocation. I am not professional. I am a real, ordinary person just looking to do what God put me here to do. (You have a unique purpose too.) So I am called to the work. It is not my income source, but my gift to those who find it blessing. Eagles Nest Foundation sponsors all projects for you. The result: pure, clean spiritual nutrition to feed that deep insatiable spiritual hunger which eventually overtakes each of us and galvanizes you to the life God has for you. This life is purposeful. Exceptional. You--yes, you--are called to something greater and more satisfying in His service. So it is hoped you'll try this spiritually dense nutrition and find it to be a personal blessing. However, the goodness of God-following doesn't stop there. He uses those who seek Him to be His love and care (justice, mercy, advocate, kindness) very tangibly in the lives of those around you. Not by your power but by His. His ideas. God ideas. Not just good ideas. To be part of changing the world, if you will let Him. You learn to just follow where He leads. That if you listen, He will teach you to hear His voice and then when you obey His inner promptings you will become His incredible hands and feet in this hard world. These materials will help! They will help you aim your life towards God in a way you never look back. You will not be the same. He will become the River in your desert spaces and you will become a conduit of this same River of refreshing, replenishing Water of Life to others. Find a prayer. Pick a blog post. Read a book. Be led deeper into the Bible. Select a song which resonates and use it and use it again to go close and ever closer to the God who longs to draw you near. Oh, and don't be tempted to think I'm a crazy over-spiritualized loony...My background is financial planning and counseling. Almost 40 years of it. To choose to believe in God is not to leave practicality and reason behind, but to learn that there is that which goes beyond it and includes it, unto true life fulfillment beyond all your dreams for the one who keeps seeking Him. I am a third generation Californian. I am a person to whom family means everything. The only priority higher is God. The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are my home. It is here the 1849-1856 Gold Rush is still glorified. Easy money? Actually only for the few. Even though I was raised in the Church, it took me ten years of doubting God even existed to realize that without Him, no matter how much of this life's "stuff" is accumulated, I actually have nothing. To come to know that all those who chased after gold are dead and all those who still chase stuff will be dead. That's when I became a God-seeker. Looking for that more. And Eureka! (This is California's state slogan and means I found it.) I found God...or rather, I discovered He was there and had been there waiting for me to look for Him the whole time. May you discover more of Him for you, greater flourishing life and greater flourishing for all in the world as well. God bless you! ~Elizabeth

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