Prayer for Monday (and Every Day)

We are flowers in Your garden. You have ordained us to bloom where we are for such a time as this. We rejoice in You & Your promises. Use us according to Your perfect will. Our trust is in You.

O Lord our God, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth and how inscrutable Your ways. As high as the heavens are above the earth, that is how much higher and better Your ways and thoughts are above ours for You alone are God. You created the heavens and the earth. All things belong to You, even every moment of time and so we rejoice that You are, we rejoice that in Your majesty You not only created us, but love us and that You have the plan for our day.

Lord God, in Your sovereignty You tell us that You will guide us in Your plan and that all things are by Your strength and not our own. All You ask of us is that we seek to obey.

You free us of the need to worry by telling us that You will provide and enable all we need and that we are to focus on seeking Your kingdom first. You tell us that only if we become as children will we inherit Your Kingdom and so we do not even carry the responsibility of making sure every issue is addressed in our day – You do. Our job is to adore You, worship You, seek to discern how You are leading and obey to the best of our abilities.

You have given us our abilities. You have ordained the number of hours in each day. Therefore You know how we are made and You have never expected perfection from us, just hearts devoted to You – consecrated to You for Your purposes in every moment.

And so we return to the truth that Your ways are not our ways, but higher and better…..Lord God, as a sacrifice of praise to the glory of Your name, we choose to rest in this.

Lord God, thank You that You are. Thank You, that whatever You enable today will be sufficient. Thank You for desiring to use each of us exactly where we are – even in that which we might wrongly consider utterly mundane – as vessels through which to let Your love flow to touch others and instruments by which to reveal Yourself to the world. Thank You that where each of us find ourselves in this moment, You can use all for good in light of Your eternal objectives, You will take what the enemy desires for evil and destruction and turn it to good, and You will continue to use us ( if we will let You) as lamps to shine Your Light so that Your Great Commission becomes fulfilled. Thank You for Your Most Holy Spirit who comforts, guides, directs and instructs us. Thank You that nothing is by our power but everything by Yours. Thank You that all we have to do is worship, seek to hear from You and obey the willing heart of an imperfect, still-growing and learning child in order to be pleasing to You.

Oh Jesus, Oh Father, Oh Spirit, how we adore You! In Your way is indescribable freedom and joy for every day! Thank You for Your gift of life now, life forever, mercy versus judgment, inner peace which surpasses all understanding and a usefulness at all times, which is found when we choose to be at rest in You. Thank You for this day! Thank You that You are! In Jesus’ name, Amen

written September 24, 2012 by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

  

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PLEASE 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 and how the contribution of every individual (no matter how small it seems) makes a difference.

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist.  She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way. 

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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