Prayers of the Beach Bum Lady – Mon Aug 10

“May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us. Interlude”

Psalms 67:1 NLT

Every knee will bow, every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. One day, that day will definitely come, that all the peoples of the earth will bow and worship the Lord. His Light, His Character, His Glory. With or without your participation all of these will happen. You choose now to serve the Lord. The first coming of Christ is to be our Savior. His Second coming is to Judge the peoples of the earth. Will you be excited to see Jesus in His second coming. Will He be your Judge? Or Rewarder? – Pastor Peter Tan-Chi, Christ Commission Fellowship Senior Pastor and Bible Teacher (interpretation mine).

What has God called us to do? Our mission is to glorify God and make Christ-Committed Followers who make Christ-Committed Followers. Our vision is to see a movement of millions of committed followers of the Lord Jesus Christ meeting in small groups and transforming lives, families, communities and nations, for the glory of God. This is what God has called us to do as a church and this is something worth living and dying for.

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05 aug discipling the nations is everyone’s mission

The first word of action in the Christ’s Commission Fellowship Mission is “To Honor”. To honor God. To honor You Lord. “To Honor God and make Christ committed followers who will make Christ committed followers.”

verb

hon· or | \ ˈä-nər \

hon ored; hon or ing \ ˈä-nə-riŋ , ˈän-riŋ \

Collegiate Definition (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

• 1

a: to regard or treat (someone) with admiration and respect : to regard or treat with honor

b: to give special recognition to : to confer honor on

• 2

a: to live up to or fulfill the terms of honor a commitment

b: to accept as payment honor a credit card

• 3: to salute with a bow in square dancing

the Merriam-Webster Dictionary app

Lord I thank you for not allowing me to successfully sin. Lord I thank you that by Your grace and mercies I am still here, listening at Your feet. Thank You for teaching me that true happiness, that true joy can only be found in You. Thank You for caring for me. Even the person I cared most can and will abandon me – just as Your words says, my father and my mother can abandon me but You Lord will always be with me. You will not leave me alone. Lord thank You for helping me realize what matters most in life. Thank You for guiding me what to look for, what to wait for, what to expect for, what to focus on, what to devote on with the power and strength that is left of me. That my joy Lord is to honor You, that I cannot live a life that is not pleasing to You. That I cannot go against my own nature and that is giving You utmost glory. Thank You Lord for making me understand that I cannot be in a relationship with an earthly man that is not pleasing to You and not pleasing to the sight of mankind. That Lord I cannot stay in the bank and work half heartedly. That I cannot continue to work following all my bitterness from not getting recognized or not being promoted. That I can no longer follow the lie of the voice in my head that I am a failure. Failure in career. Failure in not being a wife to a husband. Failure for not bearing a child. Failure for having this impulsive compulsive behavior that have thrown me to addictions of pornography, social media and online shopping. Failure because I am now in debt. Failure because I am now alone, not married, just like every one else. Failure because I am not like anyone else.

But You are the God Who can turn my mourning into dancing. That yes, with this life long of bad decisions, bad choices, wrong actions. Lord I just need to be patient in facing the consequences. That Lord in order to be protected from all the worry and pain, I just need to remain in the arch of Your Presence. Lord if Your Presence will not go with me, take me now home Lord, I cannot bare all the pain anymore. Lord if it is Your will for my daughter to finish medical school – I pray for the ability Lord not just to obtain wealth, not just the ability to carry out my work. But the ability to enjoy work as well… and this work can only be joyful if I will partner with You. Lord when You said to Adam go and be fruitful. I pray Lord that I will be fruitful, fruitful in all my endeavors. Father I pray You bless the works of my hand. Lead me not to temptation but deliver me from evil. Lord deliver me when I discern any division, but Lord let me be reminded by Your Spirit that we are the salt and light of the earth. That even if there are darkness in every argument with a love one, any disparity with an office mate, every miscommunication with a special someone, any hurting with a friend. Lord I pray that I will stand like a lamp on a table for everyone to see, that guiding light radiating not just Your beauty but Your character and guidance for ultimately You are the source of all. Even darkness is light to You Lord.

“May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere. May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world. Interlude May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us. Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him.”

Psalms 67:2-7 NLT

Father Your mercies are new every morning. I am smaller than a speck in the vast universe yet we all matter to You, we are all special to You Father and You know every intricacies, every difference in us. I pray Lord as I start all over again, over and over again, each and passing day of choosing You above all, above my own self, above all people that I love and cherish for, above all the career that I have ever longed for. To wake up each day choosing You – because I know I will never regret in eternity even if this choice will drive me to poverty and loneliness, I would rather choose to go through all of these again just to know You more, to know You more intimately, to know You more at a higher personal level. As You pursue me everyday, as You pursue me in Your every little way.

Thank You for using a defense officer of this country to be a channel of this pursuit. Thank You for using this young police officer to remind me that I can dream again, that I am pursued and being pursued. Now Lord I am on my own, I leave to You that small window of hope to see him again. That I pray Lord when the time comes that I will be able to see him again, I am a better person not because of my effort to loose weight, be mentally healthy, emotionally mature, mentally strong. But Lord I am a better person because I chose the life You wanted for me and that is to live a life pleasing to You, a life that honors You, a life that brings You glory and honor, day by day, every second of the hour, breath by breath, pulse by pulse. Father help me start with my own ministry my family. I pray before I can be a good testimony in public, I pray I will be a good testimony in my private life – who I am when I am alone in my intimate moments with You Father God, what do I do in secret when no one is watching. I pray Lord that I will point all my family to Jesus, bless me in how I speak to them, in how I assert being the head of this family given my parents are no longer with us. I pray Lord at the office, I pray that they will see the fruit of kindness and gentleness to overflow in service from my heart. I pray Lord that You will use this broken vessel, that You will use every pain, every heart break, that You will turn every tear to laughter… Here I am Lord, I am ready, use me for Your glory alone. In Jesus Name, Amen and Amen.

Lord help me grow where I am planted. Help me bloom. Help me to thrive. In Jesus Name Amen.

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