Thursday, November 1, 2007

Praise & Prayer

I praise the Lord for he alone is worthy to be praised!

Psalm 145:3 (NIV)

Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.

I praise the Lord for he alone is God and in Him I find hope!

Psalm 62:5

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

I have a choice to praise Him and I will tell my inner most parts to praise HIM!

Psalm 103:1-5

1 Praise the LORD, O my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.

2 Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits-

3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,

4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,

5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's.

I shall choose to praise HIM even when I don’t feel like it.

I have so much to be thankful for as some blogs host Thankful Thursday, I’m reminded to give thanks for so much. I have good health. My family has good health. God has blessed us to be able to live on one income and I can stay home with the boys. We have a nice home and good vehicles. We have plenty of food to eat. We are truly blessed & I am thankful.

I do have petitions and battles, though nothing catastrophic, nevertheless battles. I occasionally battle migraine headaches and I’m having one today. These set me back two days at a time when they occur. Please lift me up in prayer about the headaches.

Romans 7:18-25

18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[c] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.

21So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. 22For in my inner being I delight in God's law; 23but I see another law at work in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within my members. 24What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God—through Jesus Christ our Lord!

The Lord has shown me what I ought to do, and I want to do good. But something is waging war with my mind and the law of sin is at work within me. Please pray that by the grace of God and our Savior Jesus Christ—this sin in me be conquered that battles against me!

I battle with food addiction. This is affecting more than just me. Please pray I be set free once and for all! I'm too tired to go at it alone anymore and I am requesting your support in prayer.

Thank You & Blessings in Christ--

4 gracious comments:

Anonymous said...

I said a prayer for you today! Take care!

annie said...

"Praising even when we don't feel like it" I'm praying for you for healing from head to toe. Joyce Meyer yesterday said, God doesn't want us to pray heal me from this headache, but pray bigger--healing from head to toe. So that is my prayer for you today. I am thankful for your honesty and will continue to pray for your freedom in Christ. I also understand how tired you are. We cannot do it alone. And you are not alone, sweet friend. Prayers and love, Annette

Ang baylis said...

It's true, Shonda... you are not alone! I will keep you in my prayers. It's great how through this difficult time you are still Praising God and being grateful for all of the good things He has given you! I'm sorry you are having a rough time right now!

Angie xoxo

darla said...

I am praying for you, and I know that some times we battle with some things and HE does not take it away so quickly..I believe HE keeps us close to HIM through it and is teaching us to walk in HIS shadow. I have battled for quite a while with something I call my thorn in my flesh...just my thoughts..keep giving it to the Lord, and I will keep lifting you up. Precious Princess, I love you!