Prayer Welcoming God’s Plan for the Moment

Holy God, we praise Your name.  Your names each write bits of who You are on our hearts, that we might stand strong and attached to You, our Rock, for the Truth of who You are builds our “house” on solid ground which cannot be rocked by anything this world dishes out.  Lord God, despite all secular wisdom says needs to be done today, You alone truly have the plan for our lives.  Lord God, we are quieting our minds, pushing out all the cobwebs of lists, anxieties and confusion because Your will is what we want.  We consciously lay down our agendas and seek Yours.  How blessed we are to not have to come up with our own good ideas, but to be able to be at simply follow You!  How blessed we are that if we ask and seek it, You will teach us to hear Your voice, so we can follow where Your Spirit leads.

Oh Lord, we know You do not promise to only lead us along easy paths. This remains earth, not heaven and we are honored to serve as Your ambassadors – lamps to shine Your light of truth, mercy, grace and abounding, everlasting love – wherever You decide to send us.  Lord, it is during these more difficult times, that we rely on You alone, which makes what could be ugly times, some of the most beautiful of all.  Lord, You are trustworthy.  We can lean on You and You will never fail us.

Lord God, we bring You all our burdens today and lay them at Your feet, choosing to neither fear, be anxious or worry because You promise to take care of all our needs – knowing our needs even better than we know them ourselves.  Lord God, in the midst of life’s storms, we choose to rest in You and pause this moment, not only to listen for Your next step, but to rejoice than You are.

Thank You again that we do not have to worry or fear because You are all-powerful, sovereign, faithful, all-knowing and use all things for good in light of eternity. Thank You that You love the ones we love and the ones we struggle to love more than we can every imagine. Thank You, that You forgive each one of our indiscretions which have been offensive to You and would put a wedge between us (because You cannot be near anything which is not as perfect as You are) through the blood Jesus shed on the cross.  Thank You that we do not have to know the future and do not have to know even what tomorrow will bring because of who You are.  And so, Lord, give us the work of our hands for the moment – just for today and we will rejoice in it because of You, delight ourselves in You and Your promises and live resting in the shadow of Your ever-loving wings. In Jesus’ name, Amen

by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro (c) 2012

Eagles Nest Foundation , Inc.
www.eaglesnestfoundation.org

Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She has just released her 5th full-length worship CD of original songs called GOD SEEKER, to give word and melody to our desire for Jesus to be Savior and Lord and to declare ourselves God seekers as compared to the gold-seeker mentality which predominates society (searching for life’s answers anywhere else besides in the Lord God.)

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 with audio clips are available at www.cdbaby.com/Artist/ElizabethFulgaro on itunes and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Fulgaro/14919192923?ref=ts&fref=ts where Elizabeth also posts worshipful prayers and teaches how to turn worry into worship for more of God’s power in our everyday lives.

Fulgaro is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.

Through Eagles Nest Foundation which Elizabeth founded in 2007 she provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. Email info@eaglesnestfoundation.org or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org for more information.

Eagles Nest Foundation is a 501(c)3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you for your prayers and support!

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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