A Woman After God's Own Heart
The Lord will have many people who have passed through the tests of life, learned from the trials, persevered through the demonic attacks, and overcome the personal weaknesses of their own souls. Securing their selves in the Presence of God - through the difficulties- they will walk in peace as His servants. They will (we will) become a woman "after God's own heart.
Philippians 3:10 I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death. 11 and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead.
Our prayer would then become 1 Chronicles 4:10 O that you would bless me indeed and enlarge my territory. Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.
BLESS ME INDEED!!!!! - Is like adding 5 exclamations marks or capitalized letters and underscoring it. Bless me a lot.
Bless - ask for or to impart supernatural blessings or favor. Crying out for unlimited goodness that only God can provide or know about.
When we ask this way we leave it entirely up to God to decide what the blessing would be and when and where and how we would receive them. When we seek God's blessing as the ultimate value for life we are throwing ourselves entirely into the river of His will and power and purposes for us. We become wholly immersed in what God is trying to do in us through us, and around us for His glory.
Enlarge my territory - make a greater impact for Him. Zechariah 4:6 "Not by might nor by power but by may Spirit, says the Lord Almighty. My willingness and weaknesses + God's supernatural power =my expanding territory to bring glory to Him.
When you begin to take new territory for Him you'll feel fear but also thrill of God carrying you out. He will never send anyone you cannot help.
Oh that your hand would be with me God's hand on you is the "touch of greatness" You don't become great; you become dependent on the strong hand of God. Your surrendered need becomes His unlimited possibilities! 11 Chronicles 16:9 says, For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.
Father, please do this for me because I can't do it alone! As we step out in faith we will find ourselves saying. "Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. His laws have made us competent as ministers of a new covenant - not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. 2 Corinthians 3:5-6
Oh that you would keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain As your life transcends the ordinary and you start to enlarge the territory for God, the enemy will try to hinder you, or dull your sense of depending on God.
Plead for safe keeping (Matt. 6:13) Our enemies were defeated at Calvary (Col 2:13,15)
So that I will be fee from pain or "don't let evil hurt me" Don't let the past hurts or difficulties stay with you and hinder the beauty of who you are in Christ. Let them go and receive the blessings God has for you for His glory, honor and praise.
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