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But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NKJ)
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Lord, Fill in the blanks. Let my head not go to the left nor the right. Help me to know that when I turn this way or that, away from your constant guidance and presence, that I am looking for something that I am missing from you – that I can get quickly just for the asking. Help me to pursue you FIRST instead of looking anywhere else.
There are no “gaps” with you, nothing missing, all that I need is in you now and
for the days to come so help me run to you at the first hint of needing anything
else, whether it is wisdom, guidance, courage or even Love. Help me to know that
when I seek self-
Help me to know that when I look for self affirmation, that it is because I have not come to you first for that.
Help me to know that when I am looking for self-
Lord, fill in the blanks when I am looking for self-
Help me to know that when I am looking for more love, that I don't have to put that burden on any other person in my life, no matter how willing they are to pour it out, that you can fill those blanks so that I may POUR OUT what you give so freely.
Lord, fill in the blanks where my mind turns to the “what if's”, the questions that my mind tends to go to which seems to render an open door to fear, worry and strife. Keep my thoughts on you, knowing you are in total control of everything in my life, and that you have already provided for my needs today.
Even when things don't make sense and I cannot see how I can possibly have an answer for what is in front of me, Lord, Fill in the blanks with your assurance and hope in such abundance that I would not even question “what next”.
Lord, fill in the blanks when I don't understand what is happening around me, fill the blanks with your comfort and your presence, that I do not question what seems impossible or even suspect that I SHOULD know the answer.
Lord, fill in the blanks with your peace and hope when I even THINK that I am supposed to fix my life in any way, so that I do not look for any answer apart from what you put in front of me at the proper time. LORD, fill in my missing blanks, so that I do not look to fill them in myself.
And certainly Lord, turn my head to you and fill in the blanks with your peace and patience, so that I do not run quickly to fix anyone ELSE'S lie situation, crisis or anything else other than what you have placed at our feet. Fill in the blanks with your courage, love, guidance and whatever I need so that I can bring them to you where we can wait upon your every move.
Fill in the blanks with your desire for my life, guidance and direction and help me to know that I am your servant first on this earth and that my life is not my own, that you will supply all that I need to fulfill your purpose for me here. You are my “employer” and I ask that you make it more assured in me that all I have to do is what you've asked of me.
Fill in the blanks Lord, the missing pieces that makes me think at times that it is I who has to fill in the missing pieces, that it is I WHO multiplies things, that it is I WHO fills the needs of others. Help me to rest in knowing that just like Jesus when He fed the multitude, that all I have to do is bless...and pour out and that YOU would “multiply” the meager into abundance, that it is YOU who supplies...and that you will do just that.
Lord, fill me to the brim in all things, so that I may never take my eyes off of you but walk in your manifest presence, that I may pour out what you pour into me, that I may not come up short of anything that I need to get through the day, that I may show your mercy and grace to those around me instead of “react” out of my insufficiency, that others would see YOUR face when they look at me and that I may not want for anything but live in perfect love...YOUR Love, which IS perfect, that I may live in perfect Joy Complete, in assurances in you to such abundance that I never move out into my own path but that my very breath for the next moment totally depends on you.
And fill in the blanks with overwhelming gratitude and with the praise of the angels who constantly sing praises to you, Father God, that I may be truly thankful in all things and FOR all things, knowing whole heatedly that I am yours!
Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for help in time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. (Luke 12:7) Therefore don't be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows. (Matthew 10:31)
Therefore I tell you, all things whatever you pray and ask for, believe that you have received them, and you shall have them. (Mark 11:24)
For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows
that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be
added to you. (Luke 12:30-
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am,
to be content in it. I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound. In
everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be
hungry, both to abound and to be in need. I can do all things through Christ, who
strengthens me. (Philippians 4:11-
if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:14)
"Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will be given to you. For with the same measure you measure it will be measured back to you." (Luke 6:38)
And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, (Hebrews 6:11)