Lump to Laughter

From Lump to Laughter

The Prayers and Thoughts of Faith

(From the Journals of Tula Renee Ballard)  

The Prayers of Faith

Faith We are saved by faith (Eph 2:8) We are sanctified by faith (Acts 26:18) We are justified by faith (Romans 5:1) We walk and live by faith (2Cor 5:7, Gal 2:20, 3:11) Our righteousness comes from God by faith (Phi 3:9) Healing comes through faith (Act 3:16) The prayer of faith saves the sick (James 5:15)

***

Father, I lay this situation down before you. I will not be afraid of where you are sending me. You said you would not allow anything more than we could bear. With you leading and pulling for us, we cannot fail.

"God is faithful, and he will not let you be tested beyond your strength but with your testing he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to endure it" (1 Corinthians 10:13)

***

Father, Help me to find Your Words that line up with my every situation. Help me to put my desires, goals and plans before You and listen to what you desire for me. I know You will exalt the humble and the proud are lining up for a fall. Help me to be humble.

***

Give me clean understanding, wisdom, knowledge and revelation of what You are showing me through your Word. Help me to be encouraged and know that Your plan for my life is perfect. Guide me to be a doer of Your word not just a hearer of It.

***

Help me to see by the spirit. Help me only to rely on You and not look to the flesh for “self-help”, adoration or acceptance.

***

Accept me, right where I am, messy house and all. Guide me to get my house in order with your will. Clean up my mistakes, my pain, my anger. Help me to forgive. Enter my mind and my heart and allow them to line up with You.

***

I know You are my Provider, the Prevailer of Truth and the Healer of all. I accept Your will for my life.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119:105 )

***

Father, Thank you for Your Divine wisdom and correction of my unbalanced and distorted thinking. I know that Your discipline allows me to best serve You and others.

I pray that I will not go untouched, unprepared or unbroken. I must allow You to work in me so that I may become a prepared vessel whom You can use.

For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and instruction are the way to life... (Proverbs 6:23)

***

Lord, I pray today that you would impart on me an accelerated spiritual discernment. That I would no longer be led by my emotional screen but instead discern the condition at hand according to the Your will. That I may hear the true “root” condition of the souls I encounter. Lord, let me be willing to make the readjustments before You to receive Your standard of accuracy so I may past this test.

“I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand...”(Psalm 119:125)

***

Dear Lord, You are my only “Ray of Hope”. Without Your divine intervention and Your compassion, I would perish. The enemy looks to over-take me. Show me Lord Almighty that direction and help will come soon. For I need you Father to save me, even from myself. I cry out Father - “draw me safely under Your wings”. Shower me with whatever would be necessary to stay clear of temptation and right. Continue Father to help me build UP my life. Continue to help me hear and understand Your wise counsel. Help me Father to stay ever so content in Your High Touch. I hand this battle completely to You.

“For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15)

***

Lord, I praise you for cleansing me. Your word says if I will walk in the light as You are in the light, your sons blood will cleanse me from all sin. So I am walking in that cleansing right now. If there are sins in me that I do not know about, then “Light On”, I receive the cleansing from them. Just wash it out of me Lord. Teach me the things I do not know and I will praise you for keeping me clean.

***

Lord I pray today for the Holy Ghost “rain”.

***

Dear Lord, Heal me. Give me realization that everything that was hidden has been revealed. Heal me, cleanse me of what was. Rebuild it, resurrect it, make it whole again. Help me to love out of that broken, wounded and dead area. Raise the standard deep inside, placing forgiveness there, even compassion for those who have hurt me.

***

Lord, I consecrate myself unto Thee. Come life or death, I have committed myself into Your hands. Show me Lord how to listen closely to the disciplinary work of the Holy Spirit. Give me understanding deep within my being that You will do whatever is deemed best in my life. Help me know You can be trusted with my life and the life of those in my keep.

***

Seek The Lord constantly in the Word. Seek Him faithfully in the prayer closet. Seek Him praying in the Holy Spirit. Seem Him continually in praise and worship. Seek Him always.

***
Dear Lord, I give to you my reactions. I allow you to work through me and pour Your grace over me. Help me not to fall back on old familiar thought patterns that will allow strongholds of fear to take root in my life. Heal this area, this fear with Your grace father when it is uncovered.

***

Dear Lord, I ask you today to reveal to my heart - “What impression do I leave on others?” How do others “see” me? Receive me? Good or bad, enlighten me that I may know if I am of use to You. Help me to be your vessel of faith.

***

Lord, I am entering into a period of Grace. This chapter in my heart is all wrapped up in Grace. The anointed Grace of Jesus. I need the heart of Jesus to have this grace in my heart and mind - until it overflows into my actions from my thought pattern that has been yielded fully to Christ, daily - giving it all to You.

***

Lord, I know Holiness is loving people who don’t love me! Help me to be holy. Give me strength to love always.

***
Lord God above-HELP ME!  I cry out to give this affliction to you. Turn the tables on the enemy Dear God and do not let this issue affect me or my family. Help me to see the truth in this. Sabotage the spirit of deceit. Help others to see as I do, the manifestation of what is coming. Come Lord with your power.

***

Dear Lord I ask for the manifestation of the husband to appear that you are preparing for me.

***

Lord, Help us to always be sensitive to the spirit, to the gentle pushes and nudges from the Holy Spirit. Help us to be still and listen to the Holy Spirit and be pressed to go forth doing what God wants and desires.

***

Lord, Help me to hear warnings from you, to slow down, to look over my work, to proof read, to take pride in my work. Help me to keep personal things to the point. Put these deep inside my spirit that gentle correction would be heeded. I give you permission to work this in me. To enable me to accomplish this. I want to do my best!

***

Help me Lord.  Guide me to wait and stay within Your power. I give all that I have to You. All I am I give to You. I give you my attitude, my actions, my behavior, my very personality to use. Lord, I desire to be in Your presence all the days of my life. You have given me new birth. Let this go deep down into my spirit to receive all I can from You.

***

Lord, I pray this will be the day the Heavenlies will be moved. I desire to place all I have on the altar. God I wait for Your performance and watch for Your signs and wonders. I know You will establish what needs to be done-what needs to be brought together. I rest, I wait on You, fill me with desire for You. Your heart is perfect. Place your motives in my heart. Plant Your love, true Agape love, into my spirit and empower me to break the yokes of bondage and chains that hang around my neck. Open my eyes to see the supernatural works that only can be accredited to You - and give me the very heart- hearing ear of the spirit life. I know You will not stand by and watch all that is done to Your people forever and not act. I am listening this day to receive all that You are willing to speak to me, to show me, to give me. Talk to me.

***

Lord Bind up the spirit of offense. Amen.

***

Lord Give me back authority over my life to lose weight. Deliver me from the spirit of gluttony. Don’t let food control me.

***

Lord, The days seem to get longer and more difficult or are they? Please send me help. I am on the bottom rung of the ladder again and I see fully that You will deliver me. Teach me Lord - Not to Give Up!. Something is being birthed in my spirit and I cry out to You. I know You are listening to my needs.

***

Lord, Today Lord I ask you to completely guide my ways, thoughts, attitude and emotions. Guide me fully to see the love of Your son Jesus. Grant me wisdom in all situations that come to pass. Bless me, guide me, lead me to be empowered to do Your will so that I may surely know the blessing that will come from You.

***

Lord, I desire your hands to wrap around this situation. Give me direction and wisdom and allow me to see your direction of how I should proceed in this situation.

 

Thoughts of Faith

The journals of Faith were filled with quotes and lessons and interpretations of her walk with God. Her thoughts. They may have been her own thoughts or those written from a speaker. They are included here with the Hope they will bring to you much joy. The source of the information is unknown.

***

To miss the hour of affliction and pain is to miss the hour of blessing and glory. Once comes before the other in order to deliver the necessary words needed to bring the heart to the attitude of Christ. In justification the Lord will lift you up or take you down but always with a correct and positive stand from the Lord. He beats on our heart in order to reshape it and restart it. In order to mold it into perfection.

***

The very thing that keeps you down will be the very thing that lifts you up when you have handed it over to the Lord.

***

He knows from the beginning, from the very start, the end date - the finishing line to be crossed. Our flesh wants to always know. To always be in control, but we cannot. We need the shaping and remoulding process that brings us into alignment with the character of God. Godʼs ways are not the ways of man. May wants his own way. God knows His ways are best.

***

Faith is to trust in something unseen.

***

God empowers us with the anointing to break the yoke of bondage in our life. He will deliver the captives and push back the enemy if we ask Him to.

***

God takes the seeds that are planted and turns them around to harvest the crop. The crop that is pleasing to God.

***

How deadly religious bondage can become. The very thing that sets you free can set you up in bondage.

***

Stop rehashing the problem and start claiming the solution.

***

When we go over our own house and it is out of order, the attacks will be mighty from the enemy. Anoint your house with sanctified prayer - letting it rain on it bringing forth intercession and a cleansing for whatever the spirit of God desires.

***

The greatest responsibility of believers is to walk in truth. Believers, build a defense against the enemy of God.

***

Deception by its nature is subtly camouflaged to look good, sound good, taste good and smell good. It can even seem to be of God. Deception is a trap laid by a keen mind. Set your guard against the tricks of the enemy. The trap is to isolate and alienate you from the body of Christ, your destiny, your kingdom in Heaven.

***

You cannot lead people where you are not willing to go. You cannot teach people what you yourself do not know or have not taken the time to learn. If you stay where you are out of fear, you will never be able to partake in the fulness of the Holy Spirit.

***

If you create it out your own might, you pay for it. If God creates it out of His might, He will pay for it. Let God give you favor, let God have control, let God provide the payment.

***

Donʼt wait until the change comes to act on it. Act on The Word of God first, then the change will come.

***

Leave your labels at home and totally take on the ways of the body of Christ. Have a Christ-like mind in all you do.

***

The worst thing you can do in the time of insufficiency is to allow fear to enter your heart. It will only speed up the thing you are desperately trying to avoid. 2 Tim 1:7 says “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”

Father we bind the spirit of fear in this situation and give our worries to you.

Recent Blog Posts