Now therefore, I pray You, if I have found favor in Your sight, let me know Your ways that I may know You, so that I may find favor in Your sight. Consider too, that this nation is Your people.” Exodus 33:13 NASB
O Lord, teach me and make me know Your ways. Lead me in a level path. Then I will walk in Your truth and unite my heart to fear Your name. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, and sinners will be converted to You. I want to know You and Your ways, my God, for Your glory and my praise of You. In Your glorious, forever Name I pray, amen. Psalms 25:4/Psalms 27:11/Psalms 86:11/Psalms 51:13 NASB
🌹Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall observe it to the end. Psalms 119:33 NASB
And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain— 2 Corinthians 6:1 NASB
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field (cultivated land), God’s building. 1 Corinthians 3:9 NASB
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 5:20 NASB
By God’s grace we are saved to serve Him as His ambassadors to a lost and dying world. By grace we encourage one another to remain true to the Lord so as not to succumb to the adversary, the devil, who prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 NASB
🌹Then when he arrived and witnessed the grace of God, he rejoiced and began to encourage them all with resolute heart to remain true to the Lord; Acts 11:23 NASB
All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies. Psalms 25:10 NASB
🌹O Lord God, how my heart rejoices in thankfulness for who You are. You are God, the faithful God, who keeps His word and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love You and keep Your commandments! I am thankful for the peace I have because You are trustworthy. Thank You for not withholding Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me. I am blessed to know You! To Your name be honor and glory forever, amen. Deuteronomy 7:9/Psalm 40:11 NASB
Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true. 3 John 12 NASB
Are you ever concerned with what people say about you or see in you? Should you be?
Father God, You sent Your Son to pay the price for my sin and to give me life. This life that I now live is not mine. Christ lives in me by the Holy Spirit who resides in me. You have instructed me, in Your Word, to let my light shine before others in such a way that they may see my good works, and glorify You Father. Lord, I pray that I will walk in such a way that I would have a good reputation among those in the church and outside the church, so that I will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil, bringing dishonor to Your name. I also ask that I walk in such a manner that when I share the gospel the one I share with will know that my testimony is true, so that they also may believe. I pray my walk in You gives me a reputation that gives You honor, glory and praise and is a testimony of Your truth in me. This I pray in Jesus name, amen. Galatians 2:20/Matthew 5:16/1 Timothy 3:7/John 19:35 NASB
Testimony: my husband had a co-worker who approached him one day and asked, “What is different about you?”. He told him that Jesus lived in him. This began a relationship that eventually opened the opportunity for my husband to lead this man to the Lord.
I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say (us). For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church. 3 John 9-10 NASB
Holy God, I pray for the one who walks contrary to Your Word in self righteousness, forgetting that You and only You are Sovereign leader of the church. Under Your sovereign power, Lord, guide me by Your word to stand for Your perfect truth against those who abuse it to their demise. May the body, Your church, prayerfully confront boldly anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ. These we know do not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. I pray Lord God for discernment and boldness to speak truth that You may be glorified in Your church. In Jesus name I pray, amen. 2 John 9 NASB
For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support (receive such men as guests) such men, so that we may be (prove ourselves to be) fellow workers with (for) the truth. 3 John 7-8 NASB
“They went out for the sake of the Name “. Glory to the name that is highly exalted and bestowed on Him by You, God; the name which is above every name, to whom every knee will bow. Bow at the name of Jesus, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. I ask for my heart’s desire to be, to live each day for the sake of the Name and to support all fellow workers of the faith spreading the truth of Jesus alongside them and/or financially. I ask, praying in the Name of Jesus, amen. Philippians 2:9-11/ NASB
“We ought to support.” 🌹I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes. In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” Acts 20:33, 35 NASB
The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this (these things, that I hear), to hear of my children walking in the truth. 3 John 1-4 NASB
Lord God, what a joy and privilege You have given Your children who walk in truth to love one another. Not to love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. Lord may I walk in truth, as You have commanded, in such a way that I demonstrate walking in truth to those I am discipling. I pray that I can teach new disciples to remind others of the way of Christ. God, I pray I will persevere in my labor until Jesus Christ is formed in those I have the privilege to disciple. Lord may I exhort, encourage, and implore these disciples as if they are my own children, that they would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls us into His own kingdom and glory. And God, my hope is to find these I disciple walking in truth, just as I have received commandment to do from You, Father. Use me Lord Jesus to bring glory to Your name. Amen. 1 John 3:18/2 John 4/1 Corinthians 4:14,16-17/Galatians 4:19/1 Thessalonians 2:11-12/2 John 4 NASB
The reason we disciple: My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world. 1 John 2:1-2 NASB
🌹For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power. 1 Corinthians 4:20 NASB
I pray in all respects that you prosper and are in good health, just as your soul prospers. In Jesus name, amen.
The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth, for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. 2 John 1-3 NASB
Glorious, awesome God, how marvelous are Your ways. Your grace, mercy and peace are with me. God, Your desire is for all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, to recognize that the truth is Jesus and He has set us free!! Thank You for the fellowship of other believers who know the truth. I pray we are ready to remind one another of these things, even though we already know and have been established in the truth for the sake of the truth which abides in us, our Helper the Holy Spirit and He will be with us forever! FOREVER!!! Hallelujah, praise the Lord! Glory to Your Name. In Jesus’s name, amen. 1 Timothy 2:4/John 8:32/2 Peter 1:12/John 14:16 NASB
🌹to all who are beloved of God, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 1:7 NASB
And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life. Little children, guard yourselves from idols. 1 John 5:20-21 NASB
And we know: that the Son of God has come he has given us understanding to know Him that He is true that we are in Him, the Son of God, Jesus Christ that He hears us in whatever we ask, that we have the requests which we have asked from Him. that no one who is born of God sins; that we are of God. 1 John 5:15, 18-19
God of truth and eternal life, You are the only true God. This is eternal life, that we may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Jesus, who came from the Father, Son of God, we know because You, Lord God, have given understanding to those who believe that Jesus is true and we are in Him. I pray asking forgiveness Lord of any idolatrous way in me. Help me to recognize and flee from the idolatry of this world that can so easily entangle. I choose to turn from idols to a living true God. Lord I also pray You would open my mind to understand the Scriptures. I long to know You more, understand Your way, to follow in obedience to Your word. I am honored and privileged to be Your child. Thank You, Father, for my Advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous. Praise, Honor, Glory to the living true God, amen. John 17:3/John 8:42/1 Corinthians 10:14/1 Corinthians 10:7/1 Thessalonians 1:9/ Luke 24:45/1 John 2:1 NASB
A Tidbit: After the resurrection of Jesus the disciples met up with a man on the beach. . .
So Jesus *said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.” John 21:5 NASB Jesus *said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord. John 21:12 NASB
My Name is Yanira Vargas. I am a Senior at Washington State University. I love all things expression and creative. I was in a relationship with my childhood best friend of 4 years, who happens to have had passed away with stage 3 brain cancer. I still believe in God, and in the beauty of mircles. Join me and embark on this journey with me.